What a laugh this is? Grass roots to the National team? No chance, our Premiership teams fueled with money from an Aussie (Sky) and backed by various, sometimes dubious 'Money men' have taken over our national game. UK players, let alone English players have to play second fiddle now. Let's hope Liverpool, with the help of Southampton win The Prem, they at least have English players and a very good British Manager.
Forget this joke of a transfer window...Man U trying to sign a team, not create a team etc. Why don't we go back to grass roots...get Class One Academy as a priority. I sit in The Coop Stand and overheard two of the guys sitting above me saying there boys were going to the Norwich Academy...Colney so much better than Playford Road, that hurts. I would rather us put money into our youth, get the best coaches to teach them, trust MM to keep us in with a good position in The Championship and then reap the rewards in the future.
Surely the back four can man mark two front runners with full backs covering? if not then they must step up their game and allow the midfield to concentrate on winning their own battles and supplying the attackers, who at the moment are feeding off scraps. Time to get on the front foot for the sake of the team and supporters.
We have a solid hard working honest side that now needs that man in the middle that demands the ball and is annoyed if he is not given it. A Captain that is not played out of position to demand more from his troops as he get roasted by the opposition. 3-5-2 has got to be the answer, but who is the one demanding the ball? McGoldrick as that man. Just a thought?
Berra and Hyam in centre midfield, Smith and Chambers as centre backs? that would be a hard core centre. Berra is a player, comfortable on the ball, can defend, pass and score. It won't happen, but just a thought.
Obviously Sky negotiate with the clubs that they televise, do they pay more for a 'derby game' considering they are going to lower the attendance for that game? Does the amount that they pay cover the lost revenue at the turnstiles? or does the coverage add enough exposure of ME to make it viable?
We needed to keep in this Cup Competition to give our fringe players some game time. The under 21's is a joke...why take off Marriott, instead of Nouble who had missed chances? Clarke sounded as if he could have a great Town future, while Bishop is class for the future. Luke Hyam would have trampled all over them.