Time to turn Freddie into right wing dynamo? He has lightening speed, an eye for a goal, but is not prepared to use his left foot. Played wide on the left he is a good, hardworking player wasted as he always wants to cut inside onto his right foot. For those saying Freddie should be playing on the shoulder of the last defender, then a brute of a centre forward or Murphy in his prime is required, or an intelligent midfield playmaker, perhaps McGoldrick. I think that the loss of a real star Fraser, through injury, McGoldrick and Bishop long term injuries, the late arrival of Murphy for pre-season training has blighted our season. Added to the total lack of respect for Cup competitions, as fans, we have been cheated of the fun that we expect in supporting our local team.
We need to have a young 1st team squad to improve. With no Reserve League, the next thing to the 1st team is the U21 squad. Only 3 overage players plus keeper can play in this league. We have an aging squad that has steadied the ship, but with several not playing in either set up, why are they here?
Our home form has been abysmal this season, our away form better until of late. Last year we punched above our weight, Murphy on fire that got us a play off place. This year without Fraser on loan and doing two mans work for us, we look nothing, we have been dross since his injury. This current squad has been found out, opposition Managers can pick their team, MM blindly puts out a formation to get a point. Time for MM to get on the front foot and pick his team to win a game and let other Managers worry about us, if we are not good enough, then MM, TC and ME need to address the situation, because what we as fans, do not find the current entertainment value acceptable.
Is he crap on the training ground? MoM against Forest, yet not given a chance since. Surely in home games he could be picked to play alongside Skuus in centre midfield. He is the only player in recent games that has demanded the ball wanting to create. MM pick the team that you want to WIN and stop picking a team to negate inferior teams...let them worry about us for a change. Mick come and join us in the upper tiers of any part of our stadia, you will see no pattern of play, you would look down on yourself barking fruitless orders to players picked in wrong positions and see a hard working but disjointed set of players trying to be a team.
Why has Mick not given Kevin Foley a game since his MOM performance against NF? The first midfield player this year that demanded the ball and could pass and move? He was one of his own (at Wolves) but seems out of favour here? Mick you have done so much for our Club, steadied the ship, got Brian Klug back to get the youth academy back on course and the cloud of the 'Dark Lord' gone. But you dither, worry about giving away a goal when we should be going all out scoring for fun? Loosen up man, let your team loose, give us supporters some fun.
Put out your best team, make the opposition worry about us. I am fed up with poor team selection with our team trying to negate poor teams when we should be putting them to the sword. If our back four needs three defensive midfielders then the back four are not good enough to fight their own cause. The football in home matches this year is as poor as I have seen for many a year, and the lack of a playmaker or any midfielder demanding the ball has been our problem all season. I pity our front players losing form having to forage off scraps, and yet we are still in with a chance of a play off place. Please Mick pick a team that goes for it from the start and go down fighting, us fans could live that.
First look of the line up...what? the same starting team that was awful on Tuesday, a win by virtue of a penalty and then a good goal set up by enterprising play by Varney. The continued back four should be man enough to look after whatever is aimed at them and only need a defensive midfielder to mark an opposition playmaker, the rest of our team should be be aiming to set up our attacking play. While we have 3 defensive midfielders who can't create we now have no width and what could be potent goalscorers feeding off scraps. Our chase for the playoffs is over as far as I am concerned because we are not going for it, our football at home has been very poor entertainment this year. Mick pick a team now to entertain us, your team to win, not play to the opposition game plan...make them play to ours.