With all these free-kicks were about to win in and around the box I wonder if MM team selection may take this into account. (More regarding the taker) we seem to lack in this area with Anderson perhaps the best but suspect he may not even be in the first 11 atm. With the threat we pose I think this is an area we fall short atm.
Long way off but just for fun here is the team that I think could progress us on from last seasons 9th place!
GK - Bart - probably the toughest choice I made as Gerks has been in fine form but I don't feel 100% in safe hands excusing the pun so have opted for the unknown here.
LB - Mings - has been in fine form and can only get better. Great find by Mick consider on the guy was only playing non league football.
RCB - Chambers - our captain and leader. Finally playing in his best position. Nothing to add.
LCB - Berra - whilst this spot could have been easily taken by tommy you could argue that Berra is probably the best CB in this league so he picks himself.
RB - Parr - had hoped this spot would have been Elliott's but seems a little out of favour. Parr looks are really solid bet a RB in this league and with a goal threat it seems.
LM - Ambrose - whilst Tabb currently occupies this spot and has made a steady start to the season I don't see him as someone who is going to push us on from last season. I've gone with Ambrose who can play a central role so would ideally suit a narrow left midfield position which Mick seems to like. He offers a real goal threat and could take over the attacking free kick role which seems to be a non starter atm with Tabb taking the last wasted effort on goal Tuesday!
CM - Bishop - what a breath of fresh air. Just when the CM positions looked helpless we un-earth a real gem. The difference he has made in such a short space of time shows what we were all crying out for was actually really needed.
CM - Collison - a fit JC (doubt) would get into most teams in this division and with Teddy would add a totally new look to our midfield which was so ordinary last season. Whilst I toyed with putting Hyam I've gone with a team that could take us to the next level.
RM - Stewart - second toughest decision choosing Stewart over Anderson. I've purely gone on potential here as we haven't seen enough of him to make judgement. But he was seen as a major signing early in the summer so Mick must have seen something there to make us stronger than last season otherwise why would he have signed him? On that basis he gets the RM spot.
ST - Murphy - I have had my reservations in the past but seems nailed on as a starter and could easily score 15 this season for us.
So if he is sold and not replaced with flair then we will be looking for a new word to be added to the English dictionary for the style of our play. With very little time to react to his departure I fear for our season already.