Mick is very loyal and not once this season have we been well and truely stuffed like today. What did we learn today,!?! 1Well for one we lack a commanding classy goalkeeper. 2 smith was found wanting today against a good player but found wanting none the less. 3 Mings is struggling and isn't the player he was earlier on in the season! Not sure why. 4 and finally when a player that we signed as a full back is one of our best midfielders you know your in trouble.
GK - Nothing really to gain from changing this one, so Bart to stay. RB - Surely Parr will come back tonight. For me we still miss a specialist RB in the squad. CB - Chambers our captain our leader must play in his right position. CB - Berra. Our best defender. LB - Mings has dipped in form but he's still young and improving, can offer so much. LCM - Bru, I'm going with 433 tonight so Bru makes the team. Interesting that Benyu @17yo is close. Is he a real real talent or just technically better that we have which wouldn't be that hard. CM - Skuse seems to be a first pick for MM for me that can only be because we don't have anyone else better in this role. He has played well but a little inconsistent of late. RCM - Bishop is our best football player in midfield. Needs more game time for me to flourish. STR - Murphy STR - Sears STR - Wood is my pick if we change to 433 tonight, I'd suspect mick may pick Reg thou!!
If we play 442 I'd bring in Connelly or Stewart. We need pace injected into the side and the time could be right for one of these lads to break thru. Excited about Benyu as well. Doesn't seem a typical MM player does he as MM bigs the guy up yesterday ! (A change in direction)
Good player possibly for someone there. A mate at work who's Watford seems to suggest he didn't seem a "team player" but not sure how much you can read into that. There have been a lot of changes there and maybe he just needs to be "loved by someone"!
Zaha, gayle, Murray. No Williams on the Bench. Believe he is fit unless someone knows better. With strikers/forward thinking players expected to sign in Jan Id be surprised if jonny has a future at Palace now.
My point being he clearly is using the game to give fringe players a chance to push for a first team spot.
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.