or full backs at full back and midfielders in midfield and if our 17 year olds aren't big enough and good enough then nor are any one elses. Oh and let's play our "best" players when they are fit again - or got over their bereavements etc etc. In other worlds £1million Mick try to manage!
With all this print at home and contactless technology I wonder if we could persuade our club to offer up Saturday only season tickets. Pay as you play. They can then sell my seat on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday to any prawn sandwich they like.
If we continue to erode the traditional 3.00 p.m slot I may after thirty plus years finally have to say no more season ticket. Sad day they will be but 7.45 Friday night. Bah.
How can it be that nearly everyone can see the problem. Wrong player at right back, no creativity or desire to get on the ball in midfield. Two simple problems that have existed now for two years or more. Come on MM no more stubborn selections. You need to step up!
I have never booed my team. God knows I have watched enough dross to warrant the odd boo. I have done my best to be vocal but at 57 I am running out of gas. I have seen more than 1200 games. The substitution of Sears was met with universal angst. To see MM turn around to the family enclosure and mouth the f word at his own fans took the biscuit. As far as I am now concerned this dinosaur needs to go.
After the whistle there were some pretty battered town players on that pitch. Ambrose, Bru, Smith, Chambers all got clattered several times. So don't be surprised when the team changes on Saturday. Reading some threads where people clamour for unchanged teams makes no allowance for the fact that Town won that game last night by a super and above-average effort. Well done boys.
MM had a clear target set him and his team this season - finish in the top six and make the play-offs. The paucity of the division in terms of any team running away with it has been brought about by FFP. No Leicester or QPR throwing cash at it. What frustrates is that we think we could make top two with just a bit of expenditure. But then no one can really say - x player would make us better.
So a point today suits MM as it means we trundle on towards our target. That it was boring and dull, that we had no Game B plan, that we did not go for broke when we might have won or lost is typical MM. It's very frustrating but then at season end we might, just might, be saying good call.
There is an unwritten rule in football that says if you get the shirt, play well you keep the place in the side. Tommy Smith played well against Blackburn, in an out of best position right hand side. If I was him I'd be very upset to then lose my place back to Chambers - no matter what the situation. I doubt it would have made a difference last night but it is suggested that we are a tight knit squad...we need to be. If I was Tommy I'd be peed off....
Well done MM and TC. Did excellent with lots of ordinary. Clear out the remaining bad apples and one or two others that don't fit in and get a winger and a play maker and we will be competitive. If only we could do the same with our fans! For those of you that have no understanding of how to rebuild a club from the mess left by two previous idiots...it does not happen until all the contracts run out or we manage to sell them. Paul Taylor anyone?
Let's work with what we have - Hewitt, Hyam, Bishop, Marriot - our own youngsters, let's play the players we bought but who really have not been played - Woody and Taylor. Then let's only bring in real quality - none of this journeyman midfield. In fact let's go find another striker, a really good midfielder and a really good keeper. The rest will fall into place. What's the worst that might happen with that lot - another mid-table finish. So what? At least we'd "own it".
If we had any pretence at trying this year for the play-offs we would have needed to replace McGoldrick the moment he got injured. We didn't. So best now that we all just accept our lot. Finish tenth perhaps?