How many will Spuds beat us by?
Do you know what, I really don't care. I wouldn't mind if Brucey played the kids and we lost 10-0. Only one priority and I'm not sure we will achieve that this season.
Would hope we can outbid Derby for Lansbury. He's the sort of player we really need.
We have 4 matches coming up all of which are winnable. I take it we won't see today's back-to-the-wall approach, so hopefully should create more chances. Bit dodgy relying on Gabby but he did put in a shift today. Can't see that we have anybody else; McCormack seems to be anonymous. If we play today's midfield of Adomah, Jedi, Tshibola and Bacuna that's a big improvement over having Gardner and Westwood. Bacuna and Adomah have been known to score although they're not prolific. With everybody firing we have a chance.
Gabby has never been a prolific goal scorer - he will score goals in a team that provides service to its forwards - at present we are unable to do that !
I feel sorry for McCormack he really has been played out of position for most of the time he been with us - he was bought as a goal scorer playing in a certain position with service to that position !
I cannot comment on what options are available from the U21's but there has to be someone who is better than Flabby !
McP always suggests that out next games are winnable ? of course they are if you play to our players capabilities & strengths - Cmon Brucie show us that you do have options !
JD - me saying we have a chance is hardly being optimistic! 10 points out of those 4 matches would be a fair return; we might end up with half that or less though.
The positive points are that if we can keep playing the same back line and the same midfield we had at Spurs then we have a fairly solid set up. But we need the midfield to shift more to attack to provide more bite up front. A frontline of Gabby/Grealish/McCormack (perm 2 from 3) isn't ideal but that's what we've got. The goals can come from anywhere; a Baker header from a corner could be a match winner.
As I said, we have a chance. But we need more signings to make it a good chance.
We are still short 2-3 players so getting rid of McCormack, however poor he may have been so far doesn't make sense without another striker first.
I agree goals can come from anywhere and I hope they do, but as Lionbrad stated the starting line up on Sun had 6 goals between them.
Baker has only ever scored once for us!
Brucey needs to get this window right or we will have another season in this league.
Still need to aim for it. This month is critical, and will test Bruce's powers of management to the limit. However, if we make the playoffs then, looking at it from a bookmaker's point of view, not all the 4 teams involved are equal; by that time hopefully we're one of the better ones. The (lack of) ability to score goals is what's holding us back, and that has to be sorted.
Quite, and a front three of Flabby, Adomah and Grealish will not do it. Particularly with our static, undynamic, unadventurous midfield three. McCormack has to be given a run or Brucie must look to a loan deal this month.