Registered On: December 23, 2013
It strikes me that Cox does not think his team is good enough to go toe to toe in a footballing contest even with the average and below average teams in the league.
Without McGahey, Onariase, Taft and Van Veen he is probably right.
One of his biggest problems is the lack of a forward to play up front with Loft. Turan has been tried briefly and failed followed by a mysterious disappearance. Jarvis has been tried and failed followed by a long term sick note. Mooney appatently does not even warrant a try.
Much as Kev is a favourite of many he is not an out and out striker. Most of his good work happens outside the box. How many times have we see him go past the centre forward into space we could count the number of times on the fingers of one hand.
Eisa has been played there but let’s face it he is a one trick winger at best. Green is the same as Eisa except he runs faster and gives the ball away a bit quicker.
In Leagues 1 & 2 you rarely win anything without a decent pair of front men. Loft could be one of them but it’s hard to judge as we have never seen him play with anyone fit for the role.
Never had a decent front pairing since Hooper and Hayes. Much easier to set up to attack teams that are worried about your front 2. In the last few years our front two wouldn’t worry sheep.
In summary I don’t like how Cox sets his teams up to play but I think I understand why he does it.