Registered On: December 27, 2013
Thing what I think Bizzare is that we had a proper natural RB on the bench and he still choose to play Pugh there. I get Cox long term see’s him as a CB but Pugh was really struggling.
One big problem for me is CM. Kenyon doesn’t look like to me he has any real mobility or athleticism.
If we’re to keep playing him in a 2 man midfield, Beestin will run himself into the floor to compensate and will completely stifle what he offers going forward.
People keep saying Perry should get the nod but the only problem is, is that he’s quite expansive and likes to pick the ball up and spray it around and Beestin is quite forward thinking as well. I fear those two will be a bit too attack minded.
I can’t for the life of me see those two working. Only ways to fix the central midfield problem is either bring a defensive one in sharpish on loan or play 3 central midfielders with Kenyon sitting deep, least then he’ll have the mobility of Perry and Beestin to bail him out.
I suppose you could try Beestin and Perry together but you’ll be asking Beestin to sit and it’s not really his game. Early days but I don’t I’ve ever witnessed a central Midfielder who looks like they were wading in quick sand.
I remember seeing Baraclough when we signed him at the rip old age of 33/34yr old and in comparison Kenyon may as well be a 60yr old.
O’Malley not starting didn’t make sense to me. What really puzzled me most was that if Green was ill and wasn’t performing as a result, why didn’t Cox bring O’Malley on at LW and take him off ?
Really worrying post match comment from Cox was that he hinted it was a bit like last season where the players forgot what they we’re told and started to just do what they wanted.
Only issue with that is, is that this is nearly a completely fresh group of players so if this is a running theme and carries over from last season then the buck has to stop with the manager because he’s clearly not getting his point/ideas across.
I really hope Kenyon picks it up though because if that’s just what he offers naturally then we’re in deep shit, he’ll just end up getting played around and sped past with anybody with any kind of mobility and running in their legs.
I’ve never seen anything like it. Players are usually slow off the mark and take a bit to hit top speed but he’s slow off the mark but never get’s up to speed. The effort is there but he never seems to get anywhere.
Tell you he did remind off, the somewhat shot version of Sparrow we signed. The 2nd version who had lost his drive, pace and mobility.
Not going to lie but he was the biggest let down. I was expecting an all action Stephen Dawson type of player but on that showing it was like having a Stephen Dawson who had come back 3 weeks early from a broken leg.
Woefully short in this squad as we all knew was the case. I admire Cox for finally opting for 4/4/2 but we haven’t got the right personnel to play it. Poor out wide, Kenyon hasn’t got the legs to cover the ground and Loft hasn’t got the strike partner we all hoped would come in.
Only natural left winger we have in the squad is Hippolyte and I wouldn’t even count him as a viable option after last seasons showings.
Not got a good feeling about this season. Cox was asked about loans coming in and he was non committal and unsure. Sounded like to me that he put all his eggs in one basket and was turned down at last minute.
Put it this way, he wants to seriously get a move on and get those 3 or 4 loans in. No pissing around waiting for the supposed holy grail of loan player, I’m not sure we can afford to wait too long.
Honourable mention for Watson, he made a few saves but let’s be honest he was crap as well. I almost didn’t even mention him as it’s almost a gimme now that he’s going to perform like that.
Even worse still is that if we can’t get a loan striker in anytime soon, we have Big Bad Turan and Jarvis to come in.