- 21 Sep 2005
It’s been a poor second half. Not enough quality to really trouble them. Hope for a draw.
Very disappointing. Much swearing at the result. I hope Hill proves me wrong but re your last para and his appointment - if it is not broke do not fix it!Thought it was an enjoyable game of football with Bradford generally playing in a good spirit. Bradford deserved victors on the balance of play with us again flattering to deceive.
First half we had 64% possession but something like 2 attempts to their 3 - says it all sadly.
I was also not sure what Hill was doing bringing on Morris for LLoyd - thought Lloyd was doing ok and Morris was awful when he came on. Ferier did ok.
We are also somewhat carrying CBT at the moment - couple of runs but really not contributing anywhere near enough - I would probably not have started him today.
I get all the focus on ball retention and some of our interplay was excellent but we are not doing anywhere near enough with it and after the substitutions Bradford were much the better side. Vaughan is battling gamely but when possession is slow and around the back line it just isn't going to work as they have masses of time to get their 2 banks of 4 in place and Vaughan has no chance pretty much alone.
We have gone backwards since Hill took over sadly and my optimism of automatics looks like a pipe dream now - 3 losses in the last 5 and back in bottom half..