- 21 Sep 2005
- Fav Player
He certainly got chucked into the deep end. All good experience for him though, as that what he's here for. I thought he did OK to be fair once the first 10 minute flurry was out the way.you wonder if he thought sod this, Bolton was a nightmare with all those angry fans and that PP pitch is a joke so I’ll go back to the comfort of u23 football!
I'm hoping it's wing backs Sparky. If it's wingers and only two in centre midfield we could get over run. Granted Cookie and partner need a service for sure.Micky quite clear pre match that we must play to cookies strengths. Andy certainly couldn’t play on his own so expecting two up top from now on with some width from either wingers or wing backs.
I think Cook and Vaughan could work well as a front two. Perhaps 532 would have been a better option than 343, as we lacked creativity with a front three. I think Mellon did not want to go 442 as the midfield would have been exposed.Yes 3-4-3 but more like a 5-2-3 at times. First half it didn’t seem to work. Wilson did well but Vaughan who is a front man stuck out on the right and Ferrier on the left
Is it not just the case that we could address some of the problems in the January window - the absence of a decent defensive midfielder, the lack of goalscorers - but not all of them (ie. the lack of creativity) ? You can't build a whole team in the January transfer window, but that is what we needed to do because the existing quality in the squad was so poor.Big questions tonight. Who was to blame? Are the players just not good enough or is it mickys Tactics and recruitment? For me it‘a a few things but one thing that can’t be denied is the imbalance of the squad. We have about 7 centre mids and only 1 proper winger in CBT. Cookie had no service at all apart from a bit from Wilson in first 15 minutes. We huffed and puffed but they ran out deserved winners.
We were always going to be near the bottom after 2 promotions but the manner of our performances is worrying. Bolton was awful. Sunderland at home and tonight we created zero. So it comes back to Micky some might say. Vaughan was 3rd top scorer in league 2 and he plays him wide tonight. Should have been 2 up front down the middle with say Wilson as a right winger and maybe Morris on the left wing. Palios has backed Mellon all season. Poor signings like Maddox, Ponticelli, Ray, Payne have wasted the wage bill and as a say, left us with an u balanced squad with a real lack of creativity. After tonight I’m certain we are down.