I can’t say that I felt that , but on the back of 3 successive 1-0 wins , I suspect the players were more confident than us .
Fantastic result at the weekend on the back of a fantastic season , nothing to add to the general delirium , except I wish I could have made it up to Carlisle ( as I did in 86) .
I then turned my thoughts to the manner of our all conquering season . Although we have done fantastically well , despite the huge turnaround in playing staff , pretty much all the games I have been to have felt tight . Once we get 1-0 up , it rarely feels like we are going to get a hatful ( Carlisle & Preston at home excepted), although we generally ride any storm and grind out the result. There is a feeling that SCP ‘s team is very curbishleyesque in nature . Basically ( and I am ignoring Man U and Man City who have both played 9 games less than us ) , apart from Swindon , we have the best defensive record in all 4 divisions , having only conceded 31 goals .
He definitely knows how to drill the defensive unit.
If you divide the team into two parts , the back 6 , Hamer, Solly, Wiggins , Cort/Taylor , Morrison and the defensive midfielder Hollands/Pritchard , I would suggest that is the best bit and needs less strengthening .
The front 5 seems less convincing , Central attacking midfield Stephens /Russell/ Hughes, Right Wing Green/Wagstaff , Left Wing Jackson /Cook/nGuessan, Central Wright Philips/Haynes , Kermogant. Apart from Kermogant , there are probably a few question marks against all of others in one sense or another .
It will be an interesting close season conundrum for our hero to solve !