Never in doubt

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 !

2 thoughts on “Never in doubt

  1. AA

    A show of support for a new blogger. I could pretend I stumbled across it by accident, as opposed to the shameless nudge in your earlier email to me !!. I notice you’ve recieved some comments already, including a few from Chicago Addick, who many will know has been writing excellent stuff for many years now. CA, hope you can remember the Monday night in we spent drinking and reminiscing in Chicago a few years back.

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