I don’t know about you but I’m worried about our lack of centre halves.In the first half of last season our best players were Henderson , Ben Haim ( gone) , Bikey ( eskimo’d) , buyens ( gone) and vetokele ( injured) . Because Bikey and Ben Haim were so good , we decided to let Morrison leave . In the second half of the season , our best players were Cousins , Gomez ( gone) Watt , Gudmunssen and Henderson. That means we have lost 4 ( 5 if you include Roger Johnson ) good quality experienced premier league / championship centre halves and replaced them with Bauer from the Portuguese league. I hope Bauer is brilliant but to be honest the balance of probability is that having come from Maritimo at his age , he probably isn’t. I guess we’ve got utility Alou Diarra and he’s definitely a class player but he is really a defensive midfielder. Apart from that we’ve got Abe Obileye who showed promise last year at the daggers but is unlikely to be ready .
Lets hope we’ve got 2 or 3 experienced centre halves on their way otherwise Phil Chappell better be searching for the dubbin.