Apologies for banging on about this , but promotion has always been an impossible outcome this season because of our inability to score goals from midfield.
In the season we got promoted last time , the first thing that Varney and Powell identified was that you have to have goals in your midfield otherwise you can’t be successful. That season , JJ ( in his prime) Stephens and Hollands scored 30 plus goals between them.
We have basically no one who can score a goal from midfield – I’m not counting Ricky Holmes who is the Danny Green equivalent who also scored his share.
The recruitment at the beginning of the season set us up to fail with a goalless midfield of Foley, Ulvestadt, Crofts and an ageing JJ .
Konza is brilliant but a centre half and Aribo is also brilliant but will probably end up as the defensive midfielder after the excellent Crofts leaves. Forster- Caskey and or Bryne might prove to be OK but they are both unproven and too late in the season.
The poor recruitment of players under the Duchatelet regime has been the biggest single disaster we have endured.
We are just fans so if we know what the problem is why can’t Roland, Katrien, Russell and Karl ?
It would be a good idea if Katrien called Peter Varney and Karl Robinson called Chris Powell if they won’t take my word for it and they really want to know how to get out of this division.