Yesterday was entirely predictable with a predictable result. We run around and look busy for 20 minutes and then if we haven’t scored we run out of ideas, the opposition come into the game and score and then we have to try to turn our possession and corners into a goal which we can’t.
Dont get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Karl, but we have become a complete one trick pony at home . Although amazingly we are still 6th in the table, apart from a short spell against MKDons , I haven’t seen us play well for weeks.
The system we are playing means that a) Magennis has to play regardless of whether he is in good form, knackered or injured and b) if he is any of the above which he certainly looked yesterday, the ball keeps flying back to our half and the defenders start to look overloaded .
Presumably Karls reluctance to play a second striker alongside Josh is because we haven’t got one which is undoubtedly a fair point, but I would definitely have played KAG up there yesterday , he is on a mini roll and this is the THIRD division and the opposition teams are generally pretty hopeless. Yesterday was yet another example of Josh playing against and getting nothing out of two enormous centre halves – there was no one there to pick up knock downs , flick ons – and this has been going on for weeks now.
Surely it is time to try a new system, we aren’t playing in the Premier League or some sophisticated football league , we are playing in the lowest reaches of the Football Pyramid with some half decent players – we ought to be able to change the system and shake it up a bit.
The other thing that looks like a problem is the lack of leadership on the pitch. With the honourable exception of Chris Solly, who certainly gave everything yesterday , there is no one on the pitch to galvanise and drive the players like a Johnnie Jackson or a Mark Kinsella or a Scotty Parker or a Johnnie Robinson.
Apart from the game and the performance, it was a lovely day !! , the Club’s marketing team have certainly improved immeasurably.
The all round entertainment and build up was brilliantly orchestrated and it was great to see a decent crowd again.