Whilst the Burton game reminded us all of Scunthorpe away, last night reminded me of a cold night at The Valley a few years ago against Oldham where we made them look like Barcelona. We lost 1-0 then and I think Oldham still got relegated and we reached the play offs. So let us not despair, we are still in a good place in the table and if we can get a regular centre half pairing back, such as Famewo and Pearce and or Inniss that will make a huge difference. There also seems to be radio silence on JFC who was playing the best football of his career and whose midfield energy last night would have been a big help. We were overrun and dominated last night in the middle of the park.
As it was, that Scott Fraser from MK was absolutely brilliant. He completely ran the game and frankly, if they had some decent strikers MK would have won the game comfortably.
It is impossible not to worry about our strikers. I know Bow tries to big them up because what else can he do and that’s his job but its obvious that we seriously lack firepower. Omar reminds me very much of Izale Mcleod, which I’m sorry to say isn’t a good thing. Izale’s big problem was that when the ball went up to him and he tried to trap it, it bounced off a part of his body in the wrong direction and he surrendered possession. Unless Omar can improve his hold up play and control, I cant see him having a role in the team past January.
Lastly, Lee has always been very sure footed in his PR with the fans but he well and truly put his foot in his mouth last night with the comments about the fans. I’m not sure that Lee is a bloke who does apologies but I think it would be sensible if he did. The people who went last night were the absolute diehards, apart from risking a dose of COVID when they could have stayed safe at home, they also risked hypothermia from sitting in the freezing cold for up to 4 hours. They were rewarded with a dreadful performance. I’m sure we all realise the players were trying hard and didn’t mean it to be terrible …….but Lee, mate, ……..it was absolutely terrible.