We just keep getting bullied and outplayed by every team. Tonight it was a physical athletic Bolton who took their turn to beat us up.
We’ve haven’t got enough or indeed any physicality in the team. How we miss even dear old Darren Pratley. There is no leadership or heart to the team. Yes sure they keep trying hard but we just get overrun and bullied by stronger, bigger and more physical teams.
To be fair, I thought that in the end our recruitment in the window was OK but it evidently wasn’t, our defence and midfield are just chronically weak. Special mention tonight should go to Adam Mathews who I have always thought was a decent player but he has been poor this season and tonight he was shockingly bad showing Bolton’s best player inside twice to let him score the 1st and set up the 3rd goal too.
Opposition managers keep spouting this nonsense about Nigel having an embarrassment of riches to choose from. I’d like to understand who it is they are referring to because pretty much every player looks either poor, weak or unfit or a combination of all three.
Thomas has to sack Nigel but whoever comes in is going to have a difficult job because we just aren’t very good and the playing squad is full of mediocre players even at the lowly level of League 1
We are in for a very difficult season. In the January window we will need to find some big tough leaders particularly in defence. We have become the archetypal Southern softie team in a division where being physical is essential