30 Sep 2018 09:18:20
My season so far review. Been the best opening ten games for a long time. Apart from the league 1 promotion season I'm struggling to remember a better start since we came down from the promise land. Recent injuries to Roofe and Pablo have highlighted the lack of experience in depth, we've got a big squad but it's relatively inexperienced. Eg young Tyler coming in for Roofe, he's got the potential to be a very good player but at 19 we can't rely on him to lead the line. No leader in the middle, now Pablo is out then, saiz to selfish only thinking of his own game, alioski too frustrating stupid, Philips too young and unpredictable and Harrision also too young and also on loan. Ok wevtgot forshaw just coming back so hopefully he can plug that gap. Defence is harder to critique, all performed well up to press, maybe a couple of errors but who's picking as it's only to be expected at this level. BPF, like him but young, made a few errors and not sure he has what it takes to organise his defenders and bollock them when they do make errors. Sure he'll develop into a class keeper but a regular first teamers for a promotion chasing team, my jury is out. Played some outstanding footie, could have won a couple of the matches we drew, should have beaten the snakes team last week and therefore should be top. I'm favouring West Brom to win this league so we and a handful of others will be fighting for 2nd. Enjoy the rest of the season boys, it's sure to be the best and maybe one of the most frustrating ones in a long time. MOT.


1.) 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 09:39:32
great post and spot on anlasis in my opinion.


2.) 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 09:43:46
Great post Lucas, agree with your review to date.
In previous seasons under Thomas and Monkey we had similar strong run of results, however, we certainly never dominated chances, possession home and away like this team. And that is down to superior coaching, team ethic. If we had one Friday under Monkey (probably nicking a win) we would not have anything like the same level of confidence going into the next game for a result. The one remaining concern would be for burn out playing the relentless Bub system and believe we need a couple of ready to go players to supplement us in January.


3.) 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 10:01:34
I agree ish Lucas. The things that bother me are
We didn’t buy what we needed. We all know that except Bielsa.
He doesn’t use subs enough.
We haven’t the talent needed for his style. 75% but not enough.
The defence has looked good and also midfield in the main. But not the finishing. As we all knew.
I’m not sure who will win the league and I think we can be up there.
But let’s hope we have done our bad spell early cause if we ain’t, We are in trouble as recent return is mid table mediorocracy again.


4.) 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 10:47:57
Sack Bub, get Ausman in! ! ! ;)


5.) 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 11:26:19
I just don’t go with flow.
If I’m not happy I say it. I’m not a yes man.
On this occasion seems Bielsa agrees with me.
Crap performance. Crap finishing. Bad result. Simple fact.


6.) 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 13:09:56
i do agree Aus it was bad finishing and result but to create that many chances the performance could not of been that bad could it, plus the goal we let in was world class so not bad defeding.