JayK wrote:I think the score papers over cracks. Very happy with a 3-1 win but man did we look sloppy and everywhere for a lot of that 2nd half. Not as convincing as it looks.
Can't disagree with that. Against the better teams Byram and Cresswell aren't good enough defensively play in a 4-4-2.
That said 3 points is 3 points and I'm pleased to see Mr Carroll pushing some of my criticism of him back down my throat. Some excellent defensive work from him as well as his 2 goals. But how long will the latest "tweak" keep him,out for.
Honourable mention for Calleri, apart from his awful shot just after coming on. When we needed the ball holding up in the last few minutes he made himself available and played intelligently.
A decent team effort over all. But we still need a good RB imo. Not as cover for Byram but as a replacement until the kid is ready for regular selection.
And in our now fairly comfortable league position maybe it will be a good time to slowly introduce one or two of our more promising youngsters for a few cameo performances.
People who claim to be modest usually have a lot to be modest about.