18 Feb 2018 09:01:23
What we all wanted was a tighter defence - AKA seemed to say the team had done well and achieved this. So that is a big plus. Does he now keep that pairing adding the new Spanish left back? . I have no doubt that they went for a centre foreword in the transfer window - my guess was Patrick Bamford who is now on the bench with Britt! But Tony Pulis would not let them go . We were lucky to spot Britt but who was our last 20 goal a season forward? Best to grow our own but they are not yet mature. So patience is required. If we drew the remaining matches and the play was 'boring 'I for one would be happy.

1.) 18 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018 09:35:18
A good post Doc, I have a couple of observations.
It doesn’t matter who plays up front if you can’t create chances. The magical Stan Collymore wouldn’t have scored in the last few games. The lack of goals since early December is just a massive concern. I think MW was going the same way but every now and again there would be a flurry. I knew AK was defensive but we are just getting no where in front of goal.

Secondly Britt was a great player and a steal at 5mil but I think he’d struggle here too, he needs chances to score. Secondly I think this ‘growing your own’ is floored to a degree as the power clubs are grabbing the best kids too young. Other than OB tell me the last time we grew a centre forward ‘of our own’ it doesn’t seem to happen and each one that comes through with promise just seems to fizzle out.

OB wasn’t even an out and out striker and, to be honest it looks like ole Fawaz was right to plunder that money and run. If someone has offered anything more than 5 for B.B. we perhaps ought to have taken it.

I’m starting to think the championship a very hard league to blood players into and you do wonder what the actual out turn cost of doing it is.

There are of course only my opinions but I’ve watched most games this Season and it’s honestly been painful most of the time - really painful.

These are of course just my opinions and I’d be so happy to be proved wrong because if a youth system can work, as, it can bring joy to fans and bring in big money. I’m not sure how many goals B.B. has scored to games player but I don’t think it’s great. I suppose what will be disappointing is, if it’s actualy this one up top tactic from both managers, this season that has ruined progress. On both occasions with Brazil as Manager he’s looked a prospect.

Thoughts anyone?

2.) 18 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018 11:07:26
Like you 2star I have found this season in a lot matches painful to watch
I think that the last few months have showed that putting all our eggs in the youth basket so to speak was a grave error from the start!
It’s great to think that bringing through your own players from the academy will bring success but in this league depending totally on inexperienced youth maybe was a big ask
Our young players in my opinion are merely lower championship or league 1 at best apart from Worral who is improving the rest seem to be showing signs that they have found their level not sure we have uncovered a special player yet hope I’m wrong only time will tell

3.) 18 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018 11:16:33
Yes get Brazil back in

4.) 18 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018 12:06:13
Perfect phrase there Freddie ‘special player’ I think as fans we’ve become so bloody desperate to have something to shout about we’ve over egged the prospects of average players . Absolutely understand why because we’ve had nothing else whatsoever to get excited about have we?

5.) 18 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018 13:00:19
McKay started brightly but where for art thou Barry lad?😀