Hughton already dowsing water on our optimistic flame ( not that anyone is optimistic mind) with the usual - big team, good footballing team, strong last season and even stronger this season, expect them to be right up there come the end of the season. Going for 3-0 stoke and hughton to be sacked.
Carvalho would start every game for me. But of course in a completely different system designed to score goals. He’s never been given a decent run in the team to prove himself. Fans have turned against Hughton - there is no coming back from that.
Personally I would have gone with Richardson in at left back as bong isn't exactly an able player anyway let alone being alienated and being told to fuck off and find another club, his head won't exactly be in it to bust a gut. I was listening to birtles the other week and he said a fan asked 2 players for a photo ( can't remember the other player) but bong was the other one and bong said ' do you actually want me in the photo' the fan said yes. But to play at a club where you are surprised you are wanted in a photo by a fan, and feeling like you won't be wanted in the photo is pretty depressing on a human level.
I would also have maybe gone with harbottle at centre half, had a great game v Bradford figs is just a calamity prone to mistakes and rash challenges and isn't switched on at set pieces. I know the midefield didn't help him on Wednesday as he got himself in a mess a couple of times trying to bring the ball out the back when no one was on for a pass but he hasn't shown any decent form really since he has been at the club.
I know that means having a very young defence but I think we are all resigned to defeat no matter what defence he picks especially.
Colback out and cafu in is fine by me but I'm not expecting fireworks and a massive difference. Can't complain about the attacking 4 really. Grabban isn't offering any presence in the box at all at the moment and he ain't winning any long balls today ( not that Taylor will either really)
pathetic how can a so called professional football club play so defensively where they literally camp on their own 18 yard line , forest are beyond pathetic its embarrassing unprofessional and ridiculous
How can they even think about surviving with attitudes like this and why yates and figs are even on the field is just turgid