Been interesting seeing the comments and debate over last couple of months on here. Yesterday's game first time I've seen them for a while live as Im down in midlands. Thought I'd put some comments and questions on here.
Obviously not been playing as well as yesterday, so not based on real comparison. However, thought the 442 setup worked very well. Was concerned when saw both wingers playing, as Mcdonald & Clarke both been getting stick. Thought that would leave us light in middle. Back 4 is my preferred 4 until Macca and Brown back. Good to see Peni in his preferred position.
Clarke booking on 4 mins very clumsy. Deserved. They were on top first 15, but we were in no trouble. Good goal on the break from Peni albeit with deflection. Stunning free kick from Kossy, and suddenly confidence just flowed back. No surprise we scored again, good combo Kossy & Roberts, great cross, sublime header from Morgan. Peni with his second again deflected was dreamland.
Tamworth one back within 5 mins and you think oh here we go, but he took it well and powered past Drench. Garner then got done for a strong challenge, and I think was in the refs mind when he sent Peni off. Not a red for me, but once again ref mobbed by home players which I think also influenced him. 10 men meant we were going to be under pressure, but really coped well, Drench looked comfortable when they got beyond back 4. Two more great finishes on the break, especially Kossys little dink over the keeper, and lovely through ball from Moyo for Morgan I think. What a good finisher he looks to be.
Their second - beyond caring by then!
So reflections - Garner imperious, and Hotte alongside did all they were asked. Liked the look of Lynch until unfortunate knee in the back from Garner and hope it isn't a rib. Morgan great acquisition. Peni should never be left midfield, leave him up front! Mcdonald improved as the game went on, but needs to believe in his pace to get past defenders. Kosylo should be first name on the team sheet and allowed to be creative as he was yesterday. Clarke I'll reserve judgement. Sinnott to come back obviously, so maybe he with Lynch more defensive alongside.
Why has Kossy not been a shoe-in injury apart?
How is Hone better than Garner (our best CH) or Hotte?
Why has it taken Heath this long to realise Peni should be one of a front two?
Why does Heath think Macd is better winger than Kossy?
Why doesn't Hibbs get a start?
Are we good enough for promotion? Not in my opinion, but playoffs yes.
Is the squad strong enough? Maybe if everyone was fit, but question mark over central defence with Hone not good enough and Brown unknown. Sinnott & Macca fit would be huge.
Will Heath see the 442 is working and stick with it? Time will tell!
If everyone was fit & available my side would be
Johnson, Roberts, Macca, Garner, Brown, Kosylo, Sinnott, Hibbs, Lynch, Peniket, Morgan