Racic is temporary though isn’t it, hopefully? If so we have four Centre backs plus Dalsgaard as emergency cover which should be sufficient. Ultimately will be down to whether club feel Goode and Racic have no further ongoing fitness and illness issues.Bad news. I think we need to strengthen. If Racic is out, that’s leaves us with three CBS and Goode has been in and out. I know we don’t normally but maybe a loan?
Perhaps, Thomas's new friend Mr Mourinho will loan us Toby Alderweireld for the rest of the season, providing Thomas agrees not to cuddle him ![/QUOTE]Racic is temporary though isn’t it, hopefully? If so we have four Centre backs plus Dalsgaard as emergency cover which should be sufficient. Ultimately will be down to whether club feel Goode and Racic have no further ongoing fitness and illness issues.
Blimey are you sure you haven't stolen Magicbees login details I'd say 6 is a tad excessive if they are all contracted to the clubWith injuries, suspensions, rotation during months of midweek fixtures I believe 6 is about right. 2 playing, 2 as substitutes and 2 resting or injured(hopefully not required)
The 6th would probable be just be making his first few appearances after doing well in the B team. However I dont think we have a B teamer ready yetBlimey are you sure you haven't stolen Magicbees login details I'd say 6 is a tad excessive if they are all contracted to the club
And there is also Racic back from his loan; it might not have gone great at Northampton but he looked fine in the four games I saw him play.Let's hope Norgaard's 'minor injury' doesn't need surgery too...
At least this time around we have cover for Pontus and we look just as comfortable defensively with him out of the side. He can still shout from the bench! Major worry though is it leaves us very light if one of Pinnock and Sorenson get injured and makes rotation in those positions difficult. Hopefully Goode has got over whatever his illness was and can start to show what he's about.. As mentioned above though with Roerslev fit, Dalsgaard can always step inside if need be... Wouldn't be averse to a loan though for the rest of the season to tide us over?
If we want to rotate the back four then we’ve got issues. And if we pick up a suspension or injury then.... You’d assume that we knew this was possible when we let Thompson go out on loan so presumably there’s a plan..We now have only 6 fit and experienced defenders even if you include Goode in that. Suggestions that Dalsgaard can play CB or Rasmussen LB if necessary doesn't change the need for more bodies
We now have only 6 fit and experienced defenders even if
You could say that about 6 or 7 other positions. You could argue the same about Toney, Henry, Janelt, Mbeumo etc etc. What do you propose bringing in 5 new players to sit on the bench if any injuries are picked up? I can tell you it's not going to happen, and won't happen at any other club either. IMO we are well covered with the exception of a couple of positions, where I believe we can make do. I am not against more players coming in but afraid this the reality of the situation.One season-ending injury now in central defence would be quite likely to derail our promotion push. That's not a position we should leave ourselves in
From what little I've seen, he certainly looks a good prospect.Indeed. He actually looked rather good.
It’s a difficult one as when he is fit, his presence is invaluable. Although as you say, he has missed a lot of football, especially given his position.i'll probably get pelters but i think we should sell him in the summer as he has a year left on his contract come july , he missed 14 or 15 games last season due to injury and before this op he'd missed 6 or 7 games through injury and now most of the rest of the season is a right off.he isn't getting any younger and not going to miraculously become less injury prone and this will be the last summer we can get a decent transfer fee for him.
That’s why we signed Wilson Reid wo should be on the pitch moreMissing his experience and voice at the back. This isnt just off the back of the loss today but its clear to see we are lacking some organisation in the CB area. very weak against balls into the box atm.
I think it's more down to poor decision making, prob due to mental tiredness/lack of sharpness. Dalsgaard and Pinnock have been making more errors than you'd expect normally, there's a few started to creep into Henry's game too. No coincidence that these guys have played the majority of games I feel. It's only really recent games we've started looking like conceding. We'd been pretty solid for a long time even without Pontus. Reading game we defended superbly. I think perhaps today saw us paying the price of two v tough away games in the space of a few days combined with a very fresh and aggressive Barnsley side putting us under pressure from the off. We didn't cope any better with that against Preston with Pontus in the side.Missing his experience and voice at the back. This isnt just off the back of the loss today but its clear to see we are lacking some organisation in the CB area. very weak against balls into the box atm.