as much as I was pissed at Simpson for missing that penalty, and my comment at the end when he cried (which I now regret saying) we need to sign him up pretty quick...
Possibly Nielson. What I cannot understand is why when we have 2 strikers who would find it difficult to hit a cow's arse with a banjo have we not at least tried amongst this mass of mediocrity to sign an out and out striker on loan.
I'm not convinced with either MacDonald or Alexander this year.
Mac works hard, and i'm not sure if our style of play isn't suiting him, but he doesn't ever look a threat.
Alexander at least has his size to create problems.
In the last few games, we've had alot of possesion, but MacDonald or Alexander haven't had a chance..... Is it their fault, or should i be looking towards the supply?
Yes I really like the look of Neilson and Byrne although I would leave him on the bench just.
Neilson Osborne Pim Woodman
Saunders Dave NEW Weston
Cannot really judge loan players until they have been given a decent run in the team...however I think some of our regulars need some bench time......Weston...CM...Woodman(for a rest)......Alex....I have always liked Grabban....what does he have to do to get a game.......YOU REDS....
Grabban offers something Aleaxnder doesn't have.....good first touch and pace.......I really cannot work out why he doesn't get a game ?
I think Grabban's a more natural replacement for Charlie. What we don't have us a ready madereplacement for Alexander. I suppose Simpson is the closest we have but I'm not convinced he's a genuine number nine. Undoubtedly, Scott's failure to add sufficient depth to the forward line in the close season has seen us rely heavily on Macdonald and Alexander and with those two now in desperate need of a break, we have too few options to replace them.
That is surely the problem 21 goals between them. All of the top 6 teams last season scored over 70 goals in league 1. Where are we expecting to get the other 70 from?
If we think that none of the loanees are worth a place in the team/starting line up then that is a sad indictment of the current and previous regime. I thought the whole point of bringing in players on loan was to improve what we have. Not saying that every loanee would play every game but we are clearly not too impressed with the majority of the signings. This has to improve going forward.
Spot on & unfortunately it is also true of a number of the permanent signings. A number of posters have said on another thread that we need up to 10 (?) signings in the summer & we certainly need a few. How many players have we signed since June? Not really a very good legacy for the new manager imo.
Its not bad with 15 games to go. The point is its hardly " couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo ". If Mac gets a chance he normally takes it or makes the keeper work. Alexander has been very good for me this season.
Not bad is unfortunately not good enough. I happen to like Charlie Mac, he works hard and always tries. However with Cort gone, Forster no longer an option and with nobody else who can score with any consistancy we just dont have the firepower. The game is all about scoring goals and we haven't had anyone at Griffin Park who can do that and take the half chances for a long time. Good strikers are hard to find but its better to spend money on them than waste it on umpteen loanees whose wages we have to pay for spending most of matchdays sitting on the bench.
Its not NF's fault but he has been left with a squad who are top heavy in midfield and running on empty up front.