bladeinthesouth (no login) Posted Feb 19, 2011 11:24 AM
I think we have missed someone like Ried for a while (ever since he went really).
Riise, Williamson and perhaps Quinn (keeping down the left) and we have players who should go at palace and give them a challenge. I'm hoping Riise is the player to scare the defence and run at the fullback. Hoping that Boggy finally gets his start and Vokes is more of a problem for their defence that our current strikers are.
I think we need Lowry back in to add the necessary muscle into the back four. I'm not sure whether Collins or Ertl should be the partner. I would have thought Ertl will want to give a good account of himself on his old ground?
Today is our first cup final. It may be easier for the players to play away and the pressure they may feel more under at home. I hope there is some more evidence of a team ethic and some camraderie developing, we need to see that they feel like they are in it together. We need to see some old crazy gang / Bassett mentality amongst them. Personally, I think Bassett needs to be in a tracksuit and in the dug out. I'd rather see him there than sat with Steer, Birch and the rest in the directors box.
If we lose, will McCabe pay off and return some of the loans we have and gamble harder? He has said we can't / won't go down. It will be in his court. Adams inheritted a car smash and i don't think anyone could do any better with this set of players.