Back in action tonight. Keston Davies returns after his loan to Notts County ended. All the big guns absent, either due to first team suties or maybe sizing up loan moves of their own (Aaron Lewis already departed).
Good player unfairly ignored as a leftback option in preseason, although he's not at the point to be getting senior games here yet. Needs games, good move for him (hopefully, we're pretty hit and miss with picking destinations).
Alan Nixon on the ball again (beat the official announcement by a couple of hours, anyway).
massive improvement today,for the first time in weeks we looked dangerous every time we went forward in the first half and it was ridiculously easy! Second half we went five at the back therefore surrendering the stranglehold we had in midfield! Swansea were very poor and in the first 45 our tactics were perfect and i do not really see why we did not carry on that way in the second half as we would have got a pan full had we kept going!Overall we proved first half we are more than a match for most teams in this league and just need to believe in ourselves!!
We've used 25 players in the league in only 8 games this season, which is a remarkable number (in the Premier League we usually went through 21/22 every half season). Usually when that happens you'd assume the manager is a bit clueless and doesn't know who his good players are, but maybe the excessive injury issues we've had tell a different story.
We've had a good look at lots of them now, so if everyone was fit who actually makes it into our best 11 (or matchday 18)? How badly would we destroy the league if the team got a run of games?