For me, this is the squad for Birmingham:
Subs: Lynch, Moussi, Majewski, Tudgay and Smith
Cotterill's right about one thing, reducing the subs to 5 again was stupid. The bench lacks wide cover from the likes of Anderson for example. Strange decision.
Chambers can have a seat. Lynch is better.
Against Chaventry at least it was in response to their fans singing it first, but you're right, not ideal.
I think it's essentiall to our survival this season that both stay crocked.
Isn't it bizare to think that McClaren's biggest contribution to our season is signing a striker for 1.2m who's most benificial attribute is that we can at least rely on him being injured?
I reckon the fans of been pretty good at the season at the games considering how awful things have been. Reckon everyone lets out their anger and frustration on t'internet so theres not much left on Saturday afternoon! Birmingham game i guess is the exception. Certainly no worse than any other teams fans though.
Keep Greening out of the middle. He's ok on the wing tucking in.
So are we content to lose players like McGugan and Majewski? I know they have not had good seasons but as they are not even making the bench, they will be gone at the end of the season.
I would like to see Radi get an opportunity, he is at the age now where it may have hit him that now is the time to make an impact over a prolonged period, he either looked fantastic or crap in equal measures previously.
Sadly Majewski has about one great game in four (the other three are usually forgettable). McGugan is worse, with one good game in five! The real problem there is that he often looks disinterested, strolling around as if he's too good for us. This doesn't go down well when we know how much s**t we're in. Also, he hasn't looked after himself and looks less than half fit. Possibly they both need to go. Sad.
Greening GK (He's good at moving sideways)
Tudgay RB (He's good in the air and has a right foot) Camp CB (He has a goalkeeper's clearance - good for hoofing) Wooton CB (He's the round peg in the round hole ... "Fer shore") Raddi LB (He played LB under Billy - that'll do. Also he needs to improve his goal threat)
Boateng RM (We need an experienced player with pace ... at least he's experienced) Reid CM (Can further hoof the ball from Camp's hoofs (hooves?)) Findley CM (He has pace and not much else; an American Nathan Tyson if you will) Elokobi (He's an experienced left footed player. That'll do)
McCleary CF (He's scored for us.) Gunter CF (Him and GMac are mates. And he hit the bar once)
Our probable line-up
I like greening, noticeably he had a good game on saturday after being put at left midfield- which is where hes spent the majority of his career.
Exactly, its odd thats hes been employed almost exclusively as a holding midfielder by McClaren and Cotterill- despite never having been that
I think people think winger and think pace, and assume because he's lost a bit of pace he can't play there anymore. Daft really as he was never the quickest in his prime. His main threat used to be his final ball when he was at West Brom and Fulham. Playing him in the holding midfield role is taking away his best attribute so we've never seen that. Never made any sense to me really.