One of the interesting things about last night's game at Hull was the number of committed challenges made INSIDE the box. The directive that you "stay on your feet" as a defender when inside your own box does not seem to have filtered down to the Championship.
To be fair to the Blackpool and Hull defenders, every challenge they made in the box was executed to perfection, but then they were up against slow yard dogs for the most part. There was a clear lesson here. Get players like Cole, Sears, Collison and Barerra running with the ball in the box and opposition players will dive in and superior skill and pace should invite a high number of spot kicks.