Saturday, 26 November 2011
Who in this team runs with the ball?
Faubert should be doing it, of course, but he always seems to receive the ball when standing stock still or slows to snail's pace if running when he gets it. Once, just once, he tried to take on the full back on the outside today, and he lost the ball. The guy was summed up when, dawdling on the ball considering a cross, the ball was stolen off his foot by a Derby midfielder coming in from behind.
Second half Noble had the opportunity to break into the box, but there was no pace.
Nolan is, if anything, slower than Noble.
And Collison is on the wrong flank and so comes inside every time he receives the ball wide.
All game we looked pedestrian and heavy legged when we had the ball. Cole injected pace a couple of times and Piquionne once in the second half. Baldock obviously has the speed to trouble defenders but a hamstring injury may keep him out for some time, and anyway, we need him in the box, not working the left flank.
This team would be annihilated in the Prem because there is no pace, no guile and no flair. Of course, a kid named Montano is rumoured to have ability if only Doctor Evil would give him a go!
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:21