Against Hull in our opening game Nathan Dyer was like a blue arsed fly. It all seemed anything we were going to create was going to be from him. 6 weeks on Wayne Routledge yesterday was on one wing and on the other it looked like Bidwell!!
Now whilst I am delighted by the way we started the season I thought we had a change in tactics where Celina was going to be the assist merchant for Baston.
Some passes were over hit.
It was like everything we tried just didn't come off...in some ways it's good to get a game like that out of the way as you probably can't make the same mistakes in the next match.
I like our work ethic and can't fault effort and am impressed with Cooper ( yeah I know I was up in the air in the summer)
I think we've got not just a decent team, but a decent squad.
There are plenty of options which this early in the season has to be a plus. It means we aren't over reliant on one individual as we have been in recent seasons.
Woodman is a very good 'keeper by the way.
Anyway I digress, we needed to create more down the left in the first half, Bidwell was given too much to do.
Anyway it is all about the next game and how we respond, and under Cooper I have more belief that he and his team will work hard on mistakes and improve more than I did this time last year.
Idiotic when they scored. Came rushing over and one "hero" no more than 18 did make contact with his fist on at least one of our fans shoulder. Plus one had a plastic pint glass of water on him that he was throwing. None got turfed out despite plod filming away. Some of our stewards give too many chances to away fans after they "offer one of us out" some are in their 40's and 50's not just kids doing it
They were full of it in 2011 play off semi and last season.