MATCH REPORT: 2003/2004 Season

20 September 2003: LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Reading: Forster (21 mins).
Coventry City:
Adebola (35 mins), Morrell (76 mins).
Half Time: 1-1
Attendance: 15,371

DIVISION ONE  20 Sep 2003
Pos Team P Pts GD
6 Millwall 9 15 +3
7 READING 8 14 +6
8 Sunderland 8 13 +4
Reading: Hahnemann, Murty, Brown, Williams, Shorey, Murray (Tyson 71), Sidwell, Harper (Watson 70), Hughes (Daley 55), Goater, Forster. Subs not used: Ashdown, Mackie.
Coventry City:
Shearer, Shaw, Konjic, Staunton, Warnock, Mansouri, Safri, Doyle, Suffo (Barrett 85), Adebola, Morrell. Subs not used: Arphexad, Whing, McAllister, Jorgensen.
Reading: Brown
Coventry City:
Referee: P Crossley (Bromley)

Kevin Dillon will remain the fans' favourite as the next Reading manager offering stability, continuity and a seemingly "safe option". However his appointment will have been made much harder for John Madejski after Dillon's second defeat from three games since the Pardew resignation. The trip to Oxford is a huge game for United in front of a record crowd for their new stadium - and unless we can concentrate better on Wednesday night then it could three defeats from four and Madejski could open up the manager's position for applicants. The West Ham game was always going to be tricky, but today was the kind of fixture we would have expected to win a few weeks ago. Today we looked a bit of a mess. We certainly weren't shockingly bad but it was hard to argue with the result and there appeared to be a slight lack of fire from the players. It's very early days for Dillon, in hopefully a long Reading career, but he's going to need to get more out of the team to keep the job on a permanent basis.

Coventry had picked up just one point from three away trips so far this season, but they were good for their win today with an impressive second half display that saw Reading struggle to contain their attack. Reading were outplayed by a Coventry City side that won the game without really doing anything that special. The Royals struggled all afternoon to make the most of home advantage and looked a dis-organised side short of ideas against stronger opposition.

City had the first real chance of the game when they broke through the defence to lob the ball onto the crossbar with Hahnemann beaten - the rebound was blasted over the bar. It was an early sign of the ease in which they were to break through into shooting positions. However, it wasn't all one way traffic and Reading might have done enough to win the game in the opening half an hour. Reading took the lead on 21 minutes when Forster broke through and kept onside to fire the ball across the keeper from the right and into the far corner of the net. The Royals could then have gone two goals up when a cross found Goater in an excellent position to score - but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper. Shorey had an effort from distance saved that could have swung the game heavily into Reading's favour - but these missed chances were to be our downfall as we failed to create many more throughout the rest of the game.

Reading's best period of the game quickly ended and City started to take control of the game - moments later City drew level with a corner from the left to the near post. The Reading defence seemed frozen and the ball was stuck home from close range. The visitors then dominated the second half and it seemed just a matter of time before they found the winner. Chance after chance found the Reading defence in a real mess and eventually saw a break on the right and a long range shot from the edge of the area that gave Coventry a deserved three points.

Coventry certainly weren't the best side we've faced so far this season but their passing was far more accurate and they always looked likely up front. Reading suffered from too many misplaced balls and always come off second best in 50/50 situations. We seemed to lack an edge of adventure when coming forward and far too often settled for playing the ball backwards or sideways - Harper seemed off form and continually played it too safe and the introduction of Watson did little to change it. Goal scoring wasn't a problem earlier this season but now the Forster and Goater partnership was clearly two players, with talent, playing individually. Hughes disappointed once again as he struggled to create much stranded out on the wing. Things can't have changed that much since Pardew's departure but we were leagues apart from some of our performances earlier this season. There's a lot of work to be done before Wednesday night.

Following report by John Wells
The players may be solidly behind Kevin Dillon in his new role as Nicky Forster announced to the media this week, but they certainly didn't do much to help his cause with a very poor performance this afternoon. Collectively and individually Reading were well below par today. Coventry, not in my opinion a team likely to be involved in the promotion race this year, visibly grew in confidence as Reading repeatedly squandered possession. I can't remember seeing so many misplaced passes from a Reading side for a long time. Having taken the lead it should have been a formality to go on and take the points, but we just went from bad to worse. City's equaliser was product of very sloppy defending from a corner. The winner came from the best move of the game as City carved their way through a midfield that had lost all semblance of organisation following a flurry of desperate substitutions midway through the second half. After that Reading didn't really look like coming back.

From the start Reading's passing was wayward but with Forster looking a real threat as usual there was always a chance of opening up the City defence. The visitors posed no threat at first, then suddenly Adebola lobbed the ball onto the bar with Hahnemann beaten and the rebound produced a decent chance for Doyle who blasted over when he should have hit the target. Having ridden their luck Reading took the lead when City made a hash of catching the Reading forwards offside and Forster finished superbly with a well placed and fiercely stuck shot across the 'keeper. Shorey almost made it two minutes later with a right foot effort that Shearer did well to tip over. Forster then cut the ball back for Goater but the ball was slightly behind him and he couldn't get any real power into the shot and it was easily saved. After thirty five minutes Reading let City back into the game with a miscued clearance from a corner which should have been dealt with comfortably and Adebola slotted the ball in as the entire defence were rooted to the spot. It was a sloppy piece of defending. Forster then almost put Reading ahead again with a great shot from the edge of the box. The Royals were not playing well but they were making chances.

Reading carried on where they left off in the second half except they were conceding possession far more frequently. Even the reliable Adie Williams was having an off day allowing himself to be dispossessed in his own penalty area. Hughes was first to be substituted, and Dillon was absolutely right to take him off. He gave the ball away, or lost possession virtually very time he touched the ball in the first half and in the second half he seemed to have 'switched off' altogether. Hughes departure and Daley's arrival made little difference and City were now well on top passing and moving with a fluency we have come to expect from Reading. Harper and Murray were next to go replaced by Daley and Tyson. I thought Murray should have stayed on and Harper needed to be pushed forward not taken off. Reading certainly made it easier for City by defending too deep and allowing their midfield to run at the back four, which is how the winner eventually, and it has to be said, inevitably came. Hahnemann had done his best to keep Reading in the game with a great point blank save but he had no chance with Morrell's well taken goal on seventy-five minutes.

To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Brown, Forster and Hahnemann aside nobody had a particularly good game today. What also worried was the amount of bickering that appeared to be going on between the players today - Murty in particular was continually whingeing. As for Goater, it can only be his reputation that is keeping him in the side - he doesn't seem to have any impact on the games I've seen. If you compare his performance with Adebola's today it makes you wonder if we got the right man. With Cureton, Butler gone and Henderson out on loan we don't have many options up front. I dread to think how we would cope if Fozzy gets injured. We haven't turned into a bad side overnight but there needs to be some serious thinking after this performance before the good start to the season evaporates into nothing. Lifting the players after this performance will be Dillon's first big test - Mr Madejski might help him a little by making some more encouraging noises than he is at present - even if he is lining someone else up for the job.
John Wells

Following report by Ali Costelloe
You know what its like, the Tuesday night win, against good opposition, high expectation against a team with 5 points from 6 games, no injuries for the Royals, and apparently the whole team firing on all cylinders. Coventry have had a poor start to the season, winning once, and drawing twice, and losing the rest, coming to the home of a team who should by rights, be taking home 3 points, and a hatful of goals at the end of a warm Saturdays afternoon. I turned up in high spirits, Coventry are awful, cannon fodder, we expect to beat these teams 3 or 4-0. I entered the stadium to see a weird sight. - About 2000 Coventry fans. And how long was it since they were in the premiership? And how long were they in it for? I thought they were supposed to be one of these infamous "big clubs". The huge support, the big stadium, the big name stars, and the big name manager. I swear they bought more last time.

Coventry kicked off, shooting towards the north stand. The first 10 minutes disappeared before our eyes without so much as a shot on target, Forster doing a little bit of running, Dele Adebola seemingly running our defence round in circles, no real pressure anywhere. It was a little like the first half against Cardiff, in that we were giving the ball away, looking slack, and not really causing any worries to our visitors. Dele Adebola somehow got the ball the wrong side of Shorey, and was bearing down on goal towards Hahnemann. He decided to try and lob the big American, and ended up hitting the bar, from a very tight angle. The ball bounced down to Murty, who elected to ignore it. The Coventry player who got on the end of it had little more to do than tap it into the net, but for some reason row Z of the north stand appeared more inviting. Coventry showed their class early on.

Reading took the initiative, and won a couple of corners, each being floated in, to be headed on, and if all had been successful to this point, down for either striker to have a shot. Not really effective, but that's Reading FC and Corner kicks for you... Coventry cleared the second one out to Murty, who gave it all he had from about 35 yards, and had there not been a nice wall by some means constructed by Coventry, then it may well have hit the back of the net. This was cleared out for a throw, which was played in the direction of the running Forster. It was headed on, and Coventry screamed for offside. Forster did what he does best, and put the ball in the back of the net. All going to plan so far then…

The Royals began to slacken off now; surely the rest of this game would be a simple exercise of putting the ball in the Coventry net, Forster and Goater feeding each other and putting the Royals further up the table, towards the promised land… Coventry began to look like the premiership side they once were, not by any means good, more that the Royals looked atrocious, Sidwell and Hughes giving the ball away, Murty and Shorey not holding strong at the back, and leaving huge gaps for Coventry to exploit. And exploit them they did, the wings being used as if they were smuggling routes, anything and everything being played into them, Coventry putting 3 or 4 men in the box, hoping that elusive cross would whack the noggin of one of them, and leave Reading to pick the ball up out of the net. Forster had a chance to double the lead, and most people in the east must have thought he had after a 20-yard shot whistled just past the angle of post and crossbar.

Eventually Coventry started to make themselves look good, or more likely the Royals just didn't have a clue, the midfield not passing it to anybody but each other, the defence wanting to launch it towards the two strikers at the front, who were being dwarfed by the Coventry defenders. Hahnemann was getting more and more agitated at the bunching up of the players. I know Dillon reduced the pitch width, but Pardew bought wide players like Murray to make best use of these open spaces. If we can't use the squad we've got to put the ball in the back of the net of a team we should be thrashing by now then you've really got to question Dillon's tactics, and why he wanted to narrow the pitch.

Coventry started to win space in the final third, with the wingers able to make space for themselves and pull men outwards, leaving the space in the middle to be ran at by Adebola, who apparently had the ball glued to his feet for much of the first half. They won a corner, and the Royals had 10 men in the box, with Forster on the halfway line. In came the ball, and reached Harper, at a rather pathetic velocity. He chose to head it behind, as he had nobody to play it to. Fair enough, what else do you do when there is nobody to pass to but the opponents? So the second corner of 20 seconds flew in, and it was headed back by Brown to Adebola, just on the corner of the 6-yard box. He made no mistake, smashing the ball home for an equaliser, which was clearly coming.

It was so frustrating for the fans, gifting a poor away team an equaliser, after being 1-0 up after 20 minutes, and apparently cruising. The Royals must have had something wrong with them, maybe they were being complacent, or maybe the managerial crisis had affected them, but you can make no excuses for flying in late on a player, or being so slack with your marking you need a taxi to reach the player who you're supposed to be watching. The players started to give away sloppy free kicks, and Sidwell ponced about with the ball, with nobody to pass to, until a Coventry player emerged to relieve the poor man of the ball.

Coventry had a lot more desire, maybe they wanted to win more than us, or maybe they went in on a high, winning their first game of the season in midweek, 4-1 against Stoke. Thankfully the half time whistle blew before Coventry had a chance to inflict further damage. The half time interval itself was interesting, a gladiatorial contest set up by a teambuilding company, and three Royals fans and three Coventry fans battling it out with huge lumps of foam. The only good news that came in the interval was that our local rivals Oxford, and cup opponents in midweek were losing. But what the Royals fans wanted to see was a goal, or two, or more, or at least a decent enough performance not to have to be mocked incessantly by any workmates or friends, who take joy in watching the towns team lose.

The Royals kicked off the second half, and promptly set off to do what they didn't in the first half… let Coventry take a lead. Reading began to give the ball away in ways that I consider to be appropriate in an under 7's game, letting Coventry players run at the man with the ball, and not notice about 10,000 people shout "man on" before getting off his arse and turning round to see a man in a red and white shirt bearing down on Hahnemann's goal. It was getting embarrassing now; Dillon obviously hasn't mastered the art of throwing teacups, or telling players to do what they should have been taught when they were nine…

Goater was linking up play well, and getting the ball from Hughes and Murray, to half-heartedly dribble it at a bunch of about 4 Coventry players, who obviously knew what to watch out for. Maybe they had prepared for the game? The space at the back was being exploited by the wingers of Coventry, who must have loved the amount of crosses they were being allowed to make. Connection with the ball was what was missing for them, with most headers or volleys going too wide. It really was only a matter of time before they got a winner; the Royals obviously weren't looking for one, and if they were then they were looking in the wrong places.

You wont get a goal from the halfway line, or in your own half, unless you're playing in a pub team against some team made up of butchers, bakers and candlestick makers.
Lots of crosses were being played in, but thankfully Coventry looked like they knew what to do with them about as well as Reading did. Nobody had a clue, lest not Murty, who managed to have the ball in his own 18 yards box only to be dispossessed by a delighted Coventry player, who must have thought all his birthdays had come at once. Yet this one went wide too.

Dillon made a good substitution now, putting Omar Daley on the pitch to replace Andy Hughes. Daley injected some punch into the play, and looked like he cared for the club more than anybody else on the pitch. Ironic that he was the most recent acquisition to the squad. The Royals were beginning to look like they might get back into the game, when Coventry came back from a counter attack. The ball was predictably played down the wings, and when it rebounded out to Morrell on the edge of the area, he made no mistake, and beat Hahnemann with a low drive. This one was definitely, unmistakably coming. Dillon put Watson and Tyson on, and they soon added some Zip into the game, with Watson's trademark pinpoint passing picking out Forster, and Tyson making some strong runs up the pitch, on a high, after scoring a hat-trick for the reserves in midweek. Coventry were now holding back, happy to hold their lead and sit out the game, quelling any hint of an attack the Royals could now pose.

The Royals fans began to leave now, most probably agitated after repeating the mistakes of last years corresponding fixture, taking a lead midway through the first half, to walk away with nothing after slack defending and generally pitiful play. The Royals now resorted to playing the ball long once again, seemingly forgetting all that Pardew told them about good, neat, passing on the floor. The Royals lost shape, and thus couldn't do anything when everybody was all over the place. Further torture was reduced when the Referee put his whistle to his lips, and ended the agony. We really were awful today, and made a run of the mill team look like superstars. Another performance like this, and Dillon most certainly won't get the job. You can hide a poor display if you win, but sometimes you just have to go back to square one, and realise that if you want to be challenging for promotion, then the basic errors have to stop. Oxford United are fourth in division 3, and even if they are playing good football, and we are playing badly, then we will humiliate ourselves.
And I can't think of anybody who wants to see that…

Marks for Players and referee.
Referee. 6 Fair, but not really on his toes. Missed a lot by being in the wrong place in the wrong time, and didn't consult his assistants to get the correct decisions.
Hahnemann 6 Kicking uncharacteristically poor, but had a lot of work to do. Wasn't really at fault for the goals, and was being made to work by his own team.
Shorey 4 was turned too easily, and too weak to do anything about Adebola. Another poor performance…
Brown 5 Not very good, and lost too much in the air,
Williams 5 Also poor, but managed to keep position, and stop Coventry inflicting more damage.
Murty 3 Gave the ball away too much; a lot of work needs doing on basic skills
Murray 5 not too good either, ran about like a headless chicken, but admittedly, had nobody passing to him.
Sidwell 4 Its all very well getting the winner in midweek, but to keep his place in the team he needs to be consistent. And today he gave the ball away too much
Harper 7 The only player in the starting XI who looked like he cared
Hughes 6 Ran well, but was often left with nobody to pass to.
Goater 6 Linked play well, but had to run into defenders, as he had nowhere else to go.
Forster 7 No service today, but took his goal well.
Watson 7 He needs to start the next game, he was passing well today, and playing long ball actually at people.
Daley 7 Energetic but had no time to make an impact. Did nothing wrong
Tyson 7 Ran well, woke Coventry defenders up after they had nothing to do all day.
My line up against Oxford (4-4-2): Hahnemann; Shorey Brown Williams Murty; Murray Harper Watson Newman; Tyson Forster. Bench: Goater Sidwell Ashdown Daley Salako.
Ali Costelloe

Following report by Shades
Hot on the tail of Tuesday's victory over the sheep molesters, today's game seemed sure to offer the opportunity of another win for Kevin Dillon's Barmy Army. Coventry had made a poor start to the season and were languishing in the murky depths of the lower places in the division. This game seemed like a real chance to get another 3 points, pushing the departure of the treacherous one further to the backs of everyone's minds.
All started well. Neither team particularly outshone the other but 21 minutes into the game Forster and Sidwell combined to provide the former with a well-worked goal. Reading attempted to consolidate their position but were unable to do so. In the 34th minute disaster struck. Adebola, who spent all afternoon causing Reading a great number of problems, scored. Reading held on until half time but looked nothing like the team that had beaten Cardiff four days previously.
Hopefully the second half would be different. Dillon would inspire the boys with his half-time talk and they'd come out all guns blazing, showing Coventry exactly what was what.
Well, that was the theory anyway. In practice, Reading's second half performance was worse than the first. They looked tired, perhaps the goings on of the last few days and weeks had at last caught up with them all. The passing was poor and the play lacked any kind of inspiration. Reading at times looked as if they had been glued to the spot.
Coventry took their time to exploit this, but exploit it they did and in the 76th minute Morrell scored what ultimately turned out to be the match winning goal.
No doubt there will already be those who think that Kevin Dillon should be replaced by a more experienced man. I'm in the undecided camp at the moment. Based on Tuesday's performance, Reading clearly have the ability to mix it with the best in this division. However, on today's performance it seems that they are also able to play some pretty average looking football.
Are we still stuck with the same old Reading who can rise to the big occasion but are unable to grind out the equally important results against the lesser sides? If Reading are to end up in a promotion place or make the play-offs this season then games like today's must be won. This one wasn't!!
Man of the match: Steven Sidwell


Reality check today. We came away from the Mad Stad disappointed that we had not beaten Coventry. A few years ago people would have laughed at us at the notion of us playing Coventry in a league game, let alone expecting us to win it comfortably. Such is the short term view of the football fan. A combination of us playing poorly and them playing well meant that there was only one result. If you have a situation where most of your players are underperforming then you are bound to struggle. That was us today. People were caught in possession. A basic call of 'Man on' would have saved many of those situations but it could not have been forthcoming. A defence that was opened up far too easily, was ours. It is along time since I have seen Williams, for whom I have the utmost respect as a player, have such a poor game. Shorey was the proverbial shadow and even Sidwell struggled to win tackles. Yet it could and should have been so different. The first half was basically poor. We are not good at home at getting at the opposition and getting ahead. We are better when we play at a quick tempo. OK it was hot again, but our pace, not only from the quickies, but in terms of moving the ball, would unsettle most teams. Today it was lacking. The midfield could not dominate. The back four were poor, Murty excepted. As to the front, well Adebola was a free and gave a perfect example in how to hold the ball up and buy your team time. Enough said. When we went in front courtesy of a typical Fossie goal, we should have kicked on. We failed to do so. Too many times we were dependent on a back four player having to play the decisive pass. That cannot be right. Dillon made the changes but he was powerless and can have done his long term chances no good today. Aganst Cardiff the players responded very well for him. If they really wanted him to get the job and were not just protecting themselves then they must look at themselves tonight. Coventry did the double over us last season - today was such a disappointment!
Ken Chennells

What to make of this one? In fairness the players have had an emotional week. That Cardiff game took a lot out of me, and I wasn't playing. The Pardew situation & replacement Manager does affect people. Having worked for companies that chop and change staff and seeing the result that has on morale etc, it can't be easy for all concerned. I agree with everyone who says we need a quick appointment. If it is going to be Dillon, and I were Madejski, I'd want to know a lot about his plans, his staff etc. As we saw with Pardew, Coaches are vital. Remember Gorman, Mad Dog, then look what happened when Dillon was appointed. We need a fresh face to fill that. About the game, left side hughes = unbalanced, crap midfield Also, I thought when we bought Goater & Murray, we would see more 4-4-2. Instead we see a halfway house between 4-4-2 & 4-5-1. Surely Goaters strengths are pushing up the pitch and sitting on centre halves? He can't do this when we have no left winger in the game plus Murray seems to be doing a pretty good Chadwick impersonation and has faded away. I think we should either use Goater correctly, which means sorting out Murray, and picking a left winger, or return to 4-5-1. At least the players knew how to play that.
Paul, Thatcham Royal

So much for the players playing their hearts out for Dillon and hoping he gets the job . He better starting looking for a job if he has to rely on this lot to secure his future . This really was a woeful performance from a team who looked quite clueless , lacking in ideas , energy and leadership . After the great second half display against Cardiff who could believe we'd have to endure such a contrasting second half performance . At 1-0 up the game was there for the taking , their fans were silent , their bench had the look of a beaten team and yet again for the third consecutive game , a pathetic schoolboy piece of defending let them in for goal which ultimately spurred them on and completely knocked the stuffing out of us . There was no bad luck stories for this defeat , Coventry battered us in the second half and thoroughly deserved to win , they should have beaten us by far more . What the bloody hell has happened to the defence ? Shorey is playing like a plank , perhaps his mind is elsewhere ? Ade Willams continues to think he's Beckenbauer and needs his arse kicking . He continues to make major balls ups and has the audacity to scream at the nearest Reading player that it was his fault . He's supposed to be the captain and leading by example , but the one thing we are crying out for is a leader and a midfield general , somebody who is going to boss the game and look after Harper and Shorey , Kavanagh at Cardiff is the perfect example . Hughes continues to play out of position on the left and has got more chance of beating an egg than a defender and the Goat continues to huff and puff like a old nanny goat . He should look at the effort and work rate Adebola put in .The bloke worked his socks off and was everywhere supporting his team mates , Goat look and learn . In my humble opinion the Pardwho debacle is hanging over the club like a bad smell . The players are clearly not sure what's going on and it's had an effect on the whole club . JM says he'll make an announcement this week . Whoever he decides on we must all get behind the man as I'm sure we all will . Dillon definitely deserves a few more games but I just wonder if he would be better staying as coach and we would benefit from a proven manager who wears his heart on his sleeve and shows a bit of passion and belief in the club . It won't be Ronnie Moore , and I know Rotherham are losing lots , but that's the sort of manager we need , not a cheap option , not an ex player , not a premiership failure but a leader . Should be sorted before the easy game at Sunderland next week ! Poxford may be Dill's last chance , let's hope for a good old fashioned blood and guts local derby with a Royals win as we march on to cup glory !! Yeah rite !! URZ !!
Nick Newbury

Shambolic, toothless, passionless, lethargic, spineless, clueless, lacklustre, utter utter rubbish! And they get paid for performing like that? What happened to the spirit shown vs Cardiff? What happened to showing some effort? I AM ASHAMED OF THE LOT OF THEM.
Caversham Royal.

As seems to be the general opinion I thought Saturdays performance was a disgrace and I agree with most have what has been said. The whole team seemed incapable of passing to another blue and white shirt, neither could they tackle, head, cross or even run half the time. However I don't think it would be fair to rule Dillon out of the managers job based on this game. After all we did exactly the same last year and the w***** was in charge, in fact we did it both times last year. Why oh why do some fans insist on clapping the team off after performances such as this? Ok if we get outplayed but have shown passion and effort then the team deserve a clap but to thank them for a performance like that is beyond my comprehension. Clapping the team like this will only tell them that we are prepared to accept similar performances, and I for one am not.
Emmer Green Royal

Decided to leave my submission for a couple of days, in the hope that my mood might improve, and my objectivity may return. Didnít work, Iím afraid. Like the other posters, I have to say that this performance was as bad as Iíve witnessed for some considerable time. If anyone ever doubted the importance of a manager, in firing up players, and in instilling discipline into some of the prima dona types at the club, then what has happened over the last couple of weeks should dispel any myths. Lack of direction, lack of commitment, and a real dose of starting to believe their own press, were the main reasons for the playersí disgraceful performance. We were caught in possession far too often, and we were conceding 60/40 balls, let alone 50/50 ones. No player deserved much recognition, although I still think Sidwell showed glimpses. Forster played well for the first half hour, which was probably a bad thing, in that he thought he was Roy of The Rovers after that. He doesnít pass because he truly believes he is the only player in the side capable of doing the right thing. Itís a bit like schoolboy football when one player is so much better than anyone else. Wherever he is on the park, he demands the ball, and takes on the whole opposition single handed. This isnít schoolboy football. Or is it? A lot of posters are criticising Goater. I agree that he was ineffective, and if we continue the style of play currently adopted, we may as well leave him out. He will never impress if we want him to be a swashbuckling ball winner. He will never take on defenders like Fozzie. But then he never would have, in any of his previous clubs. If we were to use him in the style of play that he is good atÖ.. well, that might be different. Something about ĎFeed the Goatí comes to mind. URRZZZ!
Kevin, Worthing Royal.

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