You know ... I don't necessarily agree nor disagree with the "we don't have a promotion side" there was several things lacking last year...
- Negative Football - looking to win 1-0 is always fraught with danger, NA doesn't play that football
- Settled Team - NC chopped and change never allowing the team to build chemistry, not sure how NA will approach this but it is an important dynamic
- Alienated players - Several players where on his "Shit List" and never got a look in and our defense suffered heavily for that, NC just didn't like that Collins shared his initials however another year under Kennedys belt and Collins back in the frame may be a good thing at CB, also I think there were several open slights at player, such as playing payers out of position when there player who specialize in that area (Basham at CB, Flynn at RB) this causes disharmony.
- The only two things I worry about is an out and out goal scorer, McNulty maybe the answer but it's all about confidence and Goalkeeper I've said for a couple of year Howard is in consistent the Blades have always had solid keepers (Waugh, Budgie, Tracey, Kelly, etc) however Howard is not he's too sporadic
They are a couple that spring to mind, we obtained a Playoff spot with a dejected team and negative tactics just think where we could be with belief and positive football... Somebody has to step up and get goals and Maybe that McNulty and / or Done
and if not we need a striker but I do think we are well equipped today to make a solid run at automatic.
(all thoughts and comment are made with the understanding I reserve the right to change my mind, disagree with myself, contradict myself or even deny making them at ANY time