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Tommy2holes

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With the half way point of the season approaching, I thought it would be good to gauge some opinion on the season so far.

We currently lie in 14th spot on 25 points. Having played 19 games we have scored just 22 goals and conceding 29.

People may say we have been unlucky with injuries, particularly in defence, but we have also signed so called big names who have a history of injury. Turner,ferdinand, and kiernan were all injury prone prior to signing. Hendrie was signed as left back cover and has seemingly evaporated into thin air. Coker for me was a huge loss. He is a quality left back at our level and to break his leg the week before the season started was a massive blow.

Another big name to be added was michael kightly. Rated very highly at championship Burton, surely league one would be a walk in the park? In truth kightly has looked anything but a cut above. Poor goals and returns tally , and with a 3 year deal, will things improve?

Josh Wright scored goals for a poor gillingham side , but is another who seems to have come with a reputation he has been unable to live up to.

Another player who seems injured as much as as he is fit is Wordsworth. On his day he is a match winner. The problem is it's very often not his day.

Up top we have a mishmash of strikers. From the aged and willing fortune to the now shot shy Simon cox. We also have the completely ineffective Robinson who was playing non league for a reason and Nile I have had a 100 chances Ranger. A player who's reputation for being a complete nightmare eclipses the fact that he was once a premier league player with a very bright future.

I'll be honest I think we will finish exactly where we are now. Bang in the centre of the table.

It's not all doom and gloom.

Oxley has come on fantastically well. He now looks a very capable keeper and has definately saved us points this season.


We have a number of youth players that show promise.

Overall it appears a season of let downs, injuries and mediocre and lacklustre performances.

Still, I would take a mid table finish and stadium approval.
 
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