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Dec 13, 2007
I turned up at Underhill last nite with a nervous gut feeling. Why, well because ive supported Blues for 32 years and we have turned up at the likes of Barnet before expecting to win and failed to deliver. In saying that i always felt that the three points would be ours. Much like last season Barnet pressed early and then ran out of ideas.

My feeling didnt change much when the team sheet was read out, 5 changes to a winning side i thought, Moshni left midfield, no harris, no JPK, what was PS thinking, you never change a winning side unless you are forced into it. Well, Morris and Prosser were unavailable so that accounted for two, the other three changes got us talking.

What transpired was the work of a master tactician. PS got it spot on, Hall pushed forward scored, Moshni played and dominated in an unfamiliar position, then popped up and poached a goal and finally off the bench came Mr Southend and scored the icing on the cake. What made this possible was the fact that we have an excellant, competitive league 2 squad, as built by PS. There are now weaknesses, even on saturday, Prosser who hadnt played for a few weeks replaced Barker and had a great game.

The reason PS can make these changes is because the players want to play for him, will play whereever asked and can adapt to the position. Many Managers say that they want 2 players for each position. Well we have a squad who can each play in many different positions and cover when required.

Barker - CB,LB
Prosser -CB, LB
Gilbert - LB,CB
Moshni - CB, LM,RM,CF
Hall - LM,RM,CF
Leonard - RB,RM,LM
Kane, Grant, JPK, Sawyer, Timlin - anywhere

The list goes on. What i am trying to say is that PS looked at what wasnt right last season, got rid and bought in fresh and now we are seeing the results of 18 months hard work. This is why he was able to swap the team last night, why we won at Rotherham, Port Vale etc. He can change the team because he has the personnel to do so and trust them.

All done on a limited budget.

Well done Paul and long may it continue.