- Aug 13, 2004
Here we go. Tilly has now said he has to dip into the transfer market to bring in two or three fringe players. We should already have them. They should have jelled with the team and be ready and raring to go. Now we have to hope that we can find something half committed or able that may have to be in the first team squad from day one. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but even Stevie Wonder could have seen this coming. Our first four games have yielded a number of promising performances and results. I hope the stupidity of not bringing in enough players is not going to knacker the forseeable season. Eastwood out, Goater half fit, Lawson untried. Smith still not up to ninety minutes, Cole coming to terms with the rigours of professional football, Maher, Bentley, Prior and Edwards all fighting off injury niggles and Jupp out with hamstring problems. That is a comment about more than half of our squad. Come on Tilly, I accept you wanted to wait for the right players but 91 other clubs and managers have spotted them by now. Lampard and Essien are not coming to Roots Hall.