Very open game today, could have finished 10-4. Attacking 433 with Bennett in an attacking CM role. The ref let a lot go, especially pushes and obstructions. Many things haven't changed from last season
.Roos still flapping at crosses but a decent stop stopper, Bogle, neat on the ball but given a tough time by their LW. Malone was dangerous on the ball but gave a goal away by taking a risk. Josezfzoon can still be outmuscled by a Daddy Long Legs and Lawrence is mostly infuriating. We are still going to play out from the keeper and again this will take a few games and goals conceded to get this right.
Of the new things/players, Dowell looks quality on the ball and better defensively then Mount. Evans passing from CB shone. Bennett hasn't got good enough passing to play CM and our players have obviously been working on body shape in terms of turning into space as they receive the ball. The pace of passing looks quicker and Huddlestone seems to have a little more licence to accept the ball in more advanced areas.
The team that started look around 4 players short of a top six team and 5 or 6 short of a top two team. So far we have been busier sehedding players rather than signing them so I would expect us to be 2 or 3 players stronger by Huddersfield.