uttoxram75 Posted August 7, 2013 Share Posted August 7, 2013 Last nights line up at Oldham got me thinking about the squad as a whole and the manager's decisions over the coming months. Over the last few years there have been a few puzzling team line ups and formations but generally, there's not been much to choose from. When fully fit the team has been very close to picking itself due to the true lack of competition. Putting the defence to one side for now there is a little strength in depth across midfield and up front. Last night's team Grant; Smith, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Coutts, Hendrick, Eustace, Davies; Sammon, Jacobs. Subs: Legzdins, Freeman, Russell, Bennett, Hughes, Bryson, Martin again, forget the defence for this topic, that's a strong bench, if you include Ward, thats 11 players for 6 positions. Midfield Hendrick Hughes Coutts Bryson Eustace Davies Strikers Bennett Russell Ward Sammon Martin Nigel has now got difficult decisions to make. He has decent options, including using Ward & Bennett as wide players, and will inevitably have to disappoint some when picking his team. I believe the playing field has shifted now and he has to step up to the plate, rotate and mix it up a bit for a dozen or so games before deciding on his best team. And that is the bloody hard bit - the best team may not always include the best players! For me, Nige has done a steady job of cost-cutting while trying to rebuild and maintaining our league status. His achievements outweigh his faults, imo. Now though, its a different ball game, there's genuine choice and major management skills needed to do whats best for DCFC. Good luck Nige - you're gonna need it fella! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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