Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Reading Between The Lines

Then postponement of the Reading game due to "SHEER CRIMINALITY"* causes a couple of problems for Chris Powell after his good opener against Bournemouth.  If you are going to have a touchline ban then it is easier to serve it at an away game then you can hide in the tunnel and peek round the side every now and then.  Reading would have been the second and last game for CP's ban but now it will not be completed until after the away game at Notts County, so he'll probably be in the stands on Saturday.  Unlike others, I have a lot of confidence in Alex Dyer so am not to disconcerted by CP's touchline absence for one game away.  Hopefully he will be more disciplined on the touchline this season and avoid further bans .. regardless of the provocation.

It was expected that CP would give Green a run out on Tuesday night, but the only run out available was at JD sports, so does he drop wonder strike Wagtaff for the man that we all expect to own the shirt  or stick with his comment that the holder of the shirt would keep it if their performance warranted it.  Apart from the goal which was brilliant, I was not impressed by Waggy on Saturday, but I fully expect him to keep the shirt, because of the wonder goal and also I suspect that he has better defensive qualities than Green.  Green for the subs bench I think.

*Copyright Teresa May

1 comment:

Kings Hill Addick said...

Kap, I tend to agree with your prediction, but I disagree with the decision (assuming you prediction is right).

I have a lot of time for Wagstaff, but I still think his best contribution is going to come a late entrance from the bench.

Sentimentality is a mistake. Powell kept a winning side at the start of his reign when he could have experimented with a few different options and then when the wheels fell off he had to start looking at his squad under much more pressure. The thought that McCormack and Francis played in those early games on the back of it being a winning team confirms that you should always play your best eleven irrespective of the last result.

Wagstaff is going to have his part to play this season (maybe even on the left as well as the right) but I think Green is going to be a star for us, and on that basis he should play if he's available.