Date:Wednesday January 17 2007
Report by kiwifiedpom
We the fans anticipated the start of this season much more optimistically than we have for a long time. A new Board and Chairman, the restructuring of the business and Club infrastructure and most important of all the George Burley factor and a fresh new squad.
January 2007 has been ushered in and a review wouldn't go amiss.
My own perspective is that there is an enormous potential and this squad is capable of not just promotion but a championship winning side.
So far the results haven't quite justified the hopes and aspirations we all held in August 2006.
This squad is entirely Burley's but somehow it doesn't seem to have quite delivered as hoped. There have been strong suggestions of favouritism( A big black mark in my book) Odd team selections(My opinion) and most puzzling of all in important games a when a substitution would probably sway the game they are not made (Watson and Case opinions).
More worryingly for me is the allegation from 'kirkyboy' an Ipswich fan posting on theuglyinside Board that 'Burley lost his nerve during Ipswich's playoffs.
Finally I have to compare Claus's commitment to the cause with that of Idiakez.
Particularly when we desperately need a player who can break down teams like Burnley.
We have three such players Belmadi whose fragility is well known. Idiakez whose motivation is suspect(My opinion) and Sarmiento who though not disgracing himself when given his chance. Has had little opportunity to demonstrate his abilities over an extended period. As has Wright and Makin.
Am I adding 2+2=5?
Why not discuss this article on Vital Saints?
Join Vital Saints
To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.
Three Talk City Defeat (Monday May 25 2015)
Davis Talks City Defeat (Monday May 25 2015)
Koeman's Pride Despite Defeat (Monday May 25 2015)
Infographic - Historic Moments Of 2014/15 (Southampton) (Monday May 25 2015)
Audio - Koeman Reflects On City Loss (Sunday May 24 2015)
Stats: Man City v Southampton (Sunday May 24 2015)
Team Line-Ups - Man City v Southampton (Sunday May 24 2015)
JRod To Return Better Than Ever (Saturday May 23 2015)
Fonte We Know What Sunday Means (Friday May 22 2015)
Koeman Seeks City Victory (Friday May 22 2015)
|4. Man Utd||38||20||10||8||25||70|
|10. Crystal Palace||38||13||9||16||-4||48|
|Mulumbu Reflects On Six Albion Years
» WBA : 25/05/2015 18:10:01
|Pulis' Plans Take Shape
» WBA : 25/05/2015 18:03:00
|Pulis Takes Blame For Arsenal Defeat
» WBA : 25/05/2015 17:57:01
|Three Talk City Defeat
» Southampton : 25/05/2015 17:49:01
|Davis Talks City Defeat
» Southampton : 25/05/2015 17:42:01