Maxwell’s Return Reflects Well On Both Him And Morrell

They say you should never go back, and in general I fully subscribe to that theory. Thank goodness Chris Maxwell doesn’t though: he could be the exception that proves the rule. Generally, going back to the scene of your greatest successes is fraught with danger. Expectations are too high, players are often older and a little over the hill when they rerurn, and it just … Continue reading Maxwell’s Return Reflects Well On Both Him And Morrell

The Bearded Wonder!

>Dean Saunders’ squad is starting to take shape, and the pedigree of the players he’s signing is sending out a clear message of his intentions. Last Summer we saw him bring in young lads like Curtis Obeng, Nathan Fairhurst and Adrian Cieslewicz. Now he’s focussed on players who are established at our level or higher. It seems like a wise move to me. Chris Blackburn, … Continue reading The Bearded Wonder!

>An Embarrassment of Riches

> Never mind where’s Wally, where’s Angelos?When we signed Angelos Tsiaklis I was rather pleased. Here was a player who’d done well on loan last season and was clearly technically sound. With him on the pitch results were good last season, so he appeared to be a good acquisition. I was pleased with his debut at Cambridge too. Having not been attached to a club … Continue reading >An Embarrassment of Riches

>Fair Play to Fairhurst

> All credit to Nathan Fairhurst-he’s shown an attitude you don’t seem to find too often in the modern game. We tend to see players putting their short term advancement first these days-hell, Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t cope with losing thirty minutes of me-time against Manchester City last Sunday, could he? So to see Nathan Fairhurst reject a contract with Preston in order to get first … Continue reading >Fair Play to Fairhurst

>Decline and Fall

>Our current slide is a bit worrying, isn’t it? Going into a tailspin doesn’t have to have disastrous consequences as long as you pull out of it quickly, but that’s something we’ve signally failed to do. Our aspirations have changed dramatically from being a hot tip to get into the play-offs to something approaching outside bets: I think that’s how you’d describe a side who … Continue reading >Decline and Fall

>Saunders Tinkers to Good Effect

>I’m finding the Dean Saunders experiment fascinating. You can see exactly what he’s doing-frankly this is the first time since Denis Smith was boss when I can sit and watch us and see what we’re looking to do, which has surely got to be a good thing! The pieces aren’t fitting together yet, which is totally understandable as Saunders has only just got his feet … Continue reading >Saunders Tinkers to Good Effect