FI agree Dan.
At the start of the season he was swapping the right sided attacker for Wilson so that he and Devlin could double up effectively to the opponents’ left sided threat.
It was only marginally successful in that a few two goal leads were halved (Plymouth, Gillingham, Rochdale). But we did hold on.
Yesterday we brought on Morris (enforced at 0-0) and Ferrier which meant we ended the game with less ability to hold the ball up and win it back than we started with. In fact, with a sub up our sleeve and a man advantage whilst trying to see a game out it was odd that we finished the game with Ferrier, Morris and Ginnelly who’s stats around winning and keeping possession must be amongst the most erratic at the club. Meanwhile Osbourne and Ronan whilst very different players must both be better bets for either winning or keeping the ball than any of those three.
By finishing with the personnel and formation we did, the chances of a fourth goal in the game were decent. It could have been us, and if it had this conversation wouldn’t be taking place, but it also gave them the sniff they needed.
But what an enthralling game of football. And sometimes, it is worth just sitting back and appreciating what a fine game it was. If we had a chance of promotion or likely to be embroiled in a relegation scrap we might rue the two points but as neither are likely, I’m pretty happy to have been there for such an exciting match. I just hope the manager and players are all a tad wiser.