I have slated him enough recently and getting bored with it. This was a must-win game for me: We had to keep the same intensity as Charlton, we had to field a strong team and we had to win a bloody game of Nogger to get confidence going and to remember how to - and we did all of that.
20+ goal attempts is a fantastic effort away from home and a feckin clean sheet also - almost perfect(1 mark deducted for only scoring one)
Has to leave Butland and Batth out of the side on Saturday, both are struggling at the moment and we appear to have other options.
I have a taste for this humble pie, so more of it against Derby please
Different opinion, I think that Butland has to play Big decision re retaining Collins in the starting 11 I do hope that Campbell gets another chance from the bench, his control and shot on goal brought out an excellent save from their keeper And Etebo to start, doubt we’ll see Badou, in fact he may have gone out on loan again by then
Thought Butland looked back to his best 2nd half of last season, the 18 months prior to that he was pretty appalling(post his injury). Some goalkeepers can go seasons and even careers without making major howlers, with Butland it can be every other week when he is in this form - he is costing us. Not sure the Coates family will allow their priced asset to be dropped though - so your wish may be granted - but he should not be undroppable.
Agreed with Collins - I think he needs to be bled in - in these type of games - very naive for the second goal against QPR - we do have 2 others though apart from Batth depending on what formation he wants to play