Post by somersetstokie on Dec 12, 2005 17:12:20 GMT
Allowing for suspensions and injuries the current city squad is strong. We have two premiership standard centre backs ( Duberry, Hoefkens) with an excellent goalkeeper behind them: a top international striker in Bangoura, and a choice of good flank players, shortly to be supplemented by Kopteff. The key is to have a strong and commanding player in the centre of the team to provide the overall focus and command. Is that John Eustace, if we ever see him back to fitness, or are we likely to look again at Walter Bassagio, or someone similar? One more key signing in midfield looks to be the key to our season, given that our weakness at fullback could be potentially covered by the return of Hill and the continued selection of Halls.
I think we have a strongish first team but i wouldnt say that the squad is strong at all, the only area where we have any real strength and depth is on the wings, the defence certainly needs improving and we needa commanding midfielder, we are certainly moving in the right direction though and with the right moves during the transfer window i can really see us pusing for the play offs this season.
We have two premiership standard centre backs ( Duberry, Hoefkens)
If that was the case then our defence wouldnt have been anywhere near as bad as it has been this season, even without a left back. I do think though that Hoefkens is probably more suited to the Premiership style than the Championship style.