I thought his interview at the weekend was appalling, even though a few respectfully disagreed. I thought he went too quick on going for the players. Here, as sure as night follows day, he's committed the other cardinal sin that his predecessors have done in making sweeping changes to the side.
For me, he is showing his lack of experience at club level here and is frankly, thrashing around in the long grass with this. Collins at right back again and Ward coming in for his first game in how many months?
I really, really hope he pulls it off because now isn't the time in the season to start getting all muddled up and neither is it the time to start making sweeping changes to a back four. If he gets this wrong it could pretty much relegate us here and now.
"This is the moment, it's Archer to Guptill, 2 to win! Guptill's going to push for 2 they've got to go! He's got to go to the keeper's end! He's got it!!! England have won the World Cup! By the barest of margins! By the barest of all margins!"
Collins at RB, Ward in LB, yeah, that'll go swimmingly.
That's gotta be a good chance of being one of the slowest Stoke team's ever fielded surely.
The lack of any pace in our squad is one of the reasons we are where we are, apart from being shit obviously. Campbell hasn't done too much since the resumption but he is the only player who seems capable of outpacing Captain Tom.