First 20 minutes, after that he was fine. I’m surprised that the most experienced defender didn’t play on the left given that all 3 centre backs are predominantly right footed- but I reckon Batth would have got roasted having to play on the left.
Looked a solid again, get them signed up on longer deals. They could be our future for a long time to come.
Thought they got by, they gave the ball away and were constantly targeted. Better opposition would of got something
Surprisingly all the shit opposition we played last year had no problems scoring against a defense of Chester Batth and Bruno Martins Indi. We go to a team who’s last home defeat was in February, who were 5th in the league and had lost 1 of their last 13 games - we keep a clean sheet and you manage to moan about two potentially excellent youngsters. Targeting them clearly worked didn’t it?
I love the pair of them. They play with no fear and aren’t afraid of getting dirty. Collins started a bit shaky, however grew into it and was simply superb. Big Harry slabhead is just a joy to watch. Typical no nonsense defender that loves to defend. It’s like having a young Huthy back there
Bobby Moore, John Terry, Tony Adams were not blessed with pace, one was world class and the other two didn’t get done too often. If you can read a game, the gaining of experience will help compensate for some lack of pace.