The writing is on the wall…
Chairman John Berylson was at ‘Walls 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers and how this game summed up the season, and will carry on next season unless big changes are made.
Leading 1-0 at half time, so what do we do? Go to 4-5-1 and try and hold on to a single goal lead. Not for the first time this season, mid-game changes have resulted in Millwall losing points.
I love KJ, don’t get me wrong, the bloke has done wonders for my club, but this season is likely to have been the worst league season under KJ for the Lions, lets take the FA Cup semi final out of the equation and just focus on the league.
This season was looking to turn into a good one, with Chris Wood banging in the goals and pushed us as high as 4th. He was never going to sign for us, he used us to get a big move elsewhere and eventually went to Leicester. Then we let Darius Henderson, the bloke who kept us up last season, go to Forest on a free. I can see why though, on 16K a week, pick and chose when he turned up to training and wasn’t “in the right state’ when he did.
It was all about replacing them, KJ called this a “regeneration” of our strikeforce.
Well, one striker brought in was Nathan Tyson from Derby on loan. A bloke who doesn’t score and is injury prone, but KJ thought he could make a decent player there, he has not started one game. No wonder his nickname is “Tampax Tyson” one week in, three weeks out.
Next one was Rob Hulse coming in on loan from QPR. Hulse had a decent record playing at Charlton earlier in the season, so worth a go. How wrong was I. He has scored one goal (against Luton). He’s a target man who cannot head the ball or jump up and frankly he looks like he just doesn’t care and his happy to just get his money, and to storm down the tunnel after coming off against Blackburn.
Hope he drove straight back to QPR…
Another striker brought in Jermaine Easter from Palace on loan. Most couldn’t see why he was brought in, but he has done the best out the lot, the best of an abysmal lot. He seems to bring calmness into play and is a good passer of the ball, but KJ seems to insist on him playing on the wing or on his own, he wins a few share of headers but is not a target man, he needs support.
The striker signings have been a failure and will be the main reason for us going down if we finish in the bottom three.
Berylson must see that money will need to be spent. I’m hoping to see somehow the money from the cup exploits being spent, but I won’t be holding my breath.
Lets just hope whatever division we are in next seaman, their are big changes within the squad in the summer…