Thank God for another international break. It means we can carry on our great form at the moment under Steve Lomas, not winning…
Saturday’s game against Bolton was a pivotal one, the result will make the feelings towards the previous games either and glass half empty or half full.
It proved to be a half empty feeling as Bolton beat the Lions comfortably 3-1.
Last year our defence was our strong point, this year it’s our biggest area of weakness as time after time we were ripped through by the Bolton attack, especially by favourite pantomime villain Jermaine Beckford.
We should be doing better then this. Compare the team this year to the one we finished last year with, improvements all around the pitch, but a mixture of poor management and players not on form is causing the decline.
Lomas did deserve time to try and make the squad his own and try to implement his own playing style, but surely his time is starting to run out?
Three wins in 15, a 20% win percentage, three points outside the dropzone and the second worst goal difference in the division, the ‘Lomas Effect’.
And lets say the strikers have not been at their best either, the only one who has been half decent so far is Scott McDonald, such a pity that he seems to have glass knees.
Martyn Waghorn is playing mostly out in a wide position and I feel sorry for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t come back when his loan is up. Jermaine Easter has fulfilled his chances when given, but won’t get you 15+ goals a season.
Steve Morison was expected to play the biggest part out of all of the signings, but he seems to have a serve case of “Billy Big Potatoes” since coming back, like playing back at the Den is beneath him. He seems lazy and uninterested, no wonder the likes of Easter are thought more of a threat at the moment.
And Andy Keogh? The less said about him the better.
The thing is, we don’t have a bad team, look at the teams around us at the moment, I believe we have much superior quality compared to the likes of Yeovil and Charlton, it’s just not coming together.
Lomas will be looking at our first game back after the break as a absolute must win, at home to second bottom Barnsley.
Going seven without a win, and losing to Barnsley at home with this team just shouldn’t happen, but what Millwall team actually turns up will decide that…