swash wrote:Biggest disappointment for me was that we didn't find out what Maynard could do, as the rest of the team appeared to think that Carlton was still up top and gave him nothing to feed off at all.
Yes, I thought this, but read elsewhere in this thread that at Bristol City he was used to playing alone up top. Didn't look that way to me - quite a few balls up to him that he'd only have a chance of winning if a defender slipped. Result = impossible to judge him really.
He, like Baldock, who needed to come on before we had a shot on target, will work better, in my untrained opinion, in a more obvious 4-4-2, or at least a system sufficiently flexible for us to feed the shorter/faster forward off Cole's knock down's.
Vaz Te seems more of a conventional wide player to me. Didn't have a great game yesterday, but Palace have a well-drilled defence.
More generally, fatigue seemed to have set in. Faubert was clumsy at best and JC not very effective.
Palace won it on points, but we emerged with a fair point overall.
Our away form will raise us for Cardiff. Well looking forward to that.