Ben Gibson returned from injury last week for Burnley. He was on the bench at Stamford Bridge where they lost 3 nil. All eyes on tomorrows team sheet when they play Leicester. Whilst he not started a game for god knows how long, when fit he is a regular on the bench. Therefore if he not on bench tomorrow that might be telling...
Someone was discussing Augsberg dropping Oxford after one bad game, someone said it would be like us dropping Coulson after yesterday, people have then misinterpreted this as someone wanting Coulson dropped
i totally agree CT. i think Woodgate needs to develop a thicker skin given job he is in. He always says i can handle criticism etc but in all honesty he seems to respond in a petulant manner when faced with difficult questions.
One thing i really like about Woodgate is how positive he is. He never criticises players for individual poor performances or errors and is constantly trying to encourage them. That is refreshing from the way Pulis laid in to them each post match. However, he does need to improve on his ability to handle the tougher questions/criticism from the media.
I'm confused. Where's all this talk of dropping Coulson come from? He didn't have the experience to deal with Knockaert, but that doesn't mean he needs replacing. He just needs more experience of playing against that type of player. Knockaert's movement tied him in knots. Hopefully being able to practice against Roberts and Nmecha will help as they can have quite a bit of trickery in how they move around. He hasn't had anyone like that to practice against, so it is not surprising his lack of experience showed we suddenly faced with it in a match. Our whole team was tired and struggled with how Fulham played, not just Coulson.