Anyone see Coventry beat QPR?
I hope Mark Robin's keeps setting them up like he didn't in their League One campaign and the first 2 games this season. For those that may not be aware, Coventry set up with a midfield that resembles a square. They have two deep midfielders and two number 10s, so effectively a square of midfielders. They play 3 at the back, 2 wingbacks, the square or box midfield then 1 up top.
True, a player is removed from the fee that is being paid for him. And it doesn't have a bearing on their on pitch performance. But it does go show our (MFC's) inefficiencies in the transfer market. Especially in our current climate, where we are clearly having to rein spending in.
I did make the point about Johnson having more first team experience, so you'd expect him to be performing at a higher level than Spence.
37% passing accuracy against Watford. The only player worse than that on either side was Bettinelli. No outfield player that started the game on either side had a lower accuracy than 54%. Two subs - Wing (50%), Navarro (42.9%) had lower than that but still higher than Johnson. It's just one stat of course but it's quite interesting. Some of it is clearly because they are being told to just play it forward, and some of it is because of him crossing the ball, but it's not really good to have a player who gives the ball away almost two out of every three times that he has it. Not making major or blatant mistakes shouldn't be confused for playing well. It's also worth pointing out though that he isn't the only player not playing well.