Originally Posted by Lil'Jimmy
From what I saw on tuesday if Blackburn can sure up defensively , especially in the middle . There is no reason you shouldn't be challenging with the likes of Rhodes , Rochina and Murphy in the team.
Defensively we're too poor and we need to work on that side of the game for sure. The two goals we gave away came from simple high balls into the box that we just couldn't deal with. They were crap goals to concede, especially at the death like that to lose two points like we've done three times away from home already this season.
Murphy's been absolute gash all season. He hasn't looked motivated at all. Until Berg came in he'd been dropped by Black and we were getting the wins without him. If Berg can get him playing to anything like he was last season at Fulham then great because we lack quality in the centre of midfield.
Rhodes is a goal machine and the problem we've had is giving him the service he deserves. When he's had someone playing alongside him like Nuno Gomes & Rochina he's always had chances and usually taken them. Most of the time though he looks isolated due to our lack of wingers and lack of a strike partner.
Tuesday was an improvement on Saturday and I think with this squad we need time to improve. Aside from Robinson, Givet, Rochina & Rhodes we're starved of any real talent. Dann's a liability at the back, Hanley's clumsy, so is Martin Olsson. Pedersen's a tart who can't cut it anywhere on the field now, same goes for Dunn and Etuhu & Murphy don't look interested.