I see that Blackburn have won two games out of two since Berg was sacked. Obviously Kean left behind such a shit squad, so the caretaker must be the next Mourinho...
So straight forward looking from the outside isn't it?!
The Barnsley win wasn't that impressive at all. We won 4-1 at the bottom club at the time in Peterborough under Berg. Winning 3-1 Barnsley wasn't much of a shock as they were terrible and sacked their manager afterwards. Like Barnsley we got lucky with the first goal yesterday, and from what I understand the first half was truly shocking and the rebound changed everything. I've never seen the first two goals in games back to back come from rebounds of a player's knee in my life. From that Forest's heads went down but it was a good result. Hopefully we can carry it on, and maybe give Bowyer a chance to stake his claim, but from what he says it doesn't look like he wants it. I'd prefer almost anyone to Peter Taylor. Billy Davies or Sean O'Driscoll are the only options of managers I think would take it.
Admittedly the team looks stronger now as Bowyer dropped the shite Etuhu, Formica & Markus Olsson. He's brought some of the better players in and is playing more of an attacking game with King, Rochina, Kazim-Richards & Rhodes all in the same team, and he's getting the best out of them. He's playing proper wingers now, but it's two results, one against the worst team in the league and a Forest team in transition.
It still doesn't change the fact that we've got major problems in areas of the pitch, most notably central midfield. Etuhu has been absolute gash, and thankfully Bowyer's seen that and dropped him straight away. Murphy's been very poor and along with Lowe and that waste of space Etuhu, they're our only central options. Lowe's done okay the last two games but we're still very weak in that area, especially if one of them gets injured.
Scott Dann is still a disaster waiting to happen, especially when it comes to his distribution and concentration. Hanley is the same with his concentration, and we only have those two and Givet as centre back options. We definitely need another centre half and central midfielder this month. If either of our full backs get injured we're up shit creek too. There's only Ribeiro to cover or we're looking at playing Markus Olsson or Lowe out of position again.
Despite the two wins there's still major issues in the squad that we need to address. Just one or two injuries to those areas, or to Jake Kean and we'll be struggling massively. We're relying on youth now in Kean, Hanley, Henley, Lowe & King. The likes of Etuhu, Dunn, Givet, Robinson need to be shipped out to get them off the wage bill and bring in replacements who aren't inexperienced Portuguese players that Kean & Singh brought in in the summer. Edinho, Rosado, Henrique & Jorge, one league start between them and less than a handful of actual appearances.