Saturday, 13 December 2008

Lower scorers

Despite our early season reputation as a team that guarantees goals at both ends of the pitch (a quite fair reputation), our last few games have shown a rather different trend.

Cahill's header today was only the third goal we've conceded in six games. Our defence still isn't great, but these numbers suggest we're not that bad. At the other end, though, we're not as potent as we once were: we've scored one goal in the last four.

It's like we're replaying the Eriksson era in fast-forward: from free scoring entertainers reminiscent of the Keegan team to dour, goalless battlers more like the Pearce side. But we've gone through this transformation in half the time it took us last year.

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