To confusing that line up, I would go for,grimsbyquaker wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2023 8:17 amOn reflection, if you break us down player by player, there aren’t many who you would single out as not being good enough for NLN football.
TT - solid keeper
Griffiths- good RB
Lees - solid CB
Lawlor - mostly solid CB
Sukar - mostly solid CB or LB
Mustoe - mostly solid LB?
Platt - very good DM
Hatfield - very good all-round CM
Liddle - jury out for me
Moke - keeps possession ticking over but not much attacking threat
Rivers - deserves a role in the side?
Salkeld - surprisingly our best player in recent games but wasted at wing back?
Nelson - good finisher but better running with the ball at goal
Hazel - starved of service but equally not looking like scoring even when he gets it atm
These players, or the bulk of them, are surely good enough to be more competitive, unless the NLN standard has shot up massively, which I doubt. The frustrating thing is other teams, even the poor ones, make up for any lack of quality by being well organised and playing to their strengths. I think we needed a new manager who could sort this out as a priority.
My solution would be to send the loanees back and focus on tightening up at the back and scoring goals
My solution based on current personnel
Griffiths Lees Lawlor Mustoe/Sukar
Nagandu Hatfield Salkeld
Nelson could drop back to a deeper 10 if we found a CF or Hazel comes on. Rivers best as a 10 too imo
Griffiths Lawlor lees Hedley,
Rivers Platt Hatfield Nagando,
442 the team is crying out for organisation, I’ve put Nagando in there but never seen him play.
Hedley IMO is better than Sukar or Mustoe.