More strikers than London Transport – but who pays the penalty ?

1 Mar

Awaiting today’s League One action between Brentford and Carlisle, I proceeded to torture myself by watching last night’s game between Hibernian and Dundee United. I say ‘watch’ – refusal to sign up for a second subscription channel meant it was actually a case of going ‘old school’ and following the game on the internet equivalent of the now, sadly departed, ceefax.

The reason for this sudden interest in Scottish football was for, primarily, self-serving purposes rather than any particular desire to see who might limp into second place in the final table.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.


2 Responses to “More strikers than London Transport – but who pays the penalty ?”

  1. Steven March 1, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    I agree Farid is a great player with a very good minutes on the pitch to goal ratio. However, the concern from Mark Warburton & Uwe Rosler was that they were under the belief that Farid El-Alagui was unable to last a full 90 minutes. They did not want to keep a player that could only be effective for 20 mins of a game. This seems to be backed up by Dundee who have put him on the bench and keep bringing him on as a super sub to get vital goals. If he was able to play consistently 90 minutes like Clayton Donaldson I have no doubt he’d be a very lethal striker in league 1 but I think Brentford would rather find a young talent who can find the back of the net but make a wider impact over the whole course of the game and season. Good luck to Farid, very good professional and excellent atitutude, wishing him lots of success

    • nickbruzon March 1, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      I’ve no doubt that Grigg is the younger, up and coming talent. He’s an International player and will be sure to add to both his caps and goals.

      Farid’s talent and attitude are universally recognised – as are longer term fitness concerns. I just think its a real shame we’ve not been able to ‘keep a place for / hang on to’ (delete as applicable) a player who can consistently make such an impact from the bench.

      Its a tricky one , for sure.

      Hopefully Will can find the form we know he has and then it’ll be ‘case closed’.

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