Despite being a multi season ticket holder these days attendance at HQ for me this season has been a little sporadic to say the least. I generally go more to see family and friends and when even that's not enough to drag my arse out in the cold I rely on the kids wanting to go and dragging me there. The football hasn't been a pull for quite a while. This is pretty much down to Piggybaink setting his teams up not to lose rather than to win and boring me to tears.
Anyway I have been to a few games under Holloway now and, aside from Reading away, really can't believe how we aren't picking up more points. The performances I have seen, while a bit patchy, have generally been good. Certainly far more watchable - even in defeat - than under Jimmy Floyd. We are playing at a good tempo, passing it well and creating chances, we just don't seem to be clinical in taking them. I can't see Smith being prolific but if we can get Washington closer to him I think they could be a decent pairing. Conor has to be the unluckiest player I have seen in to while, coming to Rangers as a goal scorer and then getting stuck out wide left by not one but two managers. If that doesn't work (heard it claimed we can't go 442 with our midfielders) then get Ravel in and around Smith for the knock downs and we should have a few 20 yard rockets flying in. There isn't that much broken with this side, I see promise. I may even turn up for the Wigan and Cardiff games.
In other news how good did Freeman look on debut? Quick feet, loads of energy and a good goal. That could be a great £300k!