BSAD report: There’s a certain irony here.When we blew the top half of the First Division apart back in ’99, there were a few noses put out of joint. Thinking back, there are memories of familiar criticisms levelled at Graham Taylor’s style of play, its alleged reliance on big strikers and set pieces. Not just Trevor Francis either.
With Keith Scott back at Norwich and Devon White back at Notts County, we have only Gifton Noel-Williams available to play the conventional centre forward role. And even Gifton’s not really that conventional (plus he’s only seventeen and deserves some time and patience to adapt to senior football). So, after all last season’s finger-pointing over Glenn Roeder’s inability to bring strikers to Watford, we’re back to playing short-arses up front – on this occasion, it was Tommy Mooney and Kevin Phillips.
|English Division Two (old)||Table »|
|Birmingham City||1-2||Swindon Town|
|English Division Three (old)||Table »|
|Bristol City||6-1||Huddersfield Town|
|Cardiff City||0-1||Notts County|
|English Sherpa Vans Trophy Northern Final 2nd Leg|
|Blackpool||1-1||Bolton Wanderers||aet (1-2)|
|English Sherpa Vans Trophy Southern Final 2nd Leg|
|Wolverhampton Wndrs||0-2||Torquay United||(2-3)|