We're not playing good football at the moment are we? But we're getting results, and in August, that's all you want. Some cobwebs still need to get dusted away maybe - relationships formed. Delighted with the win, it was deserved, and up against a fairly decent side in Exeter - they parked a small bus of course, but they remembered to attack and did well I thought.
Somethings not happening in the middle tho, and I've been a little dissapointed in Henderson I have to say. One or two nice touches but I think he's been poor overall so far this season. Plenty of time with him of course, but I think he's finding it difficult. Would it be too strong to call him lazy? Probably is.
And dear old Andy Carroll is a conundrum too. Really likable striker, and when he lifts up his left peg to shoot, it's always going to be interesting, he's got a cracking drive on him, plus a neat touch, but he drifts about in areas where maybe it's not needed. I can't think of any striker who plays like him at all, he's a one off, but he's a project that needs moulding.
Downing tho, for all the 'please god no!' cries that we would have shouted only two years ago, is a quality little player. A really astute addition - he can wake up a team. Lovely player.
We're not playing the brilliant football we saw under Kenny at times last season, but we're winning games. Slowly slowly does it.