Date:Sunday October 31 2010
I am not entirely sure in what context Steve Cotterill meant it, but his thoughts that we 'must strengthen' are slightly concerning...
Of course, I think we all know, that we could do with a little more depth in this squad but bringing in much will not, or at least should not, really happen should it?
Players, such as The Herminator and Danny Webber are returning to fitness, so that increases our numbers slightly, so we should not forget that.
No, do not think, we should forget the youngsters that we have, which perhaps need to be sheltered, but need to have faith put in them too as they are here and SHOULD be a part of the 1st team - I include Tom Kilbey in this, who seems to have been totally forgotten after an injury in pre-season...
'Using the tools' that are available is something that he has managed to do, without fuss, thus far so - within reason - why not continue to do this?
Quite if this is the media spinning it how they want to but the implication that they are giving is that Cotterill is looking to strengthen in January - I just hope that this is, if this is even the case, being looked at within realistic parameters.
Not purely down to the financial side of things, which MUST be kept in check, I am also thinking about the unity of this squad as tinkering too much, and then discarding players too easily that have helped us rebuild could soon see this unity destroyed, or at least unbalanced, and then where does this leave us?!
Whilst I appreciated that every manager wants 'his own team', moulding what we have into something stronger is something we must continue to do with minor, and I would 'hope' if not 'expect' this to be nothing more than minor adjustments being made.
Lets remember that we still have a big hole to dig ourselves out of, lets not make it deeper, which could end up being one too many that there is no way out of...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Sunday October 31 2010
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