August 02, 2013

This Summer's Changes


WAGGA MOON's assessment


So the expected cull of last season's failures failed to materialise with only Evan Horwood shown the door, ironically not the worst player in the team by a long chalk.

And the two has-beens that are Collins and Monkhouse amazingly given contract extensions although what they did to deserve them is hard to fathom. And whose idea it was to give the deadly duo the time of day has yet to be revealed.

But one would have to look to Hodcroft who was likely playing at being a manager when no one was in place. Totally unprofessional and foisting another two players on the incoming manager and coach.
"one thing bothers me. If Cooper was not deemed to be in the top two candidates last November ...how come by May he is the right man for the job."

With money allegedly so tight is it sensible two give two proven failures another crack of the whip? At the time of writing we have one newcomer to the club in Jack Compton and we will have to hope Colin Cooper has seen something in him to give us a boost this season.

I wish Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett every success in their new jobs but one thing bothers me. If Cooper was not deemed to be in the top two candidates last November, John Hughes and Phil Brown being Hodcroft's favoured choices, how come by May he is the right man for the job.

Among the disastrous choices of manager Hodcroft has appointed it must be remembered he got it right twice before. Danny Wilson and Mike Newell both took us to promotion but there have been embarrassing failures, notably Neale Cooper and Chris Turner, especially in their second stints at the club.

But it is time to get behind Cooper and Hignett now and hope he can bring in some exciting young loan signings as he must be well aware of the young talent at Middlesbrough and around the North East.

As for where we will finish this season, I reckon top half will be achieved and even better if Hodcroft opens the purse strings and stops hiding behind the Financial Fair Play argument for not investing.

Get Dove Energy or Bo Larsson to pay to rename the Vic, pump some oil money in and sign up a few decent players. Job done!