Mike's Moan - Onwards And Upwards
Updated Tuesday, 29th August 2006
The international break has definitely come at the wrong time for the Mighty ‘Well as we were just getting our season going – let's keep our fingers crossed that the break does not halt our momentum and that we can keep moving onwards and upwards!
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The forward line also looked better with Macdonald and Elliot playing, both of whom also worked hard all afternoon. Elliot still looks a touch raw, but he led the line well and had some nice touches - enough to presume that he will be a good signing. I was also pleased to read in one of the Sunday papers that he does not see his future at Hearts and that he is desperate to extend his loan spell to the end of the season. This might offer us some faint hope of signing him but I fear if he plays well another club with more money will come in for him.
Even though things are looking up for the team, none of us should be fooled into thinking we do not need more signings before the transfer window. A defender and another midfielder are a must, as our squad if wafer thin in these positions. There have been various reports about the Danny Murphy situation, some saying we are signing him now some saying he is coming in January on a pre-contract agreement. If he is as good as some of the Cork City fans are saying surely we should pay a little extra to get him in now, as he is supposedly “fast”, “hard in the tackle”, and “has a great left foot” - all the attributes we need.
We also need cover in midfield as if anything happens to Lasley or Kerr we are struggling. Fitz could play in the centre, but I think his best position is attacking up the left side where he can use his pace and where there is less pressure on him. I'm sure MM could rustle up another centre midfielder loan signing before the deadline, were we not linked with Lawson from Celtic??? Lets keep our fingers crossed, and if MM gets the players in I for one will be right behind him!!!
Oh and one more thing, for god sake Maurice please drop Kevin McBride!!!