I reserve judgement regarding the recent goings on a Walton Street, as record amounts of cash have been splashed by Phil Brown on behalf of Paul Duffen and the new regime, but the acquisition of 34 year old Jay Jay Okocha, who hasn’t played any real competitive soccer for two years, for the king’s ransom of £15K a week doesn’t fill me with a great deal of confidence in the Manager‘s ability to pick the correct players for our needs.
The Tigers defeated Wolves on the road, this coming on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke which I missed due to returning from hi jinks at the Royal London Hospital and before the International break record £1 million signing Caleb Folan made his debut in front of the Sky cameras at Blackpool. Naturally we kept up the abysmal record on live TV and lost, but Folan looked strong, skill full and above all quick. But can he find the back of the net on a regular basis? Career stats suggest not…
Ian Angus (Wolves season ticket holder, but objective observer) had the following reflections on the Moyneiux clash.
“It is fair to say that we were awful; I mean, really bad. Something has gone terribly wrong this season. Hull were not great to be honest and would have been slayed by any other top team. I think you will struggle again this season.
“Normally, I would share your concerns re Okocha. I have said similar things to my Cardiff City mates re Fowler and Hasselbaink. Last night though, Okocha was sublime; just wonderful to watch. Wolves fans even gave him an ovation off the pitch.”
Time, as they say will tell, but I stand by my assertion that Brown is not good enough a Boss to take us to even mid table come the end of the season.
There’s the petard. Hope I’m well and truly hoisted on it by May.