Torquay United V Woking 12th August 2008 Aug 12, 2008 19:06:37 GMT
Post by Enzo on Aug 12, 2008 19:06:37 GMT
Hargreaves is nigh on 37, and at the end of last season he looked jaded and shot. At Wembley he looked 137 to me and to be honest I think he was overused through necessity at a part of the season when we were struggling.
Maybe Bucks has said to him "if you can adapt to playing at the back, maybe you can get another two years at this level"
This is a tried and trusted way for class players at lower division clubs and I well remember 30 years ago we visited York City who featured international forward Peter Lorimer as sweeper, and we had Bruce Rioch playing the same role for us - both old heads on shot to bits legs!
I would take Greavsie extending his Plainmoor career this way, wouldn't you? (1)
................and don't you reckon the way Histon play would seriously examine ANY central pairing? (2)
(1) To be honest, not on his performance on Saturday. Also, the central midfield options we have this year mean that Hargreaves would not necessarily need to be flogged to death as he was last year. Maybe Buckle wanted to rest him last year, but looked around only to see Hockley. We are stronger this year. The players of the past that you highlight had an ability to read the game, which made up for their lack of pace. That was one of CH's main faults on Saturday. But, like I have said this is based on one game only. It may have been a one off.
(2). Again, no. If our centre halves can't cope with a couple of big fellas and a direct style then we have no hope of getting out of this league. It was the Histon forwards inability to make the most of indecision in our ranks which stopped them scoring. Better players would have punished us.
Buckle must think the current set up can be improved as he would not otherwise have gone for Johnson.