Bit of a grim match. I thought Ostler looks like he has a bit of promise. Harold showed some spark and will play more minutes this year, combined pretty well with Chianese in the first half of the first half. Wilson was solid at the back, which although he's played there a bit it is the first time I've seen him there for Glory.
Look, still early doors, so I'm not too fussed about the result even though it makes it harder to find competitive matches for us. I thought we didn't show much going forward, but Fornaroli and Castro up front together is pretty tantalising going forward.
In terms of players who will come in, we have Ikonomidis, Grant and Juande to come back and maybe Spira and Djulbic and each of Kim and Malik and Ingham (I presume is injured) will give us a lot more depth and will be in or around our starting squad.
Overall I thought our senior players didn't really show enough. Killa, Chianese, Franjic (definitely not a two footed player) were all pretty disappointing. Defensively we were alright until we ran out of legs. Our kids showed some good signs. I hope to see Brimmer take the next step in his game soon but he's still young. D'Agostino had one good strike but ultimately he and Fornaroli didn't look comfortable with our system yet.
Sounds like Lowry has gone, which is a big loss although will be lessened if Spira stays but if not that still leaves us with Mrcela, Grant, Tratt, Malik and probably Djulbic which isn't too bad. It also leaves us with a lot of cap space which will make the next few months pretty interesting.
Hopefully when we get to 12 clubs we just go with playing each other twice each and do away with some of these useless double-ups and have a much more impactful season with a couple byes thrown in for good measure. 24 week season as opposed to 29...