The Tom Ince Debacle
Has he been banned from his Playstation? Has he been sent to his room? I don't know, but what has happened to Tom Ince?
As a fan of the club I have grown fond of Ince Jr. in his time at Blackpool FC.
And once I had arrived at Bloomfield Road I had immediately set out plans to make Ince the focal point of our play.
I had received advice from a certain tactical genius (who goes by the name of Bono
) and he suggested playing him on the left as an Advanced Playmaker. After that didn't work I decided to change the England U21 to a right winger cutting inside on to his favoured left foot, with the instruction of placing shots.
Yet this tactical shakeup has only gotten one goal out of our star player, one that can be largely attributed to Bournemouth's poor goalkeeper on the day. I decided to warn the player that he didn't have an indispensable place in the team, and he reacted well.
But he has yet to produce the goods still, and he wasn't given any luck at all in the rest of the month. Something is going to have to spark him in order for us to reap the benefits of possessing such a talent for this level.
One player who has impressed me greatly, however, is Nathan Delfouneso. The Villa loanee has shown he is an expert finisher and a true poacher. He is clinical and opportunistic in his play and has given us the goals that we have been deprived of by Ince Jr.
Marvin Zeegelar, however, has been the knight in shining armour. Replacing Ince on the left, he has become our top scorer and looks lethal in front of goal - enough form to keep him in the team week in week out.
October for us begins: a) on my birthday, and b) against rivals Bolton. A must win game not only for the fans but for me too. Gladly, though, I think we can come away with the win considering their league standing.