Tuesday, 10 March 2015

So who should play in the No10 position against Blackpool?

A couple of weeks ago I would probably have been shouted out of town for even wondering who is best to partner Callum Wilson for AFCB, but as I am already out of town I guess I can ask the question. You could even say with the form of Brett Pitman and Yann Kermorgant that it is not unthinkable that Callum Wilson could even be rested for the game to give him more energy for the key games against Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town.
Yann was unlucky mot to score against Blackburn and hit two against Wolves.
Callum's contribution to the team has been great as usual over the last few weeks and while he has not got on the score sheet  of late it was evident in Eddie Howe's match report on the Fulham game that he had noted that Wilson missed a good chance to get a goal from a one-on-one situation. It may be a moment of the game that I missed early in the second half, but with Callum not scoring for a few games do you really rest him or give him more confidence by letting him play against the team at the bottom of the division?
Brett scored two and could had more against Fulham. Is he about to
 hit top form just at the right time.
The No10 role is the real place that is understandably of great interest for the Blackpool game. Yann Kermorgant was brilliant against Blackburn and wolves but Brett Pitman was unbelievable against Fulham and you also have Rantie trying to get a few minutes when he can. What a change around in terms of striker availability from only a few weeks ago. I'd like to think that Brett will get the nod as he may just be in that electric finishing mode at the moment that we know he is capable of, and.a run of goals now for Brett would surely put AFCB in with a great chance of lifting the title, and he often gets his goals in bucket loads when he is hitting the back of the net.

That would be hard on Yann Kermorgant who missed out on the Fulham win with a dead leg but the rest may just give him more incentive to come back wanting to up his game yet further and the matches against Cardiff, Middlesbrough and Ipswich will be massive. If AFCB only scrape past Blackpool then things could be changed in time for these next games. Having a different variety of strikers just may give AFCB another edge in the battle for promotion if they can all stay fit.

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