Friday, 16 December 2016

Harry must keep his cool against Saints

When AFCB and the Saints come together on Sunday it may not be the dirtiest of derby games, but the tackles will be flying. Some of the tackles may be fair and clean, but others will probably be a bit rash and that could cause problems for one or two of AFCB's players, although there are not too many hot heads in the side.

Harry is just one card away from a suspension. 
At the moment AFCB have only had Adam Smith miss a game through suspension, but there are a couple of players in the team now sitting on four cards - Harry Arter and Dan Gosling. That may have been the reason why Dan Gosling has been on the subs bench of late, although the form of Arter and Wilshere probably has more to do with that. So while it will be good to see Harry getting after the Saint's midfield, I hope he has one eye on the Chelsea game.

I don't think many neutrals consider AFCB as much of a dirty team and yet they have picked up 28 yellow cards and Harry has had a red amongst those, for two yellows against West Ham. It was good to see that Harry has not been the first player to be suspended for AFCB and while I see him often remonstrating with referees, he has been getting to grips with keeping his aggression rooted in a lot of fair tackles, some of them real crunchers too.

The goals have dried up for him though and both Harry and Jack Wilshere may need to start thinking how they can get on the score sheet to help the team. I am certain though that Harry is coming into his best form and I see him finding it easier to play with Jack, and while that may mean Andrew Surman finds it harder to get back in the side when he comes back, I see Arter as a player that Eddie is more reluctant to leave out than many. Keep on the pitch Harry and don't lose your head on Sunday. 

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