We never play with enough pace to break down well organised defences. With the exception of Warburton our midfield ( defence too but we are not trying to be Man City!) is not comfortable on the ball and just seems to slow the game down or lose the ball. Stopforth,let's face it is a very ordinary footballer, even at this level. He might have a great attitude and a great engine but he is just busy too no great effect. Winter is a sort of inhibited ball winner ( 'a stopper') with no flexibility to his game. Ball might have upside but is nothing special. Collectively the midfield never controls games and given we are too static with not enough off the ball movement we do not create much going forward.
I've literally seen more movement in a pub side going forward and much better crossing of the ball and set pieces. Maybe as Fred-Flange contends it just comes down to the fact that we have a mid-table budget and mid-table aspirations but a League 2 crowd..............
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