He cannot be worse than any of the shot shy strikers we have now.
I wouldn't blame shot-shy strikers, per se, for our problems yesterday (although I certainly wouldn't exclude the poor Grabban from criticism).
The problem, as I see it, is predominantly one of movement without the ball - or more specifically it's almost total absence. Defending we don't move well, and thus look under substantial threat because we don't get to the point of the attack well. When we have the ball, this is even more obvious. The man on the ball mucks around with a couple of touches, normally at least one unnecessary, and then looks up. What he inevitably sees is a bunch of teammates happily sitting on their defender, with little attempt to move or stretch them, and apparently no interest in making a space to receive the ball.
It was also interesting that there was an almost total disconnect between attacking and defending (despite both of them being a little ponderous and unsupported), to the extent that we almost looked like separate units.
If we play like that all season there isn't a hope in hell of us getting anything like promoted....but I do expect us to be better than that on average. I'm not a fan of the managers 'style' but he hasn't got to the position he is in without having eyes, or an ability to organise...and we should see those superpowers being used over the next month or so. Or we is fooked..
I know one of those sixteen year olds....hang about, don't be judgemental...by being friends with a relative of hers from the pub. We are pencilled in for a sunday afternoon jaunt when they organise it. Saw some game footage via the magic of camera phone on thursday.