- Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:21 pm
I drove down to the ground with one of my best mates today, who also happens to be a lifelong Wimbledon fan. He actually reckons after 4 seasons struggling to stay in this league that it would be better for them to drop down into L2 next season, and judging by that performance, I suspect they might. They were certainly as poor as Southend. The 2-1 scoreline flattered them. We should have been out of site by half time. Fair dues to Jackett, he seems to be getting the message, and dropped Close again, something most of us have been crying out for for ages. Seddon was very good today in his home debut, and you can see him beginning to form a great relationship with Curtis on the left. Interestingly, this was probably his worst of his three games for us, but he is so so much better than Brown and Haunstrup, and I love his attacking attitude, oh and his delivery The other loanee, McGeehan also had a great debut and he is soooo much better than Close. He can head and tackle for starters. A great signing, albeit only a loanee one, and I suspect the missing link in midfield.The revelation of the day for me, however, was Raggett's performance. By far his best game for us - he was outstanding and deservedly awarded MOTM. I'd still start Jack ahead of him once fit though. On the latter, he got the biggest cheer of the day when he ran out to 'warm up' after about 15 minutes in. Burgess was also very solid, but not given much to do, especially once their Brentford loanee went off injured. I though Bolton had a steady game too, though not quite sure why Jackett replaced him with Haunstrup. Didn't get that at all. On the subject of substitutions, we were saying that we needed to make changes at least 5 minutes before they scored as you could see it coming. Yet again, Jackett too reactive for my liking. Cannon played well again, but was rightly subbed as he was in danger of getting a second yellow card, especially from that ref who was card happy. Curtis didn't have his best game but his delivery for the winner was class. Marquis yet again disappointed me, though was in the right place again to score the winner. That's three in three now, but I still wouldn't start him ahead of Harrison, who yet again seriously impressed me. He wins everything in the air, and his hold up play is immense. Definitely one of Jackett's better signings for us. Harness was good again, his goal superbly taken. Naylor was Naylor - love him. Finally, Bass - didn't have much to do, and could have done nothing about the goal, but I like his kicking and distribution, which was for the most part good today considering the windy conditions. So Jackett said in the week he now knows his No 1 GK. So I assume that means it is Bass? That's about 15 games undefeated at Fortress Fratton (can call it that now) - last game I remember us losing at home was against Peterborough late last season. Not sure why, but I feel we might be on our way, especially if we keep playing like we did in the first half today. We were impressive. Even my Wimbledon mate said so!
Whatmough can I say