Have to say Old Fan the Young, Modric, Palacios, Lennon combo looks exciting IF we can get Young. If we don't I reckon O'Hara could do a good job - he didn't do too badly at the back end of last season if I recall. And the fact that he's willing to stay and fight for his place speaks volumes. IMO it was a mistake selling Malbranque to Sunderland, but that's in the past now.
Anyone rate the talk of Joe Cole coming to WHL? He's not been offered an extension to his contract if reports in the evening press are to be believed ...
Danny Rose has the makings of a good LW but I have to say he didn't do as well on Sunday as I'd hoped.
Have to disagree about Daws needing a more experienced player alongside him. I've always rated him even when he's had a bad day at the office. He played with Ledley in the 2 5th place finish seasons and they were an awesome combo so he couldn't have been that bad. When Robbo suffered his goalkeeping crisis of confidence and Ledley's knee problem reared its ugly head, I believe that affected Daws as well as the rest of the back 4. The lad is a good defender, scores some goals too and IMO just needs to get his confidence back. The injury setback in the pre-season must have been a blow to him.