Before I start, this is an article discussing who, in my opinion, should start in place of the suspended Joe Morrell.
I am fully aware some of the options are non-starters. I am also aware that the manager picks the team and if you’re reading this (and probably live in Skegness) then a comment along the lines of ‘I’ll let the manager pick the team’ is not needed, cheers for your input.
It is speculative, offering the pros and cons as I see them. I wasn’t actually going to write about it, but it seems the Echo’s poll has thrown up Jack Payne as the front runner and a few people asked me my opinion. I gave it on Twitter, but there are pros and cons to each of the candidates. The Echo had six candidates, I’m going to work with seven as they missed one out.
Seven candidates but only six who have pages dedicated to them, I hear you ask (or you might have asked if you’d noticed). Yes, that’s right. Why?
Because (and I can’t stress this enough) Jack Payne is not an option.
It’s not because I don’t rate him, and he is here as a ‘candidate’ of sorts, but he is not an option to replace Joe Morrell. Payne is a number 10, Morrell more or less a six. At a push, and it is a huge push, you might have Payne as an eight but he simply isn’t an option to replace Joe Morrell, not even an option like two I’ll discuss who will not be in the manager’s plans. So, to kick us off, there’s a picture of Jack Payne above for you, a player I hope gets a shot at the ten role, behind the striker where he plays, but not in the six where he doesn’t.
On with the show, starting with my sixth choice and working up from there.