New Season Barometer
Originally stolen from The Face magazine back in the day, the Barometer has always been one of the most popular parts of our previous sites. Thus I didn’t see any reason not to keep it rolling here.
Leeds Away First Game – Aside from Forest, could there be a bigger start to the season? Leeds first game back up, packed Elland Road, Live on Sky. They’ll be no doubt the seasons started after this humdinger.
4-2-3-1 – “Non League Nigel” proves once agin that he is a far more forward thinking and innovative than his original reputation suggested. Will be interesting to see how this goes in the Jurassic 4-4-2, 4-5-1 world of the Championship.
Robbie Savage – His ever-increasing media profile gets the club’s name out there and raises the profile in a really positive way. His Twitter feed is hilarious as well; get on it.
Kris Commons – He’s fit, he’s on fire and he’s still a Ram. Regardless of his contract situation, if he’s on the pitch and in the mood for 30+ games, we’re top 8.
The Grass may not be greener – At the time of writing, Rob Hulse is still here and we haven’t got anywhere near signing the much touted big money striker. However if Rob plays a full season at the top of our new pyramid, is there anyone who thinks he won’t score 20 goals minimum?
No big signings – As an opposite viewpoint, we were all expecting a proper big signing and it simply hasn’t materialised. Whether this is a bad thing remains to be seen. Yet you have to wonder why we won’t entertain Tonge’s wages, yet he’s strongly linked with Cardiff and Forest.
Defensive Injuries – 2 weeks to kick off and already we have five injured centre halves! The big picture may not be as bad as all that but we can’t have another year of niggling injuries killing our season.
New Kit – Nice as it all is, am I the only one who’s bored of the Adidas White home, Black Away treadmill? 1 more year to go.
Steve Davies – I watched a DVD of the Man Utd semi final and the two Forest away wins the other night and he was awesome. As I posted last week, his injury is such a shame and I don’t see him playing for Derby again, in fact I’m not sure he’ll play for anyone professionally for a while.
Billy Davies – Men, this is the face of the enemy. He may be quiet currently, you may have even forgotten about him. Rest assured he’s still there plotting and planning victory for the forces of evil. Stay alert at all times and let’s make sure when we do battle, we send him scurrying back to his lair (again) with maximum prejudice.