I've been worried about COS for a while now. He had set such high standards for so long, he seemed to slip from that last year, looked distracted too. I wonder does he need a different role?
People can say what they like about 'everything being all right in the summer' but the fact is quite a few of our big game-winning players of the past few years looked washed out, or over the hill on Sunday. A few lads who are still doing it, like Philly, and Cluxton, and a brilliant cameo effort from Mannion dragged us to the brink of a draw. Fento was always due a dip, we need to be able to survive without always depending on him dominating.
Moran has always been a class act, just crucified with injuries a long while. He represents a great challenge for Fento now, this could be the making of young Brian, of him getting even to another level. But bottom line is, if 3 or 4 of Brogan, Kev, Connolly, Flynner, MCauley, COS, Johnny, Jack Flash, either can't do it anymore, at the very top level, or struggle to get back(Johnny, Jack) then we are banjaxd. Dermos woes are not necessarily just going to work out, he could be just worn out