Where there is life there is Hope!
Quite literally. That lad is quite simply the re-incarnation of Kevin Maclaren. Looks like him, plays like him. Potential combo in the middle sorted - six months in. Historical patterns aside. I think the underlying pre-requisite here is the manager. We've all taken some blows of late. I think this manager knows his stuff. I think he's potentially found a gem in the lad Hope. Nicely complemented with Matty. No's 2&3 look interesting. The credentials of manager and squad - I think the lads deserve equal credit. They've stuck at it. Perculating, simmering nicely. The fans appreciated a draw, at face value, today for me may have been the start of the new managers era. I have a niggle with the lad Hope on his first/second half contribution. He hit the bar in the second half. I want him alongside Matt, on the ball. He's a player. I think he's a decent lad. Put in one hell of a shift, I think he's intellegent. Nice combo. Well played, all round. The performance was for more pleasing than the result on the day. The rewards will come in time. Very well done - Very proud of the the lad's today.