Date: 12th November 2013 at 2:35pm
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One of the worst derby matches I have ever witnessed ended in a dour 0 – 0 draw.

Barnsley were the better team throughout the match but their inability to finish off the worst Donny team I have seen is a big worry.

I would certainly be worried if I was a Rovers fan with their failure to score past our shoddy defence.

What worries me the most is that despite being the better team in the last three games, we haven`t won any of them and I see nothing changing any time soon.

We have played three poor teams and have been unable to come away with maximum points and see nothing to suggest that we can stay in the league.

The manager hasn`t got a clue tactically but I`m not calling for his head just yet as I`m not sure we can get anyone who is capable of keeping us up. I blame the board, manager and players equally and if we don`t go down this season then I will happily streak across the Oakwell pitch at the first match of next season.

I know most readers will be expecting me to rip the team to bits but all I want to do is give my honest opinion and a contrast to chiefred. Remember they are my team too and I also want them to win.

So the positives from Saturday that I will take are that we kept a clean sheet, we didn`t lose and we were the better team. Other than the clean sheet bit though it is just the same old story.

Changes are needed to the team and the system and possibly the management team in the near future.

Players who have underperformed all season need taking out and from those that played on Saturday I would drop Wiseman, Kennedy, Mvoto, Perkins, Fox and Pedersen. I would also be tempted to say O`Grady for missing a penalty as it`s unforgiveable in my eyes for a professional footballer to miss a penalty, but unfortunately there`s no one else to pick.

I would like to see 3-5-2 again in our next game and these are the players I would pick:
Butland
Hassell, Cranie, Nyatanga
O`Brien, Etuhu, McCourt, Cywka, Noble-Lazarus
O`Grady, Scotland

Subs – A goalkeeper (if Steele is not fit then a young lad but definitely a keeper on the bench), Dagnall, Pedersen, Digby, Jennings, Mvoto, Dawson.

I`d like your responses. I don`t feel I am being too negative or negative for the sake of it. At the end of the day we are second bottom and I am not happy to see my team in such a position.




This article is by TonyTyke and not the usual site editor chiefred.