January was a rubbish month for us.
Off the field, Christian Doidge’s return to Forest Green and the conduct beyond that proved to be the final straw with many, resulting in the protests at the two most recent home games. On the field, just one point was picked up in a month we started with a 6-0 loss at Hull, the only win coming in the FA Cup third round at Walsall.
Still, we tried to pick out some positives and here’s the votes from a Twitter poll we did earlier, including a few write-in candidates.
1st – Luca Connell – 34 votes – One big positive has been Connell’s break into the first team, after making his debut off the bench against Walsall, he started in the Cup game against Bristol City, having a hand in the goal, before being the best player against Reading before being subbed off to everyone’s delight…An unsurprising winner.
2nd – Craig Noone – 17 votes – Occasionally, if not always, the quality has been there from Noone, the effort almost always is. He has been one of our more consistent performers this season.
3rd – Jack Hobbs – 4 votes – Being in and out of the team hasn’t helped him but doing what our attacking players struggle with and actually scoring a goal against Reading meant we may as well him chuck him onto the shortlist.
4th – Josh Magennis – 3 votes – Still struggling in the league, even getting into the starting XI, but his hat-trick in the FA Cup third round was the first by a permanent Wanderers signing for about a generation.
Meanwhile, two replied “Nobody” which is a completely reasonable opinion, while one former player definitely deserves a mention…
— Tomb Womble (@TombWomble) February 1, 2019