Johnny Guitar wrote:Hi Jaycee
What is the overall impression with PNE under Neil as opposed to grayson and has the managerial change adversely affected Horgan's and Boyles progression?
I haven’t seen as many games as I would have liked this season, but I’ll try to answer your question.
The majority of fans prefer Neil to Grayson as we are now an attacking force and not a boring defensive team. The unfortunate thing is that the wheels have come off somewhat as we have suffered several serious injuries especially in central defence.
Andy Boyle had an average pre season and was behind 3 or 4 others in the pecking order, and he was unable to force himself into a team who only conceded 4 goals in the first 10 games. That has changed drastically over the last 5 games as we’ve picked up several serious injuries. Boyle came in last night and did a good job in a defence that was very disjointed. Boyle now has the opportunity to nail down his position in the team. I hope he takes this opportunity.
Daryl Horgan on the other hand,hasn’t regressed but doesn’t get much game time under Neil. I don’t think Neil likes Horgan (just my personal opinion) but again hopefully he will get his chance and take it. Problem for Daryl is that we have about 8 good front line players vying for 4 positions.