An important three points on Sunday! A day to remember for Dimitar! Yet another reminder of a flaw in our ranks as we lose a two goal lead for the second time in a week!
Ideally, there is nothing wrong with Manchester United but that is just on the surface of things. Fans and manage alike are still working out a reason as to why we've let in as many goals as we have so far this season. That we let in less at this stage last season when we had all sorts of problems in defence at this stage makes it all the more baffling. I mean given the return to fitness of our first choice custodian and a more or less first team defence, you;d think that this season's title charge would be down to defence.
On Sunday though, it was the poor challenge on Torres by Evans that gave the Dippers a way in plus Fletcher's inability to stick close to the wall that allowed Gerrard to draw them level. I still think we were a much better team on Sunday than 3-2 and although Dimi did spare our blushes, I shudder at the thought that we seem not to have solved a phantom problem in our defence. So far it has cost us heavily only on the road---but on the road is where we open our Cariling Cup defence this season against Scunthorpe.
We seem to do well against major opposition in this competition, so I was a bit shaken by the draw. I mean its lower opposition that has accounted for our demise in the recent Cup competitions so hopefully this time we get it right. I don't expect the manager to play his best side tomorrow but I'd like to see Obertan, Anderson, Rafael, Fabio and PIG given more time in this competition. The likes of Smalling, Hernandez and Bebe could use this as another avenue to kickstart their careers at he club.