Immediate Reaction: Huddersfield Town v Bolton Wanderers

Joe Mason - Clint Hughes

It was a bit of roller coaster today, Dennis tries to walk upright (not to mention type) after getting off the ride.

Well then.  This was quite a day.  This match ended much differently than it began.  And my immediate reaction: What the hell!?!  As in, what the hell is the reason for not playing 4-4-2 from the start?  When Mason came on, I was very pleased.  And when he won it for us?  Well, I was slightly more pleased.  But it seems like Bolton Wanderers are making it harder than it needs to be.

Personally, I am not a big fan of the 4-4-2 in general.  I've spent a lot of time on this very site defending the 4-2-3-1 in fact.  But I believe that as new data is gathered new analysis must be done.  And this particular group of players, for whatever reason, is better suited for the 4-4-2.  Today was just further evidence.  The attack was rather toothless with the 4-5-1.  Lukas Jutkiewicz absolutely ran himself into the ground a the lone front man.  And Huddersfield Town always look more likely to win.

Then Liam Trotter came off and the Trotters switched to the 4-4-2.  Another goal from Joe Mason.  Another clean sheet for the defense.  Another three points in the bank.

I'm really happy with the win.  But I think Dougie Freedman needs to look at what is working, and look at what is not working.  He seems a little confused about the two at the moment.

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