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.