Posting is fast and loose again owing to time constraints. There’s a new Coleman video on the official site which I confess to not having seen, but someone who has suggests that we won’t now be seeing Vincenzo Montella starting against Portsmouth.
This could, of course, be nothing more than Coleman scheming and trying to keep Harry Redknapp guessing. Montella, he is said to have said, might lack match fitness. To which I have to wonder what match fitness is. If Montella’s been training all month, has played for the reserves, he should be aerobically fit and well used to having people kicking footballs in his general direction. Furthermore, he was unfit in all senses of the word when he first joined us but it didn’t stop him scoring goals, so what gives now?
To my mind you start Montella and ask questions later. If you’re in doubt, never mind, do it anyway. The man’s a goalscorer and we need one of those like Posh Spice needs food.