My first glimpse of Wycombe for this season last night at Aldershot and much to ponder over.
The first 60minutes was not easy on the eye (unless you were an Aldershot fan). Lots of long balls, and a number players struggled to carry out the basics of controlling the ball and playing a simple pass to a team mate.
Come 60 minutes and a raft of changes and it was like watching a completely different game, and a pleasure to watch. The keeper was rolling the ball out from the back, lots of quick intricate passing through the midfield 5, and plenty of midfield runners supporting Dayle up front.
At the end the competitive spirit shone through, and even though it was a pre-season friendly, the players where hungry to win, rushing to get the ball back and take a quick throw.
I really felt it was a changing of the guard both in style of play and personal in midfield and attack. If the last 30 minutes are anything to go by I will look forward to watching Wycombe much more this coming season, as even if we don't get the results the entertainment will be much improved, with a very youthful line-up going forward.
Interestingly when the changes were made Harriman moved from midfield to right back, and was more effective with overlapping runs down the right, although to be fair even Sido will admit it wasn't one of his better games in a Wycombe shirt.
Lots to be hopeful about.