Monday 22 February 2021

Burton better under Hasselbaink

Burton Albion have improved under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Lee Bowyer:

When Hasselbaink played for us he was coming to the end of his playing career and had the turning circle of an oil tanker, although he did make 36 subsequent appearances for Cardiff City.

For those who say we should easily beat the bottom side, I would remind them that every team is in this division on merit.   Indeed, Burton are two places above us in the form table.  Charlton have lost more matches that they have won or drawn at home.   Admittedly, Burton have won just twice on the road but they have drawn five times which may point to tomorrow's result.

Burton were beaten 0-3 on Saturday by a resurgent Sunderland, now under new French ownership.  Haselbaink admitted that his side had not defended set pieces well, but do we have the ability to exploit them?  Our corners are often poor (a long-term problem) and we are not great at free kicks without Forster-Caskey.

At least we will have Chuks Aneke back and, alongside Jayden Srockley, he can trouble opposition defences.

It's a long time since we beat non-league Burton 7-1 in the FA Cup back in the 1950s.

It's a no brainer for Bowyer critics.   Draw or lose, they can go to town; win, and it's no big deal.

1 comment:

  1. I think the actual resukt was 7-0. I have two particular memories of that game. Firstly the Burton supporters placed a replica beer bottle, about 4 feet tall, on the centre spot before the game. Secondly, it was before we had floodlights and it was getting so dark towards the end of the game that supporters were lighting newspapers and throwing them on to the cinder track surrounding the pitch in an effort to make it lighter. The days before H & S.