But has Canice been the answer, especially at home ? His time will come
Tiendali was not the reason for the defeat today.
Well he was at fault for the 1st goal and tried to do the same thing again. Carroll has done very well previously and certainly can't do any worse. It might help the rest of the defence having some pace on the right which Tiendalli has none (which is understandable with his injury problems) especially as Williamson likewise has none.
Thought Xemi was at fault for the first?
Listening to the game on Wish FM (Wigan) they felt that Wigan knew that Tiendelli was a weakness and that they were exploiting it.
To my mind it looks as if the opposition are targeting not just Tiendalli but the combination of Tiendalli, Williamson and Xemi on the right hand side. Two ageing defenders struggling with pace, Williamson unable to get across and cover for Tiendalli when needed, this in turn pushes the fullback into a narrower position to compensate giving the opposition wingers lots of room on the outside to exploit. Sadly Xemi gives no protection and help, he looks like a lost schoolboy out there.
From where I was sat in the North Stand Xemi was at fault for the first goal.
Really??? According to the BBC report of the match "The shine was taken off Bradford's victory by the sending off of leading-scorer Wyke in stoppage time for a nasty foul on Carroll."Bradford player who was sent off for his 'tackle' on him has had his ban overturned on appeal, don't know how they've managed that one
I think you might be right with Wigan targeting our right hand side, I lost count of the amount of attacks that came down that side. I'd been starting to like the look of Xemi, but playing him yesterday against a team that will give him no space and run at him was no less than cruel. Its obvious he needs time to take a first touch and look up, but I don't think he was helped by Ruffels next to him.
From my seat in the East stand, he was definitely at fault for the first goal. He got the ball from Williamson, tried to play a weak pass to either Tiendalli/Henry and it was cut out as it left his feet. Can't bring myself to watch the highlights.