And I do agree about Rouse playing as a winger rather than full back. I'm sure he played there during pre-season in front of Skinns a number of times and was very effective. Especially in the Welling game if I remember right.
On the subject of pre-season, Pinnock was one of our best players imo. It looked as though he was trying to claim a place in the starting lineup and his efforts seem to have gone unrewarded. How many minutes has he actually had so far this season? About 50 at the most? He deserves a chance, preferably alongside Roy as they work well together.
I've noticed that long balls seem to have slowly made there way back into our game over the last few weeks. Maybe coinciding with the arrival and playing of Louis? Personally I have no problem with a long ball if 1. Its too a tall player, 2. the ball is going to go into a threatening area of their half, or 3. The ball goes direct to a player and its easy to bring back down. There is just no point in hoofing the ball from the edge of our area to their halfway line in an attempt to relieve some pressure, because it doesn't! It goes straight back to there defenders who start the attack again. We need to try and spread the ball wide when our centre backs get it and work our way forward along the floor till we see an opening.
Overall though I have to say some of the lads seemed to be tryin hard today but it just didn't come off for them. The result wasn't a fair reflection of our performance or Barnets. But I can see them still being a major contender for the title by April.