Houndyuomi Good start aside, there are still some pretty big red flags flying when it comes to this team.
Both Brums games, Preston, Stoke and Millwall at home in particular were old school games of the kind we've got much too familiar with in recent years. Add to that Pauno doesn't seem to have a plan b once his game's been worked out (somewhat like a scary bald Dutchman we used to know), and I wonder if we might be heading for more of the same.
Summer will be interesting. Hopeful but not expecting this FFP business to get sorted. Praying that Dai remains interested for another year even after we miss out on promotion. I'd like to see what VP does with regards to recruitment and how he makes this squad his own without the EFL getting in the way.
Hopeful, but not optimistic.
not sure on the plan b. I think we do. We have seen us go long, play 2 up top, change the shape of midfield, put on FBs in wide midfield positions, go 3 at the back. Possibly we make the changes too late, and they haven't always been successful, but I think this is largely as Pauno doesn't trust a lot of the backup
The big red flags for me are the failures to really threaten when we go behind and still losing out to the more direct teams at times, when we really shouldn't be doing so.
I don't particularly agree with the top bit but we've had this discussion a few times now so not going to draw it all up again!
With re to the bottom bit though - away from home I don't think we've lost many against the long ball physical teams:
0-0 at Boro, Stoke, Preston
2-1 win at Cardiff
1-1 at Millwall
1-0 win at Rotherham
Sure, we could do with scoring more against them but the main issue is the home games against those sort of teams, with us losing to all of Boro, Stoke, Preston and Millwall
Would add to your post the problem of conceding quick successive goals which I guess could tie in with the first point - another two in two minutes on Friday