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  • Andrew Andrew Mar 30, 2012 18:04 Flag

    Portsmouth v Hull

    'Five stars, Easy. The points you make are sound. As regards forwards 'on hunger strike', I suspect the reason is that Barmby, a novice manager, inherited Pearson's team and lacks the confidence to change it, especially during a critical stage of the season. Hull has, maybe, the best defence in the Championship; it is the team's major strength. To suddenly switch to attacking play is a risk. I suspect Barmby will review Pearson's plan next season. In the meantime, no one can blame him for going with what works at present.