At the risk of incurring the wrath of this board by starting a new thread about a Barnsley match that's just been played I thought I'd mention a few things from tonight. In terms of the game I enjoyed it. It was open, as the scoreline shows, and it was interesting to see how City are taught to play it out from the back. It's a high risk strategy and they got caught a couple of times. However, the confidence that they have to play tight passing triangles in their own box was impressive. Their third goal came from such a move. An almost suicidal pass across the box by one of their centre halves made its way to their left wing. From there it zipped to the right and eventually a tremendous team goal. Technically they were good all over the pitch, as you'd expect for a club recruiting some of the best young talent Europe has to offer. As for us a number of the more fringe players had a chance to stake a claim for a more regular starting place. By the end of the game I don't think any had made a strong positive impression. Jordan Williams did score but was beaten for pace a few times by their left winger. Pinillos does not get forward enough for me. Bird was acceptably average. Bahre again gave the ball away too much. Victor looked strong at times but should've worked the keeper more with his chances. As for the others it wasn't Woodrow's night. Potts isn't making the driving runs of the initial weeks of the season. Thiam doesn't produce that killer cross from the wing. Davies' distribution was better with his throw than his usual kicking. Pinnock and Lindsay seemed to struggle with City's pace at times. Am I disappointed? Yes, I don't like losing to any team, but would I prefer a victory over Wycombe to City? Of course, the league's the priority. Tonight gave us more evidence that a few key injuries or suspensions would harm us. Signings will be required in January, there's no doubt, if we are to push on.