I’m here with my tin hat on, because apparently it isn’t appropriate to direct ANY criticism at Logan whatsoever... (According to some people in the QLE today, anyway).
I have been a big supporter of his in the past, even when it was obvious he was costing us points. I’ve always stuck up for him when others didn’t. However, this is a new season - a chance for a fresh start - if we are to improve I can’t see how we can set up with him in goal.
To begin with - despite not being a sports nutritionist, or indeed, a lean gentleman myself -it’s fairly obvious even to the untrained eye that he’s returned from pre season in a poorer physical condition than he was in last season. That is a worry, and as a professional footballer, is unacceptable.
There is no denying he is a fantastic shot stopper, although his physicality this season may limit him when getting down to shots in the corners. However, there is no getting around the fact that his decision making is at best ‘questionable’, and at worst, downright farcical.
He cost us with his decision making today with the second goal. Admittedly we were a shambles defensively, but if he doesn’t charge out he saves it on his line comfortably. It is continuation of a worrying trend last season that cost us dearly last season both in the regular season, and the playoffs. (Carlisle at home, Lincoln home, Newport in playoffs... ok not a penalty but gives the ref a decision to make)
I know that Olejnik will be back at some point but I can’t help but feel we should be starting with the new lad in net.