It's strange how a season goes as we have been ticking along effectively after our stuttering start but still concerned about players in certain positions. Then we get injuries to both Gibson and Zimmerman and many of us feared the worst, only to discover what a gem we had waiting in Omobamidele at the tender age of 18. He has stepped in looking like he'd been playing senior football for years and suddenly we have 4 CBs after all. Then there's Dowell who was injured early on and then struggled to make the starting lineup. Once he has, however, he looks a transformed player in a key position many of us were worried about. He has been creative in the heart of the attack and scored his 3rd goal in 5 games. Stieperman has also got over his illness and Rupp and Vrančić provide viable options as well in that key role. This squad has far better depth, experience and quality than that we had last year with a number of young players coming on who add a third level of cover. It's hard now to see where our recruitment priorities are unless some players leave.