Really good point there about maturing enough to learn that when you make an error than you can too easily try to rectify it immediately and simply foul. During the game, I pointed out to Mini-Herm that it would have been easy for Palmer to react to his error in the 1st half on the halfway line - he could have charged after the attacker into the opposition half and fouled due to getting out of position. Under the crowd's groan, he had the mind to simply let it go and make sure he was ready for the next phase of the play.
The opposite happened with Jackson in the second half when he charged back to remedy an error, caught up with his man but went to ground, conceding a FK and taking a booking. It could have also seen him injure himself with the angle and pace of his tackle which would have made things worse.
If the younger heads can take on board such a comment and the example Palmer set, I think they'll help themselves that few % points towards where they are clearly capable of getting to.
Hermann: have 'sticky-fied' this thread, for ease of reference throughout the campaign.
funny how that's coincided with a certain someone mooning about in the background again. i expect to see said reporter standing, hair windblown, staring off into the far distance like a romantic poet, in a video soon, just visible over jim's right jako-clad shoulder...