Imagine if we leave it till the second half of the season before we give Ponticelli a chance. Then he turns out to be a prolific goal scorer. We'll all be kicking ourselves saying what might have been if we'd only played him earlier. Of course, we wont play him later because then we'll either be fighting for the play-off spots or fighting against relegation. Too risky then to chance an untried player. Now is the time to give him a few games, at the start of the season, when nothing is really at stake.