Johnny_C WHU wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:08 pm
I remember some of the excitement at the beginning of the season, that we would be with Leicester and Everton for Europe. Unfortunately we also have injuries to our better players.
So, with the current team, we are too slow, predictable and there is no intelligence to our play. From our 11 last night;
* Randy - back up goalkeeper
*Oggy - good in patches
*Diop - raw but has potential
* Cresswell - below average now, kept passing backwards
* Zab - Should have retired end of last season
*Arthur - cannot work him out, should not be a defender
* Rice - see Diop, feel sorry for him as he was pulled out of position trying to cover an immobile midfield
*Noble - squad player at best now, too slow
*Snodgrass - one of our more consistent performers but should be a squad player
*Lanzini - not the same since his injuries
* Haller - too immobile to play in the current set up
From that in my opinion I would say 3 to 4 players could be considered first team. I know we have the general and Fredericks etc. but again I consider them as squad players.
Then we have Yama, Reid, Wilshire, Antonio, and more recently Fab who are our better players but always injured. I don't think we can consider them to be part of the squad, which leaves us with the team above!
I think we need a winger with pace, a driver from midfield and a forward. I would take the wing backs for now because I honestly think that with a better midfield and a little more pace, that would relieve our defence. At the moment we don't know what to do with the ball so we pass backwards and there is constant pressure.