URZZZZVictor MeldrewHound Blackett is reasonable enough tbh. Would like to do better but he is ok
So he is o.k. enough to play, as he did last season, quite a big part in getting us into the bottom 3. only to be bailed out by the excellent loanees who showed just what we had been missing?
In my mind we need better just to survive again, let alone pushing further up the table.
Blackett and Gunter weren't why we were near the bottom three...it was our spineless midfield, the continued use of the useless Ilori and our goalie dropping a clanger every two games. And that's exactly why we didn't sign a fullback in January when he brought 5 loanees in...because they were performing at a good enough level
It wasn't just the "excellent loanees" who bailed us out because you don't win a game with 3/4/5 players on the pitch. You win with 11 functioning players and that included both the fullbacks. The loanees helped our cause but they didn't single handedly "bail" us out. Who's to say we wouldn't have survived without them
Dream on m8, we were doomed.
You say "spineless" in the context of our midfield but, for some reason, not in the context of Gunter for whom the word was made and maybe "dreadfully lacking in concentration" when talking about Blackett.
As zip says, we are overstocked in the full-back dept. and presumably Gomes couldn't think in terms of bringing in even more when presenting a wish list.
Now would be a good time to have that clear-out.