John SmithURZZZZ I'm bored of this argument now
Answer me these four questions
1. How many times has O'Shea started for us this season
2. How many games have we kept a clean sheet this season?
3. How many times has O'Shea started in those clean sheet games?
4. How many clean sheets have we kept without O'Shea?
So no, he hasn't been awful
1. 9 times
2. One, as he was red carded in one and therefore didn't play a part in that achievement. He was also hauled off early in the other.
There's absolutely no way of defending his signing - we were able to do better than him in the summer and we didn't and it's part of the reason we are where we are now.
You were wrong
He's played seven times in the league and twice in the cup. We've kept three clean sheets in the league so far this season (Hull at home) QPR away and Wigan away. He was present in all three of those games, completing the 90 minutes twice and getting sent off in the 82nd minute the other time where he got a standing ovation when sent off...
We've kept 0 clean sheets without him, in the other 19 league games.
But I do agree with you on the second part, it was a stupid signing and one that wasn't needed, and we could and should have got better. Just feel he's had unfair press because of his age and past, he actually hasn't been that bad