'Over 2 years now playing Chambers out of position. How can anybody not find a rightback in 2 years. Every team we play target our right hand side and we concede the majority of our goals due to this. The only explanation for not getting a rightback in is he doesnt want to because he would then have to drop either Smith or Chambers. There should be no accomodating a player just because you like him. You play round pegs in round holes, both Smith and Chambers struggle in their alloted positions and it has cost us plenty of points.'
And they do, of teams targeting our right side. They know, with pace, that we can be exploited and we are.
And very bluntly we clearly don't have a number one goalkeeper. Of Bart's #1 involvement last year and now, since his fathers passing, with Gerken playing there is not a defined number 1. That's not necessarily good for the defence.
Until, and I know there's opposition to this opinion, we sort out having round pegs in their appropriate holes we will continue to have games like we've had recently. Not obviously though like the Reading game.
...of naming his ex-England player best XI. After having named Terry Butcher in his XI Gazza says this; 'I picked Terry because when I first got in the England squad, in the dressing room and we're getting ready to go, Terry Butcher looked at me and he said: 'This is my house. No one comes into my house and takes anything. This is my house. You remember who you're playing for.' And at that Sweden game, when he got the big cut and blood all over him and I was looking at him getting stitched up Bobby Robson grabbed me and went 'you come with me', and I hadn't even played. I'm looking over at Terry Butcher and Sir Bobby said to me 'that's what it's like to play for England, that is what it's like'. Terry was a big lad, but he had a good touch on him and he was great in the air. A solid bloke and I wouldn't have like to have played against him.
...and of the pace of Manchester United I'd be inclined to put Chambers in central defence as I think he'll get found out by Man Utd. And with that said, with Burley having been pitched in on his debut against a certain George Best at Old Trafford, I'd bravely play the youth of Emmanuel at right back if we haven't signed the Polish lad, who's an apparent right back.