£16m for a player who can't pass 5 yards to a teammate... And then Townsend says they're just lacking confidence and are nervous... ffs, they're prem players, bet they don't have any lack of confidence picking up their cheques for £200k a week
Controversial point of view? Possibly, but not impossible that for the Euros our front 4 will be Sturridge, Barkley, Ox, Sterling, with Lallana, Walcott and Welbeck as the cover.
Most likely Rooney will still be around, but unless he starts producing more, he'll be out. Will depend out he reacts to Van Gaal and RVP era at Utd....that might inspire him?
He and the fullbacks were the worst performers last night imo, everyone else did well...I'd start Barkley next match instead of him and bring him on last 20 but I suspect Roy will stick with same team.
Is the way I look at it..anything after that is a bonus. Unless we sign some class, we're always gonna be mediocre...vs QPR we tried and competed ok first half, but not enough class to really worry them, second half poor defending cost us again. Gerken should have had the first, obviously was to blame for the second, and TS mistake for third. Only bit of real class from us in the match was TS's goal. We'll finish 14th with no signings, possible playoffs with the proper signings IMO
and we'd be nailed on playoffs. Simples. Mick may sing Berra's praises, but Smith and Chambers at CB were better, imo. Stearman at RB definitely. Might get away with Gerks in goal, he's not too bad, but no doubt in my mind, Henderson was better. Add a quality attacking midfielder. Sorted. Don't believe Mick's even contemplating it, so I'm resigned to a lower top half finish. Negative maybe, but that's how I see it.