It seems like this may be the last post as Teamtalk have destroyed this site and the camaraderie we all had when they changed the format of this site. Can’t believe it is just the poor football that we are dishing up. There seems to be just the three of us now and that’s a rarity. Must look elsewhere.
Hi Punch… I’m still here.. I just visit less cos it’s so long before there is any input… Let’s stay whilst we find a new home and then all move together…
My take on the team is this…
What we need…. Wickham back, Meyer to start games, ayew and schlupp not to start games, until Wickham is back sorloth up front as we have no target or focus and ayew is pants… in Jan sell Benteke and schlupp and buy another striker and two wingers… plus get Loftus Cheek and another loan player… send Ayew back to Swansea and add another defensive midfielder to give us options to play deeper if required
Jabbs I agree but Sorloth is not our answer, no real impact and we will have wait and see with Wickham. What bothers me is who chooses these these imports, they are not up for it and our inability to change tactics or set ups for other teams instead of them to us. So good to hear from you, still talk to Perth on Facebook
Punch – Sorloth is young and has barely had 2 hours of prem football, players take time to adapt to the PL. He needs time but I think he will come good. Our player acquisitions in summer was wrong as ever… We still have zero flank options when Townsend is having a bad game and he has them, we have no flank options if we move Zaha central, in fact we are weaker as we failed to tie down Sako for another season.
What we need is a striker, send Ayew back, get something better. We need two wingers, either we buy or we do a Wan Bissaka and promote internally, but flank options we need badly.
We miss Scott Dan’s ariel threat for corners. We also need a defensive midfielder so we can play two and deep if we need to. Cabaye had a lot of deep play in his game and we are missing that.
I’d still rather we put our new keeper on, Wayne may have had a few good games but he looks woeful when crosses come in and we will certainly get spanked by more ruthless opponents in the next few weeks.
We need Wickham back, but I’d still start Sorloth up front because he can hold up play and release Zaha, Ayew cannot and does not do that and that is why Zaha has had a few poor games, he needs someone to get him into the game, we also need a target that can offer a threat on crosses and corners, the last few games we have had a mountain of opportunity and it never amounted to anything… Ayew out, Sorloth on…
Jabbs,the Sako thing was not on cos the squad had its full compliment. Having said that we should have seen this happening and we would have space. A great miss as usual. We must have a lot of dross to get rid of but nobody would want them. I believe in Parish and don’t understand why he does not see why personal that we have are not up to it. Have read his recent article about how brexit will help the Premiership as we can buy youngsters from Brazil, America anywhere as against expensive Africans coming up through France. A good read.