Should have sorted this problem by now we have needed a quality addition in midfield for months even going back to last season the problem has been evident for a while.SG had already said (last post match) that Acquisitions will need to be accelerated
I agree Kamara is, for me, the more talented footballer. Jack does know how to mix it better though.It's a blow but it's not a massive issue to me. I see Glen Kamara as the better player of the two. Appreciate Gerrard seems to favour Jack but I think that is more down to mentality and attitude than actual ability.
Both at their best I would take Kamara definitely. That's why Glen is attracting interest from all over the place.
Hard to know what to expect of Willem II. Obviously they come from a decent league, got a good result tonight and have the home draw, so any positive result at this stage, I would take.With the form shown by Arfield on Saturday and with Davis and Kamara we seem to have much better cover than has previously been the case.
I suspect it is going to be a tough decision for the Board in terms of bringing someone in.
There does not seem to be much progress on Alfredo moving.
If we get put out of Europe by Willem II (or God forbid Red Imps) our squad is going to look heavy in numbers for the domestic challenge.
Some nervous days ahead.....
He’s played over 80 games in last 2 seasons, hardly in the category of “cannot he relied on”Another season, same old story with Jack.
His fitness cannot be relied on. At some point(soon hopefully) we need to make him the back up and not the crucial piece in the midfield jigsaw the manager sees him as.
But we've played over 120 games since Gerrard's arrival. Jack's played 88 of them. Compare it to Goldson and Tav, another two in the manager's core group. He's not in the same ballpark in terms of games played.He’s played over 80 games in last 2 seasons, hardly in the category of “cannot he relied on”
I don't know the answer here.But we've played over 120 games since Gerrard's arrival. Jack's played 88 of them. Compare it to Goldson and Tav, another two in the manager's core group. He's not in the same ballpark in terms of games played.
That's a huge chunk of games he's missed. You're talking 25% of the fixtures.
Incredibly, even with his numerous suspensions, Alfredo has made 100(!)I don't know the answer here.
Apart from Goldson and Tavernier, has any other outfield player played more than 88?
It feels almost unfair to compare anybody to those 2 as their consistent level of fitness and performance is miles different to anyone else, not just in these 2 seasons but in comparison anyone at the club for years.
He does seem to accumulate little 3 and 4 game bursts of injury. Probably more the timing that hurts. Hopefully we upgrade and add to the midfield in the days ahead. We are another knock or two away from a bad place.He’s played over 80 games in last 2 seasons, hardly in the category of “cannot he relied on”
He will be a massive loss to us over next few weeks, huge. Manager has been trying to get the board and Ross Wilson to accelerate signings in this area but seems we are not facilitating his wish