Beale would bring us 56 soon and a style of football that we would all love.
In an ideal world I would agree with you.
I thought he was flexible, we went from 2 wingers to two 10s because we weren't getting space, it was two deep lying midfielders that seemed to annoy everyone, unless my recollection is wrong.There was plenty of moaning when he was here, let’s not forget that.
I think he’ll go on to be a very good manager - and I wish him all the best - but the inflexible ‘two number 10s’ style had plenty of critics when we failed to break teams down.
There were numerous occasions we looked flat, devoid of ideas and unfit too, particularly during our two post-Christmas collapses.
If people see him as the architect of the good things, then we can’t dismiss the failings too.
The art of great leadership is building a team of complementary skills. Gerrard, for all his inexperience when he joined us, recognised this fully and acted accordingly.Without doubt Beale was the brains of the operation. From what Halliday has said in his Open Goal stuff it seems that Beale would lead the coaching sessions and tactical meetings. Gerrard has said himself that he surrounded himself with people who were specialised in their roles.
Would definitely have Beale back.