I never expect too much but I expected Naby to be sort of where he has been the last 2 games right from the start, I never expected a sub standard couple of months at all. Think that’s all past us now and he can kick on!
I read an article by Tomkins a while back, where he and his stats guru's quantified success of players in their first season.
They went really in depth, and used comparison with established players as well as the usual stats, and a load of other stuff I don't remember.
Anyway, the bottom line was that only 25% of big money buys, have a big impact in their first season.
The other 75% are either mediocre, or just plain bad, at least by the measures used.
It was an interesting read, if nothing else, and served to reinforce my own belief that I shouldn't expect too much in a players first season.