Just to be clear are you saying that selling Clyne was not a mistake and that the trip to Dubai improved team performance? If not then why criticise people who do say it??
FFS If people are not allowed ot be disappointed after 2 very dispiriting draws and 4 dropped points then when are we allowed to be disappointed?
I'm disappointed myself, it's the defeatism I'm arguing against. And the making up of conspiracy theories doesn't help either.
How could I possibly know if the trip to Dubai improved team performance? We're having an injury crisis and, let's say, without the training period we might as well have lost both games. Truth is, nobody from the outside can say anything one way or the other, so why bother. Correlation isn't causation; it's not because we came back from Dubai with two draws that the cause was Dubai - I really never thought I'd have to explain that. There are many other factors at play.
As for Clyne, I wouldn't have loaned him out myself, but that's because I rate Clyne as a very good right back - if I recall correctly, I was very much in the minority all the time for thinking that. Which makes it funnier to see how it's suddenly become all about him. That you might disagree with the decision, fair enough; but to say that ALL our problems stems from letting Clyne go, as someone did, now please give me a break.
I'm also disappointed with those results myself, but you see, I'm not desperate nor playing the tortured soul who's suffered too long nor bigging up Bournemouth in the next match thread when they've just lost to a horrible Cardiff City side on the weekend.
We all have our coping mechanisms, but excuse me if I find some of them idiotic
feel free to feel the same way about mine