There are some great points made from both sides of the argument, Brian’s point is fairy muff, we can’t blame the owners for chuckling away 2 goal leads, that’s down to the players and to a point Jürgen, at the moment it seems going two up we always chase a third, and by doing so can let opponents back in if they score, sometimes we need to learn to shut up shop and be content with and perhaps defend what we have,
Its happened 4 times now so like Brian quite rightly said we’re not learning, it’s also a good point in that perhaps having more quality to opt from we would lessen the chances of giving leads away, there are two points here, one, having more quality would mean we could rotate more often and lessen the burden on our already overstretched players, and two, we have the ability to exchange like for like and perhaps even change formation, and retaining the ability to defend what we have,
Ultimately though it’s still goes back to having enough on the bench to choose from in the first instance, rotation, change of formation, having two for each position, like for like exchanging, and all of that can only work if you have the players at your disposal, and that is down to lack of investment in the transfer market, plain and simple!!
Introducing young lads is commendable and obviously very welcome but we have to draw the line in relying on them to fill voids in our ranks simply because of lack of investment, they may be very good prospects and have bright future’s but the quality is clearly lacking as well as the experience, and as good as our owners have been, in terms of what we have achieved so far with Jürgen at the helm, they have gotten off fairly lightly, just over £209m in a dozen years equates to around £20m a season, that’s f***in chicken feed in real terms, I’d be interested to learn how much they have saved in those 12 years of their budgetary, covid or no covid, there is no doubt in my mind that they will need to dig deep if they expect Jürgen to carry on the fantastic work he is doing, and when I say deep I mean north of £200m in the next two to three summer windows plus what we bring in ourselves by way of turnstiles, shirt sales etc.
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