Knives to gun fights
I think the king signing was a waste personally richarlision has been missing sitters every game and DCL injured and he still can't get a game .Backup is always viewed as a waste of resources if they don’t play. I take a different view on this one. I didn’t want King at all on a long contract but was fine with half a season. We could easily have had injuries that led to him getting more playing time. There was a huge clamour for more forward cover in January. I think this was the right compromise.
He has made some duds I agree, Iwobi and Delph being the big ones. Bernard is not a success either, but not a total disaster like many of Walsh’s. He does contribute when played and I think there are mor3 times when he should have been brought on.
I think my main point is that we have had more squad needs than budget. Maintaining a normal 27 man squad probably means about 4-5 new signings a season. We have probably needed to sign 7-8 whilst shifting 14-15. It’s been crackers, a very abnormal situation and unachievable really. The club recognise this and that is why Brands has a new contract. Morshi has not been shy of sacking people, so if he didn’t think he was doing what is required of him, I’m sure he would be gone.
I just can't see anything but flashes with beenard sadly he's so unsuited for this league. Fully aligned with iwobi and delph.
I agree with what you are saying totally the problems have been apparent for years now, I think my point is that brands should have done more and be held a lot more accountable for what he hasn't sorted.