Player Valuation: £70m
To be fair mate, Sam did get us to 8thFirst of all, there was only not money available in January. They'll be money in the summer, relax.
Second of all, if I hear that "SAM GOT US 8TH" one more time I'm going to vomit. He was 2 points out of 9th when he started.
Third of all and MOST IMPORTANTLY, that team was absolutely CRAP last year. Goal differential of -14.
OFFENSE = 19th in shots. 19th in dribbles per game. 18th in attempts on goal. 18th in chances created. 18th in chances created in open play.
DEFENSE = 20th in goals in open play against. 15th in shots conceded. 20th in fouls committed.
That's the team that Silva inhereted. Maybe if some of you stopped thinking we were a deserving 8th place team and realized we were lucky to not be relegated, maybe you'd cut Silva a bit of slack.