Squad? Jan 15, 2019 8:53:00 GMT
Post by JDL on Jan 15, 2019 8:53:00 GMT
Of course he did, but goes to show that playing fantasy football is a lot easier than the real thing.
The Wheeler Dealers reign was catastrophic we can all agree, but equally we can be sure that the team that started the season was always going to struggle.
Jay's summer recruitment of new players was disappointing.
Our dynamic duo are doing more than ok but let's not pretend the squad is strong enough to stay up.
The owners must support them in strengthening the team with at least 3 more quality signings
I'm not claiming it's rocket science at all; the gist of my post is that it's blindingly obvious.
And I fully accept that identifying the problem isn't the same as solving it (although you can't solve a problem without first identifying it), and that it's not down to the owners or management not trying. It's purely financial - we just cannot afford to buy (and pay) the sort of quality striker(s) that we need. So we are stuck with managers trying to get round that with loans and short-term contract for out of favour higher-level players - which Jay did fairly successfully, but Wheeler failed to do catastrophically.
But the simple fact remains that you don't succeed without winning games, you don't win games without scoring goals, and you don't score (enough) goals without a decent striker (or two). Getting a good striker in (and keeping them) should be our priority at all times, overriding every other issue - and whatever it costs (within our ability to pay, obviously).