Registered On: December 25, 2013
I really am not sure that the overall squad is quite as terrible as some are saying. I feel it is more the kind of players who weren’t brought in at the season’s start who are the issue than those who were. We were always going to be vulnerable to disasters if key players were crocked
Let’s not forget, we had that spell putting a few wins together and, for a brief period, we were actually entertained.
After much thought – I remain to be convinced that the legions of players touted as ‘not caring’ are really so negative. A few maybe.
We need to broker in the effects of:
Playing two matches a week for a longish period.
Downward spirals create a vicious circle. (Sorry.)
Players who are good enough to play and succeed in a sound or decent team may well not be good enough to lift either their own game – or that of others – in a failing team.
As one controversial example – how do we know that in a properly functioning team – Jarvis might not show a lot more? With 50 games behind him, might he not become a fully rounded player. I do not know but total pessimism does not help.
Be concerned, be worried but seeing only doom and gloom is one more negative for the players to contend with.
Four experienced performers at this level should transform what we have. It’s only two months ago that we were talking about ‘the spine’ of the team needing to be solid. That hasn’t really changed, has it?