« Last post by Mouse on 18 hours ago »
The amount of short-termism is depressing at times. Everything must be instant. We were absolutely awful last season. Boring and torturous to watch without any redeeming factors. If we had any skillful players they were clearly warned about taking any risks. Going to the game was a chore.
This season, so far, we are not much better (some may argue not any better). But at least there is genuine hope of a more exciting and expansive style of play. I can what we are trying to do, we're just not quite good enough to do it. Gash has it right, we don't have the players to match the style. But, Richarlison will be back and we know what he brings, Digne looks silky smooth going forward, Bernard did enough in one half to get me off my seat, Mina has yet to play, Gomes similar. Add to that the existing mix of reliable experience (Coleman, Baines, Sigurdsson, etc) and teh potential of youth (DCL, Holgate, Lookman) and we do have soemthing to get behind.
Before we signed anyone all the talk was of Silva needing a season or possibly 3 transfer windows to right the wrongs of the last 3-4 seasons. Now, after 5 games, people are asking questions and some truly embarrassing idiots are calling into phone-ins saying he has to go. No wonder some people think we have an entitlement issue.
Chill out, sit back and enjoy the next few months as we see the players growing in confidence to deliver the style the manager so clearly desires (insane optimism, I know!).