Credit me with a bit more intelligence than that. Losing away to the champions isn't my issue. Just can't see what our identity or plan is. It worries me that we can't pass the ball, and never have been able to under Koeman. It worries me that his big tactical gambit is long balls to DCL and that we're having 3 shots per match when teams above us are having 3 shots in one single move. Are you convinced, honestly?
I think if you look at last season, we had a good start and then seemed to lose our way a bit and we struggled to really find any sort of "identity". I think it was the period when we just won 1 in 10 and that was West Ham at home.
After that we seemed to click and went on a good run and looked good up until the point when there was nothing left in the season to play for, so a lot of the players downed tools and the season ended badly on that note.
I feel that may be happening again here due to the turnover of players we have had and the fact that they haven't really gelled yet.
Koeman clearly wants to play a certain way and with him being so vocal about wanting another forward in before the window shuts you would like to think things will improve in an attacking sense if the right forward is brought in.
One thing I can say is we do look more solid at the back. Going forward leaves a lot to be desired I do admit, but with replacing Ross and Rom with virtually a whole new attacking line up in the final third, this will be the last part to come to fruition I reckon.
A lot of whole sale changes in my opinion is a big reason as to why we aren't exactly "fluent" at the moment but we did have a lot of good spells under Koeman last season and I feel it's only a matter of time before it happens again.
I may be saying that in blind hope in all honesty but if it does fail its all on him as this is largely his squad and many managers always have to live and die by their signings.