All fair points. It seems like there is a bandwagon forming on here about Sam and it's not really helping if fans are on his case so early. We know, he knows and the players know they are not good enough to play expansive attacking football so until we get ones in who can we have to focus on not conceding a goal and then work on nicking one at the other end. It's not going to be pretty but the last 12 months have left us with a group of players lacking in talent, balls and the variety needed to play a balanced side. Let's at least give him until after the window before he load up on him.
Pretty much this. We have some solid footballers in the midfield and defence, but up front we have nothing if Rooney doesn't play. Bolasie coming back and hopefully Barkley (if he stays) will help but it's going to take at least a month for them to get back to match fit. Sigurrdson is a decent player but doesn't really have the pace to trouble defences, and that's not his game anyway. Lennon offers little going forward but is good defensively, the other wingers can't be relied on to perform well regularly. DCL has done brilliantly but he's too young and if I'm honest, not good enough at the moment to lead the line consistently.
We are in a right state attacking wise and need at least a couple of players, preferably with a bit of pace, in this window. Until then it is defend well and hope to nick a goal or two.
Some of our fans don't like this though and seem to have their agendas against Allardyce for whatever reason. They are just waiting to pounce if points start to dry up and performances don't improve. We all want to see better and more attacking football but the reality is we don't have the players at the moment to do this.