This is true. We whiffed hard on the Williams and Keane signings. Like whoever sanctioned the deals gave no consideration to tactical fit.
Keane/Williams would be a good pairing for a team with no ambition of leaving its own penalty area. But defending in space... they're not so good.
I am hoping Keane can still come good. England seems to like him, and for all the shit the national team gets, they typically can't actually be described as a team that has "no ambition of leaving its own penalty area."
Holgate, besides his moments of rashness today, might be catching up to Jags, who has become a bit more mistake prone in his old age.