And the crazy thing is, we've never had this many options, and yet we've rarely looked collectively worse (apart from pre-Moyes days)
But that can't be the coaching or tactics, though, as it upsets a few on here if you suggest that.
It HAS to be that EVERY player we've brought in (bar maybe Pickford) is FAR worse than we thought they were going to be.
It's the ONLY explanation.
I do think we have too many players.
If you have a choice of 3 players for one position itís very tempting and much easier to pick b if a has a bad game, likewise moving on to c when b doesnít work out.
If c hasnít played for 2 months is he likely to be in tune with whatever the manager wants? Probably not so weíre back to option a. Ad infinitum.
If youíve got 6 players for 4 positions youíre much more likely to put a lot of effort into making them better. Itís easier to focus on individuals.
Also the two options not picked will pay more attention as they know theyíll be playing soon.
So we need a trim but we also need a settled plan which can identify which players are surplus.