Could really do with a @GLewis dose of reason and tranquillity to help me out here.
Didn’t watch last night so not commenting on that.
The issue with “flapping” is that the tendency is to take a bad example (Jags getting knocked over in a nothing game) and use that as the average performance level.
The same with Keane for the goal vs Porto.
Is Jags the same as 5-10 years ago? Obviously not.
Is he better than a lot of PL dross? Yes, as was seen last year.
You have to factor in that other teams’ players make mistakes too.
Is Keane worth £30m in the last year of his deal?
But equally he’s not the worst cb in the league which is how he’s often portrayed when a mistake is made.
Do we want better? Yes.
Do we need better? Yes to move up towards top 6 (seemingly Brands/ Silva agree too).
But that doesn’t equate to “really struggle”, “relegation team” etc.
And generally coming off the back of a season that was universally considered bad, then why would there be expectations that there’d no bumps on the road to recovery.
I mean this might be something discussed in November (when it shouldn’t need to be as even that isn’t a long time); but talking about it now is ridiculous.