31 Oct 2021 21:43:50
Does smith need to be ridiculed, absolutely not, the man gives everything to the team he loves. Should he be questioned and challenged on tactics and team selection absolutely. He was under pressure and he made changes through pressure from fans and press alike. So who chose and sanctioned bench warmers to the value of Jack's sale. Bailey today showed he is not good enough, Ings has already gone missing, Buendia is championship quality. So we are a lot weaker than season and yet expectations were higher. Our midfield is weak, Mcginn tries to the job of three, not fair, Ollie does his best but can't do it on his own. So no sugar coating we don't have the players or manager to get to either the fans or owners expectations. So where to we go from here, i honestly don't have a clue, what i do know is this current crop of players are obviously not good enough and the honest fans will know this.

1.) 02 Nov 2021
02 Nov 2021 08:24:56
I have to agree with your sentiment. Spending 33m on Emi Buendia was a gamble, one that hasn't paid off. If things don't improve I think it is curtains for Dean Smith. I'm beginning to think last season was a fluke. I really thought we'd kick on but the same problems exist as of two seasons ago.
I really doubt Mings is a PL quality player, too inconsistent. Selling Jack Grealish was a good move but the money from his sale wasn't very well invested. I don't think we'll get relegated, but we won't be setting the league on fire either.

2.) 02 Nov 2021
02 Nov 2021 16:19:35
So we're writing off two of our biggest signings after having played barely 10 games between them?
Maybe I'm too patient at times, but this is so far off the other end of the spectrum it's basically a reach around

3.) 02 Nov 2021
02 Nov 2021 21:13:39
@ DBS1983 - In your opinion so far has Emi Buendia looked like a PL player? because what I have seen he hasn't. Don't let price tags deceive you.

4.) 03 Nov 2021
03 Nov 2021 13:21:58
He certainly hasn't set the world on fire yet, but my point is writing him off completely after only a handful of games seems a bit short sighted.

5.) 04 Nov 2021
04 Nov 2021 15:31:16
I agree DB we wrote Veretout off after a couple of games and look at him now, you have to give players time to adjust.