With no football about and very little news around to float my writing boat I’ve had to think about subjects to write about a bit more than what I would have to do normally.
So with that I’ve really been thinking about our team, our fortunes, and what we need to improve to progress in the future.
Of course we covered that the other day in this article, but that one essentially takes a look at what we need to do in the transfer market. With that particular market closed for the time being, we must make do with what we’ve got.
So what have we got? I’m pretty sure that most will agree that we have some cracking players. I’m also pretty sure that most will agree that we have some players who are, well, shall we say not so cracking? Yes the squad has holes in it which have been discussed to death, but what about the first team? Where would you improve as a priority? Who is the weakest link?
To establish that I think it’s important to try and work out our best team when everyone is fit. To me that probably means something like; Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, S.Taylor, Santon, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Jonas, Demba Ba, Cisse.
Now I know people will scoff with the inclusion of Obertan, but the fact is I really struggled with who to put on the right. Obertan is there solely because he was part of the team that went unbeaten at the start of the season although it could just as easily be Hatem Ben Arfa in truth.
Now assuming I’ve pretty much touched on what our strongest team is, the next question has to be where do we improve it? It’s all to easy to say all over, which ultimately is the goal, but in one transfer window that just isn’t going to happen. Small steps and all that…
So look at that team and work out who is the weakest link?
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