04 Jan 2017 17:59:43
Just a quick mention over the central midfield position. We do need cover and Sneiderlin seems to be the one we look like getting. However, I wanted to mention the forgotton man Besic.

I'm hoping his injury doesn't take that much out of him and he is able to cone back stronger. Whereas, Martinez clearly didn't know how to play him, Koeman clearly will with how well he has got McCarthy coming back to form, Gana's impact and how Davies is developing.

He has a similar style to Gana and maybe like a new signing when he comes back next season. I certainly hope so as he loves the club.

1.) 04 Jan 2017
04 Jan 2017 18:27:18

. agree, when Mo returns n hopefully stays fit together with McCarthy (again fitness not withstanding) Gana, Davies, we will be strong in that area. however. as it stands now though we need someone like Schneidilin (spelling) to slot in with Davies for now n see what happens. I think GB will have less of a role over the next 4 months. although important to have around the squad n will never give him stick.


2.) 04 Jan 2017
04 Jan 2017 21:21:17
Agree, love the lad. Problem is the high intensity style of play the lad has is also his undoing as he is always going to get injured, the thing is how does Koeman solve it. You can't take his game away from him because that is what he is.

3.) 04 Jan 2017
04 Jan 2017 22:38:38
Initially Gana and Besic sounds great together. But remember both are quite small in stature. We already have suffered at set pieces this season and to have 2 small ish central midfielders would mean players wider such as Lennon would be difficult to accomodate because set pieces would become a big problem. One of Barry's assets is that he is great at defending headers and wins quite a few headers at corners and free kicks that are curled in to our defense. I don't really know Schneiderlins abilities and never really noticed him. so can't comment on his heading ability.