Well, look at it this way. Mou prefers to work with a small squad. He has mentioned it before and also proven in previous club. He prefers small squad and stick with the same player. Which also proves as the downfall for us. When Iva do not perform, Mou choose to stick with him. If only Mou play Dave on the right and Baba on the left.
We are not like Man City, they have 2 top players for each position, even in the defense.
LB: Clichy, Kolarov
CB: Kompany, Otamendi
CB: Mangala, Demichelis
RB: Sagna, Zabaleta
For us, upfield yea, we might have 2 players for each position, but in defense, we don't.
LB: Baba, Azpi
CB: JT, Djilobodji (???)
CB: Cahill, Zouma
RB: Iva, ??
Yes, one can argue that our back four is flexible, Azpi can play RB. Iva can play CB. But then the depth in defense is too shallow la. If 1 injured and 1 suspended, then we are left 5 defenders to form the defense line.
Djilobodji and Baba is still new to this league sumore. If JT and Azpi injured. Habislah, who do we field? Baba, Djilobodji, Cahill, Iva? Nightmare really. and the depth is not exactly of high quality too. Just compare our defense depth and City's defense depth. Clichy, Otamendi, Demichelis Zabaleta vs Baba, Djilobodji, Zouma, Iva. Who do u think will win?
Board shud've spent the cash on Stones. Signings shud have been made fast and furious like last season. For now, Mou can only work with the small squad that he has.
if Mou is sacked, I say part of the blame goes to the board for not securing the signings of Stones. Yes, the price is super high. But don't forget, we are signing a homegrown player, we are signing a player that can give us a good 12 years in the future. Due to this Stones saga, we're forced to go with Djilobodji. A cheaper alternative.
I can only say our slow transfer in the off season is the catalyst for our downfall. And also Mou's STUBBORN-ness to drop players like Iva.
I duno why can Mou be so stubborn. During his time in Real, he is brave enuff to bench Casillas. Why diz time he dun dare to bench Iva? This post has been edited by briantwj: Sep 13 2015, 12:37 PM