Standards have lowered even since the LVG days if that now doesn't count as a bad performance. I mean, we made 10 changes and you can argue we have more important games coming up, but I struggle to think of any player who was better than 5/10 yesterday. A good few of them were lurking around the 3/10 mark. So what is he then if he isn't a midfielder? He's not a fullback, and he's not a centreback, and now he's not a midfielder. He's like the anti John O'Shea...equally incapable of playing in every position on the pitch. He has this amazing ability this season to turn any situation in a game where the ball is near him, into a problem for his own team. Yesterday all he really did was turn it up a notch. If he needs a specific manager ad type of football to play well, then that really doesn't say much for him, and if him playing well is how he played under LVG, then that doesn't say much either. It's just weird isn't it? Not only that, but we had this whole "tactically aware" myth about him, but in reality he has to be among the worst players we have in his reading of the game. He spends the whole game just chasing the ball around, in situations where it's obvious he is never going to get anywhere near it. Teams constantly just play their way around him with absolute ease. It happened yesterday, it happens whenever he plays at centreback. He has no understanding at all of how to read the game and know when to commit himself. This season he's been absolutely awful every time he's played, which is now in three different positions. You have claims that before, he was some kind of maestro who could and used to dictate our whole game. When did this ever happen? He played at centreback under LVG and used to regularly cost us goals, and we were shite. Even if he was one of the better players (he wasn't), it wasn't good enough. Which again, if it had ended in a goal, would have been entirely his fault anyway.