Here here.The managers in charge don’t cover up for the calamitous player errors & gaps in quality of the playing squad.
We lost a £70mil striker this summer [one many didn’t rate] & haven’t replaced him.
We’ve lost 2 first team midfielders in successive transfer windows & they haven’t been replaced.
It is impossible to draw a fair conclusion for OgS with this squad; where as certain players have failed under multiple managers. The playing squad is the issue, improve this & chances like yesterday are converted & errors are avoided.
No manager sends players out to lose headers to smaller players or let the ball go ‘through’ you as a GK.
A major problem is that our scouting system and transfer strategy are very poor and our squad lacks quality.
The decision to retain Mata, a player who has declined so badly just becuase he is a nice guy sums it up.
Whilst it is early days our lack of squad depth and quality will be an issue this year