So by and large, when he steps on to a football field, he is shocking?I couldn't disagree more. He's been largely mediocre for nigh on 3 years, with great performances few and far between and some true shockers.
Usually a cycle of 3 average/poor games after a run of playing well?!? I mean, do you even watch the games?
Again, I ask you to skim back through his performance threads on this very forum over the last 3 years, and see what is generally said about him after each game. Or if there is an easier way, look at the percentage of MOTM awards he wins on here in all of his games, and at the very least, how often he’s in the top 3.
You will then notice that his poor performances are massively exaggerated. Most of the people wishing him away were probably saying very different in those very threads, although I admit that many compliments were always backhanded.