Another terrible and boring performance! It was almost a carbon copy of last weeks game at home to WBA!
I'm with you on the team selection SB. I was already fuming 15 minutes before kick-off when I saw the line-up! For the life of me I cannot understand why play Sandro & Livermore in the centre with only a small target man upfront, especially when at home and against Norwich! AVB obviously did not learn from last weeks performance.
We have enjoyed a great record at the Lane over the last couple of seasons, but now it's looking like the Tottenham of old.
Levy got his priorities all wrong during the transfer window, left it till too late as per usual. Not getting a fit replacement for Modric is going to cost us big time. Dembele, Sig and Dempsey all good players, but none I see as world class (maybe Dembele will get there)... Whereas Modric, VdV & Gio are!
I don't understand why leave the Moutinho thing right till the very end, perhaps they could have sorted out the sticking points if time was not such an issue. For me, Levy is highly unprofessional come transfer window. Whatever he saved in fees/wages by not signing him, he'll lose alot more in lack of success on the pitch.
I look at our squad and see lots of decent players, lots of deadwood (fossils in some cases) and really only one or two outstanding talents. I think we'd do well to get 60 points this year and a top 6 finish.
AVB does not seem a quick learner to me. We did not look like having a game plan and the players were not playing for each other today. Lots of frustration both on and off the pitch.
Was that Mr Lewis I saw with Levy during the game? I wonder what he made of it.
I'm afraid we're looking very soft and short of creativity this season. I know people keep saying its early days... but it's now 3 games gone (2 at home) and zero improvement.
Fingers X AVB can get to grips with the new signings ASAP and bring some dynamism back into our play.