Colin, I never said you were critical of Lucas, I merely pointed out that many on this board, and in phone ins etc. were, but as the post was not directed at you, as I clearly stated, I'm not sure why you'd get your back up on this one.
Again, and it’s really a simple point, if you make an argument it should at least be consistent. In your case you are being consistent, you think you can see if a player is the business in a very short period of time, and if he's not you think it’s best to be rid of him.
Fair enough while I disagree with you as I think there are many factors that are in play when a player first comes to a new club which do not allow you to see him full potential until he's had a chance to bed in, but I cannot fault your logic or consistency in argument.
However the person my post was directed to was not consistent. For one player he needs 18 months to see if quality can shine through, while the next less than half a season which included an extended period out of the squad due to injury seems to be plenty of time to make final judgment.