Team is good on paper

seems after every rubbish loss we take to the channels to say we need a wholesale clearout. personally, I don't think so. I think there's potential in this squad. for me the problem is the players aren't asserting their ability in the 'lesser' matches.

is this a managerial problem? is Pelle failing to motivate these players?

this being Pelle's first season, I'm inclined to give him more credit. I think overall hes done a decent Job in signings and style. we are afterall not in a relegation fight.

I personally think the likes of Fabianski, Balbuena, Diop, Zabaletta, Anderson, Yarmalenko, Rice, Antonio, Hernandez, Lanzini, Noble, Cresswell, Wiltshire, Carroll and Arnautovic form a pretty good squad and the likes of Snodgrass, Diangara, Obiang, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Massuaku, Nasri are decent squad players.

Bearing in mind that Pelle has had Yarmolenko (who looked mustard) out, Balbuena out, Lanzini out - the team is not as strong as it could have been.

For me the one biggest issue this season has to be Arnautovic. Before Chinagate he was one of the top strikers in the league. So basically Pelle has lost him too. bottom line here is he has to go and we have to replace him with someone good and once that is done, we will look a good side again.

Its been up and down this season. good performances like against Liverpool and Arsenal matched with utter sh** against burnley and Everton.

But I don't think our squad is as bad as some make out. I think with a few tweaks, Pelle will get it stronger in the summer.

We have way to many players in the squad, and we need to raise funds. Not about 1 loss its about the inconsistency and constant terrible performances against teams around us. You say about potential in the squad, most of our players are turning 30 soon or already 30+ . Unfortunately mate, you saying about our 'decent' squad players is exactly why our team will never progress. Masuaku, Obiang, Carroll, Snodgrass constantly proving there not good enough when they fill in. It's not just league these are the squad players that made AFC wimbledon look like world beaters. Personally I think we miss Reid massively as our team has a massive weakness from high balls and set pieces. Zabaleta unfortunately seems past it. I think Pellegrini has done a good job, and i do agree that the Arnie situation is not helping matters.

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Dicks is the man's picture

why do we need to raise funds? the club is raking in 60,000 gates for every home game now. I agree, one or two need to go like carroll, Perez, Reid. its funny how one week you agree snodgrass is prem league quality, the next hes not. also, you were the one telling us that Reid was finished and no good anymore?

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Felt like praising Snodgrass as he had a good 5 game spell, unfortunately outside the christmas period hes been dogshit all season.

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Dicks is the man's picture

Odd. So in your words he's prem league quality for two months but not the rest? OK.

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Form is temporary, class is permanant. Any one can show good form. To be fair to him his good form he was played more central. Out wide his work rate is wasted and hes completely ineffective.

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Dicks is the man's picture

You lose credibility Fred. You are either prem league quality or your not. You can't be for two months then not.

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Behave mate. He had a good 2 months has been poor outside them 2 months, thats not losing credibility you fool.

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Dicks is the man's picture

Of course it is. You change opinion according to form. When you come on and insist he's rubbish, then say he's proved you wrong only to then say he's rubbish again. Do the math. Oh and insults make you even less credible.

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So i'm not meant to say when a player is playing well.

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Dicks is the man's picture

I love you Fred. but please show Snoddy more respect.

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If we dont sell we only have around 25m to spend mate. Unfortunately due how the finances of our club are managed we wont be having another splurge without selling players. As I already said we have way too many players in the squad.

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Especially of late!I'll give pel the benefit of the doubt but our "good wins" against manure & the arse were poor performances from them also the draw against liverpool.lately this team has been shocking,Arnie needs to go hes a major disruption since he threw his toys out of the pram!I reckon we need 5/6 decent new additions to this squad,though can't see it happening myself

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Spot on

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moore 6 legend's picture

Good on paper but I wished they all would be competing to the best of their ability at the same time.this mentality thing pelle goes on about don't make sense, lose to a average side making them look like barca,but playing out of their skin v poo, shouldn't it be the other way round.

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The new academy building?please someone have a word with sugo about their ridiculous ,continuous insistence on doing the crossed hammers!!sully always looks like he's shat himself he screws his face up so much...it's not big & it's not clever & it's cringeworthy.I also can't believe Sir Trev is doing it too..how much did they pay him for that!!;)

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moore 6 legend's picture

See it dave,he does make me laugh sully.like a kid with a new toy,lol

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Ronnie sully & Reggie gold!!

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lol,the Driscoll brothers is still a classic dave.

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Can deny theres a least a slight resemblence!!;)

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