Just seen a video blog Claret and Booze, dont normally venture on this YouTube blog, the guy really laces into both Moyes and JWP.
I think we all have very strong opinions on Moyes but until now JWP has had a fantastic start to the season, having maybe still a honeymoon period but looks like people are now taking a closer look.
I have said with family and friends that he is "special" with a dead ball but his effect on open play is IMO lacking. Even against Everton even this element of his game was lacking. I dont see too many tackles or inceptions, lacks pace and the forward passes, particularly when we have a high percentage of possession, is lacking, its sideways or back. This puts more pressure on Alverez and god forbid more opportunities for Zouma to be caught out with the ball. If ever there was a footballer who looks less in control of a ball than that guy!
Maybe its also timing, I just saw on Facebook the stats for Flynn Downes, appears to be doing well at Saints.
So I ask the question... JWP, passenger or integral part of the chemistry of our style of play?