Some pretty harsh markers with the benefit of hindsight. We are comparing to last year where we had an amazing run of injury-free games for our key players other than Rhyan. Also, the reason we can even afford marquees is that they all have a big risk - age, form, attitude or all of them. DeJong was playing himself back into full fitness and was hacked from behind while scoring, by one of the league’s hatchet men - couldve been any other striker in that situation. If he wasn’t chopped he might have played as many games as Honda - so was that a dud recruitment?
Jop has been average, but not a calamity - and Won’t be on as much $ as Jordi, so somewhat expected.
DDS everyone expected better from. Austin is a squaddie and a better option than Charles, so plus marks for that…
… and we’ve re-signed our best local players on long term deals, so that’s a big plus too