Death to petro-murder-ball sports-washing.
Just seen MoTD highlights
Ian Wright: "they should have just given the ball to Emerson every time..."
Wouldn't be the first shit-take from a pundit though would it?
Look; I'm not suggesting for a moment his crossing was good (for context; I'm not a massive Trippier fan).... I just think the reality is being over-played.
FFS we're not talking about a 17 yr old rookie from the yoof.
We're not talking the Matt Doherty end of the scale either.
I've no doubt that Conte will either drill into his skull what to do or he's out, so not pressing the pancake button just yet.
Fair play...... That's really not very far from where my head is it on it all.
In the meantime I think Doherty needs to go, so natural selection would hopefully bring someone in to complete with him anyway and if he ends up as #2 in stead so be it.
But really, lamentable in possession, every fuccking time
I think he suffers a lot from indecision..... Always seems slow to make his mind up as to what he should do with the ball..... This is could simply be an initial struggle to adapt the pace of the league and/or Conte's tactics and I'm perfectly calm that we'll find out for sure in due course.
....In the meantime; a new RWB is not a priority for me like it is for some. We desperately need a CM to be a full-time partner for Skipp who can bring a reliable blend of workrate and quality to the table.
(+ Given the complaints about Emerson; the prevailing desire for Traore to replace him is a mindblowing contradiction to me.)