Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Midfielders

Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Midfielders
April 11, 2011 arisesirrafa

By Andrew Fanko.

So, just how good is the current batch of players pulling on the Red shirt?

Views on the current squad’s ability fluctuate wildly among the fanbase: a minority think we could challenge for the title if fortunate with form and injuries; another minority think we’re a mid-table outfit that needs an almost complete overhaul; and I’d guess the majority view is that we have a handful of world-class players, a few more very good players and some decent squad players good enough to see us finish between third and sixth in a full season under a quality manager (i.e. not after the first half of this season).

I’d like to examine each player in detail to see whether they merit being a part of what is undoubtedly a new era in L4. I’ve restricted it to players that have played competitively for the first team in 09/10 as well as the two loanees who could reasonably expect regular first-team action (Insúa and Aquilani).

We’ve already taken a look at the goalkeepers and defenders, and it prompted some really good debate. Now it’s the turn of the midfielders, which I consider to be the most difficult area of our squad to assess. I’m fairly undecided on at least three or four players, so I hope my ramblings help to shape my final decision as I go!

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