Sorry Sanguine but for me we are missing so much more.
Crawfords inability to sign a decent goalkeeper over the last 2 and a half seasons has really impacted us. I throw doubts over the centre of defence, the entirety of midfield and feel to be fair attack cannot really be judged as they rarely get the service they need. You may be surprised to hear me say entirety of midfield but let me go into some detail. Dow is a huge miss, however even before his injury he wasn’t exactly consistently performing, due in my opinion, to the complete lack of balance in midfield. Whittaker is good for up to 60 minutes, then tires and we struggle. Whatever happened with Turner has caused a tipping of that imbalance, as we miss his energy. On top of all of this, we then have Dom Thomas, who in his decent 1 out of 6 games can be excellent, but for the other 5 is a shell of a player, not even doing the minimum of a shift to help out the defensive side of the game majority of the time. My biggest gripe with Crawford on this, is the over reliance on loan players, which he has chosen to fill his midfield with. McInroy, Mayo, Banks, Murray, Henderson - all here on loan and all midfield/wide midfield players. This gives us a huge problem for next season where we have no base to build on and no development potential (the McCann, Todd and Allan having had little game time this season). I accept that as a club we have to balance the books, furthermore it’s been a stated aim to develop young players, but this has gone out the window this season at the expense of loan players who won’t be here next year. Doesn’t make sense.
there are too many gaps and mistakes this season to give me any confidence he is the right man to take us forward. Style of football, performances, results, future transfer sales from this squad, there is literally nothing there that makes me think we have the right manager in charge.
get him out rapid. Then let’s look at strategising with the new investors, advertise, take time to look at candidates and elect for a different strategy. We need to find a different way of doing things to succeed and build. Failure to deal with this means the board will risk much lower season ticket sales and further risk us progressing in what will likely be one of the weakest Championships in years.