Apparently there’s some England game coming up, which is frankly annoying and just disturbs the proper footy season, to my mind.
So yesterday I asked a question about Westwood and I don’t think it was really answered.
The consensus seemed to be that he’s “Ok”, which somehow seems acceptable?
In my opinion, “Ok” just isn’t good enough.
You have to have more than that about you if you’re to compete in the Prem or even the Championship.
I agree he seems “professional” and works hard, but that would be the minimum requirement for any footballer.
Above that, he offers nothing and that’s what’s contributed to our slow demise over recent years.
I firmly believe our midfield is the biggest weak point in our side.
Many games are won and lost in the middle.
While our midfield creates nothing and doesn’t help the defence either.
Like it or not, I believe we were massively weakened when the snake left, because he was the only one in the middle who had anything about him.
Fair enough, he might have been rash in his tackles at times, but he was effective and was able to change the pace of a game whether moving us forward or just killing it when we were seriously threatened. It’s why Man City bought him, after all and I never understood the dislike of him, even before he left.
Anyway, that’s a separate rant, where some might say the snake hasn’t been integral at Man City, which would be fair enough. To which I’d answer that they still bought him though. Who else have we had in the middle that City would even have glanced at, over the last few years?
The point is it’s no good complaining about the full backs not putting decent crosses in, if the midfield are absolute gash and don’t contribute with goals or at least chances.
And Westwood is a major part of this problem.
I have to say Gardner, as much as I love him, has never looked like a possible solution either.
Hopefully Jedinak and Tshibola will greatly improve us in this area and Westwood won’t get a look in.
But if he does, apart from being a last resort back up, we won’t achieve anything, no matter what we do, because this sort of player quite simply isn’t good enough.
I’ll try and make that my last word about a very average player, who has epitomised why we got relegated.
Unless he keeps getting a start.