Tony Xia has been very chatty on Twitter this week, which can only be a good thing, although I have a nagging feeling it won’t last that long, because as is the way of things with Twitter, something will be taken the wrong way or the criticism will be thrown about should we not be doing as well as we all hope.
Until it does go pear-shaped though, I find his willingness to answer questions and keep us informed, very refreshing and we should make the most of it.
In today’s main tweet, our owner has revealed that he expects 3-4 players gone in a week or so and of course everyone is wondering who they’ll be.
“Trimming is needed & then will be new signings till window closes. 3-4 be informed next week to farewell the old days.”
It’s been noticeable that Gabby, Richards and Lescott are all supposed to be carrying injuries, but I’ll bet I’m not alone in guessing that at least two of the three will be on the list; if it’s not all 3 of them.
I’d guess the others might be Sinclair or Bacuna, although the latter has apparently played reasonably well during the friendlies and might have won himself a reprieve, as although he isn’t liked, the fact is he can play in a few positions, which makes him quite useful. Whether he’s any use in those positions is of course another subject altogether.
Then again, I could be totally wrong and we might simply be talking about fringe players who just aren’t going to make the grade.
We can hope the much maligned suspects are the ones, but whatever happens, it surely means we’re going to see a few players coming in, as Xia suggests.
One of them has to be a striker and I feel we should be pushing the boat out somewhat for this particular player because we need a bit of quality there; someone who can hold the ball up and be a focal point.
We also need someone who can get the ball into the box to take advantage of Gestede. Which is where you have to wonder where the service is going to come from.
Hence surely we’ll see another midfielder or two coming in?
I reckon the next 3-4 players coming in could well make or break our season and RDM has to get them right.
But we all know this, don’t we?
Indeed, I’ve seen a few comments where people think we won’t do any good until the team is mostly different to that we witnessed last season.
And it’s something I can’t disagree with.
It should be an interesting run-up to the start of the season.