For me what makes our current plight even worse, is seeing the rise of westham under SA not because i care about the fate of WH at all, but because their achievements are based upon the same model as what SA did here. He spends all his money on a small number of talented players, it's what we should've been doing instead buying championship players. Today they scored straight away from a long ball headed down by carroll ala SKD. They have tactics that work, a game plan, players that fit the system perfectly, players that give 100%, an efficent and effective transfer policy (buy up
) And to top it all buy a superb striker (carroll) who'll be a perfect fit for SA's WH. The exact player they need, you could hardly handpick a better player for them. Oh and there is 0 chance of them being relegated. We have none of this. what we have is a manager who says "tactics aren't important it's about players".
It's like WH looked at our success and emulated it exactly, and we looked at thier complete ineptitude and thought, yep that's what we should do, be more shit like WH.
Playing in succesful Prem teams are Al Habsi, Nolan, Cahil, Vaz Te and Walters EDIT: I forgot Taylor, Jussi, O'Brien. EDIT2: Danny Guthrie! There is almost an entire PL team playing in the PL made up of former BWFC players! I wonder if we could swap them for Pratley, Ream, Sordell, Mears, Wylde, Andrews, Mills? I fecking doubt it.