What a difference 6 months makes.

As our gallant leader Mr John Carver points to weaknesses in the squad, maybe he should review his influence both as Assistant Manager (oh yes, forgot he was responsible for something before January) and as Manager now.

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The back four desperately needs options, we have no centre-backs, we need a left-back, we have no back up in the reserves – Mbiwa, Santon and Streete (ok he’s injured) anyone?

In midfield we lack options, especially some creativity. We have no real options out wide. Ben Arfa (and to a point Marveaux)?!

Up front we’ve lacked physical presence, someone for Ayoze or even Armstrong to play off. Maybe a guy who can hold the ball up, have a presence in the air and could even score the odd goal? Oh yeah Vuckic at Rangers.

While all of these players (apart from possibly Santon) have failed to be top rate, they are all better than what we currently have (Williamson, Taylor, Obertan, Gouffran, Riviere).

Surely Carver has to realise that allowing these players to go and not be replaced is in part his fault?

Man up John, take responsibility and focus on the games ahead rather than blaming everyone outside the club.

Some of us are having to pay to go and watch this shambles at Leicester on Saturday, try to make it worth it!

At least I’m not at West Brom –  North Shields at Wembley gives me the chance to watch some proper football for a change!