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‘I’d be happy to see Graeme Jones follow Steve Bruce out the door once new manager comes in’

4 weeks ago
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I wrote last week after the Crystal Palace game, how I thought Graeme Jones was a bit like Steve Bruce with his game plan and tactics .

I’m even more confused now after his comments about certain players who, in my opinion, should be given a shirt but in one case doesn’t even get a place on the bench, never mind in the team .

The Graeme Jones comments about Federico Fernandez were as confusing as his team selection for Chelsea.

Not only has he adopted Bruce’s playing style, he’s also developed a style of trying to justify his team selection and convince fans he was right in leaving certain players out of the team / squad .

Bizarrely, Graeme Jones stated that he likes Fernandez as a player, despite not even including him in Saturday’s 20 man squad. Jones going on to say: ‘…if the team are winning he won’t come on and if they are losing he won’t come on, so why put him in the squad?’

Confused? I certainly am.

In my opinion, the most likely explanation is that they have fallen out over something, because that comment to me just didn’t make any sense, not even plausible.

Given the state we are in at present, surely a change on the pitch is what’s needed.

Even if Graeme Jones has had some kind of a disagreement with certain players, that needs to be put aside for the good of the team. Give players like Schar and Fernandez a run out, can they be any worse than what we are watching?

The way Graeme Jones is performing, I would be glad to see the back of him when a new manager comes in.

If there is any bad blood in the camp, that can only be detrimental to the club and needs to be cleared up before we can move forward .

If it’s not bad blood, then how can his comments about Federico Fernandez make any sense at all?

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