Interestingly, at the extremes more or less the same number of fans rated Avoiding Relegation (7% of the votes) and finishing Top 4 (4%), so basically nearly 90% of fans don’t think it is realistic to expect top four or just to be hanging around the lower end avoiding relegation.
I firmly think our problems have been the midfield this season – that’s the engine room for defence and attack, we haven’t found the right balance, and just chucking your best players on there doesn’t work.
Krul played a total of 31 matches, with 24 league appearances and 7 in Europe. Though he didn’t quite hit the heights of the previous season, little surprise given his injuries, Krul is a worthy winner in a year when contenders were a little thin on the ground.
‘As part of this day we asked them to become young journalists for the day and submit their newspaper articles into our competition to be judged by Mark Jensen from ‘The Mag’ and John Anderson, ex Newcastle United player’.
More than that though, the thought of Mike Ashley paying out £15m for a player with no clear possibility of an increase in his future value, would be a major shift in policy. This despite it representing a £20m profit from Carroll’s sale to Liverpool. If Carroll ends up at West Ham I have a horrible feeling that this could indicate limited funds for summer transfer activity. I hope I’m wrong.