After watching every game from last night and mid weeks games of all teams, i have come to the conclusion that over all our squad is on par with 90% of the other squads. The problem seems to lie in game plans, tactics and fundamental excursions, plus the inability to do basic footballing plays (positioning, trap, pass, move and head). Major mistakes are not being held accountable by punishments (fines or dropping from game day squad).
Now while squad has the cattle, there is zero balance and partnership coercion. Example of this. Partnership was Gelthardt and Greenwood playing as a front pairing for u21 but then playing spot minutes in first team as individuals out of position. CB's or CM's not having a paring that understanding.
Someone needs to tie a 8m rope around the waist of our CB's and have them learn to move together. The same with the CM's. Every player needs to put on a pole on the left and right shoulders that is 1m and have them close down space drills which has them learn to position their body's to cut of both passings lanes and attacking angle. They learn how to be close enough to pressure but also far enough away not to be beaten easily (eample beings Ayling, Roca, Aaronson, Firpo). Pressure and pressing is best when angles and space is both restricted and not by being touch tight.
Again, do the basics and our squad is on par with others and in cases better.