Hello fellow foxes
What a season!!?
A game of two halves, as it were.
I'm going to start with the negatives because that's the easy part and it clears the air so you can move on....
1) We've been pretty damn abysmal since December
2) We've not qualified for the Champions League
Ok, number 1 goes a bit more in depth than that sweeping statement but I stand by what I said before;
We do not have strength in depth. I think that's pretty clear.
The disruption from losing N'Didi in December was underestimated. A short Vardy injury played its part.
Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers found our new identity. Granted he shifted it around a few times but a master class of 4-1-4-1 and a winning streak of 8 on the bounce including a humiliation of Southampton we were the nearest challengers to Liverpool for a short while.
We would all agree, the title was a feathery dream, but our form was saying Champions League. Easily...
We got some good results over xmas and new year while rotating the squad as necessary, think West Ham and Newcastle. If i remember right, the West Ham win was played by practically a second string team.
This is where the luck ends. The injury disruptions, THEN Covid have exposed us, where maybe they didnt in 2016.
We were playing catch up with N'didi. It's no coincidence we tonked Villa on his return. Only to be broken up. And return to the restart losing more and more key players...
The momentum is with Man Utd. I don't think we should take our momentum into the Champions League. We are clearly not ready for that exposure.
Another positive I take from this, is the Europa League is a fantastic opportunity, and a chance for a trophy. If the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea dont seriously SERIUOSLY invest next season, they're going to end up in the same competition.
Remember the Watford penalty play-off disappointment? What happened next? Remember the great escape? What happened next? Remember missing out on the Champions League in 2020....
....What happens next?..
A Balance View Part II
Hello fellow foxes