He showed today what he can do if players in front of him make runs and move around off the ball. Yet another assist for the lad, his 4th since Garde arrived. He reminds me of a younger Jimmy Milner with his tireless workrate, vision, and strong technical ability. I hope we hold onto him next season.
Aside from the Man City match, he's been our best player of 2016 so far. Gana is much better in the defensive midfielder role than any of our other players. He's stronger than Westwood, better on the ball than Sanchez, and has an outstanding work rate to boot. Lescott and Okore have been getting a lot of praise for their defensive heroics lately, but Gana has played a large part in breaking up the opposition's attacks before they even start. If he sees out the remainder of the season playing like this, someone bigger than us will come in for him this summer.
Unfortunately, Gabby is a huge reason why we're bottom of the table and pretty much doomed to relegation. He hasn't scored in the double digits in five seasons, and he just scored his first in eleven months. Even if he starts banging them in like Jamie Vardy to close this season out and keep us up, I still want him to be the first player out the door this summer.
If we win against Liverpool, we would definitly have a chance. Only 3 points than we were last season at the same stage. We ended the season 3 points above from safety with two to go.
Win this and its most likely 10 points to West Brom.
There is a good chance it will be one points to Sunderland, 4 to Norwich and 5 to Newcastle.
Thats if we could win against Liverpool which is possible.
Those 3 are yet to play each other andare yet to play Swansea, so there are couple of six pointers to be played thats without counting Bournmouth, who are in a good form atm the moment yet could go in a bad run too although they have a good players.
A winning against Liverpool would be crucial, if we win that I could see us safe by the end of May. On the mental game we might handle it better than other teams if we got back to the mix. Ofcourse we prefer other results to go our way which would only help.
If that was down the other end and Bunn or Guzan had ran 18 yards off the line to collect a ball in a race they were never going to win allowing the opposition striker to roll the ball past them into an unguarded net then I'd be raging at them. It's not a howler that's going to end up on some Danny Baker DVD like Wayne Hennessey's effort against us last month but it's definitely a mistake and I'm sure Rudd will be getting asked about it when Norwich come in for training tomorrow morning.
We are still up shit creek without a paddle but we still have a small chance unfortunately not getting in any player's in January means we need Gabby to find the best form of his life.
Still on the plus side at least we aren't waiting for any new players to settle in....maybe this was the Hollis CI plan??????
Bunn just really makes me nervous. Twice yesterday he made terrible judgment calls that required the ball to be cleared off the line. Luckily Okore was well aware of how out of position Bunn was or else Norwhich would have scored twice. If Guzan did that, his page would have 200+ new posts in an hour saying how shit he is and is our worst keeper ever.
I think it's fair to criticize Bunn just how we criticized Guzan especially if Bunn is making errors as well.