Sometimes all we want as fans is a bit of the truth. Christiansen has often come out and said he thinks we have played well when it’s blatant that we have played anything but well. Often he deflects the transfer questions to Victor Orta, a man who can’t be accessed for these questions but yesterday he said he was honest and said the club were working on business.
Thomas Christiansen must know this squad won’t get him in the play-offs. He has seen us go through a couple of very poor patches and that was with a full squad. The current situation is dreadful in terms of available players for Thomas Christiansen as well. No Ronaldo Vieira, Luke Ayling, Samu Saiz, Eunan O’Kane, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson or Matthew Pennington, oh and no Caleb Ekuban. In that list you have four first-team players who would start more weeks than not, and three of them aren’t coming back in the next few weeks. We are apparently interested in signing a Luton right-back from League Two when we have the Player of 2017 at Fleetwood ready made to come back into the side in Lewie Coyle. Situations are slightly odd at the moment and the pressure is rising on Victor Orta.
Christiansen has now used his position to put a bit of pressure on Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta and good on him, he needs to be a bit more pushy with things like this. He was appointed to get us promoted and if he doesn’t think he has the players to do it then he needs to be asking the questions. Why should he be under pressure when he doesn’t have the tools to do the job. If we’re brutally honest the squad is worse now than it was last season. Bartley, Green, Wood and Taylor gone, Saiz the only player to be better than any of them and we have signed fifteen players. You need to spend money to get out of the league and as I keep saying, Andrea Radrizzani was the man who said he would spend the £15 million of Wood money on the squad.