Im not angling to replace Gary Neville , but in one of my earliest blogs of the season I said we would struggle because of the inexperience at centre half.
We have effectively lost 6 experienced and competent centre halves in the last 2 years , Michael Morrison, Andre Bikey , Tal Ben Haim, Dorian Dervite , Roger Johnson and Joe Gomez and replaced them with Patrick Baeur ( promising but young and struggling) and Nabi Saar ( less promising , young and struggling). If you add to that the fact that young Morgan Fox is young and struggling which means that the centre halves get further drawn out to the left hand side , it becomes a perfect cock up.
When you watch a game at the valley , spend a bit of time watching how far apart out two centre halves get – you can drive two double decker buses through the space between them.
It is the biggest problem that the team faces and unless we add some experienced , uncompromising, centre halves ( preferably two) to the team in the next few weeks, I fear it will be difficult to escape the drop.