Burdisso comes in as a young and very talented CB to strengthen our already amazing defence. He will definitely be around for the long term. Jelle Vossen and Marco Sau are two quality strikers who were brought in on the cheap, giving us a much more in-depth and quality strike force as what was currently at the club was sub-par. Victor Wanyama is a high-profile CM, and really adds something extra to the team. With these four signings, I truly believe we can push for a top half finish.
After sustaining an injury to Angel Rangel against Bournemouth, it became apparent our Right Back stocks were lacking, so I brought in cover for him through Inter's Jonathan, a brilliant RB himself. Vaclav Kadlec was brought in as a last minute signing, as earlier in the save, I was not able to sign Lazar Markovic, a youth I really wanted to develop, so with such little transfer fee and the fact I could get him a work permit, I signed Kadlec, hoping to train him into an Advanced Playmaker role.
We dominated early play, all over Bournemouth with Michu scoring two good goals giving us that early advantage. However with Bournemouth's goal just before Half-Time, they came out in the second half much stronger and hungrier for that result. To be completely, the stats seem to lie, and we were lucky to come out of this with a win. But considering all our early chances, it could have easily been alot more.
This result really worried me as this is a team we should be beating as we have done with those before them. The fact we allowed them into the game so much is disappointing, and with us versing Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd and Liverpool in the next five games, securing all three points should have been seen as vital. Ultimately it was a stupid penalty given away by Burdisso that lost the 3 points.
I honestly have no idea what the hell went on here. Vorm had another shocking game, coming out way to far for most things. To lose this heavily, and at home aswell was just completely disgraceful, and I made sure I told the team that.
Completely dominated by Assaidi, we were always in the game till the end. Just the speed and quality of Liverpool's counter attacks were the death of us. This game has put second thoughts into my mind about Vorm, and im seriously considering benching him in the next couple of games.
Ouch that month looks like it hurt!
Have you considered realigning your defence to provide more ready cover for your Keeper, if they are getting through to him to make that many mistakes then there is a deeper issue as Vorm is generally a decent goalie.