Cleveland_Stag wrote:Conker wrote:Cleveland_Stag wrote:This just shows how incompetent Dempster is. It was plain as day that our midfield wasn’t good enough st the back end of last season when it all went wrong. He’s had all summer to fix it and yet he’s not done that. He brought in a midfielder in Donohue yet hasn’t replaced him after what went off with him.
Completely ridiculous. How he can watch the likes of Macdonald and Tomlinson this season and not think that they need replacing is ludicrous.
With all the money we’ve spent on this squad over the past couple of years, to think we STILL haven’t assembled a competent midfield is shocking.
With all due respect you have no idea what happened behind the scenes so to immediately blame it on Dempster is just diluting the genuine arguments against him thus far.
He's the manager. He's clearly got a massive say in who we sign. The midfield is clearly not good enough. He's not addressed this, therefore he's shooting himself in the foot. It's completely incompetent that he's had all this time to fix a clear position of need and yet not done so.
It wouldn't even surprise me if he doesn't think that the midfield needed changing. Every single fan can see it.
True, but if the 2 or 3 targets he lined up then signed elsewhere or were too greedy, then we'd still be in this situation (nobody signed and no club statement). The buck stops with the manager, but it's by no means clear whether JD tried & failed or didn't bother at all. Both merit some criticism, but one far less than the other imo