Quiffy wrote:a bit of a slow response, i get fed up of arguing after a bit. when i was saying people are asking for him to be moved on i was referring to the calls for him to be sent out on loan to a championship club.
personally i see tyler's role as being similar to (possibly) mick bates or a carl shutt. he's a good man to have around, but he's not someone i'd have in my ideal starting XI, although i wouldn't be worried about him letting the side down. I've never said we should build a team around him.
I was hoping he'd be loaned out in August/January, he's improved a bit and looked 'okay' against garbage like Fulham and Sheff Utd, but he is not good enough for the top half of the EPL imo. For all the reasons I and others have mentioned earlier, for starters he's too slow and his first touch is shit. We need better, and I'd rather see a few of the kids given a chance to prove themselves now we're safe than wasting more time on Tyler. I'd sell Roberts in the summer.
I wouldn't play Alioski again either now it seems certain he's off. We know Bielsa will continue to play both of them, I think he's showing them unnecessary loyalty and shouldn't.