A confusion of tongues! Let me add my own babble to this Babel.
I can't remember a time when we had players on the wings who were both good and in their right position. This season alone we've have the following on the left: Saiz, Hernandez, Roofe, Alioski, Dallas and now KP. KP on the wing! On the right we've had, er, the same. last season on the left we had Roofe, Dallas, Doukara, Burrow, that Spanish chap .... These players either have force but no guile, or guile with no force, except Saiz who has both but is best used in the middle. This allows a defence to keep tight on whoever plays forward because they know when the ball goes wide, so long as they play backs to goal, the ball will end up with a lofted cross from deep without accuracy.
Until we get players who can play quick accurate pass-and-move in the 'channel' between line and penalty area, and can cross effectively with more than average regularity, we will never be serious contenders. We're ponderous on the flanks.
There are Factions here. Faction 1 thinks the Blunts are ordinary and we're bad. Faction 2 thinks they're actually very good and we're sort of quite good. I'm Faction 2, but if Saiz has a complete mental and emotional breakdown and has to be given a year off work, I'd worry.
January: a LB with a LF. A wide player who can pass, run quickly, cross the ball well and tackle.
What does DAllas have to do to get a game? I thought the turning point was when Pablo came on. That was a brave decision, I thought, it's conceding that flank in defence. So it proved.
Leeds United is ruining my life.