I think weíre all agreed that Agger is a quality player. That isnít the main issue here; the issue is his injury problems, which continue to be a burden on him, and on our team. With Agger in the side, we look better from the back, because heís a ball playing centre half, he is good defensively and good going forward.
Agger is still only twenty six years of age, but it is fair to say that, he hasnít played enough games given his time here, due to injuries, as we know. He joined us in January 2006, and has never played more than 27 league games in any season. Now, as we all know, that isnít ideal for a side that wants to challenge for titles, because you want consistency in all your positions within the team. Yes, rotation is a huge part of football but ideally, you want your main starters to be hitting 32-35 League games per season, if not all the 38 required games.
I see a lot of ifs in this thread, as I read through, and I canít help but feel that some people are clutching at straws. Agger, like Aurelio, is bound to be plagued by injuries. We have to assess the situation this summer, because I personally feel that we need changes in certain positions and that we have to be ruthless about it. We have some good prospects, and Wilson and Kelly have really impressed me, and I hope theyíre given more chances.