Mmm, if you criticize Gerrard its obviously only because you don't like him....nothing to do with him costing us points week after week. Look at the stats, Andy didn't invent them. Andy doesn't accuse Gerrard, his own performances do. Or am I saying that just cos I don't like him?
Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Anyone who says Gerrard playing this year was the reason we were losing is high or was watching the wrong matches. There are fewer games these days where he is our stand-out best. But there are no
games when he is our stand-out worst. He's always in the top 4 of players on the pitch for us, if not overall.
You're trying to mix correlation with causation and anyone with even the most basic grasp of statistics would laugh at your use. People want the club to step forward yet want to scapegoat Gerrard. If others cant meet his standard they need to harden the fuck up or piss off. It's that simple. Just because Gerrard can no longer carry the load of mediocrity in the team and is merely a "good" player now, instead of Superman, doesn't excuse the seasons the likes of Downing, Carroll, Henderson, Enrique, Reina and even Spearing have had. Gerrard is not above criticism either, but when you are going down the line assorting blame he is one of the last players you need to dress down.