I mean that you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
Shelvey is, right now, a better player than Henderson. There's no question about that. Why we insist with Henderson when 95% of his career with us he's been an anonymous passenger is beyond me. Why we bought him in the first place, is beyond me. Why we paid so much for him, is beyond me. It isn't his fault he's here. But FFS, take some pressure off the kid and let him come off the bench, and let him play in cup matches. He is like a chicken with his head cut off most of the time. Shelvey is younger, more confident, more skilled, and showed against Villa a few matches back why HE should be starting and Henderson should be on the bench.
Instead, we bump Shelvey off to Blackpool, then bring him back just to sit the bench.
Shelvey, Sterling, Wisdom, even Coady could all be stars for us in the future. I don't think Henderson will be. It doesn't mean sell him or slag him off or any of that business, but at the same time don't be ridiculous and make out like he's something he's not.
Don't know what you are talking about mate. Henderson was an integral part of the Sunderland midfield for a whole season and frankly I thought he played really well against Arsenal, and has been very tidy in other matches.
What have you seen to show that Shelvey is better than Henderson in every respect? You said there is no questioning that.
Were you going off him playing in the championship and a few sub appearances for us where everyone has fatigued and he comes on with fresh legs so shows a little spark?
Obviously if he was so much better than Henderson, I am pretty sure this would have been shown in training and he would have got more game time.
Even when he was at Blackpool the fans were getting on his back until he started to bang a few in, his positioning was questioned along with this work rate.
Shelvey is young and raw and so is Henderson. But Hendo has shown that he can read the game well and has shown he can perform in the premier league for a whole season while Shelvey has not.
They both have bags of talent but Henderson is still ahead of Shelvey for me.
Hendo will come good, you are blind if you cannot see that.