Why is everyone slagging Adam off? 2 goals 10 assists last year and some amazing passing. The biggest problem he has is that he holds onto the ball too much but with Rodgers style of play he'll be urged and taught not to so he could get even better next year.
You're overstating his positive contributions while vastly understating his negatives. It's almost painfully obvious that Charlie NEEDS to play with Lucas or someone of his skill...whichn is a shame because I do like him but the sheer number of times he gives the ball away, lets an opposition player ghost past him, etc has played a pretty big part in a lot of our poor performances.
And it's not just him though but he is one of the more addressable issues we have in our playing squad. Issues that the new structure is supposed to identify and correct.
we need a player that can almost rip the crossbar off like Charlie did at goodison. we need a player that can look up and tear the entire chelsea team apart with one pass in the 85th minute at stamford bridge for the winner. However we also needed that same player to not get sent off at white hart lane because he refuses to learn how to tackle intelligently at 26 years old. We can't have that player giving away free kicks on the edge of the box nearly every appearance.
We've wasted too much time affording patience to the wrong players, that part of our culture needs to be addressed.
This isn't an attack on Charlie but his situation is a microcosm of an issue that's been afflicting our approach to players for too long now.