The big issue for this team is STILL with defending, especially when you've lost goals from the team and we're not converting enough chances.
Although it's Warbs and the coaching staff's job to get us to improve, the buck also stops with those above him and the largely awful recruitment in this area. Dickie is the first decent defender we've bought since I don't know when.
Three consecutive seasons of conceding 70+ goals, alarm bells should be going off. That has to be the first thing you fix. And I do think we're moving in the right direction with Dieng and Dickie, but they need better quality around them. Hama and Kakay are just starting out and hopefully have potential, but Barbet, Kane and Wallace just aren't up to it. Then you have the players in front of them, and we need better than Ball and an ageing Cameron to play alongside Carroll.
I know it's not easy with the FPP compliance and the wage bill cutting to afford the best quality players, but defending as a unit should be a basic for any football team, and much as I love the attacking football we play we will continue struggle if we don't take chances and cough up soft goals at the other end. If the coaches we have aren't getting the results, then there must be others out there who can make the difference.