Re: The squad - moving forward August 7 2017, 9:21 PMFirst message on this forum here but I've been gone from frustration to pure anger over the pathetic attempts at a performance this season.
I think the issues we are talking about have been going on for the past two years now and these collapses are not new they have become frequent over the two seasons and highlight our major flaws.
• gale and moxon need to go we need fresh voices
• lack of a decent consistent oversees run machine since Jaques/Rudolph
• kolpac players are the only option ( number 3 or opener and an opening bowler desperate)
• Ageing players need replacing Brooks, sidebottom, Bresnan and plunkett (injuries and England One day)
• find a wicketkeeper who contributes (foakes, butler, Davies come to mind)
• offer silverwood and McGrath the job
Looking from the outside I do believe we should abandon this year and pick two of the best young batsmen/keeper and get them in at number 5 and 6. Take the pressure off then shield them from the new ball. Relegation should be embraced looking at the pathetic inept performances.
I'd go for (rest of the season)
Lees (4 games to save his career for me)
Marsh (potential for next year)
Cadmore or callis
Keeper from academy (can't be worse than hodd)
Nothing to lose now
I'm probably more focused on the time to leg go aspect, and for me I would include Lees, Leaning and Hodd who has a poor average and rarely contributes enough.