Who are our best players that can be picked and go 75-80 minutes of championship?
S. Moran (assuming he brings club form into county)
our back line will surely be 6 of those 7, with some other options as backup
that leaves 8 spots at MF and forwards
those 4 (assuming Cronin comes in and that Sutcliffe gets back to close to his level) are definitely going to be in the 8. Not to say they don’t have flaws but I can’t see them not being in the 8 best.
add in M Schutte if he comes back from football - and even then if he can regain the form of 2/3 years ago and start getting that ball to stick in his paw
But then you are looking at some mix of older lads (who by now are getting pretty old …) and young lads to be brought into action bit by bit but not there yet. Some getting close though
Still need a natural midfielder and another serious ballwinner beside Cronin
You can see why they kept trying Rushe up front, especially since Crumney would slot in CB no problem. But that’s not going to work.
Badly need another 3-5 players to really fill that gap in the team
Kelly at close to what he was would be a huge addition
Apologies if I’m missing anyone obvious…