Originally Posted by Franchise 60
Well you've offered nothing except for the fact HUD is slow so yeah, sounds about right?
Who was a more consistent and reliable player than him throughout 09-10 when we had our best PL point total?
It doesn't matter much to Pirlo cuz he is unreal on the ball and can evade defenders and spot any pass or possible cul de sac approaching. Hud is way way to contemplative on the ball. He requires far too much time and space on the ball to be effective. Basically the opposite of the Pirlo/VDV type that can manage to be elite without any pace.
Yes most of our team was not consistent that season because of injuries - Modric/Lennon/King ldo among many others + Bale not being used til the second half, but the fact is that the quality needed for fourth in that season is nowhere near enough to achieve it anymore. We can be that good again with Hud for sure, but it won't be enough and fourth isn't all there is to attain.