Can someone tell which ‘year’ was his break out year?
This year He has played significantly more games than in any previous year and his numbers (as middling as they are) are marginally better than ever before.
In my mind colyer has never established his bona fides as a legit midfielder and has only ever been an impact player, and an inconsistent one at that.
In the past when he played predominantly as a small forward who pushed up high occasionally that was probably fine but considering the midfield minutes he’s getting his numbers simply don’t stack up.
I’d go so far as to suggest we’d be getting a hell of a lot more out of bird or Stanton on a wing albeit without the occasional burst of pace and dare.
Considering the defensive woes of the midfield, to my mind it is a startling indulgence to be carrying a winger averaging 17 touches, 2.8 tackles and half a goal a game when we could instead be playing a hard-nosed blue collar terrier like bird.
Our midfield is crying out for that sort of balance in circumstances where we play a very attacking game off half back. It’s not like our midfield drive and pace tries in any way on trav.
What exactly is Colyer bringing to table at the moment. what makes him an indispensible part of the midfield rotation. Am I missing something?