Fulham - Creativity
The January transfer window is over and no more deals will be completed until the start of an all new season; 2010/11. There is one deal I think we have missed out on, and that is the opportunity to bring in a creative central midfielder.
The fans have been shouting out for someone who can really provide that spark for us, but, Roy doesn't seemed to have even considered the position over the course of the last month.
Maybe that is sensible, given the fact we have a whole host of central midfielders. However, they all seem a bit defensive minded to me.
The only man that I can truly say is a menace in that midfield of ours is captain, Danny Murphy. I am not the only one though, that thinks he is past his best and the only route is down for the former Liverpool player.
He hasn't proved to be quite as creative and threatening as he did last year, and he certainly doesn't seem to be bringing that side back into his game. We must face it; He's getting old, and we can't rely on him for too much longer.
On top of that, I never really felt he had the flair to pass as a top-drawer 'creative' midfielder. Yes, he has the eye for a pass and yes he knows how to set up an attack or two, but he really doesn't strike any fear into defences.
Now, I do realise that should be the job of an attacker in reality, but when you look at the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, you realise it is well and truly possible to cause major problems from the central midfield position.
Let's be honest, he's never provided that for us, and certainly never will do.
But, that leaves the question of what player on the market at the moment could possibly replace Mr Murphy?