Here’s a (very) quick blog I did for backpagefootball.com on the extremely large squad now assembled at Manchester City.
Here’s the beginning:
Managers say it all the time. The timeless remedy to an over expanded squad. The single, solitary sentence that justifies the decision to sign yet another player in yet another position where you already have enough cover to cover the cover. “We need two world class players in every position,” purred Roberto Mancini, the latest manager to utilise the goalpost-shifting phrase. But do you really need two “word class” players in every position and has anybody ever had two world class players in every position?