Oh dear God, would you believe it? Keane has been signed on loan to save us from relegation and has now been ruled out for SIX weeks! When Ba joined us, we thought he would be the one who would break down in next to no time, but we should have known better! Keane first but Ba is sure to follow. Well, you've heard the rhyme, "And everywhere that Robbie went, His lamb was sure to go!"
How long before we are back to Cole and Piquionne as the only options? I'd have money on Ba breaking down inside 20 minutes against West Brom personally. It's written in the stars isn't it? Well no, it's written in Ba's medical report actually!
And meanwhile Upson and Tomkins are both out, and both have injuries that are not going to clear up anytime soon. Da Costa is only just back from injury and could very easily break down again and Reid is horribly inexperienced at Premiership level. God help us if either of those pull up lame. Who plays centre half then? Specs? But he's injured too! Bridge? Then who plays left back? Ilunga isn't in the 25 man squad! So Jacobsen then, with Faubert at right back?
Just imagine a back four reading, Faubert, Reid, Bridge and Jacobsen. We are one injury away from it! Frightening or what?