It's clear that this squad isn't good enough but let's be realistic - we won't be selling everyone and bringing in sixteen new faces this summer. With that in mind, who should we keep out of our pretty mediocre squad?
Adam - no explanation needed.
Carroll - ditto.
Maxi - controversial? He's never going to be first team though, and is thus a waste of wages. I would personally be happier if Sterling had his place in the squad. I'm not blaming him at all for our current woes though.
Aurelio - like I need to explain?
Henderson - gets so much stick but he is only young and has been played out of position for most of this season. He is extremely cautious though and is very frustrating. Should be used like we have used Spearing, not starting every ****** game.
Downing - hasn't been the best but hasn't been the worst either. He can look sharp sometimes, I think we should keep him but we definitely need other wing options.
Kuyt - yeah he's not everyone's cup of tea but has still produced some moments of magic for us in the cup games. He might not be happy with being a squad player though, and that's what he'll be so he might well move on in the summer.
Coates - has looked a pretty mixed bag. Needs more time definitely.
The worrying thing is, who could we realistically sign to improve the squad if we did the necessary spring cleaning..?