Just wait until until a couple of defeats and people will talk about trying square pegs in round holes with Dijksteel as CB.
Dijksteel has had 2 decent performances at CB as has Mcnair so to say they are better CB's than Fry is completely laughable and a joke. I agree Fry isnt a left sided CB and he would probably agree. (but again here comes the criticism of our homegrown players - absolute joke).
Wait until McNair and Dijksteel come up against a striker like Denney, Keifer Moore and you will see exactly why they are not CB's.
McNair is our best CM imo and wasted as CB, that showed again at the weekend.
Difference of opinions but Johnson is creating a lot more chances and is a lot better defensively than Spence imo.
Search the term "Spence" in the search box and you'll see at least 2 comments out of 2 whole pages were someone praises him. Not sure if you are missing the posts that criticise him and are homing in on the few that praise him.
it's serioualy too early to judge anyone this season.
only Dijksteel and Mcnair are performing at a level we all want them too
most improved against Bournemouth.
Some got into good poistion but fuffed it, others got into good poistions but the team didn't get them the ball, but everyone gave 100%
with Spence, i'm ok with giving him more games in a settled right side and see how it develops.
Same with Johnson TBF, but we are desperatley missing a left footed CB, that can support him like Dijksteel does for Spence
What?! Johnson has been far, FAR worse as an option than Spence has!
I don't criticise any of the 3 players mentioned (except from a couple valid points about Claytons legs at times, but DS will tell you I was his number one fan on this forum).
Spence did alright defensively vs Bournemouth and his ability in a back 4 not only can improve, but isn't terribly relevant in a season where we're likely to play 352 for 90+% of the time.
AND he wasn't even that bad going forward either. He appears to be scared to try and take people on at the moment for some reason, whether that's an instruction thing or a personal confidence thing I don't know, but he's still making himself available and playing some nice short passes. His delivery is his biggest let down, but again, the kid is 20 and has played like 20 something games ffs.
Not only that, but you bring up playing Fry who has, in all honestly, arguably been in the top 3 for most disappointing players at the club for the last season and a bit AND moving over Dijksteel who did start improving towards the end of last season at RB but has looked PHENOMENAL at RCB in every game he's played so far.
For me, Fry doesn't make the team even when at 100% atm, not with how well Paddy and Dijksteel do either side of a slower player like Hall. I don't want Fry ever touching the left side of defence ever again and if he replaces Dijksteel with his form atm I'll scream.
For me, personally, based on current form I'd much rather our right hand side was Dijksteel & Spence over Fry & Dijksteel.
Sorry but I see the opposite posts to you, I often see people bumming about his performance because he's done one fancy flick/nutmeg on someone 😅.
And fans also are quick to criticise the likes of Britt, Saville, Clayton 😅. Honestly some of the fans on here have rose tinted glasses. Just because he's young and raw doesn't make him exempt from criticism.
I just don't see what he offers right now and would much rather have Fry CB and Dijksteel as RWB .
Not clever enough to be a winger and defence position play extremely poor in a back 4. (Reminds me so much of Justin Hoyte especially in his younger arsenal days).
I agree he's raw but if he isn't offering anything and hasn't been for a while so I'd rather just be solid and put fry in there.
Out of the wing backs we look more dangerous with Johnson on the left which just shows how poor our current situation is.