Problem number 1 - BR. He has had my backing right from the very start in all honesty, and still does. But however, I think the main problem with BR is he's trying to play this pass and move 'Barcelona' style of football, with players that just don't have the talent or quality to execute it. It's like having a donkey and telling it how to win the grand national. It's just not going to have the quality.
Problem number 2 - The defence. Theres been too many times this season Agger and Skrtel just haven't delt with big strong strikers i.e Benteke and Kenwyne Jones. I'm not sure why coz they're both good in the air and they're big lads. Maybe they're just too comfy knowing they're on the team sheet every game.
Problem number 3 - Weak midfield. Lucas, Allen, Hendo, Sahin, none of them are big strong tacklers. None of them are of the mold of Mascherano or Paddy Veira etc. Lucas is the closest but even he's not up to the level we need to win the league. Apart from all being very weak physically, none of them are all that great technically. There's not a huge amount of creativity or spark coming from our midfield.
Problem number 4 - The wingers. Sterling and Suso. They have great potential no doubt. But put all your faith in 2 very young, inexperienced lads is all too much. Downing's rejuvenation was short lived as was expected. Big physical game, and he goes missing. He can produce the goods, but against the top opposition, he doesn't have that special edge. Cole, too old and washed up.