Since our return to the Premier League, where would you rank the current squad? I've always felt we've progressed with the signings we've made, season on season, and this has been reflected in our improving league position. For the first time, rather than even standing still, I feel like we've regressed quite significantly. Apart from the additions of O'Shea and Brown, none of the players we've bought have improved on what we had last season, or even seasons before that (most significantly in the striker department). However, its the midfield that worries me. We have plenty of options, but they're all either too similarly mediocre, don't fit together and crucially lack pace. Its why we'll struggle this season.