Okay: At this point, we're looking at a season of rebuilding. Upside, our team is very young, and IMO, very talented. Downside, they can't play. But who thinks our current lineup can live up to those of recent years. Here's what I see as our current lineup 99 Fed Bertrand Mills Pierce Rosenoir Cisse Glyfi Karacen Davies Kebe Long/Church/NHunt Three years ago on at this point we would have been starting: 96 Marcus Shorey Sonks IngIng Murts Convey Sids Harps Little Kits/Doyle/Lita Then Two: 97 Marcus Shorey IngIng Sonko Murts or Rosenoir confused Hunt Harps Cisse Little Doyle Kits Then last year: 98 Marcus Armstrong IngIng Bikey Rosenior Hunt Cisse Harps Kebe Doyle NHunt Now, comparing these rosters, I don't think we can ever expect a better team than we had in 95-96-97. Okay, so the engine of that team was a fantastic midfield, also very young, but a bit older than what we have now. So, can this group match up (esp as BF is set on selling Harps and marek, the kids are in charge) Can Karacen/Davies match Sids/Harper? IMO, Sids was the star and harps is a workhorse. Both Kar and Dav have the potential, however, to be better than Sids, neither has Harps engine. Right now, they're a clear step down. On the wings, Convey and Little were a perfectly matched set, though to be fair soon replaced by Hunt and Kebe. Glyi on short evidence, could be a star, a big four star, imo. Kebe isn't a lot different than he was then. But, right now, Glyfi is way too uneven. If that means we play Tabb, that's fine, but it's a clear step down. Up top, I'm afraid that while Church has a ton of potential, he's no Doyle, and we can't expect to see that type of production out of him. Up top, we're not just younger, we're not as good. NHunt is as good as he was last year, i'll assume. And then there's the mess in the back. I'll give fed a wash with marcus. I like marcus more, but their results last season were pretty even. In the center, Mills and Pierce simply make mistakes, mistakes that IngIng never made, and different from the ones Bikey, or Sonks, made. We need at least one stabilizing player. The youngsters potentially could be great, but someone has to toughen up pierce, esp, and light a fire under his ball watching ass. on the outside, Bertrand is only a loaner, but he's pure class. IMO, better than shorey. rosenoir is an even. So while i see us as potentially fine, right now I think we're worse or at best even on every area of the field. God, it's gonna be a long season.