Too many on these boards have given up on Esky way too soon. He is a quality player who has shown his talent at several points during this season. His main problems have been: 1) Unable to get consistent playing time -- Can't blame Hudson here. Esky needs to be brought along slowly. The one striker formations that Hudson used earlier in the season didn't help much, though. Can you say "Stranded Ali" ? 2) Poor service from midfield -- DCU passing from midfield was often atrocious this past year. With Marco fading, there wasn't anyone that could step up and provide quality balls ON THE GROUND to strikers in position. More off the ball running from the frontmen would have eased some of the pressure, so can't blame it all on midfield.