Just a couple of thoughts on this.Whilst I agree with some of what you said just look at some of the recent photos of him whilst on the pitch, bags under his eyes. Personally, I think he’s drinking too much which would have been fine 10 years ago but nowadays he’s got no chance.
There’s been a fair bit of media speculation about who he and his new wag enjoy spending time with. Whilst I’d like to ignore them as we all know what the papers are like, I can’t help but think there’s something in it.
I have read on here a few times that Stones is a piss head but I struggle with it. The players diets are monitored and tested constantly by the Club. Any alcohol in his bloodstream would be picked up immediately and I’m fairly certain would not be tolerated.
I still think Stones is a great footballer but feel that his recent injury history and issues in his personal life have affected his confidence. If we can get his head sorted out he can be a great player for us.
I guess with the news about Garcia wanting to leave we either need to fix Stones or go back into the transfer market (or maybe both).