Karen, the point is reasonable if the words are a little clumsy. Pep has never stayed at a club for more than four seasons. I wouldn't call that short term but its not exactly long term either. He is intense and driven, that is part of his genius. He indoctrinates the squad with his methods and expects 100% effort and compliance. What I think we are seeing in a small number of instances is players no longer able to meet his standards 100% of the time. We have at various times seen drop offs in form. Raz is below his best. Bernie hasn't reached the standards he did last season. Otamendi has gone backwards. He is brilliant and I love him but he must be a very hard boss to work for. Is it so far fetched to suggest maybe there is a dip this year through mental tiredness as well as a really bad string of injuries? We will come again but I do think it is time for him to be more aggressive with bringing through the youngsters. I would like to see Phil start every second game at least. Give Garcia a shot at CB. Gabby more game time, even wide. Of course he may do the opposite and we go on a 30 game winning run - its entirely possible. I will be the first to put my hand up and say I was wrong.