Me thinks we would be fine if we had a CB like Vidic. Look at Man Utd, sublime team likely the best in the World but when you do not have a tower dominating CB odds are you're likely to concede goals when under the cosh. For all our talk of lack of scoring wide-men, Ade's inconsistency, injuries, refs and bottling facts are if we had Sol in his pomp we likely win the PL and reach the semi-finals of the CL.
This where it's hard to blame AW, our defence has more than enough experience to at least not concede retarded goals but yet we do which is why we wilt late in games, not do to some sort of mental anxiety but rather that our CB paring inarticulacy is just not good enough when it's all said and done. Gallas and Clichy were superb tonight but a back four is only as strong as it's weakest link and the last 6 weeks Kolo Toure has been nothing short of horrendous and Big Phil has been good by his standards but not by CL and EPL double winning standards.