I'm making this thread before he returns from his injury so that people can start discussing why we should get rid of him this summer and not wait until a bad performance. I'm trying to avoid a knee jerk reaction from everyone. Out of all the players we've seen in the past few years; Anderson's the one who keeps a low profile and receives the least amount of criticism from the fan base. Carrick, Berbatov, Nani, Evans, Gibson, the list goes on and on. Unlucky with injuries? Bags of potential? I don't buy it. I think he's a limited footballer. We overpaid and we're stuck with and won't offload him because we keep hoping/praying he'll eventually become good. He shows glimpses of brilliance for a game or 5 and then disappears for weeks. For all his flashy passes and gimmicky tricks, he's more likely to give away possession than play the killer ball or turn up with a goal. I know we've converted him from an AM to a CM. He's become a utility player but that doesn't explain why his international career also took a complete nosedive. Ramires and Lucas Leiva are ahead of him for Brazil. Stop and think about that; Ramires, Leiva. 2010/2011: Appearances in all competitions Anderson: 30 Ramires: 41 Leiva: 47 Lampard: 32 Modric: 43 Barry: 47 Milner: 41 de Jong: 40 Get the picture? He had a few great games at the start of the season with Cleverley against some piss poor opponents and then same thing every year. Rinse Repeat.