This site is plagued by arrogant posters. Any and every critique is jumped on and immediately dismissed. A defence of Jones as ‘its his second full season’ despite having more than 100 senior appearances. He’s having a poor run of form. It’s obvious for all to see, why try to deflect?
I don't think people are trying to deflect, it's more about balance and grey areas rather than just labelling people too good for us or rubbish. There's loads of more balanced views in between.
He' s not playing as well as his peak of last season but he's playing a lot steadier than earlier this season where he was culpable for about 6 or 7 goals under Wilder while only creating a handful of chances.
Right now he's defending better (because he's staying on his feet), he's retaining possession better but he's lost a little bit of gambling to beat his man. It's a confidence thing, and will come back.
You say he's got about 100 senior appearances, he hasn't, he's got 85, 12 of them were in the scottish lower leagues, he's started 57 games at this level and most of those as a wingback not a winger. Has been learning on the job playing catch up. They say it's 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. He didn't get those 25 hours a week of professional youth training for 4 or 5 years before breaking into the first team squad. He's 5,000 hours behind players of his age, despite having 57 starts.
Personally I think he's struggled a bit with receiving the ball higher up the pitch and not having space to run into, he's also being marked much tighter this year.