Some people have criticised Ron Vlaar for his defensive duties and some have even begun to nickname him ‘cardboard’ Ron instead of his real nickname the ‘concrete’ Ron. The Birmingham mail investigated this and compared Vlaar’s defensive duties to those of Jagielka, Ferdinand and Olsson.
So looking at these stats we are way better off with Vlaar. I think he’s very important this season because he is one of our last leaders on the pitch. I also know that he will link with Dunne well once he returns. These two defenders are professionals and they’ll work well together no matter what. I will admit that Vlaar might’ve cost us Wembley and the Everton win but we’ve been stronger defensively with him in the side and I’m a fan of his. He is a good leader and I only hear good words from my dutch friends about his attitude and commitment.