If you say so, @Scott Harris. I disagree, I see it all the time, the same old cut-and-paste criticisms posted, regardless of how Willian is ACTUALLY playing, by the same set of usual suspects. It's not just Willian, you know that there are people who don't like Alonso, some who don't like Kovacic, quite a few who have turned on Jorginho, some trolling fool who wants us to sell Kante, and spots every small mistake he makes and one special idiot who appears to have a personal dislike of Dave.
It was always thus, Mikel had his haters who trotted out the same old sideways and backwards bollocks every match, Malouda dropped out of fashion, Ivanovich got turned on pretty quickly.
I thought it was just people seeing things differently to me for the most part, but a recent match where some twat was posting anti-Willian posts within a minute or so of him coming onto the pitch showed me that that prick at least was just waiting to post such tripe. However, when you say " he has been playing like sh*t for a long time now." you are applying your own personal bias. It was only two or three matches ago that he received a standing ovation from the entire crowd when he was substituted.
As I said previously, I don't hear the Willian scapegoating at the Bridge, I only ever see it in here. And, also as I have said in here on many occasions, Willian is far from being ideal and the best player in the squad, but he is nowhere near as bad as a lot of people in here have convinced themselves that he is. So, just looking for a little bit of rationality and balance, really. A rare commodity amongst football fans, I know, but what can you expect from an old peace-loving hippy like me?