Be careful what you wish for.
We used to bend over backwards to accommodate him under Carlos, he was often put out on the left to get in the team.
Under Jos everything went through Bannan, Joey's 5 yard passes to Bannan used to drive us all insane.
Bruce (who has always been a fan of Bannan) saw we needed proper pace and wingers as well as Bannan's creativity and although Monk is a bit more pragmatic he has kept that up, this gives us another creative option other than Bannan. When we go 2 up top against a 5 man midfield it is always going to be difficult for your creative midfielder to find the space, Bannan had no time on the ball at all yesterday, he did however work his knakcers off for the cause which was great from him.
Now there is an argument that in such games we have a guy in the squad Luongo who seems tailor-made for that type of challenge yesterday, but personally I'd have Bannan in there especially at home.
Also interesting to see what happens re:his contract as it is up in 2021