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February 07, 2017, 08:11:37 PM
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Pennington seems to be getting lots of plaudits today. I know he's been injured for a while and he's now 22 but is he good enough to make it? Anyone seen much of him? He seemed to be overlooked in the Browning/Stones/Holgate hype.

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February 07, 2017, 08:22:39 PM
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February 07, 2017, 08:31:03 PM
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Is he a big lad? What we seem to lack at the minute are commanding presences and height. Holgate looks good but not the height to be a commanding centre half, Williams similarly. Mori needs upgrading but we lack proper physical presences. Schneiderlin has helped in that respect.


February 07, 2017, 08:46:43 PM
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Pennington coming in for some serious praise.

Always impressed me when I've seen him play. He got an injury at the worst possible time.

I think he'll be in contention of Baines gets injured.

I do worry that he and browning may get lost in the shuffle.

February 07, 2017, 08:51:18 PM
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Pennington coming in for some serious praise.

Always impressed me when I've seen him play. He got an injury at the worst possible time.

I think he'll be in contention of Baines gets injured.

I do worry that he and browning may get lost in the shuffle.

Pennington is right footed though ain't he? I'm not sure if he'll come into the same category as Galloway/Garbutt/Robinson on the left.

February 07, 2017, 08:53:34 PM
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Pennington is right footed though ain't he? I'm not sure if he'll come into the same category as Galloway/Garbutt/Robinson on the left.

Galloways out on loan.
Garbutt trains with the under 23s
And is Robinson any good? Can't say I've heard of him tbh

Pennington is already very versatile so I think he could perform the role if required


February 07, 2017, 09:01:07 PM
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Thought Id read two lads had played for Stoke (I think) with the thoughts of leaving
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February 07, 2017, 10:44:17 PM
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Pennington impressed me when he played under RM.
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February 07, 2017, 11:01:36 PM
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Pennington reminds me of jagielka in terms of size and pace. he is a CB isn't he?
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February 07, 2017, 11:41:05 PM
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Pennington seems to be getting lots of plaudits today. I know he's been injured for a while and he's now 22 but is he good enough to make it? Anyone seen much of him? He seemed to be overlooked in the Browning/Stones/Holgate hype.

Only seen him limited times but I dont think he will make it at us, seems the type that will end up going to a Championship team and could then rise into becoming a premier league level defender. He isnt massive, not small either but I'm unsure whether he lacks a bit of pace but certainly seems like he knows how to defend when ive seen him at various levels.

Given we are heavily linked with Keane and VVD, looked like we tried for Manolas etc a major centre half signing is one of our priorities. If we get that signing, have Williams, Mori, Holgate ahead of him then it's hard to see where he will get many games. At his age 22 it is getting to the point where he is that far down the order that he himself must be thinking is it better to look down the Forshaw route and go and play week in week out at a lower level and build a career.

February 07, 2017, 11:46:20 PM
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Only seen him limited times but I dont think he will make it at us, seems the type that will end up going to a Championship team and could then rise into becoming a premier league level defender. He isnt massive, not small either but I'm unsure whether he lacks a bit of pace but certainly seems like he knows how to defend when ive seen him at various levels.

Given we are heavily linked with Keane and VVD, looked like we tried for Manolas etc a major centre half signing is one of our priorities. If we get that signing, have Williams, Mori, Holgate ahead of him then it's hard to see where he will get many games. At his age 22 it is getting to the point where he is that far down the order that he himself must be thinking is it better to look down the Forshaw route and go and play week in week out at a lower level and build a career.

Let's get him out on loan to a decent championship side so that we can put him in the shop window and get some proper money for him then. Letting his contract run down after a stint at somewhere like Oxford is what the old Everton used to do with our half decent prospects.

February 07, 2017, 11:55:32 PM
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Let's get him out on loan to a decent championship side so that we can put him in the shop window and get some proper money for him then. Letting his contract run down after a stint at somewhere like Oxford is what the old Everton used to do with our half decent prospects.
Bournemouth were willing to pay 6m for a lad from Liverpool who barely played for Liverpool..... we really don't make enough money off our young lads


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February 08, 2017, 12:02:40 AM
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Bournemouth were willing to pay 6m for a lad from Liverpool who barely played for Liverpool..... we really don't make enough money off our young lads

They also got £15m for a lad who had barely done anything but just because Rodgers called him the new Raheem Sterling it got everyone excited.

We'll never get the value the shite get but something would be nice.

February 08, 2017, 12:21:02 AM
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Much rather we do right by the academy graduates that don't make the grade here and look to set them on the best career path for themselves rather than worry about making a few million pound here and there.

We've a duty of career after all and still need to help them make the most of their career and talent as an when a decision is made to move them on.
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February 08, 2017, 12:26:13 AM
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Galloways out on loan.
Garbutt trains with the under 23s
And is Robinson any good? Can't say I've heard of him tbh

Pennington is already very versatile so I think he could perform the role if required

Highly rated Robinson, despite being mega young like 17/18 I think??
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