Not sold on holgate at all you know.
Always QUITE liked the look of him on the ball and I think itís a shame the way heís been shit canned, but I donít think heís got the stature or aggression to be a prem cb.
Edit: plus I saw an article that rated his passing worse than keanes
It's not really fair to try to rate him until he's had the chance to settle next to an experienced, in-form partner. The whole defense has been in such shambles (and he's arguably been our best, though not saying much) it's hard to rate him individually.
There's raw talent there. I agree it's no sure thing, just too soon to write off. And seeing price tags, we really can't afford not to give him a full and fair shot.