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Re: The big man, the boss; Big Sam
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:32:04 PM »
Dunno about dribbling, could maybe learn to be press resistant in tight areas but can't really take a man on, once you're on the other side you need another gear to pull away or upper body strength and he hasn't got either.

I do really like him I just always thought Barkley was obviously the bigger talent and there seemed to be an odd disparity between how they were perceived and treated.
I feel it's really harsh to be critical of a lad who is so young playing in a struggling team that never controls the midfield.
He has only been in the first team for 11 months, he was playing very well up until the end of last season and Koeman decided to fuck him off at the start of this.

I think he will end up being a very good player for us, we just have to be patient with the lad as he becomes a more mature player.

Worst case scenario is he doesn't reach the levels we wanted him to and we move him on in 3 or 4 years. We have a good reputation of bringing kids through, if we start abandoning them all after a drop of form we will lose that reputation.

Let him play for his boyhood club, enjoy having a young Scouser in there. If it doesn't work out so be it that's football.

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