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August 13, 2017, 11:35:05 PM
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Prediction: This is going to become the Kieran Dowell thread, with occasional tidbits about our other players out on loan.


August 19, 2017, 11:07:56 PM
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Absolutely nothing surprising about what Dowell is doing at Forest. He's too good for that level. You could see at age 17, when he made his debut against Krasnodar, that he had the game mapped and that he was always one or two steps ahead of the defense. He may not have been particularly influential that night because we were so disjointed but all of the signs were there and he's only gotten better since. Mentally, he's the most exciting attacking prospect we've had since Rooney.

He's only out on loan to prove that he can cope with the physical side of the professional game in England. So far, so good.  :thumbsup:

September 01, 2017, 08:06:22 AM
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Updated Prediction: This is going to become the Kieran Dowell and Liam Walsh thread (with occasional tidbits about our other players out on loan).
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November 05, 2017, 06:41:30 PM
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How about Liam Walsh, anyone caught any Birmingham games?

Hardly playing, unfortunately. One of the loans we got badly wrong.

Ditto for Connolly at Ipswich.

November 05, 2017, 08:37:32 PM
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It might all be for nothing anyway, especially if we get Allardyce.

There are things I like about Allardyce — defending, set pieces, shot locations — but he is death for youth players. Given how much talent we have in the U23s, I would be very uncomfortable with the club appointing a manager that's more likely to push them out than bring them into the team.

Dyche might be okay for the U23s, as he has at least some record improving young players, although I don't see how someone like Dowell fits his approach. And Dowell is someone we really need to be working with. Creative, technical, great footballing brain, and raised at the club.

This is where our failure to hire Favre, and current inability to hire Tuchel (he'd be crazy to walk into this shit show), really fucks us. Both managers appreciate smart, technical players and aren’t afraid to give youth a chance.
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