First of all I would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations on "The deal of the century" no, not the Kirby deal of course but the signing of Pienaar. If the clubs rumoured to have been interested in signing him (Arsenal etc) were not, why not?
Secondly I also want to say that I am in agreement with Connor Rohrer (sp) regarding Fernandes. I don't think he is an attacking/defensive midfielder, rather a "deep lying playmaker". I'd also go as far as to say he reminds me alot of Pirlo at Milan. Ace players.
Anyway, I was really wondering about Dan Gosling. Moyes comments recently that he would have had a good chance of making the squad/team but for his recent injury (which he is now recovered from). I was wondering if he is a right defender/midfielder as different sites have reported different things. Also if anyone had seen the boy play?
Mark Cassin, Posted 23/04/2008 at 18:21:11
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1 Posted 24/04/2008 at 07:26:40
2 Posted 24/04/2008 at 07:44:53
3 Posted 24/04/2008 at 08:48:32
As for him playing centre mid for the ressies, I wouldn’t read too much into that - that is also where Rodwell is often deployed - I assume Moyes plays them in there to get them as involved as possible and to give them experience of the need to be composed in possession.
4 Posted 24/04/2008 at 08:55:48
I now see from the above comments that he?s a right back who can play centre midfield who Moyes recently said was close to playing. This is potentially excellent news as I?m bored with just playing 2 right backs in the team at the moment.
Maybe there?s a secret competion taking place called ? How many right backs can you fit in your team? like in the 1970s when there were competitions to see how many people you could cram in a mini.
If we play Gosling at some point along with Neville & Hibbert we could potentially win this, who said negativity doesn?t pay & we wouldn?t win anything this season? If we bottle it & don?t we could always sign Stephen Carr (aka the recent link) and we?d be sure to win next season.
Who knows... Uefa may even officially sanction the ?How many right backs can you play in your team ? competion along the lines of the fair play league. Now thats got to worth a discretionary Uefa Cup place! Ah my worries are over, European football secured at Goodison.
Yes, I?m coming nurse, I know its time for my medication.
5 Posted 24/04/2008 at 09:57:05
@Marc Williams -- I was actually wondering if he would play at right back instead of our 2 crap fullbacks or in defensive midfield, where we are also crap, or even as a back up to Arteta/Pienaar.
As for Villa, that has all the makings of a 1-1 draw.
6 Posted 24/04/2008 at 10:16:12
Although I can just see us letting Carsley go in the summer with a view to playing Pip centre mid all next season!
7 Posted 24/04/2008 at 11:05:41
I?ve got my fingers crossed that Gosling may be a decent right back so read with interest what Ben, James & Graham know about him. I really hadn?t taken much interest in him as I thought he was a long way from consideration for inclusion in the squad.
You?re right I can see Cars going as Derby they will offer him a longer contract & you can?t blame him at this stage of his career.
I ?d like to see him around for aother year as cover but if he goes, good luck to him he?s been a good servant to our club, we certainly missed him when he had that spell injured the other year. I hope Moyes buys a replacement rather than letting Neville fail in that role.
8 Posted 24/04/2008 at 12:07:40
If if Gosling is shit he can play right back, interesting though as he never set the world alite at Plymouth.
That?s the difference with Investment: we want Bentley... we get Gosling!
9 Posted 24/04/2008 at 12:57:19
10 Posted 24/04/2008 at 13:06:25
11 Posted 24/04/2008 at 13:14:33
12 Posted 24/04/2008 at 13:11:08
James, You’re right about lescott. Due to work committments I’m pretty much exciled to the Midlands and know a Wolves season ticket holder ( The infamous ’’Tipton Bob’ ) very well. When we signed Joleon he couldn’t beleive we paid £5 mil for him & also reckoned he’d got dodgy knees so would be injury prone. Glad to say he’s been proved completely wrong.
13 Posted 24/04/2008 at 13:30:05
14 Posted 24/04/2008 at 14:18:16
The kid - yes I said KID - is 18. Gosling played 24 times for Plymouth (9 as sub) in a season and a half and you are trying to destroy him before he has even kicked a ball for us.
That’s just typical of the head up your arse negative mentality of so many blues. If he plays and ends up not being good enough then have a dig. Until then leave him, and the rest of the kids, alone.
15 Posted 24/04/2008 at 15:57:23
I wish the kid luck and hope he?s part of our future. I suppose I?m negative is i?m just always so pissed off that we can never compete with our arsehole rich neighbours.
16 Posted 24/04/2008 at 16:44:12
17 Posted 24/04/2008 at 20:24:12
18 Posted 25/04/2008 at 00:25:02