Many people on here often say this is the season because of the money. Fact is we are not going to be able to buy more expensive players unless we get investment. So for people to say this is logical, as it hinders Moyes's transfer policies. What would also agree with this point is the players who have peaked: Jagielka, Cahill, Howard, Arteta and Pienaar just to name a few.
But I would disagree, and hence the title ? we have some great youngsters coming through and good young first-team players who will only get better.
Stars for the future
Marouane Fellaini - this guy is already one of our most important players, but he makes the midfeld tick for me. He calms things down in midfield, not to mention his physical presence, which is important. Improvements in his tackling and positioning would make him even better.
Jack Rodwell - Whether his future lies at centre half or midfield, this guy is the future. It is imperative we don't sell this guy.
Seamus Coleman - With wonderful attributes going forward, this guy is already very good. Just needs to improve defensively, and there's no knowing how far this kid can go.
Future first teamers
Magaye Gueye - The winger we have been crying out for for ages. Skillful, good crossing, just needs to mature in his play.
Leighton Baines - Questionable to put him in this category, but he's only 25, he can get better. Defensively he must improve.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov - Same as Baines, except not proven in the Prem yet. But has good passing, fantastic technique and great shot, I see him succeeding Tim Cahill, I'll think he'll come good.
Shane Duffy - Good in the air, good marking and tackling, this guy has what it takes to be our future centre half
Victor Anichebe - Again questionable, but he obviously has the talent. As one of the strongest players I have ever seen, in the air and on the ground, he can be a future target man for us. Just improves his finishing and his attitude off the pitch.
James Vaughan - Would put him in the category above, but injuries make it less likely. Definitely has the talent.
Shkodran Mustafi - Looks good in the reserves, solid centre half. Has a definite shout.
Jose Baxter - Good attacking midfielder with technique, pace and finishing. Still too raw though.
Hallam Hope - Great prospect in the reserves
Ross Barkley - Same as the above
So looking 2 or 3 years time, it looks very bright, and this is very understated. Yes, some of these youngsters may not turn to be as good and I may be a tad too optimistic, but I'm an optimistic fan. To all the doubters, we have not reached our peak just yet.
Let's get our first win on Saturday! COYB!
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1 Posted 17/09/2010 at 15:40:26
2 Posted 17/09/2010 at 16:33:38
3 Posted 17/09/2010 at 16:45:55
4 Posted 17/09/2010 at 16:50:05
We have a team assembled by Moyes that is well balanced; old heads (the above), players in their 'prime' (Arteta, Yak, Jags, Pienaar, Heitinga, who are moving into late 20's), and a refreshing injection of youth (lets not forget Felli is in this category being 2 months short of his 23rd birthday)
All successful teams have this balance and I feel Moyes has done very well in bringing these players together.
5 Posted 17/09/2010 at 18:55:35
In anticipation of what about Rodwell?
A non starter, if nothing changes it's just a matter of time.
6 Posted 18/09/2010 at 08:28:36
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