Does anyone else see the similarity between these two young footballers warming the bench, when it's obvious that there's lesser talent on the field? Rodwell will get fucked off just as Rooney did and will leave and rightly so. How can Rooney need protection at his age and not be in the Everton 11 each week, but play almost every game for United?
For fuck's sake Moyes. Please give the youth a chance and dismiss the old guard, before we lose another diamond.
Liam Reilly, Posted 22/08/2010 at 02:16:07
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1 Posted 22/08/2010 at 16:15:25
2 Posted 22/08/2010 at 16:29:31
3 Posted 22/08/2010 at 16:36:54
When you're 2 games into a season and you're on the bench watching what we're watching, as one of England's rising stars you might question is the club a match for you.
Yeah, it will be Rooney all over again.
4 Posted 22/08/2010 at 17:41:26
What the fuck does that mean? I'm talking about giving the boy some oppertunity to play football, how is that doom and gloom.
The side on the field at the end of the game was almost indentical to the starting 11 at Blackburn and I think if the boy is as good as everyone seems to think he is, he just might have made more of a difference than Osman.
5 Posted 22/08/2010 at 17:51:28
"before we lose another diamond" How is that NOT doom and gloom?
6 Posted 22/08/2010 at 18:04:23
7 Posted 22/08/2010 at 18:08:10
8 Posted 22/08/2010 at 18:12:28
9 Posted 22/08/2010 at 19:17:38
10 Posted 22/08/2010 at 19:27:33
11 Posted 22/08/2010 at 19:44:09
In cricket, young fast bowlers are discouraged from trying to bowl too fast before they hit their early twenties. I wonder what a qualified medical specialist would say about footballers. At what age should they stop being wrapped in cotton wool? Does anyone know what current medical opinion is saying on this topic?
Certainly we seem to be seeing history repeating itself in the the handling of Rodwell. Rooney was clearly pissed off at being kept on the bench ? I wonder what Rodwell feels about it?
12 Posted 22/08/2010 at 19:29:54
Yes he was a kid off the field, but definitely not on it.
There was a particular passage of play when he cut inside, beating a man just by drifting by him.
He then looked around for his options.
Nobody had moved, the rest were just watching.
He lost his rag and pointed to to where two runs could and should have been made.
I remember then thinking he's about 38 in his head and many of those 'experienced' players he's playing with, about 12 years old in theirs.
Age shouldn't come into it.
You play your best players.
We have a manager who is undoubtedly 'a good man'.
However there's (philosophically speaking) a Methodist/Presbyterian streak in him.
To be honest, he reminds me lot of Gordon Lee.
Ex defender, runs a tight ship, result is everything.
I'd love to know if Kroldrup smoked and spent his afternoons jumping minis.
(makes as much sense as 'he couldn't head the ball')
13 Posted 22/08/2010 at 20:06:27
14 Posted 22/08/2010 at 20:52:26
1. Rodwell will want to leave because he wants to be playing at the top level
2. Rodwell who will be by then be our most saleable asset will be sold in order to finance further squad improvements.
I hope I'm proved wrong but you only have to look at this transfer window when once again we've taken out another loan of £14m secured against future income to pay off the loan we took out this time last year and to give Moyes a very small amount of transfer money. We obviously can't keep doing that.
15 Posted 22/08/2010 at 20:37:24
16 Posted 22/08/2010 at 23:05:37
Rooney went because the bottom line was he was too good for us and we couldnt afford not to sell him. He was almost a phenomena he had that much potential. I still see having the privelege to see him play live in a royal blue shirt when he was 16 as one of the highs of my life as a football fan, never mind Evertonian.
Rodwell is slightly different, not in talent necessarily, but in the position he plays - which to be honest is where....? Center mid, defensive mid, centre half, holding midfielder...?
The boy is developing still in all respects and why cant we give EFC credit for how they've brought him along rather than wanting instant gratification from what looks to be a great talent?
I, for one, trust the management, as frustrating as it may feel. Sometimes these things are worth the wait.
Also Gareth #9 - prior to his injury Fellaini was being hailed as the "best midfielder in the PL" - a mate of mine who's a season ticket holder at Arsenal said he'd not seen a player do to us what he did since Roy Keane so I think Moyes is perfectly in his rights to give the lad a go.
Football fans amaze me. Short memories. Short term ambitions.
And Gavin! Comparing playing a PL game of football to your drive to work....?!? WTF?!?!
17 Posted 22/08/2010 at 23:54:58
18 Posted 23/08/2010 at 00:16:16
19 Posted 23/08/2010 at 02:24:38
20 Posted 23/08/2010 at 03:34:53
John, you say that as if there's something wrong with it !
21 Posted 23/08/2010 at 09:04:23
22 Posted 23/08/2010 at 09:52:16
I'm sure Baxter and Coleman will be grateful not to have arthritic ankles in their late thirties and while I'm sure being part of the setup on match day is an important part of their development actual game minutes (not just the final 5 that is) surely is too.
23 Posted 23/08/2010 at 11:51:15
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