Is there a reason for the unusual amount of injuries suffered by our young players when on international duty? Could it be caused by doing everything flat stick or perhaps a different kind of warm up routine?
If it is the first of these, an element of self-preservation introduced into their training could help. Throwing caution to the winds and tackling everything with gay abandon is a recipe for a short career. Too many times, I have seen the enthusiasm of youngsters and lack of care bring about their own problems.
On a strictly amateur level, when a junior was nearing senior level, I would mix their schedule with sensible auld arses just to learn the ropes in a kind of survival course.
On a professional international stage, young players should be made to understand that they are expected to exhibit the attributes that led to their selection, no more no less. They should not be expected to indulge in Kamikaze-like tackles.
Dick Fearon, Posted 13/10/2010 at 23:40:43
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1 Posted 14/10/2010 at 03:26:24
Best of luck to the young man. I know it's away from Dick's post, but has anyone seen Barkley play?
2 Posted 14/10/2010 at 04:48:42
However, it's the freak injuries (Barkley with his teammate?!) that we seem to get that unless anyone knows any good juju/voodoo stuff, I'm not sure what we can do.
3 Posted 14/10/2010 at 09:54:32
4 Posted 14/10/2010 at 10:29:16
I can vaguely remember a couple of minor ones over the years, but that's all.
5 Posted 14/10/2010 at 11:42:14
6 Posted 14/10/2010 at 12:30:10
7 Posted 14/10/2010 at 12:33:09
8 Posted 14/10/2010 at 12:36:36
The list goes on... even players like Osman who were in the youth setup had serious injuries at a young age and Rooney broke his foot before he left. And the one player I thought might escape from such luck was Rodwell but he got scythed down by Warnock against Villa and sentenced to three months out!
9 Posted 14/10/2010 at 12:42:23
10 Posted 14/10/2010 at 12:56:26
11 Posted 14/10/2010 at 19:15:33
Duffy needs experience in our first team but will only get it as part of a crisis. The training ground can only demonstrate so much. If I had a talented 18 son Everton is not where I'd like him to be underDavid Moyes.
12 Posted 14/10/2010 at 20:58:16
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