Just got home from the pub where a couple of my mates told me about the Burnley game on Saturday.
Apparently, our Shane had a nightmare. In the first half, he was partnered in central defence with Andre Bikey. According to my mates, Shane was well out of position for both the goals Burnley conceded in the first half.
They said he seemed well off the pace but thankfully he picked up in the second half. My friends were kind enough to say that maybe he was a little bit nervous on his debut. I hope so.
I know one game doesn't mean anything but, seeing as I am a Burnley lad, I thought I would keep you all updated on what the fans (some) think of Shane. We seem to think we know it all about our players/team...
Lee Courtliff, Posted 05/04/2011 at 03:01:30
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1 Posted 05/04/2011 at 05:37:45
2 Posted 05/04/2011 at 08:46:12
This is maybe a lesson for all those crying for an injection of reserve players into the first team. Has to be done slowly, otherwise it could damage the player's confidence.
Could that mean that Moyes actually knows what he's doing?
3 Posted 05/04/2011 at 09:22:54
4 Posted 05/04/2011 at 09:58:38
Very early days for Shane; players who came into the first team at Goodison and looked unconvincing at first include Fellaini, Distin and Heitinga (the latter of course has begun to look shite again after looking awesome last season)...
5 Posted 05/04/2011 at 11:20:40
6 Posted 05/04/2011 at 12:49:44
Good regular periods of playing competetive footy is always a plus in my book.
7 Posted 05/04/2011 at 13:31:24
8 Posted 05/04/2011 at 14:06:24
A 19-year-old kid doesn't just walk into a top Championship side's defence for no reason. Especially when he hasn't played competitively in over a year due to a life-threatening injury. Players shouldn't be judged on 90 minutes. Let's give him a chance to impress.
9 Posted 05/04/2011 at 18:25:49
10 Posted 05/04/2011 at 18:46:12
11 Posted 05/04/2011 at 19:36:47
12 Posted 05/04/2011 at 20:05:10
13 Posted 06/04/2011 at 02:26:29
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