Did anyone see the reserves derby? Dier and Bidwell looked good amongst others, but the star of the show was without doubt Jose Baxter, a superb display.
Maybe this prospect isn't going to disappear to the lower leagues just yet...
Ian Kearney, Posted 21/05/2011 at 08:33:23
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1 Posted 23/05/2011 at 06:39:19
2 Posted 23/05/2011 at 06:59:34
Beckford has so many flaws but he still is a goalscorer and has the best ratio in the top flight for goals per minutes on the pitch. He creates so many chances for himself but as we saw yesterday misses too many of them; however, some hard work and regular games will sort that out.
3 Posted 23/05/2011 at 07:32:37
He's got to be the slowest player I have ever seen in 45 years watching footy.
4 Posted 23/05/2011 at 07:32:26
5 Posted 23/05/2011 at 07:38:10
Beckford had three one-on-ones yesterday, mostly of his own doing; the misses will frustrate but Beckford has goals in him.
How many other strikers earn themselves three clear goalscoring chances against Chelsea?
6 Posted 23/05/2011 at 08:23:10
7 Posted 23/05/2011 at 08:54:09
8 Posted 23/05/2011 at 08:59:02
I think a loan spell in the Championship next season, until January, would give a good indication of how good he is or could be.
If he makes it, I can then see him becoming a regular, in place of Ossie, and dividing the support with inconsistent displays.
9 Posted 23/05/2011 at 09:06:51
10 Posted 23/05/2011 at 11:23:53
11 Posted 23/05/2011 at 11:40:57
I've heard good things about Bidwell and Garbutt, are either likely to be ready as back-up for Baines next year? That could save us some cash.
I've also not seen Dier in action. Is he someone we should take permanently? If so, do we know how much he'll cost?
12 Posted 23/05/2011 at 11:53:17
13 Posted 23/05/2011 at 12:18:36
He's certainly not ready to displace Beckford who, in my eyes, has had a pretty good debut season for someone taking a step up.
Gonna be an interesting (and no doubt a frustrating) summer!
14 Posted 23/05/2011 at 13:00:44
15 Posted 23/05/2011 at 14:32:25
I agree with the other optimistic supporters here. I think we should see how he does on loan to a Championship side and then make a decision based on that. We should give our kids a chance as they could be late developers.
16 Posted 23/05/2011 at 15:02:36
17 Posted 23/05/2011 at 15:32:15
18 Posted 24/05/2011 at 01:52:49
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