Jack Rodwell is gainfully unemployed but good enough to have trials at Roma and Parma. He's a bluenose who can play central midfield and centre-half.
Okay, his record post-Everton is poor but, as a utility man on a 9-month deal to tide us over? We could do worse. He is no stranger to the Premier League or the club.
Brands hates January shopping and I doubt we will spend big money knowing the injury crisis will pass.
So... is Jack Rodwell worth a punt?
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1 Posted 07/11/2019 at 19:15:20
I saw him play a few times for Sunderland. He looked like an imposter. I don't know what happened to the lad but he looks a shadow of the boy he once was. He went to Blackburn last season but was released in the summer. He was then given a look by Roma and they passed on him.
I suppose there is no harm in giving him a trial to see if he can cope with our level. But I think the ship has passed for Rodwell.
2 Posted 07/11/2019 at 19:24:35
3 Posted 07/11/2019 at 21:11:27
4 Posted 07/11/2019 at 21:35:16
I dont know what the exchange rate with Ireland is now for its former currency, but I suspect a punt is about what he is worth.
5 Posted 07/11/2019 at 21:37:29
6 Posted 08/11/2019 at 14:21:33
7 Posted 08/11/2019 at 14:28:27
8 Posted 08/11/2019 at 19:45:54
If Jack Rodwell is one of the answers to our many problems, then we are in even deeper trouble than I thought.
9 Posted 08/11/2019 at 19:54:22
Bad attitude and yet another player whose career went south after leaving Everton.
Weve got to kick this Everton sentimentality into touch. This club isnt a haven for ex blues who dont cut it anymore.
Fuck Jack Rodwell he had his chance.
Whatever the question is the answer will never be Jack Rodwell!
10 Posted 08/11/2019 at 20:10:30
He was subsequently punted on to Sunderland and Blackburn. He was worth every one.
And Kieran, no, we could not possibly do worse.
I'd rather have VDM out of retirement. At least he'd support the local economy.
11 Posted 08/11/2019 at 20:33:05
At times he could be majestic. That little stop start which took him down the flank to set up Arteta at the Etihad. The wonderful solo Effort when he carried the ball from his own half against Man U then brought the house down by burying it.
I came out of the Etihad that night convinced we had a superstar. He seemed to have nearly everything. Turns out he didnt quite have anything.
If he comes back it will knock Roberto Durans comeback against Davey Moore into the ordinary. Its not going to happen
13 Posted 08/11/2019 at 20:44:14
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18 Posted 09/11/2019 at 01:43:43
19 Posted 09/11/2019 at 09:05:31
20 Posted 09/11/2019 at 14:43:31
21 Posted 09/11/2019 at 16:24:52
22 Posted 09/11/2019 at 17:01:39
23 Posted 09/11/2019 at 17:12:53
Obviously he's had injury problems but not quite sure why he faltered so badly. He claimed he was fit at City, but didn't play. It seemed a bit odd at the time. His subsequent career shows he was nowhere near good enough but his decline has still been genuinely startling.
Looks like his early career rep got him trials in Italy. That they passed on him tells us all we need to know.
24 Posted 09/11/2019 at 17:17:28
25 Posted 09/11/2019 at 18:51:58
26 Posted 09/11/2019 at 18:55:22
27 Posted 09/11/2019 at 19:15:06
your last sentence was worth the entrance fee alone
28 Posted 09/11/2019 at 19:22:34
Anthony #27, thanks but I'd demand a refund if I were you!
29 Posted 09/11/2019 at 21:27:01
30 Posted 10/11/2019 at 12:05:27
The new Scholes
31 Posted 13/11/2019 at 13:23:52
Alan Ball and Kevin Keegan didnt have natural talent, but they trained and practiced non stop to become the great footballers that they were, practice makes perfect, or at least better.
Darren if Jack had a small percentage of the heart and bottle Roberto Duran had, hed have become that great player you thought he was.
Dont mention the Sugar Ray Leonard fight, Roberto wouldnt be Sugar Rays stooge that night.!!
32 Posted 14/11/2019 at 12:41:39
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