Sorry, but three years of consistently performing is not perception. A lot of guff being written this week.
Nevertheless, given he’s been Poch’s ghostwriter this is a worrying piece. Just hope it’s his thoughts rather than any he’s been fed by our manager.
A lot of the time the reasons players get moved to wide positions in youth football is either size, or lack of peripheral awareness. Obviously Trippier probably would have always been a small kid, but it’s that spatial awareness that is key when playing in the middle.
I firmly believe Poch will turn the ship around. This guy has faults, but he’s also one determined and talented coach.
The stadium opening would help, as it would give everybody at the club a lift. As would making an example of a few underperformers, and introducing some youth into the side -...
Poch has been quite open that the fitness issues presented by the WC means he’s going to have his most challenging season. It was clear that Trippier picked up an injury during th semifinal, and we all know about Toby’s hamstrings. I really don’t see an issue in Poch resting a couple of players...
Yeah, but hamstrings and running at top speed are so intrinsically linked, it's no wonder Owen was terrified. All of Kane's ankle turns have come from impact injuries - being tackled. Running shouldn't really be a problem, it's fear of heavy tackles that would be there.
The difference between us and Monaco is that they’ve been selling their established players which creates room for these starlets. If we bought all these 18-year-olds, where are they going to play? At Monaco they go in to fill the holes left by Mbappe, Fabinho, Lemar...etc.
He was never the fastest, but he was a powerful runner - a bit like Gazza - people bouncing off him and opening up space. I just don’t get it. That ankle turn can’t have been that bad to utterly change his game. What’s he looking to protect by not sprinting and opening his legs?
Ok, I’m worried now. This is not the Kane that broke through, running channels, pulling defenders all over the shop. At the moment he’s playing like a 32-year-old target man. Just mooching around the pitch hoping for some balls into the box. There’s actually not much difference between the way...