I also doubt he is a trouble maker at all, I doubt his attitude (good or bad) really affects too many of his colleagues.
I also doubt that if there was only the specific issues we know about, Poch would be taking the stance he is given the talent the lad has.
We all mature at different rates...
I know Grealish was involved in being out on the town a few times, which I doubt Poch would feel was very professionally, but was he turning up to training late as well? If so, then very similar setup (although Grealish had made more a impact).
It's about setting standards. If a youth player cannot be disciplined, arrive on time and the like, then you risk spreading that kind of behaviour/attitude if you reward the footballer.
Poch's watershed moment was the uprising by the young players against the likes of Adebayor, Kaboul etc...
Last season I made the following pledge:
£10 if we didn' sign a right back - No tick
£10 if we didnt sign a centre mid - Tick
£5 for every other signing - x5
£2 if Edwards signed an extension before the end of the window - tick?
£2 for every game a youth player started, 10p per appearance...
Is it not better to sponsor from the off, rather than let the stadium get a name that people start using and then try and sponsor it? I'm not a markting expert by any means so happy for brighter minds to join the fore
Really pleased with this news. Having been to club Wembley numerous times, it is the least we should be aiming for. Facilities aren’t bad but still feels like a Swiss airport departure lounge, think we will do such a better job.
Seems like the club have actually put thought in it and...
feck cryptics these contract renewals are awesome! Got to keep the ones we want!
We are expert at dropping news both when they will get the most coverage, and when they will have the most impact, so expect rumours about big teams being interested in these player and then BANG we announce their...
I don’t think so. Versatile, but not exceptional in a particular position and was played here there and everywhere in the youth team. Don’t think he would have progressed with us and Pompey is a good club to move to, so hope it works out really well for him.
They can’t all become stars with us...
When it comes to land and development, Levy knows his onions. Very classy stuff, both stylistically but also functionally.
With both the stadium and training ground, you can’t imagine that there is something people would want (fans, teams, business people) that we haven’t got
I hope so. While I can see his sometimes laid back demeanour ultimately meaning he just doesn't quite make it with Poch, surely he is the type of player we want in the squad, available when others need a rest and someone who will come in and give a bit more effort/commitment than your clearly...
9 for me.
Top London team
Beat Chelsea away
Beat Real Madrid, Dortmund
Did very well against Juventues
Beat Arsenal, Utd, Liverpool despite Wembley curse
Semi of a cup
Champions League football, next seaosn, which was very important.
Stadium on schedule.
Happy to keep for now, would be nice if he could get back to his best but unless Eriksen drops into central midfield more often (actually also think Lamlela could do a job a la Di Maria in a central midfield 3) I dont think he will play enough to build up that form. And I think Moura will hit...