- Aug 31, 2012
Possibly catastrophic for us if Rose leaves. One of our three best players last season, and our best over the last 3 seasons. Woumd make this window a clear net negative
He's one more injury away from being literally worthless. Ideally there's another LB joining we haven't heard about but I certainly get the logic. We've already got Wanyama stuck in the squad as someone clearly past-it but we can't cash in on any more, we can't handle many more. Rose has had a great few months but at his age he's only going in one direction and he'd been struggling for both form and fitness prior to that point.He's by far our best LB and his value won't depreciate that much in one year. We'd still get a solid £20M for him next season I imagine.
My Fulham supporting mate is adamant Sess isn't a LB and I think he'll really need time to settle in and work on his defending. If he doesn't work all we have is Davies.
So short sighted if it's true.
Or maybe it actually makes sense? Poch said it'll be "painful" summer, looks like we're going to sell two of our "senior" fullbacks and replace them with young, unproven players (Kwp/Foyth and Sess). Not saying they're ready or that I agree with the clubs' decision, but young players won't ever get better if they don't play, and maybe, just maybe, Poch has enough trust to let them start.Why in hell are we gutting our wingbacks, which was a weak position for us anyway. Makes no sense