View Full Version : David Woozley
14-09-2000, 05:43 PM
jeez! what do you all see in Woozley? All I can see is a painfully slow player who can't pass straight and can't tackle.
I think for once, we will not regret letting Woozley go; unlike Ian Cox who was excellent for Burnley last week.
CPFC Cheerleader Observer
14-09-2000, 05:58 PM
I think the main thing here is not how good he is, but the fact that what other options do we have at the back if we get an injury or as mentioned Fan plays for China?
Linighan? In my opinion he is now only worth having as a coach and not a player.
Therefore all we have is Mullins to go back into defence if we use a back 4 or drop Austin to the middle and play Smith.
I think it'd be a shame to lose Woozley when I felt he showed promise for his age.
15-09-2000, 04:47 AM
According to CPFRIS David Woozley is going on trial ( I assume that means loan in view of a move ) to Bournemouth. A lot of people rate the lad as a real prospect for the future. We have let to many good youngsters go over the past few years, who have gone onto have a good reputations in the game. I hope the club are only loaning him out to gain more first team experience. It also seems a strange move if Fan is going to be missing for the whole of October, we will be rather light in the central defender positions. We have a lot of good youngsters at the club, Leeds have made great strides with their youngsters and a mix of experienced players coming in. I hope we are not going for a quick fix route back to the premiereship at the expense of many of the young lads, who not only show potential, but more than played their part over the past two years and deserve at least a chance in a team under less pressure
15-09-2000, 03:34 PM
Losing Fan will be a bad thing but surely just playing Austin in the middle where he looked really good at times last year means that Smith could finally get a game. He has been one of the best players for a long time. He's commited and strong and I would rather shove Austin across and play Smith than see Woozley get a game.
He's slow and can't pass, why keep him?
15-09-2000, 07:44 PM
Yeah but you hate smokers and Woozley is on 50 a day
15-09-2000, 08:14 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by James Varcoe:
[B]Yeah but you hate smokers and Woozley is on 50 a day
In which case I eat my words above with loads of humble pie, and he can take his foul addictive anti-social habits elsewhere
CPFC Cheerleader Observer
15-09-2000, 08:22 PM
Agree. I personally had to give up smoking because I totally lost all my fitness when playing football for my local league team. I know this is nothing like Div 1 but the principal is the same. If I struggled at that level, how can you smoke alot and complete at DIV 1 level.
15-09-2000, 11:06 PM
Now where have I heard this before? As I remember, we also sold Ian Cox to Bournemouth. He was quite good, I think, and didn't really get a chance to really show his defending capabilities. Woozley will be a good defender in the future, and he is only 20 years old.
Cox was a target for many Prem clubs while at Bournemouth, but the transfers didn't work out.
DON'T SELL WOOZLEY
16-09-2000, 04:07 AM
Isn't it funny how all of us who go to watch the same games week-in, week-out can form such contrasting opinions of players.
My own perception is that Woozley is far from slow, for starters. I would guess that in a race from the goal to the centre circle, he would beat Harrison by about 15 yards!
I also thought that he had quite a good left foot and that given time he might have been the answer to our left back/left wingback problems (especially as he apparently started out as a winger!).
I don't think Woozley has had much of a chance to prove himself (nothing like as much as McKenzie, Smith or Carlisle for example) and I predict that his sale will turn out to be very much of the "come back to haunt us" variety.
Oh and by the way, I thought Cox was decidedly average the other day - after all the rave reviews I was expecting much, much more from him.
16-09-2000, 04:17 AM
Gooders, couldn't agree more. Woozley to me often looked the best of our crop of youngsters.
Personally I don't see him as a left back but as a Central Defender he has talent.
Unfortunately being so left footed it seems that Ruddock will keep him out for the forseeable future. Having 2 totally leftfooted players in the middle of defence would be a disaster.
16-09-2000, 04:44 AM
I thought that Woozley was ok last season, but had a 'mare in the pre season fixture at Crawley. As has already been posted, Fan goes missing (highly probable), Ruddock picks up a suspension (almost inevitable), we are left with just Austin and an aging Linighan.
What pi**es me off even more is the shirt I have signed by Woozley (with a smiley face in the loop of the 'y' - very mature!) and Coppell has only a sentimental value to me now.
I would have thought that with the financial security the club now has, the low wages of a youngster like Woozley is a very reasonable risk to undertake on the chance that his ability will develop.
Originally posted by BenCouchman:
Smith could finally get a game. He has been one of the best players for a long time. He's commited and strong and I would rather shove Austin across and play Smith than see Woozley get a game.
He's slow and can't pass, why keep him?
which proves that you know absolutely NOTHING about football ben.
woozeley was signed originally as a winger, but looked last season to be the best player to have come through our ranks since Southgate.
Smith was the makeweight in the freedman deal - and frankly has always played like a makeweight. wolves fans still p*ss themselves laughing about that deal now.
woozeley in - smith out.
18-09-2000, 01:18 PM
im of the opposite opinion: smith has been one of our better players (havent seen him this year) and woozley is linighan mark 2 only not as good.
(but a good squad player and one with potential)
18-09-2000, 01:29 PM
Well, I have to say I agree in part to you both.
I happen to think Smith is a very good player. He is young, quick, and an excellent crosser of the ball.
Woozley has had a lot of stick from certain people, but I feel he has a lot to offer. He doesnt exactly inspire me with confidence at the moment, but I feel if he got a chance to play alongside Ruddock while Fanny is in China, he will blosom.
Dont let him go.
18-09-2000, 03:37 PM
Woozley looked particularly impressive towards the end of last season....especially when he came on for Linighan vs. Blackburn at home and totally played Ashley Ward out of the game.
Jamie Smith is nice going forward but is one of the worst defenders I have seen. The only good football he has played was against us!!
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