View Full Version : Experience needed....
When our squad has an average age of about 20 why are we buying two more kiddies? (and judging from todays performance average kiddies at that)
Experienced players must be a high priority, and grandad slow bugger Linighan doesn't count.
23-07-2000, 12:58 AM
So who would you suggest Milz?
23-07-2000, 01:05 AM
Milz, we have spoken about this time and time again, we know experience is vital but there's just no-one out there worth buying or is within our price range.
The reason Coppell is buying youngsters is for the future and most of them that can play in the first team now anyway.
On our day Palace are a match for anyone but today they just weren't at the races and if we had taken our chances like Crawley did then today's scoreline would have been different.
Coppell will buy who he can and by the end of next week i think we'll have Forssell on board, and maybe another defender and a left back if all goes well we may be talking this time next week about an impressive display against Millwall and today's result will be long gone from the memories.
23-07-2000, 03:55 AM
Yeah, just look at how well the experienced players did today.... Digby, Austin, Linighan....
23-07-2000, 03:19 PM
there's nothing wrong with having experience in the side.....and what exactly is the point in bringing through a team of youngsters together...if they're any good they'll bugger off before they are 24 anyway. We need a player in the Ray Houghton mould, someone who's been there and done it AND can still do it.
23-07-2000, 03:29 PM
Don't forget we've got Fan,Rodger & Morrison to come back, with a decent experienced left back and a reasonable centre half we should be ok.
23-07-2000, 03:33 PM
The players could also be slightly jetlagged and tired afetr the China tour??
So can someone tell me what the two newbies were like??
23-07-2000, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by ajp on 07-23-2000 12:19 PM
great young players
It's great that we have so many great young players and long may that continue. But this club has not brought anyone whilst selling so many experianced players of the last two seasons. We must bring in experiance, there's no getting away from this! However good your youngsters are they need older heads next to them. If we don't bring older heads in and fail then, as Worthing Eagle said, the good younger players will just leave.
The idea that the top youngster of now are just going to hang around to compliment the next crop of good youngsters is just not realistic.
If this club is not prepared to aim for a top ten finish next year then how can you expect the likes of Morrison or Mullins to not want to move into the Premiership or even to more ambitious 1st Division clubs.
[This message has been edited by ajp (edited 23 July 2000).]
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