Rico Henry - Signs to June 2023

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Sensationally good tonight.
We have to go up this season or we will surely lose him.
 

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Is there a better left back than him? Certainly not in the Championship. He's absolute class. Such a shame that both he and Fosu got caught upfield otherwise he'd have had Samuel in his pocket yet again..
 

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Can’t see an England call-up whilst he’s playing in the Championship. Too many other players ahead of him.

If we do not get promoted he deserves a shot in the PL to challenge for that spot.
 

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I am thankful he is still with us but Rico needs to be playing Premiership football now. That one to one battle at the end with Bright Samuels I think in the 86th minute was a joy. There was only one winner.
 

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What a player ! Tremendous again.
 

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Must be something wrong with PL scouts to.bit see what we see
 

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I imagine his previous injury record has counted against him, last season was his first injury free season since 15/16, would assume they'll be lots of interest after this season.
 

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Another class performance, he’s gone up another level this season...
 

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On the whole he must be reasonably bored during most games as it’s clearly too easy for him 🏐
 

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Had his usual 9/10 game tonight but he did look knackered at the end.
I think the bedwetters and overreactors need to prepare themselves for DomTom to slot in sometime soon.
Rico needs a rest!
 

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Had his usual 9/10 game tonight but he did look knackered at the end.
I think the bedwetters and overreactors need to prepare themselves for DomTom to slot in sometime soon.
Rico needs a rest!
If Rico does have to miss a game, I'd play MBS there instead. You'll lose the attacking threat of course but you'll get some solidity and more threat from set pieces.
 

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Agreed we need to rest him, the amount of mileage he does up and down the left side makes my Ford Capri 2.8ltr seems new. Incredible engine and stamina. What worries me is the lack of backup.
 

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Had his usual 9/10 game tonight but he did look knackered at the end.
I think the bedwetters and overreactors need to prepare themselves for DomTom to slot in sometime soon.
Rico needs a rest!
I think the timing of his introduction at such a critical time when others subs were being made down that left side was more the issue than DT perse.

Starting a game like he did against Fulham is something I'm more comfortable with.
 

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If Rico does have to miss a game, I'd play MBS there instead. You'll lose the attacking threat of course but you'll get some solidity and more threat from set pieces.
Bit like Barbet did? Tbh it would be unfortunate to lose the threat as you say but I’d rather play him there than Thompson, we would be a lot stronger defensively. Good shout IMO
 

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He got that all important 15 minutes off against Blackburn so I'm sure he'll be fine until the new year at least.
 

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I think we have to expect Rico missing out on playing the Smoggies in the FA Cup...
 

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Had his usual 9/10 game tonight but he did look knackered at the end.
I think the bedwetters and overreactors need to prepare themselves for DomTom to slot in sometime soon.
Rico needs a rest!
It wasn't long ago people were giving DT praise's and stating he is a good backup to Rico. I think the lack of playing time along with TF putting him on at a crucial time against Blackburn never done him any favours.
 

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It wasn't long ago people were giving DT praise's and stating he is a good backup to Rico. I think the lack of playing time along with TF putting him on at a crucial time against Blackburn never done him any favours.
Yep I agree. It would have been much better starting with him to ease his way into a game rather than thrust into a frantic last 10 minutes cold.
 
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So, the $64,000 question... when and how does Thomas give Rico a rest? He surely can’t keep playing every 3-4 days? Also, noticeable the last few games that opponents are resorting to cruder and naughtier ways of trying to negate him - nasty Knockhaert the latest example today. What an outstanding professional Rico is. Hardly credible that he’s only 23 too.
 
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What’s the least important game coming up? Is it Newcastle? Rest him then.
 

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Being very greedy, what if he could add a goal or three, bit like the run from the Muff l/b yesterday.
Could of had one yesterday, if Toney had passed him the ball, he had sprinted from one end to the other and was wide open for a sure goal when Toney took the option to shoot which missed, it was 5 against 2 defenders when we hit them from a break. He didn't look too pleased.
 

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We’ll probably need to set up an exclusion zone around Rico to stop Keith Stroud getting at him on Saturday...
 

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Why is Rico not playing for England?
Take the blinkers off Southgate and get some proper non- premier league talent in the team.
 

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Why is Rico not playing for England?
Take the blinkers off Southgate and get some proper non- premier league talent in the team.
Shhhh! He can play for England after we are promoted.
 

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Reading's Omar Richards is a highly-rated left back. England U-21 rumoured to interest Palace, WHU (of course) and other PL clubs. He's injured, like half Reading's squad, so we won't have a chance to compare on Saturday.
 

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Why is Rico not playing for England?
Take the blinkers off Southgate and get some proper non- premier league talent in the team.
One of the reasons he's managing to play so much is that he gets a nice long rest every international break. Next season, when we're in the PL and have 8 fewer league games to play he can go and get the England caps he deserves. Right now, NO!
 

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With the crowded fixtures l would be surprised if the club subjects the squad to heavy training sessions. Maybe he just has an amazing engine. Quality every game .Shame about the crossing or he would be a full house.
 

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If his crossing was a bit better and he didn’t get a nosebleed near the oppos goal he’d be playing for England now. Defensively he’s good enough already.

As for when he gets rested, the two cup games against the north east clubs for sure.
 

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If his crossing was a bit better and he didn’t get a nosebleed near the oppos goal he’d be playing for England now. Defensively he’s good enough already.

As for when he gets rested, the two cup games against the north east clubs for sure.
If TF is as serious about Newcastle as he originally appeared, there is no way Rico will be left out. Thompson couldn't handle twelve minutes against Blackburn = he needs to go out on loan for the second half of the season to play regularly, whilst we get some competent cover in for Rico.
 

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First saw Rico for Walsall against us a few seasons ago and thought what a player. And I wasn’t wrong. Superb player.🐝🐝🐝
 

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If TF is as serious about Newcastle as he originally appeared, there is no way Rico will be left out. Thompson couldn't handle twelve minutes against Blackburn = he needs to go out on loan for the second half of the season to play regularly, whilst we get some competent cover in for Rico.
Thompson is OK. Just not when dropped in cold, having not played for ages, in the last 10 minutes of a frantic game. Bad decision to bring him on. OK to start him I say - just my opinion.
 

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Thompson is OK. Just not when dropped in cold, having not played for ages, in the last 10 minutes of a frantic game. Bad decision to bring him on. OK to start him I say - just my opinion.
Did fine earlier in the season in the cup. Everyone was saying that he was looking miles better. Was unlucky to be thrown in along with Fosu ahead of him for the last few minutes. It was more the number of changes we made that caused the issues than any one individual..
 

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Thompson is OK. Just not when dropped in cold, having not played for ages, in the last 10 minutes of a frantic game. Bad decision to bring him on. OK to start him I say - just my opinion.

Sorry but ok is not what we have been used to or what we need - Rico has set the bar at a level that Thompson cannot compete with at present.
He needs the regular football from a half season loan at least. We need better cover for Rico in the second half of the season otherwise we will be
one bad injury away from another season in the Championship, with Rico joining the expending list of players who couldn't afford to wait for the day when we finally make the Premiership.
 

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Why is Rico not playing for England?
Take the blinkers off Southgate and get some proper non- premier league talent in the team.
Rico is a very good player who I suspect will end up in the Premier league, but he is playing against Reading at the weekend whilst Chillwell, Cresswell, Shaw, Bertrand are playing v other Premier League players. And that ignores Young (nearly as old as me....OK maybe not) and some from Trippier, Walkers - Peters, Walker and Trent Alexander - Arnold who due to their experience could do a good job at LB as well.
 

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Rico is a very good player who I suspect will end up in the Premier league, but he is playing against Reading at the weekend whilst Chillwell, Cresswell, Shaw, Bertrand are playing v other Premier League players. And that ignores Young (nearly as old as me....OK maybe not) and some from Trippier, Walkers - Peters, Walker and Trent Alexander - Arnold who due to their experience could do a good job at LB as well.
And Saka, who has been superb at LB for England in the last few games and is playing regularly for Arsenal.
 

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The value of being 3-0 up at half time. 45 minutes rest for our least replaceable player with the result in little doubt.
 

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How we changed after he went off ? Dom Thompson did OK but we're just not the same when Rico's not on the pitch
 

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