Assume nothing, check everything
- 11 Aug 2017
- Reaction score
Bit harsh.But his Bank balance is probably looking very healthy ££££££ and that's what it's all about.
This doesn't follow, for a variety of reasons. Take Mbeumo, for example. Fifteen goals last season, barely half a dozen this time round. Yet we've still contrived somehow to score 71 goals, well on course to equal or exceed last season's total of 80. Even without Benrahma, we're set to be the division's highest scoring team for the second season in succession.Really annoying, because if he'd stayed here, we'd be up by now.
He’s two footed enough to play the other wing where I think he’d be an upgrade on Villa’s options. As he did from time to time as part of the BMW switching wings with Grealish would make them less predictable. But I’d feel a little sad at him being successfully reunited with Ollie like that as it’d be a sign of what might have been with us.To me he would be an obvious replacement for Jack Grealish, playing for a manager who knows and rates him. Said for Villa!
He wasn’t lazy at it but he also wasn’t particularly effective or positionally disciplined in defensive duties. Under Moyes you can see, particularly early on, him having to think very hard about where he ought to be rather than playing instinctively as we encouraged him to. I agree he will come good for WH or someone else at PL level and be better for having learned to combine his natural flair with becoming surprisingly good defensively. Just as the Preston game showed how Bryan could develop if he combines his natural attacking flair with the defensive discipline he had.Someone mentioned his defensive work under Moyes. But I always thought he was willing to put the hard work in with us. I guess he was given the confidence and believed in what we were working towards here so did the extra work.
He'll come good just needs time and for Moyes to work it out.
So many players work well with some bosses and not others. Unfortunately it can really stall some of there careers. And this is where I blame agents and the lure of money.
Making the correct move is vital to a long successful career than a short quick money one. Guess depends what motivates individuals.
The counter argument to this is that CL/Europa qualification will strengthen the manager's hand going into the summer window and he'll have more leverage in calling the shots with recruitment, sales, loans etc.WHU are likely to be in Europe next season, Europa League at least, so he is going to get more opportunities as the squad will need to be rotated.