Rhodes has a reputation as a handfulA good game to have early in his career as many have pointed out he hasn't played much football in recent seasons. Rhodes was largely anonymous but there was one section where he won three consecutive balls in the air in the space of 5-10 seconds. That was effort, desire and determination. Exactly what this rocky defense needs right now.
He can play but is under no pressure to keep the ball, he will clear it out for a throw happily. When a defense is not playing well my first thought would be to get back to the basics of defending the area. He did that very well last night.
I agree and if we go up I think we will need some strengthening and he looks like the kind of player would be as asset with PL experience, surplus to requirements at his owning club. Given his injury ravaged past few years he might be willing to take pay cut to get back to playing regular football.
Agree but we have to be mindful of his injury record.Absolutely love this bloke. Pure class. Reminds me of when we had John Buttigieg and he was far to good for us. Even at 32 he is good for a few years yet. Would love to think we could sign him full time. Would be perfect in the Prem next season.
Hes on £70k a week at WH with 2 years left on his contract.
Reid marking "target man" Rhodes was no contest... If Fletcher is out injured, Vokes is the only centre forward type Stoke have but he's just gone; it may be they play Powell up front...Love the way he just moves the attackers out the way and calmly heads the ball. We have been weak defending long balls and second balls, hopefully that was just a taste of what's to come.
Important to remember Wednesday are the worst team we have played in a while.