Trumper wrote:Bate can’t be any worse than Roberts can he?
He is not ready for PL football. He gives the ball away too often and we already have that problem. I thought that Drameh was but the last 2 or 3 times I have seen him has made me doubt that. He has a tendency to give the ball away very cheaply in dangerous positions, quite often at the back when under no pressure at all and quite often when he is supporting the attack and running past the last man. It puts us under real pressure from the counter and at the top level you get punished too often. I would consider loaning them both out for 20 odd games in January to a champ club to see how they get on.
Greenwood & Gelhardt are brilliant for their age groups but up against technically and physically better players they would not be able to do the things that make them so good for the U23's.
Our best chance of a breakthrough imo is Jimmy. That kind of pace cant be stopped, he can deliver a final ball and finish well. Technically he is great and his attitude and work rate are spot on (his penalty was a great finish). There is a bit of Raheem Sterling about him, we just need to introduce him in the right games at the right time because with the new relaxed tackling rules he will get put into the stand a couple of times.