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Marcus Edwards

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by SpurMeUp, 25 Jul 2016.

  1. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He showed him all the best EDL pubs
     
  2. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Nick Barmby

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    Based on last season and the Norwich loan what did Edwards do to deserve to go on that tour?
     
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    Maltese Falcon Niko Kranjcar

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    You are absolutely correct... however, is there anyone in our squad who can consistently do this:



    I am still at a loss how our club cannot find a way of harnessing what is undoubtedly a massive potential
     
  4. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Nick Barmby

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    Don’t get me wrong, I’m a massive fan and had/have huge hopes for him, but he did himself no favors last season and the current stance from Poch is completely justified. A few more weeks of these performances though and if he’s still not involved in the first team training / squads then I guess we can say that Poch is freezing him out. At the moment though I see nothing wrong with his treatment.
     
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  5. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    Forget Mini Messi

    A goal like that at Anfield, Kopp end.....Small Salah I'd say
     
  6. mjc23

    mjc23 Steve Hodge

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    I'd love it if he could win Poch round and become a first team regular
     
  7. rosenthal

    rosenthal Sebastien Bassong

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    No he doesn't, but should that be all that matter? He's an insane talent that's off his path, and I feel that Poch should have worked more on him getting back on track. Edwards will never realize his mistakes and get it together by being out in the cold and thinking about his next club. For him to be a success, and especially here, he'd need to be involved and cared for, he need to be around Pochettino as he needs his guidance more as a human than footballer. I question whether we can afford to throw away someone who's basically Eriksen level talent, needs to be under Poch's wings in my opinion. Preferably living under his roof and driving with him to training every day, but that's probably asking a lof of a manager :)
     
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  8. Moby

    Moby Steffen Iversen

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    So Nathan Oduwa has been released by Ljubljana then.

    One rainbow flick maketh not a summer...
     
  9. Bullet

    Bullet Steffen Freund

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    Wow. Still only 22, and on the scrapheap.

    Maybe he could get a game in the 73rd tier of English football. Crazy, the guy has talent, surely he could play at a decent level.

    A big lesson here for Marcus Edwards.
     
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  10. Storky

    Storky Thimotée Atouba

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    I don't understand how people can still put his lack of progress at the feet of the club. With all the players that have either come out of the academy or came here from elsewhere and improved; somehow this kid not having the mental portion to succeed is someone else fault. The club wants nothing more than to see him succeed - we can only benefit from that.
     
  11. Moby

    Moby Steffen Iversen

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    Sounds like he did suffer a really bad injury earlier this year too, so he may have been unlucky. Shame for the lad.
     
  12. Yoof

    Yoof Tony Parks

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    Whilst he's not blameless in what's happened, he's hardly the only one seeing a lack of progression. KWP and Onomah are two years older than he is and are token squad players at best, what's the motivation for Edwards if that's where it's going to get him? We've also had four highly thought of academy players leave the club this summer so clearly they are now seeing this as well. The system that Pochettino has put in place isn't helping these kids. Each year he cherry picks the best prospect from the academy and takes them out of playing games at any level, then people wonder why after a couple of years they haven't developed quite as hoped. Skipp is that latest to be added to the list, he's not a youth player anymore but he's not a senior player either, he's just a trainer. Onomah, CCV, Edwards, KWP and Oakley-Boothe have all gone through this same cycle and none of them are really any better for it. The previous generation of academy players like Kane, Townsend, Mason, Carroll, Pritchard, Caulker etc all went on loan from an early age, now loans aren't the perfect solution either and every case is different but it's surely preferable to spending the majority of their vital development years between the age of 17-21 playing barely any football?
     
  13. Rorschach

    Rorschach Teddy Sheringham

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    Onomah and CCV went on loans last season so maybe they are changing this policy.
     
  14. Yoof

    Yoof Tony Parks

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    But only after three years and two years(respectively) of them becoming full-time trainers, so essentially an admission that his way of integrating them had failed.
     
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    Rorschach Teddy Sheringham

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    I couldn't say, but better late than never I guess. Poch is pragmatic if nothing else.
     
  16. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Or that the players don't have what it takes at senior level- won't be the last time highly rated youngsters don't step up
     
  17. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    The ball is in his court and its up to him to show the commitment and desire to obtain that. Something i hope he does but unless he wants to it will not happen.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Crazy is it not, his progress is all down to him. Ability is one thing but unless the player/s have the right mental attitude it will not happen.
     
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    StephenH David Ginola

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    After he scored that lovely goal he still looked .......I can’t think of the right word.... Bolshy?

    It’s such a shame!
     
  20. Yoof

    Yoof Tony Parks

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    It's curious to me that if a player doesn't make it it's all down to them, but if they do it's all thanks to the manager. Maybe they don't have what it takes but we'll never know if they don't get the chance to play. Having said that though, when KWP comes in and is awarded man of the match in his only two PL starts and is still overlooked then it seems that even when they do everything right it's still not enough.
     
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