Professor of Dullness & Tedium
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
- Apr 5, 2014
There’s a very detailed article in the Athletic today about his injury issues, for anyone that wants a reality check around this issue.I'm advising caution as to his fitness.
Yes, he featured in 50 games last season, but in a way that suggests careful reintegration after an injury.
It's very rare for a player to be sub that often and start so few games unless there's some serious minute management going on. It's clearly not just that he can't get in in front of Ferran and Dembele (and latterly Yamal) fine players that they are.
I think we'll have to continue this process of easing him in. The notion that he'll be 90 mins Thursday, Sunday, Thursday, Sunday is obviously not going to happen.
Unsurprisingly the article is not written by Naylor. One of the most momentous days in our club’s history and absolutely nothing at all from our club writer.There’s a very detailed article in the Athletic today about his injury issues, for anyone that wants a reality check around this issue.
He could be fantastic… the potential’s there… but his injury issues and high salary mean we should temper expectations a bit.
One rumour of his arrival at the training ground in Lancing, however I have found no pictures yet...
NOTE: It is confirmed that he will be arriving by car, and I believe there is someone reporting at the training ground currently.
Any fellow NSCers have spotted any arrivals at Lancing training ground?
I think someone mentioned earlier that when it comes to speculation, one of the other Athletic staff writers usually covers it, so that the journos with close links to clubs do not upset their sources.Unsurprisingly the article is not written by Naylor. One of the most momentous days in our club’s history and absolutely nothing at all from our club writer.
When I had a brief spell working in Lancing back in 1995, our lunchtime was usually either a cheap pint and food in the Merry Monk or we would take a late lunch and go into the car auctions for a bacon bap and a cuppa. I have a feeling that things may be different for our Footballers.Part of me still finds it hilarious that these superstars go to work in LANCING every day