NSC Licker Extraordinaire
- Jul 7, 2003
Posted this on the wrong thread before
Not sure if this has been discussed but anyone else think not being able to sign Colwill could turn out to be a blessing as JPVH is starting to look like the real deal and possibly even more suited to DeZerbi ball then Levi was?
Would JPVH even still be here if we’d signed Colwill?
What I do think has happened is that Chelsea have been fooled (by our keenness to sign him and the hype that generated) into thinking he's a ready-made, top level defender already, and thus after all the fuss they made about keeping him, are now obliged to play him every week. And also give him a whopping new contract.
Don't get me wrong, I think he will become a class defender, but he's not there yet, despite what the online Chelsea plastics wanted to believe, and is very much still a work in progress. Slotting into a side low on confidence while being played out of position isn't likely to bring the best out of him.
It would be quite funny if we'd forced their hand into picking somebody who isn't playing up to his maximum level and thus hampering their own season simply by pulling their strings all summer.