Also vapours, Radiohead have recently released a new song called 'I Promise', you may have heard it already as its been about the net for a few days! it didn't make the ok Computer album so is about 20 years oldish, they've only just decided to let loose with it.
I agree that he's given youth a chance, and yeah he has benefited the players you've mentioned. I'm just saying there are certain managers who give youth players a chance because its part of their way of managing.
I think with Mick its more a case of having to play those players cause he basically doesn't have better experienced ones.
I'm not trying to patronise the younger players, I just think Mick hasn't had much choice cause we "invested" badly to start with. I don't think it was a strategy to play younger players. Who else do you play, Douglas? He did, more than Dozzell.
I could also argue that Dozzell would have featured more under a more forward thinking manager.
Fair enough, but it all snowballs, its partly down to lack of investment and depth in the squad that some of the younger players have been given a go. If Mick had a choice I don't think he'd play them, but we've invested so badly on older players in recent years that I think he's just thought, why not give them a go, they cant be no worse?
Do I actually think MM has a firm belief in those young players or made it an objective to play them? Not really, Emmanuel has played here and there but never truly been preferred to a player who isn't even a right back. Bishop hasn't really progressed, Digby hasn't played consistently enough to make a mark, Dozzell has barely played a full game and Grant got sent back.
I would kind of like Bradford to win, I remember being watching David Wetherall score that goal to keep them up against Liverpool and grew up with them being in the Premiership so just for nostalgic purposes.
I like him, its weird, I watched him on tv a few years back when he was about 19, they won 4-0 in a fa cup tie and I thought he had real promise. Held the ball up well, decent touch ect.
I always thought we could look at him as he wouldn't cost much. He went on loan somewhere last season (Morecambe I think) and seems like he's been at Tranmere again this. Kind of followed his progress a bit.
As I said he has the ingredients of a decent centre half, but he's too slow, if he gets the lack of protection our defence has been given most of the season he will be found wanting. Nothing against Chambers, been very good for us.
I see where you're coming from, I do think Chambers has something to offer, maybe in a back 3 where he can do all his strong points well and be more of a covering defender. He did improve towards the end of the season, in a two though I'm just not convinced.
I think he could deal with some strikers in the league but its when he comes up against a Assombalonga, Deeney type centre forward or lets say a nippy one like Patrick Bamford for example (know he's been quiet lately) where I can see him being found wanting.
It kind of depends on our aspirations though, what can we realistically challenge for now? If we're talking a top 10/play-off push i'm not sure he is good enough but I respect all he's done and I expect him to be starting next season.
That wouldn't be far off what I would say but I genuinely don't think Chambers is good enough now.
I get that he's a leader and has a lot of the ingredients you want a championship player to have, but against some of the more powerful/quick forwards he just lacks in my opinion and his distribution is poor.
I would have him as sub but would he be willing after being captain?
GK : Bialkowski
RB: RCB: Webster LCB: Smith LB: Kenlock
RM: G. Ward RCM: Huws LDM: Someone like Gunnarson from Cardiff (not him but similar mould) LM: New, but someone who works back as Kenlock will make errors
STR: Someone with presence (Will Grigg?) STR: Sears
Love watching McGoldrick but cant rely on him staying fit.