(Loaned out) Jerome Sinclair

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by Dusbero, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Physique. Pace and power. Can make up for a lack of any footballing nowse for a while. The distraction of being paid a relative fortune for actually doing nothing. The problem remains. How can we get rid of him ? Who an earth would want him. A League Two club. Someone in the National League ? After his shambolic showing for Sunderland where Luke O'Nien is doing very well no one in their right mind in that division would touch him with a barge pole.
  2. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    Would like to see him loaned to a Championship club, perhaps his game might be better suited there than L1.

    If not, the club should consider having him help out in the food kiosks & pulling pints at half time, to at least extract some value from him.
  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    From the small amount I've seen of it, recruitment among teenage footballers has been criminally unsophisticated.

    The tall lads & the quick lads over there, the rest go home.

    As you say, when you're the fastest on the pitch, you can recover the majority of mistakes. When everyone is quick, you can't. Football intelligence makes the difference.

    If the scouts lack intelligence, maybe they are not the best placed to see it in others.

    It is interesting to see the approach of a more analytical club, Brentford.

    They gathered the data, ran the numbers... & closed their academy.
  4. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Perhaps from the scouts point of view everybody is super intelligent.
  5. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Yep, Brentford. Under Warburton they were close to the Prem. They got rid of him because he didn't buy into their data-driven recruitment, and since then they've been in the bottom half of the table.

    Data is important, but it needs to be combined with football instinct. Having one but not the other won't work in the modern game.
  6. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Them slipping down the league has also coincided with their technical director passing away at 28 I think
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Robert Rowan. He died suddenly two months ago.

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