mrmojorisin75 Posted April 19, 2007 Share Posted April 19, 2007 Does anyone have any confidence that James Milner & Charles N'Zogbia will be here at the end of the summer? I for one don't and I'm just wondering where this leaves us as a club. (Does anyone know if Milner ever signed the extension 'cause I remember lots of talk about it being offered and very little about it being signed) Think about it; the one position that's been hardest to fill in English football for years now is left-wing and we have a young kid that is good enough to do it for us plus James Milner who can play on both wings, another attribute rarely found within the game these days. If we let them both go then what next? Souness used as an excuse that he was forced to play the James Milner's or whatever it was & systematically went about getting shot of younger players like ambrose and replacing them with so-called "established/proper" players. Look where that got us. Aside from Martins I'm afraid it looks like Glenn Roeder might be headed down the same road. He's under pressure and people under pressure are always less like to take chances and more likely to take the 'safe' option - in this instance that would be buying ready-made players. What worries me is that our managers/club no longer seem to be willing to make the effort with some players to try and turn them around. Why, on earth, they persist in doing this with Kieron 'never-has-been-never-will-be' Dyer is totally beyond me. Charles N'Zogbia might be a little ball of arrogance but since when has that meant we just give up on players and ship them out? Craig Bellamy and Laurent Robert did ok didn't they? Luque is another example in that despite what anyone thinks of him as a player he should not have simply been disgarded and left to rot. The only bright spot of the season for me has been Martins, Milner and the other bairns from the Academy and I'm just becoming increasingly worried that the club is too focused on their short-term (and in my view unrealistic) goal of breaking the top 6 and have no clue as to the long-term damage they're doing. We'll be back to a situation where young players won't even sign on for us 'cause they know they'll never get a chance like when Keegan scrapped the reserves. Hopefully all the stuff about N'Zogbia is unfounded but it's usually true that there's no smoke without fire. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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