Also, why a potential European Super League divides opinion, why Liverpool would be wrong to let Joao Teixeira leave and why Jonny Evans has been a massive miss for West Brom.
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Rashford great – but needs treating right to become brilliant
“The new van Nistelrooy”
“The new Macheda”
“Better than Welbeck”
This is what the media machine has created for Marcus Rashford thus far. Even those who say “he’s young, give him time” are inadvertently creating more pressure for young Marcus to shoulder – simply by talking about him.
The impact made by Rashford last week means he simply cannot escape the scrutiny at this point. The boy’s balls have hardly dropped and he is already the great next hype. Rashford’s greatest challenge awaits him over the next 11 games. If he can take the pressure in his stride like Martial we really could have a special player on our hands. He is so young that he hasn’t fully grown physically, the management of Rashford will require very, very good coaching.
What do you fellas think about his development? Should we be looking at loan moves? Should we be placing him as our bench striker? Considering Martial is now fit, should Rashford start again this evening??
All I know is from the very little I have seen, the lad is a natural goalscorer, moreso than anyone in the squad – his movement is top notch and he strikes the ball first time.
Liverpool will be making a mistake letting Teixeira leave
Having read the reports that Joao Teixeira is set to leave, the Liverpool board really should tie down him down to a new deal.
We made a mistake that year when we let go of Suso, just because of some bunch of home grown flops in the team then. That shouldn’t repeat itself again. Ibe should be loaned instead, Lallana sold, Allen freed, Milner contract terminated, Balo, Benteke sold, Markovic, Illori, Stewart, Branaggan, should be promoted into first team. Take Spurs as an example.
Huge night on the cards for Spurs
We could potentially see our boys turn into men if we win tonight, top of the league. No more collapsing under pressure, just a show of steel and mettle. I hope Poch keeps the lads focussed and the leaders on the pitch to issue a war cry. Make us proud.
Potential Euro Super League divides opinions
This is not the first time this has been mooted but with the directors of the “big clubs” in English football meeting in the Dorchester Hotel, it’s a worrying time.
It’s embarrassing that the heads of these clubs are so worried about their wallets and less about their fans and football. Rather than the league position being a representation of footballing success it would just reduce the game into a Tory-esque state, “keep the rich, rich”.
Most notably no directors of other European giants attended this meeting but maybe this was the first of many, led by the fat-cat owner of the Miami Dolphins. Wenger said this kind of league would of happened circa 20 years ago but I would like to think that UEFA and moreover FIFA would object to this. With all the recent corruption within FIFA they need to rebuild their tarnished image and I would like to believe that Infantino would object to this proposal.
Just because Spurs and Leicester are title favourites the other “big clubs” have lost their minds! A triumph for football would be the objection to any so-called super league.
I would love this to happen. It would be fascinating stuff and also I would like the teams to also continue competing in the EPL at the same time obviously they would have to use different players but the teams in question could easily afford to have 2 strong and competitive teams in both leagues.
Any club leaving should be kicked out completely and if they want to come back, they start at the bottom. Is that 9 divisions?
Liverpool must surely sell before they can spend big
A word of warning about Liverpool’s record profits and claims they are set for their biggest ever summer spend. This figure takes in the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and does not include the spending spree that followed under former manager Brendan Rodgers in June, July and August of that summer.
Klopp will more likely have to sell players to get another spending spree of £60m.
Evans a big miss for West Brom
Another excellent result last night and judging from the hour that I saw it was a pretty good overall performance.
We still seem to lack confidence in our defending, far too much panic not enough composure, defenders slow to turn and slow to attack the second ball. I think this is where we have really been missing Evans in the last few games.
TP has made some pretty bizarre team selections this season, but the decision to play Gardner ahead of McLean has had a huge positive impact. Berahino was anonymous last night, I thought the rest did fine …… apart from the needless panic.