Ethan Laird

Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by Adnan, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 14:22
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    Ali Dia Full Member

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    City’s midgets are all at prime age and ability though. I can see the size argument working against us if you expected a small young player to come in and really help the team straight away
  2. May 15, 2019 at 14:33
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Huge talent - hope he gets fit
  3. May 15, 2019 at 14:36
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    willhse456 Full Member

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    Ornstein mentioned that the club doesn't want a new right back to block Dalot and Laird's pathway, so he's clearly highly rated by the coaching staff.
  4. May 15, 2019 at 17:04
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    Mugiwarared71 New Member

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    that is true but Angel Gomes is certainly better then Scott mc tomminay and look how many more appearances Scott has over him . Not to mention the fact that PSG are looking at Gomes and the kid wants to move because united said he needs to work on his physique and that hes "not ready yet". Utter tosh
  5. May 15, 2019 at 17:20
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    He should be sent on loan to a Championship team, but ideally to some team in Bundesliga. As for Gomes, he should be used in first team next year.
  6. May 15, 2019 at 17:28
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    Laird looked quality last time I watched him in the defeat against Midtjylland. Excellent going forward, looked a real handful.
  7. May 15, 2019 at 17:32
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    In honesty, the best prospect we’ve got along with Greenwood. Think he’s nearly ready for the first team already. I’d like to see him go on preseason.
  8. May 15, 2019 at 17:32
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    Big strong guys like Laird have advantage in youth football. We will see how he will progress when he gets used to playing with professionals. He has played 1 game in the reserve league.
  9. May 15, 2019 at 18:02
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    The obsession with loans on this forum, I swear :lol:
  10. May 15, 2019 at 18:28
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    No he isn't, more potential yes, but until Gomes puts in some of the big performances McTomminay does he won't be a better player.
  11. May 15, 2019 at 18:31
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    Has he had the chance?
  12. May 15, 2019 at 18:32
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    Think it's make or break for a lot of our youngsters next season. Throw them all in the first team, this lad included and if they make it, they make it. If they don't we've lost nothing but it will prove to all the upcoming talent around Europe that we give youth a chance if you're good enough.
  13. May 15, 2019 at 18:56
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    He hasn't even played u23s yet, he isn't going on loan. And please tell us of all these amazing Bundesliga loans which don't actually exist.

    Even worse is the obsession with Bundesliga loans as if they are just begging to give game time to young English players on loan despite there being no evidence at all to back it up.
  14. May 15, 2019 at 19:10
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Listen, I've been vocal about Ole playing crap, "proven" old players as much as the next poster, but we dont know how Gomes will take to first team football, playing McTomminay shouldn't effect Gomes as they dont play the same positions, my preference is to see them both playing.
  15. May 15, 2019 at 19:32
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    Can you not take this to the Gomes thread, has nothing to do with Laird.

    I'm hoping we dont sign Wan Bissaka because of this guy, he looks great going forward and is a strong lad, I think he'll get some minutes next season. His acceleration is brilliant too, just breezes past players.
  16. May 15, 2019 at 19:52
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Fair enough, I was only replying to a poster saying a youth player was better than a first team player!
  17. May 15, 2019 at 20:17
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    You've misunderstood me completely.

    I'm saying it's impossible to say Gomes isn't a better player than McTominay purely because McTominay has put in big game performances. McTominay's actually had big games to play in.

    And I don't think it'd be unfair to say Gomes has done more at youth level than McTominay to deserve a chance. Most of us know McTominay was initially given the chance because of his stature.
  18. May 15, 2019 at 20:35
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    I didn't misunderstand, I made that comment because a poster said Gomes was the better player, you replying to me says that you agree with said poster.

    Obviously Gomes is the superior talent, but that doesn't mean much.
  19. May 15, 2019 at 20:42
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    He could be the better player also, we'll find out next season hopefully
  20. May 15, 2019 at 20:45

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    He could yes, he has the talent to, I agree, would love to see us give players like Laird and Gomes a chance in place of the dross in the first team squad.
  21. May 15, 2019 at 20:59

    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    No, I said what I meant.
  22. May 15, 2019 at 21:31

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    And yet he linked us with AWB just the other day.
  23. May 17, 2019 at 09:49

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    I really hope that Ole is considering giving this lad a chance as we have a real talent in our hands. Comparing him to Wan-Bissaka I think he can be far far better.

    If the scousers can give TAA a chance, why can’t we with Laird?
  24. May 17, 2019 at 09:57

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  25. May 17, 2019 at 10:04

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Its my understanding he hasn't played much for the u23s yet? Anyway hopefully he can get some Europa League games next season, really hope we blood some youngsters in that competition next season

    The good thing is his name has been mentioned when it comes to signing a RB so the club are thinking about him
  26. May 17, 2019 at 22:17

    Mark Pawelek Full Member

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    I don't think he's played a single U23s match. U18s and UEFA Youth matches only.
  27. May 19, 2019 at 11:22

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Apparently he has played for the U23s this season, played vs Swansea.

    I wonder if we could make him backup LB this season, he can apparently play on both sides very well. Or maybe we move Dalot to backup LB and use Laird as backup RB.
  28. May 19, 2019 at 12:12

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    Said it before, and will say it again: Laird and Greenwood are the two players most likely to play regularly for the first team regardless of the manager and style of play. They both have the technical and physical ability to make it and they do not really have any major weaknesses.

    For Gomes to be an asset, the team would have to be dominant in possession (one of the best players at the club with the ball).
    Chong needs space since his technique is not as polished and his movement is not good enough when changing directions during sprints.
  29. May 19, 2019 at 13:44

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    Wow, he looks really promising. Coming here from the AWB thread, I can't help with thinking AWB would be a waste of money when we've already got Laird.
  30. May 19, 2019 at 15:13

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    He made his U23s debut start last season.
  31. May 19, 2019 at 15:41

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    Agree - and it looks like Henderson and Tuanzebe have done enough on loan to be competitive for squad places. What about O’Connor? He doesn’t seem to have been considered for the first team.
  32. May 19, 2019 at 15:43

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    I think JB mentioned that he's still very highly rated but the coaches were a bit concerned about his physique, we'll see him soon enough I imagine, he's a talented kid.