Nick Powell

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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    He seems to have finally started to fulfil some of his potential and has settled down this season: he currently has 12 goals for Wigan. He was linked with moves to some PL clubs during the January window but nothing materialised. I imagine during the summer he'll move on if he can stay injury free and maintain his form.

    He's clearly a talented player and I'm not 100% sure what went wrong with him here. Maybe if Fergie had of stayed, things would have turned out differently. It seems it was maybe a case of having so much, so young and he maybe lost his way a-bit. He's still only 23 and if his head is in the right place, I wonder what kind of level he can step up to.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He was linked with a PL move in the Jan window. Fergie hinted that he is a bit of an odd character. He's very talented so it will be interesting to where he goes from here.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Aye, yeah I mentioned that in the first paragraph. Think it was Palace and Bournemouth. Odd character? Any idea in what way?
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Personally think he enjoys the easy life especially in the lower decisions.

    He’d look out of his depth if he joins the premier league again.
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    Odd character as in he doesn’t like football and sees it as just a job!
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    Is he a striker now or a midfielder?
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    izec Full Member

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    The guy has talent but lacks ambition for whatever reason, simple as.
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    Seems to be the case. But he's 23 now and maybe he's wised up to some extent..
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    Trizy Full Member

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    All I remember of him was watching a youtube video right before we signed him. Scored some beauties :drool:
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Recent performance against a PL side (West Ham) in the cup. It's clear he is of PL standard.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    I remember his volley for Crewe in the Play Off Final right before he joined us! The kid looked an absolute gem and I remember being delighted when we signed him as Chelsea were after him too.
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    Talent is there but problem with his application I think !! I am OK with Nick but my biggest disappointment at youth level is Ravel Morrison who could be our midfield solution for more than 10 years if he focussed on just football !!

    Fergie ..Rio..Big Sam ..his lazio manager all said his natural ability is one of the best they have seen !! What a waste in the end !!
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    I think the best level he could play at would be fringe player at a bottom 6 PL side.
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    Looks older than 23
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    I think he’ll get found out as an attacking player at the top level, but his passing skill set could see him very useful as a deeper midfield player in the Premier League, where I imagine Sir Alex eventually saw him.
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    One of our strangest going prospects. Does well on loans, return, not fulfilling his potential or anything, loaned again, etc. I was glad when we finally sold him because I was getting bored of this cycle.
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    He's playing as a number 10 for Wigan.
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    sugar_kane Full Member

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    Not liked him since he seemed to deliberately foul a few our players in the Wigan friendly at the start of last season. As stated above it seems like he's got a bit of strange mentality.
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    Full bodied red Full Member

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    Absolutely no doubt he could have been EPL level, whether as a good squad payer with us or a regular with the likes of Southampton, Burnley, etc.

    Quite what went wrong we'll never really know - attitude, injuries, lack of interest, too much money too soon....Probably a combination of all four.

    Really do hope he gets another chance somewhere, because I'm sure there's a really good player in there somewhere.
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    I remember that well, was a screamer but I hated it against my Cheltenham Town :(
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    Chipper Full Member

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    I remember being more impressed by his first 2 or 3 appearances than I was by Kagawa so far when he came into the team. That didn't take much, mind.
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    Before he got injured, he was playing -really- well vs Man City in
    the cup for Wigan.

    He’s turning into a very good player, but I’m still not quite sure he’s our level. Will be a premier league player again one day though.
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    RedRom "Where's Lingard?"

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    I still have that match recorded, as I was that impressed with that goal!
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    A goal and an assist in Wigan’s first match this season. Still only 24 and a ton of obvious talent. Hoping he does big things and leads Wigan back up.
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    Yellow Black & Red Banned

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    I was at that match, seated right behind the goal it went in to. I thought you were signing a real gem then as well, a potential next Lampard. I've been very surprised he's not at least established himself in the Premier League yet.
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    I never liked him ever since he admitted that he didn't care to watch United play their Europa League games whilst he was out on loan. He said he was busy playing FIFA 16 instead :/
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    I liked it when he tried to injure our players. Good stuff.
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    i thought he was great for such a young lad at first. Then he became lazy and didnt care. He had so much potential
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    His assist was a shot that he completely messed up that rebounded behind him to his teammate and his goal was a rebound from a shot he followed in.
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    ThaReaper01 Full Member

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    So his goal was instinctive, is what you mean. I don’t see the point in trying to slag off what I’m reading was a good game from him.
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    TheFlagStaysDown Full Member

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    We should be in for players like him because for every Nick Powell there is Delle Alli. Shame he himself didn't make it he had an interesting profile of a player, could have been similar to Lampard but everytime he plays reminded me a bit of Berbatov but without that top skill. Shame he probably has not mentality to improve or fulfill his potential, looks liek a player who just plays for the money and then goes out for a beer with his mates from high school play pool or sth
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Not everyone loves football and there is no shame in that. He's clearly an amazing League One player and will be in the Championship soon enough.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    I’m describing his goal and assist not slagging him off.
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    ThaReaper01 Full Member

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    Wigan are in the championship.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Oh shit they got promoted. Completely slipped my mind.
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    Woah, now that's a blast from the past, completely forgot about this waster.