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Tahith Chong

Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by KM, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2019

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Hes still playing though, even if its as a sub. 17 appearances more than he likely would have got at Arsenal
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    He's played 69 minutes since Christmas, I'd wager he'd easily have got more minutes at Arsenal, he wasn't even in the squad at the weekend.
  3. Mar 13, 2019

    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    To add on to this. He has played 704 minutes for them this season. This despite the fact he started the season in sensational form. He scored 5 and assisted one in 5 games and proceeded to be immediately dropped and has only made 1 start since in a 4 month period. He hasn't even matched his minutes for Arsenal last year which was 734 minutes. He'd almost certainly have played more or at least as much at Arsenal. Hoffenheim also had CL football too so a lack of fixtures can't be used as an excuse for lack of minutes either.

    It really sets straight this "send him to Germany" non-sense every one keeps spouting as if top Bundesliga clubs are just handing out playing time to ever PL youth player on loan. This whole idea is based off of two players, one of which isn't even on loan and the other who was immediately dropped and has barely played despite having an unreal start to the season. People suggest shit like Chong should go on loan to Dortmund as if they have any desire to loan him or any of our youth players.

    If Chong is to go on loan, which I think he should, then he should be going to a upper mid-table Eredevisie side where he will be one of the best players and they have no choice but to play him. Clubs like Dortmund and Ajax have enough money to buy their own young talents, they have no desire to develop other clubs' players. Even a lower side like PEC Zwolle would have been fine as an initial loan while Jaap Stam was there. With Stam going to Feyenoord and Chong's history there maybe they could be an option but that would be as good as a team it gets. The whole point of a loan would be to get his first steps in senior football. Not go be an injury crisis back-up for a top Bundesliga side.