- Apr 17, 2014
That's a good point. A lot of these matches would be different if the officiating was more like at first team level.His "anonymous" games are overstated. Even when he is supposedly anonymous he is still regularly our best player. It is no coincidence they coincide with Sbragiaball and games where refs simply refuse to officiate matches properly. No shit he is going to be "anonymous" when he is fouled 10+ times a match and has the shit kicked out of him all match which the refs refuse to do anything about. We've had opposition players commit 8 fouls in a single game and not get sent off. When you're allowed to foul Angel every time he touches the ball then no shit he'll be "anonymous." Last night alone he'd have got at least one Newcastle player sent off with a senior level ref. They were blatantly fouling him and then kicking the ball at him when he was on the floor and did it multiple times. They'd be straight reds with a proper ref. You can't criticize him for failing to impose himself when he's allowed to be fouled for 90 mins straight and the shitty excuse of youth refs refuse to do anything about it.
He wore the armband for the english youth side that had Foden, Sancho, Odoi, etc... too. Seems like he's a leader in the locker room rather than the type who shows it on the pitch.What I've lived about him for a few years is how as small and as young as he is, he's usually wearing the armband.
Similar to Tuanzebe who was our captain at a very young age.