I agree with this.This is so bizarre. If we’ve given up on him he should have been sold - if we still think there’s a player for us there he should have been loaned to Newcastle to play every week and develop. This is like the worst of both worlds.
Rumours we'll play 3 at the back for some games.Is Villa even a good move for him now?
Is he currently better than Mings and Konsa? Even Hause did well in the absense of the aforementioned players.
He needs games. Preferably, he needed to go somewhere where he'll be first choice. Barring any injuries, I cant see that happening.
I take it you meant at hi sage you cant expect him to dislodge two proven premiership defenders? Is Konsa proven after one good season? He is also the same age as Tuanzabe. He is 23 not 20/21, he is at an age where he should be establishing himself now, he is the same age as Ben WHite who has moved for £50m, he isnt a rookie age wise anymoreThat's not how it works though. Axel needs regular games to fulfill his potential which is a higher ceiling than Mings or Konsa. At this age, you can expect him to dislodge 2 PL proven defenders.
With that logic, he won't be a starter in most PL teams. Does that mean he is bad than all of them? Not really ! It's just about chosing experience over young players on loan.
Ofcourse , I get that. Problem is both Konsa and White had regular game time, means they are so advanced in terms of development.I take it you meant at hi sage you cant expect him to dislodge two proven premiership defenders? Is Konsa proven after one good season? He is also the same age as Tuanzabe. He is 23 not 20/21, he is at an age where he should be establishing himself now, he is the same age as Ben WHite who has moved for £50m, he isnt a rookie age wise anymore
Did you watch Ashley Young at Inter? LWB or LM is a regular position for him.
The mistake is keeping him if you havent picked him as one of the young players you want to have involved in the starting lineup often. We kept him and played Bailly and Lindelof in plenty of games he could have been used in. At this stage it just seems clear that Ole prefers Lindelof, regardless of whether Tuanzabe might end up a better CB or whether its the right choice. He's made the choiceOfcourse , I get that. Problem is both Konsa and White had regular game time, means they are so advanced in terms of development.
We should have given Axel to Villa when they asked for him . That was a blunder from our side and ultimately Konsa benefited from it.
No, I didn't watch him at Inter but it's about common sense and logical thinking. Yes, Smith may decide to play a 352 but his favoured formation is a 4231. Until we know otherwise, we can only go by that.Did you watch Ashley Young at Inter? LWB or LM is a regular position for him.
He was still wearing a red shirt when the last time he played right back, and that was horrible.
I don't think Villa see him as a back up RB, Young would be a leader when they switch tactically to 3-5-2 and plays LWB. They are not dumb enough to repeat our mistake.
Yup. Cash is really good and there's no way they're splitting up Konsa/Mings to give minutes to a loan player.That seems to be one of the most pointless loans we could have done.
Switched our bench to Villa's.
I'm assuming Ashley Young will be the first backup at RB, but IF Villa have told us he's first choice to backup both CB spots and Douglas Luiz at DM that's tough to argue with. 15-20 starts and training at Villa probably isn't worse than starting 40 Champo games.He came on for Douglas Luiz right at the end and was played as DCM so might see him in that position as opposed to CB or RB if don't get injuries.
Will surely start at Barrow in the league cup on Tuesday.
Shouldn't be a big test for him tonight, would be great for his confidence if he can coast comfortably.Appreciate the heads up.
I've been accused of having a soft spot for him.
I quite rate Mings, even though I think he's a massive cnut, but that guy next to him looks bang average.
i don’t get you? Isn’t it a good thing that he starts? Yeah for sure. That’s why we sent him there. A few posters were saying he may struggle to get into the team. I hope he does well, I firmly believe he’s good enough to stand out for them.But isn’t it a good thing?