Jude Bellingham

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You can see there is real talent,however you feel like another 18 months at Birmingham would help his development
 

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I don’t need to ”think”, lots of reports already saying Jude didn’t fancy it.

I think with a choice between this United & Dortmund, the choice is easy for a 16 yr old.
Yeah leaving your parents and heading off to another country would be a massive issue, so United it is then...
 

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You can see there is real talent,however you feel like another 18 months at Birmingham would help his development
I think that was like a lot of his games this season, lots of moments where he shows his class and higher technical level but not enough impact. Birmingham have done better recently but for a long time were hovering just above relegation and don't get their attacking players involved enough. That said, he was involved in a few dangerous plays and should have scored. I think he only needs a few tweaks to become a really dangerous player at that level.
 

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He’s definitely not ready for the PL but I do agree that’s 6th game I’ve seen of him and generally what you notice is excellent ball control and decent dribbling (nothing to write home about) but a clear potential to develop further with decision making.

He’s a creative outlet for Birmingham and holds his own well throughout a full 90. I think 2 seasons time he’ll breakthrough more. He has the height but not quite the physicality of a mature player.
 

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He’s definitely not ready for the PL but I do agree that’s 6th game I’ve seen of him and generally what you notice is excellent ball control and decent dribbling (nothing to write home about) but a clear potential to develop further with decision making.

He’s a creative outlet for Birmingham and holds his own well throughout a full 90. I think 2 seasons time he’ll breakthrough more. He has the height but not quite the physicality of a mature player.
At 16, no kid really has that physical presence unless your Rooney.

If you’re adult size at 16, you’ll most likely balloon into Akinfenwa by your early 20s
 

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At 16, no kid really has that physical presence unless your Rooney.

If you’re adult size at 16, you’ll most likely balloon into Akinfenwa by your early 20s
Exactly I don’t expect him to have those attributes yet which is why I said 2 seasons for him as a midfielder.
 

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You can see there is real talent,however you feel like another 18 months at Birmingham would help his development
In another 18 months there's no telling he'll want to be here and not elsewhere.
If the club is confident that we need him then it should be done ASAP
 

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In the noughties, maybe you could say we can wait a year to see how he develops and see if we want to buy him, heck even let someone like Spurs, West Ham or Everton buy him and then Utd buy him 2-3 years later at a premium. Also we had Sir Alex who appealed to those young players whose agent, family and friends would say you’d end up winning trophies and possibly be a star if you went to Utd.

These days, every Premier League team has money so they have no need to sell, sophisticated player scouting and analysis is used more by more teams, getting good Premier League players is really expensive (especially British ones) and we don’t have the allure of Sir Alex anymore.

So if Bellingham is the real deal, I’d say go and get him now. The days where a team like Spurs can pick potentially good players up for cheap and then we can happily pay premium 2-3 years later are gone. We have to identify those players at that early stage. If Spurs get Bellingham today, you can kiss any chance of him coming here goodbye unless you want to pay an extraordinary and ludicrous amount of money.
 

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So if Bellingham is the real deal, I’d say go and get him now. The days where a team like Spurs can pick potentially good players up for cheap and then we can happily pay premium 2-3 years later are gone. We have to identify those players at that early stage. If Spurs get Bellingham today, you can kiss any chance of him coming here goodbye unless you want to pay an extraordinary and ludicrous amount of money.
If only life was so clear cut & simple. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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Had a good game last night it seems, got man of the match on whoscored and the assist for the winner.

Played on the right side last night, watch 20 minutes of the most boring game I've ever seen and with the years of watching LVG and Jose that's saying something.

When he did get on the ball he was neat and tidy, also aggressive in a tackle.
 

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Played on the right side last night, watch 20 minutes of the most boring game I've ever seen and with the years of watching LVG and Jose that's saying something.

When he did get on the ball he was neat and tidy, also aggressive in a tackle.
Birmingham have had a decent run recently but they're a really insipid side

Their top scorers are

Jukiewitz - 11
Bellingham - 4
Pederson - 4

Top assists

Bela - 5
Colin - 5
Crowley - 4

Top G+A

Jukiewitz - 13
Bela - 7
Bellingham - 6
Colin - 6
Perderson - 6

He's done well in such an uninspired side. You'd hope to see him kick on a fair bit next season.
 

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Birmingham have had a decent run recently but they're a really insipid side

Their top scorers are

Jukiewitz - 11
Bellingham - 4
Pederson - 4

Top assists

Bela - 5
Colin - 5
Crowley - 4

Top G+A

Jukiewitz - 13
Bela - 7
Bellingham - 6
Colin - 6
Perderson - 6

He's done well in such an uninspired side. You'd hope to see him kick on a fair bit next season.

For a 16 year old, he's done very well; it was played in the middle of/end of a storm with 90mph winds.

That ifollow is pretty good... i was impressed with it.
 

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Purchase and loan him back to Birmingham for a year?
 

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Saw him live today and barely noticed him, Dalsgaard had him in his pocket all game. Though it wasn't the best conditions out there and brum resorted to giving up attempting to play football in the second half and went vintage Big Sam, so maybe harsh to judge him on today.
 

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We can't even get Garner or Levitt a game ahead of massively underperforming Pereira/Lingard. Be amazed if Bellingham opted to come here while hes playing as a starter in senior football at 16