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  1. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    The article fails to address at all that actually one of the biggest reasons CHO isn’t playing more is his lack of quality in his appearances so far this season. If he performed better i’m sure he would’ve played more. The fact he hasn’t played more, when he’s one of the few wide options in our squad, with Ziyech and Pulisic injured for a while, speaks more volumes. The situation provides him an ideal situation to start for us regularly if he proved it. Thus far he hasn’t shown it yet. Perhaps in the future.
  2. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    This is an odd way of thinking. Why not just appraise what you want of CHO independently of big club rumours. This same principle could apply to that Inter Milan were linked with Emerson, Barce and Madrid a few seasons ago linked with Alonso. It hardly changes my opinion of the player. Regardless, players like Renato Sanches, Arp, Odriozola and Cuisance just in the last few years discount the already illogical myth that Bayern ‘never get it wrong’ with young talent. Or that a young talent can go to Bayern and somehow is therefore destined to be world class. They’ve just spent £80m on Luis Hernandez for him to be a back-up (at best) LB, third choice (at best) CB. They’re a well run club, but not some infallible work of nature. If they’re offering £70m for CHO I think we are the winners in that. If we offered £70m for a 19 year old winger who just has not shown any consistent top-level quality in his senior career I would be against the move 🤷🏿‍♂️ Edit: I guess the £70m fee makes good headlines but thinking about the nuance of the deal it is actually smart move if Bayern for it (and not great for us). As others have implied, if he actually performs then they get a good player for £70m. If he doesn’t no issue, he just comes back to us. So it is just a low risk gamble. So to maybe change the final analogy in the above comment I wouldn’t mind if we got some random young talent on a loan to buy offer for £70m. As it is low risk. But I still don’t agree with the train of thought that because Bayern are interested, that means CHO is good. I’ll think he’s good when he starts showing consistent high level performances for us!
  3. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Oh I have said this for a long while. Most have woken up to him but still a bit of a myth that he’s a ‘great LWB just a terrible LB’ or ‘he’s great going forwards, it’s just his defence’. Some of the arguments I’ve had about this guy other the years..when I first piped up about how overrated I thought he was in Conte’s second season or maybe even towards the end of his first season, some of the replies would make you laugh.
  4. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    He did very well for the goal. I don’t know if I’m being harsh or maybe being more objective vs the many CHO fans on Twitter but I wasn’t too impressed otherwise. He was very predictable in basically everything he did (as said, other than the goal).
  5. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I don’t see why a Championship loan would be out the question, if he were to leave on loan.
  6. Tariq Lamptey

    Great game. He has acclimatised to top-level football very quickly and it has surprised me a bit. He was good at youth level of course but so was, for example, Dujon Sterling. I definitely wouldn’t have predicted this impact going on loan to PL straight away. But it vindicates his decision to leave even more. he’s genuinely a good dribbler. He does everything quickly and positively. Even appears to have good delivery. Let’s see how he does over the season but I think he’s looking like he could be just as big a talent as RJ and AWB. Two thoughts - I wonder whether he’ll represent Ghana going forward with the almost ridiculous depth England have at RB. He has shown he isn’t afraid to seek out playing time. And at 5”5 i wonder whether PL managers would trust him as a full back in a back four. Brighton playing 5 at the back with him.
  7. 24. Reece James

    Big fan of James but yes I think this type of urgency, assertiveness and progression is what he needs to go to the next level. Lamptey was a perfect example today where he of course has talent but also just does everything quickly. I know it sounds kinda ambiguous / general but I think it’s what separates best attacking full backs from ok ones. Robertson is a good example of someone who does it well. Emerson lacked this as well even though he did have some ability.
  8. Ethan Ampadu

    Still sceptical he’ll get the gametime he needs tbh. But we’ll see.
  9. Ethan Ampadu

    Lol 😂 wasn’t expecting that. But yeah any top or even mid-level Championship side
  10. Ethan Ampadu

    I would be happy with him going and consolidating his game in the Championship. It’s the same type of loan I’ve been suggesting for him for the last 18 months lol (I think he should have got a loan like this as early as Jan 2018). Mount, Tomori, Abraham, James, and now Gallagher have all had a lot of success for their development, going to the Championship and playing regularly, I don’t see why Ampadu can’t follow suit. He is 20 this season, barely made 10 league appearances. He is of course still young but another season where he barely plays will be detrimental. Just give him a low risk loan (that, as said, clearly works) in Championship, a 3000-4000 minute season where he will actually play regularly. I get this type of regular gametime *could*happen with a Premier League loan. And if it did it is pretty much ideal for us and for Ampadu. But even for promoted teams it is just low probability he gets regular PL gametime I feel. It is rare for such an inexperienced player, especially on loan, to just get into a top team like that. I know it does happen (eg. AC at Mochengladbach) but given Ampadu has already had that type of aggressive loan at Leipzig which didn’t work (seriously baffles me anyone expected it to but that’s a different story) let’s just chill with him, and let him settle his game in the Championship.
  11. Ethan Ampadu

    A far more appropriate loan then sending him to the Bundesliga title challengers..who would’ve guessed it 🙄
  12. Romelu Lukaku

    Well said from Rory
  13. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    I was just using it to back up that objectively Emerson was good at the start of the season, by all accounts, subjective opinion and objective stats, as it seems to be getting rewritten. I’m aware 4 good games isn’t significant in the grand scheme of things but then equally no reason to start playing it down! Hes 25 but still made less than 200 appearances, very unusual. Which is part of the reason why I go on about him having potential as he matures as a player, he does have vast room to improve.