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Author Topic: Gary Gardner - Retired  (Read 116176 times)

Offline Louzie0

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #540 on: October 20, 2016, 06:14:40 PM »
He made the midweek EFL team.
Well done, GG!

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #541 on: October 20, 2016, 08:30:16 PM »
At 23/24 you should be well beyond 'potential'.
Whilst this is true, he's probably 24 months behind in terms of missed time through injury.

I think you're probably selling him short there, I suspect the 2 big injuries and then all the niggles since have cost him at least 3 years of development and put a lower cap on his potential than he had 5-6 years ago.  I think he can still be a very good player at this level and a good squad player in the prem but I don't think he'll be the England regular he was destined to be as a teenager.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #542 on: October 20, 2016, 08:43:06 PM »
At 23/24 you should be well beyond 'potential'.
Whilst this is true, he's probably 24 months behind in terms of missed time through injury.

I think you're probably selling him short there, I suspect the 2 big injuries and then all the niggles since have cost him at least 3 years of development and put a lower cap on his potential than he had 5-6 years ago.  I think he can still be a very good player at this level and a good squad player in the prem but I don't think he'll be the England regular he was destined to be as a teenager.

Yeah the injuries have taken their toll, but it's one "youngster" who has the right attitude to succeed, he doesn't give up no matter what's thrown at him. Good luck GG stay fit and healthy and fulfill your potential.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #543 on: October 20, 2016, 08:47:20 PM »
He made the midweek EFL team.
Well done, GG!
Yes let's give the boy deserved credit.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #544 on: October 21, 2016, 12:47:33 AM »
If he can get into the form he showed at Forest consistently under Bruce, it will solve a big problem.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #545 on: October 21, 2016, 06:24:44 AM »
Yep. There must be more than we've seen this season and the reading game was a good start

I still think I'd rather we hadn't sold Daniel Johnson though. I'm not sure Gardner was ever as good as the hype. From the limited stuff I saw of him at youth level he dominated partly through being more physically advanced and never had the quickness of feet that marks out top players?

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #546 on: October 21, 2016, 06:38:26 AM »
Not entirely sold on him as a regular mid yet...think he benefitted alot from playing with Bacuna against Reading. Bacuna is one of a very few players that seem to really excel in the lower level environment... Expected many other would but apart from Ayew and Bacuna they just adjusted down accordingly :(

Hope Gardner gets another chance against Fulham though...the alternative is someone who hasnt shown any progress in the right direction over the last 4 seasons (we all know who).

Offline MoetVillan

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #547 on: October 21, 2016, 08:36:17 AM »
Marton, who are you pointing your finger at?

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #548 on: October 21, 2016, 10:22:48 AM »
Everybody can have one good game so its unto him to show its not a one off ......
I don't think that he will ever make it with us but hope to be proved wrong
However although I didn't see Tuesdays game I would still prefer Tish in midfield tomorrow

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #549 on: October 21, 2016, 12:31:11 PM »
I thought he went quiet for a good chunk of the game, but stood up to be counted when we put the squeeze on in the last 15 minutes. Credit to him, he drove the game on in a way Westwood just hasn't since Norwich away 2013.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #550 on: October 21, 2016, 02:05:56 PM »
Like so many he's much better in a 3 man central midfield.

RDM partnering him and Westwood in a two must be a tactical war crime.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #551 on: October 21, 2016, 05:07:19 PM »
Like so many he's much better in a 3 man central midfield.

RDM partnering him and Westwood in a two must be a tactical war crime.

Weapons of pass destruction.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #552 on: October 21, 2016, 06:01:19 PM »
Like so many he's much better in a 3 man central midfield.

RDM partnering him and Westwood in a two must be a tactical war crime.

Weapons of pass destruction.

That don't exist

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #553 on: October 22, 2016, 07:18:44 PM »
Seems to be growing into now, which is great.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #554 on: October 22, 2016, 07:25:12 PM »
I'd finally finally written him off earlier in the season. I'd be happy to eat my hat if e keeps this up