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Offline Mister E

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Re: Cameron Archer
« Reply #2040 on: November 24, 2022, 10:55:25 AM »
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This was always the risk of keeping him in the squad.  Gerrard should probably have used him more, but was under pressure from the first game.  I felt if we hadn't started so badly he would have been more inclined to give Cam minutes - it's easier when you're winning games and playing well than scrapping for your life.
In hindsight a loan would have been better, but I can see why both sides made the choice for him to stay.  As for him going on loan in Jan, I can't see it unless we bring another striker in.  Whether Cam likes it or not (or is getting gametime or not) we need the depth.
Gerrard missed a trick not starting him against Bolton - not a difficult decision, regardless of the league form.

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Re: Cameron Archer
« Reply #2041 on: November 24, 2022, 11:46:06 AM »
I think if he doesn't go out on loan he will get more time under Emery. Emery and his team will understand his strengths and weaknesses and when and how best to deploy them. So I expect (and hope!) that he will play a part.

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Re: Cameron Archer
« Reply #2042 on: November 24, 2022, 04:20:55 PM »
He should be getting some minutes in these friendlies and hopefully that will be his breakthrough.  You can understand Emery's reticence to start him from the off, he was probably keen to establish a strong basis with his senior pros.  Now is the time to experiment and assess the squad with a view to January and the end of the season.
 If he goes out on loan in the window it'll have been a wasted 3 months when he could have been getting regular game time at a good level elsewhere.

I'd rather Cam write off 3 months but go somewhere where he gets gametime than potentially write off a whole season.
This was always the risk of keeping him in the squad.  Gerrard should probably have used him more, but was under pressure from the first game.  I felt if we hadn't started so badly he would have been more inclined to give Cam minutes - it's easier when you're winning games and playing well than scapping for your life.

In hindsight a loan would have been better, but I can see why both sides made the choice for him to stay.  As for him going on loan in Jan, I can't see it unless we bring another striker in.  Whether Cam likes it or not (or is getrting gametime or not) we need the depth.

Yep, this is why I wanted him to go on loan in the summer, what's happened now is 4-5 months of his development has been wasted and we need to take some more time to get him fully fit and confident again when he could've gone out for half a season, banged another 10 or so and come back chopming at the bit for a run of games. Despite the calls for him to start games on here the reality was that he was always starting the season as 3rd choice and with a manager as reluctant to use subs as Gerrard was that was never going to translate to much gametime.

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Re: Cameron Archer
« Reply #2043 on: November 24, 2022, 08:57:22 PM »
A loan where he plays every week is the best for his career and therefore Aston Villa. Even if he ‘explodes’ on the scene he will never play enough minutes in the PL and right now his progression should be our priority.

 


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