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Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #465 on: June 24, 2022, 04:06:13 PM »
Looks like itís Ďeveryone turn on Ashley Young dayí!

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #466 on: June 24, 2022, 04:53:36 PM »
He's Ok as a sub. Had some great games and some poor ones. Has the sort of winning mentality that we need.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #467 on: June 24, 2022, 05:39:39 PM »
I thought his foul on Son at 4-0, prevented us shipping 6/7. It told Spurs to settle for four or get kicked off the pitch. Added bonus it upset the Sky commentator something fierce.

But other than that, Im struggling to remember much about his season.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #468 on: June 24, 2022, 06:11:15 PM »
I think as long as heís general cover for a various positions, as opposed to being second choice left back Iím fine.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #469 on: June 25, 2022, 01:46:50 AM »
He was mostly rubbish. 
Donít see him as coach at all.

How do we have any idea about his suitability towards a coaching role? If anything he has seemed quite vocal on the bench, does that mean anything? Fuck knows.

Online Dante Lavelli

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #470 on: June 25, 2022, 08:49:46 AM »
He was mostly rubbish. 
Donít see him as coach at all.

How do we have any idea about his suitability towards a coaching role? If anything he has seemed quite vocal on the bench, does that mean anything? Fuck knows.

He was always part of the leadership team when with England so suggests he has something about him.

Iíd give him an extra year, I donít think anyone decent will want to join as a reserve. 

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #471 on: June 25, 2022, 08:55:37 AM »
If they are trying to sign another left back, they are probably waiting to see what happens before offering Young something.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #472 on: June 25, 2022, 09:12:37 AM »
He'll be 37 by the time the season kicks off. I hope our squad is in a better place than needing him next season. He mostly wasn't very good.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #473 on: June 25, 2022, 03:19:29 PM »
He'll be 37 by the time the season kicks off. I hope our squad is in a better place than needing him next season. He mostly wasn't very good.
I agree. He was a shrewd bit of business last summer, providing cover for a few positions at no financial outlay (bar wages). Only ever a short term fix, though, and we're rapidly approaching the end of term & summer holidays.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #474 on: June 25, 2022, 03:28:09 PM »
if we need Ashley Young next season then we've had a poor transfer window.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #475 on: June 26, 2022, 02:12:01 AM »
He's so puny and bully-able. Without his pace, he's got little to offer. Loved him in his first spell, and I'm a sucker for nostalgia but I'm sorry...I want him gone.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #476 on: June 26, 2022, 04:08:27 AM »
if we need Ashley Young next season then we've had a poor transfer window.

Ashley Young being at the club or not in August will in no way have any bearing whatsoever on the level of success of our transfer window.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #477 on: June 26, 2022, 06:56:33 AM »
if we need Ashley Young next season then we've had a poor transfer window.

Ashley Young being at the club or not in August will in no way have any bearing whatsoever on the level of success of our transfer window.
Not sure I agree. A 36 year old player is never going to be anything other than a stopgap. There's nothing wrong with that - you can't fix every problem at once, and we did IMO the right thing by bringing him in last summer.

However, having identifed the problem we now need to sort it out. There's been a strong consensus that we need a more combative midfielder, a role to be filled by Kamara. It's also been reasonably widely accepted that a central defender who can also play left back would be nice (Bassey, this Italian fellow). Those are the two positions Young has been covering - left back and an option in midfield.

Personally I'd rather have an actual coach on the coaching staff, not a former player with no experience of that.

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #478 on: July 04, 2022, 09:50:58 AM »
Signing a new contract according to percy

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Re: Ashley Young (Out of contract 10.6.22)
« Reply #479 on: July 04, 2022, 09:57:06 AM »
I'd rather the club spent money on our Percy having a regular match-day column in the programme.

 


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