FM Credits to all those who fingered Tranmere's Dale Jennings as a potential prospect... One for the future ? at least that's what Bayern Munchen believe...
And then there's Nick Armitage, who famously stated:
It is not all bad.
The Pienaar money is going on Dale Jennings in the summer.
And that is a fact.
Michael Kenrick, Posted 04/07/2011 at 20:40:42
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1 Posted 04/07/2011 at 20:55:35
and they always turn out to be total lies
I would be interested to see who Nicks source is though
2 Posted 04/07/2011 at 21:17:14
3 Posted 04/07/2011 at 21:20:45
4 Posted 04/07/2011 at 21:28:11
You have to wonder why we didn't go for him sooner. Pacey winger with a cracking shot on him obviously not the kind of player our scouts are looking for. Now maybe if he could play DM and CB as well we would have been like a fly round shit around him
Depressing... but good luck to him ? amazing step up.
5 Posted 04/07/2011 at 22:38:29
Please god he makes it at Bayern. I'm fed up of skilled players floundering in our leagues ? how that lad Adam Johnson doesn't get a game at City mystifies me... most skillful English player bar none... another one drifting away.
6 Posted 04/07/2011 at 22:51:01
7 Posted 04/07/2011 at 23:25:31
8 Posted 05/07/2011 at 00:02:42
How is it that this kid has had people talking about him for some time, apparently has skill and speed, but but slips through our net?
Liverpool released him at 15 and he still decides to play his football in Liverpool. Right under the noses of our scouts and yet I hate to say it but a bigger club think he is good enough.
How much did he cost?
9 Posted 05/07/2011 at 00:13:57
10 Posted 05/07/2011 at 01:12:43
11 Posted 05/07/2011 at 02:45:11
12 Posted 05/07/2011 at 02:51:49
13 Posted 05/07/2011 at 04:56:46
14 Posted 05/07/2011 at 05:35:00
It can't be because he was too expensive.
15 Posted 05/07/2011 at 06:44:04
They have one that plays in the equivalent of our Division 1.
He also said there was little news of it over there, so not as big as you all think
16 Posted 05/07/2011 at 08:29:29
Damning Everton for not signing this lad is ridiculous. I've lost count of how many times there's been campaigns on here to sign gifted youngsters and boyhood Everton fans. Not a single one of them has turned out to be world class, or even premiership class. So maybe the scouts are doing something right.
17 Posted 05/07/2011 at 08:38:20
Maybe these players that we don't buy would damage the team, and we rely on the team being greater than the sum of the players.
18 Posted 05/07/2011 at 08:37:52
This is a embarrasment to all Premier League clubs. From Evertons point of view its strange that were willing to gamble 9m on a Russian alien to this country to play in a wide position yet a young kid who one of Europes biggest clubs think has something who is also on the doorstep is overlooked at a time when we dont have a pot to piss in.
19 Posted 05/07/2011 at 08:51:53
What annoys me is that we are skint so are best hope is surely to bring in young talent, the first step to that is picking up all the local prospects then looking further across the world. The question i would like answering is not why we aren't signing this lad now but how are Tranmere beating us to young players when we are supposed to be a club were kids get there chance?
I accept we wont get them all but i presume this kid was big news from a young age and no disrespect to Tranmere this young lad should of been learning at Everton or the RS.
There are a few Liverpool lads playing Premier League football but how many of them started at Everton or across the park. Its poor imo that we are told the club searches the world for young players yet we dont seem to have got it right on the doorstep.
20 Posted 05/07/2011 at 09:15:00
21 Posted 05/07/2011 at 09:44:09
Every pre-season is the same: Moyes makes a statement that he wants his business done early, we endure a summer of inactivity, we start the season poorly. Kenwright continues to keep hold of his train set and the same shit is recycled. I'm totally bored of the situation and, to be honest, I couldn't give a flying fuck anymore.
22 Posted 05/07/2011 at 10:05:58
(well, I suppose I could disagree...but it would only be on whether any Yak or Yobo money would actually be spent on players rather than paying banks).
Still on a positive note, good to see Brian Lawlor has 'fingered birds mate'.
Can't wait for his next post informing us he can do wheelies on his chopper and knows a place where there's 'a songie's nest full of eggs'.
23 Posted 05/07/2011 at 11:33:50
24 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:11:24
Seems pretty clear that we have to sell before we can buy. I would sell Rodwell since he may generate some serious money but did not feature that often last season.
25 Posted 05/07/2011 at 14:48:32
26 Posted 05/07/2011 at 16:48:00
Forget about Jennings ? If we're talking about future prospects and engaging in some FM then sell Yakubu and sign up Ivory Coast's Souleymane Coulibaly: 9 goals in 4 games at the U17 World Cup. Yes, he'll probably be the next Florent Sinama Pongolle... but you won't see many better hat-tricks than this:
Our own Hallam Hope had a decent tournament as well actually ? 2 goals for an England side that got knocked out predictably in the Quarters.
27 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:00:24
28 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:27:52
29 Posted 05/07/2011 at 19:19:36
30 Posted 05/07/2011 at 19:48:39
31 Posted 05/07/2011 at 22:12:59
32 Posted 05/07/2011 at 22:28:56
I hope he makes it at Bayern, I really do. Facts are though at £600k raising to £1.8M (if he makes it), he is no more than a Joao Silva for Bayern ? an affordable gamble. If he was the next big thing, I am sure he would have more options on the table than Bayern Munich.
33 Posted 06/07/2011 at 01:46:51
If he works out, the Shite might feel a bit aggrieved for letting him go ? nothing to do with us whatsoever though. But don't let that stop the whinging, of course!
34 Posted 06/07/2011 at 02:51:26
35 Posted 06/07/2011 at 09:20:11
They tired of his terrible attitude and reckoned he weren't worth the bother. Only time will tell whether it was a good decision.
Bear in mind he's only scored a few good goals at a low level.
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