Brandon Barker

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  1. FantasyIreland

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    Although i haven't seen anything of his Dutch adventure,the word 'Nearly' appears to sum him up.

    He has so much natural ability that a career at the top should be a given,just seems something is missing.......however,only just turned 20 so time still on his side.A loan in a more testing league is needed imo.
     
  2. Eslam elcity

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    Portsmouth wants to acquire him on loan .
     
  3. Otamendi's Beard

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    Portsmouth could be a good move. I'd like to see him at a higher level though, so maybe Celtic or FC Twente might be willing to give him a go?
     
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    It might not be ideal if he wants to stake a claim in our first team but Portsmouth is the better bet.
     
  5. BigOscar

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    He hardly tore apart the Dutch second division, I doubt too many clubs will be knocking our door down for him. Really surprised at how badly he's regressed as he did look a top talent three years ago, but he's gone backwards. Genuinely thought he'd be aright footed Arjen Robben
     
  6. Otamendi's Beard

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    Same. I had such high hopes for him and he was ahead of Celina when they were in the U18s two years ago.

    If someone takes a gamble on him I think he could have an impact at a higher level. Seems like he's either lost confidence or been found out playing against men.
     
  7. Eds

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    Pretty much the same level as Sane two years ago when they played against each other
     
  8. BigOscar

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    And probably a level above Goncalo Guedes when we played Benfica either that year or the year before. From the outside, he seems a bit too much of a confidence player and has just lost his mojo, as he was so direct and threatening back when he had Angelino overlapping for him, you'd imagine him tearing Holland apart but it just hasn't happened at all. Manu Garcia looks like he has though on the plus side, although people seem to have forgotten about how good he is because a younger, brighter Spanish player turned up
     
  9. domalino

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    The Best player in 2011 Fifa Youth Championship was Henrique Almeida.

    Players he was better than include James Rodriguez, Coutinho, Lacazette, Oscar, Griezmann, Lamela, Sergi Roberto, Koke, Isco, Willian and Casemiro.

    Henrique Almeida now rides the bench for one of the worst teams in the Brazilian league.


    I thought Barker was good, really good, but a lot of very good youth players either hit a wall or get rapidly overtaken once they reach that 18/19/20 age. It may be a case that he didn't get the lift up to the first team when he needed it, but even if that's true, you wonder how long he'd have kept going if a season of no progress is all it took to seemingly derail him.

    I hope he lands somewhere good and races back up the leagues but it seems unlikely now.
     
  10. r.soleofsalford

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    Always though he was a one trick pony with little football charisma.


    Brutal but I think honest.
     

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