Phil Foden - 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by twosips, 23 Jul 2019.

  1. Manchester_lalala

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    I’ll be concerned if it comes to Christmas and he’s barely played a minute in the league. He needs minutes every week now.
     
  2. lonestay

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    Cobra so he goes to a Swansea or a wolves or Eddie Howes retirement home in Bournemouth what is he going to learn there? He is not mixing everyday with the kdbs, the Bernie's , David Silva picking up their knowledge there ideas their way of doing things all closely monitored by pep and his team . With other players I understand sending them on loan it's away of getting them in the shop window to raise funds. The academy is there to produce players for revenue gain, but not Foden he is being groomed to play a specific role for city in the future he is not in the shop window to be sold he is being moulded into a specific role for city .
     
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  3. Trojan1962

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    If he goes elsewhere my fear is he will be run into the ground the total opposite to what we’re trying to avoid. This is why I think he will remain here and be introduced gradually. We have a lot of football this year and I think he will play more than last year. Be patient everyone.
     
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  4. MarsLlama

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    We are all making the assumption that going on loan would be better for his development because we all assume that playing regularly for a team with decent players will be better than playing irregularly here but we don't actually know that.

    Besides who do we loan him to? The only club I'd feel like he's in good hands is Bournemouth under Howe. But he has a baby, right? He doesn't want to move down there.
     
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  5. Craig

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    Going to take a shot in the dark here and say playing is better than not playing when it comes to improving as a player.
     
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  6. Cobra

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    I don’t know, maybe the same things David Silva learnt when he spent two years out on loan from Valencia? Or the same things De Bruyne learnt when he spent a year on loan at Werder Bremen?
     
  7. lonestay

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    I know where your coming from cobra, but we have the best manager arguably in world football and world class training facilities again what is Eddie howe gonna teach him ? I just don't see what sending him off to a lower standard of playing and training standards is going to teach him and how it will improve his game.
     
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  8. MarsLlama

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    That's oversimplifying it. There are so many variables that impact whether a loan is a positive experience for a player. Is it the right team? The right manager? Will he be picked? Will he get to play in his natural position and role? Is the style the same? Are the players around him good enough? Do they trust him? Will the club drop him if he plays badly? Is there healthy competition for his place? Does he like life in the new city? Do his family like it? Is he getting injury problems? Is the coaching good enough?

    He could actually go to Norwich or Swansea and play every game but that doesn't guarantee he'll improve.
     
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  9. mosssideblue

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    Got to love how many on here know whats best for Foden in how he should be developed (obviously managed this level of talent elsewhere I guess). I trust those wanting him out on loan are guaranteeing success and that he will return and be an instant shoe in for Merlin
     
  10. mosssideblue

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    Agree
    Pep et al have said he aint going on loan, and that will be for a good reason, not to hamper his development
     

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