TIA Squad Member
- Jul 12, 2007
Hopefully the never say die Istanbul mentality of its never over til it's over
Glennon looks a good player, first year U18 but stood out for his composure whenever I've seen him.Was at Lendava yesterday watching our boys winning 1-4, after being 1 down mainly through Grabara's mistake with a high ball. We played a 3 at the back, looked mainly like a 3-4-3. Adekanye had a good game, Woodburn showed some quality touches, operating in a midfield duo which was again maybe a bit new to him, vision and passes to get out from tight situations. I know it was a weakened side, they missed a couple of key players. Jones was a bit quiet, lost some challenges and possession. Rafa Camacho was lively as a right wing back (which I believe isn't his position, he's more of a central midfielder right?), showing energy put in some nice crosses. Our central CB of the 3, Williams, was a bit shaky and at fault for their penalty which was saved by Grabara (wasn't a good shot either). Driscoll-Glennon (not the biggest) looked tidy at LCB, used both feet in build up, nice receiving and selection of passes, wasn't beaten, calm and composed (plus, black boots and his shirt tucked in is always a bonus in my books haha!).
And it's that last line that pleases me most to hear. So often have goal scorers in youth teams that peter out as they lack that instinctive game intelligenceYeah he seems a good prospect, absolute goal machine but contributes to build up play also. Closes down well too and makes good decisions in possession.
The kid can look imperious with the ball, almost Yaya Toure-level of self-confidence, but I think that Liverpool's coaches are probably frustrated by his, how to put it, lethargic approach to playing. He's one of those eye-pleasing football players who look like they don't need coaching, just play them in their strongest role, give them the ball and let them do everything by themselves. He won't be getting at Liverpool or anywhere else, of course. Motivation is key for kids like him, if someone manages to light a fire in his belly, Liverpool will have a seriously good football player. Hopefully he starts believing that he can score and assist more than he usually does, too - he just doesn't release the ball timely, in my opinion - in addition to being more focused on team play and pressing.
Winning against big teams and points lost against the smaller ones. That's not strange. Prior to Klopp that was business as usual.Our U23s have had a strange season so far. While we are on the top of the table with a lead of 5 points, we have lost points to clubs like Derby and Leicester winning against United, Spurs and Everton.
Often players from the u18's might be brought in for some games while we usually will play our strongest sides against the big clubsOur U23s have had a strange season so far. While we are on the top of the table with a lead of 5 points, we have lost points to clubs like Derby and Leicester winning against United, Spurs and Everton.
We went ahead inside 30 seconds and have just gone 2-0 (Millar and then Kane). Just approaching half time.Is the U19 game v Sevilla on tv anywhere. I can´t find it .