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Re: OUT ON LOAN THREAD
« Reply #875 on: January 06, 2021, 01:05:27 PM »
There's a Q&A on the official website with Leigh Griffith's about his spell at Cheltenham. Nothing groundbreaking but worth a read of you have a the time
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« Reply #876 on: January 09, 2021, 12:01:55 PM »
Zohore in Millwall starting line up , can’t see him coming back then !
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« Reply #877 on: January 09, 2021, 12:38:17 PM »
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« Reply #878 on: January 09, 2021, 01:18:15 PM »

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Re: OUT ON LOAN THREAD
« Reply #879 on: January 09, 2021, 06:55:40 PM »
Harper's failure to even get on the pitch for an FA cup game where 16 other players did highlights something i've been screaming for iver the last few years - Rakeem Harper needs a ****** loan move! Following him should be Kyle Edwards and maybe Cedric Kipre.

People like Big Sam couldn't care less about WBA's long term plans but a director of football like Luke Dowling is meant to make those calls. Instead, Harper continues to waste away as an occasional sub, learning nothing.

So infuriating.
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« Reply #880 on: January 11, 2021, 09:56:05 AM »
Harper's failure to even get on the pitch for an FA cup game where 16 other players did highlights something i've been screaming for iver the last few years - Rakeem Harper needs a ****** loan move! Following him should be Kyle Edwards and maybe Cedric Kipre.

People like Big Sam couldn't care less about WBA's long term plans but a director of football like Luke Dowling is meant to make those calls. Instead, Harper continues to waste away as an occasional sub, learning nothing.

So infuriating.

Harper was held back from going on loan by Bilic last season. He liked him and thinks he's got real potential. However, he also thinks he's generally a bit lazy and has a tendency to switch off. He wanted him where he could keep his eyes on him. 100% ITK. Beyond numbers I've no idea why he wasn't loaned out this season, unless the same rationale applied of course.
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« Reply #881 on: January 11, 2021, 10:02:18 AM »
Harper's failure to even get on the pitch for an FA cup game where 16 other players did highlights something i've been screaming for iver the last few years - Rakeem Harper needs a ****** loan move! Following him should be Kyle Edwards and maybe Cedric Kipre.

People like Big Sam couldn't care less about WBA's long term plans but a director of football like Luke Dowling is meant to make those calls. Instead, Harper continues to waste away as an occasional sub, learning nothing.

So infuriating.

Have we got any with this circus currently in charge?

I take your point though, we have players that need to go out on loan. Sam does not need to worry about the long term plans of WBA for obvious reasons. I do however wonder if Luke Dowlings hands are somewhat tied in respect of making any plans at all other that avoid relegation.
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« Reply #882 on: January 11, 2021, 10:18:29 AM »
Have we got any with this circus currently in charge?

I take your point though, we have players that need to go out on loan. Sam does not need to worry about the long term plans of WBA for obvious reasons. I do however wonder if Luke Dowlings hands are somewhat tied in respect of making any plans at all other that avoid relegation.

I'd agree Dowling is probably pre occupied right now given the recent managerial change and the window, but he should / Could have been planning for players like Harper and Edwards months ago. 

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Re: OUT ON LOAN THREAD
« Reply #883 on: January 11, 2021, 11:22:03 AM »
Harper was held back from going on loan by Bilic last season. He liked him and thinks he's got real potential. However, he also thinks he's generally a bit lazy and has a tendency to switch off. He wanted him where he could keep his eyes on him. 100% ITK. Beyond numbers I've no idea why he wasn't loaned out this season, unless the same rationale applied of course.

I get him being held back for one season, but you can go back 2 1/2 years and i was saying the same thing then. His only meaningful spell of football here came between feb/march to may in 2019, with it clesr by the end of that season that he had fell out of favour again.

By all means Bilic should be allowed to keep him for the Aug-Dec 2019 section of the season, but what's the excuse in Jan 2020 or Aug 2020, or quite frankly now.

I understand that loan moves don't give the ideal opportunity to everyone, but he desperately needs some meaningful football and we aren't providing it for him or Edwards, just like we didn't in the past for Leko, Roofe, Thorne, Wood (to a degree) and others who have gone on to play prem or championship football after leaving us.

I look at clubs like Brentford, like Leicester, like Southampton and Norwich and I see clubs who have clear strategies in both player recruitment, managerial hires and academy pathways. These clubs are all rising  and the best 4 run clubs (lb for lb) in the country. We so far are 0 for 3 when comparing our own strategies. We need to fix it else we will just slip back to being a mid table championship team.
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