03 Jan 2017 11:31:22
With the injuries we have surely now is the time to bring Burt and Hardie into the first-team squad. The league title has gone now anyway so why not give them a chance, plus any new signings we might make this month? Rossiter would be like a new signing if and when he returns.
03 Jan 2017 11:58:45
Difficult one as we need to get second. I would go down that route though, should have happened four years ago. You know how fickle a lot of our fans are though, they'd be calling for MW's head if results went against us.
03 Jan 2017 12:14:29
We have sent hardie back out on loan already, pretty sure it was to raith rovers.
03 Jan 2017 14:35:06
With really young players (remember we already have a comparatively young squad) the trick is to do it one player at a time, put them in and leave them in for five or six games and allow them to come up to first team standard and pace. I think we have two boys we could do this with, Burt and Thompson, starting with Burt who is just about ready for this. But with Warburton's unrelenting rotation policy (unless you're one of the undroppables) this won't happen soon and when these boys have had enough and leave, we will have failed them just as much as we did others in the past. Nobody will ever convince me that Holt and Halliday are better options than the potential of Burt.
03 Jan 2017 15:06:23
It's time to drop halliday, he's been shocking for a while now,
It's all fine and well him being a supporter who got brought up on Copeland road, kissing the jersey.
We need more than that.
He's a player who thinks he is way better than he really is.
Also Tav. Also been a joke this season. I think he found his level in the championship last year.
Can anyone tell me what job Davie Weir is doing?
If it's coaching defending then he should be held responsible for the shambles that is our defence.
03 Jan 2017 15:07:45
It would also help if we had a core of top quality players for the youths to play alongside. We just don't have the quality, i'm afraid.
03 Jan 2017 15:39:15
Burt's a good shout for a chance to prove if he's ready to step up but for me the jury's out on Hardie. He's on the bench for Raith and that's not a good sign he'd be good enough for us right now, if at all. Rossiter's a mystery and you're right about if and when and it seems more if than when.
03 Jan 2017 15:43:14
I see yesterday that Everton manger put a couple youngsters in the team in there midfield this is type of message Warburton needs to send out to our midfielders and drop them for a few games and give the younger players a chance cause they can not do much worse.
03 Jan 2017 17:00:22
Listen if Warbs and Weir thought they were ready they would be in the squad and not out on loan and whilst I'd love to see young lads coming through from our youth system it's time to drop this because we need to focus on 2nd place and strengthening. I think these boys should get a chance but the time isn't now we need quality and experience to help us get over that line.
03 Jan 2017 20:04:09
If we don't have a decent quality youngsters that could do a better job than Halliday then we really do have problems! We could probably pick up a better player in English Non League football!
03 Jan 2017 21:55:24
Ger88 I believe that replacing Halliday with Burt WOULD be strengthening. There's little risk in this as Halliday is a man short. If we have the talent, if we believe in what we are doing, then the time is certainly right to make at least this one change.
04 Jan 2017 17:02:10
Hear, hear! Well said Mr. K!