Right firstly, how many of the people calling for Sanchez et al see them play week in week out? I’m willing to bet an awful lot of us don’t! (apologies to those that watch them a lot, I know LFC fans are the most knowledgeable fans on the planet when it comes to football matters but…) I’m not saying I do but many of my friends abroad do and sure they rate the likes of Sanchez highly but just because some overseas player is highly rated on the continent does not mean he is 10x the player Stewart Downing is, especially when it comes to the EPL, hence why players like Forlan and Veron were crap when they came over. It’s a different league and not every overseas player fits in here. People like Downing, Adam and Henderson DO, and are proved. Yes I’d love Hazard at the club, maybe Sanchez (though i’m not too blown away by him) but why would they come to a club not in Europe and why would Kenny really want them, when it is quite obvious Kenny is building a which is now built on the ethics of hard work and graft. We want players like Downing, Adam, Henderson… people that will give their all and not piss around because they don’t like the roughness of the EPL. This mini-rant is in no way suggesting that all foreign players won’t cut it over here, it is just to say, why risk it when we have proven talent on our shores already, that okay is a little bit pricey, but that if we are all honest, know can do a very good job. Especially under Kenny’s leadership… look what he did with Blackburn after all with proven home talent.
Sure some players like Suarez, Drogba and Ronaldo come and settle in instantly, but many don’t. Is it a coincidence that since the end of the 89-90 season the PFA Player of the year has been from the UK or Ireland 14 times compared to players from abroad 7 times… I don’t think it is and this is why I trust Kenny’s judgement with the home grown talent! I really really admire some of the talent abroad and would love it to happen, but with the laws in Europe coming through about how many players have to be home grown I can only see what Kenny is doing is the right idea! Sure we need a mixture of players from abroad because British talent does not always have that little spark, but we have a good mixture right now! A team like Reina, Kelly, Carra, Skrtel, Johnson, Kuyt/Hendo, Adam/Lucas/Mereiles, Gerrard/Aqua, Downing, Suarez and Carroll really does spell success in my eyes!
As regards to shipping out the deadwood, it’ll be hard yes because of the wages and other clubs wanting them. But it needs to be done… I’d hate to be Kenny in deciding if any of the Midfield go, who would it be… Aqua looks really solid in preseason, yet Mereiles was really good once Kenny came in! Horrid decision to make if at all that is even on Kenny’s books! I just want to say one last think regarding deadwood. Jovanovic, I honestly do not think he was given enough time on the field… maybe he was crap in training and that’s why Kenny didn’t play him, if that’s the case I take that statement back, but it seems to me he’s found it impossible to break into the team when he could of perhaps done okay, oh well, guess we’ll probably never know, get’s rid of some massive wages off the bill though! Good luck in the future Milan!
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