genome wrote:Hmm, I'm going to side with John Smith here. I'm all for him being in amongst the first team if he's deemed good enough, but comparing him to Ronaldo and Neymar after a friendly is a bit hysterical.
Remember what happened to Ryan Edwards after an excellent pre-season where he was hyped up by fans?
I don't think John Smith has a side tbh (no intentional disrespect sir)
(Forgotten user) suggested it would be nice to see a well thought of academy product play a part in the senior team in the coming season. He didn't say he should be the first name on the team sheet. The Neymar and Ronaldo name drops are farcical but only there to prove the point that age does not equal ability.
To suggest it is insane to think a young, unblooded footballer can't succeed because we haven't seen him play is really not in the spirit of the sport. The fact that Sessegnon impressed so much last season is recent enough that people shouldn't laugh at the idea of Loader being good enough now (Obviously we don't know)