17th September 2017 at 3:23 pm #5206
I have not seen alot of him much personally, but apparently this lad is mustard. But he was on the bench for the Liverpool game but didn’t travel to Watford and played in the youth squad instead. So the question is with the abundance of talent we have in midfield how will has get some game time under Pep this season. Did he deserve 10mins against Liverpool. Why didn’t he travel to Watford? Im not looking for negatives after the week we have had but was wondering what fellow blues thought? Cheers Jim17th September 2017 at 3:29 pm #5210sean the sailorParticipant461 pts
Jim, I’ve seen a bit of this lad. Looks a real talent but I’ve no idea how he will get into the city 1st team anytime soon. He is very much like Bernardo silva. Lovely left foot and a real prosoect. He’s only 18 so time is very much in his side.17th September 2017 at 3:40 pm #5211
That’s the problem he’s going to have. Time is on his side but the lure of possible first team football elsewhere will be a big one. PS Good to discuss things football with you again Sean as you know your stuff!17th September 2017 at 4:59 pm #5214EditorKeymaster481 pts
He was brilliant against Utd in pre-season. As you’ve both said, he’ll definitely struggle to break into that midfield at the moment. A loan move might do him good.
As we’ve seen with Jack Grealish, Jack Wilshere, Josh Mceachran, Tom Cleverly, Michael Johnson etc, it’s important at this early stage to not overhype these young players. Hopefully he goes on to fulfil his massive potential, though.18th September 2017 at 8:41 pm #5282
I hope Foden gets some minutes tomorrow night vs the baggies. If he doesn’t then that will say a lot about Peps plans to give our young players a go. Wonder who will start up front.18th September 2017 at 10:11 pm #5290
Big Jim…I think he may use Sterling to replace Augerro to morrow. Foden, I think will be in the squad but priority has to be with Gungdoghan, Bernado and Yaya for that spot. He needs to rest KDB, Augerro Silva expect Bravo to be in goal. I think he will change the Full backs as well, Kompany may be back
I think he will take this opportunity to rest players, although he wants to win everything, the bigger picture tells me he focused on EPL and CL18th September 2017 at 10:14 pm #5291
Foden, like others are real prospects but they will have to be exceptional to get in this team now. Yes, he maybe lured away but the risks is higher for him, he needs a couple of years as a squad player and be amongst class players and keep on learning18th September 2017 at 10:26 pm #5294
Good call with Sterling upfront Brian. I’m not sure Yaya is fit, I have rumours he is carrying too much weight, hence he has not even been on the bench the last few games. Vinny should start if fit obviously, as with Gundowan. I Would also rest the front 2, Silva and KDB. Will be interesting to see who he starts with.19th September 2017 at 10:21 am #5300sean the sailorParticipant461 pts
Ye good to chat Jim mate19th September 2017 at 1:06 pm #5303nine nine nineModerator943 pts
Foden looks a prospect based on the times I’ve seen him play v Chelsea teams.
Very talented but very tough to break into a team like City’s also it takes more than just talent too.
Our youngest lad won’t be 7 until next month and played his first official game last Sunday with two goals and two assists in a 4-2 win and got recommended to the County Academy on the back of it. He’s a big lad and has learnt from having a footballing brother.
His brother two years older is going to be a player too and was picked up by the West Bromwich Academy at a Summer football Camp at aged 5 if they continue to progress and remain committed both will play football at a decent level if that’s what they want but it’s such a long long way from being a promising kid to where Phil Foden is now and then it’s even further to a first team like Man City’s and very very few come through and truly make it.20th September 2017 at 4:22 pm #5355
Big Jim…Sterling really frustrates me, no doubting his work rate but he is not that good with his feet and decision makeing. I think Pep will improve that and we may end up with a player like Robbens, at the moment I do not know what role suits him best. I would like to see him improve because I think he is capable of doing that, he is no longer a new up and comeing youngster but a seasoned player. Defenders will not like playing against him. I just we could combine Sanes skill to Sterling graft20th September 2017 at 6:54 pm #5362
Hi Brian, I know what you are saying regarding Sterling, I can see both sides to him. On one hand I like the fact that he runs at defenders and gets into very dangerous areas. He’s probably our most effective player at this. Clearly where he needs to improve is his final ball and his finishing, that said his contribution to the team is still very good. The problem he has is partly of his own making as because he gets into such good positions everyone thinks he should be converting more chances. Which is true to an extent. Also he is playing with some really great passes of the ball in KDB and Silva who really make a stray pass. This just highlights the area sterling’s needs to improve in. For me he is well worth his place in the side and will only get better under Pep as you point out. Cheers Jim. 0-2 to City tonight.20th September 2017 at 7:12 pm #5365CareworkerlfcParticipant22 pts
A very promising Talent according to My Eldest Son, Got it all and would probably get into most First Teams given the opportunity.20th September 2017 at 7:12 pm #5366
Annoyingly Delph and Yaya both get starts ahead of Foden. Not one youngster in the starting line up. Four on bench.21st September 2017 at 4:36 pm #5411cityboy54Participant19 pts
Sterlings has a prob if he has time to think about it…I,m not a fan but he does draw defenders21st September 2017 at 4:37 pm #5412cityboy54Participant19 pts
Love beating mr pulls tho21st September 2017 at 6:38 pm #5417
Haha, yes beating Pulis and his usual team of antifootballers is always a pleasure. I dont think he has never forgiven us for the Wembley play off defeat lol4th October 2017 at 10:10 pm #5809gjbluesParticipant113 pts
Been following Foden’s career for the past couple of years – Sean, he’s not 18 until next May. He is a massive talent and comes from a family of big City fans (not too surprising coming from Stockport :-)). City usually let their youngsters go out on loan but in the case of Foden (and Brahim Diaz – who is also a fabulous prospect) they blocked a number of requests from other clubs. That suggests both are in Pep’s thinking – pretty sure that one or possibly both will be involved from the start v. Wolves in next round of League Cup.
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