Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by dongonzalos, Feb 13, 2017.
19 goals now.
What do you actually have to do to make our bench when we can't score goals??
You have to be shit to make our bench. We have no space for a goalscorer.
Perhaps stand out in training against the ones who have already got the shirt.
He needs to be invited to train with the first team first
Who has the shirt?
We've had no strikers on the bench to take the shirt from.
They obviously don't think he is ready then. It is a big step up.
That says it all then, they obviously don't think he is ready.
Too young, too inexperienced. If he could come into a team for half a game here and there doing okay with a number of old heads to nurse him along okay but this lot we have no way
Tbf it's a huge step up from u18s to the first team, I don't think hes starting regularly and scoring for the u23's
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It's an unfair burden to put on a young player, leave him til next season
I would try him from the bench for the last 15mins in a couple games before end of the season.
This is not FM2017. He's not even starting for the U23s...
I know but I think once slade believes the league season is over in terms of whether we stay up or not he should blood some of the youngsters from the u23 and u18 squads ready for next season in l2 or put them in shop window for loans to non league
Got no issue with a couple of sub appearances when the season is mathematically over but throwing him into a team that's long devoid of confidence, playing longball, in front of an angry crowd where you can hear every negative shout is more likely to set him back a couple of seasons than save us from relegation. He might have scored 19 but he's playing against kids.
Definitely think he has earned a chance on the bench then
When you are looking for a goal with ten minutes to go.
You have a kid on the pitch with nothing to fear whose confidence is sky high compared to players who can't score and are losing week in week out.
If it was I'd not have bothered saving the game after Sheffield United away last season!
This is obviously the sensible answer. But don't pretend there isn't a little part of you hoping it'd turn out all Roy of the Rovers.
A thirteen year old boy I went to watch, has scored 40 goals in 20 games, but he is not ready for the first team
Here's the entire 1st series of Jossy's Giants. Some people seem to need to escape reality for a while!
Maybe he will be ready in 5 years time when like ponticelli he is an adult at 18 and hopefully having scored 19 goals for the under 18's and broke into the under 23's.
Fingers crossed he will get there he sounds talented.
Apparently he has played well when he has got on the pitch with the under 23's as well.
I take it 18 year olds only make the bench for first team in fantasy manager?
Roy of the Rivers is exactly the sort of player we sign at a this stage in the season. How old is he now? Made his debut in 1954 didn't he?
would Morgan the mighty be o.k. in centre of defence and Alf Tupper running down the wing.[ just for the oldies]
Most of the first team would struggle to get into the U23 side.
Not good enough
Jodi jones is a young player too but some on here are expecting too much of him as well
Disagree with this. I think there are lots of reasons he's not being tried out in the first team (training performance etc) but this shouldn't be one of them.
Rooney was 16 and smashing it. Also could be argued there's no burden at all given we are already relegated.
Good enough old enough. It's the former that's up for debate.
Imagine if they'd said that about Michael Owen or Wayne Rooney. Owen was 18 when he scored against Argentina in the WC. Rooney made his first-team debut at 17.
By the time Ponticelli gets a chance, he'll be off just like Sambou was.
I think he will be our "cup" striker next season in the checkatrade and league cup at least
He does a lot more for the team than just score. His work rate is excellent and often creates an opportunity for his teammates through his determination to press the goalkeeper/defence (in the video below, a few goals are from his/the attacks high press and not allowing the opposition to play out easily)
The Rooney and Owen comparisons are unfair and demonstrate just why it's too early! He's a young kid and he's already being compared to two great strikers.
The thing with Jordan Ponticelli is that he has only been in the club system for a few months (i'm sure he was at the academy for a short while years back). Most of the youngsters have come through academies either here or at other clubs so they probably feel that their games are more rounded.
Personally I'd give him 15/20 minutes and see how he shapes up.
Which two great strikers? I only saw you compare him to Rooney and Owen......
Mcsherrfrey made his Coventry debut at 16
He'll probably be sold to a 'big' club at the end of the season. Strikers like him don't wait around for long.
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