Makes you think that Daggers must have tried to keep him there and we won his scribble. So perhaps that talk by some about us not offering decent deals to get players in (Weymouth / Cordner) is just speculation (as if).I’m mates with a Daggers fan and asked him about Ogogo yesterday:
“Leader, battler, can play a bit too. Started off as a right back with us after leaving Arsenal, then moved into midfield in his last couple of seasons. If you sign him you've signed a good 'un, proper jealous”
“yeah ball winner, but can chip in with a few goals too depending upon how he's deployed. Scored 9 for us in one season, all from open play”
Sounds like he could be a key player.
I think I might being misrepresented here. I am just pointing out there are red flags in signing a player who has only made fifty appearances in the last three seasons. No more or no less. It has nothing to do with the team we fielded against Harrogate last season.Back in September I watched one the youngest SUFC squads play a team called Harrogate who were fresh from the NL.
It has to go down as possibly one of the most embarrassing performances at RH we have ever seen. I don't blame the young hungry lads or the up and coming manger.
We never had a single leader on the pitch. Here is the thing people seem to be missing. If you do want young talent to come here on loan, sign permanently or for Hobson, Rush and Bridge to improve. You ned good experience leaders around them, its a great advert for them to come and a chance to be in a winning team.....Hobson never learnt from Taylor and Rush never learnt from Poorship.
We have trimmed our budget and the mythical 27 year old who will boss midfield for 40 games will be heading for the EFL not RH. Players on the way down cost less than the ones on the way up.
We had Humphries, Kelman, Hopper and Hutchinson. They were all on the way up but ultimately did it do us any good?
Although to be fair if you look beyond the number of games played, and realise he was in L1 where he was not starting regularly, you will see he was fit and in the match day squad 41 times 18/19 and 33 times in 19/20. It was only last season he had an injury that kept him out longer term.I think I might being misrepresented here. I am just pointing out there are red flags in signing a player who has only made fifty appearances in the last three seasons. No more or no less. It has nothing to do with the team we fielded against Harrogate last season.
If Agogo can play forty plus games for us during the season it will be a great signing. If he is unable to make twenty appearances then it might not be quite as good.
I was making the point that his recent record does raise some doubts about his ability to play a full season
I will be happy to be to be proved wrong. As always in these matters time will tell.
But please do not misrepresent what I am saying.
Quality player, really liked KalalaI'm getting major Jean-Paul Kalala vibes from this signing. Really similar type of player, wins the ball effectively and lays it off to those more creative/forward-thinking. Kalala was exactly the type of "maybe not the fans' first name on the team sheet" player that Brown mentioned there, and I think losing him to his knee injury 8 weeks before the end of the 2011/12 season was a major reason for us not going up that year.
Maybe not the best example- have you watched England playAbsolutely agree
I also quite like
Sancho age 21, Rashford 23, Rice 22, Saka 19, Foden 21, Bellingham 17, Chilwell 24, James 21, Alexander Arnold 22, Grewalish 25,m Calvert lewen 24, KANE 27, Sterling 26, Mount 22 , Henderson 24