It's interesting and there are two viewpoints Do you play horses for courses or seek to grow emerging potential.mkhammer wrote: ↑Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:42 amGreat vid Mr Gonz...absolutely nailed it.
I Get Some fans...who can love their club passionately,but don't really "get" the game,indeed
met some Irons fans who couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards with a beach ball....
but love the club as much as anyone.
I get the Slagging off from other clubs fans...part and parcel,water of a ducks back..
Declan will be reading some of the crap going round..and laugh it off...it's funny..
What I don't get is so called experts...not getting it and understanding,whats going on with
Rice,Kris summed it up perfectly ,no need for me to....
Learning curve for him stepping up from an under 23 CH to a PL Midfielder,now a Learning
curve Internationally from one of the best around to learn from..
Time will tell weather he stays in the role he plays for us and England or he evolves into a
more Box to Boxer....Henderson style..who IMO is another cracking player to learn from..
Lets consider that argument. We might look at two fixtures,Bulgaria and Kosovo and consider the second game as a more testing opponent. We might then want to use Rice as a dependable defensive screen against Kosovo.
We could consider that Bulgaria's threat to be minimal and select eg. Harry Winks. Fine player who has his own merits.
However, as Rice is an emerging talent and his positional role is all about discipline and basic reliability,it makes sense to stabilise with continuity over both games.
Yes,he could be a bit more ambitious but those days are all before him. And at 20 years old,we have several years to wait before we witness peak Rice...