Video of ‘fabulous’ Merida
Posted by James Dall on 3, April 2007
Good morning, news is certainly drying up at the moment. Hardly surprising really. The main news is that our Youth team crashed out of the Youth FA Cup in their second leg encounter against United. The game went to extra time and finished 4-3 on aggregate. Steve Bould, youth team coach, spoke here. He was obviously gutted, especially for the players. Steve made a point of picking out Fran Merida -
His feet are fantastic. Everything can go through Fran. He’s very left footed but he still receives on his right side and likes to put people in. He wants to receive off the back players too and gets them playing which really keeps the team ticking over. Tonight he was fabulous until he completely ran out of legs. I asked him before extra time how he was feeling. He more or less said he was absolutely dead on his feet. I didn’t want to bring him off but it was the right thing to do. It doesn’t help the team of course because when Fran Merida is playing well we tick completely and we missed that a little bit. He was terrific.
He clearly has potential, however it is important for us not to get carried away. As it is a quiet day though, here is a video of Merida in action -
Left footed and shoots… hmmm, could be what we are looking for but then again we ideally are looking for a proven world class midfielder, I am not entirely sure if Merida’s natural position is wide left? Either way he clearly has talent.
Toure has made an attempt to show unity after the shocking result over the weekend -
We need to be really strong all over the pitch. When we win we win together and when we fail we fail together.
I guess the proof will be in the pudding on Saturday and then in every game up until the end of the season. What confuses me is that it does appear that the loss has shaken the players up and now they appear to have realised 3rd or 4th place was no certainty but did they not realise that already? Blimey…
Very short blog today as I need to continue with my dissertation. I am off out tonight to get extremely drunk so there is a possibility that the blog will be a little late tomorrow. Have a brilliant Tuesday.