philthesaddler wrote: El_Nombre wrote: philthesaddler wrote: Well-bRed wrote:
philthesaddler wrote:Give him time they said
Play him as part of a front 2 they said
He's only young they said
Give him a run in the side they said.
Andreas Makris: 32 appearances, 14 starts, 1 goal.
He looked decent today to be fair.
What did you think of his performance?
I think he's improved his movement since January, but is still nowhere near the standard for League 1. He looks lost and looks so poor that it's ridiculous to suggest he'll improve to be a decent player for us.
I only continue to mention it on this thread just to highlight how ridiculous some of the comments about him having potential are.
I'm sorry but, even if he turns out to be flop, having faith in a young player to come good isn't "ridiculous". You have to give players a chance or nobody would ever develop.
I don't remember Michael Ngoo getting "a chance", or Liam Dickinson et al, before they were written off
Oh christ we've heard this one before....
"Because Liam Dickinson had been in the country for his entire career, was signed on loan, was 24 year old and had already played for Stockport, Derby, Huddersfield, Blackpool, Leeds, Brighton, Peterborough and Barnsley. And, with the benefit of hindsight, the criticism was absolutely justified considering his best season since that spell was 9 goals for Stalybridge Celtic.
Whereas Makris has just arrived here from a different country, was signed as future prospect for a fee, is only 21 and has only made 11 starts in this country to date. Generally you give those types of players a bit more patience, it's common sense." (my response to one of the other times you've used that exact argument).
And even ignoring all of those perfectly valid points, what are you suggesting here? That because those players got a hard time we should do the same with Makris? Boo him when he gets on the ball? Lob abuse at him? Great support