Will Vuckic make the grade?

Will injury inhibit Haris?

Can Haris cut the mustard?
I’ve read a couple of pieces in the Sunday Sun today about our young Slovenian talent Haris Vuckic.

Now to steal a headline from a former colleague of mine (cheers Bowburn πŸ˜‰ ), you could be forgiven for asking who the Vuckic Haris? It’s an understandable question really as the highly-rated 18-year-old has dropped off the radar a bit due to a persistent knee injury.

However, injury problems behind him, Haris is looking to make an impact next season. Perhaps now we can finally see why the likes of AC Milan and Manchester United have expressed an interest in the lad.

For me Vuckic has been inconsistent. Now that isn’t meant as a criticism at all as all young players go through it, but I’ve seen him go from anonymous against Accrington Stanley to class against Chelsea. The more games he plays the more chance he will be able to replicate that Chelsea performance.

He’s a big lad is Haris and stands at 6ft 3in already, and he still has time to grow! His preferred position is in the hole behind the strikers where he can pick a pass or create a chance. Perhaps there is an opportunity for him to learn his trade off Hatem Ben Arfa and Kevin Nolan? The style of Ben Arfa with the attacking threat of Nolan? That’ll do for me.

The title of this article is perhaps a bit harsh as it’s unfair to single out Vuckic and question whether or not he will make it. Put simply, he needs a chance to show us whether or not he can make the grade, as do the rest of our youth players.

It’s all well and good bringing through our own talent, but if they aren’t going to play then ultimately there is no real point in spending time and money on a youth academy or youth players. I realise that it’s early days in terms of our focus on youth, but as yet I’ve seen very little coming through from it.

Certain young players are clearly good enough from a very early age, but they only come along once in a while. Others have to work at their game and make do with chances when they come along. Even Alan Shearer was introduced slowly at Southampton, despite him scoring a hat-trick on his debut.

Part of the problem is that we are never really in a position to play any youth players unless it’s absolutely necessary or unless it’s a cup game. Given our history of early exits from cup competitions it’s hardly surprising that the young’uns don’t get much of a chance, and when they do, like they did against Arsenal, the manager will end up getting criticised for not fielding his strongest team.

Something has to give. It can’t work both ways.

So will Haris Vuckic make the grade? Who knows? Perhaps the most appropriate question should be will Haris Vuckic get the chance to make grade?

And that goes for the manager AND the fans!

187 thoughts on “Will Vuckic make the grade?

  1. @big Dave

    The wife is highly intelligent and is the only thing that keeps me on the straight and narrow otherwise I might turn to crime and be a policeman.

    Troy would be fooooorious! πŸ˜€


  2. bobby @150 i used too go in them bars that were quiet and they would fetch the police too get me oot πŸ˜†


  3. I like to think I’m the quiet one – and for the record there’s nee pics anywhere of me in Y ‘O ‘ Dangos!

    Batty – that’s not the only one he has – he just does it to be stupid – and he thinks he looks great!


  4. @batty

    You say;

    bobby i bet u do ,my sort of lad who likes a good laugh


    Can you convince Toonsy? He just doesn’t get me. πŸ˜€


  5. bobby iam not saying she isnt intelligent ,bet ya she has slapped ya a few times when ya have been drinking and she hasent πŸ™‚


  6. ffs bobby that pic is gonna stick in my mind cant stop laughing ,off ya rocker πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  7. Please Booby – I am converting them to a facemask for an upcoming gimp convention – you have washed them haven’t you? πŸ˜†


  8. Stardy > that’s not the only one he has – he just does it to be stupid – and he thinks he looks great!

    He is wrong then πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
    and I would believe you are the quieter one πŸ˜‰


  9. @batty

    I have the most easiest going wife ever. I have never, never been reprimanded by her for going out with the lads and I’m out all the time.

    Let’s move on cos I’ve got that personality that probes people’s weaknesses! πŸ˜€

    (do I dare mention Toonsy seems like a battered house husband?)

    Toonsy I never said that! I read Battys mind! Ban him! πŸ˜€


  10. iam knacked nite lads πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  11. Dave : It is quieter when we are out now but if you remember how opinionated I was post KK walk out and pro Ashley – Boobys the exact opposite. Every time we went anywhere we would end up with the whole bar in a blog style argument – its was hilarious – especially that I always won πŸ˜†


  12. Nite Batty lad catch you tomorrow I wont be on much longer mesel incas Bobby tries to quiz me for weakness’s πŸ˜† plus there is some leftovers in the micro that are calling me


  13. @batty

    Have you got access to my photos on my Facebook ?

    If so I will upload some of dusty.

    What’s your fiercebook name? Come on.


  14. Stardy I was always surprised that so many people thought you’s were the same person πŸ˜‰
    As for the way you were before I think you have changed a bit from then.

    Bobby I think the problem with slagging people on the blog is that you cant see the glint in the persons eyes to know that they are genuinly having a laugh, so sometimes it can come across as being a smart ass that is trying to put you down


  15. Dave – the lack of intelligence line on Eds was a one I used to get a reaction for a laugh too – me and Bobby used to howl about how folks reacted – I mean – other than Wanky Tissues deceptions and You being the internets Biggest Racist πŸ˜‰ its hardly serious is it!


  16. Oh and I used posh putdowns too lol – not clever I know but I used to enjoy the banter


  17. @big Dave


    And as for stardy thinking it’s invasive is typical of a garden gnome who is worried others will realise he’s a garden gnome.

    He is 5ft 3in in high heels with a moustache like Joey Bartons on movemver!

    What a horrible Ashley lover he is!


  18. Stardy I sometimes still get this image of my old Ford Cortina with Deb and Dave on it πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
    Your right sometimes I would take things the wrong way but I used to not say owt and after a couple of hrs I was glad that I didn’t say owt as I would have felt like a right c@nt for taking it the wrong way.


  19. I dont really use FB that much except for family etc but it can be handy at times πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜† and I find when you see a pic of a person you talk to on here you seem to get a better idea of who you’re talking to πŸ˜†


  20. Nah Dave – you rarely bite Wanky Tissue aside – tell you what – there’s more people buying tickets for the Titanics next trip than there is posting on Mr Tissues blog. He has got some good lads fooled the way he fooled everyone else. We know that he will reveal himself to them in time though!

    Booby – you still get those back, sack and crack waxes?


  21. Stardy πŸ˜† they will learn the same way everyone else did πŸ˜‰
    Reet Lads thats me outta here catch you’s tomorrow or when ever πŸ˜›
    Nite Lads πŸ˜†


  22. @big Dave

    Never get too close with Dusty. He will suck you in and spit you out like you used to chew Hubba Bubba as a kid.!

    Never forget, Just like I hate Mackems with a passion , he loves Ashley with the same strenghth!

    He has parked the red bus up at Eldon Square bus station with a note on the front.

    I love Ashley with a passion but he really hurt me with the way he treat Hooters.
    Marriage is a lifelong commitment and whatever hurt I feel I will honour my commitment to Mr Mike Ashley.

    I estimate once Stardy realises the puncture on the red bus is repairable he will be back on his crusade and the divorce papers he submitted willbe withdrawn.

    What a horrible creep dusty is! πŸ‘Ώ


  23. @toonsy

    That 40% loss in blog traffic can work two ways.
    If I wasn’t here there would’ve no traffic.! πŸ˜‰

    Actually! Just as I’m posting, I’m watching David Hasselhoff and I can’t help realising the likeness I have with him.

    He is 63 and looks 43.! I’m 43 and look 63!
    Uncanny! Bobby the Hoff!


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