25 thoughts on “The futures bright, the future is Purple! Or is it?

  1. Nicer one Prem. I wonder what Big Dave’s view on this would be 😉 😆

    We need to keep strengthening with new players. They need to be good enough to start so it puts pressure on the incumbent first teamers. It is the only way we will get better as a team. 😉

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  2. Good read Prem, agree with the Antipodean, players bought should be good enough to push for a starting place unless they are young uns bought for the future like Good, hopefully a few of the youngsters will make the step up to the first team too.

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  3. I think we need to strike a balance of players coming in and players coming through. Thats the same with anything in life , getting the balance right is key. We do have some good youngsters here but they need to prove their worth. Good read by the way

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  4. Good read Prem and if it works all’s good. I just think if a couple of the younguns come through we’ll be doing well. And I can’t see us not having to bring quality players in.

    Aussie im starting to worry about you lad 😆

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  5. Big Dave 🙂 i have jut run out of things to stir Richie about and Ice only pops on from time to time, so that leaves you mate 🙂

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  6. Some of the younguns wont make it and will be sold off.
    And some of the purples will remain to add experience.
    I dont understand this article 😕 (nee offence)
    it will be a drip feed of younguns into the Purple team, with other purples also brought in aswell.
    I havent seen a great deal from Sammy, Gabby, or Gosling that would suggest they are the ‘future’ purples.
    Also would like to add, that if Ferguson doesn’t start appearing in the 1st team more often, then I would not be surprised to see him leave, to further his carrer.
    This is typical NUFC. Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to see him leave and become a superstar somewhere else. Thats how highly I rate him anyway.

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  7. The thing that concerns me about Fergie is his lack of durability. He seems to pick up injuries too easily for my liking. He seems to hobble off the park most times I have seen him play..

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  8. Aussie the thing with young fergie is that he’s not built or suited to play as a defender 100% of the time, because he’s a winger, yet our fans want to see him as our LB even though thats not his prefered position.
    If we are to get better we need to have specialist players in their own positions, not making do with wingers as FB or Dmf as CB etc.

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  9. I see what you are saying Dave but Fergie seems to get a lot of soft tissue injuries that are not conducive to playing out of position. Just seems a bit injury prone if you ask me..

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  10. Spot on BD.
    I have seen nothing to suggest Fergy is a Left full back, yet Pardew will only give him his chance there. For me tho he is NOT a defender, but an attacking left winger. An ideal replacement in time for the ailing Jonas, who has far better defensive qualities in the midfield imo.
    Its frustrating sometimes, which is why it wouldn’t surprise me if he leaves for pastures new.
    Why no mention of Marveaux, Amalfitano Abeid etc ❓ Are they not considered futue purples ❓

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  11. Aussie what is the causes of his soft tissue injuries then
    BB I have followed and know a bit about young Fergie and I’ve said it hundreds of times that he’s not a defender, and even Jonny Evans dad who is a manure coach has said the same about him and he thinks he has a bright future as a winger.

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  12. anyhow, having seen Santon play both left and right fullback, imo he is far better on the left. Which with Fergy infront of him, should make for a strong left flank.
    😕

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  13. Actually it surprised me just how young the core of the team is. Article a bit tongue in cheek and aimed for debate. The clue is in the question. Thanks Toonsy for the proof reading. Glad it’s being enjoyed.

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  14. Decent article Prem, although the whole subject is a bit of a muddle. Some kids will come through but not many – Bigi, Fergie and eventually young Campbell. He looks a hot prospect, probably hot enough for the first team bench.

    I do wish we could stop with this purple business. It comes from Dekka and he really doesn’t have a clue. Maybe he’s good at selling pies.

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  15. BD, I’m not fussed where Fergie plays, a strained hammy or calf has nothing to do with where you play. He seems to pick up a heap of non contact injuries….

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  16. Prem – it’s a good read mate and a valid question considering the likes of Sissoko is being mentioned and fans expection for Jan.

    I suggested the other day that new recruits should be given 2 yrs to prove there worth. If not they should be shown the door.
    I think all teams need a mix of young and older players both experienced and inexperienced.
    I actually like the look of your purple team and reckon that would be a really strong team in the league.
    We don’t have to spend a fortune bringing players in – I reckon 3-5 players would do it (5 if we lost Xisco, Ranger and another).
    I want to see the likes of Campbell, Tav, Fergie and Sammi getting the opportunity, but you have to bring new faces in, new talent in as well.
    No other team simply goes with what they have – there has to be something in that!

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  17. Great article, Prem!
    If anything this shows our need for a center back. Tav is obviously not close since Perch is still preferred over him, nothing against Perchinho.
    I really have faith that Ferguson, Bigi, Campbell, and Sammy could all prove to be valuable players for us in the future. With just a little bit of addition to the first team, we could be flying

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  18. Johno, I’ll be happy with a draw on Sunday to be honest. We haven’t been playing well, while Liverpool’s performances have been decent.

    Of course, if our lads show up ready, we could easily get a win, haha

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  19. Agree Andrew , a point be a good result esp since we have a dreadful record at anfield. But I think we are 5/1 with the bookies , sticking a tenner on us!

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  20. We have some very talented young players, but what I worry about in regards to this club is that we’re a pretty poor side at developing talent. We need some serious loan time for some players…if we get dumped out of the cups I really hope they get playing time somewhere else…and for those like Abeid not featuring at all, they need a season long loan asap.

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  21. Rich – Are they those fabric books, with mirrors in and bright colours? Do they rattle when you shake them? And do the pages make crunchy noises? 😆

    Pages making crunchy noises sounds like one of my books actually 😆 😯

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  22. Interesting article premand. I would say the young team looks fairly weak to me especially with Gosling and Obertan in it. That hopefully will not be the team of the future or we will be a mid-table team. We must continue to supplement with incoming players in the 24-26 range if we really do want to stay in the top 6. I personally don’t think Ashley believes we can stay in the top 6 with his method. He will make a lot of dosh but we will be a mid-table team because of it. The presence of Llambias at Ashley’s side will pretty much guarantee this. Hope I’m wrong but it seems but Newcastle and Arsenal are headed the same way. Will Wenger stick around if his best players keep being sold? I doubt it but not true for Pardew who loves that 8 year contract.

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