I like him. I was really impressed with that second half on Saturday. You really didn't have to word your opening post in such an inflammatory manner though - if you want to praise him for his football then do that but you're just going to set a few people off and it's unnecessary.
It's the time for him to win a few fans, now and in September, October, because he'll have large numbers of the support turning against him in November when the poppies come out, or don't in his case. I'm thinking it might not be as bad this year as last, when it was the 100th. Still a little running under the radar and a low profile on social media would smooth things a little, for him, and ultimately for those who simply don't care.
Post by Lakeland Potter on Aug 20, 2019 14:54:26 GMT
If he does make a success of the left back position he'll follow in a long list of players who have been average (or below average) in one position and then noticeably improved when they are tried somewhere else. Remember when Gareth Bale was simply an under performing Spurs full back who played loads of games for them before he was even on the winning side? Moving into the attack transformed him out of all recognition. Thierry Henry was an OK winger and little more until Wenger convinced him he was a striker. And one time Stokie, Kris Commons, went through the whole of his Academy career as a full back before he got moved to a forward position and started scoring for fun - although, annoyingly, mostly for Forest, Derby and Celtic.
Time will tell whether attacking full back/wing back is McLean's strenght - Saturday suggests it might be - we shall have to wait and see. I suspect that moving from winger to attacking full back isn't as easy as some on here think it is.