18 Jan 2018 10:29:16
I hope Forshaw does well but there is always a doubt when players drop down pecking orders. Lasogga was top once, Bridcutt was great but he slipped down as hasn't reached his former heights. There are lots of players who have a good few seasons then fade never to return. That's the danger of getting players who lose favour. They are exceptions - like Ayling of course but there are not too many. Forshaw had got out of favour before Pulis arrived. The new manager has done his assessment and agreed with his predecessor and has got rid. One would assume that if we were to play against Middlesborough or teams with equally good midfields Forshaw wouldn't be as good as his opposite number. I believe Pulis is a better judge than Orta or Christianson. As always I hope I and Pulis are proved wrong.

1.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 11:59:38
Sanchez was out of favour at his time at Barcelona, was used very little by Pep and sold on to Arsenal. He came to England and has looked world class, even Pep wanted to resign him. Forshaw seems like he has a lot to prove, can we at least give him that chance. We have for the last few seasons taken chances on complete unknowns from various leagues with the majority being poor or out of their depth in this league. At least Forshaw has experienced this and a higher league with some success.

{Ed001's Note - Sanchez wasn't so much out of favour as he was disliked by Messi. That was why he was out of the team and sold.}

2.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 12:17:27
If that were true Hesslian we would not have signed Wood as he was a Leicester cast off. Didn't do too bad out of that deal. Sometimes it does not work for a player at one club but can be a good player at another club.

3.) 18 Jan 2018
18 Jan 2018 15:55:31
As I said it's a 'doubt' it can happen and players can turn it around. Wood wasn't that great when he arrived and aspects of his play remained poor -goals scored obviously improved a lot. He has had one very good season that might be just about it. With reference to the likes of Sanchez et al that's a completely different situation. It's about money and style of play. There is no doubt that they have quality. At our level some of the players just lose it for whatever reason. The secret appears to be identifying those players that can make it back and do a good job. The others just look poor and we've had lots of them.