16 Mar 2017 19:27:50
If we sign a left back would Milner even get in midfield?
16 Mar 2017 19:50:22
It's hard to see where he'd fit in. He'd probably be the highest paid sub in the league. I do like the guy though. Always gives everything he's got.
16 Mar 2017 20:27:03
No chance, he's on ridiculous wages. I would gladly let him leave this summer.
16 Mar 2017 20:58:12
James Milner on the bench would provide great quality cover
for a number of positions within the team.
This would make the squad / bench of a much higher quality than we are used to seeing at the moment.
Forget his money you are always sure of a performance from
this player and he has to stay also for the experience and guidance he can provide to the younger players coming through.
16 Mar 2017 23:57:14
We should use the academy for cover at maximum. Not a misfit just coz you like him.
16 Mar 2017 23:58:21
Milner is approaching the end of his career so he may not like the bench. Also on 150k a week, him being a bench warmer would what we call "Dead Money", as in money that is not working for you. I'd rather we let him go.
16 Mar 2017 23:59:49
All huff and puff for me, he gets away with his lack of quality at left back for me because he has more time to pick passes and decide what he is going to do. If he isn't going to be left back anymore he should move on, im yet to see this 'experience and leadership' he was brought in for.
17 Mar 2017 06:04:56
Milner is a top professional and you don't hear anyone whinging about the expensive subs on other sides benches. just that we don't have anyone of similar quality to bring on.
I see Milner hopefully staying on at LB to compete with Pereira until he's settled in, then offering a versatile to play across almost any position. He was actually quite a useful impact sub in 14-15 with his ability to whip in crosses from RW late in a game winning us a number of important points. Certainly better than Clynes delivery from out wide.
17 Mar 2017 10:40:00
Who's available on free that is better? There are 1 or 2 or more Weaker links than Milner.
17 Mar 2017 16:42:56
Spot on, Dermot. There are a few other holes in this team BUT Milner is not one of them at least, for now.