Nathan Ferguson

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Leeds vs WBA will be watched by a fair few Spurs fans today I’d imagine. Hopefully we can get this deal over the line. Although I’d assume he will be loaned back?
 

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Leeds vs WBA will be watched by a fair few Spurs fans today I’d imagine. Hopefully we can get this deal over the line. Although I’d assume he will be loaned back?
Wouldn't think so, KWP is off it seems. We need him now imo, even if it's just as back up to Aurier.
 

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Leeds vs WBA will be watched by a fair few Spurs fans today I’d imagine. Hopefully we can get this deal over the line. Although I’d assume he will be loaned back?
He’s injured for this game, so won’t be playing
 

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There's a thread on him here if you want some WBA fan opinion.

Seems the general consensus is that he's a good young player - better defensively than going forward - with a mature head on his shoulders, though some don't think has the technical ability to make it at the very highest level. Also his form has gone off the boil recently since the links have started, which isn't too surprising.

Can't say I'm too excited based on that reading but if he's cheap then it could well be worth a punt, especially if we're selling KWP. I get the feeling we'd still need to sign a proper 1st choice RB to replace Aurier in the summer though, with NF being one for the future.
 

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Seems the general consensus is that he's a good young player - better defensively than going forward - with a mature head on his shoulders, though some don't think has the technical ability to make it at the very highest level. Also his form has gone off the boil recently since the links have started, which isn't too surprising.

Can't say I'm too excited based on that reading but if he's cheap then it could well be worth a punt, especially if we're selling KWP. I get the feeling we'd still need to sign a proper 1st choice RB to replace Aurier in the summer though, with NF being one for the future.
You can see the point that they realise he’s leaving as they all end up saying he’s not that good
 

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You can see the point that they realise he’s leaving as they all end up saying he’s not that good
Yeah that's very true and you see it all the time on football forums. That said, when a player is truly exceptional there's generally more positivity than the WBA fans were letting on.

Just dug up an old thread on Kyle Walker for comparison and the range of opinions is interesting. Some were utterly convinced he was our future RB and would be an England regular, whereas others (*cough* BC *cough*) thought he was brainless and too poor defensively to make it at the top level.


I'd say none of the WBA fans are quite as positive about NF as the Walker fanboys were, but the Walker haters were also a lot more negative about his prospects.
 

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Kyle Walker-Peter is a better player than Ferguson and Aaron's IMO. I can't understand why we're not giving him a run of games.
Because the managers and coaches we've had don't rate him that highly probably.
 

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Because he’s not very good would be my guess. Kyle Naughton mk II.
I do like KWP and think he's technically sound but defensively he has too many weaknesses. Hes quite weak which means he can be bulldozed past, he's small which means long diagonal passes and crosses are a weak spot for our defence and his positioning needs a lot of work.

Therefore it may be better to bring in a stronger and more physically imposing RB even if their positioning is weak as those are things we can work on. KWPs height and slightness make it much harder to work with.

Look at AWB, he's not the best in an attacking sense but he's physically imposing, quick and strong in the tackle, United can work on the other weaknesses knowing that the fundamentals are there.

If Ferguson or Bogle are of a similar mould then we can do the same.
 

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I do like KWP and think he's technically sound but defensively he has too many weaknesses. Hes quite weak which means he can be bulldozed past, he's small which means long diagonal passes and crosses are a weak spot for our defence and his positioning needs a lot of work.

Therefore it may be better to bring in a stronger and more physically imposing RB even if their positioning is weak as those are things we can work on. KWPs height and slightness make it much harder to work with.

Look at AWB, he's not the best in an attacking sense but he's physically imposing, quick and strong in the tackle, United can work on the other weaknesses knowing that the fundamentals are there.

If Ferguson or Bogle are of a similar mould then we can do the same.

This. Any technical ability KWP has is completely undermined by him being so physically off what is required in this league. Doesn't necessarily mean he has to be 6ft+ or have Sissoko levels of strength and power but enough to hold his own when he comes under physical pressure from the oppo. Far too often is pretty much ragdolled by opposition players and there's been little sign that is going to change.

That alone will result in being overlooked by Mourinho and he is better off moving elsewhere but unless he works on his strength, I can see him dropping down the leagues.
 

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I can see him dropping down the leagues.
Not sure that is the best decision for him, think he should try to get out to a softer more technical league. Though Brighton under Potter is probably his best move if he stay in England.
 

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Yes please, perfect replacement for KWP. Also can fill in at LB so can help over there.
 

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They'll need him for their run at the Championship title and promotion ... Doubt we'll fork out the double digit millions it'll require to buy him. Seems to good an idea.
 

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Not sure that is the best decision for him, think he should try to get out to a softer more technical league. Though Brighton under Potter is probably his best move if he stay in England.
Im not sure how much truth there is in the KWP to Brighton move. All of their fullbacks bar Montoya are over 6 foot and so he doesn’t really fit in what they look for in a fullback.

Ferguson I’ve only seen play in one game but he looked competent enough. Is he good enough to solve one of our biggest problem areas? I am not sure. Big ask for a young player.
 

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All these people saying we should get Ferguson an inexperience championship player and put him straight in at right back knowing they haven't watched even 90 minutes of him play with a defence containing Toby and Verts...Good luck with that.
 
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