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Player Watch - Ashley Phillips

fishhhandaricecake

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Nov 15, 2018
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Interesting, he’s 18.
Anyone know how good he is if he’d be one of our say 4 CB choices this season or if just another for the future and if so why is he being flown out to the first team 🤷‍♂️ in Asia ?
 

Montalbano

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Great signing.

Current Football League apprentice of the year (Jude Bellingham won this award around the same age at Birmingham City).

Exactly the type of player we should be signing to develop behind Romero. Now bring in a top LCB
 

Tucker

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Jul 15, 2013
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Wasn’t he Fred Elliot’s nephew in Corrie.

I say wasn’t he Fred Elliot’s nephew in Corrie.
 

HildoSpur

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'Speaking in November 2021, then first team manager Tony Mowbray described Phillips as "phenomenal" and as well as being 6 ft 4' tall he commented on his ball playing ability, stating: "He's fast, mobile and can pass it really well. He can use both feet, he's composed..if you were to create a defender in the mould of how you would want one, this kid has got every attribute.'

6ft 4, mobile, two footed, 18 years old with first team experience with Blackburn. England under 19 player. Sounds like exactly the sort of kid we need to be focusing on. Utd and Chelsea have both been monitoring him
 

Sandro30

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We were linked before iirc.

EDIT: yes, we were.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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'Speaking in November 2021, then first team manager Tony Mowbray described Phillips as "phenomenal" and as well as being 6 ft 4' tall he commented on his ball playing ability, stating: "He's fast, mobile and can pass it really well. He can use both feet, he's composed..if you were to create a defender in the mould of how you would want one, this kid has got every attribute.'

6ft 4, mobile, two footed, 18 years old with first team experience with Blackburn. England under 19 player. Sounds like exactly the sort of kid we need to be focusing on.
Love that!!! If our recruitment is going back in this direction then happy days.
 
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On the positive side, several of the Blackburn fans are incandescent that the price seems to be £2m. They believe him to be worth much more.

On the other hand, one of them wrote

"I don't see the same quality in Ash as I did in Phil Jones many years ago, but I might be wrong"

:unsure:

:cautious:

:shifty:
 

Wig

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May 23, 2018
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Were a few links to him last summer. Interesting to see it resurface
 

glacierSpurs

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A signing like Son that happened out of the blue. Love it. But I must admit I don't know this kid. If he's to be put on the plane immediately to join up with the team at Bangkok he must be real good and wanted.
 

synththfc

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A great potential signing, this is always the type of player we should be looking at as a 3rd/4th choice. Now we NEED a top LCB, but this is a great second CB signing on paper.
 

mark87

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If he immediately goes to join the lads on the tour then that says a lot about his ability I'd say.
 
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