- Jan 24, 2016
I don't know the answer but on the subject of Marcus, it must be so, so tough to be lauded that young. It must do things to your head. The fact is outstanding technical ability as a kid is no indicator of future success. Football is replete with stories of wonder kids who just hit a ceiling and not necessarily because of a lack of professionalism or dedication. Development is not always straight forward. It was never a given that Marcus' development would keep pace and the truth is it hasn't. He's plateaued and at a level that is considerably below where we all hoped. We're mistakes made by the club? Yes but a player has to be able to survive that. Setbacks happen.When does Marcus Edward's contract expire? He doesn't seem to be starting for Excelsior Rotterdam anymore. He was on the bench against Heracles but did come on in the 69th minute and provided the assist for Excelsior's 3rd goal in their 5-4 away win.
Interestingly, Excelsior replaced their manager in April with Ricardo Moniz, our former skills coach.
Marcus still has a little time to kick on but he probably isn't going to be an elite level player. No ones fault. It just goes that way some times.