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    Jack Sparkes

    Anyone else disappointed we haven't seen more of Sparkes?

    I know he's only young and I wasn't expecting him to be a regular yet but I thought we'd have seen him coming off the bench a few times by now. I don,'t know what side he normally plays on as I've only seen him play once at Swindon where he played on the right, but i thought i saw someone say he's normally left sided. If that is the case, is having Edwards on loan keeping him out?

    Those of us who saw that game at Swindon will remember how he changed the game when he came on and was the width of the post away from winning us the match. Although I accept basing an opinion on a 15 minute appearance maybe a lititle foolhardy, he looked to have that wonderful fearlessness and freedom you quite often get with young attacking players, and I can't help feeling we should be taking advantage of that before experience, wisdom and coaching knock it out of him.
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    Re: Jack Sparkes

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Bill View Post
    Anyone else disappointed we haven't seen more of Sparkes?

    I know he's only young and I wasn't expecting him to be a regular yet but I thought we'd have seen him coming off the bench a few times by now. I don,'t know what side he normally plays on as I've only seen him play once at Swindon where he played on the right, but i thought i saw someone say he's normally left sided. If that is the case, is having Edwards on loan keeping him out?

    Those of us who saw that game at Swindon will remember how he changed the game when he came on and was the width of the post away from winning us the match. Although I accept basing an opinion on a 15 minute appearance maybe a lititle foolhardy, he looked to have that wonderful fearlessness and freedom you quite often get with young attacking players, and I can't help feeling we should be taking advantage of that before experience, wisdom and coaching knock it out of him.
    Fearlessness and freedom? Ouch : no wonder he's out of the reckoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndoMike View Post
    Fearlessness and freedom? Ouch : no wonder he's out of the reckoning.
    Naughty naughty Mike! 😅

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Bill View Post
    Naughty naughty Mike! ��
    (Waits for the thought police to jump in)

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    Re: Jack Sparkes

    The grapevine suggests it's another Christy Pym scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Kerr View Post
    The grapevine suggests it's another Christy Pym scenario.
    which is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    which is ?
    got too full of himself too quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    which is ?
    Thinks he's made it before he's made it...

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    Re: Jack Sparkes

    You have to be old and slow to get near the team atm. Think Sparkes has become a little more grounded recently.

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    Re: Jack Sparkes

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Bill View Post
    Anyone else disappointed we haven't seen more of Sparkes?

    I know he's only young and I wasn't expecting him to be a regular yet but I thought we'd have seen him coming off the bench a few times by now. I don,'t know what side he normally plays on as I've only seen him play once at Swindon where he played on the right, but i thought i saw someone say he's normally left sided. If that is the case, is having Edwards on loan keeping him out?

    Those of us who saw that game at Swindon will remember how he changed the game when he came on and was the width of the post away from winning us the match. Although I accept basing an opinion on a 15 minute appearance maybe a lititle foolhardy, he looked to have that wonderful fearlessness and freedom you quite often get with young attacking players, and I can't help feeling we should be taking advantage of that before experience, wisdom and coaching knock it out of him.
    I can't pretend I haven't thought pretty much the same thing myself. However, in defence of Tis, Ollie Watkins' introduction to the first team seemed to follow a very similar pattern and that didn't turn out too badly!

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