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      Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Jan 26, 2015 02:20:43 pm
      About time this lad had his own player thread seeing as he's been on the 1st team bench a couple of times this season.  Another exciting prospect who at 17 has already moved up to and secured his place in the u21's squad.

      If this guy keeps up the phenomenal progress he's made this season, he's going to be awesome  ;D

      Sheyi joined the club in 2011 from MK Dons.

      A pacey winger who can play on the left or right flank, he can be a nightmare for opposing defenders to play against.

      After featuring for the U18 squad, Ojo stepped up to the U21 squad for the 2014-15 season and also received a call-up to the England U18 squad.
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      Reply #1: Jan 26, 2015 04:39:57 pm
      yet anouther exciting player i would rather we bring this lads on than go out and buy players of similar age for daft amounts.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #2: Jan 30, 2015 11:34:25 am
      Set to join Wigan on loan, per the Echo.

      Good move for him. Will hopefully fill the gap in there left by Mcmanaman and shine.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #3: Jan 30, 2015 11:36:30 am
      Set to join Wigan on loan, per the Echo.

      Good move for him. Will hopefully fill the gap in there left by Mcmanaman and shine.

      Hope its true, can't wait to see him play at that level.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #4: Jan 30, 2015 12:00:00 pm
      Hope its true, can't wait to see him play at that level.

      Playing at that level yes. But with the wooly backs, who are second from bottom? Don't know about that. He'll go there full of confidence only for it to sapped out when he's in a dressing room where morale will be low if their results carry on as they are.
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      Reply #5: Jan 30, 2015 12:46:05 pm
      great news hope he kicks on and joins the duo of Ibe and Sterling as our next big talent
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #6: Feb 02, 2015 12:56:23 pm
      Confirmed off to Wigan on loan
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      Reply #7: Feb 02, 2015 01:05:15 pm
      great move for him hopefully he's a full first team player next season and we dont go out and buy all sorts of wingers/forwards as we have great raw talent already,
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #8: Feb 02, 2015 01:21:03 pm
      Says a lot about how highly regarded he is that a Championship side has taken him at just 17 years old.  Let's hope he'll force his way into the starting 11 soon and makes the most of the loan opportunity.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #9: Feb 02, 2015 02:24:57 pm
      great move for him hopefully he's a full first team player next season and we dont go out and buy all sorts of wingers/forwards as we have great raw talent already,

      Nearly no chance of him being a first teamer next season. If he stays (which I don't think would be good), he'll get about 100 minutes in cups and like. Far more likely is this being a spring board to a better loan next year. He is 17 and, despite being rather good, he isn't Sterling.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #10: Feb 02, 2015 03:46:25 pm
      Says a lot about how highly regarded he is that a Championship side has taken him at just 17 years old.  Let's hope he'll force his way into the starting 11 soon and makes the most of the loan opportunity.

      Agree on going on loan at his age. Really hope this works out for him because it seems a good move.
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      Reply #11: Feb 02, 2015 04:04:52 pm
      Agree on going on loan at his age. Really hope this works out for him because it seems a good move.

      It'll give him a taster mate and if he does well and actually gets some gametime, it'll benefit him long term.  It's a big risk though going to a relegation threatened team at his development stage.  It worked for Ibe last season going to Birmingham, helping them stay up got him a move to Derby in the summer but he's a bit older.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #12: Feb 02, 2015 06:14:56 pm
      As much as auld Malky's proven himself to be a bit of a c**t, he should do well at Wigan as Mackay's teams are high pressing and use similar coaching methods to Rodgers.

      Ideally, teams who play a more progressive and continental approach like ours and who are ideal for our younger players in the Championship are Bournemouth, Wigan, Brentford to name a few. Even McClaren has changed his methods into a more modern approach at Derby which is why we have quite a good relationship with that club.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #13: Feb 02, 2015 10:21:10 pm
      LFC reserve / youth footy experts....who does Ojo remind you most of? What is his potential? Is he similar to what we already have or more like another present or past player for us or someone else?
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #14: Feb 02, 2015 11:14:31 pm
      LFC reserve / youth footy experts....who does Ojo remind you most of? What is his potential? Is he similar to what we already have or more like another present or past player for us or someone else?

      The potential is all there, it's down to him now.  I don't think he's like any other player mate, like his choice of hair styles, he's unique.  He's a quick, strong, left sided winger but has played wingback and all across the front line and midfield.  He's very young and therefore his performances can be inconsistant but that's improving this season, hopefully he'll get enough gametime at Wigan to improve it even more.

      It'll be tough for him, going from youth football straight into pro level is a huge leap, in more than just the football.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #15: Feb 02, 2015 11:37:35 pm
      The potential is all there, it's down to him now.  I don't think he's like any other player mate, like his choice of hair styles, he's unique.  He's a quick, strong, left sided winger but has played wingback and all across the front line and midfield.  He's very young and therefore his performances can be inconsistant but that's improving this season, hopefully he'll get enough gametime at Wigan to improve it even more.

      It'll be tough for him, going from youth football straight into pro level is a huge leap, in more than just the football.

      Thanks for the info! Appreciate it
      Great to hear he is another that just could make the step up.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #16: Feb 08, 2015 12:28:48 am
      Ojo played 30 mins in the 1-3 defeat by Bournemouth... he was voted MOTM by Wigan ;D.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #17: Feb 08, 2015 11:16:57 am
      Fantastic that he got on the pitch, they were never going to beat Bournemouth but he obviously made an impression if he was named motm.  Keep up the good work lad.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #18: Feb 08, 2015 01:04:41 pm
      Highlights of his debut, including some nice moments:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhrdch2hEUw#t
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      Reply #19: Feb 08, 2015 01:24:02 pm
      Awful pitch to have to play on. Looks like the egg chasers have been playing on it.

      very left footed ... raw ... but you can see his ability, his vision and his pace. One to look out fore and I hope he enjoys the first team football over the next few months.
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      Reply #20: Feb 08, 2015 10:54:20 pm
      He'll be class. We really have many good young wingers who'll and can be 1 of the best wingers in the world in the future. Sterling, Ibe, Ojo, Markovic, Sinclair and Teixera!
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      Reply #21: Feb 08, 2015 11:27:06 pm
      He's a very quick player, but he also has the physicality to deal with the Premier League.

      Okay, he's not the finished article, but he has a good basis there to work from and he should make it with us. Really exciting talent.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #22: Feb 10, 2015 04:48:54 pm
      He'll be class. We really have many good young wingers who'll and can be 1 of the best wingers in the world in the future. Sterling, Ibe, Ojo, Markovic, Sinclair and Teixera!

      Don't forget Wilson !
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      Reply #23: Feb 17, 2015 08:23:08 pm
      First start and first assist
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      Reply #24: Feb 18, 2015 07:29:42 am
      How is he? I never saw him play.
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      Reply #25: Feb 18, 2015 04:20:21 pm

      He's both exciting and frustrating. Sometimes gives the ball away cheaply and needlessly. About par for the course really, being as he's so young and inexperienced and finding out the hard way that he's playing against men not boys within the Championship.

      Ibe was exactly the same at Birmingham. Hopefully, Brendan will replicate precisely the same route for Ojo. Play for a team that's struggling then let McClaren 'polish' him off at Derby.
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      Reply #26: Feb 18, 2015 05:12:26 pm
      He's both exciting and frustrating. Sometimes gives the ball away cheaply and needlessly. About par for the course really, being as he's so young and inexperienced and finding out the hard way that he's playing against men not boys within the Championship.

      Ibe was exactly the same at Birmingham. Hopefully, Brendan will replicate precisely the same route for Ojo. Play for a team that's struggling then let McClaren 'polish' him off at Derby.

      Thanks mate for the info. Good to know.
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      Reply #27: Feb 18, 2015 05:17:26 pm
      He'll be class. We really have many good young wingers who'll and can be 1 of the best wingers in the world in the future. Sterling, Ibe, Ojo, Markovic, Sinclair and Teixera!

      Not the right thread, but I will be stunned if Teixera makes it with us. He's only a bit younger than Borini was when he went on loan to Sunderland for starters. Or nine months younger than Coutinho is now. At 22 they should be pushing for a first team place, or at the very least be getting a loan in the premier league or a strong championship team. He is a creative midfielder, who unlike defenders, flourish young so he hasn't got much more time.

      He's also only playing as a squad member for a pretty weak championship team. He's done alright; 3 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, but that's not hugely impressive for a 22 year old who is hoping not just to step up a league, but to go to one of the strongest teams in the league above. There are plenty of 22 year old players in the championship, not only doing as well as that, but also much better. If I saw him play not knowing he was a Liverpool player, my first thought would not be "He looks like a prospect", but rather "a slightly above average championship player". In fact, I probably wouldn't notice him.

      Finally, his position is one of the most contested in our squad. Not only do we have our established talents vying for attacking midfield positions, but also it is where the bulk of our emerging talent lies. Even Luis Alberto, who is of quite a similar age, has a better chance here. He has a diminished role in his team relative to Teixera, but is looking decentish for team which is pushing for Europe rather than one fighting relegation from the championship.

      I hope I'm wrong of course, but it doesn't look good for Portuguese Joe
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #28: Feb 18, 2015 05:56:19 pm
      Sheyi is now in the top 10 players for goals and assists in the Championship based on minutes played.  Not bad for 17 years old but I don't think he'll go on loan next season, there's an interview with Malky saying Brendan intends bringing him into the 1st team squad in the summer. 
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      Reply #29: Feb 18, 2015 06:04:30 pm
      Not the right thread, but I will be stunned if Teixera makes it with us. He's only a bit younger than Borini was when he went on loan to Sunderland for starters. Or nine months younger than Coutinho is now. At 22 they should be pushing for a first team place, or at the very least be getting a loan in the premier league or a strong championship team. He is a creative midfielder, who unlike defenders, flourish young so he hasn't got much more time.

      He's also only playing as a squad member for a pretty weak championship team. He's done alright; 3 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, but that's not hugely impressive for a 22 year old who is hoping not just to step up a league, but to go to one of the strongest teams in the league above. There are plenty of 22 year old players in the championship, not only doing as well as that, but also much better. If I saw him play not knowing he was a Liverpool player, my first thought would not be "He looks like a prospect", but rather "a slightly above average championship player". In fact, I probably wouldn't notice him.

      Finally, his position is one of the most contested in our squad. Not only do we have our established talents vying for attacking midfield positions, but also it is where the bulk of our emerging talent lies. Even Luis Alberto, who is of quite a similar age, has a better chance here. He has a diminished role in his team relative to Teixera, but is looking decentish for team which is pushing for Europe rather than one fighting relegation from the championship.

      I hope I'm wrong of course, but it doesn't look good for Portuguese Joe

      Tex's case is slightly different to most young players though mate.  He lost nearly 2 years of his development at a crucial age due to a serious back injury which nearly ended his career.  I'm sure he'll be given a bit more patience than others have been.

      His underlying numbers are pretty good for his first proper season at pro level and for minutes played I believe he's in the top 5 for goals and assists in the Championship.

      Sorry for the off topic comment folks.

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