Date: 22nd August 2018 at 7:00am
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With news coming through earlier this week about young Southampton winger Josh Sims making the switch out to Reading on a loan spell, it’s fair to say I personally tried to look at the positives of what he could learn under Paul Clement.

Now a manager in his own right, he’s worked with a number of considered ‘stars’ previously earning his spurs as an assistant at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to name four.

Whilst his managerial career arguably hasn’t yet gone to plan, there are mitigating circumstances in his favour in my humble opinion.

So Josh Sims could certainly benefit from 12 months under his charge and there are fans, as covered previously, who accept and welcome that if he’s not immediately in Mark Hughes plans.

My previous article looked at the positives.

This Should Be A Good Move For Talented Young Southampton Winger

For reasons of balance, and the thought occurred so I thought I’d babble about it, there are plenty of negatives that maybe need a greater piece of airtime themselves and a number of fans feel this is a major error by Hughes.

Hughes has placed his faith in our current wideboys and everybody has expectations about Mohamed Elyounoussi in particular, so hopefully, he will step up as will a resurgent Nathan Redmond and Sims can take everything he possibly can from the option of having greater game time.

If not, in my mind it could potentially be the second thing fans will hang around Hughes’ neck if things go wrong as there are those who still see the Tadic departure as his first mistake.

 

3 Replies to “Hughes Makes A Major Error On This Decision Concerning This Man’s Future”

  • Why are you all so negatively slanted, look Tadic was okay, at times he would frustrate the life out of you and went missing massively. If we kept all of the same players, you could expect the same result. We have 5 new fresh and very capable faces to MH to pick, Josh Simms will be very good and getting a big run of games in a difficult league will help him. He needs to toughen up slightly and his muscles are in “Growth Phase” stop keep thinking everything and everybody are wrong, they are not!

    • Erm, you didn’t actually read it did you Peter?

      Unless I’ve misunderstood and you’re generically answering those who tweeted?

    • You are wrong Peter. I’m a coach. Sims is ready for the first team. He’s also a missing piece of the saints puzzle. A massive headache for the opposition. But it’s not the end of the world he will develop with game time at reading. I’m not impressed with Hughes idea on how and when to bring in the youngsters. Gallagher is another fantastic youth player who would make a perfect partnership with Ings. He needs games. He was robbed of his opportunity to push for a first team place during preseason after he scored a good goal he was benched. and given no game time. He has all the qualities of a very good striker. A rare breed, good at all striker skills from dribbling to heading, from fox in the box to long range strikes. What’s Hughes afraid of?

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