Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Scout Report: Ross Barkley

Scout Report: Ross Barkley

Out with the old, in with the new, the King is dead, long live the King.

There's no end of sayings that will cover the end of Charlie Adam's time at Blackpool but the new season is approaching fast and with the hectic pace of 46 league games and the cups to boot a decent squad will be required and loan players will play a big part in keeping the squad fresh whilst offering variety and options to Holloway.

We used to go cap in hand to the Premiership teams and look for them to give us some young blood, having had a close up look at us last season hopefully a few may offer some players and one of those players who may be available is Ross Barkley.

Once described by the Ollie as 'going forward on a Honda Gold wing but coming back on a Vespa', Charlie will be remembered as a box to box player.

Ross Barkley is an Everton youngster who is quickly establishing himself as a similar type of player.

Only 17, he was included on the bench of Everton's first team last season (aged 16) before a triple leg break whilst on duty with England's U19s cut short his season.

He's represented England at U16, U17 and now the U19 level. He certainly knows where the net is, scoring goals (almost 1 in 2) along the way.

He's regarded as a tough tackling robust midfielder but someone who also has a good temperament, and who goes box to box. At 6'2' tall, he's already an imposing figure.

Rated as an excellent header of the ball, the benefits of youth mean that whilst going forward at speed he'll be able to come back at a pace too. His ability to pass means he's seen as a CM playmaker.

Everton must rate him, as he signed a professional contract last December, but the last youngster loaned to us from the Blues for development worked out well for both clubs.

Charlie is irreplaceable but out of the ashes came the phoenix. Ross Barkley is an up and coming player who looks capable of learning to fly in tangerine.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Thursday July 7 2011
Time: 11:16PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
As an Everton fan, I dont see Moyes loaning out Barkley. He is highly thought of within the club (more highly thought of than Jack Rodwell), and word is he could play a part in the first team this season, Moyes said he might have made some appearances late last season if he didnt get injured.
Rob-EFC
08/07/2011 10:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Match Day Officials v Wigan (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Wigan Athletic this weekend.

Audio - Norris Looking For Wigan Upset

David Norris has been speaking ahead of this weekend's game against Wigan Athletic.

Blackpool - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

McDonald & Doyle On Fleetwood Draw

Manager Neil McDonald and goalkeeper Colin Doyle have given their thoughts following the draw with Fleetwood Town this weekend.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool v Wigan
Suggested By:
Blackpool win0%
Wigan win100%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Wigan 44 23 15 6 84 36
2 Burton 44 24 9 11 81 19
3 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
4 Millwall 44 22 9 13 75 20
5 Bradford 44 21 11 12 74 12
6 Barnsley 44 21 7 16 70 13
7 Gillingham 44 19 12 13 69 17
8 Scunthorpe 44 19 11 14 68 10
9 Sheff Utd 44 18 12 14 66 9
10 Rochdale 44 18 11 15 65 6
11 Port Vale 44 18 11 15 65 4
12 Coventry 44 17 12 15 63 14
13 Southend 44 16 11 17 59 -4
14 Peterborough 44 17 6 21 57 4
15 Bury 44 15 12 17 57 -15
16 Swindon 44 15 10 19 55 -10
17 Oldham 44 12 18 14 54 -9
18 Chesterfield 44 14 8 22 50 -13
19 Shrewsbury 44 13 11 20 50 -17
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 44 12 10 22 46 -15
22 Doncaster 44 11 12 21 45 -14
R Colchester 44 9 12 23 39 -41
R Crewe 44 6 13 25 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 12:30PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
May 8 2016 12:30PM : Peterborough United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile362
2.Layton_Seasider170
3.Bear1951152
4.premier 1151
5.BobHatton80
6.bfcpete63
7.Hastings57
8.Albert Ramsbottom57
9.whitey194247
10.suffolknwot23