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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:12 pm 
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The fact the medical issue has not been disclosed leads me to think something else is up. Fletcher's issue was spoken about. Is it possible that he maybe tested positive for a recreational drug? I'm not saying I know that is what happened, but clubs often protect young charges with 'injuries' when they get caught out with recreational things.


I wondered the same thing, but who knows. It's certainly possible, Lee Sharpe was the same story (allegedly), he was said to be "ill" and then disappeared without another word and at the time he was usually preferred to Giggs in the first team.

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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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In the shape of his life' and gunning for a return to the senior squad

Nick Powell was signed as a good prospect for the future back in the summer of 2012. Three years on and he has only played seven times for the club.

After badly injuring his hamstring in February and missing the rest of the season, things looked bleak for Powell - and they only got worse when when Louis van Gaal opted against giving him a squad number this summer.

However, Powell is back in training and impressing his coaches. In an interview with the club website, United U-21 coach Martin Joyce raved about the Englishman:

"Nick's worked extremely hard. It's been a testing time, as you expect when you're injured and obviously out for this amount of time with an injury. But his attitude has been outstanding in the gym and out on the training field.

"I think, to be fair, he is looking in the best condition he has ever been in his life. Hopefully, he kicks on with that now when the games start coming.

"There is no doubt how much talent he has got. Some of the stuff you see from him is outstanding. He's a high top-level talent so hopefully he can get a run of matches."

Joyce believes the England U-21 international can break into the senior side again if he stays injury free:

"When he came back here from his loan spells away, I thought he was flying before he got injured. People forget how young he is. He is still a young player with a very bright career in front of him.

"Like everything, he needs a little bit of luck and has got to be in the right place at the right time to grab an opportunity and make the most of it."

Powell's first game back, with the U-21s, is expected to be against Norwich on November 23. If he comes through that, he may be elevated to the senior squad or van Gaal could loan him out to gain further experience.

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:33 pm 
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Mediawatch was among the majority watching Manchester United tumbling out of the Champions League on Tuesday, open-mouthed at the sight of Nick Powell replacing Juan Mata in a must-win game. It was as bizarre as it was funny, at least for the neutral.

For The Indepedent’s Ian Herbert and Sam Wallace of the Daily Telegraph, however, it was Powell’s conduct off-camera which bemused them most.

‘Amid the United gloom on Tuesday night, the kindest thing you could say about Powell’s post-match behaviour as he left the stadium was that he was not set much of an example by some of his team-mates,’ begins the piece by Wallace. ‘But there can be no further mitigation for the sneering contempt with which he responded to a request for the standard post-match interview.’

Herbert describes Powell’s snubbing of the press as follows: ‘He did not grant so much as a second’s eye contact, pulling a face which said “contempt” as he walked by.’ Mediawatch can do faces for ‘sad’, ‘angry’ and ‘orgasmic’, but we’d struggle to do contempt.

Herbert laments a ‘breathtaking air of entitlement’ from Powell, a ‘superiority complex’ encouraged by the actions of his manager Louis van Gaal. But his words pale in comparison to that of Wallace.

‘In a lobby full of football reporters who have seen, in their time, some seriously bad attitudes on the other side of the cordon, Powell went straight into the all-time top 10 with that effort,’ adds the Telegraph’s Chief Football Writer.

The ‘all-time top 10′ of ‘seriously bad attitudes’? For pulling a face and refusing an interview after his side had just suffered elimination from the Champions League? The bastard. Mediawatch accepts that it would have been good for him to have a brief chat, but this feels a little harsh on a clearly upset kid.

Considering Powell ‘was not set much of an example by some of his team-mates,’ Mediawatch assumes they comprise the remainder of Wallace’s ‘all-time top 10 bad attitudes’ list.


Worth pointing out that no Utd players stopped to talk to the press in the mix zone after the game they all got straight on the bus to the airport.


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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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Reports going around today that he's been told he can go out on loan for the rest of the season.

Will be interesting to see where he ends up most people seem to be assuming somewhere in the Championship.


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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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His contract expiring this summer ??

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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I believe so guess Utd just want him out early give him a chance to be in the shop window

Not sure if he's been with us long enough/is young enough to qualify for a tribunal fee if he joins another English club on a free at the end of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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Joined Wigan on a 3 year deal after his contract at Utd expired we should get some compensation money IIRC

Good luck to him he had a decent loan spell with them previously and hop he gets his career back on track


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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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Apparently his previously undisclosed medical condition was alcoholism


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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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Oh dear. To think that is partly the clubs fault too. Catapulting a young lad into the limelight etc...

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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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This came from Phil De Bruin @Malachians talking on a podcast he has good contacts at Utd and talked quite openly about it the podcast is recorded in America so from a legal point of view he might be able to report it whereas in the UK it's probably been protected by an injunction of some sort.

Not everyone can handle the fame and fortune that comes your way as a superstar kid footballer and if you have those sort of traits in your psychological build up football can be dangerous young lad with loads of money and loads of spare time it's easy to see how they can find themselves drinking and gambling afternoons away especially if they don't know anyone at a new club.

Had Fergie stuck around things might have been different but Moyes/LVG probably weren't to concered by what was going on with Powell but you'd think people within the club who see him every day might have spotted the signs it came out in the papers that he'd been caught drink driving a few years back but this seems to be a common trait amongst young footballers.

If that rumour is true then hopefully he's got things under control now and can put his career back together


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 Post subject: Re: United Nick Powell
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Didn't eh crash his 4x4 into a wall a few years ago or something?

Hopefully he's on top of it and can kick start his career as there's obviously talent there.

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