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Jack Rodwell's Time

Jack Rodwell's Time

I remember not too long ago Jack Rodwell was 'the next big thing' for England, a few things have conspired against him but you sense, well I do at least, that now could be his time...

A few problematic injuries were the case when he was with Everton but the main hindrance to his progression over the past couple of years have definitely been injury setbacks but you could also say that his move to Man City did not help?

I am not one of those that will 'jump on' Man City and 'slag them off' for this and that, they offered Everton decent money for the midfielder, they also offer him a pretty penny in wages and all accepted the deal and it happened.

Hindsight is always a wonderful thing but I think we can safely say that Everton, as things stand, got by far the better end of that deal!

Rumour has it that Rodwell will be leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer, a loan spell is most expected as a fee combined with his wages could prove a major stumbling block for most clubs given what would be asked, what he is on and the biggest issue of all concerns over his fitness.

West Brom and former club Everton have both been 'linked'.

I think it is in the best interests of all concerned if he did at least go out on loan for a season, which if he does - and can stay fit - I would anticipate him being in or around the England set-up again this coming season.

For what it is worth a return to Everton could be a great move, I see the prospect of Rodwell and Ross Barkley linking up in midfield as something special, which could quite conceivable be a future England midfield pairing?

It certainly is a big season for Rodwell, perhaps not 'make or break' time, but maybe not too far from it as we have a good amount of talent coming through in midfield and Rodwell is at risk of being 'left behind' if he is not careful...

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Date:Friday July 11 2014
Time: 12:00PM

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