Hardie won league 2 goal of the week In the Times for his lively lob on Saturday
Justin wrote:rsp4 wrote: No chance of signing him. Blackpool send him out on loan to do what he is doing now. Back to parent club I'm afraid.
Here's a question. If we were going to pay a transfer fee for one of the loan players, would you prefer coops or Hardie? We couldn't afford both
Where do you get these ‘facts’ from?
No chance of signing him?
Can’t afford Cooper and Hardie?
On The Rock wrote: Morning all, Blackpool fan here. It’s taken a bit of time for me to get registered for this site (spam filter fun n games) so events have taken this season’s destiny out of our hands but I though I’d still post this that I’d already written about young Ryan and join in the debate, albeit academic now…
It’s really interesting reading the various comments on Hardie and I’m glad to see he’s found his scoring boots with you. To give you a bit of background on the lad, Grayson brought in two young strikers – Hardie and Joe Nuttall - at the back end of the summer window after his appointment as manager. Hardie came from Rangers as he was struggling for a start behind two better and far more established strikers but the Gers fans liked him and were sorry to see him go. Nuttall came from Blackburn U23s and we paid a reported 750k for him. Of the two of them Grayson favoured Nuttall early on. Hardie had a handful of appearances off the bench and I think bagged just one during his limited chances before being hardly used, if on the bench at all. On the other hand, Nuttall got all the chances going but in truth he’s just not up to it.
Grayson’s style of play prevented particularly Hardie from playing to his strengths which as you know is when the ball’s put in front of the lad for him to run onto. We have Gnanduillet who’s a big lump of a striker that Grayson preferred to bang the ball into high at every opportunity, so the smaller nippy lads didn’t get a look in. We all know Grayson’s a dinosaur with his tactics.
Fast forward to today and we have a new head coach whose expertise is in bringing on young talent having been U23 coach at Liverpool til his move to the seaside so I can’t see Hardie being offloaded to your lot or any other if I’m honest – maybe if we were still under the Oystons for a quick few quid but that lot has thankfully gone and we have a lifelong Blackpool supporter owning the club now and so far all he’s done (and said he will do) has been for the improvement of the club on and off the pitch.
We know how it feels to get a loan that turns things around – we had Joe Hart from City as a youngster in nets for us during out promotion season to the Championship and Seamus Coleman from Everton during our promotion to the Premier – and how gutting it is to have them return to their parent club! We’ve got two young midfielders from Leicester and Wolves tearing it up at the moment but we won’t be able to hold onto them either. Incidentally Hardie’s 2-year plus 1 option contract allows the club to take up the 3rd year or not, not the player. I read one or two wondering about that.
I’m really pleased the lad’s found his mojo and I’m sure he’ll be ten times the striker he was went he went out on loan in January but I’d be amazed if Neil Critchley doesn’t want to see him back in Tangerine preseason and beyond because we’re already seeing the team play in a much more forward thinking way, passing to feet, through-balls to the forwards and pressing high from the front - and we’ll see less of the big lump up top next season I’d guess.
Good luck for the rest of the season – if there IS a rest of the season and hopefully we’ll be playing you next time round (but with young Ryan back at the seaside!)
Mark58 wrote: Thanks for that, OTR. It's good to get another perspective on things. It goes without saying that Hardie has hit the ground running since he came down but, for some, there will always be that question mark of whether it's 'easier' in a lower division. I take the view that the lower half of League 1 is roughly on a par with the upper half of League 2. If that's the case I can't see that he won't be able to produce the goods for a more sympathetic boss when he goes back. As is the case with loan players, we all regret the good ones going back to the parent club - but we often can't wait to get rid of the ones that don't give you any better than what you've got!
Keepitgreen wrote: Happy birthday Ryan:
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Justin wrote:argyleforever wrote:gaspargomez wrote: All 3 players listed above would be brilliant signings.
My fear is that other clubs, with bigger budgets, are watching. Argyle are unlikely to be offering much in the way of transfer fees and it always seems that other teams can pay higher wages (at least that seemed the case under Brent).
If Argyle can negotiate deals with parent clubs NOW then it would be ideal. But its going to be in the interests of the parent clubs and the individual players to hang on until the close season.
I also wonder if George Cooper and Hardie are a bit wary of signing for Argyle as they have often been used as substitutes or taken off during games. Neither have played 90 minutes very often.
Agreed. But i think Hardie WILL be starting now 100% now he's match fit.
Also agreed, better than Ladapo, has great awareness, good eye for goal and can really wrigle around players without getting tackled too often, if not AT ALL!
Says it all really if Ladapo was signed by championship Rotherham then who knows what league this lad could potentially play in
No way is Ryan better than Freddie.
He’s fitted in brilliantly, but this is the bottom tier.
Freddie’s on 17 goals this season so far (14 in the league) and has often been used from the bench, much like Ryan. So his goals per minutes ratio is outstanding too. In fact his goal Xg rating is in the top 5 of all players across all 4 divisions. He’ll be a wanted man this summer.
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