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I've seen a fair bit of Cooper at Leeds. He is up and down. Had some horrible moments and some really good games. I think he is 24 so time to mature. He can hit superb long balls with his left foot but occasionally drives them straight to an opponent. Quite tough and occasionally rash. He has potential but I'd be nervous if he was playing v Slovakia and Slovenia (although no more nervous than our other centre halves). The good thing at the moment is he is in the Leeds team every week (thanks to Bartely leaving and injuries to others). Leeds have kept 5 clean sheets running in the championship so his confidence will be good. 

wrong thread. sorry. 

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21 hours ago, Tartacus said:

I've seen a fair bit of Cooper at Leeds. He is up and down. Had some horrible moments and some really good games. I think he is 24 so time to mature. 

He's 26 (just turned).  At that age he's unlikely to develop materially. 

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3 hours ago, aaid said:

He's 26 (just turned).  At that age he's unlikely to develop materially. 

Central defenders often do develop later. Many play their best football in their 30's if they keep injury free. Colin Hendry was a late developer? 

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1 hour ago, Tartacus said:

Central defenders often do develop later. Many play their best football in their 30's if they keep injury free. Colin Hendry was a late developer? 

Colin Hendry wasn't a late developer though.  He might not have made his international debut until he was 27 but that was entirely because there were better, more experienced players ahead of him at the time,   By that time he was already an established player in the Premiership  

 

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1 hour ago, aaid said:

Colin Hendry wasn't a late developer though.  He might not have made his international debut until he was 27 but that was entirely because there were better, more experienced players ahead of him at the time,   By that time he was already an established player in the Premiership  

 

Yep.

He'd have been a regular much earlier now.

 

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On 9/13/2017 at 2:46 PM, aaid said:

He's 26 (just turned).  At that age he's unlikely to develop materially. 

David Weir was 22 before he was even playing regular football - was on scholarship in US prior to this if i remember

26 before playing at hearts, 

50 career goals at the Univ - ha ha  

All American as a striker in 1990 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NCAA_Division_I_men's_soccer_First-Team_All-America_teams

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Age is irrelevant though. If he is good enough get him in. Any player in any position, regardless of age, should be given the chance if he offers an alternative to other tried and failed options who continue to get selected.

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