I'm Warming To The Jordan Jones Signing

Rudolph Hucker

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I know almost literally nothing about him, but this signing is an absolute no-brainer:

He’s still reasonably young so is still developing and we’ve already seen what Rangers’ coaching team has done for Kent & Morelos

No xfer fee and relatively low wages I’d imagine. But if he’s hungry enough and performs then we’ve shown with Morelos that we are prepared to reward players if they step up.

Knows the SPFL and style of play. As a result, he’ll also know something of the demands of being a Rangers player so it shouldn’t come as a complete shock to him.

I really hope he does well because this is exactly the kind of signing we need to be making a habit and success of. Buy cheap, develop and benefit from a few seasons then sell for a fat profit. Repeat. And if it doesn’t work out then no real harm done. Low risk and potentially high reward. Best of luck to him, hope he’s a Kamara and not a Lafferty!
 

WATP3006

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Signings like Jones, Stewart & Hastie are sensible and good value for money.

Last season we constantly struggled to break down packed defences. These 3 can offer something different.

It’s also a long season and it’s important to have a big squad.

Let’s just be positive and get behind them.
Spot on.

Hastie and Jones on either wing would cause most defences in Scotland problems, if we went with wingers.

We are going to have plenty of options and it will be up to the players to take their opportunities. For the first time in a while our squad is going to have strength and depth.
 

brain

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Middleton needs a season or 2 on loan for me.
His stats suggest he's more than ready to be on the bench imo, 1 goal and assist less than Kent from less than a 3rd of the game time. But that's a discussion for another thread I suppose.
 

Polar bear

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After watching him closely in the last few N.Ireland games, I'm beginning to see what Gerrard sees in him.

I've watched him struggle consistently against Tav, who hasn't right enough, but I've got to say he's looked a very talented winger in his past few internationals.

He's been going past full backs, inside or outside, with ease and has got excellent delivery with either foot.

He's certainly not going to start for us every week, particularly if we continue with the Xmas tree formation we finished the season with.

However, there will be games when his ability to beat a man in tight situations will be a huge asset against deep lying defensive teams at Ibrox.

Definitely gives us another good option in certain games.
Way too early to say he certainly won't start every game for us MU.
He may just be a revelation for us.Im pretty sure he will be way more productive than Kent also.:)
 

Polar bear

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His stats suggest he's more than ready to be on the bench imo, 1 goal and assist less than Kent from less than a 3rd of the game time. But that's a discussion for another thread I suppose.
I was really hoping that we would let Kent go back to Liverpool,and let Middleton/Jones/Murphy
Do the job for us.We would certainly get more goals/assists out of thoes three.
 

Portrushbear

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I was really hoping that we would let Kent go back to Liverpool,and let Middleton/Jones/Murphy
Do the job for us.We would certainly get more goals/assists out of thoes three.
While Kent doesn't necessarily light the world up with stats

It's his movement and willingness to run and move defenders about that creates space for the likes of Arfield to get in behind teams that makes me rate him higher than the likes of Middleton etc
 

MearnsUnionist

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Way too early to say he certainly won't start every game for us MU.
He may just be a revelation for us.Im pretty sure he will be way more productive than Kent also.:)

I've never seen him play any position other than wide left Polar.

If he can adapt to our new formation and play narrower, then who knows?
 

Polar bear

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While Kent doesn't necessarily light the world up with stats

It's his movement and willingness to run and move defenders about that creates space for the likes of Arfield to get in behind teams that makes me rate him higher than the likes of Middleton etc
"Movement and Willingness" is all very pretty,but the end product is what I am looking for,and
Kent certainly doesn't do it often enough.Middleton always is a threat to score or make something happen.:)
 

brain

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If he can adapt to our new formation and play narrower, then who knows?
Movement and Willingness" is all very pretty,but the end product is what I am looking for
I tend to view players the same way @Polar bear. I don't see Jones suiting the more central position in the 4-3-2-1. He is similar in style to Kent from what I have seen, mostly about pace and being direct but not so much creative passing or goalscoring.
 

Portrushbear

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"Movement and Willingness" is all very pretty,but the end product is what I am looking for,and
Kent certainly doesn't do it often enough.Middleton always is a threat to score or make something happen.:)
Yeah, he doesn't directly create chances but he causes many more problems for defenders than Middleton does and I believe we capitalise more on that than his stats would show

Football is not the NFL and you simply can't judge players on stats alone
 

bearmind

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It is a real pity that the left back Jamal Lewis of Norwich and Northern Ireland is well out of our financial range. The link up play and understanding that he has with Jordan Jones is superb for the limited time they have played together. On Northern Ireland form Jones is looking impressive and a good asset.
 

Polar bear

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Yeah, he doesn't directly create chances but he causes many more problems for defenders than Middleton does and I believe we capitalise more on that than his stats would show

Football is not the NFL and you simply can't judge players on stats alone
Well! if you think so.;)
 

Polar bear

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I tend to view players the same way @Polar bear. I don't see Jones suiting the more central position in the 4-3-2-1. He is similar in style to Kent from what I have seen, mostly about pace and being direct but not so much creative passing or goalscoring.
How many goals /assists did Kent get for a full
season starting ? :rolleyes:
 

Bryanmc

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It’s good to see a positive thread started on the boy

He’s a very useful addition to the squad and players like him can be the difference in the games we drew last season
 

Thebearman

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Wasnt overly impressed when I watched him for Killie. The few times I've seen him for northern Ireland hes looked dangerous
 

Purpolaris

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The way I see it is that the gaffer has now had a full season with us and knows what's required in this league. He has put in place a proper professional team behind the scenes who work tirelessly on stats and game analysis and Jordan Jones probably ticks the majority of boxes he's looking for and the boxes he doesn't tick are the ones the coaching team can work on. I trust Steven Gerrard completely to bring the right players to the club and to deliver 55 this season
 

RAFBob

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I work with a Liverpool/Norn Iron supporter and he has been raving about Jones performances for the national team.

I'm content to wait and see how it goes for the lad, he will play for the jersey and hopefully he creates a few for us.
 
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