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Makoun's Future To Be Decided In The Summer

Makoun's Future To Be Decided In The Summer

Alex McLeish has said he hasn't made his mind up about Jean Makoun yet, but confirmed from day 1 he was looking at the midfield without an experience Champions League player being in it.

Sometimes it just writes itself when it comes to Eck.

So now we have McLeish saying he wanted to evaluate all his players, including those everybody and their dog knew should've been shipped out yet remain undroppable from the first team, but then he admits he wasn't going to give Makoun a chance because he wanted something different?

Roight Alex, well done on that score then, what is your first choice central midfield then, fancy giving Guzan a go next?

Anyway, speaking to the Birmingham Mail he said (I presume without smiling).

'He's still in Greece, he is there for the season, in the same way we had Jermaine Jenas.'

Which isn't quite right because when Makoun was injured, he stayed in Greece, now Jenas is injured, we're paying his wages even though he's gone back to Spurs.

'Has he got a future with us? It depends. The reason for letting Jean out was I was looking for a different type of midfielder. I'm not saying he's not got a future, it would be stupid to say that, but certainly I was looking at our midfield without Jean.'

McLeish adds Makoun knew from the start of the season what Alex's thoughts were, but he says he will sit down with the 28 year old in the summer and discuss his future.

For his next masterstroke then should we expect the unveiling of Lee Bowyer?

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday January 19 2012
Time: 3:52PM


"I'm not saying he's not got a future, it would be stupid to say that". Never normally stops you Eck...... Not an Eck player as he's the opposite type of manager that brought him in. Well done in the consistency Randy and in your choice of tw@s
19/01/2012 16:03:00
I understand where Eck is coming from. Makoun played a lot of slick one touch football and couldn't get to grips with passing sideways and backwards. mmmmmmmmmmmmm. I think Makoun and Ireland would link up very well together.
19/01/2012 16:26:00
He obviously hasn't got a future because you didn't even give the bloke a chance. Maybe he objected to playing hoof ball instead of the beautiful game as it should be?
Lion Heart
19/01/2012 17:31:00
To be fair, he has only played 12 games for Olympiacos. Compare that to Mellberg who has played 25 this season.
19/01/2012 17:37:00
Why would he play him ? after all he can play football to a very high standard and towards the oppositions goalmouth ..... we wouldn't want that now would we Alex ......
19/01/2012 17:41:00
you know what, Mcleish confuses himself let alone us lot, he contradicts the word contradiction if you know what i mean ;)
19/01/2012 17:55:00
LOL champions league midfielder - he was ****e. slick one touch football?? you mean one touch was all he got because it was so bad he gave the ball away I presume. I can't stand Mcleish and his handling of just about everything since he arrived at the club is an embarrassment but come on Makoun was crap.
19/01/2012 17:56:00
AV ... he played a handful of games and needed time to settle into Prem pace ...... but he is definitely not crap, he has a lot of quality.
19/01/2012 18:16:00
same happened to NRC if you want my 2 cents... and even if he doesn't shine at Bolton, we lack his bite SO much in midfield...
19/01/2012 20:21:00
Shocking we let him go. Great vision and a fairly good passer. A big FAIL that we brought in Jenas for Makoun. Never had a fair chance at Villa.
19/01/2012 21:52:00
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