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Focus On...Jack Rodwell

Focus On...Jack Rodwell

Continuing the summer series where VMC writers look at key members of the City squad, our Lorna looks at Jack Rodwell, a young player resembling a man on a mission of late...

Jack Rodwell
Number: 17


Southport, England

6' 2'

J-Rod and Jay - R

Defensive Midfielder / Centre - Back

August 2012 from Everton



After suffering a terrible season plagued with injuries and only managing to make 6 starts in all competitions Jack has proved he is tough, versatile and has dogged determination. Personally, I think he is an excellent player, so full of energy and wants to play for this club.

He has good tackling skills and is strong enough to take on both midfield and defensive roles. As he progresses, his fitness will come along with maturity. We cannot possibly forget his 2 goals in the last match of last season against Norwich when he gave City fans a glimpse of his ability. An emphatic finish to a slick move for his first goal and a powerful sprint and even better shot for his second goal. This ended his season on a high and Planet Blue had an insight of what could come from a surefire midfielder/defender.

Jack has a lot to prove and in his own words says 'They haven't seen the best of me yet, once I am fit, I can do what I did for that second goal, and I can do it for 90 minutes.'

The gloves are off, bring it on Jack!!

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UPCOMING DATES for Your Filofax
all times East Manchester BST

Mo 8 Jul First Team Training Starts
We 10 Jul Squad Depart for South Africa
Sa 14 Jul 14h00 Supersport United, Nelson Mandela Football Invitational, Pretoria
Th 18 Jul 19h00 AmaZulu FC, Nelson Mandela Football Invitational, Durban
We 24 Jul TBC South China, Barclays Asia Trophy, Hong Kong
Sa 27 Jul TBC Spurs/ Sunderland, Barclays Asia Trophy, Hong Kong
We 31 Jul 17h15 AC Milan, Audi Cup 2013, Munich, Allianz Arena
Th 1 Aug TBC Bayern Munich/ Sao Paulo, Audi Cup 2013, Munich, Allianz Arena
Sa 10 Aug TBC City vs Arsenal, Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Sa 17 Aug 15h00 Newcastle United, The Etihad
Sa 31 Aug 23h59 Summer Transfer Window Closes

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Lorna Silva
Date:Wednesday July 3 2013
Time: 11:26PM


Can see Jack going on to become one of the best midfielders in the league if he can stay fit for more than a couple of games.
04/07/2013 00:01:00
He has great quality, but is injury prone and that's why Everton got rid. For his sake hope he can stay fit and string some great performances together, although he ill find it hard to get games.
04/07/2013 00:15:00
Looked a real box to boxer with shooting boots on at the end of the season.
Johnny Baguette
04/07/2013 01:28:00
I thik his injuries came as he was growing up so to speak but since he has been with us he has changed his lifestyle right down to his mattress and pillow. I say he will do good and go far
Lorna Silva
04/07/2013 13:46:00
The lad clearly has talent and as long as he can stay injury free I reckon he'll get a chance under Pellegrini.
05/07/2013 15:25:00
I like the lad ..has heaps of potential but needs a season without injury to establish himself as a first choice player.
09/07/2013 02:57:00
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