However, seeing what I have and seeing the standard of players that have made the transition from Championship to SL with any kind of permanence and maintaining a regular slot in SL, i.e. Danny K, Karl Pratt, JR, Ritchie Whiting, they came across to me as having that bit extra! Ovious skills/pace/build for their position that would easily identify their ability to develop and dominate a position within a SL team.
Maybe their "noticeability" was because those they were playing with weren't the same quality as the collective unit of players we have now. You've mentioned 8 players in your post you identify as SL possibles. I think that as a unit we are very effective and illustrates the old addage that " the sum of the collective is greater than that of the individual parts".
Some of those players you mention have already had a crack at SL and failed. Coady has indeed played SL, but I'm not sure he'll figure in Leeds longer term plans.
It's a mute point Tex and it matters not really whether I think our players are or are not SL ready/capable.
I think we have a great squad with some cracking lads in it. Daryl has got a team ethic going and I think that is reflected when you look at the MOM threads posted this year - they are so varied and no one player dominates.
For the 1st time in years I'm happy with the squad we have and it's reassuring to see the coach/BoD are looking to keep improving
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