Andriy Yarmolenko – now there’s a name with which to conjure!
If there’s anybody out there who can tell me why he appears for a few two minutes before the end of games I’d be pleased to hear from them.
This is a guy who – as one CandH FB follower put it – is wedged in the exit door yet is still given preference over our promising youngsters towards the end of his time with us.
God knows whether he has a clause in his deal saying he has to be used on a number of occasions, when fit, in order to collect appearance money or not.
Unless that’s the case I simply don’t understand why he keeps being thrown on and have to discount the idea of him being put in the shop window as most interested clubs in the world would know what he’s all about anyway by this point in his career.
How a few minutes here and there will make any difference I don’t know. Masuaku yes, I understand that as a possible reason, although I don’t think Moyes works that way to be honest!
Well maybe in Moyes mind he feels it’s about team spirit and making everyone feel involved and a part of the group. He sees Yarmolenko on the training ground every day, not getting to play on a match day. For a senior pro and an international that must be hard. Moyes doesn’t need to bring him on as a substitute at the end of games but he does. Who knows though I might be wrong. maybe it’s just to keep up his resale value during the window.
Appearance money maybe part of it or possibly they are doing it so his name is mentioned in the media highlighting that he may be available in january ?
I think they are praying for a miracle: That he’ll come on and do something fantastic – swivel and hit a great goal – get into the middle and outjump everyone and head home, so he can be converted to a striker.