Jack Rodwell is a barely animate, obscenely overpaid midfielder – not a centre-back

Jack Rodwell.
Jack Rodwell.
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An old discussion has been recycled yet again.

Following his appearance at the back for the under-23s last week and an injury problem among Sunderland’s defence, the question is repeated.

Could Jack Rodwell be converted to centre-back? Let’s think.

No.

Rodwell is a midfielder who has never played at the back in the first team anywhere; only as a youth player – and it’s a long time since he was a youth.

He is a barely animate, obscenely overpaid midfielder, but a midfielder nonetheless.

Why does anyone think that playing a barely animate, obscenely overpaid midfielder in the wrong position is going to improve matters?

I reckon this “debate” will resurface in about April.

I hope so.

I’ll be able to cut and paste this bit.

Money for old rope; so Jack might approve.