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Bodde Predicts Big Things For Allen's Future

Ferrie Bodde is predicting big things for Joe Allen in thenear future, and even compares him with fellow Welsh youngster and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

The 19 year-old returned to the starting line-up on Tuesday night as we drew 0-0 at home to Bristol City, but he missed the previous 5 games after picking up an injury at Leicester on the opening day of the season.

Allen showed his quality on Tuesday night, and after just 6 minutes he nearly made an impact, going on an excellent run but his final shot let him down - firing well wide of the target.

Along with Bodde, who came on as a substitute in the game, will be a welcome boost to the team.

Both players have Premiership class, and Bodde heaped praise on his team-mate, he told Wales Online:

“I can see him playing for a big club in the Premiership within the next few years,”

“I say that because, if you see Aaron Ramsey play, Joe is no worse than him.

“He has got the same skills and I think he has a little bit more than Ramsey. I hope the big clubs come and watch him and give him a big future too.

“But he has only just signed a new deal with Swansea and that is good for him at the moment. We play a good style and it will be good for him to get plenty of minutes before making the step up to the Premier League, something he may do with Swansea.

“Every player has got ambitions but I don’t think Joe’s is to play in the Premiership yet because he is a smart boy. I think he knows it’s important he establishes himself at Swansea first.

“If he can get promoted here that would be good for him as well because he will have gone up a step every year. But it’s hard to say what will happen because, while I think clubs will definitely come in for him, you never know in football.”


Joe Allen has proved to be one of the club's most improved players, as at the start of last season he seemed to be struggling, and struggled to impress in an early Cup game.

However, he's shadow of how he was back then, and the fact his return meant Leon Britton was dropped to the bench, says a lot about his quality.

Bodde added:

“I don’t want to say it has been unbelievable because it’s not a surprise. But that’s probably the best word I know to describe it.

“Joe has really good potential to be a big player. It’s a joy to watch him because he understands everything already.

“His passing, the way he attacks from midfield and the fact he is not scared to be strong in the challenge – I love that. If he keeps playing like that, he will be a big player.”




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 17 2009

Time: 12:48PM

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nice compliment coming from bodde, but i think we already knew this.
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