Scott Sinclair

{Profile Updated, 01/09/12}

Date of Birth: - 25.03.1989

Height: - 5ft 10''

Position: - Striker, Left wing.

Nationality: - English

Current Club: - Manchester City

Estimated Market Value: - £6.2 million.

Linked with: - Just Moved

Club Statistics

Plymouth Argyle

2006/2007 season - 18 matches, 4 goals and no assists.


2006/2007 season - 3 matches, no goals and no assists.

2007/2008 season - 7 matches, 1 goal and no assists.

2008/2009 season - 4 matches, no goals and no assists.

TOTAL - 14 matches, 1 goal and no assists.


2007/2008 season - 9 matches, 1 goal and 1 assist.


2007/2008 season - 3 matches, no goals and no assists.

Crystal Palace

2007/2008 season - 8 matches, 2 goals and 2 assists.


2008/2009 season - 14 matches, no goals and 1 assist.


2009/2010 season - 22 matches, 2 goals and no assists.


2010/2011 season - 50 matches, 27 goals and 4 assists.

2011/2012 season - 40 matches, 8 goals and 5 assists.

TOTAL - 90 matches, 35 goals and 9 assists.

International Statistics

England U19

2008/2009 season- 3 matches, no goals and no assists.

England U20

2008/2009 season - 1 match, no goals and no assists..

England U21

2010/2011 season - 7 match, 1 goal and no assists.

General Comments:

Scott Sinclair is a player that a lot of people dont seem to rate, and I dont know why. He is a player I especially rate, and if and when he comes to a top team, I then think he could make that real jump, and show what a good player he is. Furthermore, and however unfair it is, if and when he signs for a top team, he will be straight into contention for the England team.

Anyway, and for once, I'm going to start with the negatives of this player. I think the only real problems with Sinclair are not his ability but his mentality. If you look at the statistics above, look at all the teams that he has played for. And look how young he is. It is ridiculous how many teams he has played for, and a question of commitment has to rise. I know that most of these deals were loan deals, but why where they so short, and why so many. Also, he has only been at Swansea a couple of years, and already is staling on his new contract, which is why it looks like he could be set to move. But really, Swansea have given the player the chance to showcase his talents, and instead of repaying that help from Swansea, by playing on at the club, even if he had the opportunity to move would show commitment to the club and fans. However, as I said it looks as if he will be moving, which shows he seems to lack that respect and commitment to the club. However, I do not want to make this personal, as the player does seem a very respectful and friendly person in real life.

Furthermore, along with all these moves, questions about his attitude have arisen. Similar to Pacheco at Liverpool, he doesn't seem to be committed enough to training and working for the team - thus why he has moved around clubs so many times. However, under the careful guidance of Brendan Rodgers when at Swansea, it seems to have helped the player, who seemed to have settled down, started to work harder, and repay the faith shown in him. Therefore, if he were to move, if I was AVB or Martini, I wouldn't be going after him, as only Rodgers so far seems to have got the best out of the player. At Chelsea, he was a player who had potential but it never came through, thus why he went on all the loans. However, working with Rodgers at Swansea, and all his ability seems to have miraculously come back.

Before I go onto the fantastic bits of the player - I should say that he doesnt really have any weaknesses in his game. He is a very well rounded player, who perhaps could improve his crossing, but all in all doesnt have weaknesses in his game. I think most people's problems with the player have stemmed from commitment and effort, as well as club hoping, which I have just mentioned.

As I have said, he doesn't really have any weakness, so really his ability should all be strength, but what I will comment on are the best parts of his game. Firstly, he is a very good finisher. He always seems to hold his nerve, and when in the box, always seems to be in the right placed at the right time. If you put finishing and being in the right place at the right time together, you get a very good attacking threat. As I was saying, his finishing is superb; he always seems to score when he is inside the box, with either foot as well. He doesn't seem to have a weak foot of, so to speak, which is another good thing about the player. Furthermore, he isn't all too shabby at long range shots, and gets a lot of curl on them - but he is a devil once in the box. His first year stats for Swansea show this.

On the wing, he is also a beast of a player. When he was young, he would try too much, but gradually, he seems to use his skills, which he is very good at, far more effectively. He also has pace to burn. He is a really, really, really fast player, and can just jog past most defenders. A mixture of pace and using his skills more effectively these days make him a far more dangerous player on the


To conclude the really good bits of Scott's play, I want to mentions his versatility. As I mentioned before, he is a very good player on the wing, and also, if fantastic up front because he reads play well, is in the right place at the right time and also is very good at finishing. The versatility in his play is brilliant, because it means that he can be given a number of different set positions to play in, but also, you can just give him the licence to go and drift, and create havoc in the oppositions defence. Furthermore, I feel that he could be a real steal this year, not only because his wages will be reasonably low, thus a strength of his, but also as he is going into the last year of his deal, meaning that if a deal isn't reached between him and the Swans, then he will no doubt be sold, for a lot less than he is actually worth - and because he is still young, he can only get better.

Would Sinclair cut it at a top Premiership cup?

Not any top club, only Liverpool in my opinion. Only Brendan has seemingly got the best out of the player, and I fear that should he be managed by someone else that he could go back to how he was before, a talent who will never make it. Furthermore, only Rodgers has got Sinclair to work hard, in training, games etc, and he will need to work really hard to be able to establish a position in a top team. However, if he goes to another club, where the manager cannot get the best out of him - where he doesn't try as hard etc, then he will never hold down a position, will not succeed, and then will be club hopping again. Therefore, that is why he will only succeed at Liverpool, because of Brendan Rodgers.

Summary of Sinclair:

Strengths: Finishing, pace, skills, versatile, cheap, dribbling, being at the right place at the right time.

Weaknesses: Attitude (although has get better), doesn't settle at clubs

This video emphasises the players good skills, pace and superb finishing acumen.

The Business End of the Profile:

In the end, Scott Sinclair decided that warming the bench for City would be the best thing to do, to further his career.


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