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Everything posted by chipdawg

  1. Ah, see what you mean. A separate sponsor. I guess it's a hard sell, given the lack of exposure
  2. Lack of sponsor is probably because we're sponsored by a betting company and there are regularly u18s playing
  3. I know it's edited highlights and it's League 2, but I think Edwards has looked pretty sensational so far. The way he uses his body and his turn of pace to get away from his man looks top class. Needs to improve his passing and how he uses the ball, but there definitely seems to be something there PS I hope he doesn't get Covid and that his team mate is alright!
  4. I think that Moore is superior to Vyner. And I think Vyner is a perfectly serviceable squad player provided that he has someone 'senior' alongside them. I think that the same is kind of true regarding Moore, but I think he does a better job of keeping his head above water without quite the same level of support. I'm just speculating based on observations, I'm sure @Davefevs or someone will come along with some stats that prove me wrong! Given that last night's back 3 included 2 inexperienced players and a left back/midfielder up against a very physical, young striker in good form and two very
  5. First time listening to the podcast and I enjoyed it. Perhaps you guys were a little hyperbolic when talking about Bakinson, but the comparison of Holden and LJ was fair and relevant. I'm not as down on LJ as many others, but you're absolutely right about him not trusting young players, where as Holden (forced into it or not) has set a stall out whereby if kids play well, they get a chance to keep the shirt. I don't think anyone though Bakinson would start the season as he has, but credit for Holden for sticking with him and not tweaking things to get the more experienced players on the pitch.
  6. Not necessarily the same issue but the same part of the body. I broke my wrist quite badly and had pain there for several years after it healed. Dasilva could have some pain and they want to play it safe. At least that's what I hope
  7. I'm hoping that they're going to the specialist to be cautious because of the history, rather than because it's the same issue
  8. I've always felt that Palmer is a player that needs to be accommodated rather than trying to turn him into something he's not. LJ (who I probably have a higher opinion of than most) always had this notion that he'd sign a player and then they'd have to be indoctrinated into a certain way of playing. Which is fine, but it often ignores the things that a player does best. Palmer is and always was, best given a role where he the freedom to get on the ball, in space and dictate play in the final third. Holden played him in just a role, in the gap between midfield and attack and reaped the rewards.
  9. chipdawg


    Weimann has many redeeming qualities in my opinion, but he's not a central midfield player- especially when we have lots of them available. I think he can bring energy and running to the forward line (even at wingback if we're chasing a game), but he shouldn't be playing where he is. And hopefully yesterday proved that to Holden
  10. I don't know why people are so obsessed with "getting rid" of people. This is a compressed season, we will need a lot of players in the engine room. And we will need different groups of players for different opposition. I think (hope) that the Weimann + Paterson experiment is a short lived one and so Massengo, Nagy, Morrell, Walsh, Williams, Brunt and now Bakinson will regularly rotate in and out of 2 or 3 positions, depending on the opposition. Paterson and Weimann will similarly rotate in and out of 1/0 spots depending on the game, though both could also play further forward if needed. So ma
  11. If he's signed for Angers, I look forward to welcoming him back to Ashton Gate for around €5million next summer
  12. In trying to check this, it seems we agreed an undisclosed fee and avoided a tribunal. Couldn't see how much. If it was 400k to 700k because of add ons, I can't see many of them being met in his 5 appearances...
  13. Really? It was a tribunal fee wasn't it, I'd be very surprised if a tribunal made us pay that much for an OOC League 1 player. I seem to remember he got a bad injury when he first arrived and then seemed to have always been playing catch up. Shame, I thought he was a good punt when we brought him in
  14. There doesn't seem to be any aggro in the contract discussions with Fam, so unless a move is imminent I don't see why he wouldn't play. Wouldn't be surprised to see Martin start though. I think Weimann and Pato together in a championship midfield is a big risk, especially if your defensive player in Joe Morrell who's barely played at this level
  15. I'm not sure Morrell and Nagy will start as they've been on international duty. Rotation is going to be key this season, with the games compressed. I'm also not sure why no one is picking Weimann in that ACM spot; Holden obviously likes him there. Massengo had a good game at the weekend so he may we'll get another run and I wonder if Brunt might come straight in or if Rowe might step into midfield alongside him? If Brunt not up to speed then perhaps one of our internationals will get a run from the start Kalas has been away but not played so I'd think He, Moore and Mawson will be the back
  16. Kalas has had one negative test so he needs to return one more negative test and he's fine to play/train
  17. It's comforting to know that other fanbases irrationally hate random players in their squads too
  18. Walsh doesn't play as far up the field as Palmer/Pato (as in his average position). I think he'll be closer to Brownhill when he finds his feet- maybe less defensively aware, but more creative
  19. I would have loved to have seen him on the right and Palmer on the left of Fan, both in free roles and told to attack the box. Our fullbacks (or wingbacks in a 343) provide the width and we can play with a holding midfielder (or perhaps 2 if using a 433 to compensate for those two not tracking back as much. Eliasson has been wasted by City in my opinion, I think he could have absolutely torn this division apart if used correctly
  20. People need to remember that this is going to be a compressed season and we have some guys (Nagy, Morrell, Kalas, possibly Wiemann, Fam, Sessegnon u21s) who will be playing international football on top of that. Rotation will be essential, so I think keeping HNM, Nagy, Morrell, Walsh, Pato, Williams, maybe even Bakinson happy in terms of game time might not be as difficult as you think. Same at centre back. Players will need a rest. I suspect that's a big part of Martin coming in; it means that Fam can have a rest (assuming he stays). Some of those lower cost options in midfield especially mig
  21. Sessegnon seems like an exciting prospect, but seems to be very much a work in progress. Not sure that's what we need. However, he has experience at this level, is known to coaches and has pace to burn so fingers crossed he takes a big step forward. Would have preferred to see Perreira back if I'm honest, but there's definitely things to like in this deal
  22. I live in Sheffield, so I go to watch other teams all the time (or I used to. Less so with kids running around now!). Doesn't mean I'm not a city fan, it's just a chance to hang out with mates and watch some footy
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