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11 minutes ago, Gary Nanes said:

Medical passed and announcement this evening

Sorry to piss on anyones chips and at the risk of doing a Robbored - where has it been reported as a done deal (other than on here) ?

Don't tell me its another Gregor exclusive - he said that yesterday and it turned out to be JD :D

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38 minutes ago, chinapig said:

Again, what I actually posted didn't appear. I should go to bed.

I think its because your keyboard is pronouncing it zee (american) and the british server is rejecting it. 

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Anyone concerned that we are signing another shorter player 5'6"?

In the past we've been bullied by the more physical teams and I would just like to see a little more muscle in the team to compliment the ability.

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3 minutes ago, Rich said:

Anyone concerned that we are signing another shorter player 5'6"?

In the past we've been bullied by the more physical teams and I would just like to see a little more muscle in the team to compliment the ability.

Old skool.

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55 minutes ago, chinapig said:

Bizarre, I actually posted I just don't have the words to express how much I like this post!. Where the he'll did this come from?

You've never noticed this before chinapig? 

The moderators (admin?) are able to set auto-corrects. A series of z's autocorrects to I just don't have the words to express how much I like this post!. To combat a certain forum troll who frequently posted it. 

The autocorrect feature is also used for other things. Correcting tricky player names etc

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2 minutes ago, Rich said:

Anyone concerned that we are signing another shorter player 5'6"?

In the past we've been bullied by the more physical teams and I would just like to see a little more muscle in the team to compliment the ability.

Your beginning to sound like Gordon strachan 🤣

Doesn’t seem to effect the likes of Spain 

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1 minute ago, Chris_Brown said:

You've never noticed this before chinapig? 

The moderators (admin?) are able to set auto-corrects. A series of z's autocorrects to I just don't have the words to express how much I like this post!. To combat a certain forum troll who frequently posted it. 

The autocorrect feature is also used for other things. Correcting tricky player names etc

You learn something new every day, thanks.

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17 minutes ago, Rich said:

Anyone concerned that we are signing another shorter player 5'6"?

In the past we've been bullied by the more physical teams and I would just like to see a little more muscle in the team to compliment the ability.

Yes. Concerned. Have been for a number of seasons.

Power, pace, skill, stamina the key attributes of the modern game ( across many sports - we only need to look at the rugby).

Outstanding talents can be the exception to the rule. Have to be consistent though. Bobby and Joe, to a  lesser is extent, prove the point. They got the extra power via that A-B training club during the close season. 

Dasilva may be such a talent. Don’t know enough about this guy but highlights look impressive. 

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14 minutes ago, Rich said:

Anyone concerned that we are signing another shorter player 5'6"?

 

They go under the radar more easily.

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20 minutes ago, Chris_Brown said:

You've never noticed this before chinapig? 

The moderators (admin?) are able to set auto-corrects. A series of z's autocorrects to I just don't have the words to express how much I like this post!. To combat a certain forum troll who frequently posted it. 

The autocorrect feature is also used for other things. Correcting tricky player names etc

The ‘troll’ doesn’t need to use zeds any longer since we’ve had the rather excellent emojis................:laughcont:

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44 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

Old skool.

Basic physics. Would you rather a good big un or good little un? I predict Da Silva will be targeted by teams with a long ball to the back post, as was done numerous times last season. I agree that a smaller player is not really a weakness but. if you have a team with numerous smaller players, such as Da Silva, Szmodics, Patterson, Elliason,  then you might lose a physical battle, even our big bloke up front isn't big. Many people have spoken about being done by the more physical teams in the past but, the so called bigger teams have also proven to be bigger in the physical sense, and done us as well.

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4 minutes ago, Rich said:

Basic physics. Would you rather a good big un or good little un? I predict Da Silva will be targeted by teams with a long ball to the back post, as was done numerous times last season. I agree that a smaller player is not really a weakness but. if you have a team with numerous smaller players, such as Da Silva, Szmodics, Patterson, Elliason,  then you might lose a physical battle, even our big bloke up front isn't big. Many people have spoken about being done by the more physical teams in the past but, the so called bigger teams have also proven to be bigger in the physical sense, and done us as well.

 

I'll give you Patterson as he is a bit of a weed.

The rest you mention, no. They are more than capable of making a "big un" look stupid.

Bottom line - If you are good enough, you are big enough.

 

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10 minutes ago, Rich said:

Basic physics. Would you rather a good big un or good little un? I predict Da Silva will be targeted by teams with a long ball to the back post, as was done numerous times last season. I agree that a smaller player is not really a weakness but. if you have a team with numerous smaller players, such as Da Silva, Szmodics, Patterson, Elliason,  then you might lose a physical battle, even our big bloke up front isn't big. Many people have spoken about being done by the more physical teams in the past but, the so called bigger teams have also proven to be bigger in the physical sense, and done us as well.

One of my concerns has often been that LJ seems to worry more about countering the oppositions strengths and minimising or compensating for our weaknesses in his selections and tactics, rather than focussing on our strengths and playing to them.

While having a smaller player like Dasilva would allow the opposition to target him, as you suggest, I would much rather think about the assets he brings to the team and hope that we will make the most of them and give the opposition something to worry about.

 

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2 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

 

I'll give you Patterson as he is a bit of a weed.

The rest you mention, no. They are more than capable of making a "big un" look stupid.

Bottom line - If you are good enough, you are big enough.

 

Of course they can make a big un look stupid, especially with skill, football aint like that though is it? If it were, players such as Elliason would do it all the time, the reason they don't is that they come up against people of similar ability who are bigger, stronger, faster, who get the better of them. Seen it so many times and it won't change.

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Just found this on the Colchester Forum. Rene Gilmartin also supposedly confirmed as well according to that poster?

Latest from Colchester

I'm in Colchester on Saturday, will see if the father in law has the gazette and see if there is anything in there (if not confirmed by then).

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Gilmartin coming in could also mean something on the Bentley rumour - DB coming in to fight NM for no1 spot, with Max going out on loan in the championship, Gilmartin to hold the 3rd spot if needed? All hypothetical.
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2 minutes ago, downendcity said:

One of my concerns has often been that LJ seems to worry more about countering the oppositions strengths and minimising or compensating for our weaknesses in his selections and tactics, rather than focussing on our strengths and playing to them.

While having a smaller player like Dasilva would allow the opposition to target him, as you suggest, I would much rather think about the assets he brings to the team and hope that we will make the most of them and give the opposition something to worry about.

 

Would one of those assets also be, being able to defend at the far post in an airial challenge?

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2 minutes ago, Rich said:

Of course they can make a big un look stupid, especially with skill, football aint like that though is it? If it were, players such as Elliason would do it all the time, the reason they don't is that they come up against people of similar ability who are bigger, stronger, faster, who get the better of them. Seen it so many times and it won't change.

If players like Eliasson were to do it all the time he would be playing for Real Madrid.

He is coming up against good players simple as that. Doesn't matter how big they are, it matters how good they are.

If teams want to target Dasilva in the air, fair enough, but Dasilva very rarely gets caught out by that dinosaur tactic and any side that employs it has probably lost the tactical battle anyway if thats the best they can come up with - 1970s stuff.

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1 minute ago, bcfc01 said:

If players like Eliasson were to do it all the time he would be playing for Real Madrid.

He is coming up against good players simple as that. Doesn't matter how big they are, it matters how good they are.

If teams want to target Dasilva in the air, fair enough, but Dasilva very rarely gets caught out by that dinosaur tactic and any side that employs it has probably lost the tactical battle anyway if thats the best they can come up with - 1970s stuff.

If Elliason was bigger, he might have the impact a bigger player has, such as Ronaldo, who is the prime example of someone using and improving his physical ability to enhance his technical ability.  Bobby improved when he increased his physical ability. So it isn't just about ability. Leeds did us like that, are they using dinosaur tactics? If you honestly believe that it's only about how good you are then there's no point continuing.

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2 minutes ago, Rich said:

If Elliason was bigger, he might have the impact a bigger player has, such as Ronaldo, who is the prime example of someone using and improving his physical ability to enhance his technical ability.  Bobby improved when he increased his physical ability. So it isn't just about ability. Leeds did us like that, are they using dinosaur tactics? If you honestly believe that it's only about how good you are then there's no point continuing.

Agreed.

I'm out.

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9 hours ago, Rich said:

Basic physics. Would you rather a good big un or good little un? I predict Da Silva will be targeted by teams with a long ball to the back post, as was done numerous times last season. I agree that a smaller player is not really a weakness but. if you have a team with numerous smaller players, such as Da Silva, Szmodics, Patterson, Elliason,  then you might lose a physical battle, even our big bloke up front isn't big. Many people have spoken about being done by the more physical teams in the past but, the so called bigger teams have also proven to be bigger in the physical sense, and done us as well.

How many times?

They May have targeted him but I can’t really remember a time when that tactic worked. 

Wolves was not long diag to back post, but sprayed wide. 

Both Millwall goals were from nod downs from Morison, yet Kelly played those games...he hasn’t learned to use his body as effectively as Jay.  

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