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Taunton_BCFC

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Serious failure. I'll give initial credit for the signings, Kalas, Nagy, Dasilva.. among others excellent. But WE NEEDED A STRIKER. That cost us last season, so how on earth have they let that happen again. We won't get anywhere hoofing it up to Diedhou. 

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8 minutes ago, Taunton_BCFC said:

We need answers and we need them tonight!! No doubt SL and MA will now disappear for a few months leaving LJ to answer.

LJ is the spokesman most often in front of the media and he is clearly decent at it and i'm sure he will speak for all three of them.

Whether what is said satisfies anyone will be open to question but he is a major component of the recruitment process so very well positioned to speak don't you think ?

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1 minute ago, cityred2000 said:

Are you joking? What do you think?

Wheres our promised proven 9, Webster replacement?

No I'm not joking! We are supporters why should they have to explain to a bunch of excitable adults behaving like kids. I don't believe a webster replacement was ever promised. Promised to whome by the way? We all know what happened striker wise, thought we had the arsenal lad, let down at last minute, what else they supposed to say?

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Ashton is an embarrassment. Need to get rid of this overpaid, underperforming w***"r and get someone in who can actually do the job he clearly can't.

Another year of lumping the ball up to a lame donkey and any thoughts of promotion can now be forgotten.

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5 minutes ago, cityred2000 said:

Wheres our promised proven 9, 

Do you suppose that City haven't been  looking to sign a striker?  

Jeez...............:disapointed2se:

 

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4 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

Ashton is an embarrassment. Need to get rid of this overpaid, underperforming w***"r and get someone in who can actually do the job he clearly can't.

 

Log off you absolute state.

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8 minutes ago, frenchred said:

No I'm not joking! We are supporters why should they have to explain to a bunch of excitable adults behaving like kids. I don't believe a webster replacement was ever promised. Promised to whome by the way? We all know what happened striker wise, thought we had the arsenal lad, let down at last minute, what else they supposed to say?

Let’s get this straight, I’m happy with the transfer window as a whole, However has been slightly soured by the last few days. I never said we were promised a Webster replacement, but surely we could’ve done with one? Especially with the money. 

Is Benik afobe the proven 9? I’m fairly happy with that. Ended a bad day on a high.

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7 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

Ashton is an embarrassment. Need to get rid of this overpaid, underperforming w***"r and get someone in who can actually do the job he clearly can't.

Another year of lumping the ball up to a lame donkey and any thoughts of promotion can now be forgotten.

Why is it Ashton's fault ffs ?

Do you know the ins and outs of what has gone on behind closed doors ?

For all we know, LJ may have refused to consider any plan B's leaving Ashton with one strike and unable to convince Nkeita for example, that working with LJ at City was likely to improve him and his goalscoring stats more than working with Bielsa at Leeds ?

Same may have happened with other targets perhaps they don't actually buy into the "club on the rise" stuff we seem to accept.

I am an absolute hothead but some of the comments on various threads today make me seem like the calmest man on the planet .

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3 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Oh look, it looks like we’ve signed a striker proven at this level,

a shit load of humble pie to be had 

Happy with the signing but he’s not exactly proven is he?

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Do you think the 3 of them have gone out of their way not to sign a forward player. I have never read such bollocks. Not ideal but a bloody good window from the money in plus the 11 signings!!!!!!!!

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Just now, cityred2000 said:

Happy with the signing but he’s not exactly proven is he?

You must of missed his vital contributions at bournmouth an wolves then

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33 minutes ago, Taunton_BCFC said:

We need answers and we need them tonight!! No doubt SL and MA will now disappear for a few months leaving LJ to answer.

Yeah, come on Ashton, and you can start with this meaning of life stuff

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9 minutes ago, cityred2000 said:

Happy with the signing but he’s not exactly proven is he?

He's a 26 year old with 36 goals in 106 games in the Championship and £34 million of transfer fees so far. How proven were you expecting?

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1 minute ago, LondonBristolian said:

He's a 26 year old with 36 goals in 106 games in the Championship and £34 million of transfer fees so far. How proven were you expecting?

Less proven than the Arsenal lad who has yet to score a Championship goal presumably.......:.

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6 minutes ago, LondonBristolian said:

He's a 26 year old with 36 goals in 106 games in the Championship and £34 million of transfer fees so far. How proven were you expecting?

Wiki says 6 goals in 26 games for Stoke last year.  How many did Fam score? Hardly sounds like an upgrade, but I will defer any views until he has played a few games for us.

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2 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

Wiki says 6 goals in 26 games for Stoke last year.  How many did Fam score? Hardly sounds like an upgrade, but I will defer any views until he has played a few games for us.

What reassures me is he says the same himself. He's had a dreadful three seasons and isn't pretending otherwise. But it sounds like he is working hard to get himself where he was. 

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-city-benik-afobe-improvement-3087471

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6 minutes ago, Alwaystomorrow said:

Adobe is not the answer. The Stoke fans forum give him more stick than we give to Fammy. He is a very similar player to Fammy. Not the type of player we need at all. A last minute panic signing.

Acrobatic and reads the game well.

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14 minutes ago, frenchred said:

wow! what a melt!!

Are you okay? I’ve just said I’m happy with it, however, please tell me how many championship goals he’s scored in the past 3/4 seasons?

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5 minutes ago, cityred2000 said:

Are you okay? I’ve just said I’m happy with it, however, please tell me how many championship goals he’s scored in the past 3/4 seasons?

Not a lot seeing as he was in the premier league for 2 of 4 seasons with Bournemouth 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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58 minutes ago, TheCulturalBomb said:

Serious failure. I'll give initial credit for the signings, Kalas, Nagy, Dasilva.. among others excellent. But WE NEEDED A STRIKER. That cost us last season, so how on earth have they let that happen again. We won't get anywhere hoofing it up to Diedhou. 

We won't get anywhere hoofing it up to any striker. That's the point. That's why we've signed midfielders who will give us other options. 

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25 minutes ago, Alwaystomorrow said:

Adobe is not the answer. The Stoke fans forum give him more stick than we give to Fammy. He is a very similar player to Fammy. Not the type of player we need at all. A last minute panic signing.

State of it. 

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2 minutes ago, elhombrecito said:

Jesus, this forum is an embarrassment at times. 

Best transfer window I can remember for the recruitment of quality players, and still a total meltdown going on.

Indeed. All because we've not signed a 20 year old with only 8 first team appearances whose attitude appears to be such that didn't even have the courtesy to tell us he wasn't going to come to his medical. 

28 minutes ago, Alwaystomorrow said:

Adobe is not the answer. The Stoke fans forum give him more stick than we give to Fammy. He is a very similar player to Fammy. Not the type of player we need at all. A last minute panic signing.

He's a very different player to Fammy. Tough time at Stoke but did well at MK Dons and Wolves. We shall see. 

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59 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

Ashton is an embarrassment. Need to get rid of this overpaid, underperforming w***"r and get someone in who can actually do the job he clearly can't.

Another year of lumping the ball up to a lame donkey and any thoughts of promotion can now be forgotten.

I think the biggest problem is that you don't understand how transfer windows work or how a football club is run off the pitch. 

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14 minutes ago, bissellredhead said:

Not a lot seeing as he was in the premier league for 2 of 4 seasons with Bournemouth 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

they couldnt wait to get rid of him 

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IF...

MA,SL or LJ did try to explain what went wrong (not a lot) during this transfer window whatever they say / even giving free season tickets and Clarks pies away, would not be good enough for some people on here who have never run their own business and had to negotiate deals. 

 

Besides the actual wage limits the major reason why alleged better players don’t want to join us is they see it as a backwater and too far from London or Manchester. 

So, we have no option but to build slowly but quickly as we’re allowed to under FFP, and get a team together who given upgrades over a few years will improve year on year - like what we’ve done!!!

Hopefully the new players we have brought in will give us more options to support different tactics for whoever is up front  

 

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Good we have refreshed the midfield - on paper looks good.

Good we have refreshed the back line, although jury out on keeper and we desperately needed a pacy centre-back to replace Webby to complement Kalas.

 

Big fail on the forward line. Benik ok to alternate with Fammy, but we needed a fast ‘baller man up there. A little alarming that the likes of Reading, Wigan and Brentford secured their men and we were left waiting at the altar. Doesn’t look now like we have a Plan B (should be an A) for our attack. Risk being that we will see a continuation of the dire ‘hit and hope’ tactics of last Sunday rather than the slick ‘pass and move’ football of a couple seasons ago.

Loads of deadwood at the Club which we’ve failed to shift that isn’t great for team morale either. 

 

Forget the January window. We don’t do those. So, next Summer, for the love of God, make the attack the priority Mr Ashton.

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