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Benik Afobe - SIGNING CONFIRMED

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5 minutes ago, cheshire_red said:

Been poor of late according to their forum. Actually poor was a polite way of writing what has been posted there

everyone has been poor at Stoke of late to be fair

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Struggled in recent times. Whether thats down to him or stoke.....time will tell.

A few years ago he ripped us to bits with MK Dons

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Time was I'd have snapped your hand off. Now I'd obviously be underwhelmed but there is no doubt at all he has ability. Reality is Bournemouth was maybe a step too far, Wolves had too much competition and an underachieving Stoke were maybe the wrong club to rebuild a career. It could be a surprisingly good move. 

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Loan window isn’t shut until 31st I believe.

10 minutes ago, Br1stolCityBoy said:

Window Shut

 

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He's only 26 still and actually, bar Stoke and then Bournemouth in the PL, has a pretty decent scoring record. Pretty much 1 in 2 at Wolves and that was in this league.

A bit underwhelming because recently he's been poor, but he's clearly a good player. We could do worse.. 

When he's at his best he's the sort of player we've missed for years. Instinctive goalscorer, quick and clever.

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2 minutes ago, Br1stolCityBoy said:

Wrong. Loan window shut as well at the same time this season

Both wrong, loans can still be done a week after deadline. Strange

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I actually think this isn’t a bad move, he will have something to prove and with new signings may get more support. He wasn’t a first choice but he we know he can do it. 

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1 minute ago, BCFC11 said:

Both wrong, loans can still be done a week after deadline. Strange

Sorry you are incorrect, the loan window closed the same time, you can only sign a unattached player

 

This really is get and body rather than no one, not impressed

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Just now, petehinton said:

8 goals in 46 games for Stoke

and people said Fam didnt score enough...

Look at every other stoke strikers record.

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Just now, petehinton said:

8 goals in 46 games for Stoke

and people said Fam didnt score enough...

Tbf Stoke has been a graveyard for careers for a while.

I’d take him.

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Feels like Holly Willoughby turned me down and I’ve ended up with Anne Widdicombe, clinging to the faint hope that she might at least be a good cook.

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1 minute ago, RobArnold10 said:

Not the wow signing we wanted but if we can get his wolves form back out of him who knows. Still massively frustrated though.

Before he moved to Stoke, there'd be much more enthusiasm for this move.

If I remember correctly, lots of people wanted him in the window where we ended up with Diony.

Don't let the Stoke spell fool you - he's a good player and knows the league. Just had a barren patch recently. 

Attribute wise, he's exactly what we need in my opinion. Could be a very shrewd signing. Less of a risk than an unknown player from abroad and not some journeyman on his last legs.

Would've preferred Reid - but this might be a really good deal.

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Just now, samo II said:

Tbf Stoke has been a graveyard for careers for a while.

I’d take him.

it's clearly Plan T though, which is the real worry

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Had a tough couple of seasons but is a number 9 and will hit double figures I reckon. Stoke a tough place to play last season.

I do think this signing was a long way down Johnson’s list of preferred strikers however.

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2 minutes ago, BCFC11 said:

Both wrong, loans can still be done a week after deadline. Strange

Don’t think so, pretty sure today was the last day for any transfers. Only L1 & L2 can loan in players until end of August

 

But I think Afobe could do well in our side, had a few bad seasons now but definitely a goalscorer in there somewhere

 

Hopefully LJ and the rest of the coaching staff can bring the best out of him

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1 minute ago, petehinton said:

8 goals in 46 games for Stoke

and people said Fam didnt score enough...

Stoke were poor and are hardly known for attacking play. We attack far more so he'll score more. Not sure if he'd work in a 2 with Diedhiou though? 

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