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Benik Afobe - SIGNING CONFIRMED

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We come a long way when some are disappointed with this signing tbf.

Happy with this - has shown he can score goals at this level; not an ace time at Stoke not alone with that against him.

Makes our forward options look that bit more meaty, and can see him and Fam being a handful for defenders if we can get them a decent supply of chances.

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4 minutes ago, handsofclay said:

Chris Iwelumo

just thinking that mate. What a nut on 'im! and as someone has already said "What a bald signing"

Big advantage that we  already have a very good idea what we are getting as opposed to a gamble on a young flash kiddy from Arsenal who could have done a Danny Rose on us and not be arsed to bother for City

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7 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Unwise to look at just the stats without context. He was playing in the Prem in a struggling Bournemouth side for a while and struggled at Stoke recently.

Earlier in his career he was a 1 in 2 striker at MK Dons and Bournemouth.

At 26 years old, still plenty of time to recover his old form.

Stylistically he's a very good fit for us I think. I feel you may be pleasantly surprised...

Hopefully he will get better coaching here as well?

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3 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

THAT'S the guy  !               

He’s training to become a ref

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21 minutes ago, Coppello said:

AFOBE JOINS CITY ON SEASON-LONG LOAN

 

City have added to their forward firepower with the loan signing of Benik Afobe from Stoke City.

Afobe, pictured playing at Ashton Gate in 2018/19, arrives in BS3 on a season-long loan and the Robins do have the option to purchase the Dominican Republic of Congo international.

 

"Dominican Republic of Congo international". Where is this African/Carribean hybrid country? 

That’s embarrassing.

Everyone know’s he’s from the Czech Republic of Ireland.

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8 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

That’s embarrassing.

Everyone know’s he’s from the Czech Republic of Ireland.

Definitely doesn't smack of a last minute transfer deadline deal! Yeah we were chasing Benfik Adobe all window. He's quite the acrobat 

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24 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Also those MA needs to be sacked threads have quieted down for some reason..........

They'll be here soon now Pack and Pato are gone.

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I think it's a decent signing. Struggled in the Prem with Bournemouth, and Stoke have hardly been flying high themselves recently.

Need to remember what he did at Wolves before, not actually that long ago. It seems that we've completely changed the way we're going to be playing with Paterson gone and Pack (confirmed or not?) as well. Think we'll be going back to a more quick passing, high pressing game, and Afobe and Fam in that sort of team could be very dangerous. I think a lot of defences will be getting a bit of a battering in the coming weeks...

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1 hour ago, WolfOfWestStreet said:

This is the end of the night in the club when all the fit birds have gone off with other blokes, and you take home the minger in the corner. 

Who’s probably a lot more enthusiastic  than all the others . 

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Option to purchase but I imagine he's on huge wages? Wouldn't surprise me if Stoke were paying him PL wages.

I don't know much about this lad's playstyle tbh, does be play like a target man similar to Famara? 

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4 minutes ago, Sturny said:

Option to purchase but I imagine he's on huge wages? Wouldn't surprise me if Stoke were paying him PL wages.

I don't know much about this lad's playstyle tbh, does be play like a target man similar to Famara? 

Fam is not a natural target man and Lee isn't playing him like one, yet the boys insist on treating him like one. That's why when he came off the dynamic changed so drastically. If we have both him and Afobe up front then the midfield has a choice and defences will be far less confident in marking them. This may actually be a good fit for Fam.

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I’m pleased with this - if we can get him to replicate his form at Wolves (22 goals in 46 games), we will have some player!

Clearly one which City are keen to sign, based on the pre-approve deal to make it permanent next summer - let’s be fair, he won’t be coming cheap either, based on the fact that Stoke paid £12m for him at the start of this year!

Welcome Benik!

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1 hour ago, paul_fox said:

I'd take him 

 

I most certainly would not; from my Stoke pal:~

He`s shite, I`m afraid. Flatters to deceive. Utter shambles for us, despite numerous chances. Couldn`t even score from the penalty spot.

Yet another massive waste of money @ about 12 million.

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9 minutes ago, Sturny said:

Option to purchase but I imagine he's on huge wages? Wouldn't surprise me if Stoke were paying him PL wages.

I don't know much about this lad's playstyle tbh, does be play like a target man similar to Famara? 

No. When on form, he's not that dissimilar from Nicky Maynard pre-injury. Quick, athletic, natural goalscorer and good finisher.

He has a couple of physical advantages on Maynard as he's decent in the air and puts himself about much more. Plays at his best when on the shoulder and with a hard working strike partner to do the hard running. Was excellent alongside Nouha Dicko with Bakary Sako feeding them both.

 

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4 minutes ago, havanatopia said:

I most certainly would not; from my Stoke pal:~

He`s shite, I`m afraid. Flatters to deceive. Utter shambles for us, despite numerous chances. Couldn`t even score from the penalty spot.

Yet another massive waste of money @ about 12 million.

Wouldn't read into that too much. He had a terrible time at Stoke - off the pitch as well as on.

Better off asking a Wolves or MK Dons fan what he's like when on form.

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2 minutes ago, havanatopia said:

I most certainly would not; from my Stoke pal:~

He`s shite, I`m afraid. Flatters to deceive. Utter shambles for us, despite numerous chances. Couldn`t even score from the penalty spot.

Yet another massive waste of money @ about 12 million.

Says himself he went through a tough time on and off the pitch last season. But Stoke were in a right mess last season with high expectations and got on their players back. 

Maybe he needed a fresh start ? The least we can do is give him a chance instead of writing him off!

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1 minute ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Wouldn't read into that too much. He had a terrible time at Stoke - off the pitch as well as on.

Better off asking a Wolves or MK Dons fan what he's like when on form.

Lets pray.

The gaffer who writes up the reports needs a wee bit of education though as to where he is from... Is he Dominican, is he Congolese or have the 2 countries recently merged?... I quote from the official site:~ Dominican Republic of Congo. 😳

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2 minutes ago, havanatopia said:

Lets pray.

The gaffer who writes up the reports needs a wee bit of education though as to where he is from... Is he Dominican, is he Congolese or have the 2 countries recently merged?... I quote from the official site:~ Dominican Republic of Congo. 😳

Embarrassing isn't it - when Adam Baker was around there wasn't as many mistakes !

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7 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

No. When on form, he's not that dissimilar from Nicky Maynard pre-injury. Quick, athletic, natural goalscorer and good finisher.

He has a couple of physical advantages on Maynard as he's decent in the air and puts himself about much more. Plays at his best when on the shoulder and with a hard working strike partner to do the hard running. Was excellent alongside Nouha Dicko with Bakary Sako feeding them both.

 

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4 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Embarrassing isn't it - when Adam Baker was around there wasn't as many mistakes !

Indeed so my friend.

From my Stokie Pal... I watched him play 30 matches; only in 1 was he any good. Gulp. Lets see if LJ can can seduce the fella to play and score.

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I feel like it sums up our transfer window if we’re complaining about signing Adofe. Clearly a good window. I hope. 

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46 minutes ago, Taz said:

I think it's a decent signing. Struggled in the Prem with Bournemouth, and Stoke have hardly been flying high themselves recently.

Need to remember what he did at Wolves before, not actually that long ago. It seems that we've completely changed the way we're going to be playing with Paterson gone and Pack (confirmed or not?) as well. Think we'll be going back to a more quick passing, high pressing game, and Afobe and Fam in that sort of team could be very dangerous. I think a lot of defences will be getting a bit of a battering in the coming weeks...

I agree and would say he is a quality signing, very exciting times for City.  You have to be happy when you sign someone with the pedigree and ability he demonstrated at Wolves a few years back.

Welcome to the club, Benik, do some damage, my son.

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30 minutes ago, havanatopia said:

Lets pray.

The gaffer who writes up the reports needs a wee bit of education though as to where he is from... Is he Dominican, is he Congolese or have the 2 countries recently merged?... I quote from the official site:~ Dominican Republic of Congo. 😳

It's still there! Good grief...

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37 minutes ago, havanatopia said:

I most certainly would not; from my Stoke pal:~

He`s shite, I`m afraid. Flatters to deceive. Utter shambles for us, despite numerous chances. Couldn`t even score from the penalty spot.

Yet another massive waste of money @ about 12 million.

Nothing like given the guy a chance then , still if your Stoke mate says he’s shit he must be 

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What is Johnson doing? A Stoke fan reckons he’s crap so why sign the lad? Surely Johnson phoned this fan first as part of the due diligence?

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3 hours ago, ChippenhamRed said:

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.

Anne Widdicombe has better ball control apparently. 

Stoke cant believe their luck.

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Afobe and Diedhiou up front, certainly not a pairing in keeping with the small tidy players behind them. Hopefully LJ will keep it simple and play Eliasson more often than not

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13 minutes ago, Numero Uno said:

What is Johnson doing? A Stoke fan reckons he’s crap so why sign the lad? Surely Johnson phoned this fan first as part of the due diligence?

He didn`t have time. He asked Mark Ashton to do it but he was busy on the phone to Derby and Cardiff so it just slipped his mind. Absolute shambles IMO.

You wait till someone finds that post-it note with Pep`s number on it asking us to ring back urgently.

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10 minutes ago, Alwaystomorrow said:

Anne Widdicombe has better ball control apparently. 

Stoke cant believe their luck.

Can’t believe their luck that we’ve loaned him for a season? If he was as bad as you say and we paid them the £12m they shelled out then you have a point.

Otherwise your post is broken.........

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