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Benik Afobe - SIGNING CONFIRMED


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2 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

I think quite a good addition- out of the blue too!

Tough time at Stoke but better mobility than Diedhiou, better technically?

Reasonably happy! Rowett and it seems Jones don't seem the best style wise. In the right setup he can do well IMO.

Having listened to some of the going ons at Stoke I’m not surprised he’s not performed as the club had become a poisonous culture

I hope he does well and proves to be the player we all hope he is and bangs in lots of goals

A slight upgrade on Fam in my opinion because of his previous success at this level

Fingers crossed 

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5 minutes ago, WolfOfWestStreet said:

It's worse than Famara, and apparently he is awful .... 

1 in 2 record near enough before going to the Premier League to play in a struggling Bournemouth side which obviously skews the average.

He's 26, not 35. He's got time and the potential to recapture his earlier form. 

People need to look beyond just his stats though. He has played in a terrible Stoke side but that isn't representative of him as a player necessarily.

He's quick, agile, natural goalscorer, plenty of Championship and Prem experience. Could be exactly what we need.

 

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The positive spin is we have a 26 year old who has done it at this level before, does not seem to have question marks around his attitude and clearly has something to prove. It could be a much better signing than we all think. 

He needs this to work at least as much as we do. 

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1 minute ago, LondonBristolian said:

The positive spin is we have a 26 year old who has done it at this level before, does not seem to have question marks around his attitude and clearly has something to prove. It could be a much better signing than we all think. 

And...it could have been Berahino!!

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1 minute ago, nellie said:

This move has mad panic plastered all over it

Well obviously. That doesn't mean it's not a potentially smart move though. Rumours suggest Nketiah fell through, so we tried for a huge signing in Austin, then a safer option in Reid.

This, overall, seems pretty flipping sensible compared to some of the names chucked around here today. 

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10 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

I think quite a good addition- out of the blue too!

Tough time at Stoke but better mobility than Diedhiou, better technically?

Reasonably happy! Rowett and it seems Jones don't seem the best style wise. In the right setup he can do well IMO.

Much better technically. He is more of a goalscorer (can be a poacher), quicker, better on the ball. Reasonably physical too. He's better in a 2 as the goalscorer - thrived at Wolves with Nouha Dicko where Dicko was the workhorse.

 

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3 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

1 in 2 record near enough before going to the Premier League to play in a struggling Bournemouth side which obviously skews the average.

He's 26, not 35. He's got time and the potential to recapture his earlier form. 

People need to look beyond just his stats though. He has played in a terrible Stoke side but that isn't representative of him as a player necessarily.

He's quick, agile, natural goalscorer, plenty of Championship and Prem experience. Could be exactly what we need.

 

I totally agree, I'm just trying to defend Famara who's goal to games in the championship is better.  

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Not ideal but I’m actually glad we haven’t spunked a load of money on a striker we didn’t really want. Also means Semenyo might still get a look in.

This is low risk and a bit of support for Diedhiou. 

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Quite happy with this. Afobe was excellent in the MK Dons team that made the play offs during our League 1 Championship season. In fact got one and assisted one at AG. Got a move to Wolves and did well in the Championship. If we can get him firing we have a good striker.

 

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Afobe only scored one
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4 minutes ago, WolfOfWestStreet said:

Why can't he get in the team at Stoke? Not a dig as such but Stoke are poor, if he's a good goal scorer surely they would't want him gone?

What's the story. 

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

Seems his head wasn't in the right place at Stoke which was a factor. Also the club was on a big downer which doesn't help. Probably let him leave as they bought in Scott Hogan yesterday.

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