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spudski

Now the dust has settled...

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2 minutes ago, Woodsy said:

Yeah, this.is either going to be wonderful or it's going to stink the place out

Said the same to a mate about how Bristol is perceived. Get someone a bit older who has been around a bit, Kalas, couldn't wait to get back and settle down here. A young lad like Nketiah, he doesn't want that. I think Bristol may surprise him on that front though

I read that Hector was set in a move to Wednesday. Don't know if it actually happened though?

No, they baulked at the £5m for a permanent transfer. I think he stayed at Chelsea

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6 minutes ago, downendcity said:

For his first showing as Webster's replacement, Moore could not have had a tougher baptism than on Sunday

We could have paid £12m for a central defender to replace Webster and he might well have looked no better than Moore did against Leeds. It wasn't that Moore played badly but more that our midfield weren't at the races, surrendered the centre of the park and gave the defence no protection. Also Leeds were pretty damn good and will run plenty of teams ragged this season.

 

 

 

I don't think we've seen enough of Moore to judge yet.

Plus...you have to take into consideration whether players around him, trust him.

That effects others performances.

LJ likes the ball played out from the CB not having to rely on CDM to do it for them.

Can Moore do that? He showed signs.

If not...Nagy will be coming back deeper to set up play imo.

I hope Moore comes good and we don't have to go back into the market in January.

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12 hours ago, spudski said:

Funny how we as fans see it...I think everythingturned out right in the window in the end. Would rather have Adobe over Nketiah as he's proven and we need an experienced head.

Let’s hope he’s a good ‘reader’ of the game. I understand he’s quite an Acrobat.

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1 minute ago, Ring said:

Let’s hope he’s a good ‘reader’ of the game. I understand he’s quite an Acrobat.

Bloomin predictive text 🤣

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10 hours ago, Leveller said:

The Nketiah debacle obviously wasn’t BCFC’s fault and it skewed everything else at the last minute. It’s hard to know whether Arsenal or the player led us up the garden path over the last few months, but it may well be that the Leeds interest genuinely emerged only at the end, and objectively you can’t blame them for making that choice. It all feels a bit dishonourable, but which of us, advising the player, would objectively have done any different? Their need was genuine after Roofe left, meaning Nketiah could be first choice. Ironically Nketiah also made himself look more desirable in the last few weeks. 

Our Plan B worked, even if it does look less glamorous right now.

I think Roofes departure to Anderlect changed everything.......Suddenly Leeds needed a replacement striker, and as someome mentioned, Leeds DOF is best buddies with Emery.  If Roofe had not left, then NKetiah would probably have come here?.  Sometimes it only takes a little thing to prompt big changes?

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31 minutes ago, mozo said:

No, they baulked at the £5m for a permanent transfer. I think he stayed at Chelsea

Seems strange that we were not prepared to pay 26% of what we received for AW to sign a centre back?  Are you certain this is correct?

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2 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Seems strange that we were not prepared to pay 26% of what we received for AW to sign a centre back?  Are you certain this is correct?

He means Sheff. Wed not us.

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1 hour ago, steviestevieneville said:

He showed last week he’s not ready yet. You were shown the stats on this RR. I would genuinely love to be proved wrong and he steps up. 

How does he become "ready" for the championship if not by playing games ?

He looks to me to have all the credentials for this level, just needs the experience.

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1 hour ago, steviestevieneville said:

He showed last week he’s not ready yet. You were shown the stats on this RR. I would genuinely love to be proved wrong and he steps up. 

It was one game Stevie against a very very good Leeds team. Pretty much every City player struggled against them. TM was no exception.

However, Moore did well enough to get praised by both LJ and Deano.

All he needs are more Championship games to gain more experience at this level.

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34 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Seems strange that we were not prepared to pay 26% of what we received for AW to sign a centre back?  Are you certain this is correct?

Yeah Sheffield Star quoting caretaker boss

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29 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

How does he become "ready" for the championship if not by playing games ?

He looks to me to have all the credentials for this level, just needs the experience.

Depends how quickly he learns from mistakes. He was up against a good striker last week but there are better. If he shows signs of adapting quickly then great. You’re right , how will we know if he doesn’t play. If he keeps making the same mistakes then we have a problem. LJ sees him every day so we will have to trust him. 

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2 minutes ago, Robbored said:

It was one game Stevie against a very very good Leeds team. Pretty much every City player struggled against them. TM was no exception.

However, Moore did well enough to get praised by both LJ and Deano.

All he needs are more Championship games to gain more experience at this level.

Well they’re not going to slag a young player off in public are they . We’ll have to see won’t we and as I reiterated a few times now. I hope he proves me wrong. 

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2 hours ago, spudski said:

I don't think you can argue with those facts, however I'm more interested in whether it was true that he just didn't turn up for his medical with no notification. If so...that says a lot about him as a person. By all means change your mind, but do the right thing, especially if a Club have spent time courting you. That sort of mud sticks and he's been badly advised if true. What goes around....

I find it very hard to believe that was the case to be honest. He doesn't sound like that sort. 

He'd have pissed off Arsenal if he'd done that too don't forget. Far more likely Leeds came in late and Arsenal told him to go there instead. 

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2 hours ago, Woodsy said:

Said the same to a mate about how Bristol is perceived. 

To the uneducated, it's just a wet Newcastle...long way from anywhere else and full of people who talk funny.

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1 hour ago, Robbored said:

It was one game Stevie against a very very good Leeds team. Pretty much every City player struggled against them. TM was no exception.

However, Moore did well enough to get praised by both LJ and Deano.

All he needs are more Championship games to gain more experience at this level.

Taylor Moore was the one positive for me last weekend and also showed some good touches against Palace. The one problem is hes right footed playing on the left side. I can see a player in there and as others have said, he's bulked out abit. I hope the kid makes it but he needs games to gain experience.

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1 hour ago, Mad Cyril said:

To the uneducated, it's just a wet Newcastle...long way from anywhere else and full of people who talk funny.

Ha, probably not far from the truth 😂

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15 hours ago, mozo said:

Mark Ashton must have been ruddy exhausted today. He's probably lost his voice and not slept for three days.

He's paid well to work hard.

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It feels far too soon to criticise Taylor Moore for anything that went wrong in the Leeds game. He might have not even made the squad if Webster's transfer hadn't gone through 24 hrs before. Hardly ideal preparation.

He made a few mistakes and looked short of pace but Kalas and Hunt didn't cover themselves in glory.

If I was typing this from my laptop, I would run a search on posts from 12 months ago when some people were saying Webster looked uncertain on the ball and was a poor replacement for the departed Flint.

We need to give Moore at least 5 games to know whether he's going to make the grade. A strong season at Southend with all their fans wishing him well tells you everything. Both Flint and Webster made that lower league transition so every reason to think that Taylor Moore has more than enough to make that CB role his own.

Had we gone out and bought a 22 year old player who had represented England at U17, U18, U19 and U20 level, we would have been pretty excited.

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16 hours ago, Woodsy said:

Also have to say I was surprised SL saying last weekend that JL was on holiday. First game of the seas, transfer window still open and he's led on a beach. Found that a little odd 🤷‍♂️

Yeah agree on this found it strange too...

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Very interesting thread and comments. I believe, based on hunches more than real facts, that we will be much stronger as a squad when the newcomers have been here a while.

In some ways, I'm more content with the experience of Afobe than another young Premier rookie.

The midfielders we have brought in, are interesting to say the least. Johnson talked about being bold this summer, so is this what he was talking about? He certainly showed a ruthless streak to move Pack and PA to out. I was surprised at this, never expected that to happen. Bold!

 

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5 hours ago, cidered abroad said:

Very interesting thread and comments. I believe, based on hunches more than real facts, that we will be much stronger as a squad when the newcomers have been here a while.

I said we’d be a slow burner, combination of tough start and new players, would mean it might be mid-Sept / early-Oct before we see our best form.  Yesterday was encouraging his new players settled in and with a new system.  Nagy - high football intelligence???

In some ways, I'm more content with the experience of Afobe than another young Premier rookie.

i saw Nketiah as being quite risky, especially if he was gonna be up top on his own.  Afobe is a very capable striker at this level....and appears highly motivated to be here.  Bodes well.

The midfielders we have brought in, are interesting to say the least. Johnson talked about being bold this summer, so is this what he was talking about? He certainly showed a ruthless streak to move Pack and PA to out. I was surprised at this, never expected that to happen. Bold!

There will be peaks and troughs in form as our new players get used to the Champ and their team mates.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Davefevs said:

 Afobe is a very capable striker at this level....and appears highly motivated to be here.  Bodes well.

It was noticeable how much he kept acknowledging the City fans when we were singing his name yesterday. Had a genuine smile on his face and you could see him thinking "this feels more like it". I hope the wider faithful - who tend to be a bit more moany and get on players backs - keep up the support as I could see him really flourishing here if he feels good. 

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