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Excellent - ran the channels from left touchline to right , pace , work rate

his all round  game was good and deserved his goal 

Looked and sounded like he enjoyed it too 

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5 minutes ago, MC RISK77 said:

My man of match today, ran his socks off worked the channels, put pressure on their defenders and took his chance clinically. Tough on Fam but think he will find it hard to get a starting place this season if today is anything to go by

Sat in the line with their defence 2nd half....it was an excellent performance bar the first 30 where he was synonymous.

Physical, great movement, good in the air and the ball at his feet....the ideal cf performance.

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1 minute ago, MC RISK77 said:

Anyone notice he has a pretty good turn of pace over first 5 yards?

So do i in fairness!

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.  He looked good today, but at times he was isolated. If he could get better service and , perhaps, the midfield could press forward more him and Wieman might be the forward partnership we need  

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2 minutes ago, Agard Days Night said:

New cult hero at BCFC. Can see the instant love in with the fans just like Palmer last year. He’s going to get plenty of goals in this team. We’re lucky to have him.

Good recruitment!!

Find a player who’s got ability / can score goals who’s had an off season.  Get him on loan with option to buy.  Nice!

I know it’s only two games, but this is an all-round striker...twelve month’s ago, City don’t get Afobe.  Timing!!  Not just 5-to-5 timing!!!

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That acceleration really key to have up top. Strength and good touch. Definite upgrade on Fam, and I'm wondering if we could have wished for any better. Maybe Nketiah, but Afobe could be our player at end of contract which is massive. I liked how he got better as the game went on. Bit quiet first half, very involved in the second.

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At last, a proper striker imo. I cannot remember the last time we had a striker who has good movement, pace & a bit of know how to go with it. Really think he could be a great signing. COYR 

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5 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

That acceleration really key to have up top. Strength and good touch. Definite upgrade on Fam, and I'm wondering if we could have wished for any better. Maybe Nketiah, but Afobe could be our player at end of contract which is massive. I liked how he got better as the game went on. Bit quiet first half, very involved in the second.

I think Afobe probably suits our game a bit better then Nketiah would. 

We've missed someone like him who will run the channels and give defenders a tough time with his strength and pace. One he gets up and running and our midfielder get to know his runs more than I think we'll see a very good clinical striker who will score more than Diedhiou would 

 

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16 minutes ago, Agard Days Night said:

New cult hero at BCFC. Can see the instant love in with the fans just like Palmer last year. He’s going to get plenty of goals in this team. We’re lucky to have him.

Totally agree, plus he clearly has a point to prove. I've got a good feeling about this lad. 

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He's the muscular, direct striker we've been crying out for for years imo.

I didn't really understand the muted response to him signing, even with the Nkethia disappointment; he is quality when fit and focussed at this level.

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38 minutes ago, Lez said:

Sat in the line with their defence 2nd half....it was an excellent performance bar the first 30 where he was synonymous.

Physical, great movement, good in the air and the ball at his feet....the ideal cf performance.

Although I agree wholeheartedly with your general point, I am baffled as to how he managed to be so synonymous for the first 30 minutes. No matter how much I try, and use certain sites designed for this sort of thing, I have yet to find one synonym for Afobe. 

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1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

I certainly wasn’t convinced a 19/20 year old striker with no experience of the Champ was someone to pin our hopes and 20 goals on.  We aren’t a side like Leeds who he will suit more....and you hear something like £5-6m to loan him!!

We got the right striker for Bristol City.

There's no doubt Nketiah has potential but the way we play I'd think he'd give the ball away a fair bit plus will take time to adapt to the championship. Afobe is proven and knows the league. With a goal to his name early on it will only boost his confidence. I was pleased to sign him as he can pretty much do everything you'd want from a striker. If him and Palmer can get a good understanding then even better as from what I saw of him a few years ago he loves balls to run onto into the box. Palmer is more than capable of providing that. 

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He's v professional in a good way - smart at buying soft free kicks. Not a criticism of F D mind, as his physicality is a plus point but probably means he gets less sympathy from refs.

And this BA is at least as good a player as the other BA we have been linked with this year.....

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This guy was recently a £12 million striker who has bagged plenty of Championship goals. Even 2 years ago we would've been nowhere near signing him. Still relatively young too, I'm more than happy that we've got him, with an option to buy! With the right service he will score a shitload this season.

Nketiah is already a distant memory, bring it on Benik!!!

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7 minutes ago, AshtonGreat said:

It's Afobe 1 Nketiah 0 in the league

Nketiah didnt even get on the pitch today with Bamford netting 2....wonder how much game time he will end up getting.

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Agree with all of the sentiment here. Worth mentioning Fam’s professionalism too. Must be tough for him seeing the reception Afobe got and knowing it will be a struggle to get back in. But he was straight out at final whistle to clap fans and was obviously delighted for Massengo.

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8 minutes ago, Lez said:

Nketiah didnt even get on the pitch today with Bamford netting 2....wonder how much game time he will end up getting.

Not a lot I suspect unless Bamford gets injured. I never got the sense that Emery was much bothered about the player's development. He was happy enough for him to sit on the bench at Arsenal at one point so I doubt he is bothered if he does the same at Leeds.

He'll get top coaching of course but that is no substitute for playing competitive games.

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16 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Not bad for a panic buy...

Not sure, I think he was our primary target all along. One I back 100%.

Our second half we looked dangerous and that's what I want to see at home. We have some talent at our disposal, no doubt about it.

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18 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Not bad for a panic buy...

I was pleasantly surprised that very few people wrote him off as such when he signed. Could OTIB be learning not to do that?

Of course not, silly idea.😉

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2 minutes ago, chinapig said:

I was pleasantly surprised that very few people wrote him off as such when he signed. Could OTIB be learning not to do that?

Of course not, silly idea.😉

M8nd you , If you read Stokes forum you’d wonder why we even paid his train fare down here let alone any wages

Watching Afobe  efforts today they are either used to top grade strikers or there is something badly amiss at Stoke  

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3 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

M8nd you , If you read Stokes forum you’d wonder why we even paid his train fare down here let alone any wages

Watching Afobe  efforts today they are either used to top grade strikers or there is something badly amiss at Stoke  

Strongly suspect the latter.

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24 minutes ago, Lez said:

Nketiah didnt even get on the pitch today with Bamford netting 2....wonder how much game time he will end up getting.

Leeds aren't going to get a very reputation from Premiership teams if he doesn't play much after last season with the Chelsea lads not getting game time there either 

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3 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

M8nd you , If you read Stokes forum you’d wonder why we even paid his train fare down here let alone any wages

Watching Afobe  efforts today they are either used to top grade strikers or there is something badly amiss at Stoke  

Badly amiss at stoke. They are a mess. They destroyed him I think he got 8 in 60 or something like that...what stoke fans didmt realise was he was stil their top scorer over the past few seasons.

Remember him destroying us for mk Dons and have always rated him.

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1 minute ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

M8nd you , If you read Stokes forum you’d wonder why we even paid his train fare down here let alone any wages

Watching Afobe  efforts today they are either used to top grade strikers or there is something badly amiss at Stoke  

There is something badly amiss at Stoke, at least according to a piece by a Stoke fan I read recently on Football365 (or was it FourFourTwo?).

Which is a shame* but seems likely to have worked to our benefit.

*No it isn't.

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7 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Stoke haven't had a prolific goalscorer for years, and they've had some decent enough strikers in that time.

Tony Penis is a free agent. They say never go back, in football. Who knows

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Good acceleration and used strength cleverly to shield defenders from the ball.

Totally different player to Fam and I think they could play together. Reckon we’d see a new Fam then, finally having someone to share the workload

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A proper striker. With pace, movement, touch, intelligence. 

Very happy with Afobe. 

One thing I found very interesting was for the first goal. Many strikers try to head the ball toward goal, but as it was high you wouldn’t get good power behind it so it makes an easy claim for the keeper. Afobe has the nous to realise he wasn’t scoring from that header so he just nodded it up and kept it in play. That made the defender have to play it, which resulted in Nagy getting the goal. 

Very ‘switched on’ play from Afobe. Without wishing to sound harsh on Fammy, Afobe did everything Fammy hasn’t been able to do - intelligent hold up play, darting runs to stretch the defence, pace and power on the ball, and most noticeably, near post runs. That is a proper strikers instinct - Fam is often found hanging around at the far post hiding behind the full back. Afobe makes near post runs and will bag goals as a result. 

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35 minutes ago, Victory Park Reds said:

BA is the player I thought we were getting with fam diediou.

Its great he got a goal today.Hopefully the first of many.Missing out the Arsenal boy maybe not so bad afterall.

I think Diedhiou will learn a lot from Afobe, if he is wise. He needs someone like Afobe to mentor him as our other strikers are too different in style to improve his own game. Might be one of the best bits of business we did this summer getting Afobe in 

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4 minutes ago, Scrumpty said:

Good acceleration and used strength cleverly to shield defenders from the ball.

Totally different player to Fam and I think they could play together. Reckon we’d see a new Fam then, finally having someone to share the workload

Weimann a threat today as well alongside Benik and with better balls played from midfield for his movement. 

I cant see Famara featuring much. Slows the play down as always has back to goal and never has the ball fully under control. 

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18 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

Someone clarify please, this is a season-long and no option of return deal for BA?

 

I thought we had a buy option 

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1 minute ago, paul_fox said:

I thought we had a buy option 

you got it, we do have one. Great stuff as the guy is beginning to love the support already.

Well done to the guy today. A real menace and a goal

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4 minutes ago, Westcountry Robins said:

Weimann a threat today as well alongside Benik and with better balls played from midfield for his movement. 

I cant see Famara featuring much. Slows the play down as always has back to goal and never has the ball fully under control. 

Ran out of likes but agree 100%. If we can sell him next summer we should. People will soon realise how limited he is as a striker. 

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1 minute ago, AppyDAZE said:

you got it, we do have one. Great stuff as the guy is beginning to love the support already.

Well done to the guy today. A real menace and a goal

Do we Appy ?

Cant recall seeing / hearing any mention of option to buy 

Hope we have for a number of reasons

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1 minute ago, Westcountry Robins said:

Weimann a threat today as well alongside Benik and with better balls played from midfield for his movement. 

I cant see Famara featuring much. Slows the play down as always has back to goal and never has the ball fully under control. 

Agreed, Weimann’s industry doesn’t go unnoticed.

As for Fam’s touch, I feel for him. Few strikers can hold their own when playing as a lone striker at this level.

If playing with a partner, Fam wouldn’t be expected to bring high balls under control instantly with his chest - he’d be able to flick them on, play one twos, etc. As a lone striker he was predictable, allowing defenders to surround him, poaching the ball.

I hope he gets a chance to play up top with Afobe, accepting it will be mostly as a sub to begin with.

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3 minutes ago, paul_fox said:

Ran out of likes but agree 100%. If we can sell him next summer we should. People will soon realise how limited he is as a striker. 

Credit where it's due though... Fam lead the clapping at FT and no hint of sulking from the big man. Top top guy imo

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