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Afobe Out For Season (confirmed)

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9 minutes ago, handsofclay said:

If this is a load of Bull Crap then it is a further instance of LJ's brilliant use of modern methods to help gain a result. He will go down in history as the first manager in world soccer to use Fake News.

This will start a trend and players of all clubs will train behind closed doors during the week and then don faux plaster casts and walk on crutches the rest of the week in public. 

Couldn’t agree less tbh. If this was play off final week I could totally understand but 8 games in to a 46 game season? The lack of comment by the club is utterly bizarre.

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I'm guessing Swansea must be in a quandary about all of this, especially without any official confirmation.

Afobe could be absent on Saturday and not face them at all.

Afobe could be present on Saturday and be his dynamic self against them.

Afobe could be present on Saturday but have an ACL injury. He would play in his usual position on the shoulder of the last defender, but this would be because he needs to be carried around the pitch using a fireman's lift.

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8 minutes ago, handsofclay said:

 

Afobe could be present on Saturday but have an ACL injury. He would play in his usual position on the shoulder of the last defender, but this would be because he needs to be carried around the pitch using a fireman's lift.

Even without the ACL injury, he would still be more mobile than Diedhou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Not really, I quite like Diedhou and am appreciative for what he brings to the team)

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2 minutes ago, Eastside Moonwalker said:

The story continues 

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Someone get that absolute belter a life.

He's admitted to making up a bulls*** rumour already- and that claim of making it may even be bulls*** itself.

Pathological liar.

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I'm sure with the way they run the Twitter account at the moment we'd have seen a video of him running on the training ground or something similar if it was just a hoax. 

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An absolute feckwit if he's made it up or is now claiming he made it up about making it up.

That text number that is generally a nonsense- if I clock him at the ground Saturday I'll text about his presence.

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So.........it looks as if the Afobe injured was a complete twitter wind up - now there’s a surprise.........not!

Im really looking forward to a plethora of apologies from those who slagged me off as an ‘attention seeking troll’............:)

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2 minutes ago, Robbored said:

So.........it looks as if the Afobe injured was a complete twitter wind up - now there’s a surprise.........not!

Im really looking forward to a plethora of apologies from those who slagged me off as an ‘attention seeking troll’............:)

You may well have  jumped the gun here.  If so prepare for some incoming!!!

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1 minute ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Anyone sees him at the ground...

You know what to do folks!

Afobe or the new SLO?

your post isn't quite clear.

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5 minutes ago, eastonboy said:

Even without the ACL injury, he would still be more mobile than Diedhou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Not really, I quite like Diedhou and am appreciative for what he brings to the team)

Think you meant 'even with'

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3 minutes ago, Robbored said:

So.........it looks as if the Afobe injured was a complete twitter wind up - now there’s a surprise.........not!

Im really looking forward to a plethora of apologies from those who slagged me off as an ‘attention seeking troll’............:)

I missed several pages of this thread...so is he definitely not injured then?

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1 minute ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

I missed several pages of this thread...so is he definitely not injured then?

No, most likely is injured. Some guy on Twitter is on the wind up

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2 minutes ago, InCyder said:

I'm sure with the way they run the Twitter account at the moment we'd have seen a video of him running on the training ground or something similar if it was just a hoax. 

Would they?  

Saying nothing keeps Swansea guessing.  If fake news "we don't comment on rumours", if true "we didn't want to comment until the injury was fully assessed and we had discussed it with his home club."

If fake, great buzz from the crowd when team announced, if true can't be more gloomy that us lot now.

Playing it correctly if you ask me.

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I don't understand this whole social media "banter" or "fishing" phenom that everyone seems obsessed with, why would you claim that you made up a rumour, when you aren't the person who started it? Is it to get likes or lolz, i don't understand? Is the person that unloved in real life?

Afobe is obviously crocked. Too many reports on this for at least one of them to have some form of solid info.

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36 minutes ago, Leveller said:

Sorry but if G McG said it appeared to be true, surely he has checked with the club?

I wait to stand corrected and admittedly this was from years ago but I'm sure that the club leaked a story around the club to see if rumours appearing on social media were coming from within the club. The story eventually ran in at least the evening post about how we were about to sign the player. 

The player involved was Derek O'Riordan 

15 minutes ago, Sturman 1 said:

From the BP

Just a word from Stoke

We understand the subject of Benik Afobe’s injury was raised in Nathan Jones’ press conference but the quotes have been embargoed until the club make an official statement

I guess that can be taken either way in that they know he's injured or as Jones is a good mate of LJ he is on the biggest hoax in football 

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7 minutes ago, Super said:

12 pages and we're none the wiser!

Because it was all made up bollocks as I originally posted........if it’s not on the OS its invariably is wild speculation and rumour.

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It would be odd, to say the least, for the Post to run this story and follow up with a list of possible replacements unless they have some evidence.

I don't think we should be hopeful. It really staggers me the club says absolutely nothing. What is their media team for if not this? Wild rumours floating about and they stay shtum.

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The Bristol Post has a couple of articles related to Beniks injury, he is MOST DEFINITELY out for the season. No idea why the official site has not announced it?   There is also an article on strikers currently unattached who might be available........Mcormack,  Bony,  Anicheibe etc.    I hope we just stick with what we have until January, rather than get in a mercenary.  It makes me laugh when it's stated that some of them would have prohibitively high wage demands?...................They are out of work!  You would think they would drop their huge wage demands, so they could get into a squad and prove themselves, but NO,  it would appear most of them are happier doing nothing but training alone, rather than lessen their demands and get to play football, the game they are supposed to love!  Am I naive?  Anyways.......No thanks.

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1 minute ago, Eastside Moonwalker said:

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Literally the least credible of all the things that **** has posted.

17-18 hours gone since he supposedly got there, so he was there from about 10-11pm last night.

The same time he claims to have seen Afobe in Waitrose who was rushing around absolutely fine despite his torn ACL that this same person claimed he had.

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2 minutes ago, robin_unreliant said:

It would be odd, to say the least, for the Post to run this story and follow up with a list of possible replacements unless they have some evidence.

Clickbait.

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3 minutes ago, Drew Peacock said:

Clickbait.

For the Bristol Post yes, but for the BBC to run with it, for Football League World to do so, for Steve Cooper to mention it or comment on it in Swansea's press conference, and for Stoke comments seemingly embargoed until later on it makes me fear the worst.

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too many with too much at stake for this to be fake news...club must have to wait for co-ordinated information and release with Stoke. Probably having a scan today and then official news would follow.

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1 minute ago, Paul Turnip said:

How do you know that though?

Because the twitter guy admitted that he’d made it all up?

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1 hour ago, phantom said:

If you mean the younger players then without being disrespectful they would be young and naive to believe everything

Let's hope it's just all one big plan to unsettle Swansea's preparations !

The rumor has originated from an academy player, i mean

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5 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

For the Bristol Post yes, but for the BBC to run with it, for Football League World to do so, for Steve Cooper to mention it or comment on it in Swansea's press conference, and for Stoke comments seemingly embargoed until later on it makes me fear the worst.

I fear the worst too, but the BP will want to maximise clickbait while there is no official announcement. 

I would like to see Ali Duerden make a report on it, he is usually pretty reliable. I wonder which part of Radio Bristol provided the story.

I suspect it is true and it would be a blow, but I can wait until tomorrow to see if he is in the squad.

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As he isn't our player it would mean we aren't in a position as a club to say anything until the parent club wants to release information or give City permission to release such information. If he isn't injured I will run around the Mem with nothing but city nipple tassles on shouting I'm a Gurt Ted.

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This is bizarre now. Can’t recall the club ever taking so long to confirm a major injury before, this is unprecedented surely?

Odd situation. Struggling to believe they would do this to keep Swansea guessing.

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10 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

For the Bristol Post yes, but for the BBC to run with it, for Football League World to do so, for Steve Cooper to mention it or comment on it in Swansea's press conference, and for Stoke comments seemingly embargoed until later on it makes me fear the worst.

None of them did any research or look for actual proof. All they had to do was look on the OS and they'd have realised that it was a fake story.

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1 minute ago, ChippenhamRed said:

This is bizarre now. Can’t recall the club ever taking so long to confirm a major injury before, this is unprecedented surely?

Odd situation. Struggling to believe they would do this to keep Swansea guessing.

Protocol ?

He is Stokes player so they will want to assess him, get scanned etc. and then make an announcement - just guesswork like everything else on this thread..

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1 minute ago, ChippenhamRed said:

This is bizarre now. Can’t recall the club ever taking so long to confirm a major injury before, this is unprecedented surely?

Odd situation. Struggling to believe they would do this to keep Swansea guessing.

IF and I mean IF it is a hoax, the club might be keeping shtum on account of them taking it further?

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1 minute ago, Robbored said:

None of them did any research or look for actual proof. All they had to do was look on the OS and they'd have realised that it was a fake story.

Unless you know 100% that it's made up please stop for ***** sake.

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2 minutes ago, Robbored said:

None of them did any research or look for actual proof. All they had to do was look on the OS and they'd have realised that it was a fake story.

 

9 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Because the twitter guy admitted that he’d made it all up?

 

17 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Because it was all made up bollocks as I originally posted........if it’s not on the OS its invariably is wild speculation and rumour.

 

26 minutes ago, Robbored said:

So.........it looks as if the Afobe injured was a complete twitter wind up - now there’s a surprise.........not!

Im really looking forward to a plethora of apologies from those who slagged me off as an ‘attention seeking troll’............:)

..............or you could be digging a very deep hole for yourself.

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4 minutes ago, KeepUpLino said:

What the ******* BBC... Behave

Eh?

You are believing of some belter of a bellend on Twitter over one of the main broadcasters. Interesting take...

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