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Afobe Out For Season (confirmed)

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1 minute ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Nope- that was (yet) another one!

See others have confirmed it was Velicka.

Dunno the credibility of this one.

Totally forgot about Velicka!

Didn’t we crock George Elokobi soon after he signed on loan as well? 

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Well, it’s a real footballing set back for us, assuming true.

Its a real personal set back for him. Actually looked like he was enjoying himself. Hope he makes a full recovery.

Damn it.

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3 minutes ago, Betty Swallocks said:

Totally forgot about Velicka!

Didn’t we crock George Elokobi soon after he signed on loan as well? 

Yep- debut I believe.

Going further back, already mentioned by someone else, Dani Rodrigues- nearly 19 years ago now though!

@cityexile

Vs Reading- Dani Rodrigues.

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2 minutes ago, cityexile said:

Well, it’s a real footballing set back for us, assuming true.

Its a real personal set back for him. Actually looked like he was enjoying himself. Hope he makes a full recovery.

Damn it.

I think that's what's upset me the most. He seemed to be happy here and looked like he was enjoying football again. Gutted for us but mostly for him. Speedy recovery Benik. 

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7 minutes ago, Betty Swallocks said:

Totally forgot about Velicka!

Didn’t we crock George Elokobi soon after he signed on loan as well? 

I remember some lad breaking his leg on his debut? for us, from Reading? Can still hear the snap.

Edit, ah, mentioned already. Think I am getting my awful injuries mixed up.

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52 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Oh.......and no mention of Afobe being injured........

On a different point , near the end some hack from the Telegraph started asking questions about TA. If I was Lee I would have said " I'll answer all your questions about Tammy, but first ask me ONE question about Bristol City ! "

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5 minutes ago, Betty Swallocks said:

Totally forgot about Velicka!

Didn’t we crock George Elokobi soon after he signed on loan as well? 

Happened about 5 meters away from me. The sound was horrendous. Mix of snap and scream. 

And yes. That was his debut

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7 minutes ago, Fordy62 said:

Please don’t quote him. That’s the only way I see his posts nowadays. I prefer not to. 

Apologies Fordy.

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4 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

On a different point , near the end some hack from the Telegraph started asking questions about TA. If I was Lee I would have said " I'll answer all your questions about Tammy, but first ask me ONE question about Bristol City ! "

Isn’t this the thing (Tammy) that he said would be released on Saturday?

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7 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Yep- debut I believe.

Going further back, already mentioned by someone else, Dani Rodrigues- nearly 19 years ago now though!

@cityexile

Vs Reading- Dani Rodrigues.

Remember that Dani Rodrigues one, I was young back then and can remember feeling quite sorry for the bloke for some time. 

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11 minutes ago, Betty Swallocks said:

Totally forgot about Velicka!

Didn’t we crock George Elokobi soon after he signed on loan as well? 

Sam Vokes didn't last long either did he? 

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9 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Isn’t this the thing (Tammy) that he said would be released on Saturday?

Do you mean he would have complained that the "big " broadsheets are just  not interested in "little " Bristol City?:cool:

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9 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Isn’t this the thing (Tammy) that he said would be released on Saturday?

Think so. And it’s absolutely nothing of any  controversial nature. Just stuff about how good a student Tammy is, good kid etc. The only Swansea reference is that he thinks Tammy would be a better player in a top six side than a struggling team like Swansea.

Conclusion: The embargo was a BEP one only to get clicks on the weekend

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1 minute ago, Silvio Dante said:

Think so. And it’s absolutely nothing of any  controversial nature. Just stuff about how good a student Tammy is, good kid etc. The only Swansea reference is that he thinks Tammy would be a better player in a top six side than a struggling team like Swansea.

Conclusion: The embargo was a BEP one only to get clicks on the weekend

Yep, that was exactly as I saw / read it.  Don’t want to do Swansea’s team-talk for them by spouting stuff ahead of the game.

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You are ******* kidding me!

7pm statement people on here said...worth reminding why people said it.

Post Adam Baker the comms are run by a bunch of out of touch- well...

 

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4 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

Think so. And it’s absolutely nothing of any  controversial nature. Just stuff about how good a student Tammy is, good kid etc. The only Swansea reference is that he thinks Tammy would be a better player in a top six side than a struggling team like Swansea.

Conclusion: The embargo was a BEP one only to get clicks on the weekend

 

2 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Yep, that was exactly as I saw / read it.  Don’t want to do Swansea’s team-talk for them by spouting stuff ahead of the game.

 

20 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

On a different point , near the end some hack from the Telegraph started asking questions about TA. If I was Lee I would have said " I'll answer all your questions about Tammy, but first ask me ONE question about Bristol City ! "

Or it was the Telegraph Journo embargoing local press from saying stuff that he's putting into his Saturday special write up on Tammy's career so far.

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6 hours ago, phantom said:

The key line there is that reports "BBC Radio Bristol", who we can assume got it from the "Bristol Post", who I would expect got it from the many Twitter "re-tweets"?

Or am I just clutching at straws? 

Or dependable otib?

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5 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

You are ******* kidding me!

7pm statement people on here said...worth reminding why people said it.

Post Adam Baker their comms are run by a bunch of out of touch- well.

 

Doesn't know what an ACL is? 

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If Afobe isn’t injured what do the club have to gain from revealing that fact? It’s not like we’d all be gutted come kick off on Saturday to find him in the starting lineup! 😂😂

Afobe scores.

City fans: *cross arms and refuse to celebrate because the club did a Boris Johnson*

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12 minutes ago, TheCulturalBomb said:

I would have Weimann up front, Palmer behind and Eliasson and Callum O' Dowda on wings. Were so anti football with Diedhiou on the pitch. 

NE putting in his classy high crosses.....for who exactly?

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18 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

You are ******* kidding me!

7pm statement people on here said...worth reminding why people said it.

Post Adam Baker the comms are run by a bunch of out of touch- well...

 

I don’t want to overstate the situation, because it’s only football at the end of the day....but I can’t but feel when the club ignores the elephant in the room for this long, it becomes almost insulting to supporters. Ultimately the club’s social media feeds should provide news first and foremost.

I realise there may be good reasons why the announcement hasn’t been made yet, but they could lay off the trivial stuff a bit in the meantime.

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2 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

I don’t want to overstate the situation, because it’s only football at the end of the day....but I can’t but feel when the club ignores the elephant in the room for this long, it becomes almost insulting to supporters. Ultimately the club’s social media feeds should provide news first and foremost.

I realise there may be good reasons why the announcement hasn’t been made yet, but they could lay off the trivial stuff a bit in the meantime.

What if it isn’t true that he’s injured though. What if Swansea believe the reputable sources saying he is and spend the next few days preparing for playing against Fam. It might gain us a 1% advantage but at this level that can be the difference.

I repeat, the club have nothing to gain by announcing anything. Anything they announce doesn’t change the reality of whether he is fit to play on Saturday.

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8 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

I don’t want to overstate the situation, because it’s only football at the end of the day....but I can’t but feel when the club ignores the elephant in the room for this long, it becomes almost insulting to supporters. Ultimately the club’s social media feeds should provide news first and foremost.

I realise there may be good reasons why the announcement hasn’t been made yet, but they could lay off the trivial stuff a bit in the meantime.

Yeah, make you right.

It's got to a stage where it's taking the piss I think.

@Ian M Think Swansea will have a plan for Diedhiou and a plan for Afobe- if they treat it as speculation they may hedge their bets a bit- that doubt could be useful though, maybe. On balance though, can't see it as ideal tbh.

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2 minutes ago, Ian M said:

What if it isn’t true that he’s injured though. What if Swansea believe the reputable sources saying he is and spend the next few days preparing for playing against Fam. It might gain us a 1% advantage but at this level that can be the difference.

I repeat, the club have nothing to gain by announcing anything. Anything they announce doesn’t change the reality of whether he is fit to play on Saturday.

I get that, but clubs don't tend to behave like this, that I can remember. 

Or at least I don't remember a strong (injury) rumour that had absolutely no substance whatsoever. 

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2 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Yeah, make you right.

It's got to a stage where it's taking the piss I think.

@Ian M Think Swansea will have a plan for Diedhiou and a plan for Afobe- if they treat it as speculation they may hedge their bets a bit- that doubt could be useful though, maybe.

Plus if we all believe he’s out for the season, what does seeing him in the team do to our mood? We will be well up for it!

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2 minutes ago, CotswoldRed said:

I get that, but clubs don't tend to behave like this, that I can remember. 

Or at least I don't remember a strong (injury) rumour that had absolutely no substance whatsoever. 

I’m starting to believe he isn’t injured and a couple of journos chucked in throwaway lines about speaking to sources & the club is taking advantage of BBC & HITC reporting its true.

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1 minute ago, Ian M said:

Plus if we all believe he’s out for the season, what does seeing him in the team do to our mood? We will be well up for it!

Would be like a new signing.

FWIW I fear the worst, that he is out for the season- what a delight it would be if it was all something elaborate!

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1 minute ago, RedRaw said:

They only interviewed 14 players, lots of other players missing

When did it last rain?

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6 minutes ago, Ian M said:

What if it isn’t true that he’s injured though. What if Swansea believe the reputable sources saying he is and spend the next few days preparing for playing against Fam. It might gain us a 1% advantage but at this level that can be the difference.

I repeat, the club have nothing to gain by announcing anything. Anything they announce doesn’t change the reality of whether he is fit to play on Saturday.

I appreciate what you’re saying about the percentages thing, I’m just not really a fan of those sort of cat and mouse games. I’d rather all clubs were just straight up about it.

For there to be no word either way after this long is surely unprecedented, I can’t recall anything quite like it previously.

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2 minutes ago, RedRaw said:

Monday?

So when arriving for training on Monday they filmed that. Absolutely no relevance that BA isn’t in it.

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38 minutes ago, TheCulturalBomb said:

I would have Weimann up front, Palmer behind and Eliasson and Callum O' Dowda on wings. Were so anti football with Diedhiou on the pitch. 

A part of me agrees. I just worry about Weimann up top on his own. Really hope if that happens then Palmer supports him and doesn't leave Weimann too isolated.

I agree that Diedhiou not ideal for how we want to play. I believe LJ will go with Diedhiou though. Will be pretty amazed if he doesn't.

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4 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

A part of me agrees. I just worry about Weimann up top on his own. Really hope if that happens then Palmer supports him and doesn't leave Weimann too isolated.

I agree that Diedhiou not ideal for how we want to play. I believe LJ will go with Diedhiou though. Will be pretty amazed if he doesn't.

Totally agree with that. As someone else, I hope that doesn't mean we slip into old habits.

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How about either:

Brownhill Massengo Nagy O'Dowda/Eliasson

                           Palmer

                          Weimann

OR 

Brownhill Nagy Massengo

      Palmer O'Dowda

             Weimann

Fluid 4-3-3 or a return to something like the 4-4-1-1 of 2 seasons ago, with plenty of scope for movement and interchanging.

Dunno about Eliasson and O'Dowda in the same side- who drops out from the midfield for a start?

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2 minutes ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Marley Watkins anyone ? Unknown quantity, and be like a new signing.

 a new signing like Engvall....

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3 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

How about either:

Brownhill Massengo Nagy O'Dowda/Eliasson

                           Palmer

                          Weimann

OR 

Brownhill Nagy Massengo

      Palmer O'Dowda

             Weimann

Fluid 4-3-3 or a return to something like the 4-4-1-1 of 2 seasons ago, with plenty of scope for movement and interchanging.

Dunno about Eliasson and O'Dowda in the same side- who drops out from the midfield for a start?

I really like the 4321....suggested the same on Twitter as an option.  Could even be 5221 without Nagy and obviously with wingbacks.  We did a 5221 away at Sheffield United last season.

3 minutes ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Marley Watkins anyone ? Unknown quantity, and be like a new signing.

Sneaked onto the bench last week....👀

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24 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I really like the 4321....suggested the same on Twitter as an option.  Could even be 5221 without Nagy and obviously with wingbacks.  We did a 5221 away at Sheffield United last season.

Sneaked onto the bench last week....👀

Might as well put O Dowda up front 👀

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