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Afobe Out For Season (confirmed)

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12 minutes ago, JoeAman08 said:

Think he would prefer playing with more freedom like Afobe has played with next to Weimann. He seemed to link up with Semenyo in the cup as well. I am not saying he is better than Afobe because he isn’t but I do believe if he played next to Weimann or Semenyo the rest of the season in the 352 he’d score closer to 20 than to 10. 

I just feel he gets far too much stick as a main cog in a top 8 side and one of the most successful city sides in the last 25 years. We needed better and got it but it has(maybe?) gone sideways with an injury. I am still sure if Fam has to play the rest of the season he will be better than last year. Also still sure we are a better side than last year when Nagy, Kalas and Dasilva fit even without Afobe. 

Afobe would be a major loss as I think with him we can compete for auto places. If he is lost for the season still think we can be a playoff side with Fam and hopefully he pairs with someone and they start gelling

Thanks for reply and I was interested as you have reasons for your views

it’s not a dig at you but I struggle to identify ,  what ‘his game’ is

i hope you are right about a partnership but I’m not convinced ,

Personally I’ve seen little evidence of him forming partnerships  - Some may say Bobby Reid but I thought Reid was the important key there

 

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11 minutes ago, Robbored said:

It’s a morale issue. 

Had it been officially confirmed via the OS then discussing it is perfectly acceptable on this or any football forum. However there has been no confirmation or denial of any injury to Afobe by the OS and yet posters begin to discuss it as if were 100% true.

I imagine that if a fully fit Benik read these comments he’d be either very upset or cracking  a rib laughing.

 

9 minutes ago, Riaz said:

Why the hell would he be upset and why is it unacceptable to talk about a player being injured and the impact it has????

He'd be bloody well upset of he was fully fit but then cracked a rib reading OTIB! :) 

 

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10 minutes ago, Homer Simpson said:

So you won't be commenting on this thread anymore then?

Only to labour my point...............:cool2:

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43 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Obviously some are not bothered about accuracy but I am.

Is that why you regularly spell players’ names incorrectly and make frequent factual errors? 

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2 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Is that why you regularly spell players’ names incorrectly and make frequent factual errors? 

Spelling was never my strong piont. 

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13 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Jeez...........:facepalm:.........there has been no official confirmation  that Afobe is injured.

Sooooooooooo. Why would he be upset??? even if fans thought wrongly he was injured??? why would he care?

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33 minutes ago, maxjak said:

While i appreciate that everyone is desperately clutching at straws. in the hope that Benik is ok.............but sorry he is out for the rest of the season, and will probably not play for us again.  So thanks Benik, and the very best of luck in your future.  I't's a great shame, but injuries are part of football, and so we move on.

Why do people like to think they know things for certain that they can’t be certain about?

We know it’s most likely the injury is genuine. But why not acknowledge the uncertainty?

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1 hour ago, elhombrecito said:

Why is everybody so keen for the club to make a statement on this?

Whether he's actually injured or not, they clearly want to keep Swansea guessing, which is to our benefit.

Surely, gaining an advantage (however small) is more important than keeping us updated? :dunno:

I think most of us can appreciate the reasons for and against making a statement. But rather it’s the unprecedented nature of the situation that is most bemusing. This is not usual behaviour for any club when there is a major injury, even with a game coming up.

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1 hour ago, RedRaw said:

Another wind up and I would recommend not opening link......this Mitch bloke is a total bell end

He obviously just likes pissing about and gets a few bites . If it is bollocks it goes to show how poor journalism is these days. And I think Gregor is a massive step up from stockhausen 

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3 minutes ago, OldlandReddies said:

Crazy to say, but I actually think some on here will be angry if it turns out this is a hoax !!

Angry at the possible hoaxer? I can well see that.

Delighted at him in fact being available- think that'd be universal.

Bit of anger at the club for their handling? Yeah, I'd say so.

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Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

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3 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

Or is it🤔

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3 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

A Fact ?

Really ?

Based on ?

 

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3 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

Wind your neck in . People will do what they like.

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So Benik is on the injury list rumour has it. BBC website says possibility of being out for rest of season. Scans will be taking place and full assessment of injury before a full club statement I would 🤔 think so we play a waiting game. One thing for sure he will not start against the swans 

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4 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

It’s almost as if it hasn’t been confirmed by an official source and we don’t know for certain, isn’t it.

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5 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

Thanks Lee

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20 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Thanks for reply and I was interested as you have reasons for your views

it’s not a dig at you but I struggle to identify ,  what ‘his game’ is

i hope you are right about a partnership but I’m not convinced ,

Personally I’ve seen little evidence of him forming partnerships  - Some may say Bobby Reid but I thought Reid was the important key there

 

I was having a similar(ish) debate with Tipps.

I have almost reached a conclusion that Diedhiou and Weimann just don’t work as pair (either together or with Weimann shunted wide).  Whether that is either or both of their fault, I don’t know.

I did see a semblance of a partnership between Fam and Taylor and Fam and Djuric, albeit it briefly.  Both Taylor and Djuric, although different players give defenders a hard time.  Perhaps Fam prefers to be the passive partner.

For Weimann he looked great alongside Afobe.

Even in those games last season when Weimann did play alongside Diedhiou (before we went one up top) I sensed Weimann’s frustrations.  Whether it was same runs, same space, I don’t know, they just never hit it off.  Weimann has looked back to his best this season and against the likes of Derby his movement was instinctive with Palmer.  My fear is that we stifle Palmer.  A free Palmer is a huge asset, but if he can’t create he becomes just another midfielder.

Tune it at 14:00 tomorrow and see the line-up.  Joy or meltdown?

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3 minutes ago, hertsexile said:

So Benik is on the injury list rumour has it. BBC website says possibility of being out for rest of season. Scans will be taking place and full assessment of injury before a full club statement I would 🤔 think so we play a waiting game. One thing for sure he will not start against the swans 

Even that isn’t certain based on what we know for sure.

2 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Research.......you should try it some time?

Please show us the research that tells us from an official and verified source that the injury rumour is definitely 100% true.

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2 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Research.......you should try it some time?

Poor answer 

D-

So what research constitutes a FACT

Cmon let’s all see your ‘research’

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Should he good ......

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4 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

It’s almost as if it hasn’t been confirmed by an official source and we don’t know for certain, isn’t it.

A known known?

or

known unknown?   

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4 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Poor answer 

D-

So what research constitutes a FACT

Cmon let’s all see your ‘research’

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Should he good ......

Please don't continue to embarass yourself...you'll hate yourself in the morning🙃

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1 minute ago, maxjak said:

Pleae don't continue to embarass youtself...you;ll hate yourself in the mornung🙃

That’s a F-

You are coming up a bit short of evidence for your FACT

A bit of a sad WUM category in fact 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, steviestevieneville said:

He obviously just likes pissing about and gets a few bites . If it is bollocks it goes to show how poor journalism is these days. And I think Gregor is a massive step up from stockhausen 

To be honest I think the bell sniff 'Mitch' is a step up from Stockhausen!

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2 minutes ago, MC RISK77 said:

@Kid in the Riot where are you kid- please can you put us all out of our misery, unless of course you are also bound to silence!!!

He's in purgatory at the moment for visiting the training ground and nobbling Afobe!

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2 minutes ago, Curr Avon said:

Is this the best kept, worst kept secret in the world?

No! Just rumoured to be.

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20 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Angry at the possible hoaxer? I can well see that.

Delighted at him in fact being available- think that'd be universal.

Bit of anger at the club for their handling? Yeah, I'd say so.

Help us out here Mr  P

You are pretty decent analytically and seem to have a reasonable handle on this

(As fat as you can see) does the first source of the rumour seem to go back to this clown on twitter ?

Whatever the outcome the whole thing is totally bizarre 

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15 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I was having a similar(ish) debate with Tipps.

I have almost reached a conclusion that Diedhiou and Weimann just don’t work as pair (either together or with Weimann shunted wide).  Whether that is either or both of their fault, I don’t know.

I did see a semblance of a partnership between Fam and Taylor and Fam and Djuric, albeit it briefly.  Both Taylor and Djuric, although different players give defenders a hard time.  Perhaps Fam prefers to be the passive partner.

For Weimann he looked great alongside Afobe.

Even in those games last season when Weimann did play alongside Diedhiou (before we went one up top) I sensed Weimann’s frustrations.  Whether it was same runs, same space, I don’t know, they just never hit it off.  Weimann has looked back to his best this season and against the likes of Derby his movement was instinctive with Palmer.  My fear is that we stifle Palmer.  A free Palmer is a huge asset, but if he can’t create he becomes just another midfielder.

Tune it at 14:00 tomorrow and see the line-up.  Joy or meltdown?

My sentiments exactly in an earlier post. Palmer becomes superflous with Fam up top as there is no one to read / run on to his through balls.

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24 minutes ago, maxjak said:

Afobe IS INJURED AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON.........END OF.  Why do people keep speculating?  He will probably not play for Bristol City again.  As sad as it is , it is a fact.

Sorry Mum.

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23 minutes ago, downendcity said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your  first post on this thread asks "Who gives a shit about an unfounded rumour?".

Your subsequent 40+ posts would seem to confirm that you are the person who gives a shit about unfounded rumours.

 I must confess, however,  that this has yet to be confirmed on the OS,  so may not turn out to be true!

But don't forget, he isn't disruptive at all and it's everyone else who is the problem.

Pathetic.

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6 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Sorry Mum.

Another classic poster who USES CAPITALS TO TRY AND ADD CREDIBILITY IN HIS SAD ATTEMPTS AT TRYING TO BE A ITK’r 🤣

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8 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Help us out here Mr  P

You are pretty decent analytically and seem to have a reasonable handle on this

(As fat as you can see) does the first source of the rumour seem to go back to this clown on twitter ?

Whatever the outcome the whole thing is totally bizarre 

From what I read earlier, the initial twitter post from the vocal person was posted around 30 mins after the exiled robin posted his crypic tweet about there being an injury. 

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2 minutes ago, Red Army 87 said:

From what I read earlier, the initial twitter post from the vocal person was posted around 30 mins after the exiled robin posted his crypic tweet about there being an injury. 

Ta -

 

 

Anyone know if anyone has asked Exile Robin the veracity of his info / source ?

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1 hour ago, Robbored said:

Obviously some are not bothered about accuracy but I am. Any thing other than accuracy is wild speculation and rumour imv.

But no one is saying it's true or accurate, or disputing that it's only a rumour. What's wrong with discussing it regardless of whether it's fact or rumour? No one is trying to force you to believe it. If you don't want to take part, don't read or post, but why critise people for discussing something. It's what the forum is for.

If fact, you appear to be the only one saying with certainty that he isn't injured and that it's all made up. The fact is no one on here knows.

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2 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Ta -

 

 

Anyone know if anyone has asked Exile Robin the veracity of his info / source ?

Yes, me.  I asked him.  He said it was someone reliable.

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36 minutes ago, downendcity said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your  first post on this thread asks "Who gives a shit about an unfounded rumour?".

Your subsequent 40+ posts would seem to confirm that you are the person who gives a shit about unfounded rumours.

 I must confess, however,  that this has yet to be confirmed on the OS,  so may not turn out to be true!

Who gives a shit about an unfounded rumour.... Ah forget it. 

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1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

Yes, me.  I asked him.  He said it was someone reliable.

Ta

I almost asked you if you would , but unsurprisingly you are one step ahead !

 

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I understand why, as it's a normal human instinct to want to hope. But I am truly incredulous at the amount of self denial and doubt on this subject.  How else does one formulate a fact, other than by using research and information to ascertain the truth? Rather than blinkered opinion?  If people would take the time to explore the internet and some of the reputable sites on it, then there can only be one conclusion......... Benik unfortunately has suffered a major injury, and will not play again this season. Glib insults and sad ridicule won't change the truth?   I wish him all the best in his future.

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