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Afobe Out For Season (confirmed)

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1 minute ago, Numero Uno said:

Most people weren’t convinced that Afobe was up to the job tbh......

That's true and it was mainly based on his time at Stoke. I'm just doubtful based in the albeit limited minutes I've seen of Semenyo so far. I don't doubt his talent, but I do worry that he'll take longer to develop into a Championship ready player, when we need Afobe standard performances in the here and now. Otherwise, it's a blow to our top 6 aspirations. 

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3 minutes ago, pride of the west said:

When's Jennah back?

I think he's quite far away from being match fit. There was a social media post showing him running on an anti-gravity treadmill last week.

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6 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Big chance for Semenyo, he's going to have to become a key player for the first team now. 

Really feel for Afobe though, such a shame just when he was enjoying his football again.

And that’s it . Whilst it’s a big blow and injuries can happen at anytime to any player. I feel for Benik Afobe . Awful injury and now his future is very much up in the air . And our permanent move for him will be very much in jeopardy. 

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1 hour ago, robin_unreliant said:

IF it is true, the talk from LJ of double or even triple training sessions over the break would raise questions in my mind. We do seem to be picking up a lot of injuries and not all in first team games.

Hoping it turns out to be bs though.

The players are employed by the club, why shouldn’t they train while they have no matches to play? 

They were also given a lot more days off than normal so is that the fault of the club, they didn’t keep them training enough!

Ridiculous to blame it on this!!

Afobe has suffered with an ACL injury before, is that Johnson’s fault as well? Accidents & injuries happen, it’s the downside to the job & running around blaming people for it isn’t helpful in the least!

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2 minutes ago, KeepUpLino said:

Bit like We’ve gone from driving An Audi RS4 to a A4 saloon

But if you were driving the RS4 - you'd probably find the controls a bit  fiddly, the seats too hard, the colour distracting and still looking for reverse whilst being overtaken by the saloon.

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1 minute ago, mozo said:

That's true and it was mainly based on his time at Stoke. I'm just doubtful based in the albeit limited minutes I've seen of Semenyo so far. I don't doubt his talent, but I do worry that he'll take longer to develop into a Championship ready player, when we need Afobe standard performances in the here and now. Otherwise, it's a blow to our top 6 aspirations. 

Don’t disagree, we’ll find out. Sometimes opportunity knocks for someone.....

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31 minutes ago, TETBURY MASSIVE said:

I was talking about you.... not too you.....

If I was talking to you I would of @Robbored you... so dont worry... 

Do you talk about anything else other than @Robbored ?

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1 minute ago, Tipps69 said:

The players are employed by the club, why shouldn’t they train while they have no matches to play? 

They were also given a lot more days off than normal so is that the fault of the club, they didn’t keep them training enough!

Ridiculous to blame it on this!!

Afobe has suffered with an ACL injury before, is that Johnson’s fault as well? Accidents & injuries happen, it’s the downside to the job & running around blaming people for it isn’t helpful in the least!

Exactly. I'm no injury expert, but isn't an ACL more of a freak injury rather than a wear and tear one bought on by over-training? 

Then again, i'm sure 'robin_unreliant' from Otib forum knows more about strength and conditioning than our extensive team of fitness coaches..

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10 minutes ago, mozo said:

Are you convinced that Semenyo is up to the job? I'm not (as much as I want him to be a revelation).

Not my call mozo.

None of us see the players in training nor do we have access to all the different factors that can effect individual players but it seems to me that LJ and his assistants have seen enough of  AS to include him in the matchday squad and should the need arise the coaches might feel he’s ready.

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1 hour ago, Robbored said:

So if it turns out to utter bollocks then I can expect numerous apologies from those who have criticised me?...........:cool2:

No, that's just a completely unfounded rumour.

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18 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

I would have thought Gregor would be all over this by now given that Pete O'Rourke has confirmed it.

Club probably asked him to keep it quiet until the game saturday

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1 hour ago, robin_unreliant said:

IF it is true, the talk from LJ of double or even triple training sessions over the break would raise questions in my mind. We do seem to be picking up a lot of injuries and not all in first team games.

Hoping it turns out to be bs though.

Maybe not as applicable for Afobe, but you do wonder about the pre-season especially th stress fracture injury to Dasilva.  Not a good sign.

Didn't we get a new fitness coach over the summer?  Was he too keen to make his mark?  I don't like to hear about players being 'beasted'.  

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4 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

Exactly. I'm no injury expert, but isn't an ACL more of a freak injury rather than a wear and tear one bought on by over-training? 

Then again, i'm sure 'robin_unreliant' from Otib forum knows more about strength and conditioning than our extensive team of fitness coaches..

An ACL can go at anytime, yes it could be by being clattered by a defender but it can also be by slipping on a wet floor. But to suggest that the club are at fault without knowing what was actually being done is a massive over reaction!

If our training was so bad, would we not suffer from more ACL injuries? And I can’t even remember the last ACL injury we had. But Nagy, Kalas, Massengo & Dasilva’s recent injuries have all been in game injuries! Not training ground injuries but stuff it, it’s easier to blame Johnson & the club because certain people haven’t had a stick to beat Johnson with for ages now!! It’s ******* sad!!

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5 minutes ago, TETBURY MASSIVE said:

Do you stalk anyone else but me? 

I don’t think I’ve ever quoted you?

Then again, as all your posts are towards @Robbored I haven’t had need to...

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5 minutes ago, TETBURY MASSIVE said:

Do you stalk anyone else but me? 

Pot, kettle, black.................:rofl2br:

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1 hour ago, Robbored said:

Lampard to Chelsea wasn’t exactly unlikely tho was it?

So why did you pooh pooh it as an unfounded rumour to be ignored, as you always do, regardless of likelihood?

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That Gas striker looks like he’s banging them in for fun and has a release clause....

Go on Lee let’s have another laugh at them!

Great shame about Afobe when it’s announced, he was the perfect fit for us and seemed to gel well with the squad.

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4 minutes ago, WolfOfWestStreet said:

Our lack of depth is coming back to haunt, again. 

What 'lack of depth' would this be then...?

We are getting pretty unprecedented injuries to first team and first reserve players this early in and from before the season- don't think you can call it a lack of depth, more an unbelievably bad run of injuries.

Shall I list them?

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1 minute ago, WolfOfWestStreet said:

Our lack of depth is coming back to haunt, again. 

Its difficult though, half our first team is out injured, how many should we have in a squad in case of injuries?

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Said it before but I don’t believe this is just bad luck. Hasn’t LJ said we’ve been doing double sessions quite a bit for fitness?

JD stress fracture would’ve come from too much use as stresses do, Janneh injury and now Afobe all within training sessions?

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3 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

I don’t think I’ve ever quoted you?

Then again, as all your posts are towards @Robbored I haven’t had need to...

Ummmm... really...

3 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Pot, kettle, black.................:rofl2br:

So you can be a self confessed MOD protected Troll but I am not allowed to Stalk you or in your talk... troll you.... you really are simple aren't you... 

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So ..........looks like it\s Fammy and Semenyo until January at least.  So sorry for Afobe, who was rebuilding his reputation and looking great.  Bad season so far for injuries, but we just need to get on with it..........COYR.     PS.   PSG  beat Real Madrid 3-0 last night without their entire first choice front three!  {Tenuous, I know, but looking for straws to clutch!!} 😍😍

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2 minutes ago, Simon bristol said:

Its difficult though, half our first team is out injured, how many should we have in a squad in case of injuries?

With our luck, about 50 players. They are falling one after the other, week after week.

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2 minutes ago, petehinton said:

Said it before but I don’t believe this is just bad luck. Hasn’t LJ said we’ve been doing double sessions quite a bit for fitness?

JD stress fracture would’ve come from too much use as stresses do, Janneh injury and now Afobe all within training sessions?

An ACL injury wouldn't really come from overtraining. It's a freak injury and isn't really something you'd get from wear and tear. 

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3 minutes ago, petehinton said:

Said it before but I don’t believe this is just bad luck. Hasn’t LJ said we’ve been doing double sessions quite a bit for fitness?

JD stress fracture would’ve come from too much use as stresses do, Janneh injury and now Afobe all within training sessions?

The quote I saw was double sessions for tactics, but I am sure they can be strenuous too. 

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LJ will play Fam up top but could be an opportunity to play Szmodics and Weimann together. Those two would be better suited to Palmers through balls (with Fam up top Palmer becomes superfluous as he has no one to thread balls through to).

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13 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Not my call mozo.

None of us see the players in training nor do we have access to all the different factors that can effect individual players but it seems to me that LJ and his assistants have seen enough of  AS to include him in the matchday squad and should the need arise the coaches might feel he’s ready.

Well, in LJ's educated view, Semenyo is 3rd down the pecking order behind Diedhiou,  so it doesn't reassure me that Semenyo is ready to start against Swansea and to perform to the standard omtgat we saw from Afobe.

18 minutes ago, Carey 6 said:

Diedhiou isn't that bad. He'll do the job until Jan! Back him. 

I will back him, but 'isn't that bad' won't cut it for a promotion push.

Let's not forget here, Afobe gave us a glimpse of the kind of quality that top Championship teams have up front. We didn't see that last season and we haven't seen it from Semenyo yet. Diedhiou has been used as back up for a reason. This is a blow.

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6 minutes ago, WolfOfWestStreet said:

Our lack of depth is coming back to haunt, again. 

I totally disagree. Our depth is massively helping this season.

DaSilva injured. Rowe has stepped in and done well.

Smith/Nagy injured. Massengo has stepped in and done well.

Afobe injured. Diedhiou, our double figure scoring striker the last 2 seasons, comes in.

 

It's hardly like we are stuck player our under 21s.

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4 minutes ago, Simon bristol said:

Its difficult though, half our first team is out injured, how many should we have in a squad in case of injuries?

Its more about up front how many centre forwards do we have at the club. Famara and Adobe? 

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8 minutes ago, Leveller said:

So why did you pooh pooh it as an unfounded rumour to be ignored, as you always do, regardless of likelihood?

Because at the time it’s not fact regardless of how likely it is.

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1 minute ago, Selred said:

I totally disagree. Our depth is massively helping this season.

DaSilva injured. Rowe has stepped in and done well.

Smith/Nagy injured. Massengo has stepped in and done well.

Afobe injured. Diedhiou, our double figure scoring striker the last 2 seasons, comes in.

 

It's hardly like we are stuck player our under 21s.

Yes I agree.

Especially given all of the absentees thusfar, have been, doing very well.

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1 minute ago, Selred said:

I totally disagree. Our depth is massively helping this season.

DaSilva injured. Rowe has stepped in and done well.

Smith/Nagy injured. Massengo has stepped in and done well.

Afobe injured. Diedhiou, our double figure scoring striker the last 2 seasons, comes in.

 

It's hardly like we are stuck player our under 21s.

I'm talking about our forward line lacking depth. 

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6 minutes ago, TETBURY MASSIVE said:

Ummmm... really...

So you can be a self confessed MOD protected Troll but I am not allowed to Stalk you or in your talk... troll you.... you really are simple aren't you... 

As I posted just now TM - you don’t know the half of it.

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2 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Because at the time it’s not fact regardless of how likely it is.

Incorrect. It WAS a fact. You can't dispute that. It was a fact regardless of if it was reported in your preferred media.

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