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Sturman 1

Afobe Out For Season (confirmed)

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4 hours ago, Northern Red said:

Yep. And yet when this gets pointed out, it's the people who are fed up to the back teeth with it who are the problem.

Absolutely pathetic. 

I got a months ban for my tone when responding to someone the same way as they had addressed me.

 

Robbored actively seeks to disrupt the forum and gets away with it unconditionally.

It's all bollocks.

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11 hours ago, 29AR said:

It’s not without reason though Ska. 

He is allowed to do it because he’s part of the clique. 

Last night we had an alcoholic from Sweden - part of the same clique - post overtly racist comments which were deleted (swept under the carpet). And yet accusations  remain for all to see in the  Rovers thread when it’s not on our doorstep. Then this guy, known to rile with only that intention, is allowed to continue. 

You can go too far in moderating - Sagchat, or you can go not far enough and let a place like this, which used to be a great forum in which I enjoyed participating in, going to the dregs. Because that’s where it has gone.

You once had really intellectual debate and commentary on this place. But the same perps are allowed to ruin it time and time again without any semblance of humour. And they do so deliberately; either for their own pathetic hard on, or through addictive disease - which the ‘friends’ allow him to very publicly embarrass himself rather than support. How shameful.

Certain posters are allowed to ruin as much content as they wish and to stifle as much commentary as they wish just because they are the playground milk monitor’s mate. 

The door can hit me on the way out. See you OTIB... it was once fun. 

Just to clarify  @29AR- I personally did miss this post previously

The comments you refer to HAVE been dealt with, like I posted above it is not for anyone else than those involved to know what has gone on

It is nigh on impossible to monitor every single post on this site, which is why I mentioned above about the report ability

Just for balance when the person you mention above was banned from this site, the mods were inundated with people asking for him to be allowed back and there was a thread with pages of people asking for them to be allowed back

 

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2 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Well he’s been doing the same shit for years and he’s still posting, that was my first clue. 

But he doesn’t insult anybody, libel anybody, threaten to fight anybody, or make unpleasant racist, sexist comments ... those draw bans.

He just persists in repeating the same tiresome, fatuous comments over and over and over. That drives us all bonkers, but it doesn’t attract a ban. It’s like having a garrulous toddler around the place, seeking attention.

 

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Typical. An important thread ruined by the usual bunch of utter fannies flexing their handbags. Get a life FFS

Im really gutted. We have options up front but this is a major blow. LJ must be absolutely gutted too. Let’s hope Semenyo steps up and takes his chance. As for Benik - so sorry for him and if he has done it for the 3rd time is he likely to ever come back the same ? Poor bloke

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4 minutes ago, JamesBCFC said:

I got a months ban for my tone when responding to someone the same way as they had addressed me.

 

Robbored actively seeks to disrupt the forum and gets away with it unconditionally.

It's all bollocks.

Are you saying that you did not deserve your ban @JamesBCFC ?

I think the team on this site do a great job

At the end of the day there are hundreds of us that post on here and surely it is natural that there are going to be posting styles that people do not like

Reading these pages now it is pathetic how many people are whining about this Robbored chap, Phantom has explained to put him on ignore, those complaining about him are just as bad as him for derailing a thread.

Can we not get this thread back about Benik please?

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1 minute ago, Leveller said:

But he doesn’t insult anybody, libel anybody, threaten to fight anybody, or make unpleasant racist, sexist comments ... those draw bans.

He just persists in repeating the same tiresome, fatuous comments over and over and over. That drives us all bonkers, but it doesn’t attract a ban. It’s like having a garrulous toddler around the place, seeking attention.

 

I’ve never been part of a forum where persistent and deliberate trolling is left completely unchecked. It’s very different to having a controversial opinion, it’s just deliberate disruption. 

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If true (presuming still not confirmed), then would we try to still sign him permanently, if the price was dropped significantly because of the injury? 

Would we even try to sign him until he's proven he's definitely over it?

Stoke don't want him, that much is clear.

Terrible news if this true, and it does now seem to be gathering pace. The only positive thing would be that AW scores if he's played up top, Fam has just scored and has a point to prove, and Semenyo looks hungry as well.

What is it with our luck though :disapointed2se:

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2 minutes ago, Leveller said:

But he doesn’t insult anybody, libel anybody, threaten to fight anybody, or make unpleasant racist, sexist comments ... those draw bans.

He just persists in repeating the same tiresome, fatuous comments over and over and over. That drives us all bonkers, but it doesn’t attract a ban. It’s like having a garrulous toddler around the place, seeking attention.

 

1 minute ago, TonyTonyTony said:

Typical. An important thread ruined by the  usual bunch of utter fannies. Get a life FFS

These two posts are exactly what I was thinking

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1 hour ago, KeepUpLino said:

******* shambles.. another training ground injury .... 

Another season down the shitter

We certainly seem very ‘unlucky’

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I'm gutted for him. He seemed to gel nicely with the other players, and seemed to be really enjoying his time here. I had high hopes that he'd prove a lot of people wrong and score a ton of goals for us. As for buying him on a perm, I would consider a cut price deal, maybe even a free with a view towards coaching, but a lot of it depends on how he recovers. Either way, I hope he gets better soon.

As for what we do now, I'm not too sure. We're in a really shit situation where we're ages away from the window opening, and the available forwards being injury prone or not cut out for this level.

My head says to maybe have a crack at signing McCormack or Bony, but my heart says that we put our faith in Semenyo. Tell him that he's got until January to show he can cut it in the Championship, and if he can't then he goes out on loan and falls down the pecking order.

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25 minutes ago, Badger08 said:

Oh for **** sake!!!!!! 

Why? Why the **** does this always happen to us. 

Thats our season ****** then...................

Bet they wish they had you at Dunkirk...come on it ain’t over is it 

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I know I'm probably clutching at straws but does anyone else think this was an unfounded rumour that has just gone completely viral and BCFC are just sitting back in wonder and laughing?

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16 minutes ago, TonyTonyTony said:

Typical. An important thread ruined by the usual bunch of utter fannies flexing their handbags. Get a life FFS

Im really gutted. We have options up front but this is a major blow. LJ must be absolutely gutted too. Let’s hope Semenyo steps up and takes his chance. As for Benik - so sorry for him and if he has done it for the 3rd time is he likely to ever come back the same ? Poor bloke

Absolutely pathetic isn’t it the amount of grown men who boil their piss over RR posts, the bloke himself has said put me on ignore if you don’t like it.

share the same feelings on Benik mate, maybe career defining for him. I have faith in Fam though but he can’t play up top on his own, hopefully Johnson finally sees that 

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1 minute ago, OnCider said:

I know I'm probably clutching at straws but does anyone else think this was an unfounded rumour that has just gone completely viral and BCFC are just sitting back in wonder and laughing?

:pray::pray:

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2 minutes ago, OnCider said:

I know I'm probably clutching at straws but does anyone else think this was an unfounded rumour that has just gone completely viral and BCFC are just sitting back in wonder and laughing?

Na we are f@cked 😁

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2 minutes ago, OnCider said:

I know I'm probably clutching at straws but does anyone else think this was an unfounded rumour that has just gone completely viral and BCFC are just sitting back in wonder and laughing?

Almost certainly not now O’Rouke, the local press and BBC are running with the story now.

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Who is our strength and conditioning coach this season?

I was looking forward to the international break thinking we may be able to get a few of the injured players back to fitness. Instead Nagy is played and worsens his injury playing for Hungary and it seems Afobe has ended his season during training.

Just waiting for Massengo to have his magical hair mistaken for a topiary bush at the training ground and our top 6 hopes will be well and truly gone

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1 minute ago, OnCider said:

I know I'm probably clutching at straws but does anyone else think this was an unfounded rumour that has just gone completely viral and BCFC are just sitting back in wonder and laughing?

It would be the wind up of all wind ups but I'm afraid the truth is that you are probably living up to your OTIB handle. We are just going to have to get on with it. 

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2 minutes ago, Super said:

Is there a Thursday press conference?

 

2 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

On Wednesday, wasn't it?

Surely that would've been a Wednesday press conference, wouldn't it?

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14 minutes ago, phantom said:

Anyway has anyone heard how Afobe is?

I’ve heard he’s really pissed off that a thread about him has been derailed by a troll! 

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4 minutes ago, Super said:

Is there a Thursday press conference?

 

4 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

On Wednesday, wasn't it?

 

2 minutes ago, CiderCraig said:

 

Surely that would've been a Wednesday press conference, wouldn't it?

Indeed, but in the main we only have one weekly press conference, pre game- unless midweek games of course.

Unless there is one called about Afobe, first we'll hear about it in the post game interview? Could always be some other form of media engagement I guess.

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13 minutes ago, Alan Dicks' Barmy Army said:

Are you saying that you did not deserve your ban @JamesBCFC ?

I think the team on this site do a great job

At the end of the day there are hundreds of us that post on here and surely it is natural that there are going to be posting styles that people do not like

Reading these pages now it is pathetic how many people are whining about this Robbored chap, Phantom has explained to put him on ignore, those complaining about him are just as bad as him for derailing a thread.

Can we not get this thread back about Benik please?

I'm saying there's no consistency. Not that my ban wasn't deserved.

I responded to someone the way they addressed me, but only 1 person got a ban.

Even then the message said a week ban, but the date said it was a month. I queried it to ask which it was- not even the validity of the ban- and there wasn't so much as the courtesy of a response.

On the other hand we have a known troll who actively tries to disrupt the forum and is allowed to do whatever he wants.

 

I accepted my ban, it's been over and done, but that doesn't mean I cannot point out obvious flaws in the way the forum is moderated.

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5 minutes ago, MC RISK77 said:

Absolutely pathetic isn’t it the amount of grown men who boil their piss over RR posts, the bloke himself has said put me on ignore if you don’t like it.

Conversely, absolutely pathetic that a grown man who confesses to being a WUM, continually derails topics.

 

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Assuming this to be true, let's spare a thought for the man himself.
From being written off and abused by his own supporters, to seemingly being happy and making a name for himself again, over before it had begun.
Devastating personally for him and his family, as well as his career.
Best wishes to him from us all I'm sure.

Ok, back to self-interest.
Trying to be positive, I feel there are a lot of goals to come from A.W. when played centrally, as we now have midfielders who can not only spot/anticipate his runs, but have the ability to get the ball to him.

On that note, can we please stop the criticism of him for,
1. Pointless runs.
He makes the right runs. It's not his fault if no one can get the ball to him. Also it  creates space for others. (A good thing)
Fam would get hammered on here (and rightly so) if he didn't bother going in the box because 4/5 crosses didn't go near him.
2. Runs a lot but no end product.
Well I'm very happy with 2 goals in 2 games resulting from him pressuring the keeper. One of these came from him chasing a "lost cause" from the centre circle.
Also, I wouldn't call it pointless to stop defenders feeling comfortable on the ball and stopping them from dictating the pace of the game. (Another good thing)
 

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If he is injured and unfortunately it appears to be likely, we have to play to Fam’s strengths. He has to start as a two with Weinmann and we need to ensure we get players up and around him. In the past we’ve knocked it long with no support available to him. Playing Palmer as a attacking ‘10’ with weinmann alongside him we may get the best out of him. 

He should come into Saturdays game with confidence after a goal and a helping hand with the og 

 

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It’s after noon and still no news on the City website. You would think the club would either confirm or deny the story. There’s nothing to be gained by saying nothing. If it was Saturday morning it would be understandable, just to keep Swansea in the dark 

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4 minutes ago, JamesBCFC said:

I'm saying there's no consistency. Not that my ban wasn't deserved.

I responded to someone the way they addressed me, but only 1 person got a ban.

Even then the message said a week ban, but the date said it was a month. I queried it to ask which it was- not even the validity of the ban- and there wasn't so much as the courtesy of a response.

On the other hand we have a known troll who actively tries to disrupt the forum and is allowed to do whatever he wants.

 

I accepted my ban, it's been over and done, but that doesn't mean I cannot point out obvious flaws in the way the forum is moderated.

The mods don't need to be accountable, they do what they can, when they can and how they can.

If they were paid to moderate the forum then maybe you could expect a bit more consistency and communication, bit it doesn't work that way.

If people are frustrated by any particular poster, put them on ignore. 

Overall, I think this place is well run, especially given the amount of traffic it generates.

So thanks to the Mods. Except for that time after a forum upgrade and I was engaged in some UAT and got a week on the naughty step for saying THUNDERCU.........

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1 minute ago, pongo88 said:

It’s after noon and still no news on the City website. You would think the club would either confirm or deny the story. There’s nothing to be gained by saying nothing. If it was Saturday morning it would be understandable, just to keep Swansea in the dark 

You think clubs don't do pre-match analysis before Saturday? Confirming he's injured helps them guess what line up we go with

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3 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

The mods don't need to be accountable, they do what they can, when they can and how they can.

If they were paid to moderate the forum then maybe you could expect a bit more consistency and communication, bit it doesn't work that way.

If people are frustrated by any particular poster, put them on ignore. 

Overall, I think this place is well run, especially given the amount of traffic it generates.

So thanks to the Mods. Except for that time after a forum upgrade and I was engaged in some UAT and got a week on the naughty step for saying THUNDERCU.........

I don't think someone needs to be paid in order to be consistent when approaching something.

 

Are you paid for your attempts to get those food vouchers you never received?

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13 minutes ago, CiderCraig said:

Surely that would've been a Wednesday press conference, wouldn't it?

No, that was yesterday.

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1 hour ago, supercidered said:

Very depressing news and feel that we won't do any better than last season. Too much reliance on Afobe being that final piece of the jigsaw. On deadline Day he was probably 4th choice but then he became our big hope to push us on in to the top 6. Which ever way you look at this now or dress it up. We are going to have to make do and make do won't be good enough to challenge IMO. Hopefully, I will be proved wrong but it feels pretty bleak from a goal threat point of view.

I don't think it's fair to say  "too much reliance".  Afobe was the "proven" Championship striker we craved.  How many clubs in this division have two of those and aren't going to suffer if they get a long-term injury?  That sort of strength in depth just isn't realistic or even financially viable for a club without the benefit of parachute payments.  It's simply the case that he was our best forward and the team will be weaker without him - as would be the case at pretty much any club.  Whether he was 4th choice or not is irrelevant - he was a good choice, and he brought the qualities we were looking for.

I don't believe the club should be berated for not having a replacement of equivalent standard.

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Is this established as fact yet or still just rumour? (Bit like Matty's broken nose!) How amazed we'll all be if he appears on the team sheet on Saturday?

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1 minute ago, Midred said:

Is this established as fact yet or still just rumour? (Bit like Matty's broken nose!) How amazed we'll all be if he appears on the team sheet on Saturday?

You have to think that the subject has just been discussed on Talk Sport and all socail media sites its true

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8 minutes ago, JamesBCFC said:

I don't think someone needs to be paid in order to be consistent when approaching something.

 

Are you paid for your attempts to get those food vouchers you never received?

I paid for them. My personal account manager failed to do his (or her) paid role in furnishing me with them!

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1 hour ago, Henry said:

Probably won’t get away with 12 players on the pitch

That makes zero sense when mentioning 3-5-2, 4-3-3 and 4-3-2-1 as possible systems. 

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I find it strange that the club haven't commented either way on this yet.  Part of me clings to the hope that it's all a big hoax, but why wouldn't you issue a denial if that was the case?  Equally how hard is it to put together a couple of paragraphs confirming the worst?  Odd one.

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2 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

I find it strange that the club haven't commented either way on this yet.  Part of me clings to the hope that it's all a big hoax, but why wouldn't you issue a denial if that was the case?  Equally how hard is it to put together a couple of paragraphs confirming the worst?  Odd one.

To keep Swansea guessing

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5 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

I find it strange that the club haven't commented either way on this yet.  Part of me clings to the hope that it's all a big hoax, but why wouldn't you issue a denial if that was the case?  Equally how hard is it to put together a couple of paragraphs confirming the worst?  Odd one.

Standard in terms of the club, isn't it- just look at our so-called SLO!

SLO(W) is about right as you can't get SLOW without SLO.

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3 minutes ago, Ecko said:

To keep Swansea guessing

Bit of a pantomine if that's the case.  It's going to be weird if we still don't know by Saturday morning....but imagine the scenes if it's the club playing games and they name him in the team!*

*yes I am holding onto those straws as tightly as I can

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As the old saying goes, What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. 

If Afobe is out for the season, City's talented squad will pull together and with our fantastic support, battle towards a play-off spot come May.

Always believe! #DoItForBenik or #BattlinForBenik

 

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As much as I admire those trying to put a brave face on the situation, the reason we got in Afobe is that Diedhiou and Weimann will not get enough goals to keep us in the play offs. 

We have a better engine behind them, but if we are blunt at what should be the sharp-end another also-ran season awaits.

This really is a bitter blow.

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1 minute ago, Red-Robbo said:

As much as I admire those trying to put a brave face on the situation, the reason we got in Afobe is that Diedhiou and Weimann will not get enough goals to keep us in the play offs. 

We have a better engine behind them, but if we are blunt at what should be the sharp-end another also-ran season awaits.

This really is a bitter blow.

Agreed, although having seen the difference an upgrade in that department can make to the team, it could be more likely the purse strings are loosened for January if we manage to get to it in a decent league position?

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40 minutes ago, MC RISK77 said:

Absolutely pathetic isn’t it the amount of grown men who boil their piss over RR posts, the bloke himself has said put me on ignore if you don’t like it.

share the same feelings on Benik mate, maybe career defining for him. I have faith in Fam though but he can’t play up top on his own, hopefully Johnson finally sees that 

Yep, simply ignore posters if you don't like what they post not keep on and on and on about him or his posts.

As for Afobe, gutted for him and for us.

But as one door closes...

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