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Banjo Red

Nahki Wells - SIGNING CONFIRMED

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13 minutes ago, Vincent Vega said:

He replaces Fam or Weinman, it's not rocket science. 

This is Bristol City... he could be playing centre half..

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10 hours ago, Hellfire Corner said:

Nahki Wells revealed on the roof, next signing with be Kemar Roofe revealed down a well.

Here's hoping we'll reveal Scott Hogan eating bolognese a little messy.

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18 minutes ago, RedDave said:

But people seem to want Palmer in as well due to his previous form with Wells. Can only pick 11 players.  Preferably in formation that doesn’t mean we concede 4 goals a game! 

Johnson picks the team not people. Don't understand why you're getting so wound up up about it.

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1 minute ago, Vincent Vega said:

Johnson picks the team not people. Don't understand why you're getting so wound up up about it.

It’s just a debate on a forum mate. Not wound up at all.  So many seem to hate debate or being questioned. 

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Must say I’m reasonably excited about this (not withstanding my LJ concerns). Having watched his highlight reel, doesn’t he hit the inside of the side netting a lot?

I wonder what the rest of the day will bring. 

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1 hour ago, Negan said:

When all fit
 

Bentley 

Pereira Kalas Baker Dasilva 

Smith 

Weimann Palmer Eliasson 

Diedhiou Wells

We'd be ripped apart... Where's our midfield and protection for the back 4 😂

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1 hour ago, Negan said:

When all fit
 

Bentley 

Pereira Kalas Baker Dasilva 

Smith 

Weimann Palmer Eliasson 

Diedhiou Wells

Far too attacking, I think if you swap Diedhiou for Nagy and put him alongside Smith that's more realistic. 

I think tomorrow we'll start a 4-4-2. That side, but Nagy for Palmer and centre midfield.

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I remember the Shaun Goater days with fondness and it is great to have Nahki on board with similarities to the Goat.

Bermudian, a potent striker and boyish good looks...…

How does the song go... 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

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8 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

Nah, the deadline to be registered to play tomorrow is today.

I think you mean yeah - not nah

Or am I reading it wrong?

The deadline is indeed 12 noon today to be available for tomorrows match

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1 hour ago, RedDave said:

Funny how I get pelters saying I don’t know how Wells can fit in the side and then the same people giving me loads of crap post teams in a 4-1-5 kind of formation with just Smith in midfielder or with Wells on the wing.  

I understand everyone being excited about Wells but as soon as someone asks a footballing question of it on a football forum they get targeted.  

 

You know it’s not a 4-1-5 though don’t you.  Just as much as Tuesday’s 4231/4141 “morph”, wasn’t 424 or 415, just because Korey is the only DM.  You’re better than that RD.

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4 minutes ago, phantom said:

I think you mean yeah - not nah

Or am I reading it wrong?

The deadline is indeed 12 noon today to be available for tomorrows match

It was a bit tongue in cheek 😜

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7 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

You know it’s not a 4-1-5 though don’t you.  Just as much as Tuesday’s 4231/4141 “morph”, wasn’t 424 or 415, just because Korey is the only DM.  You’re better than that RD.

So what would you call this 

             Smith

Ellison. Palmer. Paterson

         Wells. Diedhiou 

Just because you could call that a 4-1-3-2 doesn’t mean it is one as the three is not a midfield.  

Thats closer to 4-1-5 than 4-1-3-2

Youre better than that DF

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8 minutes ago, Loco Rojo said:

His agent is obviously good at copy and paste.

You know those are tweets by QPR and City respectively? Fair play to the agent though if he has managed to infiltrate the Twitter accounts for two different football clubs. 

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1 hour ago, Bazooka Joe said:

Nahki is a name that will fit well into several songs

Na Na Na (Banarama)

Ra Ra Rasputin (Boney M)

I'm sure there a plenty more.

Woss reckon?  - Nah !

Saw someone suggesting only fools and horses style

Nah, Nah, Nahki Wells, Nah, Nah, Nahki Wells, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nahki Wells etc 

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Assuming no more business I'd go, in a 4-2-2-2:

Bentley - Hunt, Bakes, Williams, Jay - Smith, HNM - Pato, Eliasson (either wing) - Wells, Andi.

Tough call between Fam and Andi but I wouldn't want to lose Andi's running/defending from the front.

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11 hours ago, Fjmcity said:

My beloved bristol city have nahki wells and benik adobe on the same roster? Do I now live in a football manager save??

No offence but you mean "in the same squad". A roster is an American thing which doesn't exist in the UK. 

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Looking at the highlights reel I am hoping that him and Famara become the Owen and Heskey of the Championship for the remainder of the season. If they click we are nailed on for the play offs.

Nice Submariner he’s wearing in the video, probably does a lot of skin diving back in Bermuda.

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21 minutes ago, Porto Red said:

No offence but you mean "in the same squad". A roster is an American thing which doesn't exist in the UK. 

no offence taken, just confusion.. it essentially means list, line up whatever.
 

Why... just why bother?

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4 hours ago, JamesBCFC said:

Lansdown's strategy is that signings will more often than not be players under the age of 24 who will improve.

The fact that not every signing is someone under 24 does not "blow it out the water".

The bulk of our signings do conform to that but others do not. Hunt, Pisano and Weimann being others that didn't. 

Yeh I know, I was just setting out how Robbored has summarised the strategy for us continually ...

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1 hour ago, RedDave said:

So what would you call this 

             Smith

Ellison. Palmer. Paterson

         Wells. Diedhiou 

Just because you could call that a 4-1-3-2 doesn’t mean it is one as the three is not a midfield.  

Thats closer to 4-1-5 than 4-1-3-2

Youre better than that DF


😂😂😂

Depends on the depth of Smith and the other three.

If those three were Massengo, Nagy and Rowe instead, would you see it differently.  But i think you’d be hard-pushed to find anyone else on here (I’ll eat my hat made of rice-paper if you do 😜😜😜) who’d call it a “5”.

 

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3 minutes ago, Davefevs said:


😂😂😂

Depends on the depth of Smith and the other three.

If those three were Massengo, Nagy and Rowe instead, would you see it differently.  But i think you’d be hard-pushed to find anyone else on here (I’ll eat my hat made of rice-paper if you do 😜😜😜) who’d call it a “5”.

 

Would get torn to pieces 😂

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4 minutes ago, Davefevs said:


😂😂😂

Depends on the depth of Smith and the other three.

If those three were Massengo, Nagy and Rowe instead, would you see it differently.  But i think you’d be hard-pushed to find anyone else on here (I’ll eat my hat made of rice-paper if you do 😜😜😜) who’d call it a “5”.

 

Of course I would see it differently.  Picking just smith on his own like that would be suicide. Palmer is not a central midfielder so you can put in there if you want but realistically he would be lost. That’s why I’m calling it a 5.  As that’s what it would almost become with that personnel 

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While not wishing to dampen the excitement of this signing, can someone please explain to me why he didn’t start a single game for Burnley?  That’s pretty unusual - even the dreadful Diony started a couple of games for us!  Are we saying good enough for the Championship but not good enough for the Prem?

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4 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

While not wishing to dampen the excitement of this signing, can someone please explain to me why he didn’t start a single game for Burnley?  That’s pretty unusual - even the dreadful Diony started a couple of games for us!  Are we saying good enough for the Championship but not good enough for the Prem?

Because he is a good championship striker not a prem striker

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4 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

While not wishing to dampen the excitement of this signing, can someone please explain to me why he didn’t start a single game for Burnley?  That’s pretty unusual - even the dreadful Diony started a couple of games for us!  Are we saying good enough for the Championship but not good enough for the Prem?

Wells scores goals at teams that create a lot of chances.  He has had three good seasons at this level for two different teams. Huddersfield and QPR, this season. Both teams created a lot of chances. QPR create more than most teams this season. We create very few. As do Burnley.  So I just don’t think he was a fit there. Burnley play with big strong strikers

We will need to change our game to get the best from Wells. 

3 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Because he is a good championship striker not a prem striker

He’s played 9 games in the premier league and zero of those are starts. Harsh to say he isn’t a good Prem striker. Just not suited to Burnley 

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3 minutes ago, RedDave said:

Wells scores goals at teams that create a lot of chances.  He has had three good seasons at this level for two different teams. Huddersfield and QPR, this season. Both teams created a lot of chances. QPR create more than most teams this season. We create very few. As do Burnley.  So I just don’t think he was a fit there. Burnley play with big strong strikers

We will need to change our game to get the best from Wells. 

He’s played 9 games in the premier league and zero of those are starts. Harsh to say he isn’t a good Prem striker. Just not suited to Burnley 

Not harsh at all, if he was a good prem striker he’d be playing week in week out for Burnley like Chris wood 

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5 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Not harsh at all, if he was a good prem striker he’d be playing week in week out for Burnley like Chris wood 

Just said he doesn’t suit them.  Chris Wood is a different type of player. Wells needs to be at a team set up to suit him. 

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47 minutes ago, Fjmcity said:

no offence taken, just confusion.. it essentially means list, line up whatever.
 

Why... just why bother?

Not sure why you are confused, there's nothing hard to understand here. I know what it means. It's an ugly Americanism, something I dislike. Maybe you do things in your life that would make me think "why bother?!" but I wouldn't comment as I wouldn't want to seem rude. Everyone is different.

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31 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

While not wishing to dampen the excitement of this signing, can someone please explain to me why he didn’t start a single game for Burnley?  That’s pretty unusual - even the dreadful Diony started a couple of games for us!  Are we saying good enough for the Championship but not good enough for the Prem?

Exactly that, an in between level of quality like David Nugent, Gayle, Vydra, Wickham, Bamford etc. Never first choice picks in the Premier League but tear up the Championship. That is the ceiling of what we can attract atm, if you’re talking finished article. The next tier is Mitrovic, Gray for established or Watkins, Bowen for potential and we just aren’t in these markets. So I am pretty happy with Wells and if he comes back the same player Afobe.

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6 minutes ago, Hare Island said:

Exactly that, an in between level of quality like David Nugent, Gayle, Vydra, Wickham, Bamford etc. Never first choice picks in the Premier League but tear up the Championship. That is the ceiling of what we can attract atm, if you’re talking finished article. The next tier is Mitrovic, Gray for established or Watkins, Bowen for potential and we just aren’t in these markets. So I am pretty happy with Wells and if he comes back the same player Afobe.

Does make you wonder why Burnley bought him in the first place.

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7 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Does make you wonder why Burnley bought him in the first place.

Quite baffling considering they’ve been in the Premier League for a while. I guess a low risk punt though if they shift up a category like Chris Wood has.

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21 minutes ago, Porto Red said:

Not sure why you are confused, there's nothing hard to understand here. I know what it means. It's an ugly Americanism, something I dislike. Maybe you do things in your life that would make me think "why bother?!" but I wouldn't comment as I wouldn't want to seem rude. Everyone is different.

Just confused as to why anyone would go out of their way to make such a (personal) observation on a word used, roster is quite clearly a word used throughout the world in various translations I am sure. 

well there is some irony..apparently one thing I do like to do in my life is use the word roster, to which you did think "why bother" but then you did comment.. and you seemed rude

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2 hours ago, elhombrecito said:

You know those are tweets by QPR and City respectively? Fair play to the agent though if he has managed to infiltrate the Twitter accounts for two different football clubs. 

If that's the case that underlines my point. Those weren't written by the player but are worded to suggest they are his words. 

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44 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Does make you wonder why Burnley bought him in the first place.

 

37 minutes ago, Hare Island said:

Quite baffling considering they’ve been in the Premier League for a while. I guess a low risk punt though if they shift up a category like Chris Wood has.

The Premier league equivalent of Mo Eisa.

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41 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Does make you wonder why Burnley bought him in the first place.

I was just going to ask the same thing. I rarely get drawn into players linked with us, too many disappointments over the years when the deal (rumours) don’t pan out. I just started reading a few pages of this thread now he has signed and know a little about him now.

It seems the feeling is positive, proven with experience but confusion of where he going to fit into the team? Looks like a good finisher if we create the chances, but that has been our downfall over the past couple of years hasn’t it, creating the chances?

Have I understood this right, or would anyone please sum him up in a couple of sentences to save me trawling back pages and pages.

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2 hours ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

While not wishing to dampen the excitement of this signing, can someone please explain to me why he didn’t start a single game for Burnley?  That’s pretty unusual - even the dreadful Diony started a couple of games for us!  Are we saying good enough for the Championship but not good enough for the Prem?

Firstly, the form of Ashley Barnes, which last season was sensational. Now compounded by Jay Rodriguez, who when fit is top class.

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