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On 21/03/2021 at 11:44, Banned User said:

We also don't know if that's why he left do we?

Maybe Lansdown had words with him, wanted him to do community work etc, and Ayling told him where to shove it. 

Might not even be related to Cheltenham, could've been a clause, anything. 

What I don't understand, Cheltenham or not, why just let him go for so little. Wether you want someone out the door in a month or in an hour, you don't just drop a million, several million, however much, off of the price tag do you? 

It was a few years ago, and memory isn’t what it was! But I’m not sure that he was ever a nailed on regular for us at the time, and I also recollect transfer fees being a little lower generally back then. As I say, may just be memory playing tricks......

 

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9 hours ago, Davefevs said:

This one gone quiet???

Probably an executive stand off.

Largish Nige wants him signed, Smarmy Ashton doesn’t because he’s not linked to an agent that he knows and Uncle Steve is caught in the middle.

Worrying times.

 

 

That should stoke it up a bit. 
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57 minutes ago, DaveF said:

BP saying the signing is set to be confirmed within 24 hours:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/bristol-city-former-leicester-defender-5230402

It's not as if we desperately needed a right back in for 8 games or the squad needed strengthening to avoid relegation or clinch a play off spot - so this signing is purely based on assessing Simpson ahead of signing him up for next season. His real trial starts as a contracted player.

Positive news and suggests Nige is going to be here longer term 😃

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I think it’s simple. We are shit at defending. The goals against don’t lie. Pearson knows Simpson and the bloke has a Premier League title on his CV. 

Will he be here next season. Wtfk. However I would not be thinking he’s going to get a two month contract when it’s announced. But it may be dependent on Pearson still being here. Six week deals can be negotiated pretty quickly normally. 

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34 minutes ago, ollywhyte said:

It's not as if we desperately needed a right back in for 8 games or the squad needed strengthening to avoid relegation or clinch a play off spot - so this signing is purely based on assessing Simpson ahead of signing him up for next season. His real trial starts as a contracted player.

Positive news and suggests Nige is going to be here longer term 😃

Not sure this is positive news.

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He's a very good defender, and I think is actually not bad in the air too, which we need more of. 

Could be defensive full back one side in Simpson or maybe Mariappa next season, and then attacking full back other side in Dasilva or Pring. 

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23 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

He's a very good defender, and I think is actually not bad in the air too, which we need more of. 

 

Was a very good defender.

Why he has been released by Huddersfield and without a club this season worries me.

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Will be out with a hamstring injury within days of signing.

More relevantly it could just be a short term view as Pearson wants to try out certain systems or see how other players react / link up with a Simpson type full back.

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2 hours ago, ollywhyte said:

It's not as if we desperately needed a right back in for 8 games or the squad needed strengthening to avoid relegation or clinch a play off spot - so this signing is purely based on assessing Simpson ahead of signing him up for next season. His real trial starts as a contracted player.

Positive news and suggests Nige is going to be here longer term 😃

I see it slightly differently. Simpson is 34 and I'm reading it less as a sign that Simpson is what Pearson wants for next season but more that Jack Hunt is really not what Pearson wants right now. 

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1 hour ago, JonDolman said:

He's a very good defender, and I think is actually not bad in the air too, which we need more of. 

Could be defensive full back one side in Simpson or maybe Mariappa next season, and then attacking full back other side in Dasilva or Pring. 

would personally keep Mariappa at CB where he's been doing well and have Simpson as a more defensive rb  if he stays longer then get a replacement for hunt in summer who is quicker and better going forward , we need attacking full backs on both sides not just one side 

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1 hour ago, Selred said:

Was a very good defender.

Why he has been released by Huddersfield and without a club this season worries me.

Why does it worry you ? 
I see it as , here’s here for 8 games. We’re not going up or down . It’s possible as others have suggested he’s here to change the mentality within the dressing room more than anything. We’re passive & even weak mentally . That needs to change & will be the most interesting aspect imo along with how we set up for the rest of the season . Could be pivotal in how we go into  next preseason . 

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Someone made a good point earlier in this thread that perhaps NP has decided Hunt isn’t what he wants going forward, but by playing Hunt, NP can’t see how other players would perform in the system he wants to deploy.  So bring in Simpson, who knows exactly what NP wants, and therefore help NP evaluate the current squad better.

I would imagine Huddersfield couldn’t offer what DS wanted, either wages, length or both.

For us it’s basically 8 weeks pay with no strings attached.

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