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16 minutes ago, Red Army 75 said:

3-5-2 With Kalas baker Atkinson out wide with Simpson and Dasilva looks very promising. 
 

We suddenly look very flexible at the back. 
 

It doesn't look promising in the slightest because we don't have any wingbacks!! 

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Just now, Ska Junkie said:

JD and DS backed up by ZV, even COD and the youngsters.

I would say JD is made for wing back tbh.

JD has played wingback on numerous occasions and has been terrible. Can't get up and down enough. 

Danny Simpson couldn't get forward with a right mid playing last season so just him out there would be a disaster.

There is no chance we will play 352 with our current players. 

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1 hour ago, Red Army 75 said:

Atkinson announcement unlikely today

Time has ticked by slowly this afternoon and we're now at the point where it is very unlikely City will be announcing a deal for Rob Atkinson today. 

 

From the Evening post 

Telling lies again 😂😂

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17 minutes ago, BigTone said:

That's assuming Kalas remains. I fear his Euro form may be detrimental to us.

That’s my concern too but if someone comes in with a decent bid it may well be accepted, especially in these times.

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6 minutes ago, Marco the red said:

JD has played wingback on numerous occasions and has been terrible. Can't get up and down enough. 

Danny Simpson couldn't get forward with a right mid playing last season so just him out there would be a disaster.

There is no chance we will play 352 with our current players. 

Agree on the last sentence: we are moving to a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 I reckon, Nige has used that a lot in his career to great effect. 

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29 minutes ago, Red Army 75 said:

3-5-2 With Kalas baker Atkinson out wide with Simpson and Dasilva looks very promising. 
 

We suddenly look very flexible at the back. 
 

Can’t see it, be a back four, I think.

15 minutes ago, Loosey Boy said:

Think a striker will take a while to happen - part of me thinks that we need to sell to bring in who Nige wants....

My thoughts too, think we have just spent all the money we currently have, so if no sale then it will be a free transfer or loan, if we do manage it, then Michael Smith of Rotherham is my hunch.

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5 minutes ago, RobArnold10 said:

Agree on the last sentence: we are moving to a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 I reckon, Nige has used that a lot in his career to great effect. 

I don't understand this fascination with a 352. If we had Joe Bryan and Little then yes because they are up and down up and down which is what you need. None of our full backs are like that, imagine Vyner who is basically a cb playing as a wingback would be disaster.

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1 minute ago, Marco the red said:

I don't understand this fascination with a 352. If we had Joe Bryan and Little then yes because they are up and down up and down which is what you need. None of our full backs are like that, imagine Vyner who is basically a cb playing as a wingback would be disaster.

I was thought Simpson and Dasilva or Cod could do a job in that formation. Simpson played in that formation a few times for Pearson at Leicester. Maybe he’s to old now. Still excellent signing today 

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15 minutes ago, RUSSEL85 said:

That’s my concern too but if someone comes in with a decent bid it may well be accepted, especially in these times.

And why not. There is no indispensable man.

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Good signing. Could have a big future. 6 foot 3, mobile, left footed and classy with the ball at his feet.

Needs to work on his defending and needs to bulk up a bit more. But still only 22 and made some big steps in a short space of time to get to where he is now. Just finished his first season playing as a professional and was in the league one team of the year.

We've all wanted another Webster since he left and this guy looks like he could become that.

Webster seemed to suddenly go onto another level a couple of months into his time with us and was approaching 24, and he'd played a number of seasons in the football league with Pompey and then Ipswich in the Championship. Even he looked a bit dodgy at first.

Atkinson being even younger and with far less experience, I won't be surprised if he isn't in the team straight away. And I won't expect too much when he is playing. 

Being able to play left back is a bonus too. And he would probably be perfect left of a back 3 if Nige ever chooses to go with that. 

Good options there now in that left centre back position in him or Baker. Very different types of defenders.

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4 minutes ago, Red Army 75 said:

I was thought Simpson and Dasilva or Cod could do a job in that formation. Simpson played in that formation a few times for Pearson at Leicester. Maybe he’s to old now. Still excellent signing today 

There is a difference between doing a job and being skilled at it in my honest opinion. The one player who could be effective there is COD but it isn't going to happen anyway.

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17 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

Can’t see it, be a back four, I think.

My thoughts too, think we have just spent all the money we currently have, so if no sale then it will be a free transfer or loan, if we do manage it, then Michael Smith of Rotherham is my hunch.

There is no need to worry, Tomas Kalas is bringing Patrik Schick back with him (he may also have Memphis Depay in his back pocket following their game against the Netherlands).

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39 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

Can’t see it, be a back four, I think.

My thoughts too, think we have just spent all the money we currently have, so if no sale then it will be a free transfer or loan, if we do manage it, then Michael Smith of Rotherham is my hunch.

I'm thinking free agent Assombalongawongalonga

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5 minutes ago, BigTone said:

I'm thinking free agent Assombalongawongalonga

That's disrespectful.  Please at least try and get his name right.

It's asomolag... no asssombag....no. assambolongo.   asooonboangalo.....

That is way harder than I thought it would be.

Guess i'm the disrespectful one....

Would be a great signing imho.

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