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Quality player in his time and much under-rated. One of the few really instinctive, natural goal scorers we’ve had in modern times. Maybe not the greatest athlete but had the knack of being in the right place and that calmness in front of goal that you can’t teach. 
 

Hopefully, now well past it and now can replace Mark Little in the role of dragging them backwards to the National League.
 

You know your mission Brett. Good luck son.

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29 minutes ago, Shaun Taylor said:

Pompey released him because he was lazy, Sheriden always blasted him for his fitness and being over weight and mainly used him as a sub as he simply dosen't run for the team. You guys definitely had the best out of him but at his age he's easily marked out of the game and then contributes very little. Think of him now like a Steve Claridge just hanging around the six yard box!

Not sure about his weight and fitness but the rest of it sounds pretty familiar from his time with us...

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28 minutes ago, SecretSam said:

Shame, apparently very, very highly rated as a finisher, but just didn't do enough outside of the box. No doubt he'll get a warm welcome once the Fewers drag their knuckles off the floor.

Some of his headers for City, Bornemouth & Pompey were top notch but he's just too slow and immobile for the modern game  

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Think he could do well for the Gas. He netted a decent return @ Swindon Scoring 11 in 37 games ( don't know how many games he started)I suspect he would have stayed at Swindon(they triggered the one year extension)  but for the wage debacle .

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It will be all about Barton's management, if he gets willing runners around Pitman and players to provide the service then Brett will deliver. If he expects Pitman to put in a shift or do it for himself up front, it will end in tears.

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1 hour ago, Red-Robbo said:

 

To be fair,  he always looks like that.

When he was with us, you used to get folks on here criticising him for "not looking enthusiastic"....

Why on earth would I want to be fair with Bristol Rovers?

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58 minutes ago, Shaun Taylor said:

Notice anything different about Brett apart from the shirts😀

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New rug!  Skin it off man, you’ve lost a lot of dignity signing for them, but don’t lose it all with Prince William Denial Syndrome!  I was a sufferer until last year when I skinned my hair off, I’m a new man!

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4 minutes ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

New rug!  Skin it off man, you’ve lost a lot of dignity signing for them, but don’t lose it all with Prince William Denial Syndrome!  I was a sufferer until last year when I skinned my hair off, I’m a new man!

He's had a Rooney by the looks of it!

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7 hours ago, Simon79 said:

Good finisher at the time. Really doesn’t strike me as a Barton type player. Could be a fallout there quite quickly I reckon if things don’t start well. COYR 

Working with Joey Barton may not be an issue of course ... ;)

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1 hour ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

New rug!  Skin it off man, you’ve lost a lot of dignity signing for them, but don’t lose it all with Prince William Denial Syndrome!  I was a sufferer until last year when I skinned my hair off, I’m a new man!

First thing I noticed.  Wonder if he does those hair transplants ads, like Darren Gough?

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9 hours ago, Bat Fastard said:

At the end of life, there may well be a choice of Heaven, Hell or Purgatory.  This does not look like Heaven - so the real question should be: Is in Hell or Purgatory?

So, if we are talking camping afterlife. Heaven must be a 5 star glamping set up with large double sheet tent, en suit toilets, power feed, wi-fi, decking, jacuzzi and teak crafted patio set and full field kitchen.... Purgatory: a pitch with power feed, shed with fridge freezer, clean good quality aluminium patio set, parasol and single sheet frame tent.... Hell: open fronted tent, random poor quality white plastic chairs and a bit of 2x2 with some cracked corrugated plastic sheeting randomly erected.....

I think that's pretty clear

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2 minutes ago, adamski said:

So, if we are talking camping afterlife. Heaven must be a 5 star glamping set up with large double sheet tent, en suit toilets, power feed, wi-fi, decking, jacuzzi and teak crafted patio set and full field kitchen.... Purgatory: a pitch with power feed, shed with fridge freezer, clean good quality aluminium patio set, parasol and single sheet frame tent.... Hell: open fronted tent, random poor quality white plastic chairs and a bit of 2x2 with some cracked corrugated plastic sheeting randomly erected.....

I think that's pretty clear

If Dante were alive today I’m sure he would update his Divine Comedy to include a 10th circle of hell; Signing for the Rovers.

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Could be a great signing for the Gas, but then if they're expecting him to put a shift in, they'll be sorely disappointed!

As for Pitman himself, did he really have no other options!? Signing for that lot, means he has one foot in the retirement home....

Also makes me laugh that they won't deal with us (they're loss entirely - can't remember the last time they had anyone half decent.....oh yeah Taylor 🤣), but are quite happy to sign our ex players from other clubs who are, to be fair, a few years past their sell by date!

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20 minutes ago, Taz said:

Could be a great signing for the Gas, but then if they're expecting him to put a shift in, they'll be sorely disappointed!

As for Pitman himself, did he really have no other options!? Signing for that lot, means he has one foot in the retirement home....

Also makes me laugh that they won't deal with us (they're loss entirely - can't remember the last time they had anyone half decent.....oh yeah Taylor 🤣), but are quite happy to sign our ex players from other clubs who are, to be fair, a few years past their sell by date!

You have to be mindful of the fact that when we signed him, he had the chance of Premier League football but a lack of ambition meant he didn't fancy mixing it with the big boys.

I am fairly drunk, but equally fairly sure his other option was Blackpool*.

Nothing says committed more than looking for the easy option.

*probably have the entirely wrong.

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33 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

You have to be mindful of the fact that when we signed him, he had the chance of Premier League football but a lack of ambition meant he didn't fancy mixing it with the big boys.

I am fairly drunk, but equally fairly sure his other option was Blackpool*.

Nothing says committed more than looking for the easy option.

*probably have the entirely wrong.

Millen said on the OSIB podcast that Pitman went up to Blackpool and really didn’t fancy it so jumped at the chance to sign for us instead

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