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3 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Let’s bin the “one for the future” guff - that was the phrase regularly trotted out by LJ when he was given free rein to spend more than any other City manager - it basically meant ‘we’ll send him out on loan and basically ignore him for two years’ - then get rid .. pathetic 

My “guff” was based on the fact he wasn’t signed to be a first choice RB immediately- so he’s ahead of the planned trajectory as things stand. 

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He’s okay and he’s had a couple of good performances. On the flip side he’s had his pants pulled down on multiple occasions and not helped by the lack of support by playing a 3 in the middle or not having cover in front of him.

if be surprised and disappointed if he was our first choice RB next year or the year after.

 

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An exciting prospect who had an excellent game today. Comfortable on the ball (often no passing options in front of him today), good in the air for his height, defensively sound - one brave brilliant goal line clearance second half. 

Well played young un!

I love away fans (I don't really, at all, ever) - as he lay injured inside our goal, having made that last ditch clearance second half and been clobbered for his pains, the tykes sang "you soft southern bastard".

George is from Blackpool.

F wits.

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9 hours ago, Bristol_Badger said:

He’s okay and he’s had a couple of good performances. On the flip side he’s had his pants pulled down on multiple occasions and not helped by the lack of support by playing a 3 in the middle or not having cover in front of him.

if be surprised and disappointed if he was our first choice RB next year or the year after.

 

:doh:

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27 minutes ago, East End Old Boy said:

Good to see Simpson going around the pitch with his arm around Tanner after the game, perhaps we shouldn’t dismiss the role Simpson is playing in the lad’s development?

Noticed he took time to have a walk round with his arm around Benarous as well. Definitely in for his experience more than his playing ability.

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Put in a great shift & alongside Bentley, Kalas, Atkinson & Weimann (who wasn’t as good, but got our 2 vital goals) was a big reason as to why we won.

One point about Simpson though, as the players walked around the pitch afterwards he had his arms around Tanner & was clearly saying to him well done, a good team man, if not the answer now.

36 minutes ago, East End Old Boy said:

Good to see Simpson going around the pitch with his arm around Tanner after the game, perhaps we shouldn’t dismiss the role Simpson is playing in the lad’s development?

Should have read this!

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36 minutes ago, East End Old Boy said:

Good to see Simpson going around the pitch with his arm around Tanner after the game, perhaps we shouldn’t dismiss the role Simpson is playing in the lad’s development?

Yes, also noticed Simpson got off the bench to put his arm round Benarous & have a word while he was on the touchline waiting to come on. Little things, but important & good to see. COYR 

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10 hours ago, Bristol_Badger said:

He’s okay and he’s had a couple of good performances. On the flip side he’s had his pants pulled down on multiple occasions and not helped by the lack of support by playing a 3 in the middle or not having cover in front of him.

if be surprised and disappointed if he was our first choice RB next year or the year after.

 

In that case, I suggest you prepare yourself for surprise and disappointment. 

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11 hours ago, ohhhshauntaylor said:

My “guff” was based on the fact he wasn’t signed to be a first choice RB immediately- so he’s ahead of the planned trajectory as things stand. 

Apologies, I wasn’t calling the sentiment of your post ‘guff’ but the terminology you used was horribly reminiscent of the ‘guff’ LJ used to spout - so I wasn’t having a pop at you, cheers

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4 hours ago, East End Old Boy said:

Good to see Simpson going around the pitch with his arm around Tanner after the game, perhaps we shouldn’t dismiss the role Simpson is playing in the lad’s development?

Of course he is here for the same reason as Andy King and even Chris Martin.

To play some first team football as and when required to. Most importantly though, they are here to be the elder pros. To listen to our young ones, to give advice and sometimes a gentle kick up the backside. We haven't had this type of pro for several years. Still, just about, good enough for a game or three. There to teach and nurture the next generation.

I once worked for a German company in England. In Germany, most companies move elder employees at all levels, sideways. To pass on their knowledge to those who have/will replace them before they retire or die. If we did that in UK, it would be seen as an insult to the one who is moved out of the firing line. Germans understand it as a positive for everyone. Is Pearson doing the same?

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4 hours ago, GrahamC said:

Put in a great shift & alongside Bentley, Kalas, Atkinson & Weimann (who wasn’t as good, but got our 2 vital goals) was a big reason as to why we won.

One point about Simpson though, as the players walked around the pitch afterwards he had his arms around Tanner & was clearly saying to him well done, a good team man, if not the answer now.

Should have read this!

Perhaps GT’s efforts were enhanced by what happened last week. He has obviously shaken it off during training and proved to NP that he needed to be selected. Then a performance full of determination. Good man management??

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3 hours ago, HappyClapper said:

Perhaps GT’s efforts were enhanced by what happened last week. He has obviously shaken it off during training and proved to NP that he needed to be selected. Then a performance full of determination. Good man management??

Yep. We've seen other young players dragged off early when they've been struggling (Bakinson, Scott) and then not start for a little while afterwards. That Tanner was considered ready to start the next game suggests that he's reacted to it in the right way during the week. That'll serve him well going forward.

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He is learning well and improving. There is still much to be done, so no need to get carried away. But this is a great educational season and you can see improvements. 

If he carries on in the same way next season we should have a very capable Championship right back with many years ahead of him. 

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He'll be a good player for us.  

He needs to get a little 'professionalism' into his game.  A couple of times after he'd been well and truly clobbered when we were under the cosh, he could well have taken a little longer to recover enough to resume, and take the sting out of the game rather than jumping up and running back into position.  

Fair play to him for his sportsmanship, but this is heavy duty professional sport now, and he will learn.  

Perhaps someone could send him a copy of Colins book? 😉

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First half an hour on Saturday he had a shocker, got dragged into the box towards the goal and left his man free out wide on multiple occasions, Massengo was pointing it out continuously. Think it affected his confidence as he kept hoofing the ball forward.

But the second half he improved massively, obviously realised where he was going wrong, no doubt it helped with Nige being next to him and he saved a certain goal with some brilliant defending.

Only a good sign that he is improving throughout the course of 90 minutes.

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