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Matt Smith has made 12 appearances out of 24 matches for Fulham, all as a sub. not one start. Apart from one game against Cardiff, when he came on after 18 minutes and scored his one goal of the season, he has not made an appearance until the last quarter at best.

If he was expecting to start every game with Fulham after his amazing showing with us last season then he must be peed off.

Seems an obvious move to make a substantial bid for him next month. For a change we would know exactly what to expect - an intelligent powerful goal-scorer with both feet and his head. Maybe Kodjia would even pass to him. It wouldn't take the silly money we offered for Gray and Gayle

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No he finished last year strong after the loan helping keep Fulham up. He started the first 4 league games this year and scored one and was playing well with McCormack. He then injured his knee and missed 2 months and made his return as a sub against us. He hasn't started since his return because Moussa Dembele has been scoring many goals and he's not better than McCormack. 

I would love to have him back here back its not going to happen I don't think. Moussa Dembele is out of contract and he could be moving on in January so they don't lose him for nothing. Also rumours McCormack is being looked at by prem clubs such as Bournemouth. If you add their transfer embargo it looks extremely unlikely Matt Smith would be available at all, loan or otherwise. 

 

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3 hours ago, JoeAman08 said:

No he finished last year strong after the loan helping keep Fulham up. He started the first 4 league games this year and scored one and was playing well with McCormack. He then injured his knee and missed 2 months and made his return as a sub against us. He hasn't started since his return because Moussa Dembele has been scoring many goals and he's not better than McCormack. 

I would love to have him back here back its not going to happen I don't think. Moussa Dembele is out of contract and he could be moving on in January so they don't lose him for nothing. Also rumours McCormack is being looked at by prem clubs such as Bournemouth. If you add their transfer embargo it looks extremely unlikely Matt Smith would be available at all, loan or otherwise. 

 

Beg pardon. Didn't read the Fulham stats 2nd page.

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1 hour ago, southvillekiddy said:

Beg pardon. Didn't read the Fulham stats 2nd page.

It's all good. Just like the full story for everyone. I've followed him quite closely only reason I responded. Your argument is still valid. If he was available I would hope we try. I just don't think he will be though he seems 4th choice at the moment behind McCormack, Dembele and now even Woodrow. 

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Smiths record at this level is poor, whether he is the answer I'm not so sure. Think we need to be looking further afield. I'd like us to have a look at a loan move for Peter Crouch, a long shot I know but a proven player and has hardly featured for Stoke this year. Must be chomping at the bit!!

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43 minutes ago, Bs4Red said:

Smiths record at this level is poor, whether he is the answer I'm not so sure. Think we need to be looking further afield. I'd like us to have a look at a loan move for Peter Crouch, a long shot I know but a proven player and has hardly featured for Stoke this year. Must be chomping at the bit!!

As daft as this sounds and I don't think for a minute that Peter Crouch will be on our radar, it would not surprise me if most/all of our targets this January are older more experienced players, rather than our usual preference of youth and potential. 

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8 hours ago, Bar BS3 said:

Having seen how the rest of our squad have failed to impact the Championship, despite being too good for League One, I'm not so sure that Matt Smith is the answer for us at this level. 

 

Agree with you on this, people are remembering the Matt Smith that had a great impact playing up front with JET last season, not the player that hasn't really set the Championship on fire at any point in his career - for me he would be a long way down the list of what we need in January

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1 hour ago, phantom said:

Agree with you on this, people are remembering the Matt Smith that had a great impact playing up front with JET last season, not the player that hasn't really set the Championship on fire at any point in his career - for me he would be a long way down the list of what we need in January

Got 5 in 12 for Fulham at the end of last year, got one early this year then got injured. Not sure he's played that much since. 

I don't know if it would be a good move for him, would be costly but probably improve the team. 

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We could argue to death on this. We could really do a lot worse. If we are only going to loan then by all mean go for anyone in the premier league. Matt Smith at this level scores. On a per minute basis he scores 1 every 184 minutes. That's 1 every 2 games. He's certainly not prolific but his overall game isn't just a big lump up top. He scores, he links up, he assists, he provides an aerial threat and he's got the right attitude. I'm not sure Peter Crouch or Rickie Lambert care about Bristol City one bit and care if they performed for us. They'd be dropping from prem to a relegation zone championship club. Not exactly motivation to try your hardest. At least with Matt we know what we would know what we are getting 

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I just don't get the thinking behind wanting Matt Smith.  The entire team proved they were too good for League One last season (Smith included during his stay), but have struggled to adapt to the Championship.

It is widely accepted that we need Championship quality players, why add yet another unproven Championship player?

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3 minutes ago, JM91 said:

I just don't get the thinking behind wanting Matt Smith.  The entire team proved they were too good for League One last season (Smith included during his stay), but have struggled to adapt to the Championship.

It is widely accepted that we need Championship quality players, why add yet another unproven Championship player?

Because he isn't unproven? He's exactly the type we said we were looking for. Young, championship experience and good attitude. Before this year he had 60 appearances in the championship. He scored 17 in those 60 including many off the bench. That's why I broke it down per minute in an earlier post. The fact everyone thinks Bristol City is above a player like Matt Smith is why we failed in the summer. Punching well above our weight and getting nothing. If Matt Smith was here from day one I'm certain we'd have more goals. 

Now whether he was ever available or is now is a totally different topic but why are we all jumping at the names that are clearly too ambitious at the moment? This is what caused us to fail in the summer so lets make the same mistakes again?

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Lets be fair, if we could persuade him to come here it would be a great move, unfortunately we need about another 5 or six players as well to boost the squad a bit. We need options so I'm afraid it's a case of over spending now and getting some numbers in. It harks back to a completely disastrous summer recruitment that we need to do summer and winter transfer signings in one swoop. They cannot afford to muck about in this one, get them in early and keep getting them.

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17 minutes ago, JoeAman08 said:

Because he isn't unproven? He's exactly the type we said we were looking for. Young, championship experience and good attitude. Before this year he had 60 appearances in the championship. He scored 17 in those 60 including many off the bench. That's why I broke it down per minute in an earlier post. The fact everyone thinks Bristol City is above a player like Matt Smith is why we failed in the summer. Punching well above our weight and getting nothing. If Matt Smith was here from day one I'm certain we'd have more goals. 

Now whether he was ever available or is now is a totally different topic but why are we all jumping at the names that are clearly too ambitious at the moment? This is what caused us to fail in the summer so lets make the same mistakes again?

Well you can't have it both ways, either he's unproven because he's rarely a starter and has played very few minutes in the Championship (at which point your minute by minute stats come in) or he's unproven as he has 69 Championship games (just one and a half seasons worth) and scored 18 goals.

Not to mention we would be buying a striker from the bench of a team that have earnt just 6 more points than us this season. 

Proven Championship players or stick with the unproven ones we already have, no point in more unproven inexperienced players.  For me, buying experience is the most important thing this January.

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16 minutes ago, JM91 said:

Well you can't have it both ways, either he's unproven because he's rarely a starter and has played very few minutes in the Championship (at which point your minute by minute stats come in) or he's unproven as he has 69 Championship games (just one and a half seasons worth) and scored 18 goals.

Not to mention we would be buying a striker from the bench of a team that have earnt just 6 more points than us this season. 

Proven Championship players or stick with the unproven ones we already have, no point in more unproven inexperienced players.  For me, buying experience is the most important thing this January.

And which experienced decent championship player will be busting a nut to join a recently promototed bottom 3 championship club?

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8 minutes ago, screech said:

And which experienced decent championship player will be busting a nut to join a recently promototed bottom 3 championship club?

Clearly for the manager to decide but it's hardly like I'm proposing to sign Messi.  We signed Wade Elliott when we were in League One.

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28 minutes ago, JM91 said:

Well you can't have it both ways, either he's unproven because he's rarely a starter and has played very few minutes in the Championship (at which point your minute by minute stats come in) or he's unproven as he has 69 Championship games (just one and a half seasons worth) and scored 18 goals.

Not to mention we would be buying a striker from the bench of a team that have earnt just 6 more points than us this season. 

Proven Championship players or stick with the unproven ones we already have, no point in more unproven inexperienced players.  For me, buying experience is the most important thing this January.

At the beginning of the season 60 championship appearances would have been close to as many as the entire squad combined without Aaron Wilbraham. A year and a half and almost 20 goals isn't unproven. I'd like to know who we could get that is better and just as realistic.

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