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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:53 pm

Low risk punt. "Youth" football now U23 not U21. And we released a lot over summer while we pondered downgrading.

No idea what Rovers are doing but it wouldn't surprise me if it was wrong. For our part, a worthwhile low-risk gamble.

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Post by bobo the clown » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:50 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:Low risk punt. "Youth" football now U23 not U21. And we released a lot over summer while we pondered downgrading.

No idea what Rovers are doing but it wouldn't surprise me if it was wrong. For our part, a worthwhile low-risk gamble.
Agreed. Whilst knowing not a thing of these two.

It still remains a shame that, in the early close-season at our very lowest ebb, we released 2 or 3 who may have made it.

Still ... there you go ... & welcome.
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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:17 pm

^^ We may have had a different cash flow profile then, and had to shunt 'em (even though they were only likely to be very low wage)

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:25 pm

They must be shite at ping-pong.
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Post by plymouth wanderer » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:32 pm

Leon osman to sign apparently.
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Post by Tombwfc » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:55 pm

I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:51 pm

Tombwfc wrote:I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.
I'm wary of signing a 35 year old to come and solve our midfield issue. Which is, a lack of energy and running. So yeah....

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Post by LeverEnd » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:00 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Tombwfc wrote:I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.
I'm wary of signing a 35 year old to come and solve our midfield issue. Which is, a lack of energy and running. So yeah....
He'll be better at that than Trotter. Clearly we'd love to sign better but 35year olds can still run.
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Post by Peter Thompson » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:38 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Tombwfc wrote:I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.
I'm wary of signing a 35 year old to come and solve our midfield issue. Which is, a lack of energy and running. So yeah....
He'll be better at that than Trotter. Clearly we'd love to sign better but 35year olds can still run.
I don't care how old he is, he'll be twice as enthusiastic, energetic, mobile and be a much better passer & footballer than both Trotter & Vela so its a yes from me

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Post by LeverEnd » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:38 pm

Anyway it might be one of those slightly underwhelming signings which turns out to be great. Like the opposite so far of our deadline day efforts!
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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:05 pm

Given Gary Speed could run rings round our current lot at 38, I'm very prepared to give the fella a chance. He was a pretty decent player from memory that could score a goal here and there.

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Post by boltonboris » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:43 pm

He's naturally very, very fit. Just doesn't sprint quickly enough for the Premier League anymore. Would be a good addition I reckon.
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Post by Nicko58 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:42 pm

boltonboris wrote:He's naturally very, very fit. Just doesn't sprint quickly enough for the Premier League anymore. Would be a good addition I reckon.
Is there any reason why he's not got a gig in the Championship?
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Post by boltonboris » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:45 pm

Maybe because he's slowed down and is a bit long in the tooth?

Who cares anyway, if he could get a gig in the championship, we wouldn't have a sniff
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:56 pm

If he can play forwards in then personally I couldn't give a shiny shite how old he is.
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Post by plymouth wanderer » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:11 pm

Peter Thompson wrote:
LeverEnd wrote:
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Tombwfc wrote:I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.
I'm wary of signing a 35 year old to come and solve our midfield issue. Which is, a lack of energy and running. So yeah....
He'll be better at that than Trotter. Clearly we'd love to sign better but 35year olds can still run.
I don't care how old he is, he'll be twice as enthusiastic, energetic, mobile and be a much better passer & footballer than both Trotter & Vela so its a yes from me

Agreed! very good player!
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Post by TonyDomingos » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:44 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Tombwfc wrote:I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.
I'm wary of signing a 35 year old to come and solve our midfield issue. Which is, a lack of energy and running. So yeah....
Ageist. :D I'm 52 and still put in an hour's shift at 5-a-side every Monday. Actually, I don't suppose you've got PP's number to hand? I have a cunning plan .....
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Post by LeverEnd » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:24 am

TonyDomingos wrote:
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Tombwfc wrote:I think you have to be slightly wary of anyone who plummets two divisions at his age. It could be that he's held on at Everton for as long as he could (aided by better players), and is now completely shot.

So yeah, I wouldn't expect him to come in and run the show, but we need midfielders and given there's no loan window it wouldn't shock me if he's the best currently available.
I'm wary of signing a 35 year old to come and solve our midfield issue. Which is, a lack of energy and running. So yeah....
Ageist. :D I'm 52 and still put in an hour's shift at 5-a-side every Monday. Actually, I don't suppose you've got PP's number to hand? I have a cunning plan .....
Quite.
At 35 I cold still run around a lot as well. I'd be fecked with a ball at my feet mind.
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Post by Bijou Bob » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:12 am

This is the thread that just keeps on giving! Let's hope that this time the gift's worth having. For a change.
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:36 am

LeverEnd wrote:At 41 however I split my too tight jeans sitting down at the octagon theatre last night, but that's fine cos no one is suggesting a 6 year contract.
...although a few shocked observers suggested a six-year jail sentence :D

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