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Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 07:36:12 PM »
His strategy is seemingly fill out the squad with seasoned aging pro's as they need little coaching and hope that the experience rubs off on a few of the others.
As another poster said a signing as lazy and in ambitious as his brand of football.

Yesterday's man using yesterday tactics

If we make it this year it will be luck rather than judgement

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 07:36:40 PM »
He scored the goal that left me in possibly the most foul mood I've ever been in after the football.

RDM for me.

Not a bad call. I get narky but I went full Arsenal fan with my self entitlement after MON's nadir.

Offline Chinchilla Bathhouse

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 07:40:42 PM »
Q) How do you make a one dimensional, flat, ponderous midfield even more one dimensional, flat and ponderous?

A) By signing Glenn Whealan.

He's well and truly putting his stamp on the club now, unfortunately too many people have already brought into it.

Or maybe

Q) How do you ensure the midfield doesn't crumble when Jedinak is out, while also allowing Lansbury and / or hourihane to concentrate on what we bought them for?

What exactly did we buy them for?

You beat me to it. Whatever it was they haven't done much of it, regardless of whether Jedinak is playing.

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 07:40:51 PM »
Goals and assists I'd have thought - both got half a dozen goals for other teams and hourihane got more assists than anyone last season, almost all before he joined us

I don't know if they're promotion material but they're both clearly capable of more than we've seen to date

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »
Goals and assists I'd have thought - both got half a dozen goals for other teams and hourihane got more assists than anyone last season, almost all before he joined us

So we agree that Bruce isn't getting the best out of them then?

Offline paul_e

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2017, 07:44:53 PM »
Hourihane and Lansbury couldn't get goals and assists when we didn't have cover for jedinak but know we have that they'll be totally different players?  Is that the suggestion here?

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 07:45:38 PM »
Goals and assists I'd have thought - both got half a dozen goals for other teams and hourihane got more assists than anyone last season, almost all before he joined us

So we agree that Bruce isn't getting the best out of them then?

Yep. And if he continues not to then he's gonna be in trouble. But I'm not making that judgment after 3 weeks of pre season. 

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2017, 07:47:40 PM »
Goals and assists I'd have thought - both got half a dozen goals for other teams and hourihane got more assists than anyone last season, almost all before he joined us

So we agree that Bruce isn't getting the best out of them then?

Yep. And if he continues not to then he's gonna be in trouble. But I'm not making that judgment after 3 weeks of pre season.

Neither am I, i'm making it after 7 months of them being with us.

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2017, 07:53:22 PM »
I'd have preferred to have seen Tshibola given a chance as cover for Jedinak but welcome anyway and good luck.

Tshibola is absolute WANK though.

Whelan and Elmo are fine, but we look like we could do with a player of real quality in addition for the midfield. Someone who can beat a man and get to the by line would be good.

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2017, 07:54:39 PM »
I'd have preferred to have seen Tshibola given a chance as cover for Jedinak but welcome anyway and good luck.

Tshibola is absolute WANK though.

Whelan and Elmo are fine, but we look like we could do with a player of real quality in addition for the midfield. Someone who can beat a man and get to the by line would be good.

I don't think Tshibola got enough of a run to be honest, although saying that he didn't get too many games at Forest either.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2017, 08:00:25 PM »
I'd have preferred to have seen Tshibola given a chance as cover for Jedinak but welcome anyway and good luck.

Tshibola is absolute WANK though.

Whelan and Elmo are fine, but we look like we could do with a player of real quality in addition for the midfield. Someone who can beat a man and get to the by line would be good.

I don't think Tshibola got enough of a run to be honest, although saying that he didn't get too many games at Forest either.

Probably because he's WANK ! :-)

As pointed out, Whelan good cover for Jedinak, for 1m or so I think it's a wise one. It makes more sense than the Elmo one in actual fact, but I'm not against that either as Bruce knows him and it's probably worth a punt for the money as well.

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »
Three at the back of Terry, Samba and Chester with Jedinak and Whelan in front of them.

Dynamic.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2017, 08:07:12 PM »
Three at the back of Terry, Samba and Chester with Jedinak and Whelan in front of them.

Dynamic.

We won't concede too many though, look on the bright side!

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2017, 08:07:55 PM »
His strategy is seemingly fill out the squad with seasoned aging pro's as they need little coaching and hope that the experience rubs off on a few of the others.
As another poster said a signing as lazy and in ambitious as his brand of football.

Yesterday's man using yesterday tactics

If we make it this year it will be luck rather than judgement

I very much doubt a team has ever won the league by being lucky.

We've lacked a spine for years. We've lacked nous and experience and teamwork too. Terry and Whelan give us that. I tell you what else they give us, and that's basic honest football. Not the bullshit spouting of Champions League Bacuna, or the shisha playboy Agbonlahor, not the fat lazy Richards etc etc. The players we've signed have been doing what they've done for a good while and done it well.

Do we need some more flair? Yes, but what we need more is the right attitude and approach.

Do we need a front player? Yes I think we do, and an attacking midfielder.


*edited because i forgot to answer my own question at the end....
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 08:16:23 PM by Drummond »

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Re: Glenn Whelan
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2017, 08:10:07 PM »
Whelan is nails. He adds punch as well as a spine.  A brilliant attitude as well it seems.