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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 544122 times)

Offline Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9360 on: October 19, 2020, 06:01:53 PM »
Re Barkley, in fairness to Paul he did say in, I think the post-match thread, that so far he's been wrong about his opinion.

Guilty as charged myself on that front, he's made a mug of my opinion and I couldn't be happier.

I'm still not convinced but it's mainly due to him looking like Steve Sidwell who has the misfortune to look like Jon Crofts.

Offline paul_e

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9361 on: October 19, 2020, 06:26:52 PM »
Out of interest, do we really think people mind being proven wrong about players and managers they have criticised? It gets thrown around so much (see the Smith thread) but are there any real-life actual examples of this phenomenon anywhere?

I agree with you, which is why I didn't think anyone would react to that comment, particularly when I said it I wasn't having a go. We all get things wrong about players and managers, and should all be big enough to hold a hand up and admit we were wrong.

I still think there's enough there with Davis and Wesley for them to deserve more time. Wesley has had half a season in a struggling team and new country and Davis has played the equivalent of just over 6matches in mostly sub appearances, having them as 2nd a 3rd choice up front for a season is not the huge risk some want to make it out to be. It might turn out that they don't do as well as we'd like but it's far too early to be writing them off as cover options.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9362 on: October 19, 2020, 06:36:47 PM »
To add to that, we're still a work in progress and it's unreasonable to think we can have proven quality in reserve for every position, right now.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9363 on: October 19, 2020, 06:40:13 PM »
We'll only continue to evolve. After what we've had to witness for the past 10+ years, we finally have good times ahead.

 


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