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Offline Drummond

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9345 on: October 19, 2020, 04:03:47 PM »
You win some, you lose .... oh hang on...

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9346 on: October 19, 2020, 04:04:20 PM »
I haven't missed the point at all. If you're not having a dig then why point out he said it? It's like saying "no offence mate" when that's what it comes across as.

And my point was very specific to Dean Smith and not the players. I stand by that there is an element of good fortune (I'm not calling Covid itself good fortune) that we had the break and it allowed us to reassess things. As it was after Leicester we were headed towards relegation with little to stop it.

BECAUSE IT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE COMMENT. Make sense? Lots of people wrote players off as not good enough, including the poster, when they're now playing well so writing off another player who hasn't had that chance seems a bit silly. Stop looking to shit stir.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9347 on: October 19, 2020, 04:32:06 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.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9348 on: October 19, 2020, 04:35:40 PM »
From what I can make out Davis only just missed out and will probably be fit for Friday so for now it doesn't seem to be anything we need to worry about. Wesley is pretty much back training now so we're looking at 8-10 games where we need cover so, for me, it's not a topic worth getting too worked up over, I think we'll be fine.

It's only fine though, if you think that either Davis or Wesley could come in and do a job.  I don't think either of them are suited to the new look quick and expansive Aston Villa.

You've written off other players who are doing well now and wanted Smith sacked. I'm not having a dig with that, just pointing out that judging either of them on how they did when the squad looked a bit all over the palce and we were struggling isn't all that relevant because we're in a very different place now.

On the other hand, fancy saying this about Ross Barkley:

"I don't understand what people think Barkley would bring to improve us, for me he's one of the most overrated players in the league."  Not having a dig, no offence, etc.

and I immediately retracted that in the liverpool match thread. Glad to see you're as thin skinned as ever though.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9349 on: October 19, 2020, 04:43:33 PM »
Pack it in both of you.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9350 on: October 19, 2020, 04:45:15 PM »
Yes things are good enjoy 😉

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9351 on: October 19, 2020, 04:54:14 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.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9352 on: October 19, 2020, 05:00:52 PM »
I was similar, although I had the good sense not to say so on here. Therefore I agreed, disagreed and now agree with LeeB.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9353 on: October 19, 2020, 05:04:24 PM »
I was judging Barkley on the fact he'd gone backwards since leaving Everton, I thought it would take him ages to get up to speed with us and therefore wouldn't add much. I'm delighted to be proven wrong and I hope by the end of the season people still want to throw that quote at me.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9354 on: October 19, 2020, 05:07:49 PM »
I was not happy with Barkley because of his record at Chelsea, I hope he continues his good start.
So far it looks like a very good signing, I hope he stays fit.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9355 on: October 19, 2020, 05:16:50 PM »
I was in favour of Barkley

but then again i know loads of stuff about football

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9356 on: October 19, 2020, 05:29:27 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?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9357 on: October 19, 2020, 05:31:32 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'm still waiting to be proved right about Mustapha Hadji being the signing of the decade (three decades ago).

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9358 on: October 19, 2020, 05:32:12 PM »
I was in favour of Barkley

but then again i know loads of stuff about football


I was more for loftus cheek so shows what I know

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #9359 on: October 19, 2020, 05:57:08 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?

Got slated for defending Smith when half wanted him gone, got pelters for alluding to Davis not quite being much cop, but then again I said Tony Moon was the new Cafu.

 


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