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« Reply #100 on: Yesterday at 09:28:42 »

Looking at the various forums it seems apparent others are coming round to my early season thoughts that JB has assembled a squad weaker than last years, particularly in an attacking sense. I know some on here thought Simpson would have a massive positive impact, but letís face it he just looks like a squashed version of Yengi thus far.

Out:
King
Maxted
Norman
Osew
Harrop
Cross
Eppiah
DWP
Yengi

In:
Simpson
Thompson
Brough
Monthe
Dagde
Tomlinson

Any chance of a free signing or two!?

I disagree there. Of those you've listed as "outs" the only one I rate is Eppiah, and he's of no practical use because he's made of glass.

Of the "ins", I think Brough and Monthe are both far better than any of the departures. I've not been impressed with Thompson but he was only really emergency cover while Burge was injured.

Simpson I agree is a massive disappointment so far. He looked really good in our first game but clearly wasn't fully fit. Since then he hasn't looked any good while still looking unfit!
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« Reply #101 on: Yesterday at 10:48:50 »

The squad is certainly stronger than last season and we need Simpson to rediscover the form he showed 2 years ago when on loan at Swindon but he is an improvement on Yengi. The attack is basically the same as last year as Eppiah hardly played and never scored and DWP on loan was too lightweight and also hardly featured.

Most successful sides are built on a solid defence and despite leaking 2 poor goals on Saturday only 6 teams have conceded fewer goals than us and we have generally looked firm at the back. Just need to score more regularly and I don't think we should have any worries about going straight back down.
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« Reply #102 on: Yesterday at 11:44:39 »

I watched Coventry v Huddersfield last night and their two strikers Burgzorg and Koroma were pretty poor in my opinion. If Simpson is behind those two then I am not surprised he is not scoring for us.
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« Reply #103 on: Yesterday at 13:53:15 »

Simpson getting pelters on here and growing unrest surrounding him at games .
I donít think he has been that bad but you have to play to his feet not his head.
His touch and control is not too bad at all .
My criticism would be around his fitness . How on earth do you let yourself get in that condition at his age as a pro footballer .
I think he played better than Bowie , Sammy and Mitch on Saturday .
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« Reply #104 on: Yesterday at 15:35:27 »

Saw this on Twitter /X on Paul Dalglishs thread.

Staggering stats. 97% of former cat 1 academy players now aged 21 to 26 never made an EPL appearance.

70% weren't handed a pro contract at an EPL or EFL club. And only 1 in 10 went on to make more than 20 league appearances in the top four tiers of English football.
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« Reply #105 on: Yesterday at 19:47:23 »

Simpson getting pelters on here and growing unrest surrounding him at games .
I donít think he has been that bad but you have to play to his feet not his head.
His touch and control is not too bad at all .
My criticism would be around his fitness . How on earth do you let yourself get in that condition at his age as a pro footballer .
I think he played better than Bowie , Sammy and Mitch on Saturday .

How Pinnock is in the starting line up is beyond me.

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« Reply #106 on: Yesterday at 19:54:09 »

Saw this on Twitter /X on Paul Dalglishs thread.

Staggering stats. 97% of former cat 1 academy players now aged 21 to 26 never made an EPL appearance.

70% weren't handed a pro contract at an EPL or EFL club. And only 1 in 10 went on to make more than 20 league appearances in the top four tiers of English football.

Not surprised at those at all. Notoriously cut throat at that age and not many make the grade. Iím surprised 30% get pro contracts, although most will be on peanuts.
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« Reply #107 on: Yesterday at 20:19:43 »

Simpson getting pelters on here and growing unrest surrounding him at games .
I donít think he has been that bad but you have to play to his feet not his head.
His touch and control is not too bad at all .
My criticism would be around his fitness . How on earth do you let yourself get in that condition at his age as a pro footballer .
I think he played better than Bowie , Sammy and Mitch on Saturday .
Couldnít agree more, Simpson biggest problem is his fitness and that has got considerably worse since heís been here.
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« Reply #108 on: Yesterday at 20:25:23 »

Couldnít agree more, Simpson biggest problem is his fitness and that has got considerably worse since heís been here.

Looks like Simpson may have a niggle. We may have to start looking at free agents aoon up top!
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« Reply #109 on: Yesterday at 20:42:05 »

Couldnít agree more, Simpson biggest problem is his fitness and that has got considerably worse since heís been here.

Didnít someone post about his attitude and it having a negative impact on the rest of the side?
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« Reply #110 on: Yesterday at 20:47:12 »

Didnít someone post about his attitude and it having a negative impact on the rest of the side?
That was Labala
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« Reply #111 on: Yesterday at 21:25:33 »

That was Labala

I think B&S said it about Simpson around a week ago.
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