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23 minutes ago, LinoJo3 said:

There was one player who did an interview a couple of years ago and mentioned a manager who would stop training sessions because a player was a couple of ft away from where he wanted him. I did wonder if it was Karanka he was talking about.

Wouldn't be that surprised Pep has a similar philosophy. He told the Barca lads if you pass it to the right place and the player isn't there it's not your fault. He also chastised Henry once even though he scored.

 

Edit found link to interview

https://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/3277/la-liga/2015/12/25/18690882/thierry-henry-explains-pep-guardiolas-secret-tactic-formula

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35 minutes ago, GrimsbyBoro said:

Wouldn't be that surprised Pep has a similar philosophy. He told the Barca lads if you pass it to the right place and the player isn't there it's not your fault. He also chastised Henry once even though he scored.

 

Edit found link to interview

https://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/3277/la-liga/2015/12/25/18690882/thierry-henry-explains-pep-guardiolas-secret-tactic-formula

It does make sense because it takes away having even to look up before passing, for a midfielder under pressure that must be a huge help.

But that just shows also how switched on they have to be, if they make a run up the pitch a second too late they will be out of position.

I remember the secret footballer also said a similar thing ages ago. When you see players hit a cross field pass to apparently nobody and it goes out of play, it’s the other player that’s messed up as he was supposed to be there.

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But surely that is the point - if he was any good he would have had game time! I hope the lad proves me wrong - however I feel if he makes his name in the game it will be League 2 - or if fortunate league 1

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4 minutes ago, Robin Johnson said:

But surely that is the point - if he was any good he would have had game time! I hope the lad proves me wrong - however I feel if he makes his name in the game it will be League 2 - or if fortunate league 1

Mate he's 20. Not 25. Loads of players don't breakthrough til their early 20s. Our perception is often warped by teenage superstars who break through really early but the reality is most footballers aren't involved with Championship/prem 1st teams in their teenage years.

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1 hour ago, LinoJo3 said:

It does make sense because it takes away having even to look up before passing, for a midfielder under pressure that must be a huge help.

But that just shows also how switched on they have to be, if they make a run up the pitch a second too late they will be out of position.

I remember the secret footballer also said a similar thing ages ago. When you see players hit a cross field pass to apparently nobody and it goes out of play, it’s the other player that’s messed up as he was supposed to be there.

Professional players don't make cross field passes if there's no one there. There's either a player there or there's a player making a run in that direction. The player making the pass has too much field of vision to hit a cross field pass to someone that's not there.

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7 hours ago, Brunners said:

Sounds awfully like something a Welshman would say. I'm watching you.

watching i see you GIF

Lived here 18 of my 37 years. My wife is Welsh and my kids are half Welsh (Mudbloods)

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Gazette reporting that Duncan Warmore has been training with the club to see if he can earn a contract 

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10 hours ago, BearSmog said:

Lived here 18 of my 37 years. My wife is Welsh and my kids are half Welsh (Mudbloods)

I've been in Wales for 20 years out of 39 also have a Welsh wife and kids. Love it here now. 

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18 minutes ago, Johnmfc81 said:

I've been in Wales for 20 years out of 39 also have a Welsh wife and kids. Love it here now. 

I've lived in Wales for 0 of my 34. 🐑

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I drove through Wales once 👍

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2 hours ago, Mr_Maz said:

Gazette reporting that Duncan Warmore has been training with the club to see if he can earn a contract 

Like I reported in the summer, he was already training and was ready to play in a fixture against Newcastle but we couldn't get insurance sorted.

You would think the club already know a bit about him already.

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9 minutes ago, diggerlad07 said:

Like I reported in the summer, he was already training and was ready to play in a fixture against Newcastle but we couldn't get insurance sorted.

You would think the club already know a bit about him already.

You heard anything about his trial in terms of he has impressed or not please @diggerlad07 ?

NW said yesterday we no closer to signing anyone and does not anticopate we will do anything further before Jan.

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2 minutes ago, TLF10 said:

You heard anything about his trial in terms of he has impressed or not please @diggerlad07 ?

NW said yesterday we no closer to signing anyone and does not anticopate we will do anything further before Jan.

Not a lot. He impressed in the summer but he's quite injury prone and quite away off fitness as he was injured before lockdown.

Can play as a striker and winger so ticks a lot of boxes as a back up, but fitness is way off which could hamper earning contract.

I think it's more to give him fitness to sign as a emergency incase we get injuries and if Akpom had tested positive.

 

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29 minutes ago, diggerlad07 said:

Not a lot. He impressed in the summer but he's quite injury prone and quite away off fitness as he was injured before lockdown.

Can play as a striker and winger so ticks a lot of boxes as a back up, but fitness is way off which could hamper earning contract.

I think it's more to give him fitness to sign as a emergency incase we get injuries and if Akpom had tested positive.

 

Yeah i thought so. Chances are by time he up to speed we will be nearer January anyway so might be better options than him available by then.

A part of me wants us to give him a short term deal as I feel there could be a gem there but can understand if we dont take it any further for reasons you highlighted above.

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I feel like, given Walker is already out on loan, and Watmore wouldn't really be blocking anyone's path to the first team, if he's match fit and sharp, we should give him a deal until the end of the season.

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