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Did we know Ayala was injured? It must have been a last minute thing because surely we would have pulled wood from the youth squads game last night if we did?

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Worried about that defence. Two full backs who look pretty devoid of confidence, a returning Fry (again quite a quiet player) and Shotton. Rest of the team looks fine to me. Just the defence without Ayala, he is our rock, we will definitely miss him in both boxes for headers.

do they have any big lads?

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A back four that has never played today isn't what we need away at Bristol C... Shotton is so bad that I would rather sacrifice McNair from the midfield and play him in defence. This season Shotton has given up at least one major goalscoring chance per game... complete liability at centre half. 

Lets hope the effort and attitude are spot on and we can spring a suckerpunch or two on them going forward!

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3 minutes ago, BoroSmoggie said:

Worried about that defence. Two full backs who look pretty devoid of confidence, a returning Fry (again quite a quiet player) and Shotton. Rest of the team looks fine to me. Just the defence without Ayala, he is our rock, we will definitely miss him in both boxes for headers.

do they have any big lads?

Baker is around 190?

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2 minutes ago, ladyspite said:
6 minutes ago, BoroSmoggie said:

Worried about that defence. Two full backs who look pretty devoid of confidence, a returning Fry (again quite a quiet player) and Shotton. Rest of the team looks fine to me. Just the defence without Ayala, he is our rock, we will definitely miss him in both boxes for headers.

do they have any big lads?

Baker is around 190?

That makes no sense ?‍♂️?‍♂️

Feet and inches please ???

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2 minutes ago, ladyspite said:

Baker is around 190?

Ayala is a penalty waiting to happen,Might be a god send as our backs might be busy

 

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1 minute ago, Uwe said:

That makes no sense ?‍♂️?‍♂️

Feet and inches please ???

6.23 ft.....

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Said to a friend the other day without Ayala we'd be in a relegation fight this year and this happens..

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Happy enough with that line up, if you swap Ayala and Howson for Shotton and Clayton I think we have our strongest 11

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Worrying that there is no Ayala and Howson has been key this season so far. 

Hoping it clicks. 

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Ok apologies but I’m in Berlin airport which my flight is delayed which means two things 

a) I’ll miss the match on tele 

and

2) I will spend a lot longer in the lounge with free G&T than anticipated so sorry for what I may post ?

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Nice see Fry as captain - Hopefully 1 of many occasions this season to build confidence and put more £ on his head!

I really really worry about that defence though against a very offensive Bristol City team.

 

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Uwe.....6 foot = 180cm......every 10 cm above = 2.5 inches.....gets close enough to give rough idea..... 

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Just now, Old Codger said:

Uwe.....6 foot = 180cm......every 10 cm above = 2.5 inches.....gets close enough to give rough idea..... 

Cheer OC ?

i was being slightly facetious (read my airport post for context) but being a solid 175cm anything else seems excessive ?

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