MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by Scott Murray

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by Scott Murray

by Zip » 28 Nov 2020 15:26

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Zip Joao worked harder today. Absolutely fantastic performance today. I think he’s now got 13 goals and 5 assists from 15 games this season which is ridiculous. I’m not sure I’ve seen a better centre forward at our club.He just needs to work harder at times because he is a PL quality player in every other respect.

Just a bit worried about burn out with him, especially over Christmas. I hope the manager considers using Meite up top rather than Puscas or Baldock should Joao need a rest, he's similar to Joao in many ways albeit not as clinical in front of goal.


Puscas is out for a while. As yet undetermined.


That’s disappointing.

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by retro royal » 28 Nov 2020 16:07

Great result, but we're down to the bare minimum 11 on the field, as soon as Semedo came on just looked different, he lost the ball easily, just hope we can get through to January in contention and strengthen, hopefully Swift back, but we need to spend some cash, both full backs and both right and left midfield, not easy to find in January. Hoped Esteves and Semedo would improve us, but they are poor

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by Hound » 28 Nov 2020 16:31

Swift, yiadom, Puscas and Araruna to come back would provide that depth

Obvs depends on if they do come back and any other injuries we pick up. Think we’re ok at the moment to be honest, got a bit on the bench to turn to

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by Nameless » 28 Nov 2020 16:36

retro royal Great result, but we're down to the bare minimum 11 on the field, as soon as Semedo came on just looked different, he lost the ball easily, just hope we can get through to January in contention and strengthen, hopefully Swift back, but we need to spend some cash, both full backs and both right and left midfield, not easy to find in January. Hoped Esteves and Semedo would improve us, but they are poor


Semedo has generally been pretty good and Esteves is excellent going forward, probably more the left midfield cover than full back,. We’re comfortable at left back and right back so would not see any point in buying yet more cover.

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by Notts Royal » 28 Nov 2020 16:43

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retro royal Great result, but we're down to the bare minimum 11 on the field, as soon as Semedo came on just looked different, he lost the ball easily, just hope we can get through to January in contention and strengthen, hopefully Swift back, but we need to spend some cash, both full backs and both right and left midfield, not easy to find in January. Hoped Esteves and Semedo would improve us, but they are poor


Semedo has generally been pretty good and Esteves is excellent going forward, probably more the left midfield cover than full back,. We’re comfortable at left back and right back so would not see any point in buying yet more cover.


Is he excellent though? Holmes has provided a greater goal threat and has linked up better with the other players from what I’ve seen


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by 3points » 28 Nov 2020 16:48

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Talk of Bowen going there :shock:

Better than what they’ve currently got

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by Lower West » 28 Nov 2020 16:50

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Zip Poster on the Cardiff City site I post on waxing lyrical about our fantastic players and attacking ability that as a Cardiff fan he could only dream of from his club.


Talk of Bowen going there :shock:

Better than what they’ve currently got


Deserves a second crack. Decent manager.

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by Nameless » 28 Nov 2020 16:53

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retro royal Great result, but we're down to the bare minimum 11 on the field, as soon as Semedo came on just looked different, he lost the ball easily, just hope we can get through to January in contention and strengthen, hopefully Swift back, but we need to spend some cash, both full backs and both right and left midfield, not easy to find in January. Hoped Esteves and Semedo would improve us, but they are poor


Semedo has generally been pretty good and Esteves is excellent going forward, probably more the left midfield cover than full back,. We’re comfortable at left back and right back so would not see any point in buying yet more cover.


Is he excellent though? Holmes has provided a greater goal threat and has linked up better with the other players from what I’ve seen


He’s certainly not poor !
Esteves has had some racking long shots , how Holmes has been moreof a threat I cannot see. Very different players and i’d Prefer Holmes for his defensive solidity and height . However labelling Semedo and Esteves as poor is just head shaking....

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by retro royal » 28 Nov 2020 17:07

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Semedo has generally been pretty good and Esteves is excellent going forward, probably more the left midfield cover than full back,. We’re comfortable at left back and right back so would not see any point in buying yet more cover.


Is he excellent though? Holmes has provided a greater goal threat and has linked up better with the other players from what I’ve seen


He’s certainly not poor !
Esteves has had some racking long shots , how Holmes has been moreof a threat I cannot see. Very different players and i’d Prefer Holmes for his defensive solidity and height . However labelling Semedo and Esteves as poor is just head shaking....


Sorry Nameless, all I've seen Esteves do is pass backwards, he looks to have a good free kick in him, but he's useless at positioning himself, looks like a school boy not wanting to get hurt and generally seems to lack pace, I'd send him back to Portugal personally.


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by Hound » 28 Nov 2020 17:13

Esteves is a decent player. He's made a couple of mistakes, lost a bit of confidence, but clearly has a bright future. He's currently a good back up and option on the bench, I'm expecting him to be more regular in the second half of the season

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by CountryRoyal » 28 Nov 2020 17:13

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Is he excellent though? Holmes has provided a greater goal threat and has linked up better with the other players from what I’ve seen


He’s certainly not poor !
Esteves has had some racking long shots , how Holmes has been moreof a threat I cannot see. Very different players and i’d Prefer Holmes for his defensive solidity and height . However labelling Semedo and Esteves as poor is just head shaking....


Sorry Nameless, all I've seen Esteves do is pass backwards, he looks to have a good free kick in him, but he's useless at positioning himself, looks like a school boy not wanting to get hurt and generally seems to lack pace, I'd send him back to Portugal personally.


I certainly wouldn’t send him back. He’s fine for back up and could do a job off the bench further forward, but hopefully we’ve seen the last of him at the back. One day he may very well develop into a good right back but it won’t be with us and it won’t be this season. His main issue is positioning and it’s not something you can just pick up in a few games, he needs the experience but we can’t afford to give it to him at the expense of our own results.

Semedo is a weird one, I think he fits what Forest fans said of him. I see him as an attack minded defensive midfielder but it’s a struggle to see what he tangibly offers at either hand. He’s not creative enough, or even technically good enough to play in the middle as an attacking midfielder and his positional sense is awful to play in Laurent/rino role. Again, in the right circumstances he’s fine off the bench but like Esteves I don’t want to see them starting.

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by Nameless » 28 Nov 2020 17:22

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He’s certainly not poor !
Esteves has had some racking long shots , how Holmes has been moreof a threat I cannot see. Very different players and i’d Prefer Holmes for his defensive solidity and height . However labelling Semedo and Esteves as poor is just head shaking....


Sorry Nameless, all I've seen Esteves do is pass backwards, he looks to have a good free kick in him, but he's useless at positioning himself, looks like a school boy not wanting to get hurt and generally seems to lack pace, I'd send him back to Portugal personally.


I certainly wouldn’t send him back. He’s fine for back up and could do a job off the bench further forward, but hopefully we’ve seen the last of him at the back. One day he may very well develop into a good right back but it won’t be with us and it won’t be this season. His main issue is positioning and it’s not something you can just pick up in a few games, he needs the experience but we can’t afford to give it to him at the expense of our own results.

Semedo is a weird one, I think he fits what Forest fans said of him. I see him as an attack minded defensive midfielder but it’s a struggle to see what he tangibly offers at either hand. He’s not creative enough, or even technically good enough to play in the middle as an attacking midfielder and his positional sense is awful to play in Laurent/rino role. Again, in the right circumstances he’s fine off the bench but like Esteves I don’t want to see them starting.


Semedo and Esteves don’t make our starting XI, because we’ve got plenty of better options.
To call either ‘poor’ is simply daft .

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by CountryRoyal » 28 Nov 2020 17:31

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Sorry Nameless, all I've seen Esteves do is pass backwards, he looks to have a good free kick in him, but he's useless at positioning himself, looks like a school boy not wanting to get hurt and generally seems to lack pace, I'd send him back to Portugal personally.


I certainly wouldn’t send him back. He’s fine for back up and could do a job off the bench further forward, but hopefully we’ve seen the last of him at the back. One day he may very well develop into a good right back but it won’t be with us and it won’t be this season. His main issue is positioning and it’s not something you can just pick up in a few games, he needs the experience but we can’t afford to give it to him at the expense of our own results.

Semedo is a weird one, I think he fits what Forest fans said of him. I see him as an attack minded defensive midfielder but it’s a struggle to see what he tangibly offers at either hand. He’s not creative enough, or even technically good enough to play in the middle as an attacking midfielder and his positional sense is awful to play in Laurent/rino role. Again, in the right circumstances he’s fine off the bench but like Esteves I don’t want to see them starting.


Semedo and Esteves don’t make our starting XI, because we’ve got plenty of better options.
To call either ‘poor’ is simply daft .


I didn’t see they were. I just said I don’t want them starting, which up until today they were (some games due to necessity admittedly, however others not).


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by Hound » 28 Nov 2020 17:58

At some point Rino and Laurent will get injured or need a rest. Semedo will be good to come in

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by karbota » 28 Nov 2020 17:58

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Anyone know how far off Puscas is from returning? If Joao got injured we've nothing up front


If we have top 6 ambitions this is a game that we should win.
With what is available am happy with the line-up.
It looks as though he has sussed Aluko.


And hopefully Puscas too.

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by karbota » 28 Nov 2020 18:05

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He’s certainly not poor !
Esteves has had some racking long shots , how Holmes has been moreof a threat I cannot see. Very different players and i’d Prefer Holmes for his defensive solidity and height . However labelling Semedo and Esteves as poor is just head shaking....


Sorry Nameless, all I've seen Esteves do is pass backwards, he looks to have a good free kick in him, but he's useless at positioning himself, looks like a school boy not wanting to get hurt and generally seems to lack pace, I'd send him back to Portugal personally.


So would I, along with a few others.

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by Nameless » 28 Nov 2020 19:24

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I certainly wouldn’t send him back. He’s fine for back up and could do a job off the bench further forward, but hopefully we’ve seen the last of him at the back. One day he may very well develop into a good right back but it won’t be with us and it won’t be this season. His main issue is positioning and it’s not something you can just pick up in a few games, he needs the experience but we can’t afford to give it to him at the expense of our own results.

Semedo is a weird one, I think he fits what Forest fans said of him. I see him as an attack minded defensive midfielder but it’s a struggle to see what he tangibly offers at either hand. He’s not creative enough, or even technically good enough to play in the middle as an attacking midfielder and his positional sense is awful to play in Laurent/rino role. Again, in the right circumstances he’s fine off the bench but like Esteves I don’t want to see them starting.


Semedo and Esteves don’t make our starting XI, because we’ve got plenty of better options.
To call either ‘poor’ is simply daft .


I didn’t see they were. I just said I don’t want them starting, which up until today they were (some games due to necessity admittedly, however others not).


What ? I didn’t say you said it.
RetroRoyal said it and it has been the point under discussion.....

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by CountryRoyal » 28 Nov 2020 19:26

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Semedo and Esteves don’t make our starting XI, because we’ve got plenty of better options.
To call either ‘poor’ is simply daft .


I didn’t see they were. I just said I don’t want them starting, which up until today they were (some games due to necessity admittedly, however others not).


What ? I didn’t say you said it.
RetroRoyal said it and it has been the point under discussion.....


Fair, just you replied to mine so thought that was in reference to my comments on where they are lacking. Either way we agree; not poor, but not starting quality.

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by karbota » 11 Dec 2020 05:50

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Wow. That is very Karbota like of you Ian.

He was one of the best footballers in history. I think it is well deserved.


Agree with you Ian, nothing but a cheating druggie.

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