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Akpan

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Tyneside, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Tyneside

    Tyneside Well-Known Member

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    this has probably been mentioned in another thread somewhere but I can’t be bothered trawling through hundreds of messages of shite to try and find the answer....

    Where was Akpan yesterday? I saw Parker’s tweet saying he wasn’t injured so presumably had just been left out. I never hear the post match interviews on the radio as I walk back to the Broadway post match. Was anything mentioned?
     
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    Who really cares - playing him to put him in the shop window didn’t work so providing he’s nowhere near the squad then I’ve no problem.
     
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    That's made me worried now. What if we start playing him again in January :eek2:
     
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  4. Faithful Bantam

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    Probably Greggs.
     
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  5. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Negative!

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    He's better than Danny Devine.

    Pointless thread this. Akpan wasn't in the squad. No big deal.

    Akpan, Devine and Anderson are all rubbish- we need better. It's simple really but the worrying thought is Bowyer gave 2 out of the 3 a new bloody contract.
     
  6. Tyneside

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    Why’s it pointless? It was a straight forward question. I’m more interested in if anyone knew why he wasn’t in the squad rather than reading pointless responses.
     
  7. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Negative!

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    Wasn't in the squad because Cooke, Anderson were ahead of him.

    Simple.

    However, hopefully Saturday it will be Devine out of the squad and Akpan in.

    Akpan has been poor, wasn't in the squad. No big deal.. move on!
     
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  8. WilsdenBantam

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    He has more ability than Devine far more in fact, but puts little to no effort in. I can forgive a player being crap, it’s not their fault they’re picked they’re just living the dream of being a professional footballer however I can’t forgive a complete lack of effort, and that’s why I can’t stand Akpan.

    Also he gets more criticism than Devine and Anderson for the simple fact that he’s one of our high earners and does nothing to deserve his wage, at least the other 2 are on about £20 a week!

    We could probably get 2 quality CMs at this level with Akpans wage.
     
  9. Tyneside

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    The question was more about whether we were likely to see a pay off as was being speculated amongst those sat close to me yesterday. I wondered if any of the ‘ITK’s’ had any word from the associate directors / city staff with their loose lips
     
  10. Bronco

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    I believe Bowyer wanted to give the new signings a run out and see how they performed and how they coped with a 13,000+ crowd, to do this and cover other areas Akpan was left out.
     
  11. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Negative!

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    I don't care what a player earners. No point even thinking about what someone else earns. If you're not happy about your wage then have the balls to ask your manager for a pay rise, if you get nowhere with your manager tell him/her to fu@k off then ask the real boss the owner or better still set up your own business and be in control of your own money failing that come work for me.

    Akpan's wage isn't the issue. Lack of effort or motivation maybe but we all know he's better than Devine.

    Devine as highlighted yesterday isn't nowhere near good enough.

    Let's not dress this up Devine doesn't have the ability or strength. Northampton just pushed him off the ball like a little under 9's player. He is sh&te.

    Akpan just needs to raise his game.
     
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    What wages are you offering?
     
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  13. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Negative!

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    Pay off. Who Akpan?

    See this is where City fans are going wrong.

    Out of sight out of mind.. we've players that not even wearing the shirt but that's fine.

    However, players like Akpan, Wright etc get it in the neck. For me too many thinking about wages. Footballer earn decent money and fans can't run the clubs books.

    Devine, Palmer have been poor as this season. Palmer looked a little better next to Cooke and like Akpan has the ability. It's up to Bowyer to coach- to do his job and get the best out of his players.
     
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    They'll only be small he has a fixation with all things small ;).
     
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    Devine will be in the squad because you have to one home grown player in the 18.
     
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    Alright! We get it... you don't think Devine and Anderson should have been offered contracts. I doubt there's anyone left in the West Riding of Yorkshire who isn't aware that's your opinion. Like a stuck bloody record
     
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    Absolutely the right thing to leave him out of the match day squad. He’s not pulling his weight. Real test of GBs man management skills to get a performance out of the guy.
     
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    Or get rid which I'd personally go for. Had enough chances and not proved his worth, not good enough for a team potentially chasing promotion. You could get 2 quality players at this level on his wages.
     
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    How dare you bring facts and rules into a discussion
     
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  20. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Negative!

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    Oh that shi&te rule.

    Don't we have any others that qualify for that rule.
     
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