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The Voice - Match preview Newport County vs Bradford City Saturday 23rd September 3:00pm

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by The Voice, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. bailiff bridge bantam

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    No Richards in the squad.
    Injured?
     
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  2. DimitriPayet

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    All for it if he performs well!
     
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    is that 4 4 2 with Tulloch next to Cook
     
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  4. Petrov

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    So has Wilson, but he's not even on the bench today. I'd have preferred him in the match day squad than Afoka, but I guess Hughes just prefers loan players to the ones he signs on 3 year deals.
     
  5. Botswana Bantam

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    4-2-3-1 if I were guessing
     
  6. Kevin1954

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    Pointon isn’t dropped, he is being brought on gradually. Remember he’s only been given an early full debut because of injuries

    Expect to see him come on after 60 or so in all honesty.
     
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  7. The Original EB

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    A big gamble playing Cook from the start. Hughes has always said he takes care with players returning after injury.
    Just hope this move doesn't prove foolish.
     
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  8. Botswana Bantam

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    Agree and I've said it before - we can argue about the level of competition in the Welsh league but he scored 7 goals in 19 appearances last season. No one else who is fit, outside of Cook, has that conversion rate.
     
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    maybe but flogging Cook to death up front alone again, is not the best way to bring him back in to the fold, in my opinion.
     
  10. Onside

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    Maybe he is going on the front foot to start rather than waiting till they score
     
  11. Park bantam

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    Walker plays with an injury every week. Some seem to play with discomfort others cant
     
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    Cook potentially a desperate recall or was closer than we’ve been lead to believe?
    Either way a welcome return of a focal point up top.

    Here’s hoping he makes it through a decent portion of the game and has no reactions to the injury!!
     
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  13. SteveC

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    Very surprised cooks back in. Smallwood relegated to bench, I’ve never known a captain for City be so in and out of a team, especially this early in the season. Let Stubbs keep the captaincy I say
     
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  14. Sergio Pinto III

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    Hughes went on record stating that Wilson is not match fit and was injured throughout pre season.
     
  15. Idlebantam

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    Strange one again with Wilson, unless injured of course.

    I thought he looked quite lively last Saturday, certainly looked much better than Afoka for me
     
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    Surely he could at least be on the bench
     
  17. Sergio Pinto III

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    Wasnt it a rib injury? A little bit different to the usual foot/ankle/leg injuries - and if he is past fit to play by the medical then so be it.
     
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    Maybe just me, but I think Cook thrown back in and Smallwood dropped may have come from a talk with those at the top that we must get a result today? Feels like Hughes has had to go for it today as I think if the fans were not on his back, Cook would make the bench and we play the usual lineup
     
  19. Sergio Pinto III

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    When we have match fit players like Smith and Pointon for his position? That doesnt make sense at all.
     
  20. The Original EB

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    Even before the rib injury in the Crewe match Cook looked to be struggling with a leg problem.
     
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