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Summer 2021 Transfers

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Faithful Bantam, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Jack Daniels

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    No, I get that and I agree things change. It may be that he signed a centre back and then his no1 target became available so he signed him too. Who knows.

    But at no point has Adams said he’s hoping to bring in 1-2 more players to finish his squad. He’s always maintained he prefers working with smaller squads and the “8-signings” remark has been made twice.

    As for Parker’s comment, I treat that as I do with most things he types.
     
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  2. Sergio Pinto III

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    Well Evans time could be up and we might loan 1 or 2 kids out. Adams was probably stating the bare minimum.
     
  3. Jack Daniels

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    The thing with games like that is that the values entered have to come from somewhere. They don’t just think of a player and award him x points for heading attribute etc. So where do those values come from?

    Surely they have to be speculative and subjective? If the game researchers asked for values from Park for example, I’m sure the ratings would be much higher than the same values awarded by Fordy.

    But what isn’t subjective are actual stats that show a player rarely starts games for any club, appears in less than 30 games a season and hasn’t scored more than 10 goals in a season since 2015/16 (some 6yrs ago).
     
  4. Sergio Pinto III

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    He mentioned 8 signings then the loan market. 8 signings could mean contracted players. Loans could come after.
     
  5. JonButterfield

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    Adams signed two strikers at Morecambe - Liam McAlinden and Jordan Slew.

    Both were very poor performers.

    Expecting anything from Angol is a long shot imho
     
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  6. Jack Daniels

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    Sounds like Adams really is Parkinson’s clone. Another that couldn’t identify a striker to save his life and was a tad fortunate that Wells/Hanson were already at the club ;)
     
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  7. Bronco

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    As I posted completely lost on me, to be honest most of my research starts with Wiki.
     
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  8. Jack Daniels

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    Cheers Sergio. I missed the comment about the loan market.
     
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  9. Botswana Bantam

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    You are odd at times. Contradictory probably better.

    You complain the club isn't ambitious enough.

    Imagine Ryan saying "we should be going up". You'd be like "rubbish, lacks ambition! We should be smashing everyone 5 nowt and winning the league" - nailed on that would be your reaction. Now you're arguing that winning the title shouldn't be the aim.

    Ridiculously contradictory
     
  10. Bronco

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    Think you might get a like from @Bradford End@Bradford End for that post.
     
  11. Offcomedun

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    I wasn't questioning your opinion about Lee Angol. You are perfectly entitled to form an opinion based purely on stats if you so wish. Whether that turns out to be accurate remains to be seen.
    I was challenging your statement (in response to mine) that he has never skinned a centre back in his FL career. How can you possibly know that unless you've seen all his games or watched videos of all his FL goals?
     
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  12. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Flip-Flop!

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    Automatic is the overall aim. Winning the league is a bonus.

    You do understand football don't you? Ok! In the PL you have Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and out shot Leicester that have a chance of winning the league the rest don't. It's that simple! So their target is to win the league then it might change to top 4 etc as the season goes on.

    Lower down the leagues its about moving up a level or not going down. You think Watford give a flying f that they didn't win the league? The aim was to go up.

    Bradford City haven't won a league for ages the aim is to go up. That simple and if we win the league - BONUS!!!
     
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    Sorry, my original comment to yours was meant tongue in cheek. Of course I’ve not seen all his 38 career goals but of the ones seen in compilation clips on YouTube etc, none of them show him skinning a defender ;)
     
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    But Botswana is right. You have, in the past, stated that our target should be winning the league and not just getting out of the division. You once had a hissy that Salford were even in the same league as us, let alone being able to compete. You used phrases such as smashing up the league and getting near 100pts.

    So why have you changed your stance?
     
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    and me
     
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    The aim is automatic but to achieve that, the target has to be top. If you simply target top 3, there is a distinct possibility of coming 4th. I seem to remember that Fordy has already said that and you can't argue against it.
     
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    Do be more careful. Your veil is already slipping. :)
     
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    Good luck with that one mate!
     
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  19. Sergio Pinto III

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    Why have you changed your tune? You said a week or two ago our aim should be to win the league because aiming to go up automatic might see us drop into play offs.
     
  20. Fordy117

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    I've changed it because we have gone from a relegated div 1 team with quality in Doyle etc to finishing 9th then 15th.

    We stand a chance next season and we just have to get out of the league.

    Suppose to answer your question directly then counting on Cook and Cooke to win the league isn't enough. We lack quality for me to think we will win the league at the moment but this can change.
     

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