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Discussion in 'Sunderland' started by Montysoptician, May 25, 2022.

  1. Oliver's Army

    Oliver's Army Well-Known Member

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    And then the worry is his pace will be gone. I remember Michael Owen having similar problems. I think Neil might look elsewhere tbh, just got a feeling he won't sign him.
     
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  2. C Montgomery Burns

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    I agree, earlier on in the season when he played it did look like it was a season too far for him with us. He looked like he'd lost a bit of edge and wasn't affecting games as he would have before. In a funny way, maybe his injury was a blessing in disguise for all of us. The team had to adapt to him not being there, we still have good memories of him from last year and not of him in decline and he gets to go out on a relative high, not being shuffled off to the sidelines before being released.

    All I'll say is I hope what ever comes next for him is a success, because I think he still has something to offer football, whether as a coach or playing at a reduced level. All the best Aiden.
     
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  3. Oliver's Army

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    Cheers for the memories Will. <doh>
     
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  4. John Wick

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    Nothing but respect for Mcgeady. Played with injections in his food, took a pay cut, waved an extension trigger to play in a final and most of all, called bullshit when bullshit needed calling. All the best. One of the Lads for life.
     
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  5. Sol97uk

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    The only thing that would make me nervous re signing Broadhead is his hamstrings. 3 or 4 hamstring injuries in a single season[/QUOTE]

    Don't think he would be worth the chance because of his injury record. Looks a good striker but we couldn't rely on him for a full season.
     
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  6. Bank of England 2

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    Wearne in particular, was a bit of a surprise to me, as he showed a lot of promise last season before going out on loan. Spaces have to be created in the squad for people coming in though, so probably one of those who was too far down the potential pecking order.
     
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  7. Nads

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    I’m happy with Dajaku personally.

    I had no idea of the terms but had a feeling after Wembley looking at his Insta that he was staying.

    I think there’s a proper talent lurking in there.
     
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  8. Southern A

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    For what it’s worth there’s nothing to suggest we won’t go back in for Hoffman the way we are probably trying with Broadhead and Clarke. The agreed deal wasn’t triggered but Bayern may still be up for selling and we may still be up for buying.

    David Preece worked with the lad for a year so I trust him to make a good assessment on whether he’s worth getting back.
     
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  9. samwise_new

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    i think the hoff looked ok until those few games, never seemed as confident afterwards but pretty sure preece will have a word if he feels he is good enough...keepers need to be able to take the odd 'mauling' and come out the next game as if it never happened, guess it is one of those 'comes with experience' parts of football.
     
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    I think Hoffman will turn out to be an excellent keeper, but had the problem with catching Covid and his confidence taking a hit during our bad run in January and February, especially the 6-0 at Bolton. As a young lad that will have had an effect on him. However he showed enough earlier how good he could be. Personally I wouldn't be against bringing him back, as both him and Patterson are similar ages they can push each other. I guess it all depends on what he wants if he wants to come back.
     
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  11. The Berk

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    Had Hoffman been number one when AN shored our defence frailties up he’d have been as good as Patterson in my opinion, he was class till the team started falling apart.
     
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  12. Southern A

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    yeh I think both him and Dajaku have been darkened in many peoples memories because they were involved when we were crap and it when we were good. But neither of them were the reason we were crap.

    As with many of our players, it could be argued Dajaku is more suited to the championship. Especially considering we will be doing a lot more counter attacking next season rather than trying to break down stubborn defences.
     
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  13. The Berk

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    Yeah, I’m happy Dajaku has signed as well he’s got good potential.
     
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  15. Oliver's Army

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    Just going back to the original retained list, there is a hell of a lot of signings needed for the 23s as well. Should be a very busy summer ahead.
     
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    Aye good luck to McGeady and the others who have departed.
    Grigg can fook off.
     
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    To be fair to Grigg, he did help the team bond together. Against him!
     
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    especially if we want to win the checkatrade again :D
     
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  20. SpikeyBob

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    I wouldn't be against Hoffman returning.
    If he'd had Alex Neil's improved defence he'd have quickly got his confidence back.
    Having said that I think Patto is better, particularly on crosses.
     
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