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    Charlie Chaplin

    According to a Coventry paper he's having a medical prior to signing if true I think we're throwing our money away in West stand bogs

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    and you would know eh? being a fully qualified FIFA coach. Give it a rest and give the lad a chance. Sheeeeeesh.

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    It's all abart opinions. Tha dunt need to ev FIFA coaching badges to ev an opinion. Personally I ent sin him laik enough to pass judgement

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    Something on the spreadsheet says this lad is going to be a good player , tracked him since his Portsmouth days who wouldn't sell him to us as we were a promotion rival , hence he went to Coventry for 500k .

    At 21 years old he's still in the development years .

    Personally at this moment in time and in my opinion he's off the pace at this level which is not to say in two years time he could be up to it .

    Quite how that helps Daniel Stendel this season is anyone's guess of course .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonTyke View Post
    and you would know eh? being a fully qualified FIFA coach. Give it a rest and give the lad a chance. Sheeeeeesh.
    There's no room for chancers in championship we've enough players who have never played at this level without adding another one

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    And of course as we all know, if you want to do a 'bad' impression of Charlie Chaplin you've got to learn how to balance a dead slug under your nose as a fake tash. (Re Blackadder series 4 ).

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    Costing us a million quid apparently , I sincerely hope the lad does well here but I'm far from convinced he's what we need right now .

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    theres a photo been going round most of this aft with him going thru the reception door at oakwell holding his trainers.

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    Why have they just had a new carpet fitted

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    Good luck to him , however I'm not too Iimpressed , just adding depth to our squad is how I see it ?

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    It wasn’t that Pompey wouldn’t sell him to us as Isgrove was to be part of the deal at that time, he had the option of us or Coventry and he chose them apparently because he thought he wouldn’t play that much?
    What baffles me is that he thinks he might play in the Championship with us when he thought he wouldn’t in League 1? We still have Moore and Woodrow as we did then!
    What worries me is that he may be a replacement for Moore and if he is we are done for! He will have to score some goals for me to take to him after snubbing us last season and he really doesn’t look that good when you see his highlights, I don’t get it there seems to be better out there for that money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    Costing us a million quid apparently , I sincerely hope the lad does well here but I'm far from convinced he's what we need right now .
    Its a big gamble isnt it Animal, for us anyway!. And Im saying IF because we have been speculating about this lad for far too long now.
    Is he realy worth the money, and is he really any better than Lg One standards ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Its a big gamble isnt it Animal, for us anyway!. And Im saying IF because we have been speculating about this lad for far too long now.
    Is he realy worth the money, and is he really any better than Lg One standards ?.
    I don't see the lad this season starting too many games , what I do see is he can come off the bench with 20 minutes to go and having a bit of energy about him that could turn a losing position in to a draw or better .

    Absolutely no way is he going to dislodge Woodrow or even Moore for that matter and get a start .

    He's further forward than Miller and Victor I will say that .

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    There isn’t one Coventry fan who thinks this isn’t a fantastic deal for them which is worrying! Apparently he will be announced tomorrow and we will have paid 1 million for him, double what they paid and with a sell on clause.
    They are hoping to replace him with Bright Enokabahre or Tyler Walker at Mansfield? Am I the only one thinking that either of those two would be a better signing for us than Chaplin and cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    .. He's further forward than Miller and Victor I will say that .
    So do you reckon hes better than, say Victor Ado then ?. And are we going to offload Victor this season maybe, as he will want to be better than a bench warmer wont he ?.

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    You know my thoughts about him perky I've been saying it since they showed interest in him last summer and he proofed it last season 8 goals in 33 games in pub lg I'd rather take a risk with a 200,000 unknown than him

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    Quote Originally Posted by perkytyke View Post
    There isn’t one Coventry fan who thinks this isn’t a fantastic deal for them which is worrying! Apparently he will be announced tomorrow and we will have paid 1 million for him, double what they paid and with a sell on clause.
    They are hoping to replace him with Bright Enokabahre or Tyler Walker at Mansfield? Am I the only one thinking that either of those two would be a better signing for us than Chaplin and cheaper?
    Football isn't an exact science and neither Pompey or Coventry these days considering the size of the two clubs can lay claim to have the title of we have all the answers and have a fantastic model .

    As the season came down to the final few weeks Pompey ran out of energy , hardly laid a glove on Sunderland in the play offs , even Jamal Lowe was on his @ss .

    Coventry's problems are well documented and many of the comments I've read from Coventry fans is that Robins style of play didn't suit the lad .

    I personally think as fans we have to look at this signing as a kid who could nick us a few points rather than the standout signing who is going to start and knock in fifteen championship goals .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    So do you reckon hes better than, say Victor Ado then ?. And are we going to offload Victor this season maybe, as he will want to be better than a bench warmer wont he ?.
    Victor was off the pace at league one level it's not rocket science to say he's a million miles away from the championship .

    Victor won't make the bench this season unless we are really struggling with injuries and suspensions .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOOALI View Post
    You know my thoughts about him perky I've been saying it since they showed interest in him last summer and he proofed it last season 8 goals in 33 games in pub lg I'd rather take a risk with a 200,000 unknown than him
    I'm trying to take the pragmatic approach with the club's recruitment policy .

    What's fairly clear to me is that the two targets for around or over 2m that we were linked with are going to be difficult to get over the line because at this moment in time we lack a real positive championship brand .

    Bigger clubs than us are in the same market to acquire Turnbull and Kone .

    Twenty years ago we competed at this level because we had a brand , Hignett , Dyer , Sheron and Shipperley etc came here because we were a club who had a very good Championship brand , we had gates of 17k plus , paid the wages and had a PL season behind us .

    We aren't at this moment in time anywhere near the level we were 20 years ago .

    The truth is in the modern world of championship football we are nobody's .

    Give it a couple of seasons at this level and some progression and it maybe a different story .

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    Victor was off the pace at league one level it's not rocket science to say he's a million miles away from the championship . Victor won't make the bench this season unless we are really struggling with injuries and suspensions .
    It just shows doesnt it how brilliantly young Jacob Brown did last season. When he definitely stepped up from the U23s and Victor, for whatever rerasons, didnt!.

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