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OneSirKeefy

Vital 1st Team Regular
#81
Maybe I have misjudged you but I would say almost certainly that is what is driving a lot of opinion against Barry Fuller and for Ryan Jackson.
Chris, I’m not sure it’s a lot of sentiment AGAINST Baz. Many fans (myself included) wouldn't moan if Barry Fuller was our first choice RB this season. He’s quality.

But even 2 years ago a lot of fans thought Barry Fuller was possibly getting too old. Evans thought the same 1 year ago but Baz proved them/us all wrong last season.

It’s just that now Baz is yet another year older. SE has flagged that he thinks he slowed down a bit and was starting to show it.

I don’t think anyone would like to see Barry Fuller go on a year too long. If anything it’s best to go out a year too early. SE has made that call. It’s his job to do these things.

Personally I think it’s possibly the right call, but we will never know unless Barry makes his way back into the side and goes great again. And if Barry Fuller IS good enough he’ll pick up another side and play well.

And Ryan Jackson is certainly a capable replacement. He’s younger by 4 or 5 years, he’s definitely quicker, he’s been quality for 2 years in one of the better L2 sides, and despite you saying he’s not proven at L1 level, he most certainly is. He proved himself for a season and a half with us as being very good. I remember when he was released a lot of people thought it was the wrong move.

If it’s true that defensively he’s not as good as Fuller, I’m sure Evans will get that part sorted. He certainly improved all our defenders last season.

Bottom line is, Steve Evans has made the call and it’s his job to improve us. I trust him to do that. After all he improved a squad last season that lost the best striker and best keeper in the league for nowt. He knows what he’s doing.
 

shotshy

Vital 1st Team Regular
#84
Not entirely.Fuller has a option to stay.
I didn’t mean whether he stays or not.
That’s clearly up to him as he has a watertight contract.
I actually meant whether he would play or not.
That is the manager’s choice.
He may do a Winston Borgarde or may look to get a contract elsewhere.
If I was Barry, I’d hedge my bets and if a two year offer at a lower level came in and it was quite local, I’d take it.
If he’s not playing regularly, his match fitness will drop off very quickly at his age.
 

nitram77

Vital Squad Member
#86
I agree that Barry has been a good servant to the club, and if he stays I have no problem with that. I do worry that he started to look tired toward the end of last season, with the shortened season requiring a couple of games a week every week
 

wxgill

Vital Squad Member
#92
Is this a serious comment? Do we really need to remind you of the many many hundreds and thousands of players who successfully move up from league 2 to league 1. Particularly those who already have experience playing in league 1 (with us too!), and particularly those that have been stand out players for successful league 2 teams too.

Seriously wx do you just have a book of moronic Arsenal fan tv style cliches?

If you dont feel he's good enough for various reasons, state that and back it up with evidence/facts. But to discount a player apparently purely because they came from a league 2 team is mad.

Glad Scally didnt think that about Eaves.
With Evans constantly quoting "young signings" etc this makes no sense. Younger than Barry yes but not many others.

I generally think players normally find their level. Maybe league one and two are nearly identical.

I also remember thinking the player "went missing" quite often last time around. Is he better than Fuller - maybe. But Fuller has the right to sit on his one year extension and not do a lot so budget is also an issue here.
 

LSB2

Vital 1st Team Regular
#96
You gave up as a teenager?I think it is a bit late for a come back.At least I was 29 when I stopped playing regularly.
I gave up at 17! I got sent off in a game for kicking another player in the throat. I was volleying the ball, and he got in the wayl! I enjoyed the pub so much whilst suspended, I wasn't interested in starting on the bench again a team from Luton (Chatham)
 

chris who

Vital 1st Team Regular
#97
I gave up at 17! I got sent off in a game for kicking another player in the throat. I was volleying the ball, and he got in the wayl! I enjoyed the pub so much whilst suspended, I wasn't interested in starting on the bench again a team from Luton (Chatham)
You sound like a right little thug as a teenager.Maybe you needed a Steve Evans type to sort you out.Was the guy you kicked OK.
 

PhilK66

Vital 1st Team Regular
#98
Gave up at 24.My wife came to watch me once. I scored a goal. Sent over a pinpoint cross for a headed goal by our striker then went up for a header and was knocked out for a couple of minutes.

My wife missed all 3 incidents. No excuses then - before mobile phones. So at 24 I retired!
 

markinkent

Vital 1st Team Regular
I gave up at 17! I got sent off in a game for kicking another player in the throat. I was volleying the ball, and he got in the wayl! I enjoyed the pub so much whilst suspended, I wasn't interested in starting on the bench again a team from Luton (Chatham)
Makes me wonder if you signed for my team. I used to help run a piss poor pub team who never had XI players for the Sunday. We signed this one bloke on the Friday to make up the numbers. Ten minutes in he had a flare up with one of their players and drop kicked him the throat. Red card and the words "I want to appeal that" as he trudged off.

Glad I am well out of local football.