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Nathan Baker Sold
28 July 2017 20:01 Post ID: #1705269 - in reply to #1705187
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Toner,Bedeau, Suliman will not get a sniff under Bruce this season unless he hits a massive injury crisis.
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28 July 2017 20:04 Post ID: #1705270 - in reply to #1705187
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The issue is , in the no-nonsense 2 agricultural games a week world of the championship, Terry and Samba won't have the legs to play all the games. baker had forged a decent partnership with Chester and it's very short sighted of Bruce to sell him.
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28 July 2017 20:33 Post ID: #1705271 - in reply to #1705187
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If you threw a brick at him he would head it back. .

Decent player who gave his all but ultimately not good enough for where we want to be.
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28 July 2017 20:36 Post ID: #1705272 - in reply to #1705270
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Strange decision, I'm guessing Baker didn't want to be 4th choice CB after playing most of last season . There are a few I'd sooner get rid of but nobody wants them .
Shame as at 26? he'll just hit his peak , That said football is all about the now and currently Terry Samba and Jedinak are all better than Nathan at CB .
Good Luck Nathan Baker proper professional
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28 July 2017 20:43 Post ID: #1705274 - in reply to #1705187
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Bottom line: last season he was a significant part of one of the meanest defences in the Championship. Odd mistakes, but overall it was the pluses which counted. He didn't need replacing.

I can accept Terry due to his huge record and experience - a good signing. Might even accept Samba as someone who may give us something different, but that's not yet proven. But Baker is the only player other than Chester who can play week in week out. Seeing Jedi as a stand-in CB is exactly no more than that.
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28 July 2017 20:57 Post ID: #1705276 - in reply to #1705187
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Indeed , it's a decision that will come back to haunt us once the geriatrics start getting injuries etc
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28 July 2017 21:10 Post ID: #1705277 - in reply to #1705276
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Silhillvilla - 28/7/2017 20:57

Indeed , it's a decision that will come back to haunt us once the geriatrics start getting injuries etc



I think young Bree will move to Centre back eventually , slotted in alongside Samba last weekend no problem at all sturdy lad for 19 and then there's Easah Suliman also 19 plus a £1m Jacob Bedeau at just 17 . .
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28 July 2017 21:42 Post ID: #1705279 - in reply to #1705187
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Bruce will not to revert to youth unless forced to do so whilst his head is on the block
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28 July 2017 21:59 Post ID: #1705283 - in reply to #1705271
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SherlockGT - 28/7/2017 20:33

ultimately not good enough for where we want to be.


You're probably right about that, but the trouble is, we are not there yet.

I'm surprised Bruce has such faith in Terry, Samba and Chester, but with all his promotion-winning experience, I'm sure he know what he's doing.

Hopefully.
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28 July 2017 22:30 Post ID: #1705288 - in reply to #1705187
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Not seen Suliman or Bedeau , probably never will , no doubt we are cultivating them for Preston / Bolton / insert name to cherry pick off us .
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28 July 2017 23:02 Post ID: #1705292 - in reply to #1705187
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Should of got rid of Richards instead. Mind, you, even though he's on more money than Baker was, we wouldn't be able to get @£4m for him.....

Sad state of affairs really. Good luck Nathan, we'll miss you my friend, you always put everything into it for us.


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28 July 2017 23:02 Post ID: #1705293 - in reply to #1705187
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Hmmm he's that good bristol city have snatched him from us. I never cease to be amazed at the over reaction to a transfer that 20 years ago wouldn't have raised an eye brow , 26 years old and descent in the Championship , big deal , no better than Carl tiler.
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28 July 2017 23:14 Post ID: #1705295 - in reply to #1705293
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pvb1968 - 28/7/2017 06:02

big deal , no better than Carl tiler.



But better than Micah Richards...........




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29 July 2017 00:35 Post ID: #1705300 - in reply to #1705187
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I liked him.
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29 July 2017 00:44 Post ID: #1705302 - in reply to #1705187
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But nowhere near as good as the late Brian Tiler - a pillar in the rise of the Villa.
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29 July 2017 08:25 Post ID: #1705318 - in reply to #1705187
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I'm better than micah richards ??
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29 July 2017 08:29 Post ID: #1705319 - in reply to #1705187
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I know how he must feel forced out by some has beens but that is football . rather than hang around he's moved on.
Shame Richards and Gabby etc don't do the same, no they'll hang around and milk the club for millions whilst disrupting the rest of the squad with their lazy lump attitudes .

I'm not as convinced as some that Chester will be first choice over Samba either , Bruce is now getting his men in .

Bottom line is we finished 13th and a million miles away from promotion , to me the defence only looked good because of Jedi and the fact we never actually tried to get forwards .

Throw men forward and we go ripped to bits like at Brentford . If we'd scored and extra 40 goals the defence would be fine but we don't even create 40 chances
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