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Offline TheJacko2000

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3350 on: March 14, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »
I think you need to go back and read my posts about Brunt, I have only ever criticised him in a central midfield role so not sad at all, realistic  but sadly not sad.

I don't do hit lists not even when it comes to banning on here as some think, I say it as I see it, praise when praise is due and criticise when criticism is deserved.


Don't buy it mate, you're the first on here virtually every time I post about him. Usually down playing any positive contribution.


We move on.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3351 on: March 14, 2019, 05:07:35 PM »

Thing is you seem to have a hit list of 1. One of our best ever with over 400 apps and 10 years service. Played virtually his entire career in the top division. Sad really.

Quick point.

He has spent the majority of his career in the top flight but not virtually all of it.

This is his sixth season outside of the top flight (three with Sheffield Wednesday and three with us).

He's made more than 220 appearances at this level or below (excluding cup games).
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3352 on: March 14, 2019, 05:16:55 PM »

Don't buy it mate, you're the first on here virtually every time I post about him. Usually down playing any positive contribution.


We move on.

I post when I see posts about a lot of things. Next few weeks I probably won't be around for a long spell possibly so you'll have free reign then. I don't play down anything positive I say it as I see it as I did last night when I said it was possibly his best game for us in the centre but despite your brilliance claims it wasn't, it was better than average and stood out due to the poor performances from some around him with the exception of Johnstone who kept us in it.

A flukey goal which we would have been screaming blue murder about if we had conceded and a corner which to be honest we again would not have been happy to concede, he put some decent balls through but was also given the runaround by Nathan Dyer first half sometimes leaving him in no mans land as Dyer ran past him.

And just to add I won't move on at all and wouldn't expect anyone to do so either on the forum, posts are made to be replied to when people see fit to or wish to do so.

We have never agreed over Brunt (or Super Graham) and doesn't look like we will over Field, means nothing as to me its a forum and thats it. I'd still let you buy me a drink  :P

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3353 on: March 14, 2019, 05:46:33 PM »
Cheers for the reply. Dyer didn't run rings around Brunt he rang rings around our entire midfield, who were clearly told to drop deep if Swansea beat the initial press and let them have the ball. The way you put it suggests Livermore and Harper were fine defensively and Brunt wasn't which patently isn't true.


Regards Dorrans history tells us who was right about him and in due time it will tell us who is right about Field.


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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3354 on: March 14, 2019, 05:53:01 PM »
Cheers for the reply. Dyer didn't run rings around Brunt he rang rings around our entire midfield, who were clearly told to drop deep if Swansea beat the initial press and let them have the ball. The way you put it suggests Livermore and Harper were fine defensively and Brunt wasn't which patently isn't true.


Regards Dorrans history tells us who was right about him and in due time it will tell us who is right about Field.


You'll be missed mate, hurry back  ;D

Brunt was the one in the centre the majority of the time whilst the others we doing the running he can't do hence why Dyer was running rings round him more so.

Wouldn't say you were right about Dorrans, we priced him out of a move when we should have accepted the bid from West Ham, poor move to Norwich followed when off field problems seemed to have forced a move and injuries seemed to have finished him off now. Not sure you'll be right about Field as we'll never find out, if we go up we need better all round in the middle, he is good enough as he proved last season in the top flight, can tackle and pass but again needs legs around him.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3355 on: March 14, 2019, 06:06:09 PM »

Mate, you've not been able to judge a player since the Dorrans days... so pardon me if I take no notice...
Haha, I couldn't judge a player IN the Dorrans days according to you. Prickly or what?

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3356 on: March 14, 2019, 06:23:29 PM »
Haha, I couldn't judge a player IN the Dorrans days according to you. Prickly or what?
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3357 on: March 14, 2019, 06:32:57 PM »
I assume you require Fritzl to run the place in your absence, Oldbury? 

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3358 on: March 14, 2019, 07:01:21 PM »
I'd love to know what Brunty said to Celina when he messed up that penalty.  ;D

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« Reply #3359 on: March 14, 2019, 07:29:08 PM »
I'd love to know what Brunty said to Celina when he messed up that penalty.  ;D
I can lip read, he said: "Oh I say, old chap, hard cheese, could have happened to anyone."

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3360 on: March 14, 2019, 07:35:40 PM »
Brunt and Morris on should have gone a long time and Dyer did ring around Brunt last night.

And Brunt should take the p iss less in relation to what he said to the Swansea player as he slipped whereas Brunt had no excuse for terrible pen at vile a few years ago.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3361 on: March 14, 2019, 07:47:20 PM »
Brunt and Morris on should have gone a long time and Dyer did ring around Brunt last night.

And Brunt should take the p iss less in relation to what he said to the Swansea player as he slipped whereas Brunt had no excuse for terrible pen at vile a few years ago.


That's because Brunt has no idea off the ball in that role. If we really, really must play him in a midfield three it has to be left hand side. Barry or Field need to be in that deep / central role. Either of them would've plugged those gaps  Dyer kept picking up the ball in last night.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3362 on: March 14, 2019, 08:31:03 PM »

Thing is you seem to have a hit list of 1. One of our best ever with over 400 apps and 10 years service. Played virtually his entire career in the top division. Sad really.
Appearance numbers and length of services does not a good player make
I wasn't there last night, by all accounts he played well , but he has not been good this season at all
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3363 on: March 15, 2019, 11:02:08 AM »
without anything to base this on, but anyway, it doesn't sit comfortably with me that CB turns in his best performance of the season immediately after Darren gets the push and CB has been telling the press that the team couldn't adopt Darrens preferred "style".
It all seems a little too familiar and distasteful, as I said purely my own view.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3364 on: March 15, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
CB is our only good dead ball specialist ,every time we had a corner we looked like scoring, who else is capable of corners like his, all the others end up hitting the first man, worth having on the pitch for free kicks and corners ,made all the difference against Swansea!


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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3365 on: March 15, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
CB is our only good dead ball specialist ,every time we had a corner we looked like scoring, who else is capable of corners like his, all the others end up hitting the first man, worth having on the pitch for free kicks and corners ,made all the difference against Swansea!
On the pitch yes. CM no.
451 with him on the left or LB whilst Gibbs is out.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3366 on: March 15, 2019, 03:52:37 PM »
CB is our only good dead ball specialist ,every time we had a corner we looked like scoring, who else is capable of corners like his, all the others end up hitting the first man, worth having on the pitch for free kicks and corners ,made all the difference against Swansea!
Swansea are a small team and probably among the weakest at defending set pieces that we can come across. Brunt is a good corner taker and so is Phillips. No-one else is anywhere near them and their stats from recent prem years would show that.
Sam Field's corners have been pretty decent when he's taken them and hopefully he's putting in the practise to improve further. Brunt and Phillips are both likely to miss chunks of a season with injury.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3367 on: March 15, 2019, 07:14:18 PM »
CB is our only good dead ball specialist ,every time we had a corner we looked like scoring, who else is capable of corners like his, all the others end up hitting the first man, worth having on the pitch for free kicks and corners ,made all the difference against Swansea!

Can't agree with that...Phillips is very good and Johansen also has ability from dead balls

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« Reply #3368 on: March 15, 2019, 07:43:21 PM »
Can't agree with that...Phillips is very good and Johansen also has ability from dead balls
Gayle is no slouch with bending it like Beckham too!
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3369 on: March 16, 2019, 06:08:09 PM »
without anything to base this on, but anyway, it doesn't sit comfortably with me that CB turns in his best performance of the season immediately after Darren gets the push and CB has been telling the press that the team couldn't adopt Darrens preferred "style".
It all seems a little too familiar and distasteful, as I said purely my own view.
my opionion is hes a snake in the grass...where was captain marvel under Darren Moore.. hiding! as soon as he has gone comes out chirping..get rid

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3370 on: March 16, 2019, 06:10:12 PM »
my opionion is hes a snake in the grass...where was captain marvel under Darren Moore.. hiding! as soon as he has gone comes out chirping..get rid


Hardly hiding, he can't do much from the stands or the bench. Low and behold back into the team, 1 goal, 1 assist, and 6 points...
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3371 on: March 16, 2019, 06:10:30 PM »
my opionion is hes a snake in the grass...where was captain marvel under Darren Moore.. hiding! as soon as he has gone comes out chirping..get rid

Opinion on absolutely nothing except for an agenda you must have

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3372 on: March 16, 2019, 06:15:11 PM »
without anything to base this on, but anyway, it doesn't sit comfortably with me that CB turns in his best performance of the season immediately after Darren gets the push and CB has been telling the press that the team couldn't adopt Darrens preferred "style".
It all seems a little too familiar and distasteful, as I said purely my own view.
it would have been tricky for him to put in any kind of performance when he wasn't being selected

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3373 on: March 16, 2019, 07:13:21 PM »
Opinion on absolutely nothing except for an agenda you must have
I feel exactly the same, no agenda just my thoughts as I posted after the Swansea game.

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« Reply #3374 on: March 16, 2019, 07:15:36 PM »
it would have been tricky for him to put in any kind of performance when he wasn't being selected

yes, but when he was selected ?
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