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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3225 on: December 29, 2018, 08:00:22 PM »
Thought in the second half he was fine. My point was that people are going to have a go at Brunt for playing poorly but not Morrison despite the latter being totally anonymous. You'd rather have a player trying something and it not coming off than a player who isn't getting involved

Brunt had his chance in the first dozen games and came up short including 1st day loss at home to Bolton and 3 losses within a 4 game spell.

By contrast Morrison came in after about 12 games which started with the 4-1 victory over Leeds and then beyond. 

Morrison missed Villa for injury then Barry took on the baton and was arguably even better in the role. 

There is clear evidence that Barry and Morrison are superior to Brunt in that position.

Moore has cost us 2pts with that set-up.  You never ever have Brunt, Morrison and Livermore in the same midfield, basics just basics.

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« Reply #3226 on: December 30, 2018, 08:47:44 AM »
Brunt had his chance in the first dozen games and came up short including 1st day loss at home to Bolton and 3 losses within a 4 game spell.

By contrast Morrison came in after about 12 games which started with the 4-1 victory over Leeds and then beyond. 

Morrison missed Villa for injury then Barry took on the baton and was arguably even better in the role. 

There is clear evidence that Barry and Morrison are superior to Brunt in that position.

Moore has cost us 2pts with that set-up.  You never ever have Brunt, Morrison and Livermore in the same midfield, basics just basics.
Brunt was always going to play against Sheffield Wednesday, Darren's sentimental side showing. He even took the captaincy off Livermore for the occasion.
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« Reply #3227 on: December 30, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »
He even took the captaincy off Livermore for the occasion.
Cue Brunt taking every free kick including waving Barnes away twice.

Brunt is the club captain and will always wear the armband when he plays. In my view, he also has enough credit in the bank to be on set-pieces too.

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« Reply #3228 on: December 30, 2018, 10:48:06 AM »
I think it's quite telling that the corner Brunty scored from was one delivered into the heart of the six yard box and not blasted half way to the opposite side line and you can all feel free to make up your own minds as to why that was
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3229 on: December 30, 2018, 11:27:05 AM »
Brunt is the club captain and will always wear the armband when he plays. In my view, he also has enough credit in the bank to be on set-pieces too.

Not when we are getting nothing from them, since McAuley left the assists from set-pieces are going down and down. Time for others to be given a chance, he should no longer have the divine right to them.
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« Reply #3230 on: December 30, 2018, 11:59:01 AM »
Brunt is the club captain and will always wear the armband when he plays. In my view, he also has enough credit in the bank to be on set-pieces too.
And Bob Taylor scored a few goals should we get him back in based on credit in the bank?
Brunt is past it, most people can see it , crucially the man in charge seems not to, there are always Achilles that bring people down
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« Reply #3231 on: December 30, 2018, 12:24:20 PM »
I think his wand's been sent in for recalibration, you should avoid working with uncalibrated tools. Brunty's served us well but he needs to be boxed up and used only sparingly if/when recalibration standards are achieved.

Not saying he should be written off as scrap just yet and Foreman Moore knows he can still be of use. But ultimately he's the wrong tool for the central midfield job and his serviceable shelf life is almost at an end. Chris Brunt (club man 8) ) needs to be excluded from use in the main engine room if it is to run at its most efficient.

Time for the apprentices to step up and be given a greater role for the good of the company. That or the board of Jenkins and Lai need to invest in an overhaul of staff and materials before our competitors leave us lagging behind due to under investment and stagnant business process.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3232 on: December 30, 2018, 12:54:46 PM »
Wow this thread is waaaay OTT. Brunt did okay yesterday, was the pick of the 3 midfielders that started the game and was involved in the decisive moment of the game.


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« Reply #3233 on: December 30, 2018, 12:56:41 PM »
Wow this thread is waaaay OTT. Brunt did okay yesterday, was the pick of the 3 midfielders that started the game and was involved in the decisive moment of the game.


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I would say that even you should be able to admit he hasn’t hit the heady heights you expected of him this season? Pre season you thought he would be the Pirlo of the championship in that quarter back role spraying passes and dictating games. What do you make of his season considering your expectations?

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« Reply #3234 on: December 30, 2018, 12:57:56 PM »
Wow this thread is waaaay OTT. Brunt did okay yesterday, was the pick of the 3 midfielders that started the game and was involved in the decisive moment of the game.


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And let his man run off him at the far post for their goal ........................ just saying.

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« Reply #3235 on: December 30, 2018, 12:59:53 PM »
Brunt is/ should be finished now simply not good enough anymore. Thanks for all you've done but time to say goodbye. Livermore best midfielder yesterday until Barry come on.

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« Reply #3236 on: December 30, 2018, 01:02:21 PM »
Brunt is/ should be finished now simply not good enough anymore. Thanks for all you've done but time to say goodbye. Livermore best midfielder yesterday until Barry come on.

Livermore had an utter stinker too in fairness, not sure who was the best of the three as they were all awful. Livermore is fine next to Barry as he can just break up the game and give the ball to Barry to find the pass but he is a very poor player in himself and we need to improve upon him in this window.

We are desperate for a central midfielder or two of real quality

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3237 on: December 30, 2018, 01:03:03 PM »
I would say that even you should be able to admit he hasn’t hit the heady heights you expected of him this season? Pre season you thought he would be the Pirlo of the championship in that quarter back role spraying passes and dictating games. What do you make of his season considering your expectations?


Disappointed with the movement ahead of him in the early games. Didn't actually play in the qb role we expected. Despite a vocal minority has been no worse than any of our other midfielders in general until Morrison and then Barry put in stellar performances while he was injured.



And let his man run off him at the far post for their goal ........................ just saying.


Reaching here, Brunty is miles down the list tor fault for the Wednesday goal.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3238 on: December 30, 2018, 01:04:31 PM »
Wow this thread is waaaay OTT. Brunt did okay yesterday, was the pick of the 3 midfielders that started the game and was involved in the decisive moment of the game.


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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3239 on: December 30, 2018, 01:18:45 PM »
Wow this thread is waaaay OTT. Brunt did okay yesterday, was the pick of the 3 midfielders that started the game and was involved in the decisive moment of the game.


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Pick of three poor performances is nothing to celebrate, he was poor, his set-pieces were poor, his over-hit hopeful hoofs forward were poor and as said losing his man for the goal was poor. All round poor.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3240 on: December 30, 2018, 01:20:15 PM »
I hope you've checked your keep net for holes  ;D  ;) .

I'm sure he's not winding people up  ;)

Saying that the exit door may be approaching for some in the New Year  :o
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3241 on: December 30, 2018, 02:43:28 PM »
I'm sure he's not winding people up  ;)

Saying that the exit door may be approaching for some in the New Year  :o


Definitely not on the wind up. I leave that to others. Brunt was easily a 6/10 yesterday and the negative response has been well over the top in context with the actual performance.
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« Reply #3242 on: December 30, 2018, 02:46:18 PM »

Definitely not on the wind up. I leave that to others. Brunt was easily a 6/10 yesterday and the negative response has well over the top in context with the actual performance.


I actually agree with you. .......... No, really, no kidding.  :-*

That said he shouldn't be playing centre mid and the trio of Jake / Gaz Baz and Matty is easily our best three with Mozza next choice.

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« Reply #3243 on: December 30, 2018, 06:28:36 PM »
I have been one of his biggest fans over the last few years, but he didn't cover himself in glory yesterday. The problem is we still have nobody who has his range of passing or ability to deliver dead balls. Yes he is getting worse at it, but he's still able to put a quality delivery in from time-to-time that causes problems.

The issue is that we haven't replaced that ability. Yes Phillips takes some good set pieces, but he hasn't got Brunt's range of passing. Nobody apart from those two seem comfortable taking corners or free-kicks. Barry makes the sensible passes, but Brunt can still deliver one ball to make something happen, nobody else can. He's 34, we should have replaced him by now, but we haven't - we need to look for the next Chris Brunt, or Tom Cairney, etc. Until then, he'll still periodically get in the team.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3244 on: December 31, 2018, 01:04:59 PM »
Wow this thread is waaaay OTT. Brunt did okay yesterday, was the pick of the 3 midfielders that started the game and was involved in the decisive moment of the game.


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"There is no one more obstinate than an old fool"  - This may be applicable when viewing your blatant support of Brunt in all circumstances. 

Face reality, he is past his best and based on all performances this season you should, in my opinion, let it go as your continued irrational support of Brunt detracts from some of the more sensible and constructive posts you make.

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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3245 on: December 31, 2018, 04:58:18 PM »
Officially a Brunty goal yet ?
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« Reply #3246 on: December 31, 2018, 05:10:58 PM »
Officially a Brunty goal yet ?

The Dubious Goals Committee (DGC) for the Championship last made a ruling in October.

https://www.efl.com/clubs-and-competitions/match-officials/dubious-goals-committee/

By that it must still be classed as an own goal thus far.

This may change when the DGC next sits, no idea when that will be though.
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3247 on: February 02, 2019, 06:58:57 PM »
Hopefully the last we see him of him this season.

One embarrassing mistake and two hideous set pieces

Put him into retirement. Great servant but time to bring it to an end
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Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3248 on: February 02, 2019, 07:13:37 PM »
Fully agree well past his sell by date..

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« Reply #3249 on: February 02, 2019, 07:14:45 PM »
Hopefully the last we see him of him this season.

One embarrassing mistake and two hideous set pieces

Put him into retirement. Great servant but time to bring it to an end

Don’t entirely disagree, he’s been a great servant and player and has never caused the club any problems. He deserves all due respect as befits his dedication to our club and a player coming to the end of an illustrious career for club and Country
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