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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #300 on: August 13, 2019, 01:29:00 PM »
I think he's settled in and will become an accomplished defender, I've also noticed his distribution is much better this year.
He's always got a rick in him, if he hadn't he wouldn't be here.
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #301 on: August 13, 2019, 02:16:00 PM »
I think it is clear that Moore and Jones's tactics we're a big part of why he looked so shockingly bad for so long. He's no world beater but certainly looking like an accomplished Championship player since Shan took over.

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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #302 on: August 13, 2019, 05:25:46 PM »
I was a big critic of Bartley has season but he does seem to have settled into the role more.  I wonder if part of his difficulties were playing alongside Dawson, we all know Dawson's positional play is not great and maybe some of Bartley's issues were the fact that he never really trusted where Dawson would be and this effected his game...??? just a theory

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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #303 on: August 14, 2019, 11:57:28 AM »
If I recall, when he was at Leeds, their fans raved about him and were disappointed when we signed and they didn't.

He can defend, bring the ball out of defence and  pass accurately over short and longer distances when he is playing in the right defences set up, which we appear to be playing at the moment and suits him imo.
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #304 on: August 14, 2019, 12:00:57 PM »
I think we really missed him last night
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #305 on: August 19, 2019, 10:01:26 AM »
Keep seeing people on social media saying they want Ajayi and Hegazi as centre halves when the big man is back from injury, I actually would have a pairing of Bartley and Hegazi.

Bartley looks leaner and more composed this season and I sense he has confidence and belief in what he is doing. So far if anything I've seen Ajayi make more mistakes and would prefer him to be battling with Livermore for the defensive midfielder position.

Of course I still see Ajayi offering back up as a defender but don't necessarily think he's our best option, am I the only one?

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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #306 on: August 19, 2019, 11:28:35 AM »
I am sure Ajayi said he prefers playing DM, but it is a long hard season so we will accomodate him in both these positions no doubt. I think it's great that we now have options for every position so competition will be fierce.
Shame we couldn't have brought in one more striker.
As for Bartley i think if our fans get off his back he will be a great asset.  Last season we were playing 3 at the back and trying to football out of defence, you have to have really good players to do that, and even then you sometimes get caught out.

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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #307 on: August 19, 2019, 11:36:52 AM »
I am sure Ajayi said he prefers playing DM, but it is a long hard season so we will accomodate him in both these positions no doubt. I think it's great that we now have options for every position so competition will be fierce.
Shame we couldn't have brought in one more striker.
As for Bartley i think if our fans get off his back he will be a great asset.  Last season we were playing 3 at the back and trying to football out of defence, you have to have really good players to do that, and even then you sometimes get caught out.

I think I read recently that he said he preferred playing CB and that Slavan would be a big help to him in improving him in that position.

I agree with everything in your post 
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #308 on: August 19, 2019, 11:58:03 AM »
Personally think Bartley's improved a lot since the Moore / Jones passing out the back was binned , he's not a world beater but certainly isn't as bad as some make out .
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #309 on: August 19, 2019, 11:59:03 AM »
Personally think Bartley's improved a lot since the Moore / Jones passing out the back was binned , he's not a world beater but certainly isn't as bad as some make out .

Yeah, agree with this.  He's not amazing but he's way better than he was in the other system. 

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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #310 on: August 19, 2019, 12:57:15 PM »
Keep seeing people on social media saying they want Ajayi and Hegazi as centre halves when the big man is back from injury, I actually would have a pairing of Bartley and Hegazi.

Bartley looks leaner and more composed this season and I sense he has confidence and belief in what he is doing. So far if anything I've seen Ajayi make more mistakes and would prefer him to be battling with Livermore for the defensive midfielder position.

Of course I still see Ajayi offering back up as a defender but don't necessarily think he's our best option, am I the only one?

I totally agree and think that Bartley and Hegazi can make a very strong pairing at this level.

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« Reply #311 on: August 19, 2019, 01:14:21 PM »
Bartley had a decent game on Saturday.

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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #312 on: August 19, 2019, 01:16:32 PM »
would much prefer Bartley and Hegazi as the CB pairing with Ajayi moving into midfield.

As others have said Bartley looks a lot better in a back 4. He looks much more composed on the ball.
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« Reply #313 on: August 19, 2019, 01:19:09 PM »
We could always try three at the back........ walks away smirking and looks back at the float bobbing about in the water  ;) .
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #314 on: August 19, 2019, 02:51:26 PM »
We could always try three at the back........ walks away smirking and looks back at the float bobbing about in the water  ;) .
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Re: Kyle Bartley
« Reply #315 on: August 19, 2019, 03:47:16 PM »
Keep seeing people on social media saying they want Ajayi and Hegazi as centre halves when the big man is back from injury, I actually would have a pairing of Bartley and Hegazi.

Bartley looks leaner and more composed this season and I sense he has confidence and belief in what he is doing. So far if anything I've seen Ajayi make more mistakes and would prefer him to be battling with Livermore for the defensive midfielder position.

Of course I still see Ajayi offering back up as a defender but don't necessarily think he's our best option, am I the only one?

I have mentioned it before, for me Ajayi should be slotting into DM once Hegazi is fully fit.

Bartley has performed a lot better than he did last year and seems to have continued his levels from the back end of last season.

Other than the Forest goal I think he's been fairly solid. I said last season I think we would see a better version of him when we changed the whole back 3 and insistence on playing out from the back at every opportunity.

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