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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    Players that run around a lot & break up play are ten a penny, players that can pass the ball are harder to find
    It's an acknowledged fact we have our fair share of fellow fans who couldn't recognise a proper footballer if one came and fucking sat next to them in the ground Eddie.


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    He'll come good. Great passer of the ball who we've already seen play 2 pin point defence splitting passes in his limited minutes. Just needs a bit if match fitness amd perhaps more suited to Watson's role than playing alongside him as they're a tad slow as a duo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Fossil View Post
    He'll come good. Great passer of the ball who we've already seen play 2 pin point defence splitting passes in his limited minutes. Just needs a bit if match fitness amd perhaps more suited to Watson's role than playing alongside him as they're a tad slow as a duo.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvel View Post
    Agree. I think what was clear is he’s no replacement for Sow. Watson looked more mobile and quicker to the tackle than Bostock...

    He seems more the type to sit and dictate play. Which is what Watson has been doing.

    Also I think 4-4-2 out too much onus of the middle 2.

    We need Sow and Semedo back in the squad badly.
    This is where Im at with the player, he looks decent, but alongside Watson the whole thing becomes a bit one paced. Sticking with whats worked all season means Sow, Semedo or Yates are needed in there to do the donkey work.

    Id be happy to rotate Bostock with Watson.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    This is where Im at with the player, he looks decent, but alongside Watson the whole thing becomes a bit one paced. Sticking with whats worked all season means Sow, Semedo or Yates are needed in there to do the donkey work.

    Id be happy to rotate Bostock with Watson.
    true, seems like its the whole colback, watson dilemma again


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Funny how some players arrive to be greeted with a fanfare and blizzard of praise and thanks.

    Others arrive quietly and creep in the back door, blasted by unfavourable comments.

    Then play on the pitch reveals their true abilities. Pre-signing hype doesn't always match ability.


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    Bostock was brought in as a fifth or sixth choice midfielder, a bencher to Watson, whom SL clearly rated from the start, and behind Sow, Semedo and Silva (perhaps even Yates) in the midfield's packing order.

    So whether he plays well or not is not that important in the course of the season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Bostock was brought in as a fifth or sixth choice midfielder, a bencher to Watson, whom SL clearly rated from the start, and behind Sow, Semedo and Silva (perhaps even Yates) in the midfield's packing order.

    So whether he plays well or not is not that important in the course of the season.
    It's important when he starts a game and looks leggy as fuck and offers nothing. There's been a clammer for him to start for reasons unknown to me and he fluffed his lines up against poor opposition

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    Bostock wasn't great on Sunday but he did put in what should have been a goalscoring pass.
    He played well against Derby in the cup. I think he's absolutely fine, and should Watson break down at some point in the season, he'll be ideal playing alongside Samba Sow.

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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Always saw him as a Jan-March step in for Watson, so nothing's changed there. Hopefully Yates or Semedo can grow more into the Sow role. If niether are fit then again it may be a Jan job.


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Shock-Horror Sports Headline: YET ANOTHER PLAYER FAILS TO TURN IN A WORLD BEATING PERFORMANCE IN HIS FIRST START IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Shock-Horror Sports Headline: YET ANOTHER PLAYER FAILS TO TURN IN A WORLD BEATING PERFORMANCE IN HIS FIRST START IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
    Beyond ridiculous isn't it.

    Orchestrates the midfield in a 3-0 win v Derby and then looks a bit leggy in a midfield line-up that didn't suit his game in his first league start (yet still plays the pass of the match) and we've got people writing him off.


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Player who hasn't played matches doesn't look match fit. *shrug*


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    Yes that pass to Mir was delicious. Just as Silva and Grabban were on the touchline waiting to replace the named duo. A sliding doors moment.

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