Alan McCormack

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  1. SkyBlueRuffian

    SkyBlueRuffian Well-Known Member

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    Joining us from Brentford as part of the deal involving Stevenson.
     
  2. Nick

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    Isn't he a right back?
     
  3. Colin Steins Smile

    Colin Steins Smile Well-Known Member

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    Right back or holding midfield player. I think he's 32
     
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  5. Nick

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    Don't think I've ever seen him play, would it be him and reilly in the middle?
     
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    Whaaaat Stevenson is going!!! Now there's a surprise.
     
  7. Manchester_sky_blue

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    Fair few injuries in recent years
     
  8. Nick

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    Not really sure, really need a striker more now we have foley at rb.

    Unless it's Ross? :)
     
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    Can he play tonight... :greedy:
     
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    Unless its pointing to more midfield departures........... Gazhev/Lamerias perhaps
     
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    Fingers crossed
     
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    Would not miss either of those two
     
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    Agreed but we would still have Bigi and rose in those positions. I suppose it never hurts to have a versatile player for the bench though, cover for midfield and for Foley.
     
  14. Nick

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    Would depend on the deal I guess. If it was Stevenson and money for somebody who was going to come in and run games then I'm happy.

    Just seen his first goal for them was lobbing Joe Murphy.
     
  15. Manchester_sky_blue

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    I would guess that we have turned down their revised £1.5 million offer and now they are offering a player on top as a sweetener.
     
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    I don't think Gadzhev has been given enough time to settle
     
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    Your right only about a year
     
  18. Gbee92

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    If this is true and happens Alan Mac is a very reliable and efficient player and will do great in league one if he can stay fit. He won't excite you but he's old school no nonsense and does the simple things really well. He has still been good and reliable in the championship when called upon so I'm sure he will give you abit of steel in league one. Well liked here at Brentford so as I said, if it happens then good luck and I hope he does well for you
     
  19. Nick

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    Does he just sit in front of the defence when in midfield?
     
  20. CovisGod

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    To be fair Henri Mkhitaryian (spelling ?) was average for Donetsk for two years before having one great season then average for Dortmund for 2 years before having one great season before joining United.....Some players take longer to settle than others,

    Not that I'm atall comparing him to Ghadzev,


    Ghadzev is much better ;)
     
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    Definitely want to see a goal scorer come in
     
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    Cheers
     
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    And if you get Stevenson, you've got yourself a top player. For someone that's so technical and makes passing look so effortless, his defensive work is top notch and goes unnoticed.
     
  24. better days

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    I've seen most games this season and believe that most of our own young players have done pretty well in difficult circumstances. The problem has been that opposition teams have used bullying tactics which we were too young and inexperienced collectively to deal with.
    By the sound of it the new guys coming in have all been round the block but are still young enough to do well and compete with anyone at League 1 level.
    I'm interested to see how opponents bullying our young players in future games react when they are clattered by one of our older guys next time they're on the ball
    RS seems to have a plan
    Won't it be great if it pans out as we hope
     
  25. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    mate on this forum most posters wont have known mkhitaryian existed until he joined man utd
     
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    I do want to see more scrapping on the pitch!
     
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    hill83 Well-Known Member

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    Is that a dig? It sounds like a dig.
    I like the fact I'm not a huge football nerd.
     
  28. covcity4life

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    if you like that fact then its clearly not a dig to you is it?

    wasnt a dig to anyone, just my observation of SBT

    dont quit the forum and forget to mention me!
     
  29. Otis

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    My one concern here is, that while I accept we need experience I am not so sure about keep bringing players in, in their mid thirties (certainly mid thirties in terms of a footballing career). That's Foley, Beavon AND McCormack.

    How long can we feasibly get out of them? Obviously Stevenson and Harries are just starting out on their careers and should only get better. I do worry though about losing youth and bringing in players close to the end of their playing days.

    Would be much happier if we were bringing in experience, but from players 27-30, rather than 32-33.

    If it's a stop gap, then fine, but short term measures will obviously need addressing asap.
     
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  30. Nick

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    Probably because people are watching city games in League 1 rather than just repeating what people say on social media ;)

    :emoji_golfer:
     
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    Oi dickhead. I'm 33.
    33 is NOT mid thirties. It's post late twenties.
     
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    Beavon is 33 in May and McCormack 33 today.
     
  33. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    oh here comes the forum troll.

    i dont repeat anyone. i watch english,italian,spanish,german,french leagues etc because i love my footy.

    i understand if others aint got time for it or dont enjoy it. bullshit comments like yours just make me chcukle though because you clearly have big gap in your knowledge and it makes you feel bad about yourself. be like hill and be happy with the person you are(not a dig hill!)
     
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    That's a bite
     
  35. Gbee92

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    Yes he's a good holding midfielder but can play right back too. That's not to say he's not capable when attacking but it depends if he's given liscence to get forward. Obviously at 33 he doesn't have much left of the little pace he had before, but he's a strong tackler, good passer, lots of experience and will strike fear into your opponent's just with his gaze
     
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