Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by theferret, Jul 4, 2019.
Chaplin is class...just not right for us.
I had written him off by November - but I was absolutely wrong
if you watch a rerun of the Notts county or Exeter games - he was not just getting the rub of the green there - you could see the quality
I think he is a poor mans Teddy Sheringham - what is not clear is whether that is limited to League 2 or whether he could perform at a higher level
The championship may be a step too far = or it may be a confidence thing - just like when he came here
Would i have him back? Loan deal yes - Permanent - not if it meant spending £1m on him
WTF who knew
He has his ups and downs to be fair
Does he walk the dog?
My main comment on Chaplin is that despite his talent he seemed to be pushed about by bigger defenders - reminded me of Lamires and in some way Maddison but Maddison skills got better and he had learnt to dodge the bullets
Deal that suits everyone. Hope he does well. Looking forward to seeing who’s coming in.
Just a thought, but do Barnsley have anyone we might be interested in? Just putting 2&2 together given Robins comments around not selling Chaplin unless a replacement was lined up.
Luke Thomas ?
He scored two disallowed goals in his first few games, both excellent finishes. As his open play drought went on he snatched at chances. I'm sorry to see him go without having seen him at his best (though i think his excellent footwork and finish at Sunderland showed what he's capable of)
You are utterly clueless
Robins is an excellent manager, but his insistence in attempting to shove square pegs into round holes is hugely frustrating. Chaplin is a good player though so I think he'll do well at Barnsley, as long as they learn from our mistakes and play to his strengths of course.
I'm really gutted about this. There's an excellent player in there and I was really hoping to see him at his best in Sky Blue.
Has he gone yet?
No, out of the two players, only Julian Gray has been confirmed so far.
Hope it’s not a loan player we bring in to replace Chaplin, we need our own players.
Someone really trying to move him on. Go to his Wiki page, and record at CCFC - played 20 games, scored 65 goals!
He’s only scored goals with consistency at league 2 level or equivalent, (ie Scottish football which at best is on a par with league 2). And as for an international call up, ffs it was with Scotland, a team that’s recently been beaten by the mighty Kazakhstan!
Wherever he’s had an opportunity at a higher level he’s struggled. (Ie, Bradford and Reading)
He had 1 season where he looked promising at Sheffield United, but that was 5 years ago, since then he’s only had that purple patch with us to talk about.
With that in mind it’s hardly surprising that Reading want him off their books but are struggling to find a buyer.
I'm a bit gutted really. I totally agree that he didn't hit the expectations that people had of him (basically expecting another Armstrong/McNulty) but thought he gave a good showing in the time he had. Would love to have seen him in a partnership upfront with Biamou, but also know that was never going to be the plan. I think he'll be pretty clinical at a team that plays 2 up front.
Barnsley have Moore who is a decent big striker
Linked to Bristol City, Wigan and Millwall earlier in the window, so highly doubtful he'd drop back into L1. Think Barnsley put a hefty price tag on his head as well.
No I didn't mean to come to us, I mean if he played alongside Chaplin.
Oh right, yeah he'd be a great partner for Chaplin. I think that's another issue we'd have if we kept him as he'd have no one to play beside apart from Biamou and realistically there are question marks over whether he can make the grade this season. In an ideal world we'd end up having to bring in another target man, and change the formation just to accommodate him.
Yes he's left here scored 1 in 15 at Reading nearly all sub appearances and was frozen out, then moved to hibs and scored 8 in 17.
Hardly had the game time to prove anything elsewhere, he is a very good player and helped us get promoted, unsure why you have such a bad attitude towards the lad
8 in 17 is a great strike rate, fatso is probably one of these mugs who thinks the SPL is on a par with League 1
Out of curiosity because I can't judge by your reply, what standard is the SPL in your eyes in comparison to England
Gonna really feel let down if we dont have anyone lined up
£5 million I’ve heard
Edit: Sorry £5 million it is understood
I think it's a range? The likes of Celtic, rangers, and maybe hearts and Kilmarnock would be alright in the championship. The rest will be league one or lower.
Maybe theres a BRIGHT future in their somewhere.
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