Chris Badlan- Head of recruitment.

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Cobi Jones's Dreads, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. skyblueelephant76

    skyblueelephant76 Well-Known Member

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    Chaplin has a 1 in 3 goal scoring record with us. Ponti has a 1 in 7 at a lower level.

    We didn't buy the finished article, we bought a 21 year old with potential and he definitely has that. I'm as frustrated as anyone about the chances he's been missing but at least he is consistently getting into the right positions.
     
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    Chaplin’s movement is decent, I think he can be decent a player, the issue I have is he misses too many chances, would a target man help, I’m not sure, some of his chances that he’s missed in his time here are through body position and possibly confidence.
     
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    Sky_Blue_Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    But Chaplin plays 90 mins every game - Ponto has a few where he just about managed to get to the centre circle before blowing for full time. Plus Chaplin has had penaties.
     
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    I'll pull up some of your posts waxing lyrical about him if you like
     
  5. skyblueelephant76

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    I forgot penalties aren't real goals. 23% of Harry Kanes goals, have been penalties, someone better break the news to him...
     
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    I'm not saying they're not real goals, but you have to take into account it's likely to result in a player having a better scoring record than one who isn't given the penalty taking duties.
     
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    Is it a final fee including add on’s if they ever come to fruition or is it what we’ve actually paid for him?
     
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    As stated when he come I fort there was a player in there his movement etc looked and still is good it’s the rest of his game play frustrating to watch
     
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    Make your mind up
     
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    Lol at first he looked a player now he looks bang average
     
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    Do you think that could be due to things like the system or where he is playing? Don't get me wrong he pisses me off most games but I don't think he was scouted to play in midfield.
     
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    Yes defo with a target man who knows but we haven’t seen that yet
     
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    I do think he would play better with someone like Biamou...

    Awaiting Grendel comments here lol
     
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    I would imagine JCH was signed due to a clause in his loan contract based on us going, he is more suited to a mid to lower table league 2 team
     
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    Funny how people like to temind us top 10 os great for newly promoted team whikst saying all of our players are failures lol
     
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    Imo hiwulla us good and will have a break out patch soon enough if we keep playing as we are
     
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    I think we got lucky with Widdrington. Everyone he touched seemed to come off last season. Perhaps we are just comparing this new guy to him when the pickings have been slimmer?

    Can’t deny that either way, Robins has been backed. Always got the impression that the signings were his, apart from poor Baka who took some flack from Robins very early on in his career an has never gotten past that
     
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    Yep-Farndon “recommendation” when he came back. As if he knows a good player when he sees one.:emoji_rolling_eyes:
     
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    As I have said with Chaplin he is a young player having moved away from his family, has a burden of half a million price (alledgedly) hanging over him, it hasn't gone according to plan so far in terms of goals either by playing too deep or seeing balls flying over his head, he has McNulty to live up to the crowd are on his back he must think wtf has happened here, yes he is very frustrating but I think he must feel unless I score the team will probably lose, a lot of burden for such a young lad in his first full season, I slated him myself on Saturday because of the open goal miss but hopefully if someone starts scoring and he chips in with a few the tensions from his body will lessen and he will come good
     
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    Personally sad to see JCH go. He is a strong and decent footballer and has the playing attributes. Ok his goal scoring ratio isn't quite good enough ... yet.

    It took Mark Hateley time to become prolific in front of goal. JCH very similar in some ways as clearly both were good footballers but struggling to score.

    I expect JCH eventually will come good for someone providing he has his approach right.
     
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    At least 5 of the listed signings were signed or identified as targets before Badlan assumes the role of Head of Recruitment. Westbrook, Bosma and JCH were signed before Badlan cane in. Bakayoko and Chaplin were ‘identified as potential targets’ last year according to Robins when we signed them. Doyle was apparently very influential in signing Chaplin as he recommended him — Football Manager style!
     

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