Conor Chaplin - Signing Confirmed (Finally!)

djr8369

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I wonder how accurate this story is as it makes the McNulty transfer sound very likely.


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jordan210

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On that article it makes out he isn't a starter for Pompey, why would Bristol be interested?
Just seen a few things with him being linked to them. Also the last person he followed on Twitter was Bristol. What sometimes is a give away.
 

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Just seen a few things with him being linked to them. Also the last person he followed on Twitter was Bristol. What sometimes is a give away.
Also follows Willis too.

Not entirely convinced about him replacing McNulty to be honest
 

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5 in 26 in this division last season, career best is 8 in 30 in League Two...
Hard to get excited by that.
 

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Recently followed Bristol on Twitter but maybe terms haven't been agreed? Would be a real coup if we snatched him from Bristol at the 11th hour.

The only thing that concerns me is that, are we going to struggle to adequately replace McNulty? I don't want a repeat of the Mowbray disaster where we try and sign players that are essentially too good for us, then end up with an Andre Wright as a consequence.
 
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Recently followed Bristol on Twitter but maybe terms haven't been agreed? Would be a real coup if we snatched him from Bristol at the 11th hour.

The only thing that concerns me is that, are we going to struggling to adequately replace McNulty? I don't want a repeat of the Mowbray disaster where we try and sign players that are essentially too good for us, then end up with an Andre Wright as a consequence.
We got Ponti, Max and JCH just add Chaplin and Eisa ..... no dramas
 

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Eisa is the one but doubtful SISU will give Robbins all the McNulty money so will be out of our reach as Cheltenham want 1.5m.

Also Peterborough want him and they will spend money
 

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Eisa is the one but doubtful SISU will give Robbins all the McNulty money so will be out of our reach as Cheltenham want 1.5m.

Also Peterborough want him and they will spend money
They've also received a £4.5m boost for the Jack Marriott sale so they could buy 3 Eisa's if it pleased them.
 

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Recently followed Bristol on Twitter but maybe terms haven't been agreed? Would be a real coup if we snatched him from Bristol at the 11th hour.

The only thing that concerns me is that, are we going to struggle to adequately replace McNulty? I don't want a repeat of the Mowbray disaster where we try and sign players that are essentially too good for us, then end up with an Andre Wright as a consequence.
Urgh, just reminded me of that whole clusterfuck. Wright, what an underwhelming signing...mm
 

SkyBlueCRJ

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Yeah but they don't get any if that 4.5 million though, do they? I thought that's not how football clubs were run? I'll email Tim now, I'm sure he'll confirm that I'm right.
They'd get a significant proportion. But that's what happens when you don't let all your players leave on free transfers and subsequently put David Bell on a five year contract.
 

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5 in 26 in this division last season, career best is 8 in 30 in League Two...
Hard to get excited by that.
You have to take his age into account. You are buying the potential with someone like Chaplin. As long as it's accompanied by a more proven striker it would be a great move.
 

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Sell your top scorer, buy a kid who can’t get into the Pompey team.

Glad to see we’re back to normal. Frankly the optimism was freaking me out.
McNulty was being farmed out on loan when we signed him and also wasn’t a regular
 

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Sell your top scorer, buy a kid who can’t get into the Pompey team.

Glad to see we’re back to normal. Frankly the optimism was freaking me out.
The top scorer who along with his agent is forcing a deal through?

Still, I bet it doesn't stop the outrage.

It's not as if McNulty snapped our hands off for the upgraded contract renewal was it?
 

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He seemed to be committed last year but sounds like reading have tapped him up the agents have a lot to answer for they are ruining our game

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Must admit I don't know much about Chaplin. Were most of his goals last season off the bench?
 

KersleyDigs

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Chaplin has 25 goals in 121 apps for Pompey. 85 of which were off the bench.....

That is actually not a bad ratio given his age. MR does seem to gst the best out of his strikers and it seems that Doyle really rates this kid....
 

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The only think about Chaplin that worries me slightly is that he is about 5"6. He'll definitely need someone alongside him if he does sign otherwise MR might as well tell our wingers to never bother crossing.
 

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He looks talented and I am sure robin's could get best out of him

I imagine this is the striker robin's wanted on top of current 4 anyway? Hopefully mcnukty will choose to stay. He could be same level as reading in just 1 year
 

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To teams in our division and above, by a top side in the division above.

He had a record of better than 1 in 3 for a team that was top of our league.

Are you just trolling as usual or are you that bad at comparisons?
He wasn’t part of the Portsmouth team that won the league, he was there when they in the playoffs.

5 in 26 in this division last season, career best is 8 in 30 in League Two...
Hard to get excited by that.
It's not a bad return considering he's been mainly been used as a substitute - he is only 21. His stats are from 31 starts, 73 substitute appearances. It could be a good signing.