Liam Kelly - First name on the teamsheet

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  1. Kilclines curly mullet

    Kilclines curly mullet Active Member

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    He has been immense in the last few months.
    Breaks up play, calm on the ball, passes simple but with the odd 60 yarder added into the mix.
    I don't have the stats, but since he has been back in the team we appear to have picked up more points
    As much as I love Doyle, the decision to let him go appears to be the correct one.

    I also think it helps having Bright just in front, he is a level above in my opinion.
     
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    Agreed, he was pretty essential last season I thought tbh. Uses the ball pretty well, definitely not the sideways sammy portrayed on here.
     
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    i wonder what the chances of us signing bright are when his contract expires this summer
    id say very slim but what a signing he could be.
     
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    Over to you Mark
     
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    Have to agree that Kelly has been Mr Consistent this season
     
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    100% agree
     
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    Player of the season by a mile.
     
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    The most consistent performer who I would put on the team sheet first every week is Hyam , best defender at the club and the player who will have the brightest future of our own players
     
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    Nice to see Kelly being recognized
    He shipped some unfair stick last year when he was trying to play through niggling injuries
    The lad is fit now so we're seeing the benefit
     
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    He’s been our key player since we signed him. Makes Robins’ system work. He must have been surrounded by amputees to be relegated to the national league.
     
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    Leyton Orient at the time were owned by a crazy, vindictive Italian who deliberately sabotaged the club to get back at the fans, who had been giving him stick because of his insane stewardship
    The guy had paid Barry Hearn £4M and used the club as the basis for a reality show on Italian TV
     
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    The telling one within there is Tom Bayliss, who falls into the “not a deep lying CM” quadrant.
     
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    but we already knew that right..?
     
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    Another brilliant display yesterday despite the result.
    Will be a huge factor next season.
     
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    Yep agree, he was superb. His ball retention and speed of thought to play 1 touch passes to keep us moving is very, very good. He waned a little after the clash of heads, to be expected really. As a side note I thought Shipley was fantastic alongside him in the first half.
     
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    He seems a different player with Shipley next to him. I guess he has a bit more freedom.
     
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    Agree with that as well. They seem to complement eachother well as Shipley seems more positionally aware in that role than Bayliss. As others have said, Bayliss in the Bright role next season would be interesting to see
     
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    He was like a quarter back yesterday dictating the play was very impressed by him

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    He makes simple passes, is available for the simple pass. Gets around the pitch. Makes it look easy.

    But its amazing how few players can play this simple but effective brand of football. He was key in getting us to the play offs and promoted last year. He is far better than Doyle was.
     
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    At the time I and I think most weren’t sure about Doyle being shown the door. It’s proved to be the correct decision by Robins and may have been a bit ruthless but we are not party to what went on behind the scenes. Since then Kelly has really stepped up to the plate and I wasn’t sure if he would be the force he is in L1. Glad he’s proving me wrong.
     
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    The two passes to Thomas in the last two games have been high class. Both should have resulted in goals.
     
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    I would not be surprised if there is interest in him during the Summer. Retaining him will be key (I would argue moreso than Willis) and look to build the team around him
     
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    I think he signed a three year contract in the summer.
     
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    Were you as surprised as me to learn that he's Scottish and not Irish? How can you have a name like that and not be Irish? :)
     
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    Irish Sky Blue is Scottish?
     
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    A standard mile or a country mile?
     
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    Player of the season for me, without question.

    People making excuses for Bayliss need to look more at Kelly. He was carrying him so much before he got injured. Literally doing all the midfield work on his own.

    We're really lucky to have him.
     
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    Think he is mine too. Completely different player without Doyle next to him

    Has taken a few for the team too, akinfenwa falling on him. Doyle elbowing him.
     
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    I wouldn't claim to have seen enough games this season to make a call on it, but he's always looked a very tidy player when I've seen him. He was at another level completely in the first half of the Portsmouth game though, at the centre of everything and always keeping the ball moving. I hope he's here next season too, because I think he's the sort of player that can pull all the strings if we've still got a bit of youth and pace around him.
     
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    I would imagine that not to far back he has some Irish relatives.
     
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    How did you guess?
     
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    He’s not doing the work of 2 as he does when he plays with Bayiss
     
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