Matty James

Opinion on James

  • Class. Should be signed if possible in the summer

    Votes: 158 90.3%
  • Average. He flatters to decieve and we shouldn’t necessarily sign him in the summer

    Votes: 15 8.6%
  • Poor, stay away in the Summer

    Votes: 2 1.1%

  • Total voters
    175

Esoterica

Well-Known Member
Aug 21, 2013
6,298
9,245
313
Czech Republic
Really wasn’t keen on him for the first 2-3 months but seems he’s now much more settled in the system and I’d definitely be looking to bring him in permanently next season.
I think he was actually lacking a lot of 90 minute match fitness when he came here after his long term injury issues and then used conservatively at Barnsley where he was getting subbed off after an hour. When he joined us I thought he was at a different level technically to most of our team but coasting through games. My feeling is he was playing at 80% for 90 minutes to get himself through and in the last month we're seeing the real him every week.
 

Hobo

Well-Known Member
May 13, 2013
10,313
3,278
163
Coventry
Decent player, better than Kelly, lacks the leadership so we’d need to find it probably at CB instead if we signed him.
I think he has shown a lot of leadership. He is a have a quiet word in a players ear type of player. Settled Wilson down early in one recent game re distribution.

There are different types of leader. But agree we need one at CB to replace McFadz.
 
  • Like
Reactions: lifeskyblue

Magwitch1

Well-Known Member
Feb 28, 2021
543
301
63
Matty James is a good player anyone who says he isn’t need to look at themselves imo. still only 29 got three years in him yet & has hopefully showed us his injury problems are behind him. He is versatile too, we have a number of youngsters likely to be knocking the first team door soon his experience with them should be vital.
 

better days

Well-Known Member
May 8, 2016
3,391
3,890
163
I think he has shown a lot of leadership. He is a have a quiet word in a players ear type of player. Settled Wilson down early in one recent game re distribution.

There are different types of leader. But agree we need one at CB to replace McFadz.
That's what I've heard
Been a very positive influence around the club
 
  • Like
Reactions: Hobo

Hobo

Well-Known Member
May 13, 2013
10,313
3,278
163
Coventry
I think signing James would be a bit of a statement. It may help other targets to decide to join the club.
 

Boosh

Well-Known Member
Jun 28, 2020
823
651
143
I was critical of the signing in January not because of his ability just because it wasn’t the signing we needed. I think if he doesn’t stay next year, the signing will have been a disaster but I can accept that he may have been too good a player to turn down if the plan is for him to remain permanently. Now that we are safe, that gamble will have paid off.

If Sheaf, Kelly or Hamer aren’t to be here next here, James will be a very good signing.
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
I hope we get the treatment table ready in his name
 

PVA

Well-Known Member
Apr 22, 2011
5,181
3,569
113
He's brilliant and has been the best midfielder, and arguably best player overall, since he signed.

Imagine thinking he flatters to deceive. Glad to see that the vast majority can see what he brings.
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
He's brilliant and has been the best midfielder, and arguably best player overall, since he signed.

Imagine thinking he flatters to deceive. Glad to see that the vast majority can see what he brings.
Didnt You say Hamer was the best player weve had here for years and will be in the Premiership next season?
 

Hertsccfc

Well-Known Member
Apr 29, 2018
564
485
113
He's brilliant and has been the best midfielder, and arguably best player overall, since he signed.

Imagine thinking he flatters to deceive. Glad to see that the vast majority can see what he brings.
I agree. Without him we would have been in trouble. Such an importantsigning. This is the quality of player we need if we want to progress.
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
No I did not.

Didn't you say Robins is a clown and should be sacked?
Weren’t you the one who said he’s brilliant and only surpassed by Liam Walsh who was phenomenal? I think it’s the London bloke who did the £15m thing - you said £5m I think?
 

PVA

Well-Known Member
Apr 22, 2011
5,181
3,569
113
Weren’t you the one who said he’s brilliant and only surpassed by Liam Walsh who was phenomenal? I think it’s the London bloke who did the £15m thing - you said £5m I think?
What the absolute fuck are you on about.

He was brilliant at the start of the season but I've been downplaying him most of the season after people were getting giddy saying he's worth £15m.

You ignored my question - didn't you call Robins a clown who should be sacked?

Didn't you say James flatters to deceive?

You also said Ostigard is poor.

You even said James Maddison wasn't worth much in a thread that was bumped the other day.


For someone who likes to come across all superior with your opinions you are absolutely fucking clueless 😂
 
Last edited:

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
What the absolute fuck are you on about.

He was brilliant at the start of the season but I've been downplaying him most of the season after people were getting giddy saying he's worth £15m.

You ignored my question - didn't you call Robins a clown who should be sacked?

Didn't you say James flatters to deceive?

You also said Ostigard is poor.

You even said James Maddison wasn't worth much in a thread that was bumped the other day.


For someone who likes to come across all superior with your opinions you are absolutely fucking clueless 😂
Eh I never said any of those things?
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
I genuinely wouldn’t sign him - we will so let’s see
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
You don't like him? You should have mentioned before.
He’s an expensive player in an area where we can find other solutions. We need a goalkeeper a forward and at least one centre halve of quality - maybe 2
 

Grendel

Well-Known Member
Sep 19, 2011
58,992
17,707
763
Will you admit he does more than flatter to deceive though.
I think over the course of every game he’s played no - I’ve never said he’s not a good player I’ve said his impact versus other options is marginal and I suspect he will want a significant pay cheque