Jump to content

Grimbeard

Member
  • Content count

    1,236
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from froggg in Cheese   
    Anybody know where Black Bomber can be bought locally?
  2. Clap
    Grimbeard reacted to Saul Pimpson in Barnsley F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    Forsyth? Huddlestone? Martin? Mutter moan whinge, mutter moan whinge.
    2-0.
    Silence.
  3. Haha
    Grimbeard reacted to HantsRam in Barnsley F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    Strictly speaking you haven't given him sum, you've given him a product  (the answer of a multiplication operation on 2 operands).
    Now if you'd said 2+2=4, that would be mathematically correct. 
    Stand back and admire the pedantry......they should put railings round me 
  4. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to curtains in George Thorne   
    George is our best player and should be given a new contract.
     
  5. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to VulcanRam in George Thorne   
    He's one of a very small number of individuals at the club I would actually pay to watch, so for me a new contract is a must.
    His biggest asset in this team is that he is one of very few who gets the ball and his first thought is "forward".
    I see and get the clamour from certain quarters for Martin not to leave; for me Thorne is far more valuable.
  6. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to Gaspode in George Thorne   
    Ridiculous - he's had serious long-term injuries, not a host of niggles that keep him out (other than when coming back from injury which is expected for players who've been out for an extended period) - for example, Jack Wilshere is a sick note player (he'd need a month in hospital if he bruised his elbow), but Thorne has just been very unlucky with the type of injury he's experienced.
    Thankfully his comeback seems to have been well managed by Rowett and that should help to ensure that he should be available for the rest of the season - I'd go so far as to say we wouldn't have signed Huddlestone if Thorne had been fit in pre-season - Thorne offers very similar passing ability and physical presence but with greater mobility. We'll regret it if we let him leave and he goes on to be the player we know he can be at one of our rivals....
  7. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to PodgeyRam in George Thorne   
    He's not a sick note though. He played near enough every game of Clement's season before he got his leg broken. Two ACL injuries and a broken leg don't scream sick note to me. They make me think he's been unfortunate. A sick note would be someone like Jamie Ward who can only play 10 games before his hamstrings go. Thorne isn't like that. I would wager that he will be fit to play in every single game after Christmas until the end of the season.
  8. Haha
    Grimbeard reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in Gary Rowett says Tweaks in January   
    If we get a bag of magic beans in exchange for Butterfield I will consider it good value.
  9. Haha
    Grimbeard got a reaction from Angry Ram in irrational hatreds   
     
     
    O.K. Next question. What's Ultimo?
  10. Haha
    Grimbeard got a reaction from Angry Ram in irrational hatreds   
     
     
    O.K. Next question. What's Ultimo?
  11. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  12. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  13. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  14. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  15. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  16. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  17. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  18. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  19. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  20. Like
    Grimbeard got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in Chris Martin   
    I'm genuinely puzzled by people that say we should sell Martin because they think we have enough strikers.
    Who do we have?
    1. Nugent,  A good player but will he be fit for the whole season? Maybe he will, but a risky strategy.
    2. Winall.   Only on loan. A decent young prospect but a bit raw yet. Do we really want to base our attack around him?
    3, Bent.   He's a hundred and three years old, permanently offside and he's Darren Bent.
    4.            er... that's it.
    I suppose it will be pointed out that G.R. could use the money to buy a replacement, but please tell me who we could realistically buy that would be guaranteed better than Martin and different to Nugent.
  21. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to King Kevin in Derby County v Burton Albion match thread   
    You are not alone I've missed both QPR and Burton and I know a lot of regulars that are doing the same .Things like booking a holiday without consulting the fixtures etc which would never happen previously .
    I think age has something to do with it I watched some dross between 1979 and 1983 as some posted previously but I still went [and fell asleep sometimes].I guess you just get more discerning[ apathetic] as you get older .
    They do not get your unconditional support which you gave when you were younger ,good job there's a younger generation to give it as they have had my lot. 
  22. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to RamNut in Chris Martin   
    You were wrong about todd - that left a gaping hole - and your are wrong about martin. He showed his class yesterday.
  23. Angry
    Grimbeard reacted to Ninos in Chris Martin   
    Most fictional post I ever saw 
    Vyds Nuge and Winnall backing them up is sufficient ... I just read the Nuge Vydra combo being deadly AWAY from home part and knew you’re fabricating stuff - like all the Martin crazies. You need to pay attention to what goes on in games. Jeez.
    kinda like the ding dong guy who said martin set up Russell and turns out he didn’t go to the game or even watch the game ... to know Matty Phillips gifted us the goal. 
    and just stop with the Vydra Martin thing ...Vydra is fantastic and Martin is rubbish ... you don’t pair Filet mignon with lucozade. It’s Vydra and Nugent !!!! That’s the partnership that’s clicked and rocked opposition defences. Deal with it. 
    Your whole post is a combo of lies and myth.
    Now you can go shave your grans head. 
  24. Haha
    Grimbeard reacted to Kernow in Chris Martin   

  25. Like
    Grimbeard reacted to Leicester Ram in Chris Martin   
    Selling Martin's an awful idea. Here's why:
    1. Versatility
    Big selling point of Rowett has been that he's more versatile than previous managers, more adaptable. So why would we sell the one striker we have that offers something none of the others do? If we sell Martin we lose one of our unique weapons, one of the most technically gifted players at the club and our only hold up striker.
    2. Home Form
    The Nuge/Vydra combo has been lethal away from home, their mobility lets us set up to counter without having to lose much defensive shape/solidity. That combination and the away performances are what's really sold me on Rowett, I wouldn't change it anytime soon.
    However, our home performances have been far from convincing and we've been stumped a couple of times. We've not been given the space to play in behind the defence we get away from home. I think we've looked a lot better at home with Martin playing, particularly now Thorne's back in the side.
    Sheff Weds- a win at home against ten men. Went a goal up really early but then got dominated by Wednesday. Couldn't control the ball and ended up riding our luck, Wednesday created just as many chances as we did.
    Reading- annihilated. Turgid first half where we couldn't create anything, couldn't hold onto the ball, which completely suited Reading. Plan didn't work, only started to create chances once Martin came on.
    QPR- turgid first half where we didn't create anything against the worst team I've seen at PP since Rotherham. Got the goals eventually but most teams would against that QPR set up.
    Ipswich- another turgid first half where we didn't have a single shot on target. Only started to create chances once Martin came on, unlucky not to get at least an equaliser. Ultimately the team wasn't set up to attack, the full backs couldn't overlap and we couldn't play well enough with it on deck. Gutting loss.
    Burton- Thorne and Martin start, Olsson's put onto overlap. The side that's been successful away but disappointing at home is rested. We finally have a match where we create chances for 90 minutes instead of starting at half-time or praying for a Vydra shaped miracle. We get the win against ansolid away team set up to frustrate.
    I think Martin will have a big part to play our home form. Teams aren't coming here for wins, they're coming to frustrate and get a draw. Home form is the bedrock of a promotion push, we can probably make the play-off's continuing as we are now but the aim of this club under Mel has always been automatic promotion.
    3. The Future
    We have the absolute blessing of having two of the most prolific championship strikers of the last 3/4 years in our squad in Martin and Vydra. They're both still in their 20's and hitting their primes.
    Vydra's had the most success playing off a hold up striker. Martin's had the most success having someone playing just off him.
    Surely for the long term health of the club, this combination is what we should be focused on getting working and building around? Too many times we've made the decision that's best for right now instead of the next few seasons. How many other clubs in the division have two strikers as prolific as our two?
    As much I love Nuge (despite how much I fight Martin's corner on here I do really like him as a person and player) he's 32 now and pace is a big part of his game. We shouldn't be throwing away strikers because we have him, we should be planning for what we're going to do without him.
    If we sold Martin we'd be left with Vydra, Nugent (32) and Winnall (on loan). We'd get someone else in but there's no guarantee they'll be of the same quality as Martin, particularly in the January transfer window.
    Selling Martin to Wolves would be hideous too because you know he'd flourish there. Give him six months in that squad and he'll be worth twice what we got for him. It's like the Hughes situation, we sold him and after only two PL starts it's clear we didn't get enough for him.
    It's just a ***** idea.
×

Important Information

We use Cookies - by using this site or closing this message you’re agreeing to our Cookies policy Privacy Policy