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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 21 Jun 20 9.17pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

I will admit to expressing despair at the sale of AWB and failure to replace in 2 windows with fears of attack after attack at a weakened corner of defence. How wrong I was.

8 years the only surviving ever present since promotion over 200 games quietly reliable and hes still doing it.

Good business for 400k.

 

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View sotac464's Profile sotac464 Flag Hawley 21 Jun 20 9.22pm Send a Private Message to sotac464 Add sotac464 as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

I will admit to expressing despair at the sale of AWB and failure to replace in 2 windows with fears of attack after attack at a weakened corner of defence. How wrong I was.

8 years the only surviving ever present since promotion over 200 games quietly reliable and hes still doing it.

Good business for 400k.

I do agree, but going forward hes not in the same league as awb, hence we are not scoring as many goals.

 


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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 21 Jun 20 9.36pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by sotac464

I do agree, but going forward hes not in the same league as awb, hence we are not scoring as many goals.

AWB was good with tackling only, Ward has always been solid forward and back and any criticism that went his way was outrageously stupid.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 21 Jun 20 9.38pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

I will admit to expressing despair at the sale of AWB and failure to replace in 2 windows with fears of attack after attack at a weakened corner of defence. How wrong I was.

8 years the only surviving ever present since promotion over 200 games quietly reliable and hes still doing it.

Good business for 400k.

We always had strong backup for this position.

 

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View slubglurge's Profile slubglurge Flag welling 21 Jun 20 10.24pm Send a Private Message to slubglurge Add slubglurge as a friend

Originally posted by Tickled pink

AWB was good with tackling only, Ward has always been solid forward and back and any criticism that went his way was

Wardy has been a terrific player for us but in the last couple of years has lost his pace which is why AWB was favoured. He is still a solid performer though

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 21 Jun 20 10.28pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by sotac464

I do agree, but going forward hes not in the same league as awb, hence we are not scoring as many goals.

For a converted winger AWBs end product was mostly rubbish. No doubt someone will dig some stats out to prove me wrong. But defensively one on one he was terrific

 

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View Jamesrichards8's Profile Jamesrichards8 Flag 21 Jun 20 10.32pm Send a Private Message to Jamesrichards8 Add Jamesrichards8 as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

For a converted winger AWBs end product was mostly rubbish. No doubt someone will dig some stats out to prove me wrong. But defensively one on one he was terrific

Agreed. He's no Alexander-Arnold in terms of going forward. I remember being quite disappointed with his delivery and dribbling ability.

 


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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 22 Jun 20 8.25am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Tickled pink

AWB was good with tackling only, Ward has always been solid forward and back and any criticism that went his way was outrageously stupid.

Agreed, It was a great bit of business selling AWB for that money. Smashing player but there are plenty of flaws in his game. Ward lacks pace but he has been excellent for us all season and we have not missed AWB at all.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 22 Jun 20 7.45pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

Agreed, It was a great bit of business selling AWB for that money. Smashing player but there are plenty of flaws in his game. Ward lacks pace but he has been excellent for us all season and we have not missed AWB at all.[/quot


We got a great price for AWB and Ward has reminded us that he is a solid and reliable RB. We still need cover though. As for AWB at Manure, he seems to be doing a good job there and his attacking play seems to be improving. He'll probably never be an Alexander-Arnold but A-A is not a patch on AWB defensively.

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 23 Jun 20 4.50pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

I would consider McArthur more of an unsung hero. The bloke has played about 200 games for us in the Premier, hardly ever injured, got a great engine and runs his heart out for the team. He doesn't have many shocking performances if any, normally his performances are a 7 or more, his consistency over the seasons is remarkable.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 23 Jun 20 4.55pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

I would consider McArthur more of an unsung hero. The bloke has played about 200 games for us in the Premier, hardly ever injured, got a great engine and runs his heart out for the team. He doesn't have many shocking performances if any, normally his performances are a 7 or more, his consistency over the seasons is remarkable.

 


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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 23 Jun 20 4.58pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

I would consider McArthur more of an unsung hero. The bloke has played about 200 games for us in the Premier, hardly ever injured, got a great engine and runs his heart out for the team. He doesn't have many shocking performances if any, normally his performances are a 7 or more, his consistency over the seasons is remarkable.

So few, in fact, that when he does, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Huge asset to us.

 

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