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Defour injured again?

Postby DustyBawls » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 pm

I've heard that Defour is injured again and wondered if anybody else had heard anything regarding this?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Reecey1987 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Another poster mentioned it earlier

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby FactualFrank » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:36 pm

We can't take him into consideration for our central midfield. He's a bonus and that's all he is.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby joey13 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:38 pm

FactualFrank wrote:We can't take him into consideration for our central midfield. He's a bonus and that's all he is.

He’s a liability

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby evensteadiereddie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm

Is he injured or not ?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby bobinho » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:59 pm

Until this news comes out of the club, then no, he isn't.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Longtimeclaret » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:10 pm

If he is injured again which lets be honest wouldn’t be a great surprise, we have to target a central midfielder as a first priority

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby kentonclaret » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:13 pm

"we have to target a central midfielder as a first priority"

Is this a re-run of the last few transfer windows?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby claretdj » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:18 pm

What's he done now? Cut his head while shaving it?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby summitclaret » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:18 pm

bobinho wrote:Until this news comes out of the club, then no, he isn't.


I am afraid its until the club say he is fully fit, then it must be assumed that he is not. Sorry but that is the reality.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Spike » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:11 pm

This has fake news written all over it
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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby jedi_master » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:14 pm

Longtimeclaret wrote:If he is injured again which lets be honest wouldn’t be a great surprise, we have to target a central midfielder as a first priority


Whether he is or isn’t a central midfielder should be our biggest priority this summer, before a striker, left back or anything.

We need to replace Cork.
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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby FactualFrank » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 pm

Like I've said, Defour is a bonus. So totally with the Jedi on this. He plays? A wonderful bonus. But will never be a player we can consider as a full-time midfield placement. Aint going to happen.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby randomclaret2 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:18 pm

Can Pieters play in midfield ?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby FactualFrank » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:21 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:Can Pieters play in midfield ?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby IAmAClaret » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:22 pm

jedi_master wrote:Whether he is or isn’t a central midfielder should be our biggest priority this summer, before a striker, left back or anything.

We need to replace Cork.


Couldn't disagree more. We urgently need to replace Hendrick, or get someone who can play the positions he is meant to play. Jack Cork had an outstanding season previous too the last one, let's hope he can replicate that.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Spijed » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm

IAmAClaret wrote:Couldn't disagree more. We urgently need to replace Hendrick, or get someone who can play the positions he is meant to play. Jack Cork had an outstanding season previous too the last one, let's hope he can replicate that.


Replace Henrick?

hmmm...

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby FactualFrank » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm

IAmAClaret wrote:Couldn't disagree more. We urgently need to replace Hendrick, or get someone who can play the positions he is meant to play. Jack Cork had an outstanding season previous too the last one, let's hope he can replicate that.


We really don't. Hendrick is being placed there as an extra defender, when needed. He's been our best player on several occasions this past season especially when away to the top teams.

He's been the scapegoat and I've even seen people on Twitter lambaste him after the starting 11 is announced, directly after having a man of the match performance. Clearly they don't watch the games. He works his balls off and is shot down unfairly.
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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby jedi_master » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm

IAmAClaret wrote:Couldn't disagree more. We urgently need to replace Hendrick, or get someone who can play the positions he is meant to play. Jack Cork had an outstanding season previous too the last one, let's hope he can replicate that.


He was great that season, but I think the formation suited him and he was playing at his absolute maximum.

I think in the 4-4-2, which we have returned to, he looked a shadow last season. Cork has been a great player for us and I don’t like to write players off but he looked like he had lost a lot physically last season, to me.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby DustyBawls » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:30 pm

FactualFrank wrote:We really don't. Hendrick is being placed there as an extra defender, when needed. He's been our best player on several occasions this past season especially when away to the top teams.

He's been the scapegoat and I've even seen people on Twitter lambaste him after the starting 11 is announced, directly after having a man of the match performance. Clearly they don't watch the games. He works his balls off and is shot down unfairly.



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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby IanMcL » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:55 pm

All made up

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby gawthorpe_view » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:05 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:Can Pieters play in midfield ?


Probably not but that won't stop some on here calling for it.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby bfccrazy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:18 pm

IAmAClaret wrote:Couldn't disagree more. We urgently need to replace Hendrick, or get someone who can play the positions he is meant to play. Jack Cork had an outstanding season previous too the last one, let's hope he can replicate that.


So the person who has been top goal scorer from midfield for past few seasons whilst played out of position is now naff?

Sound :lol:

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Greeny » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:28 pm

Don’t worry. Sean will announce, whilst to

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Greeny » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:30 pm

Don’t worry. Sean will announce whilst topping up his tan in Portugal next week that Defour has just got a bit of niggle. So he will only be missing until March 2020........

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby theroyaldyche » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:41 pm

He had to miss training due to injury

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby FactualFrank » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:46 pm

We may be forced into knowing what we already knew.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Murger » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:02 am

Maybe Stoke have a midfielder they could lend.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby rob63 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:10 am

Murger wrote:Maybe Stoke have a midfielder they could lend.


Like Joe Allen you mean?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Murger » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:11 am

rob63 wrote:Like Joe Allen you mean?


Joe Allen would have been a quality signing a couple of seasons ago, don't know if he's still up to it though. Isn't he about 34/35?

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Siddo » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:47 am

Murger wrote:Joe Allen would have been a quality signing a couple of seasons ago, don't know if he's still up to it though. Isn't he about 34/35?

He is 29.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby gtclaret » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:47 am

This headline could be used without having any information and it would probably be accurate

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Murger » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:51 am

Siddo wrote:He is 29.


Fair enough.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby CFS » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:55 am

randomclaret2 wrote:Can Pieters play in midfield ?

No but ward could cover LB CM LM CF but hey some say peiters is a great replacement.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Tricky Trevor » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:19 am

jedi_master wrote:Cork has been a great player for us and I don’t like to write players off but he looked like he had lost a lot physically last season, to me.

Cork improved as the team did post-Xmas. His lack of physicality has always been there but as a get it and give it midfielder he’s fine. Wish he would make more runs into the box, like he used to, but he could be under instructions.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby NL Claret » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:34 am

IAmAClaret wrote:Couldn't disagree more. We urgently need to replace Hendrick, or get someone who can play the positions he is meant to play. Jack Cork had an outstanding season previous too the last one, let's hope he can replicate that.


That could be easily rewritten as - I don't like Hendrick for no apparent reason and that won't change however I like Jack Cork and prepared to make allowances when he plays badly.
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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby SGr » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:51 am

How can Hendrick need replacing when he’s already a squad player? Cork was probably the worst of our regular starters last year, and doesn’t look like he’s going to improve any time soon. He’s also virtually unchallenged in the role that he plays.

We need a defensive midfielder, can’t be starting Cork without at least competition next year.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby SalisburyClaret » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:05 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:Can Pieters play in midfield ?



Started off as a central midfield player - a long time ago

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby rob63 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Murger wrote:Joe Allen would have been a quality signing a couple of seasons ago, don't know if he's still up to it though. Isn't he about 34/35?


March 1990, so he's 29

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby rob63 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:45 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:Cork improved as the team did post-Xmas. His lack of physicality has always been there but as a get it and give it midfielder he’s fine. Wish he would make more runs into the box, like he used to, but he could be under instructions.


Could be, but he doesn't have that extra burst of pace that the game seems to need these days, that would get him into the box or fractionally quicker to the tackle to get the bounce of the ball that great players seem to get.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Hedontplayforyou » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:50 pm

Would be surprised if Joe Allen doesn’t get linked at some point . Another Stoke player worth looking at would be Etebo the Nigerian international I’ve said this quite a few times now, although we should be looking outside of Stoke if possible ;)

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Conroy92 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:32 pm

A lad at work thinks we're in for Allen.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Bosscat » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 pm

Hedontplayforyou wrote:Would be surprised if Joe Allen doesn’t get linked at some point . Another Stoke player worth looking at would be Etebo the Nigerian international I’ve said this quite a few times now, although we should be looking outside of Stoke if possible ;)

Stoke certainly feels like a feeder club for us at the moment :lol:

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Mr Defour enjoying the 1st day in Portugal .... He doesn't look injured to me....

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby randomclaret2 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:19 am

Still not 100% right according to Dyche...as per Bodens latest tweets.

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby FactualFrank » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:24 am

randomclaret2 wrote:Still not 100% right according to Dyche...as per Bodens latest tweets.


"We're still making sure with him, he's not right yet, there's a bit of delay. He's still not out of the woods yet and we have to be careful."

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Rileybobs » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:32 am

So he’s on the grass but not out of the woods? Is he in the copse?
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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Colburn_Claret » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:42 am

I scanned all the videos of the lads in Portugal, every group of them running or kicking the ball about, and Defour is missing.
I'd be gobsmacked if he isn't injured, but as usual the club don't like talking about injuries.
It just emphasises the need for a really good reliable centre midfielder. If he still isn't fit after all the time he has had out, I can't see him coming back now. :(

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Safron » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am

Dyche fit don't forget lads ;)

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby Safron » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 am

Anyway Westwood more than stepped up to the mark in defours absence ,it is no bigy

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Re: Defour injured again?

Postby summitclaret » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 pm

Do clubs still have insurance for career ending injuries?


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