STEVENS

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
Post Reply
Safron
Posts: 693
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 92 times
Has Liked: 45 times

STEVENS

Post by Safron » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:45 pm

will this see brownhill pushed back to the right wing, and rebalance the team :roll:

FactualFrank
Posts: 23221
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:46 am
Been Liked: 6270 times
Has Liked: 10605 times
Location: Leeds

Re: STEVENS

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:47 pm

Predicted lineups scattered about seem to suggest Stephens partnering Westwood in the middle with Brownhill right.

Pimlico_Claret
Posts: 1332
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:08 am
Been Liked: 601 times
Has Liked: 673 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:51 pm

Christ, another 3 years of Hendricks comments.
These 7 users liked this post: GodIsADeeJay81 AfloatinClaret Vegas Claret Croydon Claret DomBFC1882 nil_desperandum Claret Till I Die

tiger76
Posts: 9891
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:43 pm
Been Liked: 1588 times
Has Liked: 3149 times
Location: Glasgow

Re: STEVENS

Post by tiger76 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:54 pm

Let's hope the Saints are Shakin in their boots facing our new signing :) Brownhill will go on the right for now at least, what happens when the injured players start returning is up for debate, but it's a nice problem to have for once.
This user liked this post: groove

Burnley1989
Posts: 2454
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:19 am
Been Liked: 757 times
Has Liked: 871 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:55 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Let's hope the Saints are Shakin in their boots facing our new signing :) Brownhill will go on the right for now at least, what happens when the injured players start returning is up for debate, but it's a nice problem to have for once.
I see what you did there, very good! :D

FactualFrank
Posts: 23221
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:46 am
Been Liked: 6270 times
Has Liked: 10605 times
Location: Leeds

Re: STEVENS

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:56 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Let's hope the Saints are Shakin in their boots facing our new signing :) Brownhill will go on the right for now at least, what happens when the injured players start returning is up for debate, but it's a nice problem to have for once.
I feel it'll be a straightforward competition when JBG & Cork is back... 2 in the middle from Cork, Westwood, Brownhill and Stephens. Some very decent competition there and like you say, a nice problem.

AfloatinClaret
Posts: 333
Joined: Sat May 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Been Liked: 129 times
Has Liked: 249 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by AfloatinClaret » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:58 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:56 pm
I feel it'll be a straightforward competition when JBG & Cork is back...
Yes, but what about for the season's other 35 games?
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

ElectroClaret
Posts: 11303
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:07 pm
Been Liked: 2940 times
Has Liked: 1484 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by ElectroClaret » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:59 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Christ, another 3 years of Hendricks comments.
And Woods. :lol:
This user liked this post: evensteadiereddie

Boss Hogg
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:34 am
Been Liked: 83 times
Has Liked: 116 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Boss Hogg » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:01 pm

Thought this was a new signing. We always have trouble with the name of one player don’t we ? Thankfully we don’t have too many foreign names.

FactualFrank
Posts: 23221
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:46 am
Been Liked: 6270 times
Has Liked: 10605 times
Location: Leeds

Re: STEVENS

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:02 pm

Boss Hogg wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Thought this was a new signing. We always have trouble with the name of one player don’t we ? Thankfully we don’t have too many foreign names.
I was reading on Facebook and several people were putting "dale Stephens" - it was like they genuinely thought his first name had to be lowercase :D

tiger76
Posts: 9891
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:43 pm
Been Liked: 1588 times
Has Liked: 3149 times
Location: Glasgow

Re: STEVENS

Post by tiger76 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:08 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:56 pm
I feel it'll be a straightforward competition when JBG & Cork is back... 2 in the middle from Cork, Westwood, Brownhill and Stephens. Some very decent competition there and like you say, a nice problem.
Yes precisely we don't even know when Cork will return, or when he'll be up to full fitness, so it makes sense to plug the gap now, and for the reported fee Stevens was a no-brainer, he's got PL nous as well, which we'll no doubt need if the going gets tough towards the end of the season.

Our biggest problem at the moment is the amount of injuries we're carrying to regulars, you might expect 1 or 2 to be missing at the same time. but not 6 or 7, that casualty count would test even the bigger clubs, let alone a mid-table team with a relatively small squad.

Get a few of the wounded back and we'll look a totally different outfit, the key is that we manage to pick up enough points to ensure we're not cut adrift before they all return to the fold, we've shown that at full strength we're more than capable of going on long runs of form, but as it stands we're very much down to the bare bones. and the period up until Christmas could be tough, if we can somehow nick 5-6 wins in the 1st half of the campaign, then I'll be more than confident we'll amass enough points to easily survive, but it's getting those wins that'll be a tough proposition.

That's why the 2 games before the international break are crucial for us. 4 points from the Southampton & Newcastle games will set us up nicely for the rest of the season, but the longer we go without picking up that 1st win, the more the pressure will build.

ashtonlongsider
Posts: 1350
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 381 times
Has Liked: 122 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by ashtonlongsider » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:33 pm

I’d expect Stephens to definitely start if Tarks doesn’t make it and play in a deep lying role to protect the CB’s and nullify the threat from Ings.

claretblue
Posts: 5070
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:36 pm
Been Liked: 1451 times
Has Liked: 787 times
Location: cloud 9 since Dyche appointed

Re: STEVENS

Post by claretblue » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:39 pm

ashtonlongsider wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:33 pm
play in a deep lying role to protect the CB’s and nullify the threat from Ings
best way to nullify Ings is tell him other clubs are interested in him! :?

:D
These 3 users liked this post: Grumps Zlatan tim_noone

Safron
Posts: 693
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 92 times
Has Liked: 45 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Safron » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 pm

ashtonlongsider wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:33 pm
I’d expect Stephens to definitely start if Tarks doesn’t make it and play in a deep lying role to protect the CB’s and nullify the threat from Ings.
In a 5 or 4?

Safron
Posts: 693
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 92 times
Has Liked: 45 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Safron » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Christ, another 3 years of Hendricks comments.
?????????

boatshed bill
Posts: 6432
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:47 am
Been Liked: 1334 times
Has Liked: 2884 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by boatshed bill » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:35 pm

Safron wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 pm
?????????
i liked it :D

nil_desperandum
Posts: 6141
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:06 pm
Been Liked: 1477 times
Has Liked: 2882 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by nil_desperandum » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Safron wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 pm
?????????
Not difficult to work out if you re-read the title of your thread.

Stan Tastic
Posts: 791
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:08 am
Been Liked: 349 times
Has Liked: 36 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Stan Tastic » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:45 pm

Stephens.

Safron
Posts: 693
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Been Liked: 92 times
Has Liked: 45 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Safron » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:00 pm

Oh sorry forgot about the spelling brigade,lazy texting from me ,naughty boy am I😂

MrTopTier
Posts: 1689
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:20 am
Been Liked: 710 times
Has Liked: 556 times
Location: The Moon, Outer Space.

Re: STEVENS

Post by MrTopTier » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:02 pm

It will be good to see Trevor back at the Turf. :roll:
This user liked this post: Paul Waine

Stayingup
Posts: 2550
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:02 pm
Been Liked: 430 times
Has Liked: 832 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Stayingup » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:17 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:02 pm
I was reading on Facebook and several people were putting "dale Stephens" - it was like they genuinely thought his first name had to be lowercase :D
Some people, these days find things like this cause them distress and are upset. They must have cheered up though when a full stop wasn't used.

Paul Waine
Posts: 6521
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:28 pm
Been Liked: 1518 times
Has Liked: 1882 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Paul Waine » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:49 pm

Stayingup wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Some people, these days find things like this cause them distress and are upset. They must have cheered up though when a full stop wasn't used.
but you used 2 in your post and a comma ;)

The Enclosure
Posts: 2646
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:29 am
Been Liked: 733 times
Has Liked: 2489 times
Location: Burnley

Re: STEVENS

Post by The Enclosure » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:54 pm

It is just lazy journalism. :D

BurnleyFC
Posts: 1269
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:51 am
Been Liked: 468 times
Has Liked: 339 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by BurnleyFC » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:47 pm

Worst debut since Akinbiyi’s or Wayne Thomas?

At least those were “interesting”

bodge
Posts: 893
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:04 pm
Been Liked: 376 times
Has Liked: 264 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by bodge » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:49 pm

Thought he was neat and tidy, good player.

He'll get better when he gets used to his team mates.
These 2 users liked this post: Whitgord gawthorpe_view

Bordeauxclaret
Posts: 6918
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:36 pm
Been Liked: 2228 times
Has Liked: 1273 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:56 pm

I though he was awful tonight

Clearly a good player over the years though.

Vegas Claret
Posts: 17234
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:00 am
Been Liked: 5571 times
Has Liked: 2675 times
Location: clue is in the title

Re: STEVENS

Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:03 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:56 pm
I though he was awful tonight

Clearly a good player over the years though.
how many times did he give the ball away ?
This user liked this post: bodge

jrgbfc
Posts: 4866
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Been Liked: 1181 times
Has Liked: 131 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by jrgbfc » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 pm

Brighton were clearly happy to let him go, which suggests their squad is improving and we're standing still.
Same situation with Bardsley, he was signed as cover 2 or 3 years ago and now he's a regular starter for us.

Tall Paul
Posts: 5788
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:07 am
Been Liked: 2117 times
Has Liked: 517 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Tall Paul » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:06 pm

jrgbfc wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Brighton were clearly happy to let him go, which suggests their squad is improving and we're standing still.
Same situation with Bardsley, he was signed as cover 2 or 3 years ago and now he's a regular starter for us.
And look how much Stoke have improved since letting Bardsley go.
This user liked this post: Quicknick

jrgbfc
Posts: 4866
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Been Liked: 1181 times
Has Liked: 131 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by jrgbfc » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:10 pm

Tall Paul wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:06 pm
And look how much Stoke have improved since letting Bardsley go.
The point was if Bardsley is still starting games for us it's a sign we're going backwards.

Claretmatt4
Posts: 3944
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:31 am
Been Liked: 1044 times
Has Liked: 722 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Claretmatt4 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:49 am

He started most of last season and we finished tenth with our joint highest points haul.

But yeah we're going backwards because our right back is old and unfashionable.

Spiral
Posts: 2537
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:37 am
Been Liked: 1084 times
Has Liked: 207 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Spiral » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 am

Bardsley is amazing. I swear to God there are people who would value Bardsley more were he actually weaker in the tackle because surely such an inadequacy would point to...I don't know...some greater imagined ability in some other part of his game...surely? Indicative of a more cultured footballer or summat? La Philosophie puts a certain stock in pussies incapable of winning a second ball, because winning the second ball is beneath La Philosophie. It's the FIFA game approach: "He's rated 72, but only because he's got decent stamina and tackling and marking, but he's only got 48 at dribbling and 45 at crossing, this defender has, and he's not got finesse shot so he can **** off as far as I'm concerned"; such is the lunacy EA's rubbish games have bequeathed to modern football. That and modern punditry. Being able to win a ball isn't as well appreciated as it was a few years ago.
These 4 users liked this post: Vegas Claret Im_not_Robbie_Blake Claretmatt4 Red Fox Rocks Socks

Vegas Claret
Posts: 17234
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:00 am
Been Liked: 5571 times
Has Liked: 2675 times
Location: clue is in the title

Re: STEVENS

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:00 am

Spiral wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 am
Bardsley is amazing. I swear to God there are people who would value Bardsley more were he actually weaker in the tackle because surely such an inadequacy would point to...I don't know...some greater imagined ability in some other part of his game...surely? Indicative of a more cultured footballer or summat? La Philosophie puts a certain stock in pussies incapable of winning a second ball, because winning the second ball is beneath La Philosophie. It's the FIFA game approach: "He's rated 72, but only because he's got decent stamina and tackling and marking, but he's only got 48 at dribbling and 45 at crossing, this defender has, and he's not got finesse shot so he can **** off as far as I'm concerned"; such is the lunacy EA's rubbish games have bequeathed to modern football. That and modern punditry. Being able to win a ball isn't as well appreciated as it was a few years ago.
post of the day, spot on
This user liked this post: Claretmatt4

dermotdermot
Posts: 2307
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:50 pm
Been Liked: 446 times
Has Liked: 181 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by dermotdermot » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:01 am

I just love Bardsley.Does he put a foot wrong? I don’t think so.
This user liked this post: The Enclosure

Vegas Claret
Posts: 17234
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:00 am
Been Liked: 5571 times
Has Liked: 2675 times
Location: clue is in the title

Re: STEVENS

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:01 am

jrgbfc wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Brighton were clearly happy to let him go, which suggests their squad is improving and we're standing still.
Same situation with Bardsley, he was signed as cover 2 or 3 years ago and now he's a regular starter for us.
they have a wealthy owner, we can't just magic money out of the River Calder - I know, I've tried :D

Spijed
Posts: 12093
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Been Liked: 2080 times
Has Liked: 900 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Spijed » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:27 am

jrgbfc wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Brighton were clearly happy to let him go, which suggests their squad is improving and we're standing still.
Same situation with Bardsley, he was signed as cover 2 or 3 years ago and now he's a regular starter for us.
Villa were happy to let Westwood go as well.

Have they got better than him in the roll he plays?

No

Boss Hogg
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:34 am
Been Liked: 83 times
Has Liked: 116 times

Re: STEVENS

Post by Boss Hogg » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:39 am

When you only make short passes to the nearest player behind you it’s unlikely you will give the call away much.

Post Reply