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Obita

by Oilroyal » 21 Jul 2017 10:35

Middlesbrough, Birmingham, Fullham and Hull showing interest apparently

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Re: Obita

by CountryRoyal » 21 Jul 2017 10:40

I'm showing interest in my mates ex girlfriend but nothing's going to happen.

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Re: Obita

by Oilroyal » 21 Jul 2017 10:45

Yep, but it's interesting there’s been no talk of extending his contract. He’s in his final year, his agent is doing what agents do. Would prefer to hold on to him and gave him improved terms, slow of the club not to.

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by NewCorkSeth » 21 Jul 2017 10:46

CountryRoyal wrote:I'm showing interest in my mates ex girlfriend but nothing's going to happen.

Is she single? Have you spoken to your friend? I believe in you go out there and make it happen.

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Re: Obita

by CountryRoyal » 21 Jul 2017 10:47

NewCorkSeth wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:I'm showing interest in my mates ex girlfriend but nothing's going to happen.

Is she single? Have you spoken to your friend? I believe in you go out there and make it happen.


I asked him specifically if I could go there and he said he wouldn't like that. He's been a best mate for over 10 years and whilst I totally would, it's just not worth it.

(He was going out with her for 7 years as well so there's obviously some feels there, not just a random chick)
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by Hound » 21 Jul 2017 10:49

yep agent stuff I reckon. hopefully will prompt a contract extension. Big fan of Obita, I think he is potentially one of the best LBs in the division.

do have a slight concern that Stam does seem to prefer Blackett in that LB spot. He really shouldn't.

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Re: Obita

by Muskrat » 21 Jul 2017 11:06

I agree with Hound, we ought to try and keep hold of Obita. I rate the lad highly and he's certainly more assured at LB than Blackett. If Stam can't see that I'd be amazed (actually I wouldn't :| ).

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Re: Obita

by Oilroyal » 21 Jul 2017 11:15

I cant see him being allowed to leave without a very good fee being paid. He's a good player at this level.

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Re: Obita

by maffff » 21 Jul 2017 11:22

Agent talk, new contract time. It's due to be fair.

100% Boro aren't interested. If he did, would be on the bench,

Fulham need a LB, can't see them getting owt from us.

Birmingham are a step down at the moment.

Hull is a clusterfuck.

Only option mentioned even worth a second glance would be Fulham. Doubt we'll do business with them after their pricing of Button.

I doubt he wants to go either, locally born, through the academy, has the position with little challenge and a system set up that's working for him in a team at the right end of the league. Seems pretty grounded to. Turned down Redknapp at Spurs when he was 16 - Redknapp arrived at his doorstep with a contract when he was awaiting the new one with us to be sorted. He signed again for us later that day.


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Re: Obita

by Snowflake Royal » 21 Jul 2017 12:22

Hound wrote:yep agent stuff I reckon. hopefully will prompt a contract extension. Big fan of Obita, I think he is potentially one of the best LBs in the division.

do have a slight concern that Stam does seem to prefer Blackett in that LB spot. He really shouldn't.

Blackett is a better defender (who has awful lapses) Obita is much better going forward. He's very obviously a converted winger.

He's good, but I don't think we'd struggle to replace him with a specialist LB if he went. Hope he'll stay, but we'd totally need a big upgrade if we got promoted.

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Re: Obita

by The Informant » 21 Jul 2017 12:24

I don't really rate Obita but I want us to be adding players not replacing them so for that reason I hope he stays but I do want a new left back.

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Re: Obita

by Nameless » 21 Jul 2017 13:25

Why should Stam not sometimes prefer Blackett ? Two very different type players and seems to make sense to select them based on how we want to play and the opposition.
Would agree neither are perfect as LB.

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Re: Obita

by CountryRoyal » 21 Jul 2017 13:33

Blackett at LCB and Obita at LWB is probably the best combination getting the most out of each player.

Highlighting their strengths whilst mitigating their weaknesses.


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by Hound » 21 Jul 2017 14:02

Nameless wrote:Why should Stam not sometimes prefer Blackett ? Two very different type players and seems to make sense to select them based on how we want to play and the opposition.
Would agree neither are perfect as LB.


I think Blackett is a great player as it happens. Defended him many times last season. I just think Obita is a better all round left back in pretty much every aspect (except in the air), whilst Blackett is a LCB or just CB. I can't think of a time when I'd want to play Blackett over him there unless maybe it was a team who had 3 big lumps up front

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Re: Obita

by NewCorkSeth » 21 Jul 2017 17:10

CountryRoyal wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:I'm showing interest in my mates ex girlfriend but nothing's going to happen.

Is she single? Have you spoken to your friend? I believe in you go out there and make it happen.


I asked him specifically if I could go there and he said he wouldn't like that. He's been a best mate for over 10 years and whilst I totally would, it's just not worth it.

(He was going out with her for 7 years as well so there's obviously some feels there, not just a random chick)

God that's a pity. Was there indications she was interested?
I've never been in your seat but I've been in your friends (wasn't going out with her for 7 years) and u regret cockblocking him. I regret feeling ownership over her they might have been a good couple!

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by strap » 25 Jul 2017 20:50

NewCorkSeth wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:Is she single? Have you spoken to your friend? I believe in you go out there and make it happen.


I asked him specifically if I could go there and he said he wouldn't like that. He's been a best mate for over 10 years and whilst I totally would, it's just not worth it.

(He was going out with her for 7 years as well so there's obviously some feels there, not just a random chick)

God that's a pity. Was there indications she was interested?
I've never been in your seat but I've been in your friends (wasn't going out with her for 7 years) and u regret cockblocking him. I regret feeling ownership over her they might have been a good couple!


Maybe a pic should be posted of said lady, and Nobbers can vote on whether he should or he shouldn't? Although in the interests of "making an informed decision" we should also be given pics of ex-boyfriend and proposed new beau just so we can determine whether new beau stands any chance! [If this is deemed non-PC and/or causes offence to said lady, please delete :oops: ]

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