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Darren Pratley - BROKEN LEG! - OUT FOR 8 to 10 WEEKS!!!

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Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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y2johnny wrote:Hahahahaha.  Are you really this thick.   You are the only person on any social media who thinks he deserves motm.  Hahahahahaha.  Hahahahahahah

Yes, people on social media are clearly the best society can offer.

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I'll just leave it there. You can carry on making yourself less and less vesicle if you like. It's like kicking a puppy and i feel bad.

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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y2johnny wrote:You can carry on making yourself less and less vesicle if you like.

Fair play, that's the first time I've had to Google something you wrote.

luckyPeterpiper

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Frank Worthington
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Pratley was solid, not great but solid. I was there and he did more or less exactly what he was originally signed to do. He broke up their play and won the ball quite a bit. In the past he never needed to worry about passing etc, we had the likes Of Chungy, Mavies and Eagles all alongside him and Fabrice for that. 

I'm not saying he was amazing, just that his performance wasn't bad, especially given where we are and what his limitations are. In fact the whole team was solid, it was one of those where no one really stood out spectacularly for good or bad reasons imo. 

For some reason being live on Sky does seem to cause us to up our game particularly in terms of effort and that's what happened on Saturday. Shame we can't bribe Sky into making all our games live. We'd be in the CL in two years. Smile

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So that's what we've been reduced to now, is it?

Describing running down blind alleys, giving the ball away cheaply, falling over into people and spending more time on your arse than on your feet as "solid".

Sorry Pete but I can't agree with what you've said.

Pratley was truly shite yesterday.

luckyPeterpiper

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Frank Worthington
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Breadman wrote:So that's what we've been reduced to now, is it?

Describing running down blind alleys, giving the ball away cheaply, falling over into people and spending more time on your arse than on your feet as "solid".

Sorry Pete but I can't agree with what you've said.

Pratley was truly shite yesterday.
Bread I'm not saying he was brilliant (by the way he was awesome yesterday, he scored six in a garden kickabout. The day before wasn't so hot. Sorry mate, couldn't resist Very Happy ).

All I am saying is that he did by and large OK and yes, sadly that IS what we've been reduced to this season. OK is a major improvement over what we've seen in practically every other match we played. 

In truth I wouldn't have given an MOTM at all because no one was actually good but since it was given then I'd say Pratley was justifiable for it. That's not saying much by the way, it's just no one really stood out for me.

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Well, he's still here and he's still captain.

Speaking about Pratley and Jay "Club Med" Spearing, PP has said:

"Prats is going to be captain, him and Jay (Spearing) have been the two that myself and Steve Parkin have sat down with and discussed discipline and fines."

This does not instil me with confidence about Parkinson's judgement and ability to read his players.

Hope I'm wrong...

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Breadman wrote:Well, he's still here and he's still captain.

Speaking about Pratley and Jay "Club Med" Spearing, PP has said:

"Prats is going to be captain, him and Jay (Spearing) have been the two that myself and Steve Parkin have sat down with and discussed discipline and fines."

This does not instil me with confidence about Parkinson's judgement and ability to read his players.

Hope I'm wrong...

Who would you have chosen?

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No idea - I've never spent any time in the company of the players and I've not seen them train.

However, I have seen Pratley play for Bolton and based on that, I'd rule him out.

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Why, does a captain have to be a good player?

There aren't exactly a shit load of choices, Pratley makes sense.

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Natasha Whittam wrote:Why, does a captain have to be a good player?

There aren't exactly a shit load of choices, Pratley makes sense.

Is that a serious question?

If it is, go and have a Twirl then lie down in a dark room for a bit.

wanderlust

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Breadman wrote:

"Prats is going to be captain, him and Jay (Spearing) have been the two that myself and Steve Parkin have sat down with and discussed discipline and fines."

What a weird statement. Sounds like one minute he's identifying the troublemakers and giving them a warning and the next minute appointing one of them captain.

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Natasha Whittam wrote:Why, does a captain have to be a good player?


:facepalm:

scottjames30

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Played well today.

wanderlust

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Any news about his injury?

scottjames30

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Nat Lofthouse
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wanderlust wrote:Any news about his injury
Hopefully he's OK for our next league game, his work rate off the ball is brilliant.

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Nat Lofthouse
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Effing broken leg and out for 8 to 10 weeks!


Our good luck has no beginning.

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Tweet from Iles -

Bad news for #bwfc on Pratley front. Eight to 10 weeks out with a broken fibula.

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Bad news?

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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y2johnny wrote:Bad news?
So who in the squad can replace that workrate? Big chance for someone but Trotter will probably get the job despite his lethargic gait. Or change the system.

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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We'll see just how valuable Pratley is in the coming weeks, especially if that absolute stump Trotter gets picked.

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El Hadji Diouf
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I suppose Trotter will take over.  You never know he might turn out to be a better than Pratts once he gets a good run in the team. One can only hope.
There will be no chance at all now to off load Pratts to another club (under the high earner theory)...so we might as well make the best of it.

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A jack russell would have just the same work rate and end result too.  Where is osede

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El Hadji Diouf
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Running around like a chicken with no head does not make a good player.  Somebody who can string a few passes together and create one or two chances might be better for us......with 90% of Pratts workrate. Would that suit us?
Putting the ol' good shift in can make up for lack of quality here and there but over the course of a season the cream should rise to the top, all things being equal. Just saying.

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Frank Worthington
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I suspect the armband will go to Spearing and Trotter will play alongside him in a 5 man midfield. Whether or not that makes us better will of course depend largely on how Trotter performs. I think Trotter has more skill than Pratley but all too often he goes missing when it comes to tackling and tracking back. To be honest I think we will miss Pratley, in particular his play breaking ability (by that I mean I've always rated his ability to win the ball off the opposition even though I agree he doesn't use it well once he has it).

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Andy Walker
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I would see vela drop back into midfield and Davies play from the start, another option would be to push Osede forward into a midfield birth, worked for Campo afro

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This i what i was getting at.

Osede in front of the back 4 with spearing and vela in front.

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Nat Lofthouse
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Fabians Right Peg wrote:another option would be to push Osede forward into a midfield birth, worked for Campo afro
...so are you saying Derik is Campo's lovechild?

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Trotter will be the Pogba of league 1.

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Darren Pratley injury update

Phil Parkinson has confirmed that skipper Darren Pratley is set for an operation and prolonged period on the sidelines.


Pratley was stretchered from the field of play in the season’s opening game against Sheffield United.

An initial prognosis showed that the midfielder had fractured a bone in his leg, but further scans have since revealed ankle ligament damage which will require surgery to stabilise.

And the manager has now confirmed that Pratley will undergo an operation next week which could sideline the skipper for around 14 weeks.

“Darren is having an operation on Tuesday,” the manager said in his pre-Wimbledon press conference. “Unfortunately for us, the injury is worse than first feared.

“It appears that there is some ligament damage as well as the fracture, so we’re looking at around 14 weeks until he is in a position to be near playing again.”

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