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Bee_Forever
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Post: # 367916Post Bee_Forever »

BeesKnees99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 09:21 This is all well and good but with Nicke out we desperately need a striker


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We could sign Erling Haaland and you would say "this is all fine and good but we need a left back". Your negativity is hilarious.
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MCB
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Luke Freeman made his first team debut coming on as a sub against us... Anyone without Google know for whom, and what record did he break when he did that?
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MCB wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 12:07 Luke Freeman made his first team debut coming on as a sub against us... Anyone without Google know for whom, and what record did he break when he did that?
Stevenage?

Good fact that!
Anthony
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Post: # 367920Post Anthony »

MCB wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 12:07 Luke Freeman made his first team debut coming on as a sub against us... Anyone without Google know for whom, and what record did he break when he did that?
Well he was at Gillingham before he went to Arsenal so I’m going to assume Gillingham.

Not sure what the record would be, but I’m guessing it’s age related considering he would have been about 6 years old when he was in the Gillingham first team squad.
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Post: # 367922Post meden_820 »

MCB wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 12:07 Luke Freeman made his first team debut coming on as a sub against us... Anyone without Google know for whom, and what record did he break when he did that?
I was there. FA Cup tie against Gillingham at Underhill. He became the youngest player to play in the competition at the age of 15 I think. We won 2 1 with goals from Hatch and Yakabu if I remember correctly
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meden_820 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 13:42
MCB wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 12:07 Luke Freeman made his first team debut coming on as a sub against us... Anyone without Google know for whom, and what record did he break when he did that?
I was there. FA Cup tie against Gillingham at Underhill. He became the youngest player to play in the competition at the age of 15 I think. We won 2 1 with goals from Hatch and Yakabu if I remember correctly
Yup, spot on! I was there with a couple of Gills fans and loved it - 2 of my favourite ever players scoring for us
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Bee_Forever wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 11:54
BeesKnees99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 09:21 This is all well and good but with Nicke out we desperately need a striker


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We could sign Erling Haaland and you would say "this is all fine and good but we need a left back". Your negativity is hilarious.
I hardly ever agree with Bees knees but on this occasion he is right. We need another striker who can hold the ball up and score his fair share and we have done since August. Hooper was never a suitable stand in for Kebamba even if he was fit.
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Post: # 367962Post pgbee »

pletch99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 19:17
Bee_Forever wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 11:54
BeesKnees99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 09:21 This is all well and good but with Nicke out we desperately need a striker


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We could sign Erling Haaland and you would say "this is all fine and good but we need a left back". Your negativity is hilarious.
I hardly ever agree with Bees knees but on this occasion he is right. We need another striker who can hold the ball up and score his fair share and we have done since August. Hooper was never a suitable stand in for Kebamba even if he was fit.
We don't seem to have learned from last season in this respect.
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Re: Luke Freeman signs!

Post: # 367963Post Anthony »

pgbee wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 19:43
pletch99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 19:17
Bee_Forever wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 11:54
BeesKnees99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 09:21 This is all well and good but with Nicke out we desperately need a striker


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We could sign Erling Haaland and you would say "this is all fine and good but we need a left back". Your negativity is hilarious.
I hardly ever agree with Bees knees but on this occasion he is right. We need another striker who can hold the ball up and score his fair share and we have done since August. Hooper was never a suitable stand in for Kebamba even if he was fit.
We don't seem to have learned from last season in this respect.
I cant remember which manager it was, but he said signing a player is like buying a house - it is reliant on a chain that you don't have control of, and could collapse at any moment. As a result you spread the net far and wide, and what happens, happens. I dare say we have more than one move for a striker ongoing at the moment, and that we are more than capable of dealing with more than one transfer in more than one position at a time. Just look at yesterday - 2 players signed in two positions. We may have multiple deals for a striker fall through already. Some players may be waiting to see if they can get a league club before the transfer deadline.

That being said I wouldn't be surprised if we have signed a striker today, but are waiting until an hour or so before kick off to announce the signing - that seems to have been the pattern with quite a lot of our transfers recently (Hooper, Smith and Cropper spring to mind - and I can barely remember anything so there must be more).
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Si1970
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Post: # 367979Post Si1970 »

He’s a very bright bloke, is this Anthony chap. I certainly pay some credence to his Very balanced perspective.
Anthony
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Post: # 367980Post Anthony »

Si1970 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 23:51 He’s a very bright bloke, is this Anthony chap. I certainly pay some credence to his Very balanced perspective.
Remarkable really. I had very poor schooling.
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timbee wrote: 31 Jan 2024, 18:32 “Barnet FC is delighted to announce the signing of Leyton Orient defender Adam Thompson on loan for the rest of the season “
Bit far fetched on clubs Twitter ( X ) account it says " welcome back Adam", he made one loan appearance in 2013, from Wycombe. Hopefully this signing will be more fruitful. Welcome to Barnet Adam.
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Re: Luke Freeman signs!

Post: # 368161Post Mem Beespod »

Anthony wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 19:49
pgbee wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 19:43
pletch99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 19:17
Bee_Forever wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 11:54
BeesKnees99 wrote: 01 Feb 2024, 09:21 This is all well and good but with Nicke out we desperately need a striker


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We could sign Erling Haaland and you would say "this is all fine and good but we need a left back". Your negativity is hilarious.
I hardly ever agree with Bees knees but on this occasion he is right. We need another striker who can hold the ball up and score his fair share and we have done since August. Hooper was never a suitable stand in for Kebamba even if he was fit.
We don't seem to have learned from last season in this respect.
I cant remember which manager it was, but he said signing a player is like buying a house - it is reliant on a chain that you don't have control of, and could collapse at any moment. As a result you spread the net far and wide, and what happens, happens. I dare say we have more than one move for a striker ongoing at the moment, and that we are more than capable of dealing with more than one transfer in more than one position at a time. Just look at yesterday - 2 players signed in two positions. We may have multiple deals for a striker fall through already. Some players may be waiting to see if they can get a league club before the transfer deadline.

That being said I wouldn't be surprised if we have signed a striker today, but are waiting until an hour or so before kick off to announce the signing - that seems to have been the pattern with quite a lot of our transfers recently (Hooper, Smith and Cropper spring to mind - and I can barely remember anything so there must be more).
IMO since teams started playing 1 up top there’s a dearth of quality strikers which means that you have to pay big wages for strikers who are good but not that brilliant. It also means that every half decent striker has an abundance of options so we’re susceptible to deals falling through
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letchbee94
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Re: Luke Freeman signs!

Post: # 368243Post letchbee94 »

Thought he did ok when he came on.
John Hunt
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Freeman and Thompson

Post: # 368247Post John Hunt »

Thompson was very assured and other than that blip at the end we looked very solid.

Does the gap between Thompson's first and second Barnet appearance represent a record?
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