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« Reply #51990 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 17:07:36 »

Three biases to beware of though:
- Father Time bias: after x years and y injuries, how well do we actually know the player and his current capabilities?
- Rose-tinted bias: Ah Nathan getting that Brizzle thug Elliott sent off and celebrating in front of the City fans. Yeah, but all those red cards, the injuries
- Prodigal bias: name a player who was better on his second stint with us
Bodin....at least as good, if not better...

But as I said previously it's a non-factor if the answer to all of the following is 'yes'...the questions which should be asked of any potential signing regardless of their playing history...

Would he want to play for us?
Would he make us better?
Can we afford him?
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« Reply #51991 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 17:22:15 »

Chris Kamara

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« Reply #51992 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 17:24:08 »

Bottom line is...

You don't sign a player because he's played for you previously.
You don't NOT sign a player because he's played for you previously.
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« Reply #51993 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 17:45:58 »

Apparently, Nathan is doing an MSc in Sports Directorship.

Heíd be a damn site more qualified than anyone else to run the club.
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« Reply #51994 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 19:41:23 »

Bottom line is...

You don't sign a player because he's played for you previously.
You don't NOT sign a player because he's played for you previously.

Exactly this. As much as some seem obsessed with signing anyone who has had as much as a bovril at the county ground, some others want to ignore perfectly sensible possible signings because they've played for us....which is equally as bizarre.
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« Reply #51995 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 20:28:40 »

Three biases to beware of though:
- Father Time bias: after x years and y injuries, how well do we actually know the player and his current capabilities?
- Rose-tinted bias: Ah Nathan getting that Brizzle thug Elliott sent off and celebrating in front of the City fans. Yeah, but all those red cards, the injuries
- Prodigal bias: name a player who was better on his second stint with us

Mayes,
Quinn,
Kamara,
Bodin,
Ling,
Ajose,
Gladwin,
Obika,


Actually that's a longer list than I expected. Some big names there that had their best spells second time around.


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« Reply #51996 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 20:45:30 »

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« Reply #51997 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 21:20:50 »

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Slightly random. Plays in the Swiss league.

Lee Power being doing a bit of scouting Wink
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« Reply #51998 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 21:37:02 »

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where did that come from?!

if it were last season he'd be exactly the right type
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« Reply #51999 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 21:50:38 »

Archie Brown
According to the Daily Record, both Celtic and Rangers are looking at him.
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« Reply #52000 on: Friday, May 26, 2023, 22:09:21 »

More chance of Charlie Brown! (Especially if we pay Peanuts!) 😎
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« Reply #52001 on: Saturday, May 27, 2023, 07:57:11 »

Mayes,
Quinn,
Kamara,
Bodin,
Ling,
Ajose,
Gladwin,
Obika,


Actually that's a longer list than I expected. Some big names there that had their best spells second time around.




All about opinions but no way did Kamara or Mayes have their best spells second time around.
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« Reply #52002 on: Saturday, May 27, 2023, 11:29:34 »

All about opinions but no way did Kamara or Mayes have their best spells second time around.
Agreed.
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« Reply #52003 on: Saturday, May 27, 2023, 12:13:52 »

All about opinions but no way did Kamara or Mayes have their best spells second time around.

Mayes had a (slightly) better scoring record the first time, if you take into account his substitute appearances.

However, itís fair to say he was very good in his second spell
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« Reply #52004 on: Saturday, May 27, 2023, 13:21:05 »

However, itís fair to say he was very good in his second spell
Just in a far worse team.
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