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2 hours ago, saintvaliant said:

Seems a complete waste of a signing IMO. Why would a young lad with virtually no goalscoring record, who is being let go on loan by the might of Cheltenham, get a game ahead of Wilson, Proctor, Rodney and even Amoo?

Pointless exercise after the manager had said he wouldn’t “squad fill for the sake of it”.

 

Cover for main strikers Proctor and Wilson,  also slightly taller than Tony Naylor.

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12 minutes ago, MBE said:

On the face of it I was a little bit surprised with the Lloyd singing however thinking about our squad Proctor and Wilson are clearly a promising partnerships so why would you want to break that up?With Rodney and Amoo waiting in the wings to attack with pace and power that doesn't leave much scope for a 5th striker. Reading descriptions of the player sounds like he is the type to run his <ovf censored> off and chase everything down to put defenders under pressure. How can you not get behind a player like that? Generally these type of strikers don't score many goals but do tend to create chances indirectly (not credited with the final pass) by winning the ball high up the pitch so for me the stats are not really interesting, other than the number of appearance made by a 21 year old which is very impressive.

It's going to be interesting to see what Lloyd can bring to the table  and how DC will use him.

 

Really hope this is the case and we have to give him our support until we have first seen in a Vale shirt (which could be tomorrow night).

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1 hour ago, WilliamBriscoe said:

DC has already admitted that he has lost out on other potential targets, then bigs up the fact he needs specific criteria for a striker. He then signs a relative unknown with no scoring record.

Other than praising his work rate I’m really not sure what he will bring to the squad. I genuinely thought that he was going to try and get someone more physical upfront. I’m sure DC will dress this up as a great signing, which he may be, but he is similar to what we already have isn’t he?

Well it's not really for you or us here to be sure about what the lad will bring to the squad. I'm pretty sure that Clarke and Fltcroft have done a bit of research on him other than simply checking out his Wiki. He's young, hungry and has had considerably more experience in league football than Bailey. That will do for me if he's to be fourth choice.

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When Rodney and co have run them all over the park for 80 mins, bringing on a grafter who chases defenders down and pressures them with fresh legs sounds like a good tactical move for DC to have.

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7 hours ago, Walka003 said:

One things for sure, with this or any signing. To go on to twitter or facebook and openly deride and abuse a player who has come to sign for our club is a disgrace and those "fans" who do it are nothing short of pathetic.

The lad was tagged into posts with people laughing at his goalscoring record and calling it a sh!t signing. What is that going to do to his confidence?

Completely agree 

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7 hours ago, Beech said:

Well it's not really for you or us here to be sure about what the lad will bring to the squad. I'm pretty sure that Clarke and Fltcroft have done a bit of research on him other than simply checking out his Wiki. He's young, hungry and has had considerably more experience in league football than Bailey. That will do for me if he's to be fourth choice.

It’s a fans forum. Surely fans are allowed to express their thoughts on signing. I’m not slating the lad just expressing my concern based on his stats. DC and DF are all about stats now and all signings are now heavily based on stats and finally the players personally.

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7 minutes ago, WilliamBriscoe said:

It’s a fans forum. Surely fans are allowed to express their thoughts on signing. I’m not slating the lad just expressing my concern based on his stats. DC and DF are all about stats now and all signings are now heavily based on stats and finally the players personally.

Yes of course they are but unfortunately we have a section of so called fans that put the club and players down at every chance they get its sad

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Looking at that "Best Of George Lloyd" motion picture newsreel thingy from reuters/youtube industries incorporated.....it somehow struck me what an excellent signing this is.....consider Rodney comes on late for the tired Wilson and each play off Proctor the target man....if Proctor were to be injured or needing cover....as it looks as though both Wilson and Rodney work best not together but playing off and around the fixed point of a target man....George Lloyd not only has an inspirational workrate not unlike the infectious Garrity but the first touch and the flicks and lay offs were class and for a little fella the back to goal hold up play excellent.....if Wilson and Rodney are there to push each other then George lloyd is here to push for games and starts and playing minutes as a substitute as our new number 9.

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