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3 minutes ago, Bluesteel said:

Is he our Callum Paterson? Harris is accused of not using Paterson right whilst Monk doesn’t know how to use Reach.

 

LWB would be his best position, competing with Penney. IMO

 

But his contract is up soon and we can’t be letting him go for free next summer 

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Just now, Morepork said:

Random OP albeit following a trend.

 

I don't disagree with notion of letting him go as he'll leave for free next season anyway. Doesn't fit our system and will no doubt regress further as the season progresses and he's reduced to a bit part playing out of position.

 

Shame, because for a season or two he was our best player.


 

I just saw a post about new strikers coming in and realised that’s Adam Reach’s last and only opportunity of playing again here GONE

 

So we should offload him ASAP, bring some £££ in and replace 

 

Anyone suggesting otherwise or crying about this thread will probably be the same types who want ‘westy’ ‘nando’ and ‘hutch’ back


 


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I’m very much in the minority in the sense I’ve never rated him as much as some on here and I’ve took some flack for having this view.

 

He has ability. You don’t score the goals he has in his career if he hasn’t. For me he’s suffered like a fair few players who were signed during the Carlos era. Players who were brought in but there wasn’t a preconceived idea of where they were going to be or how to be used effectively. I think Rhodes and Winnall can be counted amongst this group too?

 

As has already been said he finds himself playing for a manager who uses a system where there is no obvious fit for him? Some would say left wing-back but after his performance there last season against Swansea it’ll be a long time if ever Monk plays him there again.

 

I think we should try to move him on but the likelihood is we won’t because he’s not an attractive signing for other clubs due to the contract he’s on here and the money DC would likely want?

 

He’ll see the season out here like Rhodes, Westwood and maybe Lees and Bannan and bugger off on a free like most of the big money/ highly paid players of the Carlos era. 

 

Change is coming here and Reach like a lot of players of our recent past and present won’t be a part of it IMO?

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Should sit him down and make him watch highlights of his time with us - wonder goals against Leeds, performance against Villa away etc. Annoying thing is, there is a good player in there getting paid decent wages. Just wish he would toughen himself up a bit. Got the physique to put himself about more and get stuck in.

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I suspect Reach and Westwood are in the same situation.

 

Both will leave for free next June, both are available for transfer, both are currently on salaries with us no other club will meet, both don't want to take a pay cut - therefore neither will leave unless we pay up their contract.

 

The big difference is Reach's attitude, despite all the above and his loss of form and being played in various positions, he's prepared to fight for his place and play a part for the team - Westwood isn't.

 

Simply put, he's not going anywhere imo because other clubs don't think he's value for money.

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Why not put up a decent thread explaining that then as opposed to one that runs contrary to the way you've posted about Monk and getting behind the team?

 

And the bloke running this place really needs to be better than that line below, I don't understand why you'd respond with that?

 

6 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

Anyone suggesting otherwise or crying about this thread will probably be the same types who want ‘westy’ ‘nando’ and ‘hutch’ back

 

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6 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


 

I just saw a post about new strikers coming in and realised that’s Adam Reach’s last and only opportunity of playing again here GONE

 

So we should offload him ASAP, bring some £££ in and replace 

 

Anyone suggesting otherwise or crying about this thread will probably be the same types who want ‘westy’ ‘nando’ and ‘hutch’ back

 

Or they might just disagree with you or think you're hypocritical.....rather than 'crying'.

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2 minutes ago, Lime Tree Heros said:

I suspect Reach and Westwood are in the same situation.

 

Both will leave for free next June, both are available for transfer, both are currently on salaries with us no other club will meet, both don't want to take a pay cut - therefore neither will leave unless we pay up their contract.

 

The big difference is Reach's attitude, despite all the above and his loss of form and being played in various positions, he's prepared to fight for his place and play a part for the team - Westwood isn't.

 

Simply put, he's not going anywhere imo because other clubs don't think he's value for money.



Yeah probably true that mate 👍


 


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Just now, WindygrOWLer said:

Or they might just disagree with you or think you're hypocritical.....rather than 'crying'.

 

Nope - just crying


Nice of you to have a go at joining in though x

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2 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

 

Nope - just crying


Nice of you to have a go at joining in though x

Right, let's have a try at being constructive. What's your take on a reasonable price for him, Neil? £5m? £2m? Freebie as long as the buyer picks up all his wages? I'm not sure anyone will give us two bob for him right now, alas...

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1 minute ago, Dooogs said:

Right, let's have a try at being constructive. What's your take on a reasonable price for him, Neil? £5m? £2m? Freebie as long as the buyer picks up all his wages? I'm not sure anyone will give us two bob for him right now, alas...

 

 

That's the thing  - I don't know

I just know that he's not really got place here in the team anymore - there's nowhere that he fits, and he can't play other positions successfully

His wages didn't even come into it for me - Chansiri's loaded - we keep getting told that repeatedly by folk on here - so it doesn't matter if him and 'westy' stay here until their contracts end.

I was just coming at it from an Adam Reach perspective where it's best for him to go elsewhere and play football in a first team


 


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1 minute ago, Django said:

The guys form has completely fell off a cliff during the past 18 months 

 

Anything north of £1.5m and its time to say goodbye 


He's not going to play any games for us this season
His wages will be massssssive
Even if we got paid NOTHING and he went to another club we'd make so much money from the money we'd save not paying him those wages anymore


 


 


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He’s not a striker, he’s not a central midfielder, he’s a left winger or at a push a left wing back.

 

Play him there or not at all. He can fight it out with Penney, although he’s probably the better player out of the two, in my opinion. 

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7 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


Yeah probably true that mate 👍

 

I share your frustration, as I suspect a lot of us do, but imo Reach is in the same boat as Westwood and Rhodes. As a club we 'overvalued' in a variety of ways, price paid, contract length and salaries.

 

Recruitment of the last ~18 months suggests we've learnt the lessons and the are the last 3 (not counting BB) that we're 'stuck' with.

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He's another one where we were terrified to sell when his stock was high, and are now probably going to let him go for peanuts/nothing. 

 

Reach is yet another example of our failure to price our own players and sell at their peak value.

 

With the way some fans are going off you can see the same happening with Iorfa and we'll be stuck in the Championship or lower forever or at least until our lizard overlords reveal themselves. 

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