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Signing N0 1
« on: May 10, 2019, 02:41:45 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 02:45:17 PM »
Excellent signing.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 03:32:46 PM »
Quality that's for sure.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 03:57:02 PM »
I see that CE has said that he is "the leader we have been after for a while", is this hinting at a possible captaincy role for him next season?

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 04:02:09 PM »
Looks a very good signing that

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 05:20:42 PM »
I see that CE has said that he is "the leader we have been after for a while", is this hinting at a possible captaincy role for him next season?

Could well be, think George might not be automatic first choice.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 10:31:36 PM »
Shield got 7 yellow and 1 red card.this season. Another Middleton?

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 05:59:09 PM »
Excellent signing.

One of Alfreton's avid supporters who contributes to the 'onefootballforum' wholeheartedly agrees:-

Alfreton captain and Supporters Player of the season Luke Shiels has signed for Boston United.
Huge loss for us. Quality centre back at this level.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 06:38:52 PM »
Shield got 7 yellow and 1 red card.this season. Another Middleton?

Without having seen him play - but based on 2018/2019 stats and how we have all seen the way Middleton conducts himself on the pitch - I wouldn't think so.

Ken's stats shows that Ben made 22 appearances in 2018/2019 and had 6 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

Luke Shiels made 36 appearances and received, as you state, 7 yellow cards and 1 red card (do we know how this came about, was if this was two yellows or a straight red?) I don't really believe that 7 yellows in 36 games for a central defender is excessive, especially given how easily refs produce them these days.

The rate at which Ben was picking up cards, had he made 36 appearances he was 'on target' for 3 or 4 more yellows and another red. And we know that most of his are as a result of some reckless tackles, and often quite stupid decision making. 10 yellows and 3 reds in 36 appearances probably would be counted as bordering on excessive.

I suppose we'll soon see though after a few matches if Shiels is another Middleton, or simply a hard robust defender more in the Pearson / Pidge mould. If he is - or even if he's just a little below their standard - I'm sure we'll not be too concerned with getting 7 yellows over the course of the season. 


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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 05:57:51 PM »
Shield got 7 yellow and 1 red card.this season. Another Middleton?

Without having seen him play - but based on 2018/2019 stats and how we have all seen the way Middleton conducts himself on the pitch - I wouldn't think so.

Ken's stats shows that Ben made 22 appearances in 2018/2019 and had 6 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

Luke Shiels made 36 appearances and received, as you state, 7 yellow cards and 1 red card (do we know how this came about, was if this was two yellows or a straight red?) I don't really believe that 7 yellows in 36 games for a central defender is excessive, especially given how easily refs produce them these days.

The rate at which Ben was picking up cards, had he made 36 appearances he was 'on target' for 3 or 4 more yellows and another red. And we know that most of his are as a result of some reckless tackles, and often quite stupid decision making. 10 yellows and 3 reds in 36 appearances probably would be counted as bordering on excessive.

I suppose we'll soon see though after a few matches if Shiels is another Middleton, or simply a hard robust defender more in the Pearson / Pidge mould. If he is - or even if he's just a little below their standard - I'm sure we'll not be too concerned with getting 7 yellows over the course of the season.
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 07:10:19 PM »
 Midfielder Tom Platt joins us from Alferton.
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2019, 07:16:12 PM »

Well said - Ellender was a god!
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2019, 09:02:10 PM »
i may be wrong, but Paul Ellender once got 18 yellows in a season. that didn't make him a bad defender, nor a liability, did it? just a committed player. let's hope for another like him...

Very feasible. As long as defenders (or anyone) aren't consistently getting a 2nd booking during a game, it's fine. I'd expect central defenders to be suspended at least once during a season for accumulation of bookings.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2019, 10:58:02 PM »
Not a bad summary, Scotty. As you say, as long as not a second booking each game. Am I correct (and you will know the answer to this) but Ellender only received one Red Card during his brilliant and lengthy stay with The Pilgrims?
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 09:00:45 AM »
I remember Ellender giving a very dubious penalty away at Scunthorpe.  It was the same match were Bazza saved on the line, but the goal was awarded even thou his body obstructed the view.

I remember both incidents being shown on Sky, and the studio pundits in disbelief at both decisions.

Paul was a solid but sometimes clumsy defender, but I would put him in the BUFC legend class.
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