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So, Ghoddos hasn't been invited along with Jahanbakhsh due to covid-19 restrictions and travel restrictions in the UK.

Apart from that, I really do think TF should put some fire up the teams behind. although there are some games left and points to be collected.. I feel the 2nd half is showing that the boys are too relaxed and laid back. Couldn't watch the match today unfortunately due to the Persian new year that was today.. but from what I've noticed is that the team is lacking in the 2nd half ( which should be the coaches half )
 
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So, Ghoddos hasn't been invited along with Jahanbakhsh due to covid-19 restrictions and travel restrictions in the UK.

Apart from that, I really do think TF should put some fire up the teams behind. although there are some games left and points to be collected.. I feel the 2nd half is showing that the boys are too relaxed and laid back. Couldn't watch the match today unfortunately due to the Persian new year that was today.. but from what I've noticed is that the team is lacking in the 2nd half ( which should be the coaches half )
Happy New Year!
 

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Thought he made a difference when he came on. He was at least making runs in behind. He’s far too inconsistent though and goes missing too much away from home especially.
 
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Thought he made a difference when he came on. He was at least making runs in behind. He’s far too inconsistent though and goes missing too much away from home especially.
I would think the inconsistency might be the tight schedule of the championship? a lot of players have to get used to the number of games and intensity of the games .. especially in their first year.
 

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I struggle to understand why we chased him for a year. He’s another Marcondes. Doesn’t really fit into any obvious role and flits in and out of games. Like Marcondes, he’s clearly talented but struggles to show he’s suited to the Championship.
My view exactly. He’s basically Marcondes....
And has cost us £5m. Like Marcondes I watch him and think he’s okay, very good at times when we are safe in a game, but has not made any position his own.
 

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I struggle to understand why we chased him for a year. He’s another Marcondes. Doesn’t really fit into any obvious role and flits in and out of games. Like Marcondes, he’s clearly talented but struggles to show he’s suited to the Championship.
Ive yet to see him produce any decent game time
 

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He does some frustratingly careless things but good stuff just seems to happen in the opposition final third when he’s on the pitch. He’s a very clever player.
 

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Thought he made a difference when he came on. He was at least making runs in behind. He’s far too inconsistent though and goes missing too much away from home especially.
I'd get rid of him and Marcondes personally and look for upgrades.
 

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If play him on the left. We need to improve in that area.
I'd give him another go there. He is a gifted player I think although why we signed him this summer rather than a ready-to-play winger I'll never know.
 

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and write off several million? plus agents fees , signing-on fee etc.

or try to improve him and his performances and hopefully get our money back in a year or two???

tricky one.
 
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Surely we have to give time to develop all our best players. Josh, Ollie and Said all took time to show their best. Why are we suggesting that it should be different for Saman, especially when he is not getting a regular start? There is a real quality to his shooting, and intelligence in his passing. He is also seems more often aware of his teammates than some of his Spanish colleagues !
 

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If play him on the left. We need to improve in that area.
Yes, I agree, now he's got the fitness, he looks a bit quicker too and has a great cross on him. I think he's a bit wasted playing the no.8 role as he spends too much time tracking back. Need him on the ball in dangerous areas to pick out passes and have a pop at goal..
 

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Surely we have to give time to develop all our best players. Josh, Ollie and Said all took time to show their best. Why are we suggesting that it should be different for Saman, especially when he is not getting a regular start? There is a real quality to his shooting, and intelligence in his passing. He is also seems more often aware of his teammates than some of his Spanish colleagues !
Well he is a 27 year old International player,so I would not put him in the ”development“category.In his defence he had not played much when he joined us,but for whatever reason I am disappointed in his contribution so far.
 

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Well he is a 27 year old International player,so I would not put him in the ”development“category.In his defence he had not played much when he joined us,but for whatever reason I am disappointed in his contribution so far.
He accrued more xG in his 10mins on Saturday than Forest managed all match. It just didn’t include an actual goal. He started the season unfit, unused to English football and a bit overweight. He looks now much fitter, faster, tougher and he’s got a fierce shot. When we want to play with an attacking central player close in with Toney I think he’s good and our best option there.
 

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I struggle to understand why we chased him for a year. He’s another Marcondes. Doesn’t really fit into any obvious role and flits in and out of games. Like Marcondes, he’s clearly talented but struggles to show he’s suited to the Championship.
He’s here next season, Marcondes isn’t. QED.
 

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It also took Neil Maupay a year to adjust to the Championship, during which time some on here said he would never be up to standard. He came into the next season a different player...give him time
There were some on here who described Maupay as not even L2 standard.
 

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I agree with most that he shows really positive signs but for me not quite yet pushing to start regularly. I think he’ll contribute this season in patches but in all likelihood, if we don’t make it up this season, I think he’ll be a significant player for us next season. He links the attacking play well and naturally drifts into gaps around the area which tends to be instinctive. Not sure if he’d make the step up but if we are still in the Championship I think he’s got a fair bit to offer.
 

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My view exactly. He’s basically Marcondes....
And has cost us £5m. Like Marcondes I watch him and think he’s okay, very good at times when we are safe in a game, but has not made any position his own.
Give the 2 of them the same 10 chances on goal and Ghoddos will score twice as many
 

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Give the 2 of them the same 10 chances on goal and Ghoddos will score twice as many
That’s not exactly encouraging reading. Marcondes is generally woeful in front of goal. I don’t massively dislike Marcondes but we never got what it said on the box and, in my opinion, he isn’t going to be much of a miss.

However, from what I’ve seen of Ghoddos so far, I think it’s like for like. Another Marcondes, as I said in my original post. I may be proved wrong, but I won’t hold my breath.
 

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I think he needs to start. Hasn’t offered much off the bench but felt he was just finding form and fitness when he was starting games around Xmas in January. Seems like the type who needs to play regularly rather than a few minutes here and there off the bench.

Gets close to and beyond Toney. Plus has a shot on him. All of which we need.
 

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Yes, I agree, now he's got the fitness, he looks a bit quicker too and has a great cross on him. I think he's a bit wasted playing the no.8 role as he spends too much time tracking back. Need him on the ball in dangerous areas to pick out passes and have a pop at goal..
Yes, I think he’s got a bit more to him than Marcondes, though like you say, he doesn’t seem to be playing in the correct position. He’s scored a couple of decent goals too. Also, I’d like him to do the free kicks that are within shooting distance, rather than Jensen. Even if it’s a chip, the opposition will need to prepare for a shot as well.
 

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There were some on here who described Maupay as not even L2 standard.
Yep but that poster was a know all, know nothing berk who didn’t even have the decency to concede he was wrong after he posted Maupay was one of the worst forwards we’d ever signed.
 

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He accrued more xG in his 10mins on Saturday than Forest managed all match. It just didn’t include an actual goal. He started the season unfit, unused to English football and a bit overweight. He looks now much fitter, faster, tougher and he’s got a fierce shot. When we want to play with an attacking central player close in with Toney I think he’s good and our best option there.
Unfortunately it's goals that win games, harsh I know but true. Agree with most of your post but believe his end product is lacking, or at best inconsistent. Not bothered with his XG stats to be honest, it's his end product that needs to improve quickly if we are to sustain a challenge for the autos.
 

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Unfortunately it's goals that win games, harsh I know but true. Agree with most of your post but believe his end product is lacking, or at best inconsistent. Not bothered with his XG stats to be honest, it's his end product that needs to improve quickly if we are to sustain a challenge for the autos.
Yep. Because it’s all on his shoulders.
 

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Agree with jlove, i would like to see him wide again. Seem to remember him doing well out there against Sheff Wed away.
 

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Unfortunately it's goals that win games, harsh I know but true. Agree with most of your post but believe his end product is lacking, or at best inconsistent. Not bothered with his XG stats to be honest, it's his end product that needs to improve quickly if we are to sustain a challenge for the autos.
It was really just to show he made a pretty strong, albeit obviously not match winning contribution to that game. He’s scored 3 goals in about a dozen appearances, most of which were as sub. That’s a better hit rate than Fosu (not knocking him) and quite decent for his position which is probably not in our preferred midfield set up. He might not be the solution but he isn’t the problem either. I’m more puzzled by how Forss is used as I don’t think he adds anything as a wide player but hasn’t got the midfield skills of either Ghoddos or Marcondes to play centrally behind Toney. Really this season he ought to be coming for Toney when games are won if Toney needs resting but we’ve not had that luxury.
 
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I love his honesty in this interview and his explanation behind the weight issues.

Nice interview! can't wait to see him up to speed and have his eating regime on point. We know from the national team that he's the one that eats the most food apparently. But i'd expect the staff to help him out on eating regimes and such right?
 

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