Shandon Baptiste - Signs to June 2024 (+1yr option) (7 Viewers)

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Has anyone heard anything about his injury? Hopefully nothing as he’s gonna be very important for the run-in.
 

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Has anyone heard anything about his injury? Hopefully nothing as he’s gonna be very important for the run-in.
Felt something in his back apparently
 

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it was Morsy, again, with a "got the ball and took the opportunity to put one on the man" type of challenge. i thought he might have broken a rib or two, from the impact? (note: i am not a doctor)

Shandon has always seemed, and still seems, a bit timid to me - like he's just "contributing" to the team, whereas in due course i think he could very well progress in a similar vein to JDS. looking forward to seeing him break through, and he's a useful squad player for now. fortunately, if he is "out for the season" (which only needs a one-month injury now), we are quite well stocked in midfield now, with Jensen back, Mokotjo fit and Zamburek more and more comfortable...
 

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it was Morsy, again, with a "got the ball and took the opportunity to put one on the man" type of challenge. i thought he might have broken a rib or two, from the impact? (note: i am not a doctor)

Shandon has always seemed, and still seems, a bit timid to me - like he's just "contributing" to the team, whereas in due course i think he could very well progress in a similar vein to JDS. looking forward to seeing him break through, and he's a useful squad player for now. fortunately, if he is "out for the season" (which only needs a one-month injury now), we are quite well stocked in midfield now, with Jensen back, Mokotjo fit and Zamburek more and more comfortable...
Hes an animal.
 

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Pictured in training today on official club website...final pic
 

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Feel sorry for the lad, followed up his foul throw at Stoke with getting caught in possession and a hapless claim for a free kick which led to their winner. I hope he isn't too affected by the last few days and can play a significant role in the Play Offs. A good player with a bright future.
 

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Thought it was a foul at the time (haven't seen a replay), and their 2nd was offside and why didn't their player get a 2nd yellow for the foul on Henrik?
Having said that, I also thought Ethan's challenge should have been a pen for them....
 

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Mowatt definitely had an arm on him and those free kicks are given all the time nowadays.
As for the second yellow, studs up, it was a second yellow all day long. Fine margins once again
 

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Thought it was a foul at the time (haven't seen a replay), and their 2nd was offside and why didn't their player get a 2nd yellow for the foul on Henrik?
Having said that, I also thought Ethan's challenge should have been a pen for them....
Terrible decisions (can't comment on the offside).
 

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If it was a foul then feel even more for the lad - football can be so cruel but I am sure he will, with the right support move on stronger from this.
 

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OXFORD United will narrowly miss out on a six-figure sum if Brentford win the Sky Bet Championship play-off final tonight. The Bees, who face Fulham at Wembley for a place in the Premier League, signed Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu from the U's in January. Baptiste's deal included a clause, understood to be worth £500,000, if Brentford went up to the top flight. But it only becomes active once the midfielder makes a specified number of appearances in a campaign. Baptiste has featured 13 times, three of which were starts, for Brentford so far, including as a substitute in the play-off semi-final first leg at Swansea City. But even if he plays tonight, the total will be just shy of triggering the pay-out to United. It does cover the length of the contract, so if Brentford lost tonight and went up next season the U's would stand to gain - if Baptiste played enough games.

https://www.witneygazette.co.uk/spo...t-oxford-united-brentford-win-play-off-final/
 

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OXFORD United will narrowly miss out on a six-figure sum if Brentford win the Sky Bet Championship play-off final tonight. The Bees, who face Fulham at Wembley for a place in the Premier League, signed Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu from the U's in January. Baptiste's deal included a clause, understood to be worth £500,000, if Brentford went up to the top flight. But it only becomes active once the midfielder makes a specified number of appearances in a campaign. Baptiste has featured 13 times, three of which were starts, for Brentford so far, including as a substitute in the play-off semi-final first leg at Swansea City. But even if he plays tonight, the total will be just shy of triggering the pay-out to United. It does cover the length of the contract, so if Brentford lost tonight and went up next season the U's would stand to gain - if Baptiste played enough games.

https://www.witneygazette.co.uk/spo...t-oxford-united-brentford-win-play-off-final/
Plenty of Oxford now cheering on Fulham.
 

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Hi all,

Was sorry to see you finish the season like that, I'm just about getting over our own play off final defeat. Hopefully you don't lose too many players, looks like our captain + best player Rob Dickie will be sold. I'd seen him linked to you, would be a brilliant signing if Pinnock/Jansson were to go.

I kept half an eye on Baptiste + Fosu after they joined, looks like Baptiste impressed, hopefully gets even more time next season. I wasn't expecting Fosu to feature as much as he did but seemed to get decent reviews when he played. Would be interesting to hear your opinions on the two now the season is finished.

All the best for the transfer window + next season
 

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Jury still out on both for me. Can’t see either starting next season, both squad players. But happy to be proved wrong!
 

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Hi all,

Was sorry to see you finish the season like that, I'm just about getting over our own play off final defeat. Hopefully you don't lose too many players, looks like our captain + best player Rob Dickie will be sold. I'd seen him linked to you, would be a brilliant signing if Pinnock/Jansson were to go.

I kept half an eye on Baptiste + Fosu after they joined, looks like Baptiste impressed, hopefully gets even more time next season. I wasn't expecting Fosu to feature as much as he did but seemed to get decent reviews when he played. Would be interesting to hear your opinions on the two now the season is finished.

All the best for the transfer window + next season
Baptists showed lots of promises in his appearances. And can definitely see him kicking on next season. Fosu showed glimpes but we need to see more from him. With some of our wide players no doubt leaving he should get a good run to show what he can do.
 

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Could have really done with him on the bench for 'those three games' offers pace and energy when Plan A not working.
 

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I like them both and I think they could potentially break into the first team next season.

Baptiste looks good playing in the middle and was hoping he’d get some game time in the play offs :-(
 

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I hadn't seen enough of him, and my overiding memory was him dropping an appearance. When he played last (swansea away?) thought he stayed focused and was impressed with him. Don't get the Plan B option. If he can replicate his Oxford presence in a game for us, then I am excited. I understand Fosu can be brilliant but more often than not, unseen. Hopefully we can turn that stat around.
 

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I think Shandon will be a big player for us in time. Very excited to see him develop
 

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Good to hear that Baptiste appears to have shown both the potential and quality we saw at Oxford + like I've said, hopefully can continue to push on next season. Thanks for the responses
 

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Is he still injured? Didn't see his name in the 22 who played today.
 

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Hopefully playing a part tomorrow.
 

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Others in defence (+ Norgaard/Daniels) are rightly getting the plaudits for yesterday as we defended solidly, but I thought Shandon was excellent last night, intelligent runs and movement, with very quick feet to wriggle out of danger or create a yard of space with a little flick.

Excited by his industry and he gives us a little something extra. I'd be very comfortable if Saturday's midfield was the same - with him, Norgaard and Josh. Felt like a good balance of talents yesterday.
 

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First ninety minutes for quite a while which is excellent news. Seemed to be limping at the end of the game. Hope the injury issue is fully behind him. He will be a very important part of our midfield.
 

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Others in defence (+ Norgaard/Daniels) are rightly getting the plaudits for yesterday as we defended solidly, but I thought Shandon was excellent last night, intelligent runs and movement, with very quick feet to wriggle out of danger or create a yard of space with a little flick.

Excited by his industry and he gives us a little something extra. I'd be very comfortable if Saturday's midfield was the same - with him, Norgaard and Josh. Felt like a good balance of talents yesterday.
Agreed that he was impressive. I think the default thinking was that Baptiste gives you more athleticism and solidity than Jensen and Marcondes, while Jensen gives more subtlety and creativity than Marcondes and Baptiste. But I thought that Baptiste proved his edge on the first part but surprised in a good way with his creativity and inventiveness. If you divide teams into High Press, Medium, and Low Block, it seems like Baptiste might have pressed his case for the first two types of opponents but would like to see how he would fare against the Birminghams of this world
 

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Hope he's fit enough to feature today , gives us more energy than Jensen in midfield , and Udders now play a high press that would make Jensen even slower and make mistakes like at Brum
 

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Hope he's fit enough to feature today , gives us more energy than Jensen in midfield , and Udders now play a high press that would make Jensen even slower and make mistakes like at Brum
Appears they play 433 now , hopefully they will try and play a bit
 

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Appears they play 433 now , hopefully they will try and play a bit
Hopefully, they won’t have worked out how! Their defence and midfield seems quite old and slow, so we need to move them around a lot and wait for the gaps.
 

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Playing a different role tonight, but passing and reading of the game not as sharp as he usually is.
 

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a possible CN backup, though? I know that any of our current crop would be a significant drop-off from what CN brings to that role, but it's not immediately obvious who would get the nod for a big game if CN was unavailable... Jensen has done it a few times, but obv got himself injured 3mins into the new season, so it was interesting to see Shandon used there on Tuesday... Might not be the best natural use of him, but he's got the ability to do well there...
 

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a possible CN backup, though? I know that any of our current crop would be a significant drop-off from what CN brings to that role, but it's not immediately obvious who would get the nod for a big game if CN was unavailable... Jensen has done it a few times, but obv got himself injured 3mins into the new season, so it was interesting to see Shandon used there on Tuesday... Might not be the best natural use of him, but he's got the ability to do well there...
Well, he's a big lad so should be able to look after himself in that position. Haven't really seen enough of him yet to gauge what type of player he is though, seems more of an attacking midfielder like the rest though!
 

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Hoped he'd be the 'oven ready' replacement for CN but I'm slightly concerned about his fragility. Any thoughts anyone?
He’s not a holding midfielder.

He’s a number 8 box to box.
 

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