Winston Reid - Signs on loan to June 2021

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Did well, but weds are rubbish up front. Hope he continues to impress
 

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For the sake of consistency in the back four, hope we just stick with the Reid + Pinnock pairing now until Pontus is back.

Not a reflection on MBS, as mentioned on his thread, has done little wrong.
Until Pontus is back? What do you expect to happen then?
 

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Absolutely love this bloke. Pure class. Reminds me of when we had John Buttigieg and he was far to good for us. Even at 32 he is good for a few years yet. Would love to think we could sign him full time. Would be perfect in the Prem next season. :sorted:
 

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Different gravy! Won everything in the air, organised, was ‘smart’ winning fouls, brings the ball out and has outstanding distribution. If he can play back to back games he will make a significant difference!
Hasn't put a bootlace wrong so far as a Bee.
 

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He'd be exactly what we need if we go up, i've heard wages are an issue though.... but would he rather play football than sit on a bench?
 

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Quality. MOTM for me last night (but whole team stepped it up).

aerially very strong, positional sense of the highest and nice distribution and range of passing. So solid and Pinnock back in his proper berth on left of CD meant we had a really robust looking CB pairing.
 

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A very solid performance last night .He will have more difficult challenges but he acquitted himself well providing a calming influence in the defensive ranks .
 

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A good game to have early in his career as many have pointed out he hasn't played much football in recent seasons. Rhodes was largely anonymous but there was one section where he won three consecutive balls in the air in the space of 5-10 seconds. That was effort, desire and determination. Exactly what this rocky defense needs right now.

He can play but is under no pressure to keep the ball, he will clear it out for a throw happily. When a defense is not playing well my first thought would be to get back to the basics of defending the area. He did that very well last night.
 

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A good game to have early in his career as many have pointed out he hasn't played much football in recent seasons. Rhodes was largely anonymous but there was one section where he won three consecutive balls in the air in the space of 5-10 seconds. That was effort, desire and determination. Exactly what this rocky defense needs right now.

He can play but is under no pressure to keep the ball, he will clear it out for a throw happily. When a defense is not playing well my first thought would be to get back to the basics of defending the area. He did that very well last night.
Rhodes has a reputation as a handful
 

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Was very effective in the opposition box too. Held off two players with great strength for the first goal and nearly set Pinnock up later in the second half. Strong as an ox 🐂
 

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What an excellent post match interview on BFC website. Calm, thoughtful and articulate (and better than many of your typical football manager interviews that I’ve seen over the years). Class on the field and off it.
 

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He'd be exactly what we need if we go up, i've heard wages are an issue though.... but would he rather play football than sit on a bench?
I agree and if we go up I think we will need some strengthening and he looks like the kind of player would be as asset with PL experience, surplus to requirements at his owning club. Given his injury ravaged past few years he might be willing to take pay cut to get back to playing regular football.
 

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Absolutely love this bloke. Pure class. Reminds me of when we had John Buttigieg and he was far to good for us. Even at 32 he is good for a few years yet. Would love to think we could sign him full time. Would be perfect in the Prem next season. :sorted:
Agree but we have to be mindful of his injury record.
 

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Stick him in the ice bath , Fletcher and Powell up next
 

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He'd be exactly what we need if we go up, i've heard wages are an issue though.... but would he rather play football than sit on a bench?
But it would probably mean a massive drop, anyway we are not in the PL yet.
 

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He'd be exactly what we need if we go up, i've heard wages are an issue though.... but would he rather play football than sit on a bench?
Hes on £70k a week at WH with 2 years left on his contract.

If we do go up, we dont need Pontus and Reid. Would rather invest in the next best thing in League one....
 
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Did well, but weds are rubbish up front. Hope he continues to impress
Yes, let's hope the Premier League proven quality defender continues to impress against Championship opposition.
 
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Yes, let's hope the Premier League proven quality defender continues to impress against Championship opposition.
Shows what loans can give you.
Mind you he could be blocking the pathway for that young Pontus guy.
 

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Love the way he just moves the attackers out the way and calmly heads the ball. We have been weak defending long balls and second balls, hopefully that was just a taste of what's to come.

Important to remember Wednesday are the worst team we have played in a while.
 

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Love the way he just moves the attackers out the way and calmly heads the ball. We have been weak defending long balls and second balls, hopefully that was just a taste of what's to come.

Important to remember Wednesday are the worst team we have played in a while.
Reid marking "target man" Rhodes was no contest... If Fletcher is out injured, Vokes is the only centre forward type Stoke have but he's just gone; it may be they play Powell up front...
 

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Reid marking "target man" Rhodes was no contest... If Fletcher is out injured, Vokes is the only centre forward type Stoke have but he's just gone; it may be they play Powell up front...
Powell always seem to be getting headers these days.

They must train in Gro Bags
 

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Solid player. Seems to take no chances when defending. He’ll kick the ball into touch rather than get robbed in a risky position, which might not be as pleasing on the eye as Tarkowski always taking on the tackle and coming out on top, but has proven to be very effective. Really pleased with how he’s slotted in.
 

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Thought he had his "shakiest" game for us so far.....
 
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Thought he was the better CB tonight. His experience is needed.

Pinnock has been getting by. Which is ok.
 

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I thought he was solid. Got caught under the ball once but generally, good positioning, good physicality and just has a general level of menace that is very welcome!
Fair enough.
Just thought he lacked a bit of composure at times tonight.
 

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Fair enough.
Just thought he lacked a bit of composure at times tonight.
I'd agree but then I think he got a bit shaken up by their young striker who was constantly buzzing about and pressing insanely hard. If he had any end product he'd be quality that lad!
 

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I'd agree but then I think he got a bit shaken up by their young striker who was constantly buzzing about and pressing insanely hard. If he had any end product he'd be quality that lad!
He certainly ran around a lot......
 

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Hard as nails
Seems to leave one on them every opportunity
We haven't had this for a while
 

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One or two moments but overall very solid and reassuring presence at the heart of the defence. Excellent loan signing for both parties so far.
 

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