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Wolves v Somerset 9/7/18

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1 minute ago, stevebrum said:

Of course he isn’t doing bad, that’s why I said previously that to maintain that average he will be doing very well. I actually expected him to add to his average at the start of the season. Hence why I said he is doing a decent job. If you think that’s laughable then so be it.

We have been top 4 most of the season so far so we are having a ‘decent’ season so far. However due to injuries we are at risk of that all coming undone in the coming weeks if nothing changes.

Let me get this straight.

You expected Thorssell to add to his average at the start of the season.

He has dropped a pt.

Hence you think he is doing a decent job?

Err yes... that's laughable!

Thorssell's performances haven't been laughable. The club signing him as No 1 on the average he had was.

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1 minute ago, BWitcher said:

Let me get this straight.

You expected Thorssell to add to his average at the start of the season.

He has dropped a pt.

Hence you think he is doing a decent job?

Err yes... that's laughable!

Thorssell's performances haven't been laughable. The club signing him as No 1 on the average he had was.

No one was laughing when he was scoring a maximum. The problem that’s been exposed is when we struggle in a meeting or lose a meeting we should have won will point us to a number one who isn’t scoring what Freddie would have done.

as is always the case one rider doesn’t make a team. There are bigger issues than Jacob dropping his average a bit.

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Just now, stevebrum said:

No one was laughing when he was scoring a maximum. The problem that’s been exposed is when we struggle in a meeting or lose a meeting we should have won will point us to a number one who isn’t scoring what Freddie would have done.

as is always the case one rider doesn’t make a team. There are bigger issues than Jacob dropping his average a bit.

Stop bringing Lindgren into it. It's not relevant.

What you need is riders to maintain their average as a minimum.. and improve them to be successful. When we sign a rider almost guaranteed to lower his average pressure is then put on other members of the team who have to increase theirs by more to compensate.

Thorssell, Heeps and Howarth have been the positions letting us down. As stated, Thorssell himself hasn't been letting us down, the management let us down by putting him in that position. Howarth has been blighted by injuries which effected his performances... and Heeps I'm afraid has been woeful.

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1 hour ago, BWitcher said:

Stop bringing Lindgren into it. It's not relevant.

What you need is riders to maintain their average as a minimum.. and improve them to be successful. When we sign a rider almost guaranteed to lower his average pressure is then put on other members of the team who have to increase theirs by more to compensate.

Thorssell, Heeps and Howarth have been the positions letting us down. As stated, Thorssell himself hasn't been letting us down, the management let us down by putting him in that position. Howarth has been blighted by injuries which effected his performances... and Heeps I'm afraid has been woeful.

Of course it’s relevant, you keep mentioning that we shouldn’t have signed Thorssell instead of Lindgren.

Howarth being injury jinxed and Heeps have been the biggest disappointments this season.

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10 minutes ago, stevebrum said:

Of course it’s relevant, you keep mentioning that we shouldn’t have signed Thorssell instead of Lindgren.

Howarth being injury jinxed and Heeps have been the biggest disappointments this season.

We shouldn't have signed Thorssell. Period. Lindgren was simply an option, if we couldn't afford him we should have gone elsewhere.

You are right in your second sentence, but that's what happens when you mess up your team building, it only takes something else to go wrong and problems escalate quickly.

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Woffinden’s low average in 2009 played a large contributory factor in winning the play off as did his appearance in place of Kylmakorpi two years ago. Looking at the starting seven in 2018 it was / is difficult to see where the improvement was likely to occur. 

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4 hours ago, 847084 said:

Woffinden’s low average in 2009 played a large contributory factor in winning the play off as did his appearance in place of Kylmakorpi two years ago. Looking at the starting seven in 2018 it was / is difficult to see where the improvement was likely to occur. 

Agreed, although the increase in Masters and Schlein has helped us to a good start to the season. Morris has proved to be a good signing in reserve. Not in the main team tho.

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2 minutes ago, stevebrum said:

Agreed, although the increase in Masters and Schlein has helped us to a good start to the season. Morris has proved to be a good signing in reserve. Not in the main team tho.

Masters wasn't having a good year till he moved to No 4. 

Schlein was flying at No 4, less so since he moved to a heat leader spot.

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14 hours ago, stevebrum said:

Agreed, although the increase in Masters and Schlein has helped us to a good start to the season. Morris has proved to be a good signing in reserve. Not in the main team tho.

Which wouldn't be an issue if Heeps had performed. We effectively have 3 reserves and without Howarth we are screwed, hopefully he will be back on monday

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