Tom Eaves

Iron Bru Forums Blast Furnace Tom Eaves

Join the prediction league. Enter before 13/6/24 for free Euro 2024 Prediction League with £25 SUFC voucher prize. Entry fee split between site hosting, prize fund & sponsoring a player. Join here
  • Author
    Posts
  • #217643
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: October 17, 2015
    Topics: 52

    How time and hindsight improves the rose tint on those specs. Godden, Wootton & Goode had plenty of chances here and did little to impress. Arguably both Godden & Wootton were lucky to get the contract extensions they did. Godden eventually found his touch and Wootton his level. Goode has improved from donkey to passable L1 CB. No doubt those calling for the moving on of Hallam, KDT, Green, O’Neil et al will be claiming we made a big mistake letting them go in the unlikely event that they come good elsewhere.

    Exactly.

    Wootton in particularly had a good opportunity here whilst in League 1. He just wasn’t good enough, at the time. He also failed to impress at numerous loan spells in non league.

    Luckily for him, it’s clicked at Notts County and he may well be ready for another crack at league football.

    The Charlie Goode story truly baffles me though. Couldn’t believe it when I saw him On MOTD the other night.

    Fair play to him.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217645
    open hearth ironopen hearth iron
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 25, 2013
    Topics: 7

    Hindsight and a selective memory sometimes a shame we can’t remind some on here what they have posted in past

    #217664
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 27, 2013
    Topics: 86

    Wootton in particularly had a good opportunity here whilst in League 1

    I don’t call playing a youngster upfront on his own with limited service is a good idea personally.

    There was no excuse not signing him on a long term contract and loaning him out. I don’t give a crap what anybody else says, we should have gone down that route.

    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #217666
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: May 21, 2018
    Topics: 8

    Add George Miller to the list 7 goals in 10 games for Walsall, Some disliked him so much they didn’t want to credit him with the goal he did score.

    I was one of those. He didn’t touch it and is the worst striker we’ve ever had.

    I didn’t know he was at Walsall and I can’t believe he’s scored 7 in 10. Im going to have to watch them but at the minute I’m assuming they all just hit him and went in.

    He’s not one who I ever thought had a chance of making it. He looked like he didn’t know what a football was.

    Don’t remember seeing much of Godden, Wootton was misused but never looked great. I’d take him back now though. Goode was shit.

    Lyle Taylor is the biggest one for me recently. Could see a good player in there from miles away.

    #217667
    AwaywegoAwaywego
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 20, 2017
    Topics: 152

    He had a contract with us for 6 years WG and scored 11 goals, so we needed no exuse for letting him go, unless of course you know different.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217668
    TwoWrightsTwoWrights
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 3

    Hindsight and a selective memory sometimes a shame we can’t remind some on here what they have posted in past

    You can, but ‘some’ will flatly deny they ever said it.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217674
    Iron-aweIron-awe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 21, 2017
    Topics: 11

    Hindsight and a selective memory sometimes a shame we can’t remind some on here what they have posted in past

    You can, but ‘some’ will flatly deny they ever said it.

    BS 🤔😂

    #217677
    cassidystashcassidystash
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: January 4, 2014
    Topics: 97

    WG wrote:-
    There was no excuse not signing him on a long term contract and loaning him out. I don’t give a crap what anybody else says, we should have gone down that route.

    We did!! Over 4 years he had 5 NL loans before Notts County. 46 appearances and 5 goals, tells its own story surely.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217685
    FerriteFerrite
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 98

    Lyle Taylor is the biggest one for me recently. Could see a good player in there from miles away.

    You’re a better scout than me, I couldn’t see anything in Taylor, especially as I’ve rarely seen a player whose head seemed to drop quicker. Granted we tried to use him as a target man, which clearly wasn’t his game, but he never really seemed to fancy playing for Scunthorpe.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217690
    mkironMK Iron
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 40

    When Wootton was trying to make his mark in the first team we were a half decent league 1 side.

    Now we are a shite league 2 side he would establish himself no problem.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean he has improved much.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217692
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 27, 2013
    Topics: 86

    Doesn’t necessarily mean he has improved much.

    Not doing too bad is he, you seen his goal scoring record since moving ?. I know it’s conference but the gap is getting ever closer now to league 2 in my opinion.

    I’ve seen him a few times on BT Sport and he looks like he’s improved a fair old bit.

    Put it this way, I’d rather have a conference Wootton over Loft any day of the week.

    Nearly averaging a goal every 2 games he’s played since been there. Not too shabby.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217699
    AwaywegoAwaywego
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 20, 2017
    Topics: 152

    Just because you and others didn’t want Miller to score says alot about many on here, just look at the other night posters hoping for a really low crowd why?, Just so they can beat Swanny over the head very sad indeed. Ps Miller did get a touch on the ball I was there and I saw it.

    #217701
    mkironMK Iron
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 40

    Shame the archive Blast Furnace is no longer with us. Be interesting how many howls of protest were posted when Taylor, Wooton, Burgess and Goode left us.

    Some players just do better with other clubs. Josh Morris, Duane Holmes and Murray Wallace were not much mourned in their departure from their previous clubs but they certainly looked pretty good once they arrived here. Not to mention Sharpe and Hooper.

    It happens all the time and will continue to happen.

    6 users thanked author for this post.
    #217706
    IronSteveSteve
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 24, 2013
    Topics: 0

    How time and hindsight improves the rose tint on those specs. Godden, Wootton & Goode had plenty of chances here and did little to impress. Arguably both Godden & Wootton were lucky to get the contract extensions they did. Godden eventually found his touch and Wootton his level. Goode has improved from donkey to passable L1 CB. No doubt those calling for the moving on of Hallam, KDT, Green, O’Neil et al will be claiming we made a big mistake letting them go in the unlikely event that they come good elsewhere.

    Not a chance O’Neill will become good elsewhere… well maybe Sunday League he might do a job. Worst player I’ve seen for us! Says something when he couldn’t get on a 9 man bench at the weekend or in the squad for the awful Papa Johns Trophy.

    Wootton would do a shift in League 2 now I think too.

    #217707
    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 24, 2013
    Topics: 35

    I’m surprised that nobody mentioned Hakeeb. I’m sure he was a better player when he went to the mud rats, than he ever was for the Iron. I’d do cartwheels if Keith resigned him, and I can’t remember the last time I did one of them.

    UTBI

    #217711
    lesgeolesgeo
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 25, 2013
    Topics: 96

    Hakeeb was the player who, over a sustained period of first team football, flattered to deceive with one brilliant match in ten, one decent, one average and seven poor.
    I have never seen such a talented player serve himself – and the supporters – as badly as that man did.
    I cheered when he left and stared in disbelief that we got any money for him at all.
    I have never seen a player who appeared to need a sports psychiatrist more than he. So much wasted ability.
    Didn’t George Kerr say he played like a man who could go to either Real Madrid or a Sunday league side?

    5 users thanked author for this post.
    #217732
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
    Moderator
    Offline
    Registered On: January 3, 2014
    Topics: 64

    When we were serial playoff contenders in L1 it was easy to be picky. Not so easy when your bottom of L2!

    #217789
    IronSteveSteve
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 24, 2013
    Topics: 0

    Bit strange when our fans are cheering Hakeeb leaving the club

    Massive talent.. yes he could go missing but could produce something special at the turn of a hat!

    5 users thanked author for this post.
    #217790
    alcazaralcazar
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 24, 2013
    Topics: 50

    But rarely did.
    Sadly he was a luxury player we couldnt afford.

    And to me, sadly, epitomises many many young entitled players these days.

    Seriously…just how many young players have we seen arrive on the England scene over the last ten or so years, bigged up to be the next messiah?
    Anc how many were/are?

    #217792
    premierironpremier iron
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: October 6, 2014
    Topics: 28

    Hakeeb not going well at Lincoln,I am not sure the move to Bristol was the correct one

    #217794
    PaulSanfran49
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 66

    Hakeeb not going well at Lincoln,I am not sure the move to Bristol was the correct one

    It wasn’t, but his agent drove the deal. He made the money, think it was a 3yr deal, but certainly badly advised if he wanted to go higher. Bit like Josh Wright head turned by other things and career went backwards. Great shame.

    #217809
    TwoWrightsTwoWrights
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: December 23, 2013
    Topics: 3

    Adelekun had 14 games at Hull, maybe two good ones and twelve anonymous ones. A wasted talent.

    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #217810
    Iron-aweIron-awe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 21, 2017
    Topics: 11

    Has he ever got over that nasty injury he picked up during his first few months at Bristol?, not an excuse but sometimes that small lack of fitness at a higher level can make all the difference. When he made his debut in league two and made those amazing runs and scored some fantastic individual goals I thought ” wow this kid is going to be a huge star “, just never happened, such a shame as I believe he was an awesome talent when just a young kid.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #217840
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 6, 2017
    Topics: 6

    Find some of the comments above a bit baffling, Hakeeb couldn’t have done much more for us in his final season…he registered 0.4 assists per 90 mins which was the joint highest in League 1 that season!

    #217841
    cassidystashcassidystash
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: January 4, 2014
    Topics: 97

    That sounds very suspicious, just less than 1 assist every 2 games hardly seems like a major contribution to the team.

    #217847
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: June 6, 2017
    Topics: 6

    So joint top assists per minute in the league across an entire season isn’t a major contribution? How can one contribute any more, considering nobody else in the team got anywhere near those stats?

    #217848
    cassidystashcassidystash
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: January 4, 2014
    Topics: 97

    I’m not disputing it, I’m just puzzled that such an apparently low figure can rate so highly. Maybe a lot of solo goals that season?

    #217910
    ironkingironking
    Participant
    Offline
    Registered On: October 8, 2014
    Topics: 70

    Green
    Lumby
    Kilmore
    Cammack. Verses Godden
    Johnson. Verses Whooton
    Flounders. Verses Taylor
    Dawes. Verses Miller
    Carruthers. Verses Jarvis
    Torpey. Verses. Loft
    Maclean. Verses. O’Neill
    Sharp.
    Keogh.
    Hooper.
    Winnell.
    Madden.

    No wonder we are in the doo doo!

  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.