Akpom or Watmore

Diego

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If it’s one or the other in regards to who leaves who are you plumping for.

I would be happy with Forss, Hoppe, 2 more new signings and Akpom.

Never thought I’d say that to be honest but from what I’m seeing Akpom has a lot more to give and his physicality is needed. He’s been really good so far and will only improve once he catches up with the rest of the squad conditioning wise.

Would wish Watmore well if he did leave.
 

Expat Smoggie

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CW made a huge gaff today I’m not selecting Akpom to start. He (Akpom) clearly has a lot more skill than we give him credit for and was definitely a huge plus when he came on. CW was to blame today for the loss.
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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CW made a huge gaff today I’m not selecting Akpom to start. He (Akpom) clearly has a lot more skill than we give him credit for and was definitely a huge plus when he came on. CW was to blame today for the loss.
Where has he been hiding this skill during his entire career?
 

h_m_boro

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Didn't Wilder say Akpom still isn't match fit as he hasn't had the pre season - so couldn't play two full games off the bounce. So he's getting him up to speed playing him for part of the games?
 

Ex Footy Legs

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Didn't Wilder say Akpom still isn't match fit as he hasn't had the pre season - so couldn't play two full games off the bounce. So he's getting him up to speed playing him for part of the games?
Never believe a 2nd hand car sales man who’s got the job of our manager….Wilder talks a good game,,,,nowt else. End of….
 

Manhead

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Akpom was thrown umber the bus by warnock early in his biro career which I guess destroyed his confidence and so we probably never got to see the best of him.
I’d certainly keep Wattmore, he has a lot to offer from the bench
 

weststandwally

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Sounds like Akpom is definitely staying according to Wilder on the Northern Echo website, one less position to fill and funds can be diverted elsewhere to fit our other gaps in the squad.
 

Diego

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Sounds like Akpom is definitely staying according to Wilder on the Northern Echo website, one less position to fill and funds can be diverted elsewhere to fit our other gaps in the squad.
Yes, Johns had mentioned on direct messages to fans that Watmore could be let go
 

festa5

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Bit of a mistake not involving Akpom fully in pre-season in hindsight. Club have definitely (not for the first time) misjudged how difficult the transfer market was going to be.

Also a bit of an error of judgement on Wilder's part to write him off without seeing him kick a ball. Don't want to be too harsh as most fans had too, but Akpom has already shown more in 2 games than Connelly and probably Balogun and (second half of the season) Sporar too.
 

Muttley

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Where has he been hiding this skill during his entire career?
Akpom was highly thought of at Arsenal who place a high degree of importance on movement, touch and skill. I don't think those have ever been doubted. He is not a lone striker/targetman. He was done no favours by Warnock who used him as a scape goat quite shamefully. From his two appearances in our games this season he has contributed well despite hardly having trained with the team. I wouldn't be too upset to see him stay. By contrast Watmore has been poor in both appearances this season but we do know that he will work hard and score (even if he will miss the odd one that appears impossible to!)

Oh I don't know, don't ask me...
 

starplayer

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From what Wilder said in the post match presser I think it was the club’s decision, rather than Wilders to keep him from the squad. When asked about his future he said he is part of the group until I am told otherwise. Hopefully Akpom stays for me.
 

Funky_Chicken

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Akpom Forss and two other strikers, one of them possibly a loan from a prem club an then one biggish signing, Larsen maybe, although I’d prefer someone already playing here like Jakobson - I’d be happy with that, along with two more midfielders and a LCB
 

Nano

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As an impact sub then Watmore is perfect. As a starter he isn't. Akpom can do a job but I wouldn't expect him to fire us to promotion. If we have to rely on him as one of our strikers it means recruitment have failed to do their job properly.
 
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