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 Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:21

Not to single a player out but I’m almost convinced he’s not a footballer. Is that what panic buys gets you? He looks miles off it in every aspect!

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Parca_Par  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:22

Can’t disagree with that
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:22

Rubbish! He played quite well.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:23

If that’s playing well I would get a game

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Parca_Par  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:24

Football is a game of opinions but I thought he was the worst player on the park the last 2 games
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: mars par  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:25

Thought he was far better this week

He`s also a 20 year old kid that`s been chucked into the middle of that shambles of a formation and game plan

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:26

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OzPar, Sat 10 Feb 17:22

Rubbish! He played quite well.


If that`s the standard, we may as well pack our bags for the season league now.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:27

That’s more my point is that a panic buy just to get someone in?

Not fair bringing in these kids and hoping they can turn it around for us

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:28

Both Cardiff players look like seaside league players….

What’s the link to Cardiff anyway?

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:29

Yes, I also thought he did OK for just his second game. Ewan Otoo stood out for me. If only we could have had some penetration up front. We really had no goal threat and after a while lost concentration in defence.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:32

Paralex that might require a change in team set up and tactics, that will require a new manger.

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:33

I always thought when you bring players in it is to improve your squad , thats not the case with these guys althoughi do think the Blackpool lad Holmes should have started today was certainly no worse than Mcann.

G.B
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: gthyde  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:38

He is absolutely terrible.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:39

Didnt see him last week, and age means nothing as other 20 year olds are world class players - hes absolutely garbage
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: KirklistonPar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:40

Must be hard for these young new guys coming in, only been training for a week or so. They must be wandering what the hell they have walked into.its a shambles of a squad.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:40

Great defender

2 games, 2 losses

8 goals conceded
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: adj27  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:41

The midfield was an absolute embarrassment - Allen and Chalmers the worst 2 players by a mile - Dom Thomas never had an easier game in his life.

Andy
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: hudza  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:42

Hopeless

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:42

He shouldn’t be in the first team this soon. McPake has failed him in my opinion.

Last week Hamilton could’ve played CB or we could’ve played 4-4-2 same today, this constant idea of playing 3-5-2 and playing players out of position is the issue.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:44

Quote:

nick_dafc1, Sat 10 Feb 17:40

Great defender

2 games, 2 losses

8 goals conceded


Got absolutely done for the 3rd as well

ETA - Paul Allan is a League 2 player at best!

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:49

If you want to point fingers... Chalmers, Allen, Moffat, McCann, Summers...

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:51

Allen could have his own thread
Lol

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:56

Quote:

OzPar, Sat 10 Feb 17:49

If you want to point fingers... Chalmers, Allen, Moffat, McCann, Summers...


Watching on parstv and McCann showed no interest ,wasn`t making any runs doing more walking with his head down As for Allen one of the most over rated player in the team,provides nothing .
We took O`Halloran who was about the only one making an effort,Allen should have been hooked
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 17:59

Quote:

OzPar, Sat 10 Feb 17:49

If you want to point fingers... Chalmers, Allen, Moffat, McCann, Summers...


Moffat was the only one that looked like trying to create something when he came on 😂

Hamilton - shocking display from our captain today.
Chalmers - worst I think Ive seen him play, was awful.
Allan - League Two player
McCann - no idea why people were moaning about him coming off, headless chicken that cant finish his dinner.
MOH - at least he tried to create openings.
Deniz - couldnt do anything about the goals, untested elsewhere.
Edwards - when did his deliveries become dreadful? Was the only thing he had going for him in the past!
Comrie - kept running into dead ends, no end product.
Summers - send him back to Celtic now.
Holmes - actually looked alright for the limited time he got!
Otoo - meh, how a CB gets MOTM after a 3-0 defeat is confusing.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Doves  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:02

It`s a tough gig for any new young players. Look what is playing in front of them and beside. Look at the form we are in and how we setup.

What chance have they got?


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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:07

Will be interesting to see how da no1 and wee eck defend these players. I’m sure we’ll hear about still having a game in hand and injuries.

I’ve been saying for years these players are dross and I get called negative etc. you can’t defend these guys now.

They have been found out. That team today was on paper the worst team we have put out since Grant and maybe even including Grant.

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:17

Moffat fluffed about every pass he made.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dazfern  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:19

I heard he just walked passed EEP one day, wearing a tracksuit and not limping so they offered him a contract.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:20

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OzPar, Sat 10 Feb 18:17

Moffat fluffed about every pass he made.


Agreed. He came on and made a horrendous midfield no better. He`s a trier, to be fair, as is O`Halleran, but there was zero end product from the play of either of them. Strikers are expected to create chances and score them. Worse still, as a unit they offer no protection to the makeshift defence who were left exposed time and again. It's totally unfair to be criticising the likes of Benjamin.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:47

Quote:

RMGpar, Sat 10 Feb 17:51

Allen could have his own thread
Lol


Trust in youth we are told.

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:49

Youth? Allan is 24!

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:51

The guy is built like a brick! I doubt he would want to come back here as he has his own gym down south.

Mon the Pars!
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 18:55

There has to be a defender in the lower leagues better than the 2 loans we`ve brought in , can`t header ,tackle position .

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:20

I was talking to da no 1 at half time Berkey. Your ears would have been 🔥 burning.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:20

Quote:

saltonsgonagetu, Sat 10 Feb 18:55

There has to be a defender in the lower leagues better than the 2 loans we`ve brought in , can`t header ,tackle position .


It`s abundantly clear they were panic buys.

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:36

Singling a guy out, he was no worse than the other 10 charlatans he shared the pitch with. Why choose him?
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:46

Quote:

The Toun Clock, Sat 10 Feb 19:36

Singling a guy out, he was no worse than the other 10 charlatans he shared the pitch with. Why choose him?


Because he isn’t good enough and is a new signing so is allowed to be judged?

His positional sense was terrible, his passing was poor, his decision making was poor and he got absolutely rinsed for their 3rd goal…..
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:49

Berkey I`m sorry to disappoint you but I won`t be defending any of our players after that game today.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:55

Sure Sam Young cannot be any worse than him? Far too weak for a centre back and not aggressive enough. I’d happily let him go back to Cardiff. I would love him to prove me wrong but he’ll never make it as a footballer.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:55

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RossF, Sat 10 Feb 19:55

Sure Sam Young cannot be any worse than him? Far too weak for a centre back and not aggressive enough. I’d happily let him go back to Cardiff. I would love him to prove me wrong but he’ll never make it as a footballer.


How Fenton has been overlooked is questionable, as he looked good at Hampden against them!
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 19:56

Quote:

da_no_1, Sat 10 Feb 19:49

Berkey I`m sorry to disappoint you but I won`t be defending any of our players after that game today.


Thats it, Mistake has to go now, hes even got da against him 😳😂
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: pacifist  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 20:18

Everyone knows what our formation is going to be, and that we are not very good at making it work.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 20:29

If you have players like Paul Allan etc left then I would play a 5-3-2 system going to a 3-5-2 when attacking… the thing is the players we have now have given up and don’t give a **** or can’t play this formation… Chalmers/alan is feking brutal to watch.. Jesus!

Mon the Pars!
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Gaz3822  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 20:54

It`s not his fault he`s at a place he shouldn`t be. It`s totally down to this board, they make the final decisions.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: forever black and white  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 22:38

The best defence in Scotland would struggle with charmers and Allan in midfield. How mcpake keeps playing chalmers never mind giving him a two year contract is a stackable offence on its own

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 22:45

Anyone who thinks Benjamin is a good footballer knows nothing about football.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 23:00

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Kessel, Sat 10 Feb 22:45

Anyone who thinks Benjamin is a good footballer knows nothing about football.


"The defender has captained City`s U21 side since joining the Club in 2022, winning Academy Player of the year at the end of the 2022/23 season."

I just don't see it either?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: forever black and white  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 23:01

Anyone that thinks half that team that played today are good enough are living in cloud coukoo land. I reckon 3 to 4 players the rest you could bin

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 23:16

He wasn’t the worst player on the pitch.




It`s bloody tough being a legend
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 10 Feb 23:20

The midfield is opening the floodgates for the defence to be exposed. Not that I am, pardon the pun, defending him or MFW. There are lots of problems at EEP that need sorted pronto if we don`t want to go down.

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"Nothing to smile about in my life"
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 00:23

Our current midfield resembles a flimsy kitchen sieve and would make a back three of Paolo Maldini, Jaap Stam, and Roberto Carlos look hopeless.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 07:52

da_no_1, not sure if you`re defending him or not but you might remember when Falkirk went down under Hartley they brought in several players from down south that their scout "Mitch" had identified - including the captain of the Chelsea under 23s who everyone assumed would be decent given that fact and the team he was at. He, like the others they brought in from England, stunk the place out. There`s a massive difference between English under 23/21 or PL2 football and even Scottish Championship football.

OzPar, I think a back three with two left backs (one known for bombing forward at every opportunity!) would struggle to keep.a clean sheet tbf ;)

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 07:54

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Sat 10 Feb 23:16

He wasn’t the worst player on the pitch.


Give him a medal for that great achievement
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 08:25

Aye, Kelty, it was only afterwards I thought about that. They were the first three great fullbacks I could remember.

:)

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 08:32

Topic Originator: Berkey
Date: Sat 10 Feb 17:28

Both Cardiff players look like seaside league players….

What’s the link to Cardiff anyway?

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 09:30

As bad as the defence is, we need a centre midfielder in this week as what we have got in there the now is absolutely *****! Chalmers and Allan are league one level and will never do at championship

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 09:32

Quote:

kelty_par, Sun 11 Feb 07:52

da_no_1, not sure if you`re defending him or not but you might remember when Falkirk went down under Hartley they brought in several players from down south that their scout "Mitch" had identified - including the captain of the Chelsea under 23s who everyone assumed would be decent given that fact and the team he was at. He, like the others they brought in from England, stunk the place out. There`s a massive difference between English under 23/21 or PL2 football and even Scottish Championship football.

OzPar, I think a back three with two left backs (one known for bombing forward at every opportunity!) would struggle to keep.a clean sheet tbf ;)


Trust me, despite what Berkey and his gang may have you believe, I`m not defending anyone after the last 2 games. I might not scream abuse at the players at the end of the game or smash my keyboard while pretending to be at the game, I`m still utterly pissed off with everything to do with the Pars right now. I want these guys to do well, I felt after last season we were building something really good. There was a real bond between players and fans, it hadn`t just been success due to money being thrown at it, it seemed to be a good mix of good quality young players and experience. The fans loved it. The players loved it. The season started and we were competing well in the Championship up until December and the injury crisis deepened. Ever since its been an absolute disaster. I don`t know what the answer is. The manager/BOD have not dealt well in the transfer windows to deal with injuries. Now we`re stuck with a tired looking dispirited squad lacking in confidence. I hate it when the only answer we look like having is to sack everyone and start again.

But.......supporting the Pars can be really ***** at times but I wouldn`t have it any other way ⚽️⚽️

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 09:42

Can’t imagine many will disagree with that statement da no 1. I would rather it stop being **** though, at least for a little while!

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 12:55

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Sat 10 Feb 23:16

He wasn’t the worst player on the pitch.


Id feel more confident with you at CB Raymie rather than that donkey…
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Sun 11 Feb 13:05

The U21/23 route came a cropper at this level before with Hartley at Falkirk and even Stubbs at St Mirren albeit they brought in a lot more than one or two before they were found out.

Trying to be positive in thinking that both McPake and McKay were more than decent centre backs themselves and would know what to look for in a player in that position so hopefully just a bad start however i'm also thinking along the lines of Ross Graham being thrown in at deep end again in struggling team shipping goals cannot be great for him, especially with the midfield 'cover' in front of him....

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Ladswell_Thistle  
Date:   Mon 12 Feb 09:53

After United game, MFW is decent, looks calm on the ball, good passing.
After Morton game, send him back to Cardiff. 🤣
Inconsistency of youth?



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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:29

Another terrible performance

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:33

Didn’t think be Benjamin was that bad today, unsure why he was taken off as Hamilton not in midfield didn’t help 2nd half

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:37

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parsfan97, Sat 17 Feb 17:33

Didn’t think be Benjamin was that bad today, unsure why he was taken off as Hamilton not in midfield didn’t help 2nd half


Benjamin had a nightmare first half, lost count of the amount of times he lost the ball under little pressure, and also got booked by being wring side.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:40

Lost position for his yellow card, isn’t comfortable
On the ball , in scotland you don’t get the time he needs

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:44

Quote:

parsfan97, Sat 17 Feb 17:33

Didn’t think be Benjamin was that bad today, unsure why he was taken off as Hamilton not in midfield didn’t help 2nd half


I assumed as he was on a card





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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:46

Would be interested who,s idea it was to sign this guy, looks like a very average junior player

G.B
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:47

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gordi-b, Sat 17 Feb 17:46

Would be interested who,s idea it was to sign this guy, looks like a very average junior player


The manager. Instead of letting him bring in anyone else, use the money to get rid of him
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 17:51

His yellow was completely down to otoo losing possession in a terrible area
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 18:03

Quote:

rikaka, Sat 17 Feb 17:51

His yellow was completely down to otoo losing possession in a terrible area


Correct. Left with no choice





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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 18:15

He is miles off it IMO.

"A smile might be good!"
"Nothing to smile about in my life"
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 18:29

Yeah he looks a bit of a disaster, a dogs dinner of a signing which we are already having to rectify by getting someone like Ashcroft in and having to pay towards both their wages! A perfect example of buy cheap buy twice.

Just one of a number of missteps were taken this season unfortunately, at least he ain’t here next season…..



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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 19:46

I think taking him off back fired because we lost Hamilton in the middle of the park and became less dominant there, an area we had bossed in the first half. Other players were booked also by that clown of a referee, but they weren`t hooked.

Bad decision by Mcpake in my book.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 20:07

Sam Young on the bench would have been a ready-made replacement. Either that or put Otoo in at the back. Felt we lost a lot in midfield in the second half, but one lapse in concentration has done us.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 21:16

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CrossPar, Sat 17 Feb 19:46

I think taking him off back fired because we lost Hamilton in the middle of the park and became less dominant there, an area we had bossed in the first half. Other players were booked also by that clown of a referee, but they weren`t hooked.

Bad decision by Mcpake in my book.


Agree. Benjamin made mistakes but the lineup and positions all made sense in that first half.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: par58  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 21:25

Another disgraceful thread, the boy did good, why don’t you recognise that and actually support the player instead of rubbishing him.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: AveragePar  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 21:35

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par58, Sat 17 Feb 21:25

Another disgraceful thread, the boy did good, why don’t you recognise that and actually support the player instead of rubbishing him.


Good point made. No need to drag him through the mud. Get behind the boys and support us till the end of the season
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 21:43

Here we go again .. another lets slaughter some one for the dismal overall performance post

At least Chalmers will not get the blame

Benjamin did ok did most things right and if we give him time will be an asset to the team .. and on the day was probably one of our better players

We could easily have won that in the last 10 minutes .. but its the in between bit that is worrying

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: AveragePar  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 21:44

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Buspasspar, Sat 17 Feb 21:43

Here we go again .. another lets slaughter some one for the dismal overall performance post

At least Chalmers will not get the blame

Benjamin did ok did most things right and if we give him time will be an asset to the team .. and on the day was probably one of our better players

We could easily have won that in the last 10 minutes .. but its the in between bit that is worrying


We’re lacking something but it’s not clear who or what takes us to the level we need
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 17 Feb 22:44

He was a defender against a team that sat in and tried to time waste even at 1-1. He’s not looked like he’s capable in the games before that against better opposition.

It’s fine to say young raw loans with zero first team experience are not up to it in our first team and look out of their depth. Mcpake or someone should have done a bit more due diligence on these boys.

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 00:07

We`ve obviously signed this lad on the evidence of his "highlights" reel sent to the club, as he is absolutely honking. Hopefully get some real defenders back quickly 🤞
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 00:28

The boy clearly isn’t ready for this level and it’s lot his fault he’s been flung in out of his depth. The blame for that lies at East End park.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 10:38

Never10yairds wrote:

> The boy clearly isn’t ready for this level and it’s lot his
> fault he’s been flung in out of his depth. The blame for that
> lies at East End park.
>
> G.B
It certainly isn,t the lads fault , its pretty clear he is not ready for this level,whereas Walcott got through the game reasonably well coupled with his goal

G.B
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: 68guns  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 13:19

Benjamin got subbed because he was almost certainly going to get a red, lucky to only get a yellow for the tug in my opinion.
Lost a real leader in the middle when Hamilton moved back because he was holding Otoo and summers up.
Summers has been disappointing since returning from injury and no doubt would be improved by Todd beside him and KRH wide.
I fail to understand why the loss of 8-9 first team players is not considered by some on here. We still have to pay these guys wages and every one brought in on loan has to have an agreement with the parent cub as to how much we contribute.
As long as I have a team to watch and cheer on I`m not fussy what league we are in as long as we are sustainable.
Mehmet, McCann, Chalmers and Wighton all seem to be the target of critics among our support who are no doubt experts at Football manager 2024 but maybe lacking that realism that is needed.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 13:37

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68guns, Sun 18 Feb 13:19

Benjamin got subbed because he was almost certainly going to get a red, lucky to only get a yellow for the tug in my opinion.
Lost a real leader in the middle when Hamilton moved back because he was holding Otoo and summers up.
Summers has been disappointing since returning from injury and no doubt would be improved by Todd beside him and KRH wide.
I fail to understand why the loss of 8-9 first team players is not considered by some on here. We still have to pay these guys wages and every one brought in on loan has to have an agreement with the parent cub as to how much we contribute.
As long as I have a team to watch and cheer on I`m not fussy what league we are in as long as we are sustainable.
Mehmet, McCann, Chalmers and Wighton all seem to be the target of critics among our support who are no doubt experts at Football manager 2024 but maybe lacking that realism that is needed.


They wouldn`t be targeted if they weren`t completely gash at this level
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 15:34

Not sure where you get Benjamin was almost certainly going to get a red from. He only got the yellow because Otoo played a suicide pass and Benjamin took one for the team by committing a professional foul. It`s not as if he was kicking lumps out of everyone. In my view, McPake made a mistake by hooking him because our midfield was way less effective when Hamilton was withdrawn from it and, after bossing the first half, the second half was much more even, bar the last 10 minutes when we could/should have won the game.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 16:15

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CrossPar, Sun 18 Feb 15:34

Not sure where you get Benjamin was almost certainly going to get a red from. He only got the yellow because Otoo played a suicide pass and Benjamin took one for the team by committing a professional foul. It`s not as if he was kicking lumps out of everyone. In my view, McPake made a mistake by hooking him because our midfield was way less effective when Hamilton was withdrawn from it and, after bossing the first half, the second half was much more even, bar the last 10 minutes when we could/should have won the game.


Benjamin would have got a red purely down to little Hitler doing the refereeing.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sun 18 Feb 17:05

There were seven yellow cards in the match. None got a red so why pick on Benjamin?
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Fri 23 Feb 22:25

Much better today and took his goal well!! Hope he cracks
On

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Fri 23 Feb 22:30

Just a young lad and he scored an excellent goal tonight. Well done Benji !!

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Fri 23 Feb 22:32

Great header for his first senior goal. It came at just tge right time. Congratulations to him. Hope to see more of him over the weeks ahead.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: king lad  
Date:   Fri 23 Feb 22:32

He struggled initially against Fitzpatrick (no shame in that, he`s a very good winger) but he adapted well and a great header for his goal, hopefully he gets a bit of confidence and can kick on now
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Fri 23 Feb 22:35

Answered his critics on the Park tonight. Imagine they are eating humble pie!
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 23 Feb 22:57

Loved his celebration.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 00:27

Thought he had a very good game tonight and capped it with a goal. He was obviously delighted. Pleased for him after a lot of flak being chucked his way.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 02:39

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Indiapar, Fri 23 Feb 22:35

Answered his critics on the Park tonight. Imagine they are eating humble pie!


he wasn’t that good
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 02:41

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Indiapar, Fri 23 Feb 22:35

Answered his critics on the Park tonight. Imagine they are eating humble pie!


he wasn’t that good


Ffs Give the lad a chance ,
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 02:43

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Answered his critics on the Park tonight. Imagine they are eating humble pie!


he wasn’t that good


Ffs Give the lad a chance ,


give him every chance and he was less murder today but i don’t think his critics are eating the pie you mention just yet
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 02:56

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Indiapar, Fri 23 Feb 22:35

Answered his critics on the Park tonight. Imagine they are eating humble pie!


he wasn’t that good


Ffs Give the lad a chance ,


give him every chance and he was less murder today but i don’t think his critics are eating the pie you mention just yet


Where I said eating humble pie ! He is a kid ,scored a very important goal ,so give him a chance
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 04:18

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Indiapar, Fri 23 Feb 22:35

Answered his critics on the Park tonight. Imagine they are eating humble pie!


he wasn’t that good


Ffs Give the lad a chance ,


give him every chance and he was less murder today but i don’t think his critics are eating the pie you mention just yet


Once again ,where did I say that
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 06:59

He had a good game.

Think the boy from Livi will play once match fit though.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 07:28

Very poor first half where he looked way off the pace and badly mistiming headers etc.

Came onto a game in the second half as Partick lost the battle with the officials and thier game went to pot. used his strength well to win a few battles and usher the ball out etc

He’s clearly very raw, willl be interesting to see if we get more second half level performances for the remaining games.

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 07:40

He is very raw indeed but has all the attributes and ingredients to be in this division, maybe the occasion got the better of him,

The problem he`s got is the from Livi looks alot better.

And he picked up a knock.

Shame for him if he doesn`t start on Tuesday
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 12:23

Headed goal from a corner, when was the last Par`s one?

Also header off the post from Holmes!
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 12:29

Wighton at Arbroath before Christmas.

it was Todd with the header, not Holmes.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 12:33

I`ll put my hands up and say I thought he should have been subbed at half-time as Fitzpatrick led him a merry dance in the first half but he gradually got to grips with him in the second half and left him frustrated. The more threats we have from our corners the better and he arrived like a train to put away that header.

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Geordiepar  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 12:53

Thought he was absolutely dreadful first half. Great header from the corner for his goal, which was really important and he was much improved in the second half, although had a lot less to deal with as we defended much better as a team after the break.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 12:59

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Geordiepar, Sat 24 Feb 12:53

Thought he was absolutely dreadful first half. Great header from the corner for his goal, which was really important and he was much improved in the second half, although had a lot less to deal with as we defended much better as a team after the break.


I think you answered yourself there. He had too much to cope with in the first half, and
Fitzpatric can make most defenders look off their game.

It wasn`t just his arrival at the goal. His execution was first class. Picked the perfect spot and buried it. Gave the keeper no chance.

Well done, Benji. You sealed the win for us today. That was a very important goal.

If you read this forum, which I am sure you do. Particularly a thread with your name on it.
I hope you are enjoying the more positive comments, believe in yourself, and go on to having a good season with us.



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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 13:13

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PARrot, Sat 24 Feb 12:59

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Geordiepar, Sat 24 Feb 12:53

Thought he was absolutely dreadful first half. Great header from the corner for his goal, which was really important and he was much improved in the second half, although had a lot less to deal with as we defended much better as a team after the break.


I think you answered yourself there. He had too much to cope with in the first half, and
Fitzpatric can make most defenders look off their game.

It wasn`t just his arrival at the goal. His execution was first class. Picked the perfect spot and buried it. Gave the keeper no chance.

Well done, Benji. You sealed the win for us today. That was a very important goal.

If you read this forum, which I am sure you do. Particularly a thread with your name on it.
I hope you are enjoying the more positive comments, believe in yourself, and go on to having a good season with us.


Great post PARrot👏👏

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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Geordiepar  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 13:14

He did have a lot to do in the first half, but you can’t deny that he was very poor and simply didn’t cope. I don’t think right back is his normal position so you also have to take into account he was out of position. But he was still very poor in the first half and I don’t think anyone can deny that.

Credit to him as he was much, much better after the break, and the headed goal was excellent.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 15:17

Was going to sau something similar to the birdman. Great header and despite having a tough game, scoring an important goal is a trait that is most vital.

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Sat 24 Feb 15:20

I think I have seen enough of him to see there is a player in there. He will benefit from game time, which is why he is here and playing for us. On top of that, he scored in a vital win for us.
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 Re: Benjamin
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 1 Mar 08:49

There is an interesting interview in the Courier with Cardiff`s under 21s coach. He speaks very highly of both Benjamin and Fagan-Walcott stressing how they graduated from two of the best academies in England at Fulham and Spurs. Benjamin appears to be the more assertive of the two and he says it was important they both had an opportunity to develop playing in competitive men`s football. He seems pretty confident both will prove to be assets to DAFC.
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