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Cotton Socks

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Feb 20, 2017
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In April when VH signed Jnr's shirt at the Amex training day, we barely knew who he was!! Quite a rise in 7 months, same as WBG actually. He did well tonight, he had a lot to prove when Dunk went off, ie can he do it without the back up from Dunk. Seems he can. Experience will teach him to avoid yellow cards in the Europa League! (y)
 










dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
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Totally agree about Igor’s performance but didn’t Pascal take the captain’s armband?
Not sure what happened- Pascal definitely had it on when they came out for the second half - guess at that precise point Igor wasn’t on, and then (or soon after) it was handed to him as he came on ? Didn’t see it happen…..
 


Bodian

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May 3, 2012
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In April when VH signed Jnr's shirt at the Amex training day, we barely knew who he was!! Quite a rise in 7 months, same as WBG actually. He did well tonight, he had a lot to prove when Dunk went off, ie can he do it without the back up from Dunk. Seems he can. Experience will teach him to avoid yellow cards in the Europa League! (y)
Not quite sure what his yellow card was for last night?
 














Kalimantan Gull

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Aug 13, 2003
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Totally agree about Igor’s performance but didn’t Pascal take the captain’s armband?
Not sure what happened- Pascal definitely had it on when they came out for the second half - guess at that precise point Igor wasn’t on, and then (or soon after) it was handed to him as he came on ? Didn’t see it happen…..
Igor came on at half time, I noticed about 10 minutes into the second half that he had the captains armband, which was obviously strange as you would assume Gross would have taken it, but I assumed that Roberto gave it him in the changing room - it would be even stranger if Pascal had it and then handed it over, unless rules that he couldn't wear it until he was officially in the match
 


Greg Bobkin

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May 22, 2012
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In April when VH signed Jnr's shirt at the Amex training day, we barely knew who he was!! Quite a rise in 7 months, same as WBG actually. He did well tonight, he had a lot to prove when Dunk went off, ie can he do it without the back up from Dunk. Seems he can. Experience will teach him to avoid yellow cards in the Europa League! (y)
Yep, it's fair to say his baptism of fire at St James' Park is long-forgotten!
 


dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
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Igor came on at half time, I noticed about 10 minutes into the second half that he had the captains armband, which was obviously strange as you would assume Gross would have taken it, but I assumed that Roberto gave it him in the changing room - it would be even stranger if Pascal had it and then handed it over, unless rules that he couldn't wear it until he was officially in the match
Very odd. Groß was definitely (I think anyway as we talked about it at the time being confirmation Dunky wasn't going to appear) wearing it when the team came out. Will have to watch it back when I get home to see what happened :shrug:

Just wondering if it was some sort of daft formality until Igor was officially 'on', but either way Groß is VC so still a bit strange
 




Bodian

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May 3, 2012
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Very odd. Groß was definitely (I think anyway as we talked about it at the time being confirmation Dunky wasn't going to appear) wearing it when the team came out. Will have to watch it back when I get home to see what happened :shrug:

Just wondering if it was some sort of daft formality until Igor was officially 'on', but either way Groß is VC so still a bit strange
47.34 - Gross hands over the armband.

Why, I have no idea - unless it was, as you say, a technical formality. But why wait 2 1/2 minutes?

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GT49er

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Feb 1, 2009
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Gloucester
In April when VH signed Jnr's shirt at the Amex training day, we barely knew who he was!! Quite a rise in 7 months, same as WBG actually. He did well tonight, he had a lot to prove when Dunk went off, ie can he do it without the back up from Dunk. Seems he can. Experience will teach him to avoid yellow cards in the Europa League! (y)
Who's WBG?
 










severnside gull

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May 16, 2007
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By the seaside in West Somerset
47.34 - Gross hands over the armband.

Why, I have no idea - unless it was, as you say, a technical formality. But why wait 2 1/2 minutes?

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Perhaps Gross’s very fluid role between left back and midfield made on field captaincy difficult so handed over to Igor who was positioned more centrally (if that makes sense)
 


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