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Re: Friday's signing - TBC

Postby Wh_Stag » Fri May 19, 2017 4:28 pm

Great signing!! Thought he'd be too good for league two
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby lifestags » Fri May 19, 2017 4:33 pm

Quality signing this, always been impressed with him,

He has a couple of connections with us already, I think his brother used to play for us (Niall O Rafferty) and I think he used to go out with Geena Mullins (Johnny's sister)
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby arsene wengers coat » Fri May 19, 2017 4:33 pm

what is his style of play - I know nothing of the lad.

Wikipedia says he's from Nottingham, so perhaps location played a part for him.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Fri May 19, 2017 4:34 pm

:D team coming together nicely ,massive welcome Jacob :D

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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby nick_stags » Fri May 19, 2017 4:37 pm

Always been described as a very good footballer with a bad atttitude/application issues.

Hopefully SE can get the best out of him.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:38 pm

Looked quality when at Barnsley
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Im not the real OND » Fri May 19, 2017 4:39 pm

Seems to have a lot of talent but needs better application. Interesting to see how he fits into an Evans team.



https://burymeinexile.com/2017/05/08/the-retained-list-20162017-what-it-might-mean-for-next-season/


Bury v Charlton Athletic EFL Sky Bet League 1 6/08/2016. Jacob Mellis, 26

Principal Role: Central Midfielder

Exile’s ‘Best’ role: Roaming Playmaker

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2016/2017 Bury stats (all competitions): 3,210 minutes played, 36 starts, 5 sub appearances; 3 goals, 6 assists, 4 hockey passes.

Assessment: The most divisive individual on this list in terms of whether he should have been offered new terms to stay at Gigg Lane. Recovered from a generally poor first season at the club in 2015/2016 to form a brief but potent ‘box-to-box’ midfield partnership with Tom Soares, whose rhythm once broken up through injury and suspension was never quite the same. Almost always proved to be more effective as the spearhead of a three-man midfield as his penchant for not tracking back and rash tackles rankled many fans’ perceptions of him.

When at his best, he was the sole player (besides Callum Styles later on in the campaign) capable of creating something out of nothing from the middle of the park. Often attempted through balls, which were his calling card and when they came off, they were reminders of why he once played at a higher level. Playmakers often drift in and out of matches if their creative outlets are thin on the ground and Mellis was no exception to that. Beguiling and frustrating in equal measure, his release comes at a pivotal point in his career and also could serve as an indication of how Bury will set up for their Plan A in 2017/2018. I don’t think he will have a problem in finding a new club but he must work on his discipline and be used correctly by his new manager if he is to prove Lee Clark definitively wrong for releasing him.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby BoughtonStag71 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:39 pm

Welcome Craig David, I mean Jacob Mellis :D .
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby PeteyStag » Fri May 19, 2017 4:43 pm

someone was talking about having a playmaker who can win games on his own. This is that guy. If SE can get him fully focused, he'll be the best midfielder in this league.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Fri May 19, 2017 4:44 pm

Disappointed that he has not played for Peterborough or Northampton. He may not be up to the required standard.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Fri May 19, 2017 4:45 pm

Has he been recommended by Danny Rose? They share a Barnsley and Bury connection.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Captain Cunno » Fri May 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Yet another super signing

Another upgrade on last years players.

Cant help but get excited.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby tibby » Fri May 19, 2017 4:53 pm

He always reminds me of Giles coke when I see him play.

Another upgrade from last season.

Keep them coming Steve
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Stoney » Fri May 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Just been reading through Bury's forum about him. Some are absolutely gutted he's left and some wanted him gone. Apparently, technically he is even too good for league one but his attitude and work ethic is shocking. If anybody can get him working hard I'm sure it will be Steve Evans.

Good signing who will provide us with chances IMO.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby die hirsche » Fri May 19, 2017 5:01 pm

Not convinced about this one.
Sounds like a nob.
Hope he's not costing much.
i would prefer not to.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 pm

:D :mtfc: :coys: :mtfc:
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby wink68 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:07 pm

die hirsche wrote:Not convinced about this one.
Sounds like a nob.
Hope he's not costing much.

Its going to be a long old June with no transfer speculation to worry about.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby arsene wengers coat » Fri May 19, 2017 5:09 pm

Paul Anderson said he is a winger and likes playing in the whole behind the front 2. Which will play where I wonder?
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby Foxy » Fri May 19, 2017 5:26 pm

some player ought to do an interview after signing and say " i'm not that happy about signing here tbh but they offered me more money so i thought ya know what sod it, it'll only be for a year anyway"

just for the crack like.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby BoughtonStag71 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:28 pm

Can't do linky things but plenty of JM sexy goals and stuff on you tube.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Fri May 19, 2017 5:32 pm

BoughtonStag71 wrote:Can't do linky things but plenty of JM sexy goals and stuff on you tube.




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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby MTFCMusings » Fri May 19, 2017 5:39 pm

Are we sure Steve Evans has watched Mellis play? He doesn't look very left footed to me from the videos above.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby James » Fri May 19, 2017 5:42 pm

First signing we've made i'm wary of to be honest. Worries when players like that come in who's career is obviously on a downward trajectory.

Reminds me of when we signed Gobern last season.
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby SINA STAG » Fri May 19, 2017 5:48 pm

MTFCMusings wrote:Are we sure Steve Evans has watched Mellis play? He doesn't look very left footed to me from the videos above.



I was thinking the same Mussy.looks right footed to me

I wonder if we signed the right player lol
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Re: Friday's signing - Jacob Mellis

Postby 1tb » Fri May 19, 2017 5:55 pm

We've already got a Mellis though
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