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McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Martin Shaw » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:48 pm

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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Rob » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:51 pm

I wasn't a fan of his to start with, but like Rawson he has had an excellent end to the season and deserves the extension.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:52 pm

Rob wrote:I wasn't a fan of his to start with, but like Rawson he has had an excellent end to the season and deserves the extension.


Yep agreed. And he can play in different positions which is always good to have in the squad.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby BH_Stag » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:52 pm

I don’t mind that.

He’s capable of filling in at Left back, centre mid, and left wing if need be and doing a job. I think it’s accepted that he won’t be first choice, and utility players are useful for the squad.

When accepting that we need a new left back bringing in to the club to start, it makes more sense to keep McLaughlin than Benning for example so I can see the thought process.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Conker » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:04 pm

I honestly don’t see why we’ve extended it, I just don’t see what he offers in the system that Clough plays but he obviously disagrees!
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby yorkshire stag » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:05 pm

i question this signing “if” it’s for defender, is not and never will be a defender ! sorry n all that we need better
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby MTFCMusings » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:06 pm

Agree with most of what has already been said. Slow start, but has improved and developed a good partnership down the left. I still think we'll sign a 'natural' left back, but he's a good body to have in the squad and is decent from dead ball situations (or less terrible than others in the squad :lol: )
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:09 pm

Conker wrote:I honestly don’t see why we’ve extended it, I just don’t see what he offers in the system that Clough plays but he obviously disagrees!


I think he has had some good spells at left back and also left midfield. However I don’t think he has been consistently good enough for a regular starter in a promotion winning side. He is a good squad player and the type that you need to cover a number of positions for short term injury. Worth a contract but don’t think he will be first choice. If I am wrong and he is to be first choice left back, we should have kept Benning instead.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Sedgwick » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:21 pm

Adds more experience and a good character to have around the younger lads and can play multiple positions, hes done well lately and might not be guaranteed to start.

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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Richard Cranium » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:24 pm

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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby grufti » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:32 pm

Liked him from the start - remember his goal at Newport? Better defender and going forward than Benning and will take on the opposition with better delivery than Benning.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby arsene wengers coat » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:36 pm

Not generally overwhelmed by this. I expect he's value for money because he's versatile down the left hand side which frees up money for better players in more key areas.

He can strike a ball, and you never know, some of these players may become much better playing in a better team.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:39 pm

Richard Cranium wrote:He's Anne Frank


He's written a diary? ;)
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby robda1st » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:07 pm

He's a decent squad player who can cover down the left when left sided players aren't that common,
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby yellowstagsfan » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:21 pm

Good move that
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby ST4GS » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:27 pm

Richard Cranium wrote:He's Anne Frank

You mean he goes MISSING in games or the other :lol:
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby gazza1988 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:48 pm

McLaughlin is a good signing. He covers 3 or 4 positions, like Perch.

Always good to have experienced players in the utility man roles in the team, their experience in general is enough to see put games. Younger players with not as much experience in men's football in general can be found wanting (case in point Gordon at right back. Can do a decent job, but when exposed or found wanting it can go pear shaped.

I would be concerned if he was our main left back.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Chacawab » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:20 pm

Richard Cranium wrote:He's Anne Frank


This!! Proper pony

Pass completion stats would be interesting
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby groundhoppingstag » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:39 pm

Richard Cranium wrote:He's Anne Frank


Anne Frank was described as 'spunky and confident' is that what you're alluding to?
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Spiritater » Sat May 01, 2021 7:49 am

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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby grufti » Sat May 01, 2021 3:39 pm

And that's why we need McLaughlin and not Benning
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby arsene wengers coat » Sat May 01, 2021 3:52 pm

grufti wrote:And that's why we need McLaughlin and not Benning


He's doing really well today.
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby The One » Sat May 01, 2021 3:53 pm

Get Bowery on he will get goals against this defence
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby chip63 » Sat May 01, 2021 3:53 pm

grufti wrote:And that's why we need McLaughlin and not Benning


Another 200 games of the same standard and I will agree. :D
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Re: McLaughlin contract extended

Postby Amberheart » Sat May 01, 2021 4:17 pm

Dan wrote:
Richard Cranium wrote:He's Anne Frank


He's written a diary? ;)

Or gay ? :P
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