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This lad has been debated numerous times in the past and I know he has his doubters still. Like all players, he will have his bad games in the future but surely today (just like last season away to Birmingham) he showed everyone that:1. His attitude is 100% right - and it has been throughout all the problems of Roeder''s and Gunn''s managerships2. He can get the ball in where it''s needed - possibly like no other player on our books at the moment - Holt and Askou were direct beneficiaries today3. He has  a decent shot on him and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.He has been judged too often in the past on poor performances at left back - which he aint (Roeder always referred to him as a left back, not as a midfielder). Yes he lacks pace, but his delivery, especially from set pieces, more than makes up for that IMO. Hope he gets a few starts this season.

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[quote user="West Ham Canary"]My man of the match today, its no coincidence that 4 out of the 5 came from set pieces. His delivery for Askou''s header was sublime. Keep it up lad[/quote]And set pieces are going to be vital components of the game in Div 1 I think.

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Superb performance from him, especially considering his lack of football in recent times.

Always liked him as a player. Although I also think it''d be nice to have someone with a bit of pace on the left for another option.

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He must be our set piece taker, brilliant.I also enjoyed watching him clench his fists together and shout YES! to himself at the full time whistle.That''s the sort of player we need.

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[quote user="West Ham Canary"]My man of the match today, its no coincidence that 4 out of the 5 came from set pieces. His delivery for Askou''s header was sublime. Keep it up lad[/quote]

grant holt  scored so therefore got motm but lapps was my motm!

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Absolutely first class today and just goes to show that you dont need pace to play on the wing, reminded me of Neil Adams actually no pace but just needs a bit of space and will get a quality cross in. Also thought Mcveigh was outstanding today and will play a big part in the season. Was especially impressed in the first half when you could hear him shouting and encouraging young Korey and obviously brought the best out of Otsem too

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I Have Always Been A Big Fan Of Lappin From The Start! Everything About This Guy Is Right, His Attitude, His Playing Style, And You Can Certainly Tell That He Wants To Be At The Club!! [:D] I Hope He Acheives Big This Season, He Certainly Deserves Too!

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Was a fantastic performance all round. He tracked back and defended, and looked lethal going forward, AND he actually attempted to take players on!
Unlucky with the 2 free kicks that were perfectly placed..and that chip would''ve been awesome if that went it. Lets hope he builds on the confidence and plays like that more often!

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Lappin really showed Wes "me, me, me" Hoolahan how a left winger is supposed to play. His supply into the box from open play and free kicks was first class all afternoon. Consistency is now the key to keeping his place.

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Lappin was outstanding today & if there''s anyone at the club who deserves a shot at making a first team position his own its Simon! Lets hope he plays week in, week out & a two finger salute to Glenn Roeder!

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[quote user="TheGoogler"]I''m not a Lappin fan but he''s doing everything right to make me change my mind.
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I Hope You Do Change Your Mind! [:P] [:D]

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Was good today - and looked OK when moved central too.

Was a genuine plus point from today

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He had a good game today, good crosses and free kicks.

The guy is still too lightweight for me. He struggled badly in the Championship but maybe he will shine at this level. If he can keep up todays level against the stronger sides he will be worth his place.

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[quote user="Binky"]This lad has been debated numerous times in the past and I know he has his doubters still. Like all players, he will have his bad games in the future but surely today (just like last season away to Birmingham) he showed everyone that:1. His attitude is 100% right - and it has been throughout all the problems of Roeder''s and Gunn''s managerships2. He can get the ball in where it''s needed - possibly like no other player on our books at the moment - Holt and Askou were direct beneficiaries today3. He has  a decent shot on him and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.He has been judged too often in the past on poor performances at left back - which he aint (Roeder always referred to him as a left back, not as a midfielder). Yes he lacks pace, but his delivery, especially from set pieces, more than makes up for that IMO. Hope he gets a few starts this season.[/quote]

was  brillant today!   roll on the good times!

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I would say today''s team is one we should stick with, it was a TEAM, we were balanced and the lads were up for it.

Great performance from Simon, he could be our own poor man''s Beckham

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[quote user="Binky"]This lad has been debated numerous times in the past and I know he has his doubters still. Like all players, he will have his bad games in the future but surely today (just like last season away to Birmingham) he showed everyone that:1. His attitude is 100% right - and it has been throughout all the problems of Roeder''s and Gunn''s managerships2. He can get the ball in where it''s needed - possibly like no other player on our books at the moment - Holt and Askou were direct beneficiaries today3. He hasĀ  a decent shot on him and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.He has been judged too often in the past on poor performances at left back - which he aint (Roeder always referred to him as a left back, not as a midfielder). Yes he lacks pace, but his delivery, especially from set pieces, more than makes up for that IMO. Hope he gets a few starts this season.[/quote]

Agree!

Lappin can be summed up by saying hes got a great delivery with the ball but his weakness is that hes physicaly lightweight!

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I have my doubts about him but we have seemed unbalanced with 2 more "creative" players playing wide of midfield, and weak defensively.  Playing someone like Lappin out there helps the shape of the team overall.  I also like the fact that the bloke has stuck it out here and obviously wants to do well for us - makes a nice change!

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You say that he is too lightweight, but from what I saw today, I didn''t think that he was bullied too much and was pushing his way around the pitch.

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I think Lappin is a very balanced player - excellent crosser, dead ball specialist and tracks back well to regain the ball. It''s good to see him getting a chance.

I wonder if Crook was behind some of the team selection today, as Lambert and Culverhouse can''t know that much about the players yet. A good start but there is a lot of ground to make up. Sunderland and Hartlepool will tell us more, I guess.

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I originally thought that Lapps was too lightwieight for the Championship and even more so for league 1. But lets face it prior to coming to us he was plying his trade in the SPL. Yes Rangers and Celtic have european style players who I`m sure play genteel football incorporating clever flicks and quick one twos. However I`m sure there are plenty of mental clogging centre backs whos main aim in life is to kill opposing left wingers ( prob playing for the likes of Falkirk / Livingstone / Gretna (as was) etc etc. If he survived this then I don`t see him having too many problems in this league

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