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Egg

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Agreed many “football experts” on here treated MJ in a similar manner in his early days and I will love to see Ben go on to prove them wrong again.
I, too, hope Ben goes on to have a stellar career. However, even if this happens, I'm not sure it will require anyone to eat any humble pie. He was given plenty of opportunities at Exeter and on the basis of what he delivered plainly wasn't up to the required standard.

It's not as if anyone is basing their opinion of Ben on a handful of games; that being the case, not sure why pointing out the blindingly obvious is the cause of such consternation in some quarters.
 
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Sexton Blake

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If he does prove the cynics wrong (which I doubt) the question will be why he couldn't perform for City while he was with us for so many years.
We have had a few that went on to prove their detractors wrong.

One I remember in particular Sean Canham used to play centre forward early 2000s he was very ungainly and had a distinctive appearance with an unusually long neck.

He left us for Notts County when they were still in the league and went on to have a decent career playing in Australia.
 

SaintJames

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If he does prove the cynics wrong (which I doubt) the question will be why he couldn't perform for City while he was with us for so many years.
Yes Mike and banging them in at Plymouth Parkway (should Ben do so) is hardly the same as being of the calibre to have a career in the football league.
 

The 3 United's

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Wish Ben the best of luck at his new club. However, SL Premier South is further away from LI than the PL is from L1.
 

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Tristan Abrahams who was on loan at Grimsby last season has left Grimsby and joined Eastleigh.
 
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