Player Watch #6: Taylor Garner - Signed for 2021

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Kanga Glory

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The cynical me , says contract coming up I need to play.
His body has seriously let him down.
Doing what he is doing now is he just knows what to do and can kick goals.
Hopefully fingers crossed Taylor is able to play the year out.
Probably needs to have one year contract
 

Snake_Baker

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Nah, but a former assistant coach once said to me ‘watch players in there last year of a contract they will want to perform at all costs’

I'm hearing you KG, but this bloke has walked the tight rope of delisting a couple of times because of injury.

He's fully committed and it shows.
 

the flying ham

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Nah, but a former assistant coach once said to me ‘watch players in there last year of a contract they will want to perform at all costs’
I think he is playing like this because he is rock hard fit for the first time in a few years, despite his interrupted pre season with the calf niggle
 

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The Y Factor

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I know he got up after having a bout of gastro last week. To perform like he did is testament to his character. Hates to lose, I love him. Stays in until someone is playing the role better.
If he stays fit and in ok form there aren’t players better than him up front
 

koshari

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If he stays fit and in ok form there aren’t players better than him up front
This is it, Any talks of next year are purely speculation not just for garner but any player until late in the season, despite our recent carrying of perpetually injured players ( and garner at most times being among them along with wells and jacobs) at the moment its more of a case of a bigger count of players with specific/non historic injuries.
 

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No , players seem to be more dedicated in the final year of there contract.
I agree he is 100% shinboner, but he final year of a contract and the lure of the big money vanishing makes players push themselves
Being that he's on a one year contract, couldn't it equally be argued that he's in his first year?
 

Sphynx

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You can't be upset with him getting back to this sort of form.

But fu** me, he's the ultimate cock tease that you just really feel like you would be better emotionally invested elsewhere.


He's playing himself into another 1 year deal and no doubt another 10 week injury of some description next year.
 

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