GasCast - Bristol Rovers Podcast

SCOUT REPORT: Jack Baldwin ft Roker Report

June 30, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1
GasCast - Bristol Rovers Podcast
SCOUT REPORT: Jack Baldwin ft Roker Report
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GasCast - Bristol Rovers Podcast
SCOUT REPORT: Jack Baldwin ft Roker Report
Jun 30, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1

Mets is joined by Sam Blakey from the Roker Report to talk about 26 year old centre back Jack Baldwin.

A big money signing for Posh, Jack signed for Sunderland in 2018 for an undisclosed fee. Despite playing 34 times in that season Jack was sent out on loan to Salford for the 2019-20 season.

Sam talks about his strengths and weaknesses as a player. A major strength being his composure on the ball which sounds like why Garner is in for him.

A weakness is that he needs a leader next to him. With Tony Craig departing this summer, will Rovers be able to get a player in a similar mould to replace him?

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Show Notes Transcript

Mets is joined by Sam Blakey from the Roker Report to talk about 26 year old centre back Jack Baldwin.

A big money signing for Posh, Jack signed for Sunderland in 2018 for an undisclosed fee. Despite playing 34 times in that season Jack was sent out on loan to Salford for the 2019-20 season.

Sam talks about his strengths and weaknesses as a player. A major strength being his composure on the ball which sounds like why Garner is in for him.

A weakness is that he needs a leader next to him. With Tony Craig departing this summer, will Rovers be able to get a player in a similar mould to replace him?

Support the show (https://patreon.com/gascast)

Speaker 1:

Bob gases to the scout report, episode of gas, gas, I'm Tom Metcalf. And I'm delighted to be joined by Sam Blakely from the Roca report blocker Sam

Speaker 2:

Having , how are you?

Speaker 1:

Yeah , very good. So how are you?

Speaker 2:

I'm good. I'm good. I used to spend a lot of time on zoom lockdown, whatnot.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Yeah. It's the way of the world now. Um , we're still alive , uh , reported that ravers are closing in on the sign of 26 year old center back Jack Baldwin from yourselves. Some what kind of player is he

Speaker 2:

And sort of mixed reviews, really? Which is pretty much when we were in your possession . I remember obviously when we came down from the championship asylum from Peterborough for about 200,000 and you do your research and whatnot, and there's quite a lot of mixed reviews and paper as well. So you never really read one review where I found most women , one where someone says, it's the worst grade, I'd say , but I remember at the time it's an initial say he was 26 now. So he must have been 24 and he was picked up as captain. So we were delighted at the time to get him . Obviously you think the first season and they won a decent club , sort of neglect captain for pretty cheap was a good sign. And , um , no things, things didn't really work out for Baldwin . Um, first season he was, he was a good , he was a starter. I remember , um, at the start of season, obviously a few of them Finn . Um , he got the nickname, Jacqueline boa . Um, I'm not insinuating [inaudible] so , uh , I don't want to give you false hope . No , I sort of , I think it depends who you clear next to him . You know, one of them sent off some needs a sort of a lead the next room , the garden. Um, it all depends on the system you play to some of Paul's when I would say he seems like a nice loud , I don't know if you've seen the documentary on Netflix, he's interviewed on it . It comes across really nice as a family man, if his wife speaks well , it just seems to be a big confidence player. And , um, last season, not last season. So the first season we had to make one, we only lost one home game over here and it was Coventry and it was a mental game. He played alongside Flanagan and the two of them had an absolute shock and he was the one to be dropped for the rest of the season. And you could just tell, you know, some players, when they get dropped that come back and want to prove themselves, you have to have with him. It was like in the stomach from really of , I think he's a big confidence clear his , um, what were his

Speaker 1:

Kind of strengths then?

Speaker 2:

And it's , um, it's quite composed to be fair. I've got no here . So , um, start of , but this agent obviously is finished. Now what we big Burnley away in the cop, which obviously for labor is a big, big results. And we wouldn't three , one. And like I said, he sort of got airport and got dropped towards the end of last season before pre ourselves. And he didn't really play the start . Let's say he played that game and I'll actually did the mock review for what we're called. And I I've got a quote . What I put down halo , the forgotten man is buck because it genuinely, I don't know if I was on a bit of a hype type nitro stuff, but I remember him just being quite composed at the box or on the bowl , cuss it out or no long since have you needed a day? Which for a player who I believe in fear was making the punch the time to come in at turf over against early and very physical was a great chairman before .

Speaker 1:

Yeah. I mean, the way that , um, Ben has been playing , he does want to play a bit more possession basis. He signed key and Harry's is kind of meant to be a clip ballplayer and send it back. So it kind of sounds like he'll, you'll fit into the mold there. Um, what would you put under weaknesses? You've obviously mentioned that he's a bit of a confidence player.

Speaker 2:

I think that's the main one for me. Um, he sort of didn't really suit , uh , some London , but most are quite [inaudible] and, and a lot of this is our , our recruitment and , um, the way in which we sign is and locum . And then you'll say them in the first home game because our fans are quite , [inaudible] 30 odd thousand . If you make mistake, the like , you know, and yet the saving in particularly Baltimore be taken apart . So , um, where he would want to put his foot on the ball slams , he would just walk cause he'd made a mistake prior. So it saves our big confidence player. I'm not playing in front of that many funds. My actually give them , but I'm not claiming from this 30,000 scrape the mountains cause we'll do like place notes that made a mistake , which is sometimes hard for me to be fair.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, absolutely. When you're, when you're 24 as well coming into a club like that , um, you said about is , um, is moved to Sunland, but 200 grands , sorry about this. Um, he'd moved to Parsch for about 500 grand from what I can see. So sounds like they kind of wanted to offload them, which is bizarre considering as their captain , um, last season, he played 34 times, but most of the season has been out on loan at Salford, kind of what's gone wrong with there . Really. It sounds like he's

Speaker 2:

[inaudible] because he was, he was at that point sign . Then Jordan Willis is pro I think easily a Trump [inaudible] creates an off Willis and , um , to Lynch was coming in sort of next Fabian's championship players, who he was getting no one either team. So at the time I was thinking that's a good move from soulful and less pressure from himself , get the confidence back and then come in as a Butler, I was sort of checking the Salford line of each week and he , he was just on the bench or I think when he did play, he was actually played a bit failed . So maybe he hasn't got, it's not, it's not the regular of what you would expect to build in some after page quite , um , that's might be wise , it's not full on the box. He is quite thin. So maybe even late to was , was a bit too . Um, in other words of tofu and aggressive form of, but then speak who , you know, what tapes Lake wanders. So Lake Terrell I'm just speculate . It'll probably be a bit worse .

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Um, I mean that's yeah, that's covered after then . Uh , I wanted to know about , and I hope that gives everyone who's listening now day of what we potentially might be signing, you know, with all these rumors. I mean, we were apparently in for a Jordy from , um , Coventry and that's my mum who cannot stop bringing me this morning. I'm sorry about that . Um, and you know, these, these things might not ever pan out. Um, before I let you go, I just wanted to ask you about how you felt about the season ended. Uh , you ended up ate out of the playoffs by one point. Um, got me pretty gutting .

Speaker 2:

Yeah. Um , it's just like, like this year has been related to everything so surreal. We were experiencing things for the first time. Um, I think realistically, some of the funds will agree that within deserve to go, but you can't argue with the table. I mean, you look at the chart in shape . And I was reading yesterday at [inaudible] . If I ended on points per game, the teams that after two or three games, whatever it is now would have went down, but they're actually out the allegations on now. So a lot can change and it is a big watching, especially the championship and playing and thinking work on weight . We plan for the way it is. I think if we're honest, we weren't that hard Toomba and especially when you consider P a burn , possibly try may approach . It was a bit cotton cause one game and they want to change everything that the nine , seven or whatever. Also it was hard tape . It was, it was coming for a while . You know what I mean? The AFL sort of went on and on to the point of my, you just wanted to know in the end.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Um, well that's all we got time for today. Um , thank you very much, Sam. Um, best luck for the next season. Is that going to be another subtle until I die season for season?

Speaker 2:

You never know. You never know when someone obviously anything to happen, so yeah. Yeah . I've been watching him religiously. Um, well thank you guys for listening. It just leaves me to say at the gas.