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Offline JUAN PABLO

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1980 on: July 17, 2017, 06:01:24 PM »
Elmohamady release clause activated

yep joining tomorrow

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1981 on: July 17, 2017, 06:35:50 PM »
That villa transfers guy reckons we'll announce whelan alongside Elmo

Not exciting and I'd have preferred a younger player, but he played the majority of games for a pretty good side last season. And we definitely need cover for Jedinak

I am a bit concerned we might see a back 5 with Elmo as wing back, plus two defensive midfielders. Not seen such a negative set up since the John Gregory days!

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1982 on: July 17, 2017, 07:12:44 PM »
Cissokho was a total friggin nightmare positionally.
We have plenty of options at CB (as we saw on Saturday - ha, ha).
The concern is still in the goal-scoring dept; creating and taking them. If Hogan is to play, I'd offer that he should play alongside Davis with McC or Grealsih in #10. It's who plays in MF that is the real issue.

We don't have options to convert to a back 3 though - which is the point. Neither Samba, Elphick or Terry have the mobility to play in the wider positions, and Baker has also looked a liability there. Richards just looks a liability wherever he plays.

The attacking shape of the team will be defined by how set-up defensively. Bruce clearly wants to play 2 strikers so it's either going to a back 3 or a 4-4-2, in which case the midfield becomes more of an option. 

In either case, in mid July he should not only be fairly certain in his mind which way/s he wants to play and be well on the way to instilling this into the players. The next few pre-season games are going to be interesting.  You can pass the first few off as being "all about fitness" but we really do need do need to see some performances- for at least part of the matches - from now on.

Unfortunately, Bruce appears to agree.

Offline Matt C

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1983 on: July 17, 2017, 07:13:30 PM »
Elpnick to SHA according to the gospel that is Twitter.

Offline LeeB

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1984 on: July 17, 2017, 07:21:20 PM »
Elpnick to SHA according to the gospel that is Twitter.

Oh please let this be true, he'd be the agent to end all agents.

Offline Des Little

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1985 on: July 17, 2017, 08:21:51 PM »
Elpnick to SHA according to the gospel that is Twitter.

Oh please let this be true, he'd be the agent to end all agents.

Cue their new keeper suddenly having sleepless nights

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1986 on: July 17, 2017, 10:33:12 PM »
Elpnick to SHA according to the gospel that is Twitter.

Oh please let this be true, he'd be the agent to end all agents.

Wouldn't be surprised to see his form turnaround elsewhere. Had some fine games for us at the start of last season. Think it was Wolves he had a particular horror show and his confidence never recovered. Horribly slow on the turn but might have done ok next to Terry as I expect our offside line won't be far off the 18 yard box next season.

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1987 on: July 17, 2017, 10:35:40 PM »
Assambologna off to Boro. Gary Monk is making good signings there.

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1988 on: July 17, 2017, 11:10:44 PM »
Good signing but very injury prone. My mate is a Forest fan and loves him but is glad he is going due to so many games missed

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1989 on: July 17, 2017, 11:17:23 PM »
Yeah assombalonga looked like he'd lost a bit of pace last season

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1990 on: July 17, 2017, 11:20:16 PM »
Elmohamady release clause activated
Activated by Hull City.

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1991 on: July 17, 2017, 11:23:35 PM »

Have seen Sunderland again linked with Ross McCormack and now also Elphick.
Sunderland need players with Championship experience as they aim to not get promoted.

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1992 on: July 17, 2017, 11:29:57 PM »

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1993 on: July 18, 2017, 06:51:57 AM »
We must have a squad of 30+ how many more do we need?

The only players that seem to leave are on free transfers when there contracts expire (and even then we offer them a new deal to keep them)

Surely we cannot keep doing this, the wage bill for a Championship side must be incredible.

If we do not get promotion this season what will happen next summer when we get in a new manager and he does not want the Bruce signings, and again we cannot get rid because they are being paid far too much for any other championship side to want them?, so they sit on there backsides collecting there pension money for another 2 years.

I do wonder if Bruce has to justify to the board why he needs a particular transfer target?

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Re: Summer transfer madness thread
« Reply #1994 on: July 18, 2017, 06:57:47 AM »
Assambologna off to Boro. Gary Monk is making good signings there.

He is on paper. I think Ramirez is their ace in the pack though.  A bit like Knockaert was for Brighton. Think Boro will be top 2.