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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread  (Read 258278 times)

Offline robleflaneur

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2340 on: August 19, 2018, 11:51:28 PM »
Going back to Bruce's comments about sticking a plaster over our problems last year and having to 'beg steal and borrow'.Who is he kidding ? We signed Terry on astronomical wages.Johnstone,Snodgrass  and Grabban came in on high wages.Whelan,high wages and a short term fix.
If we we had a problem with FFP at the beginning of the season ,we had a hell of one after his borrowing.Some expensive plaster that was.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2341 on: August 20, 2018, 01:25:01 AM »
Exactly. Sounds like he feels hamstrung over transfers since day one yet we must have easily had the highest wage bill in the league during his tenure.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2342 on: August 20, 2018, 08:32:50 AM »
Daily Mail again saying Liverpool will be letting a few players go out on loan with Oji coming to us for the season.

Offline TheTimVilla

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2343 on: August 20, 2018, 08:50:00 AM »
That doesn't say much for Oji then as Klopp didn't let Woodburn join us

Offline eamonn

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2344 on: August 20, 2018, 10:03:23 AM »
We'd have to guarantee the laughing German that we play Oji board every week?

Offline RussellC

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2345 on: August 20, 2018, 10:07:56 AM »
Hmmm. Not convinced by Ojo at all. Didn't have a huge impact at Fulham last season, and not rally sure what he's going to bring to us that Andre Green can't...

Would prefer Bolasie personally.

Online paul_e

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2346 on: August 20, 2018, 10:51:54 AM »
Ojo reminds me a lot of Green. If a manager could get both of them confident I think they'd be great in this league.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2347 on: August 20, 2018, 11:16:18 AM »
Kodija isn't very good at holding up the ball so he would probably be best starting from the left. That would give us the choice of Green and Kodija on the left so Adomah would have to move across to the right. We could get someone who could be an alternative but the priority has to be at least one striker who can hold the ball up well and bring runners into the game. RHM probably has better hold-up play than Kodija.

Offline RussellC

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2348 on: August 20, 2018, 12:06:13 PM »
I think Kodjia would be ok on the left-handside for certain games, but is nowhere near enough of a team-player to play there for others.

His home debut against Brentford is a case-in-point. Brilliant in the first half when we were playing on the front-foot, anonymous in the 2nd when Brentford came-out and tried to keep possession. Now that hes broken his duck in front of goal, Id much rather keep him paying upfront and hope that eh go on a run.  If he can get back to his form of 2 seasons ago, he could be worth a lot of points to us, even under Bruce. 

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2349 on: August 20, 2018, 12:13:36 PM »
Dan Bardell thinks Bolasie is close. He's not one to speculate wildly

Bit surprised by that. And not sure I'm keen given injury record and some pretty average numbers. I imagine that bolasie and Kodjia in the same side could be exasperating!

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2350 on: August 20, 2018, 12:14:35 PM »
I think Bolasie would be a very good addition, he should be far too good for this level.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2351 on: August 20, 2018, 12:16:54 PM »
I think Kodjia could be an okay hold up player if he worked on his technique. Of late he tries to win the ball in a half crouched position.  He doubles over and sticks his arse into the defender behind him hoping to shield the ball.  A competent defender stands tall and waits for Kodjia to fall or stagger off balance.  If he gets bundled over a Championship referee will just wave play on.

Offline RussellC

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2352 on: August 20, 2018, 12:18:59 PM »
I think Kodjia could be an okay hold up player if he worked on his technique. Of late he tries to win the ball in a half crouched position.  He doubles over and sticks his arse into the defender behind him hoping to shield the ball.  A competent defender stands tall and waits for Kodjia to fall or stagger off balance.  If he gets bundled over a Championship referee will just wave play on.

As with everything else Kodjia-related, it's his decision making that lets him down with his back to goal. His first touch and hold-up play is actually excellent, his next decision always seems to be to try to nutmeg the defender holding him up, rather than lay the ball off to a team-mate.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2353 on: August 20, 2018, 12:20:23 PM »
Kodjia is nearly 30

He isn't going to change his game too much now

I think he could do well from wide of a three. But we need to have the balls to play a proper three man attack. That still means tracking back, but relies on the midfield three to do more covering. Like Fulham

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2354 on: August 20, 2018, 12:30:30 PM »
I don't rate Bolasie at all, 1 good season for Palace but nothing else to suggest he's anything more than average. Without his pace he'd never have made it as a professional.