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Author Topic: Deano’s wishlist - the Jan transfer speculation/guaranteed nonsense thread  (Read 23282 times)

Offline KevinGage

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I can't say I have been following Hull avidly this season.

But any time I have caught them, Elphick looks as confident and switched on for them as he did for us.  We need cover -or possibly someone who will push Tuenzebe to start and is then ready to step up when his loan expires.

But we must do better than Elphick.

Offline Des Little

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One thing is for certain - there won't be a better time to make a positive move to strengthen this squad.  There are no Wolves or last year's Fulham (at the moment at least) - it really is there for the taking if we can get the right people in.

Offline brontebilly

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What's the skinny on the Mr. G. Cahill link? Is it horseshit? I'd like to see this happen.

A championship side could hardly afford his wages? Surely he will have plenty of top division clubs after him.

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If Cahill is considered a footballing centre back then I dare say we might be interested.  That said, I reckon it's horsepoop.

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I can't say I have been following Hull avidly this season.

But any time I have caught them, Elphick looks as confident and switched on for them as he did for us.  We need cover -or possibly someone who will push Tuenzebe to start and is then ready to step up when his loan expires.

But we must do better than Elphick.

Had a terrible game v SHA.

Problem with recalling Elphick in January rather than signing a new CB is you can bet the game after the window closes Chester or Axel will get a season ending injury and we'll have to play Elphick for 20 games. A scenario that makes it unlikely we'd get promoted due to his previous level with us.

Offline in exile

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The problem with recalling Elphick in January is we would be recalling Elphick in January

Offline Des Little

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All sounds like a classic case of absence making the heart grow fonder.  Elphick isn't good enough for where we want to be.  He wasn't when we had him, and he isn't now.

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For me it's all about what the options are. If we're struggling to find a centre back to bring in then I'd rather we recall Elphick as third choice than see Jedinak come back in as injury cover. It's a similar conundrum to left back, I think Taylor is shit but having a left footed player there gives us a better balance than having a right footed player out of position so I'd prefer a new signing with some real quality but I'd still keep Taylor around for now as cover so we don't run the risk of putting Hutton/Bree/Elmo out there and looking lopsided again.

Offline sirlordbaltimore

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The problem with recalling Elphick in January is we would be recalling Elphick in January

This. Same with RDL.

With regards Cahill, i just can't see it. It'd be a bit weird bringing him in on huge wages to fight for a spot ahead of Chester/Axel. Surely we'd be better of bolstering our CB options with a younger player who'd be happy to join, fight for a place and not be on huge wages

Just looks like a name signing. I had hoped we'd got past that by now


Offline Chris Smith

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All sounds like a classic case of absence making the heart grow fonder.  Elphick isn't good enough for where we want to be.  He wasn't when we had him, and he isn't now.

Agreed, I just don’t see him fitting into our current style and system.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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I'd say the reason most were talking about Elphick is because we had Fatosaurus Bruce in charge and his main plan was Jedi as a CB. With him gone i'd wager not many give a toss about Elphick as they have a lot more confidence in Smith.

Offline ChicagoLion

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The difference now is that there is coaching and team management.
Elphick will benefit from this and as he has performed perfectly well at this level it is not a bad idea to bring him back.

Offline Des Little

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Unless Smith has the ability to perform cloning surgery, he ain’t going to make Elphick a decent centre half. He simply isn’t good enough. You cannot polish wet shoes.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 11:08:03 PM by Des Little »

Offline brontebilly

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If former players are being considered, we could do a lot worse than consider Steven Davis. Have always rated him, not getting a game at Southampton, thoroughly dominated Hourihane and others last night. Fine player that could do a job for us.

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If former players are being considered, we could do a lot worse than consider Steven Davis. Have always rated him, not getting a game at Southampton, thoroughly dominated Hourihane and others last night. Fine player that could do a job for us.

Decent player and maybe someone to consider if we were to move Whelan and Jedinak on but other than that, I'm not sure that we need him.