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Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1875 on: June 17, 2019, 07:03:10 PM »
Going back to Allan’s post, personally I think holding midfield is the key signing. We have absolutely no cover there and I really think that position is make of break in the PL in a way it isn’t in the championship. Although even then we saw the difference an in-form Whelan made when it came to the ability of grealish and SJM to hurt teams further up the pitch.

I know such players are very expensive but if we spend big money on a defensive/continuity player we have a lot more flexibility to move players around in front of them.

Agreed. We currently have nobody who can play that role (effectively), and I suspect that DS will want two of them.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1876 on: June 17, 2019, 07:10:56 PM »
Allan, if - as you say - the focus is on a team that can score its way out of trouble, the key position is left back. All the better attacking Premier League sides have very strong and quick full backs and - assuming Guilbert is to that spec - we need to focus on the left-sided equivalent.
Then, the central holding MF is key.
Finally, yes: more depth up front. I reckon Kodjia will ‘do one’, back to France, and so reinforcements are also priority here.

Question: is anyone from our youth set-up likely to get a run next season?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1877 on: June 17, 2019, 07:46:19 PM »
Allan, if - as you say - the focus is on a team that can score its way out of trouble, the key position is left back. All the better attacking Premier League sides have very strong and quick full backs and - assuming Guilbert is to that spec - we need to focus on the left-sided equivalent.
Then, the central holding MF is key.
Finally, yes: more depth up front. I reckon Kodjia will ‘do one’, back to France, and so reinforcements are also priority here.

Question: is anyone from our youth set-up likely to get a run next season?

Yep. A left back who can get forward and hurt teams is a must and then you get a DM who is effectively an extra centre back when teams counter-attack. This also relies on wingers who can come inside to create and score, AEG has shown he can do that role and it's what Jota did for Smith at Brentford.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1878 on: June 17, 2019, 07:51:26 PM »
We have absolutely no cover there

Worse than that we have no first team player in that position now that Jedinak and Whelan have been let go. We need two players in that position now. If Phillips comes in with the lad from Chelsea who can cover there and central defence (preferably loan to buy deal though they don't look like wanting to sell) that would do nicely.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1879 on: June 17, 2019, 07:58:16 PM »
£15m bid for Maupay going in.


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1880 on: June 17, 2019, 08:06:32 PM »
£15m bid for Maupay going in.


That would be good business.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1881 on: June 17, 2019, 08:14:01 PM »
I know it’s early day, but are we going for mostly Championship players? Should we be aiming higher?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1882 on: June 17, 2019, 08:15:18 PM »
Rumour is also £15m plus a player. Hogan going back?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1883 on: June 17, 2019, 08:20:50 PM »
Rumour is also £15m plus a player. Hogan going back?

That would be great business for us. Hogan has been a disaster, and Maupy looks like he can step up a league.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1884 on: June 17, 2019, 08:34:38 PM »
they won't take Hogan back.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1885 on: June 17, 2019, 08:40:48 PM »
I wonder whether we're still after their winger too.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1886 on: June 17, 2019, 08:52:19 PM »
Rumour is also £15m plus a player. Hogan going back?

Sheffield United did well to refuse a obligation to buy if promoted clause.

Would imagine by now he's only got a year left on his deal so hopefully we'll unload him this summer.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1887 on: June 17, 2019, 09:14:14 PM »
Rumour is also £15m plus a player. Hogan going back?

Sheffield United did well to refuse a obligation to buy if promoted clause.

Would imagine by now he's only got a year left on his deal so hopefully we'll unload him this summer.

4.5 year deal from Jan 2017

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1888 on: June 17, 2019, 09:16:51 PM »
Awesome.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1889 on: June 17, 2019, 09:20:51 PM »
Awesome.

Yep. Steve Bruce - like a few of our managers before him - simultaneously made some average footballers rich men, and at the same time ruined their careers.