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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 266566 times)

Online chrisw1

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #240 on: December 03, 2019, 02:48:22 PM »
I see what you're saying but for me in our position right now it's as simple as this:  Would player (eg Brewster) be an asset to our squad and help us stay up?  If the answer is yes then it's worth doing, no strings attached.  It's just one (or two) loans, it won't leave us with a problem it will just help us through a period where we're thin on the ground and allow us to look again in the summer with another years PL riches secured.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #241 on: December 03, 2019, 02:57:05 PM »
I would much rather buy than loan, but I'd much rather loan than go down through lack of good enough players in a given position.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #242 on: December 03, 2019, 03:05:09 PM »
I would much rather buy than loan, but I'd much rather loan than go down through lack of good enough players in a given position.

Exactly. Weíve probably got a good enough squad to stay up, but I canít see any point in taking chances. Itís not the same as when Fistface had half a squad of loanees which left us short when they all went back.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #243 on: December 03, 2019, 04:15:56 PM »
I don't disagree with that, I just don't think signing someone like Brewster (who has played 180 minutes of senior football in his career and never scored a senior goal) would be an asset or has been proven good enough. I want us to sign another striker, I just want it to be someone that is definitely going to be ahead of Davis on merit and I think a lot of the loan options we'll have don't fit that. I just can't see many strikers I'd be interested in that aren't playing and that their club would be happy to loan out rather than sell.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #244 on: December 03, 2019, 04:47:23 PM »
I think for the first time in a long time I have enough trust in the way that our transfers are being done. Iím happy for them to just get on with it, whether itís either loans or purchases. The squad isnít perfect, but generally the players theyíve brought in have impressed me. Itís all such a contrast to previous years, like being terrified of buying Grant Holt and nobody else.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #245 on: December 03, 2019, 04:51:05 PM »
I think for the first time in a long time I have enough trust in the way that our transfers are being done. Iím happy for them to just get on with it, whether itís either loans or purchases. The squad isnít perfect, but generally the players theyíve brought in have impressed me. Itís all such a contrast to previous years, like being terrified of buying Grant Holt and nobody else.
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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #246 on: December 03, 2019, 05:07:24 PM »
Loans are shit.

Mings
Tuanzebe
Abraham
El Ghazi

What a collective waste of time that was eh?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #247 on: December 03, 2019, 05:55:20 PM »
Loans are shit.

Mings
Tuanzebe
Abraham
El Ghazi

What a collective waste of time that was eh?

It needs context though, they were all signed when we had a paper thin squad, were looking set to be midtable in the championship and had no money to spend.

Now we've got good depth in almost all of the squad, plenty of money in the bank, and we're doing ok in the biggest league on the planet.

I'm not against a loan, I just don't know who we could go for that would be as close as possible to a guarantee of delivering what we need for 4-5 months. If I could see a top class striker struggling to make match day squads for a decent premier league team then great but other than there being a small chance that Chelsea would let Batshuayi or Giroud leave I can't see anyone else. That leaves a loan from abroad but that's more of a risk. If I'm missing an obvious choice then great but I really don't like the idea of someone like Brewster.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #248 on: December 03, 2019, 07:19:54 PM »
Loans are shit.

Mings
Tuanzebe
Abraham
El Ghazi

What a collective waste of time that was eh?

It needs context though, they were all signed when we had a paper thin squad, were looking set to be midtable in the championship and had no money to spend.

Now we've got good depth in almost all of the squad, plenty of money in the bank, and we're doing ok in the biggest league on the planet.

I'm not against a loan, I just don't know who we could go for that would be as close as possible to a guarantee of delivering what we need for 4-5 months. If I could see a top class striker struggling to make match day squads for a decent premier league team then great but other than there being a small chance that Chelsea would let Batshuayi or Giroud leave I can't see anyone else. That leaves a loan from abroad but that's more of a risk. If I'm missing an obvious choice then great but I really don't like the idea of someone like Brewster.

Aren't Liverpool one of those clubs that like to put penalty clauses in if you don't play their cherubs? Fuck being dictated to by them.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #249 on: December 03, 2019, 07:46:49 PM »
David Villa in an MLS off-season loan. Could be good to wheel on for 20 minute cameos if Wesley still isnt billowing the onion bag.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #250 on: December 03, 2019, 07:57:06 PM »
Heís not even effective anymore in MLS.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #251 on: December 03, 2019, 08:29:49 PM »
Harry Wilson would probably have been a good loan signing in the summer, with the option to buy (and preferably at an agreed price). So there will always be the odd one that could be worth it. I agree with the sentiment of not developing other team's players for them but that shouldn't mean being completely closed off to loan deals.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #252 on: December 03, 2019, 08:52:40 PM »
I see what you're saying but for me in our position right now it's as simple as this:  Would player (eg Brewster) be an asset to our squad and help us stay up?  If the answer is yes then it's worth doing, no strings attached.  It's just one (or two) loans, it won't leave us with a problem it will just help us through a period where we're thin on the ground and allow us to look again in the summer with another years PL riches secured.

Seen a bit of him in league cup and he just reminds me of Solanke who I think is still yet to score for Bournemouth. We were linked to Ben Woodburn not so long ago, he went to Sheffield United instead and they sent him back after two months. Think he's now at Oxford.

Surely we're passed the point now of getting in young players with lack of experience of playing proper games. To me to improve more over next year we need to sign an established player or two not just for club but their national team aswell.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #253 on: December 03, 2019, 09:51:24 PM »
Balotelli is available on a free or loan.  Might be fun, good player when he puts his mind to it and good for team spirit....possibly.

Perhaps not.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #254 on: December 03, 2019, 09:54:33 PM »
Time for bed Steven....YES RIGHT NOW.

 


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