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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 281838 times)

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2670 on: January 16, 2020, 03:41:31 PM »
A second striker is being targeted and will be a loan.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2671 on: January 16, 2020, 03:42:36 PM »
Getting sick of this moneyball bollocks now.

Another punt from a third rate league. We have a dreadful track record on these sort of signings making the grade, for every Benteke we get lucky with there are ten or more Helenius / Wesley/ Okore/ Tonev/ Berson level players signed.


That’s the spirit mate. Not even put pen to paper and sticking him in the same bracket as those others.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2672 on: January 16, 2020, 03:42:42 PM »
Yeah, may as well take our time. We don't have any big matches coming up or anything. And, in fairness, we've only had five months to identify a striker.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2673 on: January 16, 2020, 03:43:22 PM »
Yeah, may as well take our time. We don't have any big matches coming up or anything. And, in fairness, we've only had five months to identify a striker.

Hear, hear.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2674 on: January 16, 2020, 03:45:19 PM »
Slimani on loan 2nd striker - thats my bet

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2675 on: January 16, 2020, 03:50:30 PM »
Slimani on loan 2nd striker - thats my bet

I agree. Possibly go back to a 433 if we have a but more pace and movement up top.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2676 on: January 16, 2020, 03:50:41 PM »
If 2nd striker is to be Slimani that needs to be asap ffs!!

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2677 on: January 16, 2020, 03:51:14 PM »
*Sorry*

What Samatta you?
Hey
Gotta no respect?
Whadda you t'ink you do?
Why you look-a so sad?
Villa now not so bad,
Goals all over the place
Ah, shaddap you face

**DOUBLE Sorry**

I like it.
Maybe the last line should be
Ah Samatta you’re ace

Yeah I like that.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2678 on: January 16, 2020, 03:51:45 PM »
Getting sick of this moneyball bollocks now.

Another punt from a third rate league. We have a dreadful track record on these sort of signings making the grade, for every Benteke we get lucky with there are ten or more Helenius / Wesley/ Okore/ Tonev/ Berson level players signed.


That’s the spirit mate. Not even put pen to paper and sticking him in the same bracket as those others.

I am doing no such thing, I also mentioned Benteke. What I am saying is that when we buy players with this profile more of them are shit (Helenius) than good (Benteke) and most do not settle quickly or make the kind of immediate impact we need to pull out of the mire.

At this point we need someone likely to have an immediate impact like Dublin, Saunders or Merson did. We instead seem to be continuing to roll the dice on prospects from leagues of a far lower standard than the one we are struggling in.

Doesn't mean no signings of that sort ever pay off, but it is more risky and less likely.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2679 on: January 16, 2020, 03:53:08 PM »
None of those players signed in a 31 day window. January is an awful time to do business for self evident reasons.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2680 on: January 16, 2020, 03:53:08 PM »
Given how long work permits seem to take I reckon he's doubtful for West Ham.

I just read this from the summer..

"He's been living in Belgium for nearly 3 years (he signed for Genk in August 2016), after 3 years he can apply for Belgian citizenship and will then have an EU passport."

So he may already have an EU passport. It would make sense of Dean Smith's comment today about possibly having a striker in for Brighton.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2681 on: January 16, 2020, 03:54:09 PM »
Arthur Scargill is a prolific striker. Who does he play for these days?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2682 on: January 16, 2020, 03:55:24 PM »
None of those players signed in a 31 day window. January is an awful time to do business for self evident reasons.

And Dean, Suso and Purslow all knew that, which is why the last couple of weeks in the summer were key, and they fucked it up. This quandary we're in was entirely foreseeable, and engineered via shit planning.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2683 on: January 16, 2020, 03:56:27 PM »
We don't have much patience do we?
Signing players particularly in January is not a click of the fingers job.

Another striker should've been signed in August, not a panic signing in the middle of January. Another unproven player from abroad with no Premier League experience.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2684 on: January 16, 2020, 03:58:41 PM »
ha ha
I thought you lot were kidding when you said his highlight reel was a load of missed chances

just watched it and its a load of missed chances

(He gets a few at the end)

Tammy used to miss a lot......

 


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