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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2685 on: January 16, 2020, 03:59:19 PM »
Even before Wesleys injury, it was abundantly clear that we were desperate for at least 1 more striker.

It is true that deals can only be completed during the window, but we surely must have been looking and trying to make things happen in November/December? Its not good enough at all that we look like going into a crucial game on the 18th January without a recognised striker.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2686 on: January 16, 2020, 04:01:03 PM »
 if this happens its a signing with half an eye on the Championship, particularly if we are only loaning in a second striker. Reading between the lines from the press conference,  Smith has completely written Kodjia off and he will surely be on his way before the window closes. Much as i think they would be a good fit for us, I don't think we ever seriously considered  players like Bowen or Benrahma in this window, as we simply don't have that amount of wriggle room with FFP. Great news if two forwards come in, but this should have been sorted in the summer, not now.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2687 on: January 16, 2020, 04:02:33 PM »
Even before Wesleys injury, it was abundantly clear that we were desperate for at least 1 more striker.

It is true that deals can only be completed during the window, but we surely must have been looking and trying to make things happen in November/December? Its not good enough at all that we look like going into a crucial game on the 18th January without a recognised striker.

We were busy setting traps

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2688 on: January 16, 2020, 04:03:56 PM »
I watched the YouTube clip. He missed some at the beginning and he scored some in the end. I'd call it a balanced video. However, he got into good positions for all of them. Looks like he's got a bit of pace too and can run off the back of the defence. Some good goals in there. We'll see.

If he signs let's give him a chance shall we.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2689 on: January 16, 2020, 04:05:08 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.

Has it been decided what fate awaits EU players in the UK once we've left?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2690 on: January 16, 2020, 04:06:21 PM »
I watched the YouTube clip. He missed some at the beginning and he scored some in the end. I'd call it a balanced video. However, he got into good positions for all of them. Looks like he's got a bit of pace too and can run off the back of the defence. Some good goals in there. We'll see.

If he signs let's give him a chance shall we.

Utv


He'll certainly keep opposition defenders busy, something none of attackers manage to do.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2691 on: January 16, 2020, 04:08:40 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.

Has it been decided what fate awaits EU players in the UK once we've left?

Summary execution, apparently.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2692 on: January 16, 2020, 04:09:26 PM »
I don't think any announcement has been made yet, but no change will apply until next transfer window, anyway.

I expect they will make an exemption for players who are already here, after that EU nationals will be assessed the same as non-EU ones. This is me guessing, I don't actually know.

Good find about the Belgian passport, RCF. Normally Transfermarkt lets you know if they have dual nationality but only lists him as Tanzanian.

Hopefully we will have a striker for Brighton or Watford at the very latest.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2693 on: January 16, 2020, 04:16:42 PM »
Good find about the Belgian passport, RCF. Normally Transfermarkt lets you know if they have dual nationality but only lists him as Tanzanian.

Hopefully we will have a striker for Brighton or Watford at the very latest.

BBC: "The 27-year-old Tanzania international requires a work permit so he will not be available in time for Villa's visit to Brighton on Saturday." Now we know the BBC are lying bastards but even a broken clock..

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2694 on: January 16, 2020, 04:17:54 PM »
Kodjia on his way to Qatar.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2695 on: January 16, 2020, 04:24:00 PM »
Even before Wesleys injury, it was abundantly clear that we were desperate for at least 1 more striker.

It is true that deals can only be completed during the window, but we surely must have been looking and trying to make things happen in November/December? Its not good enough at all that we look like going into a crucial game on the 18th January without a recognised striker.

And I'm sure we were.

But if you were a player and were readying yourself for a move and your agent said;

'Hang on a minute, this lot are desperate, I'll try and speak to other clubs too, see if we can get your price and wages negotiated up a bit, are you happy with that?

You'd hardly say no for the sake of a couple of weeks would you?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2696 on: January 16, 2020, 04:24:26 PM »
Kodjia on his way to Qatar.

Must be some illness he came down with, if the cure is that far away.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2697 on: January 16, 2020, 04:25:10 PM »
I’ve always regarded Belgium as a bit of a strange country , ie not French , not Dutch but something in between. Our scouting team seem to share my morbid fascination.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2698 on: January 16, 2020, 04:26:30 PM »
Kodjia on his way to Qatar.

Must be some illness he came down with, if the cure is that far away.

He's gone for a decongestant.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2699 on: January 16, 2020, 04:27:01 PM »
So according to The Birmingham Mail site has said JK will not play this weekend as his contract is up in the summer ????? he must be off.

 


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