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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 232787 times)

Offline LeeB

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #390 on: December 11, 2019, 11:15:35 AM »
There's no such team as Athletico Madrid and even if there was, they can't afford him, we can. LA Galaxy play in a pub league. Man United will probably have a new manager by January so who knows what players they will be after? Anyway Rashford seems to be doing well. They probably have other priorities. As for Juventus, they're already paying Ronaldo about a billion a week and Serie A clubs don't make as much as we do. Plus they seem to be doing okay without him.

But, nah. We have among the wealthiest owners in football. Let's just settle for some average Fulham player or a Rangers maniac who can't stay on the pitch and never scores in big games.

I applaud this post in full. Too many folk conditioned to the corner shop mentality of Ellis.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #391 on: December 11, 2019, 11:16:52 AM »
There's no such team as Athletico Madrid and even if there was, they can't afford him, we can. LA Galaxy play in a pub league. Man United will probably have a new manager by January so who knows what players they will be after? Anyway Rashford seems to be doing well. They probably have other priorities. As for Juventus, they're already paying Ronaldo about a billion a week and Serie A clubs don't make as much as we do. Plus they seem to be doing okay without him.

But, nah. We have among the wealthiest owners in football. Let's just settle for some average Fulham player or a Rangers maniac who can't stay on the pitch and never scores in big games.


Quality rant, that.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #392 on: December 11, 2019, 11:22:59 AM »
We can do better.

Name him/them

Cavani, Batshuyahi, Barbosa, off the top of my head.

But the club employ a scouting network, I don't. They should be able to find a more exciting prospect somewhere on the planet considering the wealth at our disposal.

I should never have asked I suppose

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #393 on: December 11, 2019, 11:27:08 AM »
There's no such team as Athletico Madrid and even if there was, they can't afford him, we can. LA Galaxy play in a pub league. Man United will probably have a new manager by January so who knows what players they will be after? Anyway Rashford seems to be doing well. They probably have other priorities. As for Juventus, they're already paying Ronaldo about a billion a week and Serie A clubs don't make as much as we do. Plus they seem to be doing okay without him.

But, nah. We have among the wealthiest owners in football. Let's just settle for some average Fulham player or a Rangers maniac who can't stay on the pitch and never scores in big games.

I applaud this post in full. Too many folk conditioned to the corner shop mentality of Ellis.
Nonsence.  There's ambition and then there fantasy.  Where we are right now the likes of Cavani fall firmly in the latter.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #394 on: December 11, 2019, 11:27:17 AM »
Letís get Hogan back from sturke

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #395 on: December 11, 2019, 11:27:19 AM »
We do have wealthy owners but there's nothing to suggest that they want to take the Man City route of buying success. There seems to be a much more sensible approach of stability and being patient. That would suggest appreciating that we're a newly promoted team and not setting a precedent of paying astronomical fees and wages that could be used against us in future negotiations.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #396 on: December 11, 2019, 11:27:53 AM »
I want to be as optimistic as the next guy in our search for a striker, but the notion that Edinson Cavani would say no to playing out his last years in Spain or California in favour of the tropical West Midlands is just laughable, to be honest.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #397 on: December 11, 2019, 12:08:21 PM »
We can do better.

Name him/them

Cavani, Batshuyahi, Barbosa, off the top of my head.

But the club employ a scouting network, I don't. They should be able to find a more exciting prospect somewhere on the planet considering the wealth at our disposal.

I should never have asked I suppose

To be fair, if Palace can sign Batshuyahi so can we.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #398 on: December 11, 2019, 12:09:51 PM »
There's no such team as Athletico Madrid and even if there was, they can't afford him, we can. LA Galaxy play in a pub league. Man United will probably have a new manager by January so who knows what players they will be after? Anyway Rashford seems to be doing well. They probably have other priorities. As for Juventus, they're already paying Ronaldo about a billion a week and Serie A clubs don't make as much as we do. Plus they seem to be doing okay without him.

But, nah. We have among the wealthiest owners in football. Let's just settle for some average Fulham player or a Rangers maniac who can't stay on the pitch and never scores in big games.

I applaud this post in full. Too many folk conditioned to the corner shop mentality of Ellis.
Nonsence.  There's ambition and then there fantasy.  Where we are right now the likes of Cavani fall firmly in the latter.

Yeah, well there's solutions to our goalscoring woes and then there's Neil Maupay.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #399 on: December 11, 2019, 12:11:10 PM »
You don't think Maupay would have been a better option than Wesley?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #400 on: December 11, 2019, 12:56:05 PM »
Chelsea, apparently, have £150m to spend on strikers so....

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #401 on: December 11, 2019, 01:23:13 PM »
You don't think Maupay would have been a better option than Wesley?

Agreed - all the clamour for him and I think he has been almost unnoticeable in an average Brighton team. Cannot see anything better than Wesley in Maupay

Mitrovic - would give us some steel
Bowen - would give us some mobility
Batshuyahi - certainly knows the league and maybe a loan to buy deal?


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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #402 on: December 11, 2019, 01:28:10 PM »
Maupay is a much, much better player than Wesley.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #403 on: December 11, 2019, 01:34:54 PM »
Maupay is a much, much better player than Wesley.
Chalk and cheese.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #404 on: December 11, 2019, 01:36:51 PM »
Maupay is a much, much better player than Wesley.
Chalk and cheese.
Shit and Shinola