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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 243125 times)

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #405 on: December 11, 2019, 01:50:25 PM »
Macauley Bonne
Zimbabwe international Striker at Charlton
Scored 6 in 13 this season being linked with Leicester and Newcastle.
24 years old.




Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #406 on: December 11, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
Britt Assombalonga is perhaps a more pacey and would be the compromise to the dilemma

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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 #407 on: December 11, 2019, 01:54:45 PM »
Britt Assombalonga?

Jesus Christ on a shiny bike.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #408 on: December 11, 2019, 01:55:55 PM »
Can live with Bowen, Benrahma or Dack adding to the fire power . Championship currently however think any could contribute with the step up
Preference order.
2 from 3.


Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #409 on: December 11, 2019, 02:02:42 PM »
Britt Assombalonga?

Jesus Christ on a shiny bike.

Well it's a fushion of the suggestions

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

So the equation is
Mitrovic+Bowen+Batshuyahi+Grabban X (Wesley )= Assombalonga



Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #410 on: December 11, 2019, 02:10:56 PM »
Britt Assombalonga?

Jesus Christ on a shiny bike.

And is actually a representative to what could be signed.
Bale, Giroud, cavani aren't likely .

Unless Villa are going to sign the next Gabriel Martinelli unearth a south american teenage  starlet like arsenal picked up in summer then it's best to go for practical targets.

Assombalonga is worth mentioning just because he's a capable striker who can play as a clear number 9.
He's also a few years younger than Grabban at 26 and would be hungry to play premier level.

Its less far fetched than Bale or Cavani

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #411 on: December 11, 2019, 02:15:34 PM »
For fuck sake how has the conversation gone down from Grabban and Mitrovic, to be clear Assombalonga is a terrible player who should never be mentioned in connection to a club owned by 2 billionaires.  Oh and Dack would be shit in the premier league as well.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #412 on: December 11, 2019, 02:22:15 PM »
For fuck sake how has the conversation gone down from Grabban and Mitrovic, to be clear Assombalonga is a terrible player who should never be mentioned in connection to a club owned by 2 billionaires.  Oh and Dack would be shit in the premier league as well.

Altidore it is then? ;D

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #413 on: December 11, 2019, 02:27:24 PM »
Maupay is a much, much better player than Wesley.
I'm with Risso.  Although I probably would have added in an extra 'much'

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #414 on: December 11, 2019, 02:29:47 PM »
For fuck sake how has the conversation gone down from Grabban and Mitrovic, to be clear Assombalonga is a terrible player who should never be mentioned in connection to a club owned by 2 billionaires.  Oh and Dack would be shit in the premier league as well.


Can you live with Bowen and Benrahma then ?
I can
Or are they too low a standard for you.
I'm only touting potential and Assombalonga may not be totally the answer however something along the lines and practical is where we look at. Or one such way.

I'm sorry that it annoys the sheer mention of championship players now we are premier league but Dean Smith (whatever say he has) would be for such signings .
Suso is the overseas recruiter and wouldn't know the merits of these players as much as Dean Smith..

Assombalonga could have come last January if Tammy Abraham left .
I think strong links to him being signed actually.  So shows he's interested Villa and could do worse than Brit. I think he as good as what we have and better goal scorer

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #415 on: December 11, 2019, 02:44:24 PM »
We're going to get a lot of this, aren't we.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #416 on: December 11, 2019, 02:57:33 PM »
For fuck sake how has the conversation gone down from Grabban and Mitrovic, to be clear Assombalonga is a terrible player who should never be mentioned in connection to a club owned by 2 billionaires.  Oh and Dack would be shit in the premier league as well.


Can you live with Bowen and Benrahma then ?
I can
Or are they too low a standard for you.
I'm only touting potential and Assombalonga may not be totally the answer however something along the lines and practical is where we look at. Or one such way.

I'm sorry that it annoys the sheer mention of championship players now we are premier league but Dean Smith (whatever say he has) would be for such signings .
Suso is the overseas recruiter and wouldn't know the merits of these players as much as Dean Smith..

Assombalonga could have come last January if Tammy Abraham left .
I think strong links to him being signed actually.  So shows he's interested Villa and could do worse than Brit. I think he as good as what we have and better goal scorer



Just randomly throwing out players with a few goals to their name with no attempt to consider how they'd fit in to the team, squad or league is pointless and then getting arsey when people disagree is a bit sad. I'm not against Assombalonga because he's in the championship, I'm against him because he's little more than a flat track bully in the championship and would be eaten alive by premier league defenders. That you think he's along the right lines and 'practical' is quite scary, even for free I see no version of events where we're in the premier league and he's anything other than a panic buy.


I'd quite like Bowen, I think he could step up pretty well, I'm less convinced by Benrahma but he's a decent player.




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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #417 on: December 11, 2019, 03:57:01 PM »
bowen and benrahma?

Offline Goldie.7

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #418 on: December 11, 2019, 04:30:29 PM »
If we could re-sign Grabban on loan and Bowen on a perm in January I'd snap your hand off right now. We'd look a completely different team.

I'd even take Mitrović. Although, as the current Championship top scorer that option seems unlikely.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #419 on: December 11, 2019, 04:55:01 PM »
Bowen might be available cheaper than market value due to his contract situation. Him and Watkins I would take.

No guarantee they can transition to the top flight, but they both seem smart and adaptable enough to do so.

Possible centre half cover depending on the extent of Mings' injury. There I'd look at an older head rather than a rookie. I know we have Chester, Hause and Konza, but I'm not convinced by the latter two and Chester has injury concerns of his own.

Centre half is not really a position you can dick about with.  I'm not as worried as some about our recent form. Four wins by early December was roughly where I expected us to be. But a few spankings over the Christmas/ New Year period with Mings out and we could be up against it.