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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 230635 times)

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #510 on: December 16, 2019, 01:46:50 PM »
I see Newcastle are heavily linked with Jared Bowen I hope we are in for him.

Steve Bruce just having a quick look at who's top of the championship scoring charts and deciding to bid 12m for them, surely not...
Right now we're not in a great position to be casting aspersions at Bruce.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #511 on: December 16, 2019, 01:51:41 PM »
Where we are or what we're doing has zero bearing on our views of Bruce.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #512 on: December 16, 2019, 02:03:00 PM »
Where we are or what we're doing has zero bearing on our views of Bruce.
Well, when casing insults at his abilities the fact that he's doing somewhat better than the progressive manager we all wanted does have relevance.  Lots of us thought and hoped Newcastle would drop like a stone, they were in complete disarray and had just appointed a dinosaur.  But like it or not right now he is getting some decent results (despite a massively under firing expensive striker) and proving a bit more canny than people expected.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #513 on: December 16, 2019, 02:04:05 PM »
Interesting / depressing story in the Athletic that Delle Alli was at Bodymoor Heath with his family on the last day of the January 2015 transfer window, all ready to sign for Villa. They were unimpressed that Paul Lambert wasn’t there in person so when Spurs came in at the last minute, he changed his mind.

What a shambles we were then.

Do you think having met him he'd have made any difference.

Tell us about your footballing philosophy Paul?


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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #514 on: December 16, 2019, 02:06:17 PM »
No it doesn't.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #515 on: December 16, 2019, 02:10:18 PM »
No it doesn't.
Well it clearly does, but whatever.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #516 on: December 16, 2019, 02:16:12 PM »
It clearly doesn't.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #517 on: December 16, 2019, 02:17:34 PM »
All it really shows is Bruce doing what he does. Turn up somewhere, do very little coaching or scouting, just throw a few expensive signings into the group and let them work out what to do for themselves. Newcastle have a handful of good, experienced players and they're doing just enough to keep them out of danger. However they won't see much improvement from their squad and every window he'll throw a few more new players into the mix with little regard for the impact they'll have and the team cohesion will slowly erode and he'll get the sack. The only clubs where this hasn't happened are the ones where he's walked out before he had time to make too much mess.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #518 on: December 16, 2019, 02:21:17 PM »
You're probably right Paul.  I'd just be more comfortable laughing at his abilities when were looking down at him not up.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #519 on: December 16, 2019, 02:23:41 PM »
Surely Bruce deserves some credit for their decent position at the moment regardless of the legacy he leaves clubs with.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #520 on: December 16, 2019, 02:29:24 PM »
And that's what I meant when I said where we are has no bearing. People will think what they do of Bruce regardless of what we're doing.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #521 on: December 16, 2019, 03:39:31 PM »
Yep we definitely need a leg breaker type in midfield so McGinn and Jack can play together in the middle.  And we need TWO strikers.  Maybe a buy and a loan.  And someone to replace Targett.  And Dean to change.   If all this happens we will be pushing for Europe....

Like me Dean Smith isn't interested in footballers who got round breaking legs.
Its glaringly and grossly a  brash suggestion in today's football game.
If you're maybe talking about some time of enforcement could be wise however such foul play being approved by football fans is not what we want to read or hear.
I don't think Dean Smith way of football and today's game is suited to your out dated view of leg breakers.
That's very insensitive and I had to say something.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #522 on: December 16, 2019, 03:41:24 PM »
I think we need a cold-blooded murderer in midfield. FTFU!

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #523 on: December 16, 2019, 03:57:48 PM »
Yep we definitely need a leg breaker type in midfield so McGinn and Jack can play together in the middle.  And we need TWO strikers.  Maybe a buy and a loan.  And someone to replace Targett.  And Dean to change.   If all this happens we will be pushing for Europe....

Like me Dean Smith isn't interested in footballers who got round breaking legs.
Its glaringly and grossly a  brash suggestion in today's football game.
If you're maybe talking about some time of enforcement could be wise however such foul play being approved by football fans is not what we want to read or hear.
I don't think Dean Smith way of football and today's game is suited to your out dated view of leg breakers.
That's very insensitive and I had to say something.


Christ almighty, he didn't mean somebody who actually wants to break somebody's leg.  He means a midfielder enforcer who's great at winning the ball and isn't scared of the physical side of the game.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #524 on: December 16, 2019, 09:29:19 PM »
If the owners are as rich as everyone says let's go and bring in zlatan til the end of the season. Give him what he wants