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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 244933 times)

Online Ian J

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3210 on: January 26, 2020, 10:49:34 PM »
It must be quiet on the transfer front when all that’s discussed is Scott bloody Hogan.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3211 on: January 26, 2020, 11:12:19 PM »
Very. To be fair I wouldn't have him anywhere near our first team now, or if we went down. I was merely making the point that for all the "he's shit" comments, his record pre Villa was very decent, and when he gets released from here, like some other have said I would not be shocked to see him score a lot of goals again.

Villa transfers have gone far too quiet. I do hope there is something decent round the corner. If Chester is being lined up for the MLS we will need a cover centre half too.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3212 on: January 26, 2020, 11:15:53 PM »
Who has said Chester is potentially off to the MLS?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3213 on: January 26, 2020, 11:32:20 PM »
Who has said Chester is potentially off to the MLS?

There’s been an article in Birmingham’s most popular newspaper.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3214 on: January 26, 2020, 11:48:13 PM »
Nice to hear it confirmed we are definitely after another forward.

I accept that it is difficult to do business in the January window, but if they fail to bring in another striker then they will have failed to address that issue in two transfer windows which does not reflect well on those in charge of recruitment. 

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3215 on: January 27, 2020, 12:40:54 AM »
Nice to hear it confirmed we are definitely after another forward.

I accept that it is difficult to do business in the January window, but if they fail to bring in another striker then they will have failed to address that issue in two transfer windows which does not reflect well on those in charge of recruitment. 

It has crossed my mind that we are selling to buy due to FFP. Samata came in after Kodjia went, and the deal stretching over 4 years makes it about FFP neutral.

Cpuld be coincidence of course.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3216 on: January 27, 2020, 01:12:52 AM »
Who has said Chester is potentially off to the MLS?

There’s been an article in Birmingham’s most popular newspaper.

The Metro?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3217 on: January 27, 2020, 09:00:41 AM »
Who has said Chester is potentially off to the MLS?

There’s been an article in Birmingham’s most popular newspaper.

The Metro?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3218 on: January 27, 2020, 09:02:40 AM »
Twitter bollocks linking us with Paco Alcacer along with Newcastle. Not a chance, and not sure he'd suit us anyway, but a fox in the box type striker certainly isn't going to suit Bruce.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3219 on: January 27, 2020, 09:04:30 AM »
no, Hogan's his man.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3220 on: January 27, 2020, 09:47:32 AM »
The cynic in me is saying that our incoming business is done and we are being fed the old Doug line that we were interested in players x, y and z but we couldn't make it happen.  If this turns out not to be the case I shall return to apologise.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3221 on: January 27, 2020, 10:39:53 AM »
Going into the next 15 games with 1 recognised striker fit would be lunacy.

You are probably right.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3222 on: January 27, 2020, 10:49:23 AM »
I doubt that's the case, I just think they're treading a fine line with FFP so it's a case of finding someone we can take for loan or a small fee who can be a target man for us to play around but there's just not many players like that available in this window. I reckon if Palace let Benteke go on loan rather than a sale he's an option and Giroud might be an option but the wages make it difficult.

Strangely things might get easier after tomorrow, if we can offer players a cup final and potential route into European competition they might be more likely to accept the offer than if they're just coming for a relegation battle. My guess is we'll see stronger links after that and any names that are genuine options will be out there by Thursday lunchtime.


On top of that Davis is back in training so even if we don't get anyone we should have cover soon.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3223 on: January 27, 2020, 11:14:10 AM »
Chelsea, Spurs, Man U and us are all looking for a striker.  I can see a mad fight on deadline day between everyone to sign Glen Murray.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3224 on: January 27, 2020, 11:16:08 AM »
Until he gets injured again.