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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 233632 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3285 on: January 28, 2020, 06:21:56 PM »
Seems to be a few links for Gastón Pereiro at the moment. Looks more like an inside forward than a centre forward. Nice left peg though

Expect to see him sitting in the stands at the match tonight. He enjoys being a fan rather than a player judging by his appearance stats this season (played 4 - FOUR).
Quick search shows that he missed 12 games due to a broken collarbone.

EDIT: Ah, and has been frozen out due to a contract dispute it seems.

Something about the club refusing to add a release clause so he refused to sign a new deal. I read about it when we were linked a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3286 on: January 28, 2020, 07:13:54 PM »
Callum Robinson expected to sign for the Bitters, poor bastard.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3287 on: January 28, 2020, 10:57:16 PM »
Slimani wants out at Monaco.  Wonder if he watched our game tonight!

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3288 on: January 28, 2020, 10:58:36 PM »
Interesting point. Wonder if potential targets will be swayed by the idea of a guaranteed trip to Wembley.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3289 on: January 29, 2020, 12:00:51 AM »
Seems to be a few links for Gastón Pereiro at the moment. Looks more like an inside forward than a centre forward. Nice left peg though

Close to signing for Cagliari according to Football Italia website.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3290 on: January 29, 2020, 12:41:28 AM »
£2 million looks a decent bit of business for him looking at his stats and history, would have been worth a punt at that.

We still need a centre forward. And a good one.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3291 on: January 29, 2020, 06:36:53 AM »
If Engels is cooked, Chester potentially off to the MLS, we will need another centre back, especially playing three at the back.  I also want us to get another central midfielder, whilst last night was brilliant, there was still a period in the second half where we seemed to lose all shape in midfield and I really want us to correct that. 

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3292 on: January 29, 2020, 07:02:06 AM »
I would be amazed if we let Chester or Engels go before the window is out. Mings and Hause have a history of picking up knocks. This formation suits us so much better than 4 at the back, we need 2 cover centre halves.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3293 on: January 29, 2020, 07:41:47 AM »
Why is Engels out in the cold?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3294 on: January 29, 2020, 08:09:18 AM »
Falling out with Smith apparently.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3295 on: January 29, 2020, 08:10:00 AM »
Why is Engels out in the cold?

Rumour that him and Smith have had a disagreement. Daft really, 2 grown men who can't get over their differences for the good of Aston Villa.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3296 on: January 29, 2020, 08:59:10 AM »
Slimani wants out at Monaco.  Wonder if he watched our game tonight!

Spurs and Manure both want Slimani apparently but Brendan Rodgers has already said the situation with Monaco is "complicated". I think they paid a loan fee and want some of it back if they are to let him go.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3297 on: January 29, 2020, 09:38:24 AM »
If we're going to stick with the 3 center backs, which i hope, i think the 3 we have in are good enough but you do need 2 players as cover. The thing i would say is that both Chester and Engels are right sided so it wouldn't hurt to lose one of them and buy another left sided player with Mings and Hause injury history, but we definitely need to keep one of them. Engels would be the obvious one age wise but if he's a bit of a prat off field then maybe not, although i'm just surmising with that.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3298 on: January 29, 2020, 10:02:14 AM »
Why is Engels out in the cold?

Rumour that him and Smith have had a disagreement. Daft really, 2 grown men who can't get over their differences for the good of Aston Villa.

I think it is purely a case of I cannot see Engels playing in a 3, especially as we have such balance with the 3 that are there now.

Its like Jota not getting a look in due to the fact that he has no natural position in the formation we are now playing with pretty well

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3299 on: January 29, 2020, 10:12:29 AM »
Chester is better on the ball than Engels. I can see the logic in wanting him on the bench rather than the other way round. Hause is the one center back that worries me.