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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)  (Read 42379 times)

Offline Newby

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #915 on: March 13, 2020, 07:29:17 PM »
It was a calculated gamble.  It didn't pay off but I could see the logic.

Which seems to be the whole recruitment approach since we got promoted

As is any new signing, ever, for anyone really.
But not all signings carry the same level of risk. 

It wasn't a very calculated gamble, because the upside of it not working meant not strengthening the midfield in any way.

That's a shit or bust gamble, not a calculated one.
I think we'd exhausted other potential options and it was pretty much down to him or nothing.

Sorry Chris but that simply isn't true.  We signed Dany Dipshit on something like January 7th, not the 31st.  This was a shit signing, as was the Pepe Raina signing.  Neither have been playing but we gambled silly wages on two players who have played around 10 games between them in 18 months.  Plain crazy decision making.  If it costs the club our place in the Premier Division, or at least make a contribution to it, then I hope that the owners act accordingly against those decision makers.

Offline steamer

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #916 on: March 13, 2020, 09:49:58 PM »
Good Point
I think that , there was so much criticism about lack of experience, shortage of strikers etc .
Whoever does the deals could not find anyone to fit the bill and hey ho
Drinky , previously in a title winning team, went for a fortune worth a punt, excuse the play on words.
Raina, obviously did not trust Nyland and steer as back up. first game I thought, good shot stopper, going up for the corner, nothing to lose, going out to take on a nippy winger and being stranded, I watched and could not believe what I saw. Nyland for rest of season.
Baston, body in if everyone else is injured.
Not a great  window.

Offline Risso

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #917 on: March 13, 2020, 10:03:49 PM »
I just can't believe that Smith and Pitarch didn't think that his almost complete non-selection for Burnley wasn't even a small concern.

Offline LeeB

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #918 on: March 13, 2020, 10:54:47 PM »
I just can't believe that Smith and Pitarch didn't think that his almost complete non-selection for Burnley wasn't even a small concern.

They wouldn't the first mugs to think they can turn water into wine with a player that's shot.

Offline Newby

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #919 on: March 13, 2020, 11:25:45 PM »
I just can't believe that Smith and Pitarch didn't think that his almost complete non-selection for Burnley wasn't even a small concern.

They wouldn't the first mugs to think they can turn water into wine with a player that's shot.

More fool them Lee, it looks like it might cost them both a job.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #920 on: March 14, 2020, 08:46:30 AM »
hopefully we won't now ever see this twat in a Villa shirt again.

Offline phantom limb

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #921 on: March 14, 2020, 09:49:16 AM »
Agree, get rid asap. Didnít want him in the first place, heís been as crap as everyone thought he would be and head butting someone in training is just the icing on the steaming turd cake.

Offline sid1964

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #922 on: March 14, 2020, 10:42:05 AM »
Why is he still here? At a normal place of work he would be gone

 


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