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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 488662 times)

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I appreciate it's a bit early as we don't know what division we will be in but I think it is also relevant to ask why Villa are extending the contracts of Reina and Drinkwater as they are probably adding £100k per week to the wage bill and offering less than sod all between them.  That's one debate.  Seems a really strange decision as I'd rather play the under 23's than Drinkwater.  Dreadful signing, brings experience to the dressing room but nutted Jota and yet we extend the contract?

The second debate is: go down, lose the likes of Grealish, Mings, SJM allowing us to spend a few quid on getting back up.

Stay up, keep them all and add three or four players of quality, including a defensive midfielder, winger and commanding centre back.

I'm bored of Coronavirus, playing behind closed doors, etc, so wanted to add another topic to have something else to talk about, being a forum and all!   It's also officially the first day of Summer.
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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 09:33:53 AM »
I wasn't even happy with them as stop gaps. If we seem them as part of our plans next season then maybe we aren't as ambitious as we thought. Dreadful idea, two past it abominations.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 10:40:12 AM »
Chelsea will have one of the best forward lines in Europe next season so where will that leave Abraham?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 11:24:37 AM »
They'll loan him out again, I reckon. Didnt they loan Lukaku for about a decade? If FFP is discounted next year, they'd be better off loaning him next season then selling him the summer after.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 11:25:19 AM »
I wasn't even happy with them as stop gaps. If we seem them as part of our plans next season then maybe we aren't as ambitious as we thought. Dreadful idea, two past it abominations.
This.......if Smith is considering keeping these two on board then it is patently clear we are not working to any kind of positive thinking plan . Future recruitment should be determined by prospective recruits falling into our pattern or style of play - unfortunately , despite talking a good game Smith has failed miserably to determine any pattern, style or plan - relegation will be disastrous for the club - I really don't get the confidence shown by others that think we walk back into this league - we only finished 5th last time

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 11:29:05 AM »
I read that as Reina and Drinky having their contracts extended just until the end of July.  Hope I'm right.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 11:31:02 AM »
I read that as Reina and Drinky having their contracts extended just until the end of July.  Hope I'm right.
I sincerely hope so

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 11:33:28 AM »
Ah, that isn't so bad, then. I still wouldn't bother with Drinkwater but if it is for a matter of weeks, it isn't the end of the world.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 11:59:00 AM »
I read that as Reina and Drinky having their contracts extended just until the end of July.  Hope I'm right.
Absolutely. Reina was only cover for Heaton's injury. Drinky was - well, I'm not sure!! But he has now failed at Chelsea, Burnley nd Villa; not a candidate for an EPL team surely?!!

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2020, 12:11:24 PM »
I read that as Reina and Drinky having their contracts extended just until the end of July.  Hope I'm right.
I sincerely hope so

I would have thought that too. I canít see they have any business being with us, regardless of what division we are in.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2020, 01:08:43 PM »
One word - pace

We need much more of it whatever division we are in.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2020, 01:12:22 PM »
One word - pace

We need much more of it whatever division we are in.

Agreed.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2020, 01:36:48 PM »
It would be nice to overwhelm teams again. Much as it pains me, some of the football Wolves were able to play with their speed was brilliant.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2020, 01:51:38 PM »
Chelsea will have one of the best forward lines in Europe next season so where will that leave Abraham?

Can see someone like Newcastle being in for him if their takeover actually happens. Spurs aswell perhaps if Kane leaves. Given he's one of premier league top scorers he will be leaving for 50-60m so think that sort of signing is well beyond us if we stay up.

If we stay up order is this:

1) Experienced and calm CB who can tell Mings to calm down. There's plenty in europe who wouldn't cost ridiculous money. A Vlaar type would probably improve us at this point so I'd look at someone like Simon Kjaer who's played in many countries. We usually don't go wrong with a Scandinavian CB. Currently on loan to AC Milan from Sevilla. Failing that I actually think Ryan Bennett would be a decent pick up. Been a regular for Wolves last few seasons (unlike Hause) and plenty on their forum were surprised they loaned him out to Leicester in January. Available to buy for 5m.

2) Experienced DM who can hold his position and talk Luiz through games. We'll probably go back in for Kalvin Phillips if Leeds bottle things again (making a good job so far this afternoon) but if not him again there's plenty around in europe. Luca Milivojevic was a great pick up for Palace for example.

3) Good quality wide player. I'd cash in on Trez if there's interested from Beskitas and El Ghazi simply isn't a week in week out prem player. Would give us more pace in final third which I agree we're solely lacking.



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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2020, 02:19:13 PM »
Jeff Hendrick on a free might be a good shout

If we stay up I assume it'll be at the expense of Bournemouth and possibly Watford, there's a few there I'd look at. Ake is left-sided but he'd be a good addition. I like Billing also. Harry Wilson (who we should have loaned last Summer) would be an improvement on our wide players.

One of Doucoure and Capoue from Watford would improve our midfield. Sarr is a good player too.

But overall - CB, RB, LB, DM, CM, RW, CF

If we stay up and Grealish is off then Lallana on a free might be an option too
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