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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 577688 times)

Online frank black

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2020, 02:27:21 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

I thought Lallana signed an extension 🤷‍♂️

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2020, 02:30:22 PM »
Lallana is going to Leicester I think.

Bournemouth sign players for ridiculous amounts. Think Ake cost 30m so you'd be looking at more than that. Billing is decent but he's not really a DM, more of a sort of Luiz type so would rather stick with Doug hopefully improving his consistency over next 12 months.

We do need more physical presence in central midfield. Nakamba is pretty average so he should just be a squad player. I remember in January we were linked with Steven N'zonzi but he went to Rennes on loan and we got Drinkwater instead. That's the sort of imposing type we need.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2020, 03:04:53 PM »
7 new signings would be a mistake as we'd have another season of trying to integrate new players and I'd worry it would see us in trouble again.

The priorities are:
Replace any key players who want to leave.
Replace Lansbury with someone to give us a bit more fight in the centre of the park.
Replace Jota with someone who can play up front or wide and has bags of pace.
Replace Taylor with someone to compete for starts at left back.

On top of that I'd try to integrate Vassilev, Ramsey, Barry and Archer into the first team squad over the season.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2020, 03:13:34 PM »
Yes we need 3-4 but of much better quality than what we signed last summer. Then the dodgy inconsistant regular starters can go down to the bench and that's how you improve your team e.g El Ghazi.

Ultimately we can't improve every position in the team in one transfer window. Just improving two areas will be big improvement. Last time we did that in a summer transfer window in top division was 2009.

Offline steamer

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2020, 03:23:26 PM »
There will be two Criteria, What Division we are in and who is the manager

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2020, 03:25:43 PM »
There will be two Criteria, What Division we are in and who is the manager

If we go down it will probably be same as last time, buy best players from some other championship teams and loan in some decent premier league players who can't get a game (Tammy, Axel, Snodgrass etc).

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2020, 06:09:22 PM »
I appreciate it's a bit early as we don't know what division we will be in

Sadly I think we do know what division we will be in.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2020, 06:20:23 PM »
 let's start now searching for a new management team

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2020, 06:29:30 PM »
let's start now searching for a new management team

Make that our first signing of the summer.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2020, 06:46:34 PM »
Don't care which players come in. Unless the coaching team (and suso) are potted, what's the point?

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Summer/Autumn Transfer Thread & Championship Plotting
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2020, 04:17:41 PM »
I think we're going down. You probably do too. The good news this time is that we have gazillionnaire owners who aren't too concerned about the Shumanites or whatever the big man baby was on about. And equally they don't flog MSG and have shit shoes either.

With like £100m+ from sales of Grealish, McGinn and Mings, a relaxed FFP and more money than all the other clubs combined, we have a chance to get in and out of the league without too many noticing. But that depends on recruitment and given how absymal that is, it just wouldn't be the Villa way to do it easy would it? Why spend one season going to tin pot shit holes when you can spend 3!

So whenever the season starts I think this would be our strongest from the current crop, less the 3 mentioned above;

Heaton

Targets
House
Engels
Guilbert

Luiz
Hourihane
Nkamba

El Ghazi
Wesley
Tezuguet

Main areas to strengthen would be up front with pace, out wide with pace, middle of the park with pace, a touch of steel and exprience. And pace.

I'd sign Dwight Gayle as it will at least stop the throbber going on loan and scoring against us, buy a creative central player, some better technical wide players and I think we've got a good shot. Oh and a centre half of James Chester character (but with working knees) and we'd probably come back up. Probably. Maybe. We better had.

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Re: Summer/Autumn Transfer Thread & Championship Plotting
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2020, 04:20:23 PM »
Eberechi Oluchi Eze From QPR for a start.

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Re: Summer/Autumn Transfer Thread & Championship Plotting
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2020, 04:21:23 PM »
Main areas to strengthen would be up front with pace, out wide with pace, middle of the park with pace, a touch of steel and exprience. And pace.

Basically agree with this but would add more pace.

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Re: Summer/Autumn Transfer Thread & Championship Plotting
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2020, 04:23:04 PM »
Heaton

Targets
House
Engels
Guilbert

Luiz
Hourihane
Nkamba

El Ghazi
Wesley
Tezuguet


Christ, what a horrible team.

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Re: Summer/Autumn Transfer Thread & Championship Plotting
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2020, 04:31:12 PM »
Heaton

Targets
House
Engels
Guilbert

Luiz
Hourihane
Nkamba

El Ghazi
Wesley
Tezuguet


Christ, what a horrible team.

Defensively I think its alright. Heaton is what you need down there. Guilbert is a good player, Targett was pivotal with Fulham and the centre halves are ok.

Douige anchoring is good and we know what Connor does and does not bring, but you'd still have him there in the squad.

Going forwards though its pretty horrible, albeit El Ghazi is fine at that level and I suspect we'd flog Trez.

 


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