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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 546127 times)

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #390 on: July 18, 2020, 12:34:07 PM »
I wouldn't be amazed if the Newcastle takeover saga drags out for months, and they find themselves unable to buy anyone. Even if it does go through, they'll likely want their own manager in and who knows whether the new bloke is going to be a big McGinn fan? If the sale goes through relatively smoothly, they'd be more likely to be shopping in Barcelona than Brum.

I'd be more concerned about Rodgers going back for McGinn with Leicester.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #391 on: July 18, 2020, 01:19:22 PM »
Mings, Grealish, McGinn, Trezeguet, Luiz, Engels are all likely to go. Samatta and Nakamba I'd sell anyway. Bree, Taylor, Elmo, Nyland, Hourihane, Lansbury, Jota and Davis in their final year of contracts. You could be looking at replacing more than 10 players again, including more than half the first team. It's a massive rebuild, again. One I don't think the recruitment team/scouts are up to.


I hope a complete rebuild doesnt happen.  Its a short summer so hopefully there will not be time for that many to leave. 

Youd imagine that players will have to force moves to make anything happen and Im not sure McGinn is that sort of player.  Equally I dont see how Man City benefit from re-signing Luis when a year bossing the championship would help his development.

Priority signings for me will be two wingers regardless of the division we are in so hopefully that planning is already underway.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #392 on: July 18, 2020, 01:24:08 PM »
Luiz is highly thought of in the Brazil set up (earning his first full cap last year). 

I don't see how a year bossing the championship will help a player like that with his international ambitions.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #393 on: July 18, 2020, 01:24:52 PM »
When can clubs buy players?

Not sure but I think pretty much as soon as the final whistle on the last Premier League game finishes, or the day after.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #394 on: July 18, 2020, 01:25:14 PM »
Mings, Grealish, McGinn, Trezeguet, Luiz, Engels are all likely to go. Samatta and Nakamba I'd sell anyway. Bree, Taylor, Elmo, Nyland, Hourihane, Lansbury, Jota and Davis in their final year of contracts. You could be looking at replacing more than 10 players again, including more than half the first team. It's a massive rebuild, again. One I don't think the recruitment team/scouts are up to.


Unless we make a decent profit, only Grealish, Mings and Luiz should be allowed to go. The rest are easily good enough for the championship, and replacing 10 players would be pointless and not help us in the long run.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #395 on: July 18, 2020, 01:32:49 PM »
Leicester's recruitment is really good. I would be surprised if they were prepared to pay top money for McGinn when they can probably find someone who could do very well for them without paying that kind of money.

With how good Luiz has been since Lockdown, it wouldn't surprise me if Guardiola activated Man City's clause and brought him back.

It's a shame we've not been able to consistently field a midfield central 3 of this Luiz, McGinn and Grealish. Luiz needed time to adjust and a pre-season, Jack has had to play wide because our wide players weren't good enough and McGinn's had injuries.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #396 on: July 18, 2020, 01:36:10 PM »
Grealish, McGinn, Mings, and Luiz should collect over 100m for the club. The owners will no doubt add to the pot, and with parachute payments, we have an exciting (short!) summer ahead. If they stick with Dean, its a huge gamble and he has to have final say over who comes in.

this season could yet be the dawn of a better future.

The last thing we need is another complete overhaul. I doubt well have much choice but to lose the players you mention, but as we need to be smarter in revamping the squad.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #397 on: July 18, 2020, 01:39:53 PM »
I think Wesley not being fit since new year has hurt the midfield. It's meant they have had a lot less time to get on the ball going forward. Injuries have buggered us completely really.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #398 on: July 18, 2020, 01:42:01 PM »
When can clubs buy players?

Not sure but I think pretty much as soon as the final whistle on the last Premier League game finishes, or the day after.

Bit annoying it is so soon. I work by the airport, but I'm working from home at the moment. Won't be able to keep an eye out for Messi and Mbappe.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #399 on: July 18, 2020, 01:47:34 PM »
Mings, Grealish, McGinn, Trezeguet, Luiz, Engels are all likely to go. Samatta and Nakamba I'd sell anyway. Bree, Taylor, Elmo, Nyland, Hourihane, Lansbury, Jota and Davis in their final year of contracts. You could be looking at replacing more than 10 players again, including more than half the first team. It's a massive rebuild, again. One I don't think the recruitment team/scouts are up to.


Most of the squad players will have to stay even if they're not much good.

Going into next season with all its fixture congestion with a smaller senior squad than this season would be bizarre, remember we played a month of this season without an actual striker.

Edit: I thought Hourihane signed a new deal end of last season?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #400 on: July 18, 2020, 01:53:54 PM »
i thought the transfer window was July 27th - October 5th with the Chumps starting on either 29th August or 12th September?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #401 on: July 18, 2020, 02:22:35 PM »
Hourihane did sign a new contract less than a year ago. He won't be off ifwe don't want him to leave.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #402 on: July 18, 2020, 02:37:43 PM »
Oh, that's good then.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #403 on: July 18, 2020, 02:38:55 PM »
On the issue of the forward players I suspect that we have players who may perhaps be ok in the Championship (could be a bit too much biff and bang for them) but most certainly not suitable for the premiership.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #404 on: July 18, 2020, 05:05:07 PM »
I don't think we do - you need a goalscorer like Abraham to stand any chance of promotion and Samatta and Wesley are the polar opposite.

 


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