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Offline ASHTONVILLA

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7530 on: September 21, 2020, 12:34:16 PM »
He is hardly likely to swap the Chelsea bench for ours though
He wouldn't need to though, would he? A front line of Tammy, Watkins and Traore, backed up by McGinn, JG and Luiz. Bring in L-Cheek as well and we'd be flush with talent and options :-)

Hadn't Smith said he sees Ollie as an out and out centre forward?
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He is hardly likely to swap the Chelsea bench for ours though
He wouldn't need to though, would he? A front line of Tammy, Watkins and Traore, backed up by McGinn, JG and Luiz. Bring in L-Cheek as well and we'd be flush with talent and options :-)

Hadn't Smith said he sees Ollie as an out and out centre forward?

Didn't play him as one at Brentford though did he? Even if he did we still need more than one plus a youngster (Davis). It looks like Samatta is going and Wesley is not going to be available until mid season.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7531 on: September 21, 2020, 12:37:10 PM »
I can't see us getting another striker now sadly.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7532 on: September 21, 2020, 12:38:36 PM »
Central midfield is more of a priority.  I guarantee we'll all be saying it's not good enough very shortly.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7533 on: September 21, 2020, 12:42:31 PM »
yep. threadbare. although if Watkins don't come off or gets injured we're right back to where we left off last season - no strikers.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7534 on: September 21, 2020, 12:51:34 PM »
Central midfield is more of a priority.  I guarantee we'll all be saying it's not good enough very shortly.
Yep.  And if Luiz get's injured we'd be in huge trouble. 

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7535 on: September 21, 2020, 12:52:39 PM »
We cannot leave ourselves once again in a situation where we have young untested (at this level) forward as our only primary striker option. I would like for us to get someone else in of high quality to keep Ollie on his toes. And frankly, like Martinez comes along and is attainable, like a Tammy, we should act. Ollie shouldn't be guaranteed a starting spot. He should have to work for it to keep it or get it.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7536 on: September 21, 2020, 12:55:35 PM »
Someone creating a fake twitter account of a sports journalist who covers midland football stories for a national newspaper. Arent there a few other more fun ways to pass the time ?

There are, but apparently they can cause you to go blind.

Ah, that's why I need glasses.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7537 on: September 21, 2020, 12:56:05 PM »
Traore can play down the middle, and Davis is still here, so a winger and a central midfielder before a striker for me. Considering we have lost Drinkwater (I know he was shit) we are 1 light in there already, desperate for a bit of presence.



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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7538 on: September 21, 2020, 01:48:17 PM »
So in case weren't aware here's some useful information
The deadline for transfer is the 5th October 11pm BUT!
The deadline for deals with EFL clubs is 16th October so we can still trade with clubs domestically. Not Premier league ones.
So maybe outgoings of loans as well as an incoming from Championship can be held fire till these later date and concentration on moves from premier league and overseas .

Interesting as there are a few players in championship who could be looking for moves after first few weeks of season .

Players at Bournemouth Brentford, Norwich , Watford keep eyes on.

Same with once we have squad sorted can shift out a few to EFL clubs

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7539 on: September 21, 2020, 02:12:59 PM »
Traore can play down the middle, and Davis is still here, so a winger and a central midfielder before a striker for me. Considering we have lost Drinkwater (I know he was shit) we are 1 light in there already, desperate for a bit of presence.

I wonder if Dean thinks Ramsey can fill the Drinkwater spot

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7540 on: September 21, 2020, 02:13:06 PM »
Traore can play down the middle, and Davis is still here, so a winger and a central midfielder before a striker for me. Considering we have lost Drinkwater (I know he was shit) we are 1 light in there already, desperate for a bit of presence.

Yeah I thought Traore could play down the middle as well.  If Samatta doesn't end up leaving and with Wesley to come back, then there probably are enough numbers wise, but there will be pressure on Watkins to be the main striker.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7541 on: September 21, 2020, 02:20:19 PM »
So in case weren't aware here's some useful information
The deadline for transfer is the 5th October 11pm BUT!
The deadline for deals with EFL clubs is 16th October so we can still trade with clubs domestically. Not Premier league ones.
So maybe outgoings of loans as well as an incoming from Championship can be held fire till these later date and concentration on moves from premier league and overseas .

Interesting as there are a few players in championship who could be looking for moves after first few weeks of season .

Players at Bournemouth Brentford, Norwich , Watford keep eyes on.

Same with once we have squad sorted can shift out a few to EFL clubs
Thanks Footy, good info.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7542 on: September 21, 2020, 02:33:03 PM »
The problem we have is that we overpay very average footballers, that is why we can never sell any for a decent fee

There is not a chance of us selling the likes of Taylor / Lansbury / Nyland / (the Croatian goal keeper) etc... before the end of their contracts - who else is going to pay them 30 - 40k a week - no club in the premier league or in Europe, we are stuck with them - and I don't blame them.

To be honest do we really think that they are bothered if they play or not?, as long as the pay goes into their bank each month that is all they are interested in.

I cant see the likes of Lansbury losing sleep worrying if he is going to play tonight?

As Dean said we just keep adding players to our squad, and this has to stop.

Nyland isn't on anywhere near that and will go I reckon. Kalinic might be tougher, we need him to play regularly and do well so someone actually wants him! Bit like Martinez did for Reading, maybe a championship loan might help him. Lansbury though - no chance of shifting him.

By the evidence of his performance v Burton, Lansbury used the recent break to get even more unfit and disinterested. We can file him under the likes of Nzogbia, Gabby and McCormack that hardly kicked a ball again once their Villa junket finished up.

Don't rate him much but Taylor should still be competent enough for most championship clubs. As it stands he's out only backup option at left back to arguably the worst player in our first eleven. Nyland and Kalinic had decent careers pre Villa so should have interest from Europe. Bar Lansbury I think most of our deadwood are solid enough pros capable of operating at a lower level or different league.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7543 on: September 21, 2020, 02:41:17 PM »
This is proof why you shouldn't believe any of those Rashica Kiyotake 2.0 links.


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7544 on: September 21, 2020, 02:43:11 PM »
I'm reluctant to diagnose the reasons for players failing when we only get drips and drabs of information (maybe they are not lazy, just crap). But I think at this stage it's fair to say that Lansbury has underperformed in the championship and in a just good enough PL team, so the idea that he's going to contribute in a meaningful way to a mid table PL team is pretty unrealistic.

I was really disappointed in most of the fringe players against Burton. You'd think they'd be busting a gut to prove their worth with new signings coming in. As it goes Lansbury did look more bothered to me than others, he was just rubbish.

 


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