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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 510037 times)

Offline Chris Smith

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7905 on: September 24, 2020, 08:40:56 AM »
I'd be very happy with Loftus-Cheek, not so much Barkley, I've never rated him. He has talent, but his decision making is woeful.

Agree on both counts, Barkley never lived up to the early hype.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7906 on: September 24, 2020, 08:41:39 AM »
If Spurs really are willing to release Ryan Sessignon surely he’d be well worth a season loan with option to buy. Covers left back or left midfield. Scores goals too.

Yeah, I'd be all over that one.
Definitely, but will they loan him or insist on a ridiculous fee?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7907 on: September 24, 2020, 08:45:40 AM »
If Spurs really are willing to release Ryan Sessignon surely he’d be well worth a season loan with option to buy. Covers left back or left midfield. Scores goals too.

Yeah, I'd be all over that one.
Definitely, but will they loan him or insist on a ridiculous fee?

Probably, given what they've shelled out for Bale.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7908 on: September 24, 2020, 08:48:20 AM »
Don't want loans where we just help Chelsea and pay for the privilege to do so. Fail to see what we gain from it.
Survival in the premier league?  A good season where we have been seen to kick on and can attract even better players next season?  A team better equipped for a good cup run?  A chance for Luiz and McGinn to develop alongside an equally quality player?  More squad depth at minimal costs?  A higher placed PL finish with more prize money?

Other than this I can't think of much either.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7909 on: September 24, 2020, 08:53:32 AM »
I know this is not the place for it but I cannot help seeing in that withering riposte the way one has been forced to resist Brexit.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7910 on: September 24, 2020, 08:54:01 AM »
Not sure it’s nothing to see. Losing Jota and Doherty is a blow for them, yes. But they’d already got podence and neto in last season, both who look decent.
They’ve then gone and bought one of the most highly rated youngsters in Europe in silva and Barcelona’s right back. Irrespective of whether they think he’s surplus to requirements, he played 30-40 games last year for one of the biggest clubs on the planet.
Now I don’t think we’re q there yet and they have the Mendes factor but they are definitely statement signings.

But why then are one of the biggest clubs on the planet getting shot of him and replacing him with a promising kid that has had one season of top flight football?

Teams like Barcelona don't generally give up players they rate, they don't get their arms twisted by the likes of Wulvz. The deal suits them and suits Mendes, and may well suit Wulvz, but the priorities are in that order.

And the boy wonder may well be that, but 18 is very young to adapt to another culture and style of play. Good luck to him, if it doesn't work out for him he could make a career as a Harpo Marx-a-like.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7911 on: September 24, 2020, 08:56:07 AM »
Don't want loans where we just help Chelsea and pay for the privilege to do so. Fail to see what we gain from it.
Survival in the premier league?  A good season where we have been seen to kick on and can attract even better players next season?  A team better equipped for a good cup run?  A chance for Luiz and McGinn to develop alongside an equally quality player?  More squad depth at minimal costs?  A higher placed PL finish with more prize money?

Other than this I can't think of much either.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7912 on: September 24, 2020, 08:56:45 AM »
Don't want loans where we just help Chelsea and pay for the privilege to do so. Fail to see what we gain from it.
Survival in the premier league?  A good season where we have been seen to kick on and can attract even better players next season?  A team better equipped for a good cup run?  A chance for Luiz and McGinn to develop alongside an equally quality player?  More squad depth at minimal costs?  A higher placed PL finish with more prize money?

Other than this I can't think of much either.
And, Chris? What have the Romans ever done for us???  ;D  Well put!


Ideally, we'd buy L-Cheek and also get a deal on Sessegnon. The latter would sort out LB and give us another winger-option.



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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7913 on: September 24, 2020, 08:58:54 AM »
I'd be very happy with Loftus-Cheek, not so much Barkley, I've never rated him. He has talent, but his decision making is woeful.

I'd prefer Loftus-Cheek, but would be happy with Barkley as well.  Both are much better than McGinn and Hourihane.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7914 on: September 24, 2020, 09:03:41 AM »
I'd be very happy with Loftus-Cheek, not so much Barkley, I've never rated him. He has talent, but his decision making is woeful.

I'd prefer Loftus-Cheek, but would be happy with Barkley as well.  Both are much better than McGinn and Hourihane.

The latter yes, the former no. McGinn may be struggling for a bit of form but it will come.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7915 on: September 24, 2020, 09:06:36 AM »
I'd be very happy with Loftus-Cheek, not so much Barkley, I've never rated him. He has talent, but his decision making is woeful.

I'd prefer Loftus-Cheek, but would be happy with Barkley as well.  Both are much better than McGinn and Hourihane.
Anyone remember the heady days when we thought John McGinn was a £50 million footballer?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7916 on: September 24, 2020, 09:07:14 AM »
McGinn at his best isn't as good as Barkley.  Let's be realistic, he's only shown it in the Championship.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7917 on: September 24, 2020, 09:08:16 AM »
my worry with Loftus-cheek is he basically missed a year with injury so how long will it take for him to get back to speed? I can't see them letting him go yet so would we just be getting him fit for them? Barkley at 26 is up and running now, and if he cuts the mustard I reckon a deal could be done next summer rather than having the problem of again looking for a replacement.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7918 on: September 24, 2020, 09:08:43 AM »
Quiet on the transfer front - clearly we won't bring out the big bucks!

It makes we laugh when we go four days without signing a player and people say it's gone quiet and it means we won't spend big money. 🙄
Wasn't this part of the deer puns?

It was - and obviously so I thought. 

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7919 on: September 24, 2020, 09:13:36 AM »
McGinn at his best isn't as good as Barkley.  Let's be realistic, he's only shown it in the Championship.

He isn't as technically skillful, but I'd still rather have the pre-injury John McGinn in my team than either Barkley or Loftus-Cheek. I still wouldn't turn my nose up at either of them on loan though.

 


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