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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 566447 times)

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #210 on: July 05, 2020, 08:39:49 PM »
It isnít the only option.

Sheffield United have done ok this season and spent fuck all. They are well organised and disciplined, and look greater than the solid of their parts. I am not sure I would swap any of their players for ours, apart from the keeper perhaps and yet they are miles ahead of us. Ditto Burnley.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #211 on: July 05, 2020, 08:42:24 PM »
It isnít the only option.

Sheffield United have done ok this season and spent fuck all. They are well organised and disciplined, and look greater than the solid of their parts. I am not sure I would swap any of their players for ours, apart from the keeper perhaps and yet they are miles ahead of us. Ditto Burnley.

I'd have any of Lundstram, Egan, or Fleck in a heartbeat tbh.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #212 on: July 05, 2020, 08:44:32 PM »
They've got a decent left-back...

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #213 on: July 05, 2020, 08:45:27 PM »
It isnít the only option.

Sheffield United have done ok this season and spent fuck all. They are well organised and disciplined, and look greater than the solid of their parts. I am not sure I would swap any of their players for ours, apart from the keeper perhaps and yet they are miles ahead of us. Ditto Burnley.

I'd have any of Lundstram, Egan, or Fleck in a heartbeat tbh.

Perhaps, but not because they are better players, rather they have been well coached.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #214 on: July 05, 2020, 08:59:52 PM »
They've got a decent left-back...

Very

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #215 on: July 05, 2020, 09:40:18 PM »
We need pace, lots of fucking pace.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #216 on: July 05, 2020, 10:37:52 PM »
Key to it for me is fitness. You can cover a multitude of sins if you can stay in games for longer than an hour.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #217 on: July 05, 2020, 10:38:40 PM »
I got carried away this time last year with all the signings.

Will not be making that mistake again.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #218 on: July 05, 2020, 11:33:47 PM »
The Wolves route being to rely on one super agent to feed his players through the club?

Not that I'm a fan of that strategy, but you can hardly argue it hasn't worked out swimmingly for that lot.

It definitely has.  But Iím not sure it would be easy to replicate.  The agent must be getting something out of it, so either an illegal share in the club (or chairmanís companies) or will be able to sell the players cheaply when he decides.  There must be a catch.

I'm pretty sure we used Mendes to get El Ghazi and that keeper who played one cup game last season so in typical Villa fashion we used it in the half hearted way rather than demanding some world class players.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #219 on: July 06, 2020, 06:12:07 AM »
Key to it for me is fitness. You can cover a multitude of sins if you can stay in games for longer than an hour.

Seems like weíve been saying this for a decade too.

Sign for us. Go to BMH. Add weight, lose pace.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #220 on: July 06, 2020, 08:21:24 AM »
It isnít the only option.

Sheffield United have done ok this season and spent fuck all. They are well organised and disciplined, and look greater than the solid of their parts. I am not sure I would swap any of their players for ours, apart from the keeper perhaps and yet they are miles ahead of us. Ditto Burnley.
Not disagreeing with you, but Wilder has had the core of that squad for 4 or 5 years and built it up incrementally and to a template.
Wolves and Burnley have been able to build incrementally, to a plan.

We had 3 months to replace 12 players within an FFP-constrained budget.

This season was always going to be very dicey. And, I suppose, we could have done with a much more experienced manager to steward us through it - that is the mistake made by the owners: assuming that Smith would be able quickly to grow into the role of Premier League manager.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #221 on: July 06, 2020, 08:24:00 AM »
120 million spent, no pace, no experience and no striker.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #222 on: July 06, 2020, 08:46:29 AM »
120 million spent, no pace, no experience and no striker.

When we get relegated signing Grabban and Gayle is a must. I don't care what happens with Davis, Wesley or Samatta.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #223 on: July 06, 2020, 09:02:40 AM »
120 million spent, no pace, no experience and no striker.

When we get relegated signing Grabban and Gayle is a must. I don't care what happens with Davis, Wesley or Samatta.

Err, ok. Lets sign a 29 year old and a 32 year old that are not quite good enough for the top flight, that will sort all of our problems out.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #224 on: July 06, 2020, 09:08:47 AM »
120 million spent, no pace, no experience and no striker.

When we get relegated signing Grabban and Gayle is a must. I don't care what happens with Davis, Wesley or Samatta.

Err, ok. Lets sign a 29 year old and a 32 year old that are not quite good enough for the top flight, that will sort all of our problems out.
And if we get promoted and we'll need a new striker again.

 


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