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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 566445 times)

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #405 on: July 18, 2020, 05:06:20 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.

This is the issue. Were hoping that players who cant hit a barn door at the moment will suddenly turn into serious goal threats if we drop a division.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #406 on: July 18, 2020, 05:40:56 PM »
Why would Engels leave?

Don't need to have wholesale departures. If we go dow, as has already been stated here, we will need a squad.

You just c@nnot keep ditching 10 players every f***ing season.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #407 on: July 18, 2020, 05:44:53 PM »


You just c@nnot keep ditching 10 players every f***ing season.
you can if they're shit

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #408 on: July 18, 2020, 05:45:39 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.
Davis, Samatta and Wesley probably couldn't get 10 goals between them in any league

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #409 on: July 18, 2020, 05:47:58 PM »


You just c@nnot keep ditching 10 players every f***ing season.
you can if they're shit
Well in that case League 2 here we come.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #410 on: July 18, 2020, 05:51:12 PM »


You just c@nnot keep ditching 10 players every f***ing season.
you can if they're shit
Well in that case League 2 here we come.
Do a wolves - double relegation... :D

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #411 on: July 18, 2020, 07:40:58 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.
Davis, Samatta and Wesley probably couldn't get 10 goals between them in any league

Samatta and Wesley got about 40 between them in Belgium last season, Samatta scoring at Liverpool in the Champions league this season, and at Wembley against Man City for us. His confidence is on the floor, but there is a decent striker in him. Likewise Wesley, who had what, 5 or 6 league goals at Christmas? Nothing to say he would not have got to 12 or 13 had he stayed fit all season. This fuck em off they are all shit mentality is so short sighted.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #412 on: July 18, 2020, 07:52:01 PM »
We are absolutely crying out for pace going forward. Right now our attacks are made at the pace of an asthmatic ant.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #413 on: July 18, 2020, 09:47:57 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.

Most of the sides who have been promoted in recent seasons have had a battery of forwards to call upon.  Abraham went above and beyond last season goals-wise.

The year before that, we had Davis, Kodjia, Hogan and Grabban who all chipped in with vital goals along the way to give us a chance.

Can see Samatta leaving (think there will still be a fair bit of demand for a forward who has scored goals in the Champions League recently) but probably for about the same we paid. Wesley will stay at least until January due to his rehabilitation. So him and Davis plus someone like Dwight Gayle and Kemar Roofe puts us in decent shape for what will be a dog of a season.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #414 on: July 18, 2020, 10:14:01 PM »
Doubt Wesley will be fit under October. It was a very serious injury let's not forget otherwise he'd have been back in three months like McGinn.

Is he even training now as you'd need a good six weeks to get the intensity up.

Also have to remember Kodj was never the same force after his two injuries in 2017.

In an ideal world I'd loan Davis out aswell. He could kick on getting regular starts somewhere else where there's less pressure and expectation.

In the tricky situation where no one would take us seriously if the club came out and said they'd want to smash the championship and then we have a starting striker as someone who's scored 3 goals since 2017. He isn't going to kick on just having 5-10 minute sub cameos either.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #415 on: July 18, 2020, 10:45:03 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.

The teams in the top two places in the Championship this year have done it with Patrick Bamford and Hal Robson-Kanu. Wesley has already scored more goals in the Premier League than Bamford in less appearances. He's only three short this season of Neal Maupay who many on here would have preferred as a signing and scored plenty in the Championship. He'd be absolutely fine in the championship.

If we are down I would like us to sign a grizzled older head up front as well though - someone like Grabban - as a good option to bring on and for Wesley/Davis to learn from.
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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #416 on: July 18, 2020, 10:54:05 PM »
McGinn linked to the Barcodes on today's BBC rumours page; inevitably.
No chance. With their new found filthy wealth they will shopping in Paris, Madrid and Barcelona.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #417 on: July 18, 2020, 11:05:44 PM »
Id be getting Joe Lolley, Che Adams and Marc Albrighton. Making Luiz skipper and selling Grealish and Mings. Wed piss the league

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #418 on: July 18, 2020, 11:49:28 PM »
McGinn linked to the Barcodes on today's BBC rumours page; inevitably.
No chance. With their new found filthy wealth they will shopping in Paris, Madrid and Barcelona.

For their reserve players maybe.  Who, from those regions would want to go and live in Newcastle?  The only reason McGinn would go is because it's closer to his family in Scotland.  If he does go, I'd want a loan deal for Gayle and a swap for Hayden, plus lots of incoming money.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #419 on: July 19, 2020, 10:38:31 AM »
Id be getting Joe Lolley, Che Adams and Marc Albrighton. Making Luiz skipper and selling Grealish and Mings. Wed piss the league
You list 3 players that would definitely add some quality to our squad; could also do with a speedster.

 


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