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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 566430 times)

Offline Smithy

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #555 on: July 24, 2020, 08:27:23 PM »
The transfer wish list on here seems to be a desire for perpetual struggle.

If we can stay up and we do spend £100m again, I hope its on 3 quality players.


I think that's my attitude too, assuming we stay up.  No more squad building. I want three (maybe four if the budget allows?) solid, proper quality signings who can walk into our starting eleven and turn a couple of our automatic first choices into squad players having to compete for their place.  Then we can lose a couple of the squad players that barely play anway.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #556 on: July 24, 2020, 09:01:17 PM »
sell the fringe players and replace them with good players, so it makes the average ones that start each week to become the fringe players.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #557 on: July 24, 2020, 09:12:14 PM »
Jon Swift from Reading being linked to us and Sheffield United. 

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #558 on: July 24, 2020, 09:19:04 PM »
Jon Swift from Reading being linked to us and Sheffield United. 
is he an improvement on Luiz, McGinn or Hourihane?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #559 on: July 24, 2020, 09:50:37 PM »
Deeney is exactly the sort of signing we should be avoiding, he's currently marginally better than we have (look on the Watford forums and see how people who watch him every week feel) but clearly on the downward slide of his career and would probably not even make it to the end of next season as our first choice, at which point we've got an expensive ageing striker on the bench offering less and less.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #560 on: July 24, 2020, 10:00:09 PM »
Deeney? No way

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #561 on: July 24, 2020, 10:12:42 PM »
Fucking Troy Deeney!!!! Errr no. Not only can’t he walk, he supports the great unwashed. No chance. Plus, where’s the ambition!!? If we stop up we need to be looking at getting better players than that mug

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #562 on: July 24, 2020, 10:19:17 PM »
What have come back to? A Reading midfielder and a player who hates us and only scores against us?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #563 on: July 24, 2020, 10:26:57 PM »
It’s exactly why signing these average gets you battling it out for 17th place. If we stop up, IF, we need to be setting our sights in some serious talent to consolidate our position and have a comfortable and stress free mid table or better finish. If we had any chance whatsoever of keeping JG then we need to show him we’re fucking serious about taking this club places - not signing John Swift and bastard Troy Deeney. I’d be breaking the bank to see if we could tempt Tammy back

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #564 on: July 24, 2020, 11:55:07 PM »
Deeney's attitude (apart from his attitude to the concept of Aston Villa) is exactly what we need, IMAO.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #565 on: July 25, 2020, 12:31:49 AM »
Deeney's attitude (apart from his attitude to the concept of Aston Villa) is exactly what we need, IMAO.

His attitude may be but his ability and mid-term fitness probably aren't. I'd rather we find someone with that attitude who's 22-24 and could play for us for the next 10 years than go for someone who might manage 2 at this level.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #566 on: July 25, 2020, 01:31:37 AM »
Loyalties aside, Troy Deeney three years ago, yes. Now, no way. Younger and fitter please.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #567 on: July 25, 2020, 11:26:56 AM »
If we need a new left back sign Liberato Cacace from Wellington Phoenix. Brilliant attacking left back and good defender. Still very young.
I don’t really care if he can play football, I’d sign him just for his brilliant name !!

Knowing our luck he’d be constantly rising from his arse after being burned by opposing wingers.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #568 on: July 25, 2020, 01:54:15 PM »
Nothing is going to happen until we know which league we are playing in.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #569 on: July 25, 2020, 04:11:45 PM »
Nothing is going to happen until we know which league we are playing in.

I'd like to think they are already planning for whatever awaits us.  There are only 6 weeks or so between this season finishing and the next one starting.

 


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