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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 566408 times)

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #690 on: July 27, 2020, 01:07:40 AM »
In the mid-nineties, we signed Southgate and Draper from relegated teams and that turned out okay. If we had gone down, clubs wouldn't suddenly have decided that, for instance, Jack Grealish was rubbish.
Which relegated players are as good as Southgate and Draper?

Dunno, I don't really watch much non-Villa stuff. Cantwell, maybe? I was just refuting the argument that a player being relegated automatically makes them not good enough to play for any of the surviving seventeen. Roy Keane had a reasonable career, for instance.

You're nearly as bad as me for pacey wingers, you'd love Sarr.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #691 on: July 27, 2020, 01:08:07 AM »
Not filled with dross but relegation, and the long periods of poor form that lead to it, does stay with some players. I'd rather add players who are used to winning to our group this time around, particularly when we've finished with our first really good run of form all season. The confidence is coming but it's still fragile.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #692 on: July 27, 2020, 01:09:41 AM »
In the mid-nineties, we signed Southgate and Draper from relegated teams and that turned out okay. If we had gone down, clubs wouldn't suddenly have decided that, for instance, Jack Grealish was rubbish.
Which relegated players are as good as Southgate and Draper?

Dunno, I don't really watch much non-Villa stuff. Cantwell, maybe? I was just refuting the argument that a player being relegated automatically makes them not good enough to play for any of the surviving seventeen. Roy Keane had a reasonable career, for instance.

You're nearly as bad as me for pacey wingers, you'd love Sarr.

Probably, by the sound of him. I also liked Bolasie for a while. Get Sarr in alongside Bale and Saint 147 and we have real competition for places.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #693 on: July 27, 2020, 01:13:03 AM »
Sarr is the real deal. I would rather him than Benrahma who is unproven at the top level. Sarr can torch any top level full back.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #694 on: July 27, 2020, 01:21:39 AM »
I'd rather get a few players from teams finishing above us and weaken them. We need to be finishing above likes of Crystal Palace next season imo.

Obviously can't get Zaha but who's probably their most consistant player after him....Luca Miliviojevic. Miles better as a DM than Nakamba and can take free kicks and penalties just as well as Hourihane so that's how you improve your first 11.

Burnley is another. Chris Wood had a decent scoring record for last few seasons and only 28.

These players won't get us close to qualifying for europe but they'd push up into mid table and then we continue building.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #695 on: July 27, 2020, 01:22:29 AM »
I thought they'd spent about 15m on Sarr, actually looking it up and it was about £30m. Him and Saint-Maxipad probably wouldn't see much change from 80 or 90m, assuming transfer fees stay the way they were pre Covid.

So I'd spend a 100m on them and then lose interest in boring things like signing defenders or proper midfielders.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #696 on: July 27, 2020, 01:24:58 AM »
Pretty sure I read Sarr hadn't scored or assisted since February until today. In the Arsenal game he was only 10 yards from goal but passed back to the penalty spot for some reason. He's very quick but I think he's where Adama was about 18 months ago.

Think Deulofeu is more realistic. His injury was a big reason Watford went down.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #697 on: July 27, 2020, 01:28:08 AM »
He had assists against Norwich and Newcastle according to FPL, although they count winning a penalty or freekick that is scored as an assist.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #698 on: July 27, 2020, 01:34:35 AM »
From Bournemouth:
Nathan Ake
Callum Wilson
Josh King
From Watford:
Doucoure
From Norwich:
Cantwell
Aarons

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #699 on: July 27, 2020, 01:36:54 AM »
Pace, power and goal scoring. We need 5-6 players with the emphasis on bringing people in who go straight into the first team.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #700 on: July 27, 2020, 01:55:38 AM »
Ake is reported to be all but done to Man City so I think we can chalk him off as an option.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #701 on: July 27, 2020, 01:55:57 AM »
I have been doing extensive scouting (two minutes on Wikipedia). What about this bloke? Plays in our favourite league, 18 goals from midfield, still only a babby?

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/jonathan-david/profil/spieler/533738

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #702 on: July 27, 2020, 02:10:08 AM »
Leeds interested at £27m (according to Google) so no chance as they've got Bielsa, so he has already agreed to play for free.


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #703 on: July 27, 2020, 02:17:28 AM »
We should wait until the last possible moment and then offer £27 million and a shiny pound. Gazump them.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip and speculation thread
« Reply #704 on: July 27, 2020, 02:23:38 AM »
Carlton Palmer anyone?

Would imagine we’d need to upgrade Taylor/Targett, a new CB, both wingers and the striker if we don’t sell grealish or luiz. Although I do like him I’d move hourihane on and probably hause, Taylor, landsbury, and a few others

 


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