collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.
April 20, 2021, 07:06:50 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 951 | Comments: 5

It is 19th April 2021 and I fe...
April 19, 2021, 12:18:46 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 883 | Comments: 8

According to PETA (https://tin...
April 09, 2021, 07:47:47 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 954 | Comments: 14

1967: Preston North End and...
April 03, 2021, 09:55:59 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 1882 | Comments: 27



ďMental pain is...
April 01, 2021, 01:09:36 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 376 | Comments: 0

In the fifties it used to be t...

Follow us on...

Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 566410 times)

Online cdbullyweefan

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 48932
  • Location: Yardley Massive
  • I still hate Bono.
    • Every time you click this link, a child in Africa dies.
  • GM : 27.01.2022
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1035 on: July 30, 2020, 09:19:20 PM »
Not a huge Mitrovic fan. Was hoping we would be moving onto "wow" signings ny now, rather than those that will do a job. I don't want to spend every season battling to finish seventeenth. If we are going to challenge near the top end of the league a striker likely costs around £50 million. Noone is going be spending that sort of cash on Mitrovic.

Offline Mister E

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13519
  • Location: Mostly the Republic of Yorkshire (N)
  • GM : 13.02.2022
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1036 on: July 30, 2020, 09:20:18 PM »
Good shout above on the GK and on the KÝbenhavn (as they call it) the once highly rated , product of Ajax , Viktor Fischer being a villa signing all day long.

This guy promised big things few years ago , middelsboro signed him but was largely underwhelming , disappointing and didn't score in league that one season there (relegation)

Get this though Fischer one and only goal came at villa park in a pre season friendly .
At 26 this may be the type of signing villa take from Lange previous employers. An attacking midfielder, winger  who despite previous failure in England , circumstances didn't suit , could be a gamble I think we all know signing Viktor depends on Fischer price  :P
???

Offline Russ aka Big Nose

  • Member
  • Posts: 769
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1037 on: July 30, 2020, 09:20:48 PM »
We're not likely to raise much through sales, though players like AEG and Trez are probably available for the right price and one, preferably both, need to be upgraded.

But we're surely not looking for gems to develop or players to take a punt on. I think we want three or four 'proven' players, i.e. in the £20m+ or maybe two over £30m and two over £10m.

Assuming Jack stays then I guess about £15-20m from disposals and then c.£70m net spend. If that is how it pans out, I think we trust Heaton to come back as good as before even if he doesn't start the season.

In order of priority - as close to a reliable goalscorer as our budget will get. Then a centre-half and attacking wide player. Then a DCM and a fullback (probably left-back).

Davis to go on loan, keep Wesley and Samatta and bin Drinkwater and a few others.

Offline AsTallAsLions

  • Member
  • Posts: 8521
  • Location: Everywhere
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1038 on: July 30, 2020, 09:22:04 PM »
Not a huge Mitrovic fan. Was hoping we would be moving onto "wow" signings ny now, rather than those that will do a job. I don't want to spend every season battling to finish seventeenth. If we are going to challenge near the top end of the league a striker likely costs around £50 million. Noone is going be spending that sort of cash on Mitrovic.

And we are unlikely to be spending £50m on a striker either

Online KevinGage

  • Member
  • Posts: 11754
  • Location: Singing from under the floorboards
  • GM : 20.09.20
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1039 on: July 30, 2020, 10:10:57 PM »
Good shout above on the GK and on the KÝbenhavn (as they call it) the once highly rated , product of Ajax , Viktor Fischer being a villa signing all day long.

This guy promised big things few years ago , middelsboro signed him but was largely underwhelming , disappointing and didn't score in league that one season there (relegation)

Get this though Fischer one and only goal came at villa park in a pre season friendly .
At 26 this may be the type of signing villa take from Lange previous employers. An attacking midfielder, winger  who despite previous failure in England , circumstances didn't suit , could be a gamble I think we all know signing Viktor depends on Fischer price  :P
???

Because we have a Danish DOF we'll be better placed to sign Danes who have failed here before, I think?

It's untapped bounty for sure.

As much low hanging fruit as that market will clearly provide I hope Coulhard extends the search a wee bit further. Let's be greedy.

Online Dave

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 34844
  • Location: Bath
  • GM : 31.03.2021
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1040 on: July 30, 2020, 10:12:35 PM »
Good shout above on the GK and on the KÝbenhavn (as they call it) the once highly rated , product of Ajax , Viktor Fischer being a villa signing all day long.

This guy promised big things few years ago , middelsboro signed him but was largely underwhelming , disappointing and didn't score in league that one season there (relegation)

Get this though Fischer one and only goal came at villa park in a pre season friendly .
At 26 this may be the type of signing villa take from Lange previous employers. An attacking midfielder, winger  who despite previous failure in England , circumstances didn't suit , could be a gamble I think we all know signing Viktor depends on Fischer price  :P
???

Because we have a Danish DOF we'll be better placed to sign Danes who have failed here before, I think?

It's untapped bounty for sure.

The glorious return of Jores Okore and Niklas Helenius.

Online SheffieldVillain

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2769
  • Location: Poland
  • GM : 18.02.2022
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1041 on: July 30, 2020, 11:09:14 PM »
Can't see anything wrong with Footy's idea. Not that unfeasible that Lange might go back in for a player he has signed before, who was once very highly thought of at Ajax, or that if we do go back in for any players Lange knows from Denmark it'll be a Fischer type of profile with something to prove in a higher league.

Online KevinGage

  • Member
  • Posts: 11754
  • Location: Singing from under the floorboards
  • GM : 20.09.20
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1042 on: July 30, 2020, 11:58:12 PM »
Oh absolutely. I hope we're aware of all the Danish strays who deserve a second chance at knockdown, low low prices.  I also hope we cast the net a bit wider. Don't think that's particularly leftfield, but let's see.

As an aside, it shows how messed up football is when you can acquire Brendan Rodgers at £10 million a year (based on his current contract), Abraham for a fee prob in the £40 million bracket based on recent dealings but you can pick up a sporting director - the guy who coordinates the whole thing - for a fraction of that. 

It's the one position you probably don't want to skimp on.

Offline Big Ming

  • Member
  • Posts: 409
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1043 on: July 31, 2020, 05:37:33 AM »
Oh absolutely. I hope we're aware of all the Danish strays who deserve a second chance at knockdown, low low prices.  I also hope we cast the net a bit wider. Don't think that's particularly leftfield, but let's see.

As an aside, it shows how messed up football is when you can acquire Brendan Rodgers at £10 million a year (based on his current contract), Abraham for a fee prob in the £40 million bracket based on recent dealings but you can pick up a sporting director - the guy who coordinates the whole thing - for a fraction of that. 

It's the one position you probably don't want to skimp on.
I had always presumed that Director of Football was just the role of patsy who would take the fall to protect the Chief Executive when it all went tits up or, at least, fell short of expectations.

Offline mr underhill

  • Member
  • Posts: 8237
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1044 on: July 31, 2020, 09:38:25 AM »
off topic but got my ST refund email last night - for some reason they have split the refund into six payments spread over a week or so. Is this to comply with some accounting proceedure?

Online cdbullyweefan

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 48932
  • Location: Yardley Massive
  • I still hate Bono.
    • Every time you click this link, a child in Africa dies.
  • GM : 27.01.2022
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1045 on: July 31, 2020, 09:47:57 AM »
It's split up into the six remaining home games. Not sure why.

Offline The Edge

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4214
  • Location: Birmingham
  • GM : 02.08.2021
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1046 on: July 31, 2020, 10:02:32 AM »
Not a huge Mitrovic fan. Was hoping we would be moving onto "wow" signings ny now, rather than those that will do a job. I don't want to spend every season battling to finish seventeenth. If we are going to challenge near the top end of the league a striker likely costs around £50 million. Noone is going be spending that sort of cash on Mitrovic.
Who's this Noone? He always gets a mention. Must be loaded though if he's prepared to spend 50 million on Mitrovic

Online nigel

  • Member
  • Posts: 3791
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1047 on: July 31, 2020, 10:29:59 AM »
Not a huge Mitrovic fan. Was hoping we would be moving onto "wow" signings ny now, rather than those that will do a job. I don't want to spend every season battling to finish seventeenth. If we are going to challenge near the top end of the league a striker likely costs around £50 million. Noone is going be spending that sort of cash on Mitrovic.
Who's this Noone? He always gets a mention. Must be loaded though if he's prepared to spend 50 million on Mitrovic

Must be getting good royalties from him Hermanís Hermits days

Offline Small Rodent

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 8821
  • Location: Streatham
  • GM : 18.08.2021
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1048 on: July 31, 2020, 10:56:59 AM »
Not a huge Mitrovic fan. Was hoping we would be moving onto "wow" signings ny now, rather than those that will do a job. I don't want to spend every season battling to finish seventeenth. If we are going to challenge near the top end of the league a striker likely costs around £50 million. Noone is going be spending that sort of cash on Mitrovic.
Who's this Noone? He always gets a mention. Must be loaded though if he's prepared to spend 50 million on Mitrovic

Must be getting good royalties from him Hermanís Hermits days

Something tells me he's into something good.

Offline in exile

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2792
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Tamworth
  • GM : 10.07.2021
Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1049 on: July 31, 2020, 10:58:43 AM »
After Tammy has taken all of his Chelsea references off his Instagram profile, I'd be calling Chelsea asap.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal