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Offline mr underhill

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1410 on: August 04, 2020, 03:48:41 PM »
If he proves as good as Watkins then he'll be ok

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1411 on: August 04, 2020, 04:14:19 PM »
No to Hendrick.

He makes Drinkwater look like Zidane with the ball at his feet. 

Fine if you're looking to play the Burnleh way and want midfielders who will primarily get up and down the pitch and hack the ball away under pressure. We should be looking for a bit more, even from players coming off the bench.

Nathaniel Chalobah at Watford was highly rated when he was breaking through at Chelsea a few years ago. Still only 25 and -providing the fee wasn't mental - still something to work with. Extra height in midfield would aid some of our shortcomings at set pieces and he's fiesty enough when it comes to tackling.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1412 on: August 04, 2020, 05:06:45 PM »
They're really trying to revolutionise the academy. Hoovering up a lot of very highly rated young players.

I wonder of the aim is the do a bit of a Chelsea?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1413 on: August 04, 2020, 05:51:23 PM »
They're really trying to revolutionise the academy. Hoovering up a lot of very highly rated young players.

I wonder of the aim is the do a bit of a Chelsea?

I agree with you about hoovering up the quality but hope that we are sufficiently improved, coaching wise, to make real stars of those players we've recently signed.  We do look like we mean business!

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1414 on: August 04, 2020, 06:03:10 PM »
I'd also definitely be looking at Edouard at Celtic, no idea what kind of money they would expect but surely will be a lot less than trying to get Tammy back - I think if he spend a lot of time sitting on the bench at Chelsea then we could go back for him in the new year or next summer.

Seen 30m mentioned in a couple of newspaper articles. I think he's a really good shout and should be gettable. Good lineage coming from PSG, 40 goals in 60 games for Celtic (I know it's only a tinpot league but still good going), has played for all the French age group squads and still only 22.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1415 on: August 04, 2020, 06:11:10 PM »
I'd also definitely be looking at Edouard at Celtic, no idea what kind of money they would expect but surely will be a lot less than trying to get Tammy back - I think if he spend a lot of time sitting on the bench at Chelsea then we could go back for him in the new year or next summer.

Seen 30m mentioned in a couple of newspaper articles. I think he's a really good shout and should be gettable. Good lineage coming from PSG, 40 goals in 60 games for Celtic (I know it's only a tinpot league but still good going), has played for all the French age group squads and still only 22.
The hot money is on Leicester to land Edouard.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1416 on: August 04, 2020, 06:16:56 PM »
I'd also definitely be looking at Edouard at Celtic, no idea what kind of money they would expect but surely will be a lot less than trying to get Tammy back - I think if he spend a lot of time sitting on the bench at Chelsea then we could go back for him in the new year or next summer.

Seen 30m mentioned in a couple of newspaper articles. I think he's a really good shout and should be gettable. Good lineage coming from PSG, 40 goals in 60 games for Celtic (I know it's only a tinpot league but still good going), has played for all the French age group squads and still only 22.
The hot money is on Leicester to land Edouard.

Then we should definitely go after him, offer him more cash and irritate Rodgers again like we did when we beat him to McGinn.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1417 on: August 04, 2020, 06:17:00 PM »
If they did get him I wonder f they'd entertain letting Vardy leave.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1418 on: August 04, 2020, 07:05:56 PM »
Iheanacho will be the one to go if they get him. And I would take Iheanacho like a shot. Miles better than our lot.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1419 on: August 04, 2020, 07:33:36 PM »
Id take Watkins as our centre forward. Guess he will go if they dont win tonight.

Offline Pat Mustard

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1420 on: August 04, 2020, 07:36:49 PM »
I'd also definitely be looking at Edouard at Celtic, no idea what kind of money they would expect but surely will be a lot less than trying to get Tammy back - I think if he spend a lot of time sitting on the bench at Chelsea then we could go back for him in the new year or next summer.

Seen 30m mentioned in a couple of newspaper articles. I think he's a really good shout and should be gettable. Good lineage coming from PSG, 40 goals in 60 games for Celtic (I know it's only a tinpot league but still good going), has played for all the French age group squads and still only 22.
The hot money is on Leicester to land Edouard.

Is Leicester still in lockdown? If we get our skates on we could get him signed before Rodgers can even leave his house

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1421 on: August 04, 2020, 07:49:58 PM »
No to Hendrick.

He makes Drinkwater look like Zidane with the ball at his feet. 

Fine if you're looking to play the Burnleh way and want midfielders who will primarily get up and down the pitch and hack the ball away under pressure. We should be looking for a bit more, even from players coming off the bench.

Nathaniel Chalobah at Watford was highly rated when he was breaking through at Chelsea a few years ago. Still only 25 and -providing the fee wasn't mental - still something to work with. Extra height in midfield would aid some of our shortcomings at set pieces and he's fiesty enough when it comes to tackling.

Chalobah is closer to what I'd want for a squad filler signing than people like Hendricks and McCarthy.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1422 on: August 04, 2020, 07:54:40 PM »
They're really trying to revolutionise the academy. Hoovering up a lot of very highly rated young players.

I wonder of the aim is the do a bit of a Chelsea?

I agree with you about hoovering up the quality but hope that we are sufficiently improved, coaching wise, to make real stars of those players we've recently signed.  We do look like we mean business!

We've pinched quite a few staff from the Stripey Filth  who have a decent academy. Hopefully Lange will help continue the structural side of things as what I don't think we're very good at is when players hit that 17-18 in getting game time. That's when loans need to happen. Grealish is the player he is, in part, thanks to the education and minutes he got at Notts County.

Lets hope we develop a good culture, bring these kids through with game time and some make the grade and others make us a profit.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1423 on: August 04, 2020, 08:03:46 PM »
Iheanacho will be the one to go if they get him. And I would take Iheanacho like a shot. Miles better than our lot.

Now that is damning with faint praise right there!

Offline paul_e

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1424 on: August 04, 2020, 08:18:24 PM »
They're really trying to revolutionise the academy. Hoovering up a lot of very highly rated young players.

I wonder of the aim is the do a bit of a Chelsea?

I agree with you about hoovering up the quality but hope that we are sufficiently improved, coaching wise, to make real stars of those players we've recently signed.  We do look like we mean business!

We've pinched quite a few staff from the Stripey Filth  who have a decent academy. Hopefully Lange will help continue the structural side of things as what I don't think we're very good at is when players hit that 17-18 in getting game time. That's when loans need to happen. Grealish is the player he is, in part, thanks to the education and minutes he got at Notts County.

Lets hope we develop a good culture, bring these kids through with game time and some make the grade and others make us a profit.

I'd have someone in the academy structure whose job is to do that bit, find clubs for players in the window and then work with those clubs during the season to make sure everything is working out.

 


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