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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 417469 times)

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1560 on: August 06, 2020, 09:36:26 AM »
I think out of all the names mentioned in the last few pages, probably Abraham is the only one Id be prepared to splash serious money for. Tried and tested with us in the championship, so we know what hes all about. Backed it up with Chelsea last season in the Prem. He wouldnt be cheap though.

I hope we do better than Tammy.
I find posts like this remarkable.  Better than a 22 year old England player who scored 15 goals in the PL last year (+ 2 in Europe) and 26 goals for us in the Championship last year and will probably be worth c50m.  You hope we do better than that Tammy?  Well so do I, but I can't see Harry Kane, Jiminez or Jesus signing for us this summer.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1561 on: August 06, 2020, 09:38:24 AM »
Buendia would be a decent option - far better than Jota. Probably better than Hourihane as well. Smalling would be a decent signing and for 20 for an English player thats pretty reasonable. Still need a really good striker though. Ben Yedder was mentioned last year, but is he any better than Tammy?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1562 on: August 06, 2020, 09:40:47 AM »
Smalling would be good option to add experience for the next couple of years, but at 20m for a 30 year old with no resale value I can't see us being at all interested.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1563 on: August 06, 2020, 09:44:12 AM »
I think out of all the names mentioned in the last few pages, probably Abraham is the only one Id be prepared to splash serious money for. Tried and tested with us in the championship, so we know what hes all about. Backed it up with Chelsea last season in the Prem. He wouldnt be cheap though.

I hope we do better than Tammy.
I find posts like this remarkable.  Better than a 22 year old England player who scored 15 goals in the PL last year (+ 2 in Europe) and 26 goals for us in the Championship last year and will probably be worth c50m.  You hope we do better than that Tammy?  Well so do I, but I can't see Harry Kane, Jiminez or Jesus signing for us this summer.

Lets just sign Messi instead, he's probably better than Tammy.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1564 on: August 06, 2020, 09:50:38 AM »
Smalling no, Tuanzebe no. Rubbish and always injured, respectively.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1565 on: August 06, 2020, 09:58:08 AM »
Buendia would be a decent option - far better than Jota. Probably better than Hourihane as well. Smalling would be a decent signing and for 20 for an English player thats pretty reasonable. Still need a really good striker though. Ben Yedder was mentioned last year, but is he any better than Tammy?

In my opinion yes he is. If all you look at is the number of goals scored then Tammy is great but as soon as you dig deeper he looks more and more like a modern day Darren Bent. There's nothing wrong with that but you have to setup the team knowing that he adds almost nothing outside the box.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1566 on: August 06, 2020, 10:00:14 AM »
Buendia would be a decent option - far better than Jota. Probably better than Hourihane as well. Smalling would be a decent signing and for 20 for an English player thats pretty reasonable. Still need a really good striker though. Ben Yedder was mentioned last year, but is he any better than Tammy?

In my opinion yes he is. If all you look at is the number of goals scored then Tammy is great but as soon as you dig deeper he looks more and more like a modern day Darren Bent. There's nothing wrong with that but you have to setup the team knowing that he adds almost nothing outside the box.

I seem to remember him getting back and defending, especially when the other side had a corner or a free kick. I don't recall anyone on here having a pop at his work rate or work outside the box whilst he was here.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1567 on: August 06, 2020, 10:01:34 AM »

Not seen much of the Celtic striker Eduard, but we seem to be linked a lot lately. Is he any good?


From what Ive seen of him I would make him the number one target. Big, fast, skilful, scores tonnes of goals and still only 22. He needs to be playing in one of the big leagues, and this summer is probably the last realistic chance we will have of getting him.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1568 on: August 06, 2020, 10:05:35 AM »
I reckon Tammy has more to his all-round game than Bent ever did.  My concerns with him were that his first touch was often poor, and he had a habit of missing one sitter per game - even when he got 3 or 4 against Forest, he missed an easy header, probably his easiest chance of the night.  Still if he puts 2 or 3 out of 4 chances away it's not to be sniffed at.     

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1569 on: August 06, 2020, 10:09:59 AM »
I'd guess 90% of Tammy's goals are scored in the 6 yard box, a place we rarely visited last season. It's a big ask to expect him to maintain his high level of goals unless we radically change.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1570 on: August 06, 2020, 10:22:59 AM »
I'd guess 90% of Tammy's goals are scored in the 6 yard box, a place we rarely visited last season. It's a big ask to expect him to maintain his high level of goals unless we radically change.

We managed to get the ball to visit there often enough, only there was seldom anybody at home to welcome it.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1571 on: August 06, 2020, 10:23:28 AM »
They're both left-sided centre-halves, of which there aren't many in the PL, and that appears to be what Yanited are in the market for

Maguire plays on the left of defence for Man Utd the same as where he played for Leicester. He also plays on the left for England so I don't think Mings would be a priority for them.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1572 on: August 06, 2020, 10:34:01 AM »
Buendia would be a decent option - far better than Jota. Probably better than Hourihane as well. Smalling would be a decent signing and for 20 for an English player thats pretty reasonable. Still need a really good striker though. Ben Yedder was mentioned last year, but is he any better than Tammy?

In my opinion yes he is. If all you look at is the number of goals scored then Tammy is great but as soon as you dig deeper he looks more and more like a modern day Darren Bent. There's nothing wrong with that but you have to setup the team knowing that he adds almost nothing outside the box.

I seem to remember him getting back and defending, especially when the other side had a corner or a free kick. I don't recall anyone on here having a pop at his work rate or work outside the box whilst he was here.

Of course no one did, he was scoring regularly. In much the same way no one criticised Bent when he was scoring 1 in 2. How many goals did he create for other people? How many did he score from outside the box or by creating his own chance by beating a defender? You also seemed to miss the bit where I said there was nothing wrong with having a player like that so long as you setup in a way that works for them.

I've said before, I'd take Tammy but not for half of our total transfer outlay, I'd rather throw the big money at a wide player who can score goals and create chances for himself and others. For example, Rashica who we've been linked with a few times looks exactly the sort of wide player we need to compliment Jack on the other side. He's supposedly going for 33m (which is about what I'd expect to spend on this sort of signing) which makes 50m on Tammy look like it would be our only other big signing.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1573 on: August 06, 2020, 10:38:41 AM »
The Bent comparison is accurate in so far as he often has poor touch and sometimes fails to execute pretty simple passes. No problem with his work rate or attitude at all.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1574 on: August 06, 2020, 10:42:31 AM »
I didn't miss anything you said, I just disagree with you about his work rate. As for assists, 4 for Chelsea this season and 3 for us when he was here which is not too bad for a centre forward.

 


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