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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 405022 times)

Offline WilliamStanding

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1590 on: August 06, 2020, 11:20:55 AM »
The following I dont want anywhere near our squad stinking the place out

Davis
Taylor
Jota
Landsbury

The rest of the squad Im kind of ambivalent about just lose the above and any additions will improve us.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1591 on: August 06, 2020, 11:22:15 AM »
I respectfully disagree with all that Paul. I think he'd be a very good fit for us, mainly for the reasons Ads has mentioned.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1592 on: August 06, 2020, 11:22:43 AM »
it's generally accepted that we have a long standing interest in Benrahma and to an extent Watkins so why delay? We know what Brentford want and i'm sure we know what they will accept. If dean's as keen as people say get on with it. if we rate them that highly i'd hate to miss out to Leeds Palace or Sheffield United.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1593 on: August 06, 2020, 11:24:45 AM »
I'd take Tammy and Watkins. I don't think anybody can look at Wesley, Samatta and Davis, the 6 goals they contributed in the league and not see that there needs to be drastic improvement.

Tammy is ideal for all the reasons Chris said. He knows the place, gets it and has a huge amount of credit in the bank. Somebody like Watkins, that has pace and can play right across the line, would be ideal too. He can fill in centrally or out wide. I'd then like an out and out wide player for the other position in the front 3.

We lack pace. Beyond Wesley's goal at home to Everton  I cannot think of too many runs off the shoulder and in behind that lead to goals.

I feel we really failed to penetrate the spaces beyond the opposition and couldn't counter as effectively as we'd like.

2 strikers, one being a Watkins type with pace and who can adapt, a winger and a central midfielder to upgrade on Hourihane.

If there's money left over, a right footed centre half.

I agree with all of that, Ads.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1594 on: August 06, 2020, 11:25:27 AM »
it's generally accepted that we have a long standing interest in Benrahma and to an extent Watkins so why delay? We know what Brentford want and i'm sure we know what they will accept. If dean's as keen as people say get on with it. if we rate them that highly i'd hate to miss out to Leeds Palace or Sheffield United.

Brentford only finished their season two days ago. It's not exactly a delay.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1595 on: August 06, 2020, 11:31:00 AM »
it's generally accepted that we have a long standing interest in Benrahma and to an extent Watkins so why delay? We know what Brentford want and i'm sure we know what they will accept. If dean's as keen as people say get on with it. if we rate them that highly i'd hate to miss out to Leeds Palace or Sheffield United.
Brentford wanted much more for Maupay from us than for what they eventually sold him for.  They can afford to play the waiting game and will squeeze every penny they can.  Rightly so, I'd expect us to do the same if we were in their position.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1596 on: August 06, 2020, 11:32:42 AM »
As other people are doing wishlists:

wide player with pace
box-to-box midfielder
utility forward who covers all across the front 3
striker
left back

In that order.

I understand why people are prioritising forwards but for me it's more important to upgrade on Trez and Hourihane first and then my next signing would be someone who can fit into our team alongside Wesley (when he's fit) rather than replace him.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1597 on: August 06, 2020, 11:34:30 AM »
Looking back over the past few pages, perhaps someone could tell me when, exactly, we became so good that signing Tammy Abraham would even be an argument?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1598 on: August 06, 2020, 11:37:16 AM »
Looking back over the past few pages, perhaps someone could tell me when, exactly, we became so good that signing Tammy Abraham would even be an argument?

Probably at the same time that Tammy turned into the second coming of Darren Bent.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1599 on: August 06, 2020, 11:37:25 AM »
Looking back over the past few pages, perhaps someone could tell me when, exactly, we became so good that signing Tammy Abraham would even be an argument?

It's going to be an argument every window until we either sign him or he retires, regardless of whether he's the right player in that window. Just like re-signing Milner and Barry was for years.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1600 on: August 06, 2020, 11:45:32 AM »
I can see why it's been brought up. We've just stayed up and we have pretty rich owners. I think it's also because Chelsea are said to be signing two forwards. Besides, a lot of people did speculate that they might have sold him had it not been for Chelsea's transfer ban.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1601 on: August 06, 2020, 11:49:24 AM »
Looking back over the past few pages, perhaps someone could tell me when, exactly, we became so good that signing Tammy Abraham would even be an argument?

Honestly, we just finished 17th...I cannot understand it. Some would turn their noses up at Messi.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1602 on: August 06, 2020, 11:50:12 AM »
Looking back over the past few pages, perhaps someone could tell me when, exactly, we became so good that signing Tammy Abraham would even be an argument?

Quite.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1603 on: August 06, 2020, 11:52:01 AM »
I've never really bought the 'yes he scores but that's all he does' argument, about anyone.  When you look at our current 'strike force' we're certainly not in a position to turn our noses up at anyone with a strike rate similar to Tammy's.  So I'd be happy to see him here but I kind of take paul's point: just because he's played for us before doesn't mean Tammy is necessarily the very best option.  That should be a minor factor; I've never understood what 'he gets the club' means.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1604 on: August 06, 2020, 11:53:40 AM »
Looking back over the past few pages, perhaps someone could tell me when, exactly, we became so good that signing Tammy Abraham would even be an argument?

This 100% - and apparently Davis is good enough to warrant a squad place because he can hold a ball up when hes 16 stone of muscle.

 


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