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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 349428 times)

Offline Gareth

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1995 on: August 09, 2020, 11:15:42 PM »
Defensive midfielders have been around for decades.

Pretty sure we have pioneered defensive attackers, though.

Not this season we didnt, none of them were a first line of defence Heskey (who I am in minority as I rated him)...final few games Samatta worked the press a bit better.

As opposed to needing a defensive midfielder Id far prefer out full backs once in a while made it hard for opponents crossing a ball into the danger area.

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Offline olaftab

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1997 on: August 09, 2020, 11:26:54 PM »
Defensive midfielders have been around for decades.
I thought that too. Nothing new with that position.
Brian Godfrey the destroyer.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1998 on: August 10, 2020, 08:11:15 AM »
Defensive midfielders have been around for decades.
I thought that too. Nothing new with that position.
Brian Godfrey the destroyer.

James Cowan. The master.

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #1999 on: August 10, 2020, 09:17:29 AM »
Defensive midfielders have been around for decades.
I thought that too. Nothing new with that position.
Brian Godfrey the destroyer.

James Cowan. The master.

In the relative recentish past, God himself played that role for SGT a few times. kevin Richardson, George Boateng, Petrov, Glen Whelan, I would of thought would be considered more defensive centre midfielders.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2000 on: August 10, 2020, 09:49:31 AM »
Petrov turned himself into a very good holding midfielder whilst at Villa under MON. Kevin Richardson also did a great job in the role for a few seasons under BFR. Des Bremner was excellent in the role as part of the side that won the league and European Cup.

Offline Dick Edwards

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2001 on: August 10, 2020, 10:21:46 AM »
Benteke available for 8m according to the Daily Mail.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2002 on: August 10, 2020, 10:38:04 AM »
Bloody quiet. 

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2003 on: August 10, 2020, 10:45:45 AM »
I forgot how tedious the transfer window was.

Offline frank black

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2004 on: August 10, 2020, 12:43:53 PM »
Benteke available for 8m according to the Daily Mail.

Weve got Keinan.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2005 on: August 10, 2020, 01:00:51 PM »
the last thing we want is two non-scoring forwards

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2006 on: August 10, 2020, 01:04:26 PM »
Defo no for Benteke.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2007 on: August 10, 2020, 01:11:15 PM »
Bit quiet, but players are on holiday still, I suppose. Grealish and McGinn's bromance continues, going by the formers tweet yesterday.

Looking at other clubs, only Man City and Southampton have done much so far.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2008 on: August 10, 2020, 01:24:20 PM »
Petrov turned himself into a very good holding midfielder whilst at Villa under MON. Kevin Richardson also did a great job in the role for a few seasons under BFR. Des Bremner was excellent in the role as part of the side that won the league and European Cup.

Townsend was excellent at it aswell. Doubt we'd sign that type nowadays with our transfer policy, think he was 30 when we got him from Chelsea.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2009 on: August 10, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »
Its hard in the market right now. Man City can just lash out whatever they want so we can eliminate them from conversation and Chelsea after not being able to sign anyone were always going to get in some early deals. For most of the rest, season isnt done for certain players, just got done for others. Window closes in October so will see lots of deals done well into the start of the campaign. We need to start well, but we also need to continue what we were doing at the end of last season. Be defensively strong and resolute while we address the forward options. If the season started tomorrow I think wed be fine doing that, but we just need to make sure we fix the key areas prior to the windows closing.

 


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