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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2280 on: August 13, 2020, 09:09:44 AM »
I thought Id ask why were being linked with Milot Rashica as I can only see poor goal scoring ratio around 1 every 5 games ... thought wed wAnt better than this ?
Sorry to disrupt ur convo everyone

He's an attacking MF / winger.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2281 on: August 13, 2020, 09:19:40 AM »
Blimey this thread meanders somewhat over the past few posts doesnt it.

Anyone been spotted at the Belfry yet?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2282 on: August 13, 2020, 09:23:37 AM »
Birmingham Mail Villa reporter Preece saying the deal for Rashica is moving along at pace.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2283 on: August 13, 2020, 09:27:55 AM »
Pace? He'll never fit in.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2284 on: August 13, 2020, 09:32:10 AM »
He did well for Sheffield United.  Club legend in fact.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2285 on: August 13, 2020, 09:40:00 AM »
He did well for Sheffield United.  Club legend in fact.

Should never go back for players who leave the shirt...

The only shirt you should pull on after a Villa shirt is an England one..

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2286 on: August 13, 2020, 09:41:29 AM »
Seems quick and direct from his highlights reel. Almost 1 in 3 for Bremen is pretty good for a winger. Only 24 too.

Has anybody seen him play?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2287 on: August 13, 2020, 09:55:53 AM »
Seems quick and direct from his highlights reel. Almost 1 in 3 for Bremen is pretty good for a winger. Only 24 too.

Has anybody seen him play?

Only on TV from when I lived in Austria (the league was so bad that everyone watched the German league instead)

He was Werders top scorer last year, but they did avoid relegation on away goals only. He's very quick and very direct, can't remember him crossing much mind. Only concerns are that his left foot is for standing on, and he's not going to stick to that right wing very much.

Haven't seen enough of Benrahma to compare them sadly.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2288 on: August 13, 2020, 10:01:44 AM »
It's a good and equivalent standard in the Bundesliga, so hopefully an indication that he could make the switch. We all demanded pace and the kid seems to have it.

Hypothetically, if we imagine he is the winger we're after, I'd still like a Watkins who is big and quick, where the ball sticks, that can play across the line, including leading it, plus a striker.

Question of whether we need 3 wingers in the squad then and whether one of Davis or Samatta can go too. You'd have Wesley (when fit) new bloke and Watkins who can play up front. Equally, Grealish, possibly this Rashica, AEG, Watkins and Trez to play wide.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2289 on: August 13, 2020, 10:06:55 AM »
It's a good and equivalent standard in the Bundesliga, so hopefully an indication that he could make the switch. We all demanded pace and the kid seems to have it.

Hypothetically, if we imagine he is the winger we're after, I'd still like a Watkins who is big and quick, where the ball sticks, that can play across the line, including leading it, plus a striker.

Question of whether we need 3 wingers in the squad then and whether one of Davis or Samatta can go too. You'd have Wesley (when fit) new bloke and Watkins who can play up front. Equally, Grealish, possibly this Rashica, AEG, Watkins and Trez to play wide.

I've not seen Watkins play either, but hope he could make the step. Question would be do we get 2 wingers and a striker and play Jack in midfield or do we play Jack as one of the top three and look for a central midfielder (preferably a right footed McGinn as I think Luiz is developing into the deepest lying midfielder), 1 winger and a striker?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2290 on: August 13, 2020, 10:10:43 AM »
It's a good and equivalent standard in the Bundesliga, so hopefully an indication that he could make the switch. We all demanded pace and the kid seems to have it.

Hypothetically, if we imagine he is the winger we're after, I'd still like a Watkins who is big and quick, where the ball sticks, that can play across the line, including leading it, plus a striker.

Question of whether we need 3 wingers in the squad then and whether one of Davis or Samatta can go too. You'd have Wesley (when fit) new bloke and Watkins who can play up front. Equally, Grealish, possibly this Rashica, AEG, Watkins and Trez to play wide.

I've not seen Watkins play either, but hope he could make the step. Question would be do we get 2 wingers and a striker and play Jack in midfield or do we play Jack as one of the top three and look for a central midfielder (preferably a right footed McGinn as I think Luiz is developing into the deepest lying midfielder), 1 winger and a striker?

I'd think we'd go with Jack as one of the front 3, but with these players being more versatile, it gives more flexibility in game to change things.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2291 on: August 13, 2020, 10:11:58 AM »
It's a good and equivalent standard in the Bundesliga, so hopefully an indication that he could make the switch. We all demanded pace and the kid seems to have it.

Hypothetically, if we imagine he is the winger we're after, I'd still like a Watkins who is big and quick, where the ball sticks, that can play across the line, including leading it, plus a striker.

Question of whether we need 3 wingers in the squad then and whether one of Davis or Samatta can go too. You'd have Wesley (when fit) new bloke and Watkins who can play up front. Equally, Grealish, possibly this Rashica, AEG, Watkins and Trez to play wide.

If we get this kid I dont see us going for Benhrama as well, unless Grealish is going. If Jack stays, we buy this lad and Watkins, I wouldnt be surprised to see El Ghazi go. Think hes a better player than Trez, but Trez works harder and produced a goal threat at the end of the season.

I think if all this pans out, your right and another out and out striker needed. If Abraham beyond us, Id be happy enough with an experienced striker such as Wilson, not a marquee signing, but good solid experienced premier league striker, to support the young guns.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2292 on: August 13, 2020, 10:19:36 AM »
Somebody mobile like Wilson would be a decent option or somebody of that ilk anyway. I think, as I'm sure many do too, that were just too pedestrian up front and mobility and flexibility is what Smith wants. I'd very much hope that we can have an outball into the channel this season or the ability to hit on the break a bit more effectively, as I don't think we were capable of that last year with the lack of pace and transitions running almost solely through Grealish.

I think I agree with you on Tezuguet's summary. I'd briefly caught some stats which showed post lockdown his defensive work was very good indeed. But that said, he's probably the more like to go for 15m back to Turkey or the like.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2293 on: August 13, 2020, 10:20:40 AM »
It's a good and really exciting signing, but I really hope he's not the Jack replacement as, depressingly, he looks exactly like that to me.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #2294 on: August 13, 2020, 10:53:42 AM »
That's my concern.If he is coming in to be in the same team as Grealish that's a big upgrade but if not it's an unknown quantity having alot of pressure heaped on him to be Grealish instantly.

If he does sign and grealish stays (Which I doubt) then statistically we would possibly be moving grealish away from his best position into a central area. Unless the plan is to have wingers that can occupy and stretch the defence giving Grealish freedom in the middle.

Who knows!

 


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