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Offline brontebilly

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7890 on: September 24, 2020, 12:45:54 AM »
The midfield positioning we need strengthening though is next to Luiz, ultimately replacing Nakamba and pushing Hourihane to the bench. Barkley isn't that player anyway, has no tactical or positional discipline whatsoever. Not sure we need another attacking midfielder. Trying to fit Traore, McGinn, Grealish and possibly still Rashica in will be a challenge. Perhaps more competition for McGinn would be good but LB particularly and LCM are still the two priority positions for me.

Is there any reason McGinn couldn't play as a left sided central midfielder? Assuming that we buy/loan another midfielder who is pre dominantly right footed.

Unless Taylor moves on I doubt signing a left back is going to happen.

McGinn struggled there in the championship so a definite no for me. Same problem as Barkley regarding tactical discipline, general fitness/mobility concerns and his range of passing is quite limited. He's at his best running with the ball and bum rolling. Trying that in front of our box is asking for trouble.

If/when his forms turns around he was at his best for us as an inside right I think (JM/JG/AA) with an overlapping full back outside him. But with Traore coming in I don't think it's being considered. McGinns form needs to improve either way.

Seems that way at LB alright but I think that's a grave error of judgement from Smith if so. Matt Targett is dreadful and Taylor isn't good enough for a decent championship team.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7891 on: September 24, 2020, 12:53:22 AM »
Yes, I think I imagined Luiz sitting with two others bombing forward. A brief second contemplating a midfield three of Luiz McGinn and Barkley trying to defend did make me laugh.

I think I'd prefer us to be linked with one of those boring English holding midfielders Southgate seems so enamoured with.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7892 on: September 24, 2020, 01:25:07 AM »
Ante Budimir ?

https://www.marca.com/en/football/spanish-football/2020/09/23/5f6b41c622601d57198b45c9.html

( he was mentioned earlier, but it got lost in amongst all antler wordplay)

We don't have a great track record with Croatians do we? Balaban and Kalisinic - anyone else?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7893 on: September 24, 2020, 06:47:22 AM »
Yes, I think I imagined Luiz sitting with two others bombing forward. A brief second contemplating a midfield three of Luiz McGinn and Barkley trying to defend did make me laugh.

I think I'd prefer us to be linked with one of those boring English holding midfielders Southgate seems so enamoured with.

Didn’t Loftus-Cheek play DCM for Crystal Palace, the form that got him into the England squad/team?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7894 on: September 24, 2020, 07:32:25 AM »
Yes, I think I imagined Luiz sitting with two others bombing forward. A brief second contemplating a midfield three of Luiz McGinn and Barkley trying to defend did make me laugh.

I think I'd prefer us to be linked with one of those boring English holding midfielders Southgate seems so enamoured with.

Didn’t Loftus-Cheek play DCM for Crystal Palace, the form that got him into the England squad/team?

According to Transfermarkt, he played either left midfield or central, but a few games in defensive midfield that season. I like him as a player, good size, good ability. Just needs someone to make him their top dog in a position and be allowed to develop, and long term think he would be a really good fit.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7895 on: September 24, 2020, 07:57:21 AM »
Links to Loftus Cheek and Barkley! Yes to both, we lack quality competition in midfield.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7896 on: September 24, 2020, 08:12:26 AM »
Have to be impressed by the ambition Wolves are showing

Shopping in a more impressive shop than us.

A closed one? Owned by Mendes?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7897 on: September 24, 2020, 08:18:02 AM »
I'd be very happy with Loftus-Cheek, not so much Barkley, I've never rated him. He has talent, but his decision making is woeful.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7898 on: September 24, 2020, 08:22:16 AM »
L-Cheek, first choice - has he also played temporary CB in his career?
I think we lack that physicality in MF that he would bring.
If we could get him on a perm and bring in Barkley as a loan; that would be amazing business.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7899 on: September 24, 2020, 08:22:53 AM »
Have to be impressed by the ambition Wolves are showing

Shopping in a more impressive shop than us.

A closed one? Owned by Mendes?

Samedo who they’ve been linked with for £30m hasn’t done anything to justify that sort of fee, granted he’s younger and probably will get better under the right coach but he’s half the player of Doherty. Maybe the wolves system will suit him better.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7900 on: September 24, 2020, 08:24:43 AM »
If Spurs really are willing to release Ryan Sessignon surely he’d be well worth a season loan with option to buy. Covers left back or left midfield. Scores goals too.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7901 on: September 24, 2020, 08:26:49 AM »
If Spurs really are willing to release Ryan Sessignon surely he’d be well worth a season loan with option to buy. Covers left back or left midfield. Scores goals too.

Yeah, I'd be all over that one.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7902 on: September 24, 2020, 08:31:36 AM »
Have to be impressed by the ambition Wolves are showing

Shopping in a more impressive shop than us.

A closed one? Owned by Mendes?

Samedo who they’ve been linked with for £30m hasn’t done anything to justify that sort of fee, granted he’s younger and probably will get better under the right coach but he’s half the player of Doherty. Maybe the wolves system will suit him better.

Barcelona are signing Max Aarons from Norwich to replace Samedo for £20m. Wouldn't it make more sense for Wolves to go for him? Or are they not allowed to?

And Doherty for £14m, a player at the top of his game, to one of your rivals, but £30m for a player surplus to requirements at Barcelona? And £30m on an 18 year old to replace Jota?

Nothing to see here, move along.
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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7903 on: September 24, 2020, 08:32:55 AM »
If Spurs really are willing to release Ryan Sessignon surely he’d be well worth a season loan with option to buy. Covers left back or left midfield. Scores goals too.

Yeah, I'd be all over that one.

And me. I wonder whether he's anchored to London like Eze though. Lots of young people from London genuinely think that it's a wilderness out there beyond the orbital.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7904 on: September 24, 2020, 08:38:33 AM »
Not sure it’s nothing to see. Losing Jota and Doherty is a blow for them, yes. But they’d already got podence and neto in last season, both who look decent.
They’ve then gone and bought one of the most highly rated youngsters in Europe in silva and Barcelona’s right back. Irrespective of whether they think he’s surplus to requirements, he played 30-40 games last year for one of the biggest clubs on the planet.
Now I don’t think we’re q there yet and they have the Mendes factor but they are definitely statement signings.

 


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