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Author Topic: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)  (Read 27984 times)

Offline Toronto Villa

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Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« on: September 08, 2020, 03:25:58 PM »
Seems safe to start this. Being reported in a number of places now that the deal £28m rising to £33m seems steep but that’s the good rate I suppose.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 12:03:17 PM by Ger Regan »

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 03:27:14 PM »
Big price, best of luck if you join Ollie.

Offline N'ZMAV

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 03:35:58 PM »
good strikers cost a lot of money

a lot of bad ones do too

Offline Tokyo Sexwhale

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 03:39:33 PM »
Did they throw in Benrahma for that fee too?


Offline Mister E

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2020, 03:41:13 PM »
I'm delighted and think he'll do us proud. We now need an additional striker / winger and a CMF (L-Cheek, please!).

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 03:42:11 PM »
Crazy money. He will get my 100% support but I sure hope this ends better than our recent history of buying overly expensive strikers from the Championship - Hogan, McCormack, Gestede, Kodija ......

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2020, 03:43:48 PM »
Looking forward to seeing him play for us I think he will do well he's young and hungry and will want to prove himself in the top flight.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 03:48:50 PM »
Crazy money. He will get my 100% support but I sure hope this ends better than our recent history of buying overly expensive strikers from the Championship - Hogan, McCormack, Gestede, Kodija ......

Bit harsh on Kod he did perfectly well for us.

Offline maidstonevillain

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2020, 03:49:28 PM »
Crazy money. He will get my 100% support but I sure hope this ends better than our recent history of buying overly expensive strikers from the Championship - Hogan, McCormack, Gestede, Kodija ......

Kodija despite injuries did alright. And Gestede was cheap, and we at least got the transfer fee back.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2020, 03:54:00 PM »
I'm happy about this.  Cover til Wesley gets fit and some competition in different positions.  I've got a reverse Han Solo about this one.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2020, 03:54:57 PM »
Watching Kodjia in his first season was almost as good as watching Benteke in his. Kodjia would have  been one of our better forward investments in recent years were it not for those ankle injuries. Ollie is clearly a player Dean covets so let's all get behind it.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2020, 03:57:48 PM »
Crazy money. He will get my 100% support but I sure hope this ends better than our recent history of buying overly expensive strikers from the Championship - Hogan, McCormack, Gestede, Kodija ......

Bit harsh on Kod he did perfectly well for us.

Agreed, Kodjia certainly doesn't deserve to be spoken about in the same breath as those others.

This seems like an expensive acquisition, but one we're crying out for, so good luck Ollie, assuming it happens.

Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2020, 03:58:36 PM »
Best of luck if he joins. Looks like the archetypal british goal-hanger who does fuck-all for 85 minutes and  scores two. This is a good thing. Smith has bet the house to back his judgement, so lets hope its not another fine mess he's got us into. One for the kids there...…..

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2020, 04:00:29 PM »
Even if he bombs (and by extension we do too), you'd think he's shown enough in the Championship that he'd be fine to get 25 goals to help get us back up or half his fee back from someone else.

Seems a bit lazy (our transfer policy, not him as a player), but he's the sort of player who will probably get the 12 or so goals that we were lacking from a striker last year and should make things a bit more comfortable than last time.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 04:09:37 PM by Dave »

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2020, 04:04:13 PM »
Even if he bombs (and by extension we do too), you'd think he's shown enough in the Championship that he'd be fine to get 25 goals to help get us back up or half his fee back from someone else.

Seems a bit lazy, but he's the sort of player who will probably get the 12 or so goals that we were lacking from a striker last year and should make things a bit more comfortable than last time.
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yeah, a lot of my concern is not that we've bought a lemon, but whether he will find his feet straight away.

 


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