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Offline Dave P

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The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« on: November 11, 2021, 04:14:38 PM »
Lets get this going nice and early as we'll probably be linked with all sorts in the next few weeks before the window opens.  Lets start with the obvious lazy Rangers links that will happen.  Morelos? Kent? Hagi? Tavenier?

I imagine the priority will still be a big horrible centre midfielder but I assume an attacking left back will also be looked at?

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 04:20:00 PM »
I  do not think it will take him long to work out we need more strength in midfield. He will also likely have an eye on some Rangers targets.
I do not see lots of activity, I would expect him to have a little bit of a clear out.
Interesting to see if Newcastle come calling for any of our players.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 04:34:08 PM »
Xabi Alonso would do nicely…

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 04:37:46 PM »
Boubacar Kamara. Out of contract this summer. Def midfield. Job sorted.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2021, 04:38:35 PM »
No Rangers players please.

Defensive Central Midfielder.
Left Back.

If as I suspect they held money back in the summer with our negative net spend then hopefully the taps will be back on and we can spend big money on the above two positions.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2021, 05:45:04 PM »
Don't some clubs negotiate a 'no coming after our players for a while' clause when a manager leaves mid-contract? If so, I hope FC Zombie have.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2021, 05:55:25 PM »
Don't some clubs negotiate a 'no coming after our players for a while' clause when a manager leaves mid-contract? If so, I hope FC Zombie have.

Movie pitch: El Santo vs. FC Zombie.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2021, 05:58:34 PM »
A proper defensive midfielder would be really, really lovely this January.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2021, 06:02:14 PM »
Don't some clubs negotiate a 'no coming after our players for a while' clause when a manager leaves mid-contract? If so, I hope FC Zombie have.

Movie pitch: El Santo vs. FC Zombie.

Ha! I will approach his estate imminently.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2021, 06:08:59 PM »
Two top midfielders please. Will probably have to wait until the end of the season in reality.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2021, 06:29:18 PM »
The summer doesn't really cut it. They've been trying to spin this as an ambitious appointment with the profile to attract better players. If we're supposed to make do and mend till May, then we might as well have gone for someone less high profile but with a better managerial record.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2021, 06:35:09 PM »
I am more interested in which players will be allowed to leave Villa Park than those being tapped up.  Our youth squad is seen as treasure by clubs who would love to exploit the hiatus created by the departure of Dean Smith.  I do not trust Gary Mac to know shit from Shinola for a start.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2021, 06:45:51 PM »
We'll go big for a midfielder, and I'm not expecting it to be someone under the age of 28.

I think we might go in for a left back too, if for no other reason than we seem a bit short, and unlike on the other flank we've not got a kid ripping up trees there.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2021, 06:49:50 PM »
Are we considering a bid for anyone or are we preparing one? I want to see clubs' resolves tested.

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Re: The January New Manager Warchest Transfer Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2021, 06:56:41 PM »
Are we considering a bid for anyone or are we preparing one? I want to see clubs' resolves tested.

The club doesn't give much away. It might be worth checking other teams' forums to see whether they're braced for an offer, or maybe even a raid.

 


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