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Author Topic: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread  (Read 319138 times)

Offline Beard82

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2760 on: January 28, 2023, 08:41:15 PM »
There simply has to be some one that comes in up front / out wide - just purely from a numbers perspective.

Bailey, Watkins, Benudia, Duran, Phil - 3 of those will start.  We are literally a suspension or injury away from having no options on the bench.  Even we cant be that stupid - it might be that we get a make shift person in on loan - but we are so short.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2761 on: January 28, 2023, 08:41:19 PM »
Will be amazed if we've got five players off the books this Jan only to bring in nae wan.

Elanga (or similar) on loan as a minimum.

Based on previous windows the later additions tend not to be great but let's see.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2762 on: January 28, 2023, 08:44:07 PM »
West Ham want Guendouzi now apparently.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2763 on: January 28, 2023, 08:44:14 PM »
Considering how well the club did waiting for the right player with Kamara, I'm happy to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait on a centre forward, which they are clearly looking for.

There's no point on splurging a load of money on shite. Just because they're expensive, doesn't make them any good. See Everton. We're well versed in that behaviour too. Steady as she goes, strike when the right player becomes available. Stick to that method and we'll move forward.

Yeah but not splashing cash on shite is one thing, not creating the need to do so in the first place is another. We've got one striker, because we sold one and sent the other on loan, that's not enough.

It is a problem we created.

Yeah and herein lies the issue. Maybe it’ll all make sense come the end of Tuesday but at the moment it looks like we’ve left ourselves exposed.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2764 on: January 28, 2023, 08:49:14 PM »
Considering how well the club did waiting for the right player with Kamara, I'm happy to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait on a centre forward, which they are clearly looking for.

There's no point on splurging a load of money on shite. Just because they're expensive, doesn't make them any good. See Everton. We're well versed in that behaviour too. Steady as she goes, strike when the right player becomes available. Stick to that method and we'll move forward.

Yeah but not splashing cash on shite is one thing, not creating the need to do so in the first place is another. We've got one striker, because we sold one and sent the other on loan, that's not enough.

It is a problem we created.

We have two strikers. If you're using Archer as a stick to beat the club, then Duran is a 15m centre forward who offsets this. Ings needs replacing, but this is where we need to be disciplined and not blow 30m again on someone who doesn't fit. We have enough with Bailey. It's not ideal, but we're building, so let's not get hysterical and do it right.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2765 on: January 28, 2023, 08:51:35 PM »
We have one striker and a 19 year old prospect who hasn’t played a competitive game since October, and who Emery says isn’t ready for the Premier League yet.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2766 on: January 28, 2023, 08:54:11 PM »
Agreed, so let's not bring up Cam Archer constantly as a dig at the club's planning if Duran comes with that caveat.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2767 on: January 28, 2023, 08:56:50 PM »
Agreed, so let's not bring up Cam Archer constantly as a dig at the club's planning if Duran comes with that caveat.

He’s more ready for the Premier League than Duran, and has trained with the rest of the first team all season.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2768 on: January 28, 2023, 08:58:22 PM »
Sounds like you're selling a debatable opinion as a fact to me.

Offline mcgrath_85

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2769 on: January 28, 2023, 09:04:15 PM »
Sounds like you're selling a debatable opinion as a fact to me.

Reads to me like rational common sense. Of course Archer is more ‘ready’ than Duran. He hasn’t played since October and is coming from the ‘American major Soccer goals’ league. 

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2770 on: January 28, 2023, 09:04:41 PM »
Sounds like you're selling a debatable opinion as a fact to me.

Reads to me like rational common sense.

Me too.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2771 on: January 28, 2023, 09:08:24 PM »
Guendouzi subbed at halftime.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2772 on: January 28, 2023, 09:09:34 PM »
Considering how well the club did waiting for the right player with Kamara, I'm happy to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait on a centre forward, which they are clearly looking for.

There's no point on splurging a load of money on shite. Just because they're expensive, doesn't make them any good. See Everton. We're well versed in that behaviour too. Steady as she goes, strike when the right player becomes available. Stick to that method and we'll move forward.

Yeah but not splashing cash on shite is one thing, not creating the need to do so in the first place is another. We've got one striker, because we sold one and sent the other on loan, that's not enough.

It is a problem we created.

We have two strikers. If you're using Archer as a stick to beat the club, then Duran is a 15m centre forward who offsets this. Ings needs replacing, but this is where we need to be disciplined and not blow 30m again on someone who doesn't fit. We have enough with Bailey. It's not ideal, but we're building, so let's not get hysterical and do it right.

The ‘stick to beat club’ is not having a replacement already lined up before selling Ings and sending out third option out on loan.
Ings didn’t have to be sold.

Offline Mellin

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2773 on: January 28, 2023, 09:14:44 PM »
Duran offsets Archer. If you can't see that then there's no point carrying on the conversation.

Ings I'll give you, but I completely understand wanting to get those wages off the books for a good fee when the opportunity came. The space is now available to fill. Don't fill it with shit, especially considering the opportunity in front of us if we get it right.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #2774 on: January 28, 2023, 09:15:52 PM »
“Stick to beat the club with”
 “Hysterical”.

Jesus Christ.

 


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