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Author Topic: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread  (Read 350482 times)

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3540 on: January 31, 2023, 07:13:10 PM »
The Houssem Aouar story is from Football Insider, so file in the bin.

The thing with FI is it depends where they've pulled it from, they run 3 types of story, stuff they stolen from a real journalist, stuff they've stolen from random tweets and stuff they've either made up or turned into a story that in no way reflect whoever they're quoting. If it's the first type then maybe.
Im wondering if they have pulled their usual trick of saying that "player x is signing for Villa" & then having a counter story by some other muppett employed to write their lies saying that "player x is not signing for Villa". And then they claim an exclusive either way...

I'd be very surprised if they gave a fuck who does or doesn't sign for Villa.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3541 on: January 31, 2023, 07:15:37 PM »
Last winter Arsenal got rid of a lot of players. They signed a young back up keeper and a player from the MLS. They then lined up their deals for last summer.
Last winter Newcastle signed a few players, paid a bit over the odds but saw immediate benefit.  They then lined up more deals for last summer.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3542 on: January 31, 2023, 07:23:39 PM »
Indeed. The reality is weíve left ourselves completely open for the second half of the season. We might get lucky, I hope we do, but letís not try and spin this has a master stroke of squad development.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3543 on: January 31, 2023, 07:27:09 PM »
Squad reduction.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3544 on: January 31, 2023, 07:30:03 PM »
No recall option on Archer once the transfer window shuts so I hope that Watkins stays fit and scores goals, Duran is a masterstroke, Bailey can provide appropriate back-up and/or Emery has something up his sleeve in the next few hours.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3545 on: January 31, 2023, 07:31:55 PM »
We've just missed out  on Josh Onomah.


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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3546 on: January 31, 2023, 07:33:38 PM »
We've just missed out  on Josh Onomah.



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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3547 on: January 31, 2023, 07:34:03 PM »
Indeed. The reality is weíve left ourselves completely open for the second half of the season. We might get lucky, I hope we do, but letís not try and spin this has a master stroke of squad development.

It's the same old story of not quite enough and 'maybe next window'.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3548 on: January 31, 2023, 07:34:15 PM »
Last winter Arsenal got rid of a lot of players. They signed a young back up keeper and a player from the MLS. They then lined up their deals for last summer.
Last winter Newcastle signed a few players, paid a bit over the odds but saw immediate benefit.  They then lined up more deals for last summer.

This just shows that different approaches can work

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3549 on: January 31, 2023, 07:37:58 PM »
We've done well to move players on - think its all a bit risky - but what do I know?

Maybe it could turn out to be fine - So long as Emery is happy its the best way forward then I'll trust that. 

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3550 on: January 31, 2023, 07:42:03 PM »
Last winter Arsenal got rid of a lot of players. They signed a young back up keeper and a player from the MLS. They then lined up their deals for last summer.
Last winter Newcastle signed a few players, paid a bit over the odds but saw immediate benefit.  They then lined up more deals for last summer.

This just shows that different approaches can work

Is there an example of a club choosing to spend half a season with one senior striker and it going well?

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3551 on: January 31, 2023, 07:43:50 PM »
Last winter Arsenal got rid of a lot of players. They signed a young back up keeper and a player from the MLS. They then lined up their deals for last summer.
Last winter Newcastle signed a few players, paid a bit over the odds but saw immediate benefit.  They then lined up more deals for last summer.

This just shows that different approaches can work

Is there an example of a club choosing to spend half a season with one senior striker and it going well?

It's probably never happened anywhere. We are the great innovators.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3552 on: January 31, 2023, 07:45:00 PM »
Last winter Arsenal got rid of a lot of players. They signed a young back up keeper and a player from the MLS. They then lined up their deals for last summer.
Last winter Newcastle signed a few players, paid a bit over the odds but saw immediate benefit.  They then lined up more deals for last summer.

This just shows that different approaches can work

Is there an example of a club choosing to spend half a season with one senior striker and it going well?

A senior striker who is by no means prolific either

Offline Clive W

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3553 on: January 31, 2023, 07:45:23 PM »
Sorry chaps - I know this is not the correct place to show this but Iím a bit of a Luddite and I donít know how to start a new thread (or even if Iím allowed to)

Itís behind a paywall so I can try to copy and paste if anyone is interested

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3554 on: January 31, 2023, 07:46:12 PM »
Last winter Arsenal got rid of a lot of players. They signed a young back up keeper and a player from the MLS. They then lined up their deals for last summer.
Last winter Newcastle signed a few players, paid a bit over the odds but saw immediate benefit.  They then lined up more deals for last summer.

This just shows that different approaches can work

Is there an example of a club choosing to spend half a season with one senior striker and it going well?

It's probably never happened anywhere. We are the great innovators.

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