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Author Topic: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.  (Read 69841 times)

Offline Drummond

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #885 on: April 01, 2023, 08:40:05 AM »
Unai Emery: "Joao Felix deal in January was not totally impossible for us, but he wanted to play for a team in the Champions League". ✨🇵🇹 #AVFC

"He has a high salary and Chelsea paid a lot of money for that. I like him but we were never really in the running for him".

Online Dante Lavelli

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #886 on: April 01, 2023, 09:22:18 AM »
Unai Emery: "Joao Felix deal in January was not totally impossible for us, but he wanted to play for a team in the Champions League". ✨🇵🇹 #AVFC

"He has a high salary and Chelsea paid a lot of money for that. I like him but we were never really in the running for him".

I’d guess their shared agent made it “not totally impossible” in the sense if no one else came in he would have come.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #887 on: April 01, 2023, 09:40:54 AM »
Unai Emery: "Joao Felix deal in January was not totally impossible for us, but he wanted to play for a team in the Champions League". ✨🇵🇹 #AVFC

"He has a high salary and Chelsea paid a lot of money for that. I like him but we were never really in the running for him".

Can you play for two different teams on the CL in the same season?

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #888 on: April 01, 2023, 10:45:13 AM »
Unai Emery: "Joao Felix deal in January was not totally impossible for us, but he wanted to play for a team in the Champions League". ✨🇵🇹 #AVFC

"He has a high salary and Chelsea paid a lot of money for that. I like him but we were never really in the running for him".

Can you play for two different teams on the CL in the same season?

Someone else on here asked this a short while back and apparently the rules changed a season or two ago, so yes.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #889 on: April 01, 2023, 11:20:34 AM »
Chelsea and Southampton were the 2 highest spenders in January, did neither of them much good.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #890 on: April 01, 2023, 01:00:09 PM »

Since the window we have had injuries to Coutinho, Dendoncker, Kamara and Cash so it's not like we've been especially lucky on that front, and it hasn't seriously undermined our form.

Dendoncker is a reserve at best anyway, and Coutinho was hardly first choice under Emery. Cash picked up his injury since we last played, so it's impossible to say what effect his absence will have on our form.

Yes, but it fills your criteria of 9 players on the bench and only one goalie in that nine.

Also, any signings we would've made go straight into that alleged Dendoncker/Coutinho category by virtue of not being first choice, so who cares if they're injured and/or been signed at all?

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #891 on: April 01, 2023, 01:32:51 PM »

Since the window we have had injuries to Coutinho, Dendoncker, Kamara and Cash so it's not like we've been especially lucky on that front, and it hasn't seriously undermined our form.

Dendoncker is a reserve at best anyway, and Coutinho was hardly first choice under Emery. Cash picked up his injury since we last played, so it's impossible to say what effect his absence will have on our form.

Yes, but it fills your criteria of 9 players on the bench and only one goalie in that nine.

Also, any signings we would've made go straight into that alleged Dendoncker/Coutinho category by virtue of not being first choice, so who cares if they're injured and/or been signed at all?

Is there something that says we're not allowed to buy better players than the ones we already have?

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #892 on: April 01, 2023, 02:03:09 PM »
Unai Emery: "Joao Felix deal in January was not totally impossible for us, but he wanted to play for a team in the Champions League". ✨🇵🇹 #AVFC

"He has a high salary and Chelsea paid a lot of money for that. I like him but we were never really in the running for him".

Can you play for two different teams on the CL in the same season?

Someone else on here asked this a short while back and apparently the rules changed a season or two ago, so yes.

Ta

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #893 on: April 01, 2023, 03:57:26 PM »

Since the window we have had injuries to Coutinho, Dendoncker, Kamara and Cash so it's not like we've been especially lucky on that front, and it hasn't seriously undermined our form.

Dendoncker is a reserve at best anyway, and Coutinho was hardly first choice under Emery. Cash picked up his injury since we last played, so it's impossible to say what effect his absence will have on our form.

Yes, but it fills your criteria of 9 players on the bench and only one goalie in that nine.

Also, any signings we would've made go straight into that alleged Dendoncker/Coutinho category by virtue of not being first choice, so who cares if they're injured and/or been signed at all?

Is there something that says we're not allowed to buy better players than the ones we already have?

Which makes the suggestion we turned down opportunities to improve the first 11?

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #894 on: April 02, 2023, 12:50:51 PM »

Since the window we have had injuries to Coutinho, Dendoncker, Kamara and Cash so it's not like we've been especially lucky on that front, and it hasn't seriously undermined our form.

Dendoncker is a reserve at best anyway, and Coutinho was hardly first choice under Emery. Cash picked up his injury since we last played, so it's impossible to say what effect his absence will have on our form.

Yes, but it fills your criteria of 9 players on the bench and only one goalie in that nine.

Also, any signings we would've made go straight into that alleged Dendoncker/Coutinho category by virtue of not being first choice, so who cares if they're injured and/or been signed at all?

Is there something that says we're not allowed to buy better players than the ones we already have?

Which makes the suggestion we turned down opportunities to improve the first 11?

Negotiating the signing of a footballer isn't like a more tattooed version of the Argos catalogue, where you flick through and say yes to the ones that you want.

It's a complicated mesh of competition, research and negotation on about five different fronts. Some people will be better at it than others. And I feel that if we had the same quality of person in those roles as we do managing the team then January would probably have panned out differently.

I just find it very surprising that people are looking at the patchy records of Lange and Purselow over the last few years and have decided that there it's impossible that somebody else could potentially be doing a better job.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #895 on: April 02, 2023, 01:00:34 PM »
I 100% agree with all of that and it is certainly a possibility. As is "the right players weren't available at the right price/at all/went elsewhere". The truth is we don't know and if that's where the line in the sand lies the whole forum would be better off leaving it for now. We can pick this back up in the summer when we're not busy brushing aside Spurs and Chelsea on their own patch.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #896 on: April 02, 2023, 01:05:36 PM »
There's maybe an argument that Lange's performance can be made to look better or worse depending on who coaches the players he signs.

And that he was effectively fucked over by Purslow and the decision to appoint Gerrard.

Now Emery is getting a tune out of the squad, the players are looking better value.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #897 on: April 02, 2023, 01:19:56 PM »
To be honest the majority of the team were from pre Lange though? 

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #898 on: April 02, 2023, 01:23:17 PM »
To be honest the majority of the team were from pre Lange though? 

Mostly yes. I’m not convinced by Bailey whatsoever, still have reservations about Buendia and obviously Ings has been packed off already.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #899 on: April 02, 2023, 01:25:41 PM »
A great part of our recruitment over the last few years has been the ability to keep what we do out of the press until we announce something. Whoever’s at the club I really hope this continues.

 


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