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Author Topic: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.  (Read 652704 times)

Offline Drummond

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1800 on: May 31, 2023, 12:41:43 AM »
I wonder if there's a deal in the offing where he goes to the Middle East and then gets 'loaned' to the Premier League. There's probably a rule against it, but who knows.

Offline thick_mike

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1801 on: May 31, 2023, 12:55:20 AM »
I saw Messi play with Mbappe and Neymar last year. Same as the other poster: he just wanders round and seems to do fuck all basically. This was PSG vs Lorient. You'd think he'd be sticking 3 past them and assisting the other two for a 7-0 drubbing. Oh no, it was 1-0 (Neymar).
If he's coming to Villa, I'm getting noshed off by Monica Bellucci on the Holte as he runs on for his debut. While Penelope Cruz waits her turn.

He did nothing except score two and set up another two. Like nothing Ive ever seen. Zero contribution apart from the four goals. Like I said, Im not sure that would be accepted in the premier league.

It wont happen anyway, but he plays a different game to anyone Ive ever seen before.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1802 on: May 31, 2023, 01:12:05 AM »
He is almost 36 though. Ten years ago he was a hard worker.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1803 on: May 31, 2023, 07:23:58 AM »
Haha, lovely as it is to think of Messi at the Villa, it would fill me with dread.

He wouldnt come to sit on the bench, hed demand to start.
Hed limit Unais tactical flexibility having to cater to him in every match.
Hed use up all the extra revenue being squeezed out of the ticket prices, shady sponsor deals, and more all by himself and stop us getting others in.
Wed have loads of tourist fans crawling all over us.

And for all his wealth and success, to my knowledge, he is yet to have a decent haircut!

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1804 on: May 31, 2023, 07:50:53 AM »
As entertaining as this is to read, no body has to worry! Messi isn't coming within a country mile of B6 and we all know it. He's dodged the prem his whole career as he most likely doesn't fancy getting scissored by Ben Mee or his ilk on a regular basis!

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1805 on: May 31, 2023, 07:56:30 AM »
Supposedly we are looking to sign Rodrigo from Leeds

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1806 on: May 31, 2023, 08:01:14 AM »
Supposedly we are looking to sign Rodrigo from Leeds

Not the marquee signing we were hoping for but a solid player and versatile too.

Not sure what itd mean for Archer though as hed surely be the first reserve rather than a starter (once we land some big guns).

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1807 on: May 31, 2023, 08:04:21 AM »
Supposedly we are looking to sign Rodrigo from Leeds

Not the marquee signing we were hoping for but a solid player and versatile too.

Not sure what itd mean for Archer though as hed surely be the first reserve rather than a starter (once we land some big guns).

The marquee signing we need is in that second striker position in my opinion - the backup/competition to Watkins needs to be carefully chosen, and Rodrigo might well do the trick.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1808 on: May 31, 2023, 08:17:08 AM »
We need a good 2nd string and we haven't got that now, including 2 keepers.

We need first a foremost a better right back and advanced player to compete with Buendia with Bert as back up Coutinho and Bailey can go.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1809 on: May 31, 2023, 08:22:15 AM »
Supposedly we are looking to sign Rodrigo from Leeds

Not the marquee signing we were hoping for but a solid player and versatile too.

Not sure what itd mean for Archer though as hed surely be the first reserve rather than a starter (once we land some big guns).

The marquee signing we need is in that second striker position in my opinion - the backup/competition to Watkins needs to be carefully chosen, and Rodrigo might well do the trick.

Yes, agree with that. The only position in the team that I felt we still looked a bit weak was that one, Buendia, Bailey, Traore and Coutinho all inconsistent (and Coutinho usually injured). I think Buendia should stay but 2 of the others should go and our biggest signing needs to be a new player to go straight in.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1810 on: May 31, 2023, 08:23:12 AM »
C'mon lads, behave. He's apparently been offered 300m to play in Saudi Arabia. He isn't coming to the Premier League, and he certainly isn't coming to B6.

My first thought was Newcastle when an unnamed Premier League team was mentioned.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1811 on: May 31, 2023, 08:27:01 AM »
edit - ignore

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1812 on: May 31, 2023, 08:31:03 AM »
edit - ignore
Oh bugger!
That had my head spinning for a few minutes..

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1813 on: May 31, 2023, 09:14:22 AM »
Ooohtransfer season is truly upon us as the private jet watchers are out tracking activity. Inbound Madrid to Birmingham for 10 hours apparently

https://twitter.com/thetrees80/status/1663788108502953984?s=46&t=0-BUXD66ovTcofwrbTW4Ag

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1814 on: May 31, 2023, 09:28:04 AM »
Always made me smile that kind of stuff, 'tomorrow, there will be a plane arriving, at Birmingham Airport'

 


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