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January Transfer Thread - it couldn't open and close any quicker

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Gazza, 1 Sep 2021.

  1. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    It would be, 'why did we buy quick fixes in January, when we could've bought the players we really want in the summer.'
     
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  2. braineclipse

    braineclipse Les Howe

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    Again, sure, improve our squad.

    Even if we're willing to back Conte more financially than previous managers we'll have limited funds. We need to find very good deals, either top class, potential top class or good value for money. And they have to fit the Conte system.

    Woods, Trippier, Coutinho. Meh for me.
     
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  3. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jimmy McCormick

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    Why would people be bitching over wood?

    10 PL goals a season for past 4 season
    Different type of striker than we have.
    Home grown
    Would be happy to be a squad player at a bigger club.
     
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  4. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I don't think so. He came through at Cambridge FC (Waikato, New Zealand), not Cambridge United
     
  5. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jimmy McCormick

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    Came over when 16 , counts towards HG - for PL anyway.
     
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  6. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    Regretfully Kane is no longer up for a battle with the opposing centre halves. He drops deep to get away from their attentions now. He doesn't even close down like he used to. Would be much better deployed in a Sherringham role alongside a top centre forward, who would do all the hard yards thereby freeing Kane up to do what he does best - scoring goals.
     
  7. parklane1

    parklane1 Steve Sedgley

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    We will disagree, Wood is a long ball team man and he is good in the air i grant you. As for Trippier you must remember the stick he was getting from a section of our fans before we sold him, bringing him back here would not go down well. IMO
     
  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Steve Sedgley

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    I will get behind any player we sign ( same as you), said it earlier he is a long ball team player and he is good at what he does but we do not play that way and for 20 million he would ( imo) not be worth the fee.
     
  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Steve Sedgley

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    Excately.
     
  10. parklane1

    parklane1 Steve Sedgley

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    He looks good for Burnley who play to his strengths ( ie long ball over the top and into the box) we do not play that way under Conte and i hope we never do. 20million could be better spent/ towards a player who can give us more.imo
     
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  11. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Chris Perry

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    I understand that reservation but maybe he thrives that way as that’s the system Burnley plays. Maybe if he joined us we would play as we do, and then he’s an outlet for long passes, and we know we used to appreciate Alderweireld’s longer passes, in addition to Wood having been good in other ways. From what I’ve seen yes, he’s a target man striker, but he’s also good as a forward. I think to say he can only play one way might be being overly harsh on him.
    If Conte signs a player then it’s because he thinks that the player will fit our system.
    As we didn’t sign him then all talk is moot but just saying I think he isn’t just a long ball striker but we’ll see what Newcastle do with him.
     
  12. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Johnny Morrison

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    I must confess I am both surprised and disappointed that half way into January we still have not signed a player, particularly when you consider the obvious deficiencies in our team.
     
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  13. AdamB

    AdamB Tommy Harmer

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    We have quite a full squad. Might well just be that we need to shift players before we bring some in. I think we'll end up with Traore + 1-2 others assuming we can offload some

    I also think we'll find takers for GLC, Doherty and maybe Tubby (loan). We could probably find a loan taker for Rodon though doubt we'd do that unless we're signing another CB
     
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  14. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Chris Perry

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    I think Levy has to cut losses on our dross. Sell them at reduced prices to get them out of the squad, reduce the wage bill and ‘start fresh’.
     
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  15. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    The players will need to accept wages cuts to move though, which few will readily agree to
     
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  16. AdamB

    AdamB Tommy Harmer

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    He will. But we'll get a respectable fee for GLC, and we showed with Aurier in the summer that we can take a more pragmatic approach
     
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  17. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Johnny Morrison

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    You can say that hindsight is 20/20, but it was obvious in the summer that Aurier was a better player than Doherty, and now when you consider we are playing with wingbacks he would have been a perfect fit. Instead of paying him off I think it would have made more sense to keep Aurier for a final season and then let him leave on a free.
     
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  18. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Chris Perry

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    Aurier was even good under Mourinho. I think he was definitely better than Emerson Royal has shown himself to be so far. Yes, Aurier made mistakes, who hasn’t? As for Doherty… why the fudge did Conte play him left back against Chelsea when it had already been established that he can’t play left back. I would have preferred a left footed anyone there than Right Foot Only Doherty.
     
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  19. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Luka Modric

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    Apparently signing players in January is a complete waste of time…

     
  20. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Jimmy Cantrell

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    He'll score an occasional wonder goal and a couple of Hollywood assists in 6 months, and do just about enough to get a fat contract, and then revert back to being completely useless.
     
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