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Transfer Rumour Thread

Discussion in 'Transfer Archives' started by SpurMeUp, 6 Oct 2015.

  1. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    A Plan B that would keep us at our current PPG and win ratio for an entire season? Really? Remember, for every Monaco there's a Leicester at home, where we looked dogbrick without him and had to rely on him coming on and tucking away a pen just to get anything at all. In light of that, would you still be as blase as you are now?

    I don't think you would, honestly: I respect your judgement too much to believe that you'd weigh a sample with so few cases (Monaco, Leicester...?) and delude yourself into believing that the former will be the state of affairs going forward instead of the latter.
     
  2. afsoc4life

    afsoc4life Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    It is done and I am not happy that we didnt bring in any strikers as backup for Kane or even the youth team. The Plan B must be to play one of Njie, Son or Chadli if Kane is injured. If that is the case, then those players should be given more games in that position. I am still bewildered as to why Kane played against Colchester.
     
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  3. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    April will be the decisive month imo where we have a run of tough games whilst Arsenal have an easier schedule. I would have liked us to go into that run with Kane suitably rested with as close to our plan A as possible rather than relying on a potentially much weaker plan B where chadli is the lone striker. It's a tall ask of Son in his first season to him to cover lone striker. I used to laugh at how Wenger's intransigence in the transfer market used to cost his side success. It does seem as if we are becoming the same. Can't help thinking that January was a missed opportunity.
     
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  4. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Simon Davies

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    While this is indeed true. Newcastle went and loaned themselves a back-up striker in Doumbia and it wouldn't surprise me if he becomes their first choice striker as opposed to just a back-up, as he is a good player, who I think is suited to PL football. If we had gone for Doumbia we could've also purchased Dembele and then loaned him back to Fulham. Suddenly we are set both with cover for the rest of this season and a young striker to come into the squad next season.
     
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  5. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    the only players who have moved to/in the PL this window were, imo,

    a. overpriced
    b. not wanted by the selling club
    c. crap

    we had this in August with everyone losing their brick over benteke, ayew and gomis, how's that looking now?
     
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  6. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Simon Davies

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    Monaco were absolutely terrible mate.... It looked to me like they had come over on a shopping trip.

    Next season is all well and good, but if the team doesn't end up getting over the line this year and qualifying for the CL then I think we will come under pressure for at least one or two of our players.
    I don't think that any of us were expecting a Mandzukic or a Lewandowski or a Aubameyang or a Benzema.... and probably not a Zaza or a Batshuayi or a Lacazette... But a Sandro or Dembele?.... Or even a Yilmaz or a Doumbia on loan?!?

    When I saw him starting against Colchester I thought it was a message from the manager to the chairman showing how desperate we are for another number 9 option.
     
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    Finney Is Back Simon Davies

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    I would say that where point. a is concerned sometimes you have to just take your medicine and realise that you need to pay a bit of a premium now, but the rewards of doing so can be great. I would rather be overpaying for a player from a position of strength up near the top of the table than at the bottom when fighting relegation (and perhaps then stuck with numerous players on high wages and a massive drop in revenue).
    Where point b. is concerned - it doesn't automatically make a player a bad player or one not suited to our club just because his current team do not want him. Doumbia is an example of this I think, Roma clearly do not want him, but he is a good player who has proven that he can score goals at all levels.
     
  8. mudshark

    mudshark Mauricio Taricco

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    I actively avoided all this yesterday, because I was convinced we'd do precisely nothing to strengthen, and I'm equally sure our squad is not strong enough for a CL place this season. IMO, we'll cling to 4th till April and then get reeled in by Man U, still unable to turn enough draws into wins. That's the forecast, so we'll see how we go.
     
  9. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Second highest spending ever in a January window and this is all they've got to show for it:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    How many of those teams strengthening are in the mix at the top of the table?
     
  11. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny (Basle, undisclosed)

    Bournemouth: Juan Iturbe (Roma, loan); Benik Afobe (Wolves, undisclosed), Lewis Grabban (Norwich, undisclosed), Marius Adamonis (FK Atlantas, loan), Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed)

    Chelsea: Alexandre Pato (Corinthians, loan); Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls, undisclosed)

    Crystal Palace: Emmanuel Adebayor (free agent), Randall Williams (Tower Hamlets, undisclosed)

    Everton: Matty Foulds (Bury, undisclosed), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers, undisclosed), Oumar Niasse (Everton, £13.5million)

    Leicester: Demarai Gray (Birmingham, £3.75million), Daniel Amartey (FC Copenhagen, undisclosed)

    Liverpool: Marko Grujic (Red Star Belgrade, £5.1million), Steven Caulker (QPR, loan)

    Emirates Marketing Project: Anthony Caceres (Central Coast Mariners, undisclosed)

    Newcastle: Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea, undisclosed), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux, undisclosed), Andros Townsend (Tottenham, undisclosed), Seydou Doumbia (Roma, loan)

    Norwich: Steven Naismith (Everton, undisclosed), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg, undisclosed), Ivo Pinto (Dinamo Zagreb, undisclosed), Matt Jarvis (West Ham, undisclosed), Ben Godrey (York, undisclosed), Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan), Ebou Adams (Dartford, undisclosed), James Maddison (Coventry, undisclosed)

    Southampton: Charlie Austin (QPR, undisclosed)

    Stoke: Giannelli Imbula (Porto, £18.3million)

    Sunderland: Jan Kirchhoff (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), Steven Harper (free agent), Dame N’Doye (Trabzonspor, loan), Lamine Kone (Lorient, undisclosed), Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux, undisclosed)

    Swansea: Alberto Paloschi (Chievo, undisclosed),. Leroy Fer (QPR, loan)

    Watford: Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland, undisclosed), Nordin Amrabat (Malaga, free), Mario Suarez (Fiorentina, undisclosed), Abdoulaye Doucoure (Rennes, undisclosed), Adalberto Penaranda (Granada, undisclosed)

    West Brom: Sandro (QPR, loan), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham, loan)

    West Ham: Sam Byram (Leeds, undisclosed), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, loan)
     
  12. afsoc4life

    afsoc4life Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    So only one club apart from us i.e. Man Utd didnt bring in any players. The three clubs above us ALL got in extra players. I think Emirates Marketing Project loaned the guy back to Australia.

    There is no way someone will convince me that we couldnt loan in a striker for this period. If he is disruptive then cancel the loan.
     
  13. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Nobody has said we couldn't, only that Poch didn't want to.
     
  14. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    The top six in the Championship spent more than the top six in the Premier League this window. This window was all about getting into or staying in the PL for the new TV deal coming in next season.
     
  15. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    says a lot that one of the biggest deals was sent immediately on loan somewhere else
     
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    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    What's the point if we can't get one that the manager wants. How many of the players listed above do you think we should have signed?
     
  17. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Simon Davies

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    Are you talking about the one at Watford?.... If so then I wouldn't read too much into it as it's just the owners moving players around their clubs.
     
  18. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    what happened to the committee?
     
  19. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    yep, thats all that it is, that it made the list of top deals shows that little was going on
     
  20. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    i'd assume the consensus was reached by all of them
     

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