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Transfer Window Thread

Discussion in 'Transfer Archives' started by LemonadeMoney, 9 Sep 2018.

  1. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    They have, Sky now are Comcast. Same horse different Jokey!
    BT will end up with a Disney or Netflix master.

    Money will never leave in our lifetime, if ever!
     
  2. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Andy Thompson Staff Member

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    Honestly? I don't want anyone this window. I don't want our squad cannon-foddered up with panic buys to cover a few weeks. Sonny will be back in three weeks, I feel confident Kane is out for no more than three weeks, Dier will be back in three weeks. We have three weeks to bridge Fulham/Watford/Newcash and the semi-final. Unless we could land one of our proper targets for the summer early, then no panic buys. If you write down who we DO have available and fit, we have more than enough to cover those games. The league remains the most important for me. Chelski? Honestly, if we went there with a 4-5-1 and sat deep/ground out a draw, I'd be delighted!!!!
     
  3. imcallingbullsh*t

    imcallingbullsh*t Erik Edman

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    Plus i dont think anybody we buy will be able to play in the SF either, so best they could do is provide a rest to the others.
    Happy for Llorente, Nkoudou, Dembele, Vorm, Janssen all to leave without replacements, no point shifting Nkoudou and ending up with Njie
     
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  4. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Surely the delay on the stadium means doing any transfers is a no-no anyway?
     
  5. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Justin Edinburgh

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    Obi wan bissaka, sander bergerac and as unlikely as it would be fonzie menzies from man utd.
    Get them now to get up to speed with pochs methods for next season in the new stadium and watch us go.
     
  6. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    There are none.

    If Eriksen leaves, we will run around like headless chickens trying to find someone to replace him. Otherwise, I doubt we have any 'proper targets for the summer'.

    If we did, we would have seen movement on them *now* - to get them bedded in, since the first six months are a write off for Poch signings anyway, given the physical demands.

    We haven't. And we won't.

    It's our way. I doubt we have targets, or a transfer plan - everything I've seen over the past two-odd years tells me we're reactive, not proactive. We see a bargain that fits with the few pennies we have, we move - otherwise, we just sit on our hands.
     
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  7. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Andy Thompson Staff Member

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    Unrelated. Mate, seriously, the two have far less of a relation than people think. Two different budgets.
     
  8. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Andy Thompson Staff Member

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    We have a plan and we have targets. Of course there are variables which happen in football (will Barca come in for Eriksen for example) but we do have a few long-term youth targets. Special ones. When Poch spoke of being brave, he meant not stuffing up the ranks with mid-level fodder. He meant go big or go home in the sense of signings, and he's right, because Skipp is worth it, Amos would've been (and will be) and KWP can step up as well. The biggest problem has been when we have had targets who nearly came -Isco for example- they see our squad and wonder how they'll become any more of a regular than who we have. Easing Dembele along is very helpful, and ditto Victor will be too. But to say we don't have a transfer plan now is not accurate; the plan firmed up with the realization that Poch no longer wanted a second, third or fourth option, he wants one or none. He also is not a big money guy necessarily; those come with interference/big agents getting in the way, and he is not interested (I concede that as he gets older he might have to alter that tune slightly). It is why the United talk is funny; he is NOT going to be answerable to a PLC and chairman-appointed DOF. Let alone the super-agents in that squad.
     
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  9. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    The current level of noise in the media about our transfers doesn't really fill me with any confidence that we will buy anyone. Not surprised. But I do believe strongly we need a Dembele replacement. A box to box type. Sissoko has done incredibly well but we really should have a top class player in this position.
     
  10. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Chris Armstrong

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    If only it worked that way.... Every £ extra the club spends on the stadium is either an extra £ they have to borrow and pay interest on or a £ they have to take out of their cash flow. We already had net debt of £360 odd million in June 2018, I would imagine there would still be considerable stadium costs to pay at that point to. We are also likely to have reduced income this season compared to last (significantly reduced attendances at Wembley) unless our new commercial deal with Nike is significantly higher than our previous deal.
     
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    afsoc4life Alan Hutton

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    We do need extra players unless we want to write this season off.
     
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    Legohamster Chris Armstrong

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    Llorente told he’s not going anywhere this window - guess it makes sense.
     
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    Legohamster Chris Armstrong

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    We still haven’t announced the naming rights.

    I imagine that will be a massive deal - even more so If Oakland raiders do play a whole season here
     
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  14. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Spurs are weighing up a loan move for Barcelona forward Malcom, 21, with uncertainty over striker Harry Kane's fitness. (Star)


    Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, 21, from Club Brugge. (Mail)


    Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, is close to joining PSGfor around £67m, earning £7m a year in wages. (AS - in Spanish)


    UTD INTERESTED IN BROOKS

    Manchester United are reportedly interested in Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, according to The Sun.

    Bournemouth want to offer the Welshman a new contract to ward off interest from United and Spurs - who reportedly want to pay £40m for the 21-year-old.
     
  15. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Thier not that stupid then.
    Oh to have money!
     
  16. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Jarrod Bowen interview: Premier League interest, his non-league route and Hull City form
    Jarrod Bowen discusses interest from Premier League clubs, his non-league route into the game and his sparkling form for Hull City.

    Two more goals at the weekend and another win for Hull City. Jarrod Bowen is flying at the moment.

    The 22-year-old took his tally to 13 for the season with his double against Sheffield Wednesday, of which nine have come in his last eight appearances. Little wonder he was named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for December.


    Naturally, with exemplary form comes speculation. Premier League clubs are always swarming in January looking for a player who can take them to the next level, whether that be survival or something more.

    His current level of performance may well suggest that Bowen is better off staying where he is, though, because Hull seem unstoppable right now.

    "There is always going to be interest in every single player when you play well, but I've got agents that represent me that take care of that and they didn't say anything to me," Bowen told Sky Sports, when asked about reported interest from Tottenham earlier this month.


    "It is nice to see your name linked to some teams, but I am a Hull City player and as far as I'm aware it is just rumours."

    A tricky start to life in the game has helped keep him grounded and focused on the present. The youngster from Herefordshire was rejected from Aston Villa and Cardiff at an early age, before dropping into non-league to begin his career at local club Hereford United.

    But a strong work ethic, mental resolve and the support of his youth-team manager at Hereford, who had links to a coach at Hull, helped secure him the move his talent deserved.

    "The Cardiff one was the hardest to take because I was a bit older and I thought that was the end," he remembered. "Off the top of my head I can't remember the exact reasons but essentially they said I wasn't good enough.

    "But I knew I was good enough and I had to be patient and keep working hard, because I had no Plan B [other than football]. I then got a chance at my local team and played well there. Pete Beadle was my youth-team manager at the time and he knew [Hull coach] Tony Pennock, who came to watch me a couple of times.

    "Then me and my dad came up to Hull, our heads were turned and then the next week I was signing for Hull at 17. It all happened quite quickly but I was buzzing for it and it has benefited me now. It's been an unbelievable journey so far."

    It hasn't been an easy time to be a Hull City player. Bowen was signed under Steve Bruce in 2014, he made his debut under Mike Phelan in 2016 and then he was handed his first Premier League start by Marco Silva in 2017.

    "There was talk of me going out on loan but both managers [Phelan and Silva] said they thought I was good enough to be around the team, which gave me a lot of confidence," said Bowen.

    "I made my debut against Exeter and featured a few more times, then Marco Silva came in and I played against Manchester United in the cup and started the last game of the season against Tottenham.

    "[Silva] was great with me. He was always working with me to tell me what I needed to improve upon and what I was good at. It benefited me a lot and he showed a lot of faith in me by giving me chances.

    "Unfortunately we got relegated that season but since then I have been playing virtually week in, week out, which I consider a privilege."

    His real breakout then came in 2017/18 under Leonid Slutsky in the Championship, scoring 10 times in 21 appearances under the Russian.

    "I wasn't sure if I would be playing that much but we spoke in pre-season and he said he saw me as one of his key players," explained Bowen.

    "For him to show that confidence in me helped me thrive under him, but unfortunately we weren't getting the results and that came to an end."

    And then came Nigel Adkins, where, after a turbulent year, things have now fully come together for himself and the team.

    "I was confident with what I had done but it's always a little worrying when a new manager comes in," admitted Bowen. "But he has shown faith in me ever since he [came in] as well. You just need to show how good you are and how hard you want to work for them.

    "We have been doing the same things since the start of the season, we know our gameplan and our qualities, but we have just defended better and been more clinical in the final third. I think it has all just clicked into place and we have turned in some unbelievable performances."

    Sooner or later you feel Bowen will be playing in the Premier League again. He, and many others around the KCOM Stadium, hopes it will be with Hull.

    "That is everyone at this club's aim now," he said. "We have got out of a deep, dark hole and we are looking up. We need to go on a good run and see where it takes us.

    "I think we're good enough to do it, but we will have to see how it goes."
     
  17. AdamB

    AdamB Paul Walsh

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    That could be interesting. We were linked with him before he went to Barca and would mean that Son could play CF and us still ahve the same numbers for the other attacking roles.
     
  18. Jordinho

    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    Barca are apparently looking at Llorente according to Deportivo Mundo. Maybe a swap?
     
  19. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Malcom, 21y.o

    Probably cobblers, has anybody seen him?
     
  20. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He was the plan b option to Moura we were looking at 12 months ago. A tricky winger type.
     
  21. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    His agent played an absolute blinder getting him to Barcelona.

    Sadly, Malcom didn’t subsequently play any blinders.
     

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