The January Transfer Window 2020

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by NedN » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm

Doyley72 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:19 pm
It would show a real intent to go and get him.....if not him, then we desperately need a forward before the end of the month...Haller is just pointless unless he has support...as soon as Antonio came on, Haller woke up...get Ajeti (or in a perfect world Jovic) as well and we will start seeing why he was valued at £45m....it's painful watching him at the moment...
We will probably get another forward, and a backup attacking midfielder, and not play either of them

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by johnnyb » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm

C&H reporting that we are finding it hard to recruit. What a surprise. Who wants to come here and play in a sh*t team in a relegation battle? Two players in Italy have said no according to some agent or other. We apparently don't want to do a loan with a deal to buy in case we do get relegated and stuck with a high fee to pay.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Billydinho » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:27 pm

johnnyb wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm
C&H reporting that we are finding it hard to recruit.
Same story every year, he probably just changes the date on it.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by coyi27 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:27 pm

Doyley72 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Money talks and he isn't getting regular game time.

I can't see him coming either, but as a loan deal and a chance to play with his mate again, then just ask the question.

It would show a real intent to go and get him.....if not him, then we desperately need a forward before the end of the month...Haller is just pointless unless he has support...as soon as Antonio came on, Haller woke up...get Ajeti (or in a perfect world Jovic) as well and we will start seeing why he was valued at £45m....it's painful watching him at the moment...
Get real mate. No pun intended. He’s getting minutes whenever Benzema is out or rested. He just played both games to win them the Super Cup. Anyhow there are teams with lot more money and a greater need than us that are begging for that type of striker (Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs) and can’t get one yet he’ll leave CL football and La Liga title challenge for a relegation battle.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Italian Hammer » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:33 pm

Hugh Jargon II wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:55 am
Nzonzi. Allen and Giroud. Two loans and a modest purchase. We might just survive.

No brainer.
Heard from a A.S. Roma supporter today that Nzonzi (allegedly) has a bit of a booze issue, hence the desire to get rid.

That said, if he were legless half the time he would fit right in with our slow midfield. All allegedly of course.

Same guy also told me that the owner of AS Roma (don't remember his name) is reported to be interested in buying shares in an English club - Newcastle, Leeds and us being the candidates.

Don't get your hopes up, he is as popular with the Roma fans as Sully is with us after his "rebranding" of the club - amongst other things.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Aceface » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:34 pm

johnnyb wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm
C&H reporting that we are finding it hard to recruit.
Hoo boy there's going to be an absolute hella turkey panic-signed before the end of the month, I can feel it in my bones. The type of recruitment commitment that makes Hugill look like signing Mahrez from Le Havre.

I'm almost excited to see who it is.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Doyley72 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:37 pm

coyi27 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Get real mate. No pun intended. He’s getting minutes whenever Benzema is out or rested. He just played both games to win them the Super Cup. Anyhow there are teams with lot more money and a greater need than us that are begging for that type of striker (Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs) and can’t get one yet he’ll leave CL football and La Liga title challenge for a relegation battle.
Only played 36 mins for the whole of December and needs game time....

I agree, it will never happen, but something to keep an eye on and if you don't ask you don't get...

All this rubbish about the "next level", well, getting him would be a point into the right direction.

We just need another striker...maybe not Jovic, but someone....even if we play Ajeti with Antonio and Haller, we are just one injury away (probably Antonio again) from scrapping another tactic and plan!

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Doyley72 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:39 pm

NedN wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm
We will probably get another forward, and a backup attacking midfielder, and not play either of them
I very much doubt we will even get that... :(

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by continental skills » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:40 pm

Aceface wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:05 pm
Can't blame Anderson's one on the club. It was that little twerp in Sheffield Utd's midfield.
Sure was, and the second longer injury to one of our players this season caused by an opposing midfielder simply hacking down one of our players when a break was on. Lanzini's shoulder injury came from exactly the same kind of tackle by some Burnley shitbag.
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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Hugh Jargon II » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:40 pm

Some bloke who played for Leeds. Vieira?

We've had a 12 million bid rejected.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Heysel76 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:42 pm

johnnyb wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm
C&H reporting that we are finding it hard to recruit.
Probably true, considering how many clubs Miss Piggy has upset :thdn:

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Doyley72 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:45 pm

johnnyb wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm
C&H reporting that we are finding it hard to recruit. What a surprise. Who wants to come here and play in a sh*t team in a relegation battle? Two players in Italy have said no according to some agent or other. We apparently don't want to do a loan with a deal to buy in case we do get relegated and stuck with a high fee to pay.
Very convenient for Sully!!

Proves how amateur and "not fit for purpose" our owners are....the window is shutting and lately, its one point from a potential nine...that's 8 POINTS that we have lost because the muppets haven't invested!

A real owner would have addressed the obvious issues in time for the window to open so all is in place....its shocking to leave it until the last minute then say, "we tried"....

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:52 pm

Hugh Jargon II wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Some bloke who played for Leeds. Vieira?

We've had a 12 million bid rejected.
It's Ronaldo - and I'm NOT joking !!! :)



Ronaldo Vieira of Sampdoria - CM - cost £6.39m from Leeds Utd .

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Clucking Bell » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:53 pm

N'Zonzi and Payet AND Joe Allen! My, we're being spoiled rotten.

All we need then is a ****ing time machine so we can go back to 2015/16 and we're ****ing golden!

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by coyi27 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Clucking Bell wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:53 pm
N'Zonzi and Payet AND Joe Allen! My, we're being spoiled rotten.

All we need then is a ****ing time machine so we can go back to 2015/16 and we're ****ing golden!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by OllyWHU6 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:01 pm

As hapless as our recruitment I’m sure glad some of you lot on here don’t have sway either.

Allen, Nzonzi, and Giroud would all but ensure we went down and probably struggle to stay up in the Championship. The game has changed even in the last 4-5 years and pace is essential to play effectively. Those 3 would challenge Noble and Snodgrass in a race for last place.

The new CM needs to be dynamic in a physical sense, speed to get forward and back not leave Rice isolated the way Noble does. Look at Leicester lightweight in the middle but nippy. We battle, but are cumbersome.

A new striker needs speed next to Haller, a threat in behind. Teams know they can push up on us when we don’t have Antonio as we can’t break away with speed.

Playing with 5 at the back with Noble Snodgrass cresswell and Zabaleta on the pitch is madness to me. How can you even hope to counter attack with that level of speed on the pitch.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by OFT » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:02 pm

Where's Tevez these days :o :o

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by pezza20 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:02 pm

Forget Payet, it's all dwarf BS

You can play whatever formation you like but without decent pace all over the park teams that do have that pace will ultimately win more games. If you look at the most important aspects of the game - closing down, we close down rarely, slowly and by pressing slowly allow teams to easily play around us and have an overload. Happened loads of times against Leicester. Our running off the ball is slow and movement is non existent.

With the players we have, even 3 players will not be sufficient to get us out of this hole I doubt.

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by WestHamIFC » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:08 pm

BostonHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:20 pm
By the club do you mean Claret and Hugh? Doesn't he get things wrong all the time? I know he's Sullivan's puppet

Haven't you just contradicted yourself?

How does he "get things wrong" if he's a direct puppet of Sullivan? That's about as ITK as you can get, surely? :?

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Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Post by Doyley72 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:14 pm

pezza20 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forget Payet, it's all dwarf BS

You can play whatever formation you like but without decent pace all over the park teams that do have that pace will ultimately win more games. If you look at the most important aspects of the game - closing down, we close down rarely, slowly and by pressing slowly allow teams to easily play around us and have an overload. Happened loads of times against Leicester. Our running off the ball is slow and movement is non existent.

With the players we have, even 3 players will not be sufficient to get us out of this hole I doubt.
Completely agree....its was so frustrating watching us "close down" their defence but all half hearted...it was so easy for them to play out of trouble and then we had 3/5 players out of position...play with three up front, close together and hunt them down in packs...on Saturday, Ajeti came on and he chased them down, with passion and fire and caused them problems...have another two with him and we have a system....but it needs a massive overhaul to play that style and different formations...

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