The 2016 summer transfer thread

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread -Deadline Day

Post by ageing hammer » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:55 am

Irrons wrote:Can I claim to be ITK on the Arbeloa signing...? Was the first to mention he was available on a free as far as I can see...

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Post by ageing hammer on Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:27 pm

This is the one we should be all over imo

AC Milan are closing in on the signing of Alvaro Arbeloa on a free transfer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by Patito » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:03 pm

Glad Villa did move the goalposts there, Arbeloa on a one year deal is definitely my preferred option. Can reassess the right back situation properly next summer.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by bristolhammerfc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:17 pm

Martín Cáceres is available on a free. Might be worth a punt as back up

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by brooking1966 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:26 pm

Johno13 wrote: Villa have done us a huge favour there. Richards would have been an awful signing.
I think the opposite imo, don't get your reasoning at all.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by brooking1966 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:29 pm

Ademola Lookman is gonna be dynamite, hope we are keeping tabs on him, Pacey skillful strikers are rare & priceless.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by hammer1975 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:32 pm

bristolhammerfc wrote:Martín Cáceres is available on a free. Might be worth a punt as back up
Snapped his Achilles - not a nice injury

Do you know when we have to name the 25 man squad Bristol? Do Sakho and Antonio count as 1 as they are using the same body?

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by Patito » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:56 pm

bristolhammerfc wrote:Martín Cáceres is available on a free. Might be worth a punt as back up
If he's fit enough he would 100% be worth a punt, lots of experience and can cover centre back and right back.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by bristolhammerfc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:04 pm

He has a great set of stats, but limited career through injury.

I just think its worth a punt to cover.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by Johno13 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:10 pm

brooking1966 wrote:
I think the opposite imo, don't get your reasoning at all.
Quite simply I think he's a terrible defender. When you look at him initially he appears as though he should be good, he's big, strong and quick, very good athlete. But then you watch him play and realise he has absolutely no idea what he's doing. He's kind of like the Carlton Cole of defending.

Difference being, despite his draw backs Carlton always gave his all and was generally a likeable bloke. Based on last season Richards doesn't even seem to have those qualities.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by brooking1966 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:18 pm

Johno13 wrote: Quite simply I think he's a terrible defender. When you look at him initially he appears as though he should be good, he's big, strong and quick, very good athlete. But then you watch him play and realise he has absolutely no idea what he's doing. He's kind of like the Carlton Cole of defending.

Difference being, despite his draw backs Carlton always gave his all and was generally a likeable bloke. Based on last season Richards doesn't even seem to have those qualities.
As CB I agree re-defending, but he's a very good RB both defending & attacking. Better than Arbola imo His pace, power & arial ability are well above average,I hope we get him in January tbh

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by MrMoon » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm

I miss Puff :cry:

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by umweb » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:35 pm

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by bristolhammerfc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:14 pm

Funniest moment of this entire thread :D

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by beckton » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:43 pm

I've just read the last couple of pages and caught up with the news that Sam Westley is in our 25 man PL squad!


There's nepotism and then there's nepotism. :P

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by the pink palermo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:50 pm

Sam Westley will be the;lowest paid "player" at West Ham .His inclusion in our squad will allow us to meet the home grown quota, fulfil the 25 man rule and stay within the FFP rules .

He's never going to play , and after all , I have often named a "lucky fan" in my team selections, it just happens to be him .

He can cut the oranges at half time .

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by djclipz » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:52 pm

the pink palermo wrote:
He can cut the oranges at half time .
ahhh oranges at half time, that is what i miss from youth football.

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by ironstu » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:53 pm

I've never seen Sam Westley play. He's obviously not that rated after our last minute scavenge for a full-back. How bad really is he? And if he is that bad, how the hell is that allowed to happen at a professional football club?!

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by bristolhammerfc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:54 pm

ironstu wrote:, how the hell is that allowed to happen at a professional football club?!
It wouldn't be

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by ironstu » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:00 pm

ironstu wrote:, how the hell is that allowed to happen at a professional football club?!
bristolhammerfc wrote: It wouldn't be
So are you implying he's not that bad? Or that we're not a very professional football club...

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Post by bristolhammerfc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:05 pm

That we behave anything but proffessionally.

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