The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Puff Daddy » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:02 am

My take on West Brom's stance on Johnstone is, they believe he is worth keeping for one year, to get them back into the Premier League, which he might, but I ask, what is the point in them getting them back ?

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Puncher12 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:08 am

If WBA still owe us money, I'd much rather us try and go for Pereira than Lingard and still try and get Areola personally.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by S-H » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:08 am

Puncher12 wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:08 am
If WBA still owe us money, I'd much rather us try and go for Pereira than Lingard and still try and get Areola personally.
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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by likemydreams » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:09 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:02 am
My take on West Brom's stance on Johnstone is, they believe he is worth keeping for one year, to get them back into the Premier League, which he might, but I ask, what is the point in them getting them back ?
£100m ?

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by ToiletDuck » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:16 am

Never rated Randolph ,even my blue nose mate said he was shocking at Birmingham.
Maybe a swap deal with WBA?

Now rhe euros are over we should see some action

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by ironilunga » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:22 am

ToiletDuck wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:16 am
Never rated Randolph ,even my blue nose mate said he was shocking at Birmingham.
Decent first choice championship GK
Adequate backup prem GK

Whatever happens next he has had a decent career. International caps and playing for West Ham - dreamy!

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by YorksHammer » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:25 am

EvilC wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:34 am
I don't know much about Johnstone but I still think Randolph is a bit ****.
Arguing that Johnstone is better than Randolph, or vice versa, is like arguing it's better to poop in your hand rather than on your foot, in my opinion.
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Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:56 am
Literally has to be one of the funniest things I've read on here for a long time, could you imagine if Randolph was English he'd had got anywhere near that England squad? No me neither
Johnstone only got there because of a lack of options. There were only 7 England keepers with more than 10 appearances in the Premier League last season. Henderson and Pope were both injured but would have been preferred to Ramsdale and Johnstone for the summer otherwise. The other options with a number of appearances were Karl Darlow (who I think missed the end of the season so might have also been unavailable for the summer?), and Alex McCarthy.

Ramsdale and Johnstone were basically the only remaining English Premier League keepers available bar one, based on that.
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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by BigFatSam » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:31 am

Johnstone is a good keeper and is better than Randolph. I’m glad I can put and end to this debate and we shall now move on.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by El brooko79 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:33 am

YorksHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:25 am
Arguing that Johnstone is better than Randolph is like arguing it's better to poop in your hand rather than on your foot, in my opinion.
Foot is better surely?

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by YorksHammer » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:34 am

El brooko79 wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:33 am
Foot is better surely?
At least if it's hand you can walk somewhere to clean it off. Poop on your foot and you've either got to hop or clean the carpet/floor afterwards.

But if you're outside maybe foot is better, as you can wipe it on the floor without issue.

Either way, they're both crap.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Het-Field » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:45 am

ironilunga wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:22 am
Decent first choice championship GK
Adequate backup prem GK

Whatever happens next he has had a decent career. International caps and playing for West Ham - dreamy!
His story is actually quite amazing. He was a bit of a journeyman until 2013 when he landed at Birmingham. He arrived to us in 2015, and at one point there were press rumblings that after the Europa League and pre-season, that the club wanted to re-sign Green as second choice keeper. But, out of the blue, a rush of blood to the head from Adrian gave him several outings in a West Ham shirt, and a turned knee at international level from Shay Given saw him claim the Irish goalkeeper jersey.

I think he really capitalised later in his career.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Geoff Peters-Moore » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:48 am

Puncher12 wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:08 am
If WBA still owe us money, I'd much rather us try and go for Pereira than Lingard and still try and get Areola personally.
Agree

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by I am Legend » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:49 am

Areola would have us sorted at GK for the next 6-8 years. He is better than most PL GKs and would be a fantastic signing. Perfect for us to push as a club. Fabs has been great but he picks up injuries and his attributes are now dipping year on year.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Puff Daddy » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:54 am

Lets put Randy into perspective. You don't seriously think he would be with us, if we had owners with some serious money, do you ?

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Long Shot » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:57 am

larryberyl wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:53 am
FAB HAS BEEN A GREAT SIGNING BUT TIME STANDS STILL FOR NO ONE. THIS IS HIS LAST FULL SEASON IF HE CAN MAKE IT !
Sorry didn't quite catch that, can you say it a bit louder? Maybe add a dozen exclamation marks at the end to ensure that your point is heard?

Personally, I think Fab has one more season at the top with us as time marches on, been a brilliant signing though.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:58 am

areola is as good as Fab but is better than Johnstone who is better than Randolph

thats my take on it anyway but some people would prefer pereira in goal (i think) ?

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by norse » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:02 pm

Non-West Ham, but Steven Berghuis moving from Feyenoord to Ajax will be the most controversial transfer of the summer. The Feyenoord lot are already burning shirts bearing his name and number - it will be total havoc the next time Ajax face Feyenoord away (high risk, only home crowds allowed)

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Ozza » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:03 pm

funky chicken wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:01 am
To be fair that's not the best comparison as Randolph is a number 2. But if he did start week in week out for West Brom and was English, he probably would, yes. More by default as there's not an awful lot of English keepers to select anyway.
Randolph isn't a better keeper than Johnstone, come on man.

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by Benaloon » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:05 pm

Fab=Areola >>Johnstone>>>>>>>>>>>>Randolph

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Re: The Summer Transfer Thread 2021

Post by S-H » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:05 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:58 am
areola is as good as Fab but is better than Johnstone who is better than Randolph

thats my take on it anyway but some people would prefer pereira in goal (i think) ?
And would take a sh*t on his feet.

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