January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by smuts » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:40 pm

Yeah let's do what we do every season we're in 4th...not sign anyone, fall down the league and have another go next year.

If anyone watching today seriously thinks we don't need a CB or someone to bring for Antonio then words fail me.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:41 pm

Macca1973 wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:39 pm
No we don’t need anyone, there’s only half the season to go. Diop, Dawson are both fine, we don’t need a centre back or a striker :thdn:
We absolutely need better than Diop.

But if they're not an improvement on Dawson too it's pointless.

Why waste money on Nat Phillips and be stuck with him for four years?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Macca1973 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:45 pm

What are you talking about? Is Nat Phillips the only centre back in the world? That’s what we have scouts and a manager for, to scour Europe and identify targets. That’s Moyes’ job, he’s had a whole year to get a striker too, the excuses are wearing a bit thin.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:46 pm

Macca1973 wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:45 pm
What are you talking about? Is Nat Phillips the only centre back in the world? That’s what we have scouts and a manager for, to scour Europe and identify targets. That’s Moyes’ job, he’s had a whole year to get a striker too, the excuses are wearing a bit thin.
It was an example you absolute pelican. Just one of the very average centerbacks or strikers the media is linking us to.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:47 pm

We also haven't had a scouting network for years :lol: Moyes is only just trying to get one off the ground.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Hugh Jargon » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:51 pm

Bad day at the office for Moyes. Moaning before the game. Amd somehow he has managed to take Fornals and Vlasic off and put in Arthur and Yarmo.

Mother of God.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by smuts » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:52 pm

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:47 pm
We also haven't had a scouting network for years :lol: Moyes is only just trying to get one off the ground.
One of the most experienced managers in the PL can't identify a defender better than Diop?

Lets be honest, the summer window has been a bit of a mess aswell.

Overpaid for Vlasic by at least 15m, Kral a waste of time and Areola just a cup keeper.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:54 pm

smuts wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:52 pm
One of the most experienced managers in the PL can't identify a defender better than Diop?

Lets be honest, the summer window has been a bit of a mess aswell.

Overpaid for Vlasic by at least 15m, Kral a waste of time and Areola just a cup keeper.
Better than Diop is pointless. He's 4th choice. And that's before we take into account other clubs demands and the budget the owners allow.

We need better than Ogbonna.

Areola is much younger than Fabianski and will likely be starting by season's end seeing as Fabianski can't kick a ball.

Kral was a try before you buy, glad we didn't actually buy him.

Extremely harsh on Vlasic, imagine the state of the starting 11 today if we hadn't signed him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by El brooko79 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:55 pm

Hugh Jargon wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:51 pm
Bad day at the office for Moyes. Moaning before the game.
Mother of God.
You keep going on about this.
He said it the press not the players.
All managers do it ffs

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by I am Lawro » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:58 pm

Please. Just...please.

We so obviously need reinforcements. I can't see 4th slip through our fingers again.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:59 pm

I'd genuinely throw our whole budget at a centreback and if there isn't one available better than Ogbonna if keep out powder dry for summer.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by BrumHammer » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:00 pm

If we want to establish ourselves as a Top 6 contender we need to stick our necks out and find ways to strengthen the team, even if it costs a little

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Scratchy » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:04 pm

If we don't sign an alternative to Antonio, there is something deeply wrong at the club. They can't keep saying their preferred options aren't available. Find someone else. They're stubbornly obsessing over perfect, and ending up with the insane position of having an injury prone and inconsistent 31 year old as our only striker.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bill » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:04 pm

We were well under par today, but those subs just compounded it. A goal down? Take off Vlasic and Fornals and bring in Masuaku and Yarmolenko!

Can't believe how poor Antonio has been yet again. Was a beast first 8 games of so. Just runs around a lot and never looks like scoring atm. His touch and decision - making have deserted him. Needs a rest, but the alternative is stroller Yarmolenko. For God's sake, Dave, get a decent striker in or we won't make top 6 let alone 4!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:04 pm

I'm looking for small crumbs of comfort and all I can come up with is, that was not as bad as our village green standard cricketers

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by DannyboyDJL » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:06 pm

Scratchy wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:04 pm
If we don't sign an alternative to Antonio, there is something deeply wrong at the club. They can't keep saying their preferred options aren't available. Find someone else. They're stubbornly obsessing over perfect, and ending up with the insane position of having an injury prone and inconsistent 31 year old as our only striker.
Even just picking up Benteke in the summer on a free would mean Antonio was only playing 70 mins and is fitter for each game. Brining on Perkins is embarrassing to be honest.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by TommyHammer » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:07 pm

BrumHammer wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:00 pm
If we want to establish ourselves as a Top 6 contender we need to stick our necks out and find ways to strengthen the team, even if it costs a little
We did the same under Bilic. Finished in Europe and filled the squad with Calleri, Zaza and Ashley Fletcher. What did we do this time? Got in a cup keeper on loan, a CM who clearly isn’t good enough and spent £30m on a bloke who has done nothing yet to justify that price tag. The only decent signing was Zouma, obviously. Not good enough at all.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by DannyboyDJL » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:08 pm

Bill wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:04 pm
We were well under par today, but those subs just compounded it. A goal down? Take off Vlasic and Fornals and bring in Masuaku and Yarmolenko!

Can't believe how poor Antonio has been yet again. Was a beast first 8 games of so. Just runs around a lot and never looks like scoring atm. His touch and decision - making have deserted him. Needs a rest, but the alternative is stroller Yarmolenko. For God's sake, Dave, get a decent striker in or we won't make top 6 let alone 4!
There was a point today where he controlled the ball, looked up and then you could see him slowly trying to pass the ball to the player he'd seen, but the Leeds player spotted it and was about 2 seconds ahead of him and just intercepted. His speed of thought is deadful.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by bubbles1966 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:09 pm

We scored two again today and people are still wittering on about strikers? :shock:

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:09 pm

How have we conceded 6 goals against Southampton and Leeds and people want a striker?

If we only sign one player it absolutely has to be a defender.

Though both would be nice :lol:

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