January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by funky chicken » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:13 pm

-DL- wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:11 pm
****ing hell. 84 pages in the week since I last visited this thread.

Still no signings though...
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Romford_Iron » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:14 pm

I really hope the Leeds result puts a fire up Moyes backside. He moaned about playing midweek and the players not having enough energy to match a Leeds B team - but what’s his excuse going to be once the EL starts up again? If we get into the latter stages of that comp, we won’t be able to play our reserves and youngsters.

We need reinforcements. We can get away with playing one of Diop or Dawson, but not both, and as much as Cresswell has been key to our attacking play, we’ve all been saying we need a left back for years. And I’d prioritise those two signings over a striker if I’m honest - as much as we need a striker as well… :(

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Macca1973 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:16 pm

Joking aside, Botman looks quality.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:19 pm

Ajorque didn't play for his club today.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by NedN » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:22 pm

Macca1973 wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:16 pm
Joking aside, Botman looks quality.
He does, but I guarantee that playing next to Fonte is also helping him immensely. The help this gives him in his positioning and reading of the game cannot be understated.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by S-H » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:23 pm

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
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Ajorque didn't play for his club today.
He's got Burnley and Dyche-ball, written all over him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by funky chicken » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:26 pm

The same weaknesses I mentioned on here came home to roost today.

- Centre halves outside of Zouma and Ogbonna are not good enough. And yet are playing every week. Albeit no fault of their own!
- Leftback area defensively weak again.
- Back up for Rice &/or Soucek non-existent.
- No one to bring on the right hand side of attack when Moyes tried to push Bowen up top towards the end other than the ineffective Yarmolenko,

These are the positions we need to strengthen. Especially centre half and midfield. Failure to do so and it’ll be a challenge to get any kind of European football with Wolves breathing down our necks.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Peaches » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:31 pm

Halfway through the transfer window and we have a critical match next week. It’s time for Moyes and Newman to get their finger out establish their targets and for GSBK to make it so.
We desperately need a left sided centre back, a left back upgrade, a defensive midfielder, an attacking midfielder and a striker. I don’t expect to get all of them, but one need at least one defender and one attacker, and ideally by the weekend.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:37 pm

I reckon Moyes knows who he wants but they’re not available. Their clubs will hold out until the last minute for as much cash as possible.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by NWhammer » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:37 pm

Georgee Paris wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:37 pm
We are in danger of missing a step if we don’t invest in this window imho.
Exactly this.

Declan Rice and Bowen have been a joke this season. The big boys willI be sniffing round both in the summer. It's an easier decision for them if we show a lack of ambition.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:39 pm

Peaches wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:31 pm
Halfway through the transfer window and we have a critical match next week. It’s time for Moyes and Newman to get their finger out establish their targets and for GSBK to make it so.
We desperately need a left sided centre back, a left back upgrade, a defensive midfielder, an attacking midfielder and a striker. I don’t expect to get all of them, but one need at least one defender and one attacker, and ideally by the weekend.
I can only imagine Kral’s not showing enough in training to be picked.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by IronZ-79 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:51 pm

Some fresh faces would be nice and give us a push for the second half of the season. But I'm glad we haven't got relegation hanging over our heads and desperate to bring players in.

We are in a much stronger position now. I'm not sure how realistic finishing in the top 4 is. Europa should be within our reach but will still take some effort.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by hammer1975 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:57 pm

That Sergio Guirassy that we allegedly bid for last summer hasn’t been starting lately (although got two this weekend) and rumoured to be available and on Burnley’s list. Looks very Antonio like when I’ve watched him.

Presumably he’d be affordable and allow a large chunk of the budget where we need it - on the defence.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:59 pm

I thought Moyes was keen on the young Chilean lad at Blackburn, Ben Diaz.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by NWhammer » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:17 pm

I didn't think we'd need a defensive midfielder in January but if Rice is going to continue to play this box to box role then we need someone be the sitter.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Lovejoy » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:28 pm

NWhammer wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:17 pm
I didn't think we'd need a defensive midfielder in January but if Rice is going to continue to play this box to box role then we need someone be the sitter.
Or play 5 at the back if we’re gonna leave the midfield wide open. Baffling moyes has allowed this shambles of a defence be so exposed.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Peaches » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:35 pm

NWhammer wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:17 pm
I didn't think we'd need a defensive midfielder in January but if Rice is going to continue to play this box to box role then we need someone be the sitter.
Exactly why I think we should try to get Boubacar Kamara. When we need more in central midfield we’d be able to play Kamara, Rice and Soucek. It would allow Rice to drive forward, and Soucek to be at his most effective making late runs into the box. It would also give us a lot more on the bench. We’d have three of Lanzini, Fornals, Benrahma and Vlasic, assuming Bowen, Antonio and one of the other 3 start.
Kamara can also play as a centre back if needed.
We were budgeting paying £11M for Kral, that money can be used towards Kamara.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by HoustonHammer24 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:47 pm

Fair play to Bielsa, he exploited our obvious weaknesses today.

1. Cresswell struggles against pace.
2. Backup CB pairing is prone to big lapses.
3. If we lose the ball in midfield, quick passes to the forwards are our downfall. (Weak in transition defending)
4. We have zero squad depth.

Actual competition for Cresswell, Ogbonna’s replacement, backup to Soucek/Rice, and another option or two up top are essential.

Over the next two windows, we need a replacement for Yarmolenko, a player to challenge Antonio, a player to challenge Soucek/Rice, Cresswell, Ogbonna, etc. This can’t all be done in the summer. Make some budget available and get some players in now if we want to keep Rice/Bowen.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by BigFatSam » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:54 pm

funky chicken wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:13 pm
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Can’t believe they’ve wasted money on printing his name and 2022 on a shirt.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ethanadict » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:55 pm

I don’t blame our team against Leeds today, they just looked a bit tired compared to Leeds who looked a little fresher having not played midweek.

Which goes to show how much we miss a little bit of squad depth. Our bench looked very light today, maybe the weakest all season, considering Benny away, Covid and injuries. Moyes had very few options.

F A Cup and Europa to come. This is the time to freshen things up. Come on Moyes and co, start strengthening.

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