January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by MB » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:49 am

bubbles1966 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:39 am
The bits and pieces this morning are about Lewis-Potter (Hull), Carvalho (Fulham) and Cadamateri (Sheff Wed). That's basically an U23 team attack.
If you cannot find the right ready made solution then grow your own. I can get behind that.

Now for three pages of "this isn't what we were promised when we moved" and "if we just spend £120m this window then we can cement our place in the top four" etc etc.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:50 am

LEWIS POTTER looks ok but I wnder how much he would cost £20m ?
carvaleiho is around the 5m mark

I still cant believe we havent got a defender in yet. we are leaking goals against everyone bar norwich !
we need a LB and I would say two CBs , one must be a LCB .

no way are we dropping 40m on schick ! 40m is more than our total budget !

LB CB CF

minimum requirement a CB and a CF !

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by NWhammer » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:02 am

bubbles1966 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:39 am
The bits and pieces this morning are about Lewis-Potter (Hull), Carvalho (Fulham) and Cadamateri (Sheff Wed). That's basically an U23 team attack.
Lewis-Potter looked a real handful the other night against Blackburn. Think we could do with another winger option off the bench.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Aztec Hammer » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:02 am

MB wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:49 am
If you cannot find the right ready made solution then grow your own. I can get behind that.

Now for three pages of "this isn't what we were promised when we moved" and "if we just spend £120m this window then we can cement our place in the top four" etc etc.
I don’t think anyone is asking for us to spend £120m. Rather they are acknowledging that spending nothing whilst trotting out Dawson and Diop will not get us where we want to be. I doubt it would cement us a Europa League spot.

Carvalho and Lewis-Potter are entirely perfect players to be looking at bringing to the club. It’s a progressive strategy. But it’s no good having all this attacking talent if you still have Dawson and Diop playing.

We need a CB, badly. We let in a couple of goals every game pretty much. We score a lot.

There are numerous suitable CBs out there, they all cost a decent wedge and I don’t see how fans are being unreasonable to ask that we be the team to spend that wedge on one.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:07 am

we tried the 120m route with pellegrini and that didnt end well with numerous big money disasters haller 42m anderson 45m yarmolenko 22m

I would be happy with buchannon from derby 3m at LB
caletta carr loan and philips 12m
traore 20m

would like kamara for 6m as cover for rice and soucek but we cant be greedy !

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by S-H » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:08 am

We. Will. Sign. Players.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by funky chicken » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:08 am

Lewis-Potter at least makes some kind of sense. As we’ll be a winger light when Yarmolenko leaves us in the summer. But Carvalho predominately plays in the attacking midfield role doesn’t he? So I don’t see exactly where he fits in seeing as we already have Lanzini, Fornals, Vlasic and even Benrahma who can all play there.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Hamburger » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:11 am

S-H wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:08 am
We. Will. Sign. Players.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by MB » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:11 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:02 am
There are numerous suitable CBs out there, they all cost a decent wedge and I don’t see how fans are being unreasonable to ask that we be the team to spend that wedge on one.
Suitable centre halves who will slot straight in? I've seen lots of posts about X player in France or Y player in Spain. How does that usually work out?

Longer term we need an option there. If we could get a proven premier league experienced centre half in this window then I agree that would go a long way to helping secure European football. I'm less convinced X or Y from abroad would.

With Zouma back Dawson or Diop isn't really a problem. It is only Dawson AND Diop where the problems start.

We have a manager who is looking beyond the next three games. I'm as frustrated as anyone about the short term impact of that strategy, but Rome wasn't built in a day (but half of it burnt down in a day...)

Trust the manager to deliver consistently in the league and then what we do or don't do this season is irrelevant.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by woodford » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:13 am

S-H wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:08 am
We. Will. Sign. Players.

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remember which thread you're on....

We 3m
Will 25m
Sign 10m
Players 2m

sell Yarmolenko 50m !!!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by El brooko79 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:17 am

Brereton-Diaz has been called up to play for Chile next week.
So would reckon he is away from Weds next at the latest.

So to get a decent medical this would need to be done early next week. So atleast this one can't drag on.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by S-H » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:19 am

So $1m
Sorry £32m
Woody €3m
fir $12m
Failing €3m
you £500k
Hayden £11m

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Aztec Hammer » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:19 am

MB wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:11 am
Suitable centre halves who will slot straight in? I've seen lots of posts about X player in France or Y player in Spain. How does that usually work out?
Yes. I can list a dozen or so if you like?

Rome wasn’t built in a day but I bet if they needed a suitable alternative to Michus Antonius up front it wouldn’t take them two years to identify him!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by MB » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:29 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:19 am
Yes. I can list a dozen or so if you like?

Rome wasn’t built in a day but I bet if they needed a suitable alternative to Michus Antonius up front it wouldn’t take them two years to identify him!
A dozen with premier league experience who we could sign tomorrow? Go on that should be fun...

The Rome analogy is about looking long term. There will always be shortages and set backs, but if the long term position is improvement then you are winning.

The short termism that has set in is one of the worst legacies of GSB. We used to be builders...

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Hamburger » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:30 am

All the hush hush secrecy around.......nothing? Preparing a list of targets.......only one and not available? All the investment in experienced scouting set up and 3+ months planning for.......maybe Phillips on loan, a Championship player and last minute bargain? Although we don't need yet another AM, at least Lingard woul;d be something

Impressive.
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by S-H » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:31 am

If Man Utd are wary of strengthening us, I wonder if they will loan us Phil Jones.

All jokes aside, think he would be a decent option for half a season..

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bond Holder 59 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:32 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:19 am
Yes. I can list a dozen or so if you like?

Rome wasn’t built in a day but I bet if they needed a suitable alternative to Michus Antonius up front it wouldn’t take them two years to identify him!
I’m not so sure, WiFi was notoriously slow back then..it made YouTube clips very boring. They improvised by transferring stills onto floor tiles to improve things.
The scouts had to travel by boat everywhere.
Games were called off at no notice as clubs couldn’t field teams due to locusts and frog issues.
They tried iv iii iv formations, but eventually settled on v iii ii.
Noble made is debut I recall. He played for the Moyesiah.
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Aztec Hammer » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:33 am

MB wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:29 am
A dozen with premier league experience who we could sign tomorrow? Go on that should be fun...

The Rome analogy is about looking long term. There will always be shortages and set backs, but if the long term position is improvement then you are winning.

The short termism that has set in is one of the worst legacies of GSB. We used to be builders...
But why on earth do they need Premier League experience? To me that just reeks of myopic thinking. I'm not saying you are a myopic thinker by the way mate, just that point specifically. There have been tons of defenders from abroad that have come in and been excellent. The league is full of quality players from just about everywhere and every league now.

There's nothing short term about bringing in a high quality centre back from a league that isn't the Premier League. I am confident I could give you a dozen names, including a couple from the Prem, that are immediately and long-term better than Craig Dawson and Issa Diop.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Georgee Paris » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:35 am

I miss the days of seeing how high we could piss up a wall.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Aztec Hammer » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:35 am

Bond Holder 59 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:32 am
They tried iv iii iv formations, but eventually settled on v iii ii.
I enjoyed this :grin:

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