Transfer Window: January 2013

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Re: January Transfer Activity (If any)

Postby RM6 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:24 am

orbital wrote:I hope you never get to see a nude women, I reckon you might spotaneously combust!


If I saw a nude woman and Ryan Shawcross both in claret and blue body paint at a Ryan Shawcross signs for West Ham press conference all matter in the universe would cease to exist.
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Re: January Transfer Activity (If any)

Postby vietnammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:25 am

Paddy O'Hammer wrote:Carroll will be a worry though, but I do like Sams plan for him to score nothing until after the transfer window.


:lol:

Green on loan as cover for Jussi?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby fjthegrey on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:31 am

All that excitement for a player as average as Shawcross?

Imagine if we actually signed someone who was better than what we already had?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby TurnbullHammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:34 am

Who's going away to AFCON?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Clacton-ammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:43 am

I'm pretty happy with what we have, providing no long term injuries.

If we keep the pony tailed one, then we are set for forwards and our midfield is good. Although I would try and tie down Yossi on a perm.

If there is some money (left) it should all go into the back five (not that they have done badly, they have over achieved for me). A decent FB to give Linda competition, although I would play Taylor there if needed, and one more CB, plus another decent goalkeeper would be the cherry on top.

Away from transfers, SA contract / the board will be interesting to watch.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby RM6 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:44 am

TurnbullHammer wrote:Who's going away to AFCON?


Is that the Anton Ferdinand Convention?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby ashbanki on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:47 am

Unless there is a long term injury or severe loss of form to a key player,or the fear of relegation- there will be no" first eleven signings",imo - Even then they would most probably be loan signings.
The ideal situation,imo, would be us pretty much safe from relegation and so we could look to the future and nick a few talented youngsters and give a few of ours a taste of Premier League football, whilst offloading a few fringe players to the "desperates".If we stay up, most of our available funds will be needed to retain AC and to sign a GK in the summer.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby TurnbullHammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:53 am

:lol:
I'd be a bit disappointed if any of our players missed the second half of the season to attend a month long Anton Ferdinand convention. To each there own..
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby fester on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:57 am

Ashley Cole or Fabio Da Silva
Brede Hangeland
Paulo Ferreira
Henrique Hilario
Romelu Lukaku
Jason Puncheon

Apolgies to self for Chelsea links. Think I may well have identified QPR targets.

We need to get Winston Reid to sign a new contract.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Knaphill on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:58 am

With Collison on the long term sick and Henderson loaned out, I'd be happy if we just loaned in a CM & an experienced GK to act as cover. Other than that, then maybe a new striker if Carlton gets sold.

# we've still not seen Diarra so he's going to be like a new Jan signing when/if he ever get's fit :thup:
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Clacton-ammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:00 pm

Knaphill wrote:# we've still not seen Diarra so he's going to be like a new Jan signing when/if he ever get's fit :thup:


Bugger me, I have forgotten all about this fella.

Any dates for the return of him and Collison?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Puff Daddy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:02 pm

What about a cheeky bid for Cristiano Ronaldo ?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby westlondonhammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:18 pm

Quite simply...

If significantly better players* than what we have, who are realistic targets, become available for any position we should look to buy them :lol:

We are not world beaters yet and should always look to improve.

*... I don't mean Rob Green who is not significantly better than Jussi
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Aceface on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:19 pm

For now, there are no real glaring holes to fill - for the first time in a long time. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't feel we can strengthen further if the money is there in an effort to kick on and secure a high finish. It's certainly a good position to be shopping in - I doubt Soton are about to get a bargain deal for a central defender for instance, because their need is so obvious to anyone negotiating with them.

I suspect the fate of the OS may have a bearing on whether we have any bunse to burn. Personally I'd be scouting for a long-term first choice GK. Whether Jussi remains first choice for this season or not, he's almost 40 - we're going to need someone sooner or later.

I'm a big fan of George McCartney, but Jose Enrique was outstanding when he was at Newcastle - the best LB outside the top 4. Whether he can recapture that form again is a serious question mark, but if there's any chance of getting him for the prices bandied around in the papers it's worth a punt.

G&S and Sam have to decide what happens with Carlton's future this window - they're not going to want to let him go for free like Green at the end of the season, and they don't seem inclined to give him a new contract. Some sort of exchange deal for Stockdale at Fulham?
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Aceface on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:27 pm

Non-WHU, but anyone wonder what QPR are going to do in January? Good sense suggest buying so many players in the last 3 windows is what's caused many of their problems, yet instinct suggests they could be dim enough to try buying their way out of a hole once again
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby wizzo_66 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:28 pm

If the funds are there, a quality left back, an experienced keeper to challenge Jussi, and more importantly, put the Carroll situation to bed and sign him permanently. He looks happy on the pitch, he looks happy in his interviews, especially with Nolan. Hopefully a few goals before Jan and some positive results against the big teams and we'll be able to convince him if we haven't already.

Happy at centre back, Reid, Tomkins and Collins with Diarra if he is ever fit able to slot in. Even O'Brien/Spence at a push if desperate. That situation would require a number of injuries.

Right back is reasonably covered with Demel, O'Brien and Spence/Tonks at a push with injuries.

Centre midfield we have Noble, Diame, Nolan, O'Neil, Benayoun, Diarra, Collison who can all play in the middle of the park if neccessary. We're stretched a little due to two injuries but that situation should improve.

Out wide we have Jarvis, Taylor, Benayoun, Vaz Te. Maiga at a push if lots of injuries, plus Rob Hall pushing on.

Lone striker Carroll, Cole, Maiga is enough but perhaps a loan move for a forward to plug a gap if neccessary.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby HamburgHammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Just found out that our old friend Ruud Boffin is doing a fine job at Eskisehirspor who currently sit third in the top Turkish league, having conceded 13 in 10 games. Funny, how much goalkeepers grow in confidence once you allow them to play a succession of games instead of the odd cup match.

I'm not saying we should bring him back, but he certainly looks like a capable goaltender once you give him a run of games and allow him to settle in. If he was such a **** keeper I doubt that he'd still play in goal for Eskisehirspor and I doubt they'd be in third place.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby PrinceH on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:38 pm

If nothing surprisingly shows up (like a monster keeper), I'd be happy with just a more LB.

Why should we need more CB's? Tomkins, Reid and Collins will be enough when not injured. If so, we'll (hopefully) have Diarra back soon. O'Brien, Spence, Demel and Linda can all fill in. That is 8 players! Should be enough! ;-)

Reid's new contract should be our first aim.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby thejackhammer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:46 pm

PrinceH wrote:
Reid's new contract should be our first aim.
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Re: January 2013 Transfer Chat

Postby Hammered1 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:47 pm

PrinceH wrote:Reid's new contract should be our first aim.


Wasn't aware his contract is up for renewal, but yes his signature is hopefully the first thing we should be doing, the way he has improved and matured into a premiership class CH is some what miraculous when comparing his performances under Grant. :crest:
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