Transfer Window: January 2015

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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby bubbles1966 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:44 pm

Hugh Jargon II wrote:I haven't viewed any other threads but has anyone else thought this whole sham is just a stitch up by sully? (against allardyce obviously )

Allardyce fails his targets....we get rid with a decent transfer budget for his successor.


Fletcher was a pretty odd choice, in the sense that he was a throwback to the way we were thinking before.

An experienced, steady eddie type player on what seemed a ludicrously long contract given his age and fitness situation.

If he was Allardyce's pick, it does seem a bit backward looking.

Sullivan is no doubt aware that murmurings are starting again about style and Nolan. It's inescapable.

Allardyce is more secure than he was last year though, surely? Improved performances and points, with Carroll and Downing looking worth the money.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Whufc06 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:01 pm

Go and offer the job to Juergen Klopp
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Beavis Danzig on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:03 pm

i'm pretty ambivalent towards the window to be honest, as many bullets dodged as opportunities missed. i'd have liked some more cover but as far as i'm concerned if we've got players who can play like they did in october, we've still got enough quality for a sprint finish.

a lot of the names coming in were the dead wood of clubs we were outplaying not long back, and pointed to a doubling down on the conservative form we've shown since xmas.

if carroll is out for a week or two, a home game against the mancs with sakho and valencia starting is as a good an opportunity for some positivity as we're going to get. won't have much choice given that our defence might be a couple of traffic cones and an old mattress.

carroll has been frequently our best player on the pitch, but if a couple of weeks out is what it takes for our team to rediscover a positive, attacking spirit, then that might be the right medicine. that's why i'm ecstatic we didn't sign a big lump like gomis.

more concerned about what fifa have in store for us.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Hammer83 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:06 pm

Can't help but feel we have missed a good chance to bolster the squad for a euro push this season.All I see now is us dropping like a stone down the league below Stoke and Swansea and the like after our tough run in playing the dull 4-5-1 ***** like last season.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Tonythehammer on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:10 pm

Strange how every window we seem to get it all wrong, and become a joke club with rubbish machiavellian owners.
But looking back, it's small steps forward each time. We have a far better squad now than a year ago. Must have done something right at some point. Sometimes the gains are noticed with hindsight. You can't fix everything at once.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby libero on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:13 pm

bobd_uk wrote:
That was just a rumour that was later denied by both clubs.


Not denied by Real Sociedad.
Aperribay (RS Pres) refused to be drawn in today's press conference
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Absentee Hammer on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:14 pm

61dicksey wrote:Ings has signed a pre contract with Sociedad

LincolnshireHammer wrote:I thought he was holding out for Liverpool in the summer?

I read yesterday that he had said no pre-contract had been signed too, and he was waiting for the bindippers.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Pulls up Trees on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:16 pm

Tonythehammer wrote:Strange how every window we seem to get it all wrong, and become a joke club with rubbish machiavellian owners.
But looking back, it's small steps forward each time. We have a far better squad now than a year ago. Must have done something right at some point. Sometimes the gains are noticed with hindsight. You can't fix everything at once.


Except that this past window was a step backwards of course.

Amazing that we could have our best and worst ever windows in the same season!
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Up the Junction on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:30 pm

Pulls up Trees wrote:And also hints at why Sam is purposely not playing his strongest lineup and tactics...

I'll probably regret asking, but what makes you say that?
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby w6hammer on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:34 pm

Hammer83 wrote:Can't help but feel we have missed a good chance to bolster the squad for a euro push this season.All I see now is us dropping like a stone down the league below Stoke and Swansea and the like after our tough run in playing the dull 4-5-1 ***** like last season.


Agreed.Reckon we`ll end up about 13th.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby 61dicksey on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:39 pm

LincolnshireHammer wrote:I thought he was holding out for Liverpool in the summer?

I read yesterday that he had said no pre-contract had been signed too, and he was waiting for the bindippers.[/quote]

My bad he has chosen the dippers
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby bristolhammerfc on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:40 pm

I thought it was a great window for us.

Reid staying until the summer, Enner and Sakho still here, Amilfitano and Carlton staying and strength in depth by keeping players like Jarvis and Demel.

I think its the best squad we have had for ages and the table proves that.

Dodged bullets in an expensive, risky deal for Fletcher, an OAP in Distin, A sulky fair weather Adabeyor and Cows arse with banjo Gomis.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby the pink palermo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:49 pm

Spot on Bristol

Most on here were saying it was a great summer window, happy with the squad .....and we've still got most of them .

The one player I wanted, Ashley Cole was never mentioned .Meh , go with what we have .

Looking forward to the Song / O'Brien CB combo against Man Utd . :)
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby arlhe on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:13 pm

In December I couldn't see why we'd bring anyone in. Having shipped Zarate out we might have bought one in but we have

2 GKs
4 FBs
3 CHs
5 defensive Mids
3 attacking mids
4 forwards

And 2 more I can't recall....
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby smuts on Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:56 pm

bristolhammerfc wrote:Dodged bullets in an expensive, risky deal for Fletcher, an OAP in Distin, A sulky fair weather Adabeyor and Cows arse with banjo Gomis.


What's worrying is that these were targets in the first place.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby hammer1975 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:03 pm

UTJ, in the thick of the evening panic( :) ) you mentioned that we were potentially looking to secure Mbodj but as a summer arrival IIRC - do you know if that's still the case or whether we've soured the chance with player or club?

Must admit to not being particularly disappointed about still having Carlton and Jarvis, nor missing out on Adebayor.....but the opportunity to get a promising centre half to bed in whilst Winston is still here felt a missed opportunity to me. Mbodj seems quite highly rated so hoping missing him yesterday doesn't then also mean we miss out in the summer if he goes elsewhere..

I don't think yesterday was a bad window, but does feel something of a missed opportunity....especially given the higher we finish the better chance we probably have of keeping Jenkinson, Song and Reid and fighting off offers for any of our other successes from this season. Hope we don't regret in the summer or, worse, start of the next season....but was certainly a positive to not lose Reid, Valencia, Sakho, Noble or Amalfitano after links to moves away.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Pulls up Trees on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:06 pm

Up the Junction wrote:I'll probably regret asking, but what makes you say that?


No drama intended, but to me that's the only explanation for his refusal to play Downing at the tip of the diamond despite it revolutionising our season.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Believer on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:15 pm

Whufc06 wrote:Go and offer the job to Juergen Klopp


Then Levy would go into meltdown !! :lol:

Joking aside though, I believe that's the calibre of person we should be aiming at. Personally I'd like Benitez. Hated him at Liverpool but he is a top manager and I'd rather he was ours than someone else's.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby whizzer on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:58 pm

Pulls up Trees wrote: drama intended, but to me that's the only explanation for his refusal to play Downing at the tip of the diamond despite it revolutionising our season.


Don't agree with that mate, Sam is a professional who is more than aware that without success he's CV takes a battering. I genuinely believe that he is doing what he thinks is best and trusts his own judgement, probably looks down at the porn dwarfs and thinks to himself that they haven't got a clue what they are talking about.
Still, I'm not too bothered about the last window, dodged a few bullets and kept our 1st team squad together.
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Re: January 2015 Transfer Window - News & Rumours

Postby Hammer83 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:44 pm

smuts wrote:What's worrying is that these were targets in the first place.


Indeed my thoughts precisely! complete and utter desperation.No thoughts or plans as to what we really needed just get any old player that will do with old being the operative word.Is the manager or the owner targeting these players?
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