The 2016 summer transfer thread

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby floydie_hammer on Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:43 pm

Agreed. Even if we'd got silly money for a key player it would still go against the claim that we are building and not just a shop window for people wanting to play for a 'bigger club'
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby Jumby on Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:28 pm

Leicester have not acted like league champions that want to give the Champions League a go, they might have kept Mahrez and Albert Steptoe but they have not added anywhere near enough quality and capitalized on the money and status that their success has brought them, it's like they've accepted last year was a one off and mid table at best is what they'll now settle for.

Leeds United 92/93 all over again.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby GaryP on Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:50 pm

Jumby wrote:Leicester have not acted like league champions that want to give the Champions League a go, they might have kept Mahrez and Albert Steptoe but they have not added anywhere near enough quality and capitalized on the money and status that their success has brought them, it's like they've accepted last year was a one off and mid table at best is what they'll now settle for.

Leeds United 92/93 all over again.


Can you blame them ?
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby TurnbullHammer on Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:21 pm

Jumby wrote:Leicester have not acted like league champions that want to give the Champions League a go, they might have kept Mahrez and Albert Steptoe but they have not added anywhere near enough quality and capitalized on the money and status that their success has brought them, it's like they've accepted last year was a one off and mid table at best is what they'll now settle for.

Leeds United 92/93 all over again.


I don't think they have done that badly. The reason they have done well is because they haven't bought big names. Musa and Slimani are both very good players though.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby *dicanio* on Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:31 am

Plus, the whole footballing world knows it was a one-off; they'll be nowhere near this season and if you're a top player where are you if you join; playing mid-table perm football and living in Leicester :thdn:
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby claret parrot on Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:22 am

One thing that greatly surprised me yet doesn't seem to have been mentioned as far as I can see, is the departure of promising youngsters like Leo Chambers, Nathan Mavila, Jordan Brown and most surprising of all, Oscar Borg, who I thought was regarded as the next wonderkid following Oxford. I'd read articles about how we had managed to convince him to stay despite his pusuit by Manchester United, yet now he's off to Villa with narry a whisper. And yet Westley is not only retained but registered on our senior squad list :thdn:

Sadly Diego Poyet has gone too. I had such high hopes for him. I can't understand why Charlton haven't made an instant move to snap up the prodigal son, their former best player. Maybe they will but there seems a lot of bitterness and schadenfreude over his having left them for us and then failed. He seems a really grounded and decent young fellah though, I hope it works out for him. At least he relies on his own ability instead of getting by on who his father is.

While on the subject of Charlton, posters on here and other sources, notably Charlton fans, have been raving about their 18 year old striker Ademola Lookman, who a mate at work assures me is a prodigious talent who will soon have the big clubs fighting for his signature. If I were the owners I would approach Charlton with an offer to buy him outright now (or as soon as we can scrape togeher the dosh) for £5m with an immediate two-year free loan (i.e. wages only) back to Charlton.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby carnage on Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:34 am

Is Idris any relation to Nwanku?
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby Albie Beck on Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:36 am

Charlton are not really open to any sensible arrangement at the mo...
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby claret parrot on Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:37 pm

Nwanku Elba? .... never heard of him. :)
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby Wilko1304 on Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:18 pm

Leicester have spent money and probably spent it well...not sure what exactly was expected but you don't go and replace too many players when youve just won the title. Slimani, Musa and Mendy are all good signings straight off the bat, and Bartosz Kapustka could catch the eye.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby SirStoneyOfBow on Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:58 pm

I've been impressed with Musa. He's the kind of forward I wanted us to sign. Tricky and skillful.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby SiamHammer on Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:16 pm

But he can't finish his dinner
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby Modern on Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:24 pm

Surprised Liecester have not impressed some. Think their business looks well thought out with a fair upgrade in quality as well. Kane departure aside.

They won the title by being smart, seeing undervalued players and putting them in a system they could perform. They have proved they can win titles doing this so why start chasing money signings now? They can't compete doing that and it would probably damage the togetherness their success is built on.

I doubt they will win the title again but It is almost unfair to expect that I think.

That's what worries me about the Sissoko signing at Spurs it appears to be a step away from the philosophy.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby bitter-iron-ny on Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:58 pm

Modern wrote: Kane departure aside.

typo or freudian slip? :)
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby YorksHammer on Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:25 am

claret parrot wrote:One thing that greatly surprised me yet doesn't seem to have been mentioned as far as I can see, is the departure of promising youngsters like Leo Chambers, Nathan Mavila, Jordan Brown and most surprising of all, Oscar Borg, who I thought was regarded as the next wonderkid following Oxford. I'd read articles about how we had managed to convince him to stay despite his pusuit by Manchester United, yet now he's off to Villa with narry a whisper. And yet Westley is not only retained but registered on our senior squad list :thdn:


We had to name him as he's an overage player who's on our books, didn't we? The whole situation around him is bloody fishy though, and I wish we didn't have him on our books at all.

I was surprised by Borg going too. I'm even more surprised that one of our hotly tipped youngsters in Kanu is allowed to have a trial with Man United. Are we unable to block that or something, because he's only on a youth contract?
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby damo on Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:26 am

YorksHammer wrote:
I was surprised by Borg going too. I'm even more surprised that one of our hotly tipped youngsters in Kanu is allowed to have a trial with Man United. Are we unable to block that or something, because he's only on a youth contract?


We can't block it as he's too young to sign a professional contract. That's how we managed to nick Quina off Chelsea. Works both ways, I guess.
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby HammerMan2004 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:45 am

claret parrot wrote:who a mate at work assures me is a prodigious talent who will soon have the big clubs fighting for his signature. If I were the owners I would approach Charlton with an offer to buy him outright now (or as soon as we can scrape togeher the dosh) for £5m with an immediate two-year free loan (i.e. wages only) back to Charlton.


Sorry but that made me chuckle. A mate at work reckons he's good so I'd throw £5million on him without thinking and not see him for two years :lol:
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby HammerMan2004 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:46 am

YorksHammer wrote:I was surprised by Borg going too. I'm even more surprised that one of our hotly tipped youngsters in Kanu is allowed to have a trial with Man United. Are we unable to block that or something, because he's only on a youth contract?


damo wrote:We can't block it as he's too young to sign a professional contract. That's how we managed to nick Quina off Chelsea. Works both ways, I guess.


Don't worry chaps. David Gold says if we sit down, we'll have 66,000 people, and be a big fish, and stuff like this won't happen anymore! :scarfer:
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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby Iron-on-transfer on Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:31 pm

For anyone who needs cheering up today.....Nottingham Forest poised to sign Nicklas Bendtner who is currently a free agent.

Anyone who may have forgotten what a knob this bloke looks like (and is)....here's a quick reminder;

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Re: The 2016 summer transfer thread

Postby Vienna on Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:35 pm

Good signing for them imo.
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