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  1. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    I really hope this suggestion of double figure outgoings is true too (mentioned by Wyness). Getting rid of the crap would be a massive lift for all, if we could trim and improve the squad, enhance the quality, make it more tight-knit and full of drive, unity and determination, that really would be excellent.
  2. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    We desperately need to sort out the GK position, as soon as possible. DM & Wingers are also required. Most importantly, we need a more attacking style of play and more focus in that sense. I cannot see the signs of how, from where or when that is going to happen but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I really hope we don't become more and more defensively focussed... On Terry, it is more of a gamble than anything imo (can't stand him either & he's too old but I just care about the success of our club more than anything, sick to the back teeth of our miserable record of expensive mistakes) but I suppose if it attracts a better pedigree of player here than that would be a big benefit. I would personally be sickened if he ever became a prominent part of our coaching or management team... I really hope we're not going back to 3-5-2/5-3-2 (too dour and defensive). I wish we could become a more exciting, adventurous and dynamic team that could dominate games and blow some teams away...we don't seem to have anyone on our coaching team that encourages that....
  3. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Even if we are after Terry (despite my negative feelings and reservations), let's first at least offload the crap on our hands already. It would be a risk in the sense that, if it doesn't work out or prove worthwhile, it would be yet another problem to deal with and extra load to our present burden and shitpile of overpaid, inactive, disruptive, and generally useless employees (I'd rather not afford them the privilege of being called football players when they have contributed jack all). Let's clear the decks of the shit before we take any further risks, we can't keep taking huge financial hits either.
  4. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Been linked with Januzaj, would be a great signing imo. Something worth get excited over... Seems like more speculation, rather than rumours with much real basis atm, but this is a more promising link than those to players at the end of their careers.
  5. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Makes sense to look at out of favour or reserve PL players and free transfers. As mentioned, Ledley seems like a decent target for free. I think we need wingers and attackers, most importantly a GK. Thoughts on Callum McManaman? Out of favour at WBA, quite rated, could be good at this level? Maybe a loan deal? Jota would be ideal for us but he has been attracting attention from PL sides so could be a difficult one.
  6. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    The last thing we need is yet another defensive coach or defensive player/coach... Our main problem has been a lack of creativity and lack of attacking threat throughout the whole team - how much worse off would we have been without Kodjia last season? I've already been disappointed and frustrated with Bruce for not improving that side of things but, because he is obviously sticking around, all we can do is hope that it will be a different story this season. It's absolutely essential that we become more of a threat going forward, we desperately need to up our chance creation and conversion. Improved coaching and quality transfers are needed for that to happen. I don't think the Terry deal is going to happen anyway, I think and hope it is just speculation. Nothing wrong with having an opinion on speculation either, would be a bad move imo if there were any truth in it. No more expensive mistakes and liabilities please (we still haven't got rid of our present ones), let's build a side that can improve and progress together - I don't want any short term "fixes" that would most likely damage us more than anything.
  7. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    So far, we've been linked to a 33/34 year old and now a 36 year old - both would continue the trend of expensive mistakes imo. Not encouraged or enthused by these links at all, I just hope they're not true and that we have a more dynamic, worthwhile and considered transfer strategy.
  8. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Yeah, I was just a having a bit of fun speculating & being lazy Part of me hopes we will be able to splash the cash and lure in some big names & talents if we go up. The immediate priority is getting promoted and there is just no guarantee of that. I hope we make some sensible signings that can go straight into the side and significantly improve it.
  9. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    I suppose this is crazy talk really but (even far fetched) transfer speculation is quite fun. How about a season long loan for Hart and agree a fee for if we somehow manage to get promoted? It's very unlikely but his future is still up in the air and he went to play for Torino... In reality, I don't think we have that kind of ambition (yet). We should try and entice higher calibre players if possible, "sell" the project to them. if we do get promoted, I would hope we would drastically strengthen the squad. Even promotion seems like a bit of a dream tbh but I'm hoping for the best (letting my heart rule over my mind for now) Btw, no way do I want Young here, can't stand him and I kind of wish these links to past players would go away.
  10. Sam Johnstone

    That s a great shout, definitely worth a try. I just think we're going to be stuck with Johnstone unless we are priced out of a permanent move due to competition. Bruce seems determined to get him.
  11. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    We should definitely be keeping an eye on situations like that, which we could take advantage of... really want to see some ambition from our club and signs that we are going all out for promotion.
  12. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Good call mate, there are some decent keepers out there who could make the difference for us. I think Bruce has his heart set on Johnstone, I just wonder what the alternatives are in his mind... We could do with a proper keeper who the youngsters could look to as an example and learn from too, an inspirational type. Newcastle have a few keepers on their books, I wonder what the situation there is.