2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Another Northern Soul » 21 Sep 2017, 09:24

Shaughnessy I think, yet more good news.
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby birkybullufc » 21 Sep 2017, 09:39

Confirmed. Shaughnessy until 2021.
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Austin91 » 21 Sep 2017, 09:44

Great News. Have been very impressed with him so far, even in the Bolton game when he gave the penalty away the rest of his performance looks composed. It seems we've been extremely fortunate that, despite failing to get a 'name' CB in the window, a great prospect seems to have fallen into our laps nicely.
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby kk_white » 21 Sep 2017, 09:50

Austin91 wrote:...a great prospect seems to have fallen into our laps nicely.

And almost by accident. Conor was originally a midfielder for Reading and Rep of Ireland youth teams. If during pre-season we had a glut of Center Back's and TC didn't need to look closely at his squad, he may have faded away as a failed midfielder. Every cloud has a silver lining, eh?
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Another Northern Soul » 21 Sep 2017, 10:17

kk_white wrote:
Austin91 wrote:...a great prospect seems to have fallen into our laps nicely.

And almost by accident. Conor was originally a midfielder for Reading and Rep of Ireland youth teams. If during pre-season we had a glut of Center Back's and TC didn't need to look closely at his squad, he may have faded away as a failed midfielder. Every cloud has a silver lining, eh?


that's got to be the quality of the training/development as well as the recognizing a young player's ability not necessarily in their preferred position? Loads of young players train as say a forward but end up being quality defenders, it's happened often here. Great to see - TBH Shaughnessy to me looks too big to be a midfielder :D
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby kk_white » 21 Sep 2017, 11:37

Another Northern Soul wrote:...Loads of young players train as say a forward but end up being quality defenders, it's happened often here...

With Gary Kelly as my favourite example :thumbup:
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Another Northern Soul » 21 Sep 2017, 13:12

kk_white wrote:
Another Northern Soul wrote:...Loads of young players train as say a forward but end up being quality defenders, it's happened often here...

With Gary Kelly as my favourite example :thumbup:


Yes, I knew that. Wasn't Ian Harte a centre-half at first too, with Gary up front? :D Reaney was a striker I think too.
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 21 Sep 2017, 15:21

Another piece of great news looks a good prospect. :thumbup:
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby mapperleywhite » 21 Sep 2017, 15:46

Another Northern Soul wrote:
kk_white wrote:
Another Northern Soul wrote:...Loads of young players train as say a forward but end up being quality defenders, it's happened often here...

With Gary Kelly as my favourite example :thumbup:


Yes, I knew that. Wasn't Ian Harte a centre-half at first too, with Gary up front? :D Reaney was a striker I think too.

My recollection is that Harte was originally a midfielder
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby lufctrav » 21 Sep 2017, 17:42

Austin91 wrote:Great News. Have been very impressed with him so far, even in the Bolton game when he gave the penalty away the rest of his performance looks composed. It seems we've been extremely fortunate that, despite failing to get a 'name' CB in the window, a great prospect seems to have fallen into our laps nicely.


Early on the preseason we thought it'd be Paudie O'Connor.

We tend to have a habit of unearthing a player when we need to. Byram for example, only got a look in originally because we hadn't closed a deal for Peltier yet.
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