2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby Daz5 » 24 May 2019, 15:18

Beyond our budget agreed !! . Makes a change to be linked with high profile players though !
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby Nic » 24 May 2019, 17:23

MOT1964 wrote:Radrizzani cut to the chase by talking of “a difficult summer in terms of the transfer market” and it is likely to be one of those; a balancing act at a club who pay close attention to the numbers, while hoping Bielsa can turn third place in the Championship into second or first.
So looks like another disappointing summer then :thumbdown:
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby Selby White » 24 May 2019, 17:37

Nic wrote:
MOT1964 wrote:Radrizzani cut to the chase by talking of “a difficult summer in terms of the transfer market” and it is likely to be one of those; a balancing act at a club who pay close attention to the numbers, while hoping Bielsa can turn third place in the Championship into second or first.
So looks like another disappointing summer then :thumbdown:



Not for me just yet but will judge in August.

For me a successful summer will not be based on who we buy but who we keep.
If Phillips, Clarke, Shackleton, Hernandez, Jansson, Ayling, Alioski, Douglas, Cooper, Roberts, Roofe, Peacock-Farrell, etc are still with us I'll be happy.

Not wrote Bamford off just yet, would like to see how he does with a good pre-season and a run without injury.
Bit the same with Roberts to be honest, think its overlooked he is still only 20 and had some serious injuries. A good summer and run keeping fit and he could be quality.
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby DominanceUK » 24 May 2019, 18:24

Selby White wrote:
Nic wrote:
MOT1964 wrote:Radrizzani cut to the chase by talking of “a difficult summer in terms of the transfer market” and it is likely to be one of those; a balancing act at a club who pay close attention to the numbers, while hoping Bielsa can turn third place in the Championship into second or first.
So looks like another disappointing summer then :thumbdown:



Not for me just yet but will judge in August.

For me a successful summer will not be based on who we buy but who we keep.
If Phillips, Clarke, Shackleton, Hernandez, Jansson, Ayling, Alioski, Douglas, Cooper, Roberts, Roofe, Peacock-Farrell, etc are still with us I'll be happy.

Not wrote Bamford off just yet, would like to see how he does with a good pre-season and a run without injury.
Bit the same with Roberts to be honest, think its overlooked he is still only 20 and had some serious injuries. A good summer and run keeping fit and he could be quality.


Isn't that the problem though, Selbs? They have injuries every season. Decent squad players when fit but not good enough to start in the first team.
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby ilkley62 » 24 May 2019, 19:00

IMO I cant see us finishing top 2 keeping the exact same squad so selling one or 2 of our most saleable assets is only going to make us weaker, would love us to add 3 to the (first 18) squad but I know we have to balance the books so its probably unlikely.
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby Nic » 24 May 2019, 23:11

ilkley62 wrote:IMO I cant see us finishing top 2 keeping the exact same squad so selling one or 2 of our most saleable assets is only going to make us weaker, would love us to add 3 to the (first 18) squad but I know we have to balance the books so its probably unlikely.
Who would have expected us to stay in top 4 all season this time last year? We could sell 1 or 2 player, buy 3 or so that will excel under Bielsa and a few U23 who will make the step up. However aiming to get top 2 on a shoestring is not what most fans want to gamble on, but unfortunately it will probably be that way. Lets just hope Bielsa is now more aware how physical the championship is and how likely injuries are and aim for a bigger squad to cope with injuries.

Of course it could all be to lower expectations and we make a couple of crucial signings. Wonder if there will be any big signings by June, only by end of July, or not until August....
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby TezzaWazzaBazza » 25 May 2019, 07:41

We need to add genuine quality to be contenders, not put our faith in players we're unsure of. Young players may need more time to adapt, which is fine over a longer term, but we really missed Saiz, and a good, consistent winger.
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby Nic » 25 May 2019, 16:51

TezzaWazzaBazza wrote:We need to add genuine quality to be contenders, not put our faith in players we're unsure of. Young players may need more time to adapt, which is fine over a longer term, but we really missed Saiz, and a good, consistent winger.
Norwich got Pukki on a free transfer as a gamble, so sometimes they pay off.
Personally think we just need a few players and sell on many that won't get into the top 18. If Bamford gets a full pre-season and stays fit we should see a big difference next season, but another striker who will convert chances to increase our conversion rate will add the depth we need. A winger with pace is also what Bielsa will be looking for, one reason why he went after James is we need to bolster that area.
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby DominanceUK » 25 May 2019, 17:02

Nic wrote:
TezzaWazzaBazza wrote:We need to add genuine quality to be contenders, not put our faith in players we're unsure of. Young players may need more time to adapt, which is fine over a longer term, but we really missed Saiz, and a good, consistent winger.
Norwich got Pukki on a free transfer as a gamble, so sometimes they pay off.
Personally think we just need a few players and sell on many that won't get into the top 18. If Bamford gets a full pre-season and stays fit we should see a big difference next season, but another striker who will convert chances to increase our conversion rate will add the depth we need. A winger with pace is also what Bielsa will be looking for, one reason why he went after James is we need to bolster that area.


I agree, however, why does PB need a pre-season to be fit? Surely he was fit enough when he had a run of games? IMO, he's not suitable to our style and tbh he comes across as lazy.
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Re: 2019-20 Transfer News and Squad Discussions

Postby SiMamu » 25 May 2019, 18:46

DominanceUK wrote:
Nic wrote:
TezzaWazzaBazza wrote:We need to add genuine quality to be contenders, not put our faith in players we're unsure of. Young players may need more time to adapt, which is fine over a longer term, but we really missed Saiz, and a good, consistent winger.
Norwich got Pukki on a free transfer as a gamble, so sometimes they pay off.
Personally think we just need a few players and sell on many that won't get into the top 18. If Bamford gets a full pre-season and stays fit we should see a big difference next season, but another striker who will convert chances to increase our conversion rate will add the depth we need. A winger with pace is also what Bielsa will be looking for, one reason why he went after James is we need to bolster that area.


I agree, however, why does PB need a pre-season to be fit? Surely he was fit enough when he had a run of games? IMO, he's not suitable to our style and tbh he comes across as lazy.

Many footballers have said that having a good pre season is vital to having a good season. Also, Bamford came into the team at the business end of the season and was thrown in after 5 months out. It was always going to be a difficult period to get up to speed.
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