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Title: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 06, 2015, 10:02:26 PM
Bony off to city.

What a signing for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 06, 2015, 10:20:57 PM
Similar to Ba to Chelsea though?
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Post by: blargins on January 06, 2015, 10:53:48 PM
Except Bony's decent.
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Post by: Audrey Horne on January 06, 2015, 11:27:02 PM
Except Bony's decent.

I mean in terms of going down hill, will he start with Aguero? Jovetic? Dzeko?
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Post by: ally2 on January 07, 2015, 12:29:58 AM
Came out of nowhere that
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Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 12:41:11 AM
Really a brilliant player but I don't think it's the right move for him with their abundance of attacking options. We should have made a move last summer. He's picked up where he left off and signed a new contract, hence the massive fee.



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Post by: Bluedylan on January 07, 2015, 12:44:46 AM
Really, what does the fee matter to City anyway? They probably would've paid another £5m if Swansea had held out a bit.

Good player, but not exceptional imo. Misses plenty of chances.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 07, 2015, 12:54:19 AM
Strange one though as he'll be playing in the ACN soon and obviously Ivory Coast are up there as one of the favourites, it's not like he can help the injury crisis now.
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Post by: Goaljira on January 07, 2015, 04:03:53 AM
What happened to City being restricted by FFP his year?
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Post by: macko on January 07, 2015, 05:22:00 AM
What happened to City being restricted by FFP his year?
As if the sheiks give a shit about that.As if UEFA would stand up to them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 07, 2015, 05:56:24 AM
Strange one though as he'll be playing in the ACN soon and obviously Ivory Coast are up there as one of the favourites, it's not like he can help the injury crisis now.

Apparently they wanted to get him next summer but thought might as well do it now and have him for the run in.

Good signing to be honest especially as pellegrini likes 2 up front and he will provide a more consistent threat and hold up play than dzeko. On his day dzeko is great but if not quite at the races then no way near the same player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on January 07, 2015, 06:51:53 PM
Messi on the move?
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 07, 2015, 07:04:35 PM

Messi on the move?

Apparently the story has been planted to get the board to move on some of the coaching staff and board members.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on January 07, 2015, 07:14:34 PM
Seems like an entitled little tit, Messi, contrary to the image of the ultimate team player and club man that was portrayed early in his career to differentiate him from Ronaldo.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 07, 2015, 07:20:12 PM
Seems like a entitled little tit, Messi, contrary to the image of the ultimate team player and club man that was portrayed early in his career to differentiate him from Ronaldo.

I dont like him at all
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 08:01:05 PM
Seems like an entitled little tit, Messi, contrary to the image of the ultimate team player and club man that was portrayed early in his career to differentiate him from Ronaldo.

Does seem a bit of a bell, but he's so good I think any club would have to bow down. Literally irreplaceable.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 07, 2015, 08:56:49 PM

Seems like an entitled little tit, Messi, contrary to the image of the ultimate team player and club man that was portrayed early in his career to differentiate him from Ronaldo.

I'd have Ronaldo in my side ahead of Messi 10 times out of 10.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 10:55:23 PM
Man Utd will sign Victor Valdes, confirmed.

Stoke confirm their interested in Xherdan Shaqiri. WTF?
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Post by: Bluedylan on January 07, 2015, 11:10:57 PM
Stoke confirm their interested in Xherdan Shaqiri. WTF?

i'd like to confirm my interest in Jennifer Lawrence.
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Post by: Eddie on January 07, 2015, 11:14:53 PM
i'd like to confirm my interest in Jennifer Lawrence.

Hands off BD she's mine! Isn't that right Jen...

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3zf2dQc3l1rpzh4no1_500.gif)

Unfortunately in real life she's with that beut Chris Martin :(.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 11:15:59 PM
Hands off BD she's mine! Isn't that right Jen...

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3zf2dQc3l1rpzh4no1_500.gif)

Unfortunately in real life she's with that beut Chris Martin :(.

How does that tosser punch above his weight so consistently?
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Post by: Audrey Horne on January 07, 2015, 11:23:45 PM
Excuse me lads, shes mine, shes off cock, isnt that right Jen?


(http://cdn2.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Jennifer-Lawrence-Funny-Face.gif)

see....  :snigger:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on January 07, 2015, 11:32:09 PM
How does that tosser punch above his weight so consistently?

I don't know but I used to be into gwyneth Paltrow too so the cunts living my dream!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 08, 2015, 09:36:56 PM
Inter to sign Shaqiri. Rumours he turned down the Shite in favour of moving to them
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on January 09, 2015, 04:03:34 AM
Rumour in Spain that City are asking about an unsettled Barca striker called Suarez. Spainish defenders mustn't have a lot of meat on their bones.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: School of Science on January 09, 2015, 10:25:21 PM
I'd have Ronaldo in my side ahead of Messi 10 times out of 10.

Na for me Ronaldo fades in and out of games, Messi's nearly always involved.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on January 10, 2015, 01:49:25 AM
Messi's nearly always involved.

When we have 70% possession and you just passing it sideways, everyone is involved.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: School of Science on January 10, 2015, 03:48:34 AM
When we have 70% possession and you just passing it sideways, everyone is involved.

That's just it with him there is an end product.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on January 10, 2015, 06:20:40 AM
I dont like him at all

He looks like a constipated Hamster.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on January 11, 2015, 07:11:18 PM
Man City and Swansea agree fee of 28 million for Bony.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blob on January 11, 2015, 07:55:00 PM
people knocking messi. checks date...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 11, 2015, 10:49:47 PM

Na for me Ronaldo fades in and out of games, Messi's nearly always involved.

Mirallas fades in and out of games. Ronaldo scores 40 goals a season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 11, 2015, 10:50:50 PM

people knocking messi. checks date...

Not sure people are knocking him. I just think about if either player was thrown in out first 11 right now who would make the biggest difference.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blob on January 11, 2015, 11:33:40 PM
Not sure people are knocking him. I just think about if either player was thrown in out first 11 right now who would make the biggest difference.

some are, but ignoring that... it's hardly a practical discussion is it.

would have him in my impractical side any day. if those alongside him aren't up to scratch then it isn't messi's fault. great player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on January 11, 2015, 11:43:22 PM
people knocking messi. checks date...

For me, i was more saying that his image as a wholesome one-club team man that was cultivated (or seemingly cultivated) turned out to be absolute bollocks, and really him and Ronaldo are comparable in terms of ego and selfishness. Amazing player like.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 12, 2015, 12:16:43 AM
and when i say i dont like him, nothing to do with his ability which is unquestionable, i dont like him as a person. (not that i know him like!!) i just think he is a bit of a sly bastard, and he does dive, and i think he has his head up his arse. Which is fine, if you are that good at something i suppose its difficult to not be a cocky twat when everyone is blowing you. But to say he is this little do gooder  is bollocks
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blob on January 12, 2015, 01:07:56 AM
programme about ronaldo on SS2 now. should make most happy :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 12, 2015, 01:22:07 AM
 #teamMessi

Ronaldo's a selfish cock.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2015, 04:42:10 AM
Suso has had a medical at Milan. Will join for free in the summer, or for a nominal fee this window.

Didn't he do really well in Spain last season? Great business by Brendan again.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on January 12, 2015, 04:54:19 AM
I remember Brendan giving him his first start during his first season there and subbed him off after 30 minutes.

Fantastic man management.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 12, 2015, 03:17:16 PM
Suso has had a medical at Milan. Will join for free in the summer, or for a nominal fee this window.

Didn't he do really well in Spain last season? Great business by Brendan again.

Rumours are he has a bit of a big spuds attitude. Suso, not Brendan, though probably true as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on January 14, 2015, 05:24:52 PM
Sunderland....where footballers go to fade away (on a sizeable wedge):

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jan/14/jermain-defoe-signs-sunderland-toronto-mls (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jan/14/jermain-defoe-signs-sunderland-toronto-mls)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 14, 2015, 05:46:17 PM
To pay someone like Jermaine Defoe 70,000 bones a week until the age of 35 really is stupid. Sunderland never learn.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on January 14, 2015, 05:54:51 PM
A workmate, who's a Sunderland fan, pulled me aside today to tell me this news. I just laughed, shook my head and suggested I have my own problems buddy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on January 14, 2015, 07:12:46 PM
Be interesting how Swansea spend the money.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JTQUsi9jCzU/VLZpLmr6btI/AAAAAAAB5SM/rJqeOh0Od50/s577-no/instagram%2B1.jpg)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on January 15, 2015, 04:18:39 AM
Don't understand. He recently signed a new contract didn't he?  I know they don't mean anything but why do it? 
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Post by: Jimmywhack on January 15, 2015, 04:20:38 AM
Don't understand. He recently signed a new contract didn't he?  I know they don't mean anything but why do it?
They say he signed a new deal and got a mill pay off cos it had a 19m release clause in it.

Also, he was offered to Chelsea and they said no
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on January 16, 2015, 10:59:36 PM
Why the fuck is he wearing a watch
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on January 16, 2015, 11:09:00 PM
Is the Defoe/Altidore deal a straight swap?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cods on January 17, 2015, 12:26:29 AM

Is the Defoe/Altidore deal a straight swap?
Yep
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 17, 2015, 02:34:50 AM
Looks like Yann M'Vila's loan at Inter will be terminated and West Ham and QPR are interested in bringing him in.

Remember being gutted we missed out when we were linked with him and he went to Rubin. Looks now like we dodged a bullet.
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Post by: Rhys on January 17, 2015, 02:56:35 AM
He always seemed on of these players with a bit of a screw loose. Liverpool rumoured to be looking at signing song wonder if west ham lining up a replacement?
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Post by: Goaljira on January 19, 2015, 03:56:02 AM
Why are Sky hyping up Deadline Day when it's two weeks out like it's some kind of major PPV event?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on January 19, 2015, 04:03:02 AM
Why are Sky hyping up Deadline Day when it's two weeks out like it's some kind of major PPV event?

To be fair it is a main event when you think about it. Worryingly people take the day off work for it! Think it's all daft myself but you can't help get caught up when your clubs involved in transfers.

I wouldn't be surprised to see it go PPV in the future.
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Post by: Goaljira on January 19, 2015, 04:06:16 AM
To be fair it is a main event when you think about it. Worryingly people take the day off work for it! Think it's all daft myself but you can't help get caught up when your clubs involved in transfers.

I wouldn't be surprised to see it go PPV in the future.

But why advertise it two weeks out?  I understand for PPVs and your trying to generate buys, but to see Jim White and his shitty yellow tie talk to a reporter getting attacked with a purple dildo? Nah.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on January 19, 2015, 04:10:33 AM
But why advertise it two weeks out?  I understand for PPVs and your trying to generate buys, but to see Jim White and his shitty yellow tie talk to a reporter getting attacked with a purple dildo? Nah.

Haha they're just hyping it up to get more viewers. It'll work too.
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Post by: Gumpinio on January 19, 2015, 05:41:05 AM
If they have Kate Abdo thay have my undivided attention.
If we try to buy someone on deadline day whilst Adbo is presenting, someone will need to remind me to breath.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on January 19, 2015, 11:50:41 AM
Doesn't @jimmywhack usually take the day off for it
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Post by: Jimmywhack on January 19, 2015, 03:05:48 PM
Doesn't @jimmywhack usually take the day off for it
How dare you, I work from home
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Post by: toffee_scot on January 19, 2015, 05:04:26 PM
But why advertise it two weeks out? I understand for PPVs and your trying to generate buys, but to see Jim White and his shitty yellow tie talk to a reporter getting attacked with a purple dildo? Nah.

Sky Sports News has pretty much become synonymous with transfer deadline day especially as they have the personnel, technology and logistics to keep up to date with developments and are quite good at dramatising things. The fact is any big deal can happen and it could come from the most unlikely club for the most unlikely player. For example, last season we went into the beginning of transfer deadline day thinking the only deal we would get is Gareth Barry on loan with Fellaini possibly leaving, by the end, we did get Barry on loan, but we also sold Fellaini for an astonishing £27m, bought McCarthy in a deal worth up to £15m and we even managed to secure Lukaku on loan.

So knowing that millions of people in the country could be watching SSN at any time during deadline day, it must mean that they can charge companies more for TV adverts during commercial breaks which seem to occur every 10 minutes on that day.

 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 20, 2015, 02:59:10 PM
Transfer deadline day drinking game what's not to like??
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 20, 2015, 06:09:24 PM
No such thing as a free.

Quote
Swansea will have to pay £8m in signing-on fees to striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 29, if he leaves the club this month. Gomis joined Swansea on a Bosman free transfer in the summer and the Welsh club agreed to pay him an £8 million signing-on fee, payable over his four-year contract.

£8 fucking million.  :shock:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 20, 2015, 06:27:11 PM
No such thing as a free.

£8 fucking million.  :shock:

When people say look at bosmans because they are free it's just not true because they are free players and agents definitely demand more money than if a fee was being paid for them.
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Post by: GLewis on January 20, 2015, 06:32:05 PM
When people say look at bosmans because they are free it's just not true because they are free players and agents definitely demand more money than if a fee was being paid for them.

Any player that is actually "good" that's on a Bosman has deliberately run down their contract to be in that exact situation.

They will still be cheaper than if a fee had to be paid (and a lesser signing on fee) but there'll be sizeable fees paid in other ways as this Gomis story hints at.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 20, 2015, 06:53:02 PM
On a side..... Swansea have had a really good season so far, what do they think they can achieve in selling bony and gomis?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 21, 2015, 04:00:54 AM
I see Spurs are selling Kyle Naughton - the memories

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-fc-fury-after-blades-3449617 (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-fc-fury-after-blades-3449617)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 22, 2015, 10:13:39 PM
Really quiet window isnt it?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 23, 2015, 06:23:53 AM
Really quiet window isnt it?

Apart from Wilfred Bony to Man City, that striker who joined Leicester, Kyle Naughton joining Swansea, Elia joining Southampton on loan, I can't really think of any other significant moves this window. 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 26, 2015, 03:25:10 PM
People are getting less and less keen to sell players or lose players and people don't want to just splash cash around anymore to convince people to sell. So unless a player is desperate to leave, a club wants to sell or teams are desperate to get some players in not that much happens. Us like most clubs would rather wait until the summer for many reasons if they can do.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 26, 2015, 03:39:34 PM
Really quiet window isnt it?

It usually is, they should just make it a week long. Despite the myth that we're the only ones to always leave it until the last minute to "save wages" etc, most clubs do exactly the same even the far wealthier clubs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 27, 2015, 10:25:58 PM
Unsurprisingly after last years dildos and rubber dolls Sky are binning their live deadline day broadcasts from outside the grounds and training grounds and will be either pre recording transfer rumours or be inside away from the numpties.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on January 27, 2015, 10:30:41 PM
Unsurprisingly after last years dildos and rubber dolls Sky are binning their live deadline day broadcasts from outside the grounds and training grounds and will be either pre recording transfer rumours or be inside away from the numpties.

Great news...watching a bunch of twats pretending to be exited behind a reporter who clearly wasn't comfortable with any of it didn't make for good viewing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 27, 2015, 10:36:01 PM
Remember Royston Drenthe?

Well he's joined a Turkish club called er...Kayseri Erciyesspor

Apparently the Reading fans seemed very glad to see the back of him: http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-goodbye-royston-drenthe-8519795 (http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-goodbye-royston-drenthe-8519795)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 27, 2015, 10:44:30 PM
Great news...watching a bunch of twats pretending to be exited behind a reporter who clearly wasn't comfortable with any of it didn't make for good viewing.

It was probably the Stoke fans shagging their sisters in the background that took it too far. :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 27, 2015, 10:58:11 PM
The whole Sky OB on deadline day always reminded me of Swap Shop when they'd go to Chegwin on a Saturday morning in Middlesbough or somewhere surround by a hundred odd 10-13 year olds smoking and necking cans of special brew.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 28, 2015, 04:59:20 AM
I thought last year's dildo stunt was hilarious. It was a perfect send up of the hyperbole SSN whips up every time deadline day comes around.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 28, 2015, 03:50:50 PM
I thought last year's dildo stunt was hilarious. It was a perfect send up of the hyperbole SSN whips up every time deadline day comes around.

It was going to happen eventually too many reporters by the end of the night were inside the ground away from the fans so it might as well have been something like that to end it!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 28, 2015, 09:05:55 PM
Apostolos Vellios, remember him?

He left Everton last season to sign for Belgian side Lierse SK where Tomasz Radzinski is the technical director but now is on the move again heading out on loan to Danish side FC Vestsjælland.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/now-apostolos-vellios-8533411? (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/now-apostolos-vellios-8533411?)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 28, 2015, 10:16:19 PM
He was another that got massively hyped on the back of a couple of fleeting appearances.

Depending who it is the condition can be diagnosed as Velios Syndrome, Mucha Syndrome, Oviedo Syndrome, Garbutt Syndrome, Robles................etc, etc. :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 28, 2015, 11:20:39 PM
He was another that got massively hyped on the back of a couple of fleeting appearances.

Depending who it is the condition can be diagnosed as Velios Syndrome, Mucha Syndrome, Oviedo Syndrome, Garbutt Syndrome, Robles................etc, etc. :)
Couldn't do any worse than..........
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on January 29, 2015, 12:09:40 AM
He looked alright early on and was barely a bit part player once we got players back from injury and bought players in January.

He'd have been better of staying in England.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 29, 2015, 01:22:42 AM
Don't understand where this myth that oveido is over rated has come from.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 29, 2015, 01:49:57 AM
Don't understand where this myth that oveido is over rated has come from.

It was more a joke at the hype that's involved as soon as any player comes in and has a half decent performance. It was also a bit tongue in cheek so don't get too upset about it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 29, 2015, 01:53:23 AM
It was more a joke at the hype that's involved as soon as any player comes in and has a half decent performance. It was also a bit tongue in cheek so don't get too upset about it.

Whoa. Calm down there, gash.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 29, 2015, 02:02:59 AM
Whoa. Calm down there, gash.



What on earth are you talking about?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on January 29, 2015, 02:42:12 AM
Whoa. Calm down there, gash.



@Gash (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=14) really does get angry quickly. becareful @TheRam (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1602)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on January 29, 2015, 03:11:08 AM
He looked alright early on and was barely a bit part player once we got players back from injury and bought players in January.

He'd have been better of staying in England.

Don't think he could to be honest. His attitude was meant to have been awful, refusing to go on loan to good championship clubs competing for promotion, talk of him telling younger players he didn't need to bother with reserve football because he had played in the first team etc. Then when he finally did go out on loan after a few weeks and games he gets sent back.

Certainly didn't lack talent, not necessarily good enough for the top level but certainly shouldn't be being sent back by a poor championship club and in my opinion he had a poor attitude and didn't have the heart to make it in England, combined with his belief of where he was he wouldn't be going down the leagues.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on January 29, 2015, 08:51:15 AM
Apostolos Vellios, remember him?


Yeah. My lad has a signed pic on his wall from when he met him outside the ground.

AK Jnr always has time for any Everton player. Bless him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 29, 2015, 01:58:30 PM
Yeah. My lad has a signed pic on his wall from when he met him outside the ground.

AK Jnr always has time for any Everton player. Bless him.
Give him time, that will change
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 30, 2015, 12:49:30 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31044945 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31044945)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 30, 2015, 03:54:25 PM
The Red shites voice in the Telegraph reckons they want to do a deal to buy Ings and loan him back to Burnely for the rest of the season.

Can't see the point in it myself if he's free in the summer and they don't get the benefit of him for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on January 30, 2015, 03:57:52 PM
Ings, Origi and Wavey Davey Gravy as striking options would spell the end for Lambert and Moody Mario.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 30, 2015, 04:25:09 PM
The Red shites voice in the Telegraph reckons they want to do a deal to buy Ings and loan him back to Burnely for the rest of the season.

Can't see the point in it myself if he's free in the summer and they don't get the benefit of him for the rest of the season.

So let me get this straight - Liverpool are effectively paying Burnley money to sign him on a precontract?  :bonk:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 30, 2015, 04:43:05 PM
So let me get this straight - Liverpool are effectively paying Burnley money to sign him on a precontract?  :bonk:

Yeah that's what their man in the telegraphy reckons their considering, and he really is "their" man.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/11378545/Liverpool-transfer-news-Brendan-Rodgers-hopes-to-sign-Danny-Ings-this-month-but-loan-him-back-to-Burnley.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/11378545/Liverpool-transfer-news-Brendan-Rodgers-hopes-to-sign-Danny-Ings-this-month-but-loan-him-back-to-Burnley.html)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 30, 2015, 06:04:41 PM
Poor @TheRam (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1602) :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on January 30, 2015, 06:29:04 PM
The Red shites voice in the Telegraph reckons they want to do a deal to buy Ings and loan him back to Burnely for the rest of the season.

Can't see the point in it myself if he's free in the summer and they don't get the benefit of him for the rest of the season.

Well he can't actually sign a pre contract with an English club.

But I suppose they'd be guaranteeing signing him ahead of anyone else.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 30, 2015, 06:39:52 PM
Well he can't actually sign a pre contract with an English club.

But I suppose they'd be guaranteeing signing him ahead of anyone else.

Yeah I realise that but it's an odd thing to do isn't it. There not going to be competing for his signature against the likes of Utd, Arsenal or Chelsea, teams he'd choose over them. It will be the likes of Spurs, Newcastle and Us going after him in the summer, are they really that worried they'll lose out to other teams that they'd waste £4-5m now and let him stay there just to get him?

As everyone knows they love to waste money but that's just ridiculous if you ask me.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 30, 2015, 07:10:13 PM
Poor @TheRam (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1602) :(

He's shite anyway.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 30, 2015, 07:24:05 PM
He's shite anyway.

hahah thought he was your boyfriend??
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 30, 2015, 08:48:49 PM
In a statement, Burnley said: "This kind of deal is prohibited by the Premier League under rule V7 which states that a player cannot be purchased and loaned back between Premier League clubs in the same transfer window."

Chief Executive Lee Hoos added: "This type of move would violate Premier League rule V7 regarding transfers so simply cannot happen. Over the course of the window, the player himself, Sean Dyche and the chairman have made it clear he won't be going anywhere and we consider that the end of the matter."


Is right, the boys
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on January 30, 2015, 09:08:51 PM
In a statement, Burnley said: "This kind of deal is prohibited by the Premier League under rule V7 which states that a player cannot be purchased and loaned back between Premier League clubs in the same transfer window."

Chief Executive Lee Hoos added: "This type of move would violate Premier League rule V7 regarding transfers so simply cannot happen. Over the course of the window, the player himself, Sean Dyche and the chairman have made it clear he won't be going anywhere and we consider that the end of the matter."

Is right, the boys

I didn't know that was a rule, and it would appear neither did a lot of journos.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on January 30, 2015, 09:46:17 PM
I didn't know that was a rule, and it would appear neither did a lot of journos.

....or the Shite.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on January 30, 2015, 11:00:20 PM
....or the Shite.

It'd be fucking great if they'd lined him up as their only option
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on January 31, 2015, 12:52:13 AM
It'd be fucking great if they'd lined him up as their only option

Be better if Lambert was the only option. Specially for the derby.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on January 31, 2015, 02:59:44 AM
Palace sign this guy. Is he the midget one with the tight ass and comical shorts?!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31069468
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on January 31, 2015, 03:15:57 AM
Palace sign this guy. Is he the midget one with the tight ass and comical shorts?!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31069468 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31069468)

He's known for having a tight ass?

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on January 31, 2015, 05:42:30 AM

He's known for having a tight ass?

It was more the tight shorts. I think I'm thinking of their left back. He really was a funny character playing at Goodison.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on February 02, 2015, 09:33:08 PM
Victor Ibarbo has signed for Roma. 2.5 million Euros for a six month loan, then 12.5m more obligation to buy.

Fucking hate him. Always scores against me on Football Manager despite being shit
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on February 02, 2015, 11:09:16 PM
'Aston Villa are the latest club to register an interest in Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert.'

All fairy tales come to an end.........
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 03:17:05 AM
Thomas Ince's career going from strength to strength, off to Derby on loan. Although Hull and Derby could well be swapping leagues in May.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 03, 2015, 03:18:06 AM
Cotteril looks like an extra from The Walking Dead.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 03:21:17 AM
Lambert not leaving Liverpool, the dream goes on.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 03:22:00 AM
Cotteril looks like an extra from The Walking Dead.

Hayley McQueen's looking well racked showing a cheeky bit of cleavage.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 03, 2015, 03:27:06 AM
Hayley McQueen's looking well racked showing a cheeky bit of cleavage.

I proper love her yno. I'd strangle a dolphin to get at that.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on February 03, 2015, 03:34:49 AM
I proper love her yno. I'd strangle a dolphin to get at that.

Double standards again.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on February 03, 2015, 03:35:45 AM
I proper love her yno. I'd strangle a dolphin to get at that.

What's going on with her accent though?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 03:36:26 AM
What's going on with her accent though?

Scottish but probably lived most of her life in England?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on February 03, 2015, 03:37:38 AM
Scottish but probably lived most of her life in England?

I was adamant she was Irish. AK reckons she's a manc.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 03:40:02 AM
I was adamant she was Irish. AK reckons she's a manc.

Definitely Scottish but there probably is a bit of Manc there. I'd imagine her Scottish part comes from being around her father as I doubt she's lived in Scotland, I don't think her dad ever moved back after he retired?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on February 03, 2015, 04:36:09 AM
Why have Chelsea dispensed with Schurrle? Not a first XI player for them but always got the goals when called upon. Good signing for Wolfsburg, even if he has cost them a shedload.

De Bruyne and and Shurrle supplying... Bendter haha.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 03, 2015, 04:55:39 AM
Why have Chelsea dispensed with Schurrle? Not a first XI player for them but always got the goals when called upon. Good signing for Wolfsburg, even if he has cost them a shedload.

De Bruyne and and Shurrle supplying... Bendter haha.
So they could sign cuadrado
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 03, 2015, 04:57:59 AM
Palace have been busy. Pardew is trigger happy with his first cheque book in a couple of years.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 05:07:48 AM
Sky doing there best to make a big drama of the Carlton Cole deal to West Brom being on the wobble, everyone else is not arsed.

Big news coming out from Spurs as well, no one else is leaving. Gripping stuff.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 05:09:11 AM
I didn't recognise Alan Irwin there without a Rampant Rabbit sticking out his lug.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on February 03, 2015, 05:11:14 AM
I didn't recognise Alan Irwin there without a Rampant Rabbit sticking out his lug.

Can't help but think how funny it would've been if someone attached a dildo to a drone and flew it in. Be like a scene from 'the birds'.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 03, 2015, 05:11:26 AM
Sky doing there best to make a big drama of the Carlton Cole deal to West Brom being on the wobble, everyone else is not arsed.

Big news coming out from Spurs as well, no one else is leaving. Gripping stuff.
Tony pulis thought he had signed someone who could score the goals to keep his side up

Not cole then
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on February 03, 2015, 05:12:49 AM
Think it's for the best if pulis and cole stay as far away from each other.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 05:14:37 AM
Live from Burnley now, Peter Stevenson subtley mentioning that he's pissed off and nothing has happened for 16 hours today.

This is edge of the seat stuff, they're now going back round all the grounds that already confirmed hours ago that nothing is happening. This is award winning TV we're witnessing here.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on February 03, 2015, 05:14:51 AM
West Brom fans must be happy, Anichebie and Cole up front and Berahino on the left of midfield chasing the over lap..
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on February 03, 2015, 05:16:20 AM
Live from Burnley now, Peter Stevenson subtley mentioning that he's pissed off and nothing has happened for 16 hours today.

This is edge of the seat stuff, they're now going back round all the grounds that already confirmed hours ago that nothing is happening. This is award winning TV we're witnessing here.

Imagine being stuck outside for 12+ hours in this weather knowing fuck alls going to happen.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on February 03, 2015, 05:18:29 AM
Lambert happy to sit on the Liverpool bench for now. Dream on la.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on February 03, 2015, 05:46:33 AM
Assou Ekotto changed his Twitter profile pic to this:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/562376009425911808/rwwW22Nv.jpeg)

lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on February 03, 2015, 06:38:42 AM
West Brom fans must be happy, Anichebie and Cole up front and Berahino on the left of midfield chasing the over lap..

I wonder whether anyone including WBA fans actually cared when the Carlton Cole deal was called off.

Also looks like Brown Ideye is the biggest flop in their history, they paid quite close to £10m for him yet 6 months later they sold him to some Middle Eastern club at a £6m loss.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: theshred on February 03, 2015, 12:49:55 PM
Yakubu is apparently still playing and is back in England at Reading...  http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31095488 (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31095488)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on February 03, 2015, 04:19:44 PM
What a prick David Gold is. Had to apologise to fans for tweeting 'don't go to bed', and then failing to pull off a shite deal for Adebayor who they didn't need anyway.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 03, 2015, 07:32:46 PM
What a prick David Gold is. Had to apologise to fans for tweeting 'don't go to bed', and then failing to pull off a shite deal for Adebayor who they didn't need anyway.

I would say it was Levy being a prick here. Details were signed and agreed, then Levy decided at the 11th hour he didn't want to do business specifically with West Ham and personally blocked the move. Also had the knock on effect with Cole to WBA.  Adewhatsit now stuck with a team he clearly wanted away from for 4 months.

Levy is a massive prick.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31106953 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31106953)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 03, 2015, 07:48:37 PM
With Adebayor's previous he's surely the last person you want sitting around the place with a titty lip on, hopefully he causes all sorts of disharmony around the place.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on February 04, 2015, 03:07:00 PM
What a prick David Gold is. Had to apologise to fans for tweeting 'don't go to bed', and then failing to pull off a shite deal for Adebayor who they didn't need anyway.

That was a kenwright type moment that. Convince fans it must be happening only to bring extra disappointment when it doesn't. Just keep quiet, if it happens great and if it doesn't nobody expected it anyway.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on February 04, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
Santon back to Inter.

Inter really are a joke. They should trust their academy more over hoovering up average imports.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on February 04, 2015, 05:14:53 PM
Santon back to Inter.

Inter really are a joke. They should trust their academy more over hoovering up average imports.

This is Italian football for you, I'm afraid. They'll literally buy any player, some clubs have more than 50 senior players on their books.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on February 06, 2015, 12:06:08 AM
Jovetic left out of City's CL squad after Bony's arrival. Ridiculous.

Juventus or someone should buy him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 06, 2015, 12:29:42 AM
Jovetic left out of City's CL squad after Bony's arrival. Ridiculous.

Juventus or someone should buy him.
That will be next. He can be loaned to someone just to play cl games
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on February 10, 2015, 11:53:44 PM
West Ham are close to signing Lassana Diarra

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31356095 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31356095)

Could be a very good signing for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on April 19, 2015, 08:01:50 PM
Winston Reid saying today he turned down Arsenal, Spurs and the Shite to stay at West Ham because he wants to win things is like me saying I'm off to an all you can eat buffet because I want to lose weight.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cods on April 19, 2015, 08:18:13 PM
Them crazy kiwis!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 08, 2015, 01:12:39 AM
£22m for Memphis Depay.  United over inflating the market for the rest again early this summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on May 08, 2015, 01:35:06 AM
I do think he'll be a success though despite the price tag for a relatively unproven player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on May 08, 2015, 01:49:08 AM
Can see flop written all over him

Too young to cope with all that pressure
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 08, 2015, 02:06:12 AM
Boss player, will be a huge success.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 08, 2015, 02:18:25 AM

Boss player, will be a huge success.

An Eden Hazard in the making they say.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 08, 2015, 04:09:44 PM
I think he will rinse it.

Cavani to Juventus looks like it could be on the cards. That would be a huge signing. Criminally misused by PSG.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on May 08, 2015, 04:19:36 PM
£22m is a third of their record transfer fee.

It's not a huge price tag, at that level, that will invite pressure.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on May 08, 2015, 04:21:13 PM
I think he will rinse it.

Cavani to Juventus looks like it could be on the cards. That would be a huge signing. Criminally misused by PSG.

Yeah they should have found a way of incorporating him and Ibra in the same team like Barça have with Messi and Suarez.

Cavani is pretty selfless so it shouldn't have been that hard.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 08, 2015, 06:05:48 PM
Yeah they should have found a way of incorporating him and Ibra in the same team like Barça have with Messi and Suarez.

Cavani is pretty selfless so it shouldn't have been that hard.

Think they play the three up front ala Barca don't they? Doesn't Cavani play wide with Ibra central and Lavezzi/Moura or someone else the other side?

Might have just made that up so don't quote me on it, but I think I read Cavani was unhappy at not playing through the middle
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on May 09, 2015, 03:36:58 PM
Think they play the three up front ala Barca don't they? Doesn't Cavani play wide with Ibra central and Lavezzi/Moura or someone else the other side?

Might have just made that up so don't quote me on it, but I think I read Cavani was unhappy at not playing through the middle

Yeah they do often play like that.

They're obviously Ibra-centric which can be a problem for other players. But Cavani seems more adaptable than prominent strikers can sometimes be so I just think it's been poorly handled.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 09, 2015, 03:53:11 PM
His goal record for them when he has started through the middle is outstanding. It's bizarre they ask him to sacrifice himself and spend so much time tracking back when it doesn't make the most of him.

He's unhappy and will surely leave. I don't know whether Juventus can afford him though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 09, 2015, 04:00:15 PM
His goal record for them when he has started through the middle is outstanding. It's bizarre they ask him to sacrifice himself and spend so much time tracking back when it doesn't make the most of him.

He's unhappy and will surely leave. I don't know whether Juventus can afford him though.

They will when they sell Pogba :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 09, 2015, 04:03:13 PM
Be nice to see Cavani come to the Prem. Great hair as well. Reminiscent of old school Serie A superstars, a la Rui Costa etc
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 09, 2015, 04:06:08 PM
They will when they sell Pogba :)

If it were up to me, Verratti, Cavani and a few million Euro in exchange and I'd part with the Pog.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 19, 2015, 04:24:05 AM
Palermo manager confirms Dybala "is a Juventus player".

Simone Zaza's agent says he is very likely to join Juventus this summer.

Looks like there is no room for Berardi as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 19, 2015, 02:19:10 PM
Palermo manager confirms Dybala "is a Juventus player".

Simone Zaza's agent says he is very likely to join Juventus this summer.

Looks like there is no room for Berardi as well.

Taxi for Tevez?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 19, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
Taxi for Tevez?

For Llorente I bet.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on May 28, 2015, 03:47:14 AM
Spurs bid £12m for Ings a month before his contract is up. I can understand the reasons given but it still seems bonkers.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11675/9866954/tottenhams-16312m-bid-for-danny-ings-explained?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on May 28, 2015, 04:05:01 AM
Be nice to see Cavani come to the Prem. Great hair as well. Reminiscent of old school Serie A superstars, a la Rui Costa etc

and Claudio Caniggia!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on May 28, 2015, 04:27:54 AM
Spurs bid £12m for Ings a month before his contract is up. I can understand the reasons given but it still seems bonkers.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11675/9866954/tottenhams-16312m-bid-for-danny-ings-explained?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

More money than brains
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 29, 2015, 06:43:30 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32928429

Rated.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 29, 2015, 06:52:10 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32928429

Rated.
Never heard of him
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 29, 2015, 07:11:34 PM
Never heard of him

Never heard of you.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 29, 2015, 07:14:48 PM
Never heard of you.
Who? you?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 29, 2015, 07:15:13 PM
Who? you?

Just chatting shit.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on May 29, 2015, 07:21:59 PM
I'm sure he'll be at least as good as Chiraches and Fazio have been.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 02, 2015, 05:16:55 PM
Gundogan going to Barcelona by the looks of it. Not sure how that works with the transfer ban.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 04, 2015, 05:01:59 PM
Rumours of Pirlo to the MLS.

I really hope not.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 04, 2015, 05:16:33 PM
Rumours of Pirlo to the MLS.

I really hope not.
New York City isnt it?
Pirlo and Lampard
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on June 04, 2015, 08:14:23 PM
Milner to Liverpool so it would seem (on a free). Shame, I used to like him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 04, 2015, 08:34:09 PM
£150,000 p/w is being reported.

That is outrageous.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 04, 2015, 08:40:52 PM
Rumours of Pirlo to the MLS.

I really hope not.

:(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 04, 2015, 09:26:32 PM
:(

:(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 04, 2015, 09:28:40 PM
150k for James Milner. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 04, 2015, 09:52:55 PM
150k for James Milner. Unbelievable.

Every summer they fuck up the valuation of players by doing something like this.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 04, 2015, 10:00:54 PM
First Hendo now Milner. Upwards of £100,000 a week is the going rate for a competent Premier League midfielder thanks to the Shite.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 04, 2015, 10:35:34 PM
I like Milner! but that's a fuckload of money for someone who's redeeming quality is 'they work hard'.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 04, 2015, 11:55:18 PM
£23.4m for Dybala to Juve. The Serie A officianados will be able to tell us whether that represents good value or not. He's shit hot on FM like.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32870748
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on June 05, 2015, 12:02:41 AM
Just read Milner was being offered 165k a week to stay at Man City. Crazy.

He's a reliable PL player, but kinda seems like a lack of imagination by whoever is handling transfers at LFC...similar to most of their other recent transfers.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 05, 2015, 02:13:39 AM
They will spin it and say he took a paycut to come to them.

Deluded bastards
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on June 05, 2015, 03:28:25 AM
Is Konoplyanka to Stoke a goer?

Incredible if they pull it off.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 05, 2015, 03:38:56 AM

Is Konoplyanka to Stoke a goer?

Incredible if they pull it off.

I assume you mean the possibility that they might be able to attract someone to somewhere like Stoke rather than them actually signing someone of quality.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Simon Paul on June 05, 2015, 03:39:50 AM
I assume you mean the possibility that they might be able to attract someone to somewhere like Stoke rather than them actually signing someone of quality.

can you imagine the Gremlins on SSN if this happened?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on June 05, 2015, 03:47:16 AM
I assume you mean the possibility that they might be able to attract someone to somewhere like Stoke rather than them actually signing someone of quality.

both actually.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 05, 2015, 04:19:56 AM
£23.4m for Dybala to Juve. The Serie A officianados will be able to tell us whether that represents good value or not. He's shit hot on FM like.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32870748

Scored 13 (and hit the woodwork many times) and assisted 10 in an average side.

It's a risk because he's only had one good season. Although he was moved closer to the goal for this one. Not sure where he was playing before.

Juventus is a good place for young players at the moment and he'll be getting plenty of game time at that price.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 06, 2015, 07:17:59 PM
£23.4m for Dybala to Juve. The Serie A officianados will be able to tell us whether that represents good value or not. He's shit hot on FM like.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32870748

He's going to be world class and represents a bit of a bargain in my humble opinion. Probably going to flop now :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on June 06, 2015, 07:47:53 PM
Is Konoplyanka to Stoke a goer?

Incredible if they pull it off.

A mate who supports Stoke said that he is apparently being threatened to stay at Dnipro so it might be off, apparently the deal being dodgy is why we pulled out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 08, 2015, 03:40:37 PM
Ings to Liverpool confirmed.

The top teams in Europe must be absolutely shitting their pants at the rebuild going on at this global super power of football.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 08, 2015, 04:29:25 PM
Ings will get a handful of starts in cup games. Be linked with a move away In Jan. go out on loan to a Villa or West Brom the season after and then the next season make it permanent
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on June 08, 2015, 04:34:53 PM
Balotelli - 3 goals all season

Lambert - can't get in team even when 2 main strikers are out of form/injured

Sturridge - best striker at club, needs to stay off treatment table

Stirling - wants out

Ings - got goals in struggling side, unproven at big team

Yeah don't fear the RS next season, reckon Brenda will be out by October if they continue their end of season form
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 08, 2015, 04:53:26 PM
ROFLMAO

The shite have signed Fatty.

The ram will be devastated tho.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on June 08, 2015, 05:11:12 PM
Ings will do well thereI reckon. A player of his ilk was crying out for a bigger club, shame it had to be them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 08, 2015, 06:37:46 PM
Ings will do well thereI reckon. A player of his ilk was crying out for a bigger club, shame it had to be them.

The weight of expectation will crush him.

Even with such robust shoulders.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on June 08, 2015, 06:44:04 PM
I honestly think Ings will do well for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 08, 2015, 06:57:27 PM
ROFLMAO

The shite have signed Fatty.

The ram will be devastated tho.

He's not even fat like.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 08, 2015, 07:57:32 PM
That's him in every single England squad then.

From Suarez & Sturridge to Lambert & Ings lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 08, 2015, 08:01:41 PM
Good signing on a free (even with the compo)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 08, 2015, 08:05:05 PM
Dont understand why we never went for him tbh.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 08, 2015, 08:14:16 PM
Dont understand why we never went for him tbh.



We may have.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 08, 2015, 08:39:16 PM
Dont understand why we never went for him tbh.



Compo and wages too much to be our back up striker?

I'm not convinced he'll be a real top level player - you'd imagine he'd improve their back up options but based on last season that's not hard.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on June 08, 2015, 09:15:24 PM
Good, but not great. Kinda sums them up which is good. Hard to think they aren't cementing their place outside the top 4 with these type of signings.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 08, 2015, 10:02:57 PM
Compo and wages too much to be our back up striker?

I'm not convinced he'll be a real top level player - you'd imagine he'd improve their back up options but based on last season that's not hard.

About 4mil and 40k a week for a 22 year old good all round striker?

It's worth it in my eyes. Rather him than Kone and Naimsith tbh.

Not really assed though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 08, 2015, 10:28:55 PM
About 4mil and 40k a week for a 22 year old good all round striker?

It's worth it in my eyes. Rather him than Kone and Naimsith tbh.

Not really assed though.

We'd have had to move them on first though.

But yeah, he's better than those at that sort of price.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 08, 2015, 11:33:23 PM
Could see it being a bit more than that. If you're competent and English, Liverpool seem to start the negotiations at £100,000 p/w.

Anyway, the good news is that Pirlo rebuffed talked of the MLS.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on June 09, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-face-paying-more-for-danny-ings-than-expected-after-tottenham-have-12m-bid-accepted-by-burnley-10306613.html

Unlucky Liverpool
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 11, 2015, 02:38:19 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33071470

Ayew signing for Swansea on a free. Great bit of business.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 12, 2015, 12:56:43 AM
Looks like Jackson Martinez will complete a move to Milan tomorrow, who will then move on to tempting Zlatan back.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 12, 2015, 03:08:24 PM
Looks like Jackson Martinez will complete a move to Milan tomorrow, who will then move on to tempting Zlatan back.

Milan after Kondogbia as well?

Looks like they are seriously trying to get back in the mix
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 12, 2015, 03:39:22 PM
Fuck, Liverpool signing Adam Bogdan

Will be mounting a serious title challenge if they keep signing players of this calibre
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 12, 2015, 04:14:42 PM
Fuck, Liverpool signing Adam Bogdan

Will be mounting a serious title challenge if they keep signing players of this calibre

I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt that he'll be number 2 to replace Jones but then the reality hit that that would mean Mignolet is still number one.

Proof that they're still a million miles away from attracting the Petr Cech's of the world.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 12, 2015, 04:59:21 PM
Come back Pepe Reina, all is forgiven...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 12, 2015, 06:20:13 PM
Milan after Kondogbia as well?

Looks like they are seriously trying to get back in the mix

Seems that way. Although typical of Milan to pursue the glamour signings on massive wages when their entire team is in need of a dramatic overhaul.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 12, 2015, 07:11:47 PM
Fuck, Liverpool signing Adam Bogdan

Will be mounting a serious title challenge if they keep signing players of this calibre

That's a shame, cos I really like him. I was really hoping he'd go somewhere decent, like Stoke.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 13, 2015, 06:48:46 PM
Tarabt to Benfica for free on a five year deal.

Five years lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 13, 2015, 07:24:08 PM
I know I'm being stupid even asking this, but could Taarabt work out somewhere? Just maybe....

Spoiler: show
Nah he's shit isn't he?....oh well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 13, 2015, 08:10:53 PM
Always seems to get good moves.

He's got talent, he's just a bit of a divvy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 13, 2015, 08:13:44 PM
Taarabt is the perfect midfield Balotelli.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 16, 2015, 12:25:01 AM
Some lucky bastards in the Prem are getting Roberto Firmino....probably Utd.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/15/roberto-firmino-hoffenheim-premier-league-agent
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2015, 02:38:46 AM
Falcao to Chelsea looks like a goer. Maybe Mourinho and Costa can get the best out of him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 17, 2015, 04:39:01 AM
Some lucky bastards in the Prem are getting Roberto Firmino....probably Utd.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/15/roberto-firmino-hoffenheim-premier-league-agent

Man Utd
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: therealdunc on June 17, 2015, 04:50:44 AM
There is talk that if Bolasie goes to Tottenham, that Adebayor will join Palace on loan.

Wise move by Palace, the last thing you would want to do is sign him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 18, 2015, 08:36:26 PM
Joe Gomez to the Shite for 3.5 million. Good player there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2015, 03:27:37 PM
Joe Gomez to the Shite for 3.5 million. Good player there.

And their paying for it by shipping out Coates for £5m?!  No wonder Sunderland are battling relegation every year paying over the odds for shite.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 19, 2015, 03:43:05 PM
There was a lad playing for Portugal u21 yday. He has never played for liverpool yet cost them 7m

Mad times
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 19, 2015, 04:07:20 PM
Miranda to sign for Inter. Isn't he really good? Why are Atletico happy to let him go?

Looks like Tevez will leave Juventus and be replaced by mandzukic. Definite down grade in my view.

And Valdifiori to Napoli @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 19, 2015, 04:41:12 PM
Miranda to sign for Inter. Isn't he really good? Why are Atletico happy to let him go?

Looks like Tevez will leave Juventus and be replaced by mandzukic. Definite down grade in my view.

And Valdifiori to Napoli @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296)
Always thought Miranda was really, really un funny. Never got the hype
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on June 21, 2015, 02:15:02 AM
Spurs signed Trippier from Burnley, undisclosed fee.

West Brom sign James McClean for 1.5 m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2015, 06:02:19 AM
James McLean is unbelievably shite.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 21, 2015, 06:08:53 AM
Why are West Brom taking Wigan's brainless wingers?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 21, 2015, 07:24:18 PM
Heating up nicely in Italy. Contrasting fortunes for the MIlan clubs.

Milan thought they had concluded deals for Kondogbia and Jackson Martinez but now look to have lost out on both, to Inter and Atletico respectively. SOunds like Kondogbia did a Manuel Fernandes and agreed to join them before changing his mind at the last to join another club.

Inter have gazumped Milan for Kondogbia for 40 million Euros! and have supposedly made him their top earner! They've signed Miranda from Atletico Madrid and are close to Imbula from OM for 20 million Euros. They're already in violation of FFP so someone is going to have leave for big money. Probably Kovacic to Liverpool :( They've gone mad!

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2015, 01:21:27 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/21/manchester-united-real-madrid-david-de-gea-sergio-ramos

@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) will enjoy that one.

(proper rates Ramos)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 22, 2015, 01:32:52 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/21/manchester-united-real-madrid-david-de-gea-sergio-ramos

@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) will enjoy that one.

(proper rates Ramos)

Such a swap would be terrible business for Man Utd.

I'd be asking for Varane in exchange :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 22, 2015, 02:05:52 AM
Cech to Arsenal. Great business for them, but a bit surprised that Chelsea would let him go to a rival
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 23, 2015, 01:13:53 AM
Konolpyanka or whatever his name is is having a medical at Stoke according to talk sport

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2015, 01:22:34 AM
Too good for Stoke, but if it's true, you've gotta give some props to Mark Hughes.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 23, 2015, 01:23:45 AM
Too good for Stoke, but if it's true, you've gotta give some props to Mark Hughes.

He's a cunt but he knows how to blend despicable thugs and flair players into an effective mix. That was behind his success with Blackburn too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 23, 2015, 01:28:27 AM
Fair play to the money men behind the scenes rather than hughes imo
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2015, 01:30:22 AM
Suppose it's a bit of both, money will be part of it, but there's only so much money that can get you to spend time in Stoke on a regular basis.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 23, 2015, 01:39:54 AM
Suppose it's a bit of both, money will be part of it, but there's only so much money that can get you to spend time in Stoke on a regular basis.
About 150k a week!?!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2015, 01:51:15 AM
About 150k a week!?!

Not enough, have you been to Stoke? ;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 23, 2015, 02:06:25 AM
My two cents: Konoplayanka isn't that good, hence why Stoke are leading the race for him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 23, 2015, 02:05:39 PM
Mandzukic to Inter for 13M. That's quite a steal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 23, 2015, 04:07:30 PM
Mandzukic to Inter for 13M. That's quite a steal.

They were reporting £19m on the radio yesterday and I thought that was good, £13m is most definitely a steal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on June 23, 2015, 04:11:52 PM
Mandzukic to Inter for 13M. That's quite a steal.

Juventus
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2015, 04:40:54 PM
The shite reckon they're getting Firmino. Would love them to get gazumped again. They're all jizzing themselves senseless.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 23, 2015, 08:53:56 PM
Juventus

Minor details. Blame Ramadaan
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 23, 2015, 08:54:47 PM
The shite reckon they're getting Firmino. Would love them to get gazumped again. They're all jizzing themselves senseless.

Will end up paying 16M for Scott Sinclair
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 23, 2015, 10:21:50 PM
I completely missed this the other day http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33193064.  I always thought he looked a decent player, and would do better in a better team.  To see him drop to the Championship is a bit of a head-scratcher.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on June 23, 2015, 10:51:55 PM
I completely missed this the other day [http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33193064].  I always thought he looked a decent player, and would do better in a better team.  To see him drop to the Championship is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Linky no worky.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 23, 2015, 11:05:49 PM
Linky no worky.

It looks like @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) has fixed it.  Sorry!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2015, 12:35:21 AM
Minor details. Blame Ramadaan

Must be a hard time of year for Ramadaan living in the northern hemisphere?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 24, 2015, 01:32:18 AM
Must be a hard time of year for Ramadaan living in the northern hemisphere?

Insane my friend. Start fasting at 3.30 and stop at 22:30 where I am. Losing weight already so I am quite happy. Aiming for 8kg in the 3 days or 18 pounds. I get that and I will be where I want to be.

Trick is not putting it back on within a week after I stop fasting
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 24, 2015, 01:42:52 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33247893

 :'(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 24, 2015, 01:44:46 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33247893

 :'(

Imagine how brilliant it'll be when those two combine to make Gerrard fall on his arse.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 24, 2015, 02:29:58 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33247893

 :'(

:'(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2015, 02:42:55 AM
:(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2015, 02:45:17 AM
When's the hipster convention guys?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 24, 2015, 02:48:54 AM
When's the hipster convention guys?

You're not invited.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on June 24, 2015, 03:57:40 AM
https://twitter.com/SkySportsNewsHQ/status/613444490683117568

He's meant to be good this lad isn't he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2015, 04:00:19 AM
Firminho to the shite to be sealed within 24h according to Sky, and United set to offer £30m + De Gea for 'El Grande Shithouse' Sergio Ramos.  That second one there has nearly done me.  I just cannot in anyway shape or form get my head round that valuation of Ramos.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 24, 2015, 04:02:42 AM
Should be the other way round. Ramos and 30 million for De Gea.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2015, 04:03:20 AM
Firminho to the shite to be sealed within 24h according to Sky, and United set to offer £30m + De Gea for 'El Grande Shithouse' Sergio Ramos.  That second one there has nearly done me.  I just cannot in anyway shape or form get my head round that valuation of Ramos.

I can't either. I saw something yesterday saying he was valued at £49m, that's bonkers for him. Giving away De Gea plus £30m is even more bonkers, I can't get my head round that deal at all.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 24, 2015, 04:11:02 AM
Didn't Guilleme Balague say that Ramos release clause is 200M Euros?

Football has gone mad.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2015, 04:24:49 AM
Didn't Guilleme Balague say that Ramos release clause is 200M Euros?

Football has gone mad.

Even an average player in Spain will have a release clause of 70mil at times. It's just how they work. Very rarely are they actually met
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 24, 2015, 04:48:27 AM
Even an average player in Spain will have a release clause of 70mil at times. It's just how they work. Very rarely are they actually met

In fact the worse the player, the higher the release clause.

It's because in Spain it's mandatory to have a release clause, so clubs will try to set it as high as possible while obviously players try to negotiate it down as much as possible (as it gives them freedom to move whenever they want to). A high release clause means the club were very much dictating the terms.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 24, 2015, 04:55:12 AM
Ramos is like 31 and a defender and a good layer but not 50M worth.

Crazy stuff.

Seems like the ultra rich clubs just move money around for each other
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2015, 05:28:41 AM
Ramos is like 31 and a defender and a good layer but not 50M worth.

He's 29, a cunt and a touch of the David Luiz about him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2015, 05:44:38 AM
Firmino's dead good :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 24, 2015, 05:47:17 AM
Firmino's dead good :(
Hold tight bd so was veron
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2015, 06:31:41 AM
Bit devo'd about Firmino going to the shite :( twitter boys laughing about the price, but money doesnt really matter to them so its not like they have spunked much away.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2015, 06:47:18 AM
He's just what they need, isn't he. Another attacking midfielder.

Not in the slightest bit worried. They're playing footie manager in real life just buying all the highly rated youngsters.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2015, 06:48:52 AM
He'll replace Sterling, and he can play up front if needed. Him and Coutinho will be quite a tough pair to play against in fairness.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 24, 2015, 01:01:23 PM
He's 29, a cunt and a touch of the David Luiz about him.

His disciplinary record is shocking but he's miles better than Luiz.

Not comparable for me.

In fact I think his disciplinary record and generally snidiness detracts from what a good player he actually is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gumpinio on June 24, 2015, 01:25:59 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33250535

Firminio to the shite a done deal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2015, 01:38:54 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33250535

Firminio to the shite a done deal.

The next Messi I assume?

Actually I watched him the other day v Colombia. He did this:

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 24, 2015, 02:24:17 PM
I've never seen Firmino play but I sometimes just know when a player is gonna be a flop and I can confirm that this is going to be one of those times

I had never seen Markovic play before he signed for Liverpool and I got the same feeling then
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 24, 2015, 02:43:15 PM
Firminio has the advantage of having played in Germany which is more approximate to the style of play here than if someone's come from Spain, Portugal etc.

But in terms of the team they've already got Countinho, who is of course "world class" so I can't see a massive up turn in performance even if he does well.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2015, 03:44:49 PM
That's another big fee for a player, they must be have one of the most expensively assembled squads in the Europa League?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2015, 03:47:54 PM
His disciplinary record is shocking but he's miles better than Luiz.

Not comparable for me.

In fact I think his disciplinary record and generally snidiness detracts from what a good player he actually is.

That's why I said "a touch of the David Luiz". ;) They're both snidey, both prone to a bit of a brain fart (Luiz far more) but they're similar characters. I don't like either but even allowing for Ramos's disciplinary record I don't think he's worth anything like the money getting touted around, especially at his age.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2015, 04:32:09 PM
kagawa came from Dortmund with everyone raving about him and he didn't do very well at united. To be fair he was played out of position a lot of the time
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2015, 04:39:37 PM
Be a shame to see Begovic take the money to sit on the bench for Chelsea for the next 'x' number of years when he's a good keeper and could easily get a move to a good team, playing every week and still get a pay rise.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 24, 2015, 04:51:37 PM
I've never seen Firmino play but I sometimes just know when a player is gonna be a flop and I can confirm that this is going to be one of those times

I had never seen Markovic play before he signed for Liverpool and I got the same feeling then

Bet he can wait to link up with Danny 'fatty' Ings.

I think he'll also be an expensive flop. Or he'll be a roaring success and they'll have to sell him for 50m in a years time.

Lots of mouth-breathers on facebook saying they got him ahead of Man Utd. Seriously, If Man Utd really wanted him they have gotten him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2015, 06:26:22 PM
For that kind of money, Firmino is going to need to live up to the heights hit by Andy Carroll.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 24, 2015, 10:50:40 PM
Didn't realize it was £29M, is he that good, in all honesty I'd never really heard of him at all until now.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on June 24, 2015, 11:38:06 PM
Think he'll probably have his moments, but not a large amount of them. I've seen a bit of him and was mildly impressed, he can cross a ball.

Brazil were always going to have a dramatic increase of new internationals following the World Cup performance. I think they've paid well over the odds for a decent squad player.

It will be interesting which striker they go for next,  They've got Sturridge, Lambert, Balotelli, Ings, Origi, Borini and they still probably need 2 good ones.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 25, 2015, 01:59:28 AM
It will be interesting which striker they go for next,  They've got Sturridge, Lambert, Balotelli, Ings, Origi, Borini and they still probably need 2 good ones.

Given the system they play, 5 into 1 doesnt really go.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on June 25, 2015, 02:06:56 AM
Firmino looks like one of the fuckin Rizzle Kicks.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Rhys on June 25, 2015, 03:20:49 PM
Bet he can wait to link up with Danny 'fatty' Ings.

I think he'll also be an expensive flop. Or he'll be a roaring success and they'll have to sell him for 50m in a years time.

Lots of mouth-breathers on facebook saying they got him ahead of Man Utd. Seriously, If Man Utd really wanted him they have gotten him.

Uñited were definitely looking at him and yes if they'd desperately wanted him they'd have got him. My guess would be they thought they have got a young prospect with talent in depay, so probably would rather go for a bigger more established name like a bale next.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 25, 2015, 10:32:11 PM
Co-ownerships have to be settled today. They have been abolished as of tomorrow.

The big ones are in:

Jorginho to Napoli

Naingollan to Roma

Berardi to Sassuolo with Juventus retaining a buy-back option. Surprised by this one as Berardi is probably the best young talent in Serie A.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 26, 2015, 02:09:33 AM
I've just seen that Rodgers has spent around £243m since he's been in charge. What the absolute fuck.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on June 26, 2015, 03:14:49 AM
Firmino has what looks like a dating profile for a website.

http://robertofirmino.com/index.php
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 26, 2015, 03:16:43 AM
Clyne to the shite :(

Mings to Bournemouth. Is he any good?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 26, 2015, 03:22:18 AM
I've just seen that Rodgers has spent around £243m since he's been in charge. What the absolute fuck.
Your wrong

They don't spend money

They are rubbing their nose at the ceiling above them that is the big spenders
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2015, 03:32:50 AM
Whilst buying up most of Southampton over the past year or two, they've managed to avoid actually signing the really good one, Schneiderlin. Top scouting, lids.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 26, 2015, 03:36:50 AM
Whilst buying up most of Southampton over the past year or two, they've managed to avoid actually signing the really good one, Schneiderlin. Top scouting, lids.
And turned soton into a top 8 maybe 6 side in the process
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 26, 2015, 04:18:54 AM
The Southampton thing with Liverpool is getting really weird now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 26, 2015, 05:08:09 AM
Your wrong

They don't spend money

They are rubbing their nose at the ceiling above them that is the big spenders

I meant to write only spent £243m. Poor bastards.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tony Clifton on June 26, 2015, 06:15:55 AM
Quote
Liverpool fans hail player they've never heard of as saviour

ROBERTO Firmino is the man to fire Liverpool to the Premier League title, according to supporters who only learned his name yesterday.

Firmino has signed from a German club no-one has ever head of for £29 million, and Reds fans are predicting great things for the right or left-sided player who is probably Brazilian.

Season ticket holder Joe Turner said: “I’ve always rated Firmino, ever since I first heard about him four hours ago. He’ll be the perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard, or maybe Raheem Sterling, or possibly Simon Mignolet.”

Fellow Kopite Bill McKay said: “It’s great this club can attract someone of Firmino’s calibre, assuming that calibre is high.”

Firmino said: “I am delighted to join whichever club it is that has just offered me £250,000 a week.

“Since childhood I have dreamed of being a desperate panic buy. It’s a great day.”

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/liverpool-fans-hail-player-theyve-never-heard-of-as-saviour-2015062599570
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: School of Science on June 26, 2015, 03:41:17 PM
Sooo the shite halfway through buying a new team again....Like last year....And the year before. If only I had a crystal ball then I could see what they are going to do next year  ;D
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on June 26, 2015, 03:59:04 PM
Who's next boss?

Told you not to bother me when I'm having work done.

But Southampton are having a sale again!

Jesus. I'm getting me teeth clyned here!

OK Boss. I'm all over it......

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 26, 2015, 04:20:50 PM
Southampton holding out for £15m for Clyne, Liverpool have offered £12.5m. That's a hell of a money for a solid if unspectacular player with one year left on his contract. I haven't seen a lot of him but he must be decent at defending because two goals and no assists in 35 games suggest he doesn't offer much going forward?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 26, 2015, 04:55:07 PM

Southampton holding out for £15m for Clyne, Liverpool have offered £12.5m. That's a hell of a money for a solid if unspectacular player with one year left on his contract. I haven't seen a lot of him but he must be decent at defending because two goals and no assists in 35 games suggest he doesn't offer much going forward?

Well he's good enough for England. That should tell you everything.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 26, 2015, 05:03:30 PM
Well he's good enough for England. That should tell you everything.
He isnt tho
They are playing a cb there and when he went off they slotted Henderson in!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 26, 2015, 08:04:36 PM
 :snigger:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11156114_862682440435319_7627881348070041011_n.jpg?oh=b4ae92b8d683434856654368378885e2&oe=562C5A30)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2015, 10:35:43 PM
Payet to West Ham just feels like a typically scattergun West Ham signing, with no real thought or plan to the way they operate. Just another name on big money, a generic attacking player to appease the fans.

Can well imagine a scenario when Bilic gets sacked within the next 18-24 months, that they're offloading Payet for less money than they paid for him to get him off the wage bill just to enable whoever the new not-very-good-manager they've appointed is to get his marquee overrated, overpaid signing in.

Their squad is just a mishmash of different types of player with no real plan or identity. Sunderland and QPR operate in a similar way.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 27, 2015, 01:28:34 AM
Payet to West Ham just feels like a typically scattergun West Ham signing, with no real thought or plan to the way they operate. Just another name on big money, a generic attacking player to appease the fans.

Can well imagine a scenario when Bilic gets sacked within the next 18-24 months, that they're offloading Payet for less money than they paid for him to get him off the wage bill just to enable whoever the new not-very-good-manager they've appointed is to get his marquee overrated, overpaid signing in.

Their squad is just a mishmash of different types of player with no real plan or identity. Sunderland and QPR operate in a similar way.

Gone by March.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2015, 06:22:39 AM
Bacca to Milan.

Good signing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2015, 06:25:42 AM
Bacca to Milan.

Good signing.

How much, and where are the Milan clubs suddenly getting their wedge from?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2015, 06:38:03 AM
How much, and where are the Milan clubs suddenly getting their wedge from?

Paid the full buy out clause of 30 million Euros.

With Milan a Thai billionaire has just invested nearly half a billion pounds. With Inter, fuck knows! They're in violation of FFP already, but with no Europe this year they have an extra year to balance the books. I guess they're gambling on qualifying for the CL this season. If they don't it could be messy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 28, 2015, 06:43:35 AM
Aren't FFP rules set to be scrapped?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2015, 06:50:25 AM
Aren't FFP rules set to be scrapped?

Not sure.

SOme changes have been / will be made which seem to have benefited the Italian clubs, but I don't know the details of what those changes are.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 29, 2015, 10:14:37 PM
Cech to Arsenal confirmed.

Great signing for them. Genuine title contenders?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 29, 2015, 10:42:47 PM
Cech to Arsenal confirmed.

Great signing for them. Genuine title contenders?

I think they could be. Reckon Mourinho will have champions league as his number 1 priority this season
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 29, 2015, 11:28:21 PM
Cech to Arsenal confirmed.

Great signing for them. Genuine title contenders?

Still need a better striker for me.

Giroud's a good player but not world class - which the title winners tend to have.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 29, 2015, 11:29:17 PM


This
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 29, 2015, 11:52:30 PM
Not bad, it's only taken Wenger most of his Arsenal career to sign a top keeper.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blargins on June 30, 2015, 12:21:12 AM
Cech to Arsenal confirmed.

Great signing for them. Genuine title contenders?

For sure.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 30, 2015, 12:29:19 AM
As gl says they still need a class forward
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 30, 2015, 12:33:43 AM
This is a really big step forward for them but they're still soft.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 30, 2015, 12:34:00 AM
Not for me. The striker issue (as GLewis said) would be a concern. I also think they still need another DM. Coquelin's been good but that's not enough to win a title if there's games you wanna shut down when you're ahead, or if he gets injured or tired. Also the defence is still a bit ropey. Gibbs/Monreal are limited, and Debuchy/Chambers aren't title winning full backs. And are Koscielny, Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista really going to take you to a title? Doubt it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 30, 2015, 12:46:49 AM
Not for me. The striker issue (as GLewis said) would be a concern. I also think they still need another DM. Coquelin's been good but that's not enough to win a title if there's games you wanna shut down when you're ahead, or if he gets injured or tired. Also the defence is still a bit ropey. Gibbs/Monreal are limited, and Debuchy/Chambers aren't title winning full backs. And are Koscielny, Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista really going to take you to a title? Doubt it.
Ha ha anyone else bd?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 30, 2015, 01:32:15 AM
The reality is that they can turn on an exceptional run of form but only apparently when it doesn't matter any more. I'm sure there was some stat about their second half of season or January to January season where that type of form would have won them the league. The other issue is mourinho who has wenger's balls in a vice and can twist the crank whenever he wants.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 30, 2015, 01:49:35 AM
Not bad, it's only taken Wenger most of his Arsenal career to sign a top keeper.

Still not cracked the defenders thing yet.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 30, 2015, 01:58:03 AM
Yeah, I think they need another defender or defensive mid. The have loads of attacking threat so  think they are ok there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 01, 2015, 02:11:13 AM

As gl says they still need a class forward

Giroud is much better than people give him credit for, he's the best player that they can have to complement their style. He's ace at the whole back to goal/foil thing, their midfielders get enough goals that they don't need a 20 a season striker to win the league.

Even if you think they need an aguero type player, Sanchez is most definitely world class and can step in up front.

If they start the first 5 games well I think they'll be genuine contenders.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on July 01, 2015, 04:46:09 AM
Giroud is much better than people give him credit for, he's the best player that they can have to complement their style. He's ace at the whole back to goal/foil thing, their midfielders get enough goals that they don't need a 20 a season striker to win the league.

Even if you think they need an aguero type player, Sanchez is most definitely world class and can step in up front.

If they start the first 5 games well I think they'll be genuine contenders.

They won't be able to eke out a lead big enough to survive their regular Spring Collapse.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 01, 2015, 03:26:59 PM
Giroud is boss. The only aspect to his game which is lacking is pace.

One of the best link-up players around.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on July 01, 2015, 10:33:42 PM
Busy day so far for transfers in and out

Nathaniel Clyne has completed his move to the Shite for an initial £10m, Danny Ings, James Milner and Adam Bogdan are all officially Reds players as of today following their departures from Burnley, City and Bolton respectively as are Firmino and Joe Gomez who were signed last week

Lewis Holtby has gone back to Germany, joining Hamburg on a permanent deal

Eder has joined Swansea from Braga

Dani Osvaldo has had his contract terminated by Southampton despite having two years left on the deal

Matej Vydra has become a permanent Watford player after having two separate loan spells with the club

Ben Amos has left Man United for Bolton on a Free

Sylvain Distin has completed his move to Bournemouth as expected

Leicester's Chris Wood has joined Leeds

Micah Richards has officially joined Villa from City on a Free
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on July 01, 2015, 11:03:41 PM
Shakiri going to Stoke? 12 mill.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 01, 2015, 11:40:10 PM
What the hell are Southampton doing selling Clyne for £10m?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 02, 2015, 12:02:01 AM
To be fair I think Clyne is a great signing for them
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 02, 2015, 12:16:03 AM
To be fair I think Clyne is a great signing for them
I'm shocked Southampton haven't fleeced them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 02, 2015, 12:36:41 AM
Can't believe we missed out on Holtby. You know. Because of... you know. That thing. That special thing. We missed out and now he's gone.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 02, 2015, 12:50:06 AM
I'm shocked Southampton haven't fleeced them.

Only a year left on his contract. But still, I thought they'd get more.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on July 02, 2015, 05:53:23 AM
Shakiri going to Stoke? 12 mill.

Supposedly disappointed that Inter have accepted the bid and doesn't want to go, according to Sky Italia

Seb Coates has joined Sunderland permanently from the Shite for a cut price £2m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 03, 2015, 04:27:27 AM
Players leaving Shaktar in droves.

Luiz Adriano signed for Milan.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 03, 2015, 10:01:37 PM
Jon Stead to Notts County
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on July 03, 2015, 10:48:45 PM
Tom Ince has left Hull to join Derby on a permanent deal

Falcao has joined Chelsea on loan from Monaco, days after the end of his failed spell with United

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 04, 2015, 09:36:42 PM
Podolski off to the footballer's graveyard
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 04, 2015, 11:27:33 PM
RVP off to Fenerbache.  If they sign him and Nani surely they won't be able to afford Mirallas as well?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 05, 2015, 01:27:36 AM
£1.8m for Podolski is a bargain.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 07, 2015, 04:05:24 AM
Arda Turan to Barca.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 07, 2015, 04:49:56 AM
Arda Turan to Barca.

Can't play for 6 months so could play for the b team.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 07, 2015, 03:47:36 PM
Casillas 'interesed in a move to Porto' confirms his agent.

What has happened with him?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 07, 2015, 09:53:52 PM
Looks like the echo have given one of the work experience kids the password to add articles.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-transfers-best-players-europe-9600257

I know its sort of Everton related, but its that frigging tenuous I thought it best fit in here.  That list and its valuations of players is absolutely laughable.  Any writer who includes Younes Kaboul in a list of 'top defenders' of any distinction* isn't worth taking seriously.

*Unless its a list of the best defenders called Younes Kaboul and he gets in by default
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2015, 05:26:51 PM
Alderweireld to Spurs. Great signing for them unfortunately.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 08, 2015, 05:43:13 PM
Palace have agreed terms for Cabaye. What a signing that would be for them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33442449
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 08, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
Spurs & Palace doing the business. Come on Everton ffs!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 08, 2015, 08:26:53 PM
Spurs & Palace doing the business. Come on Everton ffs!

We've already signed 2 players :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2015, 08:29:38 PM
Palace have signed a good player in Cabaye but with Pardew in charge it's a matter of time before they get found out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 08, 2015, 08:47:32 PM
Palace have signed a good player in Cabaye but with Pardew in charge it's a matter of time before they get found out.

Cabaye was really good for Newcastle under Pardew. Good signing that
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 08, 2015, 09:08:19 PM
Also a colossal cunt.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 08, 2015, 09:16:13 PM
Sevilla agree 7mil fee with Stoke for Steven Nzonzi. Bit of a strange one!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 08, 2015, 09:17:53 PM
A player like Cabaye should not be plying his trade with Palace. I'm amazed there weren't better offers.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 08, 2015, 09:33:59 PM
A player like Cabaye should not be plying his trade with Palace. I'm amazed there weren't better offers.

Probably lost confidence a bit at PSG so decided going back to his former manager was a good idea.

Loyalty and friendship. Good things there
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 08, 2015, 09:39:09 PM
Probably lost confidence a bit at PSG so decided going back to his former manager was a good idea.

Loyalty and friendship. Good things there

True. Don't get me wrong, good on Palace. It's nice to see class players not just going to the obvious teams, and out of step with the rest of football in a lot of ways.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 10, 2015, 03:32:43 AM
Nzonzi to Sevilla. SO glad to see the back of that shithouse cunt.

He's also terrible at football.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2015, 04:14:29 AM
Nzonzi to Sevilla. SO glad to see the back of that shithouse cunt.

He's also terrible at football.

Think he's quite a good player myself.

He'll get a france call up soon enough
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 10, 2015, 04:22:34 AM
Think he's quite a good player myself.

He'll get a france call up soon enough
He may well know he isn't at Stoke
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 10, 2015, 06:47:15 PM
So kebab has gone to palace then
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 10, 2015, 07:58:38 PM
So kebab has gone to palace then

He'll fit right in with Danner.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 10, 2015, 11:21:08 PM
Haha Delph to City.
Barca, Bayern and Real Madrid will be quaking in their boots.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Brownie20 on July 11, 2015, 01:00:49 AM
Delph will be at a Sunderland or Newcastle within 18 months
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 11, 2015, 01:35:07 AM
I like Delph but he isn't champions league quality
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 11, 2015, 01:51:29 AM
I like Delph but he isn't champions league quality

No, but he is a good English player who because of a clause in his contract isn't extortionately priced.  He's effectively replacing Milner.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 11, 2015, 05:08:48 AM
Bad move for him. He'll never play.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 11, 2015, 05:10:08 AM
No, but he is a good English player who because of a clause in his contract isn't extortionately priced.  He's effectively replacing Milner.
And in doing so losing his place in the England team
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 11, 2015, 05:10:24 AM
Bad move for him. He'll never play.

Exactly. He might even be deluded enough to think he will, but he won't. He's obviously content enough with the money to overlook his football development.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 11, 2015, 05:14:50 AM
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 11, 2015, 05:19:57 AM
Villa and Delph have had their pants pulled if that one comes off. Villa for putting an £8m buy out clause in the contract and Delph for going there in the first place, he's worth more than that with all the English players prices bollocks that goes on and he could probably go to a team where he'll actually get to play some football.

The likes of him and Sterling (assuming that's where he goes) are only going there to make up he home grown numbers, City are just thinking "fuck it, at least if we have to play them they're reasonable enough", neither are going to get regular games for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 11, 2015, 05:32:05 AM
Schweinsteiger to Man U?Crazy

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 11, 2015, 05:38:22 AM
Schweinsteiger to Man U?Crazy



Class act, even at 30 if they get him plus the rumours of Thomas Muller, they would be a massive coup for Man Utd.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 11, 2015, 05:43:53 AM
I think their signings recently are proper tacky.

Proper fifa behaviour.

I know Ferguson used to make similar signings but he was great at plucking players from nowhere.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 11, 2015, 05:44:36 AM
Class act, even at 30 if they get him plus the rumours of Thomas Muller, they would be a massive coup for Man Utd.

Can see them being a force again next season. Should be an interesting fight for the Premier league
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 11, 2015, 06:57:20 AM
Don't see how this is any different from a Falcao or Di Maria signing to be honest. Muller would be a massive coup but I don't remember Schweinsteiger having a great season last season and he is 30.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on July 11, 2015, 07:25:32 AM
With Delph I think it's hard to blame a guy for taking a huge pay increase and increased chance of medals and risking game time.

I'd imagine Richards, Milner and Sinclair will have warned him, but it's a bit like being warned off an extremely attractive loony, it's difficult to take someone elses word for it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 11, 2015, 12:44:47 PM
And in doing so losing his place in the England team

Not all bad then.


;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 11, 2015, 12:47:48 PM
Schweinsteiger gets injured quite a lot as well.

At 30 the extra intensity of the PL may take its toll.

Still a class player who if he works out would provide them with more than they've had in CM for a good few years.

Not sure where Muller would play like.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 11, 2015, 04:59:43 PM
I think their signings have been very good.

Depay will be a great player. Darmian is one of the best right backs and they got him for a reasonable fee. And the Pig Climber can control any game. Only problem is he's injury prone.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 11, 2015, 05:05:35 PM
I think Depay and Darmian (from the little I've seen of him) are good signings. Not convinced about Mr Ana Ivanovic though. His best pig mounting days are behind him for me.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 11, 2015, 05:24:38 PM
El Sharaawy to Monaco to finance Milan's continued spending. Good player but never fit.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 11, 2015, 10:26:45 PM
Interesting, Delph has confirmed that he won't be leaving Villa. Don't know if it's his decision but good on him if it is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 12, 2015, 12:12:36 AM
Interesting, Delph has confirmed that he won't be leaving Villa. Don't know if it's his decision but good on him if it is.

Does come across better than most footballers.

I'd like to think it was down to him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 12, 2015, 12:19:44 AM
Fair play
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 12, 2015, 02:04:24 PM
Casillas to Porto...

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2015/07/11/actualidad/1436644508_496329.html?id_externo_rsoc=TW_CM

...which I presume will open up the way for de Gea to go to Madrid.

Says Madrid will continue to pay 2/3s of his wages.

Assuming he gets some confidence back being away from Madrid then that's a good deal for Porto.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 12, 2015, 02:06:04 PM
Actually in that report it says that de Gea has an agreement with Madrid that they'll pay him €15m if they don't sign him prior to the end of the window.

Bizarre
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 12, 2015, 03:23:20 PM
Actually in that report it says that de Gea has an agreement with Madrid that they'll pay him €15m if they don't sign him prior to the end of the window.

Bizarre

Surely this constitutes tapping up?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: sootyjrw on July 12, 2015, 04:48:21 PM
Surely this constitutes tapping up?

Harry Redknapp was less subtle
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: BlueNoseMike on July 12, 2015, 07:11:28 PM
Villa and Delph have had their pants pulled if that one comes off. Villa for putting an £8m buy out clause in the contract and Delph for going there in the first place, he's worth more than that with all the English players prices bollocks that goes on and he could probably go to a team where he'll actually get to play some football.

The likes of him and Sterling (assuming that's where he goes) are only going there to make up he home grown numbers, City are just thinking "fuck it, at least if we have to play them they're reasonable enough", neither are going to get regular games for them.

I think Delph had 6 months left of his contract in January before signing this new contract with Villa. At the time he would have had the power to demand a low buy out clause. I wouldn't be surprised if he'd agreed to the contract extension so at least villa would get some money for him when he does eventually leave in the summer.

Obviously he's done a complete u-turn too, and I think he's wise. Euro 2016 next season, I think any player on the brink of making squads would be sensible in staying at their club and being regulars. Good on him
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: BlueNoseMike on July 12, 2015, 07:16:36 PM
Begovic going to Chelsea has disappointed me. A really good keeper in his prime basically giving up his career to be back up. He might say he will go to challenge, but if Cech can't display Courtois, he can't.

What's everyone's view on this? Maybe if he'd waited for de gea leave, lloris potentially go united, he could have been lined up for the spurs gk role
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 12, 2015, 08:49:54 PM
Begovic is the anti-Delph isn't he.

Hopefully this means that Jack Butland gets regular premier league starts and strengthens the England goalkeeping position
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 12, 2015, 09:13:11 PM
Begovic is the anti-Delph isn't he.

Hopefully this means that Jack Butland gets regular premier league starts and strengthens the England goalkeeping position

We should've signed butland.

Imagibe if we had him waiting in the wings now. Would've saved us a good amount of money
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 12, 2015, 10:10:40 PM
We should've signed butland.

Imagibe if we had him waiting in the wings now. Would've saved us a good amount of money

Didn't we try at one point?

Sure Lee Clarke said they'd turned down a bid.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 12, 2015, 10:11:35 PM
Surely this constitutes tapping up?

Think that's just ignored these days.

Everyone knows that you can just speak to their agent so what's the point in the rule?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 12, 2015, 10:34:02 PM
Is he actually good?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Brownie20 on July 13, 2015, 01:47:01 AM
Casillas to Porto...

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2015/07/11/actualidad/1436644508_496329.html?id_externo_rsoc=TW_CM

...which I presume will open up the way for de Gea to go to Madrid.

Says Madrid will continue to pay 2/3s of his wages.

Assuming he gets some confidence back being away from Madrid then that's a good deal for Porto.

Still only young for a keeper too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 13, 2015, 05:42:19 AM
Morgan S having a medical at Man Utd. They're really throwing the money around again this window.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2015, 05:47:24 AM
This transfer window is really making me hate football.

Can't be assed with it all.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 13, 2015, 06:00:17 AM
I'm really enjoying the break from football, and like Ram, the snippets I'm getting from transfers etc is making me not miss it at all.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 13, 2015, 06:15:13 AM
Man U are looking a bit busy in centre mid now aren't they

Schneiderlin Schweinsteiger Carrick Herrera Fellaini Mata Blind

And to think they let their best centre mid join us for free!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 13, 2015, 07:15:03 AM
Defence is still shite though. Not to mention the fact De Gea was a god for them last season and won't be there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 13, 2015, 07:58:42 AM
This transfer window is really making me hate football.

Can't be assed with it all.



me too, cant be arsed really with this season. Everyone is improving massively. Huge amounts of money being spent & we are still fucking skint.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 13, 2015, 02:21:40 PM
Man U are looking a bit busy in centre mid now aren't they

Schneiderlin Schweinsteiger Carrick Herrera Fellaini Mata Blind

And to think they let their best centre mid join us for free!
Cant help but think their marquee signing is yet to come and I don't mean ramos
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 13, 2015, 03:02:04 PM
Cavani lined up as Van Persies replacement.

All sorts of crazy shit happening at United
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 13, 2015, 03:29:19 PM
Immobile to Sevilla on a season long loan is a strange one
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2015, 04:31:02 PM
me too, cant be arsed really with this season. Everyone is improving massively. Huge amounts of money being spent & we are still fucking skint.

Im glad were not involved in all this nonsense.

We're one of the few teams who still do it the right way instead of just throwing obscene amounts of money around.

I reckon I'll completley give up if we go down that route tbh.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 13, 2015, 04:51:09 PM
Im glad were not involved in all this nonsense.

We're one of the few teams who still do it the right way instead of just throwing obscene amounts of money around.

I reckon I'll completley give up if we go down that route tbh.



Madness isnt it, although i think i would be pretty damn high if we bought all the players United have/are
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on July 13, 2015, 05:15:46 PM
http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/damien-duff-to-donate-shamrock-rovers-wages-to-charity

In the midst of the money mad culture comes a nice gesture, well done Damien Duff.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 13, 2015, 06:34:32 PM
Cant help but think their marquee signing is yet to come and I don't mean ramos

The sad thing is this isn't just a blip - they're going to be able to continue to do this every single summer due to the obscene level of sponsorship/marketing deals they've got now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2015, 06:55:43 PM
It's going to be very difficult keeping all those players happy at Utd. Shame the way they're going, obviously they've always spent big but they tended to do have a structure and a plan, now they're just throwing money around like confetti.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 13, 2015, 07:00:41 PM
Yes that's true. United used to have an identity. Now they're just Real Madrid 'light'.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 13, 2015, 07:02:17 PM
The Prem is a fucking joke
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 13, 2015, 07:06:24 PM
12m for schweinsteiger
25m for schneiderlin

38m for Agüero
49m for sterling

It's Amazing that anybody buys players off each other in the prem
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 13, 2015, 07:08:04 PM
who would people rather have?

Milner or the Pig Climber?

Clyne or Darmian?

Firmino or Depay?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 13, 2015, 07:16:41 PM
The Prem is a fucking joke

It is. Headed the same way as Major League Baseball but they survived and play to mostly empty stadiums.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2015, 07:20:53 PM
That's Begovic accepted Chelsea's offer of semi retirement in return for a load of cash every week.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 13, 2015, 07:22:44 PM
That's Begovic accepted Chelsea's offer of semi retirement in return for a load of cash every week.
About to reach his peak......... We will never know now tho
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on July 13, 2015, 10:24:21 PM
United are going to do very well this season I think, they've needed midfielders like this for years.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 13, 2015, 11:09:49 PM
United are going to do very well this season I think, they've needed midfielders like this for years.

Anyone who throws £150-200m at their transfers year on year, in an overrated league, should be doing very well at the very least.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 13, 2015, 11:13:05 PM
Anyone who throws £150-200m at their transfers year on year, in an overrated league, should be doing very well at the very least.
Liverpool need reminding of this
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on July 14, 2015, 12:18:34 AM
Anyone who throws £150-200m at their transfers year on year, in an overrated league, should be doing very well at the very least.

Seems a bit aggressive, was only saying.  lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 14, 2015, 12:20:31 AM
Can see Fellaini being sold or one other. they still terribly weak defensively and when De Gea goes they will be weaker as nobody they can get will be better than what he is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 14, 2015, 12:21:50 AM
Can see Fellaini being sold or one other. they still terribly weak defensively and when De Gea goes they will be weaker as nobody they can get will be better than what he is.
Be a shame for fellaini but he really will need to move on I think
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 14, 2015, 12:22:01 AM
Seems a bit aggressive, was only saying.  lolol


Sorry, nowt personal. Been in a nark all day.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 14, 2015, 01:56:45 AM
Can see Fellaini at Stoke soon enough.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 14, 2015, 06:11:25 PM
Spurs have been linked with the young Belgian striker with the name I'm not going to try and type without looking it up.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 14, 2015, 08:37:12 PM
Spurs have been linked with the young Belgian striker with the name I'm not going to try and type without looking it up.

Spurs have been linked with people living in as yet undiscovered tribes deep in the Amazon. They've probably been linked with me and you at some point, if you google hard enough (can you google hard?).
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on July 14, 2015, 09:23:45 PM
Di Maria off to PSG apparently.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 14, 2015, 10:02:41 PM
Spurs have been linked with the young Belgian striker with the name I'm not going to try and type without looking it up.
Biscuitchewy?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 15, 2015, 04:54:24 AM
Biscuitchewy?

Yeah, him!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on July 15, 2015, 08:13:14 PM
Someone touched on this the other week. Remember this guy being touted as the biggest thing since er, the last one....?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33536657
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 15, 2015, 08:29:32 PM
Someone touched on this the other week. Remember this guy being touted as the biggest thing since er, the last one....?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33536657
Didn't rodney marsh play for the rowdies?

On other news wasn't @TheRam (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1602) starting a website/blog about these types of players?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 15, 2015, 09:31:48 PM
Someone touched on this the other week. Remember this guy being touted as the biggest thing since er, the last one....?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33536657

Championship Manager wonder kid. 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 15, 2015, 10:01:46 PM
Southampton medical for Jordy Clasie.

That's one transfer of which I'm jealous.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 15, 2015, 10:07:55 PM
Southampton medical for Jordy Clasie.

That's one transfer of which I'm jealous.

I have only heard good things about him
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 15, 2015, 10:33:59 PM
Players from the Dutch league are hit and miss.

Even someone like Tadic who started last season so well, tailed off badly in the second half of the season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 15, 2015, 11:38:05 PM
Props to Southampton. Replaced Schneiderlin with Classie, replaced Clyne with Cedric Suarez and made tidy profits on both. Also got loads of youth players coming through into the first team pretty much year on year. One of the less depressing team in the Prem.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 16, 2015, 04:31:47 AM
Jeremain Lens signed for Sunderland £8m.

http://www.safc.com/news/team-news/2015/july/safc-capture-lens
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on July 16, 2015, 04:41:30 AM
Props to Southampton. Replaced Schneiderlin with Classie, replaced Clyne with Cedric Suarez and made tidy profits on both. Also got loads of youth players coming through into the first team pretty much year on year. One of the less depressing team in the Prem.

Fair play to Southampton, they've sold their supposed "stars" of the squad albeit for tidy profits only to go out and replace them with great players but at hal the price.

Decent.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 16, 2015, 04:45:18 AM
If I was Southampton I'd just retire, buy a house in Spain and live off the profits from the last few years.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 16, 2015, 05:07:56 AM
Valdes up for sale after Van Gaal claimed he doesn't fit his "philosophy" and refused to play in the reserves. Didn't take long for that to turn sour, always thought it was a strange move for him and I doubt he'll be the last disgruntled player at Old Trafford over the next few months.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 16, 2015, 05:09:56 AM
If I was Southampton I'd just retire, buy a house in Spain and live off the profits from the last few years.

Southampton would do that, then next summer sell the house in Spain to Liverpool and buy a Caribbean island to live on with all their supporters.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 16, 2015, 05:50:38 AM
Lots of sources are adamant Bayern have agreed a deal to sign Vidal for 40-45 million Euros.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 16, 2015, 07:58:37 AM
Giovani dos santos to LA Galaxy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jamokachi on July 16, 2015, 09:58:49 AM
I long for the days where the transfer window didn't exist :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 16, 2015, 07:33:38 PM
Lots of sources are adamant Bayern have agreed a deal to sign Vidal for 40-45 million Euros.

Being reported here now. £28 million quid :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 16, 2015, 08:30:38 PM
Being reported here now. £28 million quid :(

At least that means Pogba is staying. Probably.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 16, 2015, 09:47:47 PM
At least that means Pogba is staying. Probably.

For now. They'll spend the money on a real number 10 supposedly. Would give them better balance but the midfield options look thin with both Pirlo and Vidal gone.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 16, 2015, 09:49:45 PM
Benteke to Liverpool for 32.5 million big ones. He's good, but he's not that good.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 16, 2015, 10:11:03 PM
Two injury prone strikers now, and Benteke seems a bit streaky as well. Rodgers won't see Christmas if he fucks this up, another summer of massive spending.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on July 16, 2015, 11:37:09 PM
They still haven't (and never will) replace the player that single-handedly got them to the giddy heights of second the other season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on July 17, 2015, 03:18:16 AM
Benteke to Liverpool for 32.5 million big ones. He's good, but he's not that good.
Kind of puts the £28m that we paid for Rom into perspective. Whilst £28m is a huge amount of money for Everton to spend on a single player, Liverpool paying £32.5m for Benteke, who IMO is not as good, just shows that we didn't do too badly after all.
Benteke is a decent player, don't get me wrong, but I think Lukaku is just that level above him in terms of quality.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 17, 2015, 08:10:43 PM
Delph with a bigger U turn than the biggest U turn ever?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 17, 2015, 08:28:46 PM
Delph with a bigger U turn than the biggest U turn ever?

Pretty grim that isn't it!and depressing as hell for Villa, they could well be in trouble next season

As for Delph it's hard not to imagine him playing less than 20 games next season for City, losing his place in the England squad then the next year barely getting a game before going out on loan back to Villa then signing for them again in the summer having wasted 2 seasons of his career
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 17, 2015, 08:29:58 PM
Pretty grim that isn't it!and depressing as hell for Villa, they could well be in trouble next season

As for Delph it's hard not to imagine him playing less than 20 games next season for City, losing his place in the England squad then the next season barely getting a game in the first half of the season, going out on loan back to Villa then signing for them again in the summer having wasted 2 seasons of his career

i wonder what has happened behind the scenes?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 17, 2015, 08:44:37 PM
Maybe because of Benteke leaving?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 17, 2015, 08:46:58 PM
Maybe because of Benteke leaving?

good point.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 17, 2015, 08:59:21 PM
Don't understand why he'd put a release clause in and then, in the first place, not go.

I get all the wouldn't play arguments, but then who did he think would activate the clause that would be worth going to and he'd play? Spurs? Us...?

Still, funny after seeing Agbonlahor saying that as Delph could play for anyone it showed that Villa were a massive club.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 17, 2015, 09:02:35 PM
More City desperation for home grown players, they've obviously gone back to him with a massive wage offer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 17, 2015, 10:14:49 PM
More City desperation for home grown players, they've obviously gone back to him with a massive wage offer.

Probably a bit of that and the fact he sees all the better players around him leaving. And Villa don't have many of those.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on July 17, 2015, 10:48:53 PM
Strange U turn by delph there.

Villa will have to spend their money wisely but they may struggle to attract top players given their form over the recent years, they've also lost Vlaar who is pretty good and a good leader, big season for them next season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on July 18, 2015, 12:35:16 AM
Be some fume in Birmingham at the moment!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 18, 2015, 12:39:41 AM
Be some fume in Birmingham at the moment!

You can understand though, especially with the interview he did on Villa's website going around with him saying he's "proving there's still loyalty in football" only a week ago.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 18, 2015, 12:57:38 AM
If Benteke does go to Liverpool they will have

Benteke, Ings, Firmino, Balotelli, Sturridge, Origi, Borini Lambert

None of those players would seemingly be wanted by Chelsea, United, Arsenal or City, in fact the only one who potentially would has already been binned off by two of them!

Surely they need to bin off some of that deadwood
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on July 18, 2015, 02:16:47 AM
If Benteke does go to Liverpool they will have

Benteke, Ings, Firmino, Balotelli, Sturridge, Origi, Borini Lambert

None of those players would seemingly be wanted by Chelsea, United, Arsenal or City, in fact the only one who potentially would has already been binned off by two of them!

Surely they need to bin off some of that deadwood

They will, Ballotelli, Lambert and Borini will ALL go I reckon.

Leaving them with Firmino, Sturridge, Benteke and Origi.

It just further highlights the fact that during his time there and what he has had to spend, he has made some absolutely horrendous signings.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 18, 2015, 02:20:52 AM
They will, Ballotelli, Lambert and Borini will ALL go I reckon.

How much of that £30m do you reckon they'll make back?

I think some daft bugger will still pay good (£10m-£15m) money on Balotelli.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on July 18, 2015, 02:22:40 AM
How much of that £30m do you reckon they'll make back?

I think some daft bugger will still pay good (£10m-£15m) money on Balotelli.

Definitely, also I'm sure it was Sunderland who bizarrely where willing to pay £14M for Borini. Other than his derby winner against Newcastle he has done nothing of note at all in the prem during his time here.

 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on July 18, 2015, 05:54:36 AM
Benteke to sit next to Sturridge on the physios table.

Nice.

Cant score goals from there Brenda.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 18, 2015, 06:08:15 AM
Twenty goals from benteke, good deal for them sadly
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 18, 2015, 06:59:10 AM
Twenty goals from benteke, good deal for them sadly

Scores a lot from crosses.

They don't play with people who cross.

Gerrard should have stayed.

He'd have got an extra season out of set piece assists for him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 18, 2015, 07:28:43 AM
Who'd have thought, Brendan Rodgers signing a striker who style doesn't suit theirs. He did the same when he bought Balotelli and then moaned that he doesn't suit their style of play.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 18, 2015, 07:45:40 AM
Stoke have reportedly bid €20m for Yarmalenko.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 18, 2015, 12:21:52 PM
Scores a lot from crosses.

They don't play with people who cross.

Gerrard should have stayed.

He'd have got an extra season out of set piece assists for him.
He has a bit more to his game but yeah I see your point
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 18, 2015, 03:49:06 PM
32 million bones I would want a top operator.

Lacazette would have been ideal for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 19, 2015, 04:33:44 PM
I'm going to put my head on the block and say Benteke will be a shit signing for them. Can see Charlie Austin going to Villa now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 19, 2015, 04:47:52 PM
Amusing to read Mourinho complaining that spending has gone mad in the Prem.

The sheer balls of the man to say something like that with a straight face.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 19, 2015, 04:49:43 PM
Football has gone proper shit.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 19, 2015, 04:54:01 PM
Obviously I love Everton, but I am sort of wondering to myself where my cutoff point will be with top flight football. I'm getting to a point where I'm disliking it a lot, and I don't really wanna spend my time disliking something, when I can just enjoy my life and get on with other stuff.

I dunno, as others have said on different threads, pretty disillusioned with it at the moment, and can't really see the situation improving any time soon (if anything, probably the opposite).
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 19, 2015, 05:17:36 PM
Man City sign 18 year old Patrick Roberts from Fulham. The fee is believed to be around £12m for a lad with one year left on his contract who hasn't played a full 90 minutes. Bargain.

I wonder if he'll ever be heard of again?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 19, 2015, 05:24:05 PM
Man City sign 18 year old Patrick Roberts from Fulham. The fee is believed to be around £12m for a lad with one year left on his contract who hasn't played a full 90 minutes. Bargain.

I wonder if he'll ever be heard of again?

Seen a bit of him, and he did look quality. Wondered what happened to him when Fulham vanished.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 19, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
He'll be at West Brom or Stoke within three years.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 19, 2015, 10:32:20 PM
Benteke.

That is all........
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 20, 2015, 12:09:18 AM
Man City sign 18 year old Patrick Roberts from Fulham. The fee is believed to be around £12m for a lad with one year left on his contract who hasn't played a full 90 minutes. Bargain.

I wonder if he'll ever be heard of again?

And we got Deulofeu for a third of that.  Absolutely fucking mental.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 20, 2015, 01:05:19 AM
Obviously I love Everton, but I am sort of wondering to myself where my cutoff point will be with top flight football. I'm getting to a point where I'm disliking it a lot, and I don't really wanna spend my time disliking something, when I can just enjoy my life and get on with other stuff.

I dunno, as others have said on different threads, pretty disillusioned with it at the moment, and can't really see the situation improving any time soon (if anything, probably the opposite).

Everton aside, I'm at the point that other than the 90mins that I can watch (on tv or streaming) and enjoy a match taking place I couldn't care less what other sides are doing or whatever outside of that 90mins. I don't feel like I'm the target audience anymore.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 20, 2015, 03:48:14 PM
Mitrovic and Mbemba from Anderlecht to Newcastle.

Has McLaren been playing football manager? Two wonderkids there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 20, 2015, 09:39:16 PM
Mitrovic and Mbemba from Anderlecht to Newcastle.

Has McLaren been playing football manager? Two wonderkids there.

Talking of "20 year old wonderkid "Mbemba, he's given four different birthdays and might be as old as 27 lolol

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/01/sport/football/age-african-football-mbemba/index.html
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: efctaxi on July 20, 2015, 10:21:18 PM
Obviously I love Everton, but I am sort of wondering to myself where my cutoff point will be with top flight football. I'm getting to a point where I'm disliking it a lot, and I don't really wanna spend my time disliking something, when I can just enjoy my life and get on with other stuff.

I dunno, as others have said on different threads, pretty disillusioned with it at the moment, and can't really see the situation improving any time soon (if anything, probably the opposite).

I can relate to this a lot.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 23, 2015, 03:04:38 AM
Benteke to the shite done, another player signed that doesn't suit their style. Unless Rodgers is going to drop his philosophy and start hitting the target man?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 23, 2015, 03:17:43 AM
are they collecting strikers?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 23, 2015, 03:19:33 AM
Ings, Lambert, Borini, Balotelli, Origi, Sturridge, Benteke.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 23, 2015, 03:24:51 AM
West Brom are meant to be after Lambert and it doesn't sound like Balotelli is in Rodgers plans, getting rid of him might be another matter though. Borini's a striker that doesn't score many goals, Origi was voted in the worst Ligue 1 team of the season, Benteke will score 10 in 10 then either get injured for 2 months or not score in the next 10 and Sturridge will be injured for half the season. So that leaves Ings to carry the team.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 23, 2015, 03:47:33 AM
I reckon it's a good signing myself.

Best you can get with no champions league football to attract anyone
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 23, 2015, 03:50:01 AM
If he stays fit he will score goals

Looking at their squad it seems like one up front tho and that's a lot of disgruntled forwards
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 23, 2015, 03:50:18 AM
Benteke hasn't gone yet has he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 23, 2015, 03:55:13 AM
yeah just arrived from painting his bathroom

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKi_QTwWoAAo1zH.jpg)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 23, 2015, 04:00:16 AM
He's an improvement on their options from last season. I don't think he's a "difference maker" in terms of bringing them up to CL positions. I do wonder if Sturridge and he will make a good partnership, both seem kinda selfish.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on July 23, 2015, 06:44:00 AM
I do wonder if Sturridge and he will make a good partnership, both seem kinda selfish.

and injured.

Maybe they can support each other on the physios table.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on July 23, 2015, 06:45:01 AM
West Brom are meant to be after Lambert and it doesn't sound like Balotelli is in Rodgers plans, getting rid of him might be another matter though. Borini's a striker that doesn't score many goals, Origi was voted in the worst Ligue 1 team of the season, Benteke will score 10 in 10 then either get injured for 2 months or not score in the next 10 and Sturridge will be injured for half the season. So that leaves Ings to carry the team.

Ings has the frame to carry the team ;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 23, 2015, 10:03:34 AM
Benteke to the shite done, another player signed that doesn't suit their style. Unless Rodgers is going to drop his philosophy and start hitting the target man?

To be fair, he is better than that. Decent player, will score goals
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 23, 2015, 01:18:22 PM

He's an improvement on their options from last season. I don't think he's a "difference maker" in terms of bringing them up to CL positions. I do wonder if Sturridge and he will make a good partnership, both seem kinda selfish.


To be fair, Sturridge and Suarez looked like a selfish partnership and that worked ok for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 23, 2015, 01:54:37 PM
Suarez was/is pretty selfless though in his playing style.

Don't think Benteke is overly selfish - just in a natural strikers way but that may clash with Sturridge who is quite selfish.

He's a good player but does like to get on the end of crosses. They'll have to change to get the most out of him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sprooly on July 24, 2015, 09:04:42 AM
I think if Benteke scored as many goals in Seria A or La Liga as he did for Aston Villa, the football hipsters will be raving about how good he is  and 32 million isn't over the top at all...


I reckon he could do very well at Liverpool (although i said the same for Balotelli, so I possibly know nothing)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: wepull on July 25, 2015, 01:14:49 AM
I think Origi will do better for them than Benteke, not because Origi is better but because Rodgers game is more suited to fast strikers as compared to those of the mould of Balotelli and Benteke.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 28, 2015, 12:48:40 AM
Afellay to stoke
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 28, 2015, 01:34:00 AM
Drogba to mls
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 30, 2015, 05:28:39 AM
Samaras from West Brom to Sampdoria.

Didn't even know he was at West Brom.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 30, 2015, 05:59:03 AM
Samaras from West Brom to Sampdoria.

Didn't even know he was at West Brom.

Haha

Thought that myself when I saw that
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 31, 2015, 03:43:07 AM
Dzeko agreed terms with Roma.

Wickham off to Palace for £9m lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 31, 2015, 04:22:58 AM
Christ, that's some serious money Wickham's attracted in transfer fees. Still, at least Palace will be well up the spending league.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 31, 2015, 06:05:49 PM
Remember when Connor Wickham went had a good run of form totalling about 4 games?

Fucking dire player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 01, 2015, 03:03:24 AM
Lambert to West Brom for 3m.

Looks like Pulis is sticking to his usual anti-entertainment policy.

Game plan:
Fucking boot it up if you've got the ball.
Fucking boot them if they've got it.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 01, 2015, 05:24:15 AM
Chiriches a Napoli. Grande.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 02, 2015, 06:42:10 PM
Di Maria having a medical at PSG, £44m so only a £15m loss in one year for Utd.

Man Utd are starting to act like that ned who won the lottery and threw his money away like confetti. I used to always have a bit of respect for them but I genuinely hope they fall flat on their arse and LVG fails to win anything.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 03, 2015, 03:27:51 PM
Yann M'Vila and Leroy Fer to Sunderland.

I remember bigging up Yann M'Vila last season when he signed for Inter. Said it would be the opportunity for him to get back on track and become the play he promised to be a few years ago. Well he was shite across all the 8 appearances he made and they terminated his loan early.

Also Leroy Fer is shit. Bouncing from one relegation candidate to the next. We dodged a bullet.

Proper Sunderland players those two.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 03, 2015, 03:33:12 PM
Will that club never learn? Bet they're both on serious wedge as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 04, 2015, 04:08:14 AM
I think Sunderland have signed well tbh.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 05, 2015, 10:05:32 PM
Fer's failed another medical, Sunderland this time.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 05, 2015, 10:06:17 PM
Fer's failed another medical, Sunderland this time.

He's desperate for that treble relegation though isn't he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 05, 2015, 10:07:53 PM
He's desperate for that treble relegation though isn't he?

QPR and Norwich must have been desperate as well when he passed their medicals.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 05, 2015, 10:10:05 PM
QPR and Norwich must have been desperate as well when he passed their medicals.

Did he fail a medical with us as well or was that Odjidja Ofoe?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 05, 2015, 10:20:53 PM
Did he fail a medical with us as well or was that Odjidja Ofoe?

Aye, he failed it with us as well. Don't think Ofoe got to the medical stage?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 05, 2015, 10:28:08 PM
Aye, he failed it with us as well. Don't think Ofoe got to the medical stage?

No that was Anderlecht not processing the paperwork quickly enough to beat the deadline.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 05, 2015, 10:32:00 PM
No that was Anderlecht not processing the paperwork quickly enough to beat the deadline.

Yeah, paperwork and fax machines were in my memory somewhere. I don't think we missed out too much in the end despite people who'd never seen him let alone be able to spell his name raving about how great it will be when we get him in the next window. :)

Ended up at Norwich didn't he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 05, 2015, 10:33:43 PM
Yeah, paperwork and fax machines were in my memory somewhere. I don't think we missed out too much in the end despite people who'd never seen him let alone be able to spell his name raving about how great it will be when we get him in the next window. :)

Ended up at Norwich didn't he?

Yeah he did.

Tbf the hype was made worse as Kompany said he was a great player.

He was probably just his mate rather than an accurate scouting report from him!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: wepull on August 06, 2015, 03:46:38 AM
Yeah he did.

Tbf the hype was made worse as Kompany said he was a great player.

He was probably just his mate rather than an accurate scouting report from him!

Looked a world beater in the two mins youtube video I saw of him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 10, 2015, 04:53:59 AM
20 year old centre back Alessio Romagnoli moves from Roma to Milan for 30 million Euros.

Very good young player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 10, 2015, 05:28:14 AM
20 year old centre back Alessio Romagnoli moves from Roma to Milan for 30 million Euros.

Very good young player.

Can't believe Roma have let him go tbh. Milan have spent a few euros haven't they?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 10, 2015, 07:13:32 AM
Must be close to 100m by now. They've been good signings like, particularly excited to see Bacca next season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 10, 2015, 02:47:27 PM
Can't believe Roma have let him go tbh. Milan have spent a few euros haven't they?

Yeah they've overspent in my view. 20 million Euros on Bertolacci.

Quite short-sighted of Roma given that he came through the academy, but I guess they need to finance their own spending.

I think Bacca will be very good.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 10, 2015, 07:12:17 PM
Yeah they've overspent in my view. 20 million Euros on Bertolacci.

Quite short-sighted of Roma given that he came through the academy, but I guess they need to finance their own spending.

I think Bacca will be very good.

I think Bertolacci was a knee jerk signing to missing out on Kondogbia. Nice bit of business by Roma though!

Napoli after Maksimovic and have bid 18m euros. If he signs I can see Koulibaly being allowed to leave
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 10, 2015, 07:26:58 PM

Napoli after Maksimovic and have bid 18m euros. If he signs I can see Koulibaly being allowed to leave

Never paid attention to him. Is he good?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 10, 2015, 07:51:18 PM
Never paid attention to him. Is he good?

Good on the ball, good in the tackle, bit shit in the air from what I've seen. Not sure if he's worth €18m though
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 10, 2015, 08:09:10 PM
He's boss on Fifa.

Bought him at United to replace Vidic
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 11, 2015, 12:06:32 AM
Siqueira to Juve all but done @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741), loan with option to buy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 11, 2015, 01:00:19 AM
Siqueira to Juve all but done @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741), loan with option to buy

Never really seen him, but they're in need of a left back with Evra being the only one currently. And he's old.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 11, 2015, 01:05:49 AM
Kalinic off to Fiorentina
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 11, 2015, 01:11:25 AM
Barton training with West Ham and due to have a medical tomorrow. That club is about to break the cunt-o-meter.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 11, 2015, 03:35:31 AM
Barton training with West Ham and due to have a medical tomorrow. That club is about to break the cunt-o-meter.

The successor to Kevin Nolan's crown.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on August 11, 2015, 04:26:34 AM
West Ham fans fuming about this one.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on August 11, 2015, 05:26:21 AM
Kevin Nolan AND Joey Barton in the same squad is almost Mark Hughes proportions of cuntishness.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 11, 2015, 03:43:53 PM
Former "best CM in the league" Lucas Leiva on his way out after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Shite.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on August 12, 2015, 04:52:19 AM
Not too surprised with Barton moving to West Ham, I'm sure the West Ham fans will love him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 12, 2015, 05:13:51 AM
Shaqiri's moved to Stoke apparently.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 12, 2015, 05:30:06 AM
Didn't realise Stoke had signed 12 players.

That'll be interesting to watch, rarely if ever does multiple changes like that work especially when two or three (well five) will feel that they're a bit special as Champions League winners.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 12, 2015, 05:36:18 AM
The champions league players the media go on about have played 1 minute in the final between them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 12, 2015, 05:43:08 AM
The champions league players the media go on about have played 1 minute in the final between them.

I'd only heard of three of the five as CL winners, I didn't realise Arnautovic or the other fairly unknown one had played for CL winning teams never mind actually been on the pitch.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 12, 2015, 03:29:01 PM
Of all the players Stoke have signed, none of them are good.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 13, 2015, 01:59:58 AM
Soton have signed Oriol Romeu from Chelsea for £5m. Good player in the brief times I've seen him. Astute business.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 13, 2015, 02:14:12 AM
Soton have signed Oriol Romeu from Chelsea for £5m. Good player in the brief times I've seen him. Astute business.
From what I have seen he is a very decent player
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 14, 2015, 06:29:15 PM
Southampton are good aren't they...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cassius on August 14, 2015, 07:27:28 PM
Southampton are good aren't they...

Gonna find out tomorrow!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 14, 2015, 07:29:39 PM
Not if they go into the season with Caulker as Alderweireld's replacement. Soares was ropey at right back at the weekend too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 15, 2015, 06:33:57 PM
Fair play to Hibs, they were determined not to sell life long Rangers fan Scott Allan to Rangers, citing the bids being below their valuation and the fact they're title rivals. Now in the ultimate "boot in the bawz" for Rangers he's signed a four year deal with Celtic.  :snigger:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 15, 2015, 06:39:45 PM
Wrong thread
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 17, 2015, 02:21:42 AM
It is being reported with a large degree of certainty that Mateo Kovacic will join Real Madrid tomorrow.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 17, 2015, 03:26:29 AM
It is being reported with a large degree of certainty that Mateo Kovacic will join Real Madrid tomorrow.

Not Liverpool then? lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 17, 2015, 03:19:56 PM
Not Liverpool then? lolol

Forever targeting players above their station.

I get Inter need to finance their rebuild, but a player like Kovacic should surely be at the centre of it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on August 18, 2015, 01:10:57 AM
Alessandro Diamanti has signed for on loan for Watford for the season.

Liked him when he was at West Ham.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 18, 2015, 01:22:06 AM
Started off well at Fiorentina last year but lost form pretty quickly. Decent squad player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 18, 2015, 03:31:44 AM
Koulibaly to Southampton is close according to Italian media, 12m euros
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 18, 2015, 04:15:32 AM

Koulibaly to Southampton is close according to Italian media, 12m euros

Good deal?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 18, 2015, 04:17:03 AM
Saw that. Hopefully it will clear the way for us to swoop for VVD.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 18, 2015, 04:36:48 AM
Good deal?

Not for Napoli, he was their best defender last year, when Benitez actually picked him. 12m euros could be a bit of a bargain.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 18, 2015, 02:21:10 PM
Sandro to Juve set to me announced, 22m euros plus add ons.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 18, 2015, 03:21:08 PM
Sandro to Juve set to me announced, 22m euros plus add ons.

:)

Saw they were flip-flopping on the Siqueira deal in case he became available.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on August 18, 2015, 11:07:56 PM
Sandro to Juve set to me announced, 22m euros plus add ons.

almost gave me a heart attack.

had to google 'Juventus Sandro', just to make sure you weren't talking about the QPR and ex Spurs midfielder Sandro!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 19, 2015, 02:05:32 AM
almost gave me a heart attack.

had to google 'Juventus Sandro', just to make sure you weren't talking about the QPR and ex Spurs midfielder Sandro!

Haha! Think I'd have a heart attack if it was the QPR version!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 19, 2015, 02:10:03 AM
Roger Johnson off to India to play for FC Pune.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 19, 2015, 02:48:36 AM
almost gave me a heart attack.

had to google 'Juventus Sandro', just to make sure you weren't talking about the QPR and ex Spurs midfielder Sandro!

I did this too!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on August 19, 2015, 07:13:52 PM
Pedro to Chelsea, must mean Cuadrado on the way out surely?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 19, 2015, 07:30:06 PM
50 million plus cuadrado for stones please :smug:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 19, 2015, 07:31:59 PM
50 million plus cuadrado for stones please :smug:
Cuadrado is shit
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 19, 2015, 07:33:15 PM
Cuadrado is shit

He's not.

He's a victim of Mourinho's inability to look past his favourites, along with Felipe Luis, De Bruyne and many others.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: DanDan on August 19, 2015, 08:12:14 PM
Mourinho getting desperate now. I really don't think much of Pedro
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 19, 2015, 08:13:47 PM
Newcastle having a medical for Florian Thauvin. McLaren must play FM with Wijnaldum, Mbemba and Mitrovic already signed.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 19, 2015, 08:18:58 PM
That Thauvin is a prize bell.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 19, 2015, 08:21:30 PM
Would love Cuadrado, not at the expense of Stones, mind.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 19, 2015, 08:58:07 PM
Newcastle making some decent signings.

I say this every year without taking into account the fact they're Newcastle and it's all going to end in tears.

That Mitrovic already looks like a nutcase.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 20, 2015, 12:13:34 AM
I'm liking the Utd sky reporter trying to make out that they have decided that Mane was a better target than Pedro as he has PL experience.

Then for Southampton to say Mane isn't for sale.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 20, 2015, 12:29:52 AM
Poor United. It's like when a guy is after a girl all night and then she just slips off with some random out of nowhere. Still makes me chuckle though that he is actually referred to as Pedro.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 20, 2015, 12:33:37 AM
Wasn't it suggested that Pedro is good mates with Victor Valdes and didn't appreciate the way Valdes was treated by Van Gaal?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 20, 2015, 12:35:37 AM
Wasn't it suggested that Pedro is good mates with Victor Valdes and didn't appreciate the way Valdes was treated by Van Gaal?

Yeah I did read that.

He's supposed to have spoken to him and de Gea and they've not been overly positive about van Gaal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on August 20, 2015, 01:07:21 PM
Yeah I did read that.

He's supposed to have spoken to him and de Gea and they've not been overly positive about van Gaal.
Being a dick is not helping.... Not being Dick either, you might end up at Sunderland!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 21, 2015, 06:18:35 PM
Quote
BREAKINGBurnley have £9m Gray bid accepted
Posted at 10:52
Brentford have accepted a £9m bid from Burnley for striker Andre Gray. BBC Sport understands the 24-year-old striker will have a medical with The Bees' Championship rivals on Friday.

Never heard of him but that seems a hell of a money.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 21, 2015, 06:45:44 PM
Fazio having a medical at West Brom.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 21, 2015, 09:52:31 PM
Shaun Maloney off to hull
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on August 22, 2015, 12:44:39 AM
It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall at negotiations for Balotelli, if there are any.  :snigger:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 22, 2015, 01:40:43 AM
@tancredipalmeri  · 12m12 minutes ago 
SUPERBOOM! Chelsea have offered 120m€ to Juventus for Pogba!

Juve not keen to sell, but understand they won't get more


Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 22, 2015, 04:49:19 PM
De Bruyne has agreed personal terms with City, and is expected to move for £50-55m, taking City's spending to £152m in this window.


Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 22, 2015, 04:52:35 PM
De Bruyne has agreed personal terms with City, and is expected to move for £50-55m, taking City's spending to £152m in this window.

Fair play to them, if you'll pardon the pun.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 22, 2015, 05:11:53 PM
Hopefully Wolfsburg don't come in for Yarmolenko to replace him!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 22, 2015, 07:14:24 PM
Hopefully Wolfsburg don't come in for Yarmolenko to replace him!

We all know they will. Need to get our shit together and get the deal wrapped over the weekend.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 23, 2015, 03:16:38 PM
United being linked with a £137m move for Neymar.  No words.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 23, 2015, 04:06:57 PM
Sounds like one of those stories to get him an improved deal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on August 24, 2015, 10:53:11 PM
Berahinos transfer request has been rejected. Good. Snidey twat.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 25, 2015, 12:05:15 AM
Transfer window just gets mental the more it goes on. 58 million for De Bruyne? 100+ million for Neymar??
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 25, 2015, 01:18:37 AM
Berahinos transfer request has been rejected. Good. Snidey twat.

Ahem, I think you'll find its BerahINHO ;-)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 25, 2015, 01:42:56 AM
Riise has joined Indian side Delhi Dynamoes. Fuckin ace.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 25, 2015, 09:22:25 PM
Balotelli back to Milan.

Interested to see how it pans out.

He wasn't very good at Liverpool but I think shark face's treatment of him borders on scapegoating.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 25, 2015, 09:31:28 PM
I know you rate him but I think he's colossally shit.

No doubt be on the move again when he can't get in the team ahead of Bacca.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 26, 2015, 12:39:57 AM
Lamela to Inter on loan.

I think he'll do well there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 26, 2015, 01:25:25 AM
INter are signing some good players but apart from Kondogbia they've completely neglected the central midfield. They started with that Gnoukouri at the base of midfield on Sunday. They've got no one who can really control a game.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on August 26, 2015, 02:49:51 AM
The Shite eating 40 grand per week of Balotellis wages is fine by me but Chelsea & United can still fuck off.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on August 27, 2015, 01:08:13 AM
Gotta feel for southampton.

Victor Wanyama has not traveled due to a "Stomach illness"

I think we all know what that means.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 27, 2015, 01:11:30 AM
Gotta feel for southampton.

Victor Wanyama has not traveled due to a "Stomach illness"

I think we all know what that means.

He's got the shits?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on August 27, 2015, 01:12:03 AM
He's got the shits?

Hope spurs pack a load of bog roll for when he goes down there to sign for them then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 27, 2015, 01:40:35 AM
I think Wanyama is a very replaceable player for them.

Not sure where he's got the idea that he's above Southampton from.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 27, 2015, 06:13:10 AM
60m for de bruyne
Kinell

I honestly don't get it with him. Whose place does he take too?
Gimme Silva any day over him

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 27, 2015, 07:02:24 PM
60m for de bruyne
Kinell

I honestly don't get it with him. Whose place does he take too?
Gimme Silva any day over him

He'd replace Navas in the first XI.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 27, 2015, 07:40:28 PM
He'd replace Navas in the first XI.
Be a bit lopsided mind
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 27, 2015, 07:42:36 PM
De Bruyne's left footed.

Not a like-for-like replacement.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 27, 2015, 07:48:34 PM
De Bruyne is comfortable playing wide right as he is down the middle or wide left.  You'd see him and Sterling switching as needed like we used to do in the good old days of Pienaar and Arteta.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 27, 2015, 08:05:12 PM
He won't be as good at Man City. That Wolfsburg side is built around him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 27, 2015, 08:08:57 PM
He won't be as good at Man City. That Wolfsburg side is built around him.
I have only seen him the twice against us and once for Belgium, obviously not enough to build a full picture but, 60m seems a bit ott
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 27, 2015, 08:11:39 PM
I have only seen him the twice against us and once for Belgium, obviously not enough to build a full picture but, 60m seems a bit ott

Tbh, 30m would seem OTT!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 27, 2015, 08:14:16 PM
Winning player of the year in Germany while not playing for Bayern, scoring and assisting an arse-load in the process. Got to count for something.

Still overpaying to fuck like.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 27, 2015, 08:20:16 PM
Winning player of the year in Germany while not playing for Bayern, scoring and assisting an arse-load in the process. Got to count for something.

Still overpaying to fuck like.

Didn't do much for Kagawa.

Could have sworn he won player of the year, nevermind.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on August 27, 2015, 11:26:21 PM
Another mystery solved...  :snigger:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/revealed-liverpool-offload-mario-balotelli-6329198
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 28, 2015, 01:10:12 AM
Another mystery solved...  :snigger:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/revealed-liverpool-offload-mario-balotelli-6329198

Balotelli is so entertaining
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 28, 2015, 04:17:33 AM
Lazar show over: £20million Markovic set to leave #LFC for year on loan in Turkey http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/markovic-set-leave-liverpool-fc-9942931 http://pic.twitter.com/73Xcin3zVj
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 28, 2015, 04:22:49 AM
More money spunked away.

He's a talented kid as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 28, 2015, 04:28:02 AM
More money spunked away.

He's a talented kid as well.
It's the "not arsed" of it all I hate

Yeah bring him in.. 20m? Why not, if he fails we can just sign someone else next year to replace him and loan him out
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 28, 2015, 09:22:44 PM
Man that Son Spurs have signed. Bang average.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 28, 2015, 09:23:44 PM
Man that Son Spurs have signed. Bang average.

The few times I've watched Leverkusen, he's always stood out.

Perisic off to Inter. Serie A have made some cracking signings.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 28, 2015, 09:26:22 PM
The few times I've watched Leverkusen, he's always stood out.

Perisic off to Inter. Serie A have made some cracking signings.

He's lively but lacks quality.

As you know, I don't rate Perisic. Would have been better off with lamela or competing for Cuadrado.

God i don't think any players are good do I?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 28, 2015, 09:31:38 PM
He's lively but lacks quality.

As you know, I don't rate Perisic. Would have been better off with lamela or competing for Cuadrado.

God i don't think any players are good do I?

Not unless they've already played in Serie A!

Lamela is still being linked with Inter.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 28, 2015, 09:34:43 PM
Not unless they've already played in Serie A!

Lamela is still being linked with Inter.

Give it six months I'll be going on about how Perisic is fuckin' boss!

I saw a report which said it was a contingency in case Perisic didn't go through.

Turnover of players at Inter is ridiculous.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 28, 2015, 09:42:18 PM
Who's that striker Spurs have signed from Lyon?

12mil seems a lot of money for him, just looks like a speed merchant.

They've gone and done a Spurs yet again, haven't they?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 29, 2015, 12:18:54 PM
Who's that striker Spurs have signed from Lyon?

12mil seems a lot of money for him, just looks like a speed merchant.

They've gone and done a Spurs yet again, haven't they?

It looks like they're bringing Pato in for £8m too.  So that's two strikers for less than the price of a Berahino.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 29, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
Inter offered £6m for Borini.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 29, 2015, 07:18:08 PM
Juventus to sell 19 y.o Kingsley Coman to Bayern for 20 million Euros a year after he arrived for free. They'll use the money to conclude a deal for Julian Draxer.

Excellent business on paper.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 29, 2015, 07:18:29 PM
It looks like they're bringing Pato in for £8m too.  So that's two strikers for less than the price of a Berahino.

Man, Pato is sooooooo Spurs
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 29, 2015, 08:52:41 PM
£8m and £75k p/w for Johnny Evans?  Fuxake.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 29, 2015, 08:54:38 PM

£8m and £75k p/w for Johnny Evans?  Fuxake.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 29, 2015, 09:02:04 PM
I would've gone with emoji32 myself.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 29, 2015, 09:58:25 PM
I'm guessing that's an emoji tapatalk conflict that's made me look a bit silly.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on August 30, 2015, 01:32:19 PM
Chelsea now turning their attention at young defender Marquinhos, 21 at PSG.... PSG who Chelsea robbed for £50 f*cking millions when they bought David Luiz.

If they thought Stones was going to cost just imagine the price for Marquinhos!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Optimistic Blue on August 30, 2015, 11:43:48 PM
60m for de bruyne
Kinell

I honestly don't get it with him. Whose place does he take too?
Gimme Silva any day over him

De Bruyne is fucking class! Like one of the best players in the world last season class, and best of all nothing at all like Raheem fucking Sterling

Comfortably the best signing of the summer so far x
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 12:03:00 AM
Juventus to sell 19 y.o Kingsley Coman to Bayern for 20 million Euros a year after he arrived for free. They'll use the money to conclude a deal for Julian Draxer.

Excellent business on paper.

So Draxler appears to have chosen Wolfsburg instead. Will be De Bruyne's replacement.

Good move for Wolfsburg. Bad move for Schalke and Draxler in my view.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 31, 2015, 12:23:39 AM
De Bruyne signed for 'undisclosed fee'.

EDIT: Sky saying 58.2 million. Piss take.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 12:33:45 AM
No more absurd than Bale.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2015, 04:33:03 AM
No more absurd than Bale.

Perfectly timed ahead of United having now reportedly bid €100m for Bale.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 04:37:43 AM
Perfectly timed ahead of United having now reportedly bid €100m for Bale.

That's what I was talking about.

Spoiler: show
(http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/conspiracy.gif)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2015, 04:39:42 AM
That's what I was talking about.

Ah okay, I thought you meant when Madrid bought him from Spurs it was an absurd price.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2015, 05:01:34 AM
De Guzman and Austin to Bournemouth?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 05:05:40 AM
Ah okay, I thought you meant when Madrid bought him from Spurs it was an absurd price.

I was only jesting, pal.

If City are to progress in the champions league then De Bruyne will be a bigger player for them than Navas or Sterling.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 31, 2015, 05:24:44 AM
It's sad to see what's happening at United really.

They're becoming a bit of a farce. LVG doesn't have a clue what he's doing.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 31, 2015, 03:17:54 PM
It's sad to see what's happening at United really.

They're becoming a bit of a farce. LVG doesn't have a clue what he's doing.

Totally agree. I said that a while back, I always had a bit respect for the way the club went about things and that they seemed to have certain values. I know they spent big in the past but it was always done fairly quietly, now they're just acting like any other moneyed club and have a manager who doesn't seem to respect anyone and spends more time falling out with everyone. I know a couple of Utd fans who feel the same and say the club has lost it's identity just throwing money around like confetti at players, without appearing to have any structure to it. Made worse for them as despite all the money, they don't look a lot better than they did under Moyes.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on August 31, 2015, 03:32:21 PM
Van Gaal will probably be sacked by the club in the not too distant future, probably after a press conference where he shows the press a piece of paper with stats justifying the impact of players he has spent a combined £100m on.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: pjk on August 31, 2015, 04:22:52 PM
Rumours on the BBC that Jelavic is at West Ham undergoing a Medical.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 06:30:02 PM
Martial to Man Utd 36.6 million.

He's good but fucking hell he's 19.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on August 31, 2015, 06:45:52 PM
Inter offered £6m for Borini.

Hes not worth that.

3 goals in 36 for Liverpool. He cost them £11m.  lolol

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 31, 2015, 06:56:29 PM
Hes not worth that.

3 goals in 36 for Liverpool. He cost them £11m.  lolol



They'll be wishing he'd gone to Sunderland for £14m last season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on August 31, 2015, 06:58:39 PM
They'll be wishing he'd gone to Sunderland for £14m last season.

He turned them down didn't he. And again this summer when they offered 10m.

and to think that he once was Brendans goldenboy having worked with him twice prior to Liverpool and being his first signing.....
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2015, 06:58:59 PM
Martial to Man Utd 36.6 million.

He's good but fucking hell he's 19.

Ye Olde United panic buying a la £27m for Fellaini.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 31, 2015, 07:00:52 PM
He turned them down didn't he. And again this summer when they offered 10m.

and to think that he once was Brendans goldenboy having worked with him twice prior to Liverpool and being his first signing.....

Yeah, rightly/wrongly/stupidly/naively wanted to stay and fight for his place. Another of Rodgers' brilliant deals.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 31, 2015, 07:12:18 PM
Moneyball doesn't seem to be working out in football. Maybe it's more do-able in baseball because it's a stop start game, with the same basic action repeated over and over again, and where each play is discrete. Perhaps that lends itself more to Moneyball statistical analysis.

Football has an exponential number of possible different movements and decisions every single second. It's far too dynamic and unpredictable to be 'solved' by one such theory.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on August 31, 2015, 07:55:52 PM
Moneyball doesn't seem to be working out in football. Maybe it's more do-able in baseball because it's a stop start game, with the same basic action repeated over and over again, and where each play is discrete. Perhaps that lends itself more to Moneyball statistical analysis.

Football has an exponential number of possible different movements and decisions every single second. It's far too dynamic and unpredictable to be 'solved' by one such theory.


Whhhoooooooooshhhhhh
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 31, 2015, 10:17:37 PM
And then after all that he ended up signing for them anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33795406
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 31, 2015, 11:03:31 PM
What a depressing signing all round. Liverpool finally got rid f someone they didn't want for ages. Borini finally realised he's a bit shit and no one good wants him. Sunderland finally convinced a shit player that told them to shove it last year has given up on anything better and thought what the hell.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 31, 2015, 11:08:11 PM
M e n saying de gea to Madrid 40m euros and navas is it?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 31, 2015, 11:11:06 PM
Who the fuck's that desperation signing Chelsea have made?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on September 01, 2015, 12:38:36 AM
M e n saying de gea to Madrid 40m euros and navas is it?

That's a great deal for United.  I really like Navas.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 12:49:02 AM
A lot of Man Utd fans seem very unhappy with the direction they're taking and today's news about Martial in and Januzaj out isn't helping.

Apparently only a couple of weeks ago LVG was bigging up Januzaj and saying he would have a big role this season. Now he's out on loan with, according to German media, an option to buy.

They also don't seem happy about this astronomical Martial deal. Don't they already have a highly promising 19 y.o striker who came through their  academy, James WIlson?

Ed Woodward is like a 17 year old with their first job, pissing away their newly disposable income like it's going out of fashion. Proper amateur.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2015, 01:00:39 AM
I Wouldent spend that amount of money on a 19 year old on footie manager
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on September 01, 2015, 01:39:40 AM
Martial to Man Utd 36.6 million.

He's good but fucking hell he's 19.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on September 01, 2015, 01:43:25 AM
It's sad to see what's happening at United really.

They're becoming a bit of a farce. LVG doesn't have a clue what he's doing.



Disagree. I think it is a delight to watch. Pricks with pricks as supporters.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 01, 2015, 02:52:51 AM
Walters handed in a transfer request at Stoke.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 02:56:16 AM
Walters handed in a transfer request at Stoke.
Sweet baby jesus....... No
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on September 01, 2015, 02:57:02 AM
I Wouldent spend that amount of money on a 19 year old on footie manager

Even with geniescout telling you he had a P.A. Of 95?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on September 01, 2015, 02:58:18 AM
I love the way Damien Comolli comes out of the woodwork around the end of transfer windows, and talks on TV or radio like he's the ultimate authority on scouting and transfers. He's just been on 5 live, spouting his usual shite.

The man who got Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing for a combined £50m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on September 01, 2015, 02:58:52 AM
And then after all that he ended up signing for them anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33795406
Fair play to Liverpool. A 1m loss at the end (ignoring the wages)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 03:05:03 AM
That Brown Ideye has gone from West Brom to Olympiakos. What a massive flop.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 03:42:07 AM
That Brown Ideye has gone from West Brom to Olympiakos. What a massive flop.
That's gotta be a decent upward move for him surely
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on September 01, 2015, 04:10:57 AM
Ander Herrera moving back to Spain?  United are all over the shop.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on September 01, 2015, 04:19:39 AM
Ander Herrera moving back to Spain?  United are all over the shop.

Is there anyone we could have, while Van Gaal has lost his sizeable head? I would be up for Herrera tbh, but the money might be too much.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on September 01, 2015, 04:26:38 AM
Is there anyone we could have, while Van Gaal has lost his sizeable head? I would be up for Herrera tbh, but the money might be too much.

Yeah, the €34m being quoted might be about €34m too much for us. :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on September 01, 2015, 04:28:42 AM
Yeah, the €34m being quoted might be about €34m too much for us. :(

£34m! We're in a shite brave new world.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 04:41:01 AM
what's this about herrera?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on September 01, 2015, 04:43:45 AM
what's this about herrera?

Might be going to Valencia for €34m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 04:45:39 AM
Might be going to Valencia for €34m.

What are man utd playing at?

I was browsing that Transfer market website (the German one) and before Valencia sold Otamendi they had the highest net spend in Europe's top 5 leagues this window. 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2015, 05:12:19 AM
What are man utd playing at?

I was browsing that Transfer market website (the German one) and before Valencia sold Otamendi they had the highest net spend in Europe's top 5 leagues this window. 

Who've they signed?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 05:14:16 AM
Who've they signed?

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/primera-division/transfers/wettbewerb/ES1

Benfica seem to be their feeder club now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2015, 05:30:16 AM
The de Gea move looks like it's fell through

lol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on September 01, 2015, 05:37:07 AM
Pmsl, really?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on September 01, 2015, 05:40:34 AM
http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/primera-division/transfers/wettbewerb/ES1


Moyes balancing the books 17m spent 16m sold
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 01, 2015, 05:47:40 AM
Paper jam in the fax machine. They really are turning into a joke, he'll now sit for a season and leave for nothing next year.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on September 01, 2015, 05:58:49 AM
2 years is a long time in football.

(http://s7.postimg.org/b5vbrd8jf/manunited.jpg)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 01, 2015, 06:02:30 AM
That is one fucked up football club. Once an untouchable force in the PL and now it's all gone to shit. Watching them v the shite a week Saturday could be a tea-time comedy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2015, 06:05:28 AM
United sent the paperwork but in a format that couldent be opened.

Haha
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on September 01, 2015, 06:06:13 AM
United sent the paperwork but in a format that couldent be opened.

Haha

0:00:20 was the apparent time it was received, 20 seconds outside the deadline.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 01, 2015, 06:10:14 AM
United sent the paperwork but in a format that couldent be opened.

Haha

Envelope?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on September 01, 2015, 06:22:22 AM
Now they are saying the documents where pass word protected  lolol

That Ed Woodward is fucking amateur hour.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on September 01, 2015, 04:52:10 PM
Now they are saying the documents where pass word protected  lolol

That Ed Woodward is fucking amateur hour.

That, or an evil genius.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 04:54:36 PM
Guardian saying this Martial deal could rise to 50 million with add-ons lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 05:35:47 PM
Jelavic to West Ham
£3m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on September 01, 2015, 05:38:24 PM
Jelavic to Hull
£3m

West Ham.

Fuck me, they're scattergun. Wonder which 12 players the next manager will get in January?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 05:40:34 PM
West Ham.

Fuck me, they're scattergun. Wonder which 12 players the next manager will get in January?
Thats what I said ;)

Amazing, moses, song, jelavic and adebayor potentially and thats before dinner
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2015, 05:45:54 PM
Someone's going to say we should've got him aren't they
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on September 01, 2015, 05:49:07 PM
Someone's going to say we should've got him aren't they

Still won't be worse than the Jonathan Walters shouts.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 05:51:13 PM
My mates did a FM network game recently. One of my friends who doesn't know much about football joined in. He signed Jonathan Walters for 16 million pounds.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 01, 2015, 06:18:49 PM
Quote
Sign 'em up, loan 'em out!
Posted at 10:21
Lucas Piazon's loan move to Reading takes the number of Chelsea players plying their trade elsewhere to a whopping 28. For now. Victor Moses's potential move to West Ham could increase the number before the day is out.

If you're interested, the loan list (via transfermarkt) in full is, deep breath,: Mohamed Salah (Roma), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Marko Marin (Trabzonspor), Marko van Ginkel (Stoke), Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace), Nathaniel Chalobah (Napoli) Lucas Piazon (Reading), Jordan Houghton (Gillingham), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth), Wallace (Carpi), Danilo Pantic, Nathan, Dominic Solanke, Lewis Baker, Isaiah Brown (all Vitesse Arnhem), Nathan Ake (Watford), Mario Pasalic (Monaco), Alex Davey (Peterborough), Jeremie Boga (Rennes), Todd Kane (NEC), Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough), Ulises Davila (Vitoria Setubal), Cristian Cueves and Victorien Angban (both Sint Truiden), Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mochengladbach), Cristian Manea (Mouscron), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa), Matej Delac (FK Sarajevo).

Plus Moses is now done as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on September 01, 2015, 07:13:18 PM
So United have lost Van Persie, Falcao, Di Maria, Hernandez and Januzaj, and replaced them with Depay and a teenager.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 09:15:35 PM
Michu to Stoke?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on September 01, 2015, 09:31:17 PM
Fair play to QPR managing to keep hold of Austin and Phillips.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on September 01, 2015, 11:08:06 PM
https://twitter.com/sberahino/status/638744042772299776
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 11:09:11 PM
Berahino is a bad bell.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 11:09:26 PM
Behrahino having a mare here

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 01, 2015, 11:16:45 PM
36m for a 19 year old who has one season

Wow
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on September 01, 2015, 11:18:30 PM
Hopefully WBA have the balls to let the little cunt rot in the U21's.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Eddie on September 01, 2015, 11:47:10 PM
https://twitter.com/chairmanpeace/status/638749013488103424

lolol quality!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on September 01, 2015, 11:52:45 PM
https://twitter.com/chairmanpeace/status/638749013488103424

lolol quality!

superb
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blob on September 02, 2015, 12:06:57 AM
happy they've made a stand, but see little point in keeping the cunt if he won't play.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 02, 2015, 12:26:48 AM
Hopefully they keep fining him a fortnights wage every two weeks for refusing to play. He'll soon start playing, besides with the Euros coming he'll need to play and a rotten attitude might put clubs off as well.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 02, 2015, 01:35:18 AM
Holy fuck, Vadis Ofoe has gone to Rotherham on loan!?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on September 02, 2015, 01:40:29 AM
https://twitter.com/MPH1982/status/638746784777547776


https://twitter.com/MPH1982/status/638759086759276544
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 02, 2015, 01:46:47 AM
Holy fuck, Vadis Ofoe has gone to Rotherham on loan!?

Fucksake, can't even compete with Rotherham.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on September 02, 2015, 02:34:50 AM
West Brom don't seem to have much luck when it comes to managing wantaway players.

First Odemwingie and now Berahino.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 02, 2015, 03:33:43 AM
Worst deadline day business? Chelsea. Two players no fucker has heard of.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 02, 2015, 03:39:22 AM
Worst deadline day business? Chelsea. Two players no fucker has heard of.

Try tellin that to our beloved's in the Everton Forum!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on September 02, 2015, 06:51:04 AM
Worst deadline day business? Chelsea. Two players no fucker has heard of.

United for me, flogged Lindergaard, Hernandez and Januzaj yesterday, fucked up selling De Gea to Madrid then blew £36m on a 19 year old striker who will have a huge weight on his shoulders if Rooney gets a major injury between now and January
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Optimistic Blue on September 03, 2015, 05:17:04 PM
United for me, flogged Lindergaard, Hernandez and Januzaj yesterday, fucked up selling De Gea to Madrid then blew £36m on a 19 year old striker who will have a huge weight on his shoulders if Rooney gets a major injury between now and January

Don't really get why everyone is cunting on United so much. Has anyone considerd this 19 year old might actually be good? It makes more sense having him as a back up rather than a Past it Van Persie, a misfiring Falcao and an average chicharito, at least this guy can possibly develop into something better. They have also got James Wilson who is highly rated.

The only thing about United is they didn't buy a centre back which they really needed x
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 03, 2015, 07:46:25 PM
Monaco president confirms the deal could rise to 57 million pounds.

Ludicrous.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: wepull on September 04, 2015, 01:19:52 AM
Is it me or is there genuine lack of quality strikers these days?

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on September 04, 2015, 01:00:11 PM
Is it me or is there genuine lack of quality strikers these days?



It certainly seems that way.

I think it's more to do with the move away from 2 or 3 genuine forwards being used.

If you play with only one up front their weaknesses, whether that's hold up play, lack of speed, not very good finishing etc are exposed.

They might fit a system, Marcus Bent for example, but they're not fantastic overall.

If you play 2 up front then if you get a good combination then they can mask each other's limitations etc. The classic big man/little man combo.

Even with players who were actually very good individually, say Bergkamp and Henry, are enhanced by what the other brings.

Now players are left alone a lot of the time so their game is exposed.

Someone like Austin scored a lot of goals but they needed to play Bobby Zamora next to him to get control of the ball.

If decent teams (Spurs?) want to play 1 up front, can they carry that? Probably not.

Hernandez is another example. 20 years ago he'd have been really sought after as someone would have played him with a big bugger who'd do all the stuff he doesn't/can't.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 04, 2015, 04:54:15 PM
Monaco president confirms the deal could rise to 57 million pounds.

Ludicrous.

Overpriced. For that kinda money I'd want Dr Dre.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on September 04, 2015, 09:59:16 PM
It certainly seems that way.

I think it's more to do with the move away from 2 or 3 genuine forwards being used.

If you play with only one up front their weaknesses, whether that's hold up play, lack of speed, not very good finishing etc are exposed.

They might fit a system, Marcus Bent for example, but they're not fantastic overall.

If you play 2 up front then if you get a good combination then they can mask each other's limitations etc. The classic big man/little man combo.

Even with players who were actually very good individually, say Bergkamp and Henry, are enhanced by what the other brings.

Now players are left alone a lot of the time so their game is exposed.

Someone like Austin scored a lot of goals but they needed to play Bobby Zamora next to him to get control of the ball.

If decent teams (Spurs?) want to play 1 up front, can they carry that? Probably not.

Hernandez is another example. 20 years ago he'd have been really sought after as someone would have played him with a big bugger who'd do all the stuff he doesn't/can't.

Do you think we'll ever see a shift back to two up top at some point?  Going back to having either full backs who just defend with wingers in front of them, or wide midfielders who work both ways, rather than the attacking full backs with what are effectively wide forwards nowadays that require more limited central midfielders?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on September 04, 2015, 10:09:06 PM
Imagine a Lineker or Butragueno nowadays. They'd have no chance.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: wepull on September 05, 2015, 03:53:50 AM
But isn't this 1 striker theory been in use for a long time now, I barely remember us playing with two strikers under Moyes too. If you take out Diego Costa, there are not many European strikers who can play as a lone striker up front from England, Spain, Germany or Italy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 07, 2016, 09:23:02 PM
Bumping this as it's nearly that time again.

Ben Arfa to Barcelona I see.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 10, 2016, 10:26:10 PM
Bayern have signed Hummels (for 30m Euros), and Renato Sanches (for 35m Euros plus addons).

Apparently, Leicester have bid £25m for Islam Slimani who we were linked with.

Also, Chelsea have had a £23m bid for Nainggolan rejected by Roma.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on May 11, 2016, 01:10:00 AM
You mean Bayern. Shame for their league.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 11, 2016, 01:15:57 AM
That's some double signing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 11, 2016, 02:29:21 AM
I've never heard of that lad they've got from benfica tbh
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 11, 2016, 03:49:37 AM
I've never heard of that lad they've got from benfica tbh

Probably because he's made a grand total of 28 appearances in his career! Mad money.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Optimistic Blue on May 11, 2016, 04:05:20 AM
So Goetze, Lewandowski and now Hummels, argubaly the 3 main players in that Successful Dortmund team now Bayern players. #competition
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 11, 2016, 04:10:37 AM
Probably because he's made a grand total of 28 appearances in his career! Mad money.

Did he come from Brazil?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 11, 2016, 04:19:28 AM
Did he come from Brazil?

Nah he's come through at Benfica. Already had a couple of caps for Portugal at 18. Absolute beast on FM16, and on the radar of all the big clubs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 11, 2016, 04:22:56 AM
Nah he's come through at Benfica. Already had a couple of caps for Portugal at 18. Absolute beast on FM16, and on the radar of all the big clubs.

Dissapointed I'm not on him.

Gonna have a mooch when I'm next on Fifa.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 11, 2016, 06:50:53 PM
The Shite muscling in on Dortmund's move for Ousmane Dembele.

The kid is fucking monstrous.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 12, 2016, 09:35:44 PM
The Shite muscling in on Dortmund's move for Ousmane Dembele.

The kid is fucking monstrous.

Dortmund beaten them to it. Shows the importance of having an attractive project.

Seriously though, this kid is gonna absolutely rinse it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 12, 2016, 10:14:54 PM
Dortmund beaten them to it. Shows the importance of having an attractive project.

Seriously though, this kid is gonna absolutely rinse it.

Think the first match I watched when I moved to BT was Rennes and he petrified the opposing defenders. They were banging on about him joining Spurs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 12, 2016, 10:19:38 PM
Dissapointed I'm not on him.

Gonna have a mooch when I'm next on Fifa.

Another one to look out for at Benfica is Goncalo Guedes. Sickening wide player (either side) on FM.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 12, 2016, 10:24:18 PM
Another one to look out for at Benfica is Goncalo Guedes. Sickening wide player (either side) on FM.

I can't get over how useful FM is. Even if it blags a wonderkid now and again it still good for flagging up on the ald footy radar.

Even when I speak to the missus I think if I should answer in an assertive, aggressive, calm or passionate manner.   
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 17, 2016, 04:32:20 AM
Karius looking set for a move to the shite.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on May 17, 2016, 05:32:21 AM
West Ham have £25million bid rejected for Callum Wilson?!

Can already see hammers fans fuming about him not being in the Squad for Russia, where he clearly would have Geoff Hurst-ed the shit out of it in the final, with James Tomkins very much a modern day Bobby Moore
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on May 17, 2016, 08:41:21 AM
West Ham have £25million bid rejected for Callum Wilson?!

Can already see hammers fans fuming about him not being in the Squad for Russia, where he clearly would have Geoff Hurst-ed the shit out of it in the final, with James Tomkins very much a modern day Bobby Moore

Rejected?!

Bold move from Bournemouth.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on May 17, 2016, 06:11:44 PM

West Ham have £25million bid rejected for Callum Wilson?!

Can already see hammers fans fuming about him not being in the Squad for Russia, where he clearly would have Geoff Hurst-ed the shit out of it in the final, with James Tomkins very much a modern day Bobby Moore

Not that it's any less ridiculous but I thought I read it was a combined £25m big for Callum Wilson and Gordon Ramsey's bastard Matt Ritchie.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 17, 2016, 06:15:47 PM
Bit upset about this Karius business. Had my heart set on him to be our new no. 1
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on May 17, 2016, 06:41:23 PM
Wilson looked, understandably, well off the pace against us the other week.

I'd be a bit miffed if I was a West Ham supporter and that was part of their new mega club strategy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 17, 2016, 06:44:14 PM
West Ham have £25million bid rejected for Callum Wilson?!

Can already see hammers fans fuming about him not being in the Squad for Russia, where he clearly would have Geoff Hurst-ed the shit out of it in the final, with James Tomkins very much a modern day Bobby Moore
Fucking hell, thats outrageous
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 17, 2016, 06:52:12 PM
This is what the new TV deal means: far from ushering in a new era of PL dominance over European competitors, it basically amounts to hyper-inflation.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 17, 2016, 08:21:52 PM
West Ham haha.

25mil for Callum Wilson haha

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on May 17, 2016, 08:35:01 PM
I'm sure last week somebody posted how they wished we'd be more like West Ham with regards to transfers...

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on May 17, 2016, 08:48:16 PM
This is what the new TV deal means: far from ushering in a new era of PL dominance over European competitors, it basically amounts to hyper-inflation.

For the stupid teams.

Which is why I'm hoping we get smart, and fast.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 18, 2016, 03:30:16 PM
West Ham are being utter nobheads again, I can't wait for their bubble to burst.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on May 18, 2016, 06:35:46 PM
John Terry signs a new one-year deal with Chelsea.

They deserve each other.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on May 20, 2016, 10:22:51 PM
Arsenal doing some early shopping by buying yet another central midfielder.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 20, 2016, 11:56:20 PM
Arsenal doing some early shopping by buying yet another central midfielder.
How do you pronounce Xhaka?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 21, 2016, 12:46:33 AM
How do you pronounce Xhaka?

I think it's zh-aka, the same pronunciation as (Abel) Xavier.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 21, 2016, 01:09:29 AM
Is he actually good? All I know about him is he has a poor disciplinary record.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on May 21, 2016, 08:17:08 PM
https://twitter.com/CheValon1/status/733978250360291329
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 25, 2016, 08:11:41 PM
Xhaka cost Arsenal £35m according to the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36378192
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on May 25, 2016, 08:23:46 PM
If Ibra goes to Utd will that mean Rooney is more likely to leave?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on May 26, 2016, 02:45:22 AM
If Ibra goes to Utd will that mean Rooney is more likely to leave?

Specially since he wants a million quid a month to strut his stuff. So that's Rooney off to the shite then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 31, 2016, 07:03:41 PM
That'll be one of Lukaku's agent's players on the move then, after Henrikh Mkhitaryan confirms will not be signing a new deal with Dortmund.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 31, 2016, 09:46:42 PM
West Ham offer £15m for Carlos Bacca, 12 months and 20 goals after Milan signed him for £21m.  This is AC Milan who won't be short of a few bob after China buy them.  I hope they remind them of this quote.

Quote
Birmingham owner David Sullivan also renewed his attack on Everton's tactics in the deal.

He said: "It seems Everton bid for people knowing they can't get them. They bid for Alan Smith when they knew he was going to Manchester United.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on June 01, 2016, 01:22:53 AM
West Ham offer £15m for Carlos Bacca, 12 months and 20 goals after Milan signed him for £21m.  This is AC Milan who won't be short of a few bob after China buy them.  I hope they remind them of this quote.


Did his son tweet the news of the bid?

Wankers.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on June 01, 2016, 07:51:48 PM
West Ham offer £15m for Carlos Bacca, 12 months and 20 goals after Milan signed him for £21m.  This is AC Milan who won't be short of a few bob after China buy them.  I hope they remind them of this quote.


What was that quote referring to?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 01, 2016, 08:11:12 PM
What was that quote referring to?

When we tried to buy Robbie Savage with low upfront fee and a load of add ons based on where we finished.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on June 02, 2016, 04:27:04 PM
Gundogen to City for £21m even though he won't be able to play until the new year because of a dislocated knee
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 02, 2016, 05:15:56 PM
I wonder where James Rodrigues will end up this summer. Real Madrid have a transfer ban coming up so they need to do all their buying this summer. They need the money to buy De Gea, and James is surplus to requirements.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 02, 2016, 05:28:03 PM
Gundogen to City for £21m even though he won't be able to play until the new year because of a dislocated knee

Brilliant player. Would cost a lot more, if his injury record was better. If he can get fit, he'll be one of the best in the league in his position.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 02, 2016, 07:47:27 PM
I wonder where James Rodrigues will end up this summer. Real Madrid have a transfer ban coming up so they need to do all their buying this summer. They need the money to buy De Gea, and James is surplus to requirements.

PSG or Chelsea.  Can't see him going to either Manchester club, and Wenger is a minge bag.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 02, 2016, 10:52:19 PM
Quite upset about this Gundogan deal. One of my favourite (non-Everton) players. Would much rather see him playing for a proper European grandee than some nouveau riche upstarts like City.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 04, 2016, 01:58:42 AM
Bombshell!

Arsenal trigger Vardy release clause

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/03/jamie-vardy-leicester-arsenal-trigger-release-clause
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 04, 2016, 02:02:17 AM
Bombshell!

Arsenal trigger Vardy release clause

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/03/jamie-vardy-leicester-arsenal-trigger-release-clause
Wow

He isn't an Arsenal type at all

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 04, 2016, 02:15:29 AM
Bombshell!

Arsenal trigger Vardy release clause

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/03/jamie-vardy-leicester-arsenal-trigger-release-clause

I'd bite their hand off for that sort of money for a 29 year old who's had one decent season in the Premier League.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 04, 2016, 03:38:15 AM
It's like going out and seeing some lad who isn't all that having pulled some total fittie.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 04, 2016, 04:10:34 AM
Ibrahimovic to Utd according to Sky.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/10303526/manchester-united-to-sign-zlatan-ibrahimovic-before-euro-2016-sky-sources
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 04, 2016, 04:18:15 AM
Vardy to Arsenal
Ibra to man u
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on June 04, 2016, 04:34:08 AM
Silly season is getting well and truly underway.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on June 04, 2016, 04:35:28 AM
I know Vardy has just won the league (and played a massive part in Leicester doing so), but wouldn't you be a meh if you were an Arsenal fan?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 04, 2016, 04:38:11 AM
I know Vardy has just won the league (and played a massive part in Leicester doing so), but wouldn't you be a meh if you were an Arsenal fan?
I'd be more than fucking meh
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 04, 2016, 04:48:34 AM
Ibrahimovic to Utd according to Sky.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/10303526/manchester-united-to-sign-zlatan-ibrahimovic-before-euro-2016-sky-sources
Another potential destination crossed off Rom's list then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cassius on June 04, 2016, 04:54:14 AM
Heard someone say that Vardy looks like he's lived off crisps his entire life. Which sums him up for me.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 04, 2016, 02:38:35 PM
Vardy and Arsenal doesn't seem like a good fit at all. Much the way that despite not knowing anything about him in real life that I think Vardy is a scumbag, similarly I definitely think that this guy is well and truly a stalker, and a potential killer!

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/jamie-vardy-lookalike-labelled-a-stalker-after-being-blocked-by-leicester-and-england-strikers-wife-a7061601.html
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 04, 2016, 02:48:28 PM
League winner and all that but if we put in a bid for the whippet I'd be worried. Surely Arsenal can attract far better footballers?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on June 04, 2016, 03:42:02 PM
To be fair, Arsenal have needed a bit of a ruthless/nasty streak for years, and Vardy will give them that.

If he's surplus, I'd love Giroud here
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on June 04, 2016, 07:10:53 PM
Hamstringing a competitor and getting something a little different, together, might make Vardy worth the money to Arsenal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 05, 2016, 02:06:23 AM
Man Utd in talks for Eric Bailly according to 'Sky sources'.

Presumably Mourinho has moved on from John Stones then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 05, 2016, 02:20:05 AM
Man Utd in talks for Eric Bailly according to 'Sky sources'.

Presumably Mourinho has moved on from John Stones then.

Bought him for Hull on FIFA 16, been a cracking signing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 06, 2016, 05:13:06 PM
Steven Taylor - Remember him?
Talking about a move to Rangers?

Fucking hell, how the "mighty" have fallen
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 06, 2016, 07:37:25 PM
Bought him for Hull on FIFA 16, been a cracking signing.

I've told you to turn that fucking thing off
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 07, 2016, 06:14:18 PM
Man Utd in talks for Eric Bailly according to 'Sky sources'.

Presumably Mourinho has moved on from John Stones then.

Just reading about him.

He has one full season under his belt and they're talking about a £30m fee.

This is the market we're operating in now. Bonkers.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 07, 2016, 06:35:37 PM
I think I just heard one of the West Ham crooks bleating on about hows he's pissed with Arsenal for bidding for Vardy because they wanted him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 07, 2016, 07:53:34 PM
Some interesting names, and prices quoted here:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/07/aubamayeng-vilhena-20-biggest-transfer-targets-summer
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on June 07, 2016, 09:18:44 PM
Some interesting names, and prices quoted here:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/07/aubamayeng-vilhena-20-biggest-transfer-targets-summer

I'd be livid if we accepted £40m for Lukaku.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 08, 2016, 01:24:07 AM

I'd be livid if we accepted £40m for Lukaku.

People moan about Raiola but theoretically he's been trying to flog Pogba for about 6 transfer windows.

If the club's valuation is not met the deal won't happen.

If Raiola has confidence that Lukaku will meet that valuation he'll play the long(et) game until someone does.

(I accept in this situation Pogba is probably happy at Juve and that Lukaku might not be - but if these clubs don't materialise I'd imagine his chat with Moshiri will have been very "productive"...)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 08, 2016, 02:26:34 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/07/eric-bailly-sign-manchester-united-villarreal-jose-mourinho

£25m plus add ons for Eric Bailly. Seen him a couple of times, looks really good, and his rep is very high. Interesting one.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 08, 2016, 02:38:01 AM
Also, City in 'advanced talks' to sign Aubameyang from Dortmund. No mention of the fee, but it'll be fucking huge.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 08, 2016, 02:39:50 AM
Aubameyang doesn't really strike me as a Guardiola player. Interesting one.

I've got a feeling this transfer window is going to be quite depressing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 08, 2016, 02:49:59 AM
Also, City in 'advanced talks' to sign Aubameyang from Dortmund. No mention of the fee, but it'll be fucking huge.
Seventy mill Apparently
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 08, 2016, 02:52:39 AM
And also didn't they just say earlier today that hiring Guardiola was part of their strategy to move towards a youth development model?

Well good luck Ieanacho. You're welcome to join Koeman's revolution.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 08, 2016, 03:10:54 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/07/eric-bailly-sign-manchester-united-villarreal-jose-mourinho

£25m plus add ons for Eric Bailly. Seen him a couple of times, looks really good, and his rep is very high. Interesting one.

30M on BBC

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36474183

What does that make Stones worth?

About the same?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 08, 2016, 03:26:22 AM
30M on BBC

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36474183

What does that make Stones worth?

About the same?


More I'd say. Maybe £10-15m more, because he's played a lot more games, and the English premium always adds a bit on.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 08, 2016, 03:38:31 AM
More I'd say. Maybe £10-15m more, because he's played a lot more games, and the English premium always adds a bit on.

How many games has Stones played? This kid has won the AFCON and played over 40 games for a team sort of level with us.

Can't be much more I don't think
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on June 08, 2016, 03:49:27 AM

How many games has Stones played? This kid has won the AFCON and played over 40 games for a team sort of level with us.

Can't be much more I don't think

If it's a premier league team buying him you can add 25% for premier league experience
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 08, 2016, 03:49:52 AM
How many games has Stones played? This kid has won the AFCON and played over 40 games for a team sort of level with us.

Can't be much more I don't think

Over a hundred appearances combined for us and Barnsley (mostly at us)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 08, 2016, 03:57:23 AM
If it's a premier league team buying him you can add 25% for premier league experience

Over a hundred appearances combined for us and Barnsley (mostly at us)

So a few more appearances and PL experience plus being English means about $35M?

Sounds about right I reckon
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 08, 2016, 04:00:57 AM
So a few more appearances and PL experience plus being English means about $35M?

Sounds about right I reckon

Well, 60 more appearances, more than double, so I personally think £40-45m.

Either way I wouldn't even sell him for £50m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 08, 2016, 05:48:47 AM
So Villareal make a 25 million quid profit on a player after 1 season, tidy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blargins on June 08, 2016, 08:08:02 AM
Well that confused the fuck out of me. Opened this thread on my phone and it took me to the last page I visited on it. Exactly a year ago to the day.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 09, 2016, 05:22:06 AM
Talk intensifying that Juventus will steal Pjanic from Roma.

That would be a brilliant, Bayern-esque transfer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 09, 2016, 05:31:43 AM
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Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 09, 2016, 05:36:31 AM
Bit shit for Serie A like, even if Roma replace him well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 09, 2016, 05:42:40 AM
Blame financial fair play. Roma have to find 30 million Euros by the end of the month to avoid being sanctioned.

Still, this is the ideal transfer: he adds league know-how, tactical versatility, goals, assists, dead-ball threat and midfield control, with the added benefit of weakening a rival and setting an important precedent that if you want to achieve anything in Italy you will play for us - all for a bargain price.

It will be outstanding business if it comes off.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 09, 2016, 12:16:09 PM

Bit shit for Serie A like, even if Roma replace him well.

I think there's a danger that this becomes more wide spread throughout Europe.

It's boring when Bayern do it and it'll be boring if Juve do it too.

There were 4 teams who did (at least) the double in the big 5 leagues. This type of transfer will only make that worse.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 09, 2016, 12:24:58 PM

I think there's a danger that this becomes more wide spread throughout Europe.

It's boring when Bayern do it and it'll be boring if Juve do it too.

There were 4 teams who did (at least) the double in the big 5 leagues. This type of transfer will only make that worse.

Can't wait till we start doing it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on June 09, 2016, 02:14:16 PM

Bony off to city.

What a signing for them.

Love that whenever I see this thread on the app it shows this as the first post.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 09, 2016, 11:48:04 PM
Watford reject 20m Bid from Leicester for troy deeney
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 09, 2016, 11:50:08 PM
Good player like. Must be trying to replace Vardy assuming he goes.

I'd probably accept that if I were Watford and reinvest through the extensive Pozzo scouting network.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 10, 2016, 12:23:45 AM
Football gets stupider every year. 20 fucking million for Troy Deeney, nice to see the extra TV income being passed onto the fans.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on June 10, 2016, 12:34:10 AM
I hope 20mill for a jobbing forward is not an early bench-mark or it could be a crazy summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 10, 2016, 03:00:40 AM
I hope 20mill for a jobbing forward is not an early bench-mark or it could be a crazy summer.
Its going to be a crazy summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 10, 2016, 03:52:23 AM
He's a very good player but doesn't score enough goals to be worth that much.

He would compliment vardy very, very well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 14, 2016, 09:20:05 PM
West Ham have done a fantastic bit of business picking up Sofiane Feghouli on a free. Really good player (previously at Valencia). No doubt they've paid massive wages, but they clearly aren't arsed about that, and he'll be worth £10m or more immediately.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on June 14, 2016, 09:53:42 PM
West Ham have done a fantastic bit of business picking up Sofiane Feghouli on a free. Really good player (previously at Valencia). No doubt they've paid massive wages, but they clearly aren't arsed about that, and he'll be worth £10m or more immediately.

That's a good deal. He was superb at the last World Cup.

How long before West Ham own all the players?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on June 15, 2016, 10:09:39 PM
Genius.

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c234d988b1ae0c8ea7812ae12097eb561134a1c8/252_2931_2300_1380/master/2300.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=6bba2686cabc709d4b8403a177b1041d)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/15/st-pauli-manager-misses-unveiling-signing-man-in-mask-ewald-lienen (https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/15/st-pauli-manager-misses-unveiling-signing-man-in-mask-ewald-lienen)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bally on June 16, 2016, 12:13:24 AM
Genius.

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c234d988b1ae0c8ea7812ae12097eb561134a1c8/252_2931_2300_1380/master/2300.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=6bba2686cabc709d4b8403a177b1041d)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/15/st-pauli-manager-misses-unveiling-signing-man-in-mask-ewald-lienen (https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/15/st-pauli-manager-misses-unveiling-signing-man-in-mask-ewald-lienen)
Brilliant... Absolutely fucking love that
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 16, 2016, 06:57:33 PM
Balotelli to Besiktas
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 16, 2016, 07:26:59 PM
Balotelli to Besiktas

Surely some Turkish club'll have Niasse off us? It's the place to offload your deadwood.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2016, 07:36:13 PM
West Ham have done a fantastic bit of business picking up Sofiane Feghouli on a free. Really good player (previously at Valencia). No doubt they've paid massive wages, but they clearly aren't arsed about that, and he'll be worth £10m or more immediately.

Missed this one.

What a great signing that it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on June 19, 2016, 10:53:37 PM
Vardy staying at Leicester according to BBC Sport.. I'm pleased by this news , shows a bit of loyalty ( despite Leicester upping his salary )
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2016, 10:56:17 PM
Vardy staying at Leicester according to BBC Sport.. I'm pleased by this news , shows a bit of loyalty ( despite Leicester upping his salary )

Interesting decision. I don't think anyone could've blamed him going to Arsenal at his age, but perhaps it's another indicator of the levelling out effect in the Prem.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 19, 2016, 11:10:27 PM
Interesting decision. I don't think anyone could've blamed him going to Arsenal at his age, but perhaps it's another indicator of the levelling out effect in the Prem.

Would be madness to become a bit part player for Arsenal when he can be the main focus for Leicester in the Champs league.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on June 19, 2016, 11:44:24 PM
Vardy staying at Leicester according to BBC Sport.. I'm pleased by this news , shows a bit of loyalty ( despite Leicester upping his salary )
Leicester can afford to match whatever Arsenal were offering him and he gets to remain the big fish in the small pond. Him and Mahrez are the main men at Leicester and everything is done to play to their strengths. He wouldn't necessarily get that at Arsenal. In fact, he wouldn't necessarily be playing every week at Arsenal.
He'll always have his Premier Leagues winners medal to show to his grandkids, whether he stays or goes. Winning it as part of a squad that were written off as potential relegation fodder before the season started must taste that little bit sweeter too!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 19, 2016, 11:48:18 PM
I'm glad about this. Makes Arsenal look very weak though. I'm  really looking forward to seeing how Leicester do in the champions league.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on June 19, 2016, 11:55:04 PM
Vardy staying at Leicester according to BBC Sport.. I'm pleased by this news , shows a bit of loyalty ( despite Leicester upping his salary )

Yes, as someone once said, can't remember who,

‘One thing that I notice about modern-day football is the lack of loyalty nowadays,’

‘Players and managers alike are switching clubs much more easily, mainly just for more money. I’d hate to ever become that kind of manager, only focused on short-term gains.’

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 20, 2016, 05:04:35 PM
Tottenham agreed a fee with Southampton to buy Wanyama. £11-12m

Must say, I don't rate the lad.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 20, 2016, 05:11:20 PM
Me neither. Inconsistent, big time attitude, poor disciplinary record and he can't pass the ball.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 20, 2016, 05:18:03 PM
Spurs must obviously feel they lack cover in centre midfield.  Its a position they've struggled for numbers in for over 10 years.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 20, 2016, 05:19:03 PM

Tottenham agreed a fee with Southampton to buy Wanyama. £11-12m

Must say, I don't rate the lad.

I'd say that fee is about right.

It's pretty average for a PL midfielder these days which is what I'd say he is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on June 21, 2016, 02:38:44 AM
I wonder how many key Southampton players (or personnel in general) will leave this summer. Seems to be a recurring theme with them these last three summers.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on June 21, 2016, 05:46:13 PM
https://twitter.com/TeleFootball/status/744955326772936704

I'd be pissed off if we were spending £30m on Troy Deeney.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on June 21, 2016, 08:05:37 PM
Deeney is a perfect fit for their system. It's a lot of money for him but I don't think they're concerned given the PL + CL money coming in.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2016, 08:13:50 PM
Think he's a really good player and could complement Vardy incredibly well.

Yes the price is high, but so what. It's a reflection of his importance to the two teams involved in the transfer, rather than any inherent worth.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 21, 2016, 08:40:50 PM
He's good at a specific job in a specific system but I don't think he's 'good' in the general sense.

It's all very well buying a player to fit in to their system but Leicester need to think about changing that system because teams will approach them differently next season and it won't work in the Champions League.

£30 million is an outrageous price. If Leicester have £30 million to spend on one player and Troy Deeney is the best they can find then it only confirms my belief they'll be back in mid-table no-mans-land next season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 21, 2016, 10:13:40 PM
Marotta confirms Morata back to Real Madrid.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 21, 2016, 10:20:16 PM

Marotta confirms Morata back to Real Madrid.

Deeney to Juve?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 21, 2016, 10:23:10 PM
Deeney to Juve?

He'd do a better job than Mandszukic!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2016, 10:24:41 PM
I like Deeney, and like has been said would be a great foil for Vardy.  I think he'd be a great parter for Rom too, but not at anywhere near the quoted price.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 21, 2016, 11:05:06 PM
That's one of those transfers/fees that will distort the whole domestic market if it goes through.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on June 21, 2016, 11:39:18 PM

Tottenham agreed a fee with Southampton to buy Wanyama. £11-12m

Must say, I don't rate the lad.

Isn't that less than what they paid for him?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 21, 2016, 11:57:36 PM
That's one of those transfers/fees that will distort the whole domestic market if it goes through.

It will be the Carroll/Downing inflation all over again.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 22, 2016, 04:12:22 AM
Nolito to Man City according to the Guardian.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on June 22, 2016, 06:26:22 AM
I think Wanyama is entering the final year of his contract, hence the fee (which is indeed slightly less than they paid). Spurs really need another midfielder who isn't a complete defensive sieve (i.e. not Ryan Mason) and Wanyama fits. I hope this takes them out of the running for Badelj, who would give them another dimension with his passing (better than Dier/Dembele) and can do all of the requisite defensive work. I'll be real annoyed if they get him too.

Nolito to City is good business -- a talented player at his peak, familiar with the tenets of Guardiola's positional play* from his time at Barca B, for a more-than-reasonable price. Yes, he's a bit on the old side but for the price quoted, it's money well spent. Guardiola partially oversaw some awful transfers at Barcelona (Ibrahimovic, Chygrynskiy, Hleb to name a few) but he seems to be learning. I'm sure working with a good sporting director at Bayern taught him a lot** and Guardiola is the sort who isn't too stubborn to learn things from people who know more about them than he does***.

It's shaping up to be a tough Premier League next season but I'm still confident that we can improve significantly on last year's points total and placing.



* Ditto for Gundogan, who's been playing a similar style under Tuchel. They still desperately need another centre midfielder who can actually play at the beginning of the season, though.

** Yes, they spent plenty but they didn't really pay over the top for anyone except maybe Vidal. Gotze didn't work out but he was well worth what they shelled out for him given his age and talent. There's an art to spending big money well and Bayern are one of the clubs that seem to do it well.

*** I don't recall where I read it but sometime during or after his first year in Germany, Guardiola spent a lot of time learning about Rangnick/Klopp/Schmidt gegenpressing to (1) incorporate some elements into his own game plan and (2) to figure out how to play against it effectively. There's a lot of advantages to be gained by managers open to learning about other ways of playing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 22, 2016, 05:34:03 PM
Stories that Embolo is going to Schalke.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 24, 2016, 02:33:58 AM
Krancjar to Rangers.

Didn't know 'Arry Redknapp had taken over there
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 24, 2016, 06:58:05 PM
Mane to the RS for £30m.

Massive club Southampton.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on June 25, 2016, 12:01:25 AM
If the shite sign another Southampton player both clubs should be investigated for money laundering.

By my reckoning that'd be something like £100m spent in 3 years on roughly £50m worth of talent.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on June 25, 2016, 03:19:13 AM
The Mane deal was reported on the radio as up to £40m. Fuck me, he's not a bad player,but 40 million bones? The RS love chucking money away don't they?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2016, 05:44:00 AM
Redmond rumoured to be having a medical at Soton, presumably as Mane's replacement.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 25, 2016, 06:16:48 PM
Redmond rumoured to be having a medical at Soton, presumably as Mane's replacement.

They're buying Kostic for £12m as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 25, 2016, 06:41:35 PM
They're buying Kostic for £12m as well.

Not bad business if you consider that Liverpool will throw them about £55m for the pair next summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: School of Science on June 26, 2016, 03:10:56 PM
Mane to the RS for £30m.

Massive club Southampton.

Wonder if their fans have invaded half the Liverpool unofficial websites, to tell them they are massive and much bigger than Liverpool, after finishing above them in the league. Funny also how quickly, when the shite come calling that they drop their knickers. Is it any wonder Koeman fucked off at his first opportunity. Massive, massive club Southampton.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on June 26, 2016, 03:26:27 PM

Krancjar to Rangers.

Didn't know 'Arry Redknapp had taken over there

He probably still gets a cut of the transfer fee
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 26, 2016, 03:38:41 PM
Mkhitaryan to Utd.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on June 26, 2016, 04:03:50 PM
Wonder if their fans have invaded half the Liverpool unofficial websites, to tell them they are massive and much bigger than Liverpool, after finishing above them in the league. Funny also how quickly, when the shite come calling that they drop their knickers. Is it any wonder Koeman fucked off at his first opportunity. Massive, massive club Southampton.
And now he can beat Southampton in the derby as well!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on June 26, 2016, 04:18:07 PM
Southampton and the Shite are a match made in heaven. Southampton rear and nurture young talent so they can pack them off to Anfield for slaughter.

Leave them to it, it's great viewing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on June 26, 2016, 05:52:17 PM
Wonder if their fans have invaded half the Liverpool unofficial websites, to tell them they are massive and much bigger than Liverpool, after finishing above them in the league. Funny also how quickly, when the shite come calling that they drop their knickers. Is it any wonder Koeman fucked off at his first opportunity. Massive, massive club Southampton.
Must be quite difficult to stomach, being the redshite's feeder club.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on June 26, 2016, 06:18:33 PM
Mkhitaryan to Utd.

That could mean Mata is off.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 26, 2016, 06:20:07 PM
That could mean Mata is off.

JM fully hates him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on June 26, 2016, 06:22:17 PM
JM fully hates him.

I'm ready to swoop in to be honest.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on June 26, 2016, 11:24:47 PM
JM fully hates him.
I don't understand the hate tbh. He's a decent enough player, is Mata. Did he shit in Mourinho's slipper or something?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on June 27, 2016, 05:54:09 AM
Southampton just can't seem to keep hold of their key players, managers and even their last owner Cortese was pretty keen to fuck off.

I think Matt Le Tissier is the only football-related person who actually gives a shit about them.



Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on June 27, 2016, 05:55:51 AM
£92 million those suckers across the park have spent on Southampton players in just 2 years
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 27, 2016, 12:22:08 PM
Embolo to Schalke confirmed:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/26/breel-embolo-schalke-seal-20m-deal-switzerland-striker-basel
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2016, 01:41:54 PM
30 million for Mane is ridiculous
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 27, 2016, 06:11:04 PM
30 million for Mane is ridiculous

£34m lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2016, 06:19:54 PM
£34m lolol

 :bonk:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: BlueBeagle on June 27, 2016, 07:28:26 PM
Someone at Southampton must have naked photos of John Henrys wife that he's threatening to release unless Liverpool pay them a fortune every year.

Lambert 6m
Lallana 20m
Lovren 20m
Clyne 13m (although he's decent)
Mane 34m

Nearly 100m in 3 years... Time to expand your scouting network pricks lolol

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2016, 07:40:51 PM
Its actually 34 million upfront and a further 2 million in addons

Reds in work are going nuts about this, don't rate him at all.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 27, 2016, 10:18:38 PM
Dani Alves announced at Juve.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 27, 2016, 10:37:16 PM
:)

Lichsteiner to Chelsea is my suspicion.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: christiffa25 on June 28, 2016, 12:06:00 AM
Its actually 34 million upfront and a further 2 million in addons

Reds in work are going nuts about this, don't rate him at all.

Seems a lot of money for what he's showed on the pitch so far. Good player, nothing special though. For that kind of money I'd want much better!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: christiffa25 on June 28, 2016, 12:07:38 AM
That could mean Mata is off.

Would be a top signing for us. Would certainly show a sign of things to come.

Can/does he play off the left?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2016, 03:01:04 AM
Fuckin' Crystal Palace have 38 million Euro bid accepted for Batshuayi.

I'm not sure how much of an edge on our competitors our new found riches are going to give us.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 28, 2016, 03:01:42 AM
Fuckin' Crystal Palace have 38 million Euro bid accepted for Batshuayi.

I'm not sure how much of an edge on our competitors our new found riches are going to give us.

nooooooo wanted him at Everton ffs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2016, 03:06:10 AM
Fuckin' Crystal Palace have 38 million Euro bid accepted for Batshuayi.

I'm not sure how much of an edge on our competitors our new found riches are going to give us.
He won't go there.

[One year ago]Leicester will never win the league
[One week ago]The UK won't leave the EU
[One day ago]England won't lost to Iceland after going 1-0 up inside 3 minutes

Ah fuck.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 28, 2016, 04:29:45 AM
He probably will thinking he's going to live in a crystal palace.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 28, 2016, 04:33:27 AM
Relax, Batshuayi wont go to palace......will he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2016, 04:40:25 AM
Guardian also says Palace have met Andros Townsend's release clause and are close to signing Mandanda on a free.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2016, 04:40:49 AM
he won't go there but it's still not a good sign that every team seems to be flush with cash.

30 million is the new 15 million so our 100 million might not go as far as we'd hope.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 28, 2016, 04:45:01 AM
They've got Pardew as manager.

No worries there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2016, 05:08:38 AM
To be honest the 'major' £100m warchest is seeming less and less of a major statement from the new owner if it turns out every premier league club is going to be spending serious money this year.

If clubs like Palace can go out and seemingly spend £50M of TV money on 2 players then £100M suddenly doesn't seem as much as it did initially...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 28, 2016, 05:43:31 AM
To be honest the 'major' £100m warchest is seeming less and less of a major statement from the new owner if it turns out every premier league club is going to be spending serious money this year.

If clubs like Palace can go out and seemingly spend £50M of TV money on 2 players then £100M suddenly doesn't seem as much as it did initially...

Possibly true, but the bottom line is always HOW you spend your money, not how much you have got.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 28, 2016, 05:46:02 AM
Plus, I can only presume the £100M is the money Moshiri is investing himself. Of his own money.

You would like to think on top of that we will also have money we have earned through our own commercial revenue, sponsorship, gate receipts etc.

We spent £28M on Lukaku before Moshiri invested, no one knows exactly how much we have to spend, £100M could just be a ball park figure, I don't believe it will be bang on EXACTLY that.

The mot important thing is you would like to think it would give us more of an edge.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on June 28, 2016, 06:29:47 AM
Just like Koeman will for us Pardew is bound to attract players on his previous playing reputation...





....or maybe they'll always chase the money?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on June 28, 2016, 06:32:32 AM
Plus, I can only presume the £100M is the money Moshiri is investing himself. Of his own money.

You would like to think on top of that we will also have money we have earned through our own commercial revenue, sponsorship, gate receipts etc.

We spent £28M on Lukaku before Moshiri invested, no one knows exactly how much we have to spend, £100M could just be a ball park figure, I don't believe it will be bang on EXACTLY that.

The mot important thing is you would like to think it would give us more of an edge.

Cozzie he's never going to give up a 1/10 of his wealth for Everton to buy football players this summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2016, 12:43:08 PM
Plus, I can only presume the £100M is the money Moshiri is investing himself. Of his own money.

You would like to think on top of that we will also have money we have earned through our own commercial revenue, sponsorship, gate receipts etc.

We spent £28M on Lukaku before Moshiri invested, no one knows exactly how much we have to spend, £100M could just be a ball park figure, I don't believe it will be bang on EXACTLY that.

The mot important thing is you would like to think it would give us more of an edge.
We spent £28m on Lukaku after selling Fellaini for £28m.

If we can spend £100m and everyone else can only spend £50m then to me that's still pretty damn good.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2016, 01:36:30 PM
We spent £28m on Lukaku after selling Fellaini for £28m.

If we can spend £100m and everyone else can only spend £50m then to me that's still pretty damn good.
But that won't be the case. Early indications are nothing teams like Palace may have £50m to spend, the bigger clubs will spend more.

At this rate £100m may be the standard spend this summer, we've already seen inflated prices being banded about, it's really not going to get you that much. A decent GK, CB and LM, taking into account wages etc and it's all gone..
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2016, 01:46:46 PM
But that won't be the case. Early indications are nothing teams like Palace may have £50m to spend, the bigger clubs will spend more.

At this rate £100m may be the standard spend this summer, we've already seen inflated prices being banded about, it's really not going to get you that much. A decent GK, CB and LM, taking into account wages etc and it's all gone..

I think it varies from club to club. 'Smaller' teams like Palace do now seemingly have the money to speculate on a big transfer (although I don't see them getting Batshuayi still) like this, because of the TV deal. Palace have been after a striker for a while, so this is them putting all their eggs in one basket.

But then I've got a good mate who's a Spurs fan, for example, who follows everything they do very closely and he says they won't have much to spend this season, because they're focusing on the new stadium.

Like I say, it will vary from club to club, but £100m is still a large amount of money (massive for us) and if you can spend it wisely, there are still bargains to be had all over Europe.

At this point, we're all guessing really because we don't quite know the extent of our ambition.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2016, 02:05:44 PM
I think it varies from club to club. 'Smaller' teams like Palace do now seemingly have the money to speculate on a big transfer (although I don't see them getting Batshuayi still) like this, because of the TV deal. Palace have been after a striker for a while, so this is them putting all their eggs in one basket.

But then I've got a good mate who's a Spurs fan, for example, who follows everything they do very closely and he says they won't have much to spend this season, because they're focusing on the new stadium.

Like I say, it will vary from club to club, but £100m is still a large amount of money (massive for us) and if you can spend it wisely, there are still bargains to be had all over Europe.

At this point, we're all guessing really because we don't quite know the extent of our ambition.
I think Spurs could be the exception this season, much the same as Arsenal a few years back, it's understandable that stadiums need to be paid for (unless you're West Ham)

However it's very possible that with all the TV money, 50m could be the average spend across the 'smaller' teams, and it's not going to get you as much as it did even as recently as last summer. I've seen a report this morning that Palace want £11m from Fulham for Dwight fucking Gayle..

I just think we may need to reign in our expectations of what this £100m will get us. Those hoping for maybe a GK, backup CB/RB,CM a LW and another striker, when reality is it's not going to stretch that far.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2016, 02:38:14 PM
I think Spurs could be the exception this season, much the same as Arsenal a few years back, it's understandable that stadiums need to be paid for (unless you're West Ham)

However it's very possible that with all the TV money, 50m could be the average spend across the 'smaller' teams, and it's not going to get you as much as it did even as recently as last summer. I've seen a report this morning that Palace want £11m from Fulham for Dwight fucking Gayle..

I just think we may need to reign in our expectations of what this £100m will get us.
Those hoping for maybe a GK, backup CB/RB,CM a LW and another striker, when reality is it's not going to stretch that far.

You might need to reign in your expectations on what it will get, but I don't.  I've been saying for ages this summer is going to make peoples eyes water.  I had no expectations of it revamping the squad, just plugging the holes that need filling[Which aren't too many].
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2016, 03:13:34 PM
You might need to reign in your expectations on what it will get, but I don't.  I've been saying for ages this summer is going to make peoples eyes water.  I had no expectations of it revamping the squad, just plugging the holes that need filling[Which aren't too many].
So what are you expecting?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2016, 03:31:44 PM
So what are you expecting?

GK, 2 x CM, LW, ST.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2016, 03:35:26 PM
You might need to reign in your expectations on what it will get, but I don't.  I've been saying for ages this summer is going to make peoples eyes water.  I had no expectations of it revamping the squad, just plugging the holes that need filling[Which aren't too many].

Agreed.

I don't think we need an insane overhaul either. Manage our existing players better than the previous fella did is the first thing. That would get us a few places up the league on it's own. Bring a few of the young'uns on to fill gaps in the squad from older players that have left.

And then spend the £100m or whatever or 3 or 4 quality players to take our team/squad up a level, and there should be every chance that we can get somewhere around the European places.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2016, 03:40:27 PM
Agreed.

I don't think we need an insane overhaul either. Manage our existing players better than the previous fella did is the first thing. That would get us a few places up the league on it's own. Bring a few of the young'uns on to fill gaps in the squad from older players that have left.

And then spend the £100m or whatever or 3 or 4 quality players to take our team/squad up a level, and there should be every chance that we can get somewhere around the European places.

This.  What I want us to bring in would be supplemented by the sale of a couple of fringe players[Oviedo, Kone/Niasse, One of McCarthy/Besic/Cleverely] who with better players coming in ahead of them would be pushed even further from the starting lineup.  Then like you say use the promising kids when injuries/suspensions dictate it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2016, 06:53:16 PM
Hulk to China for £47.5m. Joining Sven GE's side.

I don't Europe needs to worry about China's footballing advances just yet lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2016, 08:08:29 PM
Hulk to China for £47.5m. Joining Sven GE's side.

I don't Europe needs to worry about China's footballing advances just yet lolol

€20million-a-year?!?!

In other news, Moussa Dembele from Fulham might be joining Celtic?  I thought he was a lot better than that.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 28, 2016, 09:14:04 PM
mikitaryan (be fucked with the spelling) to man utd.

in the last year of his contract but costing to 30 million pounds.

again, those sources of value are looking thinner and thinner.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 29, 2016, 08:50:13 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/28/michy-batshuayi-chelsea-medical-33m-marseille
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on June 29, 2016, 09:01:09 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/28/michy-batshuayi-chelsea-medical-33m-marseille

It's nice that plucky little Chelsea made a bigger offer but I can't see the player turning down Palace.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on June 29, 2016, 12:23:45 PM
So looking like PSG or bust in terms of Lukaku moving.

Interesting.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 29, 2016, 03:40:42 PM
Is anyone a bit perturbed at Sky Sports daily "latest Liverpool rumours" in their transfer section

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on June 29, 2016, 04:26:27 PM
Apostrophe Vellios to Forest .......didn't see that one coming !
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 29, 2016, 10:20:53 PM
Umtiti to Barcelona - 25 million bones
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Brownie20 on July 01, 2016, 03:56:22 AM
You've got to love our neighbours haven't you?

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160630/0e644a9d1e06376a7dc9ea55201a8785.jpg)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 01, 2016, 05:30:04 AM
Bless
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 01, 2016, 01:11:19 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/30/watford-turn-down-38m-odion-ighalo-shanghai-sipg
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 01, 2016, 02:20:04 PM
City have bought nolito.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 01, 2016, 02:36:13 PM

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/30/watford-turn-down-38m-odion-ighalo-shanghai-sipg

If that's anywhere near approaching truth, the fees this summer are getting really ridiculous.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 01, 2016, 02:55:50 PM
City have bought nolito.

Shows there is still value out there and not all prices are ridiculous, just those involving current PL players or those off to China.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 01, 2016, 03:01:00 PM
Nolito's a release clause. No way you'd get him for that, if you were approaching his true value.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 01, 2016, 03:04:27 PM
If that's anywhere near approaching truth, the fees this summer are getting really ridiculous.

As if the Prem wasn't distorting values enough on it's own, the Chinese influence is going to warp it even further.

He's a decent player like, but I'm amazed the Pozzos haven't accepted that.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 01, 2016, 03:36:21 PM
No doubt the Chinese will inflate the market.

But the upside is you can sell them any old shite for a ridiculous sum to fund your own business.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 01, 2016, 03:57:17 PM
Nolito's a release clause. No way you'd get him for that, if you were approaching his true value.

But there will be other players with release clauses which represent value too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 01, 2016, 03:58:01 PM
But there will be other players with release clauses which represent value too.

Aye
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 01, 2016, 03:58:07 PM
No doubt the Chinese will inflate the market.

But the upside is you can sell them any old shite for a ridiculous sum to fund your own business.

"Can we interest you in Oumar Niasse.  He was Russian player of the year, you know...."
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on July 01, 2016, 04:46:16 PM
"Can we interest you in Oumar Niasse.  He was Russian player of the year, you know...."
...............yes and with every Niasse you get a free McGeady  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on July 01, 2016, 05:24:32 PM
Watford have broke their transfer record to sign Issac Success from Granada for £12.5m, they've also officially confirmed the signing of Jerome Sinclair from the Shite and signed Christian Kabasele from Genk for £5.5m

Our former academy  player Jake Bidwell is joining QPR from Brentford for £1.3m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 01, 2016, 05:27:23 PM
Townsend has signed for Palace for £13m.  He likes his wingers does Pards.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 01, 2016, 08:24:21 PM
Struggling to get my head round why Matt Richie would leave Bournemouth to go and play for Newcastle in the Championship?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 01, 2016, 09:37:02 PM
Isaac Success is a great name.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 02, 2016, 01:02:30 AM
£12.5m for James Tomkins?!?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 02, 2016, 01:42:27 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/30/watford-turn-down-38m-odion-ighalo-shanghai-sipg

Looks like our 100m won't get us too far after all.

Not sure which is crazier, that they offered 38 million for Ighalo or that Watford turned that down.

This is the first deal/offer that makes me think the Premier League is almost getting out-Premier Leagued.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 02, 2016, 07:33:36 AM
Surprised no one has mentioned Zlatan to Man Utd?

Don't see it myself, I think at his age the Premier League is a bit too much for him. It's probably one last big payday for him and a merchandising opportunity for Man Utd, lets be honest they haven't many other world superstars as an option so it probably suits both party's.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 02, 2016, 02:49:49 PM

Surprised no one has mentioned Zlatan to Man Utd?

Don't see it myself, I think at his age the Premier League is a bit too much for him. It's probably one last big payday for him and a merchandising opportunity for Man Utd, lets be honest they haven't many other world superstars as an option so it probably suits both party's.

He could have stayed at PSG and got that kind of money so I think he's come to have one last challenge.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 02, 2016, 04:04:10 PM
Imagine if he had a Premier League winners medal too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on July 02, 2016, 05:24:50 PM
Looks like there will be a hell of a lot of transfer records being broken this summer. Palace trying to sign Benteke for £25m!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 02, 2016, 06:03:18 PM
Looks like our 100m won't get us too far after all.

Not sure which is crazier, that they offered 38 million for Ighalo or that Watford turned that down.

This is the first deal/offer that makes me think the Premier League is almost getting out-Premier Leagued.

Ighalo might no want to move to China to be fair.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 02, 2016, 06:52:36 PM
Mkhitaryan signed for Man Utd according to Sky and BBC.

Can't be long before the fume starts that we haven't made a big signing yet? ;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 02, 2016, 07:02:41 PM
Mkhitaryan signed for Man Utd according to Sky and BBC.

Can't be long before the fume starts that we haven't made a big signing yet? ;)

It's already started on Twitter
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 02, 2016, 07:17:44 PM
It's already started on Twitter

It was always going to be a toss up between GOT or Twitter.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 02, 2016, 08:03:08 PM
So Man Utd signing two forwards already, plus who knows how Mourinho will utilise Rooney.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36693832

Rashford's development is going to go to the wayside isn't it? He'll probably be out on loan before long.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on July 02, 2016, 11:48:07 PM
So Man Utd signing two forwards already, plus who knows how Mourinho will utilise Rooney.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36693832

Rashford's development is going to go to the wayside isn't it? He'll probably be out on loan before long.

Rooney is coming to us.

I was told this (and posted it) on June 3rd by the same guy who told me in May that Koeman was coming to us. I laughed at him when he told me about Koeman and he hasn't let me forget it and he keeps reminding me of the Rooney prediction.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 03, 2016, 12:02:54 AM
Rooney is coming to us.

I was told this (and posted it) on June 3rd by the same guy who told me in May that Koeman was coming to us. I laughed at him when he told me about Koeman and he hasn't let me forget it and he keeps reminding me of the Rooney prediction.

Would be surprising as Mourinho seems to be a fan. Personally, I don't think it'd be a good thing for us either.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on July 03, 2016, 12:10:33 AM
Would be surprising as Mourinho seems to be a fan. Personally, I don't think it'd be a good thing for us either.

They were discussing this on the radio earlier. They felt Rooney is an out and out up front player, and not a mid fielder. Mourinho doesn't try to slot players into positions to give them games. They felt Pogba was on Utd's radar and Rooney may be surplus along with Mata.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 03, 2016, 12:13:33 AM
They were discussing this on the radio earlier. They felt Rooney is an out and out up front player, and not a mid fielder. Mourinho doesn't try to slot players into positions to give them games. They felt Pogba was on Utd's radar and Rooney may be surplus along with Mata.

Yeah, could see that and with Ibra coming in they've probably checked the box on aging iconic forwards. Hmm, still think it'd not be the best move for us despite the home crowd likely reveling in it. Don't see a position for him in midfield either, and I'd rather Lukaku up top.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 03, 2016, 01:19:16 AM
I've totally missed this Ighalo story. How the fuck have Watford not accepted such an outrageous offer?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 03, 2016, 02:04:01 AM

I've totally missed this Ighalo story. How the fuck have Watford not accepted such an outrageous offer?

Think he didn't want to go.

Better for them to say that they've rejected it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on July 03, 2016, 04:26:11 PM

Surprised no one has mentioned Zlatan to Man Utd?

Don't see it myself, I think at his age the Premier League is a bit too much for him. It's probably one last big payday for him and a merchandising opportunity for Man Utd, lets be honest they haven't many other world superstars as an option so it probably suits both party's.
He is as physical fit as you can be according to the fitness team at Utd. Best record ever.
Could be BS of course but they have said that when he joined Milan and PSG as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 03, 2016, 09:05:36 PM
Chelsea confirm Batshuayi bang on 3pm when Pep is due to be live.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 04, 2016, 05:29:19 PM
Hatem Ben Arfa signed for PSG
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 04, 2016, 05:34:26 PM
And Krychowiak.

I reckon PSG would be a good bet for the Champions League next season. Emery knew how to win the EL with a team of players not quite the best in the competition and now he's traded up to the CL with a team of players not quite the best in the competition.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 04, 2016, 06:39:39 PM

And Krychowiak.

I reckon PSG would be a good bet for the Champions League next season. Emery knew how to win the EL with a team of players not quite the best in the competition and now he's traded up to the CL with a team of players not quite the best in the competition.

Yeah I think they've a good shout.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on July 04, 2016, 07:37:53 PM
Not a transfer as such but I just read Arteta is going to Man City as a coach.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on July 04, 2016, 07:38:54 PM

And Krychowiak.

I reckon PSG would be a good bet for the Champions League next season. Emery knew how to win the EL with a team of players not quite the best in the competition and now he's traded up to the CL with a team of players not quite the best in the competition.
Oh the irony if that happens to Zlatan again!
Zlatan winner of leagues, but never Champions League...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 04, 2016, 09:50:14 PM
Leroy Fer to Swansea on a permanent basis.

Dodged a bullet with him didn't we? Played for more relegation candidates than Robbie Savage.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 06, 2016, 06:37:12 PM
City have had a bid for Bonucci rejected.... Thoughts @hill135?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 06, 2016, 06:43:38 PM

City have had a bid for Bonucci rejected.... Thoughts @hill135?

Hopefully increase it and forget about Stones...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 06, 2016, 06:48:23 PM
Hopefully increase it and forget about Stones...
That was my thought, switched targets
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 06, 2016, 06:51:58 PM

That was my thought, switched targets

Although with Kompany's unreliability and the others not being very good they could of course want both.

But that'd be nearly £100m on CBs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 06, 2016, 06:52:11 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jul/06/tottenham-vincent-janssen-no-new-bid
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 06, 2016, 07:01:28 PM
City have had a bid for Bonucci rejected.... Thoughts @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)?

Relief! Has become the best in his position IMO. Literally irreplaceable as the foundation of their attack as well as defence. More important than Pogba or Marchisio.

Don't think he would be up for it anyway. A Juventus fan and he's only recently signed a new contract.

Chelsea in for Koulibably I see?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on July 06, 2016, 07:06:25 PM
Nani to Valencia.
Dodging lots of bullets now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 06, 2016, 11:19:12 PM
Van Persie to Boro?

http://www.espnfc.us/story/2908367/fenerbahces-robin-van-persie-in-middlesbrough-talks-sources (http://www.espnfc.us/story/2908367/fenerbahces-robin-van-persie-in-middlesbrough-talks-sources)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 07, 2016, 04:09:13 AM

Nani to Valencia.
Dodging lots of bullets now.

I'd love Nani here, he's like 75% of a Ronaldo, and I that's no mean feat.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on July 07, 2016, 07:51:16 PM
Ibe to the Cherry's 15m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 07, 2016, 09:08:30 PM
Sky sources understand United are in negotiations for Pogba, 100 million

Fucking madness.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2016, 04:11:07 AM
Why the tits did Valdes ever leave Barcelona on a free? His career has gone slowly but surely down the swanny since
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 08, 2016, 04:18:46 AM
Why the tits did Valdes ever leave Barcelona on a free? His career has gone slowly but surely down the swanny since
Cos he couldn't get a game and isn't actually that good a keeper
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2016, 04:20:02 AM
Cos he couldn't get a game and isn't actually that good a keeper

He left of his own volition after deciding not to sign a new contract! said he would leave a season in advance.

Worst career decision ever.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Silas on July 08, 2016, 04:21:43 AM
Ibe going to Bournemouth is a weird one since all the kopites I know said he was going to be better than Sterling and seem to rate him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 08, 2016, 04:25:07 AM
He left of his own volition after deciding not to sign a new contract! said he would leave a season in advance.

Worst career decision ever.
I know that but I think he knew he would be replaced
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 08, 2016, 04:42:45 AM
I know that but I think he knew he would be replaced

He was only 30-31 when he announced he wouldn't be signing, in keeper terms he had plenty time in front of him. I reckon he either called Barca's bluff and hoped they'd up their offer or someone would sign him on a pre contract but he obviously didn't factor in his knee falling to pieces during his last season. Either way, as Hill has said it's been a terrible career choice. Even going to Utd went tits up, he thought De Gea was on his way to Real and he'd get number 1 but between Real's fax machine not working and LVG falling out with him, that idea soon went south as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 08, 2016, 01:45:15 PM

Ibe going to Bournemouth is a weird one since all the kopites I know said he was going to be better than Sterling and seem to rate him.

Yes strange.

Almost as though they were trying to feel better about themselves that their best players always want to leave them...

:)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on July 08, 2016, 02:08:09 PM
A few kopite friends of mine say Ibe's attitude isn't the best.


On Pogba, is he really worth 100 million, 300k a week? Football takes another turn for the ridiculous with this one.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2016, 06:28:49 PM
AZ are supposedly selling this Janssen on the advice of Moneyball baseball expert Billy Beane, who says Spurs are overpaying.

:snigger:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 08, 2016, 06:45:19 PM
AZ are supposedly selling this Janssen on the advice of Moneyball baseball expert Billy Beane, who says Spurs are overpaying.

:snigger:

I read the opposite the other day, that he'd said not to sell at the price Spurs offered as he was worth more?
Title: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 08, 2016, 07:33:17 PM
I read the opposite the other day, that he'd said not to sell at the price Spurs offered as he was worth more?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/07/01/tottenham-bid-to-sign-az-alkmaar-striker-vincent-janssen-held-up/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/07/01/tottenham-bid-to-sign-az-alkmaar-striker-vincent-janssen-held-up/)

Yeah, Beane told AZ to hold out for more. The analytics people I've read all really like Janssen.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2016, 07:34:37 PM
Sky Sports is reporting it wrong then.

The relevant point is: the bloke's name is Billy Beane lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 08, 2016, 07:40:04 PM
Sky Sports is reporting it wrong then.

The relevant point is: the bloke's name is Billy Beane lolol
The book is really good though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 08, 2016, 07:47:13 PM
The film's shit
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 08, 2016, 08:20:01 PM
The film's shit

Its not shit, but its certainly not the book.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 08, 2016, 10:09:32 PM
Pelle off to China now too.  Surely someone's got to buy the rights to their games soon?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 08, 2016, 11:07:39 PM
The film's shit

Fuck off it's a great film.

:)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 09, 2016, 01:01:58 AM
Pelle off to China now too.  Surely someone's got to buy the rights to their games soon?

I'd imagine apart from the odd money hungry "star" the quality is probably somewhere around what a Vanarama MLS would be like.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 09, 2016, 01:49:25 AM
Pelle off to China now too.  Surely someone's got to buy the rights to their games soon?

Think ther local tv rights have a bigger audience than what most European leagues can manage. 1.3 billion people is quite a captive market
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 09, 2016, 05:46:01 PM
Yakubu to Boreham Wood

lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 09, 2016, 06:29:57 PM

Yakubu to Boreham Wood

lolol

FFS Everton. Kenwright out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 09, 2016, 07:18:12 PM
Yakubu to Boreham Wood

lolol
The yakubu?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 12, 2016, 03:47:47 PM
Newcastle slap a £35 million price tag on Moussa Sissoko lolol

Few encouraging signs in this window for me.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 12, 2016, 05:20:29 PM
The yakubu?

http://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/conference-premier-step-one/16500/yakubu-turns-out-for-boreham-wood-as-club-let-seven-trialists-go/
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 12, 2016, 07:10:14 PM
Juve to offer Bonucci a new deal to ward off City...

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/07/12/sport/calcio/qui-juve/la-juve-respinge-lofferta-del-city-pronto-il-rinnovo-per-bonucci-jqSRnftqMHxA5prXI60ruI/pagina.html

It's thought that he'll sign that.

Not clear whether Pogba will take up Juve's improved contract though (half of what Utd are offering).
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 13, 2016, 03:45:53 AM
Higuain apparently being valued at £80m, maybe Moshiri's £75m valuation of Lukaku isn't so far off...

http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/36776192
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on July 13, 2016, 04:47:04 AM
Yakubu to Boreham Wood

lolol

Wonder how long he'll last before he gets bored and goes elsewhere.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 13, 2016, 05:39:28 AM
Juve to offer Bonucci a new deal to ward off City...

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/07/12/sport/calcio/qui-juve/la-juve-respinge-lofferta-del-city-pronto-il-rinnovo-per-bonucci-jqSRnftqMHxA5prXI60ruI/pagina.html

It's thought that he'll sign that.

Not clear whether Pogba will take up Juve's improved contract though (half of what Utd are offering).

I think they might be wise to sell Pogba as £100 million is a ludicrous sum. Also this saga keeps cropping up every year and it is wearying and consumes significant resources to keep renewing his contract. He is a brilliant player and a match-winner but he is Juve's third or fourth most important player and other match-winners can be bought with that amount of cash.

Bonucci is a different story. He is probably irreplaceable. One of the best central defenders around, Italian, a boyhood fan, a symbol of the club, a leader and warrior on the pitch, but perhaps most importantly the foundation of their tactical game plan. To sell him they would lose all that and would have to start from scratch tactically. It wouldn't be worth it for any sum. I think he will stay with an improved contract.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 14, 2016, 07:13:34 AM
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36764528 (http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36764528)

It's hard to fault Southampton's transfer business. There's a chance he doesn't work out but Hojbjerg is a big talent.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 14, 2016, 12:14:54 PM
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36764528 (http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36764528)

It's hard to fault Southampton's transfer business. There's a chance he doesn't work out but Hojbjerg is a big talent.
I missed that they'd signed Redmond.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 14, 2016, 06:07:08 PM
Chelsea moving for Kante.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 14, 2016, 08:33:53 PM
Benatia to Juve...

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/07/14/multimedia/sport/larrivo-a-torino-di-benatia-neoacquisto-della-juventus-tHimyfrRSBavzq2lgADrhO/pagina.html

€20m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 14, 2016, 09:17:41 PM
Benatia to Juve...

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/07/14/multimedia/sport/larrivo-a-torino-di-benatia-neoacquisto-della-juventus-tHimyfrRSBavzq2lgADrhO/pagina.html

€20m

Benatia is a great player but it signifies one of three things:

Bonucci is off
Rugani will be pushed further down the pecking order
Allegri will be sticking with a back three

All three are less-than-ideal situations.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 14, 2016, 10:48:25 PM
Benatia to Juve...

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/07/14/multimedia/sport/larrivo-a-torino-di-benatia-neoacquisto-della-juventus-tHimyfrRSBavzq2lgADrhO/pagina.html

€20m

That's a steal
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 14, 2016, 11:35:05 PM
Chelsea moving for Kante.

30 million been quoted, so Leicester will make a 24 million quid profit after one season
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 15, 2016, 07:48:54 PM
Chelsea moving for Kante.

https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/753933324935131136

As good as confirmation from the clubs from him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 16, 2016, 04:30:22 PM
Carlos Tevez back to Corinthians
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 16, 2016, 04:52:47 PM

Carlos Tevez back to Corinthians

What's happened here?

Thought he wanted to see his days out with Boca?

Maybe he'll go back to West Ham next.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 16, 2016, 05:00:57 PM
Maybe he'll go back to West Ham next.

Rumoured to have offered £150k a week, although Gold and Sullivan will probably say it was £250k a week.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 16, 2016, 05:04:13 PM

Rumoured to have offered £150k a week, although Gold and Sullivan will probably say it was £250k a week.

Looks like it needed to be...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on July 16, 2016, 05:49:50 PM
What's happened here?

Thought he wanted to see his days out with Boca?

Maybe he'll go back to West Ham next.
Don't think that's happening anytime soon. They were absolutely slating him last week for being a greedy bastard. Said they offered him £150k a week but he wanted a lot more.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 16, 2016, 09:10:54 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3691208/Leicester-striker-Joe-Dodoo-join-Rangers-Ibrox-seal-ninth-summer-signing.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3691208/Leicester-striker-Joe-Dodoo-join-Rangers-Ibrox-seal-ninth-summer-signing.html)

A crap signing for Rangers.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 16, 2016, 09:30:05 PM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3691208/Leicester-striker-Joe-Dodoo-join-Rangers-Ibrox-seal-ninth-summer-signing.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3691208/Leicester-striker-Joe-Dodoo-join-Rangers-Ibrox-seal-ninth-summer-signing.html)

A crap signing for Rangers.

Signing people from teams other than someone like Clachnacuddin means it's ok.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 16, 2016, 09:51:26 PM
Signing people from teams other than someone like Clachnacuddin means it's ok.

True, but look at the player's name.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 16, 2016, 10:21:58 PM
So Kante gone  for 30mil. You think Vardy wishes he went to arsenal?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on July 16, 2016, 10:28:19 PM
That'll be any apparent Chelsea interest in Witsel done and dusted you would think, leaves the door wide open for Napoli now....
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 16, 2016, 11:00:44 PM
So Kante gone  for 30mil. You think Vardy wishes he went to arsenal?
He will do when mahrez fucks off too
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 16, 2016, 11:34:14 PM
Don't think Vardy stayed because he thought everyone else would and the "dream" would carry on.

I think he realised/knows that he's had an unbelievable season, way above his natural level and that if he went to Arsenal he'd be rotated, at best, every other game at 29/30.

Whereas he's stayed somewhere where he'll continue to play, he's getting paid loads more anyway (especially when you factor in cost of living in Leicester compared to London... ;) ) and he's always going to be a hero.

The other two are coming to the prime of their careers and will think they might as well take the risk, especially if they actually think/are at the level they reached last season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 17, 2016, 02:26:28 AM
Leicester have already made some good signings anyway.

People always forget that these players will always be replaced.

Like Southampton in Koemans first season when they were tipped for relegation. They ended up replacing everyone they had sold and went on to have a good season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 17, 2016, 02:36:32 AM
Leicester have already made some good signings anyway.

People always forget that these players will always be replaced.

Like Southampton in Koemans first season when they were tipped for relegation. They ended up replacing everyone they had sold and went on to have a good season.

Shurrup lad
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 17, 2016, 02:40:29 AM
Shurrup lad

You've just made yourself the first target for the NSNO coup.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on July 17, 2016, 03:18:57 AM
You've just made yourself the first target for the NSNO coup.

It only takes one match to burn a thousand trees..
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 17, 2016, 03:30:09 AM
It only takes one match to burn a thousand trees..
Impossible not to sing that. "A thousaaaaaaand treeeees".
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 17, 2016, 04:09:12 AM
It only takes one match to burn a thousand trees..

Great tune.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 18, 2016, 03:00:25 PM
He will do when mahrez fucks off too

And Schmichael ;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 18, 2016, 03:16:51 PM
Liverpool look set to sign Ragnar Klavan
Sounds like a side you would draw in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 18, 2016, 03:18:54 PM
Liverpool look set to sign Ragnar Klavan
Sounds like a side you would draw in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League

Or someone or somewhere from Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 18, 2016, 07:54:11 PM
We'll get to see what we missed:

http://talksport.com/football/everton-target-ragnar-klavan-claims-he-has-no-intention-leaving-augsburg-150709155742 (http://talksport.com/football/everton-target-ragnar-klavan-claims-he-has-no-intention-leaving-augsburg-150709155742)

Prediction: Nothing. He's been signed in desperation to fill Joe Gomez's spot in the squad.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 18, 2016, 08:57:04 PM
Gotze back to Dortmund. Their fans properly hate him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 20, 2016, 06:07:21 AM
Ranieri in a completely unconvincing interview with Sky saying that Mahrez wants to stay and he's told him so.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 20, 2016, 07:09:30 AM

Gotze back to Dortmund. Their fans properly hate him.

I have absolutely no idea what he does? He never looks very good at all.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 21, 2016, 03:29:06 AM
And he looks like Dango Sling
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 21, 2016, 03:49:07 AM
And he looks like Dango Sling

Good observation
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 21, 2016, 04:28:49 AM
I have absolutely no idea what he does? He never looks very good at all.

Same here.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 21, 2016, 05:40:57 AM
United edging closer to the seemingly inevitable Pogba deal, with Raiola due to make a staggering £18.4m:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jul/20/manchester-united-edge-closer-to-paul-pogba-deal-with-second-offer
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 21, 2016, 01:51:21 PM
United edging closer to the seemingly inevitable Pogba deal, with Raiola due to make a staggering £18.4m:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jul/20/manchester-united-edge-closer-to-paul-pogba-deal-with-second-offer

£290k p/w

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on July 21, 2016, 02:23:17 PM
Football gets that little bit crazier.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on July 21, 2016, 10:35:58 PM
Wijnaldum for 25 mil to Liverpool...

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36846756
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 22, 2016, 08:23:35 PM
Andre Gomes to Barcelona for a wallet-busting 42 million pounds
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 22, 2016, 08:34:37 PM

Andre Gomes to Barcelona for a wallet-busting 42 million pounds

Seems an unnecessary signing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 22, 2016, 08:41:49 PM
Andre Gomes to Barcelona for a wallet-busting 42 million pounds

They've only bought him to piss Real off.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 23, 2016, 05:35:09 AM
West From turn down £20m bids from Stoke and Palace for Berahino. 

Unproven. 
Last year of his contract.
Questionable character.

Genuinely no idea how much I'd actually value him at in today's market.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 23, 2016, 05:54:52 AM
West From turn down £20m bids from Stoke and Palace for Berahino. 

Unproven. 
Last year of his contract.
Questionable character.

Genuinely no idea how much I'd actually value him at in today's market.

Apparently the formula is, 1 family saloon plus a pair of jeans, divided by a three bedroom semi and multiplied by a tin of beans should give you the average price of a footballer these days. :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 23, 2016, 01:47:32 PM
West From turn down £20m bids from Stoke and Palace for Berahino. 

Unproven. 
Last year of his contract.
Questionable character.

Genuinely no idea how much I'd actually value him at in today's market.

I don't think this deal has anything to do with WBA getting value. I actually think that their chairman is fucking with the kid. If Spurs (who seemingly started this weird game) came in with £35m I imagine WBA would still turn it down.

He will only leave there at the end of his contract or at Xmas for 10-15. It's been a weird one.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 23, 2016, 04:53:10 PM
Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal £41mil
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 23, 2016, 04:58:52 PM
Wonder what vardy is making of all this
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: pjk on July 23, 2016, 05:10:35 PM
Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal £41mil



He's The best footballer out of all of them. I would have liked Ronald to have gone for him, but unfortunately we have the current agreed embargo.(if there's any truth in that of course).
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 23, 2016, 05:11:28 PM

Wonder what vardy is making of all this

Don't think he stayed assuming that they would too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 23, 2016, 05:11:53 PM



He's The best footballer out of all of them. I would have liked Ronald to have gone for him, but unfortunately we have the current agreed embargo.(if there's any truth in that of course).

And he wouldn't come here if arsenal were in for him...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 23, 2016, 05:14:31 PM
Don't think he stayed assuming that they would too.
No I do t think he did either but it must be a bit annoying for him seeing two of the three "stars" fucking off
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: pjk on July 23, 2016, 05:19:10 PM
No I do t think he did either but it must be a bit annoying for him seeing two of the three "stars" fucking off



It was odds on all three would move IMO. Vardy would have lost me the bet though. I'm not surprised one bit they've been snapped up.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 23, 2016, 05:39:32 PM
Higuain to Juve
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 23, 2016, 05:54:58 PM
I don't think this deal has anything to do with WBA getting value. I actually think that their chairman is fucking with the kid. If Spurs (who seemingly started this weird game) came in with £35m I imagine WBA would still turn it down.

He will only leave there at the end of his contract or at Xmas for 10-15. It's been a weird one.

Probably don't want to sell him in order to stop Pulis spending on all on players represented by his agent so he can get a phat cut of the money.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 23, 2016, 11:45:55 PM
So this Higuain to Juventus deal is being reported with a degree of certainty almost everywhere - in much the same way the Pjanic one was - so presumably there is something in it.

I'm very, very surprised. It will be the second most expensive transfer ever (until Pogba is sold). Even with the sale of Pogba I wouldn't think they could afford it. It seems to mark a significant change in strategy to a sort of Bayern model.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 25, 2016, 03:16:34 AM

So this Higuain to Juventus deal is being reported with a degree of certainty almost everywhere - in much the same way the Pjanic one was - so presumably there is something in it.

I'm very, very surprised. It will be the second most expensive transfer ever (until Pogba is sold). Even with the sale of Pogba I wouldn't think they could afford it. It seems to mark a significant change in strategy to a sort of Bayern model.

In Naples as we speak (well, Sorrento) and I can say with some certainty that Higuain is now regarded as a massive cunt.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 25, 2016, 03:24:32 AM
La stampa described the signing as a follia calculata. Basically a play to win the CL.

However while I like Higuain, he's often been found wanting at the real sharp end of high stakes games.

He might ensure Juve's domestic hegemony for a couple more seasons but I'm not sure, for that fee, that he's guaranteed (as much as possible) to be someone who will make the final difference at CL level.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 25, 2016, 03:43:52 AM
In Naples as we speak (well, Sorrento) and I can say with some certainty that Higuain is now regarded as a massive cunt.

Yeah, reports over here of Maradona and fan groups laying in to him. Fair enough probably.

I agree with @GLewis (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=258). He's a great player but is he the one to take them to the top? Probably not with his struggles on the big occasions. The price is also ridiculous.

What's your thoughts on the deal?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 25, 2016, 03:46:03 AM

La stampa described the signing as a follia calculata. Basically a play to win the CL.

However while I like Higuain, he's often been found wanting at the real sharp end of high stakes games.

He might ensure Juve's domestic hegemony for a couple more seasons but I'm not sure, for that fee, that he's guaranteed (as much as possible) to be someone who will make the final difference at CL level.

He does have a tendency to bottle big moments in the big games as you say. However, I am genuinely gutted, he had god like status in Naples, on a par with Maradona and to leave to go to Juve is a bitter pill. He will undoubtedly be the capocannoniere again next season and I can see Juve going very close in the CL. He is also a massive cunt.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on July 25, 2016, 03:47:10 AM

La stampa described the signing as a follia calculata. Basically a play to win the CL.

However while I like Higuain, he's often been found wanting at the real sharp end of high stakes games.

He might ensure Juve's domestic hegemony for a couple more seasons but I'm not sure, for that fee, that he's guaranteed (as much as possible) to be someone who will make the final difference at CL level.
I have to agree. He isn't good enough to make the difference in the Champs league.

80M is ludicrous.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 25, 2016, 03:58:02 AM

I have to agree. He isn't good enough to make the difference in the Champs league.

80M is ludicrous.

The fee is ridiculous I agree, but he is a genuinely world class no.9 who will take Juve to the next level.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 25, 2016, 04:06:52 AM

He does have a tendency to bottle big moments in the big games as you say. However, I am genuinely gutted, he had god like status in Naples, on a par with Maradona and to leave to go to Juve is a bitter pill. He will undoubtedly be the capocannoniere again next season and I can see Juve going very close in the CL. He is also a massive cunt.

Yes I can understand from your point of view.

I think he was more important to you than he will be to Juve.

It then makes it a weird situation where, due to the massive fee that they've paid, I'm not sure either side is coming out of it better off.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 25, 2016, 04:23:07 AM

Yeah, reports over here of Maradona and fan groups laying in to him. Fair enough probably.

I agree with @GLewis (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=258). He's a great player but is he the one to take them to the top? Probably not with his struggles on the big occasions. The price is also ridiculous.

What's your thoughts on the deal?

Great deal financially, but he is irreplaceable. A lot will depend on how the money is spent, Napoli need another CB, RB, CM and obviously a Higuain replacement.

Icardi is apparently in Naples discussing a move :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 25, 2016, 05:27:54 AM
He might not be the difference on his own between winning a champions league or not but a partnership of him and Dybala would be something to behold.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 25, 2016, 05:32:06 AM
Transfers like this depress me.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 25, 2016, 04:54:32 PM
Great deal financially, but he is irreplaceable. A lot will depend on how the money is spent, Napoli need another CB, RB, CM and obviously a Higuain replacement.

Icardi is apparently in Naples discussing a move :(

I remember saying just a couple of months ago to @claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) that Juventus weren't in a position to buy their rivals' best players and since then they've signed Pjanic and Higuain! This wasn't what I thought what he meant when Marotta said he would shopping in Italy!

Hopefully the Icardi reports are just a ruse to get him a new contract. He offers a fraction of what Higuain offers. Bacca would be a no brainer in my view! Great player available at a good price. Maybe the big money will allow them to attract a higher calibre of player than before in the positions you mention.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 26, 2016, 04:15:00 AM

I remember saying just a couple of months ago to @claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) that Juventus weren't in a position to buy their rivals' best players and since then they've signed Pjanic and Higuain! This wasn't what I thought what he meant when Marotta said he would shopping in Italy!

Hopefully the Icardi reports are just a ruse to get him a new contract. He offers a fraction of what Higuain offers. Bacca would be a no brainer in my view! Great player available at a good price. Maybe the big money will allow them to attract a higher calibre of player than before in the positions you mention.

Koulibaly off as well :( his agent has been all over the radio and local papers saying he's definitely not renewing his contract. He won't sign for another Italian team and he's probable destroyed nation is England.

Lacazette is the latest name to be linked after Inter wanted €35m and Gabbiadini
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 26, 2016, 04:20:43 AM
Koulibaly off as well :( his agent has been all over the radio and local papers saying he's definitely not renewing his contract. He won't sign for another Italian team and he's probable destroyed nation is England.

Lacazette is the latest name to be linked after Inter wanted €35m and Gabbiadini
Describing England as a 'destroyed nation' is probably closer than what autocorrect decided you didn't mean to say.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on July 26, 2016, 04:35:59 AM
Is Gabbiadini not ready to start? I haven't seen him play much but I know he profiles really well from a statistical point-of-view.

Also, didn't Sarri once say this?

Quote
The transfer market is for people who don’t want to talk about football, it’s something that bad coaches seek refuge in.

http://www.football-italia.net/71506/sarri-napoli-better-defeat (http://www.football-italia.net/71506/sarri-napoli-better-defeat)

Obviously, every team needs the market, but he sounds like the sort of manager who would prefer to replace from within.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 26, 2016, 03:26:44 PM
Koulibaly off as well :( his agent has been all over the radio and local papers saying he's definitely not renewing his contract. He won't sign for another Italian team and he's probable destroyed nation is England.

Lacazette is the latest name to be linked after Inter wanted €35m and Gabbiadini

Maybe it will soften the blow if Koulibaly's English destination is a certain club which plays in blue which isn't Chelsea  ;D
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on July 26, 2016, 05:59:28 PM
I remember saying just a couple of months ago to @claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) that Juventus weren't in a position to buy their rivals' best players and since then they've signed Pjanic and Higuain! This wasn't what I thought what he meant when Marotta said he would shopping in Italy!

With Juve being the only team consistently in the CL, and with teams like Roma, Napoli, Inter, Fiorentina, and Milan sharing the other spot(s) on a rotating basis, it's simply not possible for those teams to compete with Juve. The CL has "probable destroyed nation"(al) football leagues.
Title: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 26, 2016, 06:44:22 PM
Maybe it will soften the blow if Koulibaly's English destination is a certain club which plays in blue which isn't Chelsea  ;D

Would be overjoyed and it would make Stones leaving all the more bearable! Think he has all the tools to be a top pl player

I know you've seen a fair bit of him, what do you think?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 26, 2016, 10:54:07 PM
N'Zogbia to Sunderland!

Moyes finally gets his man......  lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on July 26, 2016, 11:04:03 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/10513040/paul-pogbas-move-to-manchester-united-stalling-over-agents-fee

Would it only be me that would be laughing my ass off if Juve get stuck with Pogba and have issues with money and FFP, now that they've bought Higuain?

Nothing personal, @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741). I've hated Juve since a cousin betrayed family to jump on the bandwagon.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Outworlder47 on July 26, 2016, 11:39:13 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/10513040/paul-pogbas-move-to-manchester-united-stalling-over-agents-fee

Would it only be me that would be laughing my ass off if Juve get stuck with Pogba and have issues with money and FFP, now that they've bought Higuain?


Nothing personal, @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741). I've hated Juve since a cousin betrayed family to jump on the bandwagon.

Pogba will almost certainly get done. But no, I'd certainly be joining you in the laughter if for some reason it doesn't come off.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 27, 2016, 05:36:27 AM
Sorry to disappoint you boys but the reports I'm reading suggest the two moves are independent of each other and they will ask Pogba to say and only sell him if he definitely wants out. If he stays they have plenty of fringe players who could fetch a lot of dough to balance the books. Although I would expect Pogba to leave anyway.

@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) re Koulibaly yes I have seen him a fair bit and he came on leaps and bounds in Sarri's better defensive set-up. Looks the complete modern defender to me: Big, tall, strong and quick; good reading of the game with a preference for defending on the front foot; and fairly comfortable with the ball at his feet. In my view he'd be a first XI player for any team in the division right now except maybe Spurs - just because they have a settled partnership.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 27, 2016, 08:57:47 PM
Quote
Leicester have made a £5.25m bid for Poland's 19-year-old winger Bartosz Kapustka, according to Sky sources.

The midfielder was one of his country's most talked about players during Euro 2016 after starring in their win over Northern Ireland.

Sky Sports News HQ understands Premier League champions Leicester made an enquiry to his club side Cracovia during the Euros and have now submitted a bid.

Never heard of him.  Fairly certain he wasn't mentioned extensively on here at all during the Euros.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 27, 2016, 09:23:45 PM
Never heard of him.  Fairly certain he wasn't mentioned extensively on here at all during the Euros.


Remember him coming on as sub for one of the games....Possibly against Portugal. Didn't do much.

Also recall him being to referred to as the 'Polish Messi/Ronaldo'
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 27, 2016, 09:29:03 PM
Remember him coming on as sub for one of the games....Possibly against Portugal. Didn't do much.

Also recall him being to referred to as the 'Polish Messi/Ronaldo'

Like McFadden was the Scottish Rooney, or the kid from Dundee that went to Porto was the Scottish Messi?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 27, 2016, 10:33:58 PM
Like McFadden was the Scottish Rooney, or the kid from Dundee that went to Porto was the Scottish Messi?

Pretty much, yea.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 27, 2016, 10:35:23 PM
He looked absolutely class, I thought.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on July 27, 2016, 11:05:14 PM
He looked absolutely class, I thought.

In that case I might be thinking of someone different.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 28, 2016, 06:22:22 PM
Milik to Napoli. Doesn't strike me as a like-for-like replacement for Higuain but interesting nonetheless.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 29, 2016, 05:16:27 AM
Hand on, so Pogba hasn't signed for United yet despite Talksport dedicated their drive time slot to it saying he had?
As well as saying we'd agreed terms with City for Stones?

Did I actually listen to tomorrows radio today?

Hopefully traffic won't be shit and I can go back to Absolute tomorrow.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on July 30, 2016, 02:32:45 AM
Rumours Juve are after Verratti when Pogba goes.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2016, 08:28:34 PM
Moyes wants Fellaini and Januzaj at Sunderland.

That Januzaj seems all hype: all he's actually got under his belt is two good performances against Sunderland a few years ago.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 01, 2016, 08:39:13 PM
According to the BBC, City have agreed a fee of £37m with Schalke for Sane. Never seen the lad play, but Guardiola's clearly extremely keen.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2016, 08:48:54 PM
Seen him play once when he anally fucked Real Madrid as a teenager.

Looks a good prospect but a mad fee there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 02, 2016, 01:07:39 AM
Steven Taylor to sign for Portland Timbers - not very interesting at all but quite an apt club for him to be going to as he has always carried a bit of timber.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 02, 2016, 07:18:21 PM
BREAKING NEWS

Gylfi Sigurdsson signs new four-year contract at Swansea
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 03, 2016, 10:57:36 PM
£27m on Gabriel Zhay-zoos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36964045
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 04, 2016, 12:56:54 AM
£27m on Gabriel Zhay-zoos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36964045
I'm going to open with a 'Who?'
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 04, 2016, 01:36:22 AM
Candreva to Inter.

Great player but the wrong move for him I feel as every attacking player at Inter has seen their output collapse under Mancini.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on August 04, 2016, 06:58:22 AM
Candreva to Inter.

Great player but the wrong move for him I feel as every attacking player at Inter has seen their output collapse under Mancini.

I looked at it more like "Candreva leaves Lazio", so it felt like the right move.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 05, 2016, 04:22:26 AM
How has Pogba not gone to United yet?  Looks like Juve are signing Matuidi instead of Witsel.  Wonder if that makes him more likely to come, or whether he'll stay with Zenit and go free somewhere next summer?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 05, 2016, 06:39:23 AM
Fernando Llorente: Swansea City agree fee for Sevilla striker so either that's the Williams fee used or intent on signing players to keep him sweet
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on August 05, 2016, 06:46:34 AM
Swansea needed a striker to replace Gomis/Eder/Paloschi and Sevilla have been looking to get rid of Llorente. It's probably a smallish fee.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 05, 2016, 02:24:54 PM
How has Ross McCormack managed two £10m+ transfers?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 05, 2016, 02:49:44 PM
How has Ross McCormack managed two £10m+ transfers?

He's like the Championship version of Craig Bellamy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on August 05, 2016, 03:44:33 PM
There's specualtion Ronaldinho may be on his way to Aus.

Haha it's laughable in a way but he'd be a megastar over here if he ever found the time.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 05, 2016, 06:45:10 PM
How has Ross McCormack managed two £10m+ transfers?

Do Villa even need him?

I suppose Ayew could still go but Gestede has form at that level at the game so I'd have thought the two of them would be sufficient.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 06, 2016, 02:54:07 PM
Scott Sinclair on his way out of Villa and having a medical at Celtic this morning. Another player who promised much but (as yet) not fulfilled the potential.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 06, 2016, 05:08:18 PM
Andre Ayew: West Ham agree £20m fee with Swansea City
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 06, 2016, 05:10:34 PM
I wonder how Swans fans feel about this take over.

Their new owners don't seem to be showing much in the way of ambition at this early stage.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 06, 2016, 05:20:39 PM
Wouldn't have minded Ayew at Everton. Could play striker or left wing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on August 06, 2016, 06:07:25 PM
Maybe Swansea had to sell someone so they could increase their wage will.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 07, 2016, 12:11:07 AM
Kasper Schmeichel: Leicester City goalkeeper signs new five-year deal
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 07, 2016, 12:13:03 AM
Fuck off Moshiri!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 07, 2016, 08:31:53 PM
Juventus give Pogba permission to have a medical at Man Utd.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 07, 2016, 09:54:31 PM
Scott Sinclair on his way out of Villa and having a medical at Celtic this morning. Another player who promised much but (as yet) not fulfilled the potential.

Just scored as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 09, 2016, 03:28:25 AM
Ayew to West Ham done, 20 million

Strange how easy other team do transfers isnt it
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 09, 2016, 11:29:58 AM
I wonder how Swans fans feel about this take over.

Their new owners don't seem to be showing much in the way of ambition at this early stage.

Neither are ours to be fair
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 09, 2016, 12:20:27 PM

Ayew to West Ham done, 20 million

Strange how easy other team do transfers isnt it

That's been rumoured for ages though.

If that was us we'd be remembering the first time the link came up and thinking that the transfer took weeks.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 09, 2016, 03:26:56 PM
This Pogback stuff is a bit embarrassing, making a virtue of the fact they've paid £90m for a player they let leave for free.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 09, 2016, 03:53:24 PM
I hope Pogba is a flop.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 09, 2016, 04:22:19 PM
I hope Pogba is a flop.
Unless he scores hatricks every week and clears two off the line he will be a flop in my eyes
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 09, 2016, 04:35:13 PM
Pogba is a great player and match-winner with the potential to get even better; but in the era of Messi and Ronaldo he is not going to be a match-winner on that scale, by virtue of his position at least. So he is majorly overpriced.

He can be the difference between a good team and a great team but he doesn't yet have the mental qualities to be the difference between a bad team and a good one. Last season, Juventus started with Marchisio and Khedira out injured and Pogba with the number 10 shirt after saying he wanted to take more responsibility. He failed to do so and was nowhere to be seen for weeks. The team was failing and they were looking to him for inspiration and he couldn't offer it. Only when Marchisio and Khedira returned and the team started grinding out wins did Pogba start deciding matches on a weekly basis. Again, a great player but for the price I would hope for a player with the personality to drag a team through difficult spells - like Suarez. Maybe he will learn this under Mourinho.

With that in mind it's quite clear they've only sanctioned such a outlay for extra-football reasons as he is one of the most marketable footballers around - as this Pogback campaign shows.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 09, 2016, 04:51:03 PM
What the fuck is this "Pogback" nonsense?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on August 11, 2016, 07:16:37 AM
Cahill's joined Melbourne City here in Aus.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on August 11, 2016, 07:02:30 PM
This Pogback stuff is a bit embarrassing, making a virtue of the fact they've paid £90m for a player they let leave for free.

It's also awe-inspiring that a team has so much coin to do that in the course of regular business.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 11, 2016, 07:41:36 PM
Swansea have landed Borja Bastion for £15.5m. 40 goals in the last two seasons on loan from Atletico. Shrewd one.

Also, Mustafi's agent says Arsenal have agreed terms for him, somewhere in the £20-25m range. Won't be available for the RS game unfortunately.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on August 12, 2016, 01:17:14 AM
Ayew to West Ham done, 20 million

Strange how easy other team do transfers isnt it

Trick is find someone nobody else wants and offer stupid money.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 12, 2016, 08:06:28 PM
Januzaj been loaned to Sunderland. Moyes still loves a Man U reject doesn't he?

He must see something in him cos it was Moyes who gave him that 60,000 a week contract and the number 11 aged 18 after two good games.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 12, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
Januzaj been loaned to Sunderland. Moyes still loves a Man U reject doesn't he?

He must see something in him cos it was Moyes who gave him that 60,000 a week contract and the number 11 aged 18 after two good games.

Who'll he go for next, Fellaini or Phil Jones?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 13, 2016, 05:15:41 AM
Januzaj been loaned to Sunderland. Moyes still loves a Man U reject doesn't he?

He must see something in him cos it was Moyes who gave him that 60,000 a week contract and the number 11 aged 18 after two good games.

Moyes reckons that Januzaj is as good as Rooney when he was same age, silly ginge
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 13, 2016, 06:36:24 AM
Balotelli to Chievo :snigger:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 16, 2016, 03:44:59 PM
Burnley have signed Anderlecht midfielder Steven Defour for a club-record fee.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 17, 2016, 03:29:36 PM
Lescott to Rangers looks on the cards. Pictures of him with their chairman/manager
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 17, 2016, 05:37:13 PM
I can see Rangers crippling themselves again. I know the likes of Barton and Lescott can't command the wages they once did but they won't be going there for a couple of grand a week either.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 19, 2016, 02:28:44 AM
Benteke to palace for 30 million
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 19, 2016, 06:16:04 PM
Roberto Pererya to Watford.

Average player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on August 19, 2016, 06:27:47 PM
Lescott turns down Rangers
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 19, 2016, 07:38:25 PM

Lescott turns down Rangers

Did he realise it's not 1988?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on August 19, 2016, 11:35:28 PM
Pienaar links up with Moyes again, at Sunderland.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 21, 2016, 02:49:47 AM
Claudio Bravo: Manchester City and Barcelona in 'agreement' over goalkeeper
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 23, 2016, 04:27:24 PM
Interesting how one by one all the academy players LVG handed debuts are being farmed out to lesser clubs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on August 23, 2016, 06:57:00 PM
Interesting how one by one all the academy players LVG handed debuts are being farmed out to lesser clubs.

that's just Mourinho having no interest in developing youth/young players - needs to spunk all a clubs money on some big names so he can try and win a bunch of trophies in his 2-3 years before fucking off
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 23, 2016, 06:57:39 PM
that's just Mourinho having no interest in developing youth/young players - needs to spunk all a clubs money on some big names so he can try and win a bunch of trophies in his 2-3 years before fucking off
And that they were all a bit, well, Shit
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 23, 2016, 06:58:53 PM

that's just Mourinho having no interest in developing youth/young players - needs to spunk all a clubs money on some big names so he can try and win a bunch of trophies in his 2-3 years before fucking off

It'll be partly that but if they were top talents then you'd assume that some PL teams would look to pick them up.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 24, 2016, 05:54:35 AM
What's happened to Rashford?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 24, 2016, 01:06:12 PM

What's happened to Rashford?

Just on the bench.

Not as good as Ibrahimovic, not someone that plays behind the striker and not a wide forward.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 25, 2016, 01:57:05 PM
Pereyra to Watford done

They must be made up with this one. Has he taken a swift nosedive at Juve @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) ?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 25, 2016, 05:13:19 PM
Pereyra to Watford done

They must be made up with this one. Has he taken a swift nosedive at Juve @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) ?

Wasn't good enough. And also he was injured all the time.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 25, 2016, 09:31:15 PM
Doesn't appear to be of interest to us anymore, so I'll pop this in here rather than the transfer thread in the Everton forum.

https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/768810361638166528

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 26, 2016, 01:46:47 AM
Zaza to West Ham 'very close'. Good for the odd goal but overall a second-rate player.

I don't think European clubs will be too worried about the Prem's mega TV deal while it enables them to flog their cast-offs at (sometimes mega-) inflated fees. That money sloshing about in the Prem just finds it's way in to European clubs' pockets anyway.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 26, 2016, 02:39:50 AM

Zaza to West Ham 'very close'. Good for the odd goal but overall a second-rate player.

I don't think European clubs will be too worried about the Prem's mega TV deal while it enables them to flog their cast-offs at (sometimes mega-) inflated fees. That money sloshing about in the Prem just finds it's way in to European clubs' pockets anyway.

Wonder if this might impact Gabbiadini, if that's still a possibility?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 26, 2016, 03:48:12 AM
Zaza to West Ham 'very close'. Good for the odd goal but overall a second-rate player.

I don't think European clubs will be too worried about the Prem's mega TV deal while it enables them to flog their cast-offs at (sometimes mega-) inflated fees. That money sloshing about in the Prem just finds it's way in to European clubs' pockets anyway.

Hope they put him on pens
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on August 26, 2016, 05:37:56 PM
I don't think European clubs will be too worried about the Prem's mega TV deal while it enables them to flog their cast-offs at (sometimes mega-) inflated fees. That money sloshing about in the Prem just finds it's way in to European clubs' pockets anyway.

Pogba says hi. While I agree that some clubs (Roma certainly in particular, with Aquilani and Borini coming to mind) have benefitted, I bet they'd be much happier being able to compete financially so they could maintain team consistency instead of having regular, somewhat-uncontrollable upheaval.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 26, 2016, 08:24:08 PM
Shane Duffy to Brighton
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 26, 2016, 09:12:30 PM
Football Italia website says Inter are signing Joao Mario and Gabriel Barbosa.

Heavyweight double signing, if true. €45m for Joao Mario and a further €25m for Gabigol.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Outworlder47 on August 27, 2016, 04:31:58 AM
Liverpool looking into Pulisic from Dortmund, first bid supposedly £11M. As an American, I would hate this.

(Can understand why he might want to work with Klopp again, but that fee seems way low in the current market.)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 29, 2016, 04:51:08 AM
Apparently, Dortmund aren't interested in selling Pulisic.

Looks like Nacer Chadli's career is going to take a further nosedive as he heads off to West Brom for £13m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 29, 2016, 05:04:48 AM
Rumours Fabregas has fallen out with Conte and is available for transfer.

He was also heavily rumoured to be at the centre of the dressing room revolt against Mourinho last season.

Seems he has a real chip on his shoulder when it comes to being managed. Hope he fucks off the little peen.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 29, 2016, 05:05:45 PM
Joleon Lescott joins AEK Athens on a 2 year deal.

Wonder if the wages they are paying him will allow to indulge his passion for new cars?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 29, 2016, 05:09:01 PM
Joleon Lescott joins AEK Athens on a 2 year deal.

Wonder if the wages they are paying him will allow to indulge his passion for new cars?


Those pocket tweets could get costly in roaming charges.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: The Analog Kid on August 29, 2016, 07:00:54 PM
Rumours Fabregas has fallen out with Conte and is available for transfer.

He was also heavily rumoured to be at the centre of the dressing room revolt against Mourinho last season.

Seems he has a real chip on his shoulder when it comes to being managed. Hope he fucks off the little peen.

Bit of a problem child Fabregas.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on August 29, 2016, 07:54:45 PM
Heard yesterday that Victor Anichebe can't find a club, a shame for a lad who's still only 28.
Thought Moyes would have went in for him on a free.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on August 29, 2016, 08:19:30 PM

Heard yesterday that Victor Anichebe can't find a club, a shame for a lad who's still only 28.
Thought Moyes would have went in for him on a free.

Think it's less 'can't find a club' and more 'can't find a club to keep paying him as much as he will want.

He's probably been on £20k a week, if he took a cut in sure there's plenty of championship teams who'd have him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 29, 2016, 09:38:20 PM
Interesting to see the fall of both Anichebe and lescott.

Two players who are often mentioned as players we should've tried to get back, or shouldn't have sold.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 30, 2016, 03:49:13 AM
Scenes if Newcastle end up with Atsu, McCarthy and Knockaert.  Lolol
https://twitter.com/MickyToon2015/status/770182299908444160
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: irishtoffee on August 30, 2016, 04:44:14 AM
Arsenal making Jack Wiltshire available on loan!! Strange move. Brilliant when fit but where could he go on loan to?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TopCat on August 30, 2016, 05:36:05 AM

Arsenal making Jack Wiltshire available on loan!! Strange move. Brilliant when fit but where could he go on loan to?

Sunderland?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 30, 2016, 02:33:39 PM
According to the BBC website there's been 6 confirmed signings by Premier League clubs in the last week.  Six.

This window is fucked.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 30, 2016, 04:13:11 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/10557817/leicesters-25m-bid-for-islam-slimani-turned-down-by-sporting-lisbon-sky-sources

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 30, 2016, 06:01:11 PM
West Ham failed with a bid of over £40m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer, according to the French club's president.

Lacazette, who is facing a spell on the sidelines with injury, has been linked with both West Ham and Arsenal.

"We've refused an offer of 50m euros from West Ham for Alexandre Lacazette," Jean-Michel Aulas told SFR Sport. "We've even turned down more for him."
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 30, 2016, 06:13:13 PM
He's scored seven in three games so far!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 30, 2016, 06:26:49 PM
Atsu having medical at Newcastle
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 30, 2016, 06:28:03 PM
Atsu having medical at Newcastle
Cant believe he is still a Chelsea employee
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 30, 2016, 06:28:50 PM
Ballon D'or nominee no less!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 30, 2016, 07:54:38 PM
Has this lad improved by about 4,000%, because he looked gash at Bolton?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/aug/30/chelsea-marcos-alonso-fiorentina-signing
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 30, 2016, 08:07:07 PM
Has this lad improved by about 4,000%, because he looked gash at Bolton?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/aug/30/chelsea-marcos-alonso-fiorentina-signing
Thought the same when I read it
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 30, 2016, 08:17:44 PM
I don't know what's crazier, the fee or the reports that Fiorentina are going to reject it.

He probably had his best season last season to be fair but he's got some catastrophic mistakes in him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 30, 2016, 09:00:12 PM
Also Villa make 20m big for fucking Abel Hernandez.

This is the market we're in! Madness
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 30, 2016, 09:06:48 PM
Also Villa make 20m big for fucking Abel Hernandez.

This is the market we're in! Madness

And we can't even give Aiden McGeady away.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on August 30, 2016, 09:13:24 PM
Starting to get going now it seems, a few clubs looking very active.

Oh and Lucas Perez needs a new agent if he's signed for Arsenal on just £40k a week like the guardian reckon.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on August 30, 2016, 09:27:59 PM
Remy to Palace. Used to be good him like.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 30, 2016, 09:29:07 PM
Remy and Benteke could be a handful tbh

Certainly a massive improvement on Wickham and whoever
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 30, 2016, 10:53:12 PM
Ryan Mason to Hull for £13m, and Villa have signed some Bristol City player I've never heard of for £15m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 31, 2016, 12:11:00 AM
Has this lad improved by about 4,000%, because he looked gash at Bolton?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/aug/30/chelsea-marcos-alonso-fiorentina-signing

He impressed me when at Sunderland.

Then again, I do have a Steve Walsh type eye for a player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:06:16 AM
Also Villa make 20m big for fucking Abel Hernandez.

This is the market we're in! Madness

Dear me.

I'll be at the bar (my desk actually,but whatever) sipping whisky/bourbon and laughing a lot with SSN in the background. All welcome.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:06:51 AM
Ryan Mason to Hull for £13m, and Villa have signed some Bristol City player I've never heard of for £15m.

@Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747) stuff like that makes you want to resign from life kid.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2016, 02:17:27 AM
West Ham linked with £42m for Lacazette and at the other end of the scale Micah Richards on a free.  Boom or bust there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:18:49 AM
@Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747) stuff like that makes you want to resign from life kid.

11m smackers with a sell on clause rising to 15m
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37220214

Hart is also signing for Torino ODD. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37216083

Also anyone know whether this Barnsley lad Swansea have signed is another gem a la Stones/MH ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37201308

@Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 31, 2016, 02:20:20 AM
11m smackers with a sell on clause rising to 15m
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37220214

Hart is also signing for Torino ODD. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37216083

Also anyone know whether this Barnsley lad Swansea have signed is another gem a la Stones/MH ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37201308

@Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747)

22 lid. If he was any good, he'd already be at us, getting sold to City for £50m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:21:02 AM
22 lid. If he was any good, he'd already be at us, getting sold to City for £50m.

Who pal?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 31, 2016, 02:21:44 AM
Who pal?

The Barnsley lad.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:23:20 AM
The Barnsley lad.

Ah, thought you meant 22m not aged 22, i nearly spat my juice out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:33:17 AM
@Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747) Bristol City Fans on their official FB seem to be happy with the sale/laughing at the fee

(https://s9.postimg.org/7peh8lga7/bristolfansvillasigning.jpg)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 31, 2016, 02:34:22 AM
@Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747) Bristol City Fans on their official FB seem to be happy with the sale/laughing at the fee

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a153/topguntom/bristolfansvillasigning.jpg)

Suppose it's a massive amount of money for them to reinvest. Can't say I know him or have ever seen him, but Villa do seem to be getting more and more desperate.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 02:35:48 AM
Suppose it's a massive amount of money for them to reinvest. Can't say I know him or have ever seen him, but Villa do seem to be getting more and more desperate.

They're spiralling. Leeds Utd style.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Dr. Sponge on August 31, 2016, 02:37:26 AM
The size of these fees are ridiculous, all the chairmen should meet up and agree to chill the fuck out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 31, 2016, 02:43:19 AM
Sky linking Chelsea with a move to bring back David Luiz (£30m)...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 31, 2016, 02:45:07 AM
Sky linking Chelsea with a move to bring back David Luiz (£30m)...
Amazing if that comes off
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Dr. Sponge on August 31, 2016, 02:53:19 AM

Sky linking Chelsea with a move to bring back David Luiz (£30m)...

Hope that doesn't happen, id rather body-slide through 2 miles of broken glass and then bathe in a river of vinegar than watch that cheating pansy again on MOTD every weekend.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 31, 2016, 02:59:05 AM
Hope that doesn't happen, id rather body-slide through 2 miles of broken glass and then bathe in a river of vinegar than watch that cheating pansy again on MOTD every weekend.

Give us a better chance of beating Chelsea though eh?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2016, 03:21:49 AM
Sky linking Chelsea with a move to bring back David Luiz (£30m)...

But.....they know exactly how bad he is?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Outworlder47 on August 31, 2016, 04:31:23 AM
Hakim Ziyech to Ajax for £9.5M. That's actually one of the more sensible transfer fees of the window.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2016, 01:04:11 PM
SSN showing clips of David Luis scoring worldies rather than his defensive abilities.  Wonder why?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2016, 01:06:04 PM
Wilshere had opportunities to go to Lisbon, Porto, Palace, Watford or Bournemouth.

He's narrowed it down to Palace and Bournemouth.

Shows the mentality of the lad that he'd rather stay close to his mates than go and gain a different experience.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: DannyR on August 31, 2016, 01:38:15 PM

SSN showing clips of David Luis scoring worldies rather than his defensive abilities.  Wonder why?
Going back to Chelsea? 

Watch this space.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2016, 01:40:13 PM
Going back to Chelsea? 

Watch this space.
Do they not know the phrase 'Fool me once...'?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: DannyR on August 31, 2016, 01:46:50 PM

Do they not know the phrase 'Fool me once...'?
I think the manager there is a right conte
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 31, 2016, 01:53:12 PM
In his most recent game for PSG - a 3-1 loss to Monaco - Luiz gave a penalty away, was taken off on 62 minutes and was given 2/10 by L'Equipe (the lowest score). Unai Emery also said he would be straight out of the team when Thiago Silva and Marquinhos come back.

So basically, he hasn't changed one bit.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2016, 03:13:09 PM
I mean I admire Conte and respect his judgement.

But the return of David Luiz would be a diabolical signing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2016, 03:59:44 PM
Steaua (There my Football Manager team, Hagi,1986 + 30 years on and all that jazz) Bucharest have sold their and probably Romania's best player to..........Anderlectht.
http://www.romania-insider.com/steaua-bucharest-nicolae-stanciu-transfer-anderlecht/
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2016, 04:56:51 PM
Balotelli to Nice
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on August 31, 2016, 05:22:33 PM

Balotelli to Nice

Is this official yet? It's an interesting one.

Favre is either going to murder him or resurrect his career, with the former more likely.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2016, 05:54:46 PM
Is this official yet? It's an interesting one.

Favre is either going to murder him or resurrect his career, with the former more likely.

Not yet but it's being reported with certainty by the BBC.

Completely forgot Favre had gone there. Isn't his football based on hard, collective running without the ball? I don't see Balotelli fitting in to that!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 31, 2016, 06:47:59 PM
Are Chelsea really paying £23m for Marcos Alonso?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on August 31, 2016, 07:48:20 PM
Not yet but it's being reported with certainty by the BBC.

Completely forgot Favre had gone there. Isn't his football based on hard, collective running without the ball? I don't see Balotelli fitting in to that!

He expects discipline for sure, and Balotelli certainly isn't known for discipline. One rumour I've seen floating around is that Favre doesn't want him but his coaching staff does because he's a big talent with little risk (i.e., if he causes trouble, they can always send him to the reserves until he leaves at the end of the year).

I was expecting good things from Nice this year, both in Ligue 1 and in the Europa League, and I hope bad Balotelli energy doesn't mess things up.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2016, 08:21:31 PM
Nasri doesn't seem a Sampaoli sort of player, does he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2016, 11:17:45 PM
Jack Wilshere to Bournemouth after Arsenal blocked a move to Roma for some strange reason.

I don't think he'll ever realise his supposed potential ya know.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on August 31, 2016, 11:29:17 PM
Remy and Benteke could be a handful tbh

Certainly a massive improvement on Wickham and whoever

Think 'could' may be the operative word matey and Palace may end up with a handful.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: DannyR on August 31, 2016, 11:30:01 PM

Going back to Chelsea? 

Watch this space.
As Luiz has been at Heathrow can I call this ITK?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 31, 2016, 11:32:46 PM
As Luiz has been at Heathrow can I call this ITK?

No, because @GLewis (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=258) had mentioned it already!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on August 31, 2016, 11:43:49 PM
Jack Wilshere to Bournemouth after Arsenal blocked a move to Roma for some strange reason.

I don't think he'll ever realise his supposed potential ya know.

Maybe they think he wouldn't have started.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on August 31, 2016, 11:50:23 PM
Senderos to Rangers . He's STILL only 31 apparently. Must have had some bad digs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on September 01, 2016, 12:00:38 AM
Any news on Sakho's loan to Sunderland?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 01, 2016, 12:05:14 AM
Sunderland after Naismith on loan.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on September 01, 2016, 12:08:41 AM
Indi and Bony should fit in well with Hughes plans to do well in the WWF and Rickie Lamberts off to Cardiff.


Sakho & Balotelli still kopites as of now.


Moyes bringing Goodison to the north-east.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 01, 2016, 01:17:11 AM
Haha! Alan McInally saying David Luiz to Chelsea is a great piece of business for the other 19 Premier League clubs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on September 01, 2016, 02:52:52 AM
Liverpool so desperate to get rid of Balotelli they've donated him to Nice for fuck all.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2016, 02:55:17 AM
So Chelsea initially bought Luiz for 30m plus Nemanja Matic.

They then valued Matic, a player they already owned, at 25m and bought him back, in effect paying 55m for Luiz.

And now they're about to buy him again for another 30m.

Probably the worst business ever considering he's an absolute liability.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on September 01, 2016, 03:32:58 AM
Slimani looking as happy as Lennon did signing for us here:

https://twitter.com/philmcnulty/status/771081811434868736
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on September 01, 2016, 04:45:44 AM
Was gonna laugh at them eating 16 mil on Balotelli and then thought of Sissoko in a royal blue Spurs shirt..... :whistle:
Title: General transfer window discussion
Post by: efcforlife on September 01, 2016, 04:56:02 AM
Wilshere had opportunities to go to Lisbon, Porto, Palace, Watford or Bournemouth.

He's narrowed it down to Palace and Bournemouth.

Shows the mentality of the lad that he'd rather stay close to his mates than go and gain a different experience.

Or maybe he has 2 young kids that might be settled to life in England and he'd like to stay here to be close to them and his family.

Add to that the fact that he's staying in the best league in the world with a nailed on place in the 11 if he's fit under a good young manager and there might just be a viable case don't you think?

My app opened on your post and I hate the notion that players "should" go abroad, hence the 15 hour late response
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on September 01, 2016, 06:17:37 AM
Wilshere had opportunities to go to Lisbon, Porto, Palace, Watford or Bournemouth.

He's narrowed it down to Palace and Bournemouth.

Shows the mentality of the lad that he'd rather stay close to his mates than go and gain a different experience.

I think Bournemouth were the only club that met the fee Arsenal wanted and agreed to pay 100% of his wages, so the decision was taken out of his hands I think.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on September 01, 2016, 06:19:46 AM
Roma would have been a poor move for him. There's no way he would have displace De Rossi, Strootman or Naingollan.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 01, 2016, 01:31:03 PM
Good move for both. Bournemouth might get 10 games, a goal and an assist out of him, and he gets to Keep visiting his favourite night clubs.


Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Thomas on September 01, 2016, 02:07:00 PM
Good move for both. Bournemouth might get 10 games, a goal and an assist out of him, and he gets to Keep visiting his favourite night clubs.

He can have a smoke on the beach as well, although I'm not sure that combines well with Ice Cream.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2016, 05:43:31 PM
So apparently Juventus had agreed a deal with club and player for Witsel and he flew to Turin and did all the formalities but the word never came from Zenit to conclude the deal. They waited for 13 hours and by the time the OK came it was too late to do the necessary paperwork. Alternative reports they agreed a deal, he flew over and when he touched down Zenit turned round and demanded more money and that's why it fell through. This the challenge we were up against dealing with Zenit.

Should have signed for us when you had the chance Axel, lid. As it is, he's gonna have spent his best footballing years in a footballing backwater.
Title: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on September 01, 2016, 05:58:11 PM
Weren't Zenit waiting on a replacement?

Tough this transfer business :(
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on September 14, 2016, 10:07:37 PM
new deal for Sunderland's Kone, as promised.

that ship's sailed by the looks of it
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 14, 2016, 10:08:55 PM
new deal for Sunderland's Kone, as promised.

that ship's sailed by the looks of it
He didn't look all that on Monday (one game I know)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on September 14, 2016, 10:26:09 PM
I was very impressed with him tbh.

The biff next to him let him down. Could see why we were in for him.

Still, better canter halves out there and he sounds like a bit of a mercinary.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on September 14, 2016, 10:52:24 PM
new deal for Sunderland's Kone, as promised.

that ship's sailed by the looks of it

£90k a week!!!! I guess that softens the blow of being stuck in Sunderland....

I'm sure there's a relegation release clause in there we can activate come May  :whistle:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on December 20, 2016, 04:57:52 PM
Tevez to China. He will be the best paid player in the world on over 600 large a week.

I don't think Europe has anything to worry about for a while yet.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on December 20, 2016, 06:50:16 PM
Tevez to China. He will be the best paid player in the world on over 600 large a week.

I don't think Europe has anything to worry about for a while yet.

85k per day.

Insane
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on December 20, 2016, 07:01:08 PM
The Chinese league/clubs will go to the wall before they have any major impact on global football, the model is completely unsustainable. They're paying needlessly over the top amounts of money for mainly middle of the road players or players in the twilight of their career, most of who aren't even a big draw. They're not suddenly going to get global audiences tuning in at silly o'clock to watch some has been's and never were's or major broadcasters paying billions to show their games across the world. It's more likely to affect the likes of the MLS rather than any of the decent leagues on the world.

Take Oscar as an example, it's not as if any major clubs have tried to counter the Chinese offer, they'll be like "fuck that, let him go there". And that'll be what most clubs will think, they're paying way over the value of already over inflated prices so it's not going to inflate European prices and it's not like players over here are being paid a pittance anyway.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on December 21, 2016, 12:59:31 AM
The Chinese league/clubs will go to the wall before they have any major impact on global football, the model is completely unsustainable. They're paying needlessly over the top amounts of money for mainly middle of the road players or players in the twilight of their career, most of who aren't even a big draw. They're not suddenly going to get global audiences tuning in at silly o'clock to watch some has been's and never were's or major broadcasters paying billions to show their games across the world. It's more likely to affect the likes of the MLS rather than any of the decent leagues on the world.

Take Oscar as an example, it's not as if any major clubs have tried to counter the Chinese offer, they'll be like "fuck that, let him go there". And that'll be what most clubs will think, they're paying way over the value of already over inflated prices so it's not going to inflate European prices and it's not like players over here are being paid a pittance anyway.

Typical Eurocentric western view point. the Chinese model doesn't need to appeal to the west. They have over a billion people of their own. If they just target their own market, they can sustain themselves. thats before they start getting viewership figures from places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Phillipines etc etc.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 01:14:11 AM
They have over a billion people of their own. If they just target their own market, they can sustain themselves

With what? Tickets are dirt cheap, merchandise even more so and I can't see any Chinese commercial TV channel forking out billions either.

It's basically just a vanity project of the Chinese government, who pump enormous amounts of money into it. It will end on the exact day the Politbüro decides it doesn't really raise their profiles.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on December 21, 2016, 01:19:07 AM
With what? Tickets are dirt cheap, merchandise even more so and I can't see any Chinese commercial TV channel forking out billions either.

It's basically just a vanity project of the Chinese government, who pump enormous amounts of money into it. It will end on the exact day the Politbüro decides it doesn't really raise their profiles.

So what if tickets are cheap. The viewership numbers are really good. China has a growing middle class that will spend more money on things like sport etc. Sport and especially football is how they are trying to entrench this notion. Sure they are spending huge money, Huge money they can afford to splurge. If anyone thought, the oil sheikhs were rich, they not going t come close to these state owned companies buying football clubs in China.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on December 21, 2016, 01:20:15 AM
Typical Eurocentric western view point. the Chinese model doesn't need to appeal to the west. They have over a billion people of their own. If they just target their own market, they can sustain themselves. thats before they start getting viewership figures from places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Phillipines etc etc.

Buying whichever Western player is willing to give up their career and take the wedge kind of does imply that they want to have an influence in the West. Also trying buying large stakes in big European clubs around various European leagues kind of backs that up.

Anyway, I'm sure they'll have the Premier League bosses quaking in their boots when they corner that all important Cambodian market.

You can't just buy your way to becoming a footballing powerhouse (imo). You need infrastructure and depth to it. Until they are able to produce their own star players, and build a proper football culture, I think it will still remain largely a novelty.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 01:34:36 AM
So what if tickets are cheap. The viewership numbers are really good.

Viewing is for free though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on December 21, 2016, 01:51:47 AM
Buying whichever Western player is willing to give up their career and take the wedge kind of does imply that they want to have an influence in the West. Also trying buying large stakes in big European clubs around various European leagues kind of backs that up.

Anyway, I'm sure they'll have the Premier League bosses quaking in their boots when they corner that all important Cambodian market.

You can't just buy your way to becoming a footballing powerhouse (imo). You need infrastructure and depth to it. Until they are able to produce their own star players, and build a proper football culture, I think it will still remain largely a novelty.

Only 4 foreign based players can play in a team at any point so it seems that's what they doing.

No one is worried if it affects western football owners. They doing it for themselves. The new rich like the best from the rest of the world. They buying up decent players to play and raise the profile and the quality.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on December 21, 2016, 01:52:32 AM
Viewing is for free though.

Should of said spectator numbers are high
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 01:58:26 AM
Should of said spectator numbers are high

24000 per game on average? In a country of over a billion people?

(In comparison, Bundesliga 2 is about 20k per game.)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on December 21, 2016, 03:08:28 AM
24000 per game on average? In a country of over a billion people?

(In comparison, Bundesliga 2 is about 20k per game.)

In a country with a short history in the game, just starting out, smaller stadiums etc, that is really good.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 04:05:11 AM
In a country with a short history in the game, just starting out, smaller stadiums etc, that is really good.

Come on Con, you know I love you to bits, but trust me that this is just not happening for China. There's nothing Eurocentric about it, the numbers simply don't add up.

I don't know about the other clubs, but Guangzhou Evergrande, by far the most successful and best-known club, who have been winning the league for I don't know how many consecutive seasons, regularly struggle to sell out their 58000 seater stadium. Despite the fact it's absolutely top-notch and everything there is dirt cheap. (Burger for about 50p for example.)

And that's in a city more populous than Greater London. (Or, if we take the whole metropolitan area, Canada.)

At the same time they are paying about 20 million euros a year to Scolari.

They're never going to break even.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 04:08:58 AM
Sorry, Scolari earns only a few millions, they did pay Lippi 20m a year.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on December 21, 2016, 04:13:17 AM
I forgot they had a load of over paid ageing managers there as well. Anyway, sorry I ever mentioned it, it was never meant to be an east v west thing, just an opinion from someone with a limited knowledge of Chinese football looking on from a distance.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 04:15:23 AM
On the plus side though they have proper ultra groups with organised out-of-town brawls and everything. Though there's no clashing with the police for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on December 21, 2016, 04:21:31 AM
Anyway, in other bad news Joey Barton's back in the Premier League. Signed for Burnley until the end of the season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on December 21, 2016, 05:20:18 AM
Come on Con, you know I love you to bits, but trust me that this is just not happening for China. There's nothing Eurocentric about it, the numbers simply don't add up.

I don't know about the other clubs, but Guangzhou Evergrande, by far the most successful and best-known club, who have been winning the league for I don't know how many consecutive seasons, regularly struggle to sell out their 58000 seater stadium. Despite the fact it's absolutely top-notch and everything there is dirt cheap. (Burger for about 50p for example.)

And that's in a city more populous than Greater London. (Or, if we take the whole metropolitan area, Canada.)

At the same time they are paying about 20 million euros a year to Scolari.

They're never going to break even.

they not planning to anytime soon, they throwing money at the league to grow it and then make it commercial. it might fail but to think that we the target audience is laughable.

Most Prem league clubs won't sell out a 58 000 seater stadium. mac City don't and they have the best players. in the league and the best manager.  They trying to spend big to attract decent quality to improve the product they offering as well a simproving the quality of coaching, players and professionalism all around.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on December 21, 2016, 05:33:23 AM
they not planning to anytime soon, they throwing money at the league to grow it and then make it commercial. it might fail but to think that we the target audience is laughable.

Most Prem league clubs won't sell out a 58 000 seater stadium. mac City don't and they have the best players. in the league and the best manager.  They trying to spend big to attract decent quality to improve the product they offering as well a simproving the quality of coaching, players and professionalism all around.

I'll just briefly chime back in and say that I didn't mention anything about targeting western audiences, you were the one that decided to make it a western thing. The main point I was trying to make though clearly didn't put it across very well was that in my opinion the Chinese massively overpaying on players like Tevez and Oscar etc wasn't going to effect other transfer markets due to the daft prices they were paying, there was no intention to try and be Eurocentric.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on December 21, 2016, 05:40:57 AM
they not planning to anytime soon, they throwing money at the league to grow it and then make it commercial. it might fail but to think that we the target audience is laughable.

Who else would be? As we've already proven, there is no way they can break even, not with this strategy. It's a PR project. But if they only wanted to impress Vietnam or the other countries around them, there would be easier and more reliable ways to do that.

Most Prem league clubs won't sell out a 58 000 seater stadium. mac City don't and they have the best players. in the league and the best manager.  They trying to spend big to attract decent quality to improve the product they offering as well a simproving the quality of coaching, players and professionalism all around.

Manchester is a small town with half a million people in it, and it has one of the world's most popular clubs as City's local rival. But of course even City average a much higher attendance than Evergrande: the most successful team in a country of a billion people. Their only local rivals are Guangzhou R&F, who never even got close to winning the league, and they share a province that is more populous than the UK.

As I said, the numbers don't add up.

Unless of course you realise that the whole programme is about improving the country's image in Europe. If you look at it in that light, all the expenses suddenly make sense.  The money the state spends on football is chickenfeed compared to any other way they could possibly try to make our first association to not be Tibet, Tienanmen Square or counterfeit goods. As @Bluedylan (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3747) says, another part of the same programme is buying European football clubs.

The only other option would be that the Chinese are complete idiots. But I don't for a moment think they are. Do you?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on December 21, 2016, 06:06:15 AM
Reckon our Flying Dutchman gets aboard the Chinese gravy train next.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: minty on December 21, 2016, 10:59:04 AM
I'll just briefly chime back in and say that I didn't mention anything about targeting western audiences, you were the one that decided to make it a western thing. The main point I was trying to make though clearly didn't put it across very well was that in my opinion the Chinese massively overpaying on players like Tevez and Oscar etc wasn't going to effect other transfer markets due to the daft prices they were paying, there was no intention to try and be Eurocentric.

You did say no one is going to watch the games at silly-o-clock. That is eurocentric. The time the games are on will be easier for Asian and australian audiences and no worse than the premier leagues for American audiences.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on December 21, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Reckon our Flying Dutchman gets aboard the Chinese gravy train next.

I'd be willing to bet good money that Martinez will end up somewhere like China, talking about 'an incredible footballing project'. Koeman? Nah, not so much.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 23, 2016, 02:24:48 PM
The last few pages confirm that Con just likes to argue and Ross has abandonment issues.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on December 23, 2016, 05:40:12 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38414256

400k a week
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 23, 2016, 08:17:25 PM
Don't half of these washed up superstars get bored and not fulfill their contracts anyway.

Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on December 23, 2016, 09:56:32 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38414256

400k a week
Well if you are discarding all of your ambition to win meaningful trophies and basically chucking your football career down the toilet at 25, you would want a wage that will see you right financially for the rest of your life. £400k a week sounds insane, but he's sacrificing the best years of his football career to get it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on December 23, 2016, 10:18:49 PM
Good luck to him. Absolute no brainer decision
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on December 23, 2016, 10:32:33 PM
If someone offered me that money I'd be there quicker than this guy.

(http://www.beano.de/pictures/whizz.gif)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 24, 2016, 01:20:15 AM
Well if you are discarding all of your ambition to win meaningful trophies and basically chucking your football career down the toilet at 25, you would want a wage that will see you right financially for the rest of your life. £400k a week sounds insane, but he's sacrificing the best years of his football career to get it.

Doubt he will be there in 12 months time. Money is sound but I bet after 5 games any real footballer would rather be playing top flight footy for £80k a week. 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: 74Blue on December 24, 2016, 03:52:39 AM
Doubt he will be there in 12 months time. Money is sound but I bet after 5 games any real footballer would rather be playing top flight footy for £80k a week. 
China is an amazing country, but it's a huge culture shift from what he is probably used to. I think £400k a week would be enough to keep me there for a bit longer than 5 games though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Optimistic Blue on December 24, 2016, 08:06:07 PM
so Draxler has joined PSG apparently

Can i ask anyone what the actual rules are concerning things like this, i mean he has agreed to join and everything but then whats the point of having a transfer window in the first place? x
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on December 24, 2016, 08:07:05 PM
so Draxler has joined PSG apparently

Can i ask anyone what the actual rules are concerning things like this, i mean he has agreed to join and everything but then whats the point of having a transfer window in the first place? x

You can sign anyone you want at any point in the calendar year. They just aren't allowed to join up with your squad until the transfer window opens.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Optimistic Blue on December 24, 2016, 08:15:52 PM
You can sign anyone you want at any point in the calendar year. They just aren't allowed to join up with your squad until the transfer window opens.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on December 24, 2016, 08:22:32 PM
lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on December 29, 2016, 03:25:09 PM
Tevez picking up £615,000 a week in China, as a 32 year old.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/29/carlos-tevez-shanghai-shenhua-chinese-super-league

Another sound investment.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on December 29, 2016, 03:31:10 PM
Seems reasonable, it's not like they're a country with massive poverty, oppression and a poor human rights record where money could be better spent than giving a footballer £2.5m a month. Probably for another thread that though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on December 29, 2016, 04:42:21 PM
Gus Poyet is their manager lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 04, 2017, 04:53:19 AM
Gagliardini to Inter for a huge fee after half a good season for Atalanta.

Very interesting young player but it's a big risk.

Shame Atalanta can never keep their youth products
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on January 04, 2017, 12:33:53 PM
West Ham bid £5m lolol for Defoe

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/west-ham-bid-5million-for-jermain-defoe-but-sunderland-won-t-sell-him-for-25m-1-8316086
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bally on January 06, 2017, 05:22:30 PM
Schmeichel-signs-for-liverpool
http://www.socceronsunday.com/article/schmeichel-signs-for-liverpool/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 07, 2017, 02:38:01 AM
Obi Mikel away to China as well.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on January 07, 2017, 05:37:30 AM
West Ham bid £5m lolol for Defoe

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/west-ham-bid-5million-for-jermain-defoe-but-sunderland-won-t-sell-him-for-25m-1-8316086
And 3m for Snodgrass. Cheeky

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/10720004/hull-turn-down-west-ham-bid-for-robert-snodgrass
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on January 07, 2017, 06:43:11 AM
Schmeichel-signs-for-liverpool
http://www.socceronsunday.com/article/schmeichel-signs-for-liverpool/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork


HAHA. That's brilliant.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on January 07, 2017, 07:36:41 AM
https://twitter.com/JamieRoss7/status/817511720713388032

That's genuinely hilarious.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bally on January 07, 2017, 06:40:53 PM

HAHA. That's brilliant.
Gonna put it on FB and watch the Kopites implode
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 09, 2017, 02:57:47 AM
Strong rumours that Rakitic is off to city.

Be a massive signing that. Just the 200mil spent by pep if it comes off as well.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 09, 2017, 03:06:28 AM
Very good player
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on January 09, 2017, 03:59:24 AM
FFS Walshy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 11, 2017, 03:34:32 AM
Got to laugh at West Brom. I know Berahino's been a bit of a tit (who hasn't been at his age) but after treating him like shite for about 18 months and rejecting good bids for him they're now shitting their pants that he could leave on the cheap in January or free in the summer so are hoping he'll sign a new contract with a £20m release clause in it. What a bunch of fannies.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on January 12, 2017, 04:48:40 PM
Payet has said he doesn't want to play for West Ham again.  Can't blame him really!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 12, 2017, 05:06:02 PM
Payet has said he doesn't want to play for West Ham again.  Can't blame him really!
Sunderland and Hull should throw a 1m pound bid in
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2017, 05:29:30 PM
They should have sold him for 50 million bones last summer.

Very good player but questionable attitude and was never likely to replicate that form this season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 12, 2017, 05:43:42 PM
Quote
"We have said hundreds of times we don't want to sell our best players. He's definitely our best player. That's why we gave him a long contract - and then a new contract four months later.

"I phoned him with that and he refused to play for us. I have a team to manage. He's probably been tapped up by some clubs or whatever. That is usual at this time of year.

"Until he changes his attitude, he is out of the team and he's not going to train with us - but we are not going to sell him, not whatsoever."

I'm fucking loving this, its exactly what they deserve
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 13, 2017, 06:23:26 PM
Evra to Crystal Palace is a weird one

Don't understand why he'd agitate for that particular move.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 14, 2017, 01:29:55 AM
All kicking off at Chelsea. Costa hasn't trained for three days and dropped from the squad after being unsettled by a £30m a year offer from a Chinese club.

So much for China putting a cap on salaries.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on January 14, 2017, 01:47:33 AM
All kicking off at Chelsea. Costa hasn't trained for three days and dropped from the squad after being unsettled by a £30m a year offer from a Chinese club.

So much for China putting a cap on salaries.

Yea I heard that just a few minutes after doing my fantasy football transfers.

 :eh:

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: chang on January 14, 2017, 03:28:48 AM
All kicking off at Chelsea. Costa hasn't trained for three days and dropped from the squad after being unsettled by a £30m a year offer from a Chinese club.

So much for China putting a cap on salaries.

FIFA need to get involved here ? Completely obscene "wages" - kind of hope those that opt in for this don't get paid once they get there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: School of Science on January 14, 2017, 03:38:16 AM
Laughing at Chelsea is okay until you realise what it could mean....Handing the title to the shite on a fucking plate.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: School of Science on January 14, 2017, 03:39:13 AM
FIFA need to get involved here ? Completely obscene "wages" - kind of hope those that opt in for this don't get paid once they get there.

Saying that, isn't that what Chelsea done to everyone else.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on January 14, 2017, 03:47:57 AM
FIFA need to get involved here ? Completely obscene "wages" - kind of hope those that opt in for this don't get paid once they get there.

What? Why does FIFA need to get involved. Is China not part of FIFA? Are they not allowed to have footballers too? Let them do what the want.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: chang on January 14, 2017, 03:55:31 AM
What? Why does FIFA need to get involved. Is China not part of FIFA? Are they not allowed to have footballers too? Let them do what the want.

Calm down ..... I was asking a question, hence the "?"

Are players not being approached whist still "in contract" ? - I assume the governing body for the region is the AFC and they are members of FIFA ? but hey, yea fuck it, let them take who they want .
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 14, 2017, 03:58:11 AM
Expect Chelsea to chuck a bid in for Lukaku soon then
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on January 14, 2017, 04:36:43 AM
Calm down ..... I was asking a question, hence the "?"

Are players not being approached whist still "in contract" ? - I assume the governing body for the region is the AFC and they are members of FIFA ? but hey, yea fuck it, let them take who they want .

I don’t think the Chinese invented “tapping up”.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on January 14, 2017, 04:39:09 AM
The Chinese bubble will probably burst in ten years, but in the meantime it's a good way to get rid of all the money-grabbing cunts from our football.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 15, 2017, 04:34:31 PM
Bayern getting Sule

Urgh
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 16, 2017, 05:50:19 AM
Red Bull Leipzig have signed Dayot Upamecano who apparently was wanted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man Utd.

He joined them from...guess...Red Bull Salzburg!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on January 16, 2017, 08:07:50 AM
The Chinese bubble will probably burst in ten years, but in the meantime it's a good way to get rid of all the money-grabbing cunts from our football.

I'm interested how Chinese league progresses, as they've only in last few years started teaching more kids football by a factor of many. Players like Tevez, Witzel and Oscar may be mercenaries, but the quality of signings is more young and ambitious players.

I think generally when countries have tried to grow their leagues by big name signings have been unsuccessful, US have tried several times, Russia, Middle East leagues have all had a go at raising the profile. But interest is expensive to arouse and difficult to grow and sustain. But I think there is something different about China, I don't think this will be a short term aim they will lose interest with. I think they are intent on developing domestic players and have deep enough pockets to get there.

https://wildeastfootball.net/2017/01/chinese-fa-over-ruled-by-goverment-as-foreign-player-limit-abruptly-cut-to-three/ (https://wildeastfootball.net/2017/01/chinese-fa-over-ruled-by-goverment-as-foreign-player-limit-abruptly-cut-to-three/)

No idea how competitive the league is, and I imagine the foreign players still stick out like sore thumbs. But I do think limiting foreign players to 3, will mean Chinese players are protected and therefore worse for it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 17, 2017, 12:12:53 AM
West Brom bid 10m for Jake Livermore in the least exciting transfer of all time
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on January 17, 2017, 12:49:08 AM
West Brom bid 10m for Jake Livermore in the least exciting transfer of all time
Being a West Brom fan must be the most depressing experience in football.

Clearly money to spend, no hope of convincing a top player to join, so when you do spend 10m it's on run of the mill shot like him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on January 17, 2017, 04:07:54 AM
Wonder how long the Payet saga will drag.

West Ham fans will add him to their intense hate list along with Paul Ince, Frank Lampard, new stadium...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on January 17, 2017, 04:31:28 AM
That wopper Neil Ashton was saying that West ham should retract their award of 'Hammer of the year' last year!  I'm sure Payet will really give a shit lol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on January 17, 2017, 04:37:11 AM
That wopper Neil Ashton was saying that West ham should retract their award of 'Hammer of the year' last year!  I'm sure Payet will really give a shit lol

As Michael McIntyre said in his (only) joke: it'd be like taking away Josef Fritzl's "Dad of the Year" mug. :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on January 19, 2017, 02:32:01 PM
That crazy transfer value list is back.

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2016/172/en/

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 19, 2017, 03:13:59 PM
That crazy transfer value list is back.

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2016/172/en/



Lukaku more valuable than any redshite player, ooooh that's like a red rag to a bull that
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on January 19, 2017, 03:30:10 PM
Lukaku more valuable than any redshite player, ooooh that's like a red rag to a bull that

[Over the top hype]Tom Davies didn't make the list because he's priceless[/Over the top hype].
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on January 19, 2017, 04:15:00 PM
Man City have signed Gabriel Jesus
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 19, 2017, 04:22:05 PM
Man City have signed Gabriel Jesus

Hallelujah!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on January 19, 2017, 04:23:42 PM
Available to play against Spurs at the weekend, I think Spurs will tank them as well
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 19, 2017, 05:13:30 PM
West Brom bid 10m for Jake Livermore in the least exciting transfer of all time

10 million rejected, they upped it to 15 million which has been accepted, they've also bid 10+ million for Ighalo

Desperation from West Brom right there
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 19, 2017, 05:14:10 PM
That crazy transfer value list is back.

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2016/172/en/



I demand we sign Jan Oblak.











Whoever he is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on January 19, 2017, 05:15:08 PM
United agreed a 16m fee with Lyon for Depay with a buy back clause and a sell on clause all tied up. Everything but santa clause. Talk about having two bob each way!!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on January 19, 2017, 05:30:25 PM
Man City have signed Gabriel Jesus
................it'll all end in tears.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on January 19, 2017, 05:37:20 PM
Man City have signed Gabriel Jesus

Any odds he'll go missing over Easter?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 19, 2017, 05:47:51 PM
................it'll all end in tears.

Nailed on
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 19, 2017, 06:00:29 PM
10 million rejected, they upped it to 15 million which has been accepted, they've also bid 10+ million for Ighalo

Desperation from West Brom right there

Both done through the same agent so Pulis can take a cheeky cut of the money no doubt.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Redartin on January 19, 2017, 06:43:42 PM
Man City have signed Gabriel Jesus

Well they need a miracle to catch Chelsea now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Django on January 19, 2017, 06:44:11 PM
10 million rejected, they upped it to 15 million which has been accepted, they've also bid 10+ million for Ighalo

Desperation from West Brom right there

Imagine being heavily linked with Morgan Schneiderlin and ending up with Jake Livermore.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on January 19, 2017, 06:47:06 PM
Useful benchmark for McCarthy's value were he to be up for sale.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on January 19, 2017, 10:31:51 PM
BBC reporting Fonte is going to West Ham. Quite pleased if true.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: cantoffee on January 20, 2017, 12:21:41 AM
10 million rejected, they upped it to 15 million which has been accepted, they've also bid 10+ million for Ighalo

Desperation from West Brom right there
Amazed that Watford turned down about 30 odd million in the summer for Ighalo from China. Definitely looking like a mistake now!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: kramer0 on January 20, 2017, 03:19:44 AM
I think Watford rejected that summer bid because Ighalo wasn't interested in going to China and accepting would have only served to upset the player. Pozzo almost certainly would have taken the money if he could have.

I don't understand Jake Livermore. Is he really worth spending actual money on? He's not bad, sure, but he's not exactly good either. I find it strange that an actual good Spurs academy player like Bentaleb slipped out the back door to Schalke while English clubs keep spending money on the likes of Livermore and Townsend.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 20, 2017, 05:03:14 AM
Jermaine pennant to bury.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 20, 2017, 05:04:49 AM
Jermaine pennant to bury.



This a blag?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 20, 2017, 05:05:29 AM
This a blag?

Genuine.

Signed from some club in Singapore

Thought he turned it in long ago
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 20, 2017, 05:06:17 AM
Genuine.

Signed from some club in Singapore

Thought that prick  retired years ago.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 20, 2017, 05:10:35 AM
Jermaine pennant to bury.
Seen that before
34 isn't he?
Thought he was about 40
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 20, 2017, 05:11:44 AM
Seen that before
34 isn't he?
Thought he was about 40

Getting on the beak 3 times a week with your washed up page 3 model missus can really age a guy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 20, 2017, 05:12:29 AM
I'm sure he was the big cheese in the Singapore league earning about £25k a month as their marquee signing? Probably sums his career up, while everyone else was going to China for £25k an hour he ended up in Singapore.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 20, 2017, 05:14:39 AM
Getting on the beak 3 times a week with your washed up page 3 model missus can really age a guy.
She still looks pretty decent to me!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 20, 2017, 05:15:25 AM
She still looks pretty decent to me!

Yeah but you're a perv.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 20, 2017, 05:17:50 AM
Yeah but you're a perv.
I'm hurt
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 20, 2017, 05:24:42 AM
I'm hurt

Just take the damn compliment!  :D
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 20, 2017, 10:06:56 PM
Moyes basically throwing the towel in here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38693182
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 20, 2017, 10:40:34 PM
Moyes basically throwing the towel in here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38693182

Thank FUCK that dour man isnt our manager anymore.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on January 20, 2017, 11:12:33 PM
Moyes basically throwing the towel in here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38693182
................can you imagine the conversation with the Sunderland board ? ......errr can I have some money for new signings  ,not that it'll make any difference  like. I bet Jags has turned his phone off.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 21, 2017, 12:58:48 AM
Moyes basically throwing the towel in here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38693182

It's the one thing he's mastered during his career. The man could play down a multi million pound lottery win.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on January 21, 2017, 02:54:11 AM
Fonte to WHU is a done deal. He must have had some serious fall out at Soton to do a thing like that.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on January 21, 2017, 02:57:38 AM
Saido Berahino: Stoke complete deal to sign West Brom's 23-year-old striker.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38696547
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on January 21, 2017, 02:26:43 PM
Fonte to WHU is a done deal. He must have had some serious fall out at Soton to do a thing like that.

Been 'sold the long term project by Bilic' apparently. Although what a long term project is to a 33 year old I'm unsure. All I can think of is, 'You'll earn enough money in the next two years so you'll never have to work again.'
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on January 21, 2017, 02:37:45 PM
................can you imagine the conversation with the Sunderland board ? ......errr can I have some money for new signings  ,not that it'll make any difference  like. I bet Jags has turned his phone off.


Hibbo, Osman and Gibson have turned theirs on
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 24, 2017, 06:29:15 PM
Sunderland fans must be fuming again, they've signed Lescott as a replacement for Van Arnholt who is on his way to Crystal Palace
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on January 24, 2017, 07:29:39 PM
Sunderland fans must be fuming again, they've signed Lescott as a replacement for Van Arnholt who is on his way to Crystal Palace

Can only assume he's brining Jags and Lescott back together.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on January 25, 2017, 12:23:40 AM
Can only assume he's brining Jags and Lescott back together.

Quite literally the Blues Brothers story. Reuniting the band for one last Gig.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on January 25, 2017, 03:19:18 AM
He'll cash in on Van Aanholt to secure loan fees and it may work to be fair to him but the Sunderland fans are livid, you'd think they'd blame the board.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 25, 2017, 03:51:42 AM
I still find it ironic and slightly funny that Sunderland, who were bankrolled by the owner and spent millions on absolute shite over the years are now skint when there's never been more money in the game. Even if the owner is looking to bail out there's no excuse for the mess they're in, although they've flirted with this for years. Absolute waste of a club.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on January 25, 2017, 03:56:07 AM
He'll cash in on Van Aanholt to secure loan fees and it may work to be fair to him but the Sunderland fans are livid, you'd think they'd blame the board.

Or the dozen or so wastrels they employed before Moyes.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on January 25, 2017, 04:14:19 AM
I still find it ironic and slightly funny that Sunderland, who were bankrolled by the owner and spent millions on absolute shite over the years are now skint when there's never been more money in the game. Even if the owner is looking to bail out there's no excuse for the mess they're in, although they've flirted with this for years. Absolute waste of a club.

That's what happens when you give huge contracts to the likes of Seb Larsson.

Them and West Ham just have huge wage bills for short term gain, really poorly managed clubs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on January 25, 2017, 03:17:57 PM
The shite have signed up Countinho for another 5 years
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 25, 2017, 03:53:43 PM
The shite have signed up Countinho for another 5 years

Reds in work are buzzing about this, they don't seem to realise that contracts mean fuck all these days, he will be off as soon as Barcelona come calling.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on January 25, 2017, 04:00:47 PM
Reds in work are buzzing about this, they don't seem to realise that contracts mean fuck all these days, he will be off as soon as Barcelona come calling.

Payet at West Ham is proving that to be true
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 25, 2017, 05:01:37 PM
Snodgrass to Burnley for 10 million

Sunderland interested in Adebayor
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on January 26, 2017, 04:16:26 AM
West ham wanting to get their 'orrible grubby hands on Snodgrass now. They are such a miserable club. "Excuse me sir, which way is the wind blowing today?"
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 26, 2017, 05:10:48 AM
Watford have a mental transfer policy.

Niang and Zarate now on their way .

These transfers never work out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tony Clifton on January 26, 2017, 07:13:34 AM
Quite literally the Blues Brothers story. Reuniting the band for one last Gig.

Unlike the original Jagielka-Lescott pairing, the original Blues Brothers was massively overrated by many, IMO.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on January 26, 2017, 01:17:39 PM
Watford have a mental transfer policy.

Niang and Zarate now on their way .

These transfers never work out.

Naing might work, he's got the physique for the league
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bluestevie on January 26, 2017, 05:19:59 PM
Chelsea preparing a bid for Celtic keeper Craig Gordon according to Sky
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on January 27, 2017, 04:27:51 PM
Could this see Sunderland openning the purse strings?

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/10744375/patrick-van-aanholt-set-for-crystal-palace-move-after-sunderland-accept-14m-bid

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: velimski on January 27, 2017, 05:21:42 PM
Decent player Van Aanholt, but doesn't he play   in the same position as Schlupp?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on January 27, 2017, 07:09:52 PM
Decent player Van Aanholt, but doesn't he play   in the same position as Schlupp?

Think your right and maybe he'll be used in a left wing role ahead of Shlupp but they have Zaha for that.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 27, 2017, 07:20:03 PM
Sunderland are clearly going to the use the bulk of the 14 million on Gibson and Oviedo  lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on January 27, 2017, 07:25:01 PM
I think Van Aanholt's shite as a defender. Chips in with a few goals yes, but good business to move him on for £14m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on January 29, 2017, 04:23:18 AM
One of the Chinese clubs linked with a £38m move for Islam Slimani.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on January 29, 2017, 05:32:09 AM
Moyes will use that money for loan fee's, great business, if they can they may as well sell Kone as well and use the money to bring in players who actually want to play for the club.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Omar on January 30, 2017, 06:31:42 AM
I see Payet to Marseilles is complete. That young man is in for a rude awakening, Marseilles is owned by perhaps the worst owner in the history of American Sports, Frank McCourt, that mf'er crippled the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for a decade. Good luck with that, Dimi.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 31, 2017, 02:31:41 AM
Celtic supposedly asking for £40 million for Dembele.

Looks a good player but that is laughable.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: irishtoffee on January 31, 2017, 03:12:55 AM
Celtic supposedly asking for £40 million for Dembele.

Looks a good player but that is laughable.
No harm in asking. It's up to the buyers to see how far they're willing to go. We got €50m for stones after 77 senior games. Between Fulham and Celtic he has played 77 senior games and you factor in the fact that he's a striker. (Agree it'd be crazy to pay it though)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on January 31, 2017, 03:22:44 AM
No harm in asking. It's up to the buyers to see how far they're willing to go. We got €50m for stones after 77 senior games. Between Fulham and Celtic he has played 77 senior games and you factor in the fact that he's a striker. (Agree it'd be crazy to pay it though)
He's played in the championship and the spl which is about league one

Admittedly he has about four champs league games but that price is fucking ridiculous
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on January 31, 2017, 03:31:29 AM
It's just Celtic trying to cash in with the likes of Chelsea sniffing around, they'll do well to get half that for him. Granted he's young but he was barely a 1 in 4 striker at Fulham.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 31, 2017, 03:35:43 AM
Not doing myself any favours with the opening post in this thread.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on January 31, 2017, 06:14:34 PM
Carl Jenkinson's move from Arsenal to Crystal Palace stalled when he discovered Jeffrey Schlupp's wages, Sky sources understand.

A deal for Jenkinson to move to Selhurst Park permanently looked close to completion when Palace agreed a fee with the Gunners, but Sam Allardyce revealed negotiations with the player's agent were holding up the deal.

It is understood talks with Jenkinson were held up when the defender found out Palace were paying another January signing, Schlupp, £56,000 a week, with Jenkinson having been offered £35,000 a week to move to the club.

1. what a greedy bastard
2. wtf has the world come to when Jeffrey Schlupp is being paid £56k a week?!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on January 31, 2017, 06:30:00 PM
Palace seem to be just signing defenders, Sakho linked now
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on January 31, 2017, 06:38:57 PM
Is there a reason they're buying defenders who can't defend?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on January 31, 2017, 07:11:49 PM
Ranocchia to Hull.

Poor player
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on January 31, 2017, 07:47:17 PM
Aussie Trent Sainsbury to Inter.

Didn't see that coming. No disrespect to Trent, he's a solid defender with a place close to my heart, but have Inter fallen away that much?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on January 31, 2017, 07:50:19 PM
Aussie Trent Sainsbury to Inter.

Didn't see that coming.

Funny middle name.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on January 31, 2017, 07:52:49 PM
Funny middle name.
I can't keep up with contemporary culture either.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on January 31, 2017, 08:20:52 PM
Steven Caulker to Lokomotiv Moscow
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 01, 2017, 06:36:00 AM
Villa have surely taken a massive punt on at least getting into the play offs. £12m for Scott Hogan on top of what they've already spent last summer and in this window, if they don't come back up they could be in real trouble. I'm sure I heard somewhere their spending since relegation is in the region of £60m. Ross McCormack gone on loan to Forest after spending £12m on him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jamokachi on February 01, 2017, 03:51:56 PM
Carl Jenkinson's move from Arsenal to Crystal Palace stalled when he discovered Jeffrey Schlupp's wages, Sky sources understand.

A deal for Jenkinson to move to Selhurst Park permanently looked close to completion when Palace agreed a fee with the Gunners, but Sam Allardyce revealed negotiations with the player's agent were holding up the deal.

It is understood talks with Jenkinson were held up when the defender found out Palace were paying another January signing, Schlupp, £56,000 a week, with Jenkinson having been offered £35,000 a week to move to the club.

1. what a greedy bastard
2. wtf has the world come to when Jeffrey Schlupp is being paid £56k a week?!


I'd want 56k a week to play for Palace too!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on February 01, 2017, 05:46:51 PM
Shows how quiet the January window is these days across the whole of Europe, £14m spent in La Liga.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on February 01, 2017, 06:55:19 PM
Is there a reason they're buying defenders who can't defend?

It's Big Sam remember. They're buying defenders who can kick the ball a long way.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on February 01, 2017, 07:06:06 PM
Shows how quiet the January window is these days across the whole of Europe, £14m spent in La Liga.

Sky sports are still trying to convince everyone that the transfer window was great, flogging a dead horse there
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 02, 2017, 05:35:58 AM
Griezmann to Man U, terms agreed with player apparently

Is he on a free or something?!

He is gonna tear up the prem

Edit: £85million release clause, so not quite free!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on February 02, 2017, 05:49:21 AM
Some under the radar signings in January.

Only just realised Bojan left Stoke and Grosicki signed for Hull.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on February 02, 2017, 12:51:00 PM
Some under the radar signings in January.

Only just realised Bojan left Stoke and Grosicki signed for Hull.
Saw about Grosicki.  Where did Bojan go?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on February 02, 2017, 12:53:22 PM
Griezmann to Man U, terms agreed with player apparently

Is he on a free or something?!

He is gonna tear up the prem

Edit: £85million release clause, so not quite free!
Absolutely mental how much more spending power they have.  Be interesting to see how they setup next year.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on February 02, 2017, 01:44:22 PM
Saw about Grosicki.  Where did Bojan go?

Mainz.

He's had a strange career.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on February 02, 2017, 04:19:43 PM
That Griezmann deal could be an absolute gamechanger for Utd, more so than people like Pogba or Zlatan (imo). If they can unlock his full potential, he could be a Top 3 player in the world is his position, if he's not already. And he's used to grafting like fuck for Atletico, which Mourinho will jizz about.

Part of me wants such a fantastic player in the league, and part of me hates Utd getting him obviously.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on February 02, 2017, 04:53:15 PM
Griezmann is my youngest lads favourite player, he idolizes him, I got him the Atletico away kit for Chrimbo with Griezmann on the back and he burst out crying, he will be gutted if he signs for United, he was the same with Pogba before he went there, loved him, can't stand him now

Kids eh haha
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on February 02, 2017, 05:56:02 PM
I remember in the Euros i went on a big rant on here about how he was a pussy and had disappeared from the tournament.

Scored a brace within a few minutes
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on February 03, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
Griezmann is my youngest lads favourite player, he idolizes him, I got him the Atletico away kit for Chrimbo with Griezmann on the back and he burst out crying, he will be gutted if he signs for United, he was the same with Pogba before he went there, loved him, can't stand him now

Kids eh haha

Kids! Never bleeding happy are they.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on March 28, 2017, 03:07:49 AM
Newcastle fans think they're gonna sign sigurdsson for 15m......

Let's think about that for a minute......
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on March 28, 2017, 09:17:03 AM
30m quoted to us but there going to get him for 15m, don't fuckin think so.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on March 30, 2017, 03:19:04 AM
Sanchez has pretty much said he wants to go to Chelsea.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on March 30, 2017, 06:25:20 AM
Sanchez has pretty much said he wants to go to Chelsea.

He will go to whoever pays him the most dough
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on March 30, 2017, 12:04:07 PM
He will go to whoever pays him the most dough

Don't blame him. Best player in the Prem at the moment.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on March 30, 2017, 02:00:18 PM
Don't blame him. Best player in the Prem at the moment.

Better than Lukaku and Kane?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on March 30, 2017, 08:50:41 PM
Yeah he is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on March 30, 2017, 09:27:36 PM
Dahoud to Dortmund next season then.

Yeah, they've got a brilliant young squad but I find them a bit shit at the moment.

They're a development club for bigger teams to take their players and coach.

Is it not time they changed their recruitment policy?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 16, 2017, 07:09:37 PM
Nolito to Betis for less than 4 million, nice little loss for City again there

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39933205
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blargins on May 16, 2017, 07:31:38 PM
Seen a rumour that Fellaini is maybe off to Turkey.

He's 29.

29!!! Where has the time gone? I thought he was about 27 max.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 16, 2017, 08:43:06 PM
Seen a rumour that Fellaini is maybe off to Turkey.

He's 29.

29!!! Where has the time gone? I thought he was about 27 max.

He's going to Marmaris on his hols
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on May 18, 2017, 10:59:40 PM
Nolito to Betis for less than 4 million, nice little loss for City again there

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39933205

Bet he feels good about picking City over Barca
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 24, 2017, 02:08:58 AM
Kinell...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/real-madrid-vinicius-junior-flamengo-46m-16-year-old-transfer
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 24, 2017, 02:11:19 AM
Kinell...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/real-madrid-vinicius-junior-flamengo-46m-16-year-old-transfer
Wow
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 24, 2017, 02:47:48 AM
Kinell...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/real-madrid-vinicius-junior-flamengo-46m-16-year-old-transfer

£37m for a kid with one senior appearance!?!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 24, 2017, 02:51:33 AM
Mlt would go mental about this
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on May 24, 2017, 02:55:01 AM
All seems perfectly above board and not one part of me is at all suspicious that something slightly dodgy is going on there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on May 24, 2017, 02:55:42 AM
Mlt would go mental about this

Post it in that new pseudo Rooney thread and see what happens.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on May 24, 2017, 03:00:39 AM
Sounds effectively like a pre-contract.  Nothing remarkable.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 24, 2017, 03:02:36 AM
Sounds effectively like a pre-contract.  Nothing remarkable.
So signing someone who has played a game for 40m isn't remarkable?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 24, 2017, 03:06:52 AM
It'll be his record for Brazil U17s, and they have loads of scouts in S. America. Sounds like a few other clubs were willing to pay similar amounts, so clearly he must be a very big deal at that age range.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 24, 2017, 03:09:11 AM
It'll be his record for Brazil U17s, and they have loads of scouts in S. America. Sounds like a few other clubs were willing to pay similar amounts, so clearly he must be a very big deal at that age range.
Don't doubt he is but fucking hell. 40m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on May 24, 2017, 03:18:25 AM
So signing someone who has played a game for 40m isn't remarkable?

It says its an agreement to sign him in the future.  Could be one or two year's time.  So that reads to me as a pre-contract.  Madrid could probably pull out of it if they wanted but with the likely high probability that he will be a superstar (see other clubs falling over themselves to get him) then that fee probably won't be that outrageous for an 18 year old with the transfer market as it will be in the future.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: cantoffee on May 24, 2017, 08:57:06 AM
It says its an agreement to sign him in the future.  Could be one or two year's time.  So that reads to me as a pre-contract.  Madrid could probably pull out of it if they wanted but with the likely high probability that he will be a superstar (see other clubs falling over themselves to get him) then that fee probably won't be that outrageous for an 18 year old with the transfer market as it will be in the future.
The transfer can only happen once he's 18 as that's the law. He'll then spend another year in Brazil on loan.

The fee is agreed, and will be paid when he turns 18, no pre-contract.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on May 26, 2017, 07:13:17 PM
Bernardo Silva to City apparently. Fantastic player
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 26, 2017, 07:30:18 PM
Zabaleta to West Ham, 2 year deal on £100k a week supposedly

they also reckon it will help them land Iheanacho, as their club source comments....

“Everton have also shown interest in him but West Ham look like they can blow them out of the water."
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on May 26, 2017, 07:31:54 PM
Zabaleta to West Ham, 2 year deal on £100k a week supposedly

they also reckon it will help them land Iheanacho, as their club source comments....

"Everton have also shown interest in him but West Ham look like they can blow them out of the water."

Just like they did with their Lukaku bid
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 26, 2017, 08:04:30 PM
City defo needed another mercurial, diminutive midfielder. That's been their problem this season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on May 26, 2017, 09:21:43 PM
Think City will spend over £200m this summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on May 26, 2017, 09:30:19 PM
Both Manchester clubs will top £400M in spends between them I reckon this summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: cantoffee on May 26, 2017, 10:28:47 PM
Yea not sure City's problem was not having enough young attacking wide players to open teams up.

What they really need is a world class defensive midfielder, better left back and better goalkeeper.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 26, 2017, 11:12:10 PM
Such a man city signing.

Yawn
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 27, 2017, 05:38:13 AM
United linked with a £40m move for Eric Dier.

£40m.

For Eric Dier.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 27, 2017, 05:58:17 AM
Lulz. Let them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 28, 2017, 06:30:31 PM
City 114million pound bid for Mbappe?!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on May 28, 2017, 06:52:37 PM
City 114million pound bid for Mbappe?!

Matched by Real Madrid.

Even without him City had unreal options across the forward positions.

Not jealous at all.  Nope.   :eh:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 28, 2017, 06:53:57 PM
United and Chelsea both in for Perisic
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on May 28, 2017, 08:09:31 PM
Oh what's the point?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on May 29, 2017, 03:57:20 AM
BREAKING: Sky sources report that Manchester City are in advanced talks to sign Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for fee in the region of £45m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on May 29, 2017, 05:58:25 AM
BREAKING: Sky sources report that Manchester City are in advanced talks to sign Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for fee in the region of £45m.

If thats true its great news.

It should give us a clear run at Pickford.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 29, 2017, 06:42:12 AM
Wtf are these fucking numbers I'm seeing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 29, 2017, 07:39:16 AM
I have literally never heard of that keeper.

45mil for what will be a decent keeper who doesn't completely shit himself when he gets the ball.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 30, 2017, 01:55:01 AM
So city close to spunking 100 million on just 2 players, absolute madness
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on May 30, 2017, 06:52:44 PM
It's the going rate for players with several interested parties.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on May 30, 2017, 06:58:42 PM
So city close to spunking 100 million on just 2 players, absolute madness

What's so mad about that?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on May 31, 2017, 12:05:32 AM
Who do you think will sign Aubameyang. Will be leaving Dortmund this season. Would be brillaint at any of the top 7 except Spurs and Us and possibly City.. The rest do need a quality striker tho. Brilliant player.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on May 31, 2017, 12:12:26 AM
Who do you think will sign Aubameyang. Will be leaving Dortmund this season. Would be brillaint at any of the top 7 except Spurs and Us and possibly City.. The rest do need a quality striker tho. Brilliant player.

PSG
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 31, 2017, 03:15:05 AM
Real.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on May 31, 2017, 03:19:37 AM
Who do you think will sign Aubameyang. Will be leaving Dortmund this season. Would be brillaint at any of the top 7 except Spurs and Us and possibly City.. The rest do need a quality striker tho. Brilliant player.

The shite seems obvious.

Ship out Sturridge to West Ham for £30m+ and bring him in with the offer of CL football.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 31, 2017, 03:41:40 AM
The shite seems obvious.

Ship out Sturridge to West Ham for £30m+ and bring him in with the offer of CL football.

Redshites in work reckon this will happen, Aubameyang and Reus
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on May 31, 2017, 03:44:19 AM
Redshites in work reckon this will happen, Aubameyang and Reus

Done his cruciate hasn't he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on May 31, 2017, 03:44:39 AM
Done his cruciate hasn't he?

Their type of player then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on May 31, 2017, 03:49:01 AM
They've been signing Reus for about five years.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on May 31, 2017, 04:28:37 AM
Redshites in work reckon this will happen, Aubameyang and Reus

Oh how you laughed.....
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on May 31, 2017, 04:50:05 AM
I did let out a little snigger
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on May 31, 2017, 10:38:38 PM
Who do you think will sign Aubameyang. Will be leaving Dortmund this season. Would be brillaint at any of the top 7 except Spurs and Us and possibly City.. The rest do need a quality striker tho. Brilliant player.

PSG

http://talksport.com/football/transfer-news-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-agrees-ps61million-deal-leave-borussia-dortmund

What do i win?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 31, 2017, 10:44:16 PM
http://talksport.com/football/transfer-news-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-agrees-ps61million-deal-leave-borussia-dortmund

What do i win?
A fish
Well done
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on May 31, 2017, 10:46:08 PM
A fish
Well done

Does it come with chips?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 31, 2017, 10:59:55 PM
Does it come with chips?
Chips and fish?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 01, 2017, 04:39:21 PM
City signed that Benfica goalkeeper  £35M

They have spent over 100M already and not even open yet. Well not officially.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2017, 06:36:38 PM
Close to that Mendy too. On course to blow a billion on the whole Monaco team at this rate
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 01, 2017, 07:15:16 PM
Making a real sign of intent here arn't they, fully expect the other big boys to follow suit
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: D_murph0278 on June 02, 2017, 05:41:57 AM
Meanwhile down at the (finch) farm, Everton are on their 8th ish day of hard negotiating with an unattached unwanted league one standard full-back.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 02, 2017, 06:05:18 AM
Couple of exciting deals done today

Ajax have signed Klaas Jan Huntelaar

Stoke have signed Darren Fletcher
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 02, 2017, 06:08:16 AM
Couple of exciting deals done today

Ajax have signed Klaas Jan Huntelaar

Stoke have signed Darren Fletcher

How old is Huntelaar these days?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 02, 2017, 06:11:36 AM
How old is Huntelaar these days?

He was a year below me in school 😥

I mean he wasn't at my school or anything!

The Yak was in my year at school

God I'm old

Huntelaar is 34 in August
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jamokachi on June 02, 2017, 08:21:31 AM
Meanwhile down at the (finch) farm, Everton are on their 8th ish day of hard negotiating with an unattached unwanted league one standard full-back.

give it a fucking rest, christ
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 02, 2017, 06:42:43 PM
Liverpool after Mohamed Salah.

Good player but how many attacking midfielders do they need?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 02, 2017, 06:49:12 PM
The Darren Fletcher to stoke one just makes me sad.

What an utterly depressing piece of transfer business.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 02, 2017, 07:16:41 PM
Liverpool after Mohamed Salah.

Good player but how many attacking midfielders do they need?

all of them, in the forlorn hope that one may become a bit better than good and they can champion they've got the greatest scouting network/manager/coaches ever etc etc
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on June 03, 2017, 12:01:01 AM
Liverpool after Mohamed Salah.

Good player but how many attacking midfielders do they need?

He's great on the counterattack. It would damage's Roma's style of play to lose him, even if he's inconsistent.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 06, 2017, 11:14:29 PM
Defoe to Bournemouth...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 07, 2017, 12:38:04 AM
Musacchio, kessie, ricardo rodriguez and probably lucas biglia to milan. Building a good team there it seems
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 07, 2017, 05:09:17 AM
Defoe to Bournemouth...

This has made me a bit sad and angry coz Bradley only has a short while to live and absolutely adores and idolises Defoe. I reckon Defoe could have held off for a couple of months.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 07, 2017, 05:18:46 AM
This has made me a bit sad and angry coz Bradley only has a short while to live and absolutely adores and idolises Defoe. I reckon Defoe could have held off for a couple of months.

He's already said he'll keep in touch as much as he can, Bournemouth to Sunderland isn't far for him to travel to. The sad reality of his situation is the poor lad probably won't even be here when Defoe reports for pre season training, let alone another couple of months.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-40178965
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on June 07, 2017, 04:03:47 PM
Musacchio, kessie, ricardo rodriguez and probably lucas biglia to milan. Building a good team there it seems

Boss signings.

Did Wolfsburg end up going down?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 07, 2017, 04:04:48 PM
Boss signings.

Did Wolfsburg end up going down?
Stayed up I think, Just
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 07, 2017, 04:08:35 PM
Yeah won the play-off to stay up. They've just signed John Brooks to make him the most expensive American ever
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on June 11, 2017, 02:58:38 AM
http://en.as.com/en/2017/06/10/football/1497096202_543090.html

Atletico turned down 75 mil Euro bid for Jan Oblak. The prices for keepers seem to be catching up with other areas of the pitch.

Maybe 30 mil for Pickford will suddenly seem reasonable by the end of the summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on June 11, 2017, 03:27:41 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40236474

Victor Lindelof on is way to Man Utd according to this.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 13, 2017, 04:21:22 AM
The shite after Tadic?? what the fuck is going on with them and Southampton??
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 13, 2017, 07:18:00 PM
Lot of my red mates are still confident that they will sign VVD, I don't get that, they got caught tapping him up, issued an apology, then grovelled to the FA to let them off and yet they still reckon they will get him, no shame, no shame at all that lot.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 14, 2017, 07:21:12 PM
Harry McGuire to Leicester for 17 million
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on June 15, 2017, 01:24:01 PM
Harry McGuire to Leicester for 17 million

Another Jolly good mid table finish for them it is.

I can see the top 7 getting even further away from the other 13 this season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 15, 2017, 07:50:50 PM
Tolisso to Bayern. Big player in the making there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on June 16, 2017, 03:19:55 AM
Really happy to see Aaron Mooy will be seemingly bought by Huddersfield.

Looking forward to watching him in the Premier league next season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 16, 2017, 03:42:58 PM
Looks like Raiola has successfully sabotaged the relationship between Donnarumma and Milan, and he now won't sign an extension.

What an absolute rasc.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2017, 07:35:12 PM
Looks like Raiola has successfully sabotaged the relationship between Donnarumma and Milan, and he now won't sign an extension.

What an absolute rasc.

Buffon successor?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on June 16, 2017, 09:22:41 PM
Buffon successor?

They'd be mad not to try, surely. Got to be a better option than Szczesny.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 17, 2017, 02:15:11 AM
Looks like Raiola has successfully sabotaged the relationship between Donnarumma and Milan, and he now won't sign an extension.

What an absolute rasc.

That fucker is having an absolute field day.

He's a like big sweaty version of Di Caprio in Wolf of Wall Street. He just does what he wants.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 17, 2017, 02:47:22 AM
They offered him 80000 a year. He can double that if he moves. His agent is looking out for his client.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 17, 2017, 02:49:23 AM
They offered him 80000 a year. He can double that if he moves. His agent is looking out for his client.
Who he gets a chunky percentage off
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on June 17, 2017, 03:09:55 AM
Who he gets a chunky percentage off

Don't hate the player...
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on June 17, 2017, 04:27:08 AM
Another Aussie in the Premier league with Mat Ryan moving to Brighton.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 17, 2017, 04:31:28 AM
Another Aussie in the Premier league with Mat Ryan moving to Brighton.
He is meant to be good isn't he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TSGun on June 17, 2017, 04:49:03 AM
He is meant to be good isn't he?
Yeah he's promising, very consistent and reliable.

He still has a little way to go in overall development but should prove himself a good purchase.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2017, 05:10:54 AM
Dani Alves to Man City
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2017, 05:18:05 AM
Dani Alves to Man City

Did well in the CL.  Best bitabout this is theyre not giving Spurs £50m for Kyle Walker.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2017, 05:21:39 AM
Did well in the CL.  Best bitabout this is theyre not giving Spurs £50m for Kyle Walker.

Value wise 5m for Alves certainly seems like a better deal. Be good to see him in the Prem
Title: Re: Paper talk
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2017, 10:06:54 AM
Sunday Express linking Chelsea with Ronaldo, The Russian said he is prepared to break the world record transfer fee.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2017, 10:12:14 AM
Tottenham lining up a bid for Smalling 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 22, 2017, 08:26:22 PM
Will Hughes to Watford for £4.5m, going to £8m with add-ons
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2017, 08:30:00 PM
Will Hughes to Watford for £4.5m, going to £8m with add-ons

He was going to be the next big thing before Barkley wasnt he?  Think he suffered with injuries IIRC.

Ben Gibson linked with a move to Stoke this morning for £15m.  He'd be good at that price even in addition to Michael Keane.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 22, 2017, 08:30:55 PM
Can't belive will hughes is only 22
He seems to have been around for years
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on June 23, 2017, 01:15:09 AM
Will Hughes to Watford for £4.5m, going to £8m with add-ons
By add-ons they mean sun cream costs
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2017, 10:52:10 PM
Anichebe Joins Chinese Second Tier Club, Beijing Enterprises
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on June 24, 2017, 02:47:11 PM
Anichebe Joins Chinese Second Tier Club, Beijing Enterprises

He'll smash it out there, backing in like nobody's business
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bally on June 24, 2017, 09:12:09 PM
Anichebe Joins Chinese Second Tier Club, Beijing Enterprises
He'll love it out there and hopefully he'll be happy
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Brownie20 on June 26, 2017, 05:55:06 AM
Good luck to Big Vic. Always liked him
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on June 26, 2017, 08:50:39 AM
Giroud in talks with French club Lyon over a potential move
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Lxxx on June 26, 2017, 02:47:29 PM
http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/821272/Arsenal-Transfer-News-Gossip-Rumour-Updates-Alexis-Sanchez-Sergio-Aguero-Latest

Aquero swap for Sanchez? While we're scratching around doing the best we can to try and build to get to that next level these boys would jump further away with this kind of deal. Win win for both clubs, would take them both up a notch, especially Arsenal.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2017, 06:21:53 PM
Leipzig asking for £70m for Naby Keita -

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/26/liverpool-naby-keita-rb-leipzig-offer
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2017, 10:47:13 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/26/manchester-united-nemanja-matic-chelsea-transfer-jose-mourinho
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 26, 2017, 10:53:24 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/26/manchester-united-nemanja-matic-chelsea-transfer-jose-mourinho
Him and fellaini in mf
That's gonna be attractive
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2017, 11:04:01 PM
Him and fellaini in mf
That's gonna be attractive

Aye, typical Mourinho. Great deal for Chelsea, replacing him with a better, more dynamic player in Bakayoko for less money.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on June 27, 2017, 04:13:37 AM
£55m for a left back, £40m for Matic, and £20m for Ake?

We may well actually end up getting the full £100m for Lukaku at this rate.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 29, 2017, 05:38:48 PM
If ever there was an indication as to how far AC Milan have fallen, Fabio Borini having a medical there sums it up perfectly.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on June 29, 2017, 09:58:05 PM
Defoe to Bournemouth confirmed. Three year contract mind.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on June 29, 2017, 10:09:06 PM
3 year deal! His agent's pulled blinder there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 29, 2017, 10:29:05 PM
Defoe to Bournemouth confirmed. Three year contract mind.
He'll be about 51 then
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on June 30, 2017, 02:09:56 PM
Bournemouth sign Ake for 20 million, brilliant deal that
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 30, 2017, 03:29:54 PM
Man City and Spurs in negotiation for Kyle Walker.... will be an expensive reserve right back behind Dani Alves!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on June 30, 2017, 03:59:00 PM
Bournemouth sign Ake for 20 million, brilliant deal that

We should have signed him, great piece of business for 20m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 30, 2017, 04:19:21 PM
We should have signed him, great piece of business for 20m

Apart from if he turns out to be brilliant and Chelsea buy him back next year for 25m to replace Cahill.... it's as good as another loan.... with no risk to Chelsea if he doesn't quite cut it
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on June 30, 2017, 04:23:56 PM
Apart from if he turns out to be brilliant and Chelsea buy him back next year for 25m to replace Cahill.... it's as good as another loan.... with no risk to Chelsea if he doesn't quite cut it

If he turned out to be brilliant I don't think they would get him back for any less than 50m, the days of us being bullied are over, just ask Lukaku and Barkley
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 30, 2017, 04:36:36 PM
If he turned out to be brilliant I don't think they would get him back for any less than 50m, the days of us being bullied are over, just ask Lukaku and Barkley

Unless they put in a buy-back clause, which they almost certainly have. It's the new trend for rich clubs reduce their risk: don't loan players, sell them with a buy-back clause. It's a win-win for them: if the player turns out to be good, they can get him back for practically nothing, if not, they've already cashed in on him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on June 30, 2017, 04:55:48 PM
Unless they put in a buy-back clause, which they almost certainly have. It's the new trend for rich clubs reduce their risk: don't loan players, sell them with a buy-back clause. It's a win-win for them: if the player turns out to be good, they can get him back for practically nothing, if not, they've already cashed in on him.

Foolish of the buying team to agree to those terms, after all the big clubs can only keep so many players before they want to move on to play football, Sandro for example if he's not playing he wants to go elsewhere to get game time over and above salary or recognition of playing for Barca
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 30, 2017, 05:05:08 PM
Foolish of the buying team to agree to those terms, after all the big clubs can only keep so many players before they want to move on to play football, Sandro for example if he's not playing he wants to go elsewhere to get game time over and above salary or recognition of playing for Barca

Which is apparently why we didn't go in for him and the likes of Bournemouth did, they're happy being basically a feeder club
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on June 30, 2017, 05:05:09 PM
Foolish of the buying team to agree to those terms, after all the big clubs can only keep so many players before they want to move on to play football, Sandro for example if he's not playing he wants to go elsewhere to get game time over and above salary or recognition of playing for Barca

But they want quality players. Not in 3 years time, now. Because if you fall out of the PL, it's a complete financial meltdown. So you take whatever option is offered to you. It's like payday loans, a really insidious trap and one there's no easy way out of, unless you've got a really, really good academy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Risky on July 01, 2017, 03:12:30 AM
Looks as if Arsenal are pretty close to signing Lacazzette now.  I think he'll be a great signing for them but it'll be interesting to see how he adapts to the premier league.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on July 01, 2017, 10:53:36 PM
Reuben Navas from Porto to Wolves. €20m. Turned down the shite amongst others!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 02, 2017, 12:30:33 AM
Reuben Navas from Porto to Wolves. €20m. Turned down the shite amongst others!

is this a joke?!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 02, 2017, 01:30:25 AM
Wut.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 02, 2017, 01:33:09 AM
This fella has completely passed me by, no idea who he is.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on July 02, 2017, 11:38:05 PM
Gosling has got a new 4 year deal at Bournemouth.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 03, 2017, 12:22:49 AM
Gosling has got a new 4 year deal at Bournemouth.

Seems like Bournemouths the place to be........
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 03, 2017, 04:44:03 PM
PSG after Coutinho for £80m, always thought the Salah fee was them just spending the proceeds of selling their best player

 :clap:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on July 03, 2017, 05:22:34 PM
PSG after Coutinho for £80m, always thought the Salah fee was them just spending the proceeds of selling their best player

Completely different players. Will be interesting watching how they adapt to life after Coutinho if true.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 03, 2017, 05:23:54 PM
Completely different players. Will be interesting watching how they adapt to life after Coutinho if true.

more tongue in cheek as all the kopite knobs keep saying all our signings are just us spending the Lukaku money
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on July 03, 2017, 05:25:28 PM
John Terry to Villa.

I'd be more upset at that than the relegation if I was a Villa fan.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 03, 2017, 05:27:59 PM
I was speaking to an RS mate in work and he was buzzing about their team for the new season. But he seemed to think the midfield and forwards would be something like

               Wijnaldum Lallana

     Salah.         Coutinho.    Mane

                      Firmino

Some great attacking players in there but that midfield looks a bit short of defensive capabilities to me. Unless they have a solid defence and keeper behind, which I'm not sure they do
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 03, 2017, 08:21:09 PM
I was speaking to an RS mate in work and he was buzzing about their team for the new season. But he seemed to think the midfield and forwards would be something like

               Wijnaldum Lallana

     Salah.     Henderson    Mane

                      Firmino

Some great attacking players in there but that midfield looks a bit short of defensive capabilities to me. Unless they have a solid defence and keeper behind, which I'm not sure they do

Fixed it for him, much more easy on the eye....
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 03, 2017, 10:34:31 PM
John Terry to Villa.

I'd be more upset at that than the relegation if I was a Villa fan.

60 grand a week despite Harry Redknapp wanting him at Birmingham. The Mighty Midlands ride again.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 06, 2017, 02:23:07 AM
€28m seems unrealistically low for Costa.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on July 08, 2017, 04:21:09 PM
Wolves have bought Ruben Neves of Porto for around £15.8m.

That must be a record sum paid by a Championship team.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 08, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
He must not be as good as imagined when he first broke on the scene then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Mayor Farnum on July 09, 2017, 05:27:14 PM
Redknapp trying to persuade 37 year old Robbie Keane to join Birmingham. He really has no qualms when it comes to spending other people's money.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 09, 2017, 05:30:22 PM
Rudiger having a medical with Chelsea ahead of £34m move.  Again, i know nothing about him at all to judge.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on July 10, 2017, 01:17:01 AM
Redknapp trying to persuade 37 year old Robbie Keane to join Birmingham. He really has no qualms when it comes to spending other people's money.

Redknapp's scouting network is basically his phone contact list. Surely he has Kranjcar on speed dial.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 11, 2017, 06:42:51 PM
https://twitter.com/FCBayernEN/status/884736556531109890
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 11, 2017, 06:56:59 PM
https://twitter.com/FCBayernEN/status/884736556531109890

Wonder how much they've paid as a loan fee?!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jamokachi on July 11, 2017, 07:04:11 PM
Boooo! I wanted him!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 12, 2017, 01:19:11 AM
Bet the daily mail arent all over Bayern loaning players like they were when we did it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 12, 2017, 05:49:13 AM
Strange for him to go there. I suppose there's the Ancelotti link though
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Danny on July 12, 2017, 09:07:32 PM
Wonder how much they've paid as a loan fee?!

5 million euro, 5 million euro next year and then an obligation to sign him for 35 million euro, bargain signing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Outworlder47 on July 13, 2017, 02:55:52 AM
Anthony Modeste off to China on a loan-to-buy.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on July 13, 2017, 05:09:35 AM
Redknapp's scouting network is basically his phone contact list. Surely he has Kranjcar on speed dial.

Going though his list of "smashing Lads". "Crouchie" is next up.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2017, 05:14:36 AM
James Vaughan to Sunderland it's looking like.

Boss move for him, made up.

What the fuck is going on down there though? They're in serious danger if dropping back down.

Have they even got a manager yet?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cassius on July 13, 2017, 12:01:16 PM
James Vaughan to Sunderland it's looking like.

Boss move for him, made up.

What the fuck is going on down there though? They're in serious danger if dropping back down.

Have they even got a manager yet?

Simon Grayson...

So yeah, dropping down.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 13, 2017, 02:53:42 PM
James Vaughan to Sunderland it's looking like.

Boss move for him, made up.

What the fuck is going on down there though? They're in serious danger if dropping back down.

Have they even got a manager yet?

If they hadn't let go a few ex-everton players in the summer pretty sure they could almost field a full xi  lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on July 13, 2017, 04:24:23 PM
If they hadn't let go a few ex-everton players in the summer pretty sure they could almost field a full xi  lolol
...............So who have they got now ?
Gibson ,Oviedo ,McGeady ,Galloway ,Browning ,Vaughan ,Rodwell - just the seven then.
Anichebe ,Pienaar ,Lescott  gone.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 13, 2017, 04:31:05 PM
...............So who have they got now ?
Gibson ,Oviedo ,McGeady ,Galloway ,Browning ,Vaughan ,Rodwell - just the seven then.
Anichebe ,Pienaar ,Lescott  gone.

 :cheers: god bless 'em, maybe they'll take Robles....

                    Robles
Browning Galloway Lescott Oviedo
McGeady Gibson Rodwell Pienaar
            Anichebe Vaughan

what a team they could have formed, haha

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Alanvideo on July 13, 2017, 04:34:22 PM
:cheers: god bless 'em, maybe they'll take Robles....

                    Robles
Browning Galloway Lescott Oviedo
McGeady Gibson Rodwell Pienaar
            Anichebe Vaughan

what a team they could have formed, haha


..............at least 6 of those players would spend more time in the treatment room than on the pitch  lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 13, 2017, 04:35:09 PM
:cheers: god bless 'em, maybe they'll take Robles....

                    Robles
Browning Galloway Lescott Oviedo
McGeady Gibson Rodwell Pienaar
            Anichebe Vaughan

what a team they could have formed, haha


Anichebe gone to China hasn't he?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 13, 2017, 09:17:56 PM
Loads of reports saying Bonucci to Milan. That would be an absoulte blockbuster!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 13, 2017, 09:19:14 PM
Walker to City for 50 million!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 13, 2017, 09:21:49 PM
I'm not having Kyle Walker.  Absolutely no way he's worth £50m.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 13, 2017, 09:34:50 PM
Sale of the summer from Spurs.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2017, 10:00:41 PM
Fucking hell, how many hundred million have they spent on defenders over the last few years?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on July 13, 2017, 11:46:47 PM
Levy must be tempted to sell half their team as outside of playing under Pochettino a lot of them were pretty average (Kane included), so they'd currently be valued at twice their real worth.

Ignoring that they'd have to replace them with players they wouldn't pay for, of course, so it'd be pretty self defeating :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 14, 2017, 01:03:25 AM
I'm not having Kyle Walker.  Absolutely no way he's worth £50m.

He might not be worth £50m as a right back but this is Guardiola we're talking about.

He'll actually be used as a false inverted trequartista water carrier
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on July 14, 2017, 01:20:15 AM
He might not be worth £50m as a right back but this is Guardiola we're talking about.

He'll actually be used as a false inverted trequartista water carrier

Carrilero is the word you're looking for :)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 14, 2017, 01:37:31 AM
https://twitter.com/southamptonfc/status/885551913856630784

Southampton with an absolutely brilliant parody of the recent transfer announcements.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: bacon sarnie on July 14, 2017, 02:40:26 AM
..............at least 6 of those players would spend more time in the treatment room than on the pitch  lolol

Beat me to it. Emergency Ward 10 eleven. Heard they're after Sturridge now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on July 14, 2017, 03:03:27 AM
Enner Valencia has gone back to Mexico.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40592450
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 14, 2017, 03:07:17 AM
Enner Valencia has gone back to Mexico.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40592450
Ttfn
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on July 14, 2017, 03:24:51 AM
He might not be worth £50m as a right back but this is Guardiola we're talking about.

He'll actually be used as a false inverted trequartista water carrier

If Stones is worth 60, Walker is definitely worth 50 too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 14, 2017, 03:38:57 AM
Walker's been a massive part of Spurs' style, playing basically as a winger in possession and covering the entire right side of the pitch. Poch has transformed him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 14, 2017, 03:41:18 AM
Walker's been a massive part of Spurs' style, playing basically as a winger in possession and covering the entire right side of the pitch. Poch has transformed him.

I'm actually really excited about this.

He's the first one of Poch's transformed players to leave and if he flops badly then I can still harbour hope of Harry Kane being an absolute fraud.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 14, 2017, 03:48:23 AM
Walker is boss.

Trippier is even better though.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 14, 2017, 03:49:29 AM
Walker is boss.

Trippier is even better though.

Had a read of their forums before and they don't seem to be calling for Trippier to replace him.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on July 14, 2017, 03:17:48 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/13/juventus-leonardo-bonucci-set-to-join-milan-shock-move
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 14, 2017, 04:09:24 PM
It's definitely on. WTF is it all about? It's a like a throwback to the glory days of Calcio when everyone was buying each others best players for mega money.

Why are Juventus willing to sell? Why for a reasonable price? Why to a rival? And why aren't other clubs banging on the door to gazump Milan? Why does he want to go to Milan? The most bizarre transfer this summer by a mile.

Sounds like he's got a bit too big for his boots, falling out with Allegri last season and allegedly slapping Dybala in the face at HT in the CL final.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: claimabstract on July 15, 2017, 10:56:11 AM
Sounds like he's got a bit too big for his boots, falling out with Allegri last season and allegedly slapping Dybala in the face at HT in the CL final.
I don't know anything about the situation, and not defending Bonucci, but it seems that Allegri also isn't the easiest to have to listen to, and Dybala does come across as full of himself to me.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 19, 2017, 01:09:25 AM
Arnautovic to West Ham for 24 million

Madness
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 19, 2017, 01:13:53 AM
Bet he's gutted he never come us last season.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Robioto on July 19, 2017, 01:38:20 AM
Arnautovic to West Ham for 24 million

Madness

Bloody hell, right there is the most ridiculous fee of the window so far. West Ham doing solid business as usual with overpriced average players.  :snigger:
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 19, 2017, 01:51:43 AM
Arnautovic to West Ham for 24 million

Madness

Isnt that more than they got for Payet?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 19, 2017, 02:54:13 AM
Reading that PSG have met the €222m Neymar buyout clause.

Fur realz?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 19, 2017, 03:41:20 AM
West Ham making proper West Ham signings.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 19, 2017, 03:53:59 AM
West Ham making proper West Ham signings.

Next up, Jack Wilshire.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 19, 2017, 03:57:38 AM
Next up, Jack Wilshire.
He oozes west ham
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 19, 2017, 04:04:07 AM
God yes Wilshere.

Throw a deadline day loan for loic remy in there.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 19, 2017, 04:06:59 AM
God yes Wilshere.

Throw a deadline day loan for loic remy in there.

And an obscene quote from Sullivan saying they were in for Modric or some shit.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 19, 2017, 04:35:20 AM
Surprised they haven't gone for Sturridge
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 19, 2017, 08:52:21 PM
City doing the logical thing of having agreed a world record £50m fee for a right back last week agreeing to pay £30m for another one.  And we've got 4 potential right backs who cost a total of £60k lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 19, 2017, 11:03:31 PM
Morata to Chelsea
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ridge on July 20, 2017, 02:19:42 AM
Love this tweet  lolol

https://twitter.com/KaraMbodji/status/886911196057743360
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Lxxx on July 20, 2017, 05:59:20 PM
Even a manager of Guardiola's standing has got to be on a trophy warning this season. A big one at that with the amount of money they're spending and they still don't have a left back.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on July 20, 2017, 06:20:52 PM
john lundstram to sheffield united
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on July 20, 2017, 06:51:42 PM
Even a manager of Guardiola's standing has got to be on a trophy warning this season. A big one at that with the amount of money they're spending and they still don't have a left back.

He'll do something stupid like play Walker at LB and Danilo at RB and the press will love him for it
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 21, 2017, 12:06:04 AM
Having missed out on John Terry, Harry Redknapp is pursuing deals to sign Robbie Keane, Ashley Cole and Stuart Downing

Someone really should buy 'arry a more up to date FM
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on July 21, 2017, 09:37:12 PM
Neymar to PSG is mental if it happens.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 21, 2017, 10:28:06 PM
FFP is working well then.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 21, 2017, 11:11:26 PM
VVD told to train on his own by southampton as hes told them he wants to leave.

My disappreciation of Neymar mustve been a premonition of his sale starting a chain of events giving Liverpool a massive wedge of cash.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 21, 2017, 11:25:29 PM
VVD is virtually on strike then, what an absolute twat
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on July 22, 2017, 12:02:11 AM
Thing is, if he wants to go to Liverpool, could Southampton not just report them?

The reason the FA never pressed charges or punished the shite was because Southampton never formally pressed charges they said they where happy that the shite had ended interest.

If Liverpool come back in could the saints not just formally press charges to at the very least keep the shite from getting him?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 22, 2017, 12:13:02 AM
Jason Cundy saying theres nothing wrong with players going on strike to force a move away from their current club, absolute bellend
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on July 22, 2017, 01:08:23 AM
Jason Cundy saying theres nothing wrong with players going on strike to force a move away from their current club, absolute bellend


Absolute fucking cack artist that prick. Cant stand him. Did absolutely nothing of note in his career and thinks he knows it all.

I'd love someone to rob his car.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: irishtoffee on July 22, 2017, 03:33:28 AM
Chris samba and John Terry CB pairing for Aston villa with glen Whelan in midfield. Depressing time to follow villa
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 22, 2017, 05:44:01 PM
Chris samba and John Terry CB pairing for Aston villa with glen Whelan in midfield. Depressing time to follow villa

Villa and Birmingham having their own competition to see who can sign the most aging mercenaries

About the only thing they'll have a chance of winning this year
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 22, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
Sad really. Villa are a great British football club and they're having to resort to has beens and Steve Bruce (a proven multiple failure of a manager) in charge.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 22, 2017, 06:08:57 PM
Neymar to PSG might be a go'er! Fuckin hell
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 22, 2017, 07:13:16 PM
Man City going all out to demonstrate FFP doesn't exist

Another £50m+ defender.....
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cassius on July 22, 2017, 09:44:33 PM
Sad really. Villa are a great British football club and they're having to resort to has beens and Steve Bruce (a proven multiple failure of a manager) in charge.

How do you define multiple failure?

Steve Bruce is at his level and he's not a bad manager for clubs with expectations at that level.

He'll never be elite and that's fine. He's steady, unspectacular and solid and for a team like Villa, in the position they're in, he's ok.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 22, 2017, 10:14:27 PM
Doesn't Bruce have the most promotions as a manager from the Championship to the Premier League?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheTone on July 22, 2017, 11:34:51 PM
Chris samba and John Terry CB pairing for Aston villa with glen Whelan in midfield. Depressing time to follow villa

Still fancy them to come good and finish 6th






in League One
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 23, 2017, 12:09:49 AM
Man City going all out to demonstrate FFP doesn't exist

Another £50m+ defender.....

Money means nothing to them.  Absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 23, 2017, 12:53:59 AM
Great achievement by Monaco last season to win the French League and get to the Champions League semi finals

First team totally wrecked now for next season

Feels like they've sold every player for like 50million each, are they all that good?!

Or are a lot of clubs over paying for players that have had one good season ?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: irishtoffee on July 23, 2017, 01:56:54 AM
Great achievement by Monaco last season to win the French League and get to the Champions League semi finals

First team totally wrecked now for next season

Feels like they've sold every player for like 50million each, are they all that good?!

Or are a lot of clubs over paying for players that have had one good season ?
They're possibly like Leicester players who after 1 season were worth a fortune but the club decided not to sell. How much have the Leicester players values dropped after last season? (Or maybe they're actually good)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 23, 2017, 06:17:52 AM
Watch Neymar sign a new deal ah barca worth about 500k a week.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 23, 2017, 07:28:27 PM
https://twitter.com/asromaen/status/888873801831727104
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on July 24, 2017, 12:48:10 AM
https://twitter.com/asromaen/status/888873801831727104

Haha

He played for lazio didn't he?

Can't imagine that's gone down well at all over there
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 24, 2017, 01:29:55 AM
Haha

He played for lazio didn't he?

Can't imagine that's gone down well at all over there

they had banners last night saying he was 'a worm' - best insult ever.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 24, 2017, 04:04:32 AM
"stays"

https://twitter.com/3gerardpique/status/889227585137385472
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on July 24, 2017, 04:43:28 PM
Neymar was unplayable against Juve the other night, yes it was only a friendly but he was superb
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 25, 2017, 09:09:39 PM
http://dailycannon.com/2017/07/wellington-silva-fails-bordeaux-medical/

Hahaha, Arsenal trying to make a quick profit by jumping on a buy back clause, only to now be stuck with a player they don't even want  lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on July 30, 2017, 02:29:55 AM
Looks like Fellaini's going to Galatasaray.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 30, 2017, 05:05:13 AM
Looks like Fellaini's going to Galatasaray.

£10m doesnt seem a lot at all for someone who can be so effective if used right.  Also thinks he's better than them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 30, 2017, 05:30:31 AM
I was going to ask, just for the sake of it, whether he could have any worth in our current squad as it is now.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ross on July 30, 2017, 05:58:05 AM
I was going to ask, just for the sake of it, whether he could have any worth in our current squad as it is now.

If we really want a big focal point to hold the ball up, bring others into play and score goals he's certainly up there with Giroud.

In fact he's got more upsides considering he can play a number of different roles.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on July 30, 2017, 06:05:27 AM
If we really want a big focal point to hold the ball up, bring others into play and score goals he's certainly up there with Giroud.

In fact he's got more upsides considering he can play a number of different roles.

He'd probably be happy with a squad position as well, and wouldn't need to move house and life.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 30, 2017, 06:46:34 AM
Did I just read that Fellaini is a better option up top than Giroud?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on July 30, 2017, 09:14:50 PM
£10m for Fellaini is dirt cheap.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on July 31, 2017, 10:12:29 PM
Has Wenger really just said that Ozil and Sanchez being in the last year of their contracts is 'ideal'?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 01, 2017, 01:52:37 AM
Has Wenger really just said that Ozil and Sanchez being in the last year of their contracts is 'ideal'?

He's such a condescending old fool.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on August 01, 2017, 06:25:07 PM
£10m for Fellaini is dirt cheap.


I'd have him back in a shot at that price.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 02, 2017, 02:15:54 PM
Now that gas bag Micky Quinn is on talksport in the AM they tend to spend around 60mins or so discussing their title chances.

Every year they do this. No wonder a lot of them have lost some sense of reality.

EDIT: Wrong thread.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 02, 2017, 04:18:06 PM
Can't believe that Neymar deal is happening
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on August 02, 2017, 05:11:48 PM
Can't believe that Neymar deal is happening

It does make me think that maybe it's time for us to give up on football.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 02, 2017, 06:47:09 PM
It does make me think that maybe it's time for us to give up on football.

It will eat itself sooner or later.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on August 02, 2017, 08:51:02 PM
It does make me think that maybe it's time for us to give up on football.

Imagine giving up on football because of a transfer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: smellybum on August 02, 2017, 10:00:08 PM
Can't believe that Neymar deal is happening

There comes a point when things just get stupid.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 02, 2017, 10:40:16 PM
Imagine giving up on football because of a transfer.

To be fair I'm about to give up on football because of the Sigurdsson thread.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 03, 2017, 01:33:06 AM
Shite fans are shitting themselves, Coutinho will almost certainly be a Barca player sooner rather than later
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 03, 2017, 03:59:07 AM
Neymar will pick up £775,477 a week

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 03, 2017, 04:00:06 AM
£515k per week after tax.  Its just a completely different game to what we play. 
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 03, 2017, 04:00:55 AM
Neymar will pick up £775,477 a week



I believe this was C Ronaldo's reaction tot he news

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 03, 2017, 04:04:24 AM
This will have a knock on effect, Barca will splash the cash as well now
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 03, 2017, 04:09:48 AM
£450m deal including transfer, bonuses and salary, football's lost it's mind.

It'll surely get to the stage that the fees will out strip the benefit of spending that much the player, where are a team like PSG going to recoup all that money to make it worthwhile investing that much in one player?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 03, 2017, 04:10:39 AM
£450m deal including transfer, bonuses and salary, football's lost it's mind.

It'll surely get to the stage that the fees will out strip the benefit of spending that much the player, where are a team like PSG going to recoup all that money to make it worthwhile investing that much in one player?

Shirt sales.  ;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 03, 2017, 04:11:33 AM
Mbappe hands in transfer request.  Let the domino rally commence.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 03, 2017, 04:19:50 AM
£450m deal including transfer, bonuses and salary, football's lost it's mind.

It'll surely get to the stage that the fees will out strip the benefit of spending that much the player, where are a team like PSG going to recoup all that money to make it worthwhile investing that much in one player?

I can see him twisting knee ligaments first game too.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 03, 2017, 04:21:32 AM
Madness
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 03, 2017, 04:24:35 AM
http://www.spotrac.com/nba/cleveland-cavaliers/lebron-james-2257/

Let's put it into context. its only slightly more than Lebron James. And football is a bigger market than Basketball.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 03, 2017, 04:24:47 AM
Neymar out, Mbappe and Coutinho in
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 03, 2017, 04:26:34 AM
Here are the NBA highest earners.

http://www.spotrac.com/nba/contracts/

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 03, 2017, 04:41:06 AM
Neymar will pick up £775,477 a week

£515k per week after tax.  Its just a completely different game to what we play. 

So assuming he doesn't tax dodge, he (or PSG) will be paying approximately 260k a week tax for the benefit of the rest of society. Bravo to football ;)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 03, 2017, 04:45:15 AM
So assuming he doesn't tax dodge, he (or PSG) will be paying approximately 260k a week tax for the benefit of the rest of society. Bravo to football ;)

I read he was registering in Qatar to pay 0% tax, then effextively going 'on loan' to PSG as their top tax bracket is 50%?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 03, 2017, 04:52:45 AM
I read he was registering in Qatar to pay 0% tax, then effextively going 'on loan' to PSG as their top tax bracket is 50%?

That makes more sense, depressingly.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 03, 2017, 06:36:55 PM
Sounds like this could go on for a while yet. La Liga have rejected Neymar's lawyers attempt to pay the buy out clause.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40814854
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 03, 2017, 08:05:09 PM
The player having to pay the buyout clause themselves may have been why Sandro got delayed, it just didn't go public.  It may also mean we paid him more than the £6.25m to buy it out.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jamokachi on August 04, 2017, 10:46:23 AM
Sounds like this could go on for a while yet. La Liga have rejected Neymar's lawyers attempt to pay the buy out clause.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40814854

About 2 hours after this post the deal was confirmed lolol
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cereal Killer on August 04, 2017, 07:29:04 PM
Neymar press conference is just shitty sound bites and bullshit to try and make out it wasn't done for the money, hope they win fuck all

"If he came for money, he could go to other clubs for even more money"

Yes because other clubs definitely offering him more than £700k a week....
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 08:38:21 PM
"Neymar didn't pay the release clause, we did"

No shit
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 05, 2017, 11:45:57 PM
https://twitter.com/benmendy23/status/893856228220313600
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 06, 2017, 03:18:20 AM
Oof
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Confucius on August 09, 2017, 08:15:06 PM
Am I missing something?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 10, 2017, 03:52:50 AM
RS reject Barca offer for Coutinho £90.4m
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 10, 2017, 04:38:01 AM
RS reject Barca offer for Coutinho £90.4m

Fair play to them for standing their ground.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: irishtoffee on August 10, 2017, 06:13:32 AM
Am I missing something?
It's like when lukaku was hanging out with pogba, Mendy is saying the man city fans will see mbappe talking with sane and start freaking out the he might be joining city. Nice to see players on Twitter joining in on the laughs (Mendy that is)
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Omar on August 10, 2017, 11:36:58 PM
A little concerned that West Ham might put up a fight, both Chicharito and Arnautović in, that should be a decent attack.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on August 11, 2017, 01:58:22 AM
A little concerned that West Ham might put up a fight, both Chicharito and Arnautović in, that should be a decent attack.
For about 10 of the 38 league games.

Arnautovic goes missing, Chicharito offers nothing outside the 6 yard box.

They'll have a couple of Match Of The Day features and that'll be their highlight.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 12, 2017, 07:30:09 PM
Paulinho to the Barca for 40 million Euros. Worst business of the summer?

Can't remember the last time they bought a good player TBF.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Tinga on August 12, 2017, 07:40:50 PM
Paulinho to the Barca for 40 million Euros. Worst business of the summer?

Can't remember the last time they bought a good player TBF.

You have Alzheimers?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bluedylan on August 12, 2017, 07:44:46 PM
wrong thread, soz
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: hill135 on August 12, 2017, 07:49:15 PM
You have Alzheimers?

Alcacer, Andre Gomes, Turan, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen, Douglas, Alex Song, Affelay, Adriano all huge flops in recent years and a few more good players they've bought who never get a game.

Their recruitment is awful.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: stirlingblue on August 12, 2017, 09:51:53 PM
Alcacer, Andre Gomes, Turan, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen, Douglas, Alex Song, Affelay, Adriano all huge flops in recent years and a few more good players they've bought who never get a game.

Their recruitment is awful.

I mean, Suarez has been pretty spot on...

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Ramjam on August 14, 2017, 06:25:43 PM
Chelsea have enquired about VVD, the shite will be boiling
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 14, 2017, 08:23:23 PM
William Carvalho to West Ham for 30 million
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 14, 2017, 10:19:37 PM
William Carvalho to West Ham for 30 million
They need him looking at yday
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 16, 2017, 01:24:00 AM
Reports today the window next season will shut the week before the season starts.

With the world cupnot finishing until mid july we'll either end up with deals done before, or a mad rush after.

Great news this.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 16, 2017, 01:47:51 AM
Yeah, I think the Premier League clubs are voting on it in September as most seem to be in favour of it. Sooner it happens the better.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: GLewis on August 16, 2017, 04:08:51 AM
Except it won't be in sync with the rest of Europe.

It will solve domestic transfers though, yes.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: fubarruk on August 16, 2017, 04:56:52 AM
If we're not in sync with rest of Europe then what's the point? You could end up potentially losing a vital player with zero chance of being able to replace him until January at earliest.

Pointless
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: toffee_scot on August 16, 2017, 05:46:26 AM
Ideally it would be better and make sense for the window to close before the season starts...

...but only if the other European leagues were to accept similar proposals.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 17, 2017, 12:19:32 AM
Johnny Evans to city.

Why aren't we all over that ffs
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 17, 2017, 12:41:15 AM
Johnny Evans to city.

Why aren't we all over that ffs
Bizarre move for him that
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Brownie20 on August 17, 2017, 02:59:38 AM
Johnny Evans to city.

Why aren't we all over that ffs

£18m too (although it's been rejected). Remember people saying he's not good enough for us?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 18, 2017, 11:55:14 AM
West ham want rid of Snodgrass after signing him in January
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toddacelli on August 18, 2017, 01:27:55 PM
West ham want rid of Snodgrass after signing him in January
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 18, 2017, 02:53:52 PM
Sanchez (the defender) to spurs for a big wedge of cash.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 19, 2017, 12:17:10 AM
Sanchez (the defender) to spurs for a big wedge of cash.

£42 million according to this report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40978395
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 19, 2017, 01:52:39 AM
£42 million according to this report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40978395

Ooof.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: schleffera on August 19, 2017, 03:51:11 AM
Would Sakho be worth a look? Left sided, but does seem a bit of a wanker; good season last year all the same.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Outworlder47 on August 19, 2017, 03:57:13 AM
Ooof.

Seems like we were after him last summer before he moved to Ajax. Never would have qualified for a work permit, so we couldn't sign him. Even though he doesn't meet the requisite international cap threshold for an automatic work permit, under the new points method it looks like he would easily meet the requirement, and would just need the recommendation of the board (which he'll get).
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Goaljira on August 19, 2017, 08:49:03 PM
https://twitter.com/Trevor_Fisher/status/898898955861241857
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on August 22, 2017, 04:58:21 AM
Mbappe off to PSG for another wad of cash.

FFP? The sponsorship deal for their training ground must be mindblowing.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: blueToffee on August 23, 2017, 01:48:42 AM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11820/10999853/paris-saint-germain-close-to-128m-kylian-mbappe-deal

PSG sure know how to bend the rules. They're going to a one year loan deal for Mbappe, buying next summer.

Between that and the way they actually paid for Neymar...or possibly didn't directly at least with the various steps involved with him buying out his own contract they'll probably end up with a net negative spend this summer.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Brownie20 on August 23, 2017, 03:09:20 AM
Gray and Slimani both scoring for Leicester. Commentators made it sound like Slimani is leaving
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 24, 2017, 01:13:40 AM
£42 million according to this report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40978395

Signed that a big wedge on a player who only cost 3.8 last year,Levy screwed for once
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 25, 2017, 12:14:30 AM
Looking forward to seeing Lukaku dropped for Zlatan and taking a strop.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Cozzie on August 25, 2017, 12:17:33 AM
Gray and Slimani both scoring for Leicester. Commentators made it sound like Slimani is leaving

I'd take both.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: MrWhite on August 25, 2017, 12:37:30 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41040655
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: BlueNoseMike on August 25, 2017, 04:29:30 PM
West Brom signing Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig

Got to admit, the way they've announced it was pretty clever

'Red Bull gives you wingers'


Probably the most creative thing they've ever done in their years as a prem club, on or off the pitch. Imagine supporting/playing for them
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: TheRam on August 25, 2017, 04:56:09 PM
Boss signing for them.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 25, 2017, 07:45:49 PM
Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects a new contract worth 180k a week!!
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: BlueNoseMike on August 25, 2017, 08:59:48 PM
Boss signing for them.

Tipped to be the 'Scottish Bale' wasn't he? Be interesting see how he gets on there, might have suited a more attacking side like Palace?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 25, 2017, 10:14:44 PM
Dembele to Barca confirmed, £110 million!!  Now preparing a 4th bid for Coutinho, the player will release a statement stating his desire to join them if the redshite reject the offer.

Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Gash on August 25, 2017, 10:30:48 PM
Tipped to be the 'Scottish Bale' wasn't he? Be interesting see how he gets on there, might have suited a more attacking side like Palace?

I don't know if the move to Germany did him much good, he went there with pretty big expectations from people? He's not made the full Scotland squad for a while either but he's been named in the U21's which maybe isn't a bad thing to play at that level for a while, he's only 20 so has plenty time. Not sure what Pulis as a manager will be like for him though?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Major Clanger on August 25, 2017, 10:37:08 PM
Probably the most creative thing they've ever done in their years as a prem club, on or off the pitch. Imagine supporting/playing for them

I guess playing for them must be great, Pulis is very big on team cohesion.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 25, 2017, 11:10:49 PM
Had him down as a bit of a flair player but I'm guessing he must be bigger than I thought and work his arse off defensively cos pulis loves his wingers that way
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Shogun on August 25, 2017, 11:55:16 PM
Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects a new contract worth 180k a week!!

Off to Chelsea then
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Macca77 on August 25, 2017, 11:59:41 PM
Off to Chelsea then

Redshites in work reckon he will choose them ahead of Chelsea, i rolled my eyes
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: ally2 on August 26, 2017, 12:12:18 AM
Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects a new contract worth 180k a week!!

Don't know what I find the most unbelievable about that - him rejecting it, or them offering it.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 26, 2017, 12:15:11 AM
What position does oxlade play?
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Toffee1 on August 26, 2017, 12:20:03 AM
What position does oxlade play?

A little mix of a number of number of roles.
Title: Re: General transfer window discussion
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 26, 2017, 12:23:06 AM
A little mix of a number of number of roles.
Jack of all trades, master of none
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