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January 12, 2017, 01:40:55 AM
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January 12, 2017, 01:56:47 AM
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Quite excited by Belfodil, it sounds like another Walsh moneyball signing, long may it continue.

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January 12, 2017, 02:04:04 AM
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Are these really all Walsh signings? What did we call Walsh signings before Walsh arrived?
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January 12, 2017, 02:05:13 AM
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Are these really all Walsh signings? What did we call Walsh signings before Walsh arrived?

The inept Martinez signings.

January 12, 2017, 02:08:55 AM
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I still think it's too soon for Walshy.  Scout track players for years don't they?  Surely the remit here is to give the team strength and reliability (Gueye and Schneiderlin), a back up and/or foil for Lukaku, something for the future (Lookman) plus whatever else quality is available.  Those magic signings that we expect will surely happen in afew years time.

January 12, 2017, 02:11:45 AM
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Quite excited by Belfodil, it sounds like another Walsh moneyball signing, long may it continue.


Why???

What in any way excites you about this guy who has been dumped by several clubs and can't get in the Algeria national team?

I'm confused.


January 12, 2017, 02:48:16 AM
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Macca77


Schneiderlin confirmed yet?


January 12, 2017, 03:09:52 AM
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Love hearing stuff like that, up to 4 signings for the under 23's.

He actually looks good this guy.

20 goals in 31 for the under 23's

January 12, 2017, 03:11:02 AM
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Why???

What in any way excites you about this guy who has been dumped by several clubs and can't get in the Algeria national team?

I'm confused.

The fact that our highly rated director of football wants him. We can only judge Walsh if we sign his targets. I know nowt about the player but it's always a little exciting getting someone new in

January 12, 2017, 03:13:12 AM
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He actually looks good this guy.

20 goals in 31 for the under 23's

Owls fans been raving on about him, whilst trying to keep a lid on it. This lads gonna be special.
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January 12, 2017, 03:24:19 AM
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That video on Money ball isn't very good, btw... Baseball took OBP very seriously. It actually takes it to seriously. wOBA is a way better stat.

The problem with the money ball approach in football compared to north american sports is there's no relegation. When you look at the A's history in the last 18 years it's an absolute roller coaster ride. They will win their division and be very competitive for 3-5 seasons then drop down to one of the worst teams in baseball for 3-5 seasons. The A's were the worst team in the league 2 seasons ago, and the 3rd worst last season... Everton, and any PL club, don't have this luxury. So eventually you have to buy solid PL players like Schneiderlin, or Ashley Williams for a bit more money then you should.

Saying all that though, there's no problem in looking at analytical stats that no one else is really looking at to target a player and go and buy him. We just can't do that for every single position on our squad like the Oakland A's do.


January 12, 2017, 03:41:01 AM
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I still think it's too soon for Walshy.  Scout track players for years don't they?  Surely the remit here is to give the team strength and reliability (Gueye and Schneiderlin), a back up and/or foil for Lukaku, something for the future (Lookman) plus whatever else quality is available.  Those magic signings that we expect will surely happen in afew years time.

He got Gana almost immediately, Lookman's another one of his (doubt Koeman knew him at all), and the papers are saying this is another Walsh signing, as Walsh gets on well with his agent. I think you underestimate the influence he's having. He's already said that he's involved in every signing, although he doesn't have the final say.
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January 12, 2017, 03:50:08 AM
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David Hirst's son.

Christ i'm getting old.

January 12, 2017, 03:51:05 AM
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He kind of seems like thhe Rondon signing at West Brom. We have signed him for a very specific purpose. That is to win headers and hold the ball up. We have Lukaku for the goals.

Except Rondon had got a 1 in 3 record in Spain over 4 seasons and 1 in 2 over 4 seasons in Russia....

Not knocking the signing as i've literally no idea about what he is like, however while Rondon is clearly a terrific target man he has been a good all round forward who gets goals wherever he has been for a long time from when he went to Malaga at a young age to now at west brom. He has got into double figures every season for the last 7 seasons and is on 7 goals already whereas looking at belfodil's wiki page the only time he has got into double figures was in the UAE.

But yes the principal of if he can hold the ball, be a good target man for the team and be an option that we dont have in that regard right now to a good standard because of how good a goalscorer Rom is we dont need him to be a 15 goal striker.