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December 29, 2017, 05:21:36 PM
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I've been a bit behind on the transfer front. Are there concrete links or decent ITK for Tosun, Seri and N'Zonzi? Or is it just paper talk?

Tosun - Few twitter journo's and McNulty all confirmed we want him, said goodbye to his team mates and fans yesteday
N'Zonzi - Daily Mail reported it so pinch of salt
Seri - Nah

December 29, 2017, 05:25:28 PM
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Got told last night by a lad with agent contacts but obviously take this with a pinch of salt

Tosun done.
Nzonzi if at all Would be summer, the manager leaving changed a few things
We are in for Cresswell
Also asked for Shaw on loan with a buy clause

He said we wouldn't sign both the lb he just didn't know who was priority

Nothing ground breaking but that's what he said
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December 29, 2017, 05:31:25 PM
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Got told last night by a lad with agent contacts but obviously take this with a pinch of salt

Tosun done.
Nzonzi if at all Would be summer, the manager leaving changed a few things
We are in for Cresswell
Also asked for Shaw on loan with a buy clause

He said we wouldn't sign both the lb he just didn't know who was priority

Nothing ground breaking but that's what he said

One of my old school mates is mates with Cresswell, keeps saying he is desperate to move back to Liverpool, was talking about it on Boxing day, he's a massive red


December 29, 2017, 05:44:18 PM
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Tosun - Few twitter journo's and McNulty all confirmed we want him, said goodbye to his team mates and fans yesteday
N'Zonzi - Daily Mail reported it so pinch of salt
Seri - Nah

Thanks.

December 29, 2017, 05:56:33 PM
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Macca77


Thanks.

Not a problem, I'm here to help.

December 30, 2017, 03:36:17 AM
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therealdunc


We are meant to be signing some kid from Peterborough , he will go into the U23 squad.

Explains why Barry fry was at the Swansea game
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December 30, 2017, 02:05:17 PM
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Got told last night by a lad with agent contacts but obviously take this with a pinch of salt

Tosun done.
Nzonzi if at all Would be summer, the manager leaving changed a few things
We are in for Cresswell
Also asked for Shaw on loan with a buy clause

He said we wouldn't sign both the lb he just didn't know who was priority

Nothing ground breaking but that's what he said

I actually think this is bang on.

A striker, a LB, and maybe a winger or mid fielder.

That's all we really need this January. We're pretty much locked on to finish 7th-11th. Why blow wads of cash to try to finish 6th or guarantee 7th?

The summer is where we'll have to really invest, and balance the squad.

December 30, 2017, 05:35:10 PM
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Hope we continue to pick up youngsters.

What happened to David brooks his year, think he’s been getting Goals? Or that striker who was someone’s son, how’s he been going?
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December 30, 2017, 05:40:01 PM
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Hope we continue to pick up youngsters.

What happened to David brooks his year, think he’s been getting Goals? Or that striker who was someone’s son, how’s he been going?

That Hirst kid?

December 30, 2017, 05:43:01 PM
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December 30, 2017, 06:54:09 PM
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toffee_scot


One of my old school mates is mates with Cresswell, keeps saying he is desperate to move back to Liverpool, was talking about it on Boxing day, he's a massive red

I'm sure Moyes wouldn't hold him back for the benefit of his career.

January 02, 2018, 12:45:27 AM
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I know he's had some selection dilemmas with injuries and fixture congestion but hopefully Allardyce has figured out what our best system is by now. Every time we've played well, it's been in this 4-3-3 system we're seeing today.

GK: Pickford/Robles/Stekelenburg
RB: Coleman/Kenny
CB: Holgate/Keane
CB: Williams/Jagielka
LB: Baines/Martina
DM: Gana/Schneiderlin/McCarthy/Baningime
CM: Davies/?
CM: Rooney/?
RAM: Lennon/Vlasic/Lookman
CF: Calvert-Lewin/Niasse
LAM: Bolasie/Sigurdsson

I think the bolded areas are the ones we need to prioritize in January. Left back is an unquestionable area of need. A new CF is nice (and it looks like we're getting Tosun) but I don't think it's nearly as important as upgrading the midfield. When Rooney or Davies miss a match, we offer absolutely nothing on the ball through the middle. We need midfield reinforcements and we should be prioritizing players with creative passing ability or transition dribbling skills.

It's possible that Sigurdsson could help in the middle. I don't see it with his open play passing, and he's certainly not a dribbler, but I'm open to the idea. Maybe Barkley comes back and gives us another option. Who knows with his situation? The only thing I'm certain about is that our next midfield signing has to offer something significant going forward. We have plenty of solid defensive midfielders who can regularly nail straightforward passes and we generally play awful football when we use any of them together.
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January 02, 2018, 01:26:04 AM
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We’re woefully short at striker and on one of the wings.

Think we’ve got the worst striker choice in the league (especially for how Koeman / Allardyce want to play).

January 02, 2018, 01:29:56 AM
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i dont think its the strikers,. its the fact we have no creativity in midfield, no one with guile or ability to dribble past players ( i think Vlasic can do that, but we need others/more of better quality)
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January 02, 2018, 01:32:12 AM
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i dont think its the strikers,. its the fact we have no creativity in midfield, no one with guile or ability to dribble past players ( i think Vlasic can do that, but we need others/more of better quality)


They offer nothing consistently though.

DCL is young so I’ve no problem with him but he should be 3rd choice with minutes here and there.

Niasse tries very hard but isn’t anywhere near good enough.

They don’t offer consistent hold up play, there’s no consistent clever movements and there’s no consistent threat.