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June 02, 2018, 10:33:06 PM
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I’m sure we’ll start seeing us linked with a better profile of player soon.
When you say "better profile" do you mean a well known established player?
Is Brands not more of a bargin hunter than going for a big named player.
For eg: Jose Angelino, a left back from Man City. Currently linked with PSV for €10m.
I'm assuming one of Brands last recommendations.

June 07, 2018, 11:23:40 PM
Reply #1


I would like the following:

Bench of: Steklenberg, Jagielka, Holgate, Angeliño, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman

Not really sure what players we will get, the ones we don't have are just examples. But I'd like to see us sign:

- Back Up Left back - ready to replace Baines (Fabra might be a bad example, know little about him, would love Chilwell and we've been linked with Angeliño)
- Centre back to partner Keane (hopefully Keane comes good next season)
- Defensive Midfielder
- Left Winger (Lozano, Kluivert, Brahimi, etc - or put trust in Lookman and don't sign anyone)

They IMO are the essentials. Bonus signings would be a player like Maddison to put pressure on Sigurdsson but not as essential, another centre back and a better striker than Tosun if they were to come available. I'd like us to have a punt on Andre Silva, he's not gone bad overnight and if Huddersfield are in for him that would suggest he's more than obtainable and the right age.

We also will probably need a box-to-box midfielder to play the Marco Silva way, if available I'd love to see us sign Marcelo Brozovic, but doubt he's obtainable.

The rest of the squad I'd keep the following:

Nikola Vlašić
Jonjoe Kenny
Beni Baningime
Davy Klaassen (would like to see him given a chance)
Mateusz Hewelt

And try to sell/loan/get as many as off the wage budget of the following:

Morgan Schneiderlin
Ashley Williams
Yannick Bolasie
Sandro Ramirez
Wayne Rooney
Kevin Mirallas
Eliaquim Mangala
Cuco Martina
James McCarthy
Oumar Niasse
Ramiro Funes Mori
Kieran Dowell (LOAN)
Brendan Galloway (LOAN)
Joel Robles
Luke Garbutt
Matthew Pennington (LOAN)
Shani Tarashaj
Tyias Browning
Henry Onyekuru (LOAN)

This would leave us with a squad of 22. With room for more and any stragglers. The obvious problem is how do you shift 11 senior players all at once? It's going to be tough.


My attempt at a realistic dream squad (it's not realistic really) at the end of the window would be as follows (25 players, probably still too many with no Europe):

I think it's going to be an exciting summer.

Where's Besic? Keeping him for cover in DM & CB, but with no locker.

July 11, 2018, 09:33:22 PM
Reply #2


We're still trying to clear the shit out of all the lockers
Read this week that Pulis wanted Besic at Middlesboro, then I read he didn't want him.
Also read that Stekelenburg might be going to Lille, leaving us with a 21 year old as cover for Pickford.
Then there was the Bolasie to Turkey stories, and Lookman to Germany.

A lot of it probably shite, but a lot of them are not the real dead wood that need to go.

July 20, 2018, 06:53:15 AM
Reply #3


In the first couple of weeks of July last year we were having a wankfest.
We had signed:
Onyekaru, Klaassen, Rooney, Keane, Sandro, Mathis & Cuco Martina.

I think I prefer this year.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2018, 06:55:08 AM by Redartin »

July 20, 2018, 09:48:03 PM
Reply #4


This was for his birthday, wasn’t it?

We should send him a cake, it might swing it.

July 20, 2018, 10:10:51 PM
Reply #5


I’ve put in a transfer request to try and push through a move to Team Flappers.
But they are Flappers because of lack of movement. If you "move" that is a contradiction of their belief and what they stand for.
They would have no reason to flap.
Request refused.

July 28, 2018, 03:55:36 PM
Reply #6


Sounds like Brands is starting to influence the transfers coming into the club

He has been here a couple of months now. I'd like to think he started a long time ago.

August 06, 2018, 09:17:09 PM
Reply #7


At the start of the summer Boro were linked with Besic following his loan last year. What happened that? Were we asking too much? Was it a wages issue?