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August 16, 2019, 03:34:42 PM
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Looking at the big picture over two summers I think there is a clear strategy with a few exceptions: most players are young, athletic, strong and keen to improve. For instance all but Bernard (who was on a free) of the forwards signed are physical players. Gomes, Mina and Gbami are also big fellas. Digne and Delphi aren't as tall but they get stuck in. Sidibe also fits this mould even though he is only on loan.



August 16, 2019, 03:53:49 PM
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The only blotch is the lack of CB signing this summer. We should have signed cover no matter what. Its like Brexit, a slightly bad deal is better than no deal. The risk of playing potentially Holgate and Gibson for big chunks of the season is quite a high one.

Apart from that... getting Brands is the best thing the club has done in 25 years.

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August 16, 2019, 04:32:25 PM
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Maybe they are of a belief than anybody is not necessarily better than nobody.

Yeah, I think when they weighed it all up spending £25m and £160k a week on the likes of Rojo wasn't going to be putting us in a much better position than getting no one in at all.


August 16, 2019, 04:37:28 PM
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Maybe they are of a belief than anybody is not necessarily better than nobody.

Wouldíve still liked us to have a viable back up should the Zouma deal not happen, but have faith in the calculated risk brands in taking.

Having watched Zouma recently thereís not a chance Chelsea wonít be buying a centre half in the summer so weíll probably get him for a lot cheaper when we go back in for him.
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August 16, 2019, 05:20:51 PM
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Yeah, I think when they weighed it all up spending £25m and £160k a week on the likes of Rojo wasn't going to be putting us in a much better position than getting no one in at all.
If spending that was the only option then yes I agree. But Cahill was available on a free for example.

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August 16, 2019, 05:26:42 PM
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If spending that was the only option then yes I agree. But Cahill was available on a free for example.

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August 16, 2019, 05:34:26 PM
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If spending that was the only option then yes I agree. But Cahill was available on a free for example.

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But again, given the wages and signing fee etc would Cahill have been a better option than Holgate? I know Cahill's got bags of experience but he's hardly played in the last 12-18 months and coming 34 soon. He'd probably have wanted to go somewhere where he's a decent chance of playing most weeks as well rather than a back up.

August 16, 2019, 05:46:54 PM
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We'll only know in the next few months if it was the right decision or not.

If we're experiencing a CB crisis in November, and we're losing games we would've otherwise won, the recruitment strategy at CB is going to look pretty fucking bad.

If we get to January with no CB injuries, and then get Zouma for £20m, Brands is going to look like even more of a genius.

I still insist that we needed to get cover though. No excuse for not getting one reasonable quality CB in on loan, to cover for now.
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August 16, 2019, 05:54:15 PM
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dazfrancis


I find it hard to believe Rojo was the only centre half with a suitable profile who was available

August 16, 2019, 06:53:01 PM
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Happy with him and his recruitment so far.

Rather give Gibson/Feeney/Holgate time over Rojo, so glad we walked away there.
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August 16, 2019, 06:59:10 PM
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Would've still liked us to have a viable back up should the Zouma deal not happen, but have faith in the calculated risk brands in taking.

Having watched Zouma recently there's not a chance Chelsea won't be buying a centre half in the summer so we'll probably get him for a lot cheaper when we go back in for him.
I reckon we wont be in for him at all now. We will buy a CB in January Id bet. Cant expect to go the whole year with 3 CBs one who we were apparently happy to sell over the summer in Holgate.

August 16, 2019, 07:04:37 PM
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If Cahill or Rojo or whoever, sat on the bench every week this season and got £100k+ per week for a few splinters - that would be awful business. Took lots - gave nothing.

That's the other side to the risk we're taking.
    

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August 16, 2019, 07:42:50 PM
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Cahill was already snapped up by Palace by the time we probably realised the Zouma deal wasnít on.

We took a calculated risk by not signing a centre half. One which has one eye on the future, both in terms of finances and development.

Plus we do have Holgate. He might not be Premiership quality but when compared against an expensive last minute loan signing of unknown output it might have seemed like a gamble worth taking.


August 16, 2019, 07:50:30 PM
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Cahill is probably slower than Keane. Not what we needed at all.

Rojo was the back up because he's more athletic than what we have and the manager knows him. United played silly beggars so we swerved it.

Shame we didn't have a better plan B or C, but you certainly get the impression they know they fucked up.
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August 16, 2019, 07:58:30 PM
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Brands doesnt need our blind faith, he's earned his reputation on merit. He is outstanding at improving football clubs, including recruitment.

I just hope this CB issue doesnt hurt us too much before January.

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