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Offline CarlCort16

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Re: Realistic Transfer Targets JANUARY 2012
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 4 September 2011, 11:49:24 pm »
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Re: Realistic Transfer Targets JANUARY 2012
« Reply #51 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 12:01:21 am »
There is just no point in signing a striker, through a loandeal or otherwise - because we already have shitloads of strikers. The problem is not quantity, its quality.
The only two realistic strikers I can come up with who would provide a straight upgrade from what we now have in Best and Ba, would be either Cissè or Sturridge on loan.
The other targets - such as Maiga, Roux, Erdinc - I feel would be slight upgrades at best, sidegrades more realistically. Cant be f***ed with another Xisco.

Isn`t Totti in the middle of a feud with Luis Enrique in Roma?

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« Reply #52 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 12:55:29 am »
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Offline LooneyToonArmy

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« Reply #53 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 01:20:40 am »
probably some striker (if we're lucky) that has his contract running out in the summer so we can get on the cheap in Jan......

Offline The Prophet

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« Reply #54 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 01:27:46 am »
You'd think we'd never signed a player the way some go on.
It's basically what gives us the upper hand even in times of crisis. "Cannit wait man, we're gonna batter them, hope it's 4 or 5 nil, fancy such and such for a hat trick, we're going got Europe, they're a yo-yo team" Then five minutes into the game "s***, why haven't we scored? They've had a shot! Why aren't we all over them? How come there are two teams in the game? f***, what if we don't win? f***s SAKE CLEAR IT SHOOT TACKLE HIM BOO! What if we lose, PANIC PANIC BRUCE MAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHY DID HE MISS THAT SHOT, IS HE A MAG?! IT'S BECAUSE BRUCE IS A MAG! f*** OFF STEWARD ARE YOU A f***ing MAG? BET ALL THESE COPPERS ARE MAGS, AND THE MEDIA! THE REF'S A f***ing MAG! AM I A MAG?! Wait, blacked out for a second there. Ah, f***, we've lost again."

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Re: Realistic Transfer Targets JANUARY 2012
« Reply #55 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 01:48:38 am »
You'd think we'd never signed a player the way some go on.

I honestly can't remember the last time we made a January signing I was happy with. (And that includes pre-Ashley)

It's a terrible time to be on the market, and if we can't even get deals done in the summer, it's fairly obvious how we'll react to the rampant price-gouging in January.

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« Reply #56 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 01:50:42 am »
We signed Woodgate in a January transfer window. Our best January signing ever really.

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« Reply #57 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 01:59:23 am »
We signed Woodgate in a January transfer window. Our best January signing ever really.

Which was eight years ago and arguably our only successful January business since.

There was Nolan, but most of us were livid that we had signed him at the time.

And Williamson/Routledge I guess.

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« Reply #58 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:01:39 am »
We signed Woodgate in a January transfer window. Our best January signing ever really.

Which was eight years ago and arguably our only successful January business since.

There was Nolan, but most of us were livid that we had signed him at the time.

And Routledge I guess.

I, for one, was quite happy when he signed. Thought he was the midfield presence we needed (ie. a fighter) to help escape relegation - of course I was proved wrong when May 2009 arrived.

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« Reply #59 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:04:36 am »
Anyway, the point being that the usual thing to expect from a January window is absolute f*** all.

That would be true even if our owner wasn't tight as f***.

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« Reply #60 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:27:56 am »
Actually the Jan transfer window in the championship was probably the only time Ashley's been sensible and done what was needed tbh.

Brought in Williamson and Hall to replace/cover for Taylor who injured, a new striker in Best, a short term replacement for the injured Enrique in PVA, and after crying out for a right-winger he got the best one in the division by signing Routledge.

Saying it's in the middle of the season so we can expect no one is no excuse.

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« Reply #61 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:34:35 am »
Not an excuse, just an expectation.

Obviously it would be easier for us to sign players in the Championship given that it would be the equivalent of Man United trying to sign players in the Premiership. Fees we ended up paying were pretty minimal as well.

If you look at what our January business in the Premiership has been for the past few years, you'll get a general idea of what to expect from January. The answer is nothing or something pretty close to nothing.

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« Reply #62 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:35:09 am »
Actually the Jan transfer window in the championship was probably the only time Ashley's been sensible and done what was needed tbh.

Brought in Williamson and Hall to replace/cover for Taylor who injured, a new striker in Best, a short term replacement for the injured Enrique in PVA, and after crying out for a right-winger he got the best one in the division by signing Routledge.

Saying it's in the middle of the season so we can expect no one is no excuse.

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« Reply #63 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 07:57:23 am »
Barton - 4 mil. Perfect for us

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« Reply #64 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 08:10:19 am »
When does the loan market open? Do you think we could end up getting someone on loan? Would you?

I think personally, unless we could get someone like Sturridge on loan (which i doubt) then there would be little point.

Instead of getting a young lad like Macheda why not give that chance to Vuckic or Sameobi?

I'd have them both infront of Ranger and Lovenkrands.
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« Reply #66 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 08:58:02 am »
i think it all depends on how santon settles in at left back. We definately do need a striker.. but only a striker that will improve our side.
A versatile midfielder + cover for centre back. A right back or a left back.. depending on santon.

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« Reply #67 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 09:11:54 am »
You'd think we'd never signed a player the way some go on.

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« Reply #69 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 10:39:33 am »
Andy Carroll on loan for remainder of season.
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Re: Realistic Transfer Targets JANUARY 2012
« Reply #70 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 01:45:02 pm »
:suicide:

Would love Rodallega. Seems he could be short on games with Di Santo looking like Martinez's preferred choice. Though not sure if he thought he would be leaving in the Summer therefore started Di Santo (who has not once looked good before this season) :dontknow:

Anyway, I'd like Rodallega. Shouldn't be too expensive either. Can only think of interest form Liverpool in the recent past so hopefully they won't show more interest in Jan. If Ashley was clever he'd try and tie up a deal now. Dreamers will dream.
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« Reply #71 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:35:32 pm »
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Would love Rodallega. Seems he could be short on games with Di Santo looking like Martinez's preferred choice. Though not sure if he thought he would be leaving in the Summer therefore started Di Santo (who has not once looked good before this season) :dontknow:

Anyway, I'd like Rodallega. Shouldn't be too expensive either. Can only think of interest form Liverpool in the recent past so hopefully they won't show more interest in Jan. If Ashley was clever he'd try and tie up a deal now. Dreamers will dream.

 If he can't get a game for Wigan up front, then why would you want him here? Martinez prefers a striker with 4 goals in 900 appearances! Should tell us something.
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« Reply #72 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:53:08 pm »
very realistic option, his contract is up at end of year, boom!

Would be reasonably with happy with him too!
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« Reply #73 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 02:56:09 pm »
We signed Woodgate in a January transfer window. Our best January signing ever really.

Wasn't the Woodgate transfer prior to the English FA signing up to the madness of transfer windows?
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« Reply #74 on: Monday 5 September 2011, 03:07:09 pm »
Can't believe this thread is still open.

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