Author Topic: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers  (Read 34655 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #75 on: Saturday 11 March 2017, 10:47:16 PM »
Mitro, Perez and Diame having such erratic seasons, performing a lot worse than we'd have expected of them at this level hasn't helped our season. Even Shelvey hasn't scored very often. I'd expected him to have more of a goal scoring impact.
Thier is not a word. "Their" is the correct spelling.

Win, Lose or Draw. NOT "Loose"!

Offline TRon

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #76 on: Sunday 12 March 2017, 09:49:59 AM »
Mitro, Perez and Diame having such erratic seasons, performing a lot worse than we'd have expected of them at this level hasn't helped our season. Even Shelvey hasn't scored very often. I'd expected him to have more of a goal scoring impact.

Mitrovic is the only big money flop out of those tbh. Might need to look at other positions to see where we are really coming up short.

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #77 on: Saturday 18 March 2017, 05:43:00 PM »
So which NUFC players are away on international duty? Most of them need a good rest.
Thier is not a word. "Their" is the correct spelling.

Win, Lose or Draw. NOT "Loose"!

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #78 on: Saturday 18 March 2017, 07:49:06 PM »
So which NUFC players are away on international duty? Most of them need a good rest.

Found the answer: -

Grant Hanley, Matt Ritchie (Scotland):
22.03.2017  Canada (h) Easter Road FR
26.03.2017  Slovenia (h) Hampden WCQ

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia):
24.03.2017 Georgia (a) Tbilisi WCQ

Ciaran Clark, Rob Elliot, Daryl Murphy (Ireland):
24.03.2017 Wales (h) Dublin WCQ
28.03.2017  Iceland (h) Dublin FR

Matz Sels (Belgium):
25.03.2017 Greece (h) Brussels WCQ
28.03.2017  Russia (a) Sochi FR

Doubt Clark will be fit to go.
Thier is not a word. "Their" is the correct spelling.

Win, Lose or Draw. NOT "Loose"!

Offline U2

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #79 on: Saturday 18 March 2017, 07:57:01 PM »
Belgium :lol:

Offline Tiotes Witch Doctor

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #80 on: Sunday 16 July 2017, 09:12:03 PM »
Is Jesus Gamez good enough to do a job for us this season?

Offline toon25

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #81 on: Sunday 16 July 2017, 09:20:19 PM »
Doubt it.

He could barely get a game in the Championship.

Offline Ikon

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #82 on: Sunday 16 July 2017, 09:22:52 PM »
Had a lot of injury problems and didn't play much. Could be a different year for him. Time will tell I guess..

Offline HaydnNUFC

  • General Member
  • Yes, I'm really that young.
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #83 on: Sunday 16 July 2017, 09:23:10 PM »
I honestly only remember watching him twice, on as a sub v Brighton at home and he started v Blackburn at home, which we went off injured at 0-0.
But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

I reckon Haydn wears pure concentrated pheromones.

Offline Greg

  • Moderator
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #84 on: Sunday 16 July 2017, 09:28:39 PM »
Looked neat and tidy but never really tested in his minimal game time last season so no idea to be honest, not sure he would be able to cope physically.

Offline LRD

  • General Member
  • Wor Rafa
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #85 on: Monday 17 July 2017, 12:21:16 AM »
Might have no other alternative considering our restricted budget. No one else who can play RB besides Yedlin.
"What is a club in any case?
Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.
It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love." – Sir Bobby Robson

Woah I'm everywhere

Offline Pilko

  • General Member
  • Bunsen burner
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #86 on: Monday 17 July 2017, 12:44:12 AM »
Might have no other alternative considering our restricted budget. No one else who can play RB besides Yedlin.

I think Rafa quite likes Sterry and he could well be second choice.
"Does a struggling salesman start turning up on a bicycle? No, he turns up in a newer car. Perception." - David Brent

Offline tom1988

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #87 on: Monday 17 July 2017, 11:01:10 AM »
Tim Krul? what's going on there then?

Offline xLiaaamx

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #88 on: Monday 17 July 2017, 11:07:05 AM »
Tim Krul? what's going on there then?

I'd hazard a guess he's just looked as shocking as he has last few years.

Offline Tiotes Witch Doctor

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #89 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:04:02 PM »
Current strongest lineup and subs?

Krul, Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Murphy, De Jong, Gayle.

Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Mbemba, Atsu, Aarons, Perez.

Online neesy111

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #90 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:05:26 PM »
Current strongest lineup and subs?

Krul, Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Murphy, De Jong, Gayle.

Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Mbemba, Atsu, Aarons, Perez.

Swap Perez for De Jong.

It's still nowhere near strong enough for my liking.

Offline HawK

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #91 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:11:55 PM »
Current strongest lineup and subs?

Krul, Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Murphy, De Jong, Gayle.

Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Mbemba, Atsu, Aarons, Perez.

Swap Perez for De Jong.

It's still nowhere near strong enough for my liking.

Don't agree tbh

Online neesy111

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #92 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:17:46 PM »
Current strongest lineup and subs?

Krul, Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Murphy, De Jong, Gayle.

Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Mbemba, Atsu, Aarons, Perez.

Swap Perez for De Jong.

It's still nowhere near strong enough for my liking.

Don't agree tbh

Why?

De Jong has hardly shown any form to show why he should start?

Offline chopey

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #93 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:20:01 PM »
Lascelles will start instead of Lejeune
Mike Ashley stole my 30's

Offline triggs

  • eirenufcfan
  • General Member
  • I've had my fun and that's all that matters
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #94 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:33:12 PM »
De Jong has played one pre season game and wasn't that good when he played before
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

Online neesy111

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #95 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:38:55 PM »
De Jong has played one pre season game and wasn't that good when he played before
Exactly, I can't believe the hype he's getting.  Goes back to about how players at nufc get better when they aren't playing.

Online Shay's Given Tim Flowers

  • General Member
  • Stephen f***ing Hawkinson
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #96 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:39:44 PM »
By that token De Jong would already be Pele.

Offline Gottlob

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #97 on: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 11:46:09 PM »
I like De Jong because my impression is that he's good technically and a quick thinker in the final third, but I struggle to see how he fits in our system. I still think the number 10 role was a really difficult one to fill last season, with the central midfielders tending to sit deep, and so many balls going long either out wide or over the top for Gayle to chase. How does De Jong contribute to that process? Diame was often preferred as a sort of battering ram, to chase and battle for loose balls, and Perez is at least mobile.

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #98 on: Sunday 23 July 2017, 09:28:18 AM »
It's quite clear that Rafa doesn't want Krul. He's only got a year left on his contract. I'd imagine a Dutch club could afford to buy him as I doubt he'd cost more than a couple of million pounds.

Hanley was bought for around £5m and that fee is well within reach of Championship clubs these days. We should be able to find a buyer for him.

Which Italian team did NUFC beat to the signing of Lazaar? Maybe they're still interested in him, if not another Italian team might be.

Wages are the problem when it comes to selling players to non-English teams. There would probably be buyers for more of our surplus to requirements foreign players if they weren't on double other leagues wages. Haidara and Saivet fall into this category.

I doubt any club would pay a transfer fee for Riviere. We'll be lucky if we can get a club to loan him and contribute to his wages.
Thier is not a word. "Their" is the correct spelling.

Win, Lose or Draw. NOT "Loose"!

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

  • General Member
Re: The Squad, Fringe Players and Transfers
« Reply #99 on: Sunday 23 July 2017, 02:28:09 PM »
Off the back of this article: -

https://www.themag.co.uk/2017/07/rafa-benitez-admits-preston-match-needs-get-rid-least-6-players-newcastle-united/

"Premier League rules dictate at the end of the transfer window you have to name 25 senior players"

Goalkeepers: Tim Krul, Freddie Woodman (U21), Karl Darlow, Rob Elliott

Current situation seems to be Rafa wants to: -
Keep: Rob Elliot.
Loan out: Woodman?
Sell: Darlow and Krul.

Defenders: Paul Dummett, Achraaf Lazaar, Massadio Haidara, Jamaal Lascelles, Grant Hanley, Ciaran Clark, Chancel Mbemba, Florian Lejeune, DeAndre Yedlin, Jesus Gamez, Jamie Sterry, Javier Manquillo

Rafa wants to: -
Keep: Dummett, Lascelles, Clark, Lejeune, Yedlin and Manquillo.
Loan out: Sterry?
Unknown? Maybe sell if the right offer comes in and a replacement brought in: Mbemba and Gamez.
Sell: Lazaar, Haidara and Hanley.

Midfielders: Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Jack Colback, Rolando Aarons, Matt Ritchie, Christian Atsu, Ayoze Perez, Mo Diame, Siem De Jong, Jacob Murphy

Rafa wants to: -
Keep: Shelvey, Hayden, Ritchie, Atsu, Perez and Murphy.
Loan out: Maybe Aarons?
Unknown? Maybe sell if the right offer comes in and a replacement brought in: Colback, Diame and De Jong.
Sell: Saivet.

Strikers: Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Manu Riviere

Rafa wants to: -
Keep: Gayle.
Unknown? Maybe sell if the right offer comes in and a replacement brought in: Mitrovic.
Sell: Riviere.
Thier is not a word. "Their" is the correct spelling.

Win, Lose or Draw. NOT "Loose"!