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  1. You are making it out that Steve Gibson personally scouts the players and signs them. That’s not the case at all. By all accounts we now have a South American scouting network via Leo and his contacts over there. It would be absolutely negligent of Gibson not to look into using that network. Warnock appears quite happy to me to be able to avail of these players. By saying we are after one or two is him trying to dampen down the expectations a bit. I think it’s fantastic to have a dual approach to recruitment and not be stuck in the domestic market only. I’m pretty sure that there was a lot of
    13 points
  2. Haven’t posted much as I got the person in trouble with the club. but Brazilian lad is in talks still With the club all about agreeing fee but he’s definitely interested. Spence looks Like he is on his way out a fair bit of interest him but fee could sort our summer transfers out. 2 offers turned down for fry and he’s told club he won’t leave!
    12 points
  3. Payero might take a while to get used to the English game, he might not settle here, he might hate England or he might be rubbish. But for someone that has criticised the club a lot on here in the last few years I'm glad we are thinking outside the box a bit.
    9 points
  4. Marcus Browne is out with Mpanzu tonight. See his Instagram story with the caption “Agent MB hard at work don’t worry” 👀
    6 points
  5. Besiktas talking to Akpom. We want 3-4 mil euros apparently.
    4 points
  6. I don't feel for him very much at all at the moment but if he steers the club in the right direction then he earns a good chunk of the credit. I don't quite understand what he's done right yet, though. Buying a player from South America isn't worthy of credit alone. It's something different to the norm which means it's definitely worth keeping an eye on. But I still have concerns about the idea he's just gone "Argentinians, Brazilians, yes mate, Juninho and all that, lets do the samba". Remember what happened the last time he did that? I'm on the fence about it all right now whi
    3 points
  7. I think it should be Johnny Logan holding a sheep in a field of clovers 🍀
    3 points
  8. You have nothing good to say about the Boro, or England.
    3 points
  9. Could easily be read as Steve Gibson is more willing to spend the money on a foreign gamble, rather than Gibson is forcing this player on to Warnock. Warnock has spoken to the player on the phone, so it definitely doesn't sound like it's been sprang on him.
    2 points
  10. Filling the team with South Americans gets a thumbs up from me.
    2 points
  11. After my early question marks regarding us targeting Payero, I'm intrigued by Warnock's quotes within the Gazette today: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/middlesbrough-monitoring-more-south-american-21073267. The quotes: "I don't want more than two," said Warnock, when asked how many South American players Boro could look to sign this summer. "We are looking at another couple of Brazilians and Argentinians, but whether we get them or not (is not certain)." "The recruitment guys gave it to us and then Leo looked into it," said Warnock.
    2 points
  12. Maybe it will be a good thing to have warnock around and keep gibson a bit grounded when it comes to buying these players. let’s be honest they have a high failure rate over here and Juninho was definately the exception rather than the norm. I’d rather get 2 or 3 well researched players in than go mental and end up with half a team of players that can’t function over here.
    2 points
  13. He's been going to A.A (Argentinians Anonymous). Trying to kick the habit!
    2 points
  14. Steve Gibson always wants to gamble on Brazilians? He's kept that quiet over the last decade!
    2 points
  15. Exactly. The lad's gonna be flying halfway round the world to play here and will have to adapt to a very different culture and way of playing. He's also not gonna have much time to do it, if he's going to be playing in the Olympics. As has been said he's going to be playing catch-up to the rest of the squad. Thats an awful lot for a young player to deal with. I think we can expect him to struggle at first, but hopefully if he's anything like as good as the hype surrounding him, he could be a great signing.
    2 points
  16. Well I was trying to be vaguely sensible, but your idea's much better. 😂
    2 points
  17. Absolutely no way does it cover it all....... Where's the Bonfire, Bowler Hat and Sash never mind the White Horse with the Dutch bloke riding it?
    2 points
  18. It was more the fact that that’s he’s not training with the rest of the Boro squad, settling into his new surroundings, getting used to his team mates, how they play etc and learning the Warnock way. I’m pretty sure he won’t have played much hoofball in his fledgling career and its a lot to take in 😁😁. Seriously tho, he will pretty much miss all of pre season, which isn’t exactly ideal. Plus, he will probs be off on holiday after the tournament or at least need a bit of time to rest a bit. Possibly go home for a week or two whilst everything is finalised. He might not even arrive till the seas
    2 points
  19. 2 points
  20. It is white for neutral between green and orange
    2 points
  21. Both from Dyche. One was £7.8m and the other £8m?
    1 point
  22. I’m giving him 2:1 odds. If he fails he can drag one down with him. If he wins he can freely add another Irish😬
    1 point
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  24. Has anyone seen football? It was supposed to come home last sunday ... Am a bit worried ..
    1 point
  25. Neither is getting people's hopes up only to see them dashed when it turns out that you can't actually see into the future. I'm nicer than you because I never get people's hopes up, well except when I've left the forum a couple of times.
    1 point
  26. I suppose at the end of the season he will win When we go up as champions 🏆 😃😃😃
    1 point
  27. Maybe it means Gibson is more likely to roll the dice on signing South Americans than Europeans, rather than selecting them himself or insisting that's what our scouts look for?
    1 point
  28. "Steve, for all we haven’t got a lot of money, he always wants to gamble with the Argentinians and the Brazilians." There 🤷‍♂️
    1 point
  29. Well yes, racism is a societal problem and it can rear its ugly head anywhere. But at the moment online and in-ground abuse of footballers is the hot topic, so banning known offenders is at least a step in the right direction. I've always maintained you can't control how a person thinks, so getting rid of racism in society as a whole is probably as futile as King Canute trying to stop the tide coming in. But you can systematically reduce the number of public places where these people are free to conduct their vile behaviour. Now its football grounds, but it would be great i
    1 point
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  31. Good guess, but wrong!
    1 point
  32. Clattermole style coaching?
    1 point
  33. People are worried abot Warnock's influence on the juniors, I'd be more worried about Lee Cattermole's influence.
    1 point
  34. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/transfer-news-latest-updates-today-21071232 We are mentioned as having an interest in winger Tosin Kehinde
    1 point
  35. You can change as many times as you want up until the kick off is locked in
    1 point
  36. Watched Shot Caller last night following your recommendation. Great film, worth 2 hours of anyone's time, which simply flew by.
    1 point
  37. Or, as a young, top star Argentinian Professional footballer, he could come in and pick the pace up by October and be the difference between us finishing mid table and getting promoted. Did you see what I did there?!
    1 point
  38. He also has to adapt from South American style football to .. whatever it is we play. It's not gonna be easy!
    1 point
  39. Of course. He is missing out on playing against B.A, Tavistock and Saltash and is only playing against international players. He's bound to be behind🙃
    1 point
  40. On another note, I very much doubt Fry is leaving. im a delivery driver who covers TS7 and he has a new house which I delivered to today. Not too shabby 😅
    1 point
  41. Christmas CT….. they don’t like Christmas 🎄
    1 point
  42. Maybe we should go the whole hog,A pint of Guinness, some bacon & cabbage,a hurley & 'Top of the mornin to ya Begorra on the side!!
    1 point
  43. Just about to round up the lynch mob until I saw your perfectly plausible explanation 😃
    1 point
  44. I agree with you completely on this; I don't mind having him as our first team manager for a couple years, that I can handle, but I don't want him messing with the youth teams.
    1 point
  45. That's on me for assuming they were white. Interesting. AnglianRed is a fella of Asian descent who is telling you all, who are white, why there are some issues with this. And instead of listening to someone with far more experience of racism, and being someone of colour in a country that is majority white, you are telling him that he's wrong. It doesn't matter what you are assuming, try listening to what he's saying, and understanding that he has greater knowledge and experience of this than you ever will, so may just know a bit more about it.
    1 point
  46. One other thing that annoys me - all these people saying "I boo because it's a Marxist gesture" - ask them what they know about the theories of Karl Marx and it will be a very short conversation. People use it as an excuse to be a *** far more often than for any genuine, informed concerns.
    1 point
  47. This is the crux of it, but as you've found on here, some people just won't see it.
    1 point

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