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  1. Would anyone take karanka as Woody's dof? Might sound like mission Impossible, karanka bought wisely when he was allowed to and would be on hand to offer coaching advice.
  2. Karanka's becoming more and more of an appealing option!
  3. Stendel into 8s, everyone else has drifted slightly
  4. Humpty, spot on imo regarding Gibsons contract situation, he signed a 5yr last summer, which will have taken into account his status at the time, he'd played 100 times for us, was one of our biggest assets, young player with most potential, was on the fringes of the national team. Although he proved he's premiership quality, personally I don't think he's done much in the last year other than raise his profile to outsiders, everybody associated with the club knew then how good he was/is and that he would make the step up to premier league level, so it came as no surprise, a 5 year deal when signed takes him into his "prime" as a footballer, this also would have been taken into account, so the deal he signed will have reflected all these things and won't have been that of a graduate from the u23s. Nothing to do with "expecting favour" as his uncle is owner, as Humpty said, about being a professional and honouring your contract. If it was any other player it wouldn't be an issue. Securing the clubs future takes priority to further securing players where it's unnecessary, promotion first. UTB
  5. He was out for 2 months with a calf injury and has had hamstring problems too
  6. It's noticeable that he doesn't say 'if the club sign a striker', but names Assombalonga specifically. I get the feeling it might be quite close. If we sign him it will be a record transfer fee... was chatting with some boro fans at York yesterday and we will be paying 16mil to get him... apparently His injury record is a big concern for me, no doubting his ability but 69 games (league and cup) in 3 full championship seasons isn't good, it makes him a big risk imo, and a risk that intensifies as his banded figure/fee increases.
  7. NEWS: Middlesbrough show interest in signing defender from Championship rivals Reading #UTB #ReadingFC Link http://the72.co.uk/85938/middlesbrough-track-reading-defender/
  8. Does anyone think it could be a tactic to sell first and get best market price on outgoing players rather than overloading the squad and having to settle for lower fees and/or risk being left with unwanted wage bills?
  9. Not even sure he has returned to pre season... don't know anything regarding it but he is usually very active on social Media and is quiet and never spotted him or CDP who I know has been told to actively find a new club The club were raving about him around the time of his signing, building the anticipation by making it known that he'd turned down an huge pay rise that would have made him the highest earner in Sporting Gijon's history, while acknowledging he was still recovering from his ACL. Bit of a strange one, must have been highly regarded at his previous club so has to be too soon to write him off yet, but wouldn't be surprised if he was to move on though as he must be in the higher earners bracket.
  10. Look like your having a good ole chinwag to yourself there pal, you alright? :)
  11. Apparently we've got back nearly all of what we paid for him, not heard an exact figure as yet.
  12. Not in the Championship. In the Championship, Ramirez promoted us. I think that's a slight exaggeration, fabbrini more than played his part in the first half of the season.
  13. Except their manager & their entire backroom staff of course. Coaches and assistants often follow a manager to a new club, I don't get how that's translating to having tunnel vision because someone on twitter has linked us with green. These links are going to happen naturally, it's called *** poor or lazy journalism, like us needing a cb results is us linked with Bartley and Jansson etc. No need to have a meltdown! holy *** it was just a joke jesus christ. Fair enough, saying u don't want us becoming middleeds Utd and calling him pedantic don't come across as a joke though.
  14. Except their manager & their entire backroom staff of course. Coaches and assistants often follow a manager to a new club, I don't get how that's translating to having tunnel vision because someone on twitter has linked us with green. These links are going to happen naturally, it's called *** poor or lazy journalism, like us needing a cb results is us linked with Bartley and Jansson etc. No need to have a meltdown!
  15. TuttoMercatoWeb are usually good with transfers, and Jose did single out De Roon for a lot of praise when we played them. Well they also say he is earning 40k and is available at 8.8 million which I find very hard to believe. Even the Gazette are saying today Boro will be looking at 12 million and doesn't even mention the release clause which TeamTalk somehow know exists. £40k is pretty much what I'd expect him to be on. £8.8m is €10m so that could be true and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he does have a relegation release clause, he was a big money signing, he will have wanted assurances of what would happen in this situation. But that release clause isn't going to be lower than what we paid for him. If it is then I think the 12 million we reportedly paid was including various bonusses that we are not due to pay now. And he has a wage reduction clause like everyone else. And didn't he say in an interview he was on a modest pay for Prem standards, but maybe 40k is modest nowadays. Anyways I doubt he is in more than 30k now, maybe even less depending on the wage reduction clause. Could be to do with the sharp fall in the value of the pound against the euro, due to brexit and the recent GE. Would sound about right as the Euro tended to be at 1.2 to the £ where as it's now 0.88, so a €10m release fee would have been £12m but now only £8.8m. Sure we had a similar issue when we bought Alvez with installments agreed to be paid in € and the price of them went up, costing us more than originally agreed?
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