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Boro Badger

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  1. No Championship fixtures until Saturday now so we should start seeing some real action tomorrow
  2. If we’re now playing wing backs, why oh why did we sell Christie! We can’t have Shotton playing right wing back surely
  3. He sanctioned a deal for a 31 year old Downing for a transfer fee of up to 7m (5.5m but rising to 7m if we achieved promotion) and wages of 70k a week for 4 years, total outlay of close to 21.56m+ not including promotion bonus etc... As others have said, Downing wasn't/isn't on those kind of wages... Gibson made an exception for a local lad (his favourite) and there were no injury concerns. I can't see Bolasie happening on loan either, as he would be an good option for mid/lower Premier League teams on those terms.
  4. Just a theory, but maybe Gibson thinks the play-offs are a lottery, so what's the point in spending £40m just to probably make the play-offs, when we could spend nothing more and could possibly make the play-offs. We're clearly holding back in the market. Flint and McNair were done early and we're letting other 'targets' go. We didn't push for the Waghorn and Bryan transfers and it doesn't look like we're pushing for Besic either. We're just 'waiting' for a bargain appear and if we don't get one, we don't get one. And I will eat my Boro cap if we sign 29 year old crock Bolasie for £15m. Gibson won't sanction that.
  5. Ashley Fletcher with a 7.3 - top work lad! :fist:
  6. Good point - but why sell Bamford as he’s perfect for a front 3? Unless he was giving it big uns wanting to play centre forward
  7. ------------------ Randolph ------------------ -- Shotton ----- Fry --- Flint ----- Friend -- ----------- Howson ----- Clayton ----------- -- Chapman -- Braithwaite -- Tavernier -- ---------------- Assombalonga ---------------
  8. £15m for Gibson to Burnley is a joke. To sign a decent centre back we’ll need to spend at least £4m-£7m, so that’s only £8m-£11m gained to lose essentially our captain on the pitch. I can only think Steve promised Ben a move if we didn’t get promoted. Gutted.
  9. Thanks for sharing Lurker. Could be a sad week for our beloved Boro.
  10. We seem to have a 'theme' every transfer window, then throw it out and start again. Let's sign old players... Let's sign Scottish players... Let's sign Spanish players... Let's sign injured players... Let's sign young English players... Let's sign tall players... Let's sign players from the North East... Have I missed any?
  11. Waghorn is left footed, can use his right and is good in the air. He got 16 goals and 13 assists last season, with some of those coming from taking corners and free kicks. He's definitely not a winger, but maybe he's Downing's 'replacement'. He can take left footed set pieces, but also make runs latching on to Traore 's crosses in open play. With Friend anchored to the back four and three in midfield he wouldn't need to track back much. ------------------ Randolph ------------------ -- Shotton --- Flint --- Gibson --- Friend -- ------ Howson --- Clayton --- McNair ------ --- Traore ---------------------- Waghorn --- --------------- Gestede/Hugill ---------------- That could be the plan. If it happens, Bamford has paid for Waghorn. (no room for Britt in this predicted line up, I can't see him getting much game time from Pulis once Gestede is fit). And all this is based on Traore staying... which I am pretending he is 100% until further notice.
  12. Traore is as close as we're going to get to this generation's Juninho. If we have to sell him for £18m I will be heartbroken, and there's just no way to replace him even with £30m.
  13. If we had an awesome new left back that could bomb on up the wing, wouldn't mind giving young Tav a sustained run on the left.
  14. Some of the messages on here... let's get a grip! No-one has done much business yet because of the World Cup - it's not just Boro. In fact we got a great head start on the window with two great deals early doors. The club will be working hard on incomings and outgoings and we'll be the last to hear about it (which is a good thing). Have some faith and let's be positive. UTB.
  15. I'd take a straight swap, Phillips for Assombalonga. A quality left winger will mean the difference between aiming for top two and scrapping for top 6, I'm sure of it. Assombalonga may be 'worth' more than Phillips, but who is going to value Assombalonga at £15M other than us? Plus, Phillips is worth more to us as a team than Assombalonga. Bamford proved he can do just as good a job, if not better. The issue with swap deals is agents. Agents want all kinds of payments relating to the transfer fee. The deal would have to be worked in a more sophisticated way than a swap. It could take an age to negotiate with two sets of clubs/players/agents involved. If we did get Phillips, I'd be massively excited for the season ahead.
  16. Stewart Downing may have a thing or two to say about this. 2009 Downing was probably the last time we had one.... I loved 2008/09 Downing. You're probably forgetting about that guy who is in jail though, as he was doing rather well in this division before we sold him in 2009/10. The question was why we can’t ‘sign’ a left sided player - Downing/Johnson being academy products...
  17. That would kind of indicate that he is better than Gestede. But kind of agree that we don't need two of those kinds if that's what you are emplying. That might be the idea... Gestede as back-up for Vokes. No place for Britt or Bamford. It's the Pulis way.
  18. Bryan from Bristol is interesting... but he’s only 5ft 7!
  19. Good on Maddo, but I can see this ending badly as he mistakenly divulges confidential information on the radio and gets sacked from both roles
  20. Brilliant news, hope we go back in for him. This one sounds promising. Why are they selling all their best players?
  21. Thanks but no thanks to Ritchie. He's a good player, but we really need a LW. Do our scouting department know the difference between a LW and a left footed RW?
  22. My top five priorities would be: #1 LW #2 LW #3 LW #4 LW #5 LW Someone made a great point earlier, that a quality LW is going to help Friend. Have a rep point whoever you are.
  23. Was it a dream or is this Flint deal really happening?! £6M? Are all the other clubs asleep on the beach? The man is a mountain and scored 16 goals in 2014–15 :funny:
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