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Duvel

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  1. Is Husband good enough to be a Premier league backup anyway? I'm not sure Karanka rated him to be good enough for the Championship.
  2. Rhodes and Nugent OUT, RVP, Bacca, Aboubakar, Negredo IN. :D ....and they say players have no loyalty :)
  3. That blokes a right knob, lol I hope his eyes are genuinely not like that :)
  4. Someone on Twitter claiming to have got Valdes' autograph at the riverside today. https://mobile.twitter.com/papashizzler
  5. He wasn't a reserve at Barcelona, he was first choice and played over 300 games.
  6. Maybe he'll see us as a good opportunity to put himself in the shop window. A good season here and the bigger clubs might be interested in him again, you could say the same for the likes of De Roon and any other players we sign. Like it or not most foreign players will see us as a stepping stone which is fine if they are doing the business.
  7. I don't see how you can compare Ross Turnbull with Victor Valdes it's absolutely ridiculous. Valdes was actually on the pitch to contribute to those titles for starters.
  8. I agree with Bernie, I think we'll spend around £20 million on a striker. There's no way we are starting the season with Rhodes and Nugent as our only front men. If we were spending £12m nine years ago then surely we are going to break that this time around.
  9. He also said the De Roon rumours were nonesense. Nixon gets plenty of stuff wrong, I wouldn't always take his word as gospel (same as most journos).
  10. Haha. Why would most of our signings be loans? That's why I called him an 'expert' :)
  11. It was Graham Courtney the north east football 'expert' he said don't be surprised to see Tim Krul move to Middlesbrough or something along those lines. He also said expect most of our signings to be loans. We were talked about 3rd after Sunderland and Newcastle, they must have forgotten we got promoted!
  12. I don't see how anyone could say they'd prefer De Roon over Hendrick or vice versa unless you've watch both play. It doesn't make sense!
  13. Don't know if it has been mentioned already but I've heard we are trying to get Rashford on loan.
  14. 9 days before a major tournament and we are experimenting with the team still. Rooney in the team and we have to play 3 players out of position to accommodate him. Roy is doing a great job at messing this up and we haven't even got to France yet, I might have a bet on us going out in the group stage.
  15. Yeah he is, you don't get gifted a place in the team at the this level you've gotta fight for it every day in training. Joe Hart might find the same when he gets back to Man City after the Euros.
  16. I wouldn't bother being on social media or reading any message boards if I was a footballer. I don't see how it can help your confidence to read stuff like that. I remember Alex Ferguson talking about when he started at Man Utd and he was getting slaughtered by the press, Matt Busby told him to stop reading the papers and just stick to your guns. He didn't read any football stories in the papers after that and didn't do bad eventually. :) Yep, used to do my nut it reading tomlins Twitter page. One of the main reasons he got himself into hot water at boro and Bournemouth. You'd think t
  17. I wouldn't bother being on social media or reading any message boards if I was a footballer. I don't see how it can help your confidence to read stuff like that. I remember Alex Ferguson talking about when he started at Man Utd and he was getting slaughtered by the press, Matt Busby told him to stop reading the papers and just stick to your guns. He didn't read any football stories in the papers after that and didn't do bad eventually. :)
  18. Will Hughes would probably set us back about 20m we could buy 5 players from abroad with that money.
  19. Do we use the moneyball system to identify players though? I've never heard it mentioned before. Plus I don't think the purpose of moneyball is to buy cheap players to sell on at a profit. I think it's more of a tool to recruit players based on statistics.
  20. Maybe he's staying over for the weekend. I'm sure footballers will stay over at the hotel without them signing for us. If he is signing it'll be a decent acquisition if he can find his form of a few years ago, on recent form though I think he'd be a waste of money.
  21. We can't compete with Champions league clubs Bazoer is right. I think some of our fans think we are a big name in Europe after our run in 2006 but I think for players that is ancient history. Realistically we are no bigger attraction to players than clubs like West Brom or Swansea maybe even less because they're both established clubs.
  22. Fair enough I won't comment on the validity of anyone's info again if it upsets people, I certainly wouldn't want to do that. I think creating a transfer thread where people are not allowed to question the source of information is going to be difficult to manage though if I'm honest.
  23. But with KM, he's passing on other information. And regardless of what that information is, it's not for him to dumb it down for anyone, is it? His source has provided reliable information in the past regarding players we are actually interested in. It's up to the individual how they take that information and whether they believe it or not. It's not exactly being shoved down people's throats, is it? I think there was a bit of light hearted Micky taking earlier which it seemed like KM took in good spirits, after that a number of people seemed to get offended on his behalf. If I walk
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