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  1. Wonder if we are waiting on the green light for Grosicki once Musa has completed his WBA medical?
  2. Tell you what, options on the wings of Watmore/Tavernier/Bolasie/Mendez-Laing/Roberts/Johnson/Spence is very strong at this level. This could be the first time in a long time that we have had genuine good options on the wings.
  3. Who is everyone’s prediction for “rumour which comes from nowhere and we sign them within an hour”? I’m going for Denis Odoi (Fulham)
  4. Why do I feel like this is one of those deadline days full of promise and then it gets to around 10pm and we still haven’t brought anyone in so panic buy Junior Hoilett!
  5. I remember Sheff Utd being linked with Wing (either last summer or the one before that) for a few million... shame as I don’t think we’d even get much of a fee for him now
  6. You could probably add Bolasie to the ST options. Looking at that, a CM (Mowatt?) and Grosicki in tomorrow and I think we are set. Another more physical striker would be a bonus
  7. Yeah I’d agree - I think he often gets a lot of stick because of his price tag - had we signed him for say £3 million I think fans would (understandably) be a lot more patient with him. He’s still only 25 so not in his prime years and I’d say he has a lot of very good attributes - he’s fairly quick, is a decent finisher, gets plenty of assists and looked a lot stronger last season too. Will be interesting to see if he kicks on.
  8. I think that’s unfair on Fletcher - his price tag was hugely inflated at the time yes, but when he joined he was only 22 and frequently played on the wing for us in his first season. Then he had a season of Pulisball. Last season, in what was his first full season as a starting striker for us he got 18 goal contributions in 43 games. Whilst I’m not saying that is by any means prolific, I will say I think we’d be in a much stronger position right now had he been fit all season.
  9. Tav’s much better in the hole behind the striker so this would be a big plus for us. He gets the ball more and carries it forward better. Although he scores goals cutting in from the right, I’d say his overall game in better in the middle
  10. We were much, much better defensively at the start of the season when Dijksteel was playing right centre back in a back 5 with spence as a wing back. Personally I’d go back to that formation once Fry is back
  11. Who do we reckon the two players were? Vydra played a few minutes tonight so him and one other?
  12. I think we were in for Alex Mowatt in the summer so I wonder if we will make a bid? Would be an upgrade on Lewis Wing and probably compete with Saville for a starting spot
  13. Couldn’t help but feel that Roberts was playing for the wrong side on Sunday... he’d be very good in that Blackburn team alongside Armstrong and Elliott - more suited to that style of play
  14. Is the winger not more likely to be Grosicki than Robson-Kanu? Warnock has mentioned he likes him in the past, and recently found himself in the West Brom team after Diangana’s injury and Matt Phillips self isolating. Makes sense for West Brom to let him go after those 2 are back.
  15. Imagine we could flog them Gestede and Shotton as part of the deal. Probably save about £50k on wages
  16. Pete O'Rourke @SportsPeteO Middlesbrough are considering a move to hijack Brentford’s pursuit of Charlton striker Lyle Taylor. #Boro #BrentfordFC #cafc
  17. The criticism towards Britt from some fans still baffles me, the reason he misses so many chances is because he gets in the positions to score those chances in the first place. One-on-ones aren't even a commonality in football and yet he still manages to get in about 10 one-on-one positions a season due to his pace and ability to run in behind. Think about it, how many times did Randolph find himself one-on-one with a striker last season? Not many. I'm not saying he's anywhere near Aguero's level but watching Aguero he misses just as many chances as he scores, because he gets that many chances due to his great positional awareness. I think people forget we're only a Championship side and there really are some awful strikers in this league, to sell Britt this late on would be ludicrous.
  18. If true that Gibson didn't want to leave, can anyone actually explain the thought process behind selling him and using the money raised to buy Flint and Saville? Looking for an actual explanation, is there some sort of FFP rule whereby we had to raise a certain amount of cash but the actual profit margin didn't matter? I actually can't comprehend why we would do that?
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