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6 minutes ago, SzilardNemethsCurtains said:

It just sounds utter madness, he's been here since 2007 and our inability to get deals over the line has only been a real issue the last 3-4 years. Something must have changed

Yes we have made bad signings previously, lots of them but this is something completely different

From what I know, our problems date back a lot longer than the last few years.

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If you’re a footballer why on earth would you move to Boro to play under Pulis, Woodgate or Warnock? Pulis and Warnock aren’t attractive managers to the majority of players and Woodgate was untested. But again, would the excitement of playing for Woodgate be enough to turn your head? I doubt it. 
 

Karanka brought good players in due to his connections and stature in the game whilst also being helped by Kenyon and Mendes and Mourinho. We could also offer them higher wages / agent fees. Those days are gone now with our cost cutting and reluctance to haggle with Agents. As a result,  we are struggling to get deals over the line. 

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8 minutes ago, SzilardNemethsCurtains said:

But it's a simple fact that we did many deals prior to the last 3-4 years, what's changed?

We were throwing money around like absolute madmen even during the last few years, now we're not our terrible negotiating is really being highlighted.

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11 minutes ago, ManBearPig said:

If you’re a footballer why on earth would you move to Boro to play under Pulis, Woodgate or Warnock? Pulis and Warnock aren’t attractive managers to the majority of players and Woodgate was untested. But again, would the excitement of playing for Woodgate be enough to turn your head? I doubt it. 
 

Karanka brought good players in due to his connections and stature in the game whilst also being helped by Kenyon and Mendes and Mourinho. We could also offer them higher wages / agent fees. Those days are gone now with our cost cutting and reluctance to haggle with Agents. As a result,  we are struggling to get deals over the line. 

Warnock hardly struggled last year for Cardiff or pretty much at any club he's been at in the last 10 years, plus we may not have enjoyed Pulis' brand of football but lots of footballers have bought into it over the years.

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28 minutes ago, TAPOUT said:

I see Jordan Jones isn't in Rangers squad this afternoon. Wonder if there is anything in that for us? 

Didn’t someone who knows a member of his family say that Boro are steering well clear of him? It was yesterday or the day before.

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29 minutes ago, TAPOUT said:

I see Jordan Jones isn't in Rangers squad this afternoon. Wonder if there is anything in that for us? 

Yeah he’s currently at Rockliffe playing golf and is scheduled to meet Steve Gibson in the restaurant tonight before signing for QPR tomorrow. 

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Why do all the fans put the blame at Neil B door without knowing all the facts? I am not 100% defending him as I am sure mistakes have been made along the way. 

However, for me. I was born in Boro and if i was a player right now and on a free and had other options I'd go elsewhere. Why? The pure negativity around the place. 

Why would we expect others to come here? This to me is the problem we need to solve. 

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Really can’t blame people or shoot them down for being irritated with not being linked with any exciting targets. At the end of the day no fan gets excited preseason about mid table finishing when the team looks comfortable to stay up but too far off playoffs which imo our team looks to be just that currently.

Yes I think we have a half decent team but can’t help feeling with them few new additions, we could start shifting the chance of a 10-15th finish to a 3rd-8th finish. 
Still plenty of time left so we all continue to have different amounts of optimums for the remaining time left in the window. 

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3 hours ago, Lurker said:

Derby are also under investigation with regards to their recent investment. I think it’s that the company who’s invested also invested in Sunderland last season and you’re not allowed to have stakes in 2 clubs. So there’ll be more to come for them after the initial one

That would only matter if they had a stake in the club though.  You can still loan two clubs money.  From what I could see, the Derby one was a straight up loan against property/land.

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10 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

That would only matter if they had a stake in the club though.  You can still loan two clubs money.  From what I could see, the Derby one was a straight up loan against property/land.

Looks like it has to be a bank issuing the loan and that’s the issue

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/derby-county-efl-mel-morris-4442288.amp

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13 minutes ago, xathras said:

Why do all the fans put the blame at Neil B door without knowing all the facts? I am not 100% defending him as I am sure mistakes have been made along the way. 

However, for me. I was born in Boro and if i was a player right now and on a free and had other options I'd go elsewhere. Why? The pure negativity around the place. 

Why would we expect others to come here? This to me is the problem we need to solve. 

Mainly because getting deals over the line is his specific job. No one has suggested it is easy, but his record is dire. We have consistently overpaid and lost out to other teams of a similar level. I don’t think Gibson’s previous railing against agents is helping us either. This summer is highlighting that the problems in the club run far deeper than the manager!


Also - Why are we not going for players from Europe? We have 3 non-U.K. players in the squad at the moment. Got to be the lowest since pre-robson era. Another Gibson policy it seems

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