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The Summer/Autumn transfers thread 2020 aka TURN DOWN FOR WHAT(more)


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I don't think we've been linked with a single player that indicates high aspirations.

Even if we'd signed every player we'd tried for, they'd all be fairly low on a list of ideal signings.

We're currently spending nothing, bringing in next to nobody, and have a threadbare squad. It's a major worry, I don't think we're at any real risk of going down but it just means that next summer will be even more difficult if the club don't pull their finger out. Warnock will leave, more players are out of contract and we'll be weaker than we are now.

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1 minute ago, TeaCider24 said:

I don't think we've been linked with a single player that indicates high aspirations.

Even if we'd signed every player we'd tried for, they'd all be fairly low on a list of ideal signings.

We're currently spending nothing, bringing in next to nobody, and have a threadbare squad. It's a major worry, I don't think we're at any real risk of going down but it just means that next summer will be even more difficult if the club don't pull their finger out.

I think we are at real risk of going down. We were close last season and our squad is threadbare. We have a more experienced manager but theres only so much he can do.

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1 minute ago, Neverbefore said:

I think the ship has sailed on the apathy thing.. with the one two punch of pulis and woodgate I think interest in the club has got to be at an all time low. Im following this transfer window but despite how horribly its going, I'm not getting angry or upset because its just par for the course now. 

I’m not so sure it’s at an all time low although it’s definitely the lowest it’s been in a long time. But it could still get far worse and there’s always fans to maintain and fans to win back - I think now is a critical time to act on that impulse.  

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That doesn't even look clearly like Stewart? I'm not sure it is.

Still, yes, if it is and if we lose out to Wycombe in terms of trying to get a player, well either we didn't want him that much or we're bloody awful at negotiations. Going by recent form and rumours from this summer, it's hard to argue with it being the latter.

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3 minutes ago, Neverbefore said:

I think we are at real risk of going down. We were close last season and our squad is threadbare. We have a more experienced manager but theres only so much he can do.

If Warnock had been in charge last season, we'd never have been at risk, I don't think.

It took a dire run of results to drag us back in to the danger zone, failing to beat Wigan, Luton or Barnsley in quick succession and not winning anywhere in 12 games, and even then we ended up 5(4) points clear of the drop with Warnock at the helm.

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4 minutes ago, TeaCider24 said:

I don't think we've been linked with a single player that indicates high aspirations.

Even if we'd signed every player we'd tried for, they'd all be fairly low on a list of ideal signings.

We're currently spending nothing, bringing in next to nobody, and have a threadbare squad. It's a major worry, I don't think we're at any real risk of going down but it just means that next summer will be even more difficult if the club don't pull their finger out. Warnock will leave, more players are out of contract and we'll be weaker than we are now.

I don’t think we have either (with the possible exception of Gibson and Roberts). However, improving the squad is surely indicative of a desire to build upon last season. As it stands, it appears we’re just attempting to avoid relegation again.

Of course, there’s still a lot of time for that to change. I remain primarily depressed about it but deep down hopeful that it’ll improve. UTB

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16 minutes ago, RealSlimSladeyy said:

Now, I’m no business man and I’m no fan of the cliche about ‘showing ambition’. But, from a business perspective, surely now is the right time for Gibson to make sure we do some decent business in the transfer market. 

Without access to seeing games in person, it’s a perfect opportunity for people to lose interest in the club and take their time/money/emotional investment elsewhere. If this ends up being a distinctly underwhelming transfer window (as it currently has been) then the chances of apathy creeping in for supporters will only increase further. On the flip side, making some good signings could help keep supporters engaged with the club whilst it’s impossible to attend games. Not only would it initially send out the message that our aspirations are higher than they were last season (ie avoid relegation), assuming it translates to a higher league performance it should also increase engagement throughout the course of the season. 

Maybe there is recognition of this fact among the MFC hierarchy, I’m not too sure. Given the unique circumstances, I think it’s especially vital that the club avoid what happened last summer under Woodgate and the Pulis summer regarding wingers.

Yeah the club should be making signings so people get excited enough to buy them £10 match passes. As selling these £10 match passes is what is going to keep the club financial stable. As thinking if we manage to sell like 10'000+ a game the club will be alright. As is 3 games a week that's £300'000 plus in revenue a week that should be enough to cover the wage Bill and for new signings. 

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11 minutes ago, Neverbefore said:

I think the ship has sailed on the apathy thing.. with the one two punch of pulis and woodgate I think interest in the club has got to be at an all time low. Im following this transfer window but despite how horribly its going, I'm not getting angry or upset because its just par for the course now. 

Pretty much sums my view on it all at the moment 

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If Stewart is at Wycombe I can't honestly see us having any interest in him now. Maybe he wanted too much time and we have moved on. Most of the signings we have made in the last couple of years, with respect to the ITK's have been out of the blue. Boro in stealth mode. 

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