Jump to content
oneBoro Forum

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


Recommended Posts

Just now, TLF10 said:

A friendly word of advice. Saying "i told you so" after 1 game when there are 45 games left is not wise. You could end up with egg on your face come end of season.

I'm confident we'll continue trying to play 5 at the back for the 3rd season in a row as opposed to signing 2-3 attacking midfielders though 

Still have nightmares over that 5-4-1 Pulis team with Saville left wing back me 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 14.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Hi guys! PAOK fan here from Greece. You are getting a really hard worker in Akpom. He is a top lad and a good professional. When he first came, he was considered a bench player. It was the 2018-19 sea

Morsy nearly done

Williams fee nearly agreed. 1.75million rising to 2.5 (So 1.75 then 😂).

Posted Images

4 minutes ago, TeaCider24 said:

I really think we've missed a trick by not trying harder to keep Friend, hopefully we find the younger version of him before the window closes.

How could we have tried harder? I dont remember a single poster on here suggesting friend should get anymore than 12 months. He got a 3yr deal at Birmingham at the age of 32 yrs old. If the club offered him that there would have been a meltdown on here

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, LinoJo3 said:

We also came up woefully short more often than not, totally clueless how to break them down and resorting to humping balls over the top. The playoff final being the ultimate example, that’s the one thing I didn’t like about Karanka.

Just because you mention the 14/15 play-off final, in the 2014/15 season this was the top 8 teams at the end of it. (I've ignored below 8th as there was close to a 10 points gap by the end of the season).Screenshot_20200912-143143_SofaScore.thumb.jpg.1342fb4c033a7492c63247ecc4b6a993.jpg

That season we lost to Bournemouth (A) and drew at home.

We lost to Watford (A) and drew at home.

We beat Norwich home and away.

We beat Brentford home and away.

We lost to Ipswich (A) and beat them at home.

We lost to Wolves (A) and beat them at home.

We beat Derby home and away.

We won 8 games out of the 14 we played against the top 8. That's a win percentage of 57%. And we lost 4 games out of 14 a loss percentage of 29%. 

I'd argue based on that, that we didn't struggle against promotion chasing sides.

 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, edinboro said:

Warnock said I'm press conference before the match that it's now obvious that mistakes were made earlier in the summer. I'm guessing let Friend and Shotton go may now not look so good.

I'd also add pulling out of Moore and going for Sanogo to that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, edinboro said:

Warnock said I'm press conference before the match that it's now obvious that mistakes were made earlier in the summer. I'm guessing let Friend and Shotton go may now not look so good.

I would say they were the right decisions but we haven't replaced people and perhaps mistakes have happened behind the scenes with scouting and negotiating. 

So far we have (again) signed a centre back and a centre midfielder. It's like that's the entirety of our scouting network.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, TLF10 said:

How could we have tried harder? I dont remember a single poster on here suggesting friend should get anymore than 12 months. He got a 3yr deal at Birmingham at the age of 32 yrs old. If the club offered him that there would have been a meltdown on here

Wouldn't have overly bothered me, even though I'd have preferred 2 years in case he declined rapidly.

Fans melting down doesn't mean it's the right or wrong decision.

I'd have been happy keeping Shotton too.

Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, LinoJo3 said:

Sorry just can’t agree, your highlights video just proves it. 3 years worth of highlights and it featured 2 whole shots, 1 goal, about four 3 yard passes and surprise surprise some good balls over the top when he had time and space.

Before you tell me ‘it’s not his job to shoot’ go and watch Morsys highlight video.

this is what people forget about the Karanka era, we did struggle to create against rival promotion chasing teams, but up against teams we ‘should beat’ we put them to the sword 90% of the time.

I'm not talking about shooting ability, I agree with you that Clayton can't shoot. 

You said the Clayton of 5 years couldn't shoot or pass, that video proves that he can pass the ball. I watched pretty much every game he played under Karanka and in 2014/15 and 2015/16 he was a very important part of the team. 

That video is a tiny snapshot but he showed in that video he could cross the ball, pass short/long and receive the ball under pressure. 

You obviously don't rate him very highly but to say the 2015 version of Clayton couldn't pass the ball is complete nonsense. 

Clayton actually did OK in the Premier league and was one of the few players who came out of it with any credit. Don't get me wrong he isn't a Premier league player but I think that's because of his lack of pace rather than ability. 

Let's hope Morsey is as good as everyone is saying on here. I'm surprised Wigan didn't win the league last season because their players are so highly rated. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TeaCider24 said:

Sunderland losing, that'll cheer me up.

Kieffer Moore losing after turning down a bigger wage packet from us is bringing me a little smile I can't lie.

Harris has put himself in a silly position he has a 6 foot 5 striker who cost 2 million who's Welsh and a 6 million pound 6 foot 4 striker whose relegated to supersub so long as Moore's fit nonsense recruiting in my opinion.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

Just because you mention the 14/15 play-off final, in the 2014/15 season this was the top 8 teams at the end of it. (I've ignored below 8th as there was close to a 10 points gap by the end of the season).Screenshot_20200912-143143_SofaScore.thumb.jpg.1342fb4c033a7492c63247ecc4b6a993.jpg

That season we lost to Bournemouth (A) and drew at home.

We lost to Watford (A) and drew at home.

We beat Norwich home and away.

We beat Brentford home and away.

We lost to Ipswich (A) and beat them at home.

We lost to Wolves (A) and beat them at home.

We beat Derby home and away.

We won 8 games out of the 14 we played against the top 8. That's a win percentage of 57%. And we lost 4 games out of 14 a loss percentage of 29%. 

I'd argue based on that, that we didn't struggle against promotion chasing sides.

 

We did, we were awful in the Watford, Bournemouth and play off final. We were one of the best teams until it mattered and fell short. Yes it’s only a handful of games but at the level we were at then that’s all that counts. Was just frustrating seeing us not turn up in those games.

Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

What on Earth does Morsy have to do with Clayton during his time here? What an incredible way to avoid the fact it really wasn't his job to score goals, by mentioning a player who hasn't played for us, hasn't played for Karanka and hasn't played at the level Clayton has ever.

Everytime I mention how bad Clayton was in the attacking sense the first excuse people pushed out was it wasn’t the job of the CdM to provide any attacking threat. Morsy the cdm for Wigan seemed to provide a decent amount there. Anyway it’s always been my opinion of Clayton and nothing will change it, an argument for a different thread.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Borodane changed the title to The Summer/Autumn transfers thread 2020 (playing the Chuba?)

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Latest Posts

    • For me, we need to appoint a manager with some sort of track record that has a style and philosophy that fits the brief set by Gibson and given to Scott. A newbie would be a huge risk as there is no evidence to back up management style, newbies could be anything. Yes, they can work out, successful managers have to start somewhere, but more fail than make it. A newbie with pulling power like Bryan Robson would attract players on reputation, but without tactical nous and man management skills it can unravel quickly.  Scott will likely be the big influencer for Gibson. His vision needs to fit into recruitment strategy, but also retention,  taking account of the squad we currently have. As said above, while the jigsaw analogy is a fair one, getting the balance right is no easy task. Too experienced a coach and they can be set in their ways, tried and trusted styles that have been successful only work if the players at the club can adapt quickly. I would like to see someone who is early in their management career, with a decent grounding as a manager at a lower level, improved the team or teams he has been at, has drive and ambition to get to the top, but not someone who sees Boro as a mere stepping stone, someone who wants to hang around and be a part of any future success. Someone who has good man management skills and a vision that mirrors that of the clubs forward strategy. As for names, I really don’t have any, I will leave that to Scott and Gibson and place my trust that they get things right between them at the first time of asking.   
    • Or as someone who allegedly loved his particularly young fresh Oats so much he was actually named after them once said "I am just going outside and may be some time." 
    • Maybe what's happened is the Ameobi Experiment.  We signed him and then tried to make him invisible to opposition players.  Something went wrong with the experiment however, and whilst to anyone looking on we did indeed make him disappear, he is not actually invisible, but has in fact travelled through time to the year 1984.  Or, he has a dicky knee.  Could be either 🤷‍♂️
    • He is being prepared as our new manager next season? 😄
    • I don’t think there is anything in particular going on. My guess is that he is just completely crocked and will not play for us ever

×
×
  • Create New...