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34 minutes ago, ScarBoro said:

i know Maddison did tweet to ask why no one seemed interested in him - but if his agent is putting out silly wage demands that would also explain the lack of interest in him.

From everything I've heard/seen he does seem to have a massively over inflated opinion of himself. I'm sure in January, there was talk in the press that he'd priced himself out of a move to the championship.

I found this YouTube video (I'll post the link below) of the Peterborough chairman talking about their January window, of which Maddison is discussed at length. Very much backs up that Maddison has priced himself out of moves and has a high opinion of himself. His agents also seem like tools too.

In the video he also mentions that 7 clubs had interest in Toney and another 7 had interest, but couldn't do a deal until the summer due to FFP. Wonder if we were one of those. He also mentions 1 club making 4 bids in January, and he mentions he "loves their model", which in my opinion is Brentford.

 

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I'm not usually in favour of going for players who have reputations for attitude problems, leopards and spots and all that. But I do think with a team as functional and as rigid as ours, Marcus Maddison wouldn't be the worst signing in the world, assuming the wages were at the lower end of the scale. As an option off the bench, even having an impact a handful of times over the season could make a difference.

However, I'd imagine that if we're still in for Roberts, he's probably going to fill that same spot in the squad. 

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2 minutes ago, Tom said:

I'm not usually in favour of going for players who have reputations for attitude problems, leopards and spots and all that. But I do think with a team as functional and as rigid as ours, Marcus Maddison wouldn't be the worst signing in the world, assuming the wages were at the lower end of the scale. As an option off the bench, even having an impact a handful of times over the season could make a difference.

However, I'd imagine that if we're still in for Roberts, he's probably going to fill that same spot in the squad. 

I am sure you are right. We arent going to bring in two winger type players and if Roberts is achievable it will be him.

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10 minutes ago, Tom said:

I'm not usually in favour of going for players who have reputations for attitude problems, leopards and spots and all that. But I do think with a team as functional and as rigid as ours, Marcus Maddison wouldn't be the worst signing in the world, assuming the wages were at the lower end of the scale. As an option off the bench, even having an impact a handful of times over the season could make a difference.

However, I'd imagine that if we're still in for Roberts, he's probably going to fill that same spot in the squad. 

Agree regarding Maddison. Every transfer is a risk, his would be a bigger risk than most, and there is no guarantee that we'd be able to get the best out of him. But if his wage demands are favourable, I'd be willing to give him a go. His best football is undoubtedly in the number 10 role, but at Peterborough he was at times just as effective when out wide (at Hull he was poor out wide, but he barely had any games). 

You'd hope that maybe this summer has been a bit of a wake up call for him regarding his demands, as it's not like he has a queue of suitors at his door.

Also think you're right in terms of us being in for Roberts. If we get him, I cannot see us shelling out on a 2nd similar player.

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14 minutes ago, Tom said:

I'm not usually in favour of going for players who have reputations for attitude problems, leopards and spots and all that. But I do think with a team as functional and as rigid as ours, Marcus Maddison wouldn't be the worst signing in the world, assuming the wages were at the lower end of the scale. As an option off the bench, even having an impact a handful of times over the season could make a difference.

However, I'd imagine that if we're still in for Roberts, he's probably going to fill that same spot in the squad. 

If we were confident that Maddison could slot into the dressing room without being disruptful and his wages were sensible I don't see a problem in signing him. 

He might not be good enough for this level but who knows he might flourish at a bigger club with better players around him. 

The other side of that is many clubs must have done their homework and the fact that no one is signing him is a worry. 

Maybe he's just asking for stupid money and there's nothing more to it than that 🤷‍♂️ 

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We could do with the extra CF and the CH it is said we are after in quite quickly. Then if we are going to get any more it gives us a bit of time to sort them.

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51 minutes ago, BoroJake said:

I think we would be conceding 5 every game if we did that

Eh why?

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52 minutes ago, BoroJake said:

I think we would be conceding 5 every game if we did that

Chelsea under conte and wolves examples of great solidity with the 343 formation, why do you think it would results in conceding 5 every game?

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Sick of reading about Roberts, Murphy, and Maddison in this thread. We arent interested in them and we arent looking for players in those positions. Mentioning them every 10 mins in this thread doesnt change that.

 

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6 minutes ago, Gazetteteaboy said:

Sick of reading about Roberts, Murphy, and Maddison in this thread. We arent interested in them and we arent looking for players in those positions. Mentioning them every 10 mins in this thread doesnt change that.

 

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Have to admit the Maddison debate is a bit boring now lol we have it every window. 
 

Some people think he’s talented and worth a go, specially for a free. Other people think he’s a doyle and wonder why nobody touches him even on a free. Cue 5 pages of people making those 2 arguments in different ways.

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6 minutes ago, LinoJo3 said:

Have to admit the Maddison debate is a bit boring now lol we have it every window. 
 

Some people think he’s talented and worth a go, specially for a free. Other people think he’s a doyle and wonder why nobody touches him even on a free. Cue 5 pages of people making those 2 arguments in different ways.

Isn't the forum just repeated conversations over and over again? 

We're hardly changing the world with our discussions on here 😂

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30 minutes ago, Gazetteteaboy said:

Sick of reading about Roberts, Murphy, and Maddison in this thread. We arent interested in them and we arent looking for players in those positions. Mentioning them every 10 mins in this thread doesnt change that.

 

Thanks for that insight. 

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I'm sick of people discussing potential transfer targets in the transfer thread, how dare they!

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