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1 hour ago, Maccarone said:

Another dismal day of transfer rumours or lack of them.

Quite a few pages of arguments about formations, and the relative merits of fullbacks, wingbacks and wingers though.

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18 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

How many seasons has he played as a central defender?

Bielsa has played 2 defensively minded midfielders alongside a dominant central defender in a back three.  Some believe that the back three needs to contain two highly mobile defenders either side of a dominant in the air, yet capable of bringing the ball out type of defender... which highlights to me that it doesn't matter about formations most of the time, we just need good players.

Which kind of goes back to what Robson used to say about Liverpool, but that was decades ago, so does it still apply, do good players win matches/leagues, or good managers/systems?

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1 hour ago, Humpty said:

 

Lots of ifs, buts and maybe's in there for me unfortunately. 

The evidence shows us we've been pretty disastrous playing a back four with the personnel we have. We're still rebuilding and wing backs have produced good performances so far. I don't see any issue with persevering with this formation. It clearly suits the squad we have at our disposal. 

I agree that wingbacks with what we have at our disposal IS our best hope, however all that will get us is midtable/survival at best. I see where CT is coming from in that it’s a pretty lame excuse not to try and better the team, it CANT be that hard to get a better LB than bola and a failed winger.

I still feel we could do well but we are heavily reliant on Tav, Browne and Howson to provide assists and goals from midfield. Akpom I think will improve things as he will be better at linking midfield to attack than fletcher and also allow Britt to sit higher up. 
 

That said I think there will be a lot of games where we struggle to create anything. Essentially we have less width in the team than even pulis had.

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I thought this was a transfer rumour and completed transfers thread.

By stating it's been a quiet day as far as rumours are concerned seems a fair enough thing to say. 

Having lost so many we certainly need more than 4 new signings. 

Anyway I look forward to see what happens during the next 3 weeks leading up to the 16th October when the PL/EFL window closes. 

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1 hour ago, Changing Times said:

How many seasons has he played as a central defender?

This is his first, but tbh you would think going from a CDM originally, CB is probably not to difficult a switch.

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51 minutes ago, Maccarone said:

I thought this was a transfer rumour and completed transfers thread.

By stating it's been a quiet day as far as rumours are concerned seems a fair enough thing to say. 

Having lost so many we certainly need more than 4 new signings. 

Anyway I look forward to see what happens during the next 3 weeks leading up to the 16th October when the PL/EFL window closes. 

I agree, but I think we'll manage to get the rest in now, even if it's 3 more loan signings.

The 3 permanents has eased my worries significantly.

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15 minutes ago, Brunners said:

This is his first, but tbh you would think going from a CDM originally, CB is probably not to difficult a switch.

Almost as easy as going from right back to right back.

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Lack of rumours does not mean progress. In fairness when you look at all of our signings the majority of them were done or close to completion before we knew about them. This tells me things have changed at club with leadership and things are kept secret.

The gaffer and blackwell have said they are still looking for a few more yet. So patience is key.

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Doesn't help we are on 824 pages and only 4 signings. You'd think we'd bought half the league based upon number of posts

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We all know we just need to sign a pacy creative winger who can feed our strikers and create chances so we can score alot more goals.  As to be honest we are a half decent side now who if you put that Ramirez  type player in we would have a chance at promotion. 

 

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3 hours ago, Changing Times said:

I think it's because people don't want to listen to a part-timer, glory supporter, mate.  I still read your posts anyway though, just to be nice 👍

Thanks for your kind words mate 😍

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42 minutes ago, xathras said:

Doesn't help we are on 824 pages and only 4 signings. You'd think we'd bought half the league based upon number of posts

Are you telling me that there are more players out there other than Marcus Maddison, Jordan Jones, Patrick Roberts and any other former Boro player?!

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1 minute ago, boksicdink said:

Are you telling me that there are more players out there other than Marcus Maddison, Jordan Jones, Patrick Roberts and any other former Boro player?!

HERESY

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