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2 hours ago, Downsouth said:

Where's BoroLad 1876 when we need himūüėČ

You keep kicking him out, remember?¬†ūüėĀ

 

But don't worry...I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of him...

 

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Offer has been accepted bauser has had his critics but he has pulled masterstrokes on both of these.  Now over to you Leo!  Payero small issues look sorted should be an announcement tomorrow or f

Gibson doing a Gibson. Having another punt, pushing for Bolasie, this Argentinian and money available for a couple more. (Not a lot though) Spence going for £5m

Not been keeping up but Sporar should be sorted by Tuesday 

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3 hours ago, scotty189 said:

According to this dosnt look like we'll be signing any strikers

Yep - either Warnock's not keen on them, or their wages / transfer fees are deal breakers.¬†ūüėü

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42 minutes ago, LBP said:

"but Warnock is targeting experienced strikers capable of leading the club back to the Premier League this summer."

The linked list suggests otherwise...Akpom's probably a better player than most of the strikers in that article and I'd rather us just give Coburn more games than spend money on mediocre strikers like Michael Smith

None are anywhere near PL quality...or even top 6 Championship quality.

Which would be a real issue if it weren't for the fact Boro are about mid-table quality in every position...not just strikers.

 

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There’s definitely business to be done in the free-agent market. Quite a few on that list I like the look of. 

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34 minutes ago, CWC said:

There’s definitely business to be done in the free-agent market. Quite a few on that list I like the look of. 

Quite a few good names on paper...but the list thins down an awful lot when you consider many of them are 30+ and/or will have fairly hefty wage demands.

Berardi, Bamba, Besic, Lansbury, Wilshere, Mpanzu, Hoilett and Ameobi jump out at me.

I know Warnock said he wanted to make 8 or 9 signings, but given the on-again, off-again Bolasie saga, I think we're going to struggle to make half that.

 

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3 hours ago, LBP said:

"but Warnock is targeting experienced strikers capable of leading the club back to the Premier League this summer."

The linked list suggests otherwise...Akpom's probably a better player than most of the strikers in that article and I'd rather us just give Coburn more games than spend money on mediocre strikers like Michael Smith

With you on this LBP, if all we can afford is journeymen forwards from the lower divisions, let’s keep the money in the bank and give our own young players a chance. We should have enough experience in the squad to avoid relegation especially when tied in with some Prem loans, and the next season may be completely different especially with Warnock leaving. Let’s be honest the odds of gaining promotion next season are pretty slim

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6 hours ago, wilsoncgp said:

There's a lot of talk about things being too expensive and that could change. Could even be part of the reason the paper has found themselves in a position to actually confirm or deny the position of the club on so many players at once.

Fair point

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3 hours ago, pikerman said:

With you on this LBP, if all we can afford is journeymen forwards from the lower divisions, let’s keep the money in the bank and give our own young players a chance. We should have enough experience in the squad to avoid relegation especially when tied in with some Prem loans, and the next season may be completely different especially with Warnock leaving. Let’s be honest the odds of gaining promotion next season are pretty slim

Why are some people on here so desperate to write off a season? Smith is nowhere near the journeyman or poor player he's described as on here

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9 minutes ago, SzilardNemethsCurtains said:

Why are some people on here so desperate to write off a season? Smith is nowhere near the journeyman or poor player he's described as on here

Sorry Szilard it’s called reality

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7 hours ago, wilsoncgp said:

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yes..  but would you say that on a wet Wednesday night in Huddersfield?

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12 minutes ago, SzilardNemethsCurtains said:

Why are some people on here so desperate to write off a season? Smith is nowhere near the journeyman or poor player he's described as on here

Darlington, Charlton, Accrington, Newport County, Colchester United, AFC Wimbledon, Swindon, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Northampton, Bury and Rotherham.  That's who he has played for, most on loan though in fairness.  I think journeyman probably applies to him given his career to date  He's never really caught on anywhere before Rotherham.  As for his ability, I dunno, he has 36 goals in 152 games for Rotherham, which isn't great, especially when two of his four seasons have been in League One, but he does have a decent handful of assists (14).  He looks to me like a fairly typical lower league striker of his type.  He's a unit so he will always be able to play up to a certain level or contribute something but he'll struggle to ever go beyond that.  I don't believe a Championship side would have bought him prior to this season but that alone doesn't mean anything I suppose.  He could be a late bloomer of sorts, not convinced mind.

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6 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

Darlington, Charlton, Accrington, Newport County, Colchester United, AFC Wimbledon, Swindon, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Northampton, Bury and Rotherham.  That's who he has played for, most on loan though in fairness.  I think journeyman probably applies to him given his career to date  He's never really caught on anywhere before Rotherham.  As for his ability, I dunno, he has 36 goals in 152 games for Rotherham, which isn't great, especially when two of his four seasons have been in League One, but he does have a decent handful of assists (14).  He looks to me like a fairly typical lower league striker of his type.  He's a unit so he will always be able to play up to a certain level or contribute something but he'll struggle to ever go beyond that.  I don't believe a Championship side would have bought him prior to this season but that alone doesn't mean anything I suppose.  He could be a late bloomer of sorts, not convinced mind.

Who do you think we should sign then?

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