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3 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

I agree with that sentiment too, especially with the club where it is now in terms of finances.

But in the case of our presumable back 4 next season (Bola, Hall, Fry, Dijksteel). Financially who would be available that would be better than those 4 for example. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying that there isn't players better than them out there, but how much would the better players cost us to bring in. I look at the free agents for example and no-one immediately jumps out (That is a realistic free agent). So at that stage do you bite the bullet and think, well we probably can't afford to bring in players that'll replace those 4, so do we bring someone in that would be an adept player if injuries suspensions hit. If that makes sense?

Then in the case of the young Morecambe winger (Gomes), I'd be looking at him as someone who could offer something from the bench or as cover now, but with the main intention of him developing into a much better player within 2/3 seasons. But with that in mind I'd still be targeting someone who would be ahead of him at least in the shorter term. As a complete hypothetical if we had Bolasie as the first choice and Gomes behind him for example. Then when Bolasie left, dipped in form etc, Gomes would come in and replace him. 

I agree to an extent as well. There are always better players out there for affordable prices. We just need to find them. Brentford have proved this. I don’t see the point in buying players we know are going to be back up (keepers aside).

That statement “better than what we have” covers young players with potential as well. No problem buying youngsters with potential that could turn in to players that are better than what we have.

 

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3 minutes ago, Riverside94 said:

Benteke on a free
 

With his reported 80k wages I doubt it my friend.

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14 minutes ago, GrimsbyBoro said:

I would like to see us move for Roman Curtis. Bit of a gamble but been good in league 1 for a couple of seasons now.

I was looking at him and you are right he has been good for a few seasons and surprised no one at this level took a chance on him.

But i remember being very vocal about clubs being stupid for not taking a chance on Marcus Maddison. I was proved wrong there.

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A player who I've been impressed with this season is Jorge Grant from Lincoln. If they don't get promoted i'd imagine a few clubs will be looking. 13 goals and 8 assists for them this season.

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9 minutes ago, TLF10 said:

I was looking at him and you are right he has been good for a few seasons and surprised no one at this level took a chance on him.

But i remember being very vocal about clubs being stupid for not taking a chance on Marcus Maddison. I was proved wrong there.

I think Maddison was probably more off the field issues than ability.

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9 minutes ago, TLF10 said:

But i remember being very vocal about clubs being stupid for not taking a chance on Marcus Maddison. I was proved wrong there.

Me too 😂

To be fair it sounds like he could have moved to Charlton whilst they were in the Championship but Peterborough blocked it and he basically downed tools. Since then he never really got back to the level he was at. Hasn't he recently said he was going to retire altogether?

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23 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

Me too 😂

To be fair it sounds like he could have moved to Charlton whilst they were in the Championship but Peterborough blocked it and he basically downed tools. Since then he never really got back to the level he was at. Hasn't he recently said he was going to retire altogether?

Yeah he has. Think poor lad been suffering mentally. Hopefully he overcomes that.

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14 hours ago, sambaDTR said:

We’ve all watched our team for the last few years and we have never had a target man since Mark Viduka, and maybe Bamford. Forget the goals, they are a bonus. A target man holds the ball up, doesn’t lose possession easily, backs in, flicks the ball on, brings the midfield and wingers into play. They are scarce in top league football because it is all about boring five yards passes but ideal in the lower leagues like the Championship, they are gold dust. I’ve watched this year and I like Smith, Ikpeazu and Ched Evans.  Diedhiou would be the best as he can hold the ball up and would score more goals. Whoever we get must surely be an improvement on Britt, Fletcher and Gestede.

Wasn't Gestede a target man? 

Each of the players you like there are playing for teams that finished below us, and actually scored fewer goals than we did, despite us 'not having any strikers', which makes me wonder just how effective they actually are?  This fascination with big lumps up front is baffling to me.  I get it from Warnock, cos he's been doing this for 30 years, and has built his career on it for the most part.  But why are fans arsed about that kind of thing?  It's like Kieffer Moore, the one that 'got away' for us.  Look at the season he's had, 20 goals 4th top scorer, smashing.  However, Cardiff got more points and scored more goals last season without him than they did this season with him.  If the argument is that a player like that makes the whole team better then that hasn't been the case with Cardiff this season, although he himself has had a nice season.

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