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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

£7.5million over 3 installments with a future sell on clause. It's fair to say that Steve Gibson is going for it with him and Payero deals.  

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Sorry to mention football, but does anyone have any transfer rumours. Don't care if they are from a 12 year-old, self proclaimed expert or from Gibbo himself, as long as it's a rumour.

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4 minutes ago, estonpidge said:

Sorry to mention football, but does anyone have any transfer rumours. Don't care if they are from a 12 year-old, self proclaimed expert or from Gibbo himself, as long as it's a rumour.

Apparently a Mr & Mrs Smith are booked into Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington later in the week presumably because Rockliffe is full of the Scotland squad. Or there again it may be an entirely different Mr and Mrs Smith just up to apply for all these new Government jobs?

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14 hours ago, Boro 86 said:

borodanes point on Brexit is stating fact - get over it people - you voted for it! [1]

As for previous signings Woody seems to have done ok but was hounded out by the keyboard warriors who are better than him [2]. Similar to Mogga really but .....

As for the “uninspiring” potential signings perhaps someone wants to Chuck a few million to Gibbo so that he can sign a world beater or two ...thought not! [3]

the World is in a bad place and my only hope is that there is a Boro in 12/24 months time as there will be teams that go under. If we offer x and a player wants y then we say thanks but no thanks and move on. If that means a Wyke or a Smith is wearing the shirt then I am fine with that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, lets just stop this nonsense right here.

1. 48% voted against, so you can't speak as if the entire country voted for it.

2. Football transfers will have been about 100th on most people's lists of reasons for voting either for or against it. So trying to use it as an excuse for poor transfer business is a strawman argument. Especially when other, better-run clubs seem to be doing okay.

3. Based on point 1, Brexit is still a very divisive issue, which a lot of people still feel resentment over. So bringing it up on a football forum is just going to trigger a lot of people and cause a lot of avoidable arguments.

For the record, I was pro-Brexit, so no bitterness or regret on my part.

 

As for point 2 - attempting to claim "keyboard warriors who know better than the management" is the reason for any of our managers getting sacked is just ludicrous and utterly baseless. I'm pretty sure you're just trolling here...and not very well either.

They all left for footballing or financial reasons...or Gibson's poor judgement.

I know Garry Monk's rep is on a par with Satan's around here but I'll use him as an example.

We bring a new manager in, throw a load of money at him then sack him after half a season, because we're not as close to the top of the table as we'd hoped. New manager comes in and has to work within strict budget limits due to the money squandered previously. How much sense does that make?

Again - Gibson's flawed decision making.

 

Finally, on to point 3 - in case you hadn't noticed, Boro's problems go way beyond simply chucking money at them. Frankly doing as you suggest would just be throwing good money after bad.

We need a plan that will enable us to spend our money wisely and in a way that won't plunge the club into another financial crisis, next time things don't go according to plan.

In short, we could really use a DoF and a manager than can plan out a roadmap for a few seasons ahead, including planning for possible setbacks, so that we aren't lurching from one tack to another, season after season and manager after manager.

We've been doing this for over a decade now and we're no better off than we were 10 years ago.

 

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6 minutes ago, Humpty said:

Has the Dael Fry transfer saga been discussed? I'm not tracking back through the pages..

Yes, Brentford, good for him, Southampton also would be good for him, Burnley a disaster but Dyche is apparently now chasing Collins from Stoke (so maybe Dael has ducked that one) and of course Leeds which would be the most likely if the rumour that he is a home bird is correct.

Valuations seem to be from £12m up to £30m with the pandemic being a major influencer in the valuation. That said Gibbo wants to keep him as does Warnock so no doubt money will talk ultimately.

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7 minutes ago, Redcar Rioja said:

Yes, Brentford, good for him, Southampton also would be good for him, Burnley a disaster but Dyche is apparently now chasing Collins from Stoke (so maybe Dael has ducked that one) and of course Leeds which would be the most likely if the rumour that he is a home bird is correct.

Valuations seem to be from £12m up to £30m with the pandemic being a major influencer in the valuation. That said Gibbo wants to keep him as does Warnock so no doubt money will talk ultimately.

I genuinely believe Dael would reject Burnley anyway after seeing how they treated Gibbo. I agree with you that Leeds seems the most likely if they are interested. I don't see him going down south, personally. 

I know the Gazette generally post pro club stances, but they're saying Fry wants to stay for at least 1 more year to try and get us up himself.

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14 minutes ago, AnglianRed said:

2. Football transfers will have been about 100th on most people's lists of reasons for voting either for or against it. So trying to use it as an excuse for poor transfer business is a strawman argument. Especially when other, better-run clubs seem to be doing okay.

Actually Football Transfers was 37th on my list just nudging Global Warming into 38th spot and World Peace into 39th. Proud to say I had my priorities right. I voted for it, purely on the basis that it would maybe help take some of the pressure of Gibbo having to appoint another non British manager.

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18 minutes ago, Redcar Rioja said:

Apparently a Mr & Mrs Smith are booked into Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington later in the week presumably because Rockliffe is full of the Scotland squad. Or there again it may be an entirely different Mr and Mrs Smith just up to apply for all these new Government jobs?

Nah, just Brad and Angelina wanting a bit of privacy...

Brad Pitt D GIF

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14 minutes ago, AnglianRed said:

 

I know Garry Monk's rep is on a par with Satan's around here but I'll use him as an example.

We bring a new manager in, throw a load of money at him then sack him after half a season, because we're not as close to the top of the table as we'd hoped. 

 

I don’t think Monk was sacked because of our league position but due to a breakdown of trust behind the scenes caused by our transfer dealings.

Does anyone know what happened with the legal proceedings against Monk? 

 

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3 minutes ago, AnglianRed said:

Nah, just Brad and Angelina wanting a bit of privacy...

Brad Pitt D GIF

Definitely not that one, he's too short at under 6ft plus his strike rate is the Pitt's although when he does score its usually a cracker!

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Brilliant final paragraph, Anglian. youve really nailed it there. Gibson has been floundering for around 5 years and he needs to look at himself and probably admit to his failings . he needs to do something i strongly suspect that he has grown unacustomed to and not very comfortable with and that is to admit to being incompetent and wrong in decisions. pride must be sacrificed and he needs to hands over the reins to a more experienced and streetwise navigator. theres absolutely and unequively still a major place for him at the head of things but a more astute football brain needs to be brought in at the top. a great deal of the other problems will look after themselves once this is in place. weve blamed various individuals over recent years but theres one big common denominator behind the issues.

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9 minutes ago, GrimsbyBoro said:

I don’t think Monk was sacked because of our league position but due to a breakdown of trust behind the scenes caused by our transfer dealings.

Does anyone know what happened with the legal proceedings against Monk? 

 

There is a good write up here about the goings on at the time. Apparently a "settlement" was reached.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-7214509/Middlesbroughs-new-bombshell-accusations-Garry-Monk.html

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12 minutes ago, Redcar Rioja said:

There is a good write up here about the goings on at the time. Apparently a "settlement" was reached.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-7214509/Middlesbroughs-new-bombshell-accusations-Garry-Monk.html

Thank you that’s a good read interesting to see that there were question marks from other clubs as well.

Monk and Pulis really show why we need to evolve.  

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42 minutes ago, GrimsbyBoro said:

I don’t think Monk was sacked because of our league position but due to a breakdown of trust behind the scenes caused by our transfer dealings.

Does anyone know what happened with the legal proceedings against Monk? 

 

Ah - okay. Well, it was still pretty ridiculous the way things panned out.

Makes you wonder about the interview / recruitment process. Also speaks to a lack of communication and/or oversight when it comes to transfers.

Again makes you think we really could use a DoF at the club to handle that part of things.

The other thing I wanted to highlight was the ridiculous idea of throwing a load of money at a new manager and expecting them to get us promoted that season. Puts a lot of pressure on them and creates problems if it doesn't work out.

 

 

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