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January transfer window 19/20 season Post Mortem

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Just now, SmogDane said:

That wouldn't surprise me. Dijk could be a good DM with some speed too

Not if we're playing three central defenders I think.  You'd only want him playing in front of a back four as he doesn't look like the best footballer as it were.  Unless Woodgate just wants runners in the middle of the park I guess.

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1 minute ago, Changing Times said:

Not if we're playing three central defenders I think.  You'd only want him playing in front of a back four as he doesn't look like the best footballer as it were.  Unless Woodgate just wants runners in the middle of the park I guess.

I think he could do Clayton's job.

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In my opinion I think Dijksteel was always signed to play in midfield

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Just now, SmogDane said:

I think he could do Clayton's job.

I think Clayton is a much better passer of the ball than what I've seen of Dijksteel, which is why I'm dubious about him playing as one of only two midfielders ahead of three central defenders.  But if Woodgate is just looking for workers in there then you could play him and use his athleticism I suppose as I'd fancy him to get around the park better than Clayton.

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Maybe the Maddison option is with next season in mind, would prefer to sign him on a free in the summer but if JW wants him and we have to move now then guess we do.

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21 minutes ago, Jamie-H said:

https://www.teamtalk.com/news/exclusive-middlesbrough-keen-on-loan-move-for-sheff-utd-defender

Seems this has been long telegraphed since November and it's possibly coming together now this was around the time Dijksteel was in the team and before Spence stepped into the void so while the situation has changed it seems our interest hasn't. Having 2 specialist RBs can't be the reason because then we only really had Dijksteel in the frame now we already have 2 plus Howson/McNair as cover make's you wonder if this could be telegraphing shifting Dijksteel to a holding midfield role that could have been the plan pre and post Spence's emergence.

I'm not knocking Freeman he's a quality wingback he'd probably out of the gates be the best wingback at the club, looking back to the November story I'm guessing this move relates to Woodgate seeing a different role for Dijksteel than as primarily being a RB/RWB.

That's because we now see Howson as a CB I would think.

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1 hour ago, wilsoncgp said:

I don't think trying to sign a second right-back, regardless of what they want, is a surprise in the circumstance that we're in right now, I certainly don't think it means absolutely anything regarding Spence.

Dijksteel on the other hand is injured right now and let's face it, he hasn't been very good when he was fit. But I really don't think Dijksteel would be out if he wasn't injured when Woody is desperate for a right-back to cover Spence.

we need a new cb. if we cant get one then howson and paddy are stuck playing there. that leaves spence at rb. woody is rotating coulson and johnson. i bet he wants the same on the other side. the wing backs are key to our success we need them fit. they do a lot of running each game, it takes its toll. look at spurs they had 4 great fullbacks, 2 injured and one went to athletico. nothing else in the team eally changed then they turned from a class side to not winning away for forever and now struggling to push the champion league spots.

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Cameron Catter-Vickers returned to Spurs from Stoke we could look to take him on loan? he's fairly experienced in the Championship.

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16 minutes ago, Smoggydownsouth said:

100% not us for Maddison.

Good 👍🏼

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Love it when football fans fall in love with the idea of a particular player. Then when said player doesn’t sign:

”phew”

”dodged a bullet”

”didn’t rate him”

”good news for us”

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4 hours ago, Smoggydownsouth said:

Unknown to some... we nearly signed him under Pulis

Always thought the question was "what samatta?", not "who's samatta?"!! 

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1 minute ago, Tudders80 said:

Always thought the question was "what samatta?", not "who's samatta?"!! 

He works ard 

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