Jump to content
oneBoro Forum
SmogDane

January transfer window 19/20 season Post Mortem

Recommended Posts

15 minutes ago, scotty189 said:

Bailey tweet..........

 

 

My guess is the big contract announcement is probably Spence. I know it could be Howson and Ayala but I just feel it would create a bigger buzz amongst the fans if Spence extended his contract with 5 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Smogzilla said:

Augustin to Leeds is bonkers. What a coup that is.

Never heard of him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Borodane said:

My guess is the big contract announcement is probably Spence. I know it could be Howson and Ayala but I just feel it would create a bigger buzz amongst the fans if Spence extended his contract with 5 years.

Tav according to team talk. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gazette now reporting on the Leicester defender so looks like we’re after him and Gibbo.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Duvel said:

Never heard of him.

1 goal to his name this season for Monaco. Was a huge talent a few years ago but hasn't really kicked on. I'm not sure it's such a huge deal, but I suppose it could work out like a "Gaston signing".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, TAPOUT said:

Tav according to team talk. 

Ahh ok, I thought he'd already signed a long contract within the last year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.teamtalk.com/news/exclusive-middlesbrough-star-tavernier-all-set-to-sign-new-contract

Yeah Teamtalk (Bailey the writer I guess) say Tavs signed up, that leaves Spence and then the senior lads.

Also for the first time I can remember a couple of days ago the Gazette joined the Echo in confirming Clayton's up at the end of this season not 2021 after months of claiming he was the latter. Honestly if Ayala is possible sign him up but Howson, I mean if Tav's a CM moving forward and McNair's there plus Wing I don't see a point to resigning Howson he's not as good going forward as them and we should sign a proper holding midfielder in the summer which he isn't either so I'm not sure with resigning him, I can see the case for his versatility and the fact we're losing so many players I guess you try to resign him but personally I'm not sold he'd be a key player for us next season.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Jamie-H said:

https://www.teamtalk.com/news/exclusive-middlesbrough-star-tavernier-all-set-to-sign-new-contract

Yeah Teamtalk (Bailey the writer I guess) say Tavs signed up, that leaves Spence and then the senior lads.

Also for the first time I can remember a couple of days ago the Gazette joined the Echo in confirming Clayton's up at the end of this season not 2021 after months of claiming he was the latter. Honestly if Ayala is possible sign him up but Howson, I mean if Tav's a CM moving forward and McNair's there plus Wing I don't see a point to resigning Howson he's not as good going forward as them and we should sign a proper holding midfielder in the summer which he isn't either so I'm not sure with resigning him, I can see the case for his versatility and the fact we're losing so many players I guess you try to resign him but personally I'm not sold he'd be a key player for us next season.

He might not be a key player, but as you say he is versatile and can fill in at CM, RB, RWB and now CD. If it's true that he is willing to accept around 8k then I think it would be a wise choice. He is the kind of player that can play on until he's in his late 30's like Barry. I'd much rather lose Clayton and offload Saville.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure Howson will find his way into the team regardless of where he gets to play. He does the business, bags of experience and is a leader on the pitch. I'd say it's pretty likely that he'll take the arm-band if Friend leaves this summer too. Especially in a Championship team, having his energy available to us even as a second choice midfielder could be invaluable. If we're talking losing Howson because we have McNair, Tav and Wing I think you're missing an important point of what he brings to us. There's a lot of experienced players whose contracts are running out, losing them all at once will leave us begging for leaders or expecting more from young players. If the money can be right for Howson and Ayala to stay for another couple of years, I'd be happy with that. I'd rather do that and keep players we know than go out hunting for someone else to do the same thing.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Borodane said:

1 goal to his name this season for Monaco. Was a huge talent a few years ago but hasn't really kicked on. I'm not sure it's such a huge deal, but I suppose it could work out like a "Gaston signing".

It'll be interesting to see how he does then. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Nixon
@reluctantnicko
Watford. Taking a big interest in Ben Gibson at Burnley. More online later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Hendrie_7 said:

Alan Nixon
@reluctantnicko
Watford. Taking a big interest in Ben Gibson at Burnley. More online later.

If it is true about Ben ONLY wanting to come home, they can have all the interest in the world, it shouldn't matter much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see Gibson ending up at Watford. Even if he has told Burnley that he only wants to come here there is not much he can do if they won't accept our offer. If watford is the only offer that is accepted Ben will probably go there and it could be a decent move for him providing Pearson believes in him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Brunners said:

If it is true about Ben ONLY wanting to come home, they can have all the interest in the world, it shouldn't matter much.

But would he rather sit in the burnley stands if Watford is the only club to have a bid accepted. I don't think so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Borodane said:

But would he rather sit in the burnley stands if Watford is the only club to have a bid accepted. I don't think so.

Depends how homesick he really is I suppose - would heading down essentially towards London be good for him if that's the case?

Just spitballing here, no idea whether he is genuinely homesick or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Latest Posts

    • I’m sure that it was a club decision, that makes it seem even dafter. There are factions in dressing rooms at every club, that’s just human nature, you get on with the people that you have most in common with.    Anyway, it really didn’t work did it?
    • I honestly think the main goal is too become self sufficient... of course promotion but I think the days of Gibson spending exuberant amounts of ££ are long gone.. short term aim is to ensure we are in this league next season whilst continuing to reduce the wage bill. Medium Term Aim is to create an team of youngsters with a spine of experience and hope we can improve as a team. Do I think SG has lost interest... No is my honest opinion... have we made awful decisions... yes without doubt.. allowing Bevington to take control of transfers in the summer was by far our worse move... set us back more than  just Woody. Was woody on a hiding to nothing... Yes he is a local lad being hung out to dry , I know we all criticise him etc but how many of you would of taken the job of managing your home town club.. no brainer for him , only a tenth of what Jokanovic plus his staff wanted. Really wish we got a DoF in place and was told that's what Woody wanted as well. With regards to the PR the club are spouting that's just Natural. Season ticket sales etc are the main aim now. We dont sell many then the club can say we didnt have the funds to sign anyone in summer.  Am I confident in Woody... not really , would I love to see him succeed? Without a doubt. He needs to find a settled 11 for the remainder of the season and stick with it though. Only way we grind it out in my opinion.
    • A Barnsley v Boro (Fletcher) H Birmingham v Sheff Wed A Bristol City v WBA  H Charlton v Luton D Leeds v Reading H Forest v QPR H PNE v Hull D Stoke v Cardiff H Swansea v Huddersfield H Wigan v Millwall
    • Perhaps those on the side line DS have got fed up of banging their heads against a brick wall and are just waiting for the International break and hoping we will have seen the last of Woodgate. Has for the team that was out there Saturday I really do not believe they thought Luton a walkover , but what I do believe is that they did nothing to help the situation.Watching Woodgate time and again look to the skies and say f**king hell to him upstairs proved to me the team where not doing what he may have planned and in which case like I said Saturday I think he has lost the dressing room. Also that speech at the end of the game did not go down well I bet and I also think Gibson will look on that as a final straw once the manager starts looking for scrape goats to blame for his mistakes there is no way back in my book. Why he never changed a thing at half time was rather baffling we were only a goal behind and when that team plays together they can easily get that goal plus more against weak teams like Luton.
    • From what I've heard the 'no foreigner' policy was a club decision rather than a Monk decision.  During the Premier league season there was apparently a divided dressing room between the English and Spanish speaking players. I think there was a desire to prevent that happening again. 
×
×
  • Create New...