Jump to content
oneBoro Forum
SmogDane

January transfer window 19/20 season Post Mortem

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, Gilling Red said:

If we do sign Ravel Morrison it proves beyond any shadow of doubt that we do not have recruitment team that have any clue what so ever. They have worked tirelessly for nearly a month only to turn up this diamond.  You could not make it up. 

 

We literally signed Roberts and Nmecha. Roberts was a real coup. Just unfortunate he’s now injured.

We are only after Morrison because he’s now injured.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Gilling Red said:

If we do sign Ravel Morrison it proves beyond any shadow of doubt that we do not have recruitment team that have any clue what so ever. They have worked tirelessly for nearly a month only to turn up this diamond.  You could not make it up. 

 

The only reason we have looked at getting another player in that position is because of roberts injury. So therefore we having been looking the full month

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And despite not doing anything but scouting players and making shortlists of who might be available and who can fit in they come up with Ravel in panic. Surely they went into this window with more than just Roberts and Ravel Morrison as alternatives. Smacks of incompetence.

Share this post


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

And despite not doing anything but scouting players and making shortlists of who might be available and who can fit in they come up with Ravel in panic. Surely they went into this window with more than just Roberts and Ravel Morrison as alternatives. Smacks of incompetence.

How would people feel about a player from abroad like, Carlos De Pena? A foreign unknown for example surely is worse than Ravel Morrison? 

Base him on his games in a Boro shirt. When we signed George Friend I can remember saying to all my uni mates how he was *** purely because he was playing for Doncaster. He turned out to be one of our best left backs. 

Sometimes a player just needs the right formation, group and manager. It might not be at boro, but theres no point writing him off before hes played a game. 

Surely the Woodgate turnaround also highlights this?

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bailey tweeting about adomah being allowed to leave Forrest, surely be worth a look if we're just filling squad gaps 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a player I'm still a big fan of maddison. Yes he has only done it at league 1 level but he has done it fairly consistently there. No move for him probably points to his attitude but if we could get them both for the same price wages wise I'd rather take a punt on maddison than Morrison. The attitude thing can seemingly be pointed at both of them but one has produced recently. He won't get 18k anywhere. And I doubt he will when he's a free agent. I'd be pushing for him at a decent outlay. Maybe a million quid. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the Ravel Morrison deal is clearly just a last minute thing to cover for Roberts being injured and poses no real long term threat to anything... He's clearly got something that all these clubs view as worth taking a punt on, so he definitely has the potential to offer us something extra. And if not then we can all sit there and feel content with ourselves for predicting the obvious doom & gloom scenario..

Anyway, anyone majorly criticising the club on this is a stupid idiot in my mind.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, ManBearPig said:

How would people feel about a player from abroad like, Carlos De Pena? A foreign unknown for example surely is worse than Ravel Morrison? 

Base him on his games in a Boro shirt. When we signed George Friend I can remember saying to all my uni mates how he was *** purely because he was playing for Doncaster. He turned out to be one of our best left backs. 

Sometimes a player just needs the right formation, group and manager. It might not be at boro, but theres no point writing him off before hes played a game. 

Surely the Woodgate turnaround also highlights this?

You only have to look back at his previous 10 clubs and you’ll know exactly what we will get. A handful of appearances and we will be desperate to get him off the books. I’d much rather take a no name lottery ticket. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, chickenlunch said:

the Ravel Morrison deal is clearly just a last minute thing to cover for Roberts being injured and poses no real long term threat to anything... He's clearly got something that all these clubs view as worth taking a punt on, so he definitely has the potnetial to offer us something extra. And if not then we can all sit there and feel content with ourselves for predicting the obvious doom & gloom scenario..

Anyway, anyone majorly criticising the club on this is a stupid idiot in my mind.

 

Calling people stupid idiots for having a different opinion on signing a highly controversial figure. Brilliant👏

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This Morrison is only a 6 month loan isn't it? If he only plays 5/6 games its not the end of the world. He would be gone by the end of the season anyway. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


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

Calling people stupid idiots for having a different opinion on signing a highly controversial figure. Brilliant👏

While I don't think you're a stupid idiot (ilyvm BD), I do think you're being somewhat Chicken Little here mate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Johnmfc81 said:

This Morrison is only a 6 month loan isn't it? If he only plays 5/6 games its not the end of the world. He would be gone by the end of the season anyway. 

That's what I thought but then apparently somebody at Sheffield United thinks it's perfectly acceptable to give him a £25k basic salary which I can't imagine we'd be getting out of paying. Again, I just don't see how that salary is right but if it is, there are much better ways we can spend our money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, chickenlunch said:

the Ravel Morrison deal is clearly just a last minute thing to cover for Roberts being injured and poses no real long term threat to anything... He's clearly got something that all these clubs view as worth taking a punt on, so he definitely has the potential to offer us something extra. And if not then we can all sit there and feel content with ourselves for predicting the obvious doom & gloom scenario..

Anyway, anyone majorly criticising the club on this is a stupid idiot in my mind.

 

Agree with majority of your comment bar the last paragraph.

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

    • Great news OMG it will be good to keep the PL going it's a great feature and good fun. MM you underplay you're efforts, fantastic job for the last few seasons, I'm sure on behalf of the forum a big thank you for all your hard work and frequent updates. I hope you continue to take part.  
    • Are we ready for a relegation battle? No. Are we more ready for a relegation battle than the teams around us (which is perhaps the more important question)? Time will tell. I have my concerns, though. Charlton in particular came out of pre-season much more strongly than we did, and we are kind of restarting the season again after another preseason.  I'm not confident that Woodgate has the managerial experience to get us to be where we need to be in terms of preparation and match sharpness by the end of this mid-season preseason.
    • My worry is our goalscoring, if teams get in front we'll then struggle & with the new rules of 5 subs per game teams will just kill games We are as bad as the other 5, 6 teams at the wrong end with not much breathing space between us all, whoever starts late in the mini bottom league will go down  Defensively we're fine, IMHO, 
    • Didn’t realise Taylor was 30. Thought he was a young up-and-coming
    • Agree. I think a lower end PL team will take a punt on him as a 2nd or 3rd choice striker. They got little to lose. Free transfer and if they offer him even 15k it will probs triple his current wages.
×
×
  • Create New...