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Title: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on November 28, 2017, 15:37:44 pm
It seems to be time to start this thread. Some names already have been mentioned on the recruitment thread.

Come on then guys and gals, get them rolling in. Could be a busy January coming up with probably a few ins and outs.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on November 28, 2017, 15:45:50 pm
I heard a rumour that a winger was coming in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on November 28, 2017, 16:36:18 pm
Just heard that Cobb78 and Cecil were being transferred..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on November 28, 2017, 16:36:43 pm
I heard a rumour that a winger was coming in.
It must not be a rumour it must be a FACT! (left winger)

and two pacey strikers joining minimum.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on November 28, 2017, 19:23:44 pm
I'm quite intrigued to see how many we manage to ship out as well. Always prefer a smaller squad... must be a nightmare on the training ground. Think we have enough players for 3 teams to enter an 11 aside tournament.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on November 28, 2017, 19:24:26 pm
Iím new to this Hotel End lark. Therefore just to get the ground rules clear when exactly does a rumour stop becoming a rumour and become fact? For example, if itís when the player puts pen to paper I think the thread might lose some element of revelation?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on November 28, 2017, 19:29:25 pm
Iím new to this Hotel End lark. Therefore just to get the ground rules clear when exactly does a rumour stop becoming a rumour and become fact? For example, if itís when the player puts pen to paper I think the thread might lose some element of revelation?

1. Look at the squad, identify where we need a player.
2. Look at managers previous signings.
3. Identify player, and claim to be in the know.

I think that's the rules?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on November 28, 2017, 19:47:38 pm
I expect a few untried prem youth team players on six month loans and a couple of championship free transfers who arenít getting in the first team.
I donít expect money to be spent on two top quality strikers.
Spending proper money on final third recruitment has never been the cobblers way.

Let the turd 💩 polishing begin


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on November 28, 2017, 19:57:42 pm
I expect a few untried prem youth team players on six month loans and a couple of championship free transfers who arenít getting in the first team.
I donít expect money to be spent on two top quality strikers.
Spending proper money on final third recruitment has never been the cobblers way.

Let the turd 💩 polishing begin

I reckon they'll spend a fair bit, for once.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblertone on November 28, 2017, 20:37:03 pm
Will it be under promise and over deliver, or over deliver and under perform?
The fan base may be a little scarred from the Ďmarqueeí signings pre-season.
Hopefully enough to prolong our stay in the third tier for another year.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on November 28, 2017, 21:05:24 pm
Seems to have been over promising and under delivering for a season and a half. Let's hope Jimmy has got a few ideas and irons already in the fire.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on November 28, 2017, 21:07:38 pm
Spending proper money on final third recruitment has never been the cobblers way.

Define "proper money" in an amount?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on November 28, 2017, 21:10:16 pm
Looks like some freshening up will be done. JFH has confirmed this tonight. He also wants a more compact, together squad, so players will be leaving.

Also, confirmed Leon Lobjoit has been sent back by Nuneaton and is back training with the club.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on November 28, 2017, 21:45:21 pm
Define "proper money" in an amount?
A proven quality striker in todayís market would be in the region of £200k plus as illustrated by James Collins at Luton in league two.
As illustrated by muddy waters (0 goals this season) 50k doesnít buy a proven league one striker.

So to answer the question Iíd say a bare minimum of £300,000 to try to get in two strikers who can actually score at this level,though to be fair the jan market is always tricky so maybe £400k will be needed.
Creativity may come cheaper but not much a decent winger will be a minimum of £150k and we could do with two creative players.
So if we actually want to compete at league one level Iíd say £700k needs to be spent.
We can of course not spend and rely on our plethora of strikers who are not good enough for this division.

We unfortunately wonít be recouping much if any money from player sales as who has any sell on value amongst those who will be surplus to requirements.

£700k to be competitive with the likes of mk dons,oxford,posh or even Luton in league two.
Theyíve signed  Collins for £250,000 Luke berry £250,000.....
Thatís in league two!!
Thatís the going price for decent players if you wish to improve
Especially true in the case of forwards as we are finding to our cost
Collins or waters??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblertone on November 28, 2017, 21:54:29 pm
Not sure what freebies are banding around but £400k on a purchase is £8k a week in wages. Appreciate that Jan isnít the best window for freebies but people do get wrapped up in transfer fees. A player costing £400k is going to cost £600-700k over a season. I think weíd need to ship a few out to do any deals at that level. Itíll be an interesting window.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on November 28, 2017, 22:58:47 pm
Just heard that Cobb78 and Cecil were being transferred..

We can but hope!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on November 29, 2017, 09:34:51 am
Not sure what freebies are banding around but £400k on a purchase is £8k a week in wages. Appreciate that Jan isnít the best window for freebies but people do get wrapped up in transfer fees. A player costing £400k is going to cost £600-700k over a season. I think weíd need to ship a few out to do any deals at that level. Itíll be an interesting window.

You'd expect a £400k signing to be on at least £4k a week in wages as well. That £400k signing could be 2x first team wingers on £6k a week....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ajp on November 29, 2017, 10:56:10 am
Not gonna happen is it, bring on the loans.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on November 29, 2017, 11:56:43 am
Just heard that Cobb78 and Cecil were being transferred..
;D

Yeah - maybe someone will tell you that you have been moved on! How's downtown Dallas these days?



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 29, 2017, 14:23:54 pm
JFH confirmed players will be released in January last night .
Interesting to see who will go and who will want to leave .
You would think the likely candidates might be Revell , Kasim , Lobjoit , Hanley , Smith


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on November 29, 2017, 14:28:51 pm
JFH confirmed players will be released in January last night .
Interesting to see who will go and who will want to leave .
You would think the likely candidates might be Revell , Kasim , Lobjoit , Hanley , Smith


Bit harsh on Smith who has not been too bad?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tommiller on November 29, 2017, 17:06:18 pm
JFH confirmed players will be released in January last night .
Interesting to see who will go and who will want to leave .
You would think the likely candidates might be Revell , Kasim , Lobjoit , Hanley , Smith


Whatís the reasoning for Lobjoit falling out of favour with the fans?
Doesnít seem that long ago people where crying for JI and LL to be recalled from their loans?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on November 29, 2017, 19:18:22 pm
I am happy to be guided by the coaching staff who see them every day in training instead of a few keyboard opinions.

I think the catalyst is the fact that we only have League 2 standard strikers who are not doing the business, rather than the two youngsters being so good!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 29, 2017, 20:05:07 pm
Bit harsh on Smith who has not been too bad?
Agreed . Not my view but I think it might be JFH Ďs
My view would be a different selection of players !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on November 29, 2017, 20:25:50 pm
A proven quality striker in todayís market would be in the region of £200k plus as illustrated by James Collins at Luton in league two.
As illustrated by muddy waters (0 goals this season) 50k doesnít buy a proven league one striker.
So to answer the question Iíd say a bare minimum of £300,000 to try to get in two strikers who can actually score at this level,though to be fair the jan market is always tricky so maybe £400k will be needed.
Creativity may come cheaper but not much a decent winger will be a minimum of £150k and we could do with two creative players.
So if we actually want to compete at league one level Iíd say £700k needs to be spent.
We can of course not spend and rely on our plethora of strikers who are not good enough for this division.
We unfortunately wonít be recouping much if any money from player sales as who has any sell on value amongst those who will be surplus to requirements.
£700k to be competitive with the likes of mk dons,oxford,posh or even Luton in league two.
Theyíve signed  Collins for £250,000 Luke berry £250,000.....
Thatís in league two!!
Thatís the going price for decent players if you wish to improve
Especially true in the case of forwards as we are finding to our cost
Collins or waters??

Fair point, was surprised at Collins going for that much but if that is the going rate I would be surprised if we had that much money.

Really only £50K FOR Waters?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on November 29, 2017, 21:19:56 pm
Anyone else hearing a rumour about Jack Bridge?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 29, 2017, 21:22:38 pm
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/15691869.Blues_midfielder_Bridge_to_train_with_Northampton/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on November 29, 2017, 21:50:51 pm
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/15691869.Blues_midfielder_Bridge_to_train_with_Northampton/
Another young midfield player ?
Interesting Southend send players on loan to F.C. Kitzbuhel - now that is colder than Stoke on a Tuesday night ....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on November 30, 2017, 02:11:52 am
I still think we are crying out for an experienced leader. Not a rumour but Joleon Lescott is available on a free at the moment. Could be an experienced leader for us, as would Bacary Sagna who is also available? Think both would be interested in finishing their careers with Jimmy? Or for an even bigger pigs might fly Mathieu Flamini still only 33 and available? Ian Taylor went for it so why not have a punt says me?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on November 30, 2017, 07:25:07 am
I still think we are crying out for an experienced leader. Not a rumour but Joleon Lescott is available on a free at the moment. Could be an experienced leader for us, as would Bacary Sagna who is also available? Think both would be interested in finishing their careers with Jimmy? Or for an even bigger pigs might fly Mathieu Flamini still only 33 and available? Ian Taylor went for it so why not have a punt says me?

Could you imagine the wages of those 3, even with tsignificant Chinese money I reckon they would still be out of our reach.

I do agree leaders are required tho.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on November 30, 2017, 09:13:55 am
Joleon Lescott
Bacary Sagna
 Mathieu Flamini

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on November 30, 2017, 09:24:22 am
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
of course your right, on reflection I have lost the plot there havenít I?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on November 30, 2017, 09:45:53 am
Ian Taylor, Jason Dozzell and Clarke Carlisle all unexpectedly came to us in the twilight of their careers..
Especially with JFH in charge, you never know what 'mates' he has in the game that would come to 'do a job' for him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on November 30, 2017, 10:02:26 am
Ian Taylor, Jason Dozzell and Clarke Carlisle all unexpectedly came to us in the twilight of their careers..
Especially with JFH in charge, you never know what 'mates' he has in the game that would come to 'do a job' for him.

Is Eidur Gudjohnson still floating about somewhere? Where's Malcolm Christie these days?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on November 30, 2017, 10:40:27 am
I wonder how much Kieffer Moore will cost the winner in January.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on November 30, 2017, 10:47:14 am
I wonder how much Kieffer Moore will cost the winner in January.

Out of contract in the summer - so probably not loads. When you look at his record before this season... I imagine our fans would have been furious if we signed him on loan for the season. Again, I often find lower league strikers to be a complete lottery with where they hit form and when.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on November 30, 2017, 10:48:51 am
of course your right, on reflection I have lost the plot there havenít I?

You keep at it Melly - if you can amuse Clarkey then thatís a first!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on November 30, 2017, 10:49:57 am
Out of contract in the summer - so probably not loads. When you look at his record before this season... I imagine our fans would have been furious if we signed him on loan for the season. Again, I often find lower league strikers to be a complete lottery with where they hit form and when.

I'm sure I read that Ipswich have an option for a years extension.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on November 30, 2017, 10:51:44 am
Out of contract in the summer - so probably not loads. When you look at his record before this season... I imagine our fans would have been furious if we signed him on loan for the season. Again, I often find lower league strikers to be a complete lottery with where they hit form and when.

Look at Ricky Miller, banging them in for fun in non-league. Does he even make the bench for the Swamp now?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on November 30, 2017, 11:15:22 am
Isn't he a twat and got arrested? Maybe thats the reason.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on November 30, 2017, 11:39:53 am
Isn't he a twat and got arrested? Maybe thats the reason.

Nah, he's never been league standard. Luton fans said it in League Two. And to think some of our fans wanted to sign him to partner Lobjoit  :-[


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on November 30, 2017, 12:15:40 pm
Nah, he's never been league standard. Luton fans said it in League Two. And to think some of our fans wanted to sign him to partner Lobjoit  :-[

I think they are worth a risk though, as mentioned it is pot luck if they are any good.

A young striker with pace and something to prove who might score VS Veteran striker with no pace and not scoring says to me he would be worth a shout, even just for twenty minutes at the end of a game.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: the_nosk on November 30, 2017, 12:24:07 pm
I'm sure I read that Ipswich have an option for a years extension.

Jason Dozzell?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on November 30, 2017, 12:49:22 pm
We definitely need another midfielder so it makes sense to have a look at this young lad from Southend.

 :afro


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Spinney cobbler on November 30, 2017, 15:56:28 pm
Isn't he a twat and got arrested? Maybe thats the reason.
Arrested and charged for assaulting a police officer.Was also banned for six games at the start of the season for biting another player while playing for Dover.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on December 01, 2017, 09:39:49 am
Tom Elliot seems to be falling out of favour at Millwall. Fans don't rate him and manager have said they're bringing another striker in January.

Exactly the type of striker we need in my opinion. Will hold up play and bring others into play around him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 01, 2017, 18:39:56 pm
Tom Elliot seems to be falling out of favour at Millwall. Fans don't rate him and manager have said they're bringing another striker in January.

Exactly the type of striker we need in my opinion. Will hold up play and bring others into play around him.

Decent shout that, maybe good to play with long too.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on December 01, 2017, 23:48:10 pm
Decent shout that, maybe good to play with long too.

Not much of a scorer thoí. No better than Revell! Morrison better! Never over impressed against us - seemed a bit lazy. Still you never know.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 06, 2017, 21:34:31 pm
Not much of a scorer thoí. No better than Revell! Morrison better! Never over impressed against us - seemed a bit lazy. Still you never know.

I see MK dons are allowing their captin dean Lewington to train with charlton with a view to a loan move in jan.

If Karl Robinson wants to be reunited with old players I will happily drive Revell and Bowditch there myself!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on December 17, 2017, 20:21:02 pm
Surprised this thread isn't busier.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 17, 2017, 20:30:56 pm
It's impossible to know anything for sure as not much seems to be leaking from the club. I suppose in terms of the striker options you're looking at either players currently out of favour on loan which I suppose could include the likes of tom Elliott or Adam le fondre (very different types of forward I know) or at a stretch someone like john akinde who would require a fee. Alternatively you've got JFH's connections with Europe and holland imparticularly. There's the rumour about this guy from vitesse who is on loan from Chelsea but he's a right back and with Phillips on his way back I don't know that we would need another. Another rumour a few weeks ago was that Jimmy was targeting a couple of players from burton but looking at their squad/bench I don't know who would possibly be in the frame.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on December 17, 2017, 20:47:54 pm
impossible to predict but if we have the the money then it gives us a better chance to attract the quality that can get us out of the sh:t... and maybe take us forward next season if we can stay up.

 

 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on December 17, 2017, 20:59:17 pm
impossible to predict but if we have the the money then it gives us a better chance to attract the quality that can get us out of the sh:t... and maybe take us forward next season if we can stay u
 

There was a rumour that Hanson(SU)was a Loan Target.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on December 17, 2017, 21:08:25 pm
He would be a good signing as long has he signs a couple of wingers to go with him..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on December 19, 2017, 10:42:08 am
David Cotterill has left Birmingham.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on December 19, 2017, 11:00:19 am
David Cotterill has left Birmingham.

Will probably sign for a L1 team in the promotion mix.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 24, 2017, 14:12:16 pm
Only just over a week until the transfer window opens, and NO rumours? Come on guys.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on December 24, 2017, 18:01:27 pm
Lawson d'ath coming back


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on December 24, 2017, 18:06:12 pm
Lawson d'ath coming back

Been there. Done that. No thanks. Proper wingers only please!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 24, 2017, 22:43:39 pm
Lawson d'ath coming back

Imagine that. Wasn't even that good for us!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 24, 2017, 22:55:13 pm
Somebody will be suggesting Alfie potter to return at this rate!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on December 25, 2017, 02:09:39 am
Somebody will be suggesting Alfie potter to return at this rate!

Or Graham Potter?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 26, 2017, 19:10:35 pm
Someone elsewhere has suggested at least 4 will be leaving;

Coddington, Kasim, Hanley and Revell were the players named, time will tell.

Also, Tim Oglethorpe said today he has been told names of players coming in and some are exciting (sounds familiar). He also said he couldn't name them at this point. Does sound like a couple at least may be lined up to arrive on Jan 1st.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 26, 2017, 19:45:32 pm
4 would be total minamun, I'd be expecting 7/8


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 26, 2017, 20:00:19 pm
Someone elsewhere has suggested at least 4 will be leaving;

Coddington, Kasim, Hanley and Revell were the players named, time will tell.

Also, Tim Oglethorpe said today he has been told names of players coming in and some are exciting (sounds familiar). He also said he couldn't name them at this point. Does sound like a couple at least may be lined up to arrive on Jan 1st.

It's going to be fascinating to see who comes in - let's face it who in their right mind would come to us right now?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 26, 2017, 20:17:48 pm
It's going to be fascinating to see who comes in - let's face it who in their right mind would come to us right now?

Depends how much money our anonymous investors are willing to throw at it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 26, 2017, 22:36:44 pm
Revell is definitely off.

They always say the names are exciting and then we sign Dean Bowditch.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on December 26, 2017, 22:56:11 pm
2/3 loan signings, 2 short term  signings (normally over 30) and a couple of youngsters, who are for the future, wont get a game and are released a year later. All the same old  crap. As it is year after year. It's the Cobblers way. League 2 here we come.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 26, 2017, 22:56:45 pm
Revell is definitely off.

They always say the names are exciting and then we sign Dean Bowditch.

Surely it's obvious Revell will be off.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 26, 2017, 23:05:13 pm
Surely it's obvious Revell will be off.

You'd think So!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 26, 2017, 23:10:20 pm
You'd think So!

And Kasim for that matter too


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 26, 2017, 23:32:23 pm
I guess we should start to think the same about Powell.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on December 27, 2017, 00:36:38 am
Trouble is we've got 4 season long loans already. Match day squad can only have 5 in it I believe...



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on December 27, 2017, 01:11:23 am
Trouble is we've got 4 season long loans already. Match day squad can only have 5 in it I believe...


I would be surprised if Ingham is still here after Jan 1st.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on December 27, 2017, 10:32:27 am
I would be surprised if Ingham is still here after Jan 1st.

Why? We're the ideal club for a GK to get shooting practise.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on December 27, 2017, 11:07:35 am
Waters has never been given a decent run so it looks like he doesn't fit into Jimmys plans........Bowditch didn't make the bench yesterday, so there's another. If Ingram stays then I can see Coddington going. McGivern was only contracted to January and he didn't make the bench yesterday either despite apparently being brought in as cover for the centre backs, two of whom are injured.....so looks like he'll be gone.

If we had to send a loanee back I'd go for Grimes who has flattered to deceive.....although Long could also make way for a new face.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 27, 2017, 12:27:05 pm
Waters has never been given a decent run so it looks like he doesn't fit into Jimmys plans........Bowditch didn't make the bench yesterday, so there's another. If Ingram stays then I can see Coddington going. McGivern was only contracted to January and he didn't make the bench yesterday either despite apparently being brought in as cover for the centre backs, two of whom are injured.....so looks like he'll be gone.

If we had to send a loanee back I'd go for Grimes who has flattered to deceive.....although Long could also make way for a new face.

Apparently McGivern has a 'slight' hamstring injury. I know we have a big squad but the injury list this season has been horrendous. Have we got an injury prone squad or is something very wrong somewhere? Or, are we just being told they're injured when they disappear for weeks on end?
Hanley and Kasim were on the bench yesterday but haven't been seen for weeks, Hanley even came on ahead of Smith - what's going on there? I certainly don't know that's for sure.     


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on December 27, 2017, 12:34:50 pm
Not rumours but heres my takeÖ

By the end of January:

1. Rico and Revs paid off/moved on.
2. Waters sent to Cheltenham on loan to get his confidence back. Hopefully.
3. A focal point striker brought in. A smaller nippier goal scorer brought in to play alongside him. Long needs to be 2nd choice by the end of the month if we are to survive. He's scored in 3 games this season out of about 20 plus starts.
4. Poole sent back, McGivern or whatever his name is contract not renewed. Another centre back brought in, someone with experience and knowledge of this league preferably.
5. 2 Wingers brought in, one right footed, one left.
6. Bowdith, Kasim shot of. Most likely on loan, they both have long contracts so paying them off is unlikely but they need to be sent out with a view to leaving permanently.
7. A decent keeper signed or Ingram to commit to the end of the season.
8. The squad needs to be trimmed to around 22 players so I reckon about 8 out, 4 in should do that.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on December 27, 2017, 12:43:48 pm
Not rumours but heres my takeÖ

By the end of January:

1. Rico and Revs paid off/moved on.
2. Waters sent to Cheltenham on loan to get his confidence back. Hopefully.
3. A focal point striker brought in. A smaller nippier goal scorer brought in to play alongside him. Long needs to be 2nd choice by the end of the month if we are to survive. He's scored in 3 games this season out of about 20 plus starts.
4. Poole sent back, McGivern or whatever his name is contract not renewed. Another centre back brought in, someone with experience and knowledge of this league preferably.
5. 2 Wingers brought in, one right footed, one left.
6. Bowdith, Kasim shot of. Most likely on loan, they both have long contracts so paying them off is unlikely but they need to be sent out with a view to leaving permanently.
7. A decent keeper signed or Ingram to commit to the end of the season.
8. The squad needs to be trimmed to around 22 players so I reckon about 8 out, 4 in should do that.

Don't forget to pay Hanley off also. Also, not sure McGugan will be here come January, certainly no news on any contract extension.   


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 27, 2017, 12:50:56 pm
Don't forget to pay Hanley off also. Also, not sure McGugan will be here come January, certainly no news on any contract extension.   

Kasim will also be gone too you'd imagine - Possibly Bowditch too.

I would think Mcgugan may be off somewhere a bit higher up the spectrum (Even if it's somewhere towards the top end of league 1). If he were staying he would of signed by now you would have thought!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on December 27, 2017, 14:47:10 pm
Surely it's obvious Revell will be off.

It actually got to the stage yesterday where I wished we had revs on the pitch  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobblersmad on December 27, 2017, 17:13:32 pm
It won't matter who we sign as they will all be playing Jimmy way, and that ain't going great at all.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on December 27, 2017, 21:18:02 pm
It actually got to the stage yesterday where I wished we had revs on the pitch  ;D
If we had any other manager bar JFH revs would be playing


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 27, 2017, 21:30:52 pm
If we had any other manager bar JFH revs would be playing

Not sure he would, problem is he is as bad/if not worse than rico


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on December 27, 2017, 22:06:18 pm
Not sure he would, problem is he is as bad/if not worse than rico

Thought that Revell was injured or at least recovering? If you had seen Richards performance on Sat you would not suggested/considered Richards again.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 27, 2017, 22:17:25 pm
Thought that Revell was injured or at least recovering? If you had seen Richards performance on Sat you would not suggested/considered Richards again.


Very much a "tactical" injury for revs nevers.

After seeing rico in the first few games of the season it is obvious he should be nowhere near the squad, same with revs too. Neither are any longer good enough for league 1 football, that was evident very early on.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on December 27, 2017, 22:39:49 pm
Does anyone know if Revel is injured or not ?
Surely someone has spoken to him


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 27, 2017, 22:56:59 pm
He ain't injured.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 27, 2017, 23:11:58 pm
Does anyone know if Revel is injured or not ?
Surely someone has spoken to him

Not injured no


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on December 27, 2017, 23:40:23 pm
He ain't injured.

Not played since the red card, did he get fined and have a falling out with JFH? Is he an appearance away from triggering a bonus or new contract (he is currently one away from a nice round 40 appearances for us)? Whatís the situation?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 07:01:17 am
I donít know how popular revell is in the dressing room but this kind of thing where a manager ostracises an experienced player can often cause a rift or resentment with the group.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on December 28, 2017, 09:04:23 am
Not injured no
I thought Jimmy said heís not far off a return, was that all BS?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 28, 2017, 10:33:08 am
Not played since the red card, did he get fined and have a falling out with JFH? Is he an appearance away from triggering a bonus or new contract (he is currently one away from a nice round 40 appearances for us)? Whatís the situation?

"Apparently" had a big bust up with JFH and won't play for us again.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on December 28, 2017, 10:41:20 am
Whatever you think of Ravell he isnít the answer.  He is no different to Rico.. basically past it. Before he hit sent off he was stealing a living with us and not really putting in a shift from the games  I witnesses him play in.

I hope there is a mass cull in January to get rid of the dead wood. I am fully expecting us to be relegated this season but what I would like to see is Jimmy sort himself out and find the players that suit his system and if that is playing in Div 2 next season so be it. UTC


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: barton cobbler on December 28, 2017, 11:23:15 am
I thought Jimmy said heís not far off a return, was that all BS?
At the Open Forum in November, JFH said Revs was "10 days away" from re-joining the squad for training.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on December 28, 2017, 11:26:25 am
We need players who can offer consistent performances week in, week out. At the moment we do not have this or play them regularly and in their strongest position.

We need to be better than at least four other teams by the end of the season. At the moment we are not.

No point having a target man without width or pace providing crosses or pulling it back from the bye line.
Our only only options are really Smith or Powell. Either injured,inconsistent or rarely played. Makes me want Anderson back.

McGugan has quality on the ball but now getting fitter and not tied down so expect he'll be off.

We generally are too soft in key areas. This is where the signings of a non shall pass attitude like Jason Taylor made us harder to beat. Not pretty to watch but effective in saving us from relegation.

I do not want us to go down.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Another Pedj on December 28, 2017, 11:36:41 am
"Apparently" had a big bust up with JFH and won't play for us again.



Well it was all over the West stand on Saturday,that JFH had a bust up with Ingram,and he wouldn't play for us again!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on December 28, 2017, 15:25:58 pm
Niko Hamalainen from QPR is my working out at a possible  signing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on December 28, 2017, 15:34:15 pm
Niko Hamalainen from QPR is my working out at a possible  signing.
Haha this wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, 19 year old with a massive 2 professional games under his belt, best of all he's a midfielder.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobbler_rob on December 28, 2017, 15:52:07 pm
James Hanson and David Cotterill please


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 28, 2017, 15:55:29 pm
James Hanson and David Cotterill please

Hanson has played a grand total of 1 game this year!

He will fit in perfectly - Maybe match fit by March!!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on December 28, 2017, 16:05:01 pm
Haha this wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, 19 year old with a massive 2 professional games under his belt, best of all he's a midfielder.
Left Winger and 20.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on December 28, 2017, 16:35:06 pm
Cotterill would be a fantastic signing if we could pull it off, but is highly unlikely.

Unless we could offer mega bucks, why would anyone realistically come here?

We'll end up with some kids that have not played or people who haven't played for months and we'll be lucky to get five decent games out of them before the season is up (ala McGugan).



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 17:42:33 pm
It would be just like the cobblers if after being told that thereís money available we were to end up with this rookie from qpr, the reject from Southend that we had on trial a few weeks ago and this Portuguese maverick who wonít be match fit for weeks and is likely to be out suspended when he does! Seriously, the only way weíre going to get match winning proven quality that is ready to go is by spending big money on transfer fees and I canít see that happening. If we could get James Hanson I think that could be a very useful signing but as everyone has pointed out he would need the supply.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Another Pedj on December 28, 2017, 17:46:36 pm
Well your wishes expressed in your first sentence rules Hanson out. He hasn't played for almost 12 months so must be considered in the same category as the rest.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 17:58:20 pm
I know Hanson has hardly played this season but thatís more to do with Sheffield unitedís strength than any lack of ability/quality. He is proven at this level and as an experienced pro who should have maintained decent fitness - and he should be chomping at the bit. At this point beggars canít be choosers and Hanson would be top of the list if we arenít going to go down the transfer fee route.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Ed on December 28, 2017, 18:00:32 pm
Shay Facey


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on December 28, 2017, 18:04:58 pm
Shay Facey

Are you sure its not Save Facey??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 18:08:25 pm
I know weíre not exactly blessed anywhere on the pitch but why are we being linked with defenders - and rookie defenders at that - when weíre desperate for wingers and strikers?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on December 28, 2017, 18:30:16 pm
A Finland U21 international u who is a left winger.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on December 28, 2017, 18:35:43 pm
James Hansen, in his 30s 1 game this season 14 in total for the year, Caulker 1 game this season,alot of off field problems should both be signed on by 1st January then  ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 18:47:09 pm
One things for sure - we ainít getting out of this with kids on loan.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on December 28, 2017, 18:59:40 pm
A Finland U21 international u who is a left winger.

OK Niko calm down son  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on December 28, 2017, 19:02:00 pm
A Finland U21 international u who is a left winger.
Youre either his dad, or his agent.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on December 28, 2017, 19:02:07 pm
One things for sure - we ainít getting out of this with kids on loan.

No, we're once again in the market for a short term fix; experienced journeymen who've been there, done it and got the t-shirt who have the nous to dig in and scrap it out between now and the end of the season.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on December 28, 2017, 19:11:22 pm
NTFC are always in the market for a short term fix, its the only market they shop at.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bungle on December 28, 2017, 19:29:22 pm
Hanson would be useful: proven L1 quality and has the ability to hold the ball up and bring others into play.

IMO The strikers we're looking at need to be big and physically strong: we already have Waters, Hoskins and Iacofino in the small, fox in the box categories. I also think we could do worse than look in league two at the likes of Uche Ikpeazu at Cambridge, Christian Doidge at FGR or Kristian Dennis at Chesterfield.

I think ideally I'd like us to sign two wingers: a Nicky Adams assist-king type who can cross a ball and create assists and a tricky, quick Ricky Holmes type who likes to come inside and get a shot away. In terms of long-awaited Holmes replacements, Sammie Szmodics at Col U has already scored 12 goals from midfield this season and would be well worth a look. As an Adams replacement, George Cooper at Crewe (14 assists last season, 8 already this year) would fit the bill.

All of these would require serious money, but if we're serious about getting out of this mess/pushing on/consolidating at last as a league one team then that is probably what is needed.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 28, 2017, 19:38:55 pm
Caol Lavery from sheff u was a name I heard mentioned for the first time today. Don't know too much about him. Was he at Pompey on loan previously?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 19:51:02 pm
I know I said that beggars canít be choosers but Lavery isnít the sort of forward that is going to get us out of this - heís never been prolific and isnít that big from memory. I agree with bungle - we need a presence, a Hanson or akinde (or dare I say it an akinfenwa) type who can be a focal point and bring others into the game.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on December 28, 2017, 19:55:20 pm
I know I said that beggars canít be choosers but Lavery isnít the sort of forward that is going to get us out of this - heís never been prolific and isnít that big from memory. I agree with bungle - we need a presence, a Hanson or akinde (or dare I say it an akinfenwa) type who can be a focal point and bring others into the game.


Only a whisper I heard so probably nowhere near the mark but, would lavery play wide / in the whole?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on December 28, 2017, 20:19:24 pm
Only a few days until the January transfer window opens.
Or as itís called in Northampton,
The 💩 polishing.
Settle down in front of the tv with your brown ties on.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on December 28, 2017, 20:19:29 pm
Only a whisper I heard so probably nowhere near the mark but, would lavery play wide / in the whole?

It's a possibility I guess - at the same time if we brought in a target man then I don't see why long (or Hoskins for that matter) wouldn't be effective playing off him in the number 10 role.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on December 28, 2017, 20:31:14 pm
Iíd love to be proved wrong and see a productive transfer window.
I just canít see it though.
Itíll be the demoralising loans and free transfer spin which frankly a lot of fans are fed up with
IF and Iíd say itís a very big if seeing as weíve had no input or morale boosting statements from the Chinese owners,we actually decide to compete in the transfer market and follow the likes of Peterborough or Luton in actually buying players who have proven quality....
Posh bought Marriott 400K plus
Luton replaced him with Collins 250k plus
We stuck with Richards £0 revell £0 and spent 50k on waters (good singer but not a league one striker)
As ever the prudent approach is paying dividends. ::)

Will things change in January?
Have the Chinese actually got the finances to make us compete with league one/top end league two clubs?

We havenít long to find out whether itís a bright new dawn or just another in a long list of false ones.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on December 28, 2017, 21:37:36 pm
Hanson would be useful: proven L1 quality and has the ability to hold the ball up and bring others into play.

IMO The strikers we're looking at need to be big and physically strong: we already have Waters, Hoskins and Iacofino in the small, fox in the box categories. I also think we could do worse than look in league two at the likes of Uche Ikpeazu at Cambridge, Christian Doidge at FGR or Kristian Dennis at Chesterfield.

I think ideally I'd like us to sign two wingers: a Nicky Adams assist-king type who can cross a ball and create assists and a tricky, quick Ricky Holmes type who likes to come inside and get a shot away. In terms of long-awaited Holmes replacements, Sammie Szmodics at Col U has already scored 12 goals from midfield this season and would be well worth a look. As an Adams replacement, George Cooper at Crewe (14 assists last season, 8 already this year) would fit the bill.

All of these would require serious money, but if we're serious about getting out of this mess/pushing on/consolidating at last as a league one team then that is probably what is needed.




Good knowledge Bungle - how do you know all these details? In depth research?



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on December 29, 2017, 00:33:26 am
Hanson or Elliot would certainly be my wishlist for target men. Always prefer looking at a division above as opposed to the league below.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on December 29, 2017, 01:33:10 am
Hanson or Elliot would certainly be my wishlist for target men. Always prefer looking at a division above as opposed to the league below.

Which was generally the approach of Wilder.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: towcestercobbler on December 29, 2017, 02:05:30 am
Seeing Hanson in a cobblers shirt would hurt. This guy has f*cked us over so many times


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on December 29, 2017, 08:33:16 am
Some people on Twitter mentioning Steven Caulker now that he has been released by QPR.

Would certainly be a great pick up at this level if his head is in the right place (problems with depression/alcohol have led his career astray) and we are going to three at the back.

Not sure he is what we need if not though, especially if Pierre is not going to be out for long.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on December 29, 2017, 08:47:13 am
Behave. On stupid money at QPR and at his age wouldn't p1ss on us. Heading north to play in Micky mouse Scottish league for Celtic on more stupid money with unlimited buckfast as a bonus.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on December 29, 2017, 11:23:20 am
Heard Hanson is off to Chesterfield...
I guess thatís because weíve got someone much better coming in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on December 29, 2017, 12:42:57 pm
Hanson would be a great player for us, come on Mr Wilder sort it out for us  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobbler_rob on December 30, 2017, 16:01:48 pm
In other news I've heard Birmingham are interested in signing Rod McDonald from Coventry


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BedsCobb on December 31, 2017, 11:11:46 am
Poached egg croissant with hollandaise sauce and an americano,
 Do like the Starbucks at Sixfields,
Is that Joey Barton over there sipping a frappichino, talking with his agent?
Surely not.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on December 31, 2017, 11:17:16 am
Poached egg croissant with hollandaise sauce and an americano,
 Do like the Starbucks at Sixfields,
Is that Joey Barton over there sipping a frappichino, talking with his agent?
Surely not.



Probably not as he's banned from football until June 2018.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 01, 2018, 11:02:03 am
The day before supposedly some signings where are the people in the know???


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 01, 2018, 11:30:22 am
The day before supposedly some signings where are the people in the know???
Is the answer somewhere in China?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: FezNTFC on January 01, 2018, 11:32:17 am
Having seen Chelsea U21s absolutely batter MK Dons 4-0 earlier this month, I'm sincerely hoping Jimmy uses his Chelsea contacts to potentially look at some of their young players on loan.

I get people's reluctance against loans, I really do, but I think when used correctly then they can get you some very good young players.

Callum Hudson-Odoi looked a frightening prospect, with electric pace and he absolutely tormented some established League One defenders. In fact all their attackers were absolutely rapid. Pace hurts at any level, we don't have anyone who can run with the ball currently. They had plenty of attacking talent in that mould who looked like they would stand out like a sore thumb in our team.

I don't know how realistic it would be to get the likes of Hudson-Odoi. I would think they would have a host of clubs after them and I'd imagine the likes of Chelsea might be reluctant to send young players out for a relegation scrap so early in their careers. But I'd hope with Jimmy's connection he might perhaps persuade them.

Of course, kids aren't the overall answer - and as many have alluded to I'd like to see some 'League One' type battlers signed on.

We need someone in the mould of Nicky Law at Bradford (I'm not suggesting for a second that he would dream of coming to us). Someone who can just sit in the middle of the park and dominate alongside JJOT. Hopefully this would allow Crooks to move further forward as an attacking CM, where I thought he looked a great player in the first few games under JFH supporting the strikers. Bizarrely hasn't been played in that position since.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Travelaway on January 01, 2018, 12:55:23 pm
I wonder if some players know that their time is done here and are just making up the numbers at present.

Chron says
The Cobblers are expected to make several additions to their squad soon after the transfer window opens but Hasselbaink again refused to be drawn into transfer talk , instead placing all of his focus on the visit of Wigan.

Several, if its true, would make the squad huge..The need to offload is essential or we will have money issues again..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
Is is not obvious that between 5 and 8 will be leaving????


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 01, 2018, 13:04:05 pm
Bound to be some leaving. Suspect they already know too.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 13:12:12 pm
Bound to be some leaving. Suspect they already know too.



Maybe accounts for some if the attitude too??

Is mcgugan avaliable today?

Thought his contract had till the end of the year?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 01, 2018, 13:14:24 pm
Maybe accounts for some if the attitude too??
Is mcgugan avaliable today?
Thought his contract had till the end of the year?

Will be interesting to see, I would like to see him stay but we have other needs at the moment.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 01, 2018, 18:01:25 pm
My sources say we have already signed three new players .
Two full backs and a winger .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 01, 2018, 18:02:41 pm
Full backs ?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 01, 2018, 18:09:56 pm
My sources say we have already signed three new players .
Two full backs and a winger .
My sources say six in eight out
New goalie
New centre half
New full back
New winger
New target man
New striker

Eight out
Buchanan
O toole
Hanley
Kazim
Cornell
Coddington
Richards
Revell

 ::) ::) ::)
My sources
My arse

If anyone actually knows any genuine info
Name names.
My sources ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 01, 2018, 18:12:09 pm
My sources say we have already signed three new players .
Two full backs and a winger .
Might not be a bad shout, out defence is struggling at the moment and we didnít get close to stopping a cross today.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 18:15:28 pm
There was a rumour that Rico is going to Luton but god knows why theyíd want or need him. I just hope to god that he brings a striker - preferably a target man - in before Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 01, 2018, 18:20:01 pm
My sources say we have already signed three new players .
Two full backs and a winger .

Your sources? Who the **** are you? Jim White?

What is your source and do they know any useful info such as names?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 01, 2018, 18:21:18 pm
Your sources? Who the **** are you? Jim White?

What is your source and do they know any useful info such as names?
;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 01, 2018, 18:23:32 pm
I guess Hilderberto will sign for us.

Not a clue on any others. Full backs wouldn't be a bad shout though.

Was slightly concerned that JFH said we don't need anyone else in the middle, perhaps someone that can do the donkey stuff please?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: towcestercobbler on January 01, 2018, 18:26:38 pm
Mustapha Carayol.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 01, 2018, 18:30:57 pm
My Chinese source down the local restaurant tells me we may be able to pull off a coup by signing winger striker gao lin younger brother of Vera but Iím not sure how accurate this info is as his English is sketchy and my Chinese non exsistent


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 01, 2018, 18:40:58 pm
Mustapha Carayol.
Thats a coincidence. I Mustapha Notherspeckledhen.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 01, 2018, 18:44:06 pm
Thats a coincidence. I Mustapha Notherspeckledhen.  ;D
Are you a reliable sauce Tabasco?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 01, 2018, 18:50:34 pm
Are you a reliable sauce Tabasco?
Nice one Shoey.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 01, 2018, 18:53:44 pm
Caroline suggested there were rumours of Jonathan Howson... get a grip  ::)

I'd expect a LB, RB if Phillips is still some way off, a CB, CM enforcer, 2 wingers and a Striker.. maybe 2 if we can clear more out.

6-8 out depending on if anyone will take them. Ideally Hanley, Kasim, Bowditch, Revell, Rico, Smith and Waters on loan (assuming Buchs isn't off), McGivern is surely a givern to go too.

My concern if JFHs commemts that we dont need a CM. On paper we are well stacked but none of them are leaders. Crooks has poor discipline and not the kind of player we need at the moment. Mcgugan is class but a luxury and I like Grimes but he is starting to feel the pressure and needs some support/relief. A trio of JJOT, experienced enforcer/leader and Grimes would be the ticket.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 01, 2018, 18:55:19 pm
My sources say six in eight out
New goalie
New centre half
New full back
New winger
New target man
New striker

Eight out
Buchanan
O toole
Hanley
Kazim
Cornell
Coddington
Richards
Revell

 ::) ::) ::)
My sources
My arse

If anyone actually knows any genuine info
Name names.
My sources ::)

I agree on full back(s) certainly a centre half. Target man and two wingers plus a strong midfielder!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 01, 2018, 19:16:04 pm
Your sources? Who the **** are you? Jim White?

What is your source and do they know any useful info such as names?
sorry itís confidential


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 20:36:07 pm
Revell to Bury I heard today


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 20:41:02 pm
Revell to Bury I heard today

That would be typical - let him go to a relegation rival and he turns into a goal machine.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 01, 2018, 21:00:20 pm
That would be typical - let him go to a relegation rival and he turns into a goal machine.
Thought he was injured  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 21:01:04 pm
Caroline suggested there were rumours of Jonathan Howson... get a grip  ::)

I'd expect a LB, RB if Phillips is still some way off, a CB, CM enforcer, 2 wingers and a Striker.. maybe 2 if we can clear more out.

6-8 out depending on if anyone will take them. Ideally Hanley, Kasim, Bowditch, Revell, Rico, Smith and Waters on loan (assuming Buchs isn't off), McGivern is surely a givern to go too.

My concern if JFHs commemts that we dont need a CM. On paper we are well stacked but none of them are leaders. Crooks has poor discipline and not the kind of player we need at the moment. Mcgugan is class but a luxury and I like Grimes but he is starting to feel the pressure and needs some support/relief. A trio of JJOT, experienced enforcer/leader and Grimes would be the ticket.


Think she meant James hanson, but couldn't even get that right 😂😂😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 21:02:36 pm
Thought he was injured  ;D ;D ;D

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 01, 2018, 21:15:13 pm
Thought he was injured  ;D ;D ;D

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 01, 2018, 21:20:12 pm
I heard James Hanson and Paddy Madden both being mentioned today.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ItsaSetPieceDivision on January 01, 2018, 21:36:01 pm
If its 8 out and 6 in as some are suggesting, thats a huge squad overhaul to be undertaking mid season.

That's a lot of new faces to try and gel into a winning team almost immediately. And looking at the table they will need to gel quickly to rescue this season.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 21:44:08 pm
If its 8 out and 6 in as some are suggesting, thats a huge squad overhaul to be undertaking mid season.

That's a lot of new faces to try and gel into a winning team almost immediately. And looking at the table they will need to gel quickly to rescue this season.



Half of whom may not be match fit, of those mentioned hanson has played 1 game this year, Cayrole 0. They sint just gonna come in and hit the ground running


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 21:59:34 pm
Half of whom may not be match fit, of those mentioned hanson has played 1 game this year, Cayrole 0. They sint just gonna come in and hit the ground running

I'm not sure where the carayol rumour has come from - he came on as sub for forest today which suggests to me he is very much in their first team squad.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 22:04:09 pm
I'm not sure where the carayol rumour has come from - he came on as sub for forest today which suggests to me he is very much in their first team squad.

I see one of our relegation rivals bury are rumoured to be in for Fleetwoods David Ball. He would be decent


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 01, 2018, 22:14:59 pm
That Paddy Madden follows a couple of our players on Twitter. Probably played with them before though, can't be arsed to work it out.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 22:22:20 pm
Don't get me wrong, madden's got a half decent record but isn't he just a clone of Chris long (even down to the fact that they look pretty similar) - shouldn't we be looking at options that are different to what we already have?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 01, 2018, 22:24:27 pm
Don't get me wrong, madden's got a half decent record but isn't he just a clone of Chris long (even down to the fact that they look pretty similar) - shouldn't we be looking at options that are different to what we already have?

Yep agreed.

I expect we will get someone that we've not really heard of. James Hanson is being linked everywhere. Posh are signing a striker tomorrow, no idea who obviously.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 22:30:12 pm
Yep agreed.

I expect we will get someone that we've not really heard of. James Hanson is being linked everywhere. Posh are signing a striker tomorrow, no idea who obviously.

If as expected Richards and Revell go won't we want x2 forwards?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 01, 2018, 22:32:32 pm
Posh are signing a striker tomorrow, no idea who obviously.

It'll be someone you've never heard of from a non league side who'll score a load of goals for them and go on to be sold to a Championship club for a few million. Meanwhile, Leon Lobjoit helped fire Corby to a 1-0 defeat today...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 01, 2018, 22:37:42 pm
It'll be someone you've never heard of from a non league side who'll score a load of goals for them and go on to be sold to a Championship club for a few million. Meanwhile, Leon Lobjoit helped fire Corby to a 1-0 defeat today...

Like Ricky Miller?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 22:46:42 pm
Posh will probably sign Hanson then - I donít suppose theyíd be interested in revs or Rico?!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 01, 2018, 22:56:32 pm
Yep agreed.

I expect we will get someone that we've not really heard of. James Hanson is being linked everywhere. Posh are signing a striker tomorrow, no idea who obviously.

Twitter rumours are posh in for Kieffer Moore 650k bid tabled??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 01, 2018, 23:00:26 pm
I don't know much about Moore, I did see some of their fans saying they need a bigger striker.

If they're signing someone for 650k then they'll be selling someone too.

I saw Mansfield are after another striker, Revell?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 23:01:13 pm
Twitter rumours are posh in for Kieffer Moore 650k bid tabled??

Christ, that would be a great signing - shows how far weíre apart if this is the kind of player theyí targeting.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 01, 2018, 23:19:00 pm
Looking at it there is a possibility that posh might be looking to re-sign Conor Washington from qpr - theyíre interested in Jack Marriott and might be trying to set some kind of swap deal up. I think JFH signed Washington when he was at QPR but canít see us being anywhere near in a position to compete for the likes of him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 01, 2018, 23:20:32 pm
NAC Breda central defender Menno Koch according to a lovely article on Facebook from Cobblers 2022 page.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 02, 2018, 00:04:28 am
Sam Baldock


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 00:25:07 am
Sam Baldock

Ha!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 02, 2018, 02:54:00 am
NAC Breda central defender Menno Koch according to a lovely article on Facebook from Cobblers 2022 page.

There's enough Kochs already playing for the club. :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 02, 2018, 05:45:08 am
Rumours- Rico to Luton and Revs to Mansfield or Bury were bouncing around. Doorman at Reception said two new players were there (but he couldn't remember their names...bl**dy useless!). Followed a Belguim plated Merc out of the main car park, JFH Benelux country contacts? Also told Bowditch going.

Like most, moving 8 out and 6 in will be traumatic BUT needed. Priority is pace going forward ie 2 wingers and two strikers. Unlike most I feel we do not need a holding midfielder as two of McWilliams, Foley and Poole are sufficient, thus releasing Grimes and Crooks to create further forward with JJ.

I feel we have been in limbo for the past two months and now is time for the cavalry to arrive quickly!

Never dull being a Cobblers fan!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 02, 2018, 08:16:59 am
I'm hoping its closer to 12 out and 6 in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 02, 2018, 10:01:39 am
Rumours- Rico to Luton and Revs to Mansfield or Bury were bouncing around. Doorman at Reception said two new players were there (but he couldn't remember their names...bl**dy useless!). Followed a Belguim plated Merc out of the main car park, JFH Benelux country contacts? Also told Bowditch going.

Like most, moving 8 out and 6 in will be traumatic BUT needed. Priority is pace going forward ie 2 wingers and two strikers. Unlike most I feel we do not need a holding midfielder as two of McWilliams, Foley and Poole are sufficient, thus releasing Grimes and Crooks to create further forward with JJ.

I feel we have been in limbo for the past two months and now is time for the cavalry to arrive quickly!

Never dull being a Cobblers fan!

Revell to Mansfield has been a rumour for about a year now, think it is probably fans doing 2+2=5 on his links with Evans. Hopefully the Bury link is true!

While I generally agree with your summary of what is needed I don't think that is how Jimmy sees it. I can't see us bring in 2 strikers unless Long goes back due to Jimmy's preference for 1 up front. Similarly Grimes will not be pushed further forward, there has been plenty of chances to do that and it has never been done. Jimmy clearly want's him as that deep playmaker - a role he is not suited to imho, starting to resemble Taylor playing that role last season - without the set piece threat!

Will be a tough month, to really get the squad to a decent size we probably need to move out 6 or 7 MORE than we sign, which may mean moving on some players Jimmy would rather keep.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2018, 10:21:19 am
While watching yesterday I came to the depressing conclusion that with the exception of Ingram, Taylor and McWilliams (and possibly Foley who I really like as a midfielder) I couldnít give a toss about the rest and whether they leave.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 10:23:28 am
Christ, that would be a great signing - shows how far weíre apart if this is the kind of player theyí targeting.
We do seem to be miles behind in league one terms but letís get clarification of our signings before we do a compare and contrast!!
Then we will know what the future holds and which way we are going.
Cue 💩 polishing


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Ralap on January 02, 2018, 10:31:28 am
Christ, that would be a great signing - shows how far weíre apart if this is the kind of player theyí targeting.

Is it really only now youíre recognising the gap? Werenít you at the home game against them earlier this season? That game alone indicated to anyone watching their players are individually far better than ours. As for their transfer dealings they have been light years ahead for a couple of decades now.

We are more akin to the likes of Crawley in terms of transfer dealings. 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2018, 10:38:06 am
Is it really only now youíre recognising the gap? Werenít you at the home game against them earlier this season? That game alone indicated to anyone watching their players are individually far better than ours. As for their transfer dealings they have been light years ahead for a couple of decades now.

We are more akin to the likes of Crawley in terms of transfer dealings. 

True - this kind of thing just hammers it home.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 02, 2018, 10:41:13 am
First one out of the door should be Andy Melville, hes overseen too much rubbish coming in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on January 02, 2018, 10:49:41 am
Good shout Grove, trouble is he is big mates with KT, who wont have a bad word said against him. So between KT and Melville they should see us relegated.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 02, 2018, 10:54:49 am
First one out of the door should be Andy Melville, hes overseen too much rubbish coming in
This wonít happen . Melville is KTís man .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2018, 11:01:14 am
The whole management structure at the club both on the pitch and off is like the playing staff incredibly bloated. We have jimmy, Austin and Pemberton on the playing side and then Melville and Carr off it - Iím still none the wiser as to carrís role unless it is purely ambassadorial but surely heís got enough contacts from his time at Newcastle to make Melville unnecessary?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Ralap on January 02, 2018, 11:10:05 am
The whole management structure at the club both on the pitch and off is like the playing staff incredibly bloated. We have jimmy, Austin and Pemberton on the playing side and then Melville and Carr off it - Iím still none the wiser as to carrís role unless it is purely ambassadorial but surely heís got enough contacts from his time at Newcastle to make Melville unnecessary?

Iím not picking you out here Ircho itís just that you are posting a lot. I donít understand why anyone would think Graham Carr who we all respect and is probably very comfortable financially in his retirement years would want to get involved in any other way than an ambassadorial capacity with this mess of a club who he is obviously still very fond of.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 02, 2018, 11:13:55 am
The whole management structure at the club both on the pitch and off is like the playing staff incredibly bloated. We have jimmy, Austin and Pemberton on the playing side and then Melville and Carr off it - Iím still none the wiser as to carrís role unless it is purely ambassadorial but surely heís got enough contacts from his time at Newcastle to make Melville unnecessary?
This is true .
The more money we throw at things , the less we seem to be successful.
Wilderís success came by nurturing a work ethic and team spirit .
More resources donít necessarily mean more success - it has to be organic .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on January 02, 2018, 11:45:02 am
While watching yesterday I came to the depressing conclusion that with the exception of Ingram, Taylor and McWilliams (and possibly Foley who I really like as a midfielder) I couldnít give a toss about the rest and whether they leave.

What about John Joe? Swap him for Foley (not a fan of his at all) and add Moloney then that's all I 'like'.

I think the description of this being the least likable Cobblers squad in years sums it up pretty well.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 02, 2018, 11:55:58 am
What about John Joe? Swap him for Foley (not a fan of his at all) and add Moloney then that's all I 'like'.

I think the description of this being the least likable Cobblers squad in years sums it up pretty well.

Foley...I think there might be a decent player in there somewhere.....he seems to actually want to put himself about. I can't level the "lack of effort" at him.

O'Toole, definitely, he brings something to the team and squad as a whole. Seems pretty comfortable on the ball, and his overall play outweighs his hot-headed episodes.

Moloney......I'm sorry, I've never really rated him! His lumbering running when trying to track back, the way he stands off players for far too long (IMO) before attempting to make a challenge. He's ok.....but nothing special.

I like Buchanan.....but things seem to have caught up with him this season and he seems a yard or two slower. But he does bring effort and commitment to the party, one of the few who actually looks like they care.

We seem to have a lot of league 2 level players.......and a lot of players who are not cut out for a relegation scrap.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on January 02, 2018, 12:09:13 pm
Foley...I think there might be a decent player in there somewhere.....he seems to actually want to put himself about. I can't level the "lack of effort" at him.

O'Toole, definitely, he brings something to the team and squad as a whole. Seems pretty comfortable on the ball, and his overall play outweighs his hot-headed episodes.

Moloney......I'm sorry, I've never really rated him! His lumbering running when trying to track back, the way he stands off players for far too long (IMO) before attempting to make a challenge. He's ok.....but nothing special.

I like Buchanan.....but things seem to have caught up with him this season and he seems a yard or two slower. But he does bring effort and commitment to the party, one of the few who actually looks like they care.

We seem to have a lot of league 2 level players.......and a lot of players who are not cut out for a relegation scrap.

I'm much more a fan of Moloney than Buchanan and know which one I'd keep. I was really happy to see Smith given a chance yesterday, a bit surprised that he got MOM but he definitely deserves a run in the team.

Your comment about players not cut out for a relegation scrap is spot on, who apart from JJ do we have for battling our way out of this mess?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 12:25:58 pm
I'm much more a fan of Moloney than Buchanan and know which one I'd keep. I was really happy to see Smith given a chance yesterday, a bit surprised that he got MOM but he definitely deserves a run in the team.

Your comment about players not cut out for a relegation scrap is spot on, who apart from JJ do we have for battling our way out of this mess?

I thought Smith was dreadful yesterday, nowhere near his man for their goal and skinned time after time down their right hand side - Totally out of his depth!

How the hell he was awarded MOM was a total mystery


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 02, 2018, 12:32:45 pm
We laughed when smith was named mom by sponsors kg Smith, must be a family connection somewhere cos he was poor. I'm sorry to say it but both great servants to the club Maloney and buchs are perhaps not cut out for this level anymore. Maloney is slower and doesn't get half the crosses he used to and Buchs gets beat more and more down the flank. Cannot fault their passion or desire , but they need replacing in my opinion. they are part of a defence that has been one of the worst weve had recently


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 02, 2018, 13:06:19 pm
See Lincoln have signed Danny Rowe on loan from Ipswich...highly rated while at Macc....could have done a job for us i reckon...and he's a winger

Let's see who we can attract...think JFH going down the experienced route by his post match comments yesterday (Densley - Howson - LOL!)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Witham Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 13:32:18 pm
This could be the first January arrival

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/15802600.Blues_midfielder_Bridge_set_to_join_Northampton/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 02, 2018, 13:38:18 pm
If that shows our intent, we are F'@@ked


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on January 02, 2018, 13:44:17 pm
If that's the first signing I won't be getting excited about the rest of the window.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2018, 13:52:31 pm
FFS he cant even get in Southend's team, why would he get in ours.
I don't think we have any money to spend, only what we free up in terms of wages.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 02, 2018, 13:56:28 pm
http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?95075-Jack-Bridge-signs-for-Northampton&p=2021645#post2021645

"I agree - good luck to him, Brown's always been quite clear on JB, he's been given plenty of opportunities, but it has been intimated that he has an attitude problem."


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 14:03:19 pm
http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?95075-Jack-Bridge-signs-for-Northampton&p=2021645#post2021645

"I agree - good luck to him, Brown's always been quite clear on JB, he's been given plenty of opportunities, but it has been intimated that he has an attitude problem."

He will fit in nicely here then!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 02, 2018, 14:03:29 pm
Maybe we can see what he's like before judging him? Perhaps not...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 14:03:49 pm
Great, what a signing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 02, 2018, 14:06:44 pm
Whatís the point in bringing in another midfield player , unless he plays wide naturally ?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 02, 2018, 14:11:48 pm
This seems to go exactly against what JFH said post match saturday. He said he wanted more experience in the side (which struck me as odd as we have loads of that) and that the players would be involved against Southend. This seems to tick neither box.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 02, 2018, 14:12:02 pm
Not a lot of negative opinions on him though, jury seems to be out. Theres been plenty of players we have let go in the past that havent been faniced, yet they have done really well elsewhere so wouldnt write him off.
What I am concerned about is that JFH said he isnt looking for any more centre mids and where as I think he should be looking for one, Bridge isnt going to be the leader/experienced head we need...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 14:19:49 pm
Great, what a signing.
The Chinese investment has indeed taken us to another level ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 02, 2018, 14:20:12 pm
5 minutes of football this season......and presumably won't be able to play on Saturday anyway as its against his former club.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2018, 14:23:15 pm
Bridge over troubled water.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblertone on January 02, 2018, 14:27:41 pm
The issue we have is that we don't get full control on how news of the signings are announced.
Seems a crazy signing, however if 25 of our current midfielders are being terminated for gross misconduct following crimes against football, then it may make more sense.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 14:28:28 pm
Whatís the point in bringing in another midfield player , unless he plays wide naturally ?
He will be otooles replacement


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 02, 2018, 14:31:44 pm
The Chinese probably want their money back to invest in Hinkley Point instead.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2018, 14:42:37 pm
We laughed when smith was named mom by sponsors kg Smith, must be a family connection somewhere cos he was poor. I'm sorry to say it but both great servants to the club Maloney and buchs are perhaps not cut out for this level anymore. Maloney is slower and doesn't get half the crosses he used to and Buchs gets beat more and more down the flank. Cannot fault their passion or desire , but they need replacing in my opinion. they are part of a defence that has been one of the worst weve had recently

Thought that Moloney played 👍


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 02, 2018, 14:54:33 pm
Well...Jack Bridge doesn't seem like an inspiring signing and a statement of our intent. Maybe that's why we haven't announced it yet. If, as it says in the article, he won't be able to play Saturday I guess the club may take the view there is no point in announcing for now and they will delay it as a foot note to one or two more inspiring signings.

I realise I am reaching here!

As for the player himself, I've completely given up trying to judge whether a signing is a positive one or not after the last couple of windows. Let's hope he turns out to be a gem! Seems like Dean Austin is very keen on him having coached him last season, it is probable we would have signed him whatever our position.

All of the above is assuming it is a done deal of course


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 02, 2018, 15:05:05 pm
I donít get the comment about being refused permission to play against his former club on three accounts :
1 . He has signed for us , so just get on with it .
2. He wasnít good enough for Southend and so you would think Brown would fancy his chances if he was in our team
3 . He played JJOT against us when he was only on loan .
He wouldnít play anyway because we have far too many midfielders as it is !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 02, 2018, 15:05:51 pm
This could be the first January arrival

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/15802600.Blues_midfielder_Bridge_set_to_join_Northampton/
I first posted this, back in November. It didnt fill me with confidence then.

Anyone else hearing a rumour about Jack Bridge?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 15:10:11 pm
The high profile signings are on the way ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 02, 2018, 15:11:46 pm
I donít get the comment about being refused permission to play against his former club on three accounts :
1 . He has signed for us , so just get on with it .
2. He wasnít good enough for Southend and so you would think Brown would fancy his chances if he was in our team
3 . He played JJOT against us when he was only on loan .
He wouldnít play anyway because we have far too many midfielders as it is !

Either a) there would be a gentlemen's agreement that we wont play him, b) he isn't fit enough to play anyway or c) Phil Brown is just flapping his gums as usual


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: goatspicy on January 02, 2018, 15:29:58 pm
If that shows our intent, we are F'@@ked

My partner is a Shrews fan and he said Southend were really poor - if this lad can't make their first team, I'm not convinced...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2018, 16:35:07 pm
Bridge over troubled water.
Bridge over troubled waters.    ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 02, 2018, 16:42:46 pm
A Bridge too far

More like Chinese superstar Fa Kin No Wan


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: kingsleycobbler on January 02, 2018, 16:49:20 pm
why risk budget on a player who cant break through at southend ? brown has given him chances and even the supporters say he didnt take any of the chances he had
what are chances that hes a hidden gem who will break into our team and make a difference? really !  , who does he replace ?   ???
i dont think this signing if it happens will go down well at all


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 16:52:00 pm
Does not make much sense I agree.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 02, 2018, 16:57:11 pm
why risk budget on a player who cant break through at southend ? brown has given him chances and even the supporters say he didnt take any of the chances he had
what are chances that hes a hidden gem who will break into our team and make a difference? really !  , who does he replace ?   ???
i dont think this signing if it happens will go down well at all

Neither do I.
As said on the Shrimpers forum, he's no longer an up an coming youth prospect he's twenty two. If he was going to be any good surely he would have made some mark at Southend by now. Look at what Shaun McW has achieved here in a squad already overladen with midfielders.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 02, 2018, 16:58:04 pm
why risk budget on a player who cant break through at southend ? brown has given him chances and even the supporters say he didnt take any of the chances he had
what are chances that hes a hidden gem who will break into our team and make a difference? really !  , who does he replace ?   ???
i dont think this signing if it happens will go down well at all


Maybe he's one for the future, not necessarily this season.  Had trial at Bournemouth in January 2017, so they must have seen something in him.  


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 02, 2018, 16:59:54 pm
Another whisper I heard, Shay Facey from Man City. Full back.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 02, 2018, 17:00:48 pm
Theres a bit of a mixed reaction, on the Shrimpers forum. The majority seem to feel that he has a talent, but hasnt taken his opportunities.
Sounds a bit like Superkev Thornton. Or am I just dreaming?

http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?95075-Jack-Bridge-signs-for-Northampton


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: kingsleycobbler on January 02, 2018, 17:10:44 pm
Theres a bit of a mixed reaction, on the Shrimpers forum. The majority seem to feel that he has a talent, but hasnt taken his opportunities.
Sounds a bit like Superkev Thornton. Or am I just dreaming?

http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?95075-Jack-Bridge-signs-for-Northampton

yes im even less convinced now , JFH has said we need no central midfielders , so think this guy would be a wide player who is not known to have any pace  >:( or play well
great ..... not the time to roll the dice and **** when we have funds available and were in deep do do


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 02, 2018, 17:13:14 pm
Right now we are in a relagtion battle and we are looking to sign more unproven players... The recuritment  has been shambolic on the last 24 months.

Planning for league 2 nice one. KT 👍


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 02, 2018, 17:18:37 pm
I assume that this guy is a replacement for McGugan, who hasnt signed a new contract to stay with us yet.
McGugan must have had interest from higher placed teams


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 02, 2018, 17:20:43 pm
Maybe he's one for the future, not necessarily this season.  Had trial at Bournemouth in January 2017, so they must have seen something in him.  

Based on what Iíve read his agent got him the trial at Bournemouth which didnít come to anything and it p**sed Brown off so much that he froze him out.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 17:36:30 pm
I imagine the quality signings will be coming in tomorrow now that we are at the next level ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 02, 2018, 17:39:12 pm
just heard we have 3 quality signings coming.

cj, Baldy and defender..We're as good as up..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: super-si on January 02, 2018, 17:42:26 pm
Who can tell? Holmes was frozen out at Pompey before he came to us...Henderson did nothing at sixfields and torments us as a visitor...Some of out current midfielders held such high profiles that we thought we were overloaded with talen for this seasont! Instead, they have failed to gel as a team and certainly haven't inspired. I have given up getting excited or upset about managerial or player appointments - until they have had a good go and failed like a fluffy fart or shone like a shining star!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 02, 2018, 18:05:22 pm
Another whisper I heard, Shay Facey from Man City. Full back.

Shay Facey was on loan to New York City in the MLS ,who are owned by the City Group, in 2015 , looked a decent player to me.

According to Wiki though he is on a season long loan to Herenveen.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 18:05:54 pm
Who can tell? Holmes was frozen out at Pompey before he came to us...Henderson did nothing at sixfields and torments us as a visitor...Some of out current midfielders held such high profiles that we thought we were overloaded with talen for this seasont! Instead, they have failed to gel as a team and certainly haven't inspired. I have given up getting excited or upset about managerial or player appointments - until they have had a good go and failed like a fluffy fart or shone like a shining star!

I kind of agree. That said, I was hoping for someone to sign for us that says "we are gonna have a good go at staying up"


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 02, 2018, 18:19:36 pm
Based on what Iíve read his agent got him the trial at Bournemouth which didnít come to anything and it p**sed Brown off so much that he froze him out.

Yes, that may be correct. But it was also from his stint at Chelmsford City where he impressed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 02, 2018, 18:20:54 pm
I imagine the quality signings will be coming in tomorrow now that we are at the next level ::)

You are on form at the moment Shoey.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ajp on January 02, 2018, 18:28:37 pm
Hanson going Bury according to Football League Twitter.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Buster on January 02, 2018, 18:30:40 pm
why risk budget on a player who cant break through at southend ?


Possibly what the Coventry City fans said about Rod McDonald not being able get into a struggling NTFC team?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 18:32:59 pm
Hanson going Bury according to Football League Twitter.
Be a great signing for them
Should keep them up


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 18:37:34 pm
Paddy Madden signs for Fleetwood.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 18:41:35 pm
Paddy Madden signs for Fleetwood.
Great signing for them.
Proper striker


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 02, 2018, 18:43:15 pm
Can we have David Ball?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 18:44:28 pm
Iím awaiting the announcement that we are moving onto other targets ::)

Money talks


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 18:47:35 pm
I suppose it's fair to say we don't actually know if they were targets or not.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bungle on January 02, 2018, 18:54:10 pm
"There's a 15-point checklist that looks at technical, tactical and psychological areas," Wilder says. "Few players tick them all, but these boys are all scoring well." (From 'A Day in the Life of Sheffield United Boss Chris Wilder on Transfer Deadline Day')

I wonder how big Melville's checklist is?  ::)

Seriously, though, the character of those coming in has to be spot on, just as it was in the Wilder days. Even early Wilder loanees like Marquis and Jason Taylor were willing to roll their sleeves up and run themselves into the ground to save us. Talent alone won't be enough.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Coolcat on January 02, 2018, 18:59:58 pm
Be a great signing for them
Should keep them up
You've seen how far adrift they are? Whoever Hanson is (neither myself or our intrepid Caroline know) he must be a World beater to keep the Shakers up!
Shouldn't Beckford and Maguire be able to do that?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 19:03:27 pm
Some Herbertís were claiming on Saturday that Hanson had been training with us for two weeks ::)
Either they have the onset of cataracts or are simply prone to spouting nonsense
At least if itís the former then at least we now have a link up with sheinmans opticians.

I honestly believe being a pessimist that the Chinese have got the club but have now decided to pull the plug financially.
Iíd imagine one of the attractions in being persuaded to buy was land acquisition.
That is now not happening(thank god) and now their love of ntfc has wained.
Iíd guess KT knows all is not well but is struggling to tell jimmy who decided to take over on financial promises of taking us to the next level.
Iíd imagine jimmy is less than chuffed(he alluded to things still not being carried out)

Still no statements from the Chinese owners(if one was coming it would have by now)
KT strangely silent(Iíd guess he will be off into the sunset soon onto his next project)

Thatís my guess and I really hope itís so so wide of the mark.

Oh and whenís shaq turning up at sixfields??
Canít we get a video of him singing down down by status quo to add to his we are the champions rendition.
All seems a bit hollow and flaky now doesnít it?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 19:13:25 pm
The Hansen rumour was doing the rounds of the West Stand yesterday along with the ex-Forest midfielder and a Dutch centre back.  You never know where these stories begin so let's wait and see.  There have been a surprisingly small of transfers generally announced today.  Our needs are obvious to all and anything less will cause huge disappointment with our supporter base.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 02, 2018, 19:16:28 pm
I'll stick my Gregory Peck out and say we'll sign Shay Facey, Hildeberto Pereira and Bridge before Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 02, 2018, 19:28:47 pm
Some Herbertís were claiming on Saturday that Hanson had been training with us for two weeks ::)
Either they have the onset of cataracts or are simply prone to spouting nonsense
At least if itís the former then at least we now have a link up with sheinmans opticians.

I honestly believe being a pessimist that the Chinese have got the club but have now decided to pull the plug financially.
Iíd imagine one of the attractions in being persuaded to buy was land acquisition.
That is now not happening(thank god) and now their love of ntfc has wained.
Iíd guess KT knows all is not well but is struggling to tell jimmy who decided to take over on financial promises of taking us to the next level.
Iíd imagine jimmy is less than chuffed(he alluded to things still not being carried out)

Still no statements from the Chinese owners(if one was coming it would have by now)
KT strangely silent(Iíd guess he will be off into the sunset soon onto his next project)

Thatís my guess and I really hope itís so so wide of the mark.

Oh and whenís shaq turning up at sixfields??
Canít we get a video of him singing down down by status quo to add to his we are the champions rendition.
All seems a bit hollow and flaky now doesnít it?


Why because they window has been open for two days and no one has signed yet


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2018, 19:32:52 pm
Shay Facey has played 6 games in his entire career, we really don't need any more unproven kids
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 02, 2018, 19:45:41 pm
Shay Facey has played 6 games in his entire career, we really don't need any more unproven kids
#skint

You mean 32? And 19 at International level.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 19:48:46 pm

Why because they window has been open for two days and no one has signed yet
No the main reason being that I find it inconceivable that new owners complete a takeover and make no utterings at any time since.
This despite the fact their investment is in freefall.
Donít you find that strange.
Whatís your take on it?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 19:48:53 pm
Let's not forget that the club displayed uncharacteristic vision and ambition with Sam Hoskins signing on for another 2 1/2 years. Plenty of relegation saving goals there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2018, 19:51:13 pm
You mean 32? And 19 at International level.
http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=89654


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 19:56:06 pm
http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=89654

Few rumours on twitter that Bury are in for Lavery.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 02, 2018, 20:02:57 pm
http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=89654

He played 24 times on loan for New York City in the MLS


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 20:10:12 pm
Few rumours on twitter that Bury are in for Lavery.



Apparently Ched Evand is also avaliable from sheff u, how would people feel.if we went in for him? Would be controversial, but could potentially score the goals to keep us up?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2018, 20:19:13 pm
Apparently Ched Evand is also avaliable from sheff u, how would people feel.if we went in for him? Would be controversial, but could potentially score the goals to keep us up?

Ask Ali Slo


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2018, 20:19:58 pm
innocent man end of, didn't think he was all that when he played here last season though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 02, 2018, 20:28:28 pm
http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=89654

They've ignored his season at NY City!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 02, 2018, 20:30:50 pm
Apparently Ched Evand is also avaliable from sheff u, how would people feel.if we went in for him? Would be controversial, but could potentially score the goals to keep us up?

Personally I would have had a problem if we signed him having been convicted. From that perspective it would be unfair to object now the conviction has been quashed, whatever my opinion of his actions. However Iím not sure if heís good enough to make an impact.

For £500,000 it was a very odd signing by Wilder


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 02, 2018, 20:31:37 pm
He played 24 times on loan for New York City in the MLS

He did indeed and some of those games were live on Sky and he played ok. New York City are managed by Patrick Viera and have David Villa playing for them. They are a damn site better than any league one team.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 02, 2018, 20:33:47 pm
They've ignored his season at NY City!
Thanks mate, is he any better than Poole?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 02, 2018, 20:36:54 pm
No the main reason being that I find it inconceivable that new owners complete a takeover and make no utterings a time since.
This despite the fact their investment is in freefall.
Donít you find that strange.
Whatís your take on it?

I can actually see where your coming from to be honest. Also KT has been extremely quiet over the last few months. It would be interesting to know what JFH was talking about when he said there were still some issues that needed to be sorted


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 02, 2018, 20:39:57 pm
Ched Evans, James Hanson and James Vaughan have all been made available already from the Championship. Hopefully KT was telling the truth when he said funds are available... a lot of us are hoping this will save our season.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 02, 2018, 20:45:39 pm
I'm feeling optimistic.

We are owned by a Chinese Emporium that specialise in sports signatures and also our away kit is Man City's third kit.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 02, 2018, 20:48:28 pm
I don't know about big money signings, but it seems pretty certain now that we're getting Jack Bridge from Southend with the Dean Austin connection (albeit after Sat). Can only assume he is seen as a winger, as surely the one thing we don't need is a central midfielder.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 21:00:20 pm
I'm feeling optimistic.

We are owned by a Chinese Emporium that specialise in sports signatures and also our away kit is Man City's third kit.
;D ;D
They also seem to be dabbling in overseas holiday packages

Lucrative ::) ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 02, 2018, 21:10:27 pm
Any rumours on anyone leaving ?
If the likely candidates are Kasim , Bowditch , Revell , Hanley , Lobjoit , Coddington ,Rico , McGugan - I canít see anyone taking a risk on any player except possibly Revell .
McGugan could go to a higher placed club now that we have paid for him to get fit .
The rest are just not good enough and most will be on good money ( coddington I reserve judgement on because I have never seen him play ).
You could probably add Waters to the above list .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ItsaSetPieceDivision on January 02, 2018, 21:21:25 pm
Any rumours on anyone leaving ?
If the likely candidates are Kasim , Bowditch , Revell , Hanley , Lobjoit , Coddington ,Rico , McGugan - I canít see anyone taking a risk on any player except possibly Revell .
McGugan could go to a higher placed club now that we have paid for him to get fit .
The rest are just not good enough and most will be on good money ( coddington I reserve judgement on because I have never seen him play ).
You could probably add Waters to the above list .

I dunno. Many clubs make panic buys as the window nears closure especially when preferred targets have proved elusive.  This of course could apply to us and probably will. Although I agree that some of our hangers on might be difficult to shift.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2018, 21:22:12 pm
Shay Facey has played 6 games in his entire career, we really don't need any more unproven kids
#skint

You may have a point as he is only 5' 8" and weighs 10st. Not sure if he is quite the full back we need?  Same height as Buchs who was easly knocked off the ball in recent games. Cant see JFH investing in Madden or Evans, maybe Hanson; suspect JFH is looking for suitable players not busted flushes.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 02, 2018, 22:11:48 pm
The best transfer window I can remember in terms of results was Maloney, Holmes, Taylor, who came and turned us around. None of them were playing for teams of our stature, so while I can understand scepticism I donít see any use in writing off anyone whoís not had a game.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on January 02, 2018, 22:30:48 pm

Would want to see some experienced players coming in. Not 20 somethings who haven't made it elsewhere, we are in the mire and need seasoned professionals to get us out of it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 02, 2018, 22:44:10 pm
The best transfer window I can remember in terms of results was Maloney, Holmes, Taylor, who came and turned us around. None of them were playing for teams of our stature, so while I can understand scepticism I donít see any use in writing off anyone whoís not had a game.
Holmes came from Portsmouth, a club most would argue has more stature than us


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 22:46:36 pm
Bristol Rovers coming in for Billy Kee another twitter rumour.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 22:55:06 pm
Wouldn't want Billy Kee anyway.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 22:58:27 pm
Wouldn't want Billy Kee anyway.

Not saying I would just passing on a rumour.

Also a few sniffing round billy bodin (another we let go for nothing that might go for £££)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: andycobbler on January 02, 2018, 23:03:28 pm
Hmmm! no actual news then :-\


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2018, 23:09:02 pm
The best transfer window I can remember in terms of results was Moloney, Holmes, Taylor, who came and turned us around. None of them were playing for teams of our stature, so while I can understand scepticism I donít see any use in writing off anyone whoís not had a game.

Going out on a limb, but my gut feel is that the defence needs sorting out first ? Is Ingram good enough, not sure on the current full backs, is Taylor, Poole or Pierre up to it. JFH says we are ok for midfielders ! A winger or two and a Striker. The trouble is we need players now not end of Jan.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 02, 2018, 23:12:35 pm
Seems Bury are getting their business done nice and early...Hanson & Peter Clarke set to sign
Just the type of experience needed to try and get out the mire...although still a big ask

Just on a side note. Radio Northampton after the game yesterday...Olglethorpe came to the conclusion Buchs was on the bench as he could be a target for Sheff U...what an absolute bell!

Buchs has served us well but time has caught up with him and he's no longer good enough for L1 imo let alone Championship level.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 02, 2018, 23:16:06 pm
Not saying I would just passing on a rumour.

Also a few sniffing round billy bodin (another we let go for nothing that might go for £££)

Didn't even really give Bodin a proper chance did we!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 02, 2018, 23:21:43 pm
Seems Bury are getting their business done nice and early...Hanson & Peter Clarke set to sign
Just the type of experience needed to try and get out the mire...although still a big ask

Just on a side note. Radio Northampton after the game yesterday...Olglethorpe came to the conclusion Buchs was on the bench as he could be a target for Sheff U...what an absolute bell!

Buchs has served us well but time has caught up with him and he's no longer good enough for L1 imo let alone Championship level.


With Connor ripley to follow
Giving themselves every chance of getting out of it

Meanwhile at sixfields.....

Maybe there is a hold up due to currency fluctuations.

Calling 🇨🇳
Come in China


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2018, 23:28:56 pm
.......................... a club most would argue has more stature than us

.........................would argue? Blimey Pompey is a famous club and in comparison we are but a modest Club. Our only real claim to fame is reaching League 1 over 50 years ago. Better than most L1 and L2 clubs tho'.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: guest3040 on January 02, 2018, 23:34:16 pm
The most consistent player for the last 3 years has been buchs you load of tossers are jumping  ob the bandwagon now he's been dropped  saying he's not up to it, wankers the lot of you thick as **** wouldn' t know a good player in a million years


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 23:38:56 pm
Didn't even really give Bodin a proper chance did we!

No he defiantly didn't get any real opportunity did he


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 02, 2018, 23:39:50 pm
The most consistent player for the last 3 years has been buchs you load of tossers are jumping  ob the bandwagon now he's been dropped  saying he's not up to it, wankers the lot of you thick as **** wouldn' t know a good player in a million years

Were you at Pompey? If you were your opinion might be more muted!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 02, 2018, 23:40:52 pm
The most consistent player for the last 3 years has been buchs you load of tossers are jumping  ob the bandwagon now he's been dropped  saying he's not up to it, wankers the lot of you thick as **** wouldn' t know a good player in a million years

HaHa

Yeah buchs has not been good enough and I agree time has caught up with him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 03, 2018, 07:49:30 am
.........................would argue? Blimey Pompey is a famous club and in comparison we are but a modest Club. Our only real claim to fame is reaching League 1 over 50 years ago. Better than most L1 and L2 clubs tho'.
I think thatís what I was alluding to  ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 03, 2018, 09:00:20 am
Also a few sniffing round billy bodin (another we let go for nothing that might go for £££)

Bloody Wilder didn't play him and then let him go. Awful manager.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 03, 2018, 09:17:14 am
Well it looks like pereira is nailed on - from what I can gather he is a right back/right winger - and this Facey from Man City sounds possible but it looks like heís also a right back (it says heís also a centre back but I canít see it as heís only 5ft 8Ē). How many right backs do we need - I thought moloney was ok on Monday, isnít the main issue the other side? Hopefully weíre reserving the Chinese millions for a proven striker!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: the grumpy old man on January 03, 2018, 09:23:02 am
Well it looks like pereira is nailed on - from what I can gather he is a right back/right winger - and this Facey from Man City sounds possible but it looks like heís also a right back (it says heís also a centre back but I canít see it as heís only 5ft 8Ē). How many right backs do we need - I thought moloney was ok on Monday, isnít the main issue the other side? Hopefully weíre reserving the Chinese millions for a proven striker!

If my memory serves me right I'm sure Facey  played as a centre back for NYC . It was in their first season in the MLS and he certainly didn't look out of place. As he is on a season long loan to Herenveen in the Dutch prem, not sure why he would come here.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 03, 2018, 09:30:58 am
Bloody Wilder didn't play him and then let him go. Awful manager.

Hardly bothered with Calvert-Lewin who now starts most games for Everton. That manager had no idea how to recognise talent...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2018, 09:32:36 am
I think thatís what I was alluding to  ::)

Just making it clear :o  ::)
Sorry wonít happen again ???


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 03, 2018, 09:33:38 am
Jack Bridge has also played a mighty 6 games in his entire professional career, 4 of which came at Chelmsford, if this is the experience we are signing we are truly fooked.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2018, 09:40:27 am
If my memory serves me right I'm sure Facey  played as a centre back for NYC . It was in their first season in the MLS and he certainly didn't look out of place. As he is on a season long loan to Herenveen in the Dutch prem, not sure why he would come here.

Perhaps yr memory is playing up ; he is only 5í 8Ē  and unlikely to be in Central defence. Perhaps a deep lying midfielder 🤣


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on January 03, 2018, 09:44:22 am
The most consistent player for the last 3 years has been buchs you load of tossers are jumping  ob the bandwagon now he's been dropped  saying he's not up to it, wankers the lot of you thick as **** wouldn' t know a good player in a million years

Sorry David  :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2018, 09:45:11 am
Well it looks like pereira is nailed on - from what I can gather he is a right back/right winger - and this Facey from Man City sounds possible but it looks like heís also a right back (it says heís also a centre back but I canít see it as heís only 5ft 8Ē). How many right backs do we need - I thought moloney was ok on Monday, isnít the main issue the other side? Hopefully weíre reserving the Chinese millions for a proven striker!

I like Moloney he was good on Monday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 10:09:29 am
If my memory serves me right I'm sure Facey  played as a centre back for NYC . It was in their first season in the MLS and he certainly didn't look out of place. As he is on a season long loan to Herenveen in the Dutch prem, not sure why he would come here.

His loan at Herenveen was for the 2016-17 season?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 10:11:02 am
I like Moloney he was good on Monday.

I like him but didn't think he was that good on Monday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblerwatch on January 03, 2018, 10:45:28 am
The most consistent player for the last 3 years has been buchs you load of tossers are jumping  ob the bandwagon now he's been dropped  saying he's not up to it, wankers the lot of you thick as **** wouldn' t know a good player in a million years

I like Buchanan, he has a footballing brain and I would certainly say if the rest of the squad put in the same effort, determination and passion we would not be in our current position - however he has now struggled on a number of occasions and unfortunately I think it might be time for a change.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 03, 2018, 11:17:59 am
I like Buchanan, he has a footballing brain and I would certainly say if the rest of the squad put in the same effort, determination and passion we would not be in our current position - however he has now struggled on a number of occasions and unfortunately I think it might be time for a change.
Excellent post sir, ums up my feelings on Buch's.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClarenceUpFront on January 03, 2018, 12:01:20 pm
I like Buchanan, he has a footballing brain and I would certainly say if the rest of the squad put in the same effort, determination and passion we would not be in our current position - however he has now struggled on a number of occasions and unfortunately I think it might be time for a change.

Can't fault Buchanan's passion and effort, and he was excellent in the promotion season. However IMO he hasn't been up to it for some time, not only this season, but also at times last season. A left back would be my priority in the window, after that a pacey winger, physically strong, experienced centre back and a leader in the middle of the park.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 03, 2018, 12:13:17 pm
Can't fault Buchanan's passion and effort, and he was excellent in the promotion season. However IMO he hasn't been up to it for some time, not only this season, but also at times last season. A left back would be my priority in the window, after that a pacey winger, physically strong, experienced centre back and a leader in the middle of the park.

No striker?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 03, 2018, 12:23:06 pm
I like Buchanan, he has a footballing brain and I would certainly say if the rest of the squad put in the same effort, determination and passion we would not be in our current position - however he has now struggled on a number of occasions and unfortunately I think it might be time for a change.

Spot on. He has been fantastic for us as a whole, but this season has been poor. Whilst some of it can be put down to the lack of protection our midfield has offered, a lot of the time the attacks that have led to goals have come from his side and I don't think JFH is wrong if he gives Smith a run of games.

Hopefully the rest will do Buchs could and he'll come back stronger, or JFH will sign another LB.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 12:53:39 pm
Peterborough have a bid of £300,000 accepted for keifer Moore.

Shame weíre going to gazump them with our new investment that will take us to the next level.

Watch this space......















And keep watching ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 03, 2018, 12:58:03 pm
Peterborough have a bid of £300,000 accepted for keifer Moore.


Surprised two of the most inform strikers are available for 'only' £300K (Doyle being the other). And with last years in-form striker, James Vaughan, being made available on the cheap too.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 03, 2018, 13:02:52 pm
Peterborough have a bid of £300,000 accepted for keifer Moore.

Shame we’re going to gazump them with our new investment that will take us to the next level.

Watch this space......















And keep watching ::)

Sorry, have I missed where it's said that the Chinese investment will take us to the next level? Genuine question.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 03, 2018, 13:14:49 pm
I think that the problem is that peopleís expectations (mine included Iím not afraid to admit) have been raised to an unrealistic extent due to KT saying that the Chinese were making funds available for the window and then other people hinting that they have heard that considerable money was in place. In reality it looks like this money may be in place for ďhigh calibreĒ loanees and possibly paying off some of the bloated squad that we have - I hope we are placing cash bids for quality players/strikers but it seems to be unlikely.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 03, 2018, 13:18:36 pm
Surprised two of the most inform strikers are available for 'only' £300K (Doyle being the other). And with last years in-form striker, James Vaughan, being made available on the cheap too.

Doyle has a blot clot apparently so whoever signs him will not be able to play him any time soon, hope he recovers soon.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 13:19:34 pm
Sorry, have I missed where it's said that the Chinese investment will take us to the next level? Genuine question.
It was a quote from KT when the Chinese took over

Just to add he didnít say I have sold the majority shareholding to some Chinese investors who will not be making any comment to the supporters for the rest of the year.
Also the new investment will see us able to compete at a non league level whilst the redevelopment on the east stand will be subject to more delays with no clear plan for the future and a smoke and mirrors mentality.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 13:52:04 pm
I think that the problem is that peopleís expectations (mine included Iím not afraid to admit) have been raised to an unrealistic extent due to KT saying that the Chinese were making funds available for the window and then other people hinting that they have heard that considerable money was in place. In reality it looks like this money may be in place for ďhigh calibreĒ loanees and possibly paying off some of the bloated squad that we have - I hope we are placing cash bids for quality players/strikers but it seems to be unlikely.

Play a game of higher and lower on wages alone to see if you think funds have been made available since the investmentÖ

Adam Smith - Matt Ingram
Neal Eardley - George Smith
Zander Diamond - Ash Taylor
Gabriel Zakuani - Leon Barnett
Lewin Nyatanga - Aaron Pierre
Paul Anderson - Regan Poole
Hiram Boateng - Matt Crooks
Keshi Anderson - Lewis McGugan
Matty Taylor Ė Matt Grimes
Jak McCourt Ė Yaser Kasim
Harry Beautyman - Daniel Powell
Emmanuel Sonupe Ė Sam Foley
Gregg Wylde Ė Dean Bowditch
Luke Williams Ė Billy Waters
Michael Smith - Chris Long
+
Ryan McGivern
Luke Coddington

Now thatís settled maybe more of the blame should be focused towards the performance of the scouts and players?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 13:55:41 pm
James Hanson signs for bury
Itís getting exciting now as the day goes by
Who will be our goal 🥅 getter


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 14:10:34 pm
James Hanson signs for bury
Itís getting exciting now as the day goes by
Who will be our goal 🥅 getter

Have you a link Shoey? Can't see anything official?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 03, 2018, 14:11:40 pm
Play a game of higher and lower on wages alone to see if you think funds have been made available since the investmentÖ

Adam Smith - Matt Ingram
Neal Eardley - George Smith
Zander Diamond - Ash Taylor
Gabriel Zakuani - Leon Barnett
Lewin Nyatanga - Aaron Pierre
Paul Anderson - Regan Poole
Hiram Boateng - Matt Crooks
Keshi Anderson - Lewis McGugan
Matty Taylor Ė Matt Grimes
Jak McCourt Ė Yaser Kasim
Harry Beautyman - Daniel Powell
Emmanuel Sonupe Ė Sam Foley
Gregg Wylde Ė Dean Bowditch
Luke Williams Ė Billy Waters
Michael Smith - Chris Long
+
Ryan McGivern
Luke Coddington

Now thatís settled maybe more of the blame should be focused towards the performance of the scouts and players?


Bang on. We've (guess) got a top 10 budget, probably losing a lot of money. I've been told that the Chinese know it will cost a wage budget of 13 million to compete in the championship. We haven't seen any *huge investment as of yet, but Id argue that they have put a fair chunk of cash in since their arrival as well as the initial purchase of the club!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 03, 2018, 14:13:43 pm
I wasnít disputing that the Chinese have obviously made funds available since they took over - I was referring to this January window.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 14:14:51 pm
Have you a link Shoey? Can't see anything official?
Someone txt me and told me
Said it was on sky sports pete orouke twitter account
If true they are making some great signings.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 14:24:35 pm
I wasnít disputing that the Chinese have obviously made funds available since they took over - I was referring to this January window.

As in the last 2 days?

Sit tight there is a long away to go!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: fwalden on January 03, 2018, 14:40:18 pm
James Hanson signs for bury
Itís getting exciting now as the day goes by
Who will be our goal 🥅 getter

This is a great signing for Bury, only just turned 30 and knows league 1 very well.  Based on his career stats, if he starts all of the remaining games for Bury he should net 6-7 goals and be credited for around the same in assists. Nice loan deal, real shame we couldn't have got him in.  I suppose being up north suited him.  :-(


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 03, 2018, 15:02:46 pm
Confirmation on the official Legia Warszawa twitter that Hildeberto has joined.

https://twitter.com/LegiaWarszawa


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 03, 2018, 15:07:48 pm
Someone txt me and told me
Said it was on sky sports pete orouke twitter account
If true they are making some great signings.
They made some great signings at the start of the season too and that didn't go well either


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: fwalden on January 03, 2018, 15:16:34 pm
Confirmation on the official Legia Warszawa twitter that Hildeberto has joined.

https://twitter.com/LegiaWarszawa

Lets hope so.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjnbdGwgiII



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 03, 2018, 15:20:18 pm
Confirmation on the official Legia Warszawa twitter that Hildeberto has joined.

https://twitter.com/LegiaWarszawa
Where's he going to play then. In front of Maloney or instead of him. (Or somewhere else no ones thought about, like centre mid)?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 03, 2018, 15:24:59 pm
I want that speed as far up the pitch as possible, get him on the right wing. The good news is that unlike other youtube clips of the likes of Gorre, this is him doing things in the championship, not u23 football etc. Looks to be one of the quickest players we will have ever seen.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 03, 2018, 15:46:57 pm
McGugan and McGivern both released


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Luxembourg Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 15:48:10 pm
Well, it's official now https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2018/january/hildeberto-pereira-signs/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 03, 2018, 15:49:05 pm
Think Iím relatively exited by this one.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 03, 2018, 15:54:02 pm
McGugan and McGivern both released

Shame about Mcgugan I think he underplayed when he was here and then out of position half the time. Mcgivern ranks up there with the James Hirsts and Henok Mukendis as most pointless signings of all time.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 03, 2018, 15:58:35 pm
So, 5 loans within the squad now (max allowed for any matchday squad I believe)

Do you think any will go back? Otherwise any other signings will need to be perm...to avoid any of the current loans to miss out & cost the club their wage...

We always seem to end up in this type of situation...

Anyway, at last an exciting signing to re-ignite the claret flame!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 03, 2018, 16:10:27 pm
I know nothing about the Mcgugan situation, however if he's not transitioning elsewhere/demanding a big wage or his positions being filled, then we've paid him to get fit. I'm ominous about the amount of central midfielders we've acquired, but I thought his assist against Portsmouth showed his potential quality and maybe he'd link up well with the likes of this new boy. Playing devils advocate as he seems to lack the work rate we need. Maybe he can get a look in at Burton if he still lives in Notts.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 16:16:45 pm
I know nothing about the Mcgugan situation, however if he's not transitioning elsewhere/demanding a big wage or his positions being filled, then we've paid him to get fit.

Was that not always going to be the case?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 03, 2018, 16:27:47 pm
I have just spoken to an ex cobblers players who rates Hildberto and says he will be good for us and hopefully chip in with a fews goals. Although he did say he was a bit crazy! 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 03, 2018, 16:28:41 pm
I think the McGugan situation is a pretty clear cut one really. The squad is completely unbalanced both in terms of positions and in terms of type of player we have.

McGugan was out of contract and therefore easy to move on so it makes sense to let him go and free up the budget for other areas. To be honest I'd consider sending Grimes back to Swansea for similar reasons. Surely 3 of O'Toole, Crooks, Foley and McWilliams should be good enough for this League, Hoskins could even play behind the striker if we needed. Free up more budget and another loan spot.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 03, 2018, 16:34:11 pm
Was that not always going to be the case?


Exactly. Fans predict he won't be fit enough for the majority of his stay and then starts to show glimpses of his ability towards the end.

I agree that in our current situation, less is probably more.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 16:47:17 pm
I think the McGugan situation is a pretty clear cut one really. The squad is completely unbalanced both in terms of positions and in terms of type of player we have.

McGugan was out of contract and therefore easy to move on so it makes sense to let him go and free up the budget for other areas. To be honest I'd consider sending Grimes back to Swansea for similar reasons. Surely 3 of O'Toole, Crooks, Foley and McWilliams should be good enough for this League, Hoskins could even play behind the striker if we needed. Free up more budget and another loan spot.

I would have already sent Grimes back to be honest!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 16:56:40 pm
I would have already sent Grimes back to be honest!

I wouldn't.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 03, 2018, 17:27:34 pm
Billy Waters back to Cheltenham?

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/cheltenham-town-january-transfer-window-997849



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 03, 2018, 18:05:05 pm
Billy Waters back to Cheltenham?
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/cheltenham-town-january-transfer-window-997849

Would be happy for him if it was on loan and he could play upfront. Don't think we have given him much of an opportunity to shine.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 03, 2018, 18:10:04 pm
Billy Waters back to Cheltenham?

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/cheltenham-town-january-transfer-window-997849


I'd drive him there myself, not L1 standard I'm afraid, runs around a lot no end product........reminds me of.........H


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 03, 2018, 18:11:27 pm
Some people have no clue about what makes a good player
.Grimes didnít have a good game on Saturday but he is a quality player .
He wants the ball and uses it well ,generally .
Grimes is a league above the likes of Foley or Hoskins who are average at best in this division .
Stop criticising the bloke and let him play
 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClarenceUpFront on January 03, 2018, 18:19:22 pm
No striker?

I don't think a new striker is as important as the 4 positions I mentioned. A new striker would also be great, but I think my list is attainable in this short window. The winger has now been signed, three more positions to go!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 03, 2018, 18:29:05 pm
Some people have no clue about what makes a good player
.Grimes didnít have a good game on Saturday but he is a quality player .
He wants the ball and uses it well ,generally .
Grimes is a league above the likes of Foley or Hoskins who are average at best in this division .
Stop criticising the bloke and let him play
 

Yup. Now we have an outlet out wide, watch him shine. Hopefully a fit Powell on the left and Pereira on the right should be good (bring greedy I'd love a new left winger...)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 18:32:54 pm
Some people have no clue about what makes a good player
.Grimes didnít have a good game on Saturday but he is a quality player .
He wants the ball and uses it well ,generally .
Grimes is a league above the likes of Foley or Hoskins who are average at best in this division .
Stop criticising the bloke and let him play
 

Grimes in a winning team where 2 or 3 can cover and do his dirty work would be fine. We simply cannot afford that we need players that will roll their sleeves up and get dirty. We can't carry passengers I would therefore send him back too.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 03, 2018, 18:35:33 pm
Some people have no clue about what makes a good player
.Grimes didnít have a good game on Saturday but he is a quality player .
He wants the ball and uses it well ,generally .
Grimes is a league above the likes of Foley or Hoskins who are average at best in this division .
Stop criticising the bloke and let him play
 
His set pieces were shocking


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 03, 2018, 19:10:05 pm
Some people have no clue about what makes a good player
.Grimes didnít have a good game on Saturday but he is a quality player .
He wants the ball and uses it well ,generally .
Grimes is a league above the likes of Foley or Hoskins who are average at best in this division .
Stop criticising the bloke and let him play
 

Why compare Grimes to two players who are not directly comparable? One is a central midfielder that's been deployed out wide, and the other isn't a central midfielder at all and who has hardly played, but when he has it's been up front or on the wing.

The question should be, is he a league above the likes of JJOT, Crooks, McWilliams and Poole? I'm not convinced Grimes is a starter in my XI, although I might have him above Poole in my pecking order.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 03, 2018, 19:43:14 pm
I think the biggest problem for Grimes is JFH playing as a holding midfielder when we have McWilliams and Foley or JJ to play there. It would then release Matt to play further forward to create chances with his obvious skill level.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClaretCobbler on January 03, 2018, 19:52:21 pm
Not sure how reliable this account is but it appears we're after a Dutch defender from NAC Breda...


https://twitter.com/RealGrahamM/status/948634779410489344


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 03, 2018, 19:53:28 pm
Another fantastic name.

Get him in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 19:53:31 pm
So, 1 in on loan and 2 who were on short term contracts out.  Not a prayer to avoid the drop without a proven striker being signed. It is clear that we missed out on Hanson.  No sign yet of the Chinese having any dosh other than what they paid to our leader, KT.  But early days and in KT we trust?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 03, 2018, 19:56:02 pm
I think the biggest problem for Grimes is JFH playing as a holding midfielder when we have McWilliams and Foley or JJ to play there. It would then release Matt to play further forward to create chances with his obvious skill level.

This is exactly my view on Grimes. I think heís a good player but he is not effective enough deep, he is simply recycling possession all the time with nice safe passes.

He needs to be on the ball further up the pitch, currently itís all very nice and easy on the eye but heís hurting no one with the ball in our half. All that added to the fact he is providing little protection to the back 4 and itís all looking a bit ďMatt TaylorĒ, little wonder our defensive record was so poor in 2017


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 03, 2018, 19:57:12 pm
So, 1 in on loan and 2 who were on short term contracts out.  Not a prayer to avoid the drop without a proven striker being signed. It is clear that we missed out on Hanson.  No sign yet of the Chinese having any dosh other than what they paid to our leader, KT.  But early days and in KT we trust?

It isn't clear we missed out on Hanson at all other than hearsay and the rumour mill


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 03, 2018, 19:58:58 pm
We were never in for Hanson


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 03, 2018, 20:02:05 pm
So, 1 in on loan and 2 who were on short term contracts out.  Not a prayer to avoid the drop without a proven striker being signed. It is clear that we missed out on Hanson.  No sign yet of the Chinese having any dosh other than what they paid to our leader, KT.  But early days and in KT we trust?

Is this clear? On here is the only place Iíve seen any link.

I know it is an unpopular opinion but I definitely think Long is good enough, just that the service he has been given has been appalling. More likely to make something for himself than a Hanson type too. Another new winger, maybe Grimes up to the 10 role and a bit more attack8ng 8ntent and heíll get goals, in my humble opinion.

Agree that we need another striker to back him up / provide a different option though


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 20:02:43 pm
I and many others think we were after Hanson but if not him then which striker because without a goalscorer staying in this division looks a very hard task.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 03, 2018, 20:10:00 pm
I and many others think we were after Hanson but if not him then which striker because without a goalscorer staying in this division looks a very hard task.

How many goals does someone need to get to be considered a goal scorer. From your posts I take it you would have bee; pleased if we got Hanson. Going by his career record we could probably have reasonable expected him to get 6 or 7 goals between now and the end of the season. I reckon Long could get those if we get the right attacking players in.

Itís not always as simple as ďnot scoring - get a strikerĒ in the same way that Ingram is not the main reason we have the most (or second most) goals against in the league.

Wide players/attacking midfielders are more of a need than a striker for us right now


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 03, 2018, 20:11:00 pm
We were never in for Hanson

What he said.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 20:15:48 pm
How many goals does someone need to get to be considered a goal scorer. From your posts I take it you would have bee; pleased if we got Hanson. Going by his career record we could probably have reasonable expected him to get 6 or 7 goals between now and the end of the season. I reckon Long could get those if we get the right attacking players in.

Itís not always as simple as ďnot scoring - get a strikerĒ in the same way that Ingram is not the main reason we have the most (or second most) goals against in the league.

Wide players/attacking midfielders are more of a need than a striker for us right now

Long is decent but needs support, a Hanson alongside would have been decent


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 20:26:36 pm
The Hanson to NTFC rumour was around well before this week and was doing the rounds big time on Monday at Sixfields.  I don't think there was smoke withut fire but that's history now.  In truth, I was not convinced that he is the striker we need since he is more in the Revell/Rico target man mode and that player type has not exactly been a success for us this season or last.  Whatever may be our different points of view on players we have surely seen enough of the present squad to conclude that there are not enough goals in them to secure safety whatever the service.  The first half of this season has been painful when it comes to creating and taking chances.  The shots-on stats must be embarrassing. Accepting that Rico is sadly a spent force, Revell is on the way out I ask myself who are going to get enough goals.  Long will get some more but he is not prolific. Hoskins is a L2 player and his shooting is generally shocking. JJOT may get a few.  I think we need a forward with pace and power able to get past defenders and shoot on target. Just who that person may be I don't know to be honest but that is why we have scouts + Graham Carr +JFH and ???? Chinese money?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 03, 2018, 20:26:51 pm
Long is decent but needs support, a Hanson alongside would have been decent

Yeah I get that, I could be wrong but I donít think it is Jimmyís plan to go 2 up top. In which case I think there are more pressing needs for the first XI


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 20:28:18 pm
I did read something today linking us to Christian Doidge at Forest Green.

Cannot see it myself as would surely cost £££ and unproven at our level.

But as others have said lots of decent talent avaliable up top.

Vaughan, Evans, Bodin mentioned.

Possibility of Ellis Harrison, ,Tom Nicolls and others being avaliable.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 03, 2018, 20:33:43 pm
Vintage - I donít completely disagree with you and in an ideal world we bring in players to both create and score goals, however that is going to be budget dependent. If we are limited on that front then we need to address the problem with creation first. We create the least chances per game in our division, we arenít missing loads. If we donít fix that problem it wonít really matter what striker we sign.

Hopefully our Chinese overlords provide the funds to cover all needs!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2018, 20:34:30 pm
Not sure how reliable this account is but it appears we're after a Dutch defender from NAC Breda...


https://twitter.com/RealGrahamM/status/948634779410489344
That one has been going around, for about a week now. Im not sure that I trust the various twitter accounts though.
Twitter also has us looking at  Newportís Frank Nouble , and Forest Greenís Christian Doidge. Im not sure about that either. More conclusive evidence is required.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 03, 2018, 20:35:03 pm
Shoemaker in the summer:

Shame
You can't blame him though,a front three of ajose beckford and maguire shows some proper ambition not to be in the relegation scrap after last season!!

Shoemaker in the winter:

With Connor ripley to follow
Giving themselves every chance of getting out of it

Meanwhile at sixfields.....

Maybe there is a hold up due to currency fluctuations.

Calling 🇨🇳
Come in China

Are you a closet Bury fan by any chance? They're 11 points from safety.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 20:42:51 pm
I'd take Christian Doidge in a heartbeat. Seen Forest Green a bit these last couple of years. Tall, strong, good age, 10 goals in 7 consecutive games this year in a struggling side which proves he can score without support. 12 League Two goals this year and and well over 1 in 2 for FGR.
Lots of clubs will be after him.

Grimes is one of the most talented players ever to play for this club.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2018, 20:53:02 pm
Grimes is one of the most talented players ever to play for this club.
Way below the benchmark set by Superkev.  ;D



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 03, 2018, 20:56:08 pm
A League One striker I expect.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 03, 2018, 20:58:00 pm
Grimes in a winning team where 2 or 3 can cover and do his dirty work would be fine. We simply cannot afford that we need players that will roll their sleeves up and get dirty. We can't carry passengers I would therefore send him back too.
Just because a player isnít blood and thunder doesnít mean to say heís not up for the fight .
Grimes looks for the ball and doesnít hide in my opinion .
McGugan has gone and so we need someone that can pass intelligently .
He suffers from lack of movement in advance of him and wide


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 03, 2018, 21:00:56 pm
I'd take Christian Doidge in a heartbeat. Seen Forest Green a bit these last couple of years. Tall, strong, good age, 10 goals in 7 consecutive games this year in a struggling side which proves he can score without support. 12 League Two goals this year and and well over 1 in 2 for FGR.
Lots of clubs will be after him.

Grimes is one of the most talented players ever to play for this club.

Scored against us for Dagenham in the title winning season I think. Looked like a right donkey that day.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 21:04:56 pm

Grimes is one of the most talented players ever to play for this club.

I assume you mean Ďmost talented on paperí?

Seems strange that 90% of people on here arenít even sure if he would make their starting 11 in this shambolic side.

Maybe the Leeds fans can help us decide? 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 21:06:16 pm
Shoemaker in the summer:

Shoemaker in the winter:

Are you a closet Bury fan by any chance? They're 11 points from safety.
You couldnít make it up
I wouldnít be surprised if we are in for Maguire.
Letís face it as it stands at this moment bury have more chance of staying up as they have signed a proven league one striker.
Mind you Iíve heard a permanent striker is on the way.......
Oh and a decent one as well
One weíve been in for before.
MAY be sorted before the weekend


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 21:08:18 pm
You couldnít make it up
I wouldnít be surprised if we are in for Maguire.
Letís face it as it stands at this moment bury have more chance of staying up as they have signed a proven league one striker.
Mind you Iíve heard a permanent striker is on the way.......
Oh and a decent one as well
One weíve been in for before.
MAY be sorted before the weekend

Names??????




Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2018, 21:13:14 pm
A League One striker I expect.
Truth is, I dont know what to expect. But then, I had never heard of Calvert Lewin, or John Marquis, or Berahino before they arrived. Or Kyle Walker for that matter. I would take a guess at a striker from a championship club, who cant get in the first team. There must be a few, and probably someone that I have never heard of. And hopefully, he will grab the opportunity, and flourish at this level.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 03, 2018, 21:14:56 pm
Truth is, I dont know what to expect. But then, I had never heard of Calvert Lewin, or John Marquis, or Berahino before they arrived. Or Kyle Walker for that matter. I would take a guess at a striker from a championship club, who cant get in the first team. There must be a few, and probably someone that I have never heard of. And hopefully, he will grab the opportunity, and flourish at this level.

Don't know any names but apparently close to a deal for a League One striker. I'm sure some on here have more info....in fact I know they do!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 03, 2018, 21:18:56 pm
That lad who was on loan to Port Vale but chose Bradford over us...Alex Jones?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2018, 21:20:00 pm
Don't know any names but apparently close to a deal for a League One striker. I'm sure some on here have more info....in fact I know they do!
Do you think that there will be a fee involved?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 21:42:35 pm
Do you think that there will be a fee involved?
Yes


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 21:48:05 pm
Bodin gone to Preston?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 21:51:21 pm
Bodin gone to Preston?

Yes 500k+

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42561011


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2018, 21:58:02 pm
Yes
Interesting..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 22:07:07 pm
Interesting..

Come on shoes,  give us a clue!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 03, 2018, 22:17:10 pm
Come on shoes,  give us a clue!!
I have......


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 03, 2018, 22:23:15 pm
I have......
Sounds like a ďI know something you donítĒ post. Just name names or people wonít believe you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 03, 2018, 22:23:49 pm
I agree with some in that Long is probably good enough for our first XI. However, if he gets injured/suspended.... Oh gosh. We need someone else.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ajp on January 03, 2018, 22:26:20 pm
I have......

Didn't something like this happen last season and it turned out to be all **** and bull;)..?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 03, 2018, 22:29:51 pm
Welcome to Sixfields, Ruud Van Nistelrooy.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 03, 2018, 22:32:20 pm
Sounds like a ďI know something you donítĒ post. Just name names or people wonít believe you.
Or just post "easier games", and people dont believe you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 03, 2018, 22:36:00 pm
Or just post "easier games", and people dont believe you.

😴😴😴😴😴


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 03, 2018, 23:26:16 pm
I can remember people saying the same about Buty in the summer how good their signings were and look at them!

Iíd have Grimes in the first XI every time. With JJOT itís the 3rd CM that is the ?  For me.

Iíll agree though that he does need to improve his set pieces!

And if we were in for James Hanson, Iím glad weíve missed out!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 03, 2018, 23:30:16 pm
The football league zone twitter page, who while are a twitter page have been fairly accurate at our transfer stories this last year, seem to think the loan for Manno Koch has legs.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2018, 23:42:37 pm
I have......

I know you from old sometimes claiming to be in the know, but I suspect its mostly bravado with a  touch of insecurity thrown in. The dilemma for you is whether to reveal a decent hint so that you can tell your distractors 'told you so'.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 03, 2018, 23:55:49 pm
You couldnít make it up


operative word 'May'  = Stevie May, but he is at Aberdeen?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 03, 2018, 23:56:06 pm
I know you from old sometimes claiming to be in the know, but I suspect its mostly bravado with a  touch of insecurity thrown in. The dilemma for you is whether to reveal a decent hint so that you can tell your distractors 'told you so'.
It was all too cryptic for me. Is he suggesting that Stevie May?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 03, 2018, 23:59:16 pm
No, itís the bit where he says it was someone we were in for before, rather than being cryptic.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 04, 2018, 06:26:47 am
Iím guessing that shoeyís being a bit mischievous but thereís Alfie may who is a striker at Doncaster. If we were to get this Koch it would give us the twin towers if heís 6ft 5Ē alongside Taylor who is similar - and then Pierre who is a unit.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 07:18:50 am
As per normal I reckon shoes dosent really have a clue and is guessing like the rest of us.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 07:36:16 am
What we will know by 31 Jan is whether or not the Chinese have money behind them. So far JFH has begun reshuffling his pack of players within the existing budget i.e. 2 out 1 in.  No transfer fees paid yet. Early days I know.  If no significant cash is available then I think supporters have to be concerned about the club's ownership, both English & Chinese. The signs are not good but I have had doubts for some time on the situation and this affects our ability to sign who we need to get out of the mess on the pitch.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 04, 2018, 08:08:29 am
You're all way off. The May reference is to Theresa. Following her success of negotiating Brexit she has been asked by the club to negotiate the new contracts.

Does anyone have a pen?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 04, 2018, 08:29:26 am
I was told yesterday that the club are working on a cash deal for a striker which will involve one of our strikers going the other way.
I guess this will take time to get done and dusted and obviously lots of things need to fall into place for it to happen.
FWIW I heard rumours a month back that we were looking at a Scottish striker(no idea) a championship striker(Agbonlahor was mentioned but I highly doubt we could get him even on loan) and a league two striker(Doidge from forest green)
The last may have legs as I could see either revell or Richards going the other way as part of a deal.

The defender from Breda has been mooted on here for a while(not by me) but appears close to happening.
I was also told that we were looking at other goalkeepers in case Ingram was recalled which would be sensible.
I was told the idea of Freddie woodman was mooted but jimmy was keen on an older experienced goalie if the need arose(again sensible imo)

Thatís all my tittle tattle from various gossip and the like
I expect some to be wide of the mark and some to be spot on.
FWIW I think the most likely is doidge although Iíve been told we have had scouts scouting the Scottish matches recently and that may come to something.

UTC


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 04, 2018, 08:53:40 am
It is clear that we missed out on Hanson.

Have you got a source confirming that NTFC were interested in signing Hanson and made him an offer which he refused in order to go to Bury?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 09:38:44 am
We were never after James Hanson.

Also I'd suggest none of those names from Shoey are correct, striker wise.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 04, 2018, 09:55:35 am
We were never after James Hanson.

Also I'd suggest none of those names from Shoey are correct, striker wise.

From what i have heard, Mr Slowe is spot on. Shoey is probably not.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 04, 2018, 09:56:40 am
We were never after James Hanson.

Also I'd suggest none of those names from Shoey are correct, striker wise.

Spill the beans then; which L1 striker are we in for?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 04, 2018, 09:58:13 am
Time will tell on Hanson but part of me things *if* we do have the funds then much better will be available and really we need a bit of pace and guile... Very hard to recuit In January but not impossible..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 10:40:04 am
Spill the beans then; which L1 striker are we in for?

Exactly if people think they know something why not say?

Truth is i suspect very few if any do actually know anything!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mathius on January 04, 2018, 10:47:09 am
Talking of strikers, what's the odds on Revell going to Bury as well?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 10:49:49 am
Spill the beans then; which L1 striker are we in for?

I genuinely don't know.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Topcob on January 04, 2018, 11:05:36 am
Let's be honest, no one knows what's happening because even JFH doesn't know what he's doing!

This is a list of strikers who have 6 months left on their contracts and may be looking to move. Some are unrealistic but it's always good to dream!
Who would you realistically want from this list.....

Gabriel Agbonlahor (Villa)
Lee Gregory (Milwall)
Jay Emmanuel- Thomas (Cardiff)
Reuben Reid (Exeter)
Chris Dagnall (Crewe)
Gary Madine (Bolton)
Mark Cullen (Blackpool)
Kyle Vassell (Blackpool)
Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool)
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet)
Simon Cox (Southend)
David Mcgoldrick (Ipswich)
Leon Best (Charlton)
Kevin van Veen (Sc***horpe)
Alex Schalk (Ross County)
Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Oliver McBurnie (Swansea)
Tony Watt (OH Leuven)
Nicky Clark (Dunfermline)
Steve Morison (Milwall)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 04, 2018, 11:09:13 am
Musical Youth!?  :afro


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 04, 2018, 11:25:42 am
Musical Youth!?  :afro
So it would appear  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 04, 2018, 11:35:22 am
One of a few clubs linked with West Ham left back vashon neufville


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 11:39:27 am
Let's be honest, no one knows what's happening because even JFH doesn't know what he's doing!

This is a list of strikers who have 6 months left on their contracts and may be looking to move. Some are unrealistic but it's always good to dream!
Who would you realistically want from this list.....

Gabriel Agbonlahor (Villa)
Lee Gregory (Milwall)
Jay Emmanuel- Thomas (Cardiff)
Reuben Reid (Exeter)
Chris Dagnall (Crewe)
Gary Madine (Bolton)
Mark Cullen (Blackpool)
Kyle Vassell (Blackpool)
Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool)
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet)
Simon Cox (Southend)
David Mcgoldrick (Ipswich)
Leon Best (Charlton)
Kevin van Veen (Sc***horpe)
Alex Schalk (Ross County)
Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Oliver McBurnie (Swansea)
Tony Watt (OH Leuven)
Nicky Clark (Dunfermline)
Steve Morison (Milwall)


I reckon he is definitely on this list. At a guess.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 04, 2018, 11:48:29 am
Musical Youth!?  :afro
So a Dutchman on the left hand side?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 04, 2018, 11:53:47 am
Let's be honest, no one knows what's happening because even JFH doesn't know what he's doing!

This is a list of strikers who have 6 months left on their contracts and may be looking to move. Some are unrealistic but it's always good to dream!
Who would you realistically want from this list.....

Gabriel Agbonlahor (Villa)
Lee Gregory (Milwall)
Jay Emmanuel- Thomas (Cardiff)
Reuben Reid (Exeter)
Chris Dagnall (Crewe)
Gary Madine (Bolton)
Mark Cullen (Blackpool)
Kyle Vassell (Blackpool)
Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool)
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet)
Simon Cox (Southend)
David Mcgoldrick (Ipswich)
Leon Best (Charlton)
Kevin van Veen (Sc***horpe)
Alex Schalk (Ross County)
Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Oliver McBurnie (Swansea)
Tony Watt (OH Leuven)
Nicky Clark (Dunfermline)
Steve Morison (Milwall)


I'd rule out Agbonlahor, Morison, Gregory, van Veen, Best, Cox, Madine, Reid and Coulthirst.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 04, 2018, 11:55:34 am
Agbonlahor?  As if.  What planet are people on!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 04, 2018, 12:00:13 pm
I'd rule out Agbonlahor, Morison, Gregory, van Veen, Best, Cox, Madine, Reid and Coulthirst.

I thought Cox would make most sense. Worked with Dean Austin last season. If any of the clues are correct, he's league one and previously linked to us.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 04, 2018, 12:09:47 pm
I'd rule out Agbonlahor, Morison, Gregory, van Veen, Best, Cox, Madine, Reid and Coulthirst.

don't


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 04, 2018, 12:16:38 pm
I'd rule out Agbonlahor, Morison, Gregory, van Veen, Best, Cox, Madine, Reid and Coulthirst.
Either way Steve Morison can generally just f u c k off


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: meccanostand on January 04, 2018, 12:24:03 pm
I reckon he is definitely on this list. At a guess.

Wot, no Akinde.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 04, 2018, 12:28:46 pm
don't


Which of those would you not rules out? The likes of Madine, Morison and Gregory are all playing regular Championship football. Reid seems settled in the South West. Agbonlahor just isn't going to happen. And the rest I just don't see us being able to afford (or in Cox's case I don't see us going for him). All just my opinion mind you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 12:42:27 pm
Wot, no Akinde.

Sadly not, I know you're a big fan!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 04, 2018, 12:54:38 pm
So a Dutchman on the left hand side?

the glorious return of Kenji Gorre  :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on January 04, 2018, 13:00:00 pm
Musical Youth!?  :afro
Malcolm McLaren!?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 04, 2018, 13:06:10 pm
Which of those would you not rules out? The likes of Madine, Morison and Gregory are all playing regular Championship football. Reid seems settled in the South West. Agbonlahor just isn't going to happen. And the rest I just don't see us being able to afford (or in Cox's case I don't see us going for him). All just my opinion mind you.

rules those 5 out - yes - just dont rule them all out


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Parklands Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 13:07:41 pm
My money is on the dutchman


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: WasRambo on January 04, 2018, 13:08:45 pm
I wouldn't want Madine even if he paid us


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: wrigleys on January 04, 2018, 13:11:13 pm
Iíd spend a couple of hundred thousand on Bayo, just as an impact sub in the 85th minute


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 13:21:30 pm
Iíd spend a couple of hundred thousand on Bayo, just as an impact sub in the 85th minute

Me too.

Get the big man back. Mad love.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: swindonclaret on January 04, 2018, 13:26:06 pm
How much is a decent striker going to cost if Billy bodin goes for £400,000?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 04, 2018, 13:26:21 pm
Van Veen at Scunny was the subject of a £4m from a Chinese Super League Club this time last year, The Iron rejected it and were holding out for a figure nearer £8m.

Somehow I doubt we'll be able to get him this year for an undisclosed (10k) fee!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Topcob on January 04, 2018, 13:31:04 pm
Heís hardly bagged since and has 6months left on his deal. Francis Jeffers went for £10mil once upon a time.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 13:33:40 pm
What is that other Dutch fella like?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 04, 2018, 13:39:51 pm
What is that other Dutch fella like?
Which one?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Gen.Disorda on January 04, 2018, 13:43:54 pm
What is that other Dutch fella like?

I heard the centre back is a bit if a koch


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 04, 2018, 13:52:52 pm
Sign Erhun Oztumer Jimmy!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 04, 2018, 13:55:27 pm
My contact has confirmed three wide players , one of whom has already signed as predicted on Saturday .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: FezNTFC on January 04, 2018, 14:06:53 pm
Van Veen at Scunny was the subject of a £4m from a Chinese Super League Club this time last year, The Iron rejected it and were holding out for a figure nearer £8m.

Somehow I doubt we'll be able to get him this year for an undisclosed (10k) fee!!
Having looked this up I can't believe they rejected £4m for a player who had scored, when the bid was lodged, 12 goals in League One for them over more than 70 appearances spread across three years.

Utter madness :o :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: West Stand on January 04, 2018, 14:14:21 pm
Van Veen at Scunny was the subject of a £4m from a Chinese Super League Club this time last year, The Iron rejected it and were holding out for a figure nearer £8m.

Somehow I doubt we'll be able to get him this year for an undisclosed (10k) fee!!


Graham Alexander confirmed there was no bid.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: West Stand on January 04, 2018, 14:16:17 pm
Having looked this up I can't believe they rejected £4m for a player who had scored, when the bid was lodged, 12 goals in League One for them over more than 70 appearances spread across three years.

Utter madness :o :o


They didn't reject a £4m bid as it never happened.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 04, 2018, 14:19:30 pm
My contact has confirmed three wide players , one of whom has already signed as predicted on Saturday .
Two new full backs then?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2018, 14:36:17 pm
Sign Erhun Oztumer Jimmy!

Quite the best shout so far on here!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: FezNTFC on January 04, 2018, 14:37:17 pm


They didn't reject a £4m bid as it never happened.
Yer, just found the follow up article on Sc***horpe Telegraph.

Thanks for clarifying.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 04, 2018, 15:04:45 pm
I've just heard a liitle whisper and can't resist giving out a clue (easy) instead of naming him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFJdUJg4wOk


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 04, 2018, 15:08:38 pm
My contact has confirmed three wide players , one of whom has already signed as predicted on Saturday .

So who has signed?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 15:09:17 pm
So who has signed?

Hilderberto?

Another shortly I guess.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 04, 2018, 15:13:30 pm
Hilderberto?

Another shortly I guess.

I took it to mean another has signed but is yet to be revealed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 04, 2018, 15:23:46 pm
I've just heard a liitle whisper and can't resist giving out a clue (easy) instead of naming him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFJdUJg4wOk
Bertram Goode?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 04, 2018, 15:26:04 pm
Nortei Nortey  - Dover

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/nortei-nortey/profil/spieler/216578

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/948213095758991360


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Topcob on January 04, 2018, 15:31:21 pm
Curtis good- Newcastle ? 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 04, 2018, 15:32:05 pm
I've just heard a liitle whisper and can't resist giving out a clue (easy) instead of naming him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFJdUJg4wOk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWfiI8ZBW4g


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 15:54:45 pm
Nile Ranger is available...  >:D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 15:55:27 pm
Didn't we almost sign Delroy Facey once? Or have I imagined that.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 04, 2018, 16:01:55 pm
Nile Ranger is available...  >:D
Fatigue isn't a problem with him. Never plays on Tuesdays


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 04, 2018, 16:08:16 pm
Didn't we almost sign Delroy Facey once? Or have I imagined that.

You're right, we did try to sign him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 04, 2018, 16:11:18 pm
Didn't we almost sign Delroy Facey once? Or have I imagined that.

Currently unattached...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 04, 2018, 16:11:48 pm
Nile Ranger is available...  >:D
Think he's now the Lone Ranger


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 16:12:34 pm
Currently unattached...

Imagine that, 37yr old Facey the man to save us!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 04, 2018, 16:17:38 pm
I've just heard a liitle whisper and can't resist giving out a clue (easy) instead of naming him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFJdUJg4wOk

Conor Sammon?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 04, 2018, 16:24:34 pm
Facey clearly has a decent pedigree. The only concern would be that if he played at centre half his lack of size would be a factor. The pompey cf (Hawkins?) continually pulled onto Poole who was just too small to deal with him. Perhaps in a back 3 would be ok and could have Pereira and Smith as wb's.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 04, 2018, 16:25:33 pm
Think he's now the Lone Ranger
Judging by his past and present behaviour, I'd call him 'Nihilist Ranger'


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 04, 2018, 16:42:45 pm
Nortei Nortey  - Dover

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/nortei-nortey/profil/spieler/216578

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/948213095758991360

If we're after a right back (like has been suggested), that's not a bad shout. Doubt he'd cost much... and would probably the best named player to have played for us.

Watch us sign a player called Small to play alongside Koch now...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bpcobbler on January 04, 2018, 16:45:14 pm
Shay Facey will be announced today, permanent for a fee...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 04, 2018, 16:55:21 pm
I'll stick my Gregory Peck out and say we'll sign Shay Facey, Hildeberto Pereira and Bridge before Saturday.

My neck is relatively safe


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 04, 2018, 16:57:03 pm
My neck is relatively safe
You're pretty good at this ent yer


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 04, 2018, 17:03:15 pm


Watch us sign a player called Small to play alongside Koch now...

Oxford have just signed a Dickie.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2018, 17:35:21 pm
Oxford have just signed a Dickie.

Blast from the past ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ajp on January 04, 2018, 17:40:06 pm
Shay Facey will be announced today, permanent for a fee...

Today's nearly over?;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 04, 2018, 17:49:00 pm
Facey will be announced tomorrow, but we have paid a fee


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 04, 2018, 18:26:53 pm
Had a torrid time at Rotherham it seems, but played with some good players at New York.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 18:36:32 pm
Oh dear
http://www.millersbanter.co.uk/t61459619/shay-facey/
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 04, 2018, 18:39:20 pm
Wisdom of buying him is questionable, but certainly us being skint isn't true. Would be on massive wages at City and the Dutch team he was playing for in the season were speculating that it would take a million to make the loan permanent.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Another Pedj on January 04, 2018, 18:45:25 pm
Am I missing something here.

 When on earth did Rotherham play with Facey in their side? Must be at least 2 years ago. What relevance have those postings got to do with the situation now.

Some people on here just want to focus on the negatives rather than wait and make their  own judgement when they have seen him play.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 04, 2018, 18:48:33 pm
Oh dear
http://www.millersbanter.co.uk/t61459619/shay-facey/
#skint

Here we go again, write a player off before he's even signed on the dotted line.

#skint  ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 18:51:00 pm
Comical to say #skint when we've paid a fee for someone.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 18:52:03 pm
Am I missing something here.

 When on earth did Rotherham play with Facey in their side? Must be at least 2 years ago. What relevance have those postings got to do with the situation now.

Some people on here just want to focus on the negatives rather than wait and make their  own judgement when they have seen him play.

Look pal I'm merely posting the views of people who have seen him play and in the same situation as ourselves, if you can't see the relevance then I can't help you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 18:53:28 pm
Comical to say #skint when we've paid a fee for someone.
Is the fee a Fact.? Did you see the massive fee we've paid? Do you have proof?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 04, 2018, 18:55:11 pm
Look pal I'm merely posting the views of people who have seen him play and in the same situation as ourselves, if you can't see the relevance then I can't help you.

No, they were in the Championship (at the time) we're in League One.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on January 04, 2018, 18:56:27 pm
Shay Facey? Never really played much football. Looks a Melville type of signing, and we all
 know what they are like.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 04, 2018, 19:01:47 pm
Comical to say #skint when we've paid a fee for someone.

Wouldnt be the same if they didn't have something to moan about, I wonder how some people get through life being so negative


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 04, 2018, 19:01:58 pm
Hopefully I can be proved wrong, but I want to see signings that confirm we're in a dogfight and looking to get out of it.
NTFC will start looking like a boy band soon. Full of ex premiership youngsters like Raheem Hanley, who as soon they get back in the team, get straight onto twitter to celebrate despite losing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Another Pedj on January 04, 2018, 19:02:49 pm
Look pal I'm merely posting the views of people who have seen him play and in the same situation as ourselves, if you can't see the relevance then I can't help you.

Oh well it's a fact then. He's crap.

Form and orderly queue for posting on Prestons boards re Louis Moult and Billy Bodin. They have just blew a million.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 19:17:47 pm
Is the fee a Fact.? Did you see the massive fee we've paid? Do you have proof?

He's signing for a fee as someone previously stated.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 04, 2018, 19:20:11 pm
Hopefully I can be proved wrong, but I want to see signings that confirm we're in a dogfight and looking to get out of it.
NTFC will start looking like a boy band soon. Full of ex premiership youngsters like Raheem Hanley, who as soon they get back in the team, get straight onto twitter to celebrate despite losing.

The fact that you only name Raheem Hanley proves that your point of us having a squad full of ex prem youngsters is incorrect.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 04, 2018, 19:23:12 pm
Form and orderly queue for posting on Prestons boards re Louis Moult and Billy Bodin. They have just blew a million.
If I was a Preston fan, then I would definitely question weather they have value for money there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 04, 2018, 19:30:33 pm
If he turns out to be rubbish, he won't play. Moloney is more than capable, but could certainly do with some competition/rotation.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 04, 2018, 19:32:55 pm
Seems a strange signing. We need wingers and forwards not a right back, we have 3 of them already. Baffled.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 04, 2018, 19:35:25 pm
I think Moloney needs competition. Defensively we are terrible.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 04, 2018, 19:39:36 pm
The fact that you only name Raheem Hanley proves that your point of us having a squad full of ex prem youngsters is incorrect.
Sorry, I meant a squad full of metro men who consider grooming and fashion their favourite hobbies. Grimes and Poole probably get their haircuts once a week.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 04, 2018, 19:45:33 pm
When is Aaron Phillips playing again?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 04, 2018, 19:53:11 pm
Sorry, I meant a squad full of metro men who consider grooming and fashion their favourite hobbies. Grimes and Poole probably get their haircuts once a week.

You missed out John Joe!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 04, 2018, 20:01:01 pm
I see Sc***horpe has signed Cameron McGeehan on loan from Barnsley. I'd have been delighted if we'd sent Grimes back and brough him in instead. Quality player.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 20:06:24 pm
No, they were in the Championship (at the time) we're in League One.
;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 20:07:57 pm
Wouldnt be the same if they didn't have something to moan about, I wonder how some people get through life being so negative
Less disappointments, you'll get there when you get a bit older as well.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 20:17:43 pm
I see Sc***horpe has signed Cameron McGeehan on loan from Barnsley. I'd have been delighted if we'd sent Grimes back and brough him in instead. Quality player.


Not cut it in the championship, what makes you think he will in league 1?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 04, 2018, 20:19:45 pm


Not cut it in the championship, what makes you think he will in league 1?

Because he was too good for League Two. Sc***horpe (4th in the league) clearly think he's good enough!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2018, 20:19:51 pm
Oh dear
http://www.millersbanter.co.uk/t61459619/shay-facey/
#skint

I have read this link above and it is not all bad on Mr Facey. Some arguing on his merits.
Can somebody please explain why we have signed(apparently) a 21yr old full back who is small and on the light side. Not sure if he is ideal for a relegation battle. Come in Frank ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 20:27:10 pm
I have read this link above and it is not all bad on Mr Facey. Some arguing on his merits.
Can somebody please explain why we have signed(apparently) a 21yr old full back who is small and on the light side. Not sure if he is ideal for a relegation battle. Come in Frank ;)
Exactly my point Evers, unfortunately a bit of debate is lost on the happy clappers though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2018, 20:27:32 pm
Look pal I'm merely posting the views of people who have seen him play and in the same situation as ourselves, if you can't see the relevance then I can't help you.

I think in this instance Pedj that Man04 may have a point. I too would question why we are signing a (small) young full back |(plus a fee) when he is bound to be involved in a blood and thunder relegation battle. Unless it is a cunning plan to combine him with Berto?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 04, 2018, 20:37:31 pm
His description sounds too similar to Hanley for me. Small and lightweight, similar ages, both with premiership sides, and both played age group football for England.
Doesn't sound like the type of player we are going to need over the next four months. Hope I'm wrong.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 04, 2018, 20:39:47 pm
Because JFH thinks his current full backs aren't mobile enough or athletic enough and are, to put it bluntly.....****.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 04, 2018, 20:44:18 pm
Come in Frank ;)

I don't know a thing about the lad to be fair other than he was easy to make a song up for.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 04, 2018, 20:53:27 pm
I have read this link above and it is not all bad on Mr Facey. Some arguing on his merits.
Can somebody please explain why we have signed(apparently) a 21yr old full back who is small and on the light side. Not sure if he is ideal for a relegation battle. Come in Frank ;)
Tend to agree, he doesnít seem the right fit for a relegation battle


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 04, 2018, 20:57:04 pm
Tend to agree, he doesnít seem the right fit for a relegation battle

Maybe we won't be having one?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 04, 2018, 21:02:09 pm
I would certainly suggest there are other areas that are in need of freshening up such as a striker before the full back positions


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 21:04:38 pm
I would certainly suggest there are other areas that are in need of freshening up such as a striker before the full back positions
+1


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 04, 2018, 21:06:53 pm
+1

....................and in before this Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 21:07:13 pm
I would certainly suggest there are other areas that are in need of freshening up such as a striker before the full back positions

I originally thought this.

Then took a step back and looked at how many goals we've conceded!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 21:37:02 pm
I originally thought this.

Then took a step back and looked at how many goals we've conceded!
Don't step back too far the rest of them don't look much better  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 04, 2018, 21:37:23 pm
I originally thought this.

Then took a step back and looked at how many goals we've conceded!

Tbh there are not many areas of the pitch that don't need sorting out.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 04, 2018, 21:44:45 pm
Don't step back too far the rest of them don't look much better  ;D

Was hoping the further I go the better they look  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 04, 2018, 22:00:54 pm
Facey seems to have played CB as well at New York, not just full back.

It's only an issue if it's recruitment at the expense of a Striker or more wider reinforcements. We certainly need to change something as we aren't working defensively well enough at the moment, and if this just happens to be because it's just the earliest signing that has gone through then it's not an issue, is it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClarenceUpFront on January 04, 2018, 22:01:14 pm
I have read this link above and it is not all bad on Mr Facey. Some arguing on his merits.
Can somebody please explain why we have signed(apparently) a 21yr old full back who is small and on the light side. Not sure if he is ideal for a relegation battle. Come in Frank ;)

Facey can play at centre back as well as right back and apparently spent most of his time at NYC playing in the former position. According to Wiki he's just under 5'11", so while not particularly tall for a centre back he's not particularly short for a defender either.

Given that JFH brought in McGivern, I'd say that centre-back is a position he's still trying to improve. Also, Philips is still injured so if Maloney was to get crocked McWilliams would be the only decent option left to play in that position. Perhaps JFH feels that McWilliams will be best used in midfield and so wants cover for right back at the very least. Perhaps this will spell the end of Poole's loan deal?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: fwalden on January 04, 2018, 22:05:35 pm
Wisdom of buying him is questionable, but certainly us being skint isn't true. Would be on massive wages at City and the Dutch team he was playing for in the season were speculating that it would take a million to make the loan permanent.

Faceyís Contract at City was £1700 a week. Not sure what deal weíve put together for him but suspect itís a bit less with normal incentives/bonuses built in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 04, 2018, 22:35:49 pm
What is this thing of assuming players won't cope with the physicality of a relegation battle?

It's a game of football against the same players we would be playing whatever our league position.

Are people really suggesting that we need big lumps if in 20th-24th but lighter players are fine the further up the league we go!

Stop trying to use football sound bites and use your heads, it will be far more about mental strength than physical attribute.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 04, 2018, 22:37:46 pm
His description sounds too similar to Hanley for me. Small and lightweight, similar ages, both with premiership sides, and both played age group football for England.
Doesn't sound like the type of player we are going to need over the next four months. Hope I'm wrong.


Wow. You could probably use descriptive words to highlight the similarities between Billy Waters and Lionel Messi but it wouldn't do us any good would it?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 04, 2018, 22:42:32 pm
What is this thing of assuming players won't cope with the physicality of a relegation battle?

It's a game of football against the same players we would be playing whatever our league position.

Are people really suggesting that we need big lumps if in 20th-24th but lighter players are fine the further up the league we go!

Stop trying to use football sound bites and use your heads, it will be far more about mental strength than physical attribute.
Have you seen Poole at centre half lately ?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 04, 2018, 23:06:07 pm
What is this thing of assuming players won't cope with the physicality of a relegation battle?

It's a game of football against the same players we would be playing whatever our league position.

Are people really suggesting that we need big lumps if in 20th-24th but lighter players are fine the further up the league we go!

Stop trying to use football sound bites and use your heads, it will be far more about mental strength than physical attribute.

Not necessarily physicality that's important during relegation, but experience definitely is, hence people hoping we were signing Hanson.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 04, 2018, 23:39:28 pm
Have you seen Poole at centre half lately ?
Yes , and heís nowhere near physical enough in my view .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 00:07:14 am
Have you seen Poole at centre half lately ?

More to the point was Lodgie at Oldham, Donny and Pompey were in each game Buchs was easily brushed off the ball. It was pretty disconcerting. If we have to deal with physical brutes we will need a few ourselves. Past good Northampton sides always had a few!




Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 00:15:50 am
Not necessarily physicality that's important during relegation, but experience definitely is, hence people hoping we were signing Hanson.

Itís only our second signing and significantly he is a defender as is Berto who apparently can play both RW and FB. If JFH is sorting out the defence first all well and good. Our goal difference demands that!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 00:23:56 am
I genuinely can't remember one "physical brute" we have had at full back?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 00:37:43 am
I genuinely can't remember one "physical brute" we have had at full back?
RAMBO RAMBO  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 05, 2018, 00:39:45 am
I genuinely can't remember one "physical brute" we have had at full back?

David Logan, Graham Reed, Irving Gernon.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 01:09:37 am
All before my time you old gits!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: exiledinspace on January 05, 2018, 05:28:50 am
I genuinely can't remember one "physical brute" we have had at full back?

Wakeley "whoosh" Gage.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 05, 2018, 07:42:04 am
Whilst maybe not a brute John Johnson liked to fly into challenges.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 05, 2018, 08:37:52 am
I genuinely can't remember one "physical brute" we have had at full back?

Andy Holt was a beast


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 05, 2018, 08:40:31 am
His description sounds too similar to Hanley for me. Small and lightweight, similar ages, both with premiership sides, and both played age group football for England.
Doesn't sound like the type of player we are going to need over the next four months. Hope I'm wrong.


Sounds similar to Berahino too. And Kyle Walker.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 05, 2018, 08:45:48 am
Andy Holt was a beast

he was also a terrible full back


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 05, 2018, 08:47:15 am
Wow. You could probably use descriptive words to highlight the similarities between Billy Waters and Lionel Messi but it wouldn't do us any good would it?
Only an idiot would highlight similarities between Waters and Messi and then use that as an analogy in describing the possibility of likenesses between Facey and Hanley.
If Facey had returned from MLS and got 50-70 appearances under his belt in an appropriate league rather than eight in over two years with his 23rd birthday arriving next week (according to wiki) I personally would be more confident.
As it is and without seeing him, he and his career appears to more closely resemble Hanleyxand his than I would want if I were selecting someone who was going to represent Northampton Town regularly over the next couple of seasons.
I'm not righting him off, I'm waiting and hoping to be proved wrong.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 05, 2018, 08:50:20 am
Whilst maybe not a brute John Johnson liked to fly into challenges.

And I bet people didn't want him because he was an inexperienced, unphysical kid from a prem club with a couple league appearances and not upto whatever division we were in at the time.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 05, 2018, 08:50:30 am
Oh dear
http://www.millersbanter.co.uk/t61459619/shay-facey/
#skint

You do realise that this is a set of supporters talking about a relegation battle in the Championship, not L1 don't you?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 05, 2018, 08:57:37 am
Sounds similar to Berahino too. And Kyle Walker.
Both were teenagers who played only a handful of games..
By the time Walker had reached twenty three he had played over 200 league games.
Again, an inaccurate comparison.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 05, 2018, 09:06:11 am
As an aside Shay Faceys agent is dean gorre....
Father of winger kenji gorre


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 05, 2018, 09:12:53 am
As an aside Shay Faceys agent is dean gorre....
Father of winger kenji gorre

The game has changed massively in the last few years. Long gone are the days when you need a big target man and big brutes at the back. To be a full back now you have to be so much more than a defender



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: WasRambo on January 05, 2018, 09:21:45 am
Blimey.

When was the last time anyone said they were excited by a signing.

I can't wait to see Hilda and Facey bombing forward. People seem to forget how stale and toothless we've become in that area.

Two strikers now please. Well, one at least


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 09:53:24 am
I genuinely can't remember one "physical brute" we have had at full back?

Doesnít have to be full back! A decent Cobbs side would have one ...JJOT can be a brute!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 05, 2018, 10:03:56 am
Eesh, we've not even officially signed the lad yet and I'm already worried he's the worst player to ever play for us.

It's fine to feel disappointed by the news of a signing but surely we can give the lad a chance to actually sign and then play for us before we judge him?

Everyone seems to have got their knickers bunched about us signing Facey and Bridge and neither have even been announced yet. Meanwhile James Hanson seems to have got better as a player simply by not signing for us!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 10:10:18 am

Eesh?
........,,,. Meanwhile James Hanson seems to have got better as a player simply by not signing for us!

 ;D Good one


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 05, 2018, 10:20:14 am
Eesh, we've not even officially signed the lad yet and I'm already worried he's the worst player to ever play for us.

It's fine to feel disappointed by the news of a signing but surely we can give the lad a chance to actually sign and then play for us before we judge him?

Everyone seems to have got their knickers bunched about us signing Facey and Bridge and neither have even been announced yet. Meanwhile James Hanson seems to have got better as a player simply by not signing for us!

Facey now confirmed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 10:25:08 am
The arrival of Facey may mean that Moloney, out of contract this summer, is on the move.  Stupid to comment on Facey until we have seen him play a few times.

We await patiently the arrival of some striking power. It has only been 2 years........................


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 10:34:24 am
Facey now confirmed.

According to Club is 5í 10Ē and is Ďaggressiveí. Most football sites have him down as  5í 8Ē only Wiki got it right!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 05, 2018, 10:39:42 am
Let's hope he's more of a Jason Crowe than a Paul Rodgers!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 10:41:37 am
.......Stupid to comment on Facey until we have seen him play a few times.


...... especially as Wiki got his details correct! Never had you down as a troll?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 05, 2018, 10:48:22 am
I have always liked Brendan but he has struggled the last 12 months. He hasnt got forward with as much effectiveness and as touched upon previously our defence was the worst in the country over the last calendar year so its not like its a shock decision. Hoping Facey can come in and provide some athleticism down the right hand side. Him and Periera is so much more interesting anyway that say Moloney and Hoskins/Foley etc.

Its also beneficial that both have been training with us for the last month or so.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Ed on January 05, 2018, 10:48:29 am
Shay Facey

wayhey


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 10:51:49 am
Facey now confirmed.

Undisclosed fee

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2018/january/shay_facey/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 10:53:50 am
Undisclosed fee

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2018/january/shay_facey/

#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 05, 2018, 10:56:10 am
Right back primarily and sounds like he's been training with us for a while perhaps from the sounds of it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 05, 2018, 11:04:10 am
Were we this negative when we first signed Bayo?? An overwieght unfit centre forward!
But the look of the leeds defence faces when he started to run towards them on his debut was something I will never forget!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 05, 2018, 11:08:29 am
Were we this negative when we first signed Bayo?? An overwieght unfit centre forward!
But the look of the leeds defence faces when he started to run towards them on his debut was something I will never forget!

Wish we could go back to then and sign Bayo on a 10 year contract #beastlove

Would even now provide a better option than Rico or Revs!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 11:10:49 am
Were we this negative when we first signed Bayo?? An overwieght unfit centre forward!
But the look of the leeds defence faces when he started to run towards them on his debut was something I will never forget!

And the resulting goal had him down as a hero for me!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 05, 2018, 11:14:54 am
I'm not really sure to make of the Facey signing as he's quite inexperienced but pace and athleticism is a bonus. I'm not as fussed on the defensive side of his game but i hope he brings a more attacking outlet to the team. Over the last year we have been so toothless in attack that our defence has been under almost constant pressure (even if games we have won). A change in mentality is required. Moloney and Buchanan have been great servants to our club particularly in the promotion year but if we want to stay at this level we need to move on.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: FezNTFC on January 05, 2018, 11:21:37 am
Were we this negative when we first signed Bayo?? An overwieght unfit centre forward!
But the look of the leeds defence faces when he started to run towards them on his debut was something I will never forget!
I haven't judged a single Cobblers player before he has kicked a ball since then.

I was dismayed when we first signed Bayo, having laughed my arse off when he waddled on against us for Millwall just a few weeks before he ended up moving to us.

I was also delighted when we signed Leon Constantine...

You just never know how it's going to end up.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 05, 2018, 11:27:07 am
 I'd be really pleased with this signing at the start of a season. I'm not convinced he's what we need in a survival battle, but I'd love to be proved wrong.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 05, 2018, 11:30:25 am
I'd be really pleased with this signing at the start of a season. I'm not convinced he's what we need in a survival battle, but I'd love to be proved wrong.

But we've still got to play the same teams we would have done if we were comfortably mid-table.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 11:33:06 am
Undisclosed fee

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2018/january/shay_facey/
£20k  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  :P


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 05, 2018, 11:36:05 am
£20k  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  :P

Is the fee a fact? Do you have proof?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 05, 2018, 11:53:24 am
I haven't judged a single Cobblers player before he has kicked a ball since then.

I was dismayed when we first signed Bayo, having laughed my arse off when he waddled on against us for Millwall just a few weeks before he ended up moving to us.

I was also delighted when we signed Leon Constantine...

You just never know how it's going to end up.

Within 30 seconds of Bayo waddling on I loved him. Barging past 3 players and smashing the ball just over.

Not going to judge the new lad until I see him play a bit, but he seems likable in his interview... A bit of a cheeky glint in his eye.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 12:03:08 pm
OK let's see what the boy plays like, with only 6 games under his belt including 3 for the Dutch club (he picked up 2 bookings and a red card in those games) I just don't think he's what we need at the moment.
# skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 05, 2018, 12:08:19 pm
Despite some derision , my contact came good not for the first time with the transfer information as predicted on Saturday .
Two full backs and a wide player were as good as signed last week .
Just one more to be announced


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 05, 2018, 12:11:04 pm
Where is #skint coming from.
We have just paid to bring a player to the club.
Jan is a difficult time to bring in players, it is either going to Prem Younsters who wont make the grade in the prem or seasoned pros.
Its who is available rather how much money we have


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 05, 2018, 12:14:09 pm
OK let's see what the boy plays like, with only 6 games under his belt including 3 for the Dutch club (he picked up 2 bookings and a red card in those games) I just don't think he's what we need at the moment.
# skint

33 games because, again, you missed off the NYC matches and also can't add 5 + 3!

"Thick as pig sh1t" indeed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 05, 2018, 12:25:02 pm
Looking forward to seeing Facey, think this spells the end for Brendan though once Phillips is fit.

Any hints on this "other" signing?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: rebelspawn on January 05, 2018, 12:42:34 pm
 
33 games because, again, you missed off the NYC matches and also can't add 5 + 3!

"Thick as pig sh1t" indeed.

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 12:44:16 pm
Looking forward to seeing Facey, think this spells the end for Brendan though once Phillips is fit.

Any hints on this "other" signing?

I suspect it maybe the Southend lad?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 05, 2018, 12:44:34 pm
33 games because, again, you missed off the NYC matches and also can't add 5 + 3!

"Thick as pig sh1t" indeed.
Eight first team games in over two years.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 05, 2018, 12:45:12 pm
Looking forward to seeing Facey, think this spells the end for Brendan though once Phillips is fit.

Any hints on this "other" signing?
This Bridge fella who's been mentioned.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 12:59:22 pm
OK let's see what the boy plays like, with only 6 games under his belt including 3 for the Dutch club (he picked up 2 bookings and a red card in those games) I just don't think he's what we need at the moment.
# skint


Chicken 🐓


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 05, 2018, 13:02:18 pm
'He (Facey) will give us flexibility in terms of the systems we can play and the options open to us.'
I hope this doesnt mean Jim continuing to experiment and playing reactive football to counter the opposition's perceived strengths for too much longer.
We need consistency.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 13:21:00 pm
Why do we need to pay for a player from Manchester City? Its like someone from Kings Heath buying something from the yard sale of the Spencers at Althorp House. Just give us him for free, tight bastards.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 05, 2018, 13:48:59 pm
The signings so far, if you include the Southend lad ,  have contradicted JFHís statement on Monday , which said he wanted experienced players to come in .
KT has said that he prefers players that are young and can be developed - not surprisingly so that they can no doubt be sold on .
We can only assume there are more players to come in.
Noticeably no one has immediately gone out the door to another club yet ....
 Surprise surprise !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 05, 2018, 13:56:27 pm
.......................................... Its like someone from Kings Heath buying something from the yard sale of the Spencers at Althorp House.

Come in all ye Basileus Heathiticus plebs 8)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 05, 2018, 14:02:13 pm
Why do we need to pay for a player from Manchester City? Its like someone from Kings Heath buying something from the yard sale of the Spencers at Althorp House. Just give us him for free, tight bastards.
You are quite right there. Maybe we played an undisclosed fee to his agent only.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 05, 2018, 14:13:48 pm
I suspect it maybe the Southend lad?
Wikipedia say he's a midfielder, so that wouldn't fit if it's another full-back coming in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 14:14:49 pm
The fee was tiny and based on appearances  :P
KT and JFH have had a least 2 months to sort out targets the signings so far lack what we desperately need a STRIKER.
From what I have been told we have no where near the budget to spend that JFH was promised.
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 05, 2018, 14:26:12 pm
I wonder who will start up front with long tomorrow

Revell
Richards
A new striker
No one


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 05, 2018, 14:27:04 pm
I wonder who will start up front with long tomorrow

Revell
Richards
A new striker
No one

Guessing we will line up 4231 with just long up top.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 05, 2018, 14:30:36 pm
I wonder who will start up front with long tomorrow
Revell
Richards
A new striker
No one

No one I would say, you may get JJ in the "advanced" role again to hoof the ball up to.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 05, 2018, 14:52:24 pm
This may be a simplistic view but...
One up front at home...
No wonder so many nils
No wonder so little entertainment

You can blind me with scientific formations and various nonsense but teams who have a pair of strikers up front score more goals than those with one up front.

As a club our problem is that we are trying to reinvent the wheel
4x4x2 is whatís needed.
A competent experienced goalie
Two tall aerial winning centre halfís.
Two tough tackling full backs who donít bomb forward all the while.
A ball winning centre mid who patrols the centre circle
A centre mid who has legs can go box to box and play a through ball
Two wingers who can beat a man and put a cross in,only tracking back if necessary
A target man striker who can chip in 10/12 goals mainly threatening from set pieces.
A 15/20 goal main striker who has a touch of class

Itís frankly ludicrous that we have a 30 man squad and canít even fulfill the simple blueprint above
We are still trying to buy in the quality to fulfill this.

This is down to crass mismanagement from previous managers all overseen by kelvin thomas(a self professed football man)
If thatís so why have we assembled a massive squad of players but have no quality in attacking areas?
KT
Get a bloody grip and if you are actually in the country is it too much to ask that we can put a decent 4x4x2 side on the pitch tomorrow??

Poncing around with one up front at home when we are in a relegation scrap my arse!!
Get a decent 4x4x2 team on the park that tries and the fans may get behind them.
At the moment fans turn up not only not knowing whose playing but what formation weíll play or who will play where in it !!

We arenít good enough to **** about with fancy formations but I do believe we can cobble a decent enough four four two with a couple more attacking signings
Get the round pegs in round holes,the fans will get behind the team and the results will come.

Rant over.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 05, 2018, 15:04:01 pm
We played 1 up top for most of the 15/16 title winning season. Including at home.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 05, 2018, 15:07:59 pm
There is a lot of merit in what you say. Going back to basics, playing direct, being solid and putting the opposition under sustained pressure may well be the best way to go in our current predicament - IF we have the players to play this way.

However the bit below is simply not true anymore
 
....teams who have a pair of strikers up front score more goals than those with one up front.

playing 1 up front isn't the defensive move it was 20 or 30 years ago when 4-4-2 was pretty much the only formation. Teams left a striker out in favour of a midfielder or defender against bigger sides to try and nick something (parking the bus they call it these days).

A lot depends on how you provide support to the 1 up front, something we have been pretty poor at so far this season.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 15:08:13 pm
Basically Shoey wants 1990s Wimbledon.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 15:08:28 pm
None of the other clubs in League One have got all of the attributes that you have listed Shoey...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Ryan Amoo 14 on January 05, 2018, 15:10:23 pm
This may be a simplistic view but...
One up front at home...
No wonder so many nils
No wonder so little entertainment

You can blind me with scientific formations and various nonsense but teams who have a pair of strikers up front score more goals than those with one up front.

As a club our problem is that we are trying to reinvent the wheel
4x4x2 is whatís needed.
A competent experienced goalie
Two tall aerial winning centre halfís.
Two tough tackling full backs who donít bomb forward all the while.
A ball winning centre mid who patrols the centre circle
A centre mid who has legs can go box to box and play a through ball
Two wingers who can beat a man and put a cross in,only tracking back if necessary
A target man striker who can chip in 10/12 goals mainly threatening from set pieces.
A 15/20 goal main striker who has a touch of class

Itís frankly ludicrous that we have a 30 man squad and canít even fulfill the simple blueprint above
We are still trying to buy in the quality to fulfill this.

This is down to crass mismanagement from previous managers all overseen by kelvin thomas(a self professed football man)
If thatís so why have we assembled a massive squad of players but have no quality in attacking areas?
KT
Get a bloody grip and if you are actually in the country is it too much to ask that we can put a decent 4x4x2 side on the pitch tomorrow??

Poncing around with one up front at home when we are in a relegation scrap my arse!!
Get a decent 4x4x2 team on the park that tries and the fans may get behind them.
At the moment fans turn up not only not knowing whose playing but what formation weíll play or who will play where in it !!

We arenít good enough to **** about with fancy formations but I do believe we can cobble a decent enough four four two with a couple more attacking signings
Get the round pegs in round holes,the fans will get behind the team and the results will come.

Rant over.


Has this been stuck in your drafts since the mid-80ís?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 05, 2018, 15:10:28 pm
We played 1 up top for most of the 15/16 title winning season. Including at home.

apart from january to may when we played two of richards, marquis and collins.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 05, 2018, 15:11:15 pm
Basically Shoey wants 1990s Wimbledon.

correct - football has moved on since those days to be fair, by quite a bit.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 05, 2018, 15:15:36 pm
apart from january to may when we played two of richards, marquis and collins.


The last time more than 1 of those three started a game was the first weekend of April ... but yeah apart from that


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 15:18:34 pm
Yeah let's leave it how it is constantly tinkering with the players, formations etc, going too well not too.  :P


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 15:20:40 pm
Football has moved on but without players able to score goals our struggle will continue.  The need for at least one ideally two strikers has been crystal clear for months (in fact, ever since Rico had his first achilles operation) and I would have thought the first signing this month would be one such player.  After all KT was telling us players are lined up, funds available etc. and so you would think that a striker would be amongst them.  There is still plenty of time left this month but games go by and it gets that much harder.  


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 05, 2018, 15:22:20 pm
The fee was tiny and based on appearances  :P
KT and JFH have had a least 2 months to sort out targets the signings so far lack what we desperately need a STRIKER.
From what I have been told we have no where near the budget to spend that JFH was promised.
#skint

And who had told you this little nuggets of information


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 05, 2018, 15:23:46 pm
You can blind me with scientific formations and various nonsense but teams who have a pair of strikers up front score more goals than those with one up front.

Aren't Man City top goal scorers in the entire league? They play one up top.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 05, 2018, 15:24:35 pm
Basically Shoey wants 1990s Wimbledon.
Yep Neil thatís exactly what I want for a relegation battle
A constant 4x4x2 with the same personal as I think it offers the best chance of survival
I think half jimmys problem is tinkering
He thinks these players are good enough to take on board different formations different formulas.
Theyíre not.
I bet they all understand a 4x4x2 though as that is the basic formation you are taught from scratch
Just play what they can do not what you think they may be able to adapt to


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 05, 2018, 15:28:53 pm
Aren't Man City top goal scorers in the entire league? They play one up top.
And in fairness Barcelona once played with 0 up front
The problem is that we are in a relegation scrap and odds on to be playing in league two next year.
I very much sought that Man City or Barcelona faced with such a dilemma would think
I know we will play with one or no strikers.
If we play one up front tomorrow we will not win(letís face it draws are no good now)
If we are to survive it will be due to a striking partnership if we ever get one


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 05, 2018, 15:30:47 pm
Yeah let's leave it how it is constantly tinkering with the players, formations etc, going too well not too.  :P

To be fair I think pretty much everyone wants the tickering to stop and for a consistent selection...which is why most want to stick with the 433/4231 or whatever you want to call it rather than tickering to 442


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 05, 2018, 15:43:09 pm
Aren't Man City top goal scorers in the entire league? They play one up top.

and spurs, and liverpool, and man united and arsenal

play one up top that is, not all top goalscorers


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 05, 2018, 15:45:19 pm
consistency is key that is for sure.

whatever the formation is, JFH needs to back it and the players and keep it consistent.

1990's wimbledon style of play is not the way to go, mainly because we wouldnt finish a game due to the sending offs.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 16:00:51 pm
Agree totally on consistency and not this constant tinkering.

Hopefully that's just been down to the players he's had to select and now some of his own are coming in we will see a more settled approach.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClarenceUpFront on January 05, 2018, 16:25:32 pm
and spurs, and liverpool, and man united and arsenal

play one up top that is, not all top goalscorers


And also Chelsea. Didn't Leicester play 1 up top when they won the league as well? Wigan have played 1 up top for most of their games this season, they seem to be doing OK.

The formation isn't the problem. Long has scored 6 in 16 starts so far. With better creativity from the midfield I'm convinced his record would be a lot better than that. I fancy him to get to 15 goals this season. I would be worried if were to get injured though, so perhaps another striker is needed as back-up/competition, rather than to play both together.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 05, 2018, 16:34:24 pm
Anyword on a striker?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 16:35:35 pm
Not even a whisper Doctor.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 16:35:50 pm
Yeah we can't afford one
# skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 05, 2018, 16:37:07 pm
Interesting that Hanson said he had lots of other offers from L1 clubs but chose Bury  :P


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 05, 2018, 16:40:56 pm
Not even a whisper Doctor.
Let's hope Crook's, Powell and Hilda can score then. Except for the Longmeister we're very lightweight up top.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 05, 2018, 16:49:50 pm
Which of those would you not rules out? The likes of Madine, Morison and Gregory are all playing regular Championship football. Reid seems settled in the South West. Agbonlahor just isn't going to happen. And the rest I just don't see us being able to afford (or in Cox's case I don't see us going for him). All just my opinion mind you.

Reuben Reid signs for Forest Green.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 05, 2018, 16:55:45 pm
Reuben Reid signs for Forest Green.

Might pave the way for Christian Doidge to join us. Good age at 25 and knows how to score in L2 (just incase!)

Swapping him for both Rico n Revs would be a result (they can have Bowditch, Kasim & Hanley too as part of the deal!)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 05, 2018, 16:58:49 pm
Anyword on a striker?

It's hard to get a decent striker out of club in January whether paying for one or not, IF we are to get one I'd suggest it would probably happen towards the end of the window... Hope I'm wrong


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 05, 2018, 17:13:23 pm
And also Chelsea. Didn't Leicester play 1 up top when they won the league as well? Wigan have played 1 up top for most of their games this season, they seem to be doing OK.

The formation isn't the problem. Long has scored 6 in 16 starts so far. With better creativity from the midfield I'm convinced his record would be a lot better than that. I fancy him to get to 15 goals this season. I would be worried if were to get injured though, so perhaps another striker is needed as back-up/competition, rather than to play both together.

Long has scored 6 goals in 22 starts (plus 4 more sub appearances).

He's scored a brace in two of those games, so he's only been on the scoresheet in 4 of his 26 games.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 05, 2018, 17:15:46 pm
Interesting that Hanson said he had lots of other offers from L1 clubs but chose Bury  :P

Probably because hes regularly found on the lash in the boozers local to him and wants to stay close to that.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 05, 2018, 17:16:06 pm
Might pave the way for Christian Doidge to join us. Good age at 25 and knows how to score in L2 (just incase!)


Rumoured to be going to Cardiff.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Sean_ntfc on January 05, 2018, 17:19:47 pm
I've only saw the following on Twitter:

https://ibb.co/jUV8rb



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 17:21:09 pm
I donít understand the desperate need for a striker, we have one who knows where the net is. The main problem is, he spends 85 minutes each game completely isolated due to the incompetent midfield and non-existent wingers.

 How many decent goal scoring opportunities do we create a game for Long?

Whatís Longís conversion rate of these?

How many of balls into Long consist of a 70-hoof bypassing the midfield?

The biggest concern is that our defence, midfield and attackers all look like they are playing for different teams! 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 05, 2018, 17:23:22 pm
consistency is key.  Is that the same consistency JED gave with his 5-3-2 week in week out refusing to change.

The reason we play one up front, is that he doesn't trust the players to only have 2 CMs.  Especially if one of them 2 is JJOT. who do you go with? Grimes.

Having said that, you have a point the best we have looked all season was with Long and Revell up front together, would love to see that again, especially with some wingers on the pitch.

But sadly for me (or gladly for the most of you) i don't think we'll see Revs in a NTFC shirt again.

Ingram

Moloney
Facey
Taylor
Smith

Powell
JJOT
Grimes
Bertie

Revs
Long

????


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 05, 2018, 17:24:53 pm
I donít understand the desperate need for a striker, we have one who knows where the net is. The main problem is, he spends 85 minutes each game completely isolated due to the incompetent midfield and non-existent wingers.

 How many decent goal scoring opportunities do we create a game for Long?

Whatís Longís conversion rate of these?

How many of balls into Long consist of a 70-hoof bypassing the midfield?

The biggest concern is that our defence, midfield and attackers all look like they are playing for different teams! 


You answered your own question


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 17:28:26 pm
A striker is always going to take longer to secure, especially when trying to buy one as the other team won't want to be left short etc.

Have a bit of patience.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 05, 2018, 17:33:28 pm
I've only saw the following on Twitter:

https://ibb.co/jUV8rb



Interesting. Sean is this guy to be trusted with his info?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Sean_ntfc on January 05, 2018, 17:36:38 pm
Interesting. Sean is this guy to be trusted with his info?

Well he certainly knew about the other 2 signings, so I'm hopeful he is right on this also. If I see anything else, will let you know.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 05, 2018, 17:39:11 pm
Well he certainly knew about the other 2 signings, so I'm hopeful he is right on this also. If I see anything else, will let you know.

Cheers mate.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ajp on January 05, 2018, 17:41:06 pm
Well he certainly knew about the other 2 signings, so I'm hopeful he is right on this also. If I see anything else, will let you know.

Yeah who is he? Seems to be a wannabe journo sprung from nowhere..!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Sean_ntfc on January 05, 2018, 17:45:16 pm
Yeah who is he? Seems to be a wannabe journo sprung from nowhere..!

Not entirely sure as I haven't seen him previously - but certainly knew of the other signings. Maybe he's been secretly hiding somewhere at the training ground, taking photos and doing a Google Image search to try and find out who they are !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Sean_ntfc on January 05, 2018, 17:53:00 pm
The same bloke has also stated that Richards will stay until the end of the season, and that various League 2 clubs have shown interest in Alex Revell who is due to leave in January.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 05, 2018, 18:19:58 pm
Another signing at 6.30.

I'd not believe that Graham chap personally.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Moultoncobb on January 05, 2018, 18:28:52 pm
Heneghan has found the actual profile where he stole his picture from. He's a big fake.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 05, 2018, 18:30:15 pm
Another signing at 6.30.

I'd not believe that Graham chap personally.

And surprise surprise...its Jack Bridge


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClarenceUpFront on January 05, 2018, 18:48:57 pm
Long has scored 6 goals in 22 starts (plus 4 more sub appearances).

He's scored a brace in two of those games, so he's only been on the scoresheet in 4 of his 26 games.

I should have clarified I was talking about league games. I should have also said he has started 17 league games, but was taken off during the first half in one of those starts, apparently due to a hamstring problem he was carrying. So he has scored 6 in 16 starts where he was played for an hour or more. I don't think that's too bad a record, particularly as he doesn't get a great deal of good service.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 05, 2018, 18:49:11 pm
I've only saw the following on Twitter:

https://ibb.co/jUV8rb
Hes just retweeting the Frank Nouble/ Christian Doidge rumour.
And whilst we are talking about twitter rumours, it seems that we are being linked with Joe Rowley.
The old saying: "no smoke without fire", does not apply on Twitter. Quite the opposite in fact.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Sean_ntfc on January 05, 2018, 18:57:50 pm
Hes just retweeting the Frank Nouble/ Christian Doidge rumour.
And whilst we are talking about twitter rumours, it seems that we are being linked with Joe Rowley.
The old saying: "no smoke without fire", does not apply on Twitter. Quite the opposite in fact.



Hmm..So his a billy BS man then. Unfollowing. Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 19:46:58 pm
Not entirely sure as I haven't seen him previously - but certainly knew of the other signings. Maybe he's been secretly hiding somewhere at the training ground, taking photos and doing a Google Image search to try and find out who they are !

Heís probably sat in his car in Revs parking space then?.Either there or stood in the goal mouth?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 05, 2018, 19:50:24 pm
Hmm..So his a billy BS man then. Unfollowing. Thanks for the heads up.
No problem.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 19:51:36 pm
Hes just retweeting the Frank Nouble/ Christian Doidge rumour.
And whilst we are talking about twitter rumours, it seems that we are being linked with Joe Rowley.
The old saying: "no smoke without fire", does not apply on Twitter. Quite the opposite in fact.




I see FGR has signed Rueben Reid for money from Exeter and lodged a cash bid for a keeper tonight. Wonder if Doidge will be moving somewhere?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 20:02:12 pm

I see FGR has signed Rueben Reid for money from Exeter and lodged a cash bid for a keeper tonight. Wonder if Doidge will be moving somewhere?
Cardiff are about to offer 1 million for him apparently?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 20:07:34 pm
Cardiff are about to offer 1 million for him apparently?

We won't be getting him then if that's true


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shadowstorm on January 05, 2018, 20:08:50 pm
Doidge is not going to Cardiff....

www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/cardiff-city-transfer-digest-mystery-14118701


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 05, 2018, 20:41:00 pm

I see FGR has signed Rueben Reid for money from Exeter and lodged a cash bid for a keeper tonight. Wonder if Doidge will be moving somewhere?

Mark Cooper (FGR manager) has said Reid has been signed to play with Doidge not to replace him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 20:44:52 pm
Mark Cooper (FGR manager) has said Reid has been signed to play with Doidge not to replace him.

We shall see 😉


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 05, 2018, 20:59:00 pm
You answered your own question

Explain?

How many goal scoring strikers do you need in your starting 11 when you play 1 upfront?
How many have we got?


How many wingers that can beat their man and cross do you need in your starting 11  when you play 5 in midfield?
How many have we got?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 05, 2018, 21:14:28 pm
consistency is key.  Is that the same consistency JED gave with his 5-3-2 week in week out refusing to change.

The reason we play one up front, is that he doesn't trust the players to only have 2 CMs.  Especially if one of them 2 is JJOT. who do you go with? Grimes.

Having said that, you have a point the best we have looked all season was with Long and Revell up front together, would love to see that again, especially with some wingers on the pitch.

But sadly for me (or gladly for the most of you) i don't think we'll see Revs in a NTFC shirt again.

Ingram

Moloney
Facey
Taylor
Smith

Powell
JJOT
Grimes
Bertie

Revs
Long

????

I do get where people are coming from wanting 2 up front but if we do go that way I donít think weíd then play 2 out and out wingers. More likely you would have more of a wide midfielder who tucks in to support their other 2 in the centre. 442 is rare nowadays for a reason 442 with 2 out and out wingers is pretty much obsolete, youíd simply get overrun in midfield.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 05, 2018, 23:40:09 pm
I hope we're in for Doidge, as going on his scoring record (44 in 74 for FGR and good record elsewhere) is bang on. Also he looks **** hot finisher going on this video. He seems like the kind of player other league one clubs such as Boro go for. Personally I think JFH will sign much better than JED and think we will look noticeably stronger come February.

Anyway, enjoy these golazos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be0M7OPtYAk


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 05, 2018, 23:41:24 pm
FWIW I know I'm being blindly optimistic. And if you can't do that as a Cobblers fan then what's the point?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 06, 2018, 00:08:44 am
FWIW I know I'm being blindly optimistic. And if you can't do that as a Cobblers fan then what's the point?  ;D

Would be good but the fee would be too much!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 09:22:31 am
Over inflated price if the £1million mentioned is right.  However, it raises the question of what the Chinese bring to the Sixfields table if it is not money.  I cannot see that they have anything else to offer.  Or I am wondering if we are meant somehow to see the bigger picture of Northampton University being filled with Chinese students.  Good though that may be I fail to see how it helps NTFC in any direct way. Please enlighten me.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 06, 2018, 09:37:47 am
They currently bring enough capital to keep the club running, which is more than we had at the end of the Cardoza era.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 09:50:18 am
Thomas & Bower were already doing that plus according to Thomas £4 million for the East Stand.  What I suggest has happened is that T & B have made a lot of money selling shares in NTFC Ventures Ltd to 5USport and they are sitting comfortably on their pile. How much of the remaining investment (said in the Mail on Sunday to be £6/7 million) has found its way to the football club we don't know. That and the stalling on the East Stand has to be a cause for concern.  I doubt that the continuing delay is down solely to the Council dragging its feet although I accept it may be a factor. These questions could be easily answered if there was more transparency and communication with supporters.  It has been far too quiet ever since the Chinese arrived. All these affects what we do in the transfer market this month.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 06, 2018, 13:01:51 pm
On Monday I said we had already signed three wide players before the window opened .
Two could play full back and one a wide midfield player .
My contacts are spot on .
I thank you .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 06, 2018, 16:17:20 pm
Rumours seems to be that Revell is off and that was farewell? Typical we'd get rid of a striker with a 100% shot to goal ratio.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 16:23:31 pm
Rumours seems to be that Revell is off and that was farewell? Typical we'd get rid of a striker with a 100% shot to goal ratio.

Revell is simply not good enough, he might get the odd goal every 9 or 10 games, but his not good enough for L1


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 16:31:10 pm
Any whisper on arrivals/departures in the stands today??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 06, 2018, 16:52:12 pm
Rumours seems to be that Revell is off and that was farewell? Typical we'd get rid of a striker with a 100% shot to goal ratio.

Itís a bit weird if revs came on instead of Rico if heís going to be leaving imminently.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 16:57:53 pm
Itís a bit weird if revs came on instead of Rico if heís going to be leaving imminently.

I would hope they will both be off


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 06, 2018, 17:11:03 pm
With Revels reaction, after scoring , doubt Jimmy will pick him again


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 06, 2018, 17:16:03 pm
Also, just in case anyone wasn't listening to the radio - More to come in, some at least will be experienced rather than youngsters. Unsure of how much money we have from Jimmy's reaction when Tim pressed him on it, but he did say things are more expensive now because people know that we need to buy.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 06, 2018, 17:16:25 pm
I honestly thought Revs was going to rate up at JFH there !
It wasnít a very warm handshake when he came off thatís for sure !
Time for him to move on though


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 06, 2018, 17:30:24 pm
With Revels reaction, after scoring , doubt Jimmy will pick him again

What did he do?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 17:30:33 pm
I honestly thought Revs was going to rate up at JFH there !
It wasnít a very warm handshake when he came off thatís for sure !
Time for him to move on though

Jimmys interview is funny.

"Alex has been uh urrr uh urrr uh urrr injured" haha


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 06, 2018, 17:31:00 pm
James Hanson was not a target.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 06, 2018, 17:36:09 pm
Right-winger, Left-back? Other than a striker to compete with Long I'm unsure where exactly we'd be looking to reinforce now.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 06, 2018, 17:40:45 pm
His description sounds too similar to Hanley for me. Small and lightweight, similar ages, both with premiership sides, and both played age group football for England.
Doesn't sound like the type of player we are going to need over the next four months. Hope I'm wrong.


That's one hell of a start. No competitive football in 12 months, and he leaves the pitch as man of the match. Looked very tidy in possession and positional play seemed spot on too. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come and not because Sarfend were crap!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 17:46:11 pm
Right-winger, Left-back? Other than a striker to compete with Long I'm unsure where exactly we'd be looking to reinforce now.

I'd like an expiranced leader of a centre half (similar mould to Clarke Carlisle) another tough tackling midfielder and two forwards to replace Richards and Revell. (One of the hanson mould the other a quick pacy goal scorer).

Still to go out Hanley,  Kasim,  Richards,  Revell as a min


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 06, 2018, 17:51:12 pm
I take it Andy Melville is still bound and gagged in the broom cupboard cos our new signings are not the sort of crap hes helped bring in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 06, 2018, 17:52:08 pm
I'd like an expiranced leader of a centre half (similar mould to Clarke Carlisle) another tough tackling midfielder and two forwards to replace Richards and Revell. (One of the hanson mould the other a quick pacy goal scorer).

Still to go out Hanley,  Kasim,  Richards,  Revell as a min

And Bowditch...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 06, 2018, 17:59:00 pm
Someone behind me was saying Ingram is going back to QPR.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 06, 2018, 17:59:04 pm
And Bowditch...

Yep I'd forgotten about him 🙈



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 06, 2018, 18:03:05 pm
That's one hell of a start. No competitive football in 12 months, and he leaves the pitch as man of the match. Looked very tidy in possession and positional play seemed spot on too. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come and not because Sarfend were crap!
Whoever said he was lightweight got that wrong. The physical likeness with Hanley is incorrect. He has decent size and decent pace for his position. (a lot quicker and more direct than Brendan). We had a discussion in the stand about him, and the consensus seemed to agree with you. For me he did little wrong without actually excelling. Did he get mixed up playing back to Ingram first half? I was too far away to tell.
One hell of a start?.. Hmmm. I'd argue that's a correct description of the 30 mins Hilda played, I saw the good and a little of the bad in him, but Shay... nah not for me. A good debut without being standout, but a welcome addition nonetheless.

And as you say, little first team football for him in the last 12/24 months, why's that then? Was he on a too good a contract and happy not to, has he been injured? I've no idea but would be interested to know.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 06, 2018, 18:04:09 pm
I thought Facey was ropey for the first 30 minutes then got better and better.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 06, 2018, 18:16:34 pm
OK let's see what the boy plays like, with only 6 games under his belt including 3 for the Dutch club (he picked up 2 bookings and a red card in those games) I just don't think he's what we need at the moment.
# skint

We await your thoughts on Facey with interest  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 06, 2018, 18:21:42 pm
Anyone listening to the radio interview be able to take a guess about whether we have money or not by Jimmys response to Tim?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 06, 2018, 18:24:42 pm
Anyone listening to the radio interview be able to take a guess about whether we have money or not by Jimmys response to Tim?

It's a clear yes we have but we ain't going to spend it stupidly.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 06, 2018, 19:23:21 pm
Right-winger, Left-back? Other than a striker to compete with Long I'm unsure where exactly we'd be looking to reinforce now.

Pereira is your right winger - when (if) Powell is back heíll be left and berto right. When we look bothered and confidence is up we donít look too bad (Blackburn, Wigan and today) but as we know recently a good performance is then followed by 2/3 poor ones. Who we look to bring in will depend on how far away Pierre and Barnett are from fitness, if they are going to be missing for any length of time weíll need another cb - good though Facey was at rb I wouldnít want him at centre back. Iím still not convinced with the balance of the midfield but weíve got McWilliams who is more than capable at cmf. I donít like John-joe playing as a forward/number 10 so a good striker/forward would obviously be the priority. My one big concern with bringing more players in is that it gives jimmy more potential to keep tinkering with the lineup - we need to get an effective starting 11 and stick to it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 06, 2018, 20:24:15 pm
We await your thoughts on Facey with interest  ;)
Firstly I think Southend are the worst team I've seen in L1 however I thought the boy had a decent game, first 20 mins a bit ropey thereafter he was OK and got better.
Let's see how he gets on against Bradford.
For me the problem is on the other side Buchs was dreadful again today.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 06, 2018, 20:31:59 pm
I'd like to see someone come in that can play up top with Long, so we can get JJOT back in midfield. We need a destroyer who will win the ball.  When was the last time Crooks or Grimes won a crunching tackle? Don't bother thinking, it's never happened.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 06, 2018, 20:36:20 pm
We await your thoughts on Facey with interest  ;)

Go on Frank ; don't wait, but demand  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 06, 2018, 20:47:24 pm
I'd like to see someone come in that can play up top with Long, so we can get JJOT back in midfield. We need a destroyer who will win the ball.  When was the last time Crooks or Grimes won a crunching tackle? Don't bother thinking, it's never happened.

Totally agree - one problem is that jjot is still looking some way from full fitness, I just hope he doesn't break down again.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 06, 2018, 21:41:31 pm
Go on Frank ; don't wait, but demand  ;)

Nothing wrong with using a small amount of decorum . It's what separates myself from some others Tony as I am sure you would agree.

I agree with Manwork04's assessment of Facey's performance today and agree that a Bradford team will ask a few more questions than a Southend team heading to L2. The back header about 10 minutes in was not great and he obviously and understandibly started to tighten up near the end but competent in between.

#notasskintasyouthought.   ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 07, 2018, 00:16:49 am
Nothing wrong with using a small amount of decorum . It's what separates myself from some others Tony as I am sure you would agree.

I agree with Manwork04's assessment of Facey's performance today and agree that a Bradford team will ask a few more questions than a Southend team heading to L2. The back header about 10 minutes in was not great and he obviously and understandibly started to tighten up near the end but competent in between.

#notasskintasyouthought.   ;)

Faint praise there Maestro - reckon you are scared of Man04?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 07, 2018, 00:51:27 am
Faint praise there Maestro - reckon you are scared of Man04?
Theres nothing to be scared of there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 12:42:58 pm
Looks to me that we may be seeing a change of the guard. Moloney (assuming Philips is fit before end of Jan), Barnett, one of Revell or Rico, Buchanan all look vulnerable as well as Bowditch & Kasim.  One of the loanees may also have to make way for new blood. QPR may recall Ingram.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 07, 2018, 12:55:17 pm
I donít understand why qpr would want to recall Ingram - heíll still be third choice behind smithies and lumley and neither of them are injured as far as I am aware. At least with us he is getting games unless he or qpr fancies another loan elsewhere.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 13:00:43 pm
I hope Ingram stays. Good 'keeper.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 07, 2018, 14:39:26 pm
Theres nothing to be scared of there.
:-*


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 07, 2018, 18:30:45 pm
Abdenasser El Khayati

JFH had him at Burton & took him to QPR

He said after the game yesterday he would be bringing in more experience this week...

Rumour came from that Graham Martin fella on Twitter, so take it with a pinch of salt I guess

BREAKING: Cobblers are interested in signing Dutch forward Abdenasser El Khayati, from Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag. Deal expected to be completed in the coming week
#ntfc


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 07, 2018, 18:56:38 pm
Abdenasser El Khayati

JFH had him at Burton & took him to QPR

He said after the game yesterday he would be bringing in more experience this week...

Rumour came from that Graham Martin fella on Twitter, so take it with a pinch of salt I guess

BREAKING: Cobblers are interested in signing Dutch forward Abdenasser El Khayati, from Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag. Deal expected to be completed in the coming week
#ntfc

Unfortunately I think this is a 2+2=5 situation - heís playing regularly for den Haag who are in the UEFA cup places, has a contract until June 2020 and would probably cost well over a million.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 07, 2018, 19:01:19 pm
Abdenasser El Khayati

JFH had him at Burton & took him to QPR

He said after the game yesterday he would be bringing in more experience this week...

Rumour came from that Graham Martin fella on Twitter, so take it with a pinch of salt I guess

BREAKING: Cobblers are interested in signing Dutch forward Abdenasser El Khayati, from Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag. Deal expected to be completed in the coming week
#ntfc

This guy is a complete fake.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 07, 2018, 19:22:04 pm
I'll stick my Gregory Peck out and say we'll sign Shay Facey, Hildeberto Pereira and Bridge before Saturday.

I don't know where you get your info from, but congratulations on being spot on.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Rach on January 07, 2018, 19:23:22 pm
So the rumour Iíve heard is Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, with view to permanent deal in summer!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 07, 2018, 19:43:47 pm
So the rumour Iíve heard is Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, with view to permanent deal in summer!

Was "linked" with us when JED was here as he had him on loan when at gillingham - a big no thanks from me, massive attitude problem by all accounts and a disruptive influence - plus he doesn't score many goals and hasn't played for god knows how long.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 20:16:09 pm
This guy is a complete fake.

No he is defiantly real, I saw him play for burton once 😉😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 20:20:47 pm
Was "linked" with us when JED was here as he had him on loan when at gillingham - a big no thanks from me, massive attitude problem by all accounts and a disruptive influence - plus he doesn't score many goals and hasn't played for god knows how long.

On J E-T his record is 24 in 82 at Bristol city and 7 in 28 more recently at gillingham. On paper that is far better than either rico or revs would provide. Cannot comment on attitude as don't know him.

I would say unlikely tho.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 07, 2018, 20:50:30 pm
On J E-T his record is 24 in 82 at Bristol city and 7 in 28 more recently at gillingham. On paper that is far better than either rico or revs would provide. Cannot comment on attitude as don't know him.

I would say unlikely tho.

On paper, that's only marginally better than Revell. As back up to offer Long some competition/rotation he might be okay.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 07, 2018, 21:06:03 pm
I'd like to think we can do a lot better - his loan spell at gillingham got terminated due to his attitude problems and just doing a brief google on his name shows that he is doing likewise at QPR.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 07, 2018, 21:11:24 pm
No he is defiantly real, I saw him play for burton once 😉😂😂😂😂

 ;D

I'd be surprised at JET.

Very surprised.I think


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 21:12:52 pm
On paper, that's only marginally better than Revell. As back up to offer Long some competition/rotation he might be okay.

Revell 10 in 45 for us, 28 in 150 for Rotherham, j e-t is far better on paper. Attitude maybe a different story


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 22:17:07 pm
Suprise a little Eion Doyle`s name has not been mentioned having gone back to PNE. You would think with them bringing bodin and moult in he won't be getting any game time anytime soon. He's the sort that would score goals and slot in nicely.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 07, 2018, 23:09:19 pm
Unfortunately I think this is a 2+2=5 situation - heís playing regularly for den Haag who are in the UEFA cup places, has a contract until June 2020 and would probably cost well over a million.
Yeah, with money or not that one is well outside the realms of possibility.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 23:13:26 pm
Another link ...

http://www.just-football.com/2018/01/cody-cooke-non-league-ace-grimsby-barnet-northampton/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Just-football+%28Just-Football%29


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 07, 2018, 23:14:36 pm
If #NTFC sign Abdenasser El Khayati & he stays fit. That is signing of the window in L1. Sorry #OAFC

Saw the above on Twitter.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 07, 2018, 23:16:19 pm
Suprise a little Eion Doyle`s name has not been mentioned having gone back to PNE. You would think with them bringing bodin and moult in he won't be getting any game time anytime soon. He's the sort that would score goals and slot in nicely.

Could be out long term...

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/oldham-atheltic-eoin-doyle-wellens-14086421 (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/oldham-atheltic-eoin-doyle-wellens-14086421)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 07, 2018, 23:19:39 pm
Another link ...

http://www.just-football.com/2018/01/cody-cooke-non-league-ace-grimsby-barnet-northampton/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Just-football+%28Just-Football%29
Didnt we sign a Non league goalscorer at the start of the season? And then not give him an opportunity.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 07, 2018, 23:22:19 pm
Could be out long term...

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/oldham-atheltic-eoin-doyle-wellens-14086421 (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/oldham-atheltic-eoin-doyle-wellens-14086421)

Unlikely he'll be going anywhere then if true.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 08, 2018, 05:43:49 am
Didnt we sign a Non league goalscorer at the start of the season? And then not give him an opportunity.
He has had the opportunity in EVERY training session but has not proved good enough to get close to the first team squad!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 08, 2018, 08:34:17 am
If #NTFC sign Abdenasser El Khayati & he stays fit. That is signing of the window in L1. Sorry #OAFC

Saw the above on Twitter.

I think people are just taking the fact Jimmy has signed him twice and guessing we will get him. We would have to pay a decent figure for him. I would be stunned if it happened.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 08, 2018, 08:54:30 am
Thereís no denying that el khayati would be a brilliant signing and is exactly what weíre looking for but this looks like one thatís been plucked out of the air (unfortunately). We are being linked with the sublime and the ridiculous at the minute - another that got mentioned on Saturday was a return for Luke Williams but he is far too injury prone for us to rely on.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 08, 2018, 09:31:56 am
Didnt we sign a Non league goalscorer at the start of the season? And then not give him an opportunity.

Lobjoit had theopportunity to impress when on loan at Nuneaton (pyramid level 6) but they binned him off. Level 6 is the highest level at which he has played in his entire career so far. Most of his experience and goalscoring is at UCL level.

He's now at Corby who are level 8 on the pyramid and doesn't seem to be setting the world alight there.

On this basis I can't see how he can be anywhere near a place in our squad?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: meccanostand on January 08, 2018, 09:34:29 am
Thereís no denying that el khayati would be a brilliant signing and is exactly what weíre looking for but this looks like one thatís been plucked out of the air (unfortunately). We are being linked with the sublime and the ridiculous at the minute - another that got mentioned on Saturday was a return for Luke Williams but he is far too injury prone for us to rely on.

ADO Den Haag only average about 12k fans so it wouldn't be like prizing a player from Ajax. He would be a great signing but again, not much more out there than a load of Chinese whispers about a player Jimmy happens to have been involved with before.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 08, 2018, 09:38:52 am
Revell 10 in 45 for us, 28 in 150 for Rotherham, j e-t is far better on paper. Attitude maybe a different story

Unless I'm missing something, the last time JET played football he scored 7 in 28/1 in 4. Revell has 10 in 45/1 in 4.5? Marginally better with questionable attitude.

Wouldn't say no to being back up, but certainly nowhere near good enough to be first team.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 08, 2018, 11:31:31 am
ADO Den Haag only average about 12k fans so it wouldn't be like prizing a player from Ajax. He would be a great signing but again, not much more out there than a load of Chinese whispers about a player Jimmy happens to have been involved with before.
Im loving what you did there  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 08, 2018, 16:22:08 pm
Brace yourselves. I coming in 1 going out in 8 minutes


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 08, 2018, 16:24:21 pm
Brace yourselves. I coming in 1 going out in 8 minutes

Go on. Be first! ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 08, 2018, 16:26:28 pm
Ooooh, I'm betting on a midfielder out and a striker in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 08, 2018, 16:26:54 pm
Go on. Be first! ;D
Alex Revell out


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 08, 2018, 16:27:59 pm
Alex Revell out

Yep! 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Air-Dan on January 08, 2018, 16:31:12 pm
Another keeper signed... Ingram leaving?

Edit: Confirmed Ingram has gone back to QPR


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 08, 2018, 16:31:55 pm
Yes. Bye bye Ingram


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 08, 2018, 16:32:59 pm
Did we pay money for him? Only signed with Rotherham one year ago on a 2.5 year deal (who paid money for him).


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 08, 2018, 16:35:18 pm
Undisclosed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 08, 2018, 16:35:27 pm
Another keeper signed... Ingram leaving?

Edit: Confirmed Ingram has gone back to QPR

Yep. Richard O'Donnell in. Guess my guess was wrong, then! ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 08, 2018, 16:36:25 pm
Iíd love to know why heís gone back to qpr, like Iíve said before I know heís been letting goals in but heís been getting games - unless itís with a view to another loan or one of their 2 keepers is injured itís a strange one.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 08, 2018, 16:37:30 pm
Many thanks to Ingram, shame he could not stay.

Did really well for us.

Lets hope people get behind O'Donnell rather than be on his back like they are with Cornell.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 08, 2018, 16:38:58 pm
Iíd love to know why heís gone back to qpr, like Iíve said before I know heís been letting goals in but heís been getting games - unless itís with a view to another loan or one of their 2 keepers is injured itís a strange one.

I'm guessing it is to free up a loan place. Maybe to get a forward in who is out of our reach on a permanent deal?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 08, 2018, 16:39:02 pm
Undisclosed.

2nd cash buy in a week

#rich


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 08, 2018, 16:39:29 pm
Iíd love to know why heís gone back to qpr, like Iíve said before I know heís been letting goals in but heís been getting games - unless itís with a view to another loan or one of their 2 keepers is injured itís a strange one.
He has gone back as JFH doesnt want a Loan keeper as his number one


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 08, 2018, 16:40:06 pm
Iíd love to know why heís gone back to qpr, like Iíve said before I know heís been letting goals in but heís been getting games - unless itís with a view to another loan or one of their 2 keepers is injured itís a strange one.

1) He was on a 24 hour recall, so we could have got to March, had him recalled and then been stuck with Cornell until the end of the season.
2) Frees up a loan space in the squad.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 08, 2018, 16:41:31 pm
1) He was on a 24 hour recall, so we could have got to March, had him recalled and then been stuck with Cornell until the end of the season.
2) Frees up a loan space in the squad.
Let's hope he doesn't get injured in March then cause 1) will still apply!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 08, 2018, 16:42:13 pm
Iíd love to know why heís gone back to qpr, like Iíve said before I know heís been letting goals in but heís been getting games - unless itís with a view to another loan or one of their 2 keepers is injured itís a strange one.

I'm relatively happy with this and expect O'Donnell to be an upgrade. Ingram just isn't vocal enough for my liking and it's leading to so many mistakes. Only last match Facey had a misplaced header in the first half where he had no clue where Ingram was, and once in the second half Buchanan let the ball drop over his head on the 6 yard box unaware the winger was behind him.

Welcome O'Donnell. Hopefully can make it as long term first choice keeper.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 08, 2018, 16:42:18 pm
Should also mean that either Cornell or coddington is on their way - thereís no way we need 3 first team keepers especially with goff returning from his loan. Itís a bit gutting that the one area in the team that we didnít really need to look at has now needed a change, especially when other areas need addressing more urgently.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClarenceUpFront on January 08, 2018, 16:49:47 pm
I'm relatively happy with this and expect O'Donnell to be an upgrade. Ingram just isn't vocal enough for my liking and it's leading to so many mistakes. Only last match Facey had a misplaced header in the first half where he had no clue where Ingram was, and once in the second half Buchanan let the ball drop over his head on the 6 yard box unaware the winger was behind him.

Welcome O'Donnell. Hopefully can make it as long term first choice keeper.

I liked Ingram but still see this as a very shrewd signing. He has decent experience at Championship level, and by the looks of it was bought in by Rotherham in the January window last year to play in their Championship relegation battle. Also frees up another loan spot, which will prove to be important in this window.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 08, 2018, 16:50:28 pm
I'm relatively happy with this and expect O'Donnell to be an upgrade. Ingram just isn't vocal enough for my liking and it's leading to so many mistakes. Only last match Facey had a misplaced header in the first half where he had no clue where Ingram was, and once in the second half Buchanan let the ball drop over his head on the 6 yard box unaware the winger was behind him.

Welcome O'Donnell. Hopefully can make it as long term first choice keeper.
That Buchanan one was a strange one don't you think? Especially for someone of his experience. I know what i would have done in that situation.
Was almost like he got a call..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 08, 2018, 16:51:15 pm
I take the point about it freeing up a loan space and the worry of a 24 recall. Seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether he has come for a fee or as according to the chron article if he was a free, not that it really matters.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 08, 2018, 16:52:04 pm
Happy enough with that move. Ingram was good but not our player. This new keeper seems half decent.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 08, 2018, 16:55:04 pm
Agree that it is preferable to have our own player but thanks to Ingram who did a good job behind a porous defence.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 08, 2018, 17:07:18 pm
Now for the centre forward signing !
And the release of dead wood .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 08, 2018, 17:13:08 pm
"ďThe manager talked me through the players he wants to sign, and the players he has already signed, and where he wants to move the football club in the next few years. That is what really brought me here.Ē

So more to come, if there was any doubt

Edit: Jeremy Casey on twitter confirms that we're definitely looking at Strikers still.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 08, 2018, 17:24:59 pm
2nd cash buy in a week
#rich

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 08, 2018, 17:27:43 pm
Good move. Ingram did well but been a bit dodgy since his injury...kicking was a bit off too, but thanks for his efforts...

Yep, free's up another loan too, which is ideal...

Surprised, Wrexham havn't come in for Coddington yet as really rated him while on loan...

Hopefully one of Cornell or Coddington will be off soon...

Good work early doors, just hope someone comes n for the deadwood...

UTC!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 08, 2018, 17:33:15 pm
A very mixed reaction from the millers
https://mobile.twitter.com/OfficialRUFC/status/950404440120545281


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 08, 2018, 17:37:09 pm
A very mixed reaction from the millers
https://mobile.twitter.com/OfficialRUFC/status/950404440120545281
Mainly positive though?
Player of the season in his time at Walsall and at this level.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 08, 2018, 17:41:28 pm
One things for sure I haven't seen him play but I bet he's miles better than Dai


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 08, 2018, 18:46:42 pm
One things for sure I haven't seen him play but I bet he's miles better than Dai

Your Dai was pretty good the other week with distinct upward curve in performances. You do have bee(s) in your bonnet.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 08, 2018, 20:43:52 pm
Edit: Jeremy Casey on twitter confirms that we're definitely looking at Strikers still.

You'd expect strikers would be at an absolute premium in the window. Freeing up a loan space could be a very shrewd move allowing us to bring in some higher calibre player for the next few months.

We're certainly wasting no time this window.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 09, 2018, 10:42:01 am
Any chance of a new striker before Saturday?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 09, 2018, 10:48:35 am
Considering the previous three signings were well known in advance, did anyone with sources predict the O'Donnell signing? Seemed to go under the radar.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 09, 2018, 10:53:45 am
Any chance of a new striker before Saturday?

I hope so, we only scored three in the last game. Should be scoring four at least.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 09, 2018, 10:54:30 am
Any chance of a new striker before Saturday?

Doubt it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 09, 2018, 11:04:35 am
I hope so, we only scored three in the last game. Should be scoring four at least.

I know you're a wind up, but 5 goals in the 10 league games prior to Saturday says it all. Unless you're suggesting Revell is the answer.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 09, 2018, 11:14:44 am
Is Revell still with us then, didn't I read he'd been moved on?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 09, 2018, 11:15:56 am
as has been mentioned previously, the 3 deals prior to the new GK were done weeks ago in reality, it was just the paperwork to sort out. this is why they were announced so early in the window - the deals didnt get done in a matter of minutes.

also, strikers are likely to be harder to obtain, and any player who is half decent and with another club will have more than one offer on the table to consider.

we might have a number of irons in the fire, its just waiting on player decisions.

we might end up with some new superstars, or we might end up with the next pedj bojic.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 09, 2018, 11:33:37 am
I think itís fair to say that now that Pierre is out long term we could do with another cb - pooleís doing ok at the minute but we are one injury to Taylor away from a crisis. I donít know what the status is of Barnett but I donít think heís good enough anyway and Facey isnít big enough to cover cb. Perhaps there is some mileage in the Koch rumour?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 09, 2018, 11:43:56 am
as has been mentioned previously, the 3 deals prior to the new GK were done weeks ago in reality, it was just the paperwork to sort out. this is why they were announced so early in the window - the deals didnt get done in a matter of minutes.

also, strikers are likely to be harder to obtain, and any player who is half decent and with another club will have more than one offer on the table to consider.

we might have a number of irons in the fire, its just waiting on player decisions.

we might end up with some new superstars, or we might end up with the next pedj bojic.


I get where you're coming from, but I really liked Pedj  :-[


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 09, 2018, 11:58:52 am
A couple centre backs to come in then. We may have the biggest squad of the football league soon!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 09, 2018, 12:28:52 pm
Hope one is Koch.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 09, 2018, 12:30:19 pm
Hope one is Koch.

I bet you do!  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 09, 2018, 12:30:59 pm
I bet you do!  ;)

 ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 09, 2018, 12:38:41 pm
https://twitter.com/TheFLZone/status/950109832052387840 (https://twitter.com/TheFLZone/status/950109832052387840)

Not sure why we would sign another lower league striker



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 09, 2018, 12:40:53 pm
McGivern must have been absolutely rubbish to have been released without any centre half cover at all , even though it was the end of the short term contract .
He must have someone lined up pretty quickly .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 09, 2018, 12:59:33 pm
https://twitter.com/TheFLZone/status/950109832052387840 (https://twitter.com/TheFLZone/status/950109832052387840)

Not sure why we would sign another lower league striker



Listed as a midfielder on Truro's website. Just what we need!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 09, 2018, 13:04:41 pm
I bet you do!  ;)

Careful he is on good terms with KT


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 09, 2018, 13:10:15 pm
Oldham, Shrewsbury & Northampton are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 09, 2018, 13:25:26 pm
Careful he is on good terms with KT

Don't worry Evers, I know who Memyhead is and I've got him watched.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 09, 2018, 14:54:59 pm
Hope one is Koch.

Funny, you said exactly the same thing when you opened your Secret Santa presents!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 09, 2018, 15:13:32 pm
Funny, you said exactly the same thing when you opened your Secret Santa presents!  ;D

Haha! Only to be disappointed..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 09, 2018, 15:16:20 pm
Oldham, Shrewsbury & Northampton are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman

Could be a handy loan replacement for Pierre.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 09, 2018, 15:16:45 pm
Funny, you said exactly the same thing when you opened your Secret Santa presents!  ;D

Is this true AS?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 09, 2018, 15:47:06 pm
Is this true AS?

100%.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 09, 2018, 16:41:31 pm
Oldham, Shrewsbury & Northampton are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman
19 years old and 5 games in L2  :P


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 09, 2018, 16:45:51 pm
Could be a handy loan replacement for Pierre.
Think heís right back so maybe we were pre-Foley.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on January 09, 2018, 16:53:41 pm
https://twitter.com/TheFLZone/status/950109832052387840 (https://twitter.com/TheFLZone/status/950109832052387840)

Not sure why we would sign another lower league striker


Looks like George Smith got an old Liverpool shirt for Christmas!!!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 09, 2018, 17:35:43 pm
Could be a handy loan replacement for Pierre.

Are you sure about this player as the font of all knowledge on here seems to suggest that he is not quite we want!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 09, 2018, 22:08:51 pm
Looks like George Smith got an old Liverpool shirt for Christmas!!!!!

 ;D ;D brilliant


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 09, 2018, 22:55:00 pm
Are you sure about this player as the font of all knowledge on here seems to suggest that he is not quite we want!

He's played for England at every age level and is a great prospect at centre back.
I'm biased but anyone on Villa's books is a great player in my eyes. It looks like we may lose out to Oldham though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Gen.Disorda on January 09, 2018, 23:04:17 pm
Listed as a midfielder on Truro's website. Just what we need!

Was randomly looking at where people from the 11-12 season are now , and noticed that Ben Harding is also at Truro


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 10, 2018, 09:48:45 am
Perhaps JFH is planning ahead for next season. I think our current players / loanees can cover some of the positions as it stands but priority before the end of January should be at least 1 x striker, 1 x left winger and a centre back


                                             O'Donnell
                                             Coddington

Facey                      Taylor                  NEW SIGNING     NEW SIGNING
NEW SIGNING     Barnett                      Pierre                         Smith

                                  O'Toole            NEW SIGNING (Grimes)
                                   McWilliams              Foley

NEW SIGNING (Perieria)          Crooks                                NEW SIGNING
Hoskins                                      Bridge                               Powell


                                 NEW SIGNING - NEW SIGNING (Long)
                                          Waters - NEW SIGNING

Cornell, Buchanan, Moloney, Phillips, Hanley, Richards, Revell = released
Kasim, Bowditch, Lobjoit, Iaciofano = moved on


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 09:55:18 am
Perhaps JFH is planning ahead for next season. I think our current players / loanees can cover some of the positions as it stands but priority before the end of January should be at least 1 x striker, 1 x left winger and a centre back


                                             O'Donnell
                                             Coddington

Facey                      Taylor                  NEW SIGNING     NEW SIGNING
NEW SIGNING     Barnett                      Pierre                         Smith

                                  O'Toole            NEW SIGNING (Grimes)
                                   McWilliams              Foley

NEW SIGNING (Perieria)          Crooks                                NEW SIGNING
Hoskins                                      Bridge                               Powell


                                 NEW SIGNING - NEW SIGNING (Long)
                                          Waters - NEW SIGNING

Buchanan, Moloney, Phillips, Hanley, Richards, Revell = released
Kasim, Bowditch, Lobjoit, Iaciofano = moved on


If that is a summary of what you believe JFH's thoughts to be then you've got O'Toole in the wrong place, he's shown no desire to play him deeper despite most of us lot thinking he's better there.

Would he not keep Moloney / Phillips and Buchs as backup to new first choice full backs, or do we think they wouldn't stay / would be too expensive as a backup?

Also, if we are playing a solo striker would we want 4 in the squad? 3 would probably be sufficient with maybe Iaciofano as a cheap wild card backup if he progresses?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 10, 2018, 10:15:58 am
If that is a summary of what you believe JFH's thoughts to be then you've got O'Toole in the wrong place, he's shown no desire to play him deeper despite most of us lot thinking he's better there.

Would he not keep Moloney / Phillips and Buchs as backup to new first choice full backs, or do we think they wouldn't stay / would be too expensive as a backup?

Also, if we are playing a solo striker would we want 4 in the squad? 3 would probably be sufficient with maybe Iaciofano as a cheap wild card backup if he progresses?
And also , Waters has never once played as a striker , or Coddington in preference to Cornell. Foley has also rarely played on the middle and deep , despite it probably being his natural position .
One of the right backs will be kept I would think .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 10, 2018, 10:49:19 am
He's only playing one up front because in our current situation that is the only option available for us.

Any squad needs four strikers to provide flexibility, variety, cover and competition.

Striker 1 - Target man type used when need to play direct / chasing a game. Chips in 5 or 6 goals a season
Striker 2 - Mobile workhorse type who can score 10-12 goals a season (Long)
Striker 3 - Goalscorer / fox in box type who can score 15 goals a season (Richards in his prime)
Striker 4 - Quick, pacey type who can stretch teams / be an impact substitute who chips in with 5 or 6 goals a season

Our promotion season had this balance perfectly with Richards, Collins / DCL, Marquis and Hoskins.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 11:01:26 am
He's only playing one up front because in our current situation that is the only option available for us.

 

Are you sure about this? He could have paired Long with Rico, Revell, Waters and Hoskins pretty much every game he has been in charge. JFH predominantly played 1 up front at Burton and QPR as well I believe, it seems to be his preference.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 10, 2018, 11:37:02 am
He might prefer one up front but he did play Revell & Long together a couple of times earlier in the season so I wouldn't entirely discount it. It'll be interesting to see the forwards he brings in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 12:02:02 pm
He might prefer one up front but he did play Revell & Long together a couple of times earlier in the season so I wouldn't entirely discount it. It'll be interesting to see the forwards he brings in

Agree on both counts just think in his ideal squad he will have no more than 3 strikers. I guess you can add Hoskins as a fourth as you mentioned with the promotion season but JFH clearly see's him as more of a wide player.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 12:16:25 pm
Are you sure about this? He could have paired Long with Rico, Revell, Waters and Hoskins pretty much every game he has been in charge. JFH predominantly played 1 up front at Burton and QPR as well I believe, it seems to be his preference.

Rico has been disappointing, Hoskins and Revell injured, with Waters you may have a case. Is he deemed by current management good enough?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 12:32:20 pm
Rico has been disappointing, Hoskins and Revell injured, with Waters you may have a case. Is he deemed by current management good enough?

No argument from me that the current striking options have been underwhelming (although I'd still argue that has much to do with poor service), was just pointing out that if Jimmy's preference was for 2 up front he's had ample opportunity to do it. It's not like the midfielders have been demanding selection and therefore we've had to play 5 each game.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 12:41:51 pm
Rico has been disappointing, Hoskins and Revell injured, with Waters you may have a case. Is he deemed by current management good enough?

Revell Injured??? PLEASE!!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 10, 2018, 12:46:35 pm
He's only playing one up front because in our current situation that is the only option available for us.
Any squad needs four strikers to provide flexibility, variety, cover and competition.
Striker 1 - Target man type used when need to play direct / chasing a game. Chips in 5 or 6 goals a season
Striker 2 - Mobile workhorse type who can score 10-12 goals a season (Long)
Striker 3 - Goalscorer / fox in box type who can score 15 goals a season (Richards in his prime)
Striker 4 - Quick, pacey type who can stretch teams / be an impact substitute who chips in with 5 or 6 goals a season
Our promotion season had this balance perfectly with Richards, Collins / DCL, Marquis and Hoskins.

Striker 1 could be Revs, he should manage that amount of goals if he can stay fit and certainly works hard for the cause if we ever get this high pressing game going properly.

Striker 2 is Long as you suggest, if we can get him the service/players around him then he can reach that target.

Striker 4 could still be Hoskins, or maybe even Waters if they get a run of games up front. Sammy has looked threatening enough with the ball since returning from injury. It just depends if he starts finding the net. Waters has had one game up front that I recall, I think he should be given a chance at least or if JFH doesn'r rate him then he should be offloaded if possible.

Striker 3 is what we are looking at for me, but only if we are playing two upfront. Nobody is going to want to sign on permanently to share the main striking role with Long that could net that many goals I wouldn't have thought. We would be lucky to get another loanee of Long's quality unless JFH works some magic.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 13:05:37 pm
Revell Injured??? PLEASE!!!!

For what other reason has he been absent?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 10, 2018, 13:06:43 pm
Any rumours?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 13:11:18 pm
Striker 1 could be Revs, he should manage that amount of goals if he can stay fit and certainly works hard for the cause if we ever get this high pressing game going properly.

Striker 2 is Long as you suggest, if we can get him the service/players around him then he can reach that target.

Striker 4 could still be Hoskins, or maybe even Waters if they get a run of games up front. Sammy has looked threatening enough with the ball since returning from injury. It just depends if he starts finding the net. Waters has had one game up front that I recall, I think he should be given a chance at least or if JFH doesn'r rate him then he should be offloaded if possible.

Striker 3 is what we are looking at for me, but only if we are playing two upfront. Nobody is going to want to sign on permanently to share the main striking role with Long that could net that many goals I wouldn't have thought. We would be lucky to get another loanee of Long's quality unless JFH works some magic.



Striker 4 - Hoskins finishing and decision making in the final 3rd is awful - there is no way on this planet he will ever score 10 goals a year let alone 15 unless he signficantly improves - he is league 2 at very best - same with Waters


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 13:13:06 pm
For what other reason has he been absent?

I would have thought his reaction/celebration on Saturday alongside Jimmy's reaction and subsequent interview should tell you everything you need to know


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 13:21:10 pm
I would have thought his reaction/celebration on Saturday alongside Jimmy's reaction and subsequent interview should tell you everything you need to know

No? His first game back after a prolonged injury absence, he scores and he celebrates.
Unless you are aware of another rumour?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 13:21:37 pm
Revell Injured??? PLEASE!!!!

Yes he WAS!

post edit : 'was' in the past tense.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Parklands Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 13:27:53 pm
 i hear Revell has had the same injury as Bowditch now is suffering from.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 13:38:06 pm

Striker 4 - Hoskins finishing and decision making in the final 3rd is awful - there is no way on this planet he will ever score 10 goals a year let alone 15 unless he signficantly improves - he is league 2 at very best - same with Waters

Striker 4 in Poggy's list was only down for 5 or 6 a season, I reckon Hoskins could get close.

Re: Waters, I'd like to reserve judgement on him until I've seen him play a run of games up front.
 
The only game I remember him starting up front was when we went with the twin aerial threat of him and Hoskins and spent all day pumping it up to them. If we've decided he is not good enough then we're fully trusting Jimmy's judgement, in which case we also need to trust him on Lobjoit/Iaciofano as well.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 13:53:21 pm
i hear Revell has had the same injury as Bowditch now is suffering from.

Funny that hey ;0)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 10, 2018, 14:01:17 pm
I would have thought his reaction/celebration on Saturday alongside Jimmy's reaction and subsequent interview should tell you everything you need to know

I honestly believe JFH told Revell he was coming on. Patted him on the back, and said; "Show me why on earth you think you should be playing in my team".

Revell subsequently scores, and starts shout; "That's why!".

I don't see any other reason Revell would be shouting "That's why"?

All this being said. If Saturday comes about, and Revell isn't in the matchday squad... then I'll agree it'll be down to 'personal issues'.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 14:12:29 pm
I honestly believe JFH told Revell he was coming on. Patted him on the back, and said; "Show me why on earth you think you should be playing in my team".

Revell subsequently scores, and starts shout; "That's why!".

I don't see any other reason Revell would be shouting "That's why"?

All this being said. If Saturday comes about, and Revell isn't in the matchday squad... then I'll agree it'll be down to 'personal issues'.

In the absence of a decent target man; after his well taken goal on Saturday I would hope Revell plays as he has plenty to prove with his career here in the balance.His wife works locally!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 10, 2018, 14:21:24 pm

Striker 4 - Hoskins finishing and decision making in the final 3rd is awful - there is no way on this planet he will ever score 10 goals a year let alone 15 unless he signficantly improves - he is league 2 at very best - same with Waters
Couldn't agree more, Hoskins is a slightly better version of Waters both are not up to the required standard.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 10, 2018, 14:24:42 pm
For what other reason has he been absent?
Rev's wasn't injured the reason he came on the pitch was to say goodbye, hence the lap of the stadium waving goodbye to all the stands.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 15:06:38 pm
Rev's wasn't injured the reason he came on the pitch was to say goodbye, hence the lap of the stadium waving goodbye to all the stands.

He was previously injured; he came onto the pitch to say good bye ;D. Also he didn't do a lap of the stadium and his waves didn't look like 'good byes' to me. In this instance I am skeptical of your post as Revell is keen to remain in the area. His wife works in the MK area and the children school in MK. If he went to a relatively local Club like Luton or Stevenage then that makes sense. If he goes to a club well outside his comfort area then you will be due an apology for doubting the veracity of your post plus a pint when we next meet at 6Fields!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 10, 2018, 15:11:12 pm
In the absence of a decent target man; after his well taken goal on Saturday I would hope Revell plays as he has plenty to prove with his career here in the balance.His wife works locally!
As most people have said on here many times , there is room for either Revell or Rico but not both .
Personally I would keep Revell if push came to shove .
Ideally I would get rid of them both .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 15:33:49 pm
Rev's wasn't injured the reason he came on the pitch was to say goodbye, hence the lap of the stadium waving goodbye to all the stands.

Are you sure?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 15:43:15 pm
Rev's wasn't injured the reason he came on the pitch was to say goodbye, hence the lap of the stadium waving goodbye to all the stands.

I have no idea if he is going or not, it would hardly be the biggest shock to see him leave but I wouldn't read too much into the waves, he does that at the end of every game he plays and is usually the last off the pitch.

It would seem an oddly sentimental move by Jimmy to bring him on when the game is in the balance against a direct rival just so he could say goodbye though. Especially if they don't get on which keeps being hinted at.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 10, 2018, 15:50:47 pm
I have no idea if he is going or not, it would hardly be the biggest shock to see him leave but I wouldn't read too much into the waves, he does that at the end of every game he plays and is usually the last off the pitch.

It would seem an oddly sentimental move by Jimmy to bring him on when the game is in the balance against a direct rival just so he could say goodbye though. Especially if they don't get on which keeps being hinted at.

If Revell is on his way out you would have thought he'd put Rico on for the last few minutes. Otherwise there would be danger of him scoring a goal...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 10, 2018, 15:56:13 pm
If we are serious, I would say goodbye to Revell. Whether there has been an ongoing dispute between him and the manager, if he was a team player he'd be aware that his celebration would cause derision and wouldn't do it. His goal communicates his point enough and he should be celebrating the teams victory.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 10, 2018, 16:15:46 pm
I seem to recall Revs had a similar celebration when he scored at home against MK last season, to prove the point they should have offered him a 2 year deal and kept him.

We asked Revs if he was off after the game and he said " no, well, not that i know of"  some kid came running up and said i heard you are going to Bury to which he said "no chance am i going all the way up there"

Also when he scored and run over, he was shouting at JFH ' that's 1! that's 1!  Maybe JFH has challenged him to get a certain number of goals??

I am not naÔve enough to think he owes me the truth and nothing but the truth, just reporting back.

I suspect if he does leave it will be for someone fairly local.  The same with Rico, who (i may be wrong) despite being a northern lad lives local and settled?.

A girl I work with is a Stevenage supporter and I keep winding her up that we are going to get Godden or Newton off them and give them Rico or Revell. Completely made up on my part but the more i think about it the more it seems a viable option?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 10, 2018, 16:21:19 pm
Probably worth keeping Revell for another week or so until we've played MK Dons. He looked really up for it in the game last season against them so hopefully more of the same.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 10, 2018, 16:48:37 pm
Rev's wasn't injured the reason he came on the pitch was to say goodbye, hence the lap of the stadium waving goodbye to all the stands.

You really think that if there was any ill feeling between Revs and JFH, that he would allow him to say goodbye in a finely poised and crucial game? Get a grip.

They probably had a little tiff, JFH has said "prove me wrong" or "why should I play you" and Revs has responded in the best way possible. If he carries on scoring then everyone will be happy.
None of our strikers (with the exception of the young lads or Waters maybe) will be going until a suitable replacement is found.

I reckon Waters back to Cheltenham, one of Rico/Revell to go to a local L2 team.
Others out (if we can shift them): Bowditch, Kasim, Hanley, a GK

Bring in:
- 1 out and out striker
- 1 forward (winger/striker)
- 1 CB
- 1 LB (who can also play CB ideally)

Leaves us with at least 2 in every position and good squad flexibility. Still a pretty big squad, but with a few youngsters on loan and a couple of long term injuries, it doesnt look silly.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 10, 2018, 16:54:45 pm
Probably worth keeping Revell for another week or so until we've played MK Dons. He looked really Revved up for it in the game last season against them so hopefully more of the same.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: corno_ntfc on January 10, 2018, 17:46:17 pm
Update from KT.  Potentially interesting him mentioning forwards

Also that we might have a bit of a lull before the more attacking options are signed

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Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 10, 2018, 17:54:03 pm
I would consider letting any of the following leave in order to free up wages for improvements:

Cornell
Coddington
Hanley
Barnett
Smith
Foley
Kasim
Bowditch
Richards
Revell
Lobjoit
Waters

Reason being I would consider them to be the 'lower-band' of talent; whether ageing, not-needed, or simply not as good as the other best options for their positions. Trim this down and bring in less players, who are of a higher calibre.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 10, 2018, 18:05:32 pm
Are you sure?
Well I was there Saturday and he first went to the Saarrf end fans then to the east then to the north waveing goodbye....100%


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 18:12:24 pm
Well I was there Saturday and he first went to the Saarrf end fans then to the east then to the north waveing goodbye....100%

There was hardly anybody left in the East Stand when he sauntered over!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 10, 2018, 18:24:51 pm
There was hardly anybody left in the East Stand when he sauntered over!

Not after he spent a good 5 minutes with the Southend fans behind the goal.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 18:41:43 pm
Well I was there Saturday and he first went to the Saarrf end fans then to the east then to the north waveing goodbye....100%

So was I, you view it your way and I'll interpret it in mine...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 10, 2018, 18:45:35 pm
So was I, you view it your way and I'll interpret it in mine...

Aside from the away fans bit he does the lap every game he plays, win or lose, goal or not. He must have been leaving since his first game, thatís a long goodbye.

I guess he was talking to Southend fans as he used to play there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 10, 2018, 19:54:22 pm
If he goes to a club well outside his comfort area then you will be due an apology for doubting the veracity of your post plus a pint when we next meet at 6Fields!
Have you and number 04 met previously then?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on January 10, 2018, 19:55:07 pm
CB to sign tomorrow.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 10, 2018, 19:56:33 pm
CB to sign tomorrow.

GK to sign start of this week.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 10, 2018, 20:02:01 pm
CB to sign tomorrow.
Mate, we are still waiting for your Finnish winger to sign.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on January 10, 2018, 20:05:56 pm
This partickular  one is announced tomorrow.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 10, 2018, 20:08:50 pm
Heard we've been linked to Shay Facey.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 10, 2018, 20:09:11 pm
I mean, heís got his own thread, you can be brave and name him at this stage.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 10, 2018, 20:09:51 pm
This partickular  one is announced tomorrow.
More specifically?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on January 10, 2018, 20:11:42 pm
Niko Hamalainen from QPR is my working out at a possible  signing.
Where in this does it say he definitely was signing?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 20:15:50 pm
Have you and number 04 met previously then?

Played in the same Cricket X1


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 10, 2018, 20:28:58 pm
Played in the same Cricket X1
Thats a great mental image. Presumably, you both had your caps on?  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 10, 2018, 20:32:01 pm
I mean, heís got his own thread, you can be brave and name him at this stage.

 ;D ;D

Can I drop a little clue like "JT" and then claim to be all knowledgeable tomorrow?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 20:48:38 pm
;D ;D

Can I drop a little clue like "JT" and then claim to be all knowledgeable tomorrow?

To be honest with you I can't see Terry coming here, he has a decent contract at the villa 😂😂😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 10, 2018, 21:33:08 pm
Thats a great mental image. Presumably, you both had your caps on?  ;D
If that's what tickles your fancy Mr Kid  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 10, 2018, 21:46:23 pm
If that's what tickles your fancy Mr Kid  ;D
Frustratingly, my fancy hasnt been tickled for far too long.
However, I think that I shall visit The Lamplighter this weekend, and see how the charm of the "Tabasco tongue" will perform.  :D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 22:01:00 pm
Mate, we are still waiting for your Finnish winger to sign.

He's not finished, he's only 21...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 10, 2018, 22:11:31 pm
Frustratingly, my fancy hasnt been tickled for far too long.
However, I think that I shall visit The Lamplighter this weekend, and see how the charm of the "Tabasco tongue" will perform.  :D
Haha good luck with that one  :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 10, 2018, 22:12:07 pm
He's not finished, he's only 21...
Superb response, and a genuine LOL. Best said with a heavy Scottish accent though.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 10, 2018, 22:26:56 pm
His not Scottish!!!   :D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 23:21:11 pm
This partickular  one is announced tomorrow.

Cute


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 10, 2018, 23:21:54 pm
So I see in the Chronic Matt Grimes thinks the recent squad additions have given the squad a lift? Welcome news indeed, however the article then added and I quote, ďhe says his time at Sixfields is going as well as he could have hoped for.

ďItís been absolutely perfect,Ē he saidĒ

Perhaps the most unfortunate quote he could have gone on the record with. Deluded or stark staring bonkers, you decide but as a supporter not really what I wanted to hear. In fact I would be less critical of a neurologist who intended to perform brain surgery on himself?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 10, 2018, 23:25:00 pm
Thats a great mental image. Presumably, you both had your caps on?  ;D

At Lords  Public School game Eton v Harrow



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 10, 2018, 23:34:17 pm
I mentioned a while back that Iíd been told we were scouting a player in Scotland recently
Seems as I suffer from low self asteem would it be possible for everyone to tell me how great I am if we sign Jordan Turnbull.
Others on here always court praise and it would be smashing if congratulations were sent my way as it would make me feel splendid
Let the plaudits roll in ;D ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 10, 2018, 23:41:52 pm
I mentioned a while back that Iíd been told we were scouting a player in Scotland recently
Seems as I suffer from low self asteem would it be possible for everyone to tell me how great I am if we sign Jordan Turnbull.
Others on here always court praise and it would be smashing if congratulations were sent my way as it would make me feel splendid
Let the plaudits roll in ;D ::)

YOU DA MAN SHOEY X


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: exiledinspace on January 11, 2018, 08:12:52 am

Seems as I suffer from low self asteem

Don't forget to use the back door on your way out.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 11, 2018, 08:17:00 am
YOU DA MAN SHOEY X
Thanks pal
Really kind ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 11, 2018, 09:24:11 am
Reading the chron on Jimmys interview, he says that heís looking for more creativity and more goals. I assume the former means another winger/midfielder as well as the Striker to come.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Baby Bear on January 11, 2018, 10:17:53 am
Saw something on twitter about Luke O'Nein(spelling maybe off) from Wycombe, probably BS though, like most things on there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 11, 2018, 10:32:05 am
Saw something on twitter about Luke O'Nein(spelling maybe off) from Wycombe, probably BS though, like most things on there.
Its on a ITK twitter that said James Wilson was going to Oldham, so probably even more BS than normal.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 11, 2018, 11:11:34 am
According to FLzone Charlton Cole is having a trial AFC Wimbledon


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 11, 2018, 12:13:55 pm
Ricky Holmes wants to leave Charlton... he couldn't, could he?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 11, 2018, 12:22:54 pm
Ricky Holmes wants to leave Charlton... he couldn't, could he?

I see Ivan Toney has also been recalled to Newcastle - With no chance of him getting a game there I wonder if he is one we are looking at? especailly now Carr is on board?

I certainly wouldn't mind him coming back if we can offload Revel and Richards and get another forward in alongside

https://www.wiganathletic.com/news/2018/january/ivan-toney-recalled-by-newcastle-united/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 11, 2018, 12:26:03 pm
Ricky Holmes wants to leave Charlton... he couldn't, could he?

Between us and a reunion with Wilder as he takes a punt at getting into the Premier league? No, he couldn't.  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: jamie-brett on January 11, 2018, 12:26:57 pm
I bloody hope not. I didn't get the Toney hype when he was here before. Wigan fans have slated him and glad hes gone back


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: jamie-brett on January 11, 2018, 12:27:35 pm
According to FLzone Charlton Cole is having a trial AFC Wimbledon

Any relation to Carlton Cole?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 11, 2018, 12:29:04 pm
It looks like Rickyís trying to push a move to Sheffield United through (Iím not sure how this would be close to his family!) and I think I read somewhere that Sc***horpe are interested in Toney.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 11, 2018, 12:30:01 pm
Between us and a reunion with Wilder as he takes a punt at getting into the Premier league? No, he couldn't.  ;)

Maybe its for a joint role, the Chinese plan to use him over there to promote 'the brand'!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 11, 2018, 12:31:13 pm
I see Ivan Toney has also been recalled to Newcastle - With no chance of him getting a game there I wonder if he is one we are looking at? especailly now Carr is on board?

I certainly wouldn't mind him coming back if we can offload Revel and Richards and get another forward in alongside

https://www.wiganathletic.com/news/2018/january/ivan-toney-recalled-by-newcastle-united/

No thank you, the Wigan fans were lining up to drive him back up to Newcastle...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 11, 2018, 12:37:40 pm
No thank you, the Wigan fans were lining up to drive him back up to Newcastle...

With all respect, we're not Wigan. I think they'd probably want Toney if they had Richards and Revell instead of the likes of Grigg, Powell and Jacobs.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 11, 2018, 12:41:11 pm
No thank you, the Wigan fans were lining up to drive him back up to Newcastle...

I'm not saying for one minute he is the answer, but he would be a dam sight better than either Richards or Revell


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 11, 2018, 14:08:56 pm
No thank you, the Wigan fans were lining up to drive him back up to Newcastle...

If he still has his driving ban, I'll share the drive and bring him back to Northampton myself.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 11, 2018, 14:36:03 pm
I like Toney and would like to see him back if only on loan. After Sat am beginning to like Revell.

He's just signed on loan for Sc***horpe


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 11, 2018, 14:48:44 pm
You missed the Daggers game then?

Remembered for one game and a 'cuddle' behind the North Stand goal?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 11, 2018, 15:11:12 pm
I don't understand why people are assuming that because Wigan fans have decided Toney wasn't good enough for them he isn't good enough for us  ???

Anyway, new signing imminent. Probably Turnbull.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: andycobbler on January 11, 2018, 16:15:15 pm
Credit where credit's due JFH is covering positions where needed, hopefully the new striker's are on the horizon.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 11, 2018, 16:30:59 pm
Turnbull is done.

Glad Toney has gone elsewhere, i'd rather have Revell. I'd probably rather we gave Joe I a go than resort to bringing IT back.

I still think we go for danny newton or matt godden with Rico going the other way  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 11, 2018, 16:39:01 pm
Christ.

People would want Revell or Rico over Toney?

Not saying I'd choose to have Toney back, but by jove I'd have him over those two!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 11, 2018, 17:06:20 pm
Just heard Billy Waters on loan to Cambridge, don't know how true though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 11, 2018, 18:15:23 pm
Toney is way better than Revell or Rico and did ok when he came on against us the other day .
He shouldnít come back here but heís a decent player .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 11, 2018, 19:37:26 pm
Just heard Billy Waters on loan to Cambridge, don't know how true though.
I would say, that one is highly likely.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mathius on January 11, 2018, 21:31:09 pm
Good luck to Billy Waters. Hope he scores for fun and has his pick of clubs in the summer.   


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 11, 2018, 22:33:06 pm
Toney is way better than Revell or Rico and did ok when he came on against us the other day .
He shouldnít come back here but heís a decent player .
No one is better than the Revmeister


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Parklands Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 07:48:03 am
Toney signing for Sc***horpe could mean good news for the Cobblers


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 12, 2018, 08:53:19 am
Toney signing for Sc***horpe could mean good news for the Cobblers

Please explain, as you seem to be talking double dutch!  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 12, 2018, 08:58:45 am
Toney signing for Sc***horpe could mean good news for the Cobblers
Letís hope we can sign Duane


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 09:08:56 am
Toney signing for Sc***horpe could mean good news for the Cobblers

Welcome to the club, Ruud Van Nistelrooy.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 09:47:20 am
Please explain, as you seem to be talking double dutch!  ;)

Are we really chasing him? I don't know too much about him tbh.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Parklands Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 09:53:03 am
Very good Memyhead, we are obviosly on the same wavelength 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 12, 2018, 10:28:03 am
Very good Memyhead, we are obviosly on the same wavelength 

Reading between the lines, are you inferring Kevin Van Veen to Northampton?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 12, 2018, 10:31:58 am
Very good Memyhead, we are obviosly on the same wavelength 

i think most people are


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 12, 2018, 10:33:55 am
Iíd have preferred Duane Holmes who dismantled us earlier in the season.
He is lightning quick and can finish


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 10:39:56 am
Good player that Duane Holmes.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 12, 2018, 10:44:55 am
I think we are probably in the market for 3 more players. One on loan, two permanents. Would not be surprised if one of the permanent signings is somewhat of a marquee, six-figure fee statement of intent.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 12, 2018, 10:47:41 am
I think we are probably in the market for 3 more players. One on loan, two permanents. Would not be surprised if one of the permanent signings is somewhat of a marquee, six-figure fee statement of intent.

left back - perm
striker / forward - loan
striker - perm

done

then ship about 8 of them out


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 12, 2018, 10:48:37 am
i think most people are


Not with you experts!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 12, 2018, 11:35:17 am
Cambridge want Waters on Loan


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 12, 2018, 11:56:44 am
left back - perm
striker / forward - loan
striker - perm

done

then ship about 8 of them out


JFH has stated he expects to bring in some real quality. Someone who creates goals and someone who scores goals.

He's not messing about this window!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 12, 2018, 12:24:05 pm
I'm feeling quite positive about this window. Usually bringing in the players of extra quality takes a while for lots of reasons, therefore there is plenty of hope that the best is yet to come. The 5 players we've brought in all look like they should legitimately be starters as it is, perhaps with the exception of Bridge!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 12, 2018, 12:24:42 pm
Erhun Oztumer


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 12, 2018, 12:27:58 pm
Erhun Oztumer

inside knowledge, rumour or request?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 12, 2018, 12:32:28 pm
Erhun Oztumer

Purely to big up Hoskins  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 12:36:14 pm
Waters to Cambridge confirmed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 12, 2018, 12:37:58 pm
Erhun Oztumer

Out of our range. Would be an unbelievable signing though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 12, 2018, 12:42:21 pm
I hope Waters does well at Cambridge - he deserves some luck .
Just shows JFH is full of S*** at times because he really praised him after Oxford , then never played him again and now gets shot of him !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 12, 2018, 13:23:15 pm
Out of our range. Would be an unbelievable signing though.

Agreed! Ran the show at their place last season


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: WasRambo on January 12, 2018, 13:32:08 pm
His showreel on YouTube calls him "the Turkish Messi". Might be a bit a bit OTT but some crackers on it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZZur835hKk


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 12, 2018, 13:49:30 pm
It would be a great signing
Canít see it myself


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 12, 2018, 14:51:46 pm
Out of contact in the summer so while we are Ďspendingí now it might be worth a look...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClaretCobbler on January 12, 2018, 15:25:37 pm
Weíve had a bid rejected by Rochdale for left back Joe Bunney apparently.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/12/por-rochdale-reject-northamptons-bunney-bid/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 15:30:47 pm
Interesting one. I see that as a direct replacement for Buchs and obviously been assessed that Smith isn't good enough.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 12, 2018, 15:32:42 pm
#skint.

We're going to have a brand new first 11 by February.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 15:33:59 pm
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 12, 2018, 15:35:13 pm
Interesting one. I see that as a direct replacement for Buchs and obviously been assessed that Smith isn't good enough.

I imagine if he signs then JFH will try and offload Smith on loan to a L2 team for the rest of the season (similar to Waters) and Buchanan kept as understudy.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 12, 2018, 15:36:43 pm
or move DB on somewhere and keep smith as understudy?!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 12, 2018, 15:44:02 pm
or move DB on somewhere and keep smith as understudy?!


Agree, if we sign Bunny/or a new left back, then Buchs will probably be told he can leave. Turnbull can also cover at left back if needed....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 12, 2018, 15:50:47 pm
Are people actually saying they've heard we are in for Holmes or Van Veen or is it purely wishful thinking?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 12, 2018, 15:52:50 pm
or move DB on somewhere and keep smith as understudy?!


This makes more sense, DB is too good/expensive to be a reserve, the budget can be used elsewhere.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 12, 2018, 15:55:11 pm
I'd rather have DB as an understudy but I guess if he gets offered a 2 and a half year deal elsewhere then it'd be a serious consideration


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 12, 2018, 15:57:38 pm
Weíve had a bid rejected by Rochdale for left back Joe Bunney apparently.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/12/por-rochdale-reject-northamptons-bunney-bid/

He absolutely roasted Hoskins and Phillips last season. One of the best full back displays I've seen in recent seasons. Hope this ones true.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mathius on January 12, 2018, 15:58:39 pm
DB will leave in the summer anyway. Wants to move closer to home. What about a part swap deal? DB comes from Rochdale. Sounds like the perfect solution!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 12, 2018, 15:59:07 pm
Are people actually saying they've heard we are in for Holmes or Van Veen or is it purely wishful thinking?

Van Veen had been alluded to about a week ago I think. I assume with Toney going that way, it makes sense a striker might be leaving....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 12, 2018, 16:00:22 pm
I'd rather have DB as an understudy but I guess if he gets offered a 2 and a half year deal elsewhere then it'd be a serious consideration

Iíd rather have a top end first XI and 6 or 7 average squad players rather than what we have now which is a bang average squad of 30+ players with 3 or 4 good uns sprinkled in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 12, 2018, 16:18:58 pm
Van Veen had been alluded to about a week ago I think. I assume with Toney going that way, it makes sense a striker might be leaving....

Isn't Toney just a replacement for Paddy Madden who'd already left Sc***horpe?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 12, 2018, 17:24:45 pm
I thought we were going to sign that Dutch striker


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 12, 2018, 19:31:23 pm
Raymond Van Dulleman returns ?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 19:33:01 pm
Raymond Van Dulleman returns ?

Great player. What a guy. Didn't he score 4 in a friendly?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 19:39:51 pm
I thought we were going to sign that Dutch striker

Give them time


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 12, 2018, 19:51:17 pm
DB will leave in the summer anyway. Wants to move closer to home. What about a part swap deal? DB comes from Rochdale. Sounds like the perfect solution!

Just because he was born in Rochdale is no reason to believe he would want to return there, quite the opposite I would have thought. I enjoyed League of Gentlemen but it didn't make me more likely to visit the area.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mathius on January 12, 2018, 20:16:39 pm
DB wants to move nearer home. He's from Rochdale so it would make sense, but there are plenty of other clubs in that geographic area. I will miss him. He's been a great player for us.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 12, 2018, 21:00:27 pm
Just because he was born in Rochdale is no reason to believe he would want to return there, quite the opposite I would have thought. I enjoyed League of Gentlemen but it didn't make me more likely to visit the area.
A mate of mine, has just moved up to Littleborough near Rochdale, because of the cheap property values. Because of his increasing family size, he wanted a cheap three bed house, and purchased it before he had secured full time employment up there. We tried to warn him of the risk, (its cheap for a reason)  but he wouldnt listen. He found himself snowed in, late last year, and thus missing a job interview. And when it snows up there, everything stops.
Love the League Of Gentlemen, but I was not impressed with the new three episodes. Any thoughts?
#hokeycokeypiginapokey


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 21:09:26 pm
Really like the sound of this Bunney chap. Hope we can get a deal done.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 12, 2018, 21:30:54 pm
He would make a massive positive difference to our defence.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 12, 2018, 21:54:03 pm
Anyone know if we've got a sell on clause for Ricky Holmes?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 22:17:31 pm
Anyone know if we've got a sell on clause for Ricky Holmes?

I would have hoped so, but anyone know for sure? Any idea how much charlton might get for him?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 12, 2018, 22:18:58 pm
Great player. What a guy. Didn't he score 4 in a friendly?
King of the air


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 22:54:29 pm
I would have hoped so, but anyone know for sure? Any idea how much charlton might get for him?

Ricky has been withdrawn from the charlton squad 2mow was pictured at a bar adjacent to the ground and at the game 2nite (Sheff derby). So if it hasn't happened already it looks like it's imenent


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 12, 2018, 23:09:29 pm
Agree, if we sign Bunny/or a new left back, then Buchs will probably be told he can leave. Turnbull can also cover at left back if needed....

Bunny is out of contract in the summer having turned down a new 2 year deal in the summer (sheff u were intrested at that point) so if we go back in there is a decent chance this might happen


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 12, 2018, 23:36:33 pm
I'm quite happy to sign anyone Wilder has been interested in recently. Seems to have worked with 'Berto.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 13, 2018, 09:21:25 am
Think Bunny will goto a bigger team than us in the summer. Unlikely to trade L1 relegation candidates for another team in the same boat unless we offer silly money.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 13, 2018, 09:30:17 am
Do we know if Holmes or Concrete had sell on clauses? I honestly cannot think of us benefitting from a sell on clause previously.
Happy to stand corrected


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 13, 2018, 09:59:07 am
Do we know if Holmes or Concrete had sell on clauses? I honestly cannot think of us benefitting from a sell on clause previously.
Happy to stand corrected

Didn't we get something from Johnson and (possibly) Chambers?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 13, 2018, 10:16:34 am
Bunny is out of contract in the summer having turned down a new 2 year deal in the summer (sheff u were intrested at that point) so if we go back in there is a decent chance this might happen

Sorry I don't follow. He's turned down a new contract after having his head turned by a club who are top end of the Championship, but we, a team one place above Rochdaleat the foot of L1, have a decent chance of signing him?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 13, 2018, 10:55:31 am
The fact we bid suggests that we think we could get him to sign if we reached a offer Rochdale were happy with. I like the look of it in theory as it shows that we've done some reasonable research on targets and might have enough to be competitive in this tier - don't know how good a big the bid was though of course, obviously not enough for Rochdale to accept it.

The fact that they've made it public is probably because their trying to leverage our interest to attract bigger fishes, so they may be resigned to losing him at this point.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 13, 2018, 11:03:33 am
Reading the Rochdale fans forum it would appear that Bunny was excellent last season but his performances have dropped this season. A bit like Buchs then.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 13, 2018, 11:44:29 am
Didn't we get something from Johnson and (possibly) Chambers?
Both free transfers.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 13, 2018, 12:07:10 pm
I donít know why everyone is chirping about a Ricky Holmes sell on fee .
Number one , it wonít be disclosed if there is one .
Number two , it may well not going into a playing budget because I suspect things are kept quiet because a fair bit of squirrelling goes on, as is the owners perogative .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 13, 2018, 12:21:01 pm
There should be a sell-on clause and the proceeds should be used towards signing that elusive striker which we have failed to do for 2 seasons. Let's not lose sight of the fact that we are woefully weak up front and that was identified by supporters a long time ago. Reading the comments here since the transfer window opened I think there are many quick to forget this in the excitement of other positions being filled. 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 13, 2018, 12:21:47 pm
Sorry I don't follow. He's turned down a new contract after having his head turned by a club who are top end of the Championship, but we, a team one place above Rochdaleat the foot of L1, have a decent chance of signing him?

money is your answer to that!

Also sounds like he has been a bit indifferent this year, may limit who comes in for him?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 13, 2018, 13:58:07 pm
Both free transfers.

They were great young players. Even we aren't that bad at selling players. Both left for undisclosed money.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 13, 2018, 14:34:38 pm
Holmes playing today at Gigg lane for Charlton so reports of his departure may be premature.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 13, 2018, 14:37:20 pm
Billy Waters comes straight in to the Cambridge side for their game against Mansfield. Expect goals.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 13, 2018, 16:09:33 pm
Holmes playing today at Gigg lane for Charlton so reports of his departure may be premature.

No he's not.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 13, 2018, 16:12:57 pm
Good for Holmes if he does go..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 13, 2018, 17:28:11 pm
Holmes playing today at Gigg lane for Charlton so reports of his departure may be premature.

He didn't...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 13, 2018, 17:32:06 pm
He didn't...

The BBC site had him in the line-up prior to kick-off but to be fair I think they just used the line-up from the previous game.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 13, 2018, 18:24:38 pm
The BBC site had him in the line-up prior to kick-off but to be fair I think they just used the line-up from the previous game.

 ;D not yr day Joe - it happens! 8)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 13, 2018, 18:50:48 pm
They were great young players. Even we aren't that bad at selling players. Both left for undisclosed money.
I meant when they left Leeds & Forest respectively so any sell on fee clause was worthless. ?% of f uck all us f uck all.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 13, 2018, 20:08:15 pm
Ah sorry, got ya. They were decent free transfers!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 13, 2018, 20:40:41 pm
Any more transfer gossip/news from the terrace today?

I see Van Veen started and scored for sc***horpe.

Oztumer scored a good goal for Walsall too.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 13, 2018, 20:46:36 pm
Both would do nicely believe one is out of contract this summer too... affordable if we can ship a few out the door.. fingers crossed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 13, 2018, 20:47:04 pm
Holmes deffo off to Sheff U. Surely, we put in a sell on?

https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/charlton-athletic-wanted-sheffield-united-player-as-part-of-ricky-holmes-deal-1-8956654 (https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/charlton-athletic-wanted-sheffield-united-player-as-part-of-ricky-holmes-deal-1-8956654)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 13, 2018, 20:50:19 pm
Holmes deffo off to Sheff U. Surely, we put in a sell on?

https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/charlton-athletic-wanted-sheffield-united-player-as-part-of-ricky-holmes-deal-1-8956654 (https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/charlton-athletic-wanted-sheffield-united-player-as-part-of-ricky-holmes-deal-1-8956654)

Let's hope if we have got a sell on clause it is just a cash deal and not some kind of swap as hinted at in this article - it would be a bit sh**ty to be screwed out of what's owed to us.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 13, 2018, 20:56:00 pm
Let's hope if we have got a sell on clause it is just a cash deal and not some kind of swap as hinted at in this article - it would be a bit sh**ty to be screwed out of what's owed to us.

From what I understand the charlton chairman only wants a cash deal. There was a bit of talk that Karl Robinson wanted Samir Carruthers as part of the deal. Some conjuction that as the chairman is looking to get out he only wants cash. If we do have a sell on then that will benefit us.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 13, 2018, 21:07:03 pm
From what I understand the charlton chairman only wants a cash deal. There was a bit of talk that Karl Robinson wanted Samir Carruthers as part of the deal. Some conjuction that as the chairman is looking to get out he only wants cash. If we do have a sell on then that will benefit us.
Yeah, I saw that - obviously it all hinges on whether or not we put a sell on clause into the deal and if we did how transparent the fee/deal between Sheffield united and charlton is. In this kind of scenario the old "undisclosed fee" is likely to raise its ugly head and if make weight players get involved it gets even murkier. If we have got a sell on we could be due some decent cash as he's on 3 year contract and is one of the best midfielders in league one.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 13, 2018, 21:49:27 pm
Maybe Doidge will be on his way out of FGR after cooper accused him of diving today?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42678543


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 13, 2018, 22:05:53 pm
Deffo a sell on clause for Ricky.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 13, 2018, 22:32:41 pm
Deffo a sell on clause for Ricky.

That's good news if you're right - I fully expect some kind of chicanery that will mean that we as fans won't have a clue how much we're entitled to. Has anyone seen any speculation on a possible fee - it must be a fair bit if he's got 3 years left, was their player of the year and charlton didn't want to sell? I see that Robinson is still saying that he wants Samir carruthers in exchange - that would be a right pi**er.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 13, 2018, 22:36:16 pm
That's good news if you're right - I fully expect some kind of chicanery that will mean that we as fans won't have a clue how much we're entitled to. Has anyone seen any speculation on a possible fee - it must be a fair bit if he's got 3 years left, was their player of the year and charlton didn't want to sell?

I'm confident I'm right, for once.

Not sure on the fee they'll get for him, he's almost 30 isn't he? Be mad to pay too much!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 13, 2018, 22:48:00 pm
Yes but like I said before the transfer seems to have come out of the blue and he is easily their best player and one of the best in the division. The only drawback is by the sounds of it their chairman is after a quick buck and it also looks like they're treating him like we did - he wants away and rather than stand firm they're letting him go (hopefully not on the cheap). It'll be very interesting to see how he gets on there - it'll be the first time in his career that he's a small fish in a big pond as opposed to being the key man and Sheffield united have got loads of good attacking players.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 14, 2018, 07:59:24 am
He signed a new and improved three year contract in the summer. So he won't be going too cheap. Any additional income helps balance the books. Good for him as well.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lift tower on January 14, 2018, 08:39:21 am
Yes but like I said before the transfer seems to have come out of the blue and he is easily their best player and one of the best in the division. The only drawback is by the sounds of it their chairman is after a quick buck and it also looks like they're treating him like we did - he wants away and rather than stand firm they're letting him go (hopefully not on the cheap). It'll be very interesting to see how he gets on there - it'll be the first time in his career that he's a small fish in a big pond as opposed to being the key man and Sheffield united have got loads of good attacking players.
Weren't the blades trying to sign him all summer hence the contract extension?

Will be interesting to see how he gets on in the championship.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 09:29:36 am
Weren't the blades trying to sign him all summer hence the contract extension?

Will be interesting to see how he gets on in the championship.

From what I understand when he signed the contract in tge summer he was promised by charlton tgat funds would be made avaliable and signings bought in the see than challenge for top two.

That clearly hasn't happened,  sheff u have revised their intrest and now he wants out. You can hardly blame him at 30 this is prob his last chance to play at that level.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 14, 2018, 09:51:13 am
As Iíve said before , donít get too excited about a sell on clause for Ricky .
You wonít get to know itís value and the likelihood is that it wonít go into the playing budget .
As for Charlton , they have some good players and there has been a lot of money spent. They should be in the top 5 at least . Under performers .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: meccanostand on January 14, 2018, 09:51:59 am
Sheff Utd are small fish to Charlton who banked a reported £11 million when selling Lookman to Everton.

You'd hope one of the smaller Prem teams would take a punt on Holmes with a larger fee.

Shame the Chinese weren't here when Holmes was to leave. Maybe it wouldn't have happened.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 10:02:43 am
As Iíve said before , donít get too excited about a sell on clause for Ricky .
You wonít get to know itís value and the likelihood is that it wonít go into the playing budget .
As for Charlton , they have some good players and there has been a lot of money spent. They should be in the top 5 at least . Under performers .

If you look at their incoming they have spent a grand total of £0.00 on transfer fees. I'm not saying the money isn't there to spend, I'm saying Ricky was promised funds would be spent to ensure they are challenging for top 2 and that has simply not happen because the chairman is looking to sell.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 14, 2018, 10:31:18 am
We don't need to know how much sell on money we get, its irellevant as its a bonus we didn't expect. Well done whoever put the sell on clause in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 14, 2018, 10:38:26 am
We should use any bonus / sell on fee to put in a bid for Samir Carruthers. What a signing that would be


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 10:45:59 am
We should use any bonus / sell on fee to put in a bid for Samir Carruthers. What a signing that would be


I don't know much about him, but sheff u fans are very unimpressed with him


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: West Stand on January 14, 2018, 10:53:59 am
As Iíve said before , donít get too excited about a sell on clause for Ricky .
You wonít get to know itís value and the likelihood is that it wonít go into the playing budget .
As for Charlton , they have some good players and there has been a lot of money spent. They should be in the top 5 at least . Under performers .
.

Have you seen the size of the squad? I very much doubt our current turnover covers it without investment into the club. I am of course guessing just like you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 14, 2018, 14:27:21 pm
I just noticed that Chris Long is out of contract this summer. Should/Could we try and get that over the line?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 14, 2018, 14:29:23 pm
I just noticed that Chris Long is out of contract this summer. Should/Could we try and get that over the line?


No.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 14, 2018, 15:29:41 pm
No.

Why?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 14, 2018, 15:42:35 pm
Why?

From what Iíve seen heís not good enough, we should aim higher. Wouldnít mind him as a back up, as heís far from a bad player, but I think there are better option out there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 14, 2018, 15:45:30 pm
From what Iíve seen heís not good enough

Wow, just wow.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 14, 2018, 15:57:32 pm
I think he's definitely good enough.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 14, 2018, 16:10:22 pm
I don't think Long's future lies in the Premier League, but I think I think he'll go on to do very well at Championship level. He's certainly good enough for us in League One.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 14, 2018, 16:18:14 pm
All about opinions, from what Iíve seen and from his interviews Iíve heard, I think he thinks heís better than he actually is.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Freddie Ramscar on January 14, 2018, 16:35:43 pm
All about opinions, from what Iíve seen and from his interviews Iíve heard, I think he thinks heís better than he actually is.
As you say it is all about opinions but having considered many of your posts my opinion is you convince many people you are the ultimate twerp.   ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 14, 2018, 16:52:43 pm
I just noticed that Chris Long is out of contract this summer. Should/Could we try and get that over the line?


Would love that. Hard working, likes a shot and will definitely be a goalscorer at this level for years to come. One good season away from being a very highly valued asset.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: WasRambo on January 14, 2018, 16:56:38 pm
If C78 says hes not good enough then....

He most definitely is.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 14, 2018, 17:35:12 pm
A month ago I'd have been sending him back in all honesty. Not because he was a bad player, but he just didn't look like he had goals in him, even if he was playing in a very poor team.

In the last month he's been fantastic. His work rate has further increased, he's scoring regularly and he's clicked with an advanced John Joe.

Different player now than he was Aug-mid Dec.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 17:45:16 pm
From what Iíve seen heís not good enough, we should aim higher. Wouldnít mind him as a back up, as heís far from a bad player, but I think there are better option out there.



HaHa this shows what total limited football knowledge you have!

Long has the potential to be class, with the right support around him


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 14, 2018, 17:53:05 pm


HaHa this shows what total limited football knowledge you have!

Long has the potential to be class, with the right support around him

If you say so. Have you actually seen him play?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 18:02:39 pm
If you say so. Have you actually seen him play?


What an utterly stupid thing to say! I'm not sure that you have given your previous statement!

As I say with support long has the potential to go on and have a long career at this level or above.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 14, 2018, 18:03:44 pm
I'd get him on a perm if we can.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 14, 2018, 18:15:39 pm

What an utterly stupid thing to say! I'm not sure that you have given your previous statement!

As I say with support long has the potential to go on and have a long career at this level or above.

Iíll ask again, but make the question shorter so as not to confuse you.

Have you seen Chris Long play?



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Buster on January 14, 2018, 18:26:02 pm
I'd get him on a perm if we can.

A tight perm or one of those loose liverpudliun ones?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 14, 2018, 19:03:58 pm
A tight perm or one of those loose liverpudliun ones?

I reckon he'd rock a Liverpudlian one.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 14, 2018, 19:07:17 pm

What an utterly stupid thing to say! I'm not sure that you have given your previous statement!

As I say with support long has the potential to go on and have a long career at this level or above.

Well have you? You have not been to a game for the last 7 matches!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 20:10:56 pm
Well have you? You have not been to a game for the 7 matches!

You turning in to a stalker nevers???

I'm pretty certain that he was on the pitch at sixfields when I was there on new years day, but I could be wrong. It may have been someone wearing his shirt and impersonating him who knows 😉😂😂😂😚


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 20:39:41 pm
From what Iíve seen heís not good enough, we should aim higher. Wouldnít mind him as a back up, as heís far from a bad player, but I think there are better option out there.

You have not got a clue  ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 14, 2018, 20:51:02 pm
You turning in to a stalker nevers???

Not a chance, I think you are an imposter; the give away is your reluctantance to give a straight answer. There is no shame in not going as it could be due to ill health, funds,distance etc.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 20:55:11 pm
Not a chance, I think you are an imposter; the give away is your reluctantance to give a straight answer. There is no shame in not going as it could be due to ill health, funds,distance etc.

You do give me a giggle!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shadowstorm on January 14, 2018, 21:10:09 pm
Can anyone please explain what this has to do with the thread topic of transfer rumours? 🤔🤣


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 14, 2018, 21:20:06 pm
Can anyone please explain what this has to do with the thread topic of transfer rumours? 🤔🤣

Not a lot


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 14, 2018, 21:24:58 pm
Can anyone please explain what this has to do with the thread topic of transfer rumours? 🤔🤣

We are debating whether to transfer Evers and replace him with the Wealdstone Raider.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 14, 2018, 21:41:21 pm
Can anyone please explain what this has to do with the thread topic of transfer rumours? 🤔🤣
Certainly, one of the contributors has made a comparative comment about one of our strikers following a rumour being touted about our signing of another striker. Another contributor has then questioned the validity of that opinion in the belief that the original contributor may have not seen the said striker play. The other contributor retorted that he had indeed seen the said striker play on I believe New Years Day (also I believe implying on other occasions as well) validating the original comment referencing the comparison of the said striker with the rumoured addition to the squad. Therefore there is apparently a suggestion by certain contributors that the opinion of any contributor on this thread particularly around rumoured replacements for existing players carries more credibility if the contributor has actually attended games. This opinion seems to be endorsed by the footballing profession in general who seemingly nearly always attend matches rather than watch players on television before investing in them. So in summary this sub topic has ďto doĒ with the ability of contributors to comment on comparative assessments between current players and rumoured replacements if they have not attended matches. Er, I think, but hope this helps.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 14, 2018, 21:49:01 pm
Reports suggest that the fee for Ricky is around £400k - which seems a bit on the low side given Sheffield Utd have shelled out 3/4 of a million on 2 other league one players in the last week and neither are as good as Holmes - so if we've got the 20% sell on clause that some are saying that comes to about £80k.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 14, 2018, 22:19:56 pm
Certainly, one of the contributors has made a comparative........ Er, I think, but hope this helps.

Yep depends on who you believe or want to believe. Good read thoí!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 15, 2018, 00:30:48 am
Not a chance, I think you are an imposter; the give away is your reluctantance to give a straight answer. There is no shame in not going as it could be due to ill health, funds,distance etc.

Priceless! ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 15, 2018, 09:48:50 am
Interesting pecking order selections on Saturday , indicating who may or may not be on their way .
Revell above Rico .
Turnbull over Buchanan.
Buchanan above Smith .
Crooks and Grimes in the middle again with McWilliams sub .
Hoskins and Foley preferred wide to the lads on the bench .
Maybe this is the settled side we move forward with .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 15, 2018, 10:44:47 am
Interesting pecking order selections on Saturday , indicating who may or may not be on their way .
Revell above Rico .
Turnbull over Buchanan.
Buchanan above Smith .
Crooks and Grimes in the middle again with McWilliams sub .
Hoskins and Foley preferred wide to the lads on the bench .
Maybe this is the settled side we move forward with .

yep - rico and buchanan / smith to be moved on................along with all the deadwood.........Kasim / Bowditch

think that is all this tells you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 15, 2018, 10:54:50 am
Interesting pecking order selections on Saturday , indicating who may or may not be on their way .
Revell above Rico .
Turnbull over Buchanan.
Buchanan above Smith .
Crooks and Grimes in the middle again with McWilliams sub .
Hoskins and Foley preferred wide to the lads on the bench .
Maybe this is the settled side we move forward with .

Rico and Buchs are both surplus. Captain and Vice Captain, perhaps no longer the right kind of influence? Be interesting to see if Rico sees out his contract and retires or looks for a final swan song in L2/Conf.
I though Smith was injured?

Imagine 1st choice 11 if everyone is fit will be:
O'Donnell
Facey
New LB
Turnbull
Taylor
Crooks
Grimes
O'Toole
Powell
Periera/Foley depending on opposition
Long (or new ST)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 15, 2018, 10:57:31 am
George Smith is injured.
I also think he will be kept above DB.
Younger, quicker, Taller, more potential for a return if sold.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 15, 2018, 11:01:56 am
i think JFH is trying to offload the deadwood and the bad eggs from the squad.

there are probably too many players with the wrong kind of influence still at the club.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Rach on January 15, 2018, 12:03:14 pm
Just need to look at the January calendar to see what players are going. 1 down, 2 to go.....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: rebelspawn on January 15, 2018, 12:45:05 pm
Interesting pecking order selections on Saturday , indicating who may or may not be on their way .
Revell above Rico .
Turnbull over Buchanan.
Buchanan above Smith .
Crooks and Grimes in the middle again with McWilliams sub .
Hoskins and Foley preferred wide to the lads on the bench .
Maybe this is the settled side we move forward with .

Revell above Rico - agreed
Turnbull over Buchanan - agreed
Buchanan above Smith - buchs has been ahead of smith most of the season
Crooks and Grimes in the middle again with McWilliams sub  - not sure this tells us anything about who may be leaving??
Hoskins and Foley preferred wide to the lads on the bench - this is probably due to the fact that Powell is coming back from injury, and Berto is not match fit. Don't think it tells us anything about players leaving or preferred players for this position.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 15, 2018, 12:51:11 pm
yep - rico and buchanan / smith to be moved on................along with all the deadwood.........Kasim / Bowditch

think that is all this tells you.

Yes but everyone without exception thought Revell was surplus up until last week .
I would say all of Revell , Rico , Buchanan , Kasim , Bowditch and Coddington are available should someone come in for them , but he would only want one of the forwards to leave and only let Buchs go if there was a replacement available quickly .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 15, 2018, 13:24:41 pm
The likes of Lobjoit, Coddington, Bowditch and Kasim are barely 7 months in to two year contracts and must be on good money, especially the latter two.

Struggling to see how anyone will come in and take them from us in this window.

With only 6 months left, Hanley must be ripe for a "mutually agreed" contract termination.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 15, 2018, 13:27:28 pm
2 of those will get binned off.

codders will probably go on loan.

lobjob - who the fack knows, or quite frankly cares.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 15, 2018, 14:14:18 pm
The likes of Lobjoit, Coddington, Bowditch and Kasim are barely 7 months in to two year contracts and must be on good money, especially the latter two.

Struggling to see how anyone will come in and take them from us in this window.

I thought that but if a L2 club comes in and takes any of them on a free transfer (which would suit both clubs) then I can see it happening. Similar to Matt Taylor.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 15, 2018, 14:57:49 pm
Bowditch is technically a decent player and Im sure has something to offer a team in league2. I suspect we would have to cut our losses though and pay a sizeable chunk of his wages to get him out of the door!

As for Kasim. Again, massive potential. That cannot be denied. He's clearly got ability, but he isn't what we need. Id be surprised if another club doesn't take him though...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 15:10:11 pm
Bowditch is technically a decent player and Im sure has something to offer a team in league2. I suspect we would have to cut our losses though and pay a sizeable chunk of his wages to get him out of the door!

As for Kasim. Again, massive potential. That cannot be denied. He's clearly got ability, but he isn't what we need. Id be surprised if another club doesn't take him though...

Bowditch and Foley are tricky ones, both very good footballers......but what is their best position?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 15:14:45 pm
I personally wouldn't describe Bowditch as a very good footballer.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 15:16:54 pm
I personally wouldn't describe Bowditch as a very good footballer.



Fair enough, all about opinions.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 15, 2018, 15:20:31 pm
Bowditch and Foley are tricky ones, both very good footballers......but what is their best position?

Ref BowditchÖnail on head. Gord knows. He's a 'bitty player'. Id say as a deep laying forward, but you've got to have the right players already at the club to slot him in. Which isn't the case with most players. You buy Facey, you drop him it at right back as an example! Thats the case with most players.

I reckon with Foley its wide right, in a Beckham type role. You've then got to have a decent winger on the left though to get the right overall balance.

It kind of high lights how little amount of thought was put into the summer recruitment!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 15:24:12 pm
Fair enough, all about opinions.

True that.

Don't get me wrong, he can play, think he just lacks anything to make him stand out. As in doesn't have great pace, doesn't have awesome finishing, not going to create loads.

He's just alright at numerous things IMO


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 15, 2018, 15:36:00 pm
Ricoís gone, in case it hadnít been said.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mathius on January 15, 2018, 15:38:20 pm
Hope Rico comes back to the Club, to coach, after he finishes playing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 15:39:20 pm
He's been great in this latest spell with us, really great. It's the right time for him to move on though I think. His legs have pretty much gone, that said, he'll get goals in L2 with the right service.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 15, 2018, 15:48:31 pm
Ricoís gone, in case it hadnít been said.

Has he a club to go to?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 15, 2018, 16:00:14 pm
So that's now 4 out & 5 in so far...

Wonder who's next...another in or another out?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 15, 2018, 16:01:39 pm
A season too far for Rico. Plenty said it in pre season. Donít blame him though, I would play for as long as possible if I was in his boots. Wonder where he will sit in the memory along side our other strikers in years to come? Personally I think heís right up there with some of the best weíve had, and it would be a shame if this last season were to tarnish that. Still, all the best and good luck to the lad I say.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 15, 2018, 16:03:15 pm
Holmes officially gone to Sheff U #undisclosed


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 15, 2018, 16:08:24 pm
A season too far for Rico. Plenty said it in pre season. Donít blame him though, I would play for as long as possible if I was in his boots. Wonder where he will sit in the memory along side our other strikers in years to come? Personally I think heís right up there with some of the best weíve had, and it would be a shame if this last season were to tarnish that. Still, all the best and good luck to the lad I say.
Certainly one of the best. His rifled goal last season against Sheffield United at a very acute angle was quality. He's also scored more league goals than Revell.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 15, 2018, 16:32:34 pm
So that's now 4 out & 5 in so far...

Wonder who's next...another in or another out?

Well we have a spare no. 9 shirt laying around collecting dust at the moment.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 15, 2018, 16:39:13 pm
Can we just support Sheff Utd now? If we squint, red and white could look a bit like claret...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 15, 2018, 16:45:27 pm
Hope Rico comes back to the Club, to coach, after he finishes playing.

Why?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 15, 2018, 16:46:07 pm
Why?
+1


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClaretCobbler on January 15, 2018, 16:53:16 pm
Apparently we've not agreed a fee with Rochdale for Joe Bunney.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Rach on January 15, 2018, 16:58:19 pm
Just need to look at the January calendar to see what players are going. 1 down, 2 to go.....

2 down.....

Thanks Rico, ledge 😘


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 17:01:08 pm
Apparently we've not agreed a fee with Rochdale for Joe Bunney.

Not = Now


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 15, 2018, 17:02:52 pm
Apparently we've now agreed a fee with Rochdale for Joe Bunney.

Sounds good, Buchanan out next?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 15, 2018, 17:13:43 pm
Seems an odd priority now considering Turnbull did alright there by all accounts at the weekend.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 15, 2018, 17:25:06 pm
Seems an odd priority now considering Turnbull did alright there by all accounts at the weekend.

He clearly wants (and needs) Turnbull to be a CB, didnt want to play Buchs and Smith is injured.
Imagine he'll move to CB with Taylor as soon as a new LB is in place.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 15, 2018, 17:35:34 pm
Seems an odd priority now considering Turnbull did alright there by all accounts at the weekend.
Turnbull has been bought in at centre half
The fact he played full back instead of buchs speaks volumes.
Iíd imagine if Bunney signs then Turnbull will play centre half with Regan Poole on the bench.
Iíd imagine jimmys first priority is to get a settled goalie and defence that are contracted players.
His next priority being a much needed attacking boost.
Iím guessing from his recent quotes that he has someone in mind.
An experienced old head striker that could be a different class to league one.
I was thinking Jason cummings(now gone elsewhere) or as an outside bet Darren bent on loan(veteran but surely decent at this level)
Ages ago I heard rumours of Agbonlahor on loan....
I know it sounded far fetched as he would be on £££ but is a loan deal for a player who isnít getting a game at villa totally unbelievable??
If villa were paying only ££ of the £££ and us the £ would they not let him go??
Iíve no inside info but surely these type of players who arenít getting a game are worth loaning out to get a bit of money off the wage bill?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 17:42:24 pm
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 15, 2018, 17:46:46 pm
#skint
Whereís the money coming from.....
Have they suddenly sold a lot of signed coutinho Barcelona shirts??
Or are they banking on an increased demand for Perriera shirts ;D
I donít know.
Maybe the uptake on the trip to England has been far greater than expected with 300,000 or so compatriots enquiring ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 17:50:49 pm
Whereís the money coming from.....
Have they suddenly sold a lot of signed coutinho Barcelona shirts??
Or are they banking on an increased demand for Perriera shirts ;D
I donít know.
Maybe the uptake on the trip to England has been far greater than expected with 300,000 or so compatriots enquiring ;D

Education is big in China we were told!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 15, 2018, 17:54:00 pm
Education is big in China we were told!
Bloody big obviously ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 15, 2018, 18:00:48 pm
Whereís the money coming from.....


Maybe someone found a treasure chest in a hastily buried shallow plot in the locality of Sixfields?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 15, 2018, 18:07:04 pm
Maybe someone found a treasure chest in a hastily buried shallow plot in the locality of Sixfields?
;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shadowstorm on January 15, 2018, 18:19:58 pm
Apparently fee for Joe Bunney now agreed with Rochdale.

https://twitter.com/SportsPeteO?s=


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 15, 2018, 18:26:35 pm
Bunney was once a striker, maybe he will return to his former position?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 15, 2018, 18:35:14 pm
Bunney was once a striker, maybe he will return to his former position?

Be good to have his versatility


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 15, 2018, 19:08:57 pm
It looks like Bunney is the next one in .
Is it the end for Buchs ?
Blimey , itís all going on isnít it !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 15, 2018, 19:10:07 pm
It looks like Bunney is the next one in .
Is it the end for Buchs ?
Blimey , itís all going on isnít it !
Wont need 4 left backs


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 19:16:18 pm
Buchs will definitely be off soon.

Changing of the guard etc etc


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 15, 2018, 19:28:47 pm
Strangely , I think Revs might stay now


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 15, 2018, 19:46:32 pm
No chance. Need fresh legs up front.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 15, 2018, 20:17:49 pm
Apparently fee for Joe Bunney now agreed with Rochdale.

https://twitter.com/SportsPeteO?s=

But...but...we're skint!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 15, 2018, 20:32:44 pm
If this move for bunney comes off it will be very interesting to see what he's like. Their fans are saying he's got a wand of a left foot and is obviously a major attacking threat since he's a converted striker but by all accounts he's not very quick and is very sleight. It's pretty exciting to see that some very decent clubs were sniffing around him not long ago - I guess there's a chance that we may still get gazumped.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 15, 2018, 21:03:48 pm
Wonder if there is scope for a Bunney Buchanan swap deal. He's from those parts. Also spotted this unsubstantiated comment on Dale's forum,

"I've just been talking to Buchanan's uncle, and he told me Buchs has had a big fall out with JFH."   

     
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Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 21:13:02 pm
Wonder if there is scope for a Bunney Buchanan swap deal. He's from those parts. Also spotted this unsubstantiated comment on Dale's forum,

"I've just been talking to Buchanan's uncle, and he told me Buchs has had a big fall out with JFH."   

     
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Which is odd as according to his Twitter he extended his contract by another year a couple of weeks ago. Somethings afoot here as there has been no official announcement of this......watch this space.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 15, 2018, 21:15:23 pm
Quote on Twitter from Buchs...

For everyone asking about my situation at the football club, I extended my contract for another season a couple of weeks ago.  (http://For everyone asking about my situation at the football club, I extended my contract for another season a couple of weeks ago.)👍🏼⚽️ #cobblers

Can only assume there was an appearance clause to trigger another year, which perhaps JFH, wasn't happy with. Pure speculation but that could be the "issue" Perhaps JFH is making a point of signing a new left back to force Buchs to move on...

As for all the embarrassing replies to his tweet, I can only assume these people haven't seen him play this season  ::)

For the record, I don't think Buchs is good enough for L1 this season, let alone another season (should we stay up)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 15, 2018, 21:20:34 pm
The honest situation with Buchs is that you tend to have fall outs when things arenít going your way .
And things donít go your way when you are not playing quite so well .
Buchs is a legend at this club because of his performances and unquestionable commitment and honesty .
He is a proper man .
The truth is though , he has been fortunate to keep his place throughout last season and this , and really itís time for a freshen up all round


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 21:25:20 pm
Quote on Twitter from Buchs...

For everyone asking about my situation at the football club, I extended my contract for another season a couple of weeks ago.  (http://For everyone asking about my situation at the football club, I extended my contract for another season a couple of weeks ago.)👍🏼⚽️ #cobblers

Can only assume there was an appearance clause to trigger another year, which perhaps JFH, wasn't happy with. Pure speculation but that could be the "issue"

For the record, I don't think Buchs is good enough for L1 this season, let alone another season (should we stay up)

Makes sense, but if Jimmy didnít want him a club official should have warned JFH that Buchs was getting close to the trigger point.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 15, 2018, 21:42:53 pm
His Mrs ain't happy either is she. Weird situation.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 15, 2018, 21:47:51 pm
Perhaps this was one of the behind the scenes issues that needed/needs resolving...

Now Buchs has tweeted this, something official needs to come out of the club...

All very bizzare as he's certainly not worth a new contract imo...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 15, 2018, 21:53:02 pm
Perhaps this was one of the behind the scenes issues that needed/needs resolving...

Now Buchs has tweeted this, something official needs to come out of the club...

All very bizzare as he's certainly not worth a new contract imo...

Perhaps Bunney is being signed to play higher up the field. As a left winger or even striker. Rochdale fans rate him going forward but not so much defensively.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 15, 2018, 22:04:15 pm
Seems an odd priority now considering Turnbull did alright there by all accounts at the weekend.

Despite Saturday isnít Turnbull predominantly a centre back?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 15, 2018, 22:06:58 pm
Perhaps this was one of the behind the scenes issues that needed/needs resolving...

Now Buchs has tweeted this, something official needs to come out of the club...

All very bizzare as he's certainly not worth a new contract imo...
I follow him and I havenít seen him say that


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 15, 2018, 22:07:38 pm
Despite Saturday isnít Turnbull predominantly a centre back?

Yes, he is.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 22:10:19 pm
I follow him and I havenít seen him say that

Suggest you check again.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 15, 2018, 22:11:45 pm
Perhaps Bunney is being signed to play higher up the field. As a left winger or even striker. Rochdale fans rate him going forward but not so much defensively.

I think that could be the case. He's top of their assist stats and we need width in midfield.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 15, 2018, 22:12:24 pm
Perhaps Bunney is being signed to play higher up the field. As a left winger or even striker. Rochdale fans rate him going forward but not so much defensively.


There maybe a fair bit of merit to this


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 15, 2018, 22:19:26 pm
Buchs is NOT our long term left back solution. Continually done for in both pace and strength. JFH can see it and is addressing it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 15, 2018, 22:27:40 pm
Buchs is NOT our long term left back solution. Continually done for in both pace and strength. JFH can see it and is addressing it.

For what it's worth I agree - he's getting sussed out by oppositions who are starting to expose his lack of height at the far post. You can't dispute that he is a warrior who puts his body on the line for us but he's not the future.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 15, 2018, 23:56:11 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Bunney


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 00:00:55 am
Have you not worked wiki out yet 78?
Unless it was you who vandalised it?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 00:01:09 am
I mean, that's hardly gospel!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 16, 2018, 00:10:16 am
Have you not worked wiki out yet 78?
Unless it was you who vandalised it?

Nope, not a clue. Watch this space I guess. The club will have to announce something about Buchs triggering a 12 month contract extension though, surely?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 16, 2018, 00:11:28 am
Despite Saturday isnít Turnbull predominantly a centre back?

Yes


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 00:15:27 am
Nope, not a clue. Watch this space I guess. The club will have to announce something about Buchs triggering a 12 month contract extension though, surely?

Considering you only deal in facts, I'm suprised you resort to conjecture.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shadowstorm on January 16, 2018, 00:34:25 am
Richards has signed for Swindon 18mths contract. Glad he got fixed up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42695618


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 00:37:31 am
Maybe someone found a treasure chest in a hastily buried shallow plot in the locality of Sixfields?
;D ;D ;D
Church Brampton I heard?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 16, 2018, 07:47:20 am
Buchs had his contract automatically extended. NTFC are disputing it or keeping it quiet as they want him out. Not good press to announce contract extension followed by immediate sale/release as it shows incompetence somewhere in the ranks.
Buchs is being stubborn and not going anywhere without a decent pay off. Nobody is going to pay him as much as we do.

I reckon.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 08:00:50 am
How can a contract be ďautomatically extendedĒ ?
Unless the chairman has done it without the knowledge of the manager .
Seems a strange situation to me that the club didnít publicise the resigning .
The situation on Saturday was very odd as well with Turnbull playing left back .
Buchs clearly wants to stay from his tweet last night .
Someone needs to talk straight here ( which JFH doesnít do )


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 16, 2018, 08:07:56 am
course he wants to stay - he wont get an 18 month contract on the same money anywhere else.

he can sit in the stands with kasim and bowditch and earn a pretty penny doing **** all.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 16, 2018, 08:20:09 am
Suggest you check again.
Sorry still canít find where he says something official needs to come out from the club. When did he say that?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 16, 2018, 08:35:54 am
How can a contract be ďautomatically extendedĒ ?
Unless the chairman has done it without the knowledge of the manager .

A clause in his existing contract. i.e. appearance based. Nobody needs to sign anything for it to become active, the clause already exists and it is automatically triggered should the terms of the clause be met.
Quite possible that nobody realised/remembered it was there, thus it being pretty embarrassing (and not wanting publicity) if it was overlooked.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 09:11:48 am
A clause in his existing contract. i.e. appearance based. Nobody needs to sign anything for it to become active, the clause already exists and it is automatically triggered should the terms of the clause be met.
Quite possible that nobody realised/remembered it was there, thus it being pretty embarrassing (and not wanting publicity) if it was overlooked.
If thatís true, itís extremely poor management not to be aware .
Pretty poor diligence to even accept it in the first place .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 16, 2018, 09:19:36 am
How can a contract be ďautomatically extendedĒ ?


Buchanan has extended his contract by 1 more year by virtue of having made a certain number of appearances for the club. Suspect thsi was a clause in the player's favour i.e. only he could activate it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 16, 2018, 09:21:18 am
If thatís true, itís extremely poor management not to be aware .
Pretty poor diligence to even accept it in the first place .

Sounds like guess work creeping in! How do you prevent a player from extending his contract if itís already written in? The contract should have had a clause requiring joint agreement from the club? Perhaps there is?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 16, 2018, 09:21:24 am
I think that JFH was definitely aware of this clause, hence why Buchs was "rested".

However after Smith got injured, maybe he had no other choice than to play Buchs and trigger this clause? Fan opinion is divided on Buchs at the minute, we all recognise how great he has been for the club and that his commitment is never less than 110% but he has been poor this season.

The Twitter post (and his Mrs getting involved as well) before the club has announced this seems to show a rift behind the scenes, as many have alluded to. Hope all gets sorted for both parties, although if Buchs doesn't want to move on then he will be a very expensive backup.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 09:23:35 am
My guess on the Buchs situation...

Original 3 year contract had a clause in that if he played x games in season three a 12 month extension was triggered.
Nobody told Jimmy about this.
Jimmy has been on "getting through to January" mode since he got here and had made his mind up to upgrade the full backs.
In the meantime Buchs contract extension has been triggered and Jimmy is annoyed as, if he'd have known he'd have rotated Buchs out more so he isn't stuck with another 18month contract in Jan.
Buchs is a bit put out that Jimmy is annoyed that he is sticking around.

Egg is very much on the clubs face over this one. Change of Board and Manager(s) since Buchs signed his first contract are no excuse, there are plenty of people who have been at the club the whole time who should have known.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 16, 2018, 09:28:52 am
It's obvious that the club are trying to resolve the issue with Buchs, therefore the extension has not been officially announced by the Club.
With these discussions ongoing Buchs has been very unprofessional by tweeting this imo...

Best solutions would be a swap deal Buchs for Bunny. He finishes his career with his hometown club & we get the replacement left back we are after.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 16, 2018, 09:29:27 am
My guess on the Buchs situation...

Original 3 year contract had a clause in that if he played x games in season three a 12 month extension was triggered.
Nobody told Jimmy about this.
Jimmy has been on "getting through to January" mode since he got here and had made his mind up to upgrade the full backs.
In the meantime Buchs contract extension has been triggered and Jimmy is annoyed as, if he'd have known he'd have rotated Buchs out more so he isn't stuck with another 18month contract in Jan.
Buchs is a bit put out that Jimmy is annoyed that he is sticking around.

Egg is very much on the clubs face over this one. Change of Board and Manager(s) since Buchs signed his first contract are no excuse, there are plenty of people who have been at the club the whole time who should have known.

Are you suggesting that the manager is unaware of what is written in a players contract? A major squad player at that!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 16, 2018, 09:30:30 am
Buchs had his contract automatically extended. NTFC are disputing it or keeping it quiet as they want him out. Not good press to announce contract extension followed by immediate sale/release as it shows incompetence somewhere in the ranks.
Buchs is being stubborn and not going anywhere without a decent pay off. Nobody is going to pay him as much as we do.

I reckon.

Iíd agree, this makes sense.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 09:32:53 am
Are you suggesting that the manager is unaware of what is written in a players contract? A major squad player at that!

Yep that is absolutely what I suggested. I think we'd have seen Buchs rested a few more times earlier in the season if Jimmy knew, just so he wasn't tied in to a player even if he hadn't fully made his mind up on him.

I wonder if this is one of the "issues" Jimmy alluded to a few weeks back.

Like I said though all guesswork on my behalf. Feel free to think it is nonsense I won't be offended  :)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 09:34:58 am
Best solutions would be a swap deal Buchs for Bunny. He finishes his career with his hometown club & we get the replacement left back we are after.

It's certainly the obvious solution but it is only the best solution if;

A) We want Bunny (it seems we do)
B) Bunny wants to play for us
C) Rochdale want Buchs (why would they? If most of our fans are right he's not good enough for League 1)
D) Buchs wants to join Rochdale


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 16, 2018, 09:52:10 am
Sorry still canít find where he says something official needs to come out from the club. When did he say that?
C78 & Mhead can you please provide the link? I've looked through his tweets and still can't find the quote anywhere


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 16, 2018, 09:55:57 am
https://twitter.com/_Buchs/status/953008722363772928


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 16, 2018, 10:12:45 am
C78 & Mhead can you please provide the link? I've looked through his tweets and still can't find the quote anywhere

You are reading it wrong. You read it as:

Now Buchs has tweeted this: "something official needs to come out of the club..."

What was actually said was to the effect of:

Now that Buchs has tweeted this, something official needs to come out of the club...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 16, 2018, 10:22:23 am
You are reading it wrong. You read it as:

Now Buchs has tweeted this: "something official needs to come out of the club..."

What was actually said was to the effect of:

Now that Buchs has tweeted this, something official needs to come out of the club...
Thank you JR all clear now.... glad you could see where I was coming from


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 10:36:03 am
Seems all is not right behind the scenes, particularly as now Mrs B has jumped on the case questioning why the club are interested in signing a new left back!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 10:52:42 am
JFH confirmed the Buchs trigger extension this morning according to various Tweets.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 16, 2018, 11:03:19 am
Seems all is not right behind the scenes, particularly as now Mrs B has jumped on the case questioning why the club are interested in signing a new left back!

Echos my thoughts exactly.

Feathers are being ruffled. JFH looks as if he's moving on the 'big personalities', those who perhaps have a high level of influence over their team mates. I was told there were issues (no names were given to me) sometime ago, whats happening now backs that up completely.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 11:06:28 am
Makes sense, also happy for JFH to do that if it makes us better!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 16, 2018, 11:14:36 am
Makes sense, also happy for JFH to do that if it makes us better!

Absolutely. As good as some of our senior players have been for us, if they are making managing the squad as a whole more difficult then its time for them to go. Think Sir Alex and his style of management!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: sxcobbler on January 16, 2018, 11:19:27 am
https://twitter.com/ntfc/status/953217715573051392

This tweet confirms the appearance related contract clause ( a reasonably common clause inserted in players contracts).


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 16, 2018, 11:23:54 am
On the signings front, Hasselbaink said he is still working had to bring new faces in, and hinted there could be some news as early as today.

ďWe are working very hard and yes, I do think there are more to come,Ē said the Town boss. ďWe are looking, and hopefully today will be a big day


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 11:40:38 am
https://twitter.com/_Buchs/status/953008722363772928
That is hilarious .
How embarrassing . Donít tell your missus anything and stay off Twitter .
JFH is in a very awkward situation now .
I heard there were issues with senior players at the start of the season .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 16, 2018, 11:45:29 am
Would rather a reliable Buchs in the squad over Smith if we are bringing in a new first team left back.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 11:46:48 am
That is hilarious .
How embarrassing . Donít tell your missus anything and stay off Twitter .
JFH is in a very awkward situation now .
I heard there were issues with senior players at the start of the season .


Disagree that it is embarrassing and also that JFH is in a difficult position.

He obviously doesn't want Buchs so just won't play him. Especially as he is clearly signing a replacement.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 16, 2018, 11:48:55 am
Big day today apparently, watch this space.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 16, 2018, 11:55:27 am
I find it remarkable that people on here seriously think that the chairman, manager and chief exec wouldn't be aware of and discuss a clause in a player's contract as with Buchanan's.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 16, 2018, 11:57:44 am
Disagree that it is embarrassing and also that JFH is in a difficult position.

He obviously doesn't want Buchs so just won't play him. Especially as he is clearly signing a replacement.

It is awkward.

Buchs is without a shadow of doubt, the most 'respected' player we currently have. Respected by the fans, respected by the sponsors, respected by pretty much everyone connected with the football club.

He's a big personality. He's also a top bloke, I know this having sat right next to him at the awards night shortly after we won the league.  An influence in the dressing room and on the training pitch. If his views (and I am speculating here) do not marry up with the managers (rightly or wrongly) then there are going to be problems.

It would be a shame if he was to leave but any football manager needs to have full control of his group to have a decent chance of succeeding in the job. There have been factions within the squad making this difficult, I think that is fairly well known. The details of these factions have in the main been kept in-house and rightly so. Until now, JFH hasn't been able to do much about them. Id hazard a guess that its the intelligent players that are causing the biggest issues, JFH has to stamp his authority quick if we are to continue progressing after recent good results!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 11:58:12 am
Disagree that it is embarrassing and also that JFH is in a difficult position.

He obviously doesn't want Buchs so just won't play him. Especially as he is clearly signing a replacement.
Oh really ?
If my missus came into twitter discussing personal and undisclosed information , I wouldnít be happy .
As for JFH , he clearly wants shot of Buchs and the player rightly wants what he has earned .
Itís awkward because it doesnít make for good team spirit . Neither does the Revell situation .
I suspect Buchs will get a compromise deal and go .
Jimmys assessment of the situation this morning isnít exactly endorsing !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 12:05:10 pm
Oh really ?
If my missus came into twitter discussing personal and undisclosed information , I wouldnít be happy .
As for JFH , he clearly wants shot of Buchs and the player rightly wants what he has earned .
Itís awkward because it doesnít make for good team spirit . Neither does the Revell situation .
I suspect Buchs will get a compromise deal and go .
Jimmys assessment of the situation this morning isnít exactly endorsing !

This context makes more sense.

I personally don't think it is a massive thing though, getting blown out of proportion a little.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 12:11:04 pm
It is awkward.

Buchs is without a shadow of doubt, the most 'respected' player we currently have. Respected by the fans, respected by the sponsors, respected by pretty much everyone connected with the football club.

He's a big personality. He's also a top bloke, I know this having sat right next to him at the awards night shortly after we won the league.  An influence in the dressing room and on the training pitch. If his views (and I am speculating here) do not marry up with the managers (rightly or wrongly) then there are going to be problems.

It would be a shame if he was to leave but any football manager needs to have full control of his group to have a decent chance of succeeding in the job. There have been factions within the squad making this difficult, I think that is fairly well known. The details of these factions have in the main been kept in-house and rightly so. Until now, JFH hasn't been able to do much about them. Id hazard a guess that its the intelligent players that are causing the biggest issues, JFH has to stamp his authority quick if we are to continue progressing after recent good results!

He may be all of those things that you are suggesting however if his performance has dropped to a level that doesn't warrant first team selection, he either sits on the bench or finds himself another club, the choice is his now that he has an extension to his contract.  IMO he has been struggling on the playing side for some time now and was consistently being targeted by the opposition as an obvious weak link.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 12:19:13 pm
I find it remarkable that people on here seriously think that the chairman, manager and chief exec wouldn't be aware of and discuss a clause in a player's contract as with Buchanan's.

You're probably right but what nags at me is why would Jimmy play him pretty much every game if he knew? If he wasn't sure if he wanted keep him he could have easily planned to get to January without triggering the clause.

Neither does the Revell situation

Without appearing stupid, what is the Revell situation?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 16, 2018, 12:21:29 pm
I am not suprised that in a squad of 30 players that factions exist in EVERY club. No player is bigger than the club, be it Sanchez or Buchanan It is up to the manager to manipulate the squad to get a progression of the situation.
The business so far this January (as in previous Januarys under KT) has been good and I expect further improvement during the remaining days of the window, in and out.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 16, 2018, 12:34:00 pm
You're probably right but what nags at me is why would Jimmy play him pretty much every game if he knew? If he wasn't sure if he wanted keep him he could have easily planned to get to January without triggering the clause.


Because he wants to win games by picking his strongest team would be my guess here.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 12:38:27 pm
Because he wants to win games by picking his strongest team would be my guess here.

Right, but he trusted Smith to play left back against Wigan, why not trust him against Bristol Rovers or Bury or Rotherham as examples?

If he doesn't want Buchs because there are issues with him within the squad (as some have suggested) and he knew about the clause in the contract, it seems odd that he would allow it to be triggered? All he had to do was trust Smith in 5 or 6 more games, going by the fact it seems to have been triggered in recent weeks.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 16, 2018, 12:41:02 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-boss-hasselbaink-confirms-contract-extension-for-defender-buchanan-1-8332069

JFH sounds well pleased about it too


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 16, 2018, 12:42:29 pm
Right, but he trusted Smith to play left back against Wigan, why not trust him against Bristol Rovers or Bury or Rotherham as examples?


Smith played a couple days after the last game, Buchs would understandably be tired and was rested. Smith wasn't trusted in the other games due to the fact he's pretty much useless and his next club will probably be back in the conference.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 12:49:32 pm
Smith played a couple days after the last game, Buchs would understandably be tired and was rested. Smith wasn't trusted in the other games due to the fact he's pretty much useless and his next club will probably be back in the conference.

Hmm, plenty of players played through those festive games without being rested, not sure why Buchs would have been special. I guess he could have been dropped due to a poor performance at Pompey. I just think there is enough there to suggest Jimmy may not have known. Fully admit I am just guessing though.

I also think you're being slightly harsh on Smith too but that's just my opinion.

Anyway.....back to the transfer rumours.....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 12:57:04 pm
JFH 100% didnt know about the clause untill it was too late.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 16, 2018, 12:57:29 pm
In that same conference Hasselbaink says 'today could be a big day', so I assume Bunney would be expected in the next 12 hours.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 12:59:29 pm
Bunney will be a good signing, not sure it constitutes a "big day" though so hopefully another to come in too.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 16, 2018, 13:00:40 pm
JFH 100% didnt know about the clause untill it was too late.

Have you asked him?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 16, 2018, 13:01:55 pm
You're probably right but what nags at me is why would Jimmy play him pretty much every game if he knew? If he wasn't sure if he wanted keep him he could have easily planned to get to January without triggering the clause.


Because I don't think Jimmy/KT are the kind of of douchebags who'd hold a player's career back because of a clause in his contract.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 13:02:07 pm
At best , we will have a very well respected , well liked and highly paid player as third choice left back . Maybe even 4th choice if Smith is in front of him .
Buchs is a legend but i am with JFH on this one - itís time for a spring clean .
A compromise deal is needed to move on .
The blame lies with allowing the clause to be inserted in the first place.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 16, 2018, 13:03:06 pm
The blame lies with allowing the clause to be inserted in the first place.

Buchanan signed for the club in summer 2015, when DC was still chairman and CW was manager.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 13:07:25 pm
Because I don't think Jimmy/KT are the kind of of douchebags who'd hold a player's career back because of a clause in his contract.

Why would it have held his career back?

Not sure how many games we've played this season so far but let's say it is 30. It seems the trigger has been fairly recent so let's say it was 25 games. Why would it have held Buchs career back at all if he just played, say 20 games to this point this season?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 16, 2018, 13:09:30 pm
Because I don't think Jimmy/KT are the kind of of douchebags who'd hold a player's career back because of a clause in his contract.
Whatís the problem
He wants to play for us
He doesnít want to move
Heís here for another year.
If he isnít a first team regular he is hell of a decent squad member.
Hereís my two penneth
Itís hard to look decent when the whole team isnít performing and you are under constant pressure.
This isnít the case now we have more of an attacking threat and are dangerous ourselves
I bet now we look a decent team again with an attacking threat some of our underperforming or should I say overworked players will look well above average again!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 16, 2018, 13:21:11 pm
Hasselbaink confirmed that is indeed the case during Tuesday morningís press conference, and said: ďDavid had a clause in his contract, that triggered automatically.

ďWe know how many games David has played for the club, and he is one of the members of the squad, so good for him.Ē

Sounds thrilled, doesn't he!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 16, 2018, 13:21:40 pm
Whatís the problem
He wants to play for us
He doesnít want to move
Heís here for another year.
If he isnít a first team regular he is hell of a decent squad member.
Hereís my two penneth
Itís hard to look decent when the whole team isnít performing and you are under constant pressure.
This isnít the case now we have more of an attacking threat and are dangerous ourselves
I bet now we look a decent team again with an attacking threat some of our underperforming or should I say overworked players will look well above average again!

Because he is simply not good enough this season, let alone next. Not strong enough in the challenge and constantly being done for pace...it ain't gonna improve hence why JFH is not too happy!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 13:25:24 pm
Because he is simply not good enough this season, let alone next. Not strong enough in the challenge and constantly being done for pace...it ain't gonna improve hence why JFH is not too happy!

Blunt but correct...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 16, 2018, 13:36:27 pm
My guess on the Buchs situation...

Original 3 year contract had a clause in that if he played x games in season three a 12 month extension was triggered.
Nobody told Jimmy about this.
Jimmy has been on "getting through to January" mode since he got here and had made his mind up to upgrade the full backs.
In the meantime Buchs contract extension has been triggered and Jimmy is annoyed as, if he'd have known he'd have rotated Buchs out more so he isn't stuck with another 18month contract in Jan.
Buchs is a bit put out that Jimmy is annoyed that he is sticking around.

Egg is very much on the clubs face over this one. Change of Board and Manager(s) since Buchs signed his first contract are no excuse, there are plenty of people who have been at the club the whole time who should have known.
Maybe KT forgot t put this in one of his PowerPoint presentations  :P


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 16, 2018, 13:46:11 pm
He may be all of those things that you are suggesting however if his performance has dropped to a level that doesn't warrant first team selection, he either sits on the bench or finds himself another club, the choice is his now that he has an extension to his contract.  IMO he has been struggling on the playing side for some time now and was consistently being targeted by the opposition as an obvious weak link.

Agree 100%.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 16, 2018, 13:48:56 pm
Maybe KT forgot t put this in one of his PowerPoint presentations  :P

I still think he might end up going. Maybe part of a swap deal with Rochdale for Bunney


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 16, 2018, 13:58:01 pm
I agree still think he will go.
Plenty of players sign new contracts and end up leaving


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 14:04:12 pm
I agree still think he will go.
Plenty of players sign new contracts and end up leaving

I suspect you're right but it certainly makes it harder to move him on.

Bunney is an interesting one, only had a season and a half as a left back after being converted. It is one of those that could go either way, his initial form could have been a bit of "beginners luck" and he could fall away from the promise he has shown or he could continue to improve in his new position, in which case we could have an excellent player on our hands. if we sign him of course.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 16, 2018, 14:07:16 pm
i think JFH likes his full backs to be able to play football - as well as being of the old school defender type.

DB doesnt fit the bill sadly.

and clearly, with an 18 month contract he will be too high an earner to take up a squad place.

if anyone comes in for him i would think he would leave, to play football, he doesnt seem the type to sit on his aris................its just now it will look like the club forcing him out, rather than him wanting to leave.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 16, 2018, 14:07:52 pm
Don't get me wrong Buchs was a great player for us, unfortunately time has caught up with his legs and he is one of the reasons we've shipped so many goals this season.
Teams constantly attack down our right for a reason


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 16, 2018, 14:10:00 pm
I agree still think he will go.
Plenty of players sign new contracts and end up leaving

He never signed a new contract, it was an automatic contract extension trigger, linked to his original 3 year contract...

JFH has had no other option at left back than to play him,
George Smith was signed as a wing back by JE and is not ready to be a regular left back/wing back (and he's always injured!)

So JFH hands have been completely tied and from what he/we have seen, Buchs has been a weak link.

If Buchs wants to play regularly (like Rico) then he will move on. If he digs his heels in and causes unrest within the squad it could get very messy...



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 14:29:06 pm
JFH has had no other option at left back than to play him,
George Smith was signed as a wing back by JE and is not ready to be a regular left back/wing back (and he's always injured!)

As I said before though, given that the clause seems to have only recently been triggered he would have probably only had to play Smith in  or 5 games to hold the clause off until this month. If he was trusted against Wigan, probably the best team in the league surely he could have been played against a few other sides.

I'm not sure he is always injured either, he's just in and out of the squad a lot with Jimmy's tinkering, he would have easily been available for >10 games this season


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Another Pedj on January 16, 2018, 14:40:35 pm
So how many games did Buchs have to play over the last 3 seasons before this clause was triggered?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 14:45:08 pm
So how many games did Buchs have to play over the last 3 seasons before this clause was triggered?

I'm sure someone with more knowledge on footballers contracts will correct me but my impression is that these sort of clauses tend to be "if you play x games in your final season you will get a 1 year extension" rather than a number of games over the course of the contract. Not sure if it just League games or all competitions.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 16, 2018, 14:45:11 pm
So how many games did Buchs have to play over the last 3 seasons before this clause was triggered?

No idea, maybe 100 in total or 20 in year 3?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 16, 2018, 14:51:06 pm
Has anyone got a rumour of a Buchanan transfer or is this now the contract speculation thread?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 16, 2018, 14:54:56 pm
Has anyone got a rumour of a Buchanan transfer or is this now the contract speculation thread?

you must have skim read....he's off to Rochdale in a swap deal for Bunney  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 16, 2018, 14:55:33 pm
I would suggest  less than 123 across the contract or less than 16 in the final year


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 15:12:49 pm
I have to say itís very sad that it has turned out this way for Buchs .
He has been a fantastic servant for this club and deserves more dignity .
However , he has brought it on himself to a degree by disclosing everything on Twitter through her indoors .
Itís just best now that he moves on quietly .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 16, 2018, 15:18:27 pm
Luke OíNien rumour back on twitter again.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 15:20:57 pm
I thought it was the good FL transfer Twitter but its a rogue fake one.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 16, 2018, 15:24:50 pm
Would have been an odd place to reinforce anyway.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 16, 2018, 16:07:01 pm
Been a lot of rabbit about potential new signings, Iíll be hopping mad if we donít sign someone today!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 16, 2018, 16:09:29 pm
Been a lot of rabbit about potential new signings, Iíll be hopping mad if we donít sign someone today!!

New signing announcement at 4.30


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 16, 2018, 16:09:44 pm
Bayo


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 16, 2018, 16:10:51 pm
Just asked on twitter, ntfc replied to say 'they will let us know via ntfc.co.uk at 4:30pm'


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 16, 2018, 16:11:23 pm
Going to be Bunnaldo isn't it?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 16, 2018, 16:16:52 pm
Going to be Bunnaldo isn't it?
;D hope he lives up to your naming of him or is it that 20 goal a season striker or even a Holmes replacement or Penry the mild mannered janitor????


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: crazycobbler on January 16, 2018, 16:30:09 pm
Joe Bunney, undisclosed fee.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Baby Bear on January 16, 2018, 16:36:17 pm
He's a handsome fella.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 16, 2018, 16:39:00 pm
Finally signed him! after years and years of rumour he's finally back with us! Now the goalkeeper is sorted, I think what we really need is a LB.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblertone on January 16, 2018, 16:46:17 pm
Finally signed him! after years and years of rumour he's finally back with us! Now the goalkeeper is sorted, I think what we really need is a LB.

I think that humour may be lost on some...

We need a striker next.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 16, 2018, 16:46:30 pm
A striker that converted to a LB.

Welcome Bunny


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 16, 2018, 16:47:18 pm
He's a handsome fella.

6' 2" as well - handsome? Are you being sarcastic?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 16, 2018, 16:50:20 pm
6' 2" as well - handsome? Are you being sarcastic?
Of course he is. He's got teeth like a horse

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8a/9e/cd/8a9ecd86b9df22d452a319275c0a1138.jpg)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: wingman on January 16, 2018, 16:54:42 pm
Of course he is. He's got teeth like a horse

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8a/9e/cd/8a9ecd86b9df22d452a319275c0a1138.jpg)

I like ugly defenders, there not afraid to get stuck in and put their head in where it hurts.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 16, 2018, 16:55:37 pm
So I'm working out is that 4 LB's we have

Hanley, Smith, Buchs and Bunny?

Turnbull I think is more of a CB


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 16, 2018, 16:58:16 pm
Dale are gutted..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 16, 2018, 17:20:26 pm
So I'm working out is that 4 LB's we have

Hanley, Smith, Buchs and Bunny?

Turnbull I think is more of a CB

i completely forgot about hanley

and rightly so i think


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 16, 2018, 17:23:21 pm
I suspect they are trying to offload Hanley but no takers so he'll probably linger around for the rest of the season.

Smith will probably go out on loan to a lower L2 club, similar to Waters.

Buchanan as back up to Bunney with Turnbull going across to centre back.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 16, 2018, 17:28:48 pm
I suspect they are trying to offload Hanley but no takers so he'll probably linger around for the rest of the season.

Smith will probably go out on loan to a lower L2 club, similar to Waters.

Buchanan as back up to Bunney with Turnbull going across to centre back.

Suspect Hanley will be paid off


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lambretta on January 16, 2018, 17:29:27 pm
If we can't offload Hanley, surely he can be loaned out to a conference club. If he's serious about being a footballer, he'd be asking for that.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Benji on January 16, 2018, 18:15:26 pm
JFH confirmed players will be released in January last night .
Interesting to see who will go and who will want to leave .
You would think the likely candidates might be Revell , Kasim , Lobjoit , Hanley , Smith


Surely Bowditch too



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 16, 2018, 18:16:57 pm
Quote from DB's uncle on Rochdale Fans Forum saying he has had a 'big fall out' with JFH and an exchange is an option!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 16, 2018, 18:42:26 pm
Of course he is. He's got teeth like a horse

So Einstein, what has this picture with personal derogatory comments to do with thread!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 16, 2018, 18:52:10 pm
Quote from DB's uncle on Rochdale Fans Forum saying he has had a 'big fall out' with JFH and an exchange is an option!

If he had a fall out and exchange was an option: why would he have extended his contract. Buchs is clearly happy here. Personally I think he should move on to a lg 2 club.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 16, 2018, 18:56:24 pm
So Einstein, what has this picture with personal derogatory comments to do with thread!
It looks like one of your Selfies Cecil...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: tcobb on January 16, 2018, 19:19:48 pm
I'm liking that JFH  is not making a lot of loan signings as has been the case in the past 10 years or so.
 Nice to see the manager building for the future. Not all of them are going to be successful, but hopefully the majority are.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 16, 2018, 19:25:41 pm
If he had a fall out and exchange was an option: why would he have extended his contract. Buchs is clearly happy here. Personally I think he should move on to a lg 2 club.

Erm, for the pay off??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 19:26:56 pm
If he had a fall out and exchange was an option: why would he have extended his contract. Buchs is clearly happy here. Personally I think he should move on to a lg 2 club.
Why do you think ?
Because itís security for him on a decent wage .
Even if he moves , he will get a compromise agreement - in other words a lump sum , tax paid .
Itís embarassing for JFH who clearly has no interest in him from his quote earlier today.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 16, 2018, 19:29:02 pm
I'm liking that JFH  is not making a lot of loan signings as has been the case in the past 10 years or so.
 Nice to see the manager building for the future. Not all of them are going to be successful, but hopefully the majority are.

Probably because we've actually got some money to spend for once, unless you believe Manwork of course.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 16, 2018, 20:31:29 pm
Just the attacking players to come now. Could have virtually a new team come end of January, although I suspect there will still be places for Taylor, Grimes, JJOT and possibly Crooks.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 16, 2018, 21:26:16 pm
So I'm working out is that 4 LB's we have

Hanley, Smith, Buchs and Bunny?

Turnbull I think is more of a CB

That's 2 left backs and 2 wannabes.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 16, 2018, 21:42:29 pm
Itís gone a bit boring in the last hour since we havenít signed or sacked anyone ...
Anyone got any centre forward rumours ?
Have they built an extension to the changing room at the training ground ?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on January 17, 2018, 10:23:55 am
In all seriousness we still need a striker.  which will hopefully get us the goals we need to get out of trouble. after all those signings we simply cant go down. fair play at least we are giving it ago. I hope the club have this in the bag.

UTC

i would like to see Kevin van Veen in an ntfc shirt...... this guy has something about him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: MK_Cobbler on January 17, 2018, 10:44:19 am
In all seriousness we still need a striker.  which will hopefully get us the goals we need to get out of trouble. after all those signings we simply cant go down. fair play at least we are giving it ago. I hope the club have this in the bag.

UTC

i would like to see Kevin van Veen in an ntfc shirt...... this guy has something about him.

Chris Long will do for me  :-*


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 17, 2018, 11:05:35 am
Striker(s) will come.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: vietnamcobbler on January 17, 2018, 11:15:17 am
Striker(s) will come.

Can we expect any news today Mr Slowe?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 17, 2018, 11:32:39 am
Can we expect any news today Mr Slowe?

news today - definitely

cobblers related - not so much


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 17, 2018, 11:35:10 am
I donít think anyone will know anything
The chrons football man didnít even know theyíd had a bid accepted for Bunney.
Itís good to see the club doing its business this way as opposed to the old days when anyone in the media used to know the clubs business and would be letting the cat out of the bag before signings were completed.
This side of things is much more professional nowadays and I like the fact that in some cases the element of surprise still exists in some cases


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 17, 2018, 11:57:34 am
I donít think anyone will know anything
The chrons football man didnít even know theyíd had a bid accepted for Bunney.
Itís good to see the club doing its business this way as opposed to the old days when anyone in the media used to know the clubs business and would be letting the cat out of the bag before signings were completed.
This side of things is much more professional nowadays and I like the fact that in some cases the element of surprise still exists in some cases


This.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 17, 2018, 12:14:40 pm
I donít think anyone will know anything
The chrons football man didnít even know theyíd had a bid accepted for Bunney.
Itís good to see the club doing its business this way as opposed to the old days when anyone in the media used to know the clubs business and would be letting the cat out of the bag before signings were completed.
This side of things is much more professional nowadays and I like the fact that in some cases the element of surprise still exists in some cases


I expect the striker we've been waiting for will be a loan signing from a team higher up the footballing pyramid. So we will probably be waiting on teams to sign reinforcements first, so may take a bit longer than the other signings.

Still hoping for Tom Elliott till the end of the season.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 17, 2018, 12:32:47 pm
I expect the striker we've been waiting for will be a loan signing from a team higher up the footballing pyramid. So we will probably be waiting on teams to sign reinforcements first, so may take a bit longer than the other signings.

Still hoping for Tom Elliott till the end of the season.

i think there will be a striker in on a permanent deal and a forward type coming in on loan.

it might need revell to be pushed out the door though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 17, 2018, 12:41:17 pm
i think there will be a striker in on a permanent deal and a forward type coming in on loan.

it might need revell to be pushed out the door though.

I would expect this too!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 17, 2018, 12:45:09 pm
I expect the striker we've been waiting for will be a loan signing from a team higher up the footballing pyramid. So we will probably be waiting on teams to sign reinforcements first, so may take a bit longer than the other signings.

Still hoping for Tom Elliott till the end of the season.

Not impressed by TE who I have seen several times. Why sign TE when Revell is a pretty close player in ability. Furthermore I liked Revells attitude in the last home game and also the manner in how he despatched the game settiingly third goal.

#hero


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 17, 2018, 12:59:56 pm
Not impressed by TE who I have seen several times. Why sign TE when Revell is a pretty close player in ability. Furthermore I liked Revells attitude in the last home game and also the manner in how he despatched the game settiingly third goal.

#hero

Just my opinion, but I feel Elliot would be a significant upgrade on Revell - Can't see it happening tho


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on January 17, 2018, 13:54:19 pm
Just my opinion, but I feel Elliot would be a significant upgrade on Revell - Can't see it happening tho

I keep hearing Tom Pope's name mentioned but am presuming it's the usual rumour mill going into overdrive.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 17, 2018, 14:17:52 pm
Why?
Give details of games played/goal ratio, experience status etc and apply/compare against Revell. Happy to support yr proposal if based on fact not just your opinion. Don't forget you attend very few games and even failed to attend the recent Pompey game!

Give it a rest, Evers. You don't have to try and police every thread, pick people up on their manners and monitor everyone's attendance to decide whether they are allowed to venture an opinion or not.

This is supposed to be a forum in which people can have a bit of banter, exchange views and express their opinions for a bit of fun. No one is under any obligation to back up their every post with carefully researched facts and figures to justify their views, not to you or to anyone else.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 17, 2018, 14:26:42 pm
Give it a rest, Evers. You don't have to try and police every thread, pick people up on their manners and monitor everyone's attendance to decide whether they are allowed to venture an opinion or not.

This is supposed to be a forum in which people can have a bit of banter, exchange views and express their opinions for a bit of fun. No one is under any obligation to back up their every post with carefully researched facts and figures to justify their views, not to you or to anyone else.

OK fair comment, but I don't do this as you suggest! Only with two at most where I have particular 'banter' issues with. I take your point and apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 17, 2018, 14:55:50 pm
........ No one is under any obligation to back up their every post with carefully researched facts and figures to justify their views, not to you or to anyone else.

'BedsCobb'


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 17, 2018, 15:02:45 pm
OK fair comment, but I don't do this as you suggest! Only with two at most where I have particular 'banter' issues with. I take your point and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Not that I have to justify my opinion but ...

- Age (27 Vs 34)
- Potential to go to better things
- Better in the air (IMO)
- Character

Need I go on ....

 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 17, 2018, 15:35:46 pm
Not that I have to justify my opinion but ...

- Age (27 Vs 34)


 

I read this as your age vs Toney's .Can't be right  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 17, 2018, 16:06:08 pm
Not that I have to justify my opinion but ...

- Age (27 Vs 34)
- Potential to go to better things
- Better in the air (IMO)
- Character

Need I go on ....

 

With heartfelt apologies to BoN you do need to strengthen your Ďdebateí with a few facts as opposed to opinion.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 17, 2018, 16:22:39 pm
Give it a rest, Evers. You don't have to try and police every thread, pick people up on their manners and monitor everyone's attendance to decide whether they are allowed to venture an opinion or not.

This is supposed to be a forum in which people can have a bit of banter, exchange views and express their opinions for a bit of fun. No one is under any obligation to back up their every post with carefully researched facts and figures to justify their views, not to you or to anyone else.

The excellent GPC


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 17, 2018, 19:41:55 pm
Our wage bill must be enormous.
Itís possibly only behind Blackburn , Wigan and Charlton .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 17, 2018, 19:42:19 pm
Rochdale signed a left back on loan today making any un-likely Buchanan deal even less likely.  


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 17, 2018, 21:09:09 pm
I would imagine if Buchs is being paid , he will stay unless another club matches his wages .
I canít see another division 1 club taking him because of his pace and height .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 17, 2018, 21:54:40 pm
David Wheeler could leave QPR, it has been claimed.

Get West London claim Wheeler has failed to impress since his summer move from Exeter City, that the move has not worked out and that his future appears to lie elsewhere.

Would be happy to have him as our final loan option...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 17, 2018, 22:06:26 pm
**** the loan option, let's just buy him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 17, 2018, 22:07:15 pm
**** the loan option, let's just buy him.

#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 17, 2018, 22:18:49 pm
David Wheeler could leave QPR, it has been claimed.

Get West London claim Wheeler has failed to impress since his summer move from Exeter City, that the move has not worked out and that his future appears to lie elsewhere.

Would be happy to have him as our final loan option...

Top signing for the Marquis ?; Uni Educated , Political Activist to change/cure our democracy, Public School Educated. Wow what a signing for us...if it happens. Careful what you wish for Memy.

#research


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Baby Bear on January 17, 2018, 22:48:44 pm
Didn't think much to him the day we won the title, his first touch was woeful, although he may have just had a bad day I suppose.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 17, 2018, 23:39:05 pm
Think Wheeler would be a fantastic signing. I've always thought we should sign more university educated players, they have a more rounded look on the world which I think makes them play better. Look at Rodman at Shrewsbury now.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 17, 2018, 23:48:13 pm
The excellent GPC
You rang my Lord?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 18, 2018, 00:16:58 am
Think Wheeler would be a fantastic signing. I've always thought we should sign more university educated players, they have a more rounded look on the world which I think makes them play better. Look at Rodman at Shrewsbury now.

Don't forget the good doctor.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 18, 2018, 07:07:46 am
Our wage bill must be enormous.
Itís possibly only behind Blackburn , Wigan and Charlton .

I suspect theres one or two others as well but on paper our top 10 budget (previous to January) now looks more like a top 6 one.

I had every confidence that this was going to happen so its no surprise. Its silly for people who were suggesting that we were heading into January and looking to shop at the charity shops like we always have done.

In any case, there is zero chance JFH and his support team would have put their own reputations on the line by taking on a basket case. Like I've said a few times on here on different threads the Chinese are aware that it will cost us a wage budget of circa 13 million to stand a chance in the championship. I do believe that FINANCIALLY (there are clearly many other factors as well) they have the pull to take us there, what they do with the stand will confirm that one way or the other. And what their grand scheme intentions are, gord only knows. BUT we do have wealthy backers it seems.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Zen Master on January 18, 2018, 07:15:57 am
Whilst happy to see new signings and apparent financial muscle being flexed let's hope we don't do a Munto.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 18, 2018, 08:24:40 am
Whilst happy to see new signings and apparent financial muscle being flexed let's hope we don't do a Munto.
Munto?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 18, 2018, 08:26:58 am
Munto?

Notts County


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cj on January 18, 2018, 08:50:04 am
Notts County
Ta.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 18, 2018, 09:21:31 am
Any news on transfers for us today?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cordwainer2 on January 18, 2018, 09:28:42 am
Its 2 days since we signed anybody, what has gone wrong?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: bri77 on January 18, 2018, 09:56:08 am
Its 2 days since we signed anybody, what has gone wrong?

#skint - apparently  ;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 18, 2018, 10:00:59 am
Any news on transfers for us today?

nope - sorry - we are all too busy boosting 78's ego by telling him how many extra fans we are taking this saturday because of his hashtag



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 18, 2018, 10:05:47 am
nope - sorry - we are all too busy boosting 78's ego by telling him how many extra fans we are taking this saturday because of his hashtag



🙄 This guy though!!!

You do realize I wonít benefit in anyway from boosting the attendance donít you? Itís just called ďdoing your bit to helpĒ if the crowd is boosted great news, better atmosphere, more cash in the pot, maybe goes a small way  to help new signings, which then benefits what we see on the pitch.

Rather than being snide, bitter and negative maybe ask yourself what youíve done to make a difference today!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 18, 2018, 10:24:48 am
nope - sorry - we are all too busy boosting 78's ego by telling him how many extra fans we are taking this saturday because of his hashtag



The royal ĎWeí?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 18, 2018, 10:43:09 am
Pretty sure someone else did it a couple of years ago,...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 18, 2018, 10:49:37 am
Pretty sure someone else did it a couple of years ago,...

Pretty sure I know who that someone is also :-)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 18, 2018, 11:03:58 am
🙄 This guy though!!!

You do realize I wonít benefit in anyway from boosting the attendance donít you? Itís just called ďdoing your bit to helpĒ if the crowd is boosted great news, better atmosphere, more cash in the pot, maybe goes a small way  to help new signings, which then benefits what we see on the pitch.

Rather than being snide, bitter and negative maybe ask yourself what youíve done to make a difference today!

i have told all my friends to boycott the game this week and go to a check-a-trade trophy against a Prem U21 team instead


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 18, 2018, 12:24:18 pm
i have told all my friends to boycott the game this week and go to a check-a-trade trophy against a Prem U21 team instead

What 'transfer rumour' are you talking about in this section?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 18, 2018, 13:05:26 pm
What 'transfer rumour' are you talking about in this section?

see if you can work it out from the clue


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 18, 2018, 13:54:30 pm
Leicester City?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 18, 2018, 15:00:35 pm
see if you can work it out from the clue

There is only one u21 team left and that's chelsea


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 18, 2018, 17:26:30 pm
There is only one u21 team left and that's chelsea

Chelsea have fantastic young players. I wonder if Jimmy might be able to use his contacts to pull some strings and sign us a top left winger or striker on loan for the rest of the season. There are bound to be youngsters there desperate for a taste of first team experience!

Callum Hudson-Odoi, for example, a winger who was part of England's u17 world cup win. Could be a great loan signing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on January 18, 2018, 18:28:49 pm
Just been told an MK loanee has gone back to his parent club, a winger called Aryibi (?). Could he be the next signing?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 18, 2018, 19:05:15 pm
Just been told an MK loanee has gone back to his parent club, a winger called Aryibi (?). Could he be the next signing?

Good player, would improve us


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 18, 2018, 19:32:05 pm
Just been told an MK loanee has gone back to his parent club, a winger called Aryibi (?). Could he be the next signing?

According to MK Dons manager his season long loan was cut short by MK as they had a replacement lined up in Marcus Tavernier from Middlesboro. So although Forest player Gboly Ariyibi played 28 games for MK and netted 7 times, in the end he was deemed not good enough for them.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 18, 2018, 20:10:57 pm
There is only one u21 team left and that's chelsea

The Checkatrade game is against Oxford


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Stig on January 18, 2018, 21:53:21 pm
Billy Kee from accrington?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 18, 2018, 22:28:04 pm
Billy Kee from accrington?
Kee could be the key..He scores a ton of goals


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 18, 2018, 23:15:51 pm
Kee could be the key..He scores a ton of goals

....L2 level only ; discounting international appearances(Faroe Islands)

#not good enough


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: guest3040 on January 18, 2018, 23:46:04 pm
Everbrite #notgoodenough. Just wish he'd **** off the boring old twat.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 19, 2018, 00:33:07 am
To be fair I think Everbrite is right with that one


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 19, 2018, 00:39:31 am
Sammie Szmodics of Colchester would be a good shout! 12 goals from midfield, could play in attacking mid and allow John-Joe to play deeper.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 19, 2018, 00:43:11 am
I'm with evers too. Not a good record on the field, and worse off it. Admittedly we had a great player with mental health illness before, but a conviction for assault doesn't scream ideal signing to me. Just a poor man's Sam Hoskins.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 19, 2018, 07:15:42 am
Everbrite #notgoodenough. Just wish he'd **** off the boring old twat.

Touchť


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 19, 2018, 07:56:10 am
I'm with evers too. Not a good record on the field, and worse off it. Admittedly we had a great player with mental health illness before, but a conviction for assault doesn't scream ideal signing to me. Just a poor man's Sam Hoskins.

Hoskins and Kee are not similar at all other than they are both short. Hoskins has pace, Kee does not. Kee scores goals, Hoskins does not. Hoskins is a winger/forward. Kee is only a striker.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 19, 2018, 08:29:32 am
Hoskins and Kee are not similar at all other than they are both short. Hoskins has pace, Kee does not. Kee scores goals, Hoskins does not. Hoskins is a winger/forward. Kee is only a striker.

sums it up nicely.

although kee has never scored a goal in league one - according to wiki anyway




Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 19, 2018, 09:06:45 am
Kee isn't good enough. Why has nobody else taken a punt on him?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 19, 2018, 09:39:01 am
Kee isn't good enough.

neither is hoskins


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Gen.Disorda on January 19, 2018, 09:43:01 am
Just been told an MK loanee has gone back to his parent club, a winger called Aryibi (?). Could he be the next signing?


Forrest have recalled him , he wasn't sent back. Karanka has recalled a few people.

He took yates back from county and has sent him to sc***horpe.

Mk Dons wanted to keep Ariybi , he's been doing well.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 19, 2018, 11:35:26 am
Could it be us who has had a £1m bid turned down for Ryan Ledson @ Oxford?
£1.1M gets loaned to the club a few days before


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 19, 2018, 11:41:43 am
Kee isn't good enough. Why has nobody else taken a punt on him?

I'm sure I read somewhere that Kee's manager encouraged him to have a few pints and not worry too much about fitness as beers made him happy and fitness training made his sad. Apparently a happy Billy Kee is better than a fit one.
There is a big difference between L2 and L1 in fitness levels (probably the most notable difference in my opinion), and Kee wouldn't cut it.

As for £1m bids... jokes.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 19, 2018, 11:47:39 am
Anyone that thinks s player like Billy Kee ( or Bayo or any other such lumbering lump ) is a suitable target to us in division 1 simply shows a lack of understanding in terms of what is required or what we are trying to achieve.
There is a massive difference between division 1 and 2 , particularly with regards to front players .
Pub players donít cut it whatsoever .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 19, 2018, 11:51:01 am
neither is hoskins

Wow great argument- silly me for not thinking of that!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 19, 2018, 11:52:34 am
Wow great argument- silly me for not thinking of that!

what's your point? i dont think there is an argument - just that neither kee or hoskins are good enough in league one


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 19, 2018, 11:57:19 am
Hoskins and Kee are not similar at all other than they are both short. Hoskins has pace, Kee does not. Kee scores goals, Hoskins does not. Hoskins is a winger/forward. Kee is only a striker.

Only In L2! Perhaps JFH knows him?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 19, 2018, 12:04:11 pm
Anyone that thinks s player like Billy Kee ( or Bayo or any other such lumbering lump ) is a suitable target to us in division 1 simply shows a lack of understanding in terms of what is required or what we are trying to achieve.
There is a massive difference between division 1 and 2 , particularly with regards to front players .
Pub players donít cut it whatsoever .

Bit harsh ,  liked the bit above about letting Kee have a few more pints 🍺 instead of training😂


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 19, 2018, 12:07:30 pm
what's your point? i dont think there is an argument - just that neither kee or hoskins are good enough in league one

Arguement as in discussion!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 19, 2018, 13:39:21 pm
We understand that Gboly Ariyibi could be set to sign on loan for Northampton with a medical penciled in for this afternoon. More to come shortly.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/transfer-news/nottingham-forest-transfer-news-rumours-1087246


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 19, 2018, 13:44:05 pm
We understand that Gboly Ariyibi could be set to sign on loan for Northampton with a medical penciled in for this afternoon. More to come shortly.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/transfer-news/nottingham-forest-transfer-news-rumours-1087246

Great signing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 19, 2018, 13:49:54 pm
Great signing.

Agreed would be excellent. If it does happen please let's throw him straight in tomorrow. Despite how they tried to spin in that franchise lot wanted to keep him but Forest called him back. They'll be spitting feathers!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: vietnamcobbler on January 19, 2018, 13:50:24 pm
Great signing.

Looking at the disappointment expressed from the majority of the MK fans when he left, I agree!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ajp on January 19, 2018, 13:55:31 pm
Bet this won't happen till next week.. mutual respect et all


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 19, 2018, 14:00:28 pm
MKs response
With the Gboly situation, we knew with Marcus (Tavernier) coming in we felt it better that Gboly went back.

We all agreed about it. There were never any issues with Gbolyís commitment but sometimes you need freshness coming in

I hope he can play tomorrow!! And scores the winner


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 19, 2018, 14:02:14 pm
MKs response
With the Gboly situation, we knew with Marcus (Tavernier) coming in we felt it better that Gboly went back.

We all agreed about it. There were never any issues with Gbolyís commitment but sometimes you need freshness coming in

I hope he can play tomorrow!! And scores the winner

Translation: "Never fancied her anyway"


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 19, 2018, 14:15:06 pm
Would be pipping Oxford to him as well, if it goes through.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 19, 2018, 14:18:27 pm
Entirely positive comments from the MK fans on him. He's a winger. What isn't to like!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 19, 2018, 14:24:19 pm
Not judging the guy on this alone but zero assists this season according to:

https://www.transfermarkt.com/gboly-ariyibi/leistungsdaten/spieler/226958


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 19, 2018, 14:36:17 pm
Bet this won't happen till next week.. mutual respect et all
something being announced at 3. Could be a similar deal to the one with Southend though


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 19, 2018, 14:38:29 pm
Not judging the guy on this alone but zero assists this season according to:

https://www.transfermarkt.com/gboly-ariyibi/leistungsdaten/spieler/226958

Hes also got 7 goals in 28 games which would make him our joint top scorer I think?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 19, 2018, 14:38:58 pm
I just popped into the clubshop and Ariyibi was just leaving
I assume heís signed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 19, 2018, 14:40:34 pm
Is he left or right footed?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 19, 2018, 14:40:46 pm
Perhaps he is a life long fan and was just buying a shirt!!
Fingers crossed he is available tomorrow


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 19, 2018, 14:41:30 pm
something being announced at 3. Could be a similar deal to the one with Southend though
If we have signed him he is our player and Iíd be pi**ed off if he isnít involved tomorrow - itís not like he owes them anything as he was only there on loan.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 19, 2018, 14:43:23 pm
Hes also got 7 goals in 28 games which would make him our joint top scorer I think?

Scored in 2 of 22 league games. And no assists in a wide position worries me slightly. Even Powell has at least one assist!

Anyway, if the MK fans are praising him then I'm happy he's joining. Always nice to see a player join who's been admired by fans of previous clubs.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 19, 2018, 14:43:40 pm
If we have signed him he is our player and Iíd be pi**ed off if he isnít involved tomorrow - itís not like he owes them anything as he was only there on loan.
Must admit i agree, I only skim read the messages and didnt realise he was on loan that was ended a few weeks ago. If he signs he should be free to play.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 19, 2018, 14:46:03 pm
Should we also assume that if heís coming in on loan then the striker is likely to be a permanent signing - wouldnít this winger be taking up the last loan spot?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 19, 2018, 14:47:01 pm
Yeah he will take up the last loan spot.

We've got lots of attacking options all of a sudden, some width and creativity!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 19, 2018, 14:49:41 pm
For me we need one more winger, and one central striker. This lad will obviously tick the winger box. On the basis we are to continue with the one up front formation. Revs is kept on until the end of the season as a 3rd choice in case of injury's/suspensions.

Obviously we need to get rid of a fair few to make the squad more compact and easier to manage.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 19, 2018, 14:50:58 pm
I would consider letting Poole go back now if it means getting a loan forward of proven quality. I like Poole and he has been solid for us but we now cover at CB and a ton of CM's, perhaps that loan could be better utilised.

Need a lot to start walking out the door though, gonna run out of lockers at this rate!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 19, 2018, 14:52:11 pm
Second Forest winger this window. Have we got a inside man and if so, do they know of any decent strikers?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 19, 2018, 14:54:46 pm
I would consider letting Poole go back now if it means getting a loan forward of proven quality. I like Poole and he has been solid for us but we now cover at CB and a ton of CM's, perhaps that loan could be better utilised.

Need a lot to start walking out the door though, gonna run out of lockers at this rate!

As long as Barnett doesn't end up playing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 19, 2018, 14:56:53 pm
Second Forest winger this window. Have we got a inside man and if so, do they know of any decent strikers?

Whos the other forest winger then. If you mean Pereira, he is on loan from legia Warsaw


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 19, 2018, 14:57:42 pm
Now for a mobile striker...........................................please!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 19, 2018, 15:03:33 pm
He's available to play tomorrow.

It's all coming together nicely.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 19, 2018, 15:08:41 pm
I seem to remember Eric Sabin playing for Boston one week, and then suddenly he was in our team...to play Boston.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 19, 2018, 15:33:18 pm

Updated - Just one more striker then I think we can consider it a decent Janaury

                                                O'Donnell
                                               Coddington
                                                 Cornell
                                                   Goff

Facey                      Taylor                           Turnbull                      Bunney
Moloney                  Barnett                           Pierre                        Buchanan
Phillips                                        Poole                                            Smith

                                  O'Toole                     Grimes
                                McWilliams                  Foley
                                   Crooks                     Bridge

Perieria                                                                                      Ariyibi
Hoskins                                                                                      Powell

                                                  Long
                                       NEW SIGNING
                                                 Revell

Hanley, Kasim, Bowditch, Lobjoit, Iaciofano = moved on



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 19, 2018, 15:37:54 pm
Now for a mobile striker...........................................please!!!

Sam Sung, from chinese feeder club


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 19, 2018, 15:41:42 pm
needs to move on a few more than just those 5 i would think.

needs a manageable amount of players in the squad.

pay a few off / loan a few out and hope a couple get offers elsewhere - DB or AR or SH


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 19, 2018, 15:48:02 pm
Nearer the window closure gets, teams will become desperate for signings...

Just depends if any of the deadwood has any ambitions to play or just to sit on their contracts...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Stig on January 19, 2018, 15:55:55 pm
Think kee would be fine as we have people who create now, people wanted marquis and collins to stay but there league 1 record isn't really outstanding.

Need a more mobile Rico who can finish!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 19, 2018, 15:57:13 pm
I'd guess they'd like...

2 goalkeepers to move, 1 being either Cornell or Coddington and then Goff on loan somewhere with a recall clause.

1 of the left backs to move, either Buchs permanent or Smith on loan.

I would have said they might send Poole back and move a right back on but with Pierre and Phillips being out for the majority of the season maybe not.

Obviously everyone is expecting the 5 you mentioned to move, hopefully just a loan for Iaciofano though.

That would be 8 out plus the 4 that have gone already. I thought at the start they needed to get 5 or 6 more out than they brought in so in the right ballpark.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 19, 2018, 16:01:01 pm
Think kee would be fine as we have people who create now, people wanted marquis and collins to stay but there league 1 record isn't really outstanding.

Need a more mobile Rico who can finish!

Personally I'd like to see how Long performs with more threatening wingers in the team. He's got 7 so far, he could add 10 to that in the remainder of the season, with the bump in quality around him. I think we'd have all took 17 from him at the start of the season.

Of course, if we can get equivalent to Long or better on a permanent that would be great, would much rather have our own players out there as much as possible.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 19, 2018, 16:04:11 pm
It wouldn't surprise me if we signed Long. He's out of contract and I cannot see Burnley wanting to retain him. For them to get a fee they would have to offer him a new deal the equivalent or better than what he's on so would risk the chance of getting zero £ for him OR having him on their wage bill for another x years.

I predict we will buy him for an undisclosed fee and the final piece of the jigsaw will be another striker on loan.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: claretparrot on January 19, 2018, 16:14:59 pm
Weirdly, I noticed that Dyche accidentally mentioned Long in his press conference last week. It was a slip of the tongue when he meant to refer to Kevin Long.

I wondered if Chris was on his mind because we'd stuck a bid in!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 19, 2018, 16:20:39 pm
My input:

1. David Cornell  - Goalkeeper Move On
2. Brendan Moloney - Right back
3. David Buchanan - Left back May wish to move on
4. Yaser Kasim - Centre midfield Move On
5. Leon Barnett - Centre back May wish to move on
6. Ash Taylor - Centre back
7. Billy Waters - Forward/Winger (on loan Cambridge United)
8. Sam Foley - Centre midfield
10.Alex Revell - Forward
11.Daniel Powell - Winger/Forward
12.Leon Lobjoit - Forward/Winger (on loan to Corby Town) Move on
13.Richard O'Donnell - Goalkeeper
14.Sam Hoskins - Winger/Forward
15.Dean Bowditch - Midfield/Forward Move on
16.Aaron Pierre - Centre back  Injured
17.Shaun McWilliams - Centre midfield
18.Aaron Phillips - Right back Injured
19.Chris Long - Forward (on loan from Burnley)
20.George Smith - Left back
21.John-Joe O'Toole - Centre midfield
22.Matt Crooks - Centre midfield
23.Joe Iaciofano - Forward (on loan to Chesham United)
24.Shay Facey - Right back/Centre back
25.James Goff - Goalkeeper Send on loan
26.Regan Poole - Centre back/Midfield (on loan from Manchester United)
27.Raheem Hanley - Left back/wing (transfer list?) Move on
28.Hildeberto Pereira - Wing/Right back (on loan from Legia Warsaw)
29.Matt Grimes - Left/Centre Midfield (on loan from Swansea City)
30.Luke Coddington - Goalkeeper
36.Jack Bridge - Winger/Attacking Midfield
37.Jordan Turnbull - Centre back/Left back
39.Joe Bunney - Left back/Midfield
45.Gboly Ariyibi - Winger (on loan from Nottingham Forest)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 19, 2018, 17:14:46 pm


Strong looking squad with 2 good players in every position and some flexibility too. Think if you remove Phillips and Pierre as long term injurees, then move Poole in to CB, it still looks good. Plenty of decent players will miss out on the match day squad. Be interesting to see who JFH goes with tomorrow... might get a better idea of who's moving on.

Think itll be:

GK: ODonnell
RB: Facey
LB:Bunney
CB: Taylor
CB: Turnbull
CM: Grimes
CM: Crooks
AM: O'Toole
LW: Powell
RW: Ariyibi
(or Periera RW if fit and Ariyibi LW)
ST: Long

2 of the following to miss out: Moloney, Poole, Foley, Hoskins, Pereira/Powell, Revell, McWilliams and Buchs

And that all of our loans used up now so perhaps a permanent striker in now? Signing Long isnt a bad shout though... depends if he'll want to knowing direct competition is being bought in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 19, 2018, 21:43:05 pm
Everbrite #notgoodenough. Just wish he'd **** off the boring old twat.

That is uncalled for! He's not boring at all.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 19, 2018, 21:48:00 pm
Robin van Persie  is a no go. Gone back to Feyenoord .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 19, 2018, 22:01:24 pm
Itís a good shout on Long signing permanently .
He has improved week on week under JFH and deserves an offer if we could afford him .
Dychey loves the Cobblers as well


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 19, 2018, 22:04:33 pm

Dychey loves the Cobblers as well


And worms  :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 19, 2018, 22:06:20 pm
Wouldn't surprise me to see Long sign permanently AND for us to sign another striker.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 19, 2018, 22:11:59 pm
Itís a good shout on Long signing permanently .
He has improved week on week under JFH and deserves an offer if we could afford him .
Dychey loves the Cobblers as well


Agree totally, with decent support and service Long can go to much bigger and better things


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 19, 2018, 22:13:00 pm
And worms  :o
He denies the worms ..... gingers are weird though


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 19, 2018, 22:13:27 pm
Wouldn't surprise me to see Long sign permanently AND for us to sign another striker.

We need both, especially if Revell exits


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 19, 2018, 23:05:45 pm
I can't help but feel that if all of a sudden we have 2 quick wingers and 2 full backs launching crosses into the box, Revs will be a different player entirely. The player we saw under Rob Page.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 19, 2018, 23:22:28 pm
I can't help but feel that if all of a sudden we have 2 quick wingers and 2 full backs launching crosses into the box, Revs will be a different player entirely. The player we saw under Rob Page.
This


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 20, 2018, 06:33:36 am
I can't help but feel that if all of a sudden we have 2 quick wingers and 2 full backs launching crosses into the box, Revs will be a different player entirely. The player we saw under Rob Page.

Agreed. Revs needs one of two things; people close to him for him to flick on to or decent crosses into the box he can stick his head on. He had neither of those early in the season, it will be interesting to see how he'll do now.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 20, 2018, 19:42:43 pm
I heard on the radio coming home the reporter at the Corby game say that Leon Lobjoit is being recalled this week. Why would this be? I take it he's either being released, transferred or loaned to another team.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 20, 2018, 20:48:53 pm
The latter I would think. Maybe a level higher?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 20, 2018, 21:17:34 pm
The latter I would think. Maybe a level higher?
That would depend apon his attitude. I had high hopes for this lad, but now Im not so sure.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 20, 2018, 21:25:38 pm
The latter I would think. Maybe a level higher?

Didn't we try this before by loaning him to Nuneaton Town, without success.

I think he will get released.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 20, 2018, 21:37:23 pm
Didn't we try this before by loaning him to Nuneaton Town, without success.

I think he will get released.

Yes, almost certin release pending I reckon, possibly along with Hanley too?

Still lots of movement ahead in the next 7 to 11 days I reckon.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 20, 2018, 22:02:20 pm
Too early to offer Shay Facey a new contract?!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 20, 2018, 22:09:03 pm
Too early to offer Shay Facey a new contract?!

He will go higher eventually. I just hope we all join him  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 20, 2018, 22:11:16 pm
Too early to offer Shay Facey a new contract?!
Our first million pound player?!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 20, 2018, 22:14:23 pm
We are now in the business of "growing" players.  We might have bought one or two good seeds this time. Time will tell.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 20, 2018, 22:44:20 pm
Too early to offer Shay Facey a new contract?!

Hopefully, we've got an option to extend it as 18 Months is certainly not long enough.
The kid oozes talent & is a real find. Fair play whoever discovered him from our scouting circle.

When you thin RP signed Hanley on a two year deal. No offence but, night & day!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 20, 2018, 22:49:35 pm
Hopefully, we've got an option to extend it as 18 Months is certainly not long enough.
The kid oozes talent & is a real find. Fair play whoever discovered him from our scouting circle.

When you thin RP signed Hanley on a two year deal. No offence but, night & day!


He does look class, yep you'd hope we have the opinion of extending


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 21, 2018, 15:31:48 pm
Our first million pound player?!

You'd imagine Ash Taylor must be worth a fair amount?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler on January 21, 2018, 15:46:42 pm
Hopefully, we've got an option to extend it as 18 Months is certainly not long enough.
The kid oozes talent & is a real find. Fair play whoever discovered him from our scouting circle.

When you thin RP signed Hanley on a two year deal. No offence but, night & day!

Not sure it's fair to compare rob page's signings to what we are getting now. Think it is obvious that rob page didn't have the budget in which JFH is working with.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 21, 2018, 15:56:57 pm
So, is this what we are looking at so far, I have added players in brackets who can cover as a 2nd choice position

GK O'Donnell
GK Cornell
LB Bunney
LB Smith (Turnbull)
RB Facey
RB Phillips Inj (McWilliams)
CB Taylor
CB Turnbull
CB Poole
CB Barnett
CB Pierre Injured
CM Grimes
CM Crooks
CM O'Toole
CM McWilliams
Mid Foley
Wg Bridge
Wg Pereira
Wg Powell
Wg Ariyibi
Wg Hoskins
Att Long
Att Revell

On Loan
Goff
Iaciofano
Waters
Lobjoit

Surplus
Coddington
Moloney
Buchanan
Bowditch
Kasim
Hanley

Wouldn't be surprised with the amount of wide players we now have (who'd have thought we'd be saying that) that Powell might be struggling for a squad place. Still plenty of players to move on, maybe another if another striker comes in.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Stig on January 21, 2018, 17:07:41 pm
Cornellto go and coddington to stay. As cornell contract up in the summer


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 21, 2018, 22:16:41 pm
Moloney is still 3 times the player Smith will ever be. I'd be disappointed if Moloney left, but I would have young Smith as surplus.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 21, 2018, 23:25:30 pm
Moloney is still 3 times the player Smith will ever be. I'd be disappointed if Moloney left, but I would have young Smith as surplus.

Different positions mate.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alstare on January 22, 2018, 14:58:55 pm
No new players today?  :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 22, 2018, 15:00:29 pm
No new players today?  :o

Think we ain't done too bad so far this month tbf!

Hopefully, can shift a few out the door this week...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 22, 2018, 15:03:34 pm
We still need a couple of strikers.......


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alstare on January 22, 2018, 15:22:42 pm
We still need a couple of strikers.......

I would be happy with one.  Wonder if Chris Long would become permanent?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 22, 2018, 15:33:25 pm
Jeremy Casey at the Chron reckons perhaps two more in and at least two more to leave. Can only assume the leavers will be high earners rather than the likes of Hanley or Lobjiot.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mathius on January 22, 2018, 15:53:59 pm
Kasim and Bowditch are surplus... Besides the more obvious ones.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 22, 2018, 15:59:18 pm
We still need a couple of strikers.......
Don't forget the Revmeister..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alstare on January 22, 2018, 16:07:52 pm
Overheard a rumour at Sixfields that we have a cash bid in for a player at Portsmouth.  Probably nothing in it, but any ideas?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 22, 2018, 16:13:12 pm
Overheard a rumour at Sixfields that we have a cash bid in for a player at Portsmouth.  Probably nothing in it, but any ideas?
I saw Conor Chaplin's name mentioned on another site


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 22, 2018, 16:16:02 pm
Overheard a rumour at Sixfields that we have a cash bid in for a player at Portsmouth.  Probably nothing in it, but any ideas?

I overheard one for Dominic Samuel at Blackburn.

Judging by the amount of games he's played for them this season, I'd rule it out. But judging by the fact we love signing players from teams we're just about to play, maybe some truth to it  ;D



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 22, 2018, 16:16:25 pm
I saw Conor Chaplin's name mentioned on another site

No chance!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 22, 2018, 18:38:58 pm
No chance!

Why?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 22, 2018, 19:40:02 pm
Why?
Because just reading said so.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Baby Bear on January 22, 2018, 19:52:33 pm
Wes Thomas from Oxford was the name I heard.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 22, 2018, 20:00:34 pm
Wes Thomas from Oxford was the name I heard.

Bit injury prone and too many clubs


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 22, 2018, 20:02:53 pm
Bit injury prone and too many clubs

Poor attitude too I heard


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 22, 2018, 20:05:39 pm
No chance!

Let's be honest conor chaplin has been on the fringes of the pompey team for about 4 years now!

If the boy has any ambition  about playing regular football (which in my opinion he needs  to see his development continue) then maybe we can offer that?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 22, 2018, 20:22:59 pm
Different positions mate.

Oops. A good point, well made.

Let me try again. I would probably prefer Buchs to Smith, although one is clearly younger and a lot cheaper. However, I would still definitely rather have Maloney than Phillips. I wouldn't want Maloney to be playing for the opposition, but I couldn't care less if we lined up against Phillips, in fact I'd relish the opportunity.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 22, 2018, 20:23:31 pm
Wes Thomas definitely doesn't fit the mould of player we are signing these days.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 22, 2018, 21:28:49 pm
Let's be honest conor chaplin has been on the fringes of the pompey team for about 4 years now!

If the boy has any ambition  about playing regular football (which in my opinion he needs  to see his development continue) then maybe we can offer that?

20 years old and played in 18 games this season, over 100 in his career. I don't think Pompey would sell him for anything as low as we could offer, or that he'd leave to join a team struggling in L1. All my opinion and I'll glady take some humble pie if there is any truth in this and it would be a quality signing and would also fit our current transfer policy of buying young players with potential.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 22, 2018, 21:59:35 pm
Anyone know what his contract situation is like that may play a part?

Also one or two rumours of a min fee realese clause in his contract.

All speculation I would guess and I would be extremly pleasantly suprised if we got him.

I could understand why he might want to leave tho, of those 18 games how many starts? Not tgat many I would guess.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 22, 2018, 22:19:48 pm
Oops. A good point, well made.

Let me try again. I would probably prefer Buchs to Smith, although one is clearly younger and a lot cheaper. However, I would still definitely rather have Maloney than Phillips. I wouldn't want Maloney to be playing for the opposition, but I couldn't care less if we lined up against Phillips, in fact I'd relish the opportunity.

Completely with you on that. Phillips and Hoskins was my absolute dreaded right flank last season!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 22, 2018, 22:41:03 pm
Anyone know what his contract situation is like that may play a part?

Also one or two rumours of a min fee realese clause in his contract.

All speculation I would guess and I would be extremly pleasantly suprised if we got him.

I could understand why he might want to leave tho, of those 18 games how many starts? Not tgat many I would guess.

In 3 and a half years at Pompey his only had 27 starts.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 23, 2018, 08:37:43 am
Anyone know what his contract situation is like that may play a part?

Also one or two rumours of a min fee realese clause in his contract.

All speculation I would guess and I would be extremly pleasantly suprised if we got him.

I could understand why he might want to leave tho, of those 18 games how many starts? Not tgat many I would guess.

18 months left

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37728193


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cordwainer2 on January 23, 2018, 08:56:22 am
Its Tuesday, no new signings since last Friday. Is that it?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 23, 2018, 08:59:51 am
Its Tuesday, no new signings since last Friday. Is that it?

We must be close to a club record for consecutive games played with a debutant in the starting lineup?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 23, 2018, 09:15:11 am
Long on a permanent deal.

one more striker on loan.

couple to go out the door - not as many as we would want though.

done.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 23, 2018, 09:16:07 am
Long on a permanent deal.

one more striker on loan.

couple to go out the door - not as many as we would want though.

done.


Sounds more reasonable + likely than Chaplin!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2018, 09:34:49 am
Long on a permanent deal.
one more striker on loan.
couple to go out the door - not as many as we would want though.
done.

Ultra confident statement- do you have a source?



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 23, 2018, 09:49:50 am
Long on a permanent deal.

one more striker on loan.

couple to go out the door - not as many as we would want though.

done.

I was told by a very reliable source that Long is on £12,000 a week at Burnley. I don't think his future lies with us, especially now he's popping a few in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: claretparrot on January 23, 2018, 09:52:45 am
Long on a permanent deal.

one more striker on loan.

couple to go out the door - not as many as we would want though.

done.


We're unlikely to loan a striker unless one of the current loanees (could only really be Poole) is going back.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 23, 2018, 10:19:31 am
We're unlikely to loan a striker unless one of the current loanees (could only really be Poole) is going back.

If Long signs permanently then that's frees up a loan position.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 23, 2018, 10:40:08 am
I was told by a very reliable source that Long is on £12,000 a week at Burnley. I don't think his future lies with us, especially now he's popping a few in

I dont think your source is very reliable.
£12k a week for a hot prospect. I doubt that very much.
Football Manager 2018 has him on £4k a week - I know its a game, but it is now being used by clubs to scout players


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 23, 2018, 10:42:03 am
I was told by a very reliable source that Long is on £12,000 a week at Burnley. I don't think his future lies with us, especially now he's popping a few in

Wow, if true this is astronomical for a player of his age, experience and ability.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 23, 2018, 10:47:33 am
I think Long's Burnley contract expires in July '18. Can't see him getting in their first team anytime soon, especially as they look set to stay in the Prem for another season at least. They've paid over £1m for him so I'm sure they'd be happy to recoup, say, 10-20% of that now rather than let him leave for nothing in the summer. Or they offer him a new contract and he joins a Championship club on loan next season.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 23, 2018, 10:55:00 am
I dont think your source is very reliable.
£12k a week for a hot prospect. I doubt that very much.
Football Manager 2018 has him on £4k a week - I know its a game, but it is now being used by clubs to scout players

I think it is around £4k a week on FIFA 18 too, these games are pretty reliable. Although at the start of the season they had Kasim as our highest rated player!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 23, 2018, 11:34:50 am
I dont think your source is very reliable.
£12k a week for a hot prospect. I doubt that very much.
Football Manager 2018 has him on £4k a week - I know its a game, but it is now being used by clubs to scout players
I wouldn't pass it on for one minute if I didn't think it was correct. Trust me, it's real life not a game


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 23, 2018, 12:32:14 pm
Premiership money is mad enough for that to be true.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 23, 2018, 12:36:08 pm
Premiership money is mad enough for that to be true.

Coming from Everton on the back of a decent championship season. I would have guessed between £8-12K. Especially for a million transfer fee.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 23, 2018, 12:43:08 pm
Coming from Everton on the back of a decent championship season. I would have guessed between £8-12K. Especially for a million transfer fee.

i would have said the lower end of that amount, at the very highest.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 23, 2018, 13:56:39 pm
To get him on a permanent would be a real state of intention and the most impressive signing of all... but for that kind of money, not sure it'll happen.
He's a young very promising striker who is starting to look the real deal now and I reckon he will become one of those elusive 20+ a season men, certainly at L1 level, and possibly Championship.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 23, 2018, 14:38:18 pm
What with people posting the need for two strikers (which I think is excessive and unrealistic) one who can get in behind and one in the target man mould, I think we could do a lot worse than making a bid for Newport County's Frank Nouble.

He's quick, very strong, likes to be physical and get in defenders faces (as evidenced against us in pre-season when he played very well), and is a good technical player too. I doubt he's on a long contract there and wouldn't cost a bomb. Thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZTzlFjxhi4


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 23, 2018, 14:57:01 pm
What with people posting the need for two strikers (which I think is excessive and unrealistic) one who can get in behind and one in the target man mould, I think we could do a lot worse than making a bid for Newport County's Frank Nouble.

He's quick, very strong, likes to be physical and get in defenders faces (as evidenced against us in pre-season when he played very well), and is a good technical player too. I doubt he's on a long contract there and wouldn't cost a bomb. Thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZTzlFjxhi4

More bookings than goals this season! As somebody has mentioned before, I don't think he fits the current transfer ethos; buy young players with potential.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 23, 2018, 15:00:06 pm
More bookings than goals this season! As somebody has mentioned before, I don't think he fits the current transfer ethos; buy young players with potential.
You must be fun at party's.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 23, 2018, 15:01:09 pm
Sometimes we have no transfer action until deadline day with this board full of speculation, unfounded rumours and moans about the lack of business: Relatively quiet isn't it?
I prefer this method...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 23, 2018, 15:03:14 pm
You must be fun at party's.

Don't get your reply. What are your thoughts on the player, rather than me?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 23, 2018, 15:17:34 pm
I've a hunch that it will be pretty quiet now until 31st, then we'll get the brinkmanship of players/agents & clubs holding out on deals.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 23, 2018, 15:33:57 pm
Have heard van Veen from Scunny mentioned a few times now (on here and through talking to other Cobblers fans). I believe he's out of contract in the summer so it could be a similar situation to what happened with Bunney:

1. He signs a new deal with Scunny
2. He sees out his contract and moves somewhere else for free in there summer
3. Scunny sell him to cash in if he doesn't sign a new contract

I suspect if it's option 3 then it won't happen until the end of next week but if it is i think it's worth waiting for.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 23, 2018, 15:46:32 pm
JFH has stated on the Chron website that we wont be signing long in this transfers window. Although they are try everything they can to sign him when is contact runs out in the summer.
Still looking for a striker and another loan signing


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 23, 2018, 16:44:09 pm
Have heard van Veen from Scunny mentioned a few times now (on here and through talking to other Cobblers fans). I believe he's out of contract in the summer so it could be a similar situation to what happened with Bunney:

1. He signs a new deal with Scunny
2. He sees out his contract and moves somewhere else for free in there summer
3. Scunny sell him to cash in if he doesn't sign a new contract

I suspect if it's option 3 then it won't happen until the end of next week but if it is i think it's worth waiting for.


Agree.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2018, 17:09:56 pm
You must be fun at party's.


Hah ha ha


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 23, 2018, 17:20:14 pm
Found this from Burnley's site;

28 July 2015

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Chris Long from Barclays Premier League side Everton for an undisclosed fee, subject to paperwork.

The striker, who spent time on loan at Brentford last season, has penned a three-year deal at Turf Moor, with a further yearís option in the clubís favour.


If Burnley want to keep him they can extend his contract by a further year so we will more than likely have to try negotiate with them: which could cost us X amount even in July.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 23, 2018, 18:48:17 pm
Found this from Burnley's site;

28 July 2015

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Chris Long from Barclays Premier League side Everton for an undisclosed fee, subject to paperwork.

The striker, who spent time on loan at Brentford last season, has penned a three-year deal at Turf Moor, with a further yearís option in the clubís favour.


If Burnley want to keep him they can extend his contract by a further year so we will more than likely have to try negotiate with them: which could cost us X amount even in July.

Would have thought his salary would be the sticking point; particularly if he scores goals. If he scores a lot then the Championship Clubs come visiting. Not impossible tho'.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 23, 2018, 19:19:26 pm
I think we can discount the possibility of Long signing permanently in January. Besides, even if he did, it wouldn't change our playing squad for the rest of the season.

I surmise that Revell probably has a club lined up and ready to go upon the completion of the deal for one of the strikers that we will be in talks with right now. My bet is still on Doidge of FGR joining.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 23, 2018, 20:09:49 pm
The reason Chris Long wonít sign in January is that Burnley will be subsidising his wages and have to do so until the end of the season .
He will not want to give up that money for division one pay too easily .
Having said that JFH has brought him along in leaps and bounds and so itís possible he will want that to continue and then get a move thereafter .
I think he is playing at the right level for his current ability though


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 23, 2018, 20:12:43 pm
Iím not sure where the van veen link has come from other than him being out of contract in the summer - it doesnít look very likely as heís currently having a run as first choice ahead of Toney and Novak at Scunnie. As for Doidge that would be unbelievable but very unlikely..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 24, 2018, 07:55:49 am
Iím not sure where the van veen link has come from other than him being out of contract in the summer - it doesnít look very likely as heís currently having a run as first choice ahead of Toney and Novak at Scunnie. As for Doidge that would be unbelievable but very unlikely..
Unlikely or not, and suitable or not if the current board have serious ambition they have to fund a striker with a goal scoring record at this level. If the player doesnít want to come for whatever reason then thatís another thing but they need to be in the market. Wouldnít be totally popular but Billy Sharp has been on the bench at Sheff United and I donít think Wilder will take him to the Prem and turns 32 next week? If we were spending serious money thatís where Iíd put it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: In and out on January 24, 2018, 08:46:17 am
To keep up the 'signing a player every 3 days' this month we should expect two in before Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 24, 2018, 10:05:51 am
On a similar note to Long , I wonder if we will try to sign Grimes .
I think division 1 is his standard but once again , wages might be a real issue .
Both Long and Grimes are players we could build around.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 24, 2018, 10:15:40 am
On a similar note to Long , I wonder if we will try to sign Grimes .
I think division 1 is his standard but once again , wages might be a real issue .
Both Long and Grimes are players we could build around.


It would certainly show the intent of the club if we could afford to buy these players.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 24, 2018, 10:16:22 am
JFH mentioned in that long piece about Grimes, stating we were lucky to have him. Depends if he wants to play football or not. Seems like a smart guy.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 24, 2018, 10:17:02 am
Unlikely or not, and suitable or not if the current board have serious ambition they have to fund a striker with a goal scoring record at this level. If the player doesnít want to come for whatever reason then thatís another thing but they need to be in the market. Wouldnít be totally popular but Billy Sharp has been on the bench at Sheff United and I donít think Wilder will take him to the Prem and turns 32 next week? If we were spending serious money thatís where Iíd put it.
Do you remember his goal celebration in front of the west stand when Sc***horpe equalised? Not sure he's too fond our supporters... shame he got sent off, then Bradley Johnson scored the winner in stoppage time! One of the great games at Sixfields.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 24, 2018, 11:22:30 am
Do you remember his goal celebration in front of the west stand when Sc***horpe equalised? Not sure he's too fond our supporters... shame he got sent off, then Bradley Johnson scored the winner in stoppage time! One of the great games at Sixfields.

I don't recall Billy Sharp being sent off. I believe Bradley Johnson was sent off for celebrating in the face of Billy Sharp after scoring a very late winner?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Mr. 6fields Owl on January 24, 2018, 11:42:35 am
I don't recall Billy Sharp being sent off. I believe Bradley Johnson was sent off for celebrating in the face of Billy Sharp after scoring a very late winner?
I thought it was Sharp but you may well be right... apologies. Either way we didn't appreciate his celebration

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/6513601.stm


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 24, 2018, 12:01:04 pm
Sharp has always been a fiesty sort. He's not the kind who can play 1 up top though so I don't think he's a JFH sort.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 24, 2018, 12:10:51 pm
I thought it was Sharp but you may well be right... apologies. Either way we didn't appreciate his celebration

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/6513601.stm

I remember the game, never seen anyone disappear from a pitch and down a tunnel as fast as he did that day!!

Still a great player though


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 24, 2018, 12:28:07 pm
Sharp has always been a fiesty sort. He's not the kind who can play 1 up top though so I don't think he's a JFH sort.

I'd also suggest we ain't gonna pay money for a 32yr old with no real resale value.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 24, 2018, 12:38:20 pm
I know we have some cash apparently but buy Grimes  Long and bring in Billy Sharp is a bit over the top. Certainly our bi polar fanbase would love it, December "were awful going down" January "lets bring in (player out of our range pay scale) and we'll be fine "


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 24, 2018, 12:47:29 pm
Billy sharp is not coming to Northampton Town .
Next subject based on reality please .......


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 24, 2018, 13:40:22 pm
Do you remember his goal celebration in front of the west stand when Sc***horpe equalised? Not sure he's too fond our supporters... shame he got sent off, then Bradley Johnson scored the winner in stoppage time! One of the great games at Sixfields.

I consider his injury time winner at Nene Park as the lowest ever point of me watching a Cobblers game. I live in Rushden, I was absolutely and utterly devastated!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: barton cobbler on January 24, 2018, 13:51:22 pm
I thought it was Sharp but you may well be right... apologies. Either way we didn't appreciate his celebration

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/6513601.stm

Did anyone notice who was the ref who sent off Brad, he certainly was never a Cobblers fan !!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 24, 2018, 14:39:23 pm
One that is probably within our range....Adam Le Fondre available on loan from Bolton.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 24, 2018, 14:56:39 pm
One that is probably within our range....Adam Le Fondre available on loan from Bolton.
:o ;D  :o


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 24, 2018, 15:01:39 pm
One that is probably within our range....Adam Le Fondre available on loan from Bolton.

Not quicker or stronger than Long so not sure why we would do this?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 24, 2018, 15:05:32 pm
Le Fondre will surely be on £££££.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 24, 2018, 15:14:32 pm
Le Fondre will surely be on £££££.

 ;D

He will be I'm sure. If we were looking at buying a striker and that isn't possible for whatever reason then we could in theory use some of that money to put towards wages for a loanee..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 24, 2018, 18:47:16 pm
Is ALF actually any good anymore? I'm not saying he isn't I've genuinely not seen him recently.

Personally speaking, if we are going to spend serious cash, I'd want it in a Shay Facey type way rather than an ALF loan way. "Permanent" with potential.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on January 24, 2018, 21:32:46 pm
Billy sharp is not coming to Northampton Town .
Next subject based on reality please .......
probably not, but the point was if you have real ambition and cash that is the pedigree of striker you would bring in? 59 goals in 110 games during this stint with SU is no g@mble. Most of the proposed strikers Iíve seen suggested on here seem to be? I think the striker we sign or try to sign will be a pretty good barometer indicating both the true ambition and financial clout of the club.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 25, 2018, 13:20:47 pm
Sheffield United reject Northampton bid for Heneghan

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/por-sheffield-united-reject-northampton-bid-for-heneghan/ (http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/por-sheffield-united-reject-northampton-bid-for-heneghan/)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tom on January 25, 2018, 13:29:17 pm
Sheffield United reject Northampton bid for Heneghan

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/por-sheffield-united-reject-northampton-bid-for-heneghan/ (http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/por-sheffield-united-reject-northampton-bid-for-heneghan/)

He was signed for £400k in the summer, so can't imagine this would have been a cheap deal to get him to Northampton - we're obviously not scared of spending.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 25, 2018, 13:33:07 pm
Interesting that we are supposedly targeting another CB, we seem pretty covered there to be honest! I wouldnt be against us trying 3 at the back now that we have the wing backs for it though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 25, 2018, 13:34:36 pm
Interesting that we are supposedly targeting another CB, we seem pretty covered there to be honest! I wouldnt be against us trying 3 at the back now that we have the wing backs for it though.

I guess Poole would be sent back leaving us with 5 loan players which is the max we can have in a matchday squad.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Quintonside on January 25, 2018, 13:36:12 pm
if you go to 3 at the back with wing backs, what are you doing with the wingers we have just brought in?


we may covered at centre back now, but Poole and probably Barnett will be gone come may. so its just forward/ long term thinking.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 25, 2018, 13:40:27 pm
Cheers Chris.  ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 25, 2018, 13:45:47 pm
Strange one that.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 25, 2018, 14:07:36 pm
Hopefully means the end of Leon Barnett's time at NTFC.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 25, 2018, 14:43:08 pm
Hopefully means the end of Leon Barnett's time at NTFC.

Amen.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 25, 2018, 15:02:12 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42796503

Gillingham have signed Frank Moussa. Weren't we after him a couple of years ago?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 25, 2018, 16:27:17 pm
Sheffield United reject Northampton bid for Heneghan

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/por-sheffield-united-reject-northampton-bid-for-heneghan/ (http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/por-sheffield-united-reject-northampton-bid-for-heneghan/)
Another defender


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 26, 2018, 07:16:37 am
JFH is clearly building his squad for 18/19. Wed need 4 centre backs of quality, on paper we've current got 3 that are contracted for next season (Turnbull, Taylor, Pierre). I believe Barnett is out of contract come the Summer?

I suspect he will run with Phillips as a back up to Facey and Smith as a back up for Bunney. Goal keeper wise, it wouldn't surprise me if Cornell is retained if he can ship out Coddington.

Interestingly, 9 of the starting line up that faced MK are under contract next season. The other 2 were loanees (Grimes and Long).

None of this windows signings have been short term trouble fixes, which I fully expected to be the priority this window. Clearly the budget is enabling us to do our Christmas shopping in October instead of Christmas Eve like every other year!

The only short term signing *might have to be in the out and out striker position. I guess we are trying to buy a quality forward or two and have a back up Plan B in place for a loanee until the end of the season if we can't get the deal/s done in time.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: vietnamcobbler on January 26, 2018, 07:41:01 am
JFH is clearly building his squad for 18/19. Wed need 4 centre backs of quality, on paper we've current got 3 that are contracted for next season (Turnbull, Taylor, Pierre). I believe Barnett is out of contract come the Summer?

I suspect he will run with Phillips as a back up to Facey and Smith as a back up for Bunney. Goal keeper wise, it wouldn't surprise me if Cornell is retained if he can ship out Coddington.

Interestingly, 9 of the starting line up that faced MK are under contract next season. The other 2 were loanees (Grimes and Long).

None of this windows signings have been short term trouble fixes, which I fully expected to be the priority this window. Clearly the budget is enabling us to do our Christmas shopping in October instead of Christmas Eve like every other year!

The only short term signing *might have to be in the out and out striker position. I guess we are trying to buy a quality forward or two and have a back up Plan B in place for a loanee until the end of the season if we can't get the deal/s done in time.

Agree.

Someone mentioned Le Fondre on here the other day, I saw somewhere that bids from two league 1 clubs had been rejected who went in for him - perhaps we were one of the two.

I really hope we can put the Cherry on the cake and add a Striker who will excite the fans, it's the last piece of the puzzle and will wrap up a successful window in my eyes.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: exiledinspace on January 26, 2018, 08:55:38 am

Next subject based on reality please .......

That would be a first.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 26, 2018, 08:56:29 am
Barnett was given a 2 year contract by JED unfortunately...hopefully someone will take him before this window closes or during the Summer clearout...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 26, 2018, 09:02:17 am
Someone mentioned Le Fondre on here the other day, I saw somewhere that bids from two league 1 clubs had been rejected who went in for him - perhaps we were one of the two.

Looking at his career history (and the bigger budgets in League One), I'd fully expect him to stay up in the north west.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 26, 2018, 09:46:37 am
I havenít seen any rumours whatsoever about possible players going out ! Surprise surprise no one is banging the door down for the likes of Kasim and Bowditch !
If it wasnít for the new money , I dread to think where we would be now . Bottom would be a good guess though .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 26, 2018, 10:28:00 am
I havenít seen any rumours whatsoever about possible players going out ! Surprise surprise no one is banging the door down for the likes of Kasim and Bowditch !
If it wasnít for the new money , I dread to think where we would be now . Bottom would be a good guess though .

Both should never have been given 2 year contracts by JED, same goes for Barnett.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 26, 2018, 10:37:56 am
Both should never have been given 2 year contracts by JED, same goes for Barnett.

"Both should never have been given 2 year contracts by JED, same goes for Barnett."

Fixed it for you.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 26, 2018, 11:08:02 am
Both should never have been given 2 year contracts by JED, same goes for Barnett.
As a rule , we have offered far too many older players contracts that are a year longer than they should be .
JED really let himself down with his player selection , opting for far too many immobile players .
To have Bowditch , Kasim , Barnett , Taylor , Rico and Revell all in the same team was never going to work .
Itís not a veterans league !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 26, 2018, 11:22:47 am
"Both should never have been given 2 year contracts by JED, same goes for Barnett."

Fixed it for you.

 ;D Agree totally!

My heart sank when we announce Bowditch had signed. Remember being completely unimpressed with him when he was with us on loan the first time...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 26, 2018, 11:41:07 am
Talking of contracts for next season, does anyone know the situation with Aaron Philips? The official site says he signed a 2 year deal but Jeremy Casey tweeted that it was a 3 year contract (backed up by Transfermarkt).

I think Page tended to hand out 2 year contracts and I cant believe he's played enough games to trigger any contract extension. He seemed to be one of Page's better signings but his injury record isn't great



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 26, 2018, 13:12:09 pm
Talking of contracts for next season, does anyone know the situation with Aaron Philips? The official site says he signed a 2 year deal but Jeremy Casey tweeted that it was a 3 year contract (backed up by Transfermarkt).

I think Page tended to hand out 2 year contracts and I cant believe he's played enough games to trigger any contract extension. He seemed to be one of Page's better signings but his injury record isn't great



2 year deal...

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2016/june/northampton-town-sign-defender-aaron-phillips/ (https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2016/june/northampton-town-sign-defender-aaron-phillips/)

3 year deal...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36444039 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36444039)

Hoping it was a two year deal, but if a 3 year one fingers crossed it is appearance related...far too injury prone


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 26, 2018, 13:32:54 pm
2 year deal...

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2016/june/northampton-town-sign-defender-aaron-phillips/ (https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2016/june/northampton-town-sign-defender-aaron-phillips/)

3 year deal...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36444039 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36444039)

Hoping it was a two year deal, but if a 3 year one fingers crossed it is appearance related...far too injury prone

Injury prone, and probably on a first team wage for a player who should be nowhere near the first team.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Vintage Cobbler on January 26, 2018, 13:33:20 pm
Good right back but injury prone and we now have better in Facey. I expect Moloney to move on in May, maybe before.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 26, 2018, 13:41:29 pm
he would currently be our 3rd choice and has missed most of the season - so JFH wont have seen him play anyway.

think he might be off in the summer along with moloney


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 26, 2018, 15:34:31 pm
Any word on a new striker? We have 5 days left in the window.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: eddieeddie on January 26, 2018, 16:24:36 pm
Any word on a new striker? We have 5 days left in the window.

Yeah, they are continuing to try on Steve Bruce's patience and prise Callum O'Hare from his grip. I've also heard of Mateo Cassierra as an option/target.



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 26, 2018, 16:27:13 pm
Any word on a new striker? We have 5 days left in the window.

The return of a cobblers legend might just happen.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 26, 2018, 16:50:30 pm
The return of a cobblers legend might just happen.

Welcome back Bayo/Marquis!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 26, 2018, 17:05:53 pm
Welcome back Bayo/Marquis!

erm,...


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Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 26, 2018, 18:10:42 pm
The return of a cobblers legend might just happen.
The mighty Armand One alongside the Revmeister!!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 26, 2018, 18:24:06 pm
Yeah, they are continuing to try on Steve Bruce's patience and prise Callum O'Hare from his grip. I've also heard of Mateo Cassierra as an option/target.



Very much doubt the latter, Cassierra signed for Ajax for 5.5million euros!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 26, 2018, 18:29:48 pm
erm,...


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I never left.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 26, 2018, 19:04:32 pm
The return of a cobblers legend might just happen.

Is Larry still pulling his boots on?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 26, 2018, 20:51:44 pm
As it stands , if Long gets injured or suspended we are absolutely 100% kn**kered .
Revs can play off the bench but thatís about it after that 


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 26, 2018, 21:53:19 pm
I'd heard a few bids have been placed for more than one striker, obviously all rejected so far. Not a clue who either.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 26, 2018, 21:56:57 pm
I'd heard a few bids have been placed for more than one striker, obviously all rejected so far. Not a clue who either.
One will be on monday :-X


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 26, 2018, 21:59:33 pm
One will be on monday :-X

Let's hope so Shoeberto.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 26, 2018, 22:10:44 pm
Let's hope so Shoeberto.

Who is this then?

Someone we have been linked too already??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 26, 2018, 22:11:15 pm
Who is this then?

Someone we have been linked too already??

I genuinely have no idea.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 26, 2018, 22:25:21 pm
Someone we have been linked too already??
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Who is this then?

I genuinely have no idea.

Let's hope so Shoeberto.

You do realize that Shoey has serious "teaser" form on these kind of rumours 8)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 26, 2018, 22:35:53 pm
One day he'll be right  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 26, 2018, 23:25:11 pm
Let's hope so Shoeberto.
;)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: RowN on January 27, 2018, 11:01:54 am
The return of a cobblers legend might just happen.

Surely not Trevor Morley?? Wonder if he still plays.... I just thinking outside the box..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 27, 2018, 18:19:53 pm
Jimmy still adamant there will be forwards (*plural) to come.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Chopper67 on January 27, 2018, 18:23:42 pm
Yeah just saw his aftermatch interview,says he has 2 recognised strikers and ideally wants 4..!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: swindonclaret on January 27, 2018, 18:59:59 pm
Perhaps its Rico now  he's scoring again


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 27, 2018, 21:07:21 pm
Cracking finish for the 2nd. Good to see that Taylor/ Rico combo firing again.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 27, 2018, 21:11:10 pm
Cracking finish for the 2nd. Good to see that Taylor/ Rico combo firing again.

It's good to see rico has found his level.

The bloke is a legend, love him to bits for what he has done for our club, but he needed to move on


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 28, 2018, 01:24:03 am
Get the Reek back on loan  ;D

Yes the Hassmeister said forwards. Its a damn shame its not the beginning on the season. I think with the team he's putting together we'd have an outside chance of the Playoffs


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 28, 2018, 09:39:02 am
Yep. JFH stated he wants to bring in another two strikers.....

Shame Oglethorpe didn't quiz Jimmy a bit more as he just said to him, so I guess that will be another striker on loan, rather than picking up on the fact Jimmy said he wanted to bring another 2 in. Oglethorpe also didn't ask him about the bid for that centre back from Sheff U, and if we are still looking to strengthen elsewhere.

Very poor journalism...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 28, 2018, 10:08:30 am
Yep. JFH stated he wants to bring in another two strikers.....

Shame Oglethorpe didn't quiz Jimmy a bit more as he just said to him, so I guess that will be another striker on loan, rather than picking up on the fact Jimmy said he wanted to bring another 2 in. Oglethorpe also didn't ask him about the bid for that centre back from Sheff U, and if we are still looking to strengthen elsewhere.

Very poor journalism...
That's Oglethorpe for you his hearts in the right place just doesn't have a brain, the Buchanan to Sheffield U comment will live long in the memory, mind you he's better than Caroline asking him what his favourite colour is


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 28, 2018, 14:00:05 pm
I'm still waiting for Jonny Howson. Caroline said he was coming. She must be IK right?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Towcester ntfc on January 28, 2018, 14:41:49 pm
See that Nicky Ajose is being allowed to leave on Loan, similar striker to long. Just a shout


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 28, 2018, 15:31:29 pm
I read something on Facebook about the van veen rumour that we agreed a £150,000 transfer a few weeks ago but then Scunnie had to put him into their lineup and he started scoring. I guess if heís out of contract in the summer or they have something else lined up it might get resurrected before Wednesday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Rach on January 28, 2018, 15:41:37 pm
Iíve heard weíre after a Chelsea youngster on loan!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 28, 2018, 16:52:02 pm
Wonder what the odds are of Buchanan lining up against us on Saturday?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 28, 2018, 16:59:15 pm
Slim to none i reckon


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 28, 2018, 17:23:25 pm
I read something on Facebook about the van veen rumour that we agreed a £150,000 transfer a few weeks ago but then Scunnie had to put him into their lineup and he started scoring. I guess if heís out of contract in the summer or they have something else lined up it might get resurrected before Wednesday.

The exact problem with Van Veen is that he suddenly started scoring.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 28, 2018, 17:27:01 pm
To bring in another two strikers is a big ask , especially as at least one will have to be a permanent signing .
It also suggests Revell is staying put if he wants 4 options .
It would be interesting to know who heís after . I canít see Van Veen coming if he is starting for Scunny.
Still no sign of any dead wood going though - hardly surprising .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 28, 2018, 17:56:00 pm
To bring in another two strikers is a big ask , especially as at least one will have to be a permanent signing .
It also suggests Revell is staying put if he wants 4 options .
It would be interesting to know who heís after . I canít see Van Veen coming if he is starting for Scunny.
Still no sign of any dead wood going though - hardly surprising .
I suppose it depends on how much legwork weíve put in and whether these 2 strikers and their clubs are prepared to make a decision. I can still see a lot of activity taking place as teams start to panic so there may be a possibility of some mug going for kasim/bowditch/Hanley.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 28, 2018, 18:22:45 pm
To bring in another two strikers is a big ask , especially as at least one will have to be a permanent signing .
It also suggests Revell is staying put if he wants 4 options .
It would be interesting to know who heís after . I canít see Van Veen coming if he is starting for Scunny.
Still no sign of any dead wood going though - hardly surprising .

Why is it a big ask?

I would think jimmy gas a list of 5 or 6 his been working on for weeks.

I'd be amazed if we didn't bring 2 in and would still be suprised if revs stays.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alton on January 28, 2018, 18:43:22 pm
Recent results might convince potential signings we are not bound for League Two after all.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 28, 2018, 19:02:16 pm
Van Veen went off with a foot injury yesterday too, unsure how serious though...

No inside knowledge but I'm pretty sure Jimmy will bring in the two strikers he wants. Strikers are always the last ones in the door as they are so in demand. No doubt just the name JFH will entice a better quality of striker than we would usually attract. The Chinese money helps too!

Would not surprise me if he brings in another defender too...

Hopefully, the desperate teams will come in for some of our deadwood, or their agents can find them a club before the deadline

L1 must be the toughest league for many a season, so we need some more quality before the deadline.

Exciting few days ahead hopefully!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 29, 2018, 08:09:14 am
Why is it a big ask?

I would think jimmy gas a list of 5 or 6 his been working on for weeks.

I'd be amazed if we didn't bring 2 in and would still be suprised if revs stays.
Itís pretty obvious why itís a big ask I would have thought .
Thereís three days left to get two quality strikers in when Jimmy has quite clearly struggled to get commitment
Up until now .
Thatís not to say we canít do it , but to beat everyone else to two players will be tough .
Letís see what happens , bearing in mind at least one has to be a full signing not a loan


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 12:50:29 pm
1 permanent striker and 1 loan striker being worked on, that's for sure.

The loan striker will be easy to complete, I'd imagine that is why they haven't done it yet, no rush to get it through. All efforts being concentrated on a deal for the perm fella.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 29, 2018, 13:01:15 pm
Will be interesting to see which loan player misses out on the match day squad each week if we bring a loan striker in. I guess it will be a loan striker or winger depending on who is fit and available that week.

Must be a tough sell to bring someone on loan who might not even make the bench!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 13:02:11 pm
Itís pretty obvious why itís a big ask I would have thought .
Thereís three days left to get two quality strikers in when Jimmy has quite clearly struggled to get commitment
Up until now .
Thatís not to say we canít do it , but to beat everyone else to two players will be tough .
Letís see what happens , bearing in mind at least one has to be a full signing not a loan

How do you know he is struggling to get commitment?

For all we know the deal(s) maybe done, maybe we are waitying on other factors like the club the player(s) are coming from sorting a replacement?

As people of already said for strikers especially these deals often take longer because demand is higher, in fact i wouldn't be siprised if the signings didn't happen until Wednesday.

I would be extremly shocked if we didn't have two new strikers through the door come midnight on Wednesday, no idea who or when, but I'm certain we will.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 13:04:15 pm
Will be interesting to see which loan player misses out on the match day squad each week if we bring a loan striker in. I guess it will be a loan striker or winger depending on who is fit and available that week.

Must be a tough sell to bring someone on loan who might not even make the bench!

I still think Poole may go back, if we can bring another centre half in


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 29, 2018, 13:09:11 pm
Whatever we do it would be a mistake to drop Chris Long at the moment.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 29, 2018, 13:14:23 pm
I still think Poole may go back, if we can bring another centre half in

I have been thinking this for most of the month to be honest but I was surprised that JFH only mentioned 2 strikers and not another Centre Back. All smoke and mirrors I'd guess.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 13:15:16 pm
Whatever we do it would be a mistake to drop Chris Long at the moment.

True, but the boy needs competition as he has zero at the moment.

We also need different options and ability to change a game from the bench in the final third providing different options.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 29, 2018, 13:16:36 pm
Whatever we do it would be a mistake to drop Chris Long at the moment.

depends who is brought in to replace him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: claretparrot on January 29, 2018, 13:22:24 pm
I still think Poole may go back, if we can bring another centre half in

Unless this is being negotiated in the background and Utd have another club lined up for Poole, we could put some noses out of joint (and screw the player a little bit) by sending him back just before the window closes.

Not that we're playing him every week ourselves, mind you!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 29, 2018, 13:45:39 pm
Itís all go today


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: vietnamcobbler on January 29, 2018, 13:48:21 pm
Itís all go today


Is that sarcasm or are you telling us something Shoey? Should I postpone my bed time over here in Asia??  :afro


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 14:05:43 pm
Itís all go today


Go on Shoeberto!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 29, 2018, 14:07:52 pm
I think thatís the crux of the situation, we have found an effective way of playing which involves Long as a lone striker with jjot supporting him - both of them are in great form and scoring goals. As such trying to persuade prospective strikers to join us (especially on loan) when they are unlikely to be starting must be a difficult sell. Itís a similar scenario to the one that pereira finds himself in - heís unlucky that since heís come in weíve dramatically picked up our form and the structure that we have in place (foley and Hoskins in wide areas) is working. Having said that I would be very surprised if pereira doesnít replace Hoskins this Saturday.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 14:17:38 pm
I think thatís the crux of the situation, we have found an effective way of playing which involves Long as a lone striker with jjot supporting him - both of them are in great form and scoring goals. As such trying to persuade prospective strikers to join us (especially on loan) when they are unlikely to be starting must be a difficult sell. Itís a similar scenario to the one that pereira finds himself in - heís unlucky that since heís come in weíve dramatically picked up our form and the structure that we have in place (foley and Hoskins in wide areas) is working. Having said that I would be very surprised if pereira doesnít replace Hoskins this Saturday.

I think Berto is the type of player we can probably start v the lower performing teams but against the top sides when we need to be more compact then he needs to start on the bench.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Monkey on January 29, 2018, 14:18:38 pm
I think thatís the crux of the situation, we have found an effective way of playing which involves Long as a lone striker with jjot supporting him - both of them are in great form and scoring goals. As such trying to persuade prospective strikers to join us (especially on loan) when they are unlikely to be starting must be a difficult sell. Itís a similar scenario to the one that pereira finds himself in - heís unlucky that since heís come in weíve dramatically picked up our form and the structure that we have in place (foley and Hoskins in wide areas) is working. Having said that I would be very surprised if pereira doesnít replace Hoskins this Saturday.

I think Ariyibi is more likely to step in at the moment. Love Hilda but he just doesnt look fit enough to start


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 29, 2018, 14:22:30 pm
I think Jimmy likes Hoskins because he's got much greater defensive discipline compared to Ariyibi and Hildeberto, and is probably more willing to do the hard yards in his own half.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 29, 2018, 14:26:19 pm
I wonder if Jimmy will have issues with trusting Berto after he went walkabout a bit in closing stages against MK Dons.

We have a bit of a weird paradox at the moment where we are starting with the solid players and bringing the more exciting variants on later, good if you are chasing a game but not great to protect one - although extra pace can help with that.

I'd love to see jimmy let both of Berto and Ariybi start against Rochdale, can always sure things up later with Foley/Hoskins or pushing Bunney up and Turnbull across.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 29, 2018, 14:50:20 pm
I wonder if Jimmy will have issues with trusting Berto after he went walkabout a bit in closing stages against MK Dons.

We have a bit of a weird paradox at the moment where we are starting with the solid players and bringing the more exciting variants on later, good if you are chasing a game but not great to protect one - although extra pace can help with that.

I'd love to see jimmy let both of Berto and Ariybi start against Rochdale, can always sure things up later with Foley/Hoskins or pushing Bunney up and Turnbull across.

i think JFH tends to favour the defensive option over the attacking one - just get that vibe from his selections - he would rather set out to not concede rather than to outscore the opposition


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 29, 2018, 14:56:45 pm
i think JFH tends to favour the defensive option over the attacking one - just get that vibe from his selections - he would rather set out to not concede rather than to outscore the opposition

I agree, I'd just hoped he was changing that stance when he signed the two wingers on loan. As I said I'd love to see them both start but I definitely think at least one of them should start each game. In my opinion a lot of our problems over the past 18 months have been due to a lack of pace and threat in attacking areas meaning that teams could push right up against us without fear and we had no out ball. Berto and Ariybi should change that.

Anyway, back to transfers. Have we signed anyone yet? Anyone saying goodbye and clearing out their lockers?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 29, 2018, 15:52:28 pm
JFH has stated 'we should have FOUR strikers on the books and at present we have two'.

Does that translate that he will play TWO strikers from the start, as having 3 strikers on the bench seems a waste?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: claretparrot on January 29, 2018, 16:12:45 pm
I'd imagine, if we did end up with four strikers, that one would drop out of the first choice matchday squad. Likely Revell


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 29, 2018, 16:18:07 pm
New signing at 4.30pm


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 29, 2018, 16:23:50 pm
Is it definitely a signing and not a departure?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 29, 2018, 16:25:24 pm
Is it definitely a signing and not a departure?

Says "Cobbler Signing News", so presume it is an incoming.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 29, 2018, 16:29:53 pm
Boris Mathis from Everton


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 29, 2018, 16:30:25 pm
Ah, it's some kid who's never played a league game.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: jamie-brett on January 29, 2018, 16:30:36 pm
#WelcomeBoris


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 29, 2018, 16:31:54 pm
There's no way this guy was one of our top targets. Hope he hits the ground running and links up well with Long. Welcome Boris.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 29, 2018, 16:32:11 pm
We are 'invincible'


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 29, 2018, 16:33:25 pm
Disappointing as we have Icao in the wings. Hass did mention there will be some further activity before the deadline.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tom on January 29, 2018, 16:37:09 pm
Ah, it's some kid who's never played a league game.

Saido Berahino had never played a league game when he came to us either :)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 16:37:34 pm
Wasn't top of our targets?

He's only been training with the club for the last 3 or 4 weeks!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 29, 2018, 16:37:45 pm
Brilliant name! Have we ever had a Boris play for us before?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: The Rauldinho on January 29, 2018, 16:38:22 pm
Ah, it's some kid who's never played a league game.

Does two games for Metz count?  ;D

Surely having another option/cover is better than not having one at all?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 29, 2018, 16:38:32 pm
There's no way this guy was one of our top targets. Hope he hits the ground running and links up well with Long. Welcome Boris.

Without seeing Jimmyís list of targets we donít know that for sure. Perhaps (hopefully) the remainder of the budget is going to go on a permanent striker with a bit of experience.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 29, 2018, 16:42:59 pm
Without seeing Jimmy’s list of targets we don’t know that for sure. Perhaps (hopefully) the remainder of the budget is going to go on a permanent striker with a bit of experience.

If he was one of the top targets then why not sign his at the start of the window? I doubt Everton have any incentive to hold off until the very end of the window.

Mr. Slowe, why not sign him 3-4 weeks ago then and have him on the benhch rather than Revell?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 29, 2018, 16:45:40 pm
Wasn't top of our targets?

He's only been training with the club for the last 3 or 4 weeks!

Well, 3 to 4 weeks read 3 to 4 days. According to Jimmy.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Onetouch on January 29, 2018, 16:47:15 pm
Just because we havent heard of him, doesnt make him useless.
He could be better than Long.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 16:48:16 pm
Well, 3 to 4 weeks read 3 to 4 days. According to Jimmy.

Jimmy is lying on this one.

Perhaps they wanted to have a proper look at him and now they're confident he will add something?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 29, 2018, 16:49:04 pm
Signed on a 2-year deal by Ronald Koeman last summer to play for Everton U23 squad, but has yet to make an appearance for them.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 29, 2018, 16:49:47 pm
If he's been training with us for a few weeks, I trust Jimmy & the team enough having had a good look at him in training, that he will be a beneficial addition to the squad...welcome fella!

Still more to come in/go out judging by Jimmy's positive comments...

ďWe think we have had a very positive transfer window so far and Januaryís results have been very encouraging. We continue to talk to some targets to improve the squad further which we hope to get over the line before the deadline, so everyone is continuing to work hard.Ē


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 29, 2018, 16:50:12 pm
How do you know he is struggling to get commitment?

For all we know the deal(s) maybe done, maybe we are waitying on other factors like the club the player(s) are coming from sorting a replacement?

As people of already said for strikers especially these deals often take longer because demand is higher, in fact i wouldn't be siprised if the signings didn't happen until Wednesday.

I would be extremly shocked if we didn't have two new strikers through the door come midnight on Wednesday, no idea who or when, but I'm certain we will.
As I said , JFH is struggling to get the players he wants .
I would suggest the new signing illustrates this .


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 16:51:44 pm
As I said , JFH is struggling to get the players he wants .
I would suggest the new signing illustrates this .


I'd suggest you are talking utter bollocks and you have no foundation to what you are saying.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Stig on January 29, 2018, 16:52:01 pm
Reading between the lines, he has been for training 3/4 days in the last few weeks.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 29, 2018, 16:57:09 pm
I'd suggest you are talking utter bollocks and you have no foundation to what you are saying.
Letís see how much game time he gets and then see who talks boll*cks ....


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 29, 2018, 16:58:09 pm
Well he was at Lyon's academy for a few years and Everton have produced a real good crop recently, Davies, Kenny etc. If he has trained with the first team for periods as well hopefully this will reflect in his ability ALA Shay Facey.

Someone said looks like Mahrez younger brother which is a great shout. At least we have options now! Welcome Boris!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 29, 2018, 16:58:16 pm
Will he replace any of Long, Hildeberto, Ariyibi, Poole or Grimes in the match day squad?

Or is he here just as a back up in case Long gets injured?



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 29, 2018, 16:59:09 pm
I'd suggest you are talking utter bollocks and you have no foundation to what you are saying.

Given that we have spent some money this window, do you think Mathis, somebody with no experience we have been training for 3-4 weeks without JFH signing him, was a top target? I just can't believe that's true. Unless there's a much better player ready to sign in the next 48hrs then, in my opinion, he's missed out on top targets and this guy was a backup signing.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 29, 2018, 16:59:22 pm
Boris Mathis from Everton

A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a cobbler's born.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 16:59:49 pm
Letís see how much game time he gets and then see who talks boll*cks ....

Good call.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 29, 2018, 17:01:56 pm
Given that we have spent some money this window, do you think Mathis, somebody with no experience we have been training for 3-4 weeks without JFH signing him, was a top target? I just can't believe that's true. Unless there's a much better player ready to sign in the next 48hrs then, in my opinion, he's missed out on top targets and this guy was a backup signing.

I personally think he was a target, as our back up option should someone get injured.

Important to remember not all targets are automatic first choices, look at Jack Bridge....signed for the future. This Boris fella, signed on loan as cover in case someone gets injured.

Get the permanent signing over the line and all will be clear I guess.

Edit : Read your post properly.....Let's see what happens in the next 48 hours.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 29, 2018, 17:05:10 pm
I personally think he was a target, as our back up option should someone get injured.

Important to remember not all targets are automatic first choices, look at Jack Bridge....signed for the future. This Boris fella, signed on loan as cover in case someone gets injured.

Get the permanent signing over the line and all will be clear I guess.

This makes sense, he probably won't make the squad unless and loanee (Long) get's injured or suspended. Hopefully the "big one" is still to come, and no that is not any sort of allusion towards Bayo.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 29, 2018, 17:06:23 pm
This makes sense, he probably won't make the squad unless and loanee (Long) get's injured or suspended. Hopefully the "big one" is still to come, and no that is not any sort of allusion towards Bayo.

Peter Crouch?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 29, 2018, 17:07:14 pm
I personally think he was a target, as our back up option should someone get injured.

Important to remember not all targets are automatic first choices, look at Jack Bridge....signed for the future. This Boris fella, signed on loan as cover in case someone gets injured.

Exactly this. We all know how highly Long is rated. This seems a 'like for like' backup should disaster strike.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Another Pedj on January 29, 2018, 17:12:11 pm
Long was injured for several weeks earlier this season so of course it can happen and therefore back ups will required with both Rico and Waters moving on.

Oh no I am wrong. He fell out with Jimmy and would never play for us again! Who knows.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 29, 2018, 17:12:41 pm
I'd suggest you are talking utter bollocks and you have no foundation to what you are saying.

Probably correct AS; He does like to blow his trumpet when making authoritative statements which are often unsubstantiated.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 17:13:19 pm
Once went on a date with a girl from Metz. I learned how to pronouce Metz correctly...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 29, 2018, 17:13:48 pm
Exactly this. We all know how highly Long is rated. This seems a 'like for like' backup should disaster strike.

He's hardly a like-for-like backup. Long had scored 4 championship goals for Brentford on loan before he was 20. This fella doesn't seemed to have played any games, not for Everton U23 nor Everton U21. Incidentally Fraser Hornby is now playing and scoring for the U23 side, perhaps we should have asked about his availability.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 29, 2018, 17:14:36 pm
He's a striker, good pace & technique according to JFH, will only get into the squad should Long get injured...win win

Alternatively, we fail to sign another striker, long gets crocked v Rochdale & we are fvcked!!!

Good squad planning so far, covering all eventualities....

Still hoping for another couple of permanent signings...perhaps dependent of shifting some of the deadwood...



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 29, 2018, 17:17:25 pm
Once went on a date with a girl from Metz. I learned how to pronouce Metz correctly...

Street corner prostitutes dont count as dates.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 29, 2018, 17:18:52 pm
He's hardly a like-for-like backup. Long had scored 4 championship goals for Brentford on loan before he was 20. This fella doesn't seemed to have played any games, not for Everton U23 nor Everton U21. Incidentally Fraser Hornby is now playing and scoring for the U23 side, perhaps we should have asked about his availability.

So alternatively, we sign a proven striker on loan, who demands a starting place...Who do we leave out from the 5 loans we already have?
This lad will be no doubt accept being left out of the squad due to the loan rule. He states...

"I want to come to prove and show Everton I can play in the first team," Mathis told BBC Radio Northampton.
"I'm fast and have good finishing, but I need to practise everything to be better."

This makes perfect sense, Long is currently our number one striker & deserves his place.

No offence, but I trust JFH judgement on a player, rather than any of our supporters...

Look what a gem Facey is turning out to be...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 17:24:50 pm
Street corner prostitutes dont count as dates.

Interesting that you went there, never crossed my mind.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 29, 2018, 17:31:17 pm
Once went on a date with a girl from Metz. I learned how to pronouce Metz correctly...

Did this "girl" have tall pointy hair, a big chin, was sharp of tongue, spindle limbed and cunning? Did "she" twirl about in a mesmerizing dance holding a bottle of schnapps?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: JollyCobbler on January 29, 2018, 17:44:15 pm
Interesting that you went there, never crossed my mind.

You dated her and never realized she was a prostitute? :o ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 17:49:08 pm
Oh guys. I just love banter.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 29, 2018, 17:50:55 pm
I very much doubt this lad was not a strong target given there are 2 more days to go and 'plan B' would have been triggered in the last few hours on Wednesday. Like pretty much every club every season!

I suspect he's been told to find another club by Big Sam and him coming here will be a view to him getting a deal for next season. I could be talking complete b@llox though!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 29, 2018, 17:51:10 pm
We are 'invincible'
I got it mate. Didnt he pronounce it as "inwincible" though? Whilst twirling his pen.  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 29, 2018, 17:54:55 pm

I could be talking complete b@llox though!  ;D


Nothing new there then  ;D



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DrillingCobbler on January 29, 2018, 17:56:30 pm
Nothing new there then  ;D



Too right mate!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on January 29, 2018, 18:21:33 pm
Will he replace any of Long, Hildeberto, Ariyibi, Poole or Grimes in the match day squad?

Or is he here just as a back up in case Long gets injured?



Well if he does make the match day squad he has to replace someone seeing as we're only allowed to name 5 loanees in the 18......we now have 6 players in on loan.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 29, 2018, 18:37:41 pm
Why does there always have to be a conspiracy theory over our signings, welcome Boris , none of you have a clue what hes like . trust jimmy more than you bunch of doubters ::)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Welly Cobb on January 29, 2018, 18:41:30 pm
Who here had heard of Shay Facey before he signed?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Coolcat on January 29, 2018, 18:45:27 pm
I very much doubt this lad was not a strong target given there are 2 more days to go and 'plan B' would have been triggered in the last few hours on Wednesday. Like pretty much every club every season!

I suspect he's been told to find another club by Big Sam and him coming here will be a view to him getting a deal for next season. I could be talking complete b@llox though!  ;D
Yes, yes, ok, but can we get back on topic...we were talking about French prostitutes!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 18:50:34 pm
Who here had heard of Shay Facey before he signed?

Tbf facey had played a fair bit for NYC


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 29, 2018, 18:52:57 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Mathis

Played twice for Metz in Ligue 1 as a late sub and also 25 for Metz in their 2nd XI scoring 5 times?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 29, 2018, 18:56:40 pm
In his interview he spoke of playing alongside Long NOT as back up, ie; two strikers for future matches.....I hope so.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 29, 2018, 19:00:38 pm
Not a chance. If Jimmy persists with Bunney in left midfield they will be better off playing Alex Revell to get his head on the crosses.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: super-si on January 29, 2018, 19:11:48 pm
John-Joe is better at getting his head on the ball in the box than anyone else who has played for us in the last few years...including Rico!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 29, 2018, 19:19:10 pm
It's ironic that one of our own, Fraser Hornby, is keeping this lad out of the U23 team at Everton.

And incidentally I see that he has just scored the first goal against Chelsea tonight


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DMarrio on January 29, 2018, 19:27:55 pm
It's ironic that one of our own, Fraser Hornby, is keeping this lad out of the U23 team at Everton.

And incidentally I see that he has just scored the first goal against Chelsea tonight

Whatever happened to his brother Lewis? Who had one season and was becoming a good player then dropped off the face of the earth??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 29, 2018, 19:30:53 pm
Got released after a serious medical problem. Last season played for Kettering. Not sure what he's doing now.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: DMarrio on January 29, 2018, 19:34:11 pm
Ah that's a shame, thought he looked bright.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 30, 2018, 07:25:59 am
My sources tell me the club is working on more incomings/outgoings today/tomorrow.  :o 

Well, that is to say that I saw JFH say it on YouTube.

Striker (perm) and maybe a centre back?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OldStratfordCobbler on January 30, 2018, 07:37:45 am
Well he was at Lyon's academy for a few years and Everton have produced a real good crop recently, Davies, Kenny etc. If he has trained with the first team for periods as well hopefully this will reflect in his ability ALA Shay Facey.

Someone said looks like Mahrez younger brother which is a great shout. At least we have options now! Welcome Boris!
Yes, welcome Johnny Mathis!!!!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 08:15:49 am
Is it "Too Much, Too Little or Too Late"?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 10:43:31 am
36hrs to go then. I reckon the likes of Kasim, Bowditch and Hanley will still be here as emergency backups given that we can't even sign loan players after the deadline. A striker to come in and possibly another center back, both permanent.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 30, 2018, 10:49:50 am
36hrs to go then. I reckon the likes of Kasim, Bowditch and Hanley will still be here as emergency backups given that we can't even sign loan players after the deadline. A striker to come in and possibly another center back, both permanent.

it would have to be an emergency on a very massive scale for those to be anywhere near the squad, let along the first 11.

i make hanley 5th choice left back at the very best.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 30, 2018, 10:50:15 am
36hrs to go then. I reckon the likes of Kasim, Bowditch and Hanley will still be here as emergency backups given that we can't even sign loan players after the deadline. A striker to come in and possibly another center back, both permanent.

Kasim, Bowditch and Hanley will only still be here if no one come in for them or we can't agree a settlement to pay them off ...simply not good enough


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lordjord on January 30, 2018, 10:50:34 am
36hrs to go then. I reckon the likes of Kasim, Bowditch and Hanley will still be here as emergency backups given that we can't even sign loan players after the deadline. A striker to come in and possibly another center back, both permanent.

To be fair they are not needed even as emergency back ups. We have Bunney, Buchs, Turnbull, Smith ahead of Hanley.

Ahead of Kasim is Grimes, Crooks, JJOT, McWilliams, Poole, Foley. I imagine the only reason they will still be here is because no one will take them.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 30, 2018, 10:51:01 am
36hrs to go then. I reckon the likes of Kasim, Bowditch and Hanley will still be here as emergency backups given that we can't even sign loan players after the deadline. A striker to come in and possibly another center back, both permanent.
Still no rumours on the deadwood .
I bet they would rather take the cash than play .
The club could then force them out on loan though to some god forsaken part of the uk .
Bowditch to Barrow maybe ?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 30, 2018, 10:54:40 am
I imagine the only reason they will still be here is because no one will take them.

Agreed.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: alstare on January 30, 2018, 11:09:32 am
Stop it, Hanley is not a footballer, let alone a left back!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 11:14:29 am
To be fair they are not needed even as emergency back ups. We have Bunney, Buchs, Turnbull, Smith ahead of Hanley.

Ahead of Kasim is Grimes, Crooks, JJOT, McWilliams, Poole, Foley. I imagine the only reason they will still be here is because no one will take them.

I agree, but if we have an injury crisis and we can't bring anybody in then it's not a bad thing having them waiting in the wings given that we can't sign anyone else.

Bringing players in does not seem to be dependent on us shifting the deadwood so I don't think there's a huge urgency to get rid from JFH's point of view (KT will see it differently I'm sure).


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 30, 2018, 11:20:20 am
Stop it, Hanley is not a footballer, let alone a left back!

Harsh...not good enough granted but puts in more of a shift than either or the work shy Bowditch or Kasim


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 30, 2018, 12:15:03 pm
Harsh...not good enough granted but puts in more of a shift than either or the work shy Bowditch or Kasim

Pretty sure in one game that Hanley did quite well. A  lower league club might well be interested in him as a low cost back up! As for Bowditch definitely a reasonable buy for a league club; there is a player hiding in him there. To a certain extent the same applies to Kasim.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 12:22:00 pm
Kasim played in a team that wasn't playing well and only had 2 starts in a row. He's clearly a good player, just didn't get up to speed and sometimes things just don't work out. A shame. On form, he's the type of player I'd like to watch on a regular basis.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: BackOfTheNet on January 30, 2018, 12:31:12 pm
 I'd agree. I think both Bowditch and Kasim are decent if unspectacular players that will do a decent job for someone or other. The thing is for them, they are now so far down the pecking order with much better players ahead of them that they aren't going to get much (if any) game time, which in fairness means that whenever they do get a sniff then they are going to be rusty and written off as useless.

I guess the problem we'll have with moving them on is that other clubs will just look at the league table and say "they aren't good enough to get into that team?!"


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 12:33:47 pm
I have a feeling Van Veen is close - no basis for this, just a feeling!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 30, 2018, 12:41:31 pm
According to my source, any new signings will be in before 23:00 tomorrow.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 30, 2018, 12:42:29 pm
Pretty sure in one game that Hanley did quite well.

One game he did 'quite well' in how many seasons? He'll be playing pub football after the Cobblers.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 12:43:19 pm
According to my source, any new signings will be in before 23:00 tomorrow.

I'd heard that too so I reckon your source is on point! ;0)


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 30, 2018, 12:47:47 pm
I agree, but if we have an injury crisis and we can't bring anybody in then it's not a bad thing having them waiting in the wings given that we can't sign anyone else.

Bringing players in does not seem to be dependent on us shifting the deadwood so I don't think there's a huge urgency to get rid from JFH's point of view (KT will see it differently I'm sure).
It would have to be some injury crisis for some of these lads to get a game - more like the Black Plague at Sixfields there are so many players in front of them !
JFH has stayed he wants a tighter squad and so he definitely wants them gone .
Donít be too harsh on Hanley - the bloke tried hard when he played but wasnít quite up to standard . He has done well even to still he here !


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 30, 2018, 13:17:24 pm
I have a feeling Van Veen is close - no basis for this, just a feeling!

I really hope you're right but I somehow can't see it.

5 goals in his last 8 games for Sc***horpe (having previously not scored in the league this season) has probably put a spanner in the works of any deal we had lined up.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 13:26:27 pm
I really hope you're right but I somehow can't see it.

5 goals in his last 8 games for Sc***horpe (having previously not scored in the league this season) has probably put a spanner in the works of any deal we had lined up.

I think he is going somewhere  - depends if we are his destination!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 30, 2018, 13:30:59 pm
Breaking our record transfer fee perhaps? #joshlow #skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Razor on January 30, 2018, 13:34:59 pm
I think he is going somewhere  - depends if we are his destination!

On what basis do you think he's leaving?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 30, 2018, 13:37:33 pm
He's clearly a good player

he isn't.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 13:41:35 pm
Where have the Van Veen rumours come from? Aside from both he and JFH being Dutch I don't get why people think we're in for him.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 30, 2018, 13:52:32 pm
Where have the Van Veen rumours come from? Aside from both he and JFH being Dutch I don't get why people think we're in for him.
His agent.....ssshhhhhhhh!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 13:59:46 pm
he isn't.


Good insight. Being the playmaker in a swindon side that nearly got to the championship isn't enough, so I'll go with your knowledge.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 14:02:20 pm
On what basis do you think he's leaving?

Looking at scunny forums and twitter, there fans seen to think he is off somewhere, possibly back to holland tho as a couple of Dutch clubs have also been linked.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 30, 2018, 14:03:28 pm
Good insight. Being the playmaker in a swindon side that nearly got to the championship isn't enough, so I'll go with your knowledge.

dont take it from me - ask JED and JFH - both of them didnt play him and swindon were happy to get rid.

we got promoted with ryan gilligan in the team - and he was dreadful


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 30, 2018, 14:04:03 pm
Where have the Van Veen rumours come from?

people in the know..............


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblergaz59 on January 30, 2018, 14:08:38 pm
If he is heading off somewhere this would be a bit of a waste of time  ;D ;D
https://www.sc***horpe-united.co.uk/news/2018/january/send-your-questions-in-for-vanveen/


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 14:09:14 pm
dont take it from me - ask JED and JFH - both of them didnt play him and swindon were happy to get rid.

we got promoted with ryan gilligan in the team - and he was dreadful

I work with a swindon fan and he warned us kasim only turned up for them when he felt like it or when he was coming to the end of his contract 90% of the time he was rubbish.

I guess he was right.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 14:12:32 pm
dont take it from me - ask JED and JFH - both of them didnt play him and swindon were happy to get rid.

we got promoted with ryan gilligan in the team - and he was dreadful

Doesn't make him a bad player does it? Swindon played him over 100 times. Jed signed him.
Not the best attitude and lack of fitness, yes.

We didn't get promoted with him 'in' the team. He was a sub for most of it.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 30, 2018, 14:20:19 pm
He made some useful contributions like his winner at Wrexham.

And he also scored one of my favourite Cobblers goals with a late goal at Grimsby creating some calm scenes in the away end after.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 30, 2018, 14:29:08 pm
He made some useful contributions like his winner at Wrexham.

And he also scored one of my favourite Cobblers goals with a late goal at Grimsby creating some calm scenes in the away end after.


That day was a classic....Grimsby already to celebrate with us in clinching the final auto promotion place...their fans thought they heard the final whistle but it was a corner to us............fans, stewards, balloons littering the pitch....THEN GILLY SCORES  ;D

Never laughed so much at the opposing fans in tears on the pitch. Wembley karma! Start of their decline to the conference...

Anyone got that clip?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 30, 2018, 14:31:44 pm
Here we go..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 14:33:05 pm
Casey reckons we're just after a striker now, so the signing at 3.15pm must be it. This signing will show the intent of the club, I reckon it will be a quality signing!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 14:36:09 pm
Here we go..

Something tells me you know who this is...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 30, 2018, 14:39:26 pm
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: unicobbler on January 30, 2018, 14:40:24 pm
According to my source, any new signings will be in before 23:00 tomorrow.
Told ya!  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: memyhead on January 30, 2018, 14:49:04 pm
Casey just said on Twitter that this may not be the last!  :o

Loving this window...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 30, 2018, 14:57:31 pm
Swindon played him over 100 times.

... and are now in League 2 as a result.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 30, 2018, 15:01:21 pm
The marquee signing I reckon, we will go oooooh fvcking hell. and then go a little damp


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 15:21:17 pm
If he is heading off somewhere this would be a bit of a waste of time  ;D ;D
https://www.sc***horpe-united.co.uk/news/2018/january/send-your-questions-in-for-vanveen/

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Poggy on January 30, 2018, 15:32:08 pm
Have heard van Veen from Scunny mentioned a few times now (on here and through talking to other Cobblers fans). I believe he's out of contract in the summer so it could be a similar situation to what happened with Bunney:

1. He signs a new deal with Scunny
2. He sees out his contract and moves somewhere else for free in there summer
3. Scunny sell him to cash in if he doesn't sign a new contract

I suspect if it's option 3 then it won't happen until the end of next week but if it is i think it's worth waiting for.


Option 3 it is


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 30, 2018, 15:40:39 pm
A side issue; Andy Melville took some stick for the earlier squad players we signed, not Taylor, Crooks, Long and Grimes.

Now the list of quality players has been added to will previous posters change their mind?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: threeinabed on January 30, 2018, 15:41:51 pm
A side issue; Andy Melville took some stick for the earlier squad players we signed, not Taylor, Crooks, Long and Grimes.

Now the list of quality players has been added to will previous posters change their mind?

depends whose choices they were


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 30, 2018, 15:48:02 pm
Precisely, but it did not seem to matter previously!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: wingman on January 30, 2018, 15:49:13 pm
The marquee signing I reckon, we will go oooooh fvcking hell. and then go a little damp


dont know about damp, I'm drenched  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 30, 2018, 15:50:20 pm
Just over 31 hours to get the 10th and final player JFH is after... What a mad window!

Hopefully Rochdale scouted us a couple games back and don't have a clue who any of our players are...  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 30, 2018, 15:50:44 pm
Good signing, exactly what we have been after.

How refreshing for JFH to be able to go out and capture all of his targets.

I am sure some people will still be unhappy though.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: just.reading on January 30, 2018, 15:52:37 pm
So will be play upfront with Long in a 4-4-2? Who is going to be dropped to accommodate him? I guess either Crooks or Grimes.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: EssTeeFree on January 30, 2018, 16:00:13 pm
So will be play upfront with Long in a 4-4-2? Who is going to be dropped to accommodate him? I guess either Crooks or Grimes.

Was just wondering about this, I could see him dropping JJOT deeper and shunting Crooks out to the left but playing him quite narrow and having Bunney provide the width on that side.

To be fair we could probably easily pick 5-10 different ways of setting out and Jimmy will still come up with something different. We certainly have options now.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: clarkeysntfc on January 30, 2018, 16:25:58 pm
So, currently fit players who are unable to even make the bench squad we have:

Bowditch
Hanley
Kasim
Buchanan
Barnett
Lobjoit

With the arrival of Van Veen and Mathias I'd expect Revell to be added to that list.

I've excluded Bridge given he's only just arrived.

Wonder if we'll see any of these leave before 11pm tomorrow?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Grove on January 30, 2018, 17:34:24 pm
All these new signings and upturn in form make a mockery of the easier games to come b0ll0cks


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Turf Claret on January 30, 2018, 17:51:42 pm
So, currently fit players who are unable to even make the bench squad we have:

Bowditch
Hanley
Kasim
Buchanan
Barnett
Lobjoit
.............

Wonder if we'll see any of these leave before 11pm tomorrow?

It will be an awful waste of the playing budget if we don't see some go. None of them seem to appeal to the manager.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblertone on January 30, 2018, 17:57:03 pm
Buchs may fancy an easy wage before winding down his career in league 2 or an early retirement.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 30, 2018, 18:04:07 pm
Buchs may fancy an easy wage before winding down his career in league 2 or an early retirement.

What? Heís 31 not 41


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Cobbler78 on January 30, 2018, 18:07:04 pm
We are currently spending £12k-£15k per week on non match day players. Thatís around £750k per year, absolute madness.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClaretCobbler on January 30, 2018, 18:08:13 pm
Player leaving at 18:15...



Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ntfc01 on January 30, 2018, 18:12:16 pm
We are currently spending £12k-£15k per week on non match day players. Thatís around £750k per year, absolute madness.

You kniw what players are earning do you


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: ClaretCobbler on January 30, 2018, 18:16:46 pm
Alex Revell joins Stevenage on a free transfer


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 30, 2018, 18:17:25 pm
I thought Jimmy said he wanted 4 strikers - with revs gone weíre back to 3?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 30, 2018, 18:17:30 pm
Down to three strikers again but jimmy says he needs four.......


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 30, 2018, 18:18:39 pm
Unless you count O'Toole as a striker considering he's playing there


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 30, 2018, 18:19:07 pm
This is the worst day in Baldy's life..


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 30, 2018, 18:23:08 pm
I would say thatís a good signing for Stevenage .
Who is going to be our 4th striker ? Probably now need a traditional 6 footer with power .
Best window ever as a cobbs supporter


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 30, 2018, 18:23:54 pm
Maybe he'll bring back Icao


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 30, 2018, 18:25:17 pm
I would say thatís a good signing for Stevenage .
Who is going to be our 4th striker ? Probably now need a traditional 6 footer with power .
Best window ever as a cobbs supporter

That striker you're describing is Van Veen. Don't expect any more strikers to join.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Wolvo on January 30, 2018, 18:26:00 pm
Furious. All the hard work Page put into last seasons marquee signings... Matty Taylor and Alex Revell... both leave on a free to teams in the league below us.

#SKINT


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Shoemaker on January 30, 2018, 18:35:28 pm
That striker you're describing is Van Veen. Don't expect any more strikers to join.
One will sign tomorrow


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Boot and shoe on January 30, 2018, 18:36:20 pm
That striker you're describing is Van Veen. Don't expect any more strikers to join.
He said he wanted 4 .
One of the three , Mathis has nil first team experience anywhere and so he only really has 2 , unless you count JJOT which I donít .
Lobjoit and Joe donít count .
Interesting times


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 30, 2018, 18:37:20 pm
This is the busiest transfer window I can remember. Well done to the Chinese, KT and Hass.

Our next 3 games are very winnable then we have Scunny and Poxford. Feb is going to be very interesting.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: OCoole on January 30, 2018, 18:39:35 pm
He said he wanted 4 .
One of the three , Mathis has nil first team experience anywhere and so he only really has 2 , unless you count JJOT which I donít .
Lobjoit and Joe donít count .
Interesting times

So because he has very little first team experience he doesn't count? Why would Jimmy sign him then?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on January 30, 2018, 18:39:47 pm
One will sign tomorrow

Chaplin??


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Dr Feelgood on January 30, 2018, 18:40:36 pm
Chaplin??
Charlie?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 30, 2018, 18:48:33 pm
Charlie?

Dimmock?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2018, 19:04:37 pm
Dimmock?
It would be interesting to watch her running around...  ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: AlistairSlowe on January 30, 2018, 19:14:50 pm
Got to be another coming in hasn't there.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Village Idiot on January 30, 2018, 19:21:04 pm
The team and squad is soooooooo much stronger, so the biggest task will be to gell so many new players into an effective team!


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblertone on January 30, 2018, 19:25:57 pm
Not too dissimilar to when JED was signing his big squad. It wouldnít be hard to read similar excitement in recent times. Since then we all deserve another batch of Ďexcitementí.
Letís hope we have the man in charge to get the best from them. Onwards and upwards, fingers crossed we can offload some deadwood and keep the rest motivated.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: everbrite on January 30, 2018, 19:29:13 pm
Charlie?

Watts


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 30, 2018, 19:31:36 pm
It would be interesting to watch her running around...  ;D
Not so sure about that, have you seen her recently, she's like a bag of spanners.
Great signing van veen
#skint


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: #Frank on January 30, 2018, 19:39:14 pm
Not so sure about that, have you seen her recently, she's like a bag of spanners.


Great for tightening nuts?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Irchy cob on January 30, 2018, 19:41:30 pm
One will sign tomorrow

Armand?


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: lodgeadam on January 30, 2018, 19:43:21 pm
Armand?

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: cobblerwatch on January 30, 2018, 19:47:27 pm
Not so sure about that, have you seen her recently, she's like a bag of spanners.
Great signing van veen
#skint

No doubt you are not the fine figure of the man you were 30 years ago 😀


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Baby Bear on January 30, 2018, 19:51:58 pm
After all this, it'll be nice if we barely do anything in the summer, it's about time we kept a squad together for more than 6 months.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Tabasco Kid on January 30, 2018, 20:08:22 pm
Not so sure about that, have you seen her recently, she's like a bag of spanners.
As I said, interesting. Our personal tastes may differ...
By the way, you were correct about the Lamplighter. I went home solo that evening...


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Benji on January 30, 2018, 20:24:34 pm
So will be play upfront with Long in a 4-4-2? Who is going to be dropped to accommodate him? I guess either Crooks or Grimes.
Could maybe seen the current formation with long pushed to the wing replacing one of the wide players.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: TownOwl on January 30, 2018, 20:28:11 pm
After all this, it'll be nice if we barely do anything in the summer, it's about time we kept a squad together for more than 6 months.

EXCEPT we do need to replace the loan players. Or try and get them permanently. Long and Grimes, 2 wingers. That's already 4 changes and more to ship out. So no, it'll be nice if we do those things, but I agree it'd be nice not to break up what we've just got together.


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 30, 2018, 21:03:15 pm
No doubt you are not the fine figure of the man you were 30 years ago 😀
;D had to cut down on the kebabs these days  :'(


Title: Re: January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread
Post by: Manwork04 on January 30, 2018, 21:04:42 pm