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January 2018 Transfer Rumours Thread

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« 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.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 15:45:50 pm »

I heard a rumour that a winger was coming in.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 16:36:18 pm »

Just heard that Cobb78 and Cecil were being transferred..
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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?
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« Reply #6 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?
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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?
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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??
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« Reply #14 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.
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 22:58:47 pm »

Just heard that Cobb78 and Cecil were being transferred..

We can but hope!
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« Reply #16 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....
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2017, 10:56:10 am »

Not gonna happen is it, bring on the loans.
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 11:56:43 am »

Just heard that Cobb78 and Cecil were being transferred..
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Yeah - maybe someone will tell you that you have been moved on! How's downtown Dallas these days?

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« Reply #19 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
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