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Title: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on June 25, 2015, 03:46:43 pm
Keeping up the old tradition - thread for transfer news, rumours and gossip.......you'll find it all in here - well at least until the transfer window shuts!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on June 25, 2015, 03:55:27 pm
Looks like Di Girolamo may be doing a U-turn and signing a new deal. Personally I think it's the Stir speculating as surely NA will want to see him in training first...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 25, 2015, 03:59:24 pm
Loads of rumours about Diego. Bolton, Bournemouth the latest. Load of bollocks.

Diego didn't set the world alight while out on loan. Time to knuckle down and EARN the right to either a big move, or to be part of the Adkins revolution  ;D
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on June 25, 2015, 04:58:01 pm
Loads of rumours about Diego. Bolton, Bournemouth the latest. Load of bollocks.

Diego didn't set the world alight while out on loan. Time to knuckle down and EARN the right to either a big move, or to be part of the Adkins revolution  ;D

AMEN!!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 29, 2015, 10:28:22 am
Murphy to Leeds for Sharp plus cash?

Nay, Nay and Thrice Nay!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on June 29, 2015, 12:53:40 pm
Murphy to Leeds for Sharp plus cash?

Nay, Nay and Thrice Nay!

No way.....even if NA could get the best out of Sharp, which I doubt as he is well past his best days, why swap him for the player most likely to create the best chances for him.

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 29, 2015, 10:38:31 pm
Strong rumour that Billy Sharp's agreed to sign on a 3 year deal. No mention of anyone going the other way yet
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on June 30, 2015, 04:11:27 pm
Draw your own conclusions but Billy Sharp's twitter account has been almost free of post since Sunday ... and he is usually pretty active, this is a good indicator something is happening! IMO
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on June 30, 2015, 04:23:01 pm
If we're doing "build your own" conclusions from Twitter, what about this post from Jim Phipps  :whi

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on June 30, 2015, 07:20:51 pm
If we're doing "build your own" conclusions from Twitter, what about this post from Jim Phipps  :whi

Which one? the one that said
Quote

Jim Phipps
Looking sharp, lads. Hope it was fun.

  :DD
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 03, 2015, 04:29:09 pm
First signing of the season.... Brodie Litchfield...

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-brodie-litchfield-2522378.aspx
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 03, 2015, 08:26:54 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/cardiff-city-eyeing-move-for-sheffield-united-star/

feck off Slade!  >:(
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 06, 2015, 02:09:45 pm
Latest rumour - Martyn Woolford signing as a free agent after being release by Milwall.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 06, 2015, 02:59:00 pm
Latest rumour - Martyn Woolford signing as a free agent after being release by Milwall.

Left Winger......if true, does that mean Murphy is going?

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 07, 2015, 08:11:25 am
Latest rumour - Martyn Woolford signing as a free agent after being release by Milwall.

Left Winger......if true, does that mean Murphy is going?

Or we're bringing in cover for a position we're light in - or Murphy is moving back into the middle as the stand off player..................
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 07, 2015, 11:16:03 am
So Murphy's going then  ;)
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 07, 2015, 03:45:53 pm
Hadn't realised until just now that Doyle has signed for Pompey on a free. Must have been napping.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 08, 2015, 12:34:20 pm
On the basis of this speculative piece in the Stir, Adkins also hasn't ruled out making formal bids for Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo...

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheffield-united-blades-boss-leaves-door-open-for-billy-bid-1-7347037

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 08, 2015, 12:43:10 pm
 :roll: :roll:

Agreed - but by this statement
Quote from: Adkins
We have a big squad of players and it is important to have a look at those we have got. By that, I mean in game-time.

You could also speculate we're not going to see any movement until he's seen a few games played!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on July 08, 2015, 02:15:22 pm
Murphy will still be here when the season starts UNLESS BIG MONEY are offered (which is possible) but we do need depth in that position and Murphy has shown he can take knocks, so in my opinion we would only sign a LW for cover that or see Murphy drift to the RW OR if Baxter gets 6 month suspension use him in a AMC role  :whi

I did see this article last night (Nice to know that NA has been readng my posts  :DB ) http://www.teamtalk.com/sheffield-united/9905987/Sheffield-United-boss-Nigel-Adkins-has-spoken-to-several-players-as-he-bids-to-strengthen-his-squad (http://www.teamtalk.com/sheffield-united/9905987/Sheffield-United-boss-Nigel-Adkins-has-spoken-to-several-players-as-he-bids-to-strengthen-his-squad) this one line "I'm not going to give you a number, but it's fair to say that we need to improve the goals and we need to keep more clean sheets."
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on July 08, 2015, 02:19:07 pm
Sheffield United have agreed a 500,000 fee with Leeds United for striker Billy Sharp, according to Sky sources.- Just saw this come across the Twitter sphere

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9906719/sheffield-united-make-offer-to-leeds-for-billy-sharp (http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9906719/sheffield-united-make-offer-to-leeds-for-billy-sharp)
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 08, 2015, 04:31:17 pm
http://the72.co.uk/30674/blades-to-move-for-wigan-forward/

Wasn't a bad player at Leicester.....
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 09, 2015, 09:07:57 am
http://the72.co.uk/30674/blades-to-move-for-wigan-forward/

Wasn't a bad player at Leicester.....

True, but can't help feeling that we can do much better than sign a career 1 in 5 striker, even though he has never played in League 1.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 09, 2015, 06:58:34 pm
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/07/09/sheffield-united-eye-move-for-bishop/

A bit old but would he enhance the midfield?

 Yes Eeyore, i can't disagree with you. If we get Sharp in do we need to sign another striker? I think we will have enough of them with McNulty, Done and Higdon as well. I know he can play right wing too but we have JCR and Flynn to do that and players like Done and Adams can play there too as well as up front. Get a decent CB in with Sharp and we'll be nearly set IMO
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 09, 2015, 10:55:03 pm
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/07/09/sheffield-united-eye-move-for-bishop/

A bit old but would he enhance the midfield?

 Yes Eeyore, i can't disagree with you. If we get Sharp in do we need to sign another striker? I think we will have enough of them with McNulty, Done and Higdon as well. I know he can play right wing too but we have JCR and Flynn to do that and players like Done and Adams can play there too as well as up front. Get a decent CB in with Sharp and we'll be nearly set IMO

He'd certainly add some height!!

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 12, 2015, 10:20:44 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/07/11/report-leeds-striker-billy-sharp-currently-refusing-to-complete/

Mmmm typical Blades transaction if true! never straight forward is it!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 13, 2015, 09:47:27 am
http://the72.co.uk/31051/winger-woolford-on-his-way-to-bramall-lane/

 If true i fear We'll lose Murphy..... :(
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 13, 2015, 11:54:53 am
http://the72.co.uk/31051/winger-woolford-on-his-way-to-bramall-lane/

 If true i fear We'll lose Murphy..... :(

Unless any offer for Murphy is ridiculously high then it just doesn't make any sense whatsoever in selling him. There have been rumours about other clubs showing interest in him but I haven't heard anything suggesting Murphy wants to leave and I was under the impression he is happy at the Lane so hopefully Woolford will be not a direct replacement.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 13, 2015, 01:59:13 pm
http://the72.co.uk/31051/winger-woolford-on-his-way-to-bramall-lane/

 If true i fear We'll lose Murphy..... :(

Unless any offer for Murphy is ridiculously high then it just doesn't make any sense whatsoever in selling him. There have been rumours about other clubs showing interest in him but I haven't heard anything suggesting Murphy wants to leave and I was under the impression he is happy at the Lane so hopefully Woolford will be not a direct replacement.

 We don't need high offers to sell our better players, history tells us that. Also, If the Woolford article is true why would NA put his own signing on the bench just as cover? he's going to want to make his own mark on the team.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 13, 2015, 03:28:34 pm
http://the72.co.uk/31051/winger-woolford-on-his-way-to-bramall-lane/

 If true i fear We'll lose Murphy..... :(

Unless any offer for Murphy is ridiculously high then it just doesn't make any sense whatsoever in selling him. There have been rumours about other clubs showing interest in him but I haven't heard anything suggesting Murphy wants to leave and I was under the impression he is happy at the Lane so hopefully Woolford will be not a direct replacement.

 We don't need high offers to sell our better players, history tells us that. Also, If the Woolford article is true why would NA put his own signing on the bench just as cover? he's going to want to make his own mark on the team.

I would agree with that a couple of seasons ago but since the Prince has come in I think there is more of a focus on keeping hold of the best players unless they want to leave or a big offer comes in - Harry Maguire. Early days under NA so let's see how things pan out  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 13, 2015, 03:38:07 pm
Murphy also plays well in the middle so I have no concerns about him leaving - the catalyst for Murphy to leave will be either himself saying he wants to go, or a BIG money offer coming in.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 13, 2015, 04:57:21 pm
Murphy also plays well in the middle so I have no concerns about him leaving - the catalyst for Murphy to leave will be either himself saying he wants to go, or a BIG money offer coming in.

Ye he played mainly centre forward in Scotland, it was Wilson who played him wide left . I hope you're right though because we need an on form Murphy.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 14, 2015, 01:08:55 pm
Woolford signing confirmed today.............
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 14, 2015, 02:32:57 pm
Woolford signing confirmed today.............

Ye!

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9912691

Underwhelmed TBH but i hope he does well.

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 14, 2015, 03:10:31 pm
Woolford signing confirmed today.............

Ye!

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9912691

Underwhelmed TBH but i hope he does well.

i think he's a good signing for this league, but don't see him as one for the future. He flourished under Adkins last time - let's see if he can do it again!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 14, 2015, 03:22:46 pm
Woolford signing confirmed today.............

Ye!

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9912691

Underwhelmed TBH but i hope he does well.

i think he's a good signing for this league, but don't see him as one for the future. He flourished under Adkins last time - let's see if he can do it again!

He sounds very versatile and strong physically so could do a decent job at this level.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 14, 2015, 03:27:47 pm
I asked a few Millwall fans about him when we were first linked. The comments coming back were he knows where the goal is (strange considering his scoring record) and he's a class player on his day.

On another note, Uwe Rossler has told the Yorkshire Post that he has too many strikers and wants more pace up front.  Sounds like Billy Sharp could be given a leave pass...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 14, 2015, 03:29:04 pm
http://the72.co.uk/31051/winger-woolford-on-his-way-to-bramall-lane/

 If true i fear We'll lose Murphy..... :(

Phipps tweeted about his love for Murphy today, so if he has any influence I think he could be staying.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 14, 2015, 03:52:36 pm
Woolford signing confirmed today.............

Ye!

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9912691

Underwhelmed TBH but i hope he does well.

i think he's a good signing for this league, but don't see him as one for the future. He flourished under Adkins last time - let's see if he can do it again!

 I hope NA can bring the best out of him. I wonder why Millwall released him having got relegated to league 1 if he'd be a good player in this lge?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 14, 2015, 04:28:05 pm
Woolford signing confirmed today.............

Ye!

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9912691

Underwhelmed TBH but i hope he does well.

i think he's a good signing for this league, but don't see him as one for the future. He flourished under Adkins last time - let's see if he can do it again!

 I hope NA can bring the best out of him. I wonder why Millwall released him having got relegated to league 1 if he'd be a good player in this lge?

Could be wages I suppose, or he wanted to come back to Yorkshire.

Lets hope he is an inspired signing.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on July 14, 2015, 09:37:08 pm
predominantly a LW but seem to like to play across the middle and at the AMC - two thoughts
1. He's cover for Baxter when his suspension is handed down (okay maybe not  :whi)
2. He's 6ft and "fleetfooted" a tall guy up front who can run with the ball ... now when we are play 4-3-1-2 we can have a bigger guy playing in behind Done / Sharp / McNulty
just my thoughts
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 14, 2015, 10:13:48 pm
predominantly a LW but seem to like to play across the middle and at the AMC - two thoughts
1. He's cover for Baxter when his suspension is handed down (okay maybe not  :whi)
2. He's 6ft and "fleetfooted" a tall guy up front who can run with the ball ... now when we are play 4-3-1-2 we can have a bigger guy playing in behind Done / Sharp / McNulty
just my thoughts

Baxter's fine has been handed down - 5 month ban - 3 months suspended - He's already served 2 months so available now!!!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 15, 2015, 09:08:14 am
I'd be worried if he played up front, he isn't prolific and we have McNulty and even Higdon who score more. He may be fleet footed but can he pass a ball? can he cross a ball? we've lacked delivery in the final third and need someone who can do that. But, it's a NA signing and let's hope he get's a decent striker in and another solid CB in.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 15, 2015, 09:16:11 am
https://soundcloud.com/james-shield-1/sheffield-united-sign-former-millwall-winger-martyn-woolford?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 15, 2015, 11:39:57 am
I'd be worried if he played up front, he isn't prolific and we have McNulty and even Higdon who score more. He may be fleet footed but can he pass a ball? can he cross a ball? we've lacked delivery in the final third and need someone who can do that. But, it's a NA signing and let's hope he get's a decent striker in and another solid CB in.

Disagree with that statement completely - last season we were putting loads of balls in the box and creating plenty of opportunities - what we couldn't do was convert them. The other area we were lacking was being shot shy on the edge of the box, with only really Murphy having a pop now and again. 

I actually don't think Woolford is intended as an out and out striker - he plays more in that supporting role behind the striker (also a role that Murphy can play when he's not on the wing) and adds size and presence in the box for set pieces such as corners. I suspect he'll be filling that role just behind Done that Baxter was often asked to play - I guess time will tell.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 15, 2015, 02:24:06 pm
I could see Murf going on the right and Wooly going on the left.....it would depend on what NA thinks of Flynn and JCR.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on July 15, 2015, 03:04:48 pm
I could see Murf going on the right and Wooly going on the left.....it would depend on what NA thinks of Flynn and JCR.

Stabo see my earlier comment (well no. 2) Vamps and I seem to agree, playing behind 2 strikers I think using his size to allow him to distribute either left or right but also has the ability to move with the ball when needed (unlike Higdon)
I think having 2 "creative" players Murphy / Baxter can be dangerous as it can leave a big hole center left... I can see murphy having permission to predominately operate down the left but drifting right to support play and Harris pushing up in support on the left.. Baxter can be a liability I think him coming off the bench gives us something extra but asking him to pay 80-90 minutes can be dangerous. We talk about conceding goals well Baxter to often give the ball away in Midfield putting us in a Counter Attack situation too many time...   IMHO 

Oh on a side note... unless there is major purchase, Che Adams on the Right (calling it  8) )
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 17, 2015, 04:15:40 pm
According to my mate at Milwall, FFP... They released a whole load of players who were on decent wages.

Woolford signing confirmed today.............

Ye!

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11683/9912691

Underwhelmed TBH but i hope he does well.

i think he's a good signing for this league, but don't see him as one for the future. He flourished under Adkins last time - let's see if he can do it again!

 I hope NA can bring the best out of him. I wonder why Millwall released him having got relegated to league 1 if he'd be a good player in this lge?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 18, 2015, 10:23:21 am
I could see Murf going on the right and Wooly going on the left.....it would depend on what NA thinks of Flynn and JCR.

Stabo see my earlier comment (well no. 2) Vamps and I seem to agree, playing behind 2 strikers I think using his size to allow him to distribute either left or right but also has the ability to move with the ball when needed (unlike Higdon)
I think having 2 "creative" players Murphy / Baxter can be dangerous as it can leave a big hole center left... I can see murphy having permission to predominately operate down the left but drifting right to support play and Harris pushing up in support on the left.. Baxter can be a liability I think him coming off the bench gives us something extra but asking him to pay 80-90 minutes can be dangerous. We talk about conceding goals well Baxter to often give the ball away in Midfield putting us in a Counter Attack situation too many time...   IMHO 

Oh on a side note... unless there is major purchase, Che Adams on the Right (calling it  8) )

Can you realistically see NA playing a player in behind 2 strikers? he'd have to effectively play with a diamond formation midfield and lose the wide positions or lose a defensive position with 3 at the back. He could of course play the same formation as NC did with 1 up front but with more emphasis on attack. I hope he'll go 4-4-2 and ye i can see Adams going wide right with Murph wide left.

So what would your starting 11 be with what we have at the moment? and if we sign Sharp!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 18, 2015, 07:10:43 pm
No point worrying about Flynn he'll be out for a while, and rumour is so will Done!

Clough continued to play them when injured, making the injuries much worse.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 18, 2015, 07:41:16 pm
We need to get that striker and CB in asap so they can bed in during these friendlies.

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 19, 2015, 10:07:05 pm
Darius Henderson up top with Billy Sharp, and Maguire back with Collins at the back.

Fuckinell we're looking more like Barnstoneworth United every day!

For those of you who don't get the reference, "Golden Gordon" from the Ripping Yarns series. That 30 minutes sums it all up  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 20, 2015, 04:56:00 pm
Darius Henderson up top with Billy Sharp, and Maguire back with Collins at the back.

Fuckinell we're looking more like Barnstoneworth United every day!

For those of you who don't get the reference, "Golden Gordon" from the Ripping Yarns series. That 30 minutes sums it all up  :ok:

Ha ha, great ripping yarns......

and.....

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Wicked-Whispers-Sheffield-United-poised-pounce/story-27448224-detail/story.html

we can do better, we should go for that lad at Rochdale who banged of 20 goals in last season....isn't he called Henderson too!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 21, 2015, 06:29:52 pm
henderson - more send-offs than the QE2 - no thanks.

We need a CB and a striker. Adkins will make up the difference with Adams, Diego and DiMaio playing their part.

We don't need to spend a lot - just 1 at each end of the pitch and we're done.

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 21, 2015, 08:22:36 pm
Twitter pretty manic tonight suggesting we've agreed a deal with Sharp..........
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 21, 2015, 08:43:27 pm
Yeah he was left out of the team to play Frankfurt?

Che Adams scored tonight - he has to be a focus for us surely this season?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 21, 2015, 09:12:23 pm
Hendo has had his day really, he's 33 so he wouldn't be given a long contract. Ye he's a big lad but McNulty would get more goals so why go for him?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 21, 2015, 09:29:55 pm
Will Buckley linked?

Another Murphy type, which is worrying
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 22, 2015, 08:16:23 am
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheffield-united-blades-move-ever-closer-to-billy-sharp-signing-1-7370959
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 23, 2015, 06:59:54 pm
Rob Staton ‏@robstaton 2h2 hours ago

Rob Staton retweeted West Yorkshire Sport

.@BBCLeeds understands Leeds Utd striker Billy Sharp has returned to UK for talks re possible move to Sheff Utd #lufc
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 25, 2015, 12:20:39 pm
http://www.sheffieldunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/big_d_joins_sufc_866264/index.shtml

Thank god for that!  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 25, 2015, 02:39:41 pm
http://www.sheffieldunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/big_d_joins_sufc_866264/index.shtml

Thank god for that!  :ok:

And so say all of us :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 25, 2015, 11:07:13 pm
Billy Sharp confirmed - 2 year deal with option to extend for 3rd, undisclosed fee.

Conor Salmon signed on season long loan.

Must be someone on the way out. We now have a glut of strikers!!

Rumour of a CB signing next week as well.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 26, 2015, 08:26:22 am
Billy Sharp confirmed - 2 year deal with option to extend for 3rd, undisclosed fee.

Conor Salmon signed on season long loan.

Must be someone on the way out. We now have a glut of strikers!!

Rumour of a CB signing next week as well.

Well, lets all hope that Billy can be a success this time.

Not convinced on the need for Sammon. He isn't exactly the 20 goal a season striker we need. Again, time will tell, but this loan doesn't impress me. With all the strikers then NA must be looking to play 4-4-2, please.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 26, 2015, 08:41:14 am
I think that's a great bit of business.

Sharp and Sammon in League 1? the new S.A.S.? As Bolts said though the likes of McNulty and Higdon will be wondering what's next for them, and I HOPE this doesn't mean Adams gets fewer opportunities.

We are that CB away from having a great side, especially if we play Basham, Reed and Wallace in the middle and Murphy, Adams, Sharp, Sammon and Woolford across the front in a 4-2-5 formation

 :DD
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 26, 2015, 10:13:36 am
Adams will probably play wide and Flynn or JCR may move on with someone like Notts C going for JCR. I'm pleased with the striker options now with Sharp, McNulty, Sammon, Higdon and Done as options. Who's to say Salmon will start? he's not prolific but i've always said we need 5 strikers for a full season if we want to fight for promotion. Now all we need is that CB  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 26, 2015, 01:54:55 pm
Derby fans on Sammon....

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Derby-County-Conor-Sammon-joins-Sheffield-United/story-27483624-detail/story.htm

Useless in the air!
Can't finish!

Are points that stick out....oh dear, we should have signed Hendo  :yikes:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 27, 2015, 02:49:26 pm
Flynn's off to Rangers apparently...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 27, 2015, 03:43:41 pm
Flynn's off to Rangers apparently...

Might have some bearing on Woolford playing down the right yesterday!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 27, 2015, 08:23:12 pm
I prefer Flynn so far
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on July 27, 2015, 09:39:25 pm
I prefer Flynn so far

What he said!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on July 28, 2015, 12:30:03 pm
I'm thinking Che down the left and Murphy down the right. I know Murphy's best position is right, but I think he'd be more effectual on the right than Che would be and I really want to see Che in the side.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on July 28, 2015, 05:35:39 pm
http://www.annisabraham.co.uk/2015/07/28/annis-abraham-now-sheffied-utd-have-come-in-for-city-striker/

Interesting rumour......
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 29, 2015, 09:12:06 am
http://www.annisabraham.co.uk/2015/07/28/annis-abraham-now-sheffied-utd-have-come-in-for-city-striker/

Interesting rumour......

I was going to reply to this last night but got sidetracked..I would have said that whilst ALF would be a great signing for us, would we really need him with all the striking options available? However, following the injury to Done last night........SIGN HIM UP NOW!!!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 29, 2015, 09:50:27 am
Quote

I was going to reply to this last night but got sidetracked..

You mean you had a meeting with Mr Cabernet & Mr Sauvignon after which you were incapable of typing  :DD
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 29, 2015, 10:29:36 am

Quote

I was going to reply to this last night but got sidetracked..

You mean you had a meeting with Mr Cabernet & Mr Sauvignon after which you were incapable of typing  :DD

 :-[ That pretty much sums it up
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on August 06, 2015, 09:59:54 am
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/tottenham-hotspur-eyeing-move-for-highly-rated-sheffield-united-forward/

Get lost!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on August 06, 2015, 12:01:33 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/tottenham-hotspur-eyeing-move-for-highly-rated-sheffield-united-forward/

Get lost!

As they're also in for Charlie Austin I wouldn't be too worried just yet. He certainly wouldn't go straight into their first team so suspect they'd be looking to buy as an investment which is unlikely to match any fee the club might expect.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: TXBlade on August 06, 2015, 02:19:31 pm
What is it about Tottenham and Blades players, they need to keep away, but I agree with Vamps they won't have the same valuation as we do!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 06, 2015, 03:28:17 pm
We really have to sign Che up on a long contract now he is attracting interest, and will continue to do so as he will improve all the time  :^^
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on August 06, 2015, 04:24:04 pm
We are also helped by Bosman as well but that can leave the risk of a 3rd party deciding his valuation  :yikes:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on August 16, 2015, 10:38:27 am
Latest rumour....

http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/rumour_mill_norwich_city_s_michael_turner_touted_with_sheffield_united_canaries_monitoring_dwight_gayle_situation_1_4196002
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 16, 2015, 02:16:24 pm
Latest rumour....

http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/rumour_mill_norwich_city_s_michael_turner_touted_with_sheffield_united_canaries_monitoring_dwight_gayle_situation_1_4196002

Do we really need another CB. Edgar & Collins are OK. Kennedy is nearing fitness, and we do have Basham and McEverley as emergency cover. We need to spend the cash on a good, strong mid-field player.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 16, 2015, 03:29:32 pm
Latest rumour....

http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/rumour_mill_norwich_city_s_michael_turner_touted_with_sheffield_united_canaries_monitoring_dwight_gayle_situation_1_4196002

Do we really need another CB. Edgar & Collins are OK. Kennedy is nearing fitness, and we do have Basham and McEverley as emergency cover. We need to spend the cash on a good, strong mid-field player.

Slightly disagree Bolts.....yes, Edgar and Collins had a decent game yesterday but we still need strength in depth and competition for places at the back. Kennedy sadly can't be relied on due to his constant lack of fitness, Bash needs to play in MF, JMac is NOT a CB! With the Murphy cash we should be able to bring in 2 or 3 decent quality additions  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 16, 2015, 03:39:02 pm
Latest rumour....

http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/rumour_mill_norwich_city_s_michael_turner_touted_with_sheffield_united_canaries_monitoring_dwight_gayle_situation_1_4196002

Do we really need another CB. Edgar & Collins are OK. Kennedy is nearing fitness, and we do have Basham and McEverley as emergency cover. We need to spend the cash on a good, strong mid-field player.

Slightly disagree Bolts.....yes, Edgar and Collins had a decent game yesterday but we still need strength in depth and competition for places at the back. Kennedy sadly can't be relied on due to his constant lack of fitness, Bash needs to play in MF, JMac is NOT a CB! With the Murphy cash we should be able to bring in 2 or 3 decent quality additions  :ok:

With only £2m for Murphy, we cannot get in 2 or 3 quality players. Most is 1, and I still believe midfield is more important.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 16, 2015, 04:03:41 pm
Murphy, Adams, Basham, Sharp. All 4 brought in for £1m total so they are out there. I certainly don't see us blowing the pot on 1 player because if that 1 player gets 1 serious injury we're up a very smelly creek with no instrument of propulsion
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 16, 2015, 04:43:06 pm
Latest rumour....

http://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/rumour_mill_norwich_city_s_michael_turner_touted_with_sheffield_united_canaries_monitoring_dwight_gayle_situation_1_4196002

Do we really need another CB. Edgar & Collins are OK. Kennedy is nearing fitness, and we do have Basham and McEverley as emergency cover. We need to spend the cash on a good, strong mid-field player.

Slightly disagree Bolts.....yes, Edgar and Collins had a decent game yesterday but we still need strength in depth and competition for places at the back. Kennedy sadly can't be relied on due to his constant lack of fitness, Bash needs to play in MF, JMac is NOT a CB! With the Murphy cash we should be able to bring in 2 or 3 decent quality additions  :ok:

With only £2m for Murphy, we cannot get in 2 or 3 quality players. Most is 1, and I still believe midfield is more important.

Well I would be delighted if we signed 2 new players for £1 million a piece cos they would be absolute top quality in League 1 for that much  :ok: I think the problem will be getting them to play in League 1 though as anyone with that sort of price tag would probably be sought after in the Champ.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 18, 2015, 11:42:33 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/08/18/sunderland-interesting-in-signing-sheffield-uniteds-che-adams-se/

They can do one....!  )O(
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on August 18, 2015, 12:28:43 pm
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/08/18/sunderland-interesting-in-signing-sheffield-uniteds-che-adams-se/

They can do one....!  )O(

If Kyle Naughton was worth £6m, then Che is worth £20m and no less - That's about the only way I would accept this...................Wasn't overly happy about Murphy going, but understood it and accepted it on the basis that we have Che and if we had to lose one or the other then I'd rather keep hold of Che.

We have seen with Adkins at Southampton that he knows how to hold out for a big fee for youngsters with promise - let's hope he stands firm here and isn't riden rough shod over by the money men at the club, or I can see us losing Adkins as well!!!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on August 18, 2015, 01:12:13 pm
We'll need our best players if we're to avoid another season in this division so we have to tell anyone sniffing around them to feck off, at least until the end of the season. Unfortunately our money men are short sighted and only see the shiny coin offered and not the rewards of promotion.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 18, 2015, 05:09:10 pm
We'll need our best players if we're to avoid another season in this division so we have to tell anyone sniffing around them to feck off, at least until the end of the season. Unfortunately our money men are short sighted and only see the shiny coin offered and not the rewards of promotion.

yes because that's always worked for us before as you rightly point out mate - time for a change of plan now that Mr Matalan Trousers has invested a pound
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 25, 2015, 08:58:02 am
Jake Phillips

Llandudno Town Defender (young lad, still 19, Tranmere couldn't afford to offer him a pro contract so they had to let him go)

We're currently taking a look at him

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 25, 2015, 09:45:42 am
Jake Phillips

Llandudno Town Defender (young lad, still 19, Tranmere couldn't afford to offer him a pro contract so they had to let him go)

We're currently taking a look at him

Very uninspiring..........unless of course he turns out to be another non league gem like Che  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 25, 2015, 10:40:35 am
Che signs new contract to 2018 with 1 year extension option  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 25, 2015, 10:47:40 am
Che signs new contract to 2018 with 1 year extension option  :ok:

Tres formidable great news  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on August 25, 2015, 10:48:17 am
Che signs new contract to 2018 with 1 year extension option  :ok:

Best signing of the transfer window
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on August 25, 2015, 01:04:21 pm
Jake Phillips

Llandudno Town Defender (young lad, still 19, Tranmere couldn't afford to offer him a pro contract so they had to let him go)

We're currently taking a look at him

I see he played 90 minutes for us against Leeds last night which we lost 2-1 - first game they've won all season  :whi :whi :whi
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 25, 2015, 03:01:36 pm
Jake Phillips

Llandudno Town Defender (young lad, still 19, Tranmere couldn't afford to offer him a pro contract so they had to let him go)

We're currently taking a look at him

I see he played 90 minutes for us against Leeds last night which we lost 2-1 - first game they've won all season  :whi :whi :whi

So Kennedy must be really poor then?  :whi


22 yards and 30 yards out both goals Vamps - therefore a defensive midfielder's error, not the CB  :roll:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 25, 2015, 06:58:01 pm
Seems like Phillips has now signed according to Llandudno Manager
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 25, 2015, 07:40:08 pm
Seems like Phillips has now signed according to Llandudno Manager

Which one......Sir Mark, Matt or Kevin?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 25, 2015, 07:55:43 pm
Do keep up      :roll:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 08:27:03 am
So fairground day is here.............that wonderful day in the football calendar when clubs around the country try to jump on the transfer merry-go-round whilst the spectator fans try to spot who's on it as they wizz past and start rumblings around the fairground...................

So to matters Blades - we all have our ouwn ideas about who we'd like in, and we all hear rumours via the milkman's cat. I've not heard anything concrete but we'll keep my ear to the ground and update throughout the day. Names I've heard banded around (although not from my usual sources so treating with a pinch of salt for now) are;
Dean Hammond (suggestions this is already a done deal. Probably the most likely with his previous Adkins links. Would be a great signing IMHO and suggests Baxters days are numbered)
Harlee Dean
Mark Beevers (yeah right!)
Dan Burn
A keeper from Southend

Personally I think we need to clear a load out before signing too many more...........unfortunately we need clubs to want them to do that before they can go if they have contracts, unless we decide to pay them up!

Let's wait and see - what have you heard?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2015, 08:43:20 am
Some good names on that list Vamps.

I'm hearing Higdon might be on his way to Scotland and Cuvelier might yet go to Burton but aside from 2 or 3 of those on your list, heard nothing much about incomings.

Zeki Fryers maybe? He's a 22-year old defender at Palace and was on loan at Rotherham earlier this year
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 09:23:56 am
Ha ha - can't claim the credit for this one but just seen a great quote 'elsewhere'

Zeki Fryers has been linked with a move to the Blades - Is he coming in to make the Greasy Chip Butties then!!!

Wonder how many other defenders we can be linked with today??
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2015, 09:43:01 am
Aaron Pierre for one - Wycombe defender
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 09:50:18 am
I know the Stir released an article recently to say we were talking to at least 5 individuals.............how  many Blades think that's going to be 5 signings and then moan at the end of the window that we haven't signed the promised land..........?

In reality Adkins probably has a couple of areas he wants to look at and will be looking at options i.e. one or the other! 

You know what - think I might sack work off today and spend the day looking round forums and rumour mills for funny quotes and speculation - I actually quite like Transfer Deadline Day - just wish it wasn't after the season had started - and why on a match day!!!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2015, 11:29:58 am
SKY says we've bid for Dan Burn but the offer wasn't enough - talks ongoing
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 12:01:20 pm
SKY says we've bid for Dan Burn but the offer wasn't enough - talks ongoing

I see that as positive..............we're looking at good quality players and in the right areas. He'd immediately double the average height of the team all on his own!!!

Fingers crossed this one comes off. Would like to know how far out we are - suggest not too far as we've had a second bid turned down according to a relatively reliable Twitter media source. The signing of him and Hammond would be excellent business in my view, although I really would like to see a keeper coming in. 
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2015, 12:09:57 pm
100% agree mate. Burn and Hammond or Burn and Bostwick and I'm happy. Even happier with a new keeper!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 12:13:52 pm
Now seen a different poster on Twitter (@thefootballltd) stating a bid has been accepted by Fulham  and he's set to have a medical. 
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 01:24:39 pm
According to Sky News, following Liam Moore moving to Bristol Leicester have said that is the only outgoing move of the day..................if true that kills off the Hammond rumour
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 01:52:08 pm
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheff-utd-news/sheffield-united-blades-make-bid-for-burn-1-7438084

http://www.westlondonsport.com/fulham/fulham-reject-bid-from-sheffield-united-for-defender

Loan deal mentioned!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 01:58:35 pm

Loan deal mentioned!

Whilst that isn't the end of the world, particularly if Fulham are over pricing him, I wouldn't be massively comfortable with having two influential CB's being on loan - leaves us very short and vulnerable WHEN we get promoted this year!!!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 02:35:43 pm

Loan deal mentioned!

Whilst that isn't the end of the world, particularly if Fulham are over pricing him, I wouldn't be massively comfortable with having two influential CB's being on loan - leaves us very short and vulnerable WHEN we get promoted this year!!!

I agree with you, unless of course it's " With a view to a permanent deal" scenario. And of course there's the recall factor IF woven into the deal that would worry me too, we were burnt by Spurs a few years ago when we had Walker on loan for a so called full season.

Update on said rumour......

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheff-utd-news/update-sheffield-united-s-dan-burn-bid-1-7438084

We're looking at other options too....
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 02:41:20 pm
I believe we always were looking at other options - any manager worth his salt will have plans B, C & D.........the rumours of us looking at 5 players will always have been a preferred option with back ups - but we'll still get the fans moaning we haven't signed the 'promised' 5 players.

Stearman now signed for Fulham so clutching at straws that may pave the way for Burn to make his move. We all know what can happen with the domino affect on transfers..............
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 01, 2015, 02:47:15 pm
Just seen the first 'Done Deal' Tweet for Burn from a proported Football Agent (I don't know who he is) - really hope this is true but believe it when I see it!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 02:49:12 pm
I believe we always were looking at other options - any manager worth his salt will have plans B, C & D.........the rumours of us looking at 5 players will always have been a preferred option with back ups - but we'll still get the fans moaning we haven't signed the 'promised' 5 players.

Stearman now signed for Fulham so clutching at straws that may pave the way for Burn to make his move. We all know what can happen with the domino affect on transfers..............

I know mate, fans will jump on the 5 targets and moan when it doesn't happen, we've all done it in the past. I think a CB is a must to add depth and we need a decent CMer as we're lacking there if you consider that Baxter and Scougs (when fit and available) are not really CMers. NA has stated he needs to add to that position so i'm hoping he get's someone in today or when the loan window opens.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 01, 2015, 05:02:18 pm
Kinell.......according to SSN Jonathan Obika has signed on a free transfer  :ok:

Decent player but is he really what we need right now? Would have preferred a CB and MF but as they say, you can never have too many strikers!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 01, 2015, 05:15:20 pm
Kinell.......according to SSN Jonathan Obika has signed on a free transfer  :ok:

Decent player but is he really what we need right now? Would have preferred a CB and MF but as they say, you can never have too many strikers!

Christ, he has had more loans than Wonga. 157 games and 33 goals. Not sure what he can add to what we have already. Unless we are offloading a couple of strikers.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 01, 2015, 05:19:34 pm
Kinell.......according to SSN Jonathan Obika has signed on a free transfer  :ok:

Decent player but is he really what we need right now? Would have preferred a CB and MF but as they say, you can never have too many strikers!

Christ, he has had more loans than Wonga. 157 games and 33 goals. Not sure what he can add to what we have already. Unless we are offloading a couple of strikers.

Think it could be a load of bollox Bolts, even though it's on SSN.

Reading other forums (sorry landlord!) it's only a rumour started by some knob head on Twatter!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 05:20:36 pm
Kinell.......according to SSN Jonathan Obika has signed on a free transfer  :ok:

Decent player but is he really what we need right now? Would have preferred a CB and MF but as they say, you can never have too many strikers!

Christ, he has had more loans than Wonga. 157 games and 33 goals. Not sure what he can add to what we have already. Unless we are offloading a couple of strikers.

Nothing official, googled his name and it says he plays for Sheffield United and his current team is Swindon.....we need a CMer and another CB IMO we'd only need another striker if we offload a striker.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 05:25:42 pm
From Jim Phipps a few seconds ago.....

Quote
Jim Phipps ‏@JamesDPhipps 1m1 minute ago

It now seems certain we are not going to get the final deals of this window over line. We have had a good window with great additions.
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Jim Phipps ‏@JamesDPhipps 35s36 seconds ago

@JamesDPhipps We had hoped to do a couple more, but each deal is three party deal & we control only what we control.
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...So who we signed?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 01, 2015, 05:29:03 pm
Kinell.......according to SSN Jonathan Obika has signed on a free transfer  :ok:

Decent player but is he really what we need right now? Would have preferred a CB and MF but as they say, you can never have too many strikers!

Christ, he has had more loans than Wonga. 157 games and 33 goals. Not sure what he can add to what we have already. Unless we are offloading a couple of strikers.

Nothing official, googled his name and it says he plays for Sheffield United and his current team is Swindon.....we need a CMer and another CB IMO we'd only need another striker if we offload a striker.

Totally agree with you mate. We have 5 strikers, if you include Adams, although Higdon could be not counted. We need a good, quality, CM who can pull the strings. Another CB would be good, but CM must be the priority.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 05:34:48 pm
The PL teams get a 2 hour extension on late deals as long as some paperwork signed by all three parties is submitted by 6pm. I wonder if this applies to teams NOT in the PL.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2015, 05:35:20 pm
So we're signing NOBODY today?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 05:39:59 pm
So we're signing NOBODY today?

Normal bullshit!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 01, 2015, 05:42:11 pm
So we're signing NOBODY today?

It's the Blades way
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2015, 06:03:45 pm
damp squib all round

pity - someone like Hammond in MF and Burn at the back would have made us a real force in this Division.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 01, 2015, 06:20:27 pm
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-miss-out-but-co-chairman-reflects-on-good-window-1-7438873

 Should have gone for your 5 targets earlier Jim! Not the Blades way though is it lol.

Still we have the loan window to come!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 02, 2015, 04:58:52 pm
NA seems to back up JP's comments in his post match interview. We tried to get some players in, the money was there, but the deal couldn't be done.

From what NA said it sounded to me like one didn't want to come and the club of another wouldn't let him go as a deal for his replacement didn't happen.

We'll see what pans out in the loan window and January window.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 05, 2015, 09:19:03 am
Latest rumour

http://www.sheffieldunited-mad.co.uk/roll/ed11/blades_chase_whites_ace_erwin_869669/index.shtml
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 05, 2015, 10:12:55 am
Latest rumour

http://www.sheffieldunited-mad.co.uk/roll/ed11/blades_chase_whites_ace_erwin_869669/index.shtml

Surely we have more pressing priorities than a young and fairly unproven striker??
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 05, 2015, 11:55:37 am
Latest rumour

http://www.sheffieldunited-mad.co.uk/roll/ed11/blades_chase_whites_ace_erwin_869669/index.shtml

Surely we have more pressing priorities than a young and fairly unproven striker??

Agreed, we're desperate for some CM cover......
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 05, 2015, 02:56:13 pm
Latest rumour

http://www.sheffieldunited-mad.co.uk/roll/ed11/blades_chase_whites_ace_erwin_869669/index.shtml

I think we are OK in the forwards, especially with Done to return. As Vamps says, it's a good CM we need.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 07, 2015, 01:44:27 pm
Latest rumour ahead of the loan window opening.

http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=412681
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 07, 2015, 02:06:11 pm
Latest rumour ahead of the loan window opening.

http://www.fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=412681

Really hope we can get him this time, maybe with an option to buy him in Jan if he works out  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 07, 2015, 04:38:04 pm
Still not convinced we need another CB. Atkins was singing the praises of Kennedy and Mcgahey on BP interviews. A CM has to the priority.

Why oh why do we have an emergency loan windows just days after the transfer window has closed. Surely all the business should have been done then.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 07, 2015, 04:48:08 pm
Still not convinced we need another CB. Atkins was singing the praises of Kennedy and Mcgahey on BP interviews. A CM has to the priority.

Why oh why do we have an emergency loan windows just days after the transfer window has closed. Surely all the business should have been done then.

I'm still not convinced that Mcgahey is ready yet and as we all know, Kennedy's lack of fitness is a real concern so I am all for someone like Burn coming in. Agree about a CM and maybe we can find one in the loan window......evidently NA says he's talking to some Prem clubs about loans so who knows?

It does seem strange that a loan window opens just after the transfer window but I suppose it helps clubs like us at the moment who have not been able to secure permanent deals in the transfer window and are still short in certain areas. Let's face it loads of clubs will have tried and failed to sign the players they were after so this is the next best thing.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 08, 2015, 08:58:09 am
Just read that any transfer in the emergency loan window is for a maximum of 93 days.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheff-utd-news/sheffield-united-blades-must-time-deal-right-1-7448719
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 09, 2015, 04:34:49 pm
As per What's App post, my contact at the club is being a little vague but says that if NA wants Burns the means are there to have him and the 93 day rule wouldn't be a consideration as they'd rather have a bird (or a burns) in the hand etc...

On the three occasions I've seen us play and on the back of highlights on BP, I think we do still need cover at CB.  As has been said, Mahgaey (who gives one how it's spelled) isn't ready and although I like Kennedy, he's so far been very injury prone and therefore can't be relied upon.  McEveley is not a CB by any stretch of the imagination.  I like Collins and he's playing well, but we don't have cover for him.

We could wait for Collins or Edgar to get injured and then get an emergency loan, but then no-one suitable might not be available.

I think Burns would be a  good addition to the squad and as I think any successful loan spell will lead to a  permanent deal, it makes sense to get him now.  Question is, if he does come in, who will leave as the squad is just getting bigger and bigger...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 09, 2015, 05:15:00 pm
I agree Roma - although Kennedy's not actually "injury prone" as such, he just doesn't have any cartilage left in his knees, so it's just the same old thing causing him problems and I wouldn't be surprised if this contract might actually be his last, which would be a shame because he's a great player imho.

If we're serious about promotion then, you're right that we have two proper CBs and we need cover, and although I like Collins I think Burn will come in to partner Edgar with Collo being back-up.

Now - where's that dominant CMF that he was so desperate to get done pre-deadline?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 09, 2015, 05:21:47 pm
Roma, I don't disagree with what you have said. However, if he comes in will Collins want to go, or be told he is going out, on loan for match time? He won't want another season of being on the bench. If Burns is that good why are Fulham letting him go out on loan? Can he be called back to Fulham, or is it a full 93 day loan?

Kennedy needs some game time alongside Collins or Edgar. Yes, he has had some injury concerns, but I would have thought the mediacl team would not let him play until he was fully fit. When Maguire started he wasn't the best, but he immproved considerably with playing alongside Morgs.

I still firmly believe that a good CM is what we need in preference to another CB. Both would be good, but the CM is more important.

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 09, 2015, 05:30:26 pm
Sorry Roma, the questions / comments are not directed to you personally. They are just my general thoughts :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 09, 2015, 06:59:23 pm
93 Day Loan with a view to permanent in Jan Bolts.

I take your point about why they're letting him go, but a lot of the Fulham fans think Burn's their best defender, and at 23 he could be a bit of a gem!

Nige needs to keep everyone feeling they're part of the project. Collins will be happy that he's still loved after last season.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 10, 2015, 01:16:50 pm
I think the point is, the only real cover we've got for Collins and Edgar at CB is Kennedy, McEveley and Magahey.

If one of them (or both gets injured) can NA rely on any of the others stepping up and covering. Kennedy has the talent, but can NA rely on him being fit right away and on an ongoing basis.  NA has already stated Kennedy is on the first step of a longer re-introduction to full fitness.

NA can probably see what we can with McEveley, so the answer there is a no.

Magahey, again, I suspect NA doesn't think he's ready to step up as adequate like for like cover.  Hence I can see the need for further cover at CB.

As for Burns, NA is a fan and wants him permanently. Don't forget Edgar's only on a season long loan.  Maybe NA sees a longer term partnership with Collins/Burns or Kennedy/Burns on the assumption that Birmingham will want Edgar back once he's proven himself with the Blades.  The loan is only on the table because for some reason a permanent deal couldn't be struck before the deadline so I suspect the contract wouldn't allow Fulham to recall him - it's almost like a pre-contract deal, but exploiting the emergency loan system instead.

Also, as someone else mentioned, maybe NA wants to pay 3 CBs on occasion, when we need to be tight at the back?

On the final question, no one is suggesting that Burns is the only player NA wanted to bring in and still wants to bring in.  Just because he's adding cover at CB doesn't mean he's not looking for that CMF too.

In fact, the quote from my contact was sufficiently vague to suggest that Bruns might not even be the priority target...

One thing I did pick up from my contact is that the reason some of the deals didn't go through was, as quoted in the press, because other teams have to do other deals first - a chain reaction effect.  However, what wasn't said was that many of those pre-requisite deals were players taking ours, because the squad is too big and needs reducing before it can expand much further.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 14, 2015, 08:37:08 pm
Latest rumour.............

http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/sheffield-united-considering-loan-move-for-talented-leeds-united-midfielder/#v8lAD8r441Xb9UOd.97

Quite frankly i'd rather play our youngsters.......
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 15, 2015, 08:00:25 am
Latest rumour.............

http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/sheffield-united-considering-loan-move-for-talented-leeds-united-midfielder/#v8lAD8r441Xb9UOd.97

Quite frankly i'd rather play our youngsters.......

So would I. Why give someone playing experience which will not be a long term benefit to us.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 15, 2015, 09:25:19 am
Latest rumour.............

http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/sheffield-united-considering-loan-move-for-talented-leeds-united-midfielder/#v8lAD8r441Xb9UOd.97

Quite frankly i'd rather play our youngsters.......

So would I. Why give someone playing experience which will not be a long term benefit to us.

But we've also been saying that our own central midfielders aren't good enough.............If he's better than what we've got (clearly Leeds don't want to lose him if short term is the only thing available) and it means bringing him in until January to fill a gap and we know we can sign someone better (or indeed have a target in mind to try and tempt the parent club) in the January transfer window, who isn't available on loan now, then surely that improves the squad.............
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 15, 2015, 10:03:24 am
Hang on. Better than what we've got?

Calvin Phillips
 - age 19
 - attacking central midfielder
 - first team experience - 5 appearances
 - England caps - 0

Louis Reed
 - age 18
 - attacking central midfielder
 - first team experience - 23 appearances
 - England caps - 4 at U18, 2 at U19

Either the England selection scouts are shit at their job or he's not better than what we already have...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 15, 2015, 12:48:34 pm
Firstly my comment was more of a general/devils advocate type response to the statement "Why give someone playing experience which will not be a long term benefit to us." to provoke debate (that side clearly worked). I'm actually not advocating or against the signing because I know nothing about the lad, but to dismiss him out of hand - If this is a genuine possibility and not just none news/lazy journalism, then clearly NA must have seen something in him that he hasn't seen in Reed day in day out...........

Since you've brought it up though let's progress your thought/theory. You may recall that I'm not a fan of stats to determine who should/shouldn't play, primarily because they only tell one side of the story - now I don't know the history behind this chap - I've never heard of him so wouldn't claim he's better than what we've got, but why hasn't he been picked for England - what are the reasons? The stats don't tell you that. How long has he been part of the Leeds set up (or indeed a pro footballer - was he a brickie up until last year and has only just started to be noticed). Che has less England caps than Reed - does that make Reed a better player?

Now for the interesting one - Jose Baxter has one of the best set of stats in the division for pass completion, assists and goals scored as a midfielder - does that mean we have the best midfielder in the league and shouldn't change him (I actually think with the exception of the stupid red card he has been a different player this year, and we've missed him when not there, but I'd still look for better because I fear Lge 1 is his level).
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 15, 2015, 04:33:51 pm
I will lay my cards on the table. I firmly belive that the transfer windows should be shut before the season starts, and this ludicrous Emergency Transfer window should be scrapped. I thought the reason behind clubs having U21, U18 teams was to provide backup for first team injuries, suspensions etc..

What construes an Emergency, especially when the season has only just started.?

I may go along with a week in early January for transfers, but they need to be permanent ones, not loans. There seems to be a lot of players going out on loan to either get match time after injuries, or they can't get a place in their home team. 

We are lacking an imposing CM, but bringing in someone with this experience is a massive gamble. I agree thats statistics are not the be all and end all, but they do give an indication of the players experience and potential.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 16, 2015, 05:07:38 pm
Latest rumour...........

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/09/16/sheffield-united-eye-hammond-loan/
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 16, 2015, 05:48:15 pm
Latest rumour...........

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/09/16/sheffield-united-eye-hammond-loan/

He might be a good signing.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 16, 2015, 05:59:57 pm
I will lay my cards on the table. I firmly belive that the transfer windows should be shut before the season starts, and this ludicrous Emergency Transfer window should be scrapped. I thought the reason behind clubs having U21, U18 teams was to provide backup for first team injuries, suspensions etc..

What construes an Emergency, especially when the season has only just started.?

I may go along with a week in early January for transfers, but they need to be permanent ones, not loans. There seems to be a lot of players going out on loan to either get match time after injuries, or they can't get a place in their home team. 

We are lacking an imposing CM, but bringing in someone with this experience is a massive gamble. I agree thats statistics are not the be all and end all, but they do give an indication of the players experience and potential.

The whole transfer window should be scrapped IMO i've never liked it as it causes panic buys and  clubs over inflating fees near the close. I preferred it when a club could approach another club any time of year for a player. It's ridiculous that the world of football can stop someone from effectively changing jobs and moving around. It also gave time for clubs to replace the player that was sold without the fear of "a window" closing.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 16, 2015, 06:18:35 pm
Latest rumour...........

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/09/16/sheffield-united-eye-hammond-loan/

He might be a good signing.

He was a target as a perm deal before the window shut and I understood a deal was agreed but it was dependent on another deal being done (our players out and releasing funds rather than the other way around as his wage demands are significant for this league), which wasn't hence we didn't get him.

On loan we will hopefully have to only pay a % of his wages and so no reliance on other deals - agree he'd be a great signing.

On the transfer window subject I don't know of anyone who does like it. I'm sort of with Stabo on why have it closed at all, although working in a world of contracts I also understand why it's not as simple as just 'moving jobs'. If we do need to have a transfer window then it should shut before the season starts (and I wouldn't open it again in January) and tighten up the loan rules - a loan meaning exactly that and no recall options for example.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 18, 2015, 02:17:09 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fulham-defender-cant-go-sheffield-10082212

Burn not coming to BDTBL
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 18, 2015, 03:19:30 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fulham-defender-cant-go-sheffield-10082212

Burn not coming to BDTBL

Feck shit bollox
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 18, 2015, 04:44:49 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fulham-defender-cant-go-sheffield-10082212

Burn not coming to BDTBL

At lease he didn't turn us down, and he's staying for a good reason.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 18, 2015, 04:49:11 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fulham-defender-cant-go-sheffield-10082212

Burn not coming to BDTBL

At lease he didn't turn us down, and he's staying for a good reason.

Agreed Bolts but according to some on other forums it's still our fault for not getting him earlier! I think the fact is simply that it has all been down to Fulham not getting a replacement for him and now they have a number of injuries and need him as cover.....can't see why that is our fault!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 18, 2015, 07:41:17 pm
The info I have is that Burn didn't sign perm because we couldn't offload players and free up money for his wages, which are significant for this league.

I think there's a good chance he'll sign in January
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 23, 2015, 02:18:27 pm
Higdon to Oldham on 3 month loan......don't rate him at all really so no issues from me. However, if Sammon gets injured he would be useful in our squad.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 23, 2015, 04:23:59 pm
Higdon to Oldham on 3 month loan......don't rate him at all really so no issues from me. However, if Sammon gets injured he would be useful in our squad.

He will be a cert to score against next month if he is allowed to play...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Eeyore on September 23, 2015, 06:13:11 pm
Higdon to Oldham on 3 month loan......don't rate him at all really so no issues from me. However, if Sammon gets injured he would be useful in our squad.

He will be a cert to score against next month if he is allowed to play...

Spot on......hopefully he will have picked up an "injury" in training the day before! Hope the Greggs in Oldham has geared up with extra stock....
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 23, 2015, 07:17:23 pm
Higdon to Oldham on 3 month loan......don't rate him at all really so no issues from me. However, if Sammon gets injured he would be useful in our squad.

I can't stop crying. My world has come to an end...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 23, 2015, 07:18:45 pm
The info I have is that Burn didn't sign perm because we couldn't offload players and free up money for his wages, which are significant for this league.

I think there's a good chance he'll sign in January

That's what I said at the time... I have it on fairly sound authority that at least two deals to offload players fell through close the the deadline, including one which has now happened albeit as a loan  :ok:
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 23, 2015, 07:20:46 pm
Higdon to Oldham on 3 month loan......don't rate him at all really so no issues from me. However, if Sammon gets injured he would be useful in our squad.

He will be a cert to score against next month if he is allowed to play...

You must be losing your crappity smacking marbles.  He couldn't score with a stanley knife and a sheet of tissue paper.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 25, 2015, 12:13:55 am
Hammond deal getting close

http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/sheff-utd-news/sheffield-united-blades-target-given-green-light-to-leave-1-7479314
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 25, 2015, 06:38:32 am
I bloody hope so!
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Roma on September 25, 2015, 10:53:36 am
Brayford & Done back in training. Harris getting closer to fitness.  For NA this is like three major new signings...
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Vamps on September 25, 2015, 11:55:52 am
Fully agree on Brayford and Harris.

I like Done, love his passion and enthusiasm and never say die attitude, but my concern is where is he going to fit in? He's essentially the challenge for Sharps position and he's not going to be dropped anytime soon the form he's in. Personally, I can't see him fitting in alongside Sharp, they are far too similar and we know that Sharp needs that big man to play alongside. The only place I can see him fitting at the moment is either on the wing, where I think we'll loose something in his play, or in behind two front men - and I don't think he's that type of player. I suspect he's going to spend most of the season on bench as an impact sub or to give Billy a rest when the game appears safe.

Really hope I'm proved wrong, but that's just how I see it.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 25, 2015, 06:52:43 pm
Fully agree on Brayford and Harris.

I like Done, love his passion and enthusiasm and never say die attitude, but my concern is where is he going to fit in? He's essentially the challenge for Sharps position and he's not going to be dropped anytime soon the form he's in. Personally, I can't see him fitting in alongside Sharp, they are far too similar and we know that Sharp needs that big man to play alongside. The only place I can see him fitting at the moment is either on the wing, where I think we'll loose something in his play, or in behind two front men - and I don't think he's that type of player. I suspect he's going to spend most of the season on bench as an impact sub or to give Billy a rest when the game appears safe.

Really hope I'm proved wrong, but that's just how I see it.

Maybe Done & Adams will interchange with each other down one of the wings. don't know, but Done has scored a fair few in his short time with us.
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on September 28, 2015, 04:57:47 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/deal-close-premier-league-midfielder-set-to-join-sheffield-united/
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 28, 2015, 05:24:41 pm
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/deal-close-premier-league-midfielder-set-to-join-sheffield-united/

If he signs, then I suppose he and Bash will be the CM pairing. Where does this leave Baxter & Reed, apart from on the bench?
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 28, 2015, 05:34:08 pm
Hammond was at BDTBL Satdi

Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 28, 2015, 05:49:40 pm
Hammond was at BDTBL Satdi

Didn't here his name mentioned on BP. Mind you I am still waiting for the second half to start :DD
Title: Re: The transfer thread
Post by: Staboblade on November 22, 2015, 02:09:21 pm
http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/reading-and-sheffield-united-on-friday-night-transfer-mission

We could do with a decent winger......