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Title: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 02, 2016, 08:01:01 am
Well - January Window is here for us. What's it going to be like? Not a window I generally be excited about. Most clubs trying to get rid of players that aren't good enough (certainly something we need to do) and not one where we seem to set the world alight.

Here's the thread anyway. Post your rumours and confirmed deal thoughts here......
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 02, 2016, 10:50:58 am
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-defender-could-eye-lane-switch-1-7652379

i think this would be a good switch IMO we've had our best results when he's played. But we do need another CB because our cover can't be relied upon.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 02, 2016, 06:15:50 pm
Striker and keeper please
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 04, 2016, 01:21:49 pm
McNulty extended to end of the season at Pompey             

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-marc-mcnulty-2787166.aspx

The last line of that article says to me he's gone!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 04, 2016, 04:56:13 pm
McNulty extended to end of the season at Pompey             

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-marc-mcnulty-2787166.aspx

The last line of that article says to me he's gone!!

I believe he signed a 3 year deal in May 2014. If so then we either bring him back for Sammon, or get Pompey to stump up some cash.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 04, 2016, 06:54:50 pm
McNulty extended to end of the season at Pompey             

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-marc-mcnulty-2787166.aspx

The last line of that article says to me he's gone!!

I believe he signed a 3 year deal in May 2014. If so then we either bring him back for Sammon, or get Pompey to stump up some cash.

Thought it was 2 with a 1 year extension clause.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 05, 2016, 08:22:27 am
McNulty extended to end of the season at Pompey             

http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-marc-mcnulty-2787166.aspx

The last line of that article says to me he's gone!!

I believe he signed a 3 year deal in May 2014. If so then we either bring him back for Sammon, or get Pompey to stump up some cash.

Thought it was 2 with a 1 year extension clause.

This was the article I read which says he is contracted to summer 2017.  You may be correct about the 1 year option Vamps.

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/809659711?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 05, 2016, 08:48:19 am
Not much new news in here, but I saw this comment and wondered what the SCMP obligation is?

Although Adkins is keen to bolster the options at his disposal, United’s SCMP obligations are set to trigger a series of departures during the transfer window.


http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/809829374?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 05, 2016, 09:09:45 am
Not much new news in here, but I saw this comment and wondered what the SCMP obligation is?

Although Adkins is keen to bolster the options at his disposal, United’s SCMP obligations are set to trigger a series of departures during the transfer window.


http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/809829374?-295:800:0

Salary Cost Management Protocol regulations.

Basically a maximum of 65% of all turnover can be used for salaries..............

It basically was designed to work hand in hand with Financial Fair Play rules but was specific to salaries, where as FFP also looked at the club being run 'economically' and with valid income/expenditure streams (not just money pumped in by owners - although they skirt close to the wind now by 'sponsoring' the club, as is happening with our neighbours!). Can't remember the exact figures but a few clubs were caught out initially for exceeding £10m in losses.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 05, 2016, 09:42:30 am
Read an interesting article on SCMP over Christmas that argued it was better for Championship sides to breach the rules than observe them.  Sides like Bournemouth for example paid massive wages in order to secure the right signings and loan players in order to get promoted.

The PL and FL governing bodies don't co-operate hence Bournemouth aren't being fined or having a transfer embargo enforced.  With the money on offer to those in the PL, which grows further still next season, Bournemouth took a gamble by flouting the rules and it paid off.

Of course it's a risk because if you pay out on big wages it doesn't guarantee promotion, and if a team flouting the rules missed out on promotion they'd end up with a  transfer embargo the following season in the Championship.  Teams like Forest have been caught with this.

It also wouldn't necessarily help teams like us, as the financial benefit of being in the Championship as opposed to League One, though still significant, isn't as big a gap as between PL and Championship - so it carries the same risk without the same reward.

The article also suggested that the FL is clamping down on SCMP avoidance schemes like sponsorship deals with shareholders'  companies that are over priced (e.g. Chansari's name on the trotters' shirts).  The PL isn't as worried about this kind on thing, so again there's no co-ordination across the leagues.

Our problem is that we spent (relatively) big on wages in previous seasons and many of those players turned out to be ineffective but are still contracted and hence their wages still contribute to our SCMP limit.  Come the summer many of these contracts expire and so, in theory, we should have more flexibility next year - which (IF) we go up via the play offs, will be essential as we will definitely need to improve the squad to compete at the next level.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 05, 2016, 11:02:40 am
Suspect I read the same article - and Bournemouth WERE fined - £1!!!

It was supposed to come in instantly in 2011 but that many clubs kicked off (us included as we'd essentially have had to clear the decks) that it was agreed to be staggered with the final drop down to 65% rule coming in at the end of this season.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 05, 2016, 03:38:41 pm
Calvert-Lewin's been giving reviews to Adkins about Lawson D'Ath, a 23 year old midfielder at Northampton.  Seems we're interested but so are Burton - touch choice then.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 05, 2016, 04:06:13 pm
Some rumours I've heard. No idea how solid or not they are. Just passing them on.

Che out to Arsenal, Newcastle, Spurs and WBA.

Baxter to Huddersfield.

Scougall on loan to Crewe.

Harris to Wigan.

Kyle MacFasdean in

Sam Morsey in




Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 05, 2016, 04:07:11 pm
Calvert-Lewin's been giving reviews to Adkins about Lawson D'Ath, a 23 year old midfielder at Northampton.  Seems we're interested but so are Burton - touch choice then.

Bizarrely, Northampton are regarded as a "local" team by Look East and he's often mentioned on the footy roundup on a Monday evening.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 05, 2016, 04:23:22 pm
Calvert-Lewin's been giving reviews to Adkins about Lawson D'Ath, a 23 year old midfielder at Northampton.  Seems we're interested but so are Burton - touch choice then.

Bizarrely, Northampton are regarded as a "local" team by Look East and he's often mentioned on the footy roundup on a Monday evening.

12 goals from the "Baxter" position and he doesn't take penalties! We need a look at this lad.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 05, 2016, 04:27:54 pm
Some rumours I've heard. No idea how solid or not they are. Just passing them on.

Che out to Arsenal, Newcastle, Spurs and WBA. If the fee's OK let him go

Baxter to Huddersfield. Not a huge loss with Dom C-L back?

Scougall on loan to Crewe. he'd get 1st team games - get it sorted

Harris to Wigan.  Stupid unless the fee's good.

Kyle MacFasdean in  I think last year maybe, but now I wouldn't bother as he seems to have found his level

Sam Morsey in  quality - we keep being linked with this lad but the new regime might want to keep him
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 05, 2016, 04:32:23 pm
Some rumours I've heard. No idea how solid or not they are. Just passing them on.

Che out to Arsenal, Newcastle, Spurs and WBA. If the fee's OK let him go

Baxter to Huddersfield. Not a huge loss with Dom C-L back?

Scougall on loan to Crewe. he'd get 1st team games - get it sorted

Harris to Wigan.  Stupid unless the fee's good.

Kyle MacFasdean in  I think last year maybe, but now I wouldn't bother as he seems to have found his level

Sam Morsey in  quality - we keep being linked with this lad but the new regime might want to keep him

Where does Morsey currently play??
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 05, 2016, 05:02:27 pm
Some rumours I've heard. No idea how solid or not they are. Just passing them on.

Che out to Arsenal, Newcastle, Spurs and WBA. If the fee's OK let him go

Baxter to Huddersfield. Not a huge loss with Dom C-L back?

Scougall on loan to Crewe. he'd get 1st team games - get it sorted

Harris to Wigan.  Stupid unless the fee's good.

Kyle MacFasdean in  I think last year maybe, but now I wouldn't bother as he seems to have found his level

Sam Morsey in  quality - we keep being linked with this lad but the new regime might want to keep him

Where does Morsey currently play??

He's a holding midfielder with real box-to-box capability mate
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 05, 2016, 05:03:40 pm
Some rumours I've heard. No idea how solid or not they are. Just passing them on.

Che out to Arsenal, Newcastle, Spurs and WBA. If the fee's OK let him go

Baxter to Huddersfield. Not a huge loss with Dom C-L back?

Scougall on loan to Crewe. he'd get 1st team games - get it sorted

Harris to Wigan.  Stupid unless the fee's good.

Kyle MacFasdean in  I think last year maybe, but now I wouldn't bother as he seems to have found his level

Sam Morsey in  quality - we keep being linked with this lad but the new regime might want to keep him

Where does Morsey currently play??

He's a holding midfielder with real box-to-box capability mate

Sorry....I meant which team??
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 05, 2016, 05:07:15 pm
Chezvegas mate
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 06, 2016, 12:54:30 pm
Dan Burn firmly back on the radar as a primary target this window. Loans and permanent deals discussed, we value him in the £900k area apparently. If Fulham want significantly more we could get him on loan and buy him in Summer IF we'll be playing at a higher level next season.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 06, 2016, 01:12:15 pm
Dan Burn firmly back on the radar as a primary target this window. Loans and permanent deals discussed, we value him in the £900k area apparently. If Fulham want significantly more we could get him on loan and buy him in Summer IF we'll be playing at a higher level next season.

I'd like that as a signing but not convinced it's a priority at the moment.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 06, 2016, 01:54:30 pm
Dan Burn firmly back on the radar as a primary target this window. Loans and permanent deals discussed, we value him in the £900k area apparently. If Fulham want significantly more we could get him on loan and buy him in Summer IF we'll be playing at a higher level next season.

I'd like that as a signing but not convinced it's a priority at the moment.

After shepherding the Peterborough players through to shoot and score on Satdi I reckon we could do with some strengthening!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 07, 2016, 08:45:32 am
Dan Burn would be a good signing in MHO...

Even when we kept that series of clean sheets, it needed some poor finishing from our opponents, some good saves from Long and a pinch of luck.  Wonder what the "near misses against" tally was during that period...

I also think Burn would give us something up front for our corners due to his excessive height.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 07, 2016, 09:06:33 am
I'm not saying Burn wouldn't be a good signing for us......however............

Let's say 'hypothetically' we can only bring 2 players in during the transfer window and 'hypothetically' that also depends on some players going out..........

............would a CB be one of your two priorities?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 07, 2016, 09:14:57 am
We need improvements in most departments Vamps, and I believe he would improve us at the back for sure. A striker and a truly creative CMF would be my preference though.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 07, 2016, 09:58:15 am
We need improvements in most departments Vamps, and I believe he would improve us at the back for sure. A striker and a truly creative CMF would be my preference though.

Nail on the head as far as I'm concerned...........I'd even put a keeper above a CB at the moment (depending on who goes in the TW).
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 07, 2016, 11:44:22 am
We need improvements in most departments Vamps, and I believe he would improve us at the back for sure. A striker and a truly creative CMF would be my preference though.

I totally, wholeheartedly disagree.  We only need to make 4 changes to have a half decent team....

1. Goalkeeper
2. Defence
3. Midfield and
4. Attack

Bum bum...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 07, 2016, 11:47:15 am
I'm not saying Burn wouldn't be a good signing for us......however............

Let's say 'hypothetically' we can only bring 2 players in during the transfer window and 'hypothetically' that also depends on some players going out..........

............would a CB be one of your two priorities?

If it was restricted to two players (yeah, in our dreams!) then I'd say a CB and a CAM.  We score enough goals even if certain individuals don't.  Our problem is we let too many in. 

A CB would tighten us up at the back (we need an old head preferably).

A CAM would take the pressure of the back four and allow Basham to do the holding role.  It would also focus our opponents in their half instead of ours.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 07, 2016, 12:38:08 pm
We do need to switch the strategy somewhat. The teams who get out of this division are the ones who dominate the play and play on the front foot in the opposition half. For several years now we've placed the priority on trying to avoid losing instead of ensuring we win. I know it sounds daft but if Morgan had been in charge we'd have seen far more attacking football, with ONE defensive holding CMF and more emphasis on going forward. Managers recently have been too afraid to fail to really go out and boss the division.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 07, 2016, 03:13:59 pm
Don't shoot the messenger but here's something I just heard from a good source (first one also now confirmed on Donny web site)...

1. Alcock has agreed terms with Donny, clubs have agreed a fee for permanent deal and will sign in next day or so 50,000 plus add ons and sell on commission. 

2. The above, I was told, was "part of clearing the decks to enable 2 new 'big' permanent signings" but was also told there's still several more outgoing deals to be sorted before we can bring NA's targets in.

3. NA has chosen his targets.

4. Hammond's loan will be extended with a pre-contract agreement option to sign him permanently at the end of the season (I think they're holding out for more money IF we get promoted).

5. Edgar "may be" one of the 2 'big' permanent signings, the other may be Burn (that last bit is a guess - I admit it!).
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 07, 2016, 03:39:35 pm
Don't shoot the messenger but here's something I just heard from a good source (first one also now confirmed on Donny web site)...

1. Alcock has agreed terms with Donny, clubs have agreed a fee for permanent deal and will sign in next day or so 50,000 plus add ons and sell on commission. 

2. The above, I was told, was "part of clearing the decks to enable 2 new 'big' permanent signings" but was also told there's still several more outgoing deals to be sorted before we can bring NA's targets in.

3. NA has chosen his targets.

4. Hammond's loan will be extended with a pre-contract agreement option to sign him permanently at the end of the season (I think they're holding out for more money IF we get promoted).

5. Edgar "may be" one of the 2 'big' permanent signings, the other may be Burn (that last bit is a guess - I admit it!).

Confirms what I've heard, although I guess it depends on what your 'source' is as I know we have similar dealings in similar areas.............
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 07, 2016, 04:25:55 pm
Don't shoot the messenger but here's something I just heard from a good source (first one also now confirmed on Donny web site)...

1. Alcock has agreed terms with Donny, clubs have agreed a fee for permanent deal and will sign in next day or so 50,000 plus add ons and sell on commission. 

2. The above, I was told, was "part of clearing the decks to enable 2 new 'big' permanent signings" but was also told there's still several more outgoing deals to be sorted before we can bring NA's targets in.

3. NA has chosen his targets.

4. Hammond's loan will be extended with a pre-contract agreement option to sign him permanently at the end of the season (I think they're holding out for more money IF we get promoted).

5. Edgar "may be" one of the 2 'big' permanent signings, the other may be Burn (that last bit is a guess - I admit it!).

The problem with points 2 & 3 are that if we don't sort the outgoing deals pretty quickly, then there is a possibility that NA's chosed targets will already have gone somewhere else.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 07, 2016, 04:28:56 pm
We need improvements in most departments Vamps, and I believe he would improve us at the back for sure. A striker and a truly creative CMF would be my preference though.

I agree. We do need a good target man up front to win the ball in the air. We need a good, creative CMF with an eye for goal. The current MF do not score enough goals.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 11, 2016, 03:29:00 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sheffield-united-remain-keen-fulham-10713720

"We'll dilly and dally, dally and dilly until the player has found another home"

We need a big strong athletic CMer and ST as well as a LWer then we may have a chance.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 11, 2016, 03:36:15 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sheffield-united-remain-keen-fulham-10713720

"We'll dilly and dally, dally and dilly until the player has found another home"

We need a big strong athletic CMer and ST as well as a LWer then we may have a chance.

Won't be coming without at least another 2 outgoings yet so don't get excited just yet!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 11, 2016, 03:55:05 pm
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11702/10126483/george-moncur-wanted-by-mk-dons-sheffield-utd-and-nottingham-forest

yes please!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 11, 2016, 04:52:56 pm
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11702/10126483/george-moncur-wanted-by-mk-dons-sheffield-utd-and-nottingham-forest

yes please!

He will probably score against us this weekend.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 11, 2016, 05:01:34 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sheffield-united-remain-keen-fulham-10713720

"We'll dilly and dally, dally and dilly until the player has found another home"

We need a big strong athletic CMer and ST as well as a LWer then we may have a chance.

Won't be coming without at least another 2 outgoings yet so don't get excited just yet!!

Can't get exited with the way we do things......

 Just a couple of questions on transfers and the financial fair play rules.......

are we at our wage limit?

and does the proceeds from Saturday alter the current figures to give us some wiggle room?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 11, 2016, 06:10:43 pm
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sheffield-united-remain-keen-fulham-10713720

"We'll dilly and dally, dally and dilly until the player has found another home"

We need a big strong athletic CMer and ST as well as a LWer then we may have a chance.

Won't be coming without at least another 2 outgoings yet so don't get excited just yet!!

Can't get exited with the way we do things......

 Just a couple of questions on transfers and the financial fair play rules.......

are we at our wage limit?

and does the proceeds from Saturday alter the current figures to give us some wiggle room?
We're above it at the moment......it comes down again this season to the limit that was originally imposed (65% of income) in line with the pro rata deal that was agreed when everyone kicked off. It's one of the areas we were screwed over by Clough - he brought players in knowing we had to get rid of others, but didn't (false promises) which is understandably why the board are insisting on the players going out first this time. 

I'm not 100% certain of when the clubs financial year runs but it's in line with the financial year so potentially yes.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 11, 2016, 06:29:27 pm
What a crazy system that allows the likes of Bournemouth to totally flout the rules so they could get promoted and make bajillions of pounds so they can then pay their silly fine to the League.

It needs to be far tougher, so if you breach the rules there's a points deduction that can be applied retrospectively if necessary, but the stuffed suits don't have the balls.

I also think that the lower the division, the higher the % should be, to give clubs a chance of somehow narrowing the gap with teams above.

Our biggest problem is the sheer numbers of people sucking up the available budget. Summer sorts it out though, with 14 out and 3 or 4 back in we might be in a better situation.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 11, 2016, 07:00:13 pm
Would it be easier to release players not wanted? pay them off but not out of the wage pot, especially ones who are up for renewal in the summer. I'm sure there's quite a few that wouldn't command a fee anyway and it wouldn't cost more than waiting for a contract to run out. Not saying it's ethical and the PFA might have something to say  :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 11, 2016, 07:16:59 pm
Would it be easier to release players not wanted? pay them off but not out of the wage pot, especially ones who are up for renewal in the summer. I'm sure there's quite a few that wouldn't command a fee anyway and it wouldn't cost more than waiting for a contract to run out. Not saying it's ethical and the PFA might have something to say  :whi

Well I'm not an employment lawyer, but I do work in the world of contracts and I suspect any pay off WOULD come from the salary pot because the buy out is effectively for remaining wages! If I release one of my contractors I have to give them 2 weeks notice - I can have them off site immediately but I still have to pay them the 2 weeks notice unless they've breached their contract.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 11, 2016, 09:07:46 pm
Would it be easier to release players not wanted? pay them off but not out of the wage pot, especially ones who are up for renewal in the summer. I'm sure there's quite a few that wouldn't command a fee anyway and it wouldn't cost more than waiting for a contract to run out. Not saying it's ethical and the PFA might have something to say  :whi

Well I'm not an employment lawyer, but I do work in the world of contracts and I suspect any pay off WOULD come from the salary pot because the buy out is effectively for remaining wages! If I release one of my contractors I have to give them 2 weeks notice - I can have them off site immediately but I still have to pay them the 2 weeks notice unless they've breached their contract.

I guess if you wanted to achieve it though mate you could arrange a fee-type payoff that wasn't in lieu of wages and then have the wages contract cancelled "by mutual consent"
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 12, 2016, 08:16:12 am
Would it be easier to release players not wanted? pay them off but not out of the wage pot, especially ones who are up for renewal in the summer. I'm sure there's quite a few that wouldn't command a fee anyway and it wouldn't cost more than waiting for a contract to run out. Not saying it's ethical and the PFA might have something to say  :whi

Well I'm not an employment lawyer, but I do work in the world of contracts and I suspect any pay off WOULD come from the salary pot because the buy out is effectively for remaining wages! If I release one of my contractors I have to give them 2 weeks notice - I can have them off site immediately but I still have to pay them the 2 weeks notice unless they've breached their contract.

I guess if you wanted to achieve it though mate you could arrange a fee-type payoff that wasn't in lieu of wages and then have the wages contract cancelled "by mutual consent"

Wonder if we could get rid of them on a performance related basis. We employed you as someone to score goals, and you are not performing well enough. Here's 1 month's notice.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 12, 2016, 04:23:38 pm
James Wallace joined Shrewsbury on loan until the end of the season - that'll be him back next week injured then ;)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 12, 2016, 06:14:13 pm
Really hope he plays well for them and stays fit and then we can have him back next season firing on all cylinders.

His potential is huge if he can stay fit and could be a real asset for us either in this shitty league or the Champ  :ok:

Did he actually have a medical with us when he joined  :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 12, 2016, 06:28:18 pm
He would have had a medical but he couldn't because he was injured  ???
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 12, 2016, 07:19:25 pm
He would have had a medical but he couldn't because he was injured  ???

 ;D
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 13, 2016, 07:38:50 pm
Anthony Stokes? Can Roma or La Landlord confirm any interest there? just a bit of a hint from my buddy up in Glasgow.



(Yes I feckin hope not as well)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 13, 2016, 10:26:35 pm
Anthony Stokes? Can Roma or La Landlord confirm any interest there? just a bit of a hint from my buddy up in Glasgow.



(Yes I feckin hope not as well)

See what I can find out tomorrow, but not heard anything on that one.

Didn't exactly set the world alight last time he was here!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 14, 2016, 08:10:13 am
Anthony Stokes? Can Roma or La Landlord confirm any interest there? just a bit of a hint from my buddy up in Glasgow.



(Yes I feckin hope not as well)

See what I can find out tomorrow, but not heard anything on that one.

Didn't exactly set the world alight last time he was here!

I read Weeds wanted him!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 14, 2016, 11:58:14 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/01/14/dean-hammond-stays-with-sheffield-united/page/1/

I think we knew this anyway.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 14, 2016, 12:18:22 pm
Anthony Stokes? Can Roma or La Landlord confirm any interest there? just a bit of a hint from my buddy up in Glasgow.



(Yes I feckin hope not as well)

See what I can find out tomorrow, but not heard anything on that one.

Didn't exactly set the world alight last time he was here!

Got a categorical 'No!' - which I tend to believe. If it's a possibility but doesn't want to let slip then I usually get something along the lines of "Not something I've heard of" or "News to me", but this was a definite No. May suggest it was considered and then rejected based on terms, but I'm really reading between the lines there (otherwise known as making it up!!)



Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 14, 2016, 12:36:13 pm
Fair enough mate, could be that my mate had his wires crossed instead of his Blades
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 14, 2016, 12:39:27 pm
My contact is out of bounds at the moment, but all I can say is of all the names he mentioned (and there was a long list) that wasn't on it.

Fair enough mate, could be that my mate had his wires crossed instead of his Blades
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 14, 2016, 12:44:12 pm
who's on it then?  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 15, 2016, 09:27:24 am
who's on it then?  :ok:

Hammond, Edgar, Burn... Surprise, surprise..  :ok:

Also mentioned, but only in passing not as a serious contender was the usual suspects such as young Harry Maguire.

And a few others I was sworn to secrecy on including some wild cards such as Sorenson. Shit... Let the cat out...  :yikes:  And a young midfielder from Chelsea with a promising future but in need of games...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 15, 2016, 09:30:17 am
Before you all bite, I should say that Sorenson was mentioned in the context of a coaching role rather than a player, but the tongue-in-cheek suggestion was that he might also still able to do a job in League one.

And the Chelsea midfielder isn't Loftus-Cheek, who we did try to get on loan in close season.  He's now a first team player. Look a bit lower in Chelsea's ranks...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 15, 2016, 02:09:30 pm
One of them on the list bites the dust....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35323127
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 15, 2016, 04:49:32 pm
One of them on the list bites the dust....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35323127

No, City are going to loan him to us to get some English Football game time  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 15, 2016, 05:06:55 pm
One of them on the list bites the dust....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35323127

No, City are going to loan him to us to get some English Football game time  ;D

Isn't the team he came from, Central Coast Mariners, where Monty is playing??
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 15, 2016, 06:17:27 pm
One of them on the list bites the dust....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35323127

No, City are going to loan him to us to get some English Football game time  ;D

Isn't the team he came from, Central Coast Mariners, where Monty is playing??

yes mate. one of KM's last remaining interests in football-related real estate
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 15, 2016, 08:26:51 pm
Hammond extension confirmed.


(he's hoping for 7 inches when the bandages come off)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 19, 2016, 08:29:27 am
Is the loan window opening soon, as it looks like that's what we're waiting for (as usual).  )O(
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 19, 2016, 08:41:52 am
Is the loan window opening soon, as it looks like that's what we're waiting for (as usual).  )O(

Hammond's loan has been extended. What more do we expect?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 19, 2016, 08:47:35 am
1 week after the transfer window shuts, the loan window opens, but if they want loans why not get them now?

I still expect Burn to come in and hoping for Nicky Ajose
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 19, 2016, 09:06:59 am
1 week after the transfer window shuts, the loan window opens, but if they want loans why not get them now?

I still expect Burn to come in and hoping for Nicky Ajose

Particularly as in this window we can loan until the end of the season - in the emergency loan window I don't believe we can (or again have to wait until the very last minute to make it stretch and wouldn't stretch long enough to also cover the play-offs, which let's be honest are now our only hope of going up).
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 19, 2016, 07:22:07 pm
I'm convinced we'll finish in the playoffs regardless of who signs who.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 19, 2016, 08:17:09 pm
I'm convinced we'll finish in the playoffs regardless of who signs who.

Get him another drink  :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 19, 2016, 10:53:26 pm
pottle
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 20, 2016, 08:54:28 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/01/19/report-southampton-and-bournemouth-battle-to-sign-exciting-strik/page/1/

Let him go, it's not fair to keep a young lad in a crap lge for years.....
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 20, 2016, 09:05:19 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/01/19/report-southampton-and-bournemouth-battle-to-sign-exciting-strik/page/1/

Let him go, it's not fair to keep a young lad in a crap lge for years.....

I wouldn't let him go for the reported £1.75m, especially when the Peterboro striker has gone to QPR for £2.5m.

We always sell too cheaply. We find, or develop, these good players and then sell them. To my mind this displays a club with sod all ambition.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 20, 2016, 09:14:00 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/01/19/report-southampton-and-bournemouth-battle-to-sign-exciting-strik/page/1/

Let him go, it's not fair to keep a young lad in a crap lge for years.....

I wouldn't let him go for the reported £1.75m, especially when the Peterboro striker has gone to QPR for £2.5m.

We always sell too cheaply. We find, or develop, these good players and then sell them. To my mind this displays a club with sod all ambition.

Kinell, he's not worth £1.75 on this season's showings!!

Still bags of potential though and NA needs to get the best out of him. He needs to stay off the weights and slim down to regain some speed and sort his attitude out. I think a move to the prem now would be one and a half seasons too soon.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 20, 2016, 09:31:12 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/01/19/report-southampton-and-bournemouth-battle-to-sign-exciting-strik/page/1/

Let him go, it's not fair to keep a young lad in a crap lge for years.....

I wouldn't let him go for the reported £1.75m, especially when the Peterboro striker has gone to QPR for £2.5m.

We always sell too cheaply. We find, or develop, these good players and then sell them. To my mind this displays a club with sod all ambition.

Kinell, he's not worth £1.75 on this season's showings!!

Still bags of potential though and NA needs to get the best out of him. He needs to stay off the weights and slim down to regain some speed and sort his attitude out. I think a move to the prem now would be one and a half seasons too soon.

Perhaps NA should give him a few games and rest Done. If he has gained weight then the club must be aware of what he is doing, and surely, they control his training plan. I don't think his 4 week layoff after the red card helped as all he could do during that period was to train.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 20, 2016, 09:56:20 am
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/01/19/report-southampton-and-bournemouth-battle-to-sign-exciting-strik/page/1/

Let him go, it's not fair to keep a young lad in a crap lge for years.....

I wouldn't let him go for the reported £1.75m, especially when the Peterboro striker has gone to QPR for £2.5m.

We always sell too cheaply. We find, or develop, these good players and then sell them. To my mind this displays a club with sod all ambition.

Kinell, he's not worth £1.75 on this season's showings!!

Still bags of potential though and NA needs to get the best out of him. He needs to stay off the weights and slim down to regain some speed and sort his attitude out. I think a move to the prem now would be one and a half seasons too soon.

Perhaps NA should give him a few games and rest Done. If he has gained weight then the club must be aware of what he is doing, and surely, they control his training plan. I don't think his 4 week layoff after the red card helped as all he could do during that period was to train.

 We'll sell him cheap, it's the McTwat way. Also, since his red card he's almost been out in the cold with NA by being stuck on the bench, perhaps this is NAs way of punishing him where as NC used to bury players for good.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 20, 2016, 11:38:51 am
He can go for me at that price................

He's been a shadow of himself this year and from what I'm hearing is becoming somewhat of a Billy Big Boots, not taking life as a professional sportsman seriously - too much candle burning at both ends. Only a matter of time before he gets found out - cash in whilst we can because I don't think he'll ever make it in the Prem.

I also don't think he compares to the lad from Peterborough - If we'd signed him I'd have him in the side ahead of Adams every match. 

All IMHO of course and based on what I've seen this year.
 
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 20, 2016, 12:54:49 pm
Clearly the lad has talent, but as we've discussed before the club has bulked him up to quickly, such that the pace and balance he had when first arrived has been replaced with strength, but strength isn't part of his game. The extra weight has made him look slower, more lethargic, and he's just not the same player. he needs to shed some of that timber and get back to the player he was before.

I have to agree with Vamps that possibly down to him giving it the big 'un, and possibly also down to the extra weight, he isn't anything like the player he was when he first arrived, so £1.75m seems a fair enough return. In the end he MIGHT cut it in the PL in a couple of years time, but in the here and now we need performers on the pitch and right now I'd trade Adams for Ajose in a straight swap given the opportunity. Nobody wins anything with "potential"
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 20, 2016, 01:13:12 pm
And in actual fact a move to Southampton with a decent sell on clause could be the magic formula for both us and him - they have a record of taking youngsters and turning them into great players, selling for big money - I'd happily let them nurture that, put the time and effort in and then give us some more money for him when he's sold onto Arsenal.

Ultimately we'll get the moaners saying he could have been ours, look what we get rid of, whilst conveniently ignoring the fact we usually manage to destroy players, not take them forward!   
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 20, 2016, 01:22:57 pm
Good point. £2m and a 25% sell-on clause could get us £6m+ total and that would represent unusually good business for us.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 20, 2016, 04:10:27 pm
Good point. £2m and a 25% sell-on clause could get us £6m+ total and that would represent unusually good business for us.

I read another article about the transfer. Basically it said that he wouldn't get in the Southampton team straight away so he would be loaned back to us for the rest of the season. If he went to Bournemouth he would be in the first team.

In the Manchester News apparently Man City are interested in signing him as well. He wouldn't even get in their reserve team.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 20, 2016, 06:06:20 pm
He could end up like Slew........
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 20, 2016, 07:12:46 pm
,,,and if he ain't playing for us, he ain't worth £1 to us so play him or sell him and get someone who will play in the first team.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 21, 2016, 08:27:04 am
,,,and if he ain't playing for us, he ain't worth £1 to us so play him or sell him and get someone who will play in the first team.

The trouble is that if we sell him, and he comes back on loan, then he will have to play. That ties up a spot that could be used by one of our own players.

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 21, 2016, 08:48:23 am
Now Kilmarnock want Freeman on long-term loan. Given the SCMP situation and size of squad I can see Adkins letting him go if Freeman wants some first-team football, but imho he's the best cover we have for Brayford.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 21, 2016, 08:52:44 am
Now Kilmarnock want Freeman on long-term loan. Given the SCMP situation and size of squad I can see Adkins letting him go if Freeman wants some first-team football, but imho he's the best cover we have for Brayford.

This is the problem Lings. Clubs only want the decent playes, no one wants the shite.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 21, 2016, 09:23:23 am
Only we take shite!

It would be a big mistake to let Freeman go, for me he's also the natural cover option for LB too, We should try to sell them McEverley.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 21, 2016, 11:10:12 am
http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/3-players-sheffield-united-should-seriously-consider-cashing-in-on-this-month/#PkJ2wS22qeYQp7Ex.97

Just a little article on who we should cash in on.....

I can see the logic in all TBH BUT as we know any cash raised would dissolve into the mist and leave us even weaker.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 21, 2016, 11:56:21 am
On Adams, 1.75m for a player who can't get a game seems like a decent return to me, especially if there are sell on clauses. 

On Freeman, I'd loan him out as it's better to get game time and we can always put a call back clause in the agreement should we need him.

I noticed yesterday that Colchester have signed Nicky Shorey on a free transfer.  Does that mean that their transfer embargo has been lifted, or are free transfers allowed anyway?  If the former, does that pave the way for signing Moncur?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 21, 2016, 12:00:12 pm
I don't think we'd get the 2m back for Brayford at the moment. He needs to prove himself again after his long lay off and he's not done that yet in my eyes. He's had several solid performances but we're yet to see the Brayford of last year...

Keepers never go for huge sums (relatively speaking) so no point cashing in on Long and then having to pay higher wages for an established keeper.

Adams - see below but just to add it's only a good deal if the money is spent on improving the squad and not an old people's home in Scarborough.

http://footballleagueworld.co.uk/3-players-sheffield-united-should-seriously-consider-cashing-in-on-this-month/#PkJ2wS22qeYQp7Ex.97

Just a little article on who we should cash in on.....

I can see the logic in all TBH BUT as we know any cash raised would dissolve into the mist and leave us even weaker.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 21, 2016, 12:57:18 pm
Agreed on Moncur Roma, looks real quality
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 21, 2016, 01:48:21 pm
Classic... @FootballLeagueF on Twitter tweeted "BREAKING: Dean Cox is heading to Sheffield United #lofc".

@dean_7cox immediately replied with "No I'm not"...

So much for transfer rumours :-)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 22, 2016, 08:54:52 am
Only a rumour I've heard and he wasn't on the list of possibles I was given previously, but just hear that maybe Jerome Sinclair on loan from Liverpool until end of season.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 22, 2016, 09:47:05 am
Only a rumour I've heard and he wasn't on the list of possibles I was given previously, but just hear that maybe Jerome Sinclair on loan from Liverpool until end of season.

Do we really need a striker? Well, yes we do, but not one who will be here for a few months until he potentially goes to Spain. He has been offered a new contract at Liverpool, but has turned it down as he wants to explore a move to Spain.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 22, 2016, 09:58:22 am
I heard the Sinclair rumour as well and I think he'd be good for us. He gets in the shop window playing first team football to help him get his Spain move, and we hopefully get someone to get the goals we need.

It doesn't matter to me that we'd only have him until Summer, because a large chunk of the squad is out of contract and will be changed anyway so one more won't hurt.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 22, 2016, 10:41:23 am
I heard the Sinclair rumour as well and I think he'd be good for us. He gets in the shop window playing first team football to help him get his Spain move, and we hopefully get someone to get the goals we need.

It doesn't matter to me that we'd only have him until Summer, because a large chunk of the squad is out of contract and will be changed anyway so one more won't hurt.

Not sure we need him, he doesn't have an awful lot of experience. He went on loan to Wigan last year and played 8 mins during his time there. Not convinced he would do anything in League 1. I think the big, dirty CB's would crucify him.

If he arrives then either Done or Che are not going to play. DCL has probably got as better chance in this league than Sinclair.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 22, 2016, 01:50:38 pm
Trouble is Bolts, Adkins doesn't agree with you about DCL as he's trying to get him another loan.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 22, 2016, 04:18:12 pm
Trouble is Bolts, Adkins doesn't agree with you about DCL as he's trying to get him another loan.

I think he has proven himself on his previous loans and deserves to be given a chance. We have brought in quite a few experienced players who have not that well. Our Academy is well renowned for producing good players who have played well for us and gone on to better things. Maybe he could be the next one.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 22, 2016, 06:10:12 pm
100% agree - I really like DCL as a player but unfortunately NA makes the call.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 25, 2016, 03:59:13 pm
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-adkins-wants-instant-impact-from-new-blades-signings-1-7693430

Got to sign someone first ffs it'll be typical Blades bullshit and we'll sign no fecker and use the excuse that we couldn't do any deals in time on the final day of the window because clubs don't want to let players go yet we've sold our last remaining decent player to a rival but the fax machine broke down and our effort didn't go through on time.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 25, 2016, 04:23:09 pm
Yeah like the instant impact Woolford's had
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 25, 2016, 04:28:17 pm
Yeah like the instant impact Woolford's had

and Sammon.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 25, 2016, 04:58:43 pm
Just had a message from Roma to say Otis Khan has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent. I thought he was a decent prospect.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 25, 2016, 05:00:14 pm
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-otis-khan-2774529.aspx

Confirmed Bolts.....
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 25, 2016, 05:07:32 pm
Just had a message from Roma to say Otis Khan has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent. I thought he was a decent prospect.

Clearly the club didn't see it that way. At 21 he should really be making regular first team appearances if he's going to make it. Let's sit and see who he's actually signed for (only real reason to cancel his contract now) - suspect it'll be a league 2 club.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 25, 2016, 05:15:04 pm
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-adkins-wants-instant-impact-from-new-blades-signings-1-7693430

Got to sign someone first ffs it'll be typical Blades bullshit and we'll sign no fecker and use the excuse that we couldn't do any deals in time on the final day of the window because clubs don't want to let players go yet we've sold our last remaining decent player to a rival but the fax machine broke down and our effort didn't go through on time.

I don't see any bullshit in that statement at all - I think you've just got a massive downer on the Blades at the moment that is clouding your judgement!

What he's said is he's NOT bringing anyone in unless they can make an immediate impact to the first team - would you prefer he said we want to sign any old sort at any cost to the club?

He's said he doesn't want to waste the clubs money - would you prefer he said I'm going out and gonna balls the club finances up for you just like Clough did?

He's stated the strategy of using younger players when we can but right now he wants experience so we can concentrate on promotion - clearly you'd prefer him to say I haven't a clue what to do and I'm not bothered about promotion.

I actually read that statement as though we're not actually likely to sign anyone unless something comes along that I wasn't expecting - I wanted Burn but Fulham have said no.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 25, 2016, 05:17:20 pm
Just had a message from Roma to say Otis Khan has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent. I thought he was a decent prospect.

Clearly the club didn't see it that way. At 21 he should really be making regular first team appearances if he's going to make it. Let's sit and see who he's actually signed for (only real reason to cancel his contract now) - suspect it'll be a league 2 club.

Barnsley according to Roma
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 25, 2016, 05:21:38 pm
Just had a message from Roma to say Otis Khan has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent. I thought he was a decent prospect.

Clearly the club didn't see it that way. At 21 he should really be making regular first team appearances if he's going to make it. Let's sit and see who he's actually signed for (only real reason to cancel his contract now) - suspect it'll be a league 2 club.

League 2 next year then  :DD :DD

Barnsley according to Roma
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 25, 2016, 07:25:37 pm
Johnson's building a strong young side and Khan can really develop there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we were struggling to keep up with the Dingles next season.

I really like Khan and wish him all the best. We've just released the best left winger at the club (think about it - who's better?).
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 25, 2016, 08:23:41 pm
Johnson's building a strong young side and Khan can really develop there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we were struggling to keep up with the Dingles next season.

I really like Khan and wish him all the best. We've just released the best left winger at the club (think about it - who's better?).

Well Woolford of course  :whi :whi :roll: :roll: :yikes: :yikes:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 25, 2016, 08:46:23 pm
Johnson's building a strong young side and Khan can really develop there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we were struggling to keep up with the Dingles next season.

I really like Khan and wish him all the best. We've just released the best left winger at the club (think about it - who's better?).

Well Woolford of course  :whi :whi :roll: :roll: :yikes: :yikes:

Exactly - now Khan's gone Woolford has become the best left winger at the club - and that's a depressing thought!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 25, 2016, 09:08:24 pm
Johnson's building a strong young side and Khan can really develop there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we were struggling to keep up with the Dingles next season.

I really like Khan and wish him all the best. We've just released the best left winger at the club (think about it - who's better?).

Well Woolford of course  :whi :whi :roll: :roll: :yikes: :yikes:

Exactly - now Khan's gone Woolford has become the best left winger at the club - and that's a depressing thought!

I'd prefer to see Flynn on the LW than Woolford...........and he's a RW'er!!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 26, 2016, 08:29:28 am
Johnson's building a strong young side and Khan can really develop there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we were struggling to keep up with the Dingles next season.

I really like Khan and wish him all the best. We've just released the best left winger at the club (think about it - who's better?).

Well Woolford of course  :whi :whi :roll: :roll: :yikes: :yikes:

Exactly - now Khan's gone Woolford has become the best left winger at the club - and that's a depressing thought!

I'd prefer to see Flynn on the LW than Woolford...........and he's a RW'er!!!

I think I'd prefer you on the LW, and that's frightening :whi :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2016, 09:27:52 am
Have to agree with both previous posts!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 26, 2016, 09:53:10 am
My view on Khan.

We've often accused the club of selling its best players so that it can invest the cash in other non-footballing ventures, such as old peoples' homes in Scarborough.

However, I don't think we've ever given away players we thought could make a valuable contribution to the club (unless the Bosman ruling came into force and we had no choice).

As such, I can only conclude that NA doesn't see Kahn being in his plans, nor does he value him sufficiently to sell him to another club, not even for 15,000, as he has time remaining on his contract.  What I'm saying, is a free transfer like this suggests it was NA's decision alone and not McCabe's or Phipps in this case (unlike Murphy - where yes, the player wanted to leave, but NA wanted him to stay, the board own the ultimate decision therefore).

Also, has anyone wondered why a member of the professional squad was prancing about on national TV pretending to be a ninja?  Has anyone considered that could have something to do with him being released? Speculating now, but maybe he didn't have permission to be on that show?  Or, maybe NA just doesn't think he's good enough.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2016, 10:13:32 am
Yes, clearly Adkins doesn't think Khan's good enough. But he's wrong  ;D

We'll see how he gets on with the 6-fingered ones anyway.

Tokelo Rantie is the latest rumour, 5ft 8 inch striker from Bournemouth (  ??? ). It's probably total hollyhocks but as a Black South African striker I did think it funny that he started his career with a club called "Dangerous Darkies"  :DD

Actually, he could be the makeweight in a transfer for Adams to go to Bournemouth - they'd be very similar players I'd think
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 26, 2016, 10:35:57 am
Tokelo Rantie is the latest rumour, 5ft 8 inch striker from Bournemouth (  ??? ). It's probably total hollyhocks but as a Black South African striker I did think it funny that he started his career with a club called "Dangerous Darkies"  :DD

Actually, he could be the makeweight in a transfer for Adams to go to Bournemouth - they'd be very similar players I'd think

6 appearances this season, totalling 108 minutes of football with no goals - sounds just our sort of signing (god I hate judging footballers by stats but when you have no idea who they are what more can you do!) - signed for £2.8m in 2013 and plays in the SA national side.............
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2016, 10:49:45 am
currently injured  :DD
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 26, 2016, 11:26:16 am
currently injured  :DD

Bloody hell - sign him up quickly - just our sort of player!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 26, 2016, 12:57:40 pm
5'8"??? Did you mean "lightweight" and not "makeweight"?  We need a striker who is 6'4" and built like the proverbial shit-house (but not Sammon who is scared of the ball).
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2016, 02:20:54 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 26, 2016, 04:20:39 pm
Yes, clearly Adkins doesn't think Khan's good enough. But he's wrong  ;D

We'll see how he gets on with the 6-fingered ones anyway.

Tokelo Rantie is the latest rumour, 5ft 8 inch striker from Bournemouth (  ??? ). It's probably total hollyhocks but as a Black South African striker I did think it funny that he started his career with a club called "Dangerous Darkies"  :DD


The Dangerous Darkies then merged with Mpumalanga  to form the Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 26, 2016, 06:04:29 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2016, 06:16:14 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 26, 2016, 06:33:14 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

Yeah, but you have to be able to remember to take the ball with you  :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 26, 2016, 06:50:39 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

Yeah, but you have to be able to remember to take the ball with you  :whi

or a blue balloon
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on January 28, 2016, 11:27:03 am
According to the Stir we've made another bid for Dan Burn as Fulham need to get rid of a player before they can sign anyone else due to a transfer embargo...

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 28, 2016, 12:14:46 pm
Freeman gone to Pompey
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 28, 2016, 12:54:23 pm
Freeman gone to Pompey

End of the season but understand we have a recall clause - Actually probably a sensible loan under those terms.

Brayford is always going to be in front of him, keeps him fit and playing games in case we need to bring him back in the squad and reduces the wage bill all in one go.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 28, 2016, 04:32:42 pm
Freeman gone to Pompey

End of the season but understand we have a recall clause - Actually probably a sensible loan under those terms.

Brayford is always going to be in front of him, keeps him fit and playing games in case we need to bring him back in the squad and reduces the wage bill all in one go.

Do Pompey pick up all his wages? If not, does it count as removing a cost from the books?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 28, 2016, 04:35:43 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

We've had a lot of players that could fast. If you opened the gates they would have continued running down Shoreham Street.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 28, 2016, 05:54:09 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

We've had a lot of players that could fast. If you opened the gates they would have continued running down Shoreham Street.

half the current squad couldn't run as far as shoreham street
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 28, 2016, 07:07:27 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

We've had a lot of players that could fast. If you opened the gates they would have continued running down Shoreham Street.

half the current squad couldn't run as far as shoreham street

Pot n kettle   :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 28, 2016, 07:17:54 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

We've had a lot of players that could fast. If you opened the gates they would have continued running down Shoreham Street.

half the current squad couldn't run as far as shoreham street

Pot n kettle   :whi

pot n kettle n pot
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 28, 2016, 07:54:04 pm
Like Vamps said, keeps him fit and if there's a recall clause then a good move.

There's a few old boys there now with McNulty, Doyle, Davis and now Freeman....anyone else?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on January 28, 2016, 08:14:57 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

We've had a lot of players that could fast. If you opened the gates they would have continued running down Shoreham Street.

half the current squad couldn't run as far as shoreham street

Pot n kettle   :whi

pot n kettle n pot

Fair point..... I couldn't run from row O to row P
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 28, 2016, 10:58:26 pm
He is as fast as Vardy though, which would also help (at least, he is when he's fit)

Luton Shelton was faster than anybody.......just a shame he couldn't play football!

Yeah but at least the ability to run fast would be an improvement

We've had a lot of players that could fast. If you opened the gates they would have continued running down Shoreham Street.

half the current squad couldn't run as far as shoreham street

Pot n kettle   :whi

pot n kettle n pot

Fair point..... I couldn't run from row O to row P

....unless there was a pint on Row P
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 28, 2016, 11:08:04 pm
I see Kler Heh has joined Dumbarton on loan.

Players are being shoved out the door in their droves, presumably (hopefully) to create some slack in the wage bill so we can bring 1 or 2 in.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 29, 2016, 07:32:29 am
Well it won be Sam Morsy cos he's joined Wigan!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 29, 2016, 08:42:10 am
I see Kler Heh has joined Dumbarton on loan.

Players are being shoved out the door in their droves, presumably (hopefully) to create some slack in the wage bill so we can bring 1 or 2 in.

Trouble is, we are leaving it very late to do something.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 29, 2016, 08:58:24 am
Well it won be Sam Morsy cos he's joined Wigan!!

Hugely disappointing - he's the player that Baxter's supposed to be, and he's gone to one of our rivals. Missed opportunity there.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on January 29, 2016, 09:38:41 am
Well it won be Sam Morsy cos he's joined Wigan!!

Hugely disappointing - he's the player that Baxter's supposed to be, and he's gone to one of our rivals. Missed opportunity there.

Agreed - got quite excited when I heard he was on the radar
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 29, 2016, 04:32:40 pm
Well it won be Sam Morsy cos he's joined Wigan!!

Hugely disappointing - he's the player that Baxter's supposed to be, and he's gone to one of our rivals. Missed opportunity there.

Wigan have also signed Ryan Colclough from Crewe. He hasn't a bad season so far.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 29, 2016, 05:02:39 pm
Cockerline, Evans and Phillips from the U-21s also gone out today, with only Cockerline due back.

What a clear-out this is turning out to be. God knows what'll happen in Summer
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 29, 2016, 05:13:42 pm
Cockerline, Evans and Phillips from the U-21s also gone out today, with only Cockerline due back.

What a clear-out this is turning out to be. God knows what'll happen in Summer

Just read the report, and it seems only Phillips has gone permanently.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 29, 2016, 05:20:21 pm
I see Kler Heh has joined Dumbarton on loan.


This has not been confirmed yet as they are waiting for International clearance.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 29, 2016, 05:32:27 pm
Heh's transfer is confirmed. International clearance is a formality due to his age. Every other aspect including fees and personal terms is settled and he's signed the contract. He could even be playing in tomorrow's game at the "Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium" - now that trips off the tongue doesn't it?  ;D

It does highlight a frantic desire to offload wage-earners with no hope of breaking the first-team right now
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 29, 2016, 08:38:55 pm
Cockerline, Evans and Phillips from the U-21s also gone out today, with only Cockerline due back.

What a clear-out this is turning out to be. God knows what'll happen in Summer

Just read the report, and it seems only Phillips has gone permanently.

Bolts, this from their end about Cockerline: He joins on a loan deal until the end of the season, while Curzon have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign. (No fee btw)

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 30, 2016, 08:23:23 am
Cockerline, Evans and Phillips from the U-21s also gone out today, with only Cockerline due back.

What a clear-out this is turning out to be. God knows what'll happen in Summer

Just read the report, and it seems only Phillips has gone permanently.

Bolts, this from their end about Cockerline: He joins on a loan deal until the end of the season, while Curzon have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign. (No fee btw)

Does Evans have the same option at Boston. He has only gone for 1 month.

Didn't realise that Cockerline was 6' 3". Maybe he could become the big striker we need.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 30, 2016, 08:48:46 am
He's a bit lightweight though Bolts and he should have been closer to the first team by now if he was going to do that job for us. He has his admirers amongst the regular U-21 watchers but no-one screaming for him to get a starting place.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 30, 2016, 01:55:52 pm
doing it in the U21s don't always equate to doing it in the first team. Ye, we've seen the likes of Walker, Naughton, Maguire and Lowton progress but in the same breath McFadzean and Geralamo etc haven't really done it.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on January 30, 2016, 03:06:06 pm
doing it in the U21s don't always equate to doing it in the first team. Ye, we've seen the likes of Walker, Naughton, Maguire and Lowton progress but in the same breath McFadzean and Geralamo etc haven't really done it.

You can also include Long, Jags, Reed, S.Quinn, Monty, Nicky Law who didn't do much for us, but he now players for Rangers so he can't have been that bad.

We seem very good at developing defenders, but not so good with the attackers.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 30, 2016, 07:07:13 pm
de Girolamo has talent. Don't write him off just yet mate he IS only 20
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on January 30, 2016, 07:12:05 pm
de Girolamo has talent. Don't write him off just yet mate he IS only 20

 I'd never write anyone off but it's in lge 1 where he should be doing it NOW if he's to impress.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on January 30, 2016, 08:38:28 pm
I know mate - but he can't impress if he can't get a game and the manager's scared of taking any risks with any players. Diego's been his own worst enemy and now he needs to get out on loan and prove himself.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 09:20:06 am
Nothing to see here - move along please...................
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 12:50:31 pm
Ye of little faith. Three new superstars in by the close of the window.






(emergency loan window - opens next week)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 01, 2016, 01:12:23 pm
Conor Dimao off to Chesterfield.

Earlier NA says hoping to sign Burn but has a fallback if Fulham dig their heels in.

But an hour later, the news from BDTBL is "We're 'hopeful' of bringing someone in today".

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 01:35:07 pm
Conor Dimao off to Chesterfield.

Earlier NA says hoping to sign Burn but has a fallback if Fulham dig their heels in.

But an hour later, the news from BDTBL is "We're 'hopeful' of bringing someone in today".

Well Fulham have just signed Ronan Ince who's a defensive minded midfielder so that opens the door for the excuses to run away!!
 
I see CKR is heading to Celtic
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 01:47:33 pm
https://youtu.be/3fy3ASlmi08


Nothing more needs to be said!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 01:58:05 pm
 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

significant 3 figure bid..... :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Sir, Woolford is woeful......Woolford is a smashing lad, a real character  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

McCabe, you have money in your wallet......no it's not there is it, i've looked.... :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 02:21:27 pm
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-no-stone-unturned-in-blades-recruitment-bid-1-7706929#ixzz3ytzBQal8

Let's hope it's not a pebble beach then!!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 02:50:27 pm
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-no-stone-unturned-in-blades-recruitment-bid-1-7706929#ixzz3ytzBQal8

Let's hope it's not a pebble beach then!!!

No we only look on smooth pebble free beaches, hence why we sign no fecker!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 03:54:33 pm
Hearing Scougs on his way back to Scotland..........Possibly Hibs
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 01, 2016, 04:14:01 pm
I'm hearing fuck all. My source has gone to ground n'all...
 )O(
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 01, 2016, 04:39:15 pm
:DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

significant 3 figure bid..... :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Sir, Woolford is woeful......Woolford is a smashing lad, a real character  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

McCabe, you have money in your wallet......no it's not there is it, i've looked.... :DD :DD :DD :DD

Bloody brilliant....
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 05:01:34 pm
Higdon and Dimaio both released from their contracts with Dimaio signing for Chesterfield until the end of the season
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 06:24:20 pm
I know he wants to trim the squad but by Summer when all the contracts are up there'll be no bugger left.....

apart from Woolford  ;D

I wondered about Stuart Pearce re-registering so he can play football again. Is it too late for Brian Deane?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 06:27:09 pm
Latest............Sone Aluko in talks............him and Sharp in this league would be silly!!

Would you be happy with 2 signings today if they were Burn and Aluko?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 06:39:04 pm
We need a quality CMer above a CB because we need to dominate that midfield. But ye Burn and Aluko would be good.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 06:46:51 pm
I'd be well chuffed with those two Vamps. Aluko's a bit wayward with the final ball if NA chose to play him wide, but stick him in the box and he could be very useful for us. Certainly his "1 in 8" scoring record is down to the fact that he's played primarily out wide for Hull

Like Stabo says though we do need that match-winning CMF as well. Maybe DCL can step up?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 07:02:39 pm
Sky Latest........"Sheffield United have turned down an approach by Falcao's agent to see if they would be interested in taking the Colombian for the remainder of the season. Nigel Adkins was quotes as saying - Bollocks to that, I'd rather have the Higgopotamus back!"
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 07:17:38 pm
Colin Kazim-Richards signed for Celtic

Come on Blades get yer fingers aaht
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 07:27:49 pm
BURN SIGNS! http://tinyurl.com/hwsfsr2
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on February 01, 2016, 07:41:20 pm
BURN SIGNS! http://tinyurl.com/hwsfsr2

You're pissed aren't you  :DD
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on February 01, 2016, 07:44:18 pm
I see that Doris has been released by Scunny...........no thanks!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 08:40:49 pm
BURN SIGNS! http://tinyurl.com/hwsfsr2

LoL  :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 08:45:29 pm
McNulty confirming on Twitter that he is coming back at the end of this season (1 more year to run on his contract) but not before as there's no recall clause!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 08:51:23 pm
McNulty had a great game v Bournemouth in the Cup

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 08:51:51 pm
BURN SIGNS! http://tinyurl.com/hwsfsr2

You're pissed aren't you  :DD

 :DB
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 09:09:29 pm
Oh well - at least we can concentrate on the Loan window now...........
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 09:12:55 pm
We must have shed 10 players or more in the last few weeks with the idea that it's to create some slack within SCMP to bring more in. I'm not buying the excuses that'll come out.

One thing's for sure in my view - this team isn't good enough to win promotion.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 09:19:24 pm
McTwat is on his way to the cabinet to get the book of excuses for NA as we speak.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 09:28:37 pm
Interesting that Scougall had agreed a loan move to Donny but we are asking too much for him, both as a loan fee and a permanent transfer, and this has caused Hibs to re-think signing him.


Wigan going for it.....Conot McAleny from Everton to add to the Morsy signing.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 09:31:47 pm
McTwat  "which one this time?"
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 09:40:16 pm
Rod Fanni signs for Charlton

That's a shame as I already had the shirt printed
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 09:44:28 pm
Oh well - time to amuse myself

https://youtu.be/5oPNwmfYTzI
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 09:47:33 pm
I think the phrase is "pleasure yourself" mate  :ok:

I'll stick with it while SUFC prepares to announce the 3 signings of Ajose, Moncur and Burn at 22:59

(btw Sky says 4 Championship clubs have had loan offers for Aluko rejected)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 01, 2016, 09:55:24 pm
Apparently McCabe has got his sights set on some Russian striker - Lakov Ambition
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 09:59:05 pm
Apparently McCabe has got his sights set on some Russian striker - Lakov Ambition

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 10:04:59 pm
Apparently McCabe has got his sights set on some Russian striker - Lakov Ambition

We're after a Turkish striker with Russian parents, as imposed on the manager by McCabe himself:

Giglin Menackersov
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 01, 2016, 10:11:30 pm
Tick tock
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 10:12:57 pm
Dingles making signings. They've won all of their last 6 games and sit 3 points behind us and they're making signings to drive them on through the second half of the season. We're just trying to save money by sacking kids.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 10:22:37 pm
"We couldn't find anyone who would improve what we already have"

OK then Nige, the fact that we're shyte must be down to you then?



10 out, none in.............is that a record?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 10:31:13 pm
Wait! Fulham have already signed a CB, and Amorabieta, another CB, is returning to Fulham after cutting short his loan at Middlesborough.

Come on Burny - get it soorted!




EDIT: Strike that, Bodurov, Fulham CB, has gone out on loan  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 10:52:34 pm
Guess we'll pick this up in May then!  :roll:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on February 01, 2016, 11:09:11 pm
Wow.....that was Feckin exciting wasn't it  :whi

Not impressed at all but not in the least bit surprised  )O(

Looks like a real battle for 6th spot.

Maybe Burn and Aluko will come on loan?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 01, 2016, 11:18:02 pm
I think we're shafted Ash.

If we beat Wigan (who signed 2 more this window) I'll review my opinion, but otherwise I think we've shagged it again for another season. Too many pragmatic footballers with little or no real talent and certainly no pace. As someone else has said elsewhere, even if we do have the big clearout in Summer it's likely we'll start next season with a first choice midfield of Coutts, Hammond, Basham, Woolford. That isn't going to cut it.

In't League 1 brilliant?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 02, 2016, 09:16:28 am
Just to prove they have an excuse book.....they should try a different page lol
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 02, 2016, 09:30:45 am
unreal Stabo
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 02, 2016, 02:49:04 pm
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blame-nigel-clough-for-quiet-window-not-nigel-adkins-jim-phipps-1-7710197

All NCs fault apparently........ye, ok BUT don't Phipps and Co sanction signings AND deal with wages?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 02, 2016, 04:59:31 pm
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blame-nigel-clough-for-quiet-window-not-nigel-adkins-jim-phipps-1-7710197

All NCs fault apparently........ye, ok BUT don't Phipps and Co sanction signings AND deal with wages?

Very easy to blame an ex employee. But you are right, the board have sanctioned quite a few players since NC left, so they are just as culpable.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 02, 2016, 05:01:12 pm
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blame-nigel-clough-for-quiet-window-not-nigel-adkins-jim-phipps-1-7710197

All NCs fault apparently........ye, ok BUT don't Phipps and Co sanction signings AND deal with wages?

Very easy to blame an ex employee. But you are right, the board have sanctioned quite a few players since NC left, so they are just as culpable.

And didn't NC sign Murphy - who pocketed them 1.75m.... What a shit manager...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 02, 2016, 05:03:36 pm
Just to prove they have an excuse book.....they should try a different page lol

JP should run one of his little Internet polls. 

Q: How many substantial bids will Sheffield United have rejected during the next transfer window.

A: none (yeah right)
B: a couple
C: a few
D: who gives a flying one any more.

Ratings so far:

A: 0.1%
B: 0%
C: 0%
D: 99.9%
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 02, 2016, 05:09:16 pm
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blame-nigel-clough-for-quiet-window-not-nigel-adkins-jim-phipps-1-7710197

All NCs fault apparently........ye, ok BUT don't Phipps and Co sanction signings AND deal with wages?

Very easy to blame an ex employee. But you are right, the board have sanctioned quite a few players since NC left, so they are just as culpable.

And didn't NC sign Murphy - who pocketed them 1.75m.... What a shit manager...

Maybe he did sign Murphy, but it was a huge mistake to let him go. Maybe not NC's decision. Yes we got a few quid for him, but his loss has contributed to the current demise of the club we all are passionate about.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 02, 2016, 06:57:24 pm
Murphy was signed by D Wilson!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 03, 2016, 08:40:12 am
Na's latest comments about the non-transfer window...

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/814511886?-295:800:0

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/814507389?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 03, 2016, 09:44:35 am
I could almost have a little bit of sympathy with NA here. He probably would prefer to say nothing and make no commitments (actually not sure he has committed to anything and is it just the way it's been phrased by others) but the media will keep asking the same questions (and rightly so - it's also the question on fans minds) and he has to say something and it's then portrayed to us by journalists, in a way they want to position it, rather than NA himself.

I wonder if left to his own devices and not be asked any questions he'd come out with the same statements or just stay quiet.

The one fly in the ointment is that we keep seeing the 'odd' article on the OS - again, is that because they want to or because they ultimately have to react to stories in the papers/media.

All I know is I feel mightly pissed off, want to lash out at someone and don't really know who to - any takers??!! 
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 03, 2016, 09:48:34 am


All I know is I feel mightly pissed off, want to lash out at someone and don't really know who to - any takers??!!

I'm in hiding if you are that pissed off.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 03, 2016, 11:18:32 am
I keep trying to remind myself of the comments the great philosopher Pastitblade - "It's only football, no ones gonna die" but it doesn't help..........

We have a chance (sorry had) this year but just feel like we've thrown it away. I rarely feel like this about the Blades.

Oh well, there's always beer  :DB :DB
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 03, 2016, 12:54:00 pm
NAs hands have been tied IMO, the blaming of NC for the current situation doesn't cut it with me because the board sanction all signings and have people who deal with wages. It's also a similar excuse McCabe used when we got relegated from the championship when he blamed Blackwell for all the loan players he'd bought in.

 JP also said it would take three transfer windows to sort the mess out, including the one just gone. I can only assume that he means getting rid of players, in that case what does this summer bring us?

 
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 03, 2016, 01:48:08 pm
NAs hands have been tied IMO, the blaming of NC for the current situation doesn't cut it with me because the board sanction all signings and have people who deal with wages. It's also a similar excuse McCabe used when we got relegated from the championship when he blamed Blackwell for all the loan players he'd bought in.

 JP also said it would take three transfer windows to sort the mess out, including the one just gone. I can only assume that he means getting rid of players, in that case what does this summer bring us?

No I do blame NC, not the first time I've heard this (and from the horses mouth) - yes the board sanction it, but what they actually sanction is the expenditure - they admit they are not football men and take the advice of the manager - JP has admitted that they had the wool pulled over their eyes but has learnt from it and won't allow it to happen again.

There's a lot went off with NC that hasn't been publicly released.

Re this summer I think we will be in a much stronger position - quite a number of players out of contract. Can't be certain but think the count was 14 and as far as I know only 5 or 6 of those have already gone.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 03, 2016, 02:57:29 pm
I know but ultimately it's the board that should take the blame.

Hopefully it'll be a summer of quality coming in and we are stronger. As for the players that are out of contract in the summer, i bloody hope most are released and don't have contracts renewed, that will be my worry.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 03, 2016, 04:47:44 pm
I keep trying to remind myself of the comments the great philosopher Pastitblade - "It's only football, no ones gonna die" but it doesn't help..........

We have a chance (sorry had) this year but just feel like we've thrown it away. I rarely feel like this about the Blades.

Oh well, there's always beer  :DB :DB

It's very true what Pastit said.

I just don't think we have moved forward since Danny Wilson left.

Oh well, I'll just open another can :DB :DB
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 03, 2016, 05:03:40 pm
I keep trying to remind myself of the comments the great philosopher Pastitblade - "It's only football, no ones gonna die" but it doesn't help..........

We have a chance (sorry had) this year but just feel like we've thrown it away. I rarely feel like this about the Blades.

Oh well, there's always beer  :DB :DB

It's very true what Pastit said.

I just don't think we have moved forward since Danny Wilson left.

Oh well, I'll just open another can :DB :DB

We've gone backwards mate.....I am still hopeful under NA but not this season and only when he's got his own team in. If he's not given the opportunity in the summer by a board that has a history of screwing up then we'll be stuck for more years in lge 1 thn we've already had.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 03, 2016, 06:48:04 pm
Anyone seen DA's Tweet today...?

"1st chance to be alone + reflect on building a team + handling the pressure stress expectation frustration of the January Transfer Window."

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 03, 2016, 06:54:33 pm
NAs hands have been tied IMO, the blaming of NC for the current situation doesn't cut it with me because the board sanction all signings and have people who deal with wages. It's also a similar excuse McCabe used when we got relegated from the championship when he blamed Blackwell for all the loan players he'd bought in.

 JP also said it would take three transfer windows to sort the mess out, including the one just gone. I can only assume that he means getting rid of players, in that case what does this summer bring us?

I've heard a lot about why NC wasn't right for the club. But, the buck stops ultimately with those in charge. NC was another example of McC pampering his own ego by being associated with a famous name, in this case the son of a famous name. This is why we had to endure Robson. If you rationalise all of this, why would HRH invest more money in the club when McC would take half of the rewards, especially now the big rewards of the PL look a million light years away...

I think things are not going to get better until we have a club that is owned by one single wealthy benefactor. 50:50 with McC and HRH is certainly not the way forward.

No I do blame NC, not the first time I've heard this (and from the horses mouth) - yes the board sanction it, but what they actually sanction is the expenditure - they admit they are not football men and take the advice of the manager - JP has admitted that they had the wool pulled over their eyes but has learnt from it and won't allow it to happen again.

There's a lot went off with NC that hasn't been publicly released.

Re this summer I think we will be in a much stronger position - quite a number of players out of contract. Can't be certain but think the count was 14 and as far as I know only 5 or 6 of those have already gone.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 03, 2016, 07:41:02 pm
Anyone seen DA's Tweet today...?

"1st chance to be alone + reflect on building a team + handling the pressure stress expectation frustration of the January Transfer Window."

Thoughts?

Ye, had a chuckle at that one.....they don't live in the real world do they?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 03, 2016, 10:11:56 pm
It's bad enough handling the pressure, stress, expectation and frustration involved in trying a new beer so goodness knows how poor Nigel copes, bless 'im.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 04, 2016, 08:26:27 am
Anyone seen DA's Tweet today...?

"1st chance to be alone + reflect on building a team + handling the pressure stress expectation frustration of the January Transfer Window."

Thoughts?

Ye, had a chuckle at that one.....they don't live in the real world do they?

Who is DA? and what did he say?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on February 04, 2016, 08:52:15 am
Anyone seen DA's Tweet today...?

"1st chance to be alone + reflect on building a team + handling the pressure stress expectation frustration of the January Transfer Window."

Thoughts?

Ye, had a chuckle at that one.....they don't live in the real world do they?

Who is DA? and what did he say?

It's NA - and what he said is in the 'quote' you 'quoted'
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 04, 2016, 01:28:44 pm
And NA (D is his new nickname initial) is also saying that Che's situation wasn't even raised in the JTW.  In which case, which "top talent" did we do so well not selling?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 04, 2016, 04:11:42 pm
Someone (I think it was Dane) mentioned our poor scouting network.  I've offered several times to scout in East Anglia but I've always been told "we have scouts in Ireland and Europe but in the UK we don't really look outside of South Yorkshire"...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 04, 2016, 04:26:41 pm
Anyone seen DA's Tweet today...?

"1st chance to be alone + reflect on building a team + handling the pressure stress expectation frustration of the January Transfer Window."

Thoughts?

Ye, had a chuckle at that one.....they don't live in the real world do they?

Who is DA? and what did he say?

It's NA - and what he said is in the 'quote' you 'quoted'

Silly me...I thought the bit in the post was just the start of his tweet.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on February 04, 2016, 04:28:53 pm
Someone (I think it was Dane) mentioned our poor scouting network.  I've offered several times to scout in East Anglia but I've always been told "we have scouts in Ireland and Europe but in the UK we don't really look outside of South Yorkshire"...

So Scotland, where we pick up a lot of players, must be classed as Europe. Forgive me from being thick, but isn't England in Europe, or have I missed the referendum??
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 04, 2016, 04:35:38 pm
Someone (I think it was Dane) mentioned our poor scouting network.  I've offered several times to scout in East Anglia but I've always been told "we have scouts in Ireland and Europe but in the UK we don't really look outside of South Yorkshire"...

So Scotland, where we pick up a lot of players, must be classed as Europe. Forgive me from being thick, but isn't England in Europe, or have I missed the referendum??

I wish someone had told me Leicester was in South Yorkshire........and Millwall and Birmingham are good ole' Yorkshire clubs tha norssss
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on February 05, 2016, 11:43:31 am
I'm talking about under 16s you pedantic buggers...  And next time you go on holiday to Skeggy, you can claim you're going on a European tour!!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 05, 2016, 12:01:12 pm
Next time you go on holiday to Skeggy, you can claim you're going on a European tour!!!

Well you'll certainly need to be able to speak Polish
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 07, 2016, 04:47:48 pm
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-blades-back-in-transfer-talks-with-target-1-7720609

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 07, 2016, 08:54:22 pm
too little, way too late
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 08, 2016, 08:30:14 am
too little, way too late

The excuse will now be that they have to wait so they can cover the play offs  :DD :DD :DD

It's all......

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on February 29, 2016, 08:42:41 pm
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/sheffield-united-nigel-adkins-2980360.aspx

The excuses are the normal Blades bullshit.....oh and Stoke are supposedly showing interest in Burn...... ' Where would you like to go Mr Burn, Stoke a PL regular team with games v Man Utd, Arsenal etc or SUFC  a regular mid table lge 1 club with games v Bury and Rochdale etc?'.......'Mmmm Can I think about it Mr Chairman?'
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on February 29, 2016, 09:36:53 pm
I thought that was very odd though Stabo. Everybody knows Burn's up for loan, with only Sheffield United strongly linked, and suddenly PL Stoke are linked? Fulham are struggling in the Championship so I'd be amazed if Stoke took their CB, especially one that's sufficiently out of favour that they're happy to let him go.

I think the Stoke rumour was circulated by Kevin McCabe  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on March 01, 2016, 08:17:26 am
I thought that was very odd though Stabo. Everybody knows Burn's up for loan, with only Sheffield United strongly linked, and suddenly PL Stoke are linked? Fulham are struggling in the Championship so I'd be amazed if Stoke took their CB, especially one that's sufficiently out of favour that they're happy to let him go.

I think the Stoke rumour was circulated by Kevin McCabe  ;)

 You may not be far off...the rest is just Blades bullshit and been heard time and time again.

' We missed out on 2 players'...' clubs don't want to let players out'....etc etc etc Well you have to actually go for players to miss out on them and why is it other clubs have been signing players?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 01, 2016, 08:26:35 am
I listened to it yesterday as well.

As usual, he said nothing. I suspect that players we are after don't want to come to BL. The only ones we seem to get are the ones who want a final pay day as they are not good enough for their parent club.

We don't seem to get any of the young players from PL / Championship clubs like others. Why?? The only one we have had, I think, is Connor Cody from liverpool.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2016, 08:41:46 am
Coady was one of those that they really should have made happen. the guy went for less than half a million and it was all down to wages, yet Coady is precisely the type of player we're missing, while we continue to chuck 20-pound notes by the pallet-load in the direction of Conor Sammon. Sometimes the selections and decision-making at the club defies belief.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on March 01, 2016, 02:17:56 pm
http://www.mfc.co.uk/news/article/2016/middlesbrough-boro-alex-baptiste-sheffield-united-2981728.aspx

Might be ok but he's an unfit 31 year old defender, who can play LB or RB....... :yikes:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on March 01, 2016, 02:39:04 pm
Decent player and suggests we may be going back to 3 at the back with Baptiste playing down the left instead of Woolford as a LWB - which just to be clear works for me!!!

Either that or NA has had enough of Brayford as an out an out RB and is dropping him cos we seem to conceed a lot down that side when he's played as a full on defender!!!

Not where I'd say our priorities lie though.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2016, 02:57:58 pm
Hasn't played a competitive match for a year and is over 30.

But as you say Vamps he's probably a better option at LB in a 5 than what we currently have (although Bob Harris would have been IDEAL in that role)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on March 01, 2016, 03:58:35 pm
Apparently his chosen position is CB, so basically he can play across the entire back four
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2016, 04:05:01 pm
That's Collins fecked then!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 01, 2016, 04:37:07 pm
Hasn't played a competitive match for a year and is over 30.

But as you say Vamps he's probably a better option at LB in a 5 than what we currently have (although Bob Harris would have been IDEAL in that role)

He played predominantly at RB for Bolton.

My big concern is his match fitness.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on March 01, 2016, 04:57:59 pm
Apparently his chosen position is CB, so basically he can play across the entire back four

Expect to see him just off the striker then
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on March 01, 2016, 05:00:01 pm
Apparently his chosen position is CB, so basically he can play across the entire back four

Expect to see him just off the striker then

That will be the Burton striker then???
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on March 03, 2016, 05:41:20 pm
Blades supposedly linked with Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent according to some sports journalism student. He was on loan at Coventry recently where he scored a goal in 17 appearances (yes, 1). I can see why NA would be interested then!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on March 03, 2016, 05:52:41 pm
http://the72.co.uk/49216/sheffield-united-target-loan-move-for-liverpool-youngser/

Dito!

And with our creative midfield he's bound to bang them in for us.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on April 29, 2016, 07:51:11 pm
Quote
Andy Giddings ‏@Gids1980 6h6 hours ago

#sufc boss NA says #LFC Alex O'Hanlon has been at the club on trial, along with 3/4 others. More will follow.

http://www.liverpoolfc.com/team/academy/player/alex-o-hanlon
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on May 05, 2016, 02:38:10 pm
Rumour mill........

http://www.footballinsider247.com/sheffield-united-launch-bid-to-sign-law-from-rangers/

Former Blade!

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on May 05, 2016, 07:10:32 pm
Rumour mill........

http://www.footballinsider247.com/sheffield-united-launch-bid-to-sign-law-from-rangers/

Former Blade!

I tried to open the link to read the article but gave up trying to scroll down the page as there were about 20 ads and videos that kept popping up.......feckin winds me right up that  )O( )O(

Anyway, I assume it's Nicky Law who I think was around after our prem relegation? Looked a decent prospect at the time but 8 or so years on and having played in the lower Scottish leagues for a while, will he be any good now??
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 06, 2016, 08:58:46 am
Rumour mill........

http://www.footballinsider247.com/sheffield-united-launch-bid-to-sign-law-from-rangers/

Former Blade!

I'm with Ash on this one. He has played regularly over the seasons, but I don't see him being significantly better than what we have. I wonder what money he is on at Rangers?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Staboblade on May 08, 2016, 10:21:21 pm
http://the72.co.uk/53699/sheffield-united-target-burn-released-by-fulham/

Worth a punt!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on May 09, 2016, 08:25:25 am
http://the72.co.uk/53699/sheffield-united-target-burn-released-by-fulham/

Worth a punt!

Not sure....The comment below from the article is a worry if Fulham are blaming him for their poor defense. Has he had a bad season, in a bad team, or is he not that good a player?

Fulham have decided that Burn has no future in West London after playing his part in the club’s defensive frailties this season.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on May 09, 2016, 10:23:36 am
http://the72.co.uk/53699/sheffield-united-target-burn-released-by-fulham/

Worth a punt!

Not sure....The comment below from the article is a worry if Fulham are blaming him for their poor defense. Has he had a bad season, in a bad team, or is he not that good a player?

Fulham have decided that Burn has no future in West London after playing his part in the club’s defensive frailties this season.

Well they're hardly going to say "He's an excellent defender but we've just decided we don't want him!!"

On a free - I'd take him - but no doubt we won't be able to afford him!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on May 16, 2016, 03:23:11 pm
Appearing on a few boards (but probably just a re-post of the original appearance): Alex Kiwomya on loan from Chelski.  Winger with a lot of pace - 19 year old.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on May 20, 2016, 01:44:03 pm
Heard a rumour today but not sure how reliable it is...

Players to be released/sold:

Coutts
Baxter
Scougall
Woolford
McEverly
Campbell-Ryce
Wallace (K)
McFadzean
McGahey
Freeman (stay at Pompey perhaps)
Harris
Wallace (J)

CW's priorities are two central defenders and a creative midfielder.

Wilder would like to sign Edgar but the salary is the sticking point. Baptiste wasn't mentioned but I'm assuming he would be looking at Championship level if not trying to make a go of it with Boro in the PL, and he's probably on more the Edgar.

CW is apparently a fan of McNulty so we may see him having a go at being Sharp's partner at some point.
 
With Sammon and Hammond going back to their own clubs, and Howard and Kennedy already released - that's a heck of a haircut if true...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on May 20, 2016, 01:45:21 pm
Oh just wanted to say that if a creative midfielder who puts in 110% is a priority, he couldn't go far wrong with Moncur from Colchester (although reading the comments from Northampton fans, CW may go back there for O'Toole).
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on May 20, 2016, 07:24:11 pm
official word:

Mark Howard, Bob Harris, Callum McFadzean, Terry Kennedy, Harrison McGahey, Jay McEveley, Florent Cuvelier, Ryan Flynn, Jose Baxter and Jamal Campbell-Ryce will all leave Bramall Lane when their contracts expire.

Kieron Freeman, Kieran Wallace, James Wallace, Dean Hammond, Paul Coutts, Martyn Woolford and Diego De Girolamo have been transfer listed as new boss Chris Wilder implements wholesale changes to his squad.

Sammon, Edgar and Baptiste also gone

Hammond had decided to activate his option of a permanent contract while George Long has been offered new terms.



Total of 20 players gone or going!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on May 20, 2016, 07:38:40 pm
oh bollocks we still have Woolford  :DD

Sammon's been sent back to Derby, and they've released him!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on May 21, 2016, 02:53:57 pm
Bayern or Barca will be in for Woodford pretty sharpish once they hear he's for sale  :DD

The Hammond thing is absolutely crazy and just typical of how our beloved club has been run over the last few years... Why would you put a clause in a contract that is so one way?  At least CW has put him straight on the transfer list.

Overall I'm happy with this list because it is a proper clear out. The worse thing that could happen is CW is made to make do and mend with what Clough and Adkins had brought in.  At least this way we get a proper clean start...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on May 21, 2016, 05:10:33 pm
Bayern or Barca will be in for Woodford pretty sharpish once they hear he's for sale  :DD

The Hammond thing is absolutely crazy and just typical of how our beloved club has been run over the last few years... Why would you put a clause in a contract that is so one way?  At least CW has put him straight on the transfer list.

Overall I'm happy with this list because it is a proper clear out. The worse thing that could happen is CW is made to make do and mend with what Clough and Adkins had brought in.  At least this way we get a proper clean start...

Agreed, HOWEVER, the transfer listed players do need someone to come in for them!!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on May 21, 2016, 05:12:00 pm
Well it's one approach - personally I think he's overpriced at £620!!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/291769652402?roken=cUgayN
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on May 21, 2016, 08:37:40 pm
£2750 now mate, clearly bayern have upped the ante
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 01, 2016, 08:55:12 pm
Mark Duffy signs! Although he was contracted to Birmingham he was on loan at Burton and was named in the League One PFA team of the year. Then he was released by Birmingham! Looks a good signing to me. 30, but clearly at his peak.

Good player, decent start Chris.

Whoa! Chris Hussey as well! (Attacking LB from Bury)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on June 02, 2016, 08:04:04 am
Mark Duffy signs! Although he was contracted to Birmingham he was on loan at Burton and was named in the League One PFA team of the year. Then he was released by Birmingham! Looks a good signing to me. 30, but clearly at his peak.

Good player, decent start Chris.

Whoa! Chris Hussey as well! (Attacking LB from Bury)

Don't know much about Hussey (apart from obviously what I can look up) - I don't recall him standing out against us - but Duffy is a great signing IMHO - shame we didn't have him last year  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 06, 2016, 12:06:00 am
Can we go back to Northampton and get Ricky Holmes now please?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 09, 2016, 10:00:49 pm
Please..........nobody bite
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on June 10, 2016, 05:03:53 am
Please..........nobody bite

No vampires here  :whi :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 11, 2016, 04:47:00 pm
Please..........nobody bite

No vampires here  :whi :whi

Only halfbreeds
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 13, 2016, 01:11:57 pm
Heard a rumour (nothing more, not a particularly reliable source) that we're looking at Ben Turner a big Centre Back release by Cardiff.  Was on loan at Coventry last season but seems to have an injury issue.  Was a regular in the PL for Cardiff until he suffered a serious injury. After coming back he went to Coventry and got injured again.

So probably nailed on to be our next signing considering he's a crock...  :DD

 
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 13, 2016, 01:15:42 pm
Still think we should talk to this guy. Would bring the creativity we need in midfield, but I think he's going to be looking for a Championship side.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/george_moncur_on_brink_of_leaving_colchester_united_1_4575112
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 14, 2016, 06:55:27 am
I think Dingles are after Moncur Roma.

I was in Roma yesterday by the way (not in the biblical sense of course!)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on June 20, 2016, 03:49:49 pm
According to SKY, Ched has signed for Chesterfield on a 1 year contract with the option of a further year.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on June 20, 2016, 08:52:41 pm
According to SKY, Ched has signed for Chesterfield on a 1 year contract with the option of a further year.

Yep, confirmed deal.

Not surprising given his connections with Wilson and Morgs and a good move for Ched I believe. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't give him a trial although understandable given the uncertainty over his coming re-trial and all the bad publicity previously. Having said that, it is a huge gamble for any club to sign him - let's face it, he hasn't played a professional match for over 4 years!!! I cannot believe for a minute he will be the same standard as before.

And in any event, signing another striker is not our priority for us at the moment.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on June 20, 2016, 10:18:43 pm
Great bit of PR by Chesssy - announcing it on the day of an England game. Will be hidden somewhat in tomorrow's sports pages.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 23, 2016, 08:26:45 am
I posted the same thing on another forum and some numpty replied with something on the lines of "No they (Chessy's PR team) are not! They're crappity smacking useless. I'm down there on a regular basis and they're papering over lots of cracks. The club is falling apart.". 

Doesn't that actually emphasise the point  )O( :DD

Great bit of PR by Chesssy - announcing it on the day of an England game. Will be hidden somewhat in tomorrow's sports pages.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 23, 2016, 08:34:09 am
Fed up of trying to decide what to vote and waiting for a gap in the tropical rain storm to be able to go down to the polling station.  So I thought I'd have a quick scout at what defenders could be on offer bearing in mind CW has said he's going to focus on bringing in good L1 and L2 players.

These are who I think are half decent and not necessarily available.

Ricketts - Coventry
Webster - Millwall
Johnson - Coventry
Elokobi - Colchester
Turner - Coventry
Beevers - Released by Millwall but a pig
Egan - Gillingham
Dunne - Orient
O'Brien - Luton
Robinson - Wimbledon
Brisley - Orient

Not a great deal to excite there...  :(

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 24, 2016, 12:16:13 pm
According to the Stir we're chasing Kyle MacFazdean from MK Dons, but they're unlikely to sell considering they've just released 3 other centre backs.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 24, 2016, 05:31:24 pm
According to the Stir we're chasing Kyle MacFazdean from MK Dons, but they're unlikely to sell considering they've just released 3 other centre backs.

He's contracted to MKD for 2 more seasons so there'd be a fee to pay, and they've said they don't want him to leave, so he's stuck, at least until they recruit 3 replacements then they'll biff him off.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on June 24, 2016, 07:12:25 pm

Mceverley has gone north of the border....

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/836824743?-295:800:0
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 24, 2016, 09:06:14 pm
Callum Macfadzean also gone Jock-side

.....and Diego de Girolamo has had his contract terminated/part-paid-up
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 27, 2016, 04:32:30 pm
CW has confirmed he's monitoring Kyle MacFazdean and hasn't given up on him.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 27, 2016, 10:35:35 pm
CW has confirmed he's monitoring Kyle MacFazdean and hasn't given up on him.

..........giving him a ready built-in excuse for not signing him

(yes I know, cynical old c**t)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on June 28, 2016, 10:06:11 am
As you've probably read on the Stir web site and elsewhere, Mcfazdean has handed in a transfer request to MK Dons, citing he wants his "dream move" but Robinson is holding firm saying he doesn't want to sell to a competitor unless it's for a sufficient fee that he can improve his team.

We all know where this goes next. He signs for a championship side for twenty k.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on June 30, 2016, 09:39:05 pm
Kyle MacFadzean and Matt Kilgallon then !!!???
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on July 05, 2016, 09:41:07 am
For those that aren't on What's App, here's Dane's post:

DCL to Everton is virtually a done deal.

From his Step-Mum

1M + Add on. They've offered him 20k a week on a very long contract

Pile of shite if true...  )O(
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 05, 2016, 06:18:13 pm
I believe the deal's done Roma

To be honest, the lad might become an excellent midfielder but I haven't been entirely convinced when watching him that he's anything approaching the real deal, and CW has had him at Northampton and claimed he wasn't yet ready for 1st team football in L1, let alone the PL.

On that basis, £1m upfront would be a huge help towards the overall transfer budget and the add-ons will be significant. I know we want to develop players from the academy but I'm really not too upset by the sale, for £1m+++ of an unproven player who's had 11 games for us.

I hope he does really well and proves me totally wrong as he seems a top lad.

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on July 05, 2016, 06:39:47 pm
I believe the deal's done Roma

To be honest, the lad might become an excellent midfielder but I haven't been entirely convinced when watching him that he's anything approaching the real deal, and CW has had him at Northampton and claimed he wasn't yet ready for 1st team football in L1, let alone the PL.

On that basis, £1m upfront would be a huge help towards the overall transfer budget and the add-ons will be significant. I know we want to develop players from the academy but I'm really not too upset by the sale, for £1m+++ of an unproven player who's had 11 games for us.

I hope he does really well and proves me totally wrong as he seems a top lad.

And that was pretty much my response on What's App today as well.......

Believe we've also signed a CB today - James Wilson (was at Oldham but turned down a new contract) - signed on a free - 2.5 year deal
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on July 08, 2016, 09:35:03 am
Jack O'Connell from Brentford is at BDTBL for a medical and will sign for a "substantial fee".

Also rumour John Fleck (Coventry) will sign by the end of the day...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_O%27Connell_(footballer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fleck_(footballer)

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 08, 2016, 01:40:39 pm
Jack O'Connell from Brentford is at BDTBL for a medical and will sign for a "substantial fee".

Also rumour John Fleck (Coventry) will sign by the end of the day...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_O%27Connell_(footballer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fleck_(footballer)

According to both wiki pages they play for Sheffield United. Might be a bit premature.

Jack William O'Connell (born 29 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Sheffield United.

John Alexander Fleck (born 24 August 1991) is a Scottish association footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sheffield United F.C

Another snippet from Fleck's wiki page.

On 31 January 2009, Fleck was involved in a late-night brawl in a nightclub in Glasgow's City centre even though Fleck was just 17 years old at the time.[38] On 2 August 2009 it was revealed that Fleck had been dropped from the Rangers first-team after a training ground bust-up involving a bucket of chicken, with the then assistant manager Ally McCoist
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 08, 2016, 06:37:51 pm
O'Connell confirmed done

As for Fleck, are we using the same fax machine we tried to sign him with last time?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 08, 2016, 07:09:35 pm
O'Connell confirmed done

As for Fleck, are we using the same fax machine we tried to sign him with last time?

Looks like the repair man has sorted the fax - according to BBC they have both signed on 3 year deals. Pretty happy with the incomings so far.........no doubt my strawberries will be pissed on when we sell Che for a gobstopper and a curly wurley to warm a prem bench for a season before being signed for Mansfield Town next season.... :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 08, 2016, 07:15:40 pm
I'm happy with the business done so far mate for sure.

1-2 more CBs and a target man then  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 09, 2016, 04:39:24 pm
have we signed Jake Wright, the CB from Oxford?


also - in the side today was a Reading/Ireland U-21 player I think his name was O'Shaughnessy (or Paddy feckin Murphy or summat) - must have played his part in a 5-0 thrashing of the mighty Stocksbridge Park Steels. Dane will be gutted! He's a big SPS Fan.....the Blades are his second team  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: S36Reject on July 09, 2016, 06:32:44 pm
Naughty!!!

I don't post much but I do read tha-knows.

I didn't go today because of Sea Cadets etc but overall I'm happy with what I've read and also seen coming through the door at BDTBL.

DCL hasn't been confirmed as gone yet but he did have a medical at Everton last week.
From what I can gather, the Prem teams in the JPT are assembling young squads to compete in that cup..... this might be the reason for the delay as I know he was relishing the thought of playing in the First Team in his preferred and Natural role he grew up in (D/CM). Having talked to him at Sports Day the other week at school, he was delighted Tufty got the job and was looking forward to pre-season. That was the day before they were all due to report back though.

I'm really looking forward to the new season now too. I don't think we need much more signings. more gelling and fitness for me. Although I won't complain if Clarke and Killa do sign this week  ;)

I do feel that Adams will be gone by TDD though but I think w are equipped this time.

anyway, off to a wedding in Oughtibridge... laters fellas
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on July 09, 2016, 07:48:39 pm
have we signed Jake Wright, the CB from Oxford?


also - in the side today was a Reading/Ireland U-21 player I think his name was O'Shaughnessy (or Paddy feckin Murphy or summat) - must have played his part in a 5-0 thrashing of the mighty Stocksbridge Park Steels. Dane will be gutted! He's a big SPS Fan.....the Blades are his second team  :ok:

Apparently yes we have http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/sheffield-united-jake-wright-3177052.aspx
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 09, 2016, 08:02:25 pm
Cheers Vamps - recruitment's been good so far imho

Dane - just pulling your chain mate  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on July 11, 2016, 09:34:02 am
CW says no bid received for Che and a bid from a PL team for DCL has been rebuffed.

The EFL cup is in turmoil as most of the big PL teams have declined to take part so they're now offering places to academy teams in the Championship (I think someone else mentioned this elsewhere on these boards)... Typical football league and FA cock up...

Agreed Landlord - some good, solid signings so far.  All look to be squad players and no prima-donna wage stealers by the looks of it.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 11, 2016, 11:15:33 am
I think that 3 of the new signings are all ex club captains so we should have strong leadership throughout the squad this season  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 11, 2016, 05:32:02 pm
I think CW has done well so far in his transfer dealing.

However, the proof will be when the season starts. I think quite a few of us were quietly confident at the start of last season. :^^
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 11, 2016, 05:40:27 pm
I think CW has done well so far in his transfer dealing.

However, the proof will be when the season starts. I think quite a few of us were quietly confident at the start of last season. :^^

Confident with good reason too Bolts......more than matched Hull and Newcastle in pre season and Adkins's previous record.

The rest is history..........
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: S36Reject on July 11, 2016, 06:49:14 pm
I believe the deal's done Roma

To be honest, the lad might become an excellent midfielder but I haven't been entirely convinced when watching him that he's anything approaching the real deal, and CW has had him at Northampton and claimed he wasn't yet ready for 1st team football in L1, let alone the PL.

On that basis, £1m upfront would be a huge help towards the overall transfer budget and the add-ons will be significant. I know we want to develop players from the academy but I'm really not too upset by the sale, for £1m+++ of an unproven player who's had 11 games for us.

I hope he does really well and proves me totally wrong as he seems a top lad.

And that was pretty much my response on What's App today as well.......

Believe we've also signed a CB today - James Wilson (was at Oldham but turned down a new contract) - signed on a free - 2.5 year deal

2.5 year deal? does his contract run out in January then? Not sure how that works.

 :-\
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on July 12, 2016, 08:09:13 am
I think CW has done well so far in his transfer dealing.

However, the proof will be when the season starts. I think quite a few of us were quietly confident at the start of last season. :^^

The talent was already there, and I think he's focussed on the right areas, i.e. the weak ones. So it's now down to CW to get them playing an effective system and playing it well.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 12, 2016, 02:47:53 pm
Oh well, Kyle McFadzean has signed for Burton.....

Can't really blame him wanting to play in the Champ (for a season)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 12, 2016, 06:26:58 pm
Oh well, Kyle McFadzean has signed for Burton.....

Can't really blame him wanting to play in the Champ (for a season)

At lease we didn't offer silly money for him.

Good luck to him, and has Ash says he will probably be back in L1 next season.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 12, 2016, 09:20:26 pm
Formal Everton bid rejected for DCL. I don't quite have the contacts I once did at SUFC but I was reasonably reliably told the deal had been set up. Maybe the £1m is OK but the add-ons aren't acceptable.

I'd prefer to see him develop under Wilder, but if he goes for good money and he gets a chance higher up, all the best to him.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 12, 2016, 09:38:52 pm
DCL is barely ready for regular 1st team football at SUFC. let alone Everton and if he goes there now he could easily become another Slew.

We are absolutely right to try for a better deal as Prem teams are awash with way too much cash and if the deal falls through we develop him. If he goes, we have a healthy sum to carry on building the squad - win win for me!  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 12, 2016, 10:24:37 pm
Hmmmmmm........... minty
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 19, 2016, 11:12:22 pm
Offer rejected for Adams today. He didn't play tonight, suggesting the offer wasn't too far short of the club's valuation.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on July 22, 2016, 10:46:09 am
Rumour is offer has now been accepted - £3.5mil from Newcastle. Not from my usual source but that's a belter of a deal if true!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 24, 2016, 09:32:13 am
I'd be truly amazed if that were to be true mate. £2m + add-ons to eventually take it to £3.5m in the event of him scoring the winner in the world cup final - for Tibet, maybe, but not a straight purchase. I still reckon he'll go to a Championship side for a player + cash deal totalling about £2m but we'll see soon enough.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 27, 2016, 05:42:37 am
According to Giddings on Twitter, Leon Clarke's signing to be confirmed today  :ok:

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 27, 2016, 07:46:36 am
Goodbye and good luck Che?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on July 29, 2016, 10:41:28 pm
Alex Davey, young Chelsea CB, possibly coming in on loan. Torquay Captain Macdonald, also a CB has been strongly rumoured to be coming. I guess one of these in and we're sorted at the back.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on July 30, 2016, 10:03:43 am
Alex Davey, young Chelsea CB, possibly coming in on loan. Torquay Captain Macdonald, also a CB has been strongly rumoured to be coming. I guess one of these in and we're sorted at the back.

Evidently Alex Davey played last night v Handsworth and was very dodgy so unlikely to have impressed CW.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on July 30, 2016, 04:31:15 pm
Alex Davey, young Chelsea CB, possibly coming in on loan. Torquay Captain Macdonald, also a CB has been strongly rumoured to be coming. I guess one of these in and we're sorted at the back.

Evidently Alex Davey played last night v Handsworth and was very dodgy so unlikely to have impressed CW.

Don't think some of these Premier League youngsters are geared up for a battle in L1.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 08, 2016, 08:43:44 pm
Che gone then.

Given some guidance and the right coaching the lad can be a star. He has that air about him and I think he'll do well, featuring in the Premier League within a couple of years or so. Good for him then, moved up a League, much better wages etc, and we've got what has to be an excellent price based on what we paid less than 2 years ago.

No problem with that deal at all. Good luck to the lad.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 08, 2016, 09:34:13 pm
Che gone then.

Given some guidance and the right coaching the lad can be a star. He has that air about him and I think he'll do well, featuring in the Premier League within a couple of years or so. Good for him then, moved up a League, much better wages etc, and we've got what has to be an excellent price based on what we paid less than 2 years ago.

No problem with that deal at all. Good luck to the lad.

Yep, agreed - need to reinvest in other players though to make it a good deal for us.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 09, 2016, 08:18:48 am
Che gone then.

Given some guidance and the right coaching the lad can be a star. He has that air about him and I think he'll do well, featuring in the Premier League within a couple of years or so. Good for him then, moved up a League, much better wages etc, and we've got what has to be an excellent price based on what we paid less than 2 years ago.

No problem with that deal at all. Good luck to the lad.

Good luck to him. It will be interesting to see how he develops.

Wonder how much we have got initially, and how much are the so called 'add-ons' I wish clubs would just pay the price like we have to do when we buy anything. Think I might go into Morrisons and give them 50p for a bag of spuds, and tell them if I like them I'll give them the other 50p.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 09, 2016, 09:36:03 am
I'm personally in favour of the "undisclosed" fee in this case as we will hopefully be diving straight back into the transfer market and we don't want clubs trying to sell to us knowing the full amount that we got for Che and thereby asking stupid money on the back of that.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on August 15, 2016, 10:46:38 am
According to Twitter and Wikipedia we've already signed Lee Grant and it will be announced at 11am today.

Also Lavery was at BDTBL to watch us against Rochdale so sounds like that might be happening too (although if I were him I'd run a mile after that performance  :DD )O( )

As Vamps points out, we're looking to take a few ex-grunters. But then so did Bassett and Warnock and Tufty's already said he looks to those two for inspiration...
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 15, 2016, 06:37:04 pm
And the Morsy rumour is still going on, although according to some, him and Lavery were nailed on to sign last Friday  :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 15, 2016, 08:27:35 pm
And the Morsy rumour is still going on, although according to some, him and Lavery were nailed on to sign last Friday  :whi

Wilder already said he doesn't want Morsey (see's him as overpriced), so based on his "I won't be managing the Blades anytime soon" quote, that means he's signing before tomorrow nights game!!
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Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 19, 2016, 05:07:30 pm
Woolford finally gone  :cheer:


Brayford gone on loan to Burton (frees up £10k a week!)
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 19, 2016, 08:08:11 pm
Woolford finally gone  :cheer:


Brayford gone on loan to Burton (frees up £10k a week!)

And gives Freeman a chance. I've been disappointed with Brayford since his injury so really not worried about this (and delighted about woeford)

And we've signed a keeper https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9911CkNS4&feature=youtu.be

All good news today!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 20, 2016, 03:06:15 pm
Long on his way out? not in the squad today - Ramsdale preferred
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 20, 2016, 11:37:52 pm
Long on his way out? not in the squad today - Ramsdale preferred

Evidently talks on Monday between CW and GL.......see ya George
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 27, 2016, 08:42:11 am
Blades after Le Fondre again

Still only 29, can't get a game at Cardiff
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 27, 2016, 09:30:30 am
Blades after Le Fondre again

Still only 29, can't get a game at Cardiff

Sharp on his way then???
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 27, 2016, 09:39:16 pm
Blades after Le Fondre again

Still only 29, can't get a game at Cardiff

Sharp on his way then???

They are the same players and we can't have both..........
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 29, 2016, 09:01:18 am
A couple of articles relating to suggested transfers.


http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/846666561?-295:800:0

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/846625291?-295:800:0

Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 29, 2016, 11:02:00 am
A couple of articles relating to suggested transfers.


http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/846666561?-295:800:0

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/846625291?-295:800:0

Re DCL, I don't think that Wilder rates him very much and pretty much said so when me and Lings met him a few months ago in the boozer....then again, I wouldn't believe another word he says anyway after that!! For me, he is unlikely to feature in the first team much this season so if £1 million is on the table, surely we can use that to strengthen in January.

Re Wes Brown........36 years old!!!!!!!!!! Don't care how much experience he has, he's way too old for an outfield player so it's a no thanks from me!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 29, 2016, 01:45:39 pm
back in for Morgan from Wigan, and also Buchanan from Northampton, although he's a left back so I'm not sure we need him?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 29, 2016, 04:00:00 pm
A couple of articles relating to suggested transfers.


http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/846666561?-295:800:0

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/846625291?-295:800:0

Re DCL, I don't think that Wilder rates him very much and pretty much said so when me and Lings met him a few months ago in the boozer....then again, I wouldn't believe another word he says anyway after that!! For me, he is unlikely to feature in the first team much this season so if £1 million is on the table, surely we can use that to strengthen in January.

Re Wes Brown........36 years old!!!!!!!!!! Don't care how much experience he has, he's way too old for an outfield player so it's a no thanks from me!

Agree with your comments on DCL. He is a fringe player, and £1m would be useful for someone who probably won't be a regular in the first team. I don't think he will flourish at Man U, and will probably be on the move within a couple of seasons.

Brown would probably want decent wages, which we can't really afford.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 30, 2016, 03:45:44 pm
Lavery deal agreed

McNulty to Bradford?????
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 30, 2016, 04:35:13 pm
Lavery deal agreed

McNulty to Bradford?????

Is that perm or loan for Mcnulty? If we weren't going to play him why didn't we sell him to Pompey?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 30, 2016, 07:54:01 pm
Dunno Bolts, maybe Bradford are offering money to cover the Lavery deal
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 30, 2016, 08:09:32 pm
Lavery officially confirmed

The very few piggies I allow myself to speak to think we have some real potential here. Pace, strength, eye for goal, sounds good to me.

Strange that he seemed to have an understanding with McNulty but Lavery's arrival probably heralds McNulty's departure to Bradford
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: YouFUMS on August 31, 2016, 05:10:15 am
Lavery deal agreed

McNulty to Bradford?????

Is that perm or loan for Mcnulty? If we weren't going to play him why didn't we sell him to Pompey?

 Portsmouth didn't want him, is what I have heard.
3 managers now have shunned the lad, so I guess he's not quite up to scratch, although his goalscoring record is pretty good.  He always looks a little overweight to me.
 The move to Bradford is being touted as a season long loan, which is a pity, as I would have liked to see us get a bit of money in for him...and let them take Scougall as well  :^^

 Now if we can get Morgan in from Wigan (latest rumours are that it's now very doubtful), and Luke Murphy from Leeds...I would say we've had a good TW
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 08:43:01 am
Wilder says a wide player and a CB should be in today, but we've gone back to Millwall for Webster I think, as well as trying to resurrect the Morgan deal, even though both players were supposedly not for sale.

DCL off to Everton
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on August 31, 2016, 09:03:34 am
McNulty is definitely an enigma, as Youfy suggests.  At Portsmouth he scored on a regular basis and yet still wasn't always a starter for Pompey and that is, of course, league two.

At United, he's done OK when he's played without setting the game alight, and he does obviously know where the onion bag is when he gets a glimpse of it.

Is it his attitude in training? Is it his overall contribution in games? Is it his fitness as Youfy eludes? For some reason three different managers have held onto him to take a look but decided not to give him a breakthrough into the first team (four managers if you include Portsmouth in that, along with Clough, Adkins and Wilder).

Same for me really. Part of me will be glad to get another peripheral player off the wage bill but part of me will be thinking Bradford (or whoever eventually signs him) will be getting a good goalscorer on the cheap.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on August 31, 2016, 09:05:02 am
Wilder says a wide player and a CB should be in today, but we've gone back to Millwall for Webster I think, as well as trying to resurrect the Morgan deal, even though both players were supposedly not for sale.

DCL off to Everton
I thought we weren't going to repeat the Burn farce?  )O( :DD
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 09:40:17 am
Wilder says a wide player and a CB should be in today, but we've gone back to Millwall for Webster I think, as well as trying to resurrect the Morgan deal, even though both players were supposedly not for sale.

DCL off to Everton
I thought we weren't going to repeat the Burn farce?  )O( :DD

No - Adkins only had ONE player he was prepared to buy. At least Wilder has two!  If he doesn't get either by this time next year I think he should give up  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 01:46:36 pm
CW turned his attention to Ebanks-Landell from Wolves according to Jonathan Buchan, that annoying fella who does the RS Commentary  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 05:32:13 pm
Kieron Wallace, you know that guy who's better than Hussey? Sent out on loan to Fleetwood along with seemingly everyone that CW doesn't fancy
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 05:44:25 pm
I'm in 2 minds about McNulty. If rumours are to be believed he likes his beer a bit too much which may explain why he keeps getting shunned (fancy signing a Scot and being surprised they like a tipple!). Never really had a decent run in the first team.

Wallace I'm gutted about. I really can't take to Hussey - he's great going forward, but defensively he scares the bejeezus out of me, and our record of conceding down the left this season is no coincidence. I'd prefer to have seen Wallace given a chance here.

 If freeing up these two turns into two spectacular signings before that window shuts I'll happily eat humble pie, but I'm not rushing to defrost it just yet based on our passed experiences!!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 05:55:09 pm
I'm gutted about young Wallace as well mate, but a back four of O'Connell, Wilson, Wright and Ebanks-Landell wouldn't be too bad  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 06:15:56 pm
SSN - we understood earlier that the DCL fee was worth around £1.4 after add-ons, but we now believe that is nearer £1m........that's pretty poor really - not as a deal for DCL, but the figure we've requested from a better PL club with the money they have available - would have hoped we'd hold out for a bit more
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 06:34:59 pm
I'm told Ebanks-Landell is a done deal - Season long loan
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Eeyore on August 31, 2016, 06:49:25 pm
I'm told Ebanks-Landell is a done deal - Season long loan

Yep, happy with that  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 06:51:20 pm
CONFIRMED
http://www.sufc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/sheffield-united-ethan-ebanks-landell-3284431.aspx

NEXT!!  :roll:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 06:51:33 pm
Yes, done.

Shaping up nicely!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 06:58:01 pm
Vamps - DCL at £1m is decent enough. CW had him at Northampton and clearly feels he's not ready yet, and with the firing of managers policy down at BDTBL he probably thought it best to feck him off and use the cash for players already performing.

I think DCL has the potential to be a really good player, but battling it out in L1 isn't the place for him.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 07:19:55 pm
Danny Holla ?

Defensive MF - cancelled brighton contract by mutual consent and linked with us?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 07:33:01 pm
Right - I'm off out for a ruby.......be very disappointed if we haven't made another 6 signings by the time I get back..........

 :DB
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 31, 2016, 07:33:43 pm
Danny Holla ?

Defensive MF - cancelled brighton contract by mutual consent and linked with us?

That wonderful site that is Wiki has him down as our player.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on August 31, 2016, 07:36:35 pm
Whilst I am pleased with who CW has brought in, are we going to have another period of them gelling in? We can't afford to drop many more points.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: YouFUMS on August 31, 2016, 08:46:54 pm
I'm in 2 minds about McNulty. If rumours are to be believed he likes his beer a bit too much which may explain why he keeps getting shunned (fancy signing a Scot and being surprised they like a tipple!). Never really had a decent run in the first team.

Wallace I'm gutted about. I really can't take to Hussey - he's great going forward, but defensively he scares the bejeezus out of me, and our record of conceding down the left this season is no coincidence. I'd prefer to have seen Wallace given a chance here.

 If freeing up these two turns into two spectacular signings before that window shuts I'll happily eat humble pie, but I'm not rushing to defrost it just yet based on our passed experiences!!

 Daniel Lafferty...Left back from Burnley
Could be the answer to our full back concerns.  Alan Biggs just tweeted that we are interested in taking him on loan.  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: YouFUMS on August 31, 2016, 08:55:21 pm
Now Confirmed...Lafferty (Danny, not Kyle) on a season long loan.
NI international...In his 20's...a crackin signing!
Also, he's only a year left on his contract at Burnley, so if he does well for us we could sign him next season for next to nowt  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 09:29:29 pm
Yeah Youfy, looks like he'll be playing for a contract - always a good motivating factor  :ok:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 10:14:56 pm
Yeah Youfy, looks like he'll be playing for a contract - always a good motivating factor  :ok:

Another decent signing and defence looks solid now but pleeeeeeeeeease can we have a creative leader in the middle of the park.........
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on August 31, 2016, 11:03:57 pm
Yeah Youfy, looks like he'll be playing for a contract - always a good motivating factor  :ok:

Another decent signing and defence looks solid now but pleeeeeeeeeease can we have a creative leader in the middle of the park.........

.......apparently not mate

interesting window for once though!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on August 31, 2016, 11:05:32 pm
Yeah Youfy, looks like he'll be playing for a contract - always a good motivating factor  :ok:

Another decent signing and defence looks solid now but pleeeeeeeeeease can we have a creative leader in the middle of the park.........

.......apparently not mate

interesting window for once though!

18 out and 12 in this transfer window - thats certainly an interesting one!!

Jordan Rhodes to Bristol City till the end of the season though.........ooof, now that's a deal!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 01, 2016, 08:26:09 am
Yeah Youfy, looks like he'll be playing for a contract - always a good motivating factor  :ok:

That big, daft lump of a son-in-law, and Burnley fan, says he's a good young player, but not good enough for the Premier League.
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2016, 08:47:10 am
That's OK then Bolts - we're a bloody long way from the Premier League so he'll fit in just fine  ;D


By the way, whisper it quietly, but has anyone told the club that Ebanks-Landell is black?   :whi
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 01, 2016, 08:48:46 am
That's OK then Bolts - we're a bloody long way from the Premier League so he'll fit in just fine  ;D


By the way, whisper it quietly, but has anyone told the club that Ebanks-Landell is black?   :whi

Didn't realise that. Mind you he does come from the Black Country :roll:
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2016, 08:50:35 am
New away kit features robes and white hoods............


Can't remember the last black player we signed?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: BoltonBlade on September 01, 2016, 08:59:01 am
New away kit features robes and white hoods............


Can't remember the last black player we signed?

Leon Clarke probably
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Roma on September 01, 2016, 01:30:58 pm
Not a bad bit of business. We'd collectively spotted five weak spots in the current team, CB, LB, Creative Midfield, shit set pieces and an inability to take our chances.

We've nailed the first two (LB and CB) and looking at video footage of Ebanks-Landell he could be the answer to our shite set pieces as he likes to get on the end of them ahead of the defence - reminds me of Morgan in that regard.

So that leaves the creative midfielder (Fleck and Chapman maybe?) and taking our chances.  The latter is confidence if you ask me, with the likes of Sharp, Done and Clarke it's only a matter of time before they start hitting the back of the net more often.

On this note, and based on the obvious delusion being a Blade lands you with, I'm interested in Sky Bet offering 12-1 on us to win the league, or even 7-2 for promotion.  Now I know I'm going to live to regret this, but here goes nothing.... UTB!
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 01, 2016, 09:06:38 pm
Roma I'll have a slice of 7-2 but I won't be tempted by 12-1
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on September 02, 2016, 05:43:34 am
Diego Poyet currently without a club. Not sure if he'd drop to Lge 1 but gotta be worth a punt being available for free surely, considering we still need someone in that midfield slot.....
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: lingsbord on September 02, 2016, 08:24:14 am
Diego Poyet currently without a club. Not sure if he'd drop to Lge 1 but gotta be worth a punt being available for free surely, considering we still need someone in that midfield slot.....

Well his Dad's sliding down the leagues so why not him?
Title: Re: Transfer Window thread
Post by: Vamps on September 02, 2016, 12:48:46 pm
Diego Poyet currently without a club. Not sure if he'd drop to Lge 1 but gotta be worth a punt being available for free surely, considering we still need someone in that midfield slot.....

Well his Dad's sliding down the leagues so why not him?


 :DD :DD :DD