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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #195 on: August 31, 2017, 08:32:40 am »
Domingos Quina, 17-year-old midfielder from West Ham ???

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #196 on: August 31, 2017, 10:39:30 am »
Domingos Quina, 17-year-old midfielder from West Ham ???

A little unexpected in terms of age, 1st team experience and a position that is not a priority for us. However, he seems very highly rated and the thought of him and Brooks running at defences sounds pretty exciting  :ok:

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #197 on: August 31, 2017, 12:07:42 pm »
Bids in for Devante Cole and John Egan too

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #198 on: August 31, 2017, 02:01:53 pm »
Jota signing for Brum for 6m - sounds a good price in today's mental market.

As for us, we need that striker in with Lavery out for a couple of months - very sparse cover up front - not convinced that would be best place for Brooks.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #199 on: August 31, 2017, 06:18:22 pm »
If anyone wants me I'll be hiding under the duvet and will pop back out when transfer deadline day is over!!
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #200 on: August 31, 2017, 08:57:44 pm »
Ha ha - we can't have Lenihan so Chrissy Wilder sticks 2 fingers up at Blackburn!!!
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #201 on: August 31, 2017, 09:14:17 pm »
Nice work CW!

Now - a goalscorer please

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #202 on: August 31, 2017, 10:32:13 pm »
Domingos Quina, 17-year-old midfielder from West Ham ???

Deal not happening, called off.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #203 on: September 01, 2017, 06:00:55 am »
Nice work CW!

Now - a goalscorer please

Will Clayton Donaldson do??

Personally, I like that as a signing. Not quite got the pace we wanted anymore, but he knows this league inside out and knows where the old onion bag is. I also suspect that when he's fit, Evans and Donaldson will make a great partnership. Suit each other's style of play.

Best knews of the window for me though - Brooks is a Blade!!


Domingos Quina, 17-year-old midfielder from West Ham ???

Deal not happening, called off.

Bloody agents. Glad Tufty wouldn't let us be held to ransom.
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #204 on: September 01, 2017, 08:18:17 am »
Must admit I'm a bit underwhelmed by the Donaldson signing after being excited by the potential to get Devante Cole in. Bit of a last-minute panic signing by the look of it but let's see, with our style of play he could get a bagfull. Maybe Jerome Sinclair might be added when the loan window opens, and maybe we go back for Cole in january.

Agreed on Brooks. Now make him a permanent fixture in the side.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #205 on: September 01, 2017, 08:48:22 am »
Domingos Quina, 17-year-old midfielder from West Ham ???

Deal not happening, called off.

Reading between the lines, WHU wanted him to play games regularly. CW won't have any of that crap.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #206 on: September 01, 2017, 08:52:32 am »
Must admit I'm a bit underwhelmed by the Donaldson signing after being excited by the potential to get Devante Cole in. Bit of a last-minute panic signing by the look of it but let's see, with our style of play he could get a bagfull. Maybe Jerome Sinclair might be added when the loan window opens, and maybe we go back for Cole in january.

Agreed on Brooks. Now make him a permanent fixture in the side.

Bit of hear-say and bit of 'flowering' from my usual sources but on the Cole deal I understand he had agreed terms and everything and it was his agent that screwed it all up with his fee demands - Cole not happy right now.

The Quina deal was again agreed on personal terms etc. and fell through because there was a late demand that he was given a guarantee starting spot - CW basically told him to do one (although I don't believe it was the player requesting this). I was told it was the parent club, but others have said it was his agent. 
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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #207 on: September 01, 2017, 11:01:14 am »
Cole would have been a great signing. We might do well with Sharp and Donaldson but I was hoping for a bit more youth, pace and energy upfront, hence the Cole deal would have fit the bill as he could then grow with us as we march to the PL  :ok:

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #208 on: September 01, 2017, 12:45:26 pm »
Not sure "panic" is in CW's vocabulary so don't think Clayton Donaldson was a panic buy.  However, I suspect when the Cole transfer fell through, CW had to react and go for one of his second choices who he knew would definitely sign.

Imagine if we'd reached midnight with no CF coming in, which with Lavery and Clarke out left us brutally exposed (I know Clarke is back after suspension but it brings home how little cover we had in that position). 

Is Donaldson the player he used to be, probably not.  Am I happier it's Donaldson as opposed to no cover up top? You bet... In Wilder we trust.  :ok:

I wouldn't be surprised to see a CF come in on loan shortly - maybe even Cole.  If a "loan-to-buy" arrangement works for PSG it'll work for the mighty.

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Re: 2017/2018 Transfer window thread
« Reply #209 on: September 01, 2017, 01:13:04 pm »
Not sure "panic" is in CW's vocabulary so don't think Clayton Donaldson was a panic buy.  However, I suspect when the Cole transfer fell through, CW had to react and go for one of his second choices who he knew would definitely sign.

Imagine if we'd reached midnight with no CF coming in, which with Lavery and Clarke out left us brutally exposed (I know Clarke is back after suspension but it brings home how little cover we had in that position). 

I actually think he was trying to bring both in - don't think it was one or the other listening to his interview from last night.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a CF come in on loan shortly - maybe even Cole.  If a "loan-to-buy" arrangement works for PSG it'll work for the mighty.

Have I completely mis-understood this - but thought the loan window was scrapped at the end of last season after pressure from FIFA. As I remember it Ian Holloway came out with a fantastic analogy about washing machines breaking down and having to walk around in dirty clothes, whilst Newcastle were OK cos they could afford to buy 2 washing machines at the start of the season  :DD :DD

There's some leeway in terms of goalkeepers, I believe, but that's about it. Only players we can sign are those that are out of contract and free agents.
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