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Everything posted by StudentOwl

  1. Nene is out of contract at the end of the season having come to England and joined West Ham in February. Don't know what wages he'd command or be after, but I'd fancy some experienced Brazilian magic
  2. In fairness mate, Reda probably HAS done something bad- but not because he's Muslim, because he has the same deficit that players like him, Dielna, Helan, Ince, and others like them have. I meant they're all left footed. I know what you guys were thinking, you cheeky devils
  3. Could it be that he actually doesn't want to be our chairman? Milan's found a rich Thai guy who doesn't speak English and bribed his translator to tell him differing things to what's really going on? He never wanted to buy a football club in the first place DC: This doesn't look like the Best Marigold Hotel? Translator: Don't worry sir, this is just the front of house- you'll see the rooms soon enough
  4. I find the Soviet Union National Anthem pretty damn catchy, Pink Floyd excellent to listen to and Meat Loaf freakin' fantastic Doesn't mean I'm a communist, a lefty anarchist or an American Republican respectively
  5. Is he actually? Done a quick google search and found no evidence for it other than quite liking a tune that's by an IRA affiliated band or something similar. Not fishing here, genuinely curious now: Is that you making assumptions or is it a known fact?
  6. "You're allowed to believe what you like, but if it's against what I believe you can f00k off"
  7. At £160k per week I don't think he'll be within our wage budget, and that's before any appearance or goal bonuses!
  8. Still can't see us sneaking into the play-offs, but the higher up the league we finish with only minor investment the more attractive we're going to appear to players who may be on our radar come summer.Top 8 and we should have no problems attracting the type of players required to comfortably finish in the play-offs next year
  9. Still not 100% ready IMO- better to assess him pre-season and go from there. Assuming that all loanees return to their respective clubs, our striking options would be. Nuhiu, May, Bus, Lavery, Madine. I think all could do a job in the Championship, just whether they're going to step up to the next level. Nuhiu we've seen boss the best defences in this league, but he doesn't do it frequently enough... he does that he'll be a certainty to start up front... if not he should be confined to the bench. May is sitting on a tonne of potential, it's just whether he can do that here. Bus remains to be seen... he looked sharp but it's too early to tell either way. Lavery... again bags of potential and don't feel he's been given the right chance, but does he possess the necessary all-round-game? Madine... he's gone. All four of those seem gambles in one way or another, but I would be absolutely gutted if any of them left in the summer. BUT, that said I think we need one more striker (a proper proven lad) to ensure we have a decent strikeforce. Could we keep 5 strikers happy?
  10. Would probably be the sorta shrewd(ish) signing we'd make 12 months ago. Now methinks we can look to get someone of similar ability with maybe 6 fewer years through his legs which would be a better move Edit: I know his name gets mentioned a lot, but Ben Marshall really would be a GREAT signing. Will still only be 24 at the end of the season, is proven at this level and probably would be within our wage structure to allow for it. Two years left on the contract would probably be the possible stumbling block, but never say never
  11. Fair enough, I get your point: But when 90% of the population who choose to wear a poppy think nothing of conflicts throughout the world for the other 364 days per year, don't bother giving anything to charities involved with war veterans or casualties etc. it's hard not to describe it as I did- because to a lot of people that's all it really is (When it shouldn't be the case). My opinion is that choosing not to wear the poppy while still saying he has sympathy for those lost in both world wars isn't as bad as choosing to rape someone Anyway, that's my piece said on the matter-probably best to get back on the topic of possible Wigan players!
  12. Like it or not, those people died for our freedoms. And one of those freedoms is to choose not to wear a poppy-whether we agree with that decision or not
  13. You'd rather your club employ a convicted rapist than someone who doesn't want to wear a specific item of clothing You classy man.
  14. Following on from the talk of the Steaua Bucharest youngsters, it'd be interesting to see if Sergiu Bus could recommend anyone (either promising youngster or well established) from either Romania or Bulgaria we could get on the cheap
  15. There's a difference between raising expectations and downright borderline stupidity Connor Wickham joined Sunderland for over £8 million and according to the internet was on £25,000 per week wages in 2012... that's BEFORE he signed his new deal not 5 months ago which is rumoured to be around £40,000 p/w. Even if that's false and he's on 3/4 of that, he's way way out of our price range. Best we can hope for is another 6 month loan where we have to foot half of his wage bill- and to be honest I'd rather us spend £15k of that on a permanent signings' wages and the other £5k on a backup player or promising youngster of our own. Is Massimo Luongo from Swindon (if they don't get promoted) a stupid suggestion? Good young midfielder who likes to get forward- only stumbling block might be trying to agree a sensible price
  16. He should have put the disclaimer after every message he sent, shouldn't he? Just good manners Note: THIS IS NOT MY OWN THOUGHT PROCESS, RATHER I COPIED THIS FROM SOMEONE ELSE See, that's a normal and practical thing to do...
  17. Considering he's just signed for Kansas it seems unlikely
  18. James McClean and Chris McCann would be fantastic signings, the rest would be no better than what we already have
  19. Actually personally would think it would be good to change our away kit to green. It's a tenuous link to "Wednesday", but if it's Thai tradition then in a way it'd be a good homage to the new owners' culture without exactly ruffling many feathers. We keep our traditional home kit and then we're Wednesday away... can't complain at that (PS: I don't like yellow)
  20. This should be a thing. Can someone get that put on a flag?
  21. Hard to argue with that... both McLean and McCann have to be worth punts as there's no way they'll be playing in League 1
  22. Fair enough- I'm not fully persuaded but it's hard for me to argue against much of that. Next question is whether we're savvy enough to go for him if he were made available.
  23. It's a stretch... no guarantee the lad'll be missing the UK enough to warrant a long term loan move back, especially to Sheffield- it'd be more likely to Dundee wouldn't it? Of course, never say never- and I'd absolutely love to have the lad here- but I can't see it happening either through a loan or transfer
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