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  1. 2 hours ago, victorturner said:

    I think we paid money for Paterson..there was a list of transfers with fees on twitter or on here and I was surprised. From what we have seen, he is not a defender either

    We paid around 500k for Windass and 450k for Patterson. Wouldn't say they have been bad value but hardly awe inspiring either. 

  2. 7 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

    Wily and I were suggesting we move for him, as he has all the attributes we miss, is young enough to improve, and was well within our budget Even if we’d set our sights on the 2m Cosgrove, which I don’t believe, this lad could have been signed as someone to develop That way, we wouldn’t have been left with nobody Shocking ineptitude from our recruitment team

    Was it the recruitment team or has DC called time on any spending ?? All the signings should have been done in the summer but we brought in very little and only bottom rung fees. The loans have been a disaster this year none have made any sort of impact. Think yesterday confirmed we are heading to league 1 and who knows where the season after. Sad sad times at S6.

  3. This demise started with CC running out of ideas and DC. blowing money on players past their best or with no sell on transfer walue.. He then appointed a series of poor managers or ones who were never interested in the club.He has let talented youngsters walk for free out of the door and now has run the squad down so much we only have 1 out of form recognized striker. None of this is Neil Thomsons fault he has been asked to turn water into wine as DC fiddles while Hillsborough burns. I can only see years of struggle being DCs legacy.

  4. 1 hour ago, CircleSeven said:

    I’d pretty much forgotten about Venancio. Just looked him up and he’s on loans in Spain’s L2. He’s still only 28. 

    In a low key way way he kind of sums us up. He was here. He was good enough he was young. He wasn’t expensive. We didn’t keep him. Instead we signed Van Aken. Who has been really not very good at all and for the money, absolutely dreadful!

    The only good thing is I bet Venancio looks back and is glad he didn’t sign for us!

    Tough as teek no nonsense defender just what we needed , instead we bought the bottling dutchman probably the weakest tackling centrehalf in the EFL.

  5. 16 minutes ago, Sefton owl said:

    Don’t think its as cut and dry as that. Thats one of the reasons its the managerial merry go round, people always looking for work regardless of the club.


    Look at Ian Holloway who went to grimsby ffs

    Id bring him in now.Even if its only to the end of season, at least we would go down attacking if he didn't keep us up.

  6. Just now, gurujuan said:

    You might be right re the fee, I just took it from a Wolves site. Yes unfortunate timing, and he would have been useful to us this season in playing terms

    Without a doubt. We have missed his pace and his ability to chip in with the odd goal. Was are most marketable player but think that boat may have sailed now with the injury.

  7. 12 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

    That is shocking, only Joao has proven to be a shrewd signing. Others entertained us for a while, but quickly disappeared from the scene Latterly, Iorfa seems to be a decent signing, for I believe, about £450,000 Some massive failures on there though

    Wasn't the fee quoted for Iorfa £250000 at the time ? The worry is he won't play again this season and then sits out the last year of his contract and walks for free. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time as potential buyers may want to see if he is back to his best before offering a fee and the nearer to the end of his contract the lower the value. Could well be we lose millions yet again. 

  8. Monk was responsible for the recruitment or lack of it preseason. He should have told DC what was required to stay up. The fact we didn't recruit a targetman was ridiculous and too bring in a centrehalf with a broken leg scandalous. In the end Monk didn't have a plan A never mind a plan B. Rivals Jos for most inept manager in 40 years.

  9. 8 hours ago, TheEnchanter said:

    At least we have a plan and structure behind the scenes and our accounts are out in public highlighting our positive financial situation. 




    Ipswich and Sunderland might be acceptable now. Could go full Portsmouth this. 

    Can see a Bolton scenario were the club is millions in debt with no way of paying and the team freefalling down the leagues.

  10. 1 minute ago, GMOwl72 said:

    Not as if players are restricted to where they can go on the pitch though is it. They can use their initiative and common sense (well maybe ours can’t!) and communicate with each other to swap over...

    Play players in their best positions usually works out best in any team sport. Reach has been forced into every role apart from goalie. It has been a criminal waste of his talent and not beneficial to results.

  11. Just now, Lord Snooty said:


    It's been one of the most frustrating things about his entire spell at the club. What, 3, 4 years he's been here.

    They're all thrown him all over the park. 


    Must be approaching 200 games.

    I'll bet the ones on the left have barely made it into double figures.


    How many other clubs would spend that large-a-fee on a player who's clearly a left winger and mess about with them like us.

    It's enough to make a cat laugh. 


    Sure that when he leaves on a free the new club will have signed him to play wide left. Not a centre mid ,not a right sided midfielder, not a centre forward , not a 10 , just plain and simple wide left. Pity manager after manager here has never worked that out.

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  12. 15 minutes ago, GMOwl72 said:

    ooh I know who’d have thought a modern footballer being asked to play in different positions and use both his feet whilst trying his best.......

    Round pegs in round holes, square pegs in square holes Simples....

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