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40 minutes ago, Sham67 said:

 

The only way United will get anywhere near 14th, is if the bottom 10 finish on the same points total.

I honestly think they're going to struggle big time. Either tufty is a genius who can get the best out of nobodies or they  are going to spend some money. I don't think either is true.

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Think the piggies will do OK this season They're a little bit further down the road with their 3 centre back system Depends if they get off to a good start, but they do have momentum from last season

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Bristol City closing in on deal for Angers SCO forward Famara Diedhiou

Championship side Bristol City are close to an agreement with Angers SCO to sign Senegalese forward Famara Diedhiou, according to L’Équipe.

The 24-year-old was close to making a move to China last January.

Ed Aarons of The Guardian says the deal will be done next week.

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Huddersfield's popular 6ft 4in German centre-back Michael Hefele is being trailed by a clutch of Championship clubs after helping David Wagner’s men to promotion via the play-offs.

Hefele has been a big success at the Terriers, making 42 appearances and scoring three times, since joining last summer from Dynamo Dresden.

But he has just two years left on his contract and has been offered more cash by Championship clubs including Derby and Norwich.

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5 minutes ago, Bloxwich Owl said:

Huddersfield's popular 6ft 4in German centre-back Michael Hefele is being trailed by a clutch of Championship clubs after helping David Wagner’s men to promotion via the play-offs.

Hefele has been a big success at the Terriers, making 42 appearances and scoring three times, since joining last summer from Dynamo Dresden.

But he has just two years left on his contract and has been offered more cash by Championship clubs including Derby and Norwich.

And your point is?

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36 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

Think the piggies will do OK this season They're a little bit further down the road with their 3 centre back system Depends if they get off to a good start, but they do have momentum from last season

 

Nah!

 

Its now a big step from league 1 to the championship. So many big spending clubs in the championship given foreign investment and also clubs receiving parachute monies.  I see them staying up but they will be bottom 6.

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On 2017-6-24 at 13:13, TheEnchanter said:

Derby Telegraph linking us as favourites for Stewart Downing ahead of Derby and Forest. 

 

Just what we need ,another winger with no pace. 

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6 hours ago, TheEnchanter said:

Middlesbrough trying to get Assombalonga. Would love him here.

 

His knees are worse than Hutch`s. 

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43 minutes ago, S36 OWL said:

 

Just what we need ,another winger with no pace. 

Exactly it would just be like for like.

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1 hour ago, Bloxwich Owl said:

 

Sorry I thought that this was the transfer rumours thread???

 

I always read your Midlands updates @Bloxwich Owl so keep em coming.

 

Incidentally I thought Hafele looked pretty good, could certainly pass the ball out of defence. But having only seen him against us we probably made him look better than he is...

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3 hours ago, Great Big Galaa said:

I was thinking about our recruitment strategy over the last two years and it's interesting that we seem to pick up players from certain clubs

 

Watford 4 - McGugan, Pudil, Forrestieri, Abdi.

Norwich 3 - Hooper, Turner(Loan), Kean.

Burnley 2 - Wallace, Jones.

Middlesborough 2 - Reach, Rhodes.

Crystal Palace 2 - Hunt, Bannan.

Charlton 2 - Wiggins, Fox.

Sunderland 2 - Fletcher, Buckley(Loan).

 

So the recent links with Ayala, Downing and Boyd have probably got more than a little truth in them?

 

I've thought about this before 

 

We mostly go for players from recently promoted clubs, in their mid 20s 

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50 minutes ago, Andoverowl said:

Exactly it would just be like for like.

 

Correct. Its raw pace we badly  need 

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1 hour ago, S36 OWL said:

 

His knees are worse than Hutch`s. 

 

I'd really like assombalonga here, but my forest supporting mates reckon his legs are shot.

 

Surprisingly large amount of teams still pursuing him though, would be interesting to see how he does in a medical.

 

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1 minute ago, Hawkeye said:

 

I'd really like assombalonga here, but my forest supporting mates reckon his legs are shot.

 

Surprisingly large amount of teams still pursuing him though, would be interesting to see how he does in a medical.

 

 

If he was always fit , i would have him here in a shot, but he has had too many long spells out injured for me. I just think we would be buying trouble . Too much of  a gamble for me. 

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30 minutes ago, S36 OWL said:

 

If he was always fit , i would have him here in a shot, but he has had too many long spells out injured for me. I just think we would be buying trouble . Too much of  a gamble for me. 

This, plus we've already got a surplus of forwards unless we are preparing to offload a couple.

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Never been a fan of Downing. Not the type of player I think we need, past his best and even at his best was massively overrated imo. 

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Downing can deliver a ball and take a set piece. Two attributes which we badly need to bring into the side this season and which would improve us immeasurably from last year. I also don't think pace is a huge issue as long as the other player on the opposite flank DOES have it - which we need to address whether we sign Downing or not.

 

This feels like a smoke screen to me though or papers connecting easy to connect dots. I don't think we are going to pay Downing's wages to sit on the bench or drop £5m Reach after one season.

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I know a couple of bouncers who work in Middlesbrough...claim Downing likes a night on the nose flute and is, generally, a d*ck!

 

...its a no from me...

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8 minutes ago, sheffield_dave said:

Downing can deliver a ball and take a set piece. Two attributes which we badly need to bring into the side this season and which would improve us immeasurably from last year. I also don't think pace is a huge issue as long as the other player on the opposite flank DOES have it - which we need to address whether we sign Downing or not.

 

This feels like a smoke screen to me though or papers connecting easy to connect dots. I don't think we are going to pay Downing's wages to sit on the bench or drop £5m Reach after one season.

 

100% agree we do need a player that can deliver a ball but surely there must be someone younger with a bit more pace that can do that. Is it really that hard to cross a ball!?! 

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