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OFFICIAL January 2019 Transfer Rumours Thread

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Realistically without knowing the ins and outs of the club do you think we are this inactive because we have had no offers for anyone of our players and we have no players we want to bring in.

 

Or we are waiting for Bruce to arrive (which of course will be after the transfer window has shut), I just don't understand the lack of any transfers we have players like, Abdi, pudil, jones, JVA, preston, wildsmith getting no game time can we not look to get them out on loan and sharpen them up. I am surprised we have had no inquiries about any of our players.

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2 minutes ago, room0035 said:

how many pages this transfer window before we actually do any business in or out.

 

For me even if we do nothing for the first team regulars in or out. There are playing that need regular football to improve.

 

Neilson, Ogrady, Wildsmith, Kirkby - 4 young players who all need game time at a higher level than development team. I would loan all out the league 1 or 2 to get some games under their belt. Wildsmith has gone backwards from last season and needs to be playing regularly, have a recall option if either Dawson or Westwood get injured. If we let him stay understudy it is harming his development.

 

I wouldn’t even bring him back to sit on the bench, as, if we can get him out on loan, he’d be better left playing regular games Unless both Westwood and Dawson were out, we could just let Wallis or McCulloch take a place on the bench

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Championship side Brentford have accepted a £12m offer from Bournemouth for Wales international Chris Mepham. 

The Cherries were close to signing the 21-year-old defender last week and he is set to undergo a medical on Tuesday.

 

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6 minutes ago, Bloxwich Owl said:

Championship side Brentford have accepted a £12m offer from Bournemouth for Wales international Chris Mepham

The Cherries were close to signing the 21-year-old defender last week and he is set to undergo a medical on Tuesday.

 

If ever you wanted to know the benefit of youth players look at Brentford find good young players and cherry pick the lower league develop them then sell on for good fees. I bet they have no issues with FFP and under dean Smith looked like a team on the up, with a new stadium on the way as well. This season has been poor but still attracting bid bids for their players.

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8 minutes ago, room0035 said:

If ever you wanted to know the benefit of youth players look at Brentford find good young players and cherry pick the lower league develop them then sell on for good fees. I bet they have no issues with FFP and under dean Smith looked like a team on the up, with a new stadium on the way as well. This season has been poor but still attracting bid bids for their players.

They’re a strange model, they get all their youngsters from other academies, Mepham I think was with Chelsea. They don’t develop their own. Their reserve side doesn’t even play in a league, playing mostly friendlies overseas

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25 minutes ago, Bloxwich Owl said:

Championship side Brentford have accepted a £12m offer from Bournemouth for Wales international Chris Mepham. 

The Cherries were close to signing the 21-year-old defender last week and he is set to undergo a medical on Tuesday.

 

Is he their centre back (number 6 possibly)?  If so he looked class against us.

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1 minute ago, York_Owl said:

Is he their centre back (number 6 possibly)?  If so he looked class against us.

He’s their right sided centre back, and yes he looks a class player

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17 hours ago, SallyCinnamon said:

 

Never understood the hatred for Ashley Cole. The only genuine world class player England have produced in 20 years and he gets all kinds of abuse.

I swear it was something to do with him cheating on that Geordie scrubber, newspapers went to town and everyone else jumped on board, he was a brilliant footballer.  Same as John Terry, shagged his teammates (not forced to be mate) ex girlfriend (not wife) and everyone hates him.  Mad really, all football fans are saints, must be right?

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17 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

They’re a strange model, they get all their youngsters from other academies, Mepham I think was with Chelsea. They don’t develop their own. Their reserve side doesn’t even play in a league, playing mostly friendlies overseas

I remember reading somewhere to make an academy cost effective you need to be developing and selling players regularly, otherwise they're a bit of a money pit.  Cant find the article anywhere now though, didnt Huddersfield recently lose theirs?

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40 minutes ago, Bloxwich Owl said:

Championship side Brentford have accepted a £12m offer from Bournemouth for Wales international Chris Mepham. 

The Cherries were close to signing the 21-year-old defender last week and he is set to undergo a medical on Tuesday.

 

That is how you run a club. 

 

DC take note. 

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 Tosin Adarabioyo could be recalled by Man City after West Brom signed Holgate. Think we were linked with him in the summer. RB or CB.

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8 minutes ago, owls maniac said:

That is how you run a club. 

 

DC take note. 

WE need offers first, sadly there was bids 12 months ago that should have been accepted. 

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10 minutes ago, owls maniac said:

That is how you run a club. 

 

DC take note. 

So if someone comes in offering £12M for Morgan Fox we should accept? :duntmatter: lol

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13 minutes ago, S72 Owl said:

 Tosin Adarabioyo could be recalled by Man City after West Brom signed Holgate. Think we were linked with him in the summer. RB or CB.

I thought he would have been a decent signing for us back then, but he hasn’t been particularly impressive for West Brom

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14 minutes ago, bradowl said:

So if someone comes in offering £12M for Morgan Fox we should accept? :duntmatter: lol

If someone offer £100,000 for fox we should accept then Penney will be able to be first choice left back and develop into a decent championship quality fullback. Isn't Fox out of contract in the summer too or does he have another year with us?

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1 hour ago, Bloxwich Owl said:

Championship side Brentford have accepted a £12m offer from Bournemouth for Wales international Chris Mepham. 

The Cherries were close to signing the 21-year-old defender last week and he is set to undergo a medical on Tuesday.

 

 

Bloody hell 12 million. Wish we would produce some youngsters that we could sell for that much. 

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surprised at how quiet things have been so far especially on outgoings when we are so desperate to get some money in. Not even heard of our players being linked with other clubs. Hopefully things are happening behind the scenes but it’s worrying. 

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1 hour ago, room0035 said:

If ever you wanted to know the benefit of youth players look at Brentford find good young players and cherry pick the lower league develop them then sell on for good fees. I bet they have no issues with FFP and under dean Smith looked like a team on the up, with a new stadium on the way as well. This season has been poor but still attracting bid bids for their players.

Cherry pick. I see what you did there. 

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Im actually not that suprised, over the last few windows, we tend to do the majority of our business, if any, at the last minute. 

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2 minutes ago, Maddogbob said:

Im actually not that suprised, over the last few windows, we tend to do the majority of our business, if any, at the last minute. 

 

This.

 

I'd assume given our FFP/P&S situation that any incoming transfers or loans are dependant on outgoing transfers.  Likewise clubs that are interested in our players may also be trying to offload players before committing to transfer fees & wages on incoming players.

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