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Can’t see DC selling unless 15m +

unless Dom wants the move. 
be gutted to lose him tho. 
but if could invest 15+ in 3/4 good players with sell on value then prob good move. 
imagine selling for 8m n buying Zahore for 8m. 😫

 

this Dion guy could be good buy if right price. Young n future sell on. That’s if he’s any good as no idea about him.

If we keeping all CB’s now then it’s do we need him. He plays CB or RB. Can he play RWB?
but there we have Palmer, Ozaze, Moses, Harris, Reach can all play there.

 

interesting times 

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Swansea and Bournemouth are chasing one time Wednesday target, Joel Latibeaudierre, who lifted the U17 World Cup with England. Manchester City are willing to let the player leave on a free, but will want a sell on percentage. Would of thought if we were interested, we’d have a chance as he is a local lad

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14 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

Swansea and Bournemouth are chasing one time Wednesday target, Joel Latibeaudierre, who lifted the U17 World Cup with England. Manchester City are willing to let the player leave on a free, but will want a sell on percentage. Would of thought if we were interested, we’d have a chance as he is a local lad


He’s one we should definitely be in for 

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19 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

Swansea and Bournemouth are chasing one time Wednesday target, Joel Latibeaudierre, who lifted the U17 World Cup with England. Manchester City are willing to let the player leave on a free, but will want a sell on percentage. Would of thought if we were interested, we’d have a chance as he is a local lad

 

I would imagine he’ll sign for Cooper at Swansea?

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3 minutes ago, Jim said:

 

I would imagine he’ll sign for Cooper at Swansea?

Did he ever come here on trial? The rumour was, after the signing of FDB, we were interested in two other City youth players, a defender, and an attacker. The attacker I guess was Simmonds, who by all accounts, couldn’t agree terms, but do we know that the defender was this guy?

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3 hours ago, Quist said:

We need to win games this season and we need our best players. Staying in Championship beats making a quick buck. We are low on numbers currently (could not fill bench for game in midweek) we have vacancies for players and are not finding it easy to fill them.

 

Please indicate where we can get speedy centre back to replace him. Centre backs are one of most highly sought after positions in team just look at transfer fees they go for. This chap has height and pace its only second season at centre back so still improving.


He cost us £250k so players like that are out there for sure.

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1 hour ago, Morepork said:

 

This makes literally no sense. You've almost described what we've done over the last few years and it's resulted in us being about as stagnant as you could possibly get without being a filthy pond....... 

 

It's about balance and being well organised. We should be improving our players, making them desirable, selling them for profit in the knowledge that we know exactly who we will bring in to replace them. Not stockpiling sh!te in the hope that one comes good.

You just haven’t taken in what I said !   In the last few years you’re right we have been stagnant,  mistakes have been made, now the decks have been cleared. We now have to build again that means keeping what we have for the moment !!    UTO 

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Just now, kevtheowl said:

You just haven’t taken in what I said !   In the last few years you’re right we have been stagnant,  mistakes have been made, now the decks have been cleared. We now have to build again that means keeping what we have for the moment !!    UTO 

 

The decks are far from cleared Kev. What you are suggesting is a repeat of what we've just done.

 

Squad building is a continuous process and every well run club is looking to improve its playing squad and its bottom line by make adjustments, constantly.

 

It's football, you can never, ever be stationary as it results in the kind of squad stagnation (and other issues) we've seen up close.

 

 

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Our circumstances aren't ideal and its a tough market but, 

 

I think we are seeing more and more that young talented players are less inclined to be satisfied going down the route of signing for a big club and spending years in their reserves. It's born out by the amount of talented youngster moving overseas to the likes of the Bundesliga where the wages for most clubs are more aligned with the Championship but they know they will play and have excellent coaching.

 

This is where our focus needs to be. Attract players with the assurance that they'll get games in a younger more dynamic setup.

 

It won't happen over night and there are improvements we need to make through the club but, if we can stay in this league this season we can build from there.

 

Clubs across Europe are adopting a similar model and actually go as far as assisting players with their next move on the back of a couple of seasons of on field progression. 

 

We can still be ambitious but we must be so much smarter than we have been.

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2 hours ago, kevtheowl said:

Do we really need the money ?  Keeping your best players to get us out of the mess we find ourselves in is priority !!   UTO 

-12 point deduction due to financial irregularities, shell companies that don’t actually exist putting money into the club, chairman’s name plastered everywhere as we can’t get anyone else to pay us enough to advertise, squad that is still hugely overpaid but with very few saleable assets, pandemic cutting revenue due to crowd loss. 
 

I’m guessing yes. 

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4 minutes ago, Morepork said:

Our circumstances aren't ideal and its a tough market but, 

 

I think we are seeing more and more that young talented players are less inclined to be satisfied going down the route of signing for a big club and spending years in their reserves. It's born out by the amount of talented youngster moving overseas to the likes of the Bundesliga where the wages for most clubs are more aligned with the Championship but they know they will play and have excellent coaching.

 

This is where our focus needs to be. Attract players with the assurance that they'll get games in a younger more dynamic setup.

 

It won't happen over night and there are improvements we need to make through the club but, if we can stay in this league this season we can build from there.

 

Clubs across Europe are adopting a similar model and actually go as far as assisting players with their next move on the back of a couple of seasons of on field progression. 

 

We can still be ambitious but we must be so much smarter than we have been.

The chairman said that was the plan last summer, that we would be looking to recruit youngsters from the Premier Leagues development squads, but for some reason, it never happened. Again this season, we were linked with a few promising youngsters, but after the signing of FDB, we again seemed to change tack, and we turned our attention to recruiting older players from lower end championship clubs. We now have plenty of experience, so what about bringing in some younger talents who we might be able to sell on for a profit one day

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1 hour ago, gurujuan said:

Swansea and Bournemouth are chasing one time Wednesday target, Joel Latibeaudierre, who lifted the U17 World Cup with England. Manchester City are willing to let the player leave on a free, but will want a sell on percentage. Would of thought if we were interested, we’d have a chance as he is a local lad

Luton and Bristol City now also said to be interested, but Bournemouth appear to favourites

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24 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

The chairman said that was the plan last summer, that we would be looking to recruit youngsters from the Premier Leagues development squads, but for some reason, it never happened. Again this season, we were linked with a few promising youngsters, but after the signing of FDB, we again seemed to change tack, and we turned our attention to recruiting older players from lower end championship clubs. We now have plenty of experience, so what about bringing in some younger talents who we might be able to sell on for a profit one day


I can’t give any insight into the decision making from the top in our club.

 

I can just see plenty of clubs adopting sustainable strategies that still enable them to compete at the highest levels without sitting at the edge of financial oblivion.

 

If it’s possible to build a club from scratch in 11 years that’s now competing with Europe’s elite we should be capable of improving our lot. Organisation, planning, expertise etc, etc. 

 

One guy from Thailand with no previous football experience will not achieve that alone and only a fool would believe himself capable in the first place.

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5 hours ago, gurujuan said:

The chairman said that was the plan last summer, that we would be looking to recruit youngsters from the Premier Leagues development squads, but for some reason, it never happened. Again this season, we were linked with a few promising youngsters, but after the signing of FDB, we again seemed to change tack, and we turned our attention to recruiting older players from lower end championship clubs. We now have plenty of experience, so what about bringing in some younger talents who we might be able to sell on for a profit one day


I think the plans of:

1. Attempting to have enough quality to stay up.

2. Stop paying gargantuan wages to players whose performances don’t justify their wages.

3. Lowering the age of the playing squad drastically

4. Getting rid of a bunch of aging crocks

 

... has largely been a significant improvement. I like FDB a lot and that strategy, but I’m a bit skeptical in our position if we can attract pivotal players from academies to be that successful on the pitch at the moment. I think a signing like FDB and potentially Adedoyin are steps in the right direction, but also as part of a bigger perspective including signing some mobile semi-decent Championship players who fit Monk’s mentality

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5 hours ago, Morepork said:

Our circumstances aren't ideal and its a tough market but, 

 

I think we are seeing more and more that young talented players are less inclined to be satisfied going down the route of signing for a big club and spending years in their reserves. It's born out by the amount of talented youngster moving overseas to the likes of the Bundesliga where the wages for most clubs are more aligned with the Championship but they know they will play and have excellent coaching.

 

This is where our focus needs to be. Attract players with the assurance that they'll get games in a younger more dynamic setup.

 

It won't happen over night and there are improvements we need to make through the club but, if we can stay in this league this season we can build from there.

 

Clubs across Europe are adopting a similar model and actually go as far as assisting players with their next move on the back of a couple of seasons of on field progression. 

 

We can still be ambitious but we must be so much smarter than we have been.

Fantastic analysis.  Its something I've been thinking we should be doing for a couple of years .... unfortunately you posted this on owlstalk so it won't get the time of day lol

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I’ve just seen a post on a Forest page saying Aberdeen fans are fuming that Forest have signed Scott McKenna for only £5m inc addons. Desperately trying to big up the value of the deal.
 

They are in for a shock. Most Scottish football fans and even Dons will be absolutely pishing themselves that they’ve paid as much as that in this market. Milk turns faster than him. They had £5m to spend on one single player and signed McKenna? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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