I stay out of transfer threads as much as I can. Not because of you fine fellow members but because what is debated is 99.9999% utter bullshit full of lazy journalism based on links like Smith once spoke to a player 15 years ago. And it all seems a waste of time because 99.9999% of those linked dont get within 200 miles of B6. I'll wait until players are announced or looking like being announced before getting all het up .
We are being linked with every bleedin’ PL crock - as is the usual way with the lazy buggers who call themselves sports journalists. Sturridge, Carroll et al will all come with high wage demands and a likelihood of playing a dozen games. Despite our windfall through promotion, we cannot entertain this bunch because:
a) they will blow the pay structure to bits
b) each one is only interested in furthering their income stream
c) the hunger, desire and reliability (is that c, d & e?) just isn’t there.
I am not really convinced with Cahill either, but do see the merit of picking up at least a couple of PL additions. For me, Harry Arter is not one of them. Etherise maybe
No one had heard of etheridge before this season and a couple of seasons ago he was playing in league 1. Maybe if we stuck with Steer he’d turn out to be as good after a years experience in the premier league, he hasn’t let us down so far
21 of them are not good enough though I can see at least another 7 going or being frozen or loaned out that would be 15 out and about 9 coming in .
How many of the 23 played on a regular basis in the championship . Elmo Taylor Koj Steer Jack SJM Hourihane Green with Kalinic Davis perhaps Lansbury making the bench That's 11 plus Chester who is now a crock , Can't think of any more senior players that were involved oh Nyland
The rest might be senior players but the couldn't even make the bench in a side that was 5th or they weren't even at the club .
Don't necessarily disagree 57, just think we will reduce our current numbers and buy quality over quantity. Wolves had a squad of 18? outfield players last season and I can see us doing something similar.
Mings Hause Jota & El Gahzi maybe signed, but many others will leave to pay for further in comings.
Most Wellbeck has ever scored in a season is 12. For me he’s another of those players who is considered good just because he’s played for man united. I’d much rather go for someone like Maupay tbh or get Tammy (but seems unlikely). Honestly though I’m glad it’s not me that has to make these decisions!