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03 Oct 2018 20:55:14
Eds any insight into what is going on at our club? Positives (If any) and negatives. Your opinion would be appreciated too. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It was never going to be anything but a tough season. Awful as it sounds, staying up will be a win-win situation for the club. I have not spoken to anyone for a while but it strikes me there seems to be a lack of a sustainable plan right now.}



13 Jul 2018 14:30:34
Some impressive signings so far. let's hope we can get rid of some of the dead wood and that we still have on our books (boufal anyone? )

Looks like we will miss out on shaquiri as he's going to Liverpool (strange signing for them)

I still think we need some real creativity (No.10 or tricky right winger) and a proper striker.

Ed have you any new info on these positions other than what you've already posted? Also is there any update on Marlon Santos? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing new.}

1.) 13 Jul 2018 15:50:09
No worries. Cheers.

2.) 13 Jul 2018 15:57:43
Liverpool probably only trying to buy him because they don't want us to get him.

3.) 13 Jul 2018 16:16:53
Very impressive so far have to say! But we'd still need another CB (Santos? ), a proven striker (Ings? ) and a creative no 10). If we could fill those, it has to be the best transfer window ever!

And still need to sell/ loan out Boufal, Forster, at least one CB (Yoshida/ Stephens? ) and one striker (Long? )

4.) 13 Jul 2018 17:39:12
@teejaysaint they're just cutting out the middleman.

5.) 13 Jul 2018 18:15:56
@ SaintySaintSaint He'll only be warming their bench if he goes there anyway.

6.) 14 Jul 2018 10:17:53
Jarkko, don't really get the logic of us signing another CB only to then loan out Stephens or Yosh?

Agree we still need someone who can unlock a defence, either as a 10 or a winger.

7.) 14 Jul 2018 19:09:49
Look at Ed002's message from 4th July. He clearly said that 2 CBs are on the radar. And to me thats! ogical. We used to have strong stopper pair, Fonte/ Alderweireld then Fonte/ VVD. We didn't replace Fonte or VVD until Vestergaard signed. To me, Hoedt is at the moment far away from PL standard as is Bednarek and Stephens. Yoshida decent backup, but not a regular starter. So, I pretty much share the opinion that two strong CBs this summer is needed. Then we need to offload some CB quantity.



26 Jun 2018 23:01:18
Happy with Armstrong. Should be a good replacement for Davis who I think probably only has one more season with us. Elyounoussi would be a very good signing. I'd be happy to take lookman from Everton too. As for ings, a loan yes. To buy? No.

Those would take care of the midfield/ attack for me. But we desperately need a top drawer cb.


1.) 27 Jun 2018 10:43:44
I agree, I hope for us to sign Elyounoussi, Jullien and a backup right back (I hope Valery), perhaps another forward and then sell Clasie, Tadic and Boufal.

I cannot see Lookman being likely given Leipzig's interest, although I trust the board and our youth; Gallagher and Sims could have good seasons.

2.) 27 Jun 2018 22:24:51
Lookman would be quality. As much as I think Sims has earnt a chance, Lookman is a better prospect. Ings could be well worth the risk as well, provided the price tag is reasonable.



25 Aug 2017 10:23:40
It probably won't happen. but does anyone think it's time to revert to an old school 442 formation? I'm not really a fan of It, but with redominds pace down the left, a solid middle of romeu and lemina, ward-prowse delivering crosses from the right and Austin and gabbiadini up top to put the pressure on the opposing team? .


1.) 25 Aug 2017 10:49:31
I've thought this for a while - it could work quite well for us. We would definitely need to add a striker if we wanted to do that though.

2.) 25 Aug 2017 13:59:44
Think I'd rather have Redmond on the right. He's the type of player, if playing on the RW will try and cut inside every time and try and take it on himself. He's not good enough to do that.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 08:02:03
Anything sounds better that some of the painful stuff we have seen. 442, why not! To add to Milkys team I'd have Bony and Townsend. Both have a bit of pace, Bony can hold up as well, and Townsend can cross and shoot with either foot 😇.

4.) 26 Aug 2017 08:50:55
Didn't Leicester win the league playing 442 most of the time?

5.) 26 Aug 2017 09:55:48
I need a link to Andros Townsend putting in a good cross, otherwise it didn't happen.



23 Jul 2017 19:42:24
Eds if/ when vvd goes, have you any info on who we are interested or have in mind to replace him? . I remember fabien schar was mentioned a couple of windows ago. I don't know what's happened on that front. I guess sakho would be an option but his wages and valuation probably rule him out for us, plus he's injured.


{Ed002's Note - There have been players considered but since CP left I am not sure right.}




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27 Aug 2018 11:00:16
I don't like to criticise players too much. I think our younger players (targett, jwp etc) will come good, but will they get their chance with us?
However, despite being a huge fan of Cedric when he first joined, I think he is continually letting us down defensively and it's time to shift him on. Let's start giving Harry reed a go. I'd really like to see him given a chance in the league cup.
Poor dive from hojbjerg but he's a player that clearly cares and wants to win.
I think we did some good business in the summer. But I don't know know if the players we've actually bought are solving our problems. we've signed players that we seem unable to incorporate in to the side. Hughes doesn't even know what formation to play, let alone his best 11. I still think we are VERY weak defensively and we still lack a focal point/ target man in attack. Gallagher MIGHT be able to play that role. But it's a lot to ask of him and we don't know if he's cut out to do it at this level, or if he'll even be given the chance to do so. Hoedt looks very very poor. Stephens isn't good enough for this standard. Yoshida will try and has heart and a bit of pace to cover vestergaard, but he always has a costly mistake in him. I think Bertrand needs to go next to vestergaard with Matty targett at left back.




07 Aug 2018 15:22:55
Dream scenario?
Fraser forster to Chelsea to replace courtois (I literally meant DREAM scenario because I couldn't see it happening)
Another striker (anyone bar Danny ings from the vast amount of names we've been linked with)
And another cb with Stephens going on loan
I think our business is done.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 17:31:08
I think you might be right Milky. Apparently a couple of Turkish sides are looking at Forster. We really need either an experienced top notch CB to hold our defence together or someone who can score a hatful of goals so that we score more than we concede. Preferably both.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 17:59:48
Presumably, MH thinks Vestergaard is that top CB that will hold our defence together.

3.) 07 Aug 2018 19:51:07
Well I hope MH knows more than me but I don't think that he's the finished article by a long way.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 20:18:46
I think, as anticipated, we have seen the club trying hard to revert to the old model of buying talented young players to develop in our squad and sell on for a profit in a couple of seasons time. If we're lucky one or more of those players will develop quickly and have a very good season for us to help settle some of our anxiety.

The problem I see is that in the past, we have had a solid, experienced squad, comfortable playing in a certain way and capable of winning games to support the younger players coming in. We don't have the stability that was once there. Bear with me as a I rattle through this, but McCarthy has less than a season at number 1, Hoedt has one season as a starter, Stephens one season as an irregular starter, JV is making his debut, JB doesn't have a full season yet, Lemina has one patchy season, Hojberg has about one season under his belt, Armstrong is making his debut, Mo is making his debut and Gabbi has about one season under his belt given his lack of appearances last term. Our experience comes from Cedric, RB and CA. In our times of success, the balance has clearly been the other way round with experienced, settled players outnumbering those with potential.

We therefore must hope MH not only knows more about the players than us, but that he is coaching them well enough that the team plays as a collective, at least equal to the sum of its parts nd with enough consistency to avoid putting undue pressure on them.



31 Jul 2018 12:11:56
I really hope we don't let Matty targett go. I think he will be a decent player for us, local lad, And the natural successor to Bertrand. at most, loan him to Fulham for the season so he gets first team premier league experience. Bertrand isn't getting any younger. I don't see the point in selling the next player in line and then having to spend double. on replacing Bertrand when he goes/ retires.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 16:32:55
Saints have set the price and I think Fulham will pay it we have to make some profit this window we always do.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 16:43:01
To start talking about Bertrand retiring is a bit much - no chance Targett would stick around that long. I think the point is if we think Bertrand will be off next summer if not this, then why not let him go now while we have a replacement waiting in the wings.

3.) 31 Jul 2018 19:18:33
Perhaps Mcqueen offers more going forwar if we are playing a back 5 if needed.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 21:41:46
Matt Targett is the future, I know that Ryan Bertrand is better just at the minute, but he wasn't that good last year. He has various business interests and not sure that he is 100% focused.
Totally agree with Milky Saint and think we might be better selling Bertrand if we can get a decent offer and make Targett the main man.

Sam McQueen is also a cracking player, personally I think he should push up in front of either Bertrand if he stays or Targett as a Winger, he has a strong cross and is physically strong. Nathan Redmond, is a one trick pony, frustrates the proverbial out of you a lot of the time. He has pace, goes past three or four players. has maybe one man to go at and either checks. or fails to go inside towards goal, just don't get it!

Just hope if he stays Hughes sorts him out, if he can't, let him go. Pete.



25 Jul 2018 16:07:26
Can't believe we haven't gone for Fabian schar! Especially for 3 million!? We were linked with him a couple of years back for a much higher price. maybe he's gone backwards a little bit. Thought he was the next top quality centre half.

Anything new on in/ outgoings eds? It's all gone a bit quiet.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 08:46:10
Including youth players training with the first team we've got 8 centre backs, can only play 2/ 3 at a time, can't see what use adding another who'll get hardly any game time would achieve. He hardly set the world alight in Spain or Germany and looks like he might struggle with fitness/ injuries. Guessing if he's going to Newcastle for £3mil he's not worth worrying over.



09 Jul 2018 06:49:18
Reports that we are "closing in" on vestergaard. I don't know apt about him, but on first impressions he looks like the "type" of player we have lacked at the back. A tall, physically imposing cb.
With ed002 info on what the club are looking for I think we have a chance of signing shaquiri but he is probably waiting to see what other offers he gets. But we need a replacement for tadic and he looks like the best option available to us on price.
If we've made am offer for Santos as well as vestergaard and both come in then it looks like one of Stephens or yoshida will go (probably yoshida)
I've said before that I think the club will promote from within for rb cover and I hope this will be Harry reeds chance as he played rb/ rwb for Norwich last season.
Elyounoussi looks as though he is a replacement for boufal. Armstrong a replacement for Davis.
Our central midfield options look strong (assuming no one leaves) with hojbjerg, romeu, lemina, ward-prowse and Armstrong competing in the middle. If we add shaquiri then thay gives us him, Redmond, elyounoussi and possibly gabbiadini as an option, along with sims who can hopefully push on more this season.
Clearly, we need a goalscorer. Long is not one of those. Austin is with the right service but his injury record is poor. Gabbiadini could be with the right service, but didn't show it last year. We need some consistent goals. Maybe in a "target man" mould to give our attack a focal point.
That's pretty much all my opinion, hardly any of it based on fact haha.


1.) 09 Jul 2018 16:34:36
Pretty much covers most of it well on point, MS. Don't even think I have anything significant to add lol. Shaqiri is another tadic for me but he does have the ability to be top notch. And agree about a target man or anyone that can bring in others into play. Players like gabbiadini and possibly elyounessi are dying to have someone to feed off from and would totally bring the best out of them. Petagna rumoured and he fits that description pretty well albeit coming with a poor scoring record.

2.) 09 Jul 2018 16:56:59
Bas Dost could do a job for us up front for a couple of years. He's 29 but 6'5" and scored 61 goals in 2 seasons in Portugal.

3.) 09 Jul 2018 20:09:49
would he be costly though?

4.) 09 Jul 2018 22:15:52
Key part with that irw is the "in Portugal" part. I think he'd be worth a go if he's cheap, otherwise at that age I wouldn't be interested.

Does seem like he could come in and have a similar impact to Pelle for a couple of years though if things went well.

5.) 10 Jul 2018 00:45:40
At 6' 5" he'd be a good target man to hold the ball up for runners to come on to as well as hopefully scoring a few himself. As a previous poster said at 29 years old it would depend on his price and his wage demands. He could do a job for us for maybe 3 years. All seems to have gone quiet on Wesrergaard. Hopefully it means that he's going to be announced as a Saints player shortly.




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08 Aug 2018 23:07:31
Please let us sign a striker. Please.




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06 Aug 2018 22:58:04
I slate him. But I think he's what we need and would be a great signing. I think we need at least one more in. Another dimension up top. We look woeful at the back, have conceded so many goals in pre-season. We're going to be relying on outscoring the opposition and for that you need more options than Austin, gabbi and long.




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21 Jul 2018 15:00:39
Now that Everton have signed richarlison (pants pulled down! Lol) I'd really like to see us go for lookman.




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19 Jul 2018 20:07:46
I think. he's too similar to what we have (gabbiadini) and way too lightweight for the prem. We need a focal point for our attack. We've got a poacher (austin) we've got someone who can run in behind or off the wing given the right service (gabbi) we've got a defensive forward that will run the channels and press high and do the dirty work (long) we need a target man. We've got Gallagher but I don't think he's ready yet.
Eds do you know of anyone we've shown an interest in that fits that description?




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19 Jul 2018 20:05:06
I'd take him, but only at a VERY reasonable price.





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24 Nov 2018 21:51:27
That's why I said "he didn't really do a lot) we still dropped points, we stayed up because we scraped past Swansea and they dropped so badly. We look unbelievably unfit as a team, unorganised, woeful defensively, and we don't have the heart or fight either. all of those things leave us nailed on to finish bottom.




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24 Nov 2018 18:00:03
Would take monk. And if we go down I'd keep him and give him a chance to rebuild. We are shocking. Hughes is stealing a living. We should have thanked him for keeping us up (even though he didn't really do a lot) and let him go. We weren't this bad this season we went down.




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24 Nov 2018 17:58:33
Thought Pellegrino was bad. Hughes is awful. Our defence is woeful. He's worse than branfoot. We're going down.




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01 Nov 2018 16:56:25
Are you basing the argument that he's as good as scholars or bremner purely because he has ginger hair? .




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12 Oct 2018 19:46:12
Not off the top of my head, no. I don't know who is available or a realistic appointment. But jaidi? That is some serious straw clutching. May as well appoint Steve wigley.