[RUMOUR] Andre Gray

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by domthehornet, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    I cant imagine there was 18.5m one off payment. There had to be some kind of add on however small, however even if you took 18.5m as gospel, he wasnt a bad signing comparitively.

    How much does a mid twenties aged, 25 goal a season in the championship forward cost a championship side? Its always 12-15m these days, the most we lose on him is 6m, without any add ons on our purchase. I think it was worth a shot. Oulare and success will probably depreciate by the same if not more.
     
  2. Mollyboo

    Mollyboo First Year Pro

    It is vital that we get rid of Gray.

    Not that he's a poor player, far frim it. It's just that he's Championship standard - and if a PL side has Championship standard players in it, there's a good chance they'll end up in the Championship.

    He'll do well at Stoke.
     
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  3. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Bizarre post. The bottom 14 of the PL are candidates for relegation before a ball is kicked in anger anyway, and for a relegated team to bounce straight back up keeping the core of their players just doesn't happen often. It's more the case recently that promoted Championship sides retain their PL status. Essentially saying there is still a cat's whisker between the two leagues despite the gulf in revenue.
     
  4. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    It's really not. What's vital is that we get a better starting striker. None of our current three are Premier League quality. Gray is no worse than Deeney or Okaka, and contributed more than the others last season. It doesn't really matter which of the three we get rid of, but as Deeney and Okaka are more similar in style, I'd rather lose one of them.
     
  5. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    If it's true his problem is that he wants to start more games. Our problem is that he hasn't shown us enough to start more.
    Whatever money you pay for a striker he must be able to control a football, he needs to take the pressure off while we are defending. He is absolutely hopeless at this. It's part and parcel of a forwards job.
    I have no doubt that he will leave along with Okaka. But he must be replaced by a more all round striker.
     
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  6. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Gray is quite clearly more effective than both Deeney and Okaka, who offer absolutely nothing at all. They're all crap, but Gray is far, far more likely to score goals on a semi regular basis due to the fact he's not just a static lump.
     
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Just cannot control a ball or stay onside.

    As people say we need 3 new strikers .
     
  8. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    An interesting albeit speculative piece here.

    http://the72.co.uk/105984/opinion-andre-gray-way-nottingham-forest/

    Speculative for the reason Jorge Mendes has Forest as his Championship project for this season (I presume it was Wolves last year?)
    They've already spent big on Joao Carvalho, a club-record fee of £13.2m, and completed a season-long loan deal for Benfica team-mate Diogo Goncalves. A deal for our own Pantilimon has supposedly been agreed with just wages to be finalised.

    Interesting in that Andre Gray is being linked (his agent is Mendes after all) but that they quote the fee we paid Burnley as being a mere £11.5m.
     
  9. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Deeney is already our 'all round' striker. What we really need is a 'fox in the box' as another poster never tires of mentioning.
     
  10. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Think you're confusing 'all round' and simply 'round'.
     
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  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Strikers cost ridiculous money. I just don't see Gino stumping up for one proven striker let alone 3. Hope I'm wrong.
     
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  12. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    That's it. I'm leaving the forum
     
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  13. Mollyboo

    Mollyboo First Year Pro

    F***, don't YOU leave. That will leave me and Hornetgags.

    If Hornetgags is one of yours, well played sir.
     
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  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Hornetgags is not, but @Mollyboo is
     
  15. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Are you having a retirement bash?
     
  16. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I left the forum ages ago and I won't return til Hogg does and we pay decent wages and we sign someone to play the Chalobah role.
     
  17. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

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    someone better keep that twitter thread away from this forum, otherwise there will be a [cheese] meltdown
     
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  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    If you left, who would play the Moog role ?
     
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  19. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Be more plausible if it was Esso rather than Tesco. Not sure if fake news.
     
  20. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    As our Italian owners might say, gouda one!
     
  21. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    No, he's Spartacus
     
  22. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    I'm Spartacus
     
  23. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    I think you'll find this fella is Spartacus

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  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I'm only a fake log in for @Moose
     
  25. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Thought Gray looked good tonight. Little unlucky with the cross that hit his shins but whatever.
     
  26. Nah! He's Kirk Douglas.
     
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  27. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Guy is scoring for fun right now.

    20+ goals coming this season...
     
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  28. We can but pray, cos it don't look like we are going to sign any new strikers right now :(
     
  29. Reggy

    Reggy Academy Graduate

    Whenever I say I have high hopes for Gray this season my mates reply with the usual “are you pissed?”.

    However, I do have high hopes for him. It’s a hunch.
     
  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    If Gray is a regular starter he’d probably get 10+ a season which with our midfield would be just about ok. He only really appears to be good at 5 yard tap ins, but that’s ok somebody has to do it.
     
  31. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    But presumably your other personae will remain. Unhappy Bunny, for example
     
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  32. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    It was good enough for Gary lineker I suppose!!!
     
  33. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Are you p1ssed ?
     
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  34. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    On course for 25 Premier League goals if he can keep the 2 in 3 average up...
     
  35. Reggy

    Reggy Academy Graduate

    I think people remember the Newcastle away game a tad too much - I would rather remember his performance in the home game. Dropping deeper, collecting ball in space and running at defenders. If I recall he played a part in the first goal and scored the second... And generally played very well with a lot of energy.

    Not bad for a player who can’t hit a barn door, they say, and had barely kicked a ball in 5 months.

    Yep, I’ve convinced myself if nobody else.
     

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