Deadline Day August 2019

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Optimistichornet, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    What do you think will happen?

    I reckon we sign a defender and a young attacking player but not Sarr.

    Also what grade would you give our transfer window so far?

    For me it would be in the C+/B- range. We have brought players who will improve the team but perhaps not as much as I would have hoped. At the same time we have not lost any key players.
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

  3. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland


    More effort required.

    Welbeck is a start, let’s see what happens tomorrow.
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  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    All on holiday in Senegal together on an 18-30.
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  5. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    D- at a push.
  6. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Sarr to Palace
    Young too good to miss prospect loaned to Udinese
    Bargain basement defender

    No outgoings but okaka, prodl loaned out/sold
  7. RMT79

    RMT79 Academy Graduate

    I have a feeling we are done .... Sarr I don’t think will happen now imo and that will be a huge failure and waste of time. If as I suspect we fail to bring anyone else in then I think it’s a D grade window.

    .... however if as has happened many a time before and Gino gets us Sarr it will be a A grade window. If we then add a starting central defender it’s an A* window and we can look at the season ahead with great optimism
  8. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Not losing any good players is a big positive, but at the same time everyone in the league strengthens their squads so if you just don’t lose any players you’re still going backwards.

    Wellbeck is a plus, Dawson to me is just replacing one outgoing defender with another of similar quality. As it stands I’d give us a D/C-.
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  9. PotGuy

    PotGuy Forum Fetishist

    Stability is key.

    We haven't lost any of the players who were the best of the rest for large parts of last season, and we have improved the squad with two home grown signings with significant PL experience - I.e. will almost certainly hit the ground running.

    Every season the teams around us spend hundreds of millions to stand still, mostly it seems to appear ambitious to their fans even if there is zero footballing improvement over the season.

    Very good window in my opinion.
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  10. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Not entirely true. Leicester have lost their best defender, West Ham have lost Arnautovic, Everton have lost that CM (can’t remember his name). Not losing (assuming we don’t) any of our first team and adding at least 2 more 1st team possibles is good business.
  11. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Away from our business... some really big transfers likely to happen tomorrow.

    Crystal Palace are in for an extremely busy and probably demoralising day. Zaha will be that one transfer that goes to the final seconds.

    Arsenal doing some impressive deals with David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.

    Spurs going for Lo Celso and Sessegnon, possibly Dybala as well.

    A couple of players for Watford (Sarr and a defender) and I'll give it an A-. Biggest gripe being that only Dawson will have had a preseason. If our business is finished then it's a B-. If we sell Doucoure and sign nobody... a big fat F.
  12. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    Ashley Young will come home
  13. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    You mean to Stevenage? Why?

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  14. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Welbeck will definitely hit the ground - but I doubt he’ll be running.
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  15. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    Lewis Hamilton has bought the one next door
  16. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    If we leave EU do the lones go back?
  17. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    Corrected for you.

    Sadly no, Brexiteers will always be free to roam amongst us.
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  18. If Zaha goes and they've not planned to bring anyone in to replace him then they are definitely my favourites for the drop.
  19. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    As it stands,not losing any first teamers its a C.

    One more player in a key position makes it a B. Particularly if they can play CB.

    Two more first teamers (who would genuinely improve the squad) it could be an A.

    Would rather see the defence improved now. Although another creative/ speedster type would also be good. Don't think we'll get Sarr.

    Really need to be shifting some of these fringe players.
  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    B minus if no more ins or outs. We get to a B if we get rid of some leeches like Prodl, Okaka, Zeegelaar.
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It’s a bit unfair to put Prodl in the leech category. He was PoTS only two years ago and has always given the impression of being a decent professional. He’s certainly given more since our promotion than the vast majority of the obvious no hopers on long contracts.
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Can’t be their new shirts.
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Didn’t Seba just get a bit older?

    When they lose their pace, big units quickly become unselectable in the Prem.
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    To Sheffield?
  25. Jimb976

    Jimb976 Academy Graduate

    I think that’s a fair summary - he's also nowhere near good enough in the air for a bloke of his size
  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It’s been a remarkably quiet window overall.

    Keeping your best players is always better than selling them & gambling on new signings.
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  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    True, although his height hasn’t reduced in the last 2 years.
  28. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We told Everton to FOAD over Doucoure.

    Automatic A+ window.
  29. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    No I think it will be:
    Barney McGrew
  30. NorwegianOrn

    NorwegianOrn Academy Graduate

    I'd be very disappointed if we didn't get (at least) another defender in.

    Have a feeling we'll have a player in on loan.

    Hoping for a new RB or LB, CB and Sarr.
    Keep Doucour*.

    And get rid of deadwood:


    (Janmaat or/and Femenia can stay as backup on RB, and Mariappa (sigh) as 4th choice CB.)
  31. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Tommy Smith as player/coach
    If Everton are going to get Doucour* then we should negotiate a swap deal for Theo Walcott
    Getting Hogg back from Villa (even on loan) until we replace Doucour*.
    Ashley Young
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  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Sounds like one of the newly promoted teams.
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Whilst I don't disagree some of them aren't needed doubt too many will move on in this window....
  34. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Point taken. But we’ve had 2 years of inactivity from him on first team wage and we will likely have 2 more. The contract extension was bizarre.
  35. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Could say the same about Okaka. Has scored some important goals and doesn't lack for effort.

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