[RUMOUR] Joe Morrell

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by LeedsOrn, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    https://twitter.com/walesawayfans/status/1303748325875879937?s=21

    Wales fan account alleging we are interested in Wales and Bristol City midfielder Joe Morrell. Has one year left on his contract and performed well out on loan at Lincoln City last year. Has started the last few games at centre mid for Wales too, and supposedly done very well. Looks decent but hardly a marquee Capoue/Doucoure replacement.
     
  2. YellowKicks

    YellowKicks Squad Player

  3. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    That tweet has not left mushroom for the imagination.
     
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  4. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    The account in question has less than 4,000 followers and it doesn't appeared to have been reported elsewhere.

    Seems a bit of a random one for someone to make up mind you (although you could say that about a lot of Twitter rumours).

    If it is true, he looks like he would be a useful addition but hopefully not as our main CM signing this summer.
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    The targets sink lower and lower with each passing link...
     
  6. YellowKicks

    YellowKicks Squad Player

    He's actually really good, kind of target i'd like us going for.
     
  7. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    If we got someone like him along with a more established Championship CM (like Grimes) then I'd be happy enough with the midfield assuming only Capoue leaves.

    Hughes
    Chalobah
    Cleverley
    Quina
    Dele-Bashiru
    Grimes
    Morrell (or someone in that age/price/potential bracket)

    and also Sema possibly would be great CM options for this level.
     
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  8. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    He has two years left on his contract:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50497009
     
  9. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Yeah that’s what I would go for. Would be very happy. Solid options for a grueling season.
     
  10. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    to be fair if we can’t attract better players than this we are in real truffle
     
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  11. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I noticed when him when looking at stats for DMs in the lower leagues a couple of weeks ago, he was about 5th for combined tackles + interceptions in League One last season.

    I didn't bother adding him to the suggestions page as I thought if Bristol City were willing to loan him out last season he can't be that great. Maybe he's come on in leaps and bounds though this season? In which case Bristol City might suddenly ask for over the odds. He's supposedly not been involved for them too much in pre-season though either, supposedly they have a lot of senior CMs already.

    Here are some highlights, he does look a very good passer of the ball from deep, but there'd be question marks over how he could adapt to a higher intensity league and game - he doesn't appear to be the most blessed player athletically. He def seems like a slightly budget version of Grimes.

     
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  12. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    How much time to you spend looking at lower league stats Rous? I'm not being a d*ck, just interested. Is it a hobby?
     
  13. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    This guy is magic and apparently a fungi to have around the dressing room.
     
  14. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Asked a couple of Lincoln Fans on twitter what they think, waiting for their response, if they respond. Really don’t know much about him. The video looks good, but they always do on YouTube haha.
     
  15. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    The twitter account has now said their source is a former team mate of Morrell's.
     
  16. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I dread to think who we’ll be linked with by next week

    Maybe we could get Ross Jenkins back from the Indian super league or wherever he plays now
     
  17. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I do have a fair amount of spare time at the moment.
     
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  18. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I'd actually like this signing to happen if only to watch the Bristol City forum go in to meltdown.

    It seems some of the fans have been annoyed recently with younger players like Morrell being stockpiled then being sent on loan rather than given first team minutes, a bit similar to us with all our South Americans.

    However, as with Suarez and Pervis etc., City fans think that finally Morrell must be ready, and many were calling for him to be recalled from his loan in Jan already.

    Then I saw this comment on their messageboard, which made me chuckle a bit:

    "Looking forward to seeing him play for City . Be like a new signing "

    https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/208637-morrell-interview-post-swindon/

    Would be amusing to see a club other than ours go through the experience of their promising players being snatched away at the last minute after years on loan having never played for them, and particularly ironic if we were the club doing the snatching.
     
  19. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    What's the Morrell of this story?
     
  20. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Dunno what to make of this, on the one hand, it's a bit underwhelming, it's not as if he's a teenager yet he hasn't broken into the Bristol City team, but on the other hand, he has done really well in the lower leagues, which is an untapped market for us really. I doubt he'd be a regular, but who would? We've got numbers in the middle of the park, but we're getting a bit thin when it comes to quality, especially with Hughes out for the first few games
     
  21. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    Let’s be honest a Welsh international will probably be more successful than an English international , definitely more chance of having a cup winner in the squad
     
  22. Yay. Another back up for the back ups who are now having to play in the first team. Sounds fine as long as we don't have to actually play this BC reserve who did well at Lincoln. You can never have too many cheap squad fillers.
     
  23. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I do love these random Twitter rumours. No one has any idea if they are true or not so all we can do is speculate.
     
  24. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Morrell? Oh , he’s been cherry picked for the club .
     
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  25. Buy some decent defenders so you don't get relegated and end up contemplating buying players of the standard of Joe Morrell.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2020
  26. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    One for Bornmuff surely?
     
  27. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Very good. The tastiest of the cherry family :eek:
     
  28. RMT79

    RMT79 Academy Graduate

    I thought a Morrell was a mushroom - hahaha
     
  29. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Just googled it. Morel mushroom. I've learnt something new today. 61b-fEfEqKL._AC_SY679_.jpg
     
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  30. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    It makes me rage, against the machine to hear how low our sights have been set
     
  31. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I thought this was one of the sponsored ‘does your ball sac look like this?’ Sponsored medical ads I keep seeing
     
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  32. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Im not a big fan of mushroom soup personally.
     
  33. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Wasn't even in City's squad today.
     
  34. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Surest sign yet that we still won’t buy him. Or anyone.
     
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  35. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Tight calf apparently.
     

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