[RUMOUR] WO rumours..

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by wfc4ever, May 9, 2019.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  2. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    The Wobby will excel this summer in trawling the web, social media and the syndicated press associations around the World looking for links between players and the mighty WFC. Do not expect any journalistic investigation, authentication of sources or basic use of a spell-checker. We have more resources signed up for this forum skilled in deductive reasoning, including experts in wallpaper and interior furnishing in hotel reception areas, cafes, motorway service stations and football training premises.
     
  3. Sport Witness will pick a story, probably about Roberto Pereyra, and recycle it twenty times expressing different 'editorial' speculation until everyone thinks it is massive story that has really settled in, when it was just a piece of AC Spam recycled until it dried up like a witches teets.
     
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  4. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Ain't that the truth. The days of Oliver Phillips and Terry Challis, when it was a real newspaper, seem decades away.
     
  5. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Why would Leicester make a left back their "main target" for the summer when they already have Chilwell?!

    (Unless they plan on selling him of course)
     
  6. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Stoutly supported by our own IBB!
     
  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Yes my free kick and corner counting duties at Burnden Park and The Valley are up there with anything Paddy Barclay can offer!
    I did interview Alan Mullery once.
    I didn't understand a word he said.
     
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It can be quite difficult to understand footballers.

     
  9. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Just so!
    Perhaps they shared the same local?
    One of them would have needed to travel a bit though!
     
  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I assumed from the heading that this was going to be about a rumour that the WO was going out of business. That wouldn't have surprised me.
     
  11. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Cricketers are way better drunk.
    Exhibit A:
    Flintoff. Ashes 2005.
     
  12. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I wonder how many threads are going to be created for transfer rumours...

    Can we just have one megathread?
     
  13. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    It's almost like he's speaking a foreign language!
     
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  14. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    TBF all local newspapers' major/only source of revenue is data hawking. GDPR has pretty much killed that (and the junk mail industry). Blame the EU for that.
     
  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Want to learn a foreign language in one afternoon?

    Drink 10 pints of Special Brew!
     
  16. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    They should just hang around petrol stations, easily done and guarantees excellent early warning of new signings

     
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  17. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Blimey that certainly beats the previous strapline of: Probably the Best Lager in the World.
     
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Exactly.

    Given the journalistic standards in this country, I am still baffled how no reporter has picked up on the brazen meeting between Troy Deeney and Craig Shakespeare on that Leicester Esso forecourt 2 years ago.
     
  19. brinnyboy1985

    brinnyboy1985 First Year Pro

    Off to City according to the bookies. I’ve just put a fiver on Leicester signing Tierney
     
  20. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Where and at what odds?
     
  21. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Latest rumours (all seen on less than reliable sites, eg HITC, but claiming to be based on news from L’equipe or whatever):

    Mady Camara - 22yo CDM from Olympiakos.
    Victor Osimhen - 20yo stiker. Currently a Wolfsburg player on loan at Charleroi (where Lukebakio was signed from) but the Belgian side plan on taking up an option in the loan to sign him permanently then sell him on for a quick profit.
    Pedro Rebocho - 24yo LB from Guingamp.
     
  22. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    No centrebacks. Probably accurate reporting considering our imbecilic approach that position:
     
  23. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Bolded in the category of 'could do with him, but it's not our priority'. If Doucoure goes, Camara I suppose would be something of a replacement, but it's all ifs at this stage. Holebas is getting on in age now so we could do with someone to take that mantle over some time soon (not convinced that man will be Masina), but then again I'm sure he'll be our first choice LB next season. He started his pro career late, so who knows, maybe he has more in the tank than a normal 34 year old?
     
  24. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Strong rumours that Dean Yates could return.
     
  25. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    No fee involved so this is highly possible. Does he have a Belgian agent?
     
  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I think signing someone of Camara's age and style would be useful even if we keep Doucoure this summer. One way or another we can't rely on Capoue or Doucoure to play every minute of every game again, and other than Chalobah, who I think is better suited to replacing Capoue, we seem lacking in quality options for a midfield two. Camara could take a season or two to acclimatise to English football anyway.

    Holebas' injury and form in the last few games of the season concerns me. He'll also be 35 in a month. And Masina is a complete dud. Given Holebas' age, even if he stays injury free it would probably be useful for us to have someone we can rely on for rotating with him to give him a rest every now and then, or to replace him when he gets his inevitable suspensions. Again, as with the central midfield position it could also just be shrewd to bring someone in a season in advance of when we might want to start them regularly, in order that they have enough time to be brought up to speed and we can check that they're not another dud like Masina and Sema.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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  27. bedmond_hornet

    bedmond_hornet First Year Pro

    What makes you think Masina is a dud? There is a player in there, I think given more game time he will be a decent option.
     
  28. Moose

    Moose First Team

    As convincing as David Suchet.

    We’ve offered him half of what he was on in 1999, so in line with CB recruitment budget.
     
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  29. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    His brother Mark is still playing do you thing he could step up!
     
  30. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Too slow for a full-back and plays as if he's half-asleep.
     
  31. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Suchet could do a job.
     
  32. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Massive buy out clause from Classic FM though.
     
  33. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    what's your sauce?
     
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  34. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Exactly, I'd like to sign both of these players (or at least someone like them, who knows, they might be complete duds!). Still, our need for a striker and a centre-half or two far outweighs our need for a midfielder or a full-back
     
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Certainly has more in the tank top.
     

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