[RUMOUR] Jack Stephens

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Markoa$, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Seems to be this rumour flying around that we’re signing Stephans from Southampton.

    Personally think he’s absolutely rubbish. Only positive behind this must mean Ekong is off, because he is certainly not a LCB. Negative side is that we’re replacing one donkey with another donkey.

    Stephans will want to be in our first 11, but from what I’ve seen of him over the years is that he is a massive liability. Now maybe the Prem is a step up from his ability and he will be an excellent CB in the championship. That’s certainly what I will be hoping for if we sign him.
     
  2. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

  3. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    Would be fairly happy with this. A good player at this level
     
  4. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    To add some balance to the two posts above I’d be completely ambivalent.
     
  5. I’m hearing he could be an excellent player at championship level or an utter liability who would kill any hope of promotion.
    I’m also hearing we may be close to signing him or our recruitment team have never even heard of him.
    #onetowatch.
     
  6. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    I'm going to wait and see what the overall reaction is on the forum, as I'm incapable of forming my own opinion on a player.
     
  7. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Whenever I’ve seen him he’s been terrible. Wouldn’t want him here, really. Also if this is the Samir replacement and we’re not signing a left-footer then that really would be the cherry on the dog s***.
     
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  8. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I'd prefer Stephan Jacks.
     
  9. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Would be better off with Jack Daniels.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Has played a lot of Premiership games.

    Which is nice.
     
  11. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    He's also supposedly on £50k a week, would be absolutely daft to sign him with those wages.
     
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  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I don’t like how he spells his surname
     
  13. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    To be fair to Jack, @Markoa$ has spelt it wrong.
     
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  14. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    From what I can recall he’s awful in the air, but other than that a pretty decent player. In a 3, it is easier to hide aerial weakness than in a 2 so don’t think that would be that much of an issue. But still an odd one unless we’re somehow able to get good money for WTE or Kabasele.
     
  15. No guts no glory

    No guts no glory Academy Graduate

    I don’t think anything is conclusive until we have a diamond shaped thing that only people like @reids understands with an equally confusing shape for Troost Ekong
     
  16. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    I'm hoping the diamond for Stephens is red.
     
  17. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Could say that would be a...Jack of Diamonds
     
  18. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    But of a surprise this one - maybe Troost is off then

    Is a left footed CB now unlikely?
     
  19. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    Supposedly looking at bringing in Stephens and Hause.
     
  20. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    That would be a shocking and unpredictable turn of events.
     
  21. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Stephens, Hause and Sierralta should in theory be a very good champ backline. Probably all in that class of too good for Champ, not PL quality...
     
  22. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    This bloke is known as the Cornish Maldini. I’m in.
     
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  23. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Oh dear the majority really don't rate him. He's going to be 29 in January too.
    But the point we should be making is, is he better than WTE, Kabs and Cathcart?
    He's never really stood out as quality when I've seen him but admittedly that's not often. I believe that there is so.much better out there.
     
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  24. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    My verdict is in...

    Could be decent, high gash probability though.
     
  25. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    This is a masterclass in the internet. It seem that LouOrns might've said something on one of the Twitter Spaces, which is fair enough if he's heard something.

    But now, Watford accounts have started saying it could happen, which has been picked up by Southampton accounts, which are now being retweeted by other Watford accounts, all whilst it doesn't seem that any media outlets are reporting it. As soon as they do, quoting random fans, then it enters a whole new level of faux credibility.

    To be clear, this isn't a comment on LouOrns saying he's heard something, we all like a bit of the inside track, just amazing to watch how it spreads, with the initial source now lost and people sharing it with no idea if true or not!
     
  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    My recollection of him is of being a poor defender at PL level. But then so were Cathcart, Kabs and WTE.

    His passing and aerial stats seem underwhelming also.

    If we are interested I'd hope it's only a loan.
     
  27. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    I work with a Saints fan - will see if I can get any info.
     
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Didn’t he score in the FA cup v us when Gracia was manager and Holebas had a word or two with some fans?

    Seems to have been at Southampton for a long time without really getting regular games .
     
  29. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Has played both Saints games this season (according to wiki) so would seem unlikely?
     
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    It’s a permanent I think. Supposedly said his goodbyes on Saturday to teammates etc.

    Was brought on in the 90th minute over Lyanco so I imagine it was a last appearance gesture.
     
  31. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I think he's got a bit more about him defensively than those options but you're right about his aerial stats - they're awful in comparison and I think that'll likely get targeted more in the Champ than in the PL
     
  32. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    It’s just a stupid signing (if true).

    He’s literally proven for years that’s he’s not good enough at Prem level. Majority of Saints fans all want him gone and have done for ages.

    Our goal is promotion, so even if he comes in and helps us achieve that, we have to replace him next summer because he’s woeful at Prem level. He’s the sort of defender that makes you get relegated again.
     
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  33. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    What do you think about his passing? His FBRef stats don't suggest they're that great either. Is he at least more composed on the ball than Kabs?
     
  34. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    He's a big guy isn't he? How is he **** in the air? Just head it!
     
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  35. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    'Solid squad player, plays for the badge, gives everything. It's a good signing for you.'
     

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