[RUMOUR] Jonson Clarke-harris

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by simpleMASH, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    His name did the rounds in May and popped up again yesterday. Alan Nixon supposedly saying on his patreon that we’re after him.
  2. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    His non-penalty goals per minute is basically the same as Deeney's was for Brum last season (1 every 428 vs 1 every 437).

    I don't think he's quite as bad as Troy is now, but I'd be concerned if he was anything more than a cheap backup.

    He seems like a budget, not as good Piroe, in them both being left-footed lumps.
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Good in League One .

    Not so great last season in a struggling side .

    At 28 would be another short term option.
  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    For me this would be a disappointing signing. Sure, he had an outstanding season 2 years ago in League One, scoring 33 goals, but before that it was 16 and 17 in League One from a full season. Last season he scored 12 from 41 games in the Championship. At 27 he's not really going to improve too much and will cost a fee. Even if it was only £3m, that would be more than we got for Zinc and Sissoko combined.

    We really need a couple of quality players up front coming in. Not all our signings can be considered "backup". We've got Bayo, Forde, Mebude, Cukur , Fletcher, Blake and Adeyemo for that.
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  5. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Peterborough say no contact from us yet.
  6. leavesdenorn

    leavesdenorn Academy Graduate

    Also saying paid £1 mill and want to make a big profit so offers only over £10 mill. Next target.............
  7. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Let’s face it. We simply aren’t good enough at the moment and few people we are being linked with or have actually signed can fill us with much confidence or inspiration.

    We have a Head Coach who could be mistaken for Jim Bowen on Bullseye in thinking everything is smashing and wonderful, and seems completely unable to correctly assess that our squad is so lacking in so many areas. We aren’t FGR ffs.

    There are hardly any goals in our squad. Barely any creativity in midfield. A defence that’s proved time and time again it’s not fit for purpose. Yet all we here is how great our squad are. Or getting linked with players who are distinctly average.

    Such a sorry state of affairs.
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  8. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Wouldn’t blame Edwards. He can’t exactly say to the media “this squad is s***”. He’ll know where we need improvements but unfortunately has his hands tied with regards to what players the recruitment team offer him.
  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I do sense a bit of complacency and over confidence from those in charge if we do really believe the squad is “excellent “ and we don’t need many reinforcements.

    Maybe it’s all a public face to keep the squad positive and morale high ?
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  10. Sit Down

    Sit Down Academy Graduate

    He’s not going to come out in public & say the squad is an absolute pile of turd especially as the ink from the contract signature is barely dry. I would bet good money he’s saying one thing in public & thinking something completely different behind closed doors.
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  11. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I would bet good money he isn’t. He’s landed on his feet getting this job and he will believe in his ability to improve the players he has at his disposal. He might be right of course. He has a good track record of improving people and it’s not an unappetising thought to imagine a much younger, fresher side next season with those we’ve considered fringe players finally getting a chance to shine.

    Only time will tell.
  12. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    With benefit of hindsight I wish I hadn’t renewed. The board aren’t backing him and we are going to see a one paced season trying to squeeze the last drops out of Cleverley, Gosling and Cathcart, two of whom should already be free agents. Squad looks lower mid table to me.
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  13. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    27 years old and played 1 season in the top 2 divisions. I'm hoping it's nothing more than a rumour.
  14. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I think with Bayo, Afobe and now this guy we can see the way our powers that be want us to go and how thoroughly depressing this transfer window is going to be.

    Who was the last decent domestic signing we made?

    The recent list includes Rose, King, Sissoko, Murray, Dawson, Garner etc.

    It doesn’t seem to be our area of expertise.
  15. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Would be a poor signing if true. 5 of his 12 goals last season were pens
  16. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Played very well after McCann took over.
  17. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Didn’t they listen to a word Dale Vince said?! We don’t negotiate directly with these people.
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  18. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I’m hoping this is just a case of us putting the feelers out in a few places

    If however we’ve actually moved on from Piroe/Joao/Armstrong calibre and are now looking at duds like this Andre Gray regen then we’re not serious
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  19. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    For what it’s worth, we haven’t shown interest in Piroe. Somebody fed Leventhal that line and he’s gobbled it up.
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  20. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    We wouldn’t have shown interest in Piroe because he’s actually decent.

    All we do is sniff around the bargain basement department, thinking we are smart and clever, when actually nearly all our recruitment of the last two years has been generally a disaster.

    We are building a squad most likely to finish mid table, and in the highly unlikely event of a surprise promotion then one that wouldn’t last five minutes back in the PL.
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  21. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    It absolutely reeks of this. Going round thinking we can find a world class player on the cheap that no one else will know about, but discovering no one else was interested because they're s**t.
  22. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Yup. And this philosophy has seen us relegated twice in three seasons.

  23. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    To be fair, Piroe would have cost £15m and if we have that cash to spend it would have been an incredibly poor way to spend it. His goalscoring was not sustainable given his underlying performances and I don’t think he offers that much in possession.
  24. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Good points but sadly irrelevant as we’d never look to buy anybody half decent. We just sniff around the bargain basement gamble section.
  25. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Everything alright Malt? I know it's Monday n'all but you seem to be in a right old grump so far today on here. Not completely unjustifiably so but still...
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  26. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Not much to be cheerful about our club so far this summer really!
  27. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I heard Elton was captivating last night!
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  28. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    No thanks. Will be a disaster. Nothing more than an Andre Gray mk2.
  29. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Well I never!
  30. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    But presumably not costing £18 million.
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  31. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Shouldn't pay anything for him and even if we managed that, it would still be a bad deal. He’s woeful.
  32. reids

    reids First Team


    A third of his goals/xG comes from set-pieces, not the sort of striker we need to be targeting imo.
  33. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    With that aerial win rate, knowing nothing about him, seems like the type of forward you shove on the pitch when you need to hoof the ball up there to try a nick an equalizer, get a set piece or knock down.
  34. reids

    reids First Team

    He was apparently injured for most of last season, his 20/21 stats look a little bit better but still heavily focused around his aerial game - 48% of his xG and 58% of his goals came from crosses or set-pieces. Maybe Bayo is gonna be a bench option with JCH as our main targetman (or vice versa)

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  35. RMT79

    RMT79 First Year Pro

    Ive said it before .....Its the same story over and over again transfer window after transfer window .... we are linked to the sort of players we all want to see come in - supposedly we make an offer and then guess what, they dont sign .... the media don't get it wrong all the time and someone leaks rubbish to them ... this years links are the fella from Hull who looks likely to go to Brentford for £16m+, Piroe at Swansea, they want £15m for him, there will be more as the window progresses ..... then we will sign players much lower in price and ability - but the club will pretend we tried for the better players .... its the same year after year, window after window - its all PR spin. I hope to proved wrong ...but I doubt it - I suspect this year they will hide behind "giving youth a chance"

    Whatever happens and whoever pulls on the shirt, I will support them as long as they put a shift in, play with pride and passion for my club. Its a bonus if they have some ability !!
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