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Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:21:52 PM »
 John Percy‏ @JPercyTelegraph

West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 01:25:28 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 01:25:36 PM »
Excellent news!
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 01:25:37 PM »
John Percy‏ @JPercyTelegraph

West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc
Oh yes please!

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »
Pulis likes to play centre-halves at full back to keep the back line narrow. If he does play full backs, he only picks one at a time.

If Gibbs comes, Nyom will drop out.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 01:26:14 PM »
Fantastic news
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Re: Kieran Gibbs
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 01:27:25 PM »
Think he will be a good signing. He will not be as exposed at left back consindering our midfielders also track back.
Also read on twitter, pulis first pulled out of the deal was because of the fee not the character references. Moving in the right direction albion - bring it on!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 01:28:00 PM »
Was never really bothered about having a natural left back.

Gibbs is a decent player though and gives us a different option.

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 01:28:58 PM »
I think we've only gone back in for him because other targets are failing and Arsenal have reduced the price.

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
John Percy‏ @JPercyTelegraph

West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc

That would be a very good deal in today's market.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 01:30:38 PM »
Interesting this, rumours that Pulis didn't like Gibbs' character reference previously but the only direct quotes I have found are related to the original price quoted by Arsenal being too high.

I am surprised if his deal with Watford fell through because of personal terms that we are willing to match them but perhaps we have decided we can afford it with the seemingly low transfer fee of £7m.

Finally, FallOutBoy makes a good point re Pulis and centre halves at full back, will be interesting to see if Gibbs and Nyom do start together.

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
Nyom playing well back at rb, Gibbs in at left back. If Evans stays he comes in (or his replacement) and then that leaves Dawson /mccauley and hegazi fighting for one spot???
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 01:31:10 PM »
would this take us to four fully capped england players in the squad ?

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 01:31:59 PM »
I think we've only gone back in for him because other targets are failing and Arsenal have reduced the price.

do we know this or is it a guess?
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Re: Kieran Gibbs
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 01:33:35 PM »
Pulis likes to play centre-halves at full back to keep the back line narrow. If he does play full backs, he only picks one at a time.

If Gibbs comes, Nyom will drop out.

or Nyom will continue to play in his preferred position at right back. Brunt plays as a left back and Pulis plays both.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 01:34:02 PM »
I'm sure Nyom has played centre half on occasions so I'm sure they couldn't play in the same back line under Pulis. Nyom was great against Stoke so I don't see him being dropped yet.

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 01:37:53 PM »
Not a great signing. Would be better to spend that money on a striker. We already have many players that can fill in at left back

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 01:38:15 PM »
Nyom playing well back at rb, Gibbs in at left back. If Evans stays he comes in (or his replacement) and then that leaves Dawson /mccauley and hegazi fighting for one spot???


where does brunt get a start
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 01:39:44 PM »
He obviously wanted Wimmer to cover left back i think skyclad. As he said when in Hong Kong, we are out of this deal, but we expect a few in by the time we get back to the uk. The few didn't happen, and we've gone back in for Gibbs at a lower price.

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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2017, 01:41:41 PM »

where does brunt get a start

He doesn't. It will mean we have better quality options from the bench.
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 01:46:21 PM »
He obviously wanted Wimmer to cover left back i think skyclad. As he said when in Hong Kong, we are out of this deal, but we expect a few in by the time we get back to the uk. The few didn't happen, and we've gone back in for Gibbs at a lower price.

I see you logic there.... sounds about right.

You will see from my posts I was never a fan of Wimmer, so with Arsenal lowering their price and Sparky taking one for our team, its turned out nice again!!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2017, 01:47:31 PM »
Would be pretty happy about this. If we keep Evans then it means our defence is sorted and looking very strong.


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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2017, 01:49:33 PM »
Dont really rate Gibbs personally.

Perhaps the change will do him good though?

If he joins he gets my full support either way
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2017, 01:52:16 PM »
Wimmer for 18 to be converted into a LB? Or Gibbs a natural LB for 7 i know who i would choose.