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Conor Townsend
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:51:00 PM »
http://www.iron-bru.co.uk/exclusive-west-brom-to-win-townsend-race/

Scunthorpe site and a few murmurs on Twitter that we've got a deal in place for Conor Townsend a LB.
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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 03:55:55 PM »
Yes - Townsend is a WBA player

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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 04:01:29 PM »
Well, if he turns out to be as good as Sir Ian Botham, I’d say we have a good all rounder on our hands :D
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 04:15:19 PM »
Sounds a very capable defender and not coming to just sit on bench either
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 04:16:03 PM »
Any idea what he's like ?

Hopefully not a replacement for gibbs and is coming in as cover.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 04:29:43 PM »
Think Kevin Keegan came from Scunthorpe
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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 05:09:12 PM »
Yes he did.

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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 05:10:54 PM »
5'6" !!!!

You can tell Pulis isn't here anymore!

I wonder if this means Gibbs is off?
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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 05:19:44 PM »
Scunthorpe fans say he is a great player, albeit 5, 6 feels very small for a defender in a division that likes a good ball to the back post.

This signing near enough confirms that we are shopping soley in the British market, probably a side effect of sacking all of our scouts without replacing them or the director of football.

Looking forward to seeing somebody a bit fresher come in and with potential. Surprised however we have gone for a left back rather than a right back when we already had Brunt to cover Gibbs. Could Gibbs be going?
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 05:37:24 PM »
Their chairman says no agreement with us, according to BBC Humberside.

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 07:06:17 PM »
Wasn't the greatest left back ever at WBA only 5'6"?
And I don't mean Graham Williams,
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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 07:08:12 PM »
Derek Statham?

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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2018, 07:08:29 PM »
If he's got the passion on the pitch of that man then get him in.

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2018, 07:27:07 PM »
Yes he did.
He was only a little fella ! What was the cup we beat Scunthorpe in years ago ? 3 1 if I remember right
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2018, 07:38:48 PM »
Their chairman says no agreement with us, according to BBC Humberside.
.    Their Chairman has rubbished Ipwich and Hull's bid £400k and £250k respectively saying championship teams think they can get players on the cheap according to Radio Humberside nothing about us

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2018, 07:52:36 PM »
Scunthorpe fans say he is a great player, albeit 5, 6 feels very small for a defender in a division that likes a good ball to the back post.

This signing near enough confirms that we are shopping soley in the British market, probably a side effect of sacking all of our scouts without replacing them or the director of football.

Looking forward to seeing somebody a bit fresher come in and with potential. Surprised however we have gone for a left back rather than a right back when we already had Brunt to cover Gibbs. Could Gibbs be going?

Are we not also after Stacey the young right back from Luton?


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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2018, 08:02:13 PM »
Think Kevin Keegan came from Scunthorpe

As did John Kaye! And returned there I believe.

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2018, 08:55:22 PM »
As did John Kaye! And returned there I believe.

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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2018, 08:57:24 PM »
Any idea how much this lad is costing us?

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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2018, 09:00:32 PM »
.    Their Chairman has rubbished Ipwich and Hull's bid £400k and £250k respectively saying championship teams think they can get players on the cheap according to Radio Humberside nothing about us
This was posted on their Twitter feed 3 hours ago.

Contrary to some reports, no deal's been agreed between #SUFC and #WBA for Conor Townsend as far as #Iron chairman Peter Swann knows

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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2018, 09:07:57 PM »
The Birmingham mail seem to think we are getting him according the Matt Kendrick.

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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2018, 09:31:06 PM »
From reports I imagine we're close to a deal although it's not quite done yet.

Without sounding like Tony Pulis, I have to say I have my reservations with a LB at 5'6. I know height isn't everything but other than attacking wingers, I think that height is too small for a defensive position these days. Looking back, even Chester struggled at times and he was 5'10 - and 5'6 is quite a big difference especially against some of the target men in the Championship.
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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2018, 09:43:52 PM »
It isn't the height of the player, but if needed, it is how high they can jump. Also to have the awareness to get in the right position.

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Re: Conor Townsend
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2018, 09:44:27 PM »
Statham was 5'5'" just for the record.

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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »
From reports I imagine we're close to a deal although it's not quite done yet.

Without sounding like Tony Pulis, I have to say I have my reservations with a LB at 5'6. I know height isn't everything but other than attacking wingers, I think that height is too small for a defensive position these days. Looking back, even Chester struggled at times and he was 5'10 - and 5'6 is quite a big difference especially against some of the target men in the Championship.

Chester struggled because he wasn't a full back. If you're 6ft 4in does that make you better equipped to play FB than someone who is 5ft 6in?

Ashley Cole is the best full back I have seen. He was 5ft 9in and THAT perfomance against Ronaldo was against someone who dwarfed him physically. All about ability in my opinion.