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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2018, 06:11:32 PM »
Season-long "swap-loan" now confirmed on the official site:

Gayle arrives
Looks to be happy enough at least

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2018, 06:16:33 PM »
If he stays fit, he'll get lots of goals at this level. A much better natural finisher than Rondon, but goes missing frequently in games. In the right system, he will be lethal.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2018, 06:26:03 PM »
Will he be available for forest? God I hope so...
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2018, 06:26:46 PM »
Might prove to be a good signing if we provide him with the service to score goals.

He might have made good foil for a player like.. Rondon!  :)
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2018, 06:27:26 PM »
Just seen the tweet come through. Does that mean Rondon is gone?

Edit just read it's a season loan with Rondon doing the same

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2018, 06:32:59 PM »
Use him right, and he stays fit we finish top two in my opinion.

Needs more creativity signed though(said this for severa seasons)
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2018, 06:39:49 PM »
I envision Gayle being what Berahino used to be when he was worth a damn. I'd still like for the issues to be resolved behind the striker.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2018, 06:43:58 PM »
If Rodriguez stays then we have the 2 best strikers in the league, play offs minimum

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »
I envision Gayle being what Berahino used to be when he was worth a damn. I'd still like for the issues to be resolved behind the striker.

Yep, I mean all those championship goals and poaching ability are nothing if we can't create the chances and get decent service to the strikers. Something which we saw nothing of on Saturday. Desperately in need of someone to play behind the striker properly.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2018, 06:52:36 PM »
Not overly suited to playing on his own up front according to Newcastle write ups, so i'd imagine when Moore talks about him fitting our style of play, he is planning on 2 up front more often than not.

Unsure on if this is a good deal or not. I suppose that will ultimately depend in hindsight. I reckon Rondon offers more options tactically and could well have scored a few at this level but Gayle has had 2 good seasons in this division and I suppose they are looking at his proven championship goals record, plus the chance to get us a sale on Rondon next summer.

Good look Gayle, 2 goal scorers at the club now. Need the service behind them.
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2018, 06:55:23 PM »
Welcome to the Albion and good luck Dwight.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »
This hasn't been our choice clearly. Rondon was never going to play 2nd tier. We've softened the blow slightly by signing a striker who has had 1 twenty goal season in this division. Hopefully he gets close to a 2nd.
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2018, 06:58:28 PM »
Welcome Dwight, you will be playing in a 2 upfront with jrod in a 352 formation.

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« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2018, 07:02:44 PM »
Class signing. Well done Albion. DG will be league top scorer imo.
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2018, 07:03:47 PM »
Trouble is you need to sort out that haircut Dwight, its dodgy mate.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2018, 07:21:40 PM »
Welcome Dwight, you will be playing in a 2 upfront with jrod in a 352 formation.
would rather see him played central in 433 or 451 with Barnes and jay rod ether side of him.
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2018, 07:26:39 PM »
Really do hope I am completely and utterly wrong but this seems a pretty one sided deal to me.  They are getting Rondon for next to zero. Gayle may have scored goals in this division before but will he do the same for us ? I have serious doubts. J Rod is supposed to be a goal scorer but I see little evidence that he is any more prolific than Rondon was and offers far less in terms of the physicality needed at this level. Pinning our hopes on a fading and very lightweight Midfielder like JM is also very much like a second marriage, a triumph of hope (and I do not mean sir Bobby) over experience. Anyway welcome Mr Gayle please make me eat my words.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2018, 07:40:29 PM »
At last we have a half decent striker who can actually score a few goals. Good job he has nothing to live up to from his predecessor. Sure he will do well, knows this division inside out. I wouldn't mind selling J-Rod and signing Assombalonga or Forestieri either after watching how poor and lightweight he was at the weekend, albeit being played out of position.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #68 on: August 06, 2018, 07:43:05 PM »
Really intrigued to see how this goes. The fact that he struggles to play on his own upfront worries me but then again, Rafa liked a lone front man in the Championship.

Fingers crossed he can do the business!

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2018, 07:49:21 PM »
Really intrigued to see how this goes. The fact that he struggles to play on his own upfront worries me but then again, Rafa liked a lone front man in the Championship.

Fingers crossed he can do the business!

But when he was up top alone he had Ayoze Perez behind him.

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »
Welcome Dwight, good to see this finally get resolved as I'm sure it was hampering the team.

If jay-rod stays and knuckles down then the two together would be deadly upfront (given some better service than v bolton).

Club needs to go out and get that CAM to compete with Morrison now plus hopefully a RB.



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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2018, 07:55:32 PM »
Season-long "swap-loan" now confirmed on the official site:

Gayle arrives

He's making the right noises, so it's fair enough to believe him on that basis, as long as his performances back it up. The issue now is what's the right formation for him and who/how will he be given the service he needs. On a Newcastle blog (http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/) the writer has said: "I’m happy with this deal in the circumstances, with Rondon and upgrade on Gayle and a player far better suited to Rafa’s system in the lone striker role". The question, therefore, is do we continue to persist with 2 strikers or, if we switch to 1, can Gayle be effective in such a formation? I guess we need to have a good look at how Newcastle played when he scored 23 goals in 2016-17 and how those goals were created.
Could he play as a number 10? If we can get a big hold up player?
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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #72 on: August 06, 2018, 08:09:14 PM »
Forget 10 ,he's an out and out finisher

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #73 on: August 06, 2018, 08:12:30 PM »
Like people have said, Gayle sounds like he is only as good as the service he gets (reminds me a little bit of Earnshaw in that sense) - sadly based on what we've seen of Moore so far, there won't be an awful lot for him to feed off.

Really sad to see Rondon go but the guy is class on and off the pitch, and thoroughly deserves to stay in the Prem. Best of luck Salo!

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Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« Reply #74 on: August 06, 2018, 08:15:02 PM »
I wonder how this signing has affected our wage structure. Most, if not all, of last season’s squad have had to take a big drop in wages. There’s no way that Gayle will have taken a pay cut to drop down from the Premier League. Is that £2m being paid to us as part of the deal a hidden way of making up with the shortfall?