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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #375 on: October 05, 2020, 01:54:10 PM »
Everton have signed Godfrey from Norwich for £25 million rising to £30 million.

They signed him from York for £150k.

The players are out there.

True but they signed him what, 4 years ago? So if we sign a League 2 player now for £150k he's not going to get the 4 years PL and Champ experience to make him worth that or put him in that quality bracket quick enough.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #376 on: October 05, 2020, 03:56:37 PM »
In addition to a possible move for Ruben Loftus Cheek, Fulham are supposed to be signing centre halves from the continent this afternoon (fromer Germany U21 Timo Baumgartl from PSV and Danish international Joachim Anderson from Lyon).

No idea about either of them.  Feels a bit scattergun to do that all on deadline day but could help them.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #377 on: October 05, 2020, 03:59:27 PM »
In addition to a possible move for Ruben Loftus Cheek, Fulham are supposed to be signing centre halves from the continent this afternoon (fromer Germany U21 Timo Baumgartl from PSV and Danish international Joachim Anderson from Lyon).

No idea about either of them.  Feels a bit scattergun to do that all on deadline day but could help them.

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #378 on: October 05, 2020, 04:43:00 PM »
True but they signed him what, 4 years ago? So if we sign a League 2 player now for £150k he's not going to get the 4 years PL and Champ experience to make him worth that or put him in that quality bracket quick enough.

This is why your recruitment shouldn't soley focus on just the coming 12 months, something Dowling admitted he was doing last summer.

A number of the more "efficient" lower prem clubs have this summer continued with their policy of buying "ones for the future" in addition to players for the here and now. Leeds, Brighton, Burnley, Villa, Brentford and Wolves have all done this. They know that if one or two of these players develop into premier league standard players further down the line, it will save them £15m-£20m a piece in 2 or 3 years.

If you have less resources than your competitors, you have to be really smart in how you use them. All of the clubs listed above are outside the "big money 6", so they are looking at ways they can do business that closes the gap on the fact they have less money to spend. It feels this year like we have just done a budget version of what those with more resources do instead of showing signs of creative thinking.

Where is the longer term planning at the Albion? I'm just not seeing much at the moment. When you look at the rest of the division with their big money owners and creative recruitment teams, I just don't see where the space is for a club with no resources AND little to no advanced strategy.
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« Reply #379 on: October 05, 2020, 04:47:30 PM »
This is why your recruitment shouldn't soley focus on just the coming 12 months, something Dowling admitted he was doing last summer.

A number of the more "efficient" lower prem clubs have this summer continued with their policy of buying "ones for the future" in addition to players for the here and now. Leeds, Brighton, Burnley, Villa, Brentford and Wolves have all done this. They know that if one or two of these players develop into premier league standard players further down the line, it will save them £15m-£20m a piece in 2 or 3 years.

If you have less resources than your competitors, you have to be really smart in how you use them. All of the clubs listed above are outside the "big money 6", so they are looking at ways they can do business that closes the gap on the fact they have less money to spend. It feels this year like we have just done a budget version of what those with more resources do instead of showing signs of creative thinking.

Where is the longer term planning at the Albion? I'm just not seeing much at the moment. When you look at the rest of the division with their big money owners and creative recruitment teams, I just don't see where the space is for a club with no resources AND little to no advanced strategy.


That sums up my thinking to a tee. Instead of spending money on Kipre (for example), is there not a young player from League 1 / 2, or abroad, that we could have invested that money in for longer-term returns?

Ever since Ashworth left it has been about short-term fixes, and Dowling isn't changing tack enough. Younger players, certainly, but they're all a bit obvious and not as good as the players they're replacing.

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #380 on: October 05, 2020, 06:24:31 PM »
Did I mention Joe Rodon at Swansea as an option at CB? He's in talks with Spurs. Ball playing centre back, highly rated.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #381 on: October 05, 2020, 06:28:25 PM »
Did I mention Joe Rodon at Swansea as an option at CB? He's in talks with Spurs. Ball playing centre back, highly rated.

£18 million.
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« Reply #382 on: October 05, 2020, 06:37:04 PM »
£18 million.

Ooft, not one for us then!
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #383 on: October 05, 2020, 06:45:14 PM »
Everton have signed Godfrey from Norwich for £25 million rising to £30 million.

They signed him from York for £150k.

The players are out there.
They are...kipre could be one of them ...but he probably won’t even get a fair chance...that sort of thing puts players off .
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #384 on: October 05, 2020, 06:51:11 PM »
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to join Fulham on loan for the season from Chelsea.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #385 on: October 05, 2020, 07:18:25 PM »
Tosin also signing for Fulham on loan.

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #386 on: October 05, 2020, 07:22:00 PM »
Not sure if the centre half signings do much for Fulham but if Loftus-Cheek can get back to his best that's a solid top half player in their midfield.

Fulham haven't spent loads this window but they should have enough now to atleast give it a go under a competent coach (not Parker for me).

Starting to look like we are in a league of 1 for that bottom spot.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #387 on: October 05, 2020, 07:26:38 PM »
Everton close to signing Roma keeper Olsen..looks like Pickford might be on his way..

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #388 on: October 05, 2020, 07:26:52 PM »
Jack Wilshere is on a free now apparently. Mutual agreement reached with him and WHU.

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #389 on: October 05, 2020, 07:42:56 PM »
West Ham fand not really sad to see him go. He needs a oay as you play deal at a club like Swansea really. Expect Derby or Forest to have him though.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #390 on: October 05, 2020, 07:47:41 PM »
Leeds have signed Raphinha

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #391 on: October 05, 2020, 08:51:09 PM »
Chris Willock signs for QPR. Interesting to see how he gets on with a full season playing first team football.
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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #392 on: October 06, 2020, 10:51:23 AM »
2 potentially brilliant strategic deals from Ashworth down at Brighton for two up and coming Poland players. Loaned straight back out.

Shows us what we're missing unfortunately with Dowling in place.

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #393 on: October 06, 2020, 01:08:45 PM »
2 potentially brilliant strategic deals from Ashworth down at Brighton for two up and coming Poland players. Loaned straight back out.

Shows us what we're missing unfortunately with Dowling in place.

The midfielder, Moder? One I always sign on FIFA.

No indication he'll be good of course, but very highly rated.

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #394 on: October 06, 2020, 01:37:33 PM »
Lots of people tipping Brighton to struggle and that may be the case, but considering Brighton have been a bit short of money this window, they have made some really smart signings.

Ashworth always made sure he signed 1 player for the future near enough every transfer window when he was with us. This summer he has signed 5 or 6 for Brighton, who are supplementing their brilliant academy with exciting youngsters from home and abroad.

We could really do with Brighton staying up this year as I wouldn't want to play them in the championship next season. They have a few first team stars who could make them north of 100m easily and still would have the best young side in the division.

They show just how far behind the rest we are.
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« Reply #395 on: October 10, 2020, 09:30:06 PM »
West Ham are on the verge of agreeing a deal to sign Brentford winger Said Benrahma.

The clubs are in advanced talks over a deal that could potentially be worth in the region of £30m.
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Re: Re: The one big thread for unconfirmed rumours & tat
« Reply #396 on: October 10, 2020, 09:40:10 PM »
West Ham are on the verge of agreeing a deal to sign Brentford winger Said Benrahma.

The clubs are in advanced talks over a deal that could potentially be worth in the region of £30m.

Brentford sell 2 players for 63 million that they paid 4.5 million for....

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Re: Transfer Window Watch (Non Albion)
« Reply #397 on: October 10, 2020, 10:01:36 PM »
Now they have 2 clubs interested the auction begins! Perfect for Brentford.

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Re: The one big thread for unconfirmed rumours & tat
« Reply #398 on: October 10, 2020, 10:03:39 PM »
Brentford sell 2 players for 63 million that they paid 4.5 million for....
That's what excellent scouting brings.
Benrahma was playing Ligue 2 football two years ago in France and Watkins in League 2 at Exeter.

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Re: Re: The one big thread for unconfirmed rumours & tat
« Reply #399 on: October 11, 2020, 09:35:21 AM »
Brentford sell 2 players for 63 million that they paid 4.5 million for....
A good way to keep afloat in the Championship. Ok they may sign a few lemons but if you manage to sell one a season on at those transfer fees that more than pays to keep the club going. It shows how much a good scouting system is worth.