Marcus Forss - Signs to June 2026

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One eye on the club developed player rule presumably. Great news
 
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The length of contract is what bowls me over. What a statement of intent by the club.
 

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This is incredible. We were signing players on a max two year deals only a few seasons ago. After watching them leave for nothing we have now changed the policy and started tying up players on longer-term contracts requiring more financial commitments from the main man.

This is yet another move forwards. A SIX YEAR contract??? WOW.

Congratulations to Marcus, and thanks to our incredible football management team.
 

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5 and half years surely - or maybe best described as a 3 year extension to his current deal.
 

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This is incredible. We were signing players on a max two year deals only a few seasons ago. After watching them leave for nothing we have now changed the policy and started tying up players on longer-term contracts requiring more financial commitments from the main man.

This is yet another move forwards. A SIX YEAR contract??? WOW.

Congratulations to Marcus, and thanks to our incredible football management team.
Wasn't rico initially signed on a 5 year deal?
That still remains a shock (despite how good he is) because of the deals we ever gave. Recently turned to 3 years. Now look at this!!!
 

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wow. dont go getting injured please
 

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Excellent work all concerned.

I look forward to Villa panic buying Marcus for £40m in 18 months time.
 

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Very good news. Still a major talent who’s developing.

Also this sort of deal works all round for the club and the player. You can see that some time in the foreseeable future that someone is going to make an irresistible offer for him, which will benefit the club and him. However, hopefully we’ll see him score goals for us in the PL.

In the meantime, I think he is tracking the sort of year on year development we’ve seen from Josh DS!
 

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Length of contract means nothing except that we protect our investment, very unlikely he will be with us till 2026, as with
Ollie, Said B,Maupay etc.
 

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This is fantastic as some big clubs have watching him. But the fact he has got so many minutes this season in the Championship means he is happy at his development programme and hold onto his international place
 

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Length of contract means nothing except that we protect our investment, very unlikely he will be with us till 2026, as with
Ollie, Said B,Maupay etc.
Yes I think it’s what most clubs try and do, like you say not to necessarily keep, it just means he’s worth more. The only chance would be if the club and Forss progressed at a similar speed/level. If you gain promotion there’s less teams for him to leave for, maybe 7/8 in the country, otherwise if we want to keep him we will.
 

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Might sound like a very bizarre shout this, BUT....

He deserves more minutes than he’s getting here as understudy to Toney. Given Dervisoglu is back and can’t be loaned out again (and scored today) might we consider loaning Marcus out for the rest of this season to L1?

He’s having a bit of a dry spell at the moment too, after a lot of goals in the first couple of months of the season.
 

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Might sound like a very bizarre shout this, BUT....

He deserves more minutes than he’s getting here as understudy to Toney. Given Dervisoglu is back and can’t be loaned out again (and scored today) might we consider loaning Marcus out for the rest of this season to L1?

He’s having a bit of a dry spell at the moment too, after a lot of goals in the first couple of months of the season.
If Toney got injured would you be happy Halil was the next and last choice? I agree it would be good for him to play a lot more minutes but unless we sign we need him on the bench.
 

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If Toney got injured would you be happy Halil was the next and last choice? I agree it would be good for him to play a lot more minutes but unless we sign we need him on the bench.
If Halil can replicate performance levels of today then maybe. Appreciate it’s a suggestion that not everyone would feel comfortable with.
 

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Might sound like a very bizarre shout this, BUT....

He deserves more minutes than he’s getting here as understudy to Toney. Given Dervisoglu is back and can’t be loaned out again (and scored today) might we consider loaning Marcus out for the rest of this season to L1?

He’s having a bit of a dry spell at the moment too, after a lot of goals in the first couple of months of the season.
No way, we will need him in the run in 100%
 

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Contentiously maybe, but I think Marcus still has quite a long way to go before he’s ready to lead the line for us. For me, if he’s not scoring goals, he’s not doing much else. Halil today contributed quite a lot more IMO.
 

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Had a bit of a tough game today, didn't really get on the ball enough and snatched at his one chance. BUT, he works his arse off for the team and never gives less than 100%.. Will have much better games but he's still got a lot of work to do before he can challenge Toney for that first choice slot..
 

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A 6 year deal suggests to me that club and player both have a very clear understanding of his development, potential and use. So, I don’t think he’s itching to do more than just improve in that context and I doubt a loan now when we’re looking to have a strong title winning squad is in plan. It might be that if we go up he’ll get a season loan in the Championship (please not QPR, though he’d probably be ideal for them if they don’t drop).
 

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The way I see Marcus is a young striker with a very good touch, a clever brain to get into good positions and obviously pretty clinical in front of goal. The kind of things it’s hard to train lesser strikers to have. We know if he’s through on goal is more of then than not, a goal. Where he struggled is with defenders in front, and what he doesn’t have though is any strength. So often recently he makes the right decision, attacking with confidence to beat his man, drops a shoulder, and knocks it past-he then just gets easily nudged off getting to it by any experienced defender who uses their body. But I’m not worried - a bit of time in the gym and that gets sorted. He has everything else you want - things you can’t teach. A footballing brain and a vicious clinical shot. He’ll be fine.
 

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Feels like a big day for Forss. His cameos have been ineffective recently and when he gets game time he seems constantly to be in the wrong place and/or lacking presence. I really like him as a player but its time to forget the big contract and deliver on the 'promise'.
 

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Feels like a big day for Forss. His cameos have been ineffective recently and when he gets game time he seems constantly to be in the wrong place and/or lacking presence. I really like him as a player but its time to forget the big contract and deliver on the 'promise'.
bit harsh! Most of his camels have been for a short period on the wing which really isn’t his best position. He’s still got a lot to learn but equally the team need to learn how to get the best out of him as he’s very different to Toney.
 

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bit harsh! Most of his camels have been for a short period on the wing which really isn’t his best position. He’s still got a lot to learn but equally the team need to learn how to get the best out of him as he’s very different to Toney.
Point taken. No attempt to ladle s criticism on him. However at some stage most top strikers at the top level make a step change in influence on the team. Maybe at 21 he is too young for this but it would be great if he makes the uplift
 

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bit harsh! Most of his camels have been for a short period on the wing which really isn’t his best position. He’s still got a lot to learn but equally the team need to learn how to get the best out of him as he’s very different to Toney.
Yes, he looks as though he has got the hump.
 

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Feels like a big day for Forss. His cameos have been ineffective recently and when he gets game time he seems constantly to be in the wrong place and/or lacking presence. I really like him as a player but its time to forget the big contract and deliver on the 'promise'.
Goal for the Eagle Owls vs France.
 

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😂 didnt spot that!! Let’s hope he can sheik off his markers today.... :sneakoff:
I wish hegypt'ed one over the keeper today. Didn't really manage to run in behind in a way that scared the defense or particularly dropped off the front and joined up play. Willing but needs to add a bit more to his game.
 

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His all round game is a long way off tbh. He’s not quite strong enough or quick enough to hold the ball for our current system.
 

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Feeding off of scraps today. Thought he worked hard for the team. We know the quality of his finishing of course the rest of his game needs to be developed, he will benefit from working closely with IT.
 

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Struggled a bit today but we didn't really help him by getting the ball to him in any shape or form! We weren't going long and we didn't get enough players forward for most of the match to support him.
 

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