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and is Dalsgaard pronounced properly like "Dals-gore"?
Well done both of you! 'D' is often silent in Danish, even in the middle of words.
Speaking to a couple of fans here; he was quite highly rated, and thought that the move to Italy might not suit his style. Played a few games then the coach left apparently, and not a lot since.
Thomas knows him of old, so let's hope that he can rekindle the best from him.
 

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Great interview. Seems as if he went to one of our home games, perhaps Preston or Leeds, so obviously a signing we've worked hard on. Welcome Christian :sorted:
Good friends with Lasse Vigen Christiansen, former Fulham so maybe we have him to thank perhaps...
 
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No wonder he's coming here. What will he get at Bees? £10k a week or so?

If it was just about money he could have gone somewhere else and likely earned more. It's the way the club's run and the influence of Thomas and Rasmus that helped him make the right decision. Another well spoken, articulate Dane comes on board. Good luck Christian.
 

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..............more good news..............Welcome aboard.............
 

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Great interview. Seems as if he went to one of our home games, perhaps Preston or Leeds, so obviously a signing we've worked hard on. Welcome Christian :sorted:
Good friends with Lasse Vigen Christiansen, former Fulham so maybe we have him to thank perhaps...

He was sitting in the Director's box for the Leeds game.
 

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Good to see another tall player coming in. We are gradually changing from a team of midgets.
 

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If you want to be like that - isn't he our, er, head coach not manager?

Marks for pedantry, but that's splitting hairs, and many would argue the two terms can be used interchangeably, as there's no universal definition of what either can or cannot (or do) get involved in.
He only has one surname, however, and it's not Franks ;)
 

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If it was just about money he could have gone somewhere else and likely earned more. It's the way the club's run and the influence of Thomas and Rasmus that helped him make the right decision. Another well spoken, articulate Dane comes on board. Good luck Christian.

I wasn't suggesting it was the only reason, just a possible factor. There's a hell of a lot of disparity in that list. I'd be seriously hacked off if I found out that other people doing basically the same job were earning so much more than I was. We're not talking a couple of thousand a week, it's tens of thousands between some of them.
 

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Still baffles me how often this gets repeated. He's our manager and only has five letters in his surname. It's not that complicated!

Try telling that to Cliff Richard, he's been suffering since the 1950's

#CliffRichards
 

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I see him as replacing Josh m or woods role.

From his interview and Frank's comments, it does seem he's here for the DHM position. That means reverting to 4-3-3 or competing with Mokotjo in our 3-4-3. I will be quite a novelty to have a DHM over 6ft, tackles and arrives late in the box to score!
 

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From his interview and Frank's comments, it does seem he's here for the DHM position. That means reverting to 4-3-3 or competing with Mokotjo in our 3-4-3. I will be quite a novelty to have a DHM over 6ft, tackles and arrives late in the box to score!

Or playing with Mokotjo ;)
 

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I can't imagine that in a 3-4-3, one of the central pair has to be creative... maybe Da Silva for you.

I think Kamo's perfectly good breaking forwards if not purely sitting back covering although I think it's a tricky balance with the midfield two. I think we need to be better defensively there (and Sawyers or Da Silva suit being a bit further forward).
If we reverted to 4-3-3 then I think Noorgaard deepest, Kamo in the middle box-to-box, and Sawyers or Da-Silva ahead of those two would be most logical.
I think with a more settled defence and that shield in front of them we'd still alright defensively (as we were in previous years) and have increased threat going forward (if all our stars stay).
 
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on the face of it a cracking signing and just what weve been looking for. Let's hope he doesn't 'bottle' his first challenge!!
 

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I think Kamo's perfectly good breaking forwards if not purely sitting back covering although I think it's a tricky balance with the midfield two. I think we need to be better defensively there (and Sawyers or Da Silva suit being a bit further forward).
If we reverted to 4-3-3 then I think Noorgaard deepest, Kamo in the middle box-to-box, and Sawyers or Da-Silva ahead of those two would be most logical.
I think with a more settled defence and that shield in front of them we'd still alright defensively (as we were in previous years) and have increased threat going forward (if all our stars stay).
... or Marcondes.
 

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Yeah feck knows where he's going to fit in ;)

It is too early you are right. Sawyers or Moko or both may not be here. We could also have further new additions in midfield. Whilst I don't want Sawyers or Moko to leave you can be sure the dofs will have it covered.
 

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Will never be as exciting as £167,000 for Eddie May from Falkirk,

And before that 78k for Alan Whitehead.
Wow and everyone thought then how much....
Then months later went how much....
We used to get royally tucked up in the markets in years gone by.
Now we control the market - welcome Christian...
 
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And before that 78k for Alan Whitehead.
Wow and everyone thought then how much....
Then months later went how much....
We used to get royally tucked up in the markets in years gone by.
Now we control the market - welcome Christian...

We got royally screwed by the Whitehead tribunal and Martin Lange had to come in and foot the bill.
 

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Good transfer news. Will do well with us, and can also score from midfield! Will probably need at least 3 months to adjust to the fast and physicality nature of the Championship, instead of the more laid back style of Italian football!

Will be worth more when we sell him!

This continues the positive modern Brentford way of doing things.

We are gradually edging towards our destination of the Premier League!

We can all enjoy every moment if this transition. Who would have imagined as Trotta hit the `Ealing Road crossbar, that we would now be a totally respected Championship club, entering our 6th consecutive season, having finished in the top half in all the previous 5.

I’ve waited a long time for this last few seasons,and instead of scratching around left overs, we are always bringing in new exciting players into the team.

We now have the love and tradition of Old Brentford, combined with the footballing skill and professional management style of New Brentford!
What’s not to love!
 
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......wow, this appears to be a massive statement of intent, I just hope that the transfer fee paid isn't going to be covered by the sale of any of our 'star' assets - maybe this is Matthew 'going for it' in the way that he (reportedly) intended in the January window under Warburton?.......
 

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I feel that this early signing will encourage others to join in the journey. We are still a great steeping stone, unfortunately, but with a growing recognition.
It’s not all totally about the money in the age group we shop in just yet, where their following contracts will be when we sell.
 

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At least he has 4 country men in and around the First Team Squad, we are building up our team of United Nation’s
 

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......wow, this appears to be a massive statement of intent, I just hope that the transfer fee paid isn't going to be covered by the sale of any of our 'star' assets - maybe this is Matthew 'going for it' in the way that he (reportedly) intended in the January window under Warburton?.......

We sold around £30M of assets during the last 12 months so from an FFP perspective I think we have plenty of flexibility. Of course cash-flow is always a consideration as the fees received are typically in 3 or 4 instalments but then so are the fees paid so that tends to even itself out.

The big question for me is whether MB wants to cover the trading losses/most of from player sales/trading, so therefore having to put less personal capital into the club to meet the losses. The alternative is he is happy/comfortable to continue funding losses of £10/15M per annum from his own personal capital and instead uses the profits from player trading to further improve our squad and wage structure.

I'm happy with whatever the main man decides to do.
 

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Put simply, we have signed a well regarded player into a position we've been weak in for years for a quarter of the transfer fee from Chris Mepham or half a Woods. I think we'll see, after the window closes, improved contracts offered to a few current players.
 

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We sold around £30M of assets during the last 12 months so from an FFP perspective I think we have plenty of flexibility. Of course cash-flow is always a consideration as the fees received are typically in 3 or 4 instalments but then so are the fees paid so that tends to even itself out.

The big question for me is whether MB wants to cover the trading losses/most of from player sales/trading, so therefore having to put less personal capital into the club to meet the losses. The alternative is he is happy/comfortable to continue funding losses of £10/15M per annum from his own personal capital and instead uses the profits from player trading to further improve our squad and wage structure.

I'm happy with whatever the main man decides to do.

The £170m in guaranteed revenue from achieving premiership status dwarfs his investment...so at some point an educated punt is going to be the order of the day...given that MB is arguably one of the most educated punters around I’d trust that he’s got that one covered! The signing of this Danish lad feels like we might not be far away from another significant turning point for little old Brentford!
 

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The £170m in guaranteed revenue from achieving premiership status dwarfs his investment...so at some point an educated punt is going to be the order of the day...given that MB is arguably one of the most educated punters around I’d trust that he’s got that one covered! The signing of this Danish lad feels like we might not be far away from another significant turning point for little old Brentford!

I think we have simply been building our recruitment on an incremental basis as our player sales have increased year on year. If you look at last pre-season Konsa and Benrahma were purchased for similar fees to this chap.

I think this signing indicates more an acknowledgement, which IMO is well overdue, that we have to be defensively stronger. It's all very well being one of the most attractive sides in the league, but no good if we leak soft goals on a continual basis, as we have for most of our Championship tenure.

I also expect some further, defensively minded arrivals, hopefully in the shape of a genuine no nonsense centre back.
 

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I'd say that we're probably still going to have a 'year of transition' next year, as we are expecting a fair amount of player turnover, but this is definitely a sign that we're setting a good path forward for the next 2-3 years.

It's addressing the weaknesses in our squad, mainly experience, height and players in the middle. Given that he was at the Leeds game it means that this one was essentially done a while ago. Hard to say what leadership qualities he will bring but he seems switched on and intelligent.
 

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Various posters are arguing for specific types of players, others argue that Smith will be raiding us for every gem and yet others suggest that we are in for a period of transition

Personally I trust our DoF’s to have identified what we need and also what we would like, the two not necessarily being the same. Within that process they no doubt have a specific budget in mind as to what they feel is a prudent amount to spend. Equally there are no doubt plans in place in the event that some of our stars depart

Year on year we raise the bar on what we spend on transfers and pretty much each new face is an improvement on those going before, as such it seems perfectly reasonable to expect that next seasons team will, in a number of positions, be better than this and therefore another highly successful year is on the cards. Whether quite good enough remains to be seen but I see no reason why it shouldn’t be
 
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