Rumour Frank Onyeka - FCM - DM (poss summer move?)

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Whether he does or not I can see us definitely using FCM to get around Brexit rules. You only have to look at the bloke who owns Watford and is it Udinese players gone between the two clubs numerous occasions.
 

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With Norgaard, Janelt and Bidstrup in the same position I'm not too sure on this one
 

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With Norgaard, Janelt and Bidstrup in the same position I'm not too sure on this one
We will certainly need more combative midfield options if we go up. We don't know much about Bidstrup yet but as of now he is a B team player with very little experience so to expect him to contribute in the Premier League is probably asking too much.
 

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He joined FCM from Nigerian third tier club FC Ebedei, which is shown as being the African football academy of FCM.
 

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With Norgaard, Janelt and Bidstrup in the same position I'm not too sure on this one
In the PL we might well quite regularly want to play two defensive midfielders at a time.
 

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In the PL we might well quite regularly want to play two defensive midfielders at a time.
Struck me during the Spurs game that should we get promoted a free flowing and entertaining style wouldn't be on show all that often. To a degree our style this season, compared to last, has almost taken this on already.
 

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Yep, having a partner club in the EU could prove very beneficial. I've read it suggested a few times that it's what smart clubs should be looking at. In the past we weren't overly looking to move players between the two clubs (apart from the odd youth loan for development reasons), but I think we can see that increase now.
 

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I think it is interesting that BFC and FCM now have a joint recruitment department and this Nigerian club, FC Ebedei is the African academy for FCM. Does that mean they are working for the benefit of BFC now too?
 

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Struck me during the Spurs game that should we get promoted a free flowing and entertaining style wouldn't be on show all that often. To a degree our style this season, compared to last, has almost taken this on already.
Yes - also it is notable that while we've done that tightening up we've also encouraged both Janelt and Norgaard to go forward when appropriate (ditto the CBs) so playing two CDMs doesn't mean playing 6 defenders and isolating the front 4. If a double pivot is OK for the national team it is OK for us! Norwich showed last season that if you have a soft underbelly, it doesn't matter how pretty your attacking passing is. Leeds are doing a bit better at it but have more of a total football approach anyway and are not above playing like Burnley against Burnley (even if their fans said they'd prefer to watch them go down fighting than stay up to do that all season!).
 

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I think it is interesting that BFC and FCM now have a joint recruitment department and this Nigerian club, FC Ebedei is the African academy for FCM. Does that mean they are working for the benefit of BFC now too?
Whatever happened to our partnership with Ugandan powerhouse Gulu United?
 

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Whatever happened to our partnership with Ugandan powerhouse Gulu United?
I had completely forgotten about that, but was more a community sports trust thing than recruitment wasn't it?
 

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Yep, having a partner club in the EU could prove very beneficial. I've read it suggested a few times that it's what smart clubs should be looking at. In the past we weren't overly looking to move players between the two clubs (apart from the odd youth loan for development reasons), but I think we can see that increase now.
How do you think that a supporter of FCM may feel about that?
 

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I think they're a little more understanding of that sort of thing in Europe to be honest. I think they view it as a win win situation, where they do better because of the investment than they would have otherwise.
 

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I think they're a little more understanding of that sort of thing in Europe to be honest. I think they view it as a win win situation, where they do better because of the investment than they would have otherwise.
Do you mean that the average Danish football fan managed to mature beyond the mindset of a 14 year old? I don't think a lot of our lot could cope with the idea that it might take two to tango.
 

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