Summer 2018 Transfer Window (CLOSED)

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If Sawyers leaves should we get Oztumer from Walsall? Into last 6 months of contract and scored 30 goals over last two seasons for a pretty bad team..
 

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If Sawyers leaves should we get Oztumer from Walsall? Into last 6 months of contract and scored 30 goals over last two seasons for a pretty bad team..

Good player probaby the wrong age for us be going for
 

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I think we'd only consider players of that age if they have developed through an Academy and have some international appearances and/or captain, so that his experience could be useful to our younger squad, like Bjelland. A journeyman who's bounced around the lower leagues is not really our thing.
 

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If Sawyers leaves should we get Oztumer from Walsall? Into last 6 months of contract and scored 30 goals over last two seasons for a pretty bad team..

Would add some much needed height and strength to the midfield
 

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Would obviously depend on the price. We do buy older players sometimes too. That's a pretty good record he's got. Late developer perhaps.

Older .........he's 27, probably not reached his prime ?
 
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Jacob Davenport is impressing at Burton. He is a young all-action skilful box to box midfielder on loan from Man City.

Possible Woods replacement if he is available.
 

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Just seen some mundane Twitter chat between some Leeds fans where one claims that George Honeyman of Sunderland is signing for us in the summer. :shrug:
 

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Just seen some mundane Twitter chat between some Leeds fans where one claims that George Honeyman of Sunderland is signing for us in the summer. :shrug:

HONEY and BEES :D
 

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Eisa scored a brace again yesterday.

Aged 23. 6’. 22 league goals L2 and 24 overall.
 

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I suppose the DoF are working on 2 plans at present, with DS continuing to be bullish about the play offs, and the bees get the deserved promotion through the play offs. An interesting point to note is that we have not lost this season to Fulham, Middlesbrough, and Villa, the likely candidates if we did reach the play offs. So plenty to be positive about. How many changes would we make if we did go up?
 

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They see Honeyman week in, week out though.

I understand what your saying. But some of our fans saw Sawyers every game. There was one lad near us in the New Road who hurled abuse at Sawyers whether he was playing or not, and unbelievably even when he was having a good game. I trust our DOFs to know their stuff they’ve been pretty good at spotting talent. They haven’t always got it right but the club have unearthed some real gems of late. Plus if any coaching team can make a silk purse out of a sows ear ours can.
 

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I understand what your saying. But some of our fans saw Sawyers every game. There was one lad near us in the New Road who hurled abuse at Sawyers whether he was playing or not, and unbelievably even when he was having a good game. I trust our DOFs to know their stuff they’ve been pretty good at spotting talent. They haven’t always got it right but the club have unearthed some real gems of late. Plus if any coaching team can make a silk purse out of a sows ear ours can.

I agree that there are always going to be some who criticise players unjustifiably and that some players must be allowed time to improve, but when the verdict is almost unanimous, that concerns me.
 

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I agree that there are always going to be some who criticise players unjustifiably and that some players must be allowed time to improve, but when the verdict is almost unanimous, that concerns me.

30 posts out of average home attendance 27k... that's nowhere near "almost unanimous" :)
context is also very important. that Sunderland team has been having a collective mare for about two years, and the fans are very downtrodden - everything's "*****". surround him with better players, he might look much better.
 

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30 posts out of average home attendance 27k... that's nowhere near "almost unanimous" :)
context is also very important. that Sunderland team has been having a collective mare for about two years, and the fans are very downtrodden - everything's "*****". surround him with better players, he might look much better.

Yeah, well, unanimous among those who bothered to post, obviously. Context is important, but good players tend to stand out even in a poor team. Perhaps he's better than those posters say, and in any case this seems an obscure rumour.
 

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I suppose the DoF are working on 2 plans at present, with DS continuing to be bullish about the play offs, and the bees get the deserved promotion through the play offs. An interesting point to note is that we have not lost this season to Fulham, Middlesbrough, and Villa, the likely candidates if we did reach the play offs. So plenty to be positive about. How many changes would we make if we did go up?

This could be a whole separate thread!

Without casting any aspersions on the effort they've shown or how good they've been for us in the Championship I think the following would not be up to it if we were in the PL:
Clarke, Barbet, Yennaris

It would be a big step up for everyone else but one which they'd at least have a chance of making. But even those three could play some part because our success has been based on good team play and each of them has been a reliable and enthusiastic part of the team even if their personal ability hasn't been at the top end of our performers.
 

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Yearwood at Southend I would hope is on our radar. Still not yet 18 but regular in league one already with great midfield engine and physical attributes. Can see plenty of clubs going after him very soon.


Yearwood has tremendous promise, has just turned 18 and is one of the 1st names on the teamsheet. A lower league Kante is the best description I've heard, still yet to score a goal but his performances have seen him voted player of the month the last 2 months and he is racking up the MOTM awards (it was a problem until recently with the champagne as he was under 18). I try not to get too carried away with these breakthrough youngsters as we have had many false dawns with players like Kane Ferdinand and Franck Moussa who didn't really fulfil their potential. Next season we be a good barometer, the fans will expect more and how he deals with that will be key. I am certainly excited by him but it is far to early to be getting carried away, although a lot of our fans are. He's contracted until 2021 so he won't be going on the cheap, he is being watched every game by Prem and Championship scouts but I'd imagine they are keeping tabs, doubt anybody would pay what we'd ask for him based on half a season playing in league one.
 

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Haven't read the whole thread but a big man striker whom can come on from the bench....doesn't have to be someone who means we revert to hoofing it but gives us an extra option.....
 

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Haven't read the whole thread but a big man striker whom can come on from the bench....doesn't have to be someone who means we revert to hoofing it but gives us an extra option.....

Have we still got Nick Proschwitz's number?
 

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Am I the only one not expecting a huge amount of action this summer?(incoming) We've got a very successful b team who must be chomping at the bit, I think this might be the season we see some of them come through relying on signings?
 

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Haven't read the whole thread but a big man striker whom can come on from the bench....doesn't have to be someone who means we revert to hoofing it but gives us an extra option.....

How about Matt Smith from QPR? Not prolific but is an archetypal "big lump up front you can hoof it to if desperate", probably not horrifically expensive (don't know about wages but QPR bought him from Fulham for £500k), more intelligent than the average footballer (didn't start playing pro until he was 22 after completing a First Class degree), and has only this season played anything like regularly in a frankly terrible QPR team but even then still often coming off the bench. Experienced but possibly still young enough, given his late start as a pro, to have some development potential (eg, can he actually pass and stuff like that which are needed in a team like ours?).
 

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Am I the only one not expecting a huge amount of action this summer?(incoming) We've got a very successful b team who must be chomping at the bit, I think this might be the season we see some of them come through relying on signings?

Yes. I expect possibly 8-10 out including some of the older B teamers (like Westbooke and Clayton) move to pastures new. Apart from Mads and possibly Balcombe, Cole and Archibald not sure many B teamers are ready for the step up.
 

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Am I the only one not expecting a huge amount of action this summer?(incoming) We've got a very successful b team who must be chomping at the bit, I think this might be the season we see some of them come through relying on signings?

Every player can be improved on. The question is: can we find that improvement at a price that represents high upside potential? I also expect a decent incoming for the B Team, with a ruthless release of quite a few.
 

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George Green (Nuneaton - teammate of James Ferry) might be back on our radar? Age 22, formerly midfield wonder kid @ Bradford & Everton (£300k). Lost his way, but now rebuilding his life and career following diagnosis & treatment of mental health issues....
 

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Am I the only one not expecting a huge amount of action this summer?(incoming) We've got a very successful b team who must be chomping at the bit, I think this might be the season we see some of them come through relying on signings?

i still haven't really gone through it, but i'm expecting a quality centre-back, centre-mid (maybe two) and striker. maybe even a gk too if Bentley moves on. depends if you'd call that a huge amount or not - i think it'll be an intriguing summer...
 

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How about Matt Smith from QPR? Not prolific but is an archetypal "big lump up front you can hoof it to if desperate", probably not horrifically expensive (don't know about wages but QPR bought him from Fulham for £500k), more intelligent than the average footballer (didn't start playing pro until he was 22 after completing a First Class degree), and has only this season played anything like regularly in a frankly terrible QPR team but even then still often coming off the bench. Experienced but possibly still young enough, given his late start as a pro, to have some development potential (eg, can he actually pass and stuff like that which are needed in a team like ours?).

No no and no. ;)
 

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No no and no. ;)

I probably ought to have put :fishing: on that one. Although more seriously, if we were looking at getting a big but not useless lump up front who could come off the bench but not be our usual starter he's probably the best we could hope for. Anyone else would be too rubbish (no point in a Proschwitz or Hofmann who weren't up to playing when they did come on), too expensive and/or unlikely to be keen to have the role of occasionally getting trundled out for the last 15 minutes in desperation because they're actually pretty decent players who just don't suit our preferred style. Which is why we're almost certainly not looking for such a player.
 

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A player who can hold it up and bring others into play would complement our style very well.....imo we've got lucky in the last few years with strikers as we've been one injury away from having nobody.
 

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Yes. I expect possibly 8-10 out including some of the older B teamers (like Westbooke and Clayton) move to pastures new. Apart from Mads and possibly Balcombe, Cole and Archibald not sure many B teamers are ready for the step up.

I'd love to know the plans for Balcombe. He's obviously a talent but not likely to get a sniff of first team football with us for a while. He's only 18 so unlikely to get guaranteed first team football in L1/L2 so what's the long term plan?
 

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Someone in the Donaldson mould would fit perfectly I think for a different option. Abit of everything rather than a master of one thing and useless in other departments. Decent pace and power, decent height for an aerial threat and to hold the ball up. Knows how to win a penalty (and then score them aswell) ;)
 

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Whatever DS and DOFs think is best, 100% trust them and can’t wait for next season already, especially to see Marcondes featuring regulary in the front line!

I wouldnt be surprised to see leaving -
Mepham
Woods
Barbet
Maupay
Sawyers
Judge
KK

Hope not!
 
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Whatever DS and DOFs think is best, 100% trust them and can’t wait for next season already, especially to see Marcondes featuring regulary in the front line!

I wouldnt be surprised to see leaving -
Mepham
Woods
Barbet
Maupay
Sawyers
Judge
KK

Hope not!
I would!!

Maybe 3 or them will go or 4 at most
 

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George Green (Nuneaton - teammate of James Ferry) might be back on our radar? Age 22, formerly midfield wonder kid @ Bradford & Everton (£300k). Lost his way, but now rebuilding his life and career following diagnosis & treatment of mental health issues....

I’d imagine you last line probably rules him out for us unfortunately
 

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I would expect Woods, KK to go and maybe Mepham but hopefully for a club record fee. New CB, Large DM and Central Striker that can hold the ball up.
 
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