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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    I'd agree he's worth that money, but with the academy players coming through and lower league signings looking like they're the way forward long term, I'd rather not spend it on him.

    Although saying that, there is a chance that with the right DM and the timing of our wingers coming good that we might be in with a shout of being top 6 this year.
    Like I said he's never had a bad injury as far as I can remember so you could probably get a solid 3 or 4 seasons out of him. Player transfer fees are amortised over the length of a players contract now so even if it's a 3 year deal for £5m that equals out to £1.6m per season, not too bad, especially if we are building for a promotion push in that time frame.

    As for buying lower league talent and using the youth system, I'm all for that but adding one or two top players who have Championship experience to the team is a good idea imo. Especially to the spine of the team.

    Warbs and McParland know what they're doing, if they can't get him it'll be a shame but they'll have other targets in mind.


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    If there is some doubts about Middlesboro nicking Mahoney from under our noses, we should go balls out and offer £5m for this fella. He's a quality footballer and his fitness is reliable - the latter in particular is something we've not had for a long time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Mahoney already done
    Apparently Middlesbrough in for Mahoney in the mornings news.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I guess, LB, RB and midfields.
    Assuming we don't sell Britt. Without Britt we don't have a goal scorer next season, so would need a proven Championship striker - well that's if our aspirations are any more than another relegation scrap.

    If we sell him, the whole summer changes.


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    Until we can trim our bloated squad and get some cash in , we shouldn't be blowing all our budget on macdonald, there should be an alternative.


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    We need a few quality players.

    Unfortunately they cost money.

    We'll have to see whether we can get better than Mcdonald for the money.

    ie-under 7 million if that is the real figure being banded around in the media.

    We've too many average players and our midfield and defence needs strengthening.


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    Warburton is known for getting bargains in , so i hope he can find alternatives. We need a few players in , wingers , midfielders and defenders.


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    We'd have to look about and see what else is available for that figure but I imagine a lot of clubs breaking their previous transfer records in the championship as the tv deal has had a knock on effect raising prices considerably across the board.


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    Default Re: Kevin McDonald

    We were linked with Josh wright of gillingham a while back , wonder if we will go back to him.


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    I thought 3 mil was a lot. Wouldn't like to see us forking out £5+ mil on individual players, not this season.

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    Default Re: Kevin McDonald

    Move on please,he is not worth anything like that,end off


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    It's a lot of money but we do need some big improvements in the middle. I was looking at our squad the other day and thought it the weakest i've seen for ages.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconSaver View Post
    It's a lot of money but we do need some big improvements in the middle. I was looking at our squad the other day and thought it the weakest i've seen for ages.
    Improvement , yes but not at the 7 million fulham wants.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Googler View Post
    Move on please,he is not worth anything like that,end off
    exactly

    if we buy him it means we lose a prize asset

    not worth it


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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal99 View Post
    Improvement , yes but not at the 7 million fulham wants.
    Oh yes, fuck the £7 mill - no chance if that's accurate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 888balluk View Post
    exactly

    if we buy him it means we lose a prize asset

    not worth it
    Our three prize assets all play in positions that are covered. Yet the exposed areas are week beyond belief.

    Something has to give. Warburtons top drawer, so lets at least give him a balanced side to work with.


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    Just popping in to say, just because Alan Nixon claims they want £7m, doesn't mean it's so.


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    7 Trevor Francis's?? the football world is insane......


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    Quote Originally Posted by T.O.Tricky. View Post
    7 Trevor Francis's?? the football world is insane......
    Seven Trevors would make a bloody good five-a-side squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    Just popping in to say, just because Alan Nixon claims they want £7m, doesn't mean it's so.
    He said Jason Cummings was just "agent talk" 24 hours before he officially signed, even though everywhere was reporting it was done - so you may correct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Seven Trevors would make a bloody good five-a-side squad.
    Is Dianne Abbott doing the counting?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Is Dianne Abbott doing the counting?
    She managed to type two before she disappeared


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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal99 View Post
    Until we can trim our bloated squad and get some cash in , we shouldn't be blowing all our budget on macdonald, there should be an alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyTomato View Post
    John Lundstram - Oxford United - 23yrs - captain - final year of contract - ex england u20/Everton
    Dropped off, was better in past Fifas.


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    My recommedation and i'm surprised that other english clubs hasn't gone in for him and that's john bostock , scored 8 goals last season and won the ligue 2 player of the year. Has matured very well in foreign shores , a good fammily man and only 25. (some englishmen just can't cut it if they moved too early to foreign shores -i.e dale jennings who moved to bayern munich at 17 , now currently unwanted , overweight and a free agent)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...ng-France.html

    has the ability to spot runs and play raking passes.

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