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    Think Bostock could be the glue in midfield.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    I still hoped we might sign him although I'm fairly sure it'll mean the chances of getting Colback back slips to zero.


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    It’ll be the BIGGEST SQUAD EVER.

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    Just not getting our business tbh.

    How can we acomodate so many players, and expect any of them to get into any kind of groove?

    Too many for me and it's what will result in a lack of consistency.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    That's not how you spell Jack Colback...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    Just not getting our business tbh.

    How can we acomodate so many players, and expect any of them to get into any kind of groove?

    Too many for me and it's what will result in a lack of consistency.
    Ever gone to the pub, and got really really, pissed?

    Then tried to play darts?

    Yeah, like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    Just not getting our business tbh.

    How can we acomodate so many players, and expect any of them to get into any kind of groove?

    Too many for me and it's what will result in a lack of consistency.
    A lot of players will be getting moved on to League One/Two and European clubs throughout August IMO. As we only have until 5pm tomorrow, the current focus will be on incomings with outgoings will be done afterwards.


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    This is nothing but speculation on my part, and I desperately hope it's incorrect too.

    But... with the sheer number we're going to have. You wonder if we're going to sell Carvalho and bring in what we paid for him or just over. Cos although I don't agree with all our signings, it's clearly going to be an expensive exercise.

    Just don't see how they're all going to fit or get the opportunity to have a run and play well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    A lot of players will be getting moved on to League One/Two and European clubs throughout August IMO. As we only have until 5pm tomorrow, the current focus will be on incomings with outgoings will be done afterwards.
    There will be a lot of players leaving the club sooner or later. The squad won't be that big


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    People still cheering every signing, do they not remember the last few windows?

    Signing a 4th central midfielder in the same window and a 12th (?) in 3 years is madness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    Just not getting our business tbh.

    How can we acomodate so many players, and expect any of them to get into any kind of groove?

    Too many for me and it's what will result in a lack of consistency.
    Thing is though what is the alternative? Just stop making signings and ride this season out until all those contracts end next summer? I wouldn't have minded that but I'd imagine a lot of supporters would throw a strop if the club just didn't sign anyone and elected for a season of consolidation in midtable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    This is nothing but speculation on my part, and I desperately hope it's incorrect too.

    But... with the sheer number we're going to have. You wonder if we're going to sell Carvalho and bring in what we paid for him or just over. Cos although I don't agree with all our signings, it's clearly going to be an expensive exercise.

    Just don't see how they're all going to fit or get the opportunity to have a run and play well.
    You won't have more than 24-25 plus the keepers at the end. Around 27 in total


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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    There will be a lot of players leaving the club sooner or later. The squad won't be that big
    I certainly imagine we will.

    But even if Yacob and Watson get the boot.

    We'll have:

    Carvalho
    Silva
    Semedo
    Sow
    Yates
    Johnson
    Bostock

    How the hell do they all get enough time when fighting for 3 spots?

    Although there were a few question marks, I was largely happy with our business. Now I feel we're getting caught up in the transfer window hysteria and losing our heads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    This is nothing but speculation on my part, and I desperately hope it's incorrect too.

    But... with the sheer number we're going to have. You wonder if we're going to sell Carvalho and bring in what we paid for him or just over. Cos although I don't agree with all our signings, it's clearly going to be an expensive exercise.

    Just don't see how they're all going to fit or get the opportunity to have a run and play well.
    If we were going to sell Carvalho or Lolley, we'd be bringing in a replacement first. Bit late in the day for that now.

    Most of our departures will happen after 5pm tomorrow (as it is unlikely that Championship or Premier League clubs are going to want any of the players we want rid of), so I'm not particularly worried about getting rid of players just yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    You won't have more than 24-25 plus the keepers at the end. Around 27 in total
    Pantilimon
    Steele
    Guedioura
    Watson
    Murphy
    Yacob
    Bridcutt
    Cummings
    Ariyibi
    Clough
    Hefele

    I can't see us managing to move all of them on.

    That's ignoring with a new CB, we'll then have 6 first team CBs.

    All the CM's i've previously mentioned...

    No way we're going to manage to cut down that much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    If we were going to sell Carvalho or Lolley, we'd be bringing in a replacement first. Bit late in the day for that now.

    Most of our departures will happen after 5pm tomorrow (as it is unlikely that Championship or Premier League clubs are going to want any of the players we want rid of), so I'm not particularly worried about getting rid of players just yet.
    Silva/Bostock?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    I certainly imagine we will.

    But even if Yacob and Watson get the boot.

    We'll have:

    Carvalho
    Silva
    Semedo
    Sow
    Yates
    Johnson
    Bostock

    How the hell do they all get enough time when fighting for 3 spots?

    Although there were a few question marks, I was largely happy with our business. Now I feel we're getting caught up in the transfer window hysteria and losing our heads.
    Don't worry about this. It has been done many times before. Coach will decide who he wants to keep and the size will be around what I said. Let's see at the end if I will be proven wrong or not


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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSG View Post
    People still cheering every signing, do they not remember the last few windows?

    Signing a 4th central midfielder in the same window and a 12th (?) in 3 years is madness.
    ...and when it all goes wrong it will still be the manager/head coach/owner's stooge who gets the blame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    I certainly imagine we will.

    But even if Yacob and Watson get the boot.

    We'll have:

    Carvalho
    Silva
    Semedo
    Sow
    Yates
    Johnson
    Bostock

    How the hell do they all get enough time when fighting for 3 spots?

    Although there were a few question marks, I was largely happy with our business. Now I feel we're getting caught up in the transfer window hysteria and losing our heads.
    Thats not that bad, 2 are youth players so 5 +2 for 3 spots and Johnson is a striker aswell.


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    Silva/Bostock?
    Different positions. Neither are number 10s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gamble View Post
    Thats not that bad, 2 are youth players so 5 +2 for 3 spots and Johnson is a striker aswell.
    Yates is 22 this year, he's not a youth player.

    Johnson could drop into a false 9 position for a small part of a game. But he's not a striker.


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Sabri is a coach. He understands that he won't be able to work with a big squad. He will short it out with modesto and Vrentzos


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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    Don't worry about this. It has been done many times before. Coach will decide who he wants to keep and the size will be around what I said. Let's see at the end if I will be proven wrong or not
    Are we just pretending last season didn't happen or...

    The problem is that loads of these signings are unnecessary. When anyone says that, people defend them, then 12 months them same people are cheering when they're replaced. Look at how Yacob was treated last season and now everyone is hoping he's gone. Or Watson + Gued before that. Just a constant cycle. Makes a mockery of the club tbf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSG View Post
    Are we just pretending last season didn't happen or...

    The problem is that loads of these signings are unnecessary. When anyone says that, people defend them, then 12 months them same people are cheering when they're replaced. Look at how Yacob was treated last season and now everyone is hoping he's gone. Or Watson + Gued before that. Just a constant cycle. Makes a mockery of the club tbf.
    I think what is frustrating is, some of these are good players, obviously there are exceptions. But often, they rarely get the chance to get into any kind of groove or fit into a system, because there is so much competition they just go in and out of the team.

    I'm sure if we looked at promoted teams, they're probably the teams who start with similar back-lines and line ups across the season. We have so many that they become useless to us, because they don't get the opportunity to perform.

    Goncalves last season was an example for me. He looked to have a lot of talent, but never got 2 games in a row. Biggest problem with Goncalves for instance was that we then signed Dias. Lolley is our most threatening player. So if he's fit, he plays. So we had one spot free for all the other wide players.

    Same has happened with Yacob and will with others. That's why people get excited when they see a good player, but then end up being relieved when they're going imo.


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    Default Re: John Bostock

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSG View Post
    Are we just pretending last season didn't happen or...

    The problem is that loads of these signings are unnecessary. When anyone says that, people defend them, then 12 months them same people are cheering when they're replaced. Look at how Yacob was treated last season and now everyone is hoping he's gone. Or Watson + Gued before that. Just a constant cycle. Makes a mockery of the club tbf.
    Why don't we just wait for the end of this window and all incomings and outgoings? And then judge. It is close


 

 

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