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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wolfgang Schnell BSc. PhD. View Post
    What accounts for the difference in this season's Matty Cash compared to the previous seasons' Matty Cash ?

    And can we do that for some other players (e.g. Darikwa) ?
    Cash has always had an engine, so playing further back allows him to cover more ground as in the modern game the full back is required to do box-to-box work whereas the winger doesn't as often.

    Cash is also not particularly good at taking players on, and from a winger position you're up against at least the full back if not a covering midfielder too. As an overlapping full back you're usually up against just the full back.

    I've always thought he could make a decent right back, my concern was over his positional discipline, ie - would he struggle against through balls played on his blind side. I though he might be better in a central midfield role alongside a holding player, so he can just run about and cover lots of ground, win the ball back, get us moving etc, but he's shown he can deal with the through balls to a winger very well though and he's absolutely one of the best full backs in the league.

    Edit: Other young players who could move positions... Don't really see many options. Mighten can play wing/up front, Yates could possibly play centre back if desperate. Apart from that...

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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wolfgang Schnell BSc. PhD. View Post
    What accounts for the difference in this season's Matty Cash compared to the previous seasons' Matty Cash ?

    And can we do that for some other players (e.g. Darikwa) ?
    Experience, maturity, playing a more disciplined position (full back as against midfielder), better coaching, or some combination of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    Surely if EM was looking as Forest as a short term investment, the smart thing to do would be to spunk millions trying to reach the autos, then reap the financial benefits next year before selling?
    Instead he commits to a major stadium overhaul and stays rather prudent with signings. Which, to me at least, screams that he's in this for the long haul.

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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    In news totally unrelated to current reality (i.e. football) we and you are interested in Boubakar "Kiki" Kouyaté, a Malian international centre-back, 23, currently playing for Troyes in Ligue 2 (the club the French press claim EM wants to buy). Tall (1.92) but fast, he's supposedly very good with the ball, hence he also plays as a DM. He has also scored five goals this season.


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Yeh, I saw that link. I believe Oly have done well signing young, Senegalese CB's from France?


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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Baggio View Post
    Yeh, I saw that link. I believe Oly have done well signing young, Senegalese CB's from France?
    Both are excellent. And they're the same age, 23, which makes me doubt we'll be interested in yet another relatively youngung CB.


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Sports media have no real stories, so they just mention a gazillion names which are, supposedly, transfer market.

    The latest young Frenchman who is supposedly a target both for Forest and for us is Ulrick Brad Eneme Ella (of Gabonese descent), of SC Amiens in Ligue 1, 19 next month, central midfielder (no appearances in the first team yet).


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    So, so far we have been linked with.

    Right-back
    Perry Ng (24) - Crewe Alexandra

    Centre-back
    Kiki Kouyate (23) - Troyes

    Centre-mid
    Zain Westbrooke (24) - Coventry

    Centre-Forward/Attacker
    Ulrick Eneme-Ella (19) - Amiens

    Centre-Forward
    Mbaye Diagne (29) - Galatasaray

    Centre-Forward
    Brown Ideye (32) - Aris

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy View Post
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    Brown Ideye (32) - Aris



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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Likewise. Only one I've seen play and would categorically rule out. Also don't agree on the age.

    The others are interesting. Would look into them.


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    Ideye is one of the physically strongest and most hard-working strikers I have ever seen, but also by far the least skilled technically. My blood pressure always went through the roof whenever he played for us and I was overjoyed when we sold him. I was in the minority, however. He scored goals so other fans liked him


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Will it be the Summer transfer window or the Autumn transfer window?

    Surely the window can't open until the season officially ends. Otherwise you could end up with players transferred and used in the playoff games or if the season runs after the June 30th contract ending.


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    The one positive from the lockdown was we weren't having to endure being linked with toss nobody's all the time


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Ideye is one of the physically strongest and most hard-working strikers I have ever seen, but also by far the least skilled technically. My blood pressure always went through the roof whenever he played for us and I was overjoyed when we sold him. I was in the minority, however. He scored goals so other fans liked him
    Eneme-Ella looks a player if he can produce the below. Ball stays close to his foot to go with his quick feet and direct running.



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    This will be the most bizarre transfer window in recent years. No one knows how things will evolve, most agents predict a very poor window, and most clubs will wait until the very last minute in order for some money to be thrown into the market and for the wheels to start turning.

    For you, I'm afraid this means that, regardless of the league you will be preparing for, it will not be easy to add substantial quality.


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    That's us fukt then.


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Big hope for me is that we're using this time to get the likes of Tyler, Johnson & Mighten to develop as strong as possibly physically whilst at home.


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    I'm a bit with Alf here.

    If the window really is as bad as that, we have some good players under contract and we have some really good young players itching to show what their skills, so perhaps we could come out of it very well.

    Or, perhaps not! Along with all the other imponderables, this is the most difficult time to make any decisions for the future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    Big hope for me is that we're using this time to get the likes of Tyler, Johnson & Mighten to develop as strong as possibly physically whilst at home.
    Having seen highlights of his time at Exeter, I think Jayden Richardson could also make a significant impact


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    Big hope for me is that we're using this time to get the likes of Tyler, Johnson & Mighten to develop as strong as possibly physically whilst at home.
    What if you make it to the Premier?


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    Default Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Window...

    Benfica's wonderkid Jota has once again been proposed to us (loan of course), so I guess he'll be proposed to you as well.


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    In addition to Mbaye Diagne

    Links today to:

    Theo Valls of Nimes. Out of contract, but also being chased by Ligue 1 clubs and Brentford and Bristol City apparently. CM/LM.

    Another link to Jota from Benfica on a SSL. Link from Sports Witness. Would probably be the most high profile loan on this nature thus far. - as mentioned above by GBG. He apparently prefers a move to England.

    How true they all are is anyone's guess.

    But nice to see us seemingly being proactive in the market still.

    Excited to see what Modesto/Anigo bring.

    I'm expecting to see more athleticism.


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    Valls seems an interesting case: he has only played for Nîmes (when he was born) and has been a starter for them ever since he graduated from their academy, both in Ligue 2 and in Ligue 1.

    It sounds like a Ben Osborn type of player (left-footed, runs a lot, one team, central midfielder who also plays left). Hopefully in the good sense of the term "Ben Osborn" only.

    We have been linked with more than a dozen players, mostly from France, Portugal and Spain, but even from a couple of more exotic places (Egypt, Switzerland). I'll keep an eye if any of them is linked with you as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post

    Excited to see what Modesto/Anigo bring.

    I'm expecting to see more athleticism.
    Hopefully we can kid ourselves that this is good enough, just like we did when Darwanka came in from Hull, and we labeled it as just what we needed coz "Pace!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Valls seems an interesting case: he has only played for Nîmes (when he was born) and has been a starter for them ever since he graduated from their academy, both in Ligue 2 and in Ligue 1.

    It sounds like a Ben Osborn type of player (left-footed, runs a lot, one team, central midfielder who also plays left). Hopefully in the good sense of the term "Ben Osborn" only.

    We have been linked with more than a dozen players, mostly from France, Portugal and Spain, but even from a couple of more exotic places (Egypt, Switzerland). I'll keep an eye if any of them is linked with you as well.
    Funny you say that, when looking at him on Transfrmarket Osborn appears as an option on that list of 'players of a similar style'.

    I think ourselves, like you will be looking mostly at the French/Iberian market. Just seems where the connections are, and they have the type we crave. French African I suspect will continue to arrive, to bring the much needed athleticism and physicality we have lacked in recent years.


 

 

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