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Current state of the squad

Berkshire Red

Jack Armstrong
i can understand why they were brought in and why nuno stopped our season loans from going back - tavares and origi even though there were talks of them going. January transfer window was tough , forest were under the threat of points deduction, no big money signings (sels had to be made due to turner high profile mistakes), afcon going on losing 5-6 players. With awoniyi injured and wood not always available himself , ribero was a backup just in case origi is also out, reyna was a backup creative player to mgw just in case of injury and he can also play on the flank.

honestly, worse case scenario, mgw, wood and origi got injured , you would be blaming the club for not anticipating what could happen.
The club gets blamed whatever happens.
 

Project Zeus

Steve Chettle
Updated squad:

Goalkeepers:
Sels (32) - 3 years
Turner (29) - 3 years

Centre Backs:
Murillo (21) - 4 years
Boly (33) - 1 year
Omobamidele (21) - 4 years
Worrall (27) - 2 years
Panzo (23) - 1 year

Left Backs:
Toffolo (28) - 1 year
Aina (28) - 1 year
Richards (26) - 2 years

Right Backs:
Williams (23) - 2 years

Central Midfielders:
Yates (26) - 1 year
Sangare (26) - 3 years
Danilo (23) - 5 years
Dominguez (25) - 4 years
O'Brien (25) - 2 years

Attacking Midfielders:
Gibbs-White (24) - 3 years
Anderson (21) - 5 years
Aguilera (20) - 2 years

Left Wingers:
Hudson-Odoi (23) - 2 years

Right Wingers:
Elanga (22) - 4 years
Da Silva Moreira (18) - 4 years

Strikers:
Awoniyi (26) - 3 years
Wood (32) - 1 year
Dennis (26) - 2 years
Hwang (31) - 1 year

Really pleased with our opening business so far.

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Sal

First Team Squad
So we are sitting at 24 players, plus Aguilera and Moreira as U21's .

Presumably we are trying to find new homes for at least some of Dennis, O'brien, Hwang, Panzo, maybe Joe and talk of Turner going?
 

Motty_the_Younger

Youth Team
Things are looking up for the reds. Having likely avoided PSR and having some money in the bank to reinvest, we are looking to finalize a proper PL squad for the first time since coming back up and consolidate with a solid mid-table season and a decent cup run.

Business we need to do looks clear enough.

OUT: Dennis, Huang, O'Brien, Panzo, Turner, Worrall (unless he's happy to be 5th choice CB)

LOAN: Aguilera, Richards

IN: GK (apart from Carlos Miguel), CB x2 (x1 if Worrall stays), RB, LW, ACM/RW/LW utility, CF

Big question mark is if any crown jewel leaves, and how to replace with similar quality.
 

Rzar

Bob McKinlay
You have to say it's been a fantastic start to the window.

DT says the club are delighted with the past weeks work & I am not surprised.

We have a great core to build on now, it's more about improving what we've got now opposed to just finding PL competent players before. It is gonna be hard to find (and attract) the next level of quality.
 

Statto

Free Kick Specialist
I assumed the cutoff will be after Jan 1 , 2003 , but I'm not at all certain.
Yes, Neco and Brennan didn't count the season after we went up but Neco did last season so it's '03 births and younger. He's a few weeks too old.
 

EmmersonForest4

Steve Chettle
Updated squad:

Goalkeepers:
Sels (32) - 3 years
Turner (29) - 3 years

Centre Backs:
Murillo (21) - 4 years
Boly (33) - 1 year
Omobamidele (21) - 4 years
Worrall (27) - 2 years
Panzo (23) - 1 year

Left Backs:
Toffolo (28) - 1 year
Aina (28) - 1 year
Richards (26) - 2 years

Right Backs:
Williams (23) - 2 years

Central Midfielders:
Yates (26) - 1 year
Sangare (26) - 3 years
Danilo (23) - 5 years
Dominguez (25) - 4 years
O'Brien (25) - 2 years

Attacking Midfielders:
Gibbs-White (24) - 3 years
Anderson (21) - 5 years
Aguilera (20) - 2 years

Left Wingers:
Hudson-Odoi (23) - 2 years

Right Wingers:
Elanga (22) - 4 years
Da Silva Moreira (18) - 4 years

Strikers:
Awoniyi (26) - 3 years
Wood (32) - 1 year
Dennis (26) - 2 years
Hwang (31) - 1 year

Really pleased with our opening business so far.

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So what I gather from that
Out
Hwang, dennis, aguilera (loan), OBrien, worral, panzo, Richards (loan), turner

So we will need
1 Lw, if moreira is good enough he’s right wing cover, rb, cb and GK

Than we’ll need a number 24 which is defensive utility and a number 25 an attacking utility.
 

Steve B

Jack Burkitt
The position that worries me most at moment is CF. Big T & Chris Wood is too threadbare - one has ongoing injury problems and the other’s no spring chicken. Forest need another good starting option up front if we’re going to be more competitive.
 
The absolute musts are 2 CBs and a CF.

Re winger, I wonder if Almiron at Newcastle has come up in conversation? I’m guessing Forest consider him too old at 30 as we want players with resale value. He’s apparently available though.
 
The position that worries me most at moment is CF. Big T & Chris Wood is too threadbare - one has ongoing injury problems and the other’s no spring chicken. Forest need another good starting option up front if we’re going to be more competitive.


Agree, and it has to be someone with more goals in them than Che Adams. Difficult one as good scorers aren’t going to want to come as back-up. I love Taiwo but we can’t afford another season of him as a non-playing main striker. I wonder if the club will bring someone in ahead of him.
 

Project Zeus

Steve Chettle
The absolute musts are 2 CBs and a CF.

Re winger, I wonder if Almiron at Newcastle has come up in conversation? I’m guessing Forest consider him too old at 30 as we want players with resale value. He’s apparently available though.
He's being sold to Saudi I believe.

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Indored

Youth Team
The transfer window is so far border lining on excellent.
If we can get more of the players who are surplus to requirements out the door for decent fees, we should have done enough to set a level where we can, if we keep on top of future finances, never have to worry about whichever financial rules are bought in to replace PSR.

I like the system of buying younger players knowing that if only a couple are real talents they can actually be sold later for a good profit which may cover the main costs of all of them.

Very happy so far, let’s hope for a few upgrades who fit in with Nunos wishes.
 

Project Zeus

Steve Chettle
Wishlist for me for the rest of the window:

Sell:

Richards
O'Brien
Panzo
Dennis
Hwang

Loan out:
Aguilera

That leaves us with 19 players, 3 of whom would be under 22, so 16/25 (lol) squad places taken.

Sign:

1xGK - Carlos Miguel seems to be the one
1xRWB
1xCB (two if Worrall doesn't fancy being 5th choice, and his relationship with the club is salvageable)
1xLW
1xSTR

That would put us up to 24 players, with four squad places remaining, possibly more if the above signings are young.

I don't doubt we'll sign more than five new players between now and the end of September, and perhaps a couple of utility players would be useful.

I'll be really surprised if we don't drop upwards of £100m this transfer window.




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