The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 25th August 2017

Discussion in 'The January 2017 Transfer Rumour archive' started by Archibald&Crooks, Aug 25, 2017.

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  1. dagraham

    dagraham Well-Known Member

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    Surely if it's true Sancho has his heart set on coming to us then even if Arsenal agree terms with City all we have to do is match it?
     
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  2. RJ1882

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    Take him at Spurs? Undoubted ability but injuries and inconsistencies blighted career.
     
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  4. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    There was a swathe of English born players born in the early 1980's hooked up to Arsenal's youth policy but discarded
    by Wenger who bought French. It worked in the short term but broke a lot of young lads hearts (and their parents)
     
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  5. absolute bobbins

    absolute bobbins Vous Êtes Des Assassins

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    I would actually quite like Oxlade Chamberlain, he could still be a great player.

    Don’t judge me
     
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  6. longtimespur

    longtimespur Well-Known Member

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    Different strokes for different folks but he could be useful in our set-up.
     
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  7. lukespurs7

    lukespurs7 Well-Known Member

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    Don't unruin your day, things change all the time
     
  8. wrd

    wrd Active Member

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    you ****s are going to get the thread locked, randomly discussing an arsenal player no less
     
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  9. Luka Van der Bale

    Luka Van der Bale Well-Known Member

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    It's not just about being clever and saving a few quid. For example, Aurier wouldn't have been an option in July. Now he is and is clearly the best we could have gotten. I'd argue if it happens that was a transfer worth waiting 3 matches for.
     
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  10. lukespurs7

    lukespurs7 Well-Known Member

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    Just hope we have a suitable back up as Aurier looking very complicated. But I agree IF it happens then it would've been worth waiting as he's a very decent RB.
    Clubs identify targets a good 3-4 months before the window open but it seems levy more than anyone loves an 'opportunity', must be frustrating for poch, "buy me one of A B C for RB, 1 month into window, option E is available (Aurier), " ok sure to for him" 1 week left of the window,.. Aurier not happening but we can always get Watfords RB... zzzzz in poch we trust in levy for transfers who fucking knows.
     
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  11. Bigjim6464

    Bigjim6464 Active Member

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    This may have been our way of doing business in the past (I'm looking at you Stambouli), but the ITK has pretty consistently said that we have been focused on our top targets, with maybe one (Keita) being unattainable. Given our financial constraints and the absolute craziness with the transfer market, it looks like Levy and Poch were on the same page about identifying opportunity from the very beginning. We'll see how the dust settles in a week, but so far it looks like Levy and Poch are working hand in glove this window.
     
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  12. lukespurs7

    lukespurs7 Well-Known Member

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    I like your positivity I really hope more than anything this is the case no matter what the final outcome and that Levy has done his best to go for the players Poch really wants. Given how consistently well Poch has done for us this would make sense and this is the least he deserves. As you say, let's see how the dust settles.
     
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  13. the lad

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    Sorry I disagree, It is all about being clever and saving a few pounds. The signing of Sissoko is a prime example of how it backfires, desperation signing and now unwanted by the best manager we have had in my thirty years of loving this club.
     
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  14. GetSpurredOn

    GetSpurredOn Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Aurier thread for a dose of positivity on that front.
    Trix been very strong on Barkley coming from the off, even after the hamstring issue, Hercules and co consistently backing that up.
    Foyth appears to be heading over today/this weekend to tie up his move.
    Strong signs all three actually want us over other clubs. Hence the faith from Hercules this is under control.
    Seems those three are in hand, outgoings starting to move too, which leaves the remainder of next week to sort out a pacy forward.
    COYS.
     
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  15. Hoopspur

    Hoopspur Sometimes I wonder why I bother

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    Can't remember which thread that bastard Harvey was gonna turn up uninvited in. Anyway get rid of him soon. Best of luck!
     
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  16. arunspurs

    arunspurs Well-Known Member

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    True...
    Its not rocket science.
    I can't think of the last player who has improved after going to Arsenal - not even talking about youth products - Even first squad buys have only gone down after arriving there in last 7 or 8 years.

    As for as Sancho, can't see City yielding. But lets see - another week to go
     
  17. Sweech

    Sweech Swiggity Swooty

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    I like it better that way.

    Gives me a good way of determining who to put on an ignore list while only having to read one dumb post.
     
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  18. nailsy

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    There's an update on Aurier in his thread :)
     
  19. cliff jones

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    Even I appreciate the dynamics on deals, and with Aurier there's the legal stuff, and the PSG FFP aspect post-Naymar (I know enforcement is crap) to add to the usual aversion to bid and salary wars.

    IF we do Burnley and get this over the line, after Sanchez, and perhaps Barkley too then Levy would come out of the window smelling of roses. Only a Hugo fack up away from a great start and only the perennial Kane risk not properly covered.

    IF we don't win on Sunday, legal stuff sabotages Aurier and Everton do what West brom did on Berahino, Levy will look a twat- and not for the first time.

    In some windows he prevails, in others he doesn't.

    He bought Janssen, Sissoko and GKN just last summer, I'd love him to replace these with real quality, but given the stadium I think there's surely an element of him having to lie in the bed he made? He's paid a lot of money to carry the can after all.
     
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  20. Bigjim6464

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    Cliff Jones clearly lives in and across multiple universes. In the universe that I live in (where six days before the window closes uncertainty is everywhere), I do not know how the Mayweather-McGregor fight ends. I would very much appreciate to know how it will end before I head to the sportsbook.
     
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