- Feb 1, 2005
OK there's been ITK so here's a new thread.
Behave yourselves. Ta.
Not actually sure that’s true. One of a pretty decent recent line of DFM’s that have done a great job. Onwards and upwards - let’s hope upwards.Sad to say but true. One of the best midfielders in the league a few years back. Poor guy. Things starting to take shape...assuming they all go through!
Could be hoping to do the job in the prem for West Brom next season, as likely as anyone I guess.Good news on sess and I’m sure he’ll be a hit once Poch gets his hands on him. Be interesting to see if he’s bought as our left-back, left-mid or a left-wide forward as Bale ended up.
Wanyama to WBA is interesting...not sure he’s championship level yet? He could still do a job in the PL.
One thing I think that is worth noting around our past few windows. Yes, we haven’t added as much quality as we like (last window signing nobody was obviously a massive disappointment I believe for everybody). However, a large part of the reason that we haven’t been overly active in the transfer market is because we haven’t been able to get rid of players that are either (a) past their due despite being good players for us at some points or (b) dud signings.
This year we have had leave the squad:
With Ndombele joining (and Jack Clarke next year) and potentially Wanyama leaving. I do not believe Rose will leave unless some serious unexpected offer comes in. You also have some others like GKN that we would be more than happy to offload.
That’s a significant saving on the wage budget, a significantly reduced squad in terms of size, and gives us a lot more flexibility to be active in the last week in terms of “grabbing opportunities” that come up. So I wouldn’t be shocked if we see something unexpected in the final week, although hopefully we obtain our first choice targets. I also think that, although it’s a bad thing that we haven’t made any signings, it’s a great thing that we haven’t made any dud signings that we will struggle to offload in the future. It also means that if we don’t make the signings we want to fill out the squad, we will give youngsters an opportunity, which can bring the same if not more energy to the squad as a new signing if they have the right quality.