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1 minute ago, roversfan99 said:

Certainly bizarre to advocate waiting as long as is necessary to sign players yet dismiss foreign players due to a potential 2 week quarantine, especially when our only signing thus far has been required to quarantine, which is not ideal but still leaves him training today and ready for the first game.

Its just further excuses. There was and still is nothing stopping us from signing playing in Europe, as we have already done with Kaminski, and had we got it done early enough as we did with Kaminski, it wouldnt have been anything other than a minor inconvenience. As it is, even if he missed 2 games, not great but will a domestic player be here any quicker?! Probably not.

I dont care where we sign players from as long as they are good enough, but there seems to be neither any urgency nor any ability to work on more than one deal!

Very bizarre indeed.

Completely agree on your further points.

The silence and lack of rumours is deafening and frightening.

Huge chance for us to kick on a potentially push for play offs IF we make the correct signings and soon.

I fear Mowbray is far too comfortable to put pressure on himself with ambitious signings.

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Just now, roversfan99 said:

Certainly bizarre to advocate waiting as long as is necessary to sign players yet dismiss foreign players due to a potential 2 week quarantine

But we didn't have these quarantine rules at that time did we? But you have move the goal posts to suit your own argument?

But can't answer why there is such a drop off in transfers from overseas clubs? wonder why you can't? Did you know look at the figures provided?

1 minute ago, roversfan99 said:

but there seems to be neither any urgency nor any ability to work on more than one deal!

how do you know that there is no urgency going on at the club about transfers? source from inside the club or someone who worked at the club? 

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1 minute ago, chaddyrovers said:

But we didn't have these quarantine rules at that time did we? But you have move the goal posts to suit your own argument?

But can't answer why there is such a drop off in transfers from overseas clubs? wonder why you can't? Did you know look at the figures provided?

how do you know that there is no urgency going on at the club about transfers? source from inside the club or someone who worked at the club? 

He's not moved the goal posts one bit Chaddy.

Figures are figures it doesn't tell the total picture Chaddy any stats led person can tell you that.

Do you personally know if there's any urgency at the club? From what I know there's not much activity.

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He's been very fortunate in past windows when these alleged A, B list targets don't materialize. They've usually tipped the nod with their finance men to allow the Tosins, Reids etc and dug money out for Brereton & Gallagher.

How he's used them is down to him but it looks this season as if nothing like that will be ok'd.

Could be a really testing season.

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Just now, RoversClitheroe said:

 

Do you personally know if there's any urgency at the club? From what I know there's not much activity.

well no one knows anything with any certainly unless you are in the offices of Mowbray and Waggott. 

Kaminski deal came nowhere and no local journalists and ITK knew about that transfer until its was deal agreed

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3 minutes ago, RoversClitheroe said:

Very bizarre indeed.

Completely agree on your further points.

The silence and lack of rumours is deafening and frightening.

Huge chance for us to kick on a potentially push for play offs IF we make the correct signings and soon.

I fear Mowbray is far too comfortable to put pressure on himself with ambitious signings.

It isnt even the lack of rumours for me, as no journalists really seem on the ball. Can only judge the manager on what he does get over the line. At the moment, even compared to last seasons mid table squad, we are short.

Even though Rich Sharpe has said that it is very quiet, even then, he for example was nowhere near the Kaminski deal. Although his comments are a little alarming.

Ultimately for me it is the fact that it happens every year really. We first have the needless delays that come from having this constant handicap of negligent owners. 

Last year, defensive reinforcements took an age to get over the line, we lost our first 2 games with our defenders, both on loan, done very late on in the window.

I am also unconvinced that Mowbray has either the capability to navigate the window in terms of getting the players we need, we have signed some good players under him but our squad is so imbalanced considering the time and money he has had. And also the ability to get signings over the line.

Last summer, the window was half about the players we didnt get, we missed out on Bauer, he bemoaned the loss of 2 mystery foreign keepers and loaned in a clown to replace the cheaply sold Raya, and there was also Maher. It was a summer of missed opportunities and temporary stop gaps, and I am getting a sense of de ja vu. 

For example, Kipre was unfortunate, but we arent only in need of a centre back, in which case there may be a little more patience. Even if he had to move on to option B as his main CB, he needs 2 CB's, a left back, another keeper, etc, surely he hasnt just missed out on his main target in all of them areas, and if he has, then there is something wrong. It seems to be one at a time.

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1 hour ago, roversfan99 said:

And ultimately, the manager should be judged on players that he is able to get signed, not the ones he missed out on.

What is also a major issue apart from the glaring holes in the defence are the contracts that run out in 2021:

Dack

Rothwell

Johnson

Holtby

Nyambe

Evans

JRC

+ a few I couldn't give a toss about, these will leave further massive holes in a squad that desperately needs bolstering. These lads don't need quarantining, analysing they need to be sat down and sold a future that they buy into so we actually have a team next year that doesn't mainly consist of U18s

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40 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

I've been told he hasn't been training with us. 

Also nothing on line about him moving to a club in Middle East so far. 

i hope we bring him in. 

 

39 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

didn't know you were football agent or transfer expert? My apologises :rolleyes:

 

In fairness. No players have been training with us on trial etc.

Just our current crop including Mulgrew and Williams who we are actively trying to move on.

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21 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

 am also unconvinced that Mowbray has either the capability to navigate the window in terms of getting the players we need, we have signed some good players under him but our squad is so imbalanced considering the time and money he has had. And also the ability to get signings over the line.

This goes for matchdays too unfortunately lol.

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19 minutes ago, blue_n_white99 said:

What is also a major issue apart from the glaring holes in the defence are the contracts that run out in 2021:

Dack

Rothwell

Johnson

Holtby

Nyambe

Evans

JRC

+ a few I couldn't give a toss about, these will leave further massive holes in a squad that desperately needs bolstering. These lads don't need quarantining, analysing they need to be sat down and sold a future that they buy into so we actually have a team next year that doesn't mainly consist of U18s

Dack here till 2022 at least we have a years option on his deal 

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3 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

But we didn't have these quarantine rules at that time did we? But you have move the goal posts to suit your own argument?

But can't answer why there is such a drop off in transfers from overseas clubs? wonder why you can't? Did you know look at the figures provided?

how do you know that there is no urgency going on at the club about transfers? source from inside the club or someone who worked at the club? 

We know there is no urgency because there never is. Plod, plod, plod along.

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4 minutes ago, Tugayisgod said:

Not heard anything but wouldn't be surprised to see Tosin back with us this season. 

Doesn't seem to be in city's 1st team squad from what I can see. 

Get him and another permanent cb would be great. 

 

Understand City only interested in a permanent deal and would be about £4million plus 25% sell on profit.

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10 minutes ago, Mercer said:

Understand City only interested in a permanent deal and would be about £4million plus 25% sell on profit.

Never in a million years Tony says(about what he wasted on Gallagher).

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9 minutes ago, Mercer said:

Understand City only interested in a permanent deal and would be about £4million plus 25% sell on profit.

Good deal for someone, wonder if they would except 4 years of instalments haha 

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25 minutes ago, Mercer said:

Understand City only interested in a permanent deal and would be about £4million plus 25% sell on profit.

Money for old rope that ...be worth £20m in 2 years time 

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Local reporters have struggled for last couple of seasons, The most they get is he’s on the list, Money is very tight for most sides and the last thing they want is whispers getting out to scupper the deal, probably guarantee the next signing will be out of the blue and not reported till it’s nearly done 

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40 minutes ago, Mercer said:

Understand City only interested in a permanent deal and would be about £4million plus 25% sell on profit.

Worth it, why aren't we all over it ?

Oh yeah, he isn't a forward.

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