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5 hours ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

Like a Beckett play..Nothing ever happens.."Waiting for Waggott"

"Waiting for Waggott" 😂

Bravo Sir! Post of the year.

Hope that isn't the epitaph for this window in a week's time If nothing much happens.

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10 hours ago, tomphil said:

So he needs to develop his composure/finishing....the very things that you want from an expensive striker and the very things that you pay premium money for. 8-12 million is very much premium money for this kid !!!!

We already have Domonic Samuel who you could probably say the exact same things about. There's no getting away from it paying anything over 5/6 million for this lad is genuinely bonkers and straight out of the Venky handbook of football ownership particularly when they are rooting around scrimping and saving on virtually everything else.

Odd times again.

The problem is that we seem to be committed to this deal. Must have spent a lot of time on it and we don't seem to have any other irons in the fire.

If the deal does break down at the final hour we have left ourselves in dire straits and may not have time to get a suitable replacement

Criminal if we knew we had this sort of money to spend at the start of the window.

We can hardly beat Forest down for price, they know the predicament we are in and hold all the aces (bit like the EU!).

We should never have put ourselves in this position.

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39 minutes ago, AdamRochina said:

We was never in for Ben and never will be

Are you starting the bring back kaba Diawara campaign or am I?

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9 hours ago, Red said:

Further to this story, our local reporter (Paul Taylor of the Nottingham Evening Post) has just stated in a live blog that the £6m bid never actually happened and it was Alan Nixon doing his usual business on behalf of agents.  However he said we did reject a bid worth £10m from an unnamed Prem club on deadline day, which was rejected.  He has also gone on to say that Blackburn do have genuine interest, but he does not know how high Rovers are willing to go.

Good to see Rovers are taking a leisurely approach as the Transfer window ticks on! :mellow:.

Very interesting post----thanks.

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4 minutes ago, 47er said:

Good to see Rovers are taking a leisurely approach as the Transfer window ticks on! :mellow:.

Very interesting post----thanks.

If an unnamed premier league club would have paid that they are hardly going to be accepting less from us are they.They will just wait until January and sell him to that club surely.

If  the post story has any truth to it then if we did have any interest surely it died a long time ago surely we wouldn't be spending 10 million on him and we shouldn't either unless a couple more are coming into can't be spending on a cherry when we haven't bought the cake

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There’s also the possibility that the local journo is being fed info from Forest to leak out in an attempt to squeeze a few extra pounds from us 

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Our transfer dealings resemble an eBay bid. We won’t know if we’ve been successful, outbid or even met the reserve until the deadline is up.

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11 minutes ago, CrouchingNunhiddenCucumber said:

How have we STILL not signed a striker this summer? It's f8cking laughable. We've got a decent championship team coming to town today and our lack of threat up front will see us suffer IMO. They just need to get it done. 

We did get Armstrong to be honest.

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People seem to have taken this latest story about Brereton to heart a little. We were never in for him etc.

It's fairly plausible this is forest still trying to squeeze more pounds out of us. I'm sure we were in for him. I'll bet there was no unnamed premier league club and the price is ridiculous in the hope we'll lob another couple of million their way as it seems as though we are still getting a bargain.

Mowbray has already expressed his disdain over media interference when it comes to our targets. Forest are leaking what they want to leak. 

They want to sell. We know that. I think they have no intention of selling until the deadline though as they know we are a bit desperate and that's when they can demand more. They hold all the cards as I believe they want to sell but don't have too. We need a striker 

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6 hours ago, Wing Wizard Windy Miller said:

I sincerely hope that we have a plan d (that isn't a crap striker from QPR)

I believe TM is now after 2 strikers because of the potentially serious injury to Samuel and that's why the Sylla interest has arisen. He is still after Brereton as well

Sylla's stats aren't that bad actually, averages 1 in 3 which is better than Samuel.Reminds me a bit of Lucas Joao in style

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It’s quickly turning into a terrible window for us, missed opportunity to capitalise on the momentum of promotion. 6 days left and it sounds like we’re scraping the barrel with this QPR guy.

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13 minutes ago, OJRovers said:

It’s quickly turning into a terrible window for us, missed opportunity to capitalise on the momentum of promotion. 6 days left and it sounds like we’re scraping the barrel with this QPR guy.

Well I am prepared to wait 6 days but even then it'll be weeks before the best side is up and running. Exactly what we wanted to avoid.

As for the QPR striker, I completely agree----scraping the barrel.

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What i find disappointing/baffling is that with a week to go until the (second) deadline is that we haven't signed one player who can come straight into the first eleven and improve our team since the final day of last season.

Promising starts from Rothwell & Palmer but the jury is still out on both of them for me.

I'm all for a bit of loyalty for the players that got us back up, but you coukd argue that half of that side were in part responsible of taking us down in the first place.

You have to improve on what you have every summer or you will end up going backwards again, even more so if you are playing at a higher level.

For me, upgrades on Smallwood and Graham (dont get me wrong both still important squad members) were the first pieces of business we should have been doing as soon as we knew promotion was secured, followed by some much needed pace out wide and goalkeeper to push Raya.

The fact we're still scrapping around free agents like Rodwell and loans, that dont even have an obligation to buy like Reed in the final week speaks volumes to me, i honestly think we have all been lead right up the garden path with this competitive budget nonesense.

I think Mowbray has been brilliant for us but if all we end up with in this window is Rodwell, Reed & and whoever that QPR striker is then questions have to be asked of him and whatever this "new" recruitment policy is. Saying blindly "in Tony we trust" wont just cut it for me.

7 days to go.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, 47er said:

Well I am prepared to wait 6 days but even then it'll be weeks before the best side is up and running. Exactly what we wanted to avoid.

As for the QPR striker, I completely agree----scraping the barrel.

At least a two week break after Bristol city next Sunday, If we do make any signings at least they will have a couple of weeks to bed in 

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59 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

What i find disappointing/baffling is that with a week to go until the (second) deadline is that we haven't signed one player who can come straight into the first eleven and improve our team since the final day of last season.

Promising starts from Rothwell & Palmer but the jury is still out on both of them for me.

I'm all for a bit of loyalty for the players that got us back up, but you coukd argue that half of that side were in part responsible of taking us down in the first place.

You have to improve on what you have every summer or you will end up going backwards again, even more so if you are playing at a higher level.

For me, upgrades on Smallwood and Graham (dont get me wrong both still important squad members) were the first pieces of business we should have been doing as soon as we knew promotion was secured, followed by some much needed pace out wide and goalkeeper to push Raya.

The fact we're still scrapping around free agents like Rodwell and loans, that dont even have an obligation to buy like Reed in the final week speaks volumes to me, i honestly think we have all been lead right up the garden path with this competitive budget nonesense.

I think Mowbray has been brilliant for us but if all we end up with in this window is Rodwell, Reed & and whoever that QPR striker is then questions have to be asked of him and whatever this "new" recruitment policy is. Saying blindly "in Tony we trust" wont just cut it for me.

7 days to go.

 

 

Long term contracts for Lenihan, Dack, Williams and Smallwood. Rothwell, Davenport, Palmer, Armstrong, Rodwell. Plus still a week left of the window. I'd say he's bought Palmer, Rothwell and Palmer that improve the starting 11, the rest are good squad fillers. Really don't see what everyone is losing their heads about.

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Just now, Igloo5090 said:

Long term contracts for Lenihan, Dack, Williams and Smallwood. Rothwell, Davenport, Palmer, Armstrong, Rodwell. Plus still a week left of the window. I'd say he's bought Palmer, Rothwell and Palmer that improve the starting 11, the rest are good squad fillers. Really don't see what everyone is losing their heads about.

Me neither.

All of those things alone don’t equate to “poor”, “terrible” “stinker”...

I personally would call it decent. We’ve spent a couple of million so I’m not even underwhelmed. 

I think people have got swept away with news/twitter stories and I’d like to see what those people would’ve said in May - I doubt many if any would’ve expected us to do much more than we have.

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