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Just now, RevidgeBlue said:

Ended up paying £3m for Armstrong. More or less what the reported asking price was all along.

The assumption all of last summer  was that at £3m he would be out of our price range until we unexpectedly went on a last minute spending spree.

Closer to £1m wasn't it?

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Just now, roversR4ever said:

The issue with Gallagher is not that he is a OK striker but whether he offers a good improvement on what we have. We already have 5 strikers unless we are looking at selling one of them. The reality is we desperately need central defenders and a decent keeper which I would rather see the money we are supposedly spending on Gallagher going towards. 

If we were to take a risk on an unfinished article, I'd rather we took a gamble on a strong and fast African player who'd be a pain in the arse for defenders.

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Well with Gallagher off to the Bees it will be interesting to see this famed scouting network of ours spring in to action once again. Can’t wait to see which former TM prodigy we’re after this time. 

Edited by Gavlar Somerset Rover!

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9 hours ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

Not struggling for funds as such, trying to play the market to allow him to get the players he really wants in. Would be struggling to get his A list, keeper, defender and striker in currently with squad actually fairly bloated in certain positions - midfield. 

Still confident Gallagher will get done or are we likely to miss out?

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Just now, Pedro said:

Closer to £1m wasn't it?

Reported as either 1.3 or 1.7, not sure which. Total rising to 3 million with add ons. No idea what the adds on, might be quite easy to meet (appearances and goals) or a tad unlikely (promotion, England caps). We'll never know what we end up paying.

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Wigan or us, Gallagher will choose us every time. However, the more we dilly dally, Brentford is going to look very tasty despite how many mates he has up here.

That said, is another striker more of a priority over a GK and CB? Not in my view it isnt. 

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Just now, RoversClitheroe said:

So far - this window doesn't fill me with confidence.

Been pretty rollocks thus far hasn’t it? Two ageing freebies in as well as two under 23s. Need major surgery on our back line and the clock is ticking. Really starting to think Mowbray doesn’t see it that way though. IMV if we don’t improve it, we’ll be certs for a dog fight.

Very much hoping to be proved I’m wrong before people have a pop.

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14 minutes ago, Ossydave said:

The Gallagher transfer can wait till the last day of the window for me, if at all.  We don't NEED him, although he'd be decent backup. 

I'm speechless at that point of view.

Graham  -  knackered.

Armstrong - jury still out a this level

Samuel  - not good enough

Could Brereton or Nuttall come good? Possibly but it would be a colossal gamble.

I know we need a CH and a keeper as well but the keeper situation is entirely self inflicted as we didn't have to sell and presumably the sale will fund a replacement anyway.

A QUALITY striker who is actually good enough is at least as important for me.

 

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I'm not adverse to signing Gallagher. We need to shift someone out if he did come in though.

The problem is that if we sign him for £5m and then we don't sign a centre back, it's a total waste.

I fear Mowbray is going to loan a defender and then basically sit them on the bench for the most part.

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2 hours ago, OssyLad said:

Guy on twitter saying we’re close to agreeing a loan to buy for Reed. Not sure how true it is before anyone bites my head off 😂

Excellent news

finally some back up for bennet. Nyambe the new CB

Just need a new keeper now and we will be smashing them dingles on MNF in no time 

damien Johnson’s blue and white army

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I think we're at the pessimistic stage of thinking:

Will missing out on Sam Gallagher for £5m plus wages be a disaster? No.

Would not bringing in a quality GK and CB be a disaster? Yes

Do you trust TM to spend £5m on Sam Gallagher and still bring in a quality GK and CB? Also no.

Rationally, buying Gallagher shouldn't and probably isn't being done at the expense of the GK and CB, and I'm sure (👀) it's simply another piece of the managers puzzle.

However, it's natural to be worried that he is spunking all our funds on Sam Gallagher because he actually has no clue how to actually spend his budget properly... (BB, August 2018).

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I just don't think Gallagher will score more than 12-15 goals a season and £5m is lot for such a limited return 

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4 minutes ago, PeteJD13 said:

Still confident Gallagher will get done or are we likely to miss out?

Mowbray likes him, Gallagher willing to come here but finances still not adding up. Wouldn’t be surprised if we missed out. Jealous of Brentford to be honest, never thought I’d be saying that. 

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Would rather just have faith in Brereton and save the money to fix the huge issue at GK and CH.

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Just now, Bbrovers2288 said:

Mowbray likes him, Gallagher willing to come here but finances still not adding up. Wouldn’t be surprised if we missed out. Jealous of Brentford to be honest, never thought I’d be saying that. 

Cheers i'd be personally really disappointed if we missed out on him think he has bags more potential than Brereton and he would be a good potential replacement for Graham, I think this window is potentially turning disastrous  

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51 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

Ended up paying £3m for Armstrong. More or less what the reported asking price was all along.

The assumption all of last summer  was that at £3m he would be out of our price range until we unexpectedly went on a last minute spending spree.

£1.75m according to Mowbray - https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/revealed-bargain-price-blackburn-paid-15000800.amp

and Benitez - https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rafa-benitez-decided-sell-adam-15631184.amp

But I guess if you know different then...

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£1.75m up to potentially £3m with add ons wasn't it? Pretty reasonable.

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Just now, DE. said:

£1.75m up to potentially £3m with add ons wasn't it? Pretty reasonable.

Yeah £1.75m upfront then £1.25m if we ever spend money on defensive players... so just the £1.75m.

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53 minutes ago, Ossydave said:

The Gallagher transfer can wait till the last day of the window for me, if at all.  We don't NEED him, although he'd be decent backup. Just sort the defence and keeper situation then leave the 'nice to have' transfers till later when prices and demands drop. If we miss out on him so be it.

Can't agree with  this. We have ONE decent, proven striker and he's well into his thirties. 

We need 4 players at least----centre-back, striker, keeper and left-back.

All needed last time, never addressed. Problems are increasing every time we have a failed window (ie every time there's a window)

Incredible that TM doesn't cop more flack than he does. Charmed life.

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Just now, J*B said:

Yeah £1.75m upfront then £1.25m if we ever spend money on defensive players... so just the £1.75m.

It all makes sense now.

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11 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

Ralph Coates, Brian O'Neill (dirty b*****d), Jimmy Adamson, Dave Thomas, Ray Hankin, all top class players,  and many others joined Burnley as kids from the NE. 

Can't remember the name of their scout but he was well known at the time and he would have been worth his weight in gold these days. Newcastle and Sunderland etc would have known about these players but the old industrial areas in those days used to produce top players by the hundreds so they had plenty to choose from

Does make you wonder though how the North East clubs have had so little success in an area brimming with football talent.

 

Plus John Angus, Jimmy Robson, John Talbut, Ray Pointer, Gordon Harris, Trevor Steven, even the likes of  Stan Ternent,  they had a conveyor belt of players coming down from the North East. Once that stopped it was down hill all the way.

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