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Just now, DE. said:

I'm fine with Gallagher if the reported £5m in fee is inclusive of add-ons (don't think we should be paying any more than £3m base) and it has no impact on signing goalkeeping and defensive reinforcements. Although granted the second part may be true simply because Venky's aren't willing to put any significant money into those positions anyway.

One has to assume Gallagher will come in as one of our higher earners. One has to assume he'll be a starter but at the same time you also have to assume Graham will be first choice unless injured or rested, which probably makes Gallagher's position right wing. 

Gallagher - Dack - Rothwell across the middle potentially? Although with that said I'd be surprised if Downing came here to be a bench player, and you've also got Armstrong who Mowbray seems to like a lot. 

You have to wonder if after parting ways with their like-a-family-member that Venkys turned to Kevin Keegan for advice and settled on a ‘try to win 4-3’ model.

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Just now, Mike E said:

I'd like to see someone like Dan Schwaab come in at centre back.

30/31, 6ft1, free agent, relatively regular player for Freiburg, Leverkusen, Stuttgart, and PSV through his career.

Not stellar, but strikes me as a Craig Short type of steady, strong, unspectacular defender.

Good shout but probably unrealistic.

I thought Micheal Morrison from Birmingham might fit the bill here.

Edited by MarkBRFC

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Barca landing Griezmann has probably forced us to call Gally in for a medical as Atletico would have been sniffing round him as a replacement 

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28 minutes ago, Paul Mani said:

Ridiculous. What is all this stuff about? “I bet we get someone on loan!!” So what? Villa got Mings and Tuanzebe on loan last season!? 

We need defender who are better than what we’ve got and an experienced keeper who is better than Raya right now. None of these should price too difficult to achieve before the window shuts. I don’t care whether we spend £10m, loan them or get them on a free. The spend is largely irrelevant because none of us foot the bill. The only thing that matters is we get the players above.

Ive given up arguing with people on here. I cannot relate at all with those who talk about relegation etc. The same people banging on about Brentford who are basically whoring out every single asset they have and with supposedly the perfect business model bought David Raya - a keeper who we’ve all watched for two seasons and know unequivocally isn’t great. 

Bad day at the office chief ?

Relax crack open a fizzy brew then chill and comeback to hail the signing of the new Shearer -right wing version - and all will be well.

Shouldn't you be the one urging calm ?

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Just now, Ossydave said:

Barca landing Griezmann has probably forced us to call Gally in for a medical as Atletico would have been sniffing round him as a replacement 

We also missed out on David Nugent, going back too Preston. 34 years old and is a good pal of Stewart Downing, Mogga is gutted he couldn’t bring another ex Boro boy back. Gallagher will have too do ;) 

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Just now, MarkBRFC said:

 

Good shout but probably unrealistic.

I thought Micheal Morrison from Birmingham might fit the bill here.

Another fair shout. Haven't they just released Harlee Dean? He might be fairly good, I recall he was solid for Brentford, and don't think he's 30 yet.

I just hope the reason we haven't got defenders in yet is because we are haggling wages on quality ones, and good at keeping them under wraps.

Hope being the key word ofc.

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Just now, Butty said:

We also missed out on David Nugent, going back too Preston. 34 years old and is a good pal of Stewart Downing, Mogga is gutted he couldn’t bring another ex Boro boy back. Gallagher will have too do ;) 

Ayala out of contract next season. Boro...

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35 minutes ago, RoverKyle said:

Looking through, you could argue that only the following clubs have properly strengthened so far. 3 weeks to go. Still plenty of time. 

Bristol City, Brentford, Forest, Stoke & Millwall.

But how many of those other clubs have released their back up CBs, signed no defenders and ended up in February with no fit CBs at the club?

 

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Just now, tomphil said:

Bad day at the office chief ?

Relax crack open a fizzy brew then chill and comeback to hail the signing of the new Shearer -right wing version - and all will be well.

Shouldn't you be the one urging calm ?

Haha - you’ve got a point! I’d just woken up in the late sun of Portugal after a few lunch time Sagres. 

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2 minutes ago, Mike E said:

I'd like to see someone like Dan Schwaab come in at centre back.

30/31, 6ft1, free agent, relatively regular player for Freiburg, Leverkusen, Stuttgart, and PSV through his career.

Not stellar, but strikes me as a Craig Short type of steady, strong, unspectacular defender.

Great shout pal

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Just now, JHRover said:

But how many of those other clubs have released their back up CBs, signed no defenders and ended up in February with no fit CBs at the club?

 

I don’t think Brentford have. 

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Just now, Mike E said:

Ayala out of contract next season. Boro...

Decent centre half, a Boro boy I wouldn’t mind here. Work that North East charm Tony. 

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PNE about to re-sign David Nugent after selling Robinson. What happened to their amazingly innovative young manager...

I reckon we’re on for a window like...Downing, Johnson, Gallagher, Tuanzebe and Hart / Ruddy without selling any of our star players. If so, regardless of the negativity on here we will be the envy of a lot of Championship.

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Just now, Rochdale Blue said:

Craig Short unspectacular? I refer you to 01 April 2001!!!!!!!

Shorty was class for us.

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Gallacher is another good signing, serious competition for places. Will hopefully give big Ben a rocket up his ass if he wants to have a career here. 

I'd almost bet that Hanley will be in a rovers shirt come the start of the season. 

McGovern form Norwich would be a decent addition for a free transfer. 

 

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Just now, Paul Mani said:

PNE about to re-sign David Nugent after selling Robinson. What happened to their amazingly innovative young manager...

I reckon we’re on for a window like...Downing, Johnson, Gallagher, Tuanzebe and Hart / Ruddy without selling any of our star players. If so, regardless of the negativity on here we will be the envy of a lot of Championship.

Zero chance of us signing Tuanzebe he will go back to Villa or to another Premier League club on loan.

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Just now, Paul Mani said:

PNE about to re-sign David Nugent after selling Robinson. What happened to their amazingly innovative young manager...

I reckon we’re on for a window like...Downing, Johnson, Gallagher, Tuanzebe and Hart / Ruddy without selling any of our star players. If so, regardless of the negativity on here we will be the envy of a lot of Championship.

Looking at that I’d take that. 5 million for Gallagher is way too much but if it doesn’t stop us bringing in a decent centre half and goalkeeper then so be it. Ruddy and Tuanzebe would be unreal signings. More chance of Ruddy than Tuanzebe though for me.

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Just now, Paul Mani said:

PNE about to re-sign David Nugent after selling Robinson. What happened to their amazingly innovative young manager...

I reckon we’re on for a window like...Downing, Johnson, Gallagher, Tuanzebe and Hart / Ruddy without selling any of our star players. If so, regardless of the negativity on here we will be the envy of a lot of Championship.

Tuanzebe wont be coming here, Villa want him back.

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Just now, Ewood Ace said:

Zero chance of us signing Tuanzebe he will go back to Villa or to another Premier League club on loan.

Yeah, I imagine he'll end up back at Villa. Possibly a loan to buy deal depending on whether they survive this season or not. Might be out of our league in terms of loan fee/wage as well to be honest. 

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Danny's hold up play is great and Rovers play to.his strengths. If we can have a system with Dack and Rothwell pulling the strings we could have Armstrong upfront. Got some ok strikers playing out of position. We have enough midfielders now to play there

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Just now, Rochdale Blue said:

Craig Short unspectacular? I refer you to 01 April 2001!!!!!!!

Funny how things turn out I remember thinking yeah decent signing then watched him and thought he's shite far too slow but he didn't half turn out to be a good player for us just took him a bit to settle in but he had the right character for it obviously.

Be really nice if a few from this window turned out to really pleasantly surprise us because it recent years that hasn't really been the case.

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Just now, Paul Mani said:

Shorty was class for us.

Was class in Premiership for a few years also. Was first choice centre half with Berg, with friedel in goal, when we got something like 16 clean sheets in one season, terrific defence that season.

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People might choke on their words when Gally Brereton and Graham plus Dack are banging goals in . It’s an attack line with decent supply options unlike for many a year. A midfield full of defensive minded as well as creativity will excel just need a decent hard no frills CB and a keeper job done 

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Just now, Ewood Ace said:

Zero chance of us signing Tuanzebe he will go back to Villa or to another Premier League club on loan.

 

Just now, JacknOry said:

Tuanzebe wont be coming here, Villa want him back.

Tbf I did say a window ‘like’ ....Tuanzebe etc. But there’s a real chance we’ll get someone in that class imo.

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