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A Birmingham fan I deal with through work asked me what I thought of Sam Gallagher when they signed him. I said "Don't expect a premier league striker. He's a bang average championship striker"

6 months later I saw him again and he said " he isn't even that good"

Whilst statistically he got a good return last time, I didn't think he was brilliant in general. A bit underwhelmed to be honest. I was hoping for an upgrade on DG but I feel we've just got a decent backup. 

Injury-free, I still think the best signing for next season could be Chapman.

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Just now, Hasta said:

A Birmingham fans I deal with through work asked me what I thought of Sam Gallagher when they signed him. I said "Don't expect a premier league striker. He's a bang average championship striker"

6 months later I saw him again and he said " he isn't even that good"

Whilst statistically he got a good return last time, I didn't think he was brilliant in general. A bit underwhelmed to be honest.

Injury-free, I still think the best signing for next season could be Chapman.

i have to agree im not a fan of gally

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10 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

I know @Paul Mani mentioned him earlier but the more I think about it I just cant see it. If he's made available for loan then surely there will be better options than us available to him.

True, somehow if we could it would be brilliant. Great young defender.

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Just now, Hasta said:

A Birmingham fans I deal with through work asked me what I thought of Sam Gallagher when they signed him. I said "Don't expect a premier league striker. He's a bang average championship striker"

6 months later I saw him again and he said " he isn't even that good"

Whilst statistically he got a good return last time, I didn't think he was brilliant in general. A bit underwhelmed to be honest. I was hoping for an upgrade on DG but I feel we've just got a decent backup. 

Injury-free, I still think the best signing for next season could be Chapman.

Well, we did need a back up for Graham so in a sense we have something we needed... I just don't think many of us would have wanted to pay £5m for that. Makes last season's Brereton signing even more confusing to me. He's now assumedly 3rd choice striker at the very least, and he's not likely to be first choice on the right side of midfield either. 

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really do need now to concentrate on GK and C/B and in a perfect world L/B 

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Just now, Tormund said:

True, somehow if we could it would be brilliant. Great young defender.

Tbh I’d prefer Ajayi!

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Just now, Hasta said:

A Birmingham fans I deal with through work asked me what I thought of Sam Gallagher when they signed him. I said "Don't expect a premier league striker. He's a bang average championship striker"

6 months later I saw him again and he said " he isn't even that good"

Whilst statistically he got a good return last time, I didn't think he was brilliant in general. A bit underwhelmed to be honest. I was hoping for an upgrade on DG but I feel we've just got a decent backup

Injury-free, I still think the best signing for next season could be Chapman.

I think that sums things up for me at the minute. We needed (still need) an upgrade on last season’s squad. Right now we have replaced two of the departures and brought in an understudy and have another understudy on trial.

Lambert brought in Graham on loan and he brought with him much needed quality and experience. Coyle convinced him to sign up permanently. (Coyle!). Mowbray doesn’t seem able to bring in the same kind of quality - despite having money to spend than Lambert could have dreamed of - and we are now relying on Gallagher to grow into the role.

Feels like there is going to be a sting in the tail of this window.

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As far as GK go ( totally random shout) what about the Everton back up/ benchwarmer Maarten Skelenburg? Former Dutch national 36 years old. He has made zero PL appearances the last two years. Think he might be a season long loan possibility? Risky obviously but has a great pedigree. 

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Just now, Auburn Rover said:

As far as GK go ( totally random shout) what about the Everton back up/ benchwarmer Maarten Skelenburg? Former Dutch national 36 years old. He has made zero PL appearances the last two years. Think he might be a season long loan possibility? Risky obviously but has a great pedigree. 

Didn't think he was that old, could Adrian be an option for us?

Other GK's on free.

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43 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

I know @Paul Mani mentioned him earlier but the more I think about it I just cant see it. If he's made available for loan then surely there will be better options than us available to him.

I genuinely believe it will be a signing of that level. Ajayi is better than him and Bauer imo

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Just now, Swanson said:

Didn't think he was that old, could Adrian be an option for us?

Other GK's on free.

Not many I've heard of tbh on that list , personally although I don't see nationality as an issue , the ability to communicate and organise is essential for a GK , so any keeper who doesn't speak Any English I would have to rule out , sure i recognise the Greek lad was he at Ajax or PSV one of the big Dutch clubs 

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Just now, Swanson said:

Didn't think he was that old, could Adrian be an option for us?

Other GK's on free.

I could put blindfold on and pick an upgrade from Raya from that list.

 

No idea what the hold up is.

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Just now, Fraserkirky said:

I could put blindfold on and pick an upgrade from Raya from that list.

 

No idea what the hold up is.

Ha ha ... We'd end up with Jake Kean 

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3 hours ago, Paul Mani said:

I think once the keeper and centre back situation is resolved there will be a feeling on here that we can compete to be in the top 6.

Hahahaha haha...ooh shit Ur being serious 

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3 hours ago, philipl said:

Both Olsson twins are currently free agents and are 31 years old.

Mary-kate and ashley?

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Just now, Fraserkirky said:

Chong the RW too?

 

Ajayi available for £2m. Leeds sniffing round now.

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I wouldn't be against bringing Martin Olsson back as we are desperately short of quality at LB. 

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Just now, Paul Mani said:

Ajayi available for £2m. Leeds sniffing round now.

Chuck Smallwood in the deal as well to seal it? We don't make a fee on Smallwood, but how many offers will there be? Plus, a set of wages off the books.

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