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A good player when HSV were in the Bundesliga the season before last. Lost form last season. 

Has trained with Rot Weiss Essen recently.

HSV are a basket case of a club who are only now looking capable. They are a bit of a joke in Germany so there could be a million reasons why it didn't work out for him. 

Likes making forward runs. Not a defensive midfielder. On his day, much better than any player we have now.

Deep lying pass-picker, technically gifted. 

Could be coup. Let's hope it's another triumph for our under the radar scouting network.

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6 hours ago, DE. said:

Don't we already have Dack and Rothwell who can play the Cairney AMC role though? 

Dack plays off the striker or even false 9 at the moment. Rothwell mostly plays on the wing and neither are left footed so I wouldn't compare them to Cairney and Holtby. 

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Mowbray said in the LT today that we also looked at re signing Lucas Joao.

Our striking search seems to have lacked a little imagination this summer, were Marvin Emnes, Anthony Stokes and Fode Koita also considered?!

Still feel like a prolific striker could have been the key, Gallagher is both the most underwhelming signing IMO that we made this summer and also the only one that cost a transfer fee. The other 6 look in the main to have very much improved us.

Still think Graham is out on his own as our best striker, regardless of age.

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We do usually seem to have a small gene pool when it comes to recruitment. That’s why the Holtby signing is so interesting. A real wild card - and potential joker in the pack by the looks of things.

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12 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Mowbray said in the LT today that we also looked at re signing Lucas Joao.

Our striking search seems to have lacked a little imagination this summer, were Marvin Emnes, Anthony Stokes and Fode Koita also considered?!

Still feel like a prolific striker could have been the key, Gallagher is both the most underwhelming signing IMO that we made this summer and also the only one that cost a transfer fee. The other 6 look in the main to have very much improved us.

Still think Graham is out on his own as our best striker, regardless of age.

didn't we look at him in the same summer as we bought Brereton instead? 

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55 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

didn't we look at him in the same summer as we bought Brereton instead? 

A poor decision then Chaddy?

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1 hour ago, chaddyrovers said:

didn't we look at him in the same summer as we bought Brereton instead? 

Joao let Mowbray down in the relegation season, him and Emnes just played when they could be arsed. i.e when Utd came to town.  

Edited by Sparks Rover

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6 hours ago, Fraserkirky said:

Tough one, but if you offered me Joao or Gallagher both at 5m, I think I would take Joao.

Neither are world beaters on a regular basis but I think Joao would get us more goals. However Joao or Brererton is a no brainer.

Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces

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Joao has by far the more natural skill and ability than both rovers strikers but just like ravel Morrison and many more he will never fulfill it due to a poor attitude and work ethic. That reason alone I would rather have Gallagher and Brereton than joao

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1 hour ago, Oldgregg86 said:

Joao has by far the more natural skill and ability than both rovers strikers but just like ravel Morrison and many more he will never fulfill it due to a poor attitude and work ethic. That reason alone I would rather have Gallagher and Brereton than joao

Exactly would have Gallagher or Bereton everyday of the week. Joao was a lazy arse when here. It appears Reading fans think the same. Attitude before apptitude at this level every time. The option with players like joao is one good game in ten or a player like Gallagher who works his socks off every game. 

Apparently when Mowbray took over him and Emenes turned up late for the game and where sent out of the team talk. Did they care no laughing in the corridor. He reminds me of the bad days when you looked at our players and it made you embarrassed. Waste of time and space and in reality not that good. I’m at a loss how anyone could find anything positive to say without a short memory.

 

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26 minutes ago, Boroblue said:

Exactly would have Gallagher or Bereton everyday of the week. Joao was a lazy arse when here. It appears Reading fans think the same. Attitude before apptitude at this level every time. The option with players like joao is one good game in ten or a player like Gallagher who works his socks off every game. 

Apparently when Mowbray took over him and Emenes turned up late for the game and where sent out of the team talk. Did they care no laughing in the corridor. He reminds me of the bad days when you looked at our players and it made you embarrassed. Waste of time and space and in reality not that good. I’m at a loss how anyone could find anything positive to say without a short memory.

 

Spot on

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On 28/07/2019 at 23:20, briansol said:

Looks like a proper defender. Can head and likes a tackle

 

If only !!! 
I see he is in Croatia squad to play Wales this weekend .We always knew we would regret no getting one like this in and after 12 games we look in bother with defensive injuries . What a surprise eh Tony?

any body still think we are dark horses???

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Kinda scary to think that Gallagher was the only player we paid money for this summer. Everyone else was a freebie or a loan deal. And we got £3m for Raya, so that's only a £2m net spend.

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5 minutes ago, Amo said:

Kinda scary to think that Gallagher was the only player we paid money for this summer. Everyone else was a freebie or a loan deal. And we got £3m for Raya, so that's only a £2m net spend.

£2 mill wasted so far. What do you think he'd be like at centre half ?

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11 minutes ago, Amo said:

Kinda scary to think that Gallagher was the only player we paid money for this summer. Everyone else was a freebie or a loan deal. And we got £3m for Raya, so that's only a £2m net spend.

Money for Nuttall too

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Just now, Miller11 said:

Money for Nuttall too

True. Doubt we got much for him, though.

Preston, Leeds, Swansea all spent peanuts this summer, so I shouldn't be giving Mowbray excuses. And we've been able to keep hold of Dack for another year. 

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I would like to see Brereton/Gallagher play as a striker with both Dack and Holtby in behind. Two players who can thread a ball and are creative in thought may help our goal scoring issues. 

We have to somehow make one of them a player. 

I don't think being played out wide helps either at all. They will also most likely be 'training wide' as well, so switching between the two different roles cannot be easy. They are very different roles. 

 

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1 hour ago, Amo said:

True. Doubt we got much for him, though.

Was 500k or 750k I think. I forget which.

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