Some of my thoughts on where we find ourselves after a horrific deadline day.
Firstly, I think Tony Mowbray is the bees knees. He will be very honest when he talks next about the deadline, although he won’t be concerned. That was extremely painful the last 24hrs. Why have we not bid for Brereton weeks ago?
What is this no foreigner rule? Get the interested foreign based on your search engine Tony. Are our scouts not bothering to look too the continent? I know it’s risky, but is Your Freeneys and Whittinghams of this world. Bargains like Nzonzi out there.
Palmer be better bloody brilliant
Bauer, strange one, why have we gotten into a scrap with them? Just find out his price and say thanks very much,Charlton, we will get back to you. Would have been delighted to get him for 1.25-1.5m today.
Wharton rush? Why did we feel the urge to get rid of him so soon, could it not have waited?
Give Nyambe a new contract immediately. If Smallwood and Willliams get a contract for being bang average and sometimes poor, then Ryan needs one.
Disappointed to see Nmecha join Preston, bet he does well there.
Our Central Midfield options are actually okay for now. We have two hot prospects in there with Davenport and Travis, and two more experienced but limited guys. Also think Bennett’s best position is central Midfield. Rothwell feels unfortunately a lot like Gladwin II. I do wonder if Kasey Palmer play there with a more defensive minded guy like Smallwood or have Bennett do the covering. Might see that at home.
Is Chris Samba still available on a free and can we sign free transfers?
With regards to the loan market, I would have thought Chelsea and City, for example, would want to group their loanees out to particular clubs together. Would it not be easier to watch your prospects in a team? Improve teamwork, dynamics? Having said that, who have Chelsea got that’s surplus that fits our needs:
Micheal Hector(Centre-back), linked early on, maybe on C list. Not got a move yet. Fits the need, could sort out a permanent agreement I would have thought.
Charly Musonda, high rated attacking midfielder/left winger. Weird injury at Celtic and they shipped him back. Will be going out on loan again soon.
Special mention for Lucas Piazon. Coming back from injury but would a good addition I think.
Then the Pie in the sky Tammy Abraham dream.
I am concerned, as others have said, about the lack of cover at the three positions mentioned. CB, LE and husky Striker. Hopefully we can arrange suitable deals for Bauer or Hector, Chapman or Musonda and Ben Brereton before the end of August.