Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by jmjhb » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:47 pm

Clough Jnr didn't appreciate it at all. He turned his phone off for the entire day. :D

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by nicholaldo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:52 pm

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Clough Jnr didn't appreciate it at all. He turned his phone off for the entire day. :D

He's clearly his father's son then. I imagine that's exactly the sort of manoeuvre Brian would pull if he was about in this day and age!

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Spartan2 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:24 pm

Regarding, Doige all the signs are wrong, league 2 etc., but his highlights look good (doesn't everyone's?). He does seem to have all the attributes you'd want, quick, powerful, great leaps for headers, also KA and parky are no fools, they're not likely to splash the only money we've spent in years on a poor player. Can't wait to see how good he is. Could he play left wing instead of Wildschut/Buckly? I wouldn't be dropping McGennis anytime soon, 442 seems unlikely.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by TonyDomingos » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:29 pm

On a point of order.

Although DSB has clearly initiated one of the most productive transfer threads in recent seasons, now that the window has SLAMMED shut, are we obliged to close the thread and start a new one for January?
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Enoch » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:37 am

TonyDomingos wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:29 pm
On a point of order.
You getting 'em in!

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by TonyDomingos » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:35 am

Enoch wrote:
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TonyDomingos wrote:
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On a point of order.
You getting 'em in!

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Jugs » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:33 pm

Spartan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Regarding, Doige all the signs are wrong, league 2 etc., but his highlights look good (doesn't everyone's?). He does seem to have all the attributes you'd want, quick, powerful, great leaps for headers, also KA and parky are no fools, they're not likely to splash the only money we've spent in years on a poor player. Can't wait to see how good he is. Could he play left wing instead of Wildschut/Buckly? I wouldn't be dropping McGennis anytime soon, 442 seems unlikely.
We'll see. Signs are that Boyce was the first choice all day.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:41 pm

Jugs wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Spartan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Regarding, Doige all the signs are wrong, league 2 etc., but his highlights look good (doesn't everyone's?). He does seem to have all the attributes you'd want, quick, powerful, great leaps for headers, also KA and parky are no fools, they're not likely to splash the only money we've spent in years on a poor player. Can't wait to see how good he is. Could he play left wing instead of Wildschut/Buckly? I wouldn't be dropping McGennis anytime soon, 442 seems unlikely.
We'll see. Signs are that Boyce was the first choice all day.
Parky said Doidge was his first choice. As did Ken.

We wanted to sign 2 and Boyce was the second.

But I don't believe Parky is a liar. After the Preston game he said he was asked on Thursday if he could only have one of the three which he would most want and he said "me and my staff wanted Christian as first priority - he's been on the list a while".

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Jugs » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:55 pm

Just seems odd that we made 'several' bids for Boyce - including one that was around a mill - AND a £900,000 offer for Doige.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Prufrock » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:58 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Jugs wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Spartan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Regarding, Doige all the signs are wrong, league 2 etc., but his highlights look good (doesn't everyone's?). He does seem to have all the attributes you'd want, quick, powerful, great leaps for headers, also KA and parky are no fools, they're not likely to splash the only money we've spent in years on a poor player. Can't wait to see how good he is. Could he play left wing instead of Wildschut/Buckly? I wouldn't be dropping McGennis anytime soon, 442 seems unlikely.
We'll see. Signs are that Boyce was the first choice all day.
Parky said Doidge was his first choice. As did Ken.

We wanted to sign 2 and Boyce was the second.

But I don't believe Parky is a liar. After the Preston game he said he was asked on Thursday if he could only have one of the three which he would most want and he said "me and my staff wanted Christian as first priority - he's been on the list a while".
Hmm, I don't think he's a "liar" as such, but I also don't think he's going to come out and publicly describe his new striker as anything other than first choice all along.
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:20 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:58 pm
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Jugs wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Spartan2 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Regarding, Doige all the signs are wrong, league 2 etc., but his highlights look good (doesn't everyone's?). He does seem to have all the attributes you'd want, quick, powerful, great leaps for headers, also KA and parky are no fools, they're not likely to splash the only money we've spent in years on a poor player. Can't wait to see how good he is. Could he play left wing instead of Wildschut/Buckly? I wouldn't be dropping McGennis anytime soon, 442 seems unlikely.
We'll see. Signs are that Boyce was the first choice all day.
Parky said Doidge was his first choice. As did Ken.

We wanted to sign 2 and Boyce was the second.

But I don't believe Parky is a liar. After the Preston game he said he was asked on Thursday if he could only have one of the three which he would most want and he said "me and my staff wanted Christian as first priority - he's been on the list a while".
Hmm, I don't think he's a "liar" as such, but I also don't think he's going to come out and publicly describe his new striker as anything other than first choice all along.
He didn't have to say anything. Could just say "we're really pleased to get him" etc etc...

To specifically and unprompted say he was their "first choice" suggests to me that we take that at face value! Especially considering the significant financial outlay.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by GhostoftheBok » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:05 pm

Doidge looks a very similar player to Wyke, so I can well believe he was one Parky had high on his list. With the way his career has gone, working his way up and even dropping out of the game for a while, you'd like him to make it. It's a good story.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:40 pm

The fax in Ken's pocket will prove the truth and ....oh, er wait....would it be an e-mail or Tweet? :wink:
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:55 pm

So when did we last have a TW better than this one?

We started off with an XI that would've imho finished bottom by 20 points minimum, to having two XI's of Championship standard, and a best XI that looks pretty decent. I score it 9.5/10. DSB to start all TW threads from now on :)

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by jmjhb » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:11 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:55 pm
So when did we last have a TW better than this one?

We started off with an XI that would've imho finished bottom by 20 points minimum, to having two XI's of Championship standard, and a best XI that looks pretty decent. I score it 9.5/10. DSB to start all TW threads from now on :)
Probably about 12 years ago!

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by TonyDomingos » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:23 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:55 pm
So when did we last have a TW better than this one?

We started off with an XI that would've imho finished bottom by 20 points minimum, to having two XI's of Championship standard, and a best XI that looks pretty decent. I score it 9.5/10. DSB to start all TW threads from now on :)

Indeed. As long as the next one isn't titled Speak and Sell (which, I suspect, is a pun only DSB and I will share!).
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Prufrock » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:11 am

Parkys first, before the league 1 season, was pretty good I'll have you know.
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:36 am

Prufrock wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:11 am
Parkys first, before the league 1 season, was pretty good I'll have you know.
Hmm. Chris Taylor, Lewis Buxton, Keshi Anderson, Jamie Proctor...

Not sure it was all that stellar, Beevers and Taylor aside. Mind not for one second blaming PP. Club was a mess and he was under embargo shopping in the absolute bargain basement - even then Ken et al only managed to register the new signings a few hours before the season kicked off!

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:02 am

Glad to have contributed my small part, missus.

A good window. Maybe by the next one, we might already have been getting signatures - on contract extensions. I like the churn as long as it works in our favour - certainly keeps it busy on threads like this - but at some point we need to tie the better players down for longer, either for stability or finance through resale.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:45 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:02 am
Glad to have contributed my small part, missus.

A good window. Maybe by the next one, we might already have been getting signatures - on contract extensions. I like the churn as long as it works in our favour - certainly keeps it busy on threads like this - but at some point we need to tie the better players down for longer, either for stability or finance through resale.
Especially now we have a base. I think everyone agrees this is a far more robust, and competent championship squad.

We're at the point whereby if we could add 2 players with genuine quality (who knows Doidge MIGHT be one) we could seriously think about a dart at the play offs. Likelihood is we'll be those 2 short of that and missing genuine quality matters a lot.

However, its night and day compared to what we had last season. Night and day.

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