Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

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Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Jugs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:21 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Sounds like Murphy is done.

Must say of the newbs I've only seen enough to comment of Murphy, Bridcutt and O'Grady. O'Grady never impressed but the other two are absolute top drawer for where we are. Will be delighted if that's the case. Plus bodies. And someone who's scored at the Reebok!
Murphy - top, top quality.

O Grady is a mean bastard. Doesn't score many but will offer strength and experience up top

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Post by Jugs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:25 pm

Murphy signs!

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Post by taddyontoast » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:11 pm
taddyontoast wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:57 pm
It is being said (by Marc Iles, chiefly) that we've been talking to Celic about some fellah called Dodoo...

surely too good to miss? A proper ding-dong-do-doo....
Rangers isn't it?

Ex Leicester who scored a hat trick at Gigg a few seasons ago
ahh - yeah - probably right! Rangers/Celtic - scottish clubs - basically the same thing... (see also Australia/New Zealand... America/Canada... Denmark/Norway/Sweden...) :wink:

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Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 pm

Best deadline day ever!

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Post by officer_dibble » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:32 pm

Haha it’s the most we’ve done on deadline day.

Murphy and Bridcutt would be reasonable championship players. So that’s a mega plus and kudos to Hill and the new owners there. The others, I have no idea! But Emanuel at least has championship experience. The centre half I am told should be decent at this level, but is supposedly slow (and at 33 isn’t young!). We needed wide players and full backs and got them.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:38 pm

Not pretending to know too much about most, but the handling has been brilliant. To get so many in on day one as management gives me great hope for the future. One thing's for sure, nobody will be bullying Bolton kids anymore. Get in...

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Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Jugs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:38 pm

Still got O'Neil to get over the line

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Post by taddyontoast » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:38 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:32 pm
The others, I have no idea! But Emanuel at least has championship experience.
yeah but.... are we allowing gloves at the Reebok Macron Unibol Poundworld now?? :shock:

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Post by DJBlu » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:40 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Haha it’s the most we’ve done on deadline day.

Murphy and Bridcutt would be reasonable championship players. So that’s a mega plus and kudos to Hill and the new owners there. The others, I have no idea! But Emanuel at least has championship experience. The centre half I am told should be decent at this level, but is supposedly slow (and at 33 isn’t young!). We needed wide players and full backs and got them.
David Wheater is 1 year younger and isn't the fastest either. I'd say it could be like for like.

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Post by jmjhb » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:40 pm

Hill has had 2 days, there might be question marks over the likes of O'Grady and Bunney but at least he will know their strengths and weaknesses

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:47 pm

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Hill has had 2 days, there might be question marks over the likes of O'Grady and Bunney but at least he will know their strengths and weaknesses
Think this is why it was crucial to bring a manager in. Would these lads have signed without knowing a forthcoming manager would fancy them?

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Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:48 pm

So:

----------------------------Matthews------------------------------
Emmanuel-----------Hobbs------------Wright----------Bunney
----------------------Bridcutt--------Murphy(L)---------------------
--Verlinden------------------Crawford------------------Buckley----
-----------------------------Murhpy(D)---------------------------------

Subs:

Alnwick
Lowe
Edwards/Zouma
Politic
O'Grady
Weir
Earl

Looks competitive:

All aboard the Great Escape Train :oyea:

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:52 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:48 pm
So:

----------------------------Matthews------------------------------
Emmanuel-----------Hobbs------------Wright----------Bunney
----------------------Bridcutt--------Murphy(L)---------------------
--Verlinden------------------Crawford------------------Buckley----
-----------------------------Murhpy(D)---------------------------------

Subs:

Alnwick
Lowe
Edwards/Zouma
Politic
O'Grady
Weir
Earl

Looks competitive:

All aboard the Great Escape Train :oyea:
Lowe and Weir both ahead of Luke Murphy for me. Hill might work miracles with him I guess but thus far....

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Post by Jugs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Not to dwell but I do think it's a shame Oz couldn't hang on.

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Post by Prufrock » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:56 pm

So going off a 23 man squad is that:

GK: Matthews, Alnwick
RB: Emmanuel, Brockbank
CB: Hobbs, Wright, Edwards, Zouma
LB: Bunney, Earl
CM: Lowe, Bridcutt, Murphy, Weir, Darcy
Wide: Verlinden, Buckley, Crawford, Politic, ??
CF: Murphy, O'Grady, Hall.

Add Gaz O'Neil tomorrow (or a winger if Buckley is going to play centrally) and looks good to me. We should at the v least be competitive now
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Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:59 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:56 pm
So going off a 23 man squad is that:

GK: Matthews, Alnwick
RB: Emmanuel, Brockbank
CB: Hobbs, Wright, Edwards, Zouma
LB: Bunney, Earl
CM: Lowe, Bridcutt, Murphy, Weir, Darcy
Wide: Verlinden, Buckley, Crawford, Politic, ??
CF: Murphy, O'Grady, Hall.

Add Gaz O'Neil tomorrow (or a winger if Buckley is going to play centrally) and looks good to me. We should at the v least be competitive now
Not sure Darcy and Politic count yet. Jimmy Phillips said we could sign 12 and we’ve signed 9, not sure if Hobbs was done when he said 12, so 2 or 3 more spaces.

Gary O Neill did a shrug shoulders emoji when asked if coming back so not sure that one will happen. Perhaps not someone Hill fancies?

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Post by Bertie Wooster » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:05 pm

What a day, topped off with the signing of Murphy....I'd say that we actually have a team better than last year, with a manager who likes to play decent football.

We at least should have a chance of staying up with these signings.

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Post by Prufrock » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:06 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:56 pm
So going off a 23 man squad is that:

GK: Matthews, Alnwick
RB: Emmanuel, Brockbank
CB: Hobbs, Wright, Edwards, Zouma
LB: Bunney, Earl
CM: Lowe, Bridcutt, Murphy, Weir, Darcy
Wide: Verlinden, Buckley, Crawford, Politic, ??
CF: Murphy, O'Grady, Hall.

Add Gaz O'Neil tomorrow (or a winger if Buckley is going to play centrally) and looks good to me. We should at the v least be competitive now
Not sure Darcy and Politic count yet. Jimmy Phillips said we could sign 12 and we’ve signed 9, not sure if Hobbs was done when he said 12, so 2 or 3 more spaces.

Gary O Neill did a shrug shoulders emoji when asked if coming back so not sure that one will happen. Perhaps not someone Hill fancies?


I meant more for a working squad than for registration numbers. Think Brockbank, Hall, Darcy and Politic are the kids who looked "up to it" in terms of a squad place. Edwards probably too. Zouma I'm less sure of. Would take one more CB and central midfielder in an ideal world.
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Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by DJBlu » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:08 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:56 pm
So going off a 23 man squad is that:

GK: Matthews, Alnwick
RB: Emmanuel, Brockbank
CB: Hobbs, Wright, Edwards, Zouma
LB: Bunney, Earl
CM: Lowe, Bridcutt, Murphy, Weir, Darcy
Wide: Verlinden, Buckley, Crawford, Politic, ??
CF: Murphy, O'Grady, Hall.

Add Gaz O'Neil tomorrow (or a winger if Buckley is going to play centrally) and looks good to me. We should at the v least be competitive now
Not sure Darcy and Politic count yet. Jimmy Phillips said we could sign 12 and we’ve signed 9, not sure if Hobbs was done when he said 12, so 2 or 3 more spaces.

Gary O Neill did a shrug shoulders emoji when asked if coming back so not sure that one will happen. Perhaps not someone Hill fancies?
He's only given Buckley a short contract to Jan so maybe he has other ideas about the team last year.

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:47 pm

Jugs wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:04 pm
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Josh Emannuel??
Iles says 'don't think anyone saw that coming!'

I didn't as I've never heard of him!
:D The only one I've heard of is Will Buckley
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