Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread

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Re: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread

Post by truewhite15 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:15 pm

That is a stunning signing. Could well be the best player in the league. Wow.

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Post by irie Cee Bee » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:15 pm

Maddison: What a signing for us. Evatt now has the tools. Hope he (Evatt) is as good as he believes because the Board has backed him in this market. Its the Hope that kills. I now have hope that maybe we can get into the playoffs this season.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:16 pm

Maddison
'As soon as I heard Bolton Wanderers were interested in me they immediately became my number one choice. Bolton are a big club and are in a position they shouldn’t be. I am going to do my best to help them get back to where they belong. As a winger, goals and assists are a huge part of my game and I’m really looking forward to playing for the club.
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Post by Bertie Wooster » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:25 pm

Very good signing Maddison, absolute quality player - I just wish it had been permanent & not on loan.

He can score goals from long range & takes a great free kick as well, so our set pieces should improve - saying that they couldn't get any worse.

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Post by officer_dibble » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:26 pm

truewhite15 wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:15 pm
That is a stunning signing. Could well be the best player in the league. Wow.
I said that Lee would be the best player in the league (if he’s 100% fit). Lee / Sarce / Maddison is some prospect! Looking forward to this - it’s a shop window move by him I guess; he could still fancy a crack at the championship next season. But Evatt will be trying to sell the club. Just wish we were there to watch...

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Post by nicholaldo » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:27 pm

I have major reservations about Maddison's attitude and the effect he might have on the dressing room but his talent certainly isn't in question.

Exciting.

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Post by nicholaldo » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:30 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:26 pm
truewhite15 wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:15 pm
That is a stunning signing. Could well be the best player in the league. Wow.
I said that Lee would be the best player in the league (if he’s 100% fit). Lee / Sarce / Maddison is some prospect! Looking forward to this - it’s a shop window move by him I guess; he could still fancy a crack at the championship next season. But Evatt will be trying to sell the club. Just wish we were there to watch...

I think the fact it's only a loan signing despite him being out of contract at the end of the season would pretty much confirm that.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:34 pm

nicholaldo wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:30 pm
officer_dibble wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:26 pm
truewhite15 wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:15 pm
That is a stunning signing. Could well be the best player in the league. Wow.
I said that Lee would be the best player in the league (if he’s 100% fit). Lee / Sarce / Maddison is some prospect! Looking forward to this - it’s a shop window move by him I guess; he could still fancy a crack at the championship next season. But Evatt will be trying to sell the club. Just wish we were there to watch...

I think the fact it's only a loan signing despite him being out of contract at the end of the season would pretty much confirm that.
Keeping his options open and so are we, but it's worth noting he could easily have signed a short-erm contract. The loan may be because Charlton are happy to pay some of his wages, or because we couldn't match them under the salary cap.

Anyway, switching back for a moment - interesting piece on Dapo Afolayan - thought I recognised the name - he scored against Donny in the Cup recently

https://thesetpieces.com/interviews/dap ... on-league/

More than that, though - sounds like a strong character, he's made some bold career decisions in his time

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:54 pm

Couple of things

• Even ignoring Crellin and White we now have six loan signings (Jensen, John, Jackson, Maddison, Elbo, Dapo) and we're only allowed five in the matchday squad. Might be LB
• I make it we now have 25 overage players but that includes White (who we're trying to send back), plus Liam Edwards (contracted till summer 2022 but permainjured). Also option to deregister Mascoll or Hickman, perhaps

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:58 pm

Michael Bailey, who covers Norwich for The Athletic, says Regan Riley went for a six-figure fee. Not bad for a schoolboy. Think there are clauses too.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:02 pm

BREAKING

Club confirms Crawford joins Tranmere on loan

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Post by officer_dibble » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:14 pm

Hope he’s shite for them! Petty? Moi?

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:15 pm

Useful MJ Williams guide from a Blackpool fan on TrottersBlog. He may look like the sort of bloke you find in the smoking shed outside the pub, but he's apparently "a fighter" who's "tall, competitive and can pick a pass. When he tackles someone, they generally stay tackled... He can play it long or short and will add bite to a midfield. He's got a decent shot on him as well... He's not all bite, he has more than a bit of creativity about him as well though, especially if he's got a bit of time on the ball."

https://www.trottersblog.co.uk/posts/wh ... j-williams

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:36 pm

Bertie Wooster wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:42 pm
I can't wait for that promised 'marquee' signing !

David Nugent anyone.
Gone to Tranmere. Course he has.

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Post by Bijou Bob » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 pm

The writing is on the wall after today. It's all heading for us playing Tranmere in the play off final.
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Post by officer_dibble » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:05 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 pm
The writing is on the wall after today. It's all heading for us playing Tranmere in the play off final.
Beats getting relegated!

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Post by sonicthewhite » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:18 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:05 pm
Bijou Bob wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 pm
The writing is on the wall after today. It's all heading for us playing Tranmere in the play off final.
Beats getting relegated!
Especially if we beat them in the final :wink:
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Post by officer_dibble » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:50 pm

Ha, they’ve beaten us 5-1 on aggregate and I’m not even going to mention the obvious memory that would bring most out in cold sweats. Nugent is a cracking signing for them. I’m not betting Crawford will set the world alight but he must like playing for Keith, and he did pick up a few assists - he doesn’t fit into Evatts system now so it’s a good move all round.

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Post by Mar » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:59 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:50 pm
Ha, they’ve beaten us 5-1 on aggregate and I’m not even going to mention the obvious memory that would bring most out in cold sweats. Nugent is a cracking signing for them. I’m not betting Crawford will set the world alight but he must like playing for Keith, and he did pick up a few assists - he doesn’t fit into Evatts system now so it’s a good move all round.
That whole Crawford thing is a bit of a sorry state of affairs. Signed in what seemed to be the person to build a team around he never delivered and looked wanting under Evatt. Maybe a work rate thing, somewhat of an expensive luxury?

Either way the interviews for Crawford seemed like he was re-signing because he didn't want to uplift his family. After the last season we had it's hardly surprising if he's not all there mentally to give 100% per game. Tranmere's probably a good move for him tbf.

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