Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

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Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Enoch » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:49 pm

Knowledge is power, barnet. :)

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:08 pm

Enoch wrote:
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Knowledge is power, barnet. :)

It's never a waste.
Strikes me that centre-back and centre-mid, the two positions that this lad has played, are the two where we've got the most depth - albeit with some kids. Maybe those kids are themselves set to go out on loan, to clear space and get experience. Or maybe that's 2+2 but I woudn't be surprised to see Zouma, Brockbank, maybe even Edwards sent out elsewhere to learn on someone else's clock.
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Post by Enoch » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:20 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Strikes me that centre-back and centre-mid, the two positions that this lad has played, are the two where we've got the most depth - albeit with some kids.

Depth we may have but if the lad's going to be a League One equivalent of Craig Dawson, I'd take him and ship any of the current crop.

Knowing nothing about him doesn't help but it won't crush my optimism!

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Post by nicholaldo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:27 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Enoch wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Knowledge is power, barnet. :)

It's never a waste.
Strikes me that centre-back and centre-mid, the two positions that this lad has played, are the two where we've got the most depth - albeit with some kids. Maybe those kids are themselves set to go out on loan, to clear space and get experience. Or maybe that's 2+2 but I woudn't be surprised to see Zouma, Brockbank, maybe even Edwards sent out elsewhere to learn on someone else's clock.
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I noticed that Hill opted not to bring Brockbank on as a straight swap for Emmanuel on Tuesday night but instead moved Lowe from central midfield and brought Dodoo on. It might just be that he fancied making a tactical change (although Emmanuel was reportedly brought off because of illness) or he didn't want too much inexperience in his defensive line, but I thought it was a bit curious.

Sadly, I think the writing might be on the wall for Zouma. He'll be a free agent in the summer and there's little sign (as far as I can tell anyway) his manager has much faith in him.

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Post by nicholaldo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:28 pm

And we're going to lose Darcy tomorrow, aren't we? I can see it coming.

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Post by officer_dibble » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:47 pm

Bryan signed on loan, Nixon beat it by an hour ITK 😂

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:49 pm

CONFIRMED: We are delighted to announce the signing of Kean Bryan on loan from Premier League side Sheffield United until the end of the season.

(Potters off to find out who the feck he is :) )
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Enoch wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:20 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Strikes me that centre-back and centre-mid, the two positions that this lad has played, are the two where we've got the most depth - albeit with some kids.
Depth we may have but if the lad's going to be a League One equivalent of Craig Dawson, I'd take him and ship any of the current crop.

Knowing nothing about him doesn't help but it won't crush my optimism!
Well, quite. Some might wonder why we've hired someone we maybe can't have next season. I'm sure the long game is in mind, but the short game's been pretty shitty of late too.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:27 pm
I noticed that Hill opted not to bring Brockbank on as a straight swap for Emmanuel on Tuesday night but instead moved Lowe from central midfield and brought Dodoo on. It might just be that he fancied making a tactical change (although Emmanuel was reportedly brought off because of illness) or he didn't want too much inexperience in his defensive line, but I thought it was a bit curious.

Sadly, I think the writing might be on the wall for Zouma. He'll be a free agent in the summer and there's little sign (as far as I can tell anyway) his manager has much faith in him.
Emmanuel was ill and unlikely to last the 90. I suppose Hill might have thought that bringing on another defender - and one who, with the best will, isn't as attacking as Emmanuel - might not have been the best way to win the game. But equally, he may not have had faith in Brockbank. After all, last time Harry came on as a full-back it very quickly went very wrong.

I think and hope there's a player there but it wouldn't surprise me to see him go out on loan. The fact he has a contract here next season might help him stake a claim in our team, although a good loan spell would do more so.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:47 pm
Bryan signed on loan, Nixon beat it by an hour ITK 😂
But Nixon knows nothing! I know cos a bloke on the internet said so! :D
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(Potters off to find out who the feck he is :) )
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Just turned 23, 6ft 1, used to be a box-to-boxer then switched to centre-back. Mancunian, on City's books from age 11 to 22, ended up skippering their dev squad but never played a minute for the firsts.

As he neared 19 years of age he went to third-tier Bury for the 2016/17 season; played 13 times in all comps, arguably most notable moment being a bundle-prompting red card in the derby with Rochdale. Season after, he went to Oldham (also third tier), played 37 times and won their Young Player Of The Season award.

That summer, City released him but Sheffield United gave him a three-year contract (which therefore has 18 months to run). Blades haven't sent him out on loan and he's only made four appearances, all as sub, in his 18 months there so he needs to kick on. Huddersfield and Charlton were sniffing earlier in the window with a £750,000 fee mentioned, so I don't know why he's washed up on our shores. Maybe he won't and I've just wasted five minutes' research :D
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Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:13 pm

According tert th'office Shaker, he remembers Bryan as looking like an excellent prospect. We'll see, I guess.
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:13 pm

'A fee of £750,000 mentioned'. For a guy with 4 substitute appearances in 18 months. This moneyball approach could be a piece of piss.

Anyway, good luck to the lad
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Post by officer_dibble » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:18 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:13 pm
According tert th'office Shaker, he remembers Bryan as looking like an excellent prospect. We'll see, I guess.
I think it’s a decent signing. I know you value my transfer opinion :D

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Post by The_Gun » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:25 pm

Bryan certainly sounds like he should be an upgrade on what we have. Now if old Billy Beane Hill can unearth the next Messi by the end of tomorrow we might win a few games this season.

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Post by DJBlu » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:54 pm

Apparently Celtic are loaning Luca Connell out to Sunderland.

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:04 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:13 pm
According tert th'office Shaker, he remembers Bryan as looking like an excellent prospect. We'll see, I guess.
I think it’s a decent signing. I know you value my transfer opinion :D
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:42 pm

Just seen Hilly's pre-match prezzer. Describes the newbie as being a "Rolls Royce". Built for comfort rather than speed then? :D
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:05 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:42 pm
Just seen Hilly's pre-match prezzer. Describes the newbie as being a "Rolls Royce". Built for comfort rather than speed then? :D
Discussing this in the office the other day. It's taken to mean a rather large but smooth and classy player, when if it were more accurate it would mean an overpriced show-off that will cost a fortune to keep running... let's hope not!

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Post by Worthy4England » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:08 pm

Have we signed Veloso yet?

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Post by TonyDomingos » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:17 am

Worthy4England wrote:
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Have we signed Veloso yet?

I saw him in the bogs at Fanny's last night.

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Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by officer_dibble » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:21 am

Basically Bridcutt wants to play football - he would rather it wasn’t here, but he will if he has to. Can’t argue with that!

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