Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Where fellow sufferers gather to share the pain, longing and unrequited transfer requests that make being a Wanderer what it is...

Moderator: Zulus Thousand of em

Post Reply
Prufrock
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 20094
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Prufrock » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:53 am

In other transfer news apparently AC Milan are about to pay Wigan £10m for old Antoneeeeeee Robinson.

Make of that what you will!
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

TonyDomingos
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 2101
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:27 pm
Location: Sarf East London

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by TonyDomingos » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:16 am

Prufrock wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:53 am
In other transfer news apparently AC Milan are about to pay Wigan £10m for old Antoneeeeeee Robinson.

Make of that what you will!

Typo? There's an "m" too many in the fee.
Às armas, às armas!
Sobre a terra, sobre o mar,
Às armas, às armas!
Pela Pátria lutar!
Contra os canhões marchar, marchar!

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35942
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:59 am

I see that Antoneeeeeeeeee's about to sign for Johnny Foreigner for several million bucks.
May the bridges I burn light your way

Prufrock
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 20094
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Prufrock » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 am

Have you got me on mute :D?
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35942
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:21 am

Prufrock wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 am
Have you got me on mute :D?
:lol:

Sorry, mate. I really must get into the habit of reading stuff. :D
May the bridges I burn light your way

User avatar
Dave Sutton's barnet
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 17374
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 4:00 pm
Location: Hanging on in quiet desperation
Contact:

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:49 am

Looks like Wolves striker Benny Ashley Seal is going to Accy instead of us.

70 minutes left to register someone for tomorrow.

Oh and I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it but Antoneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Robinson’s going to AC Mil[gunshot]

Prufrock
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 20094
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Prufrock » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:00 am

fuken Aquaplane.
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35942
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:32 pm

Talk of Omar Beckles joining from Shrewsbury. Saw him play one of his first games for Accy a few years back after they'd signed him from non-league. He was outstanding. Anyway, being as we'd sponsored the game I got to pick the motm and award it to him at the end. I thought he was going to burst into tears. Genuinely appreciative, lovely fella, good defender. What's not to like? :)
May the bridges I burn light your way

Worthy4England
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 23439
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Worthy4England » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:48 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
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 :) )
I think there's been a comms breakdown, Hill said to Kenyon that need needed players who were hungry and KEEN!

On another note - Sheff Utd's new £22m signing has described it as a dream come true - has he ever fcuking seen Sheffield?!?!?!

DJBlu
Site Admin
Posts: 3949
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:38 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by DJBlu » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:00 pm

Bridcutt and Clough doing the rumours with Marc Iles.

Reckons 1 might be permanent.

Prufrock
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 20094
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Prufrock » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:17 pm

I imagine of the two that'd be Zach :D. If not, fair f*cks to somebody's powers of persuasion! (Could be Bridders till the end of the season I suppose).

Obvs struggled since he went away but he was excellent last time we were in League 1, if we can get him right he'd be great for next season.

Thought Hill had signed him (and then not really played him) at Dale though?
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

User avatar
Dave Sutton's barnet
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 17374
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 4:00 pm
Location: Hanging on in quiet desperation
Contact:

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:36 pm

Think Zach had some injury niggles at Dale. I'd like him to return, not just sentimentally but constructively: we need more creators and at his best he can see runs and passes. Keith Hill seems to know a forward when he sees one.

However, Zach's got 18 months on his contract. So unless it's a loan, it would take an extraordinary amount of contractual largesse from Forest, him or both. That's much more likely with Bridcutt, if he doesn't get a better offer in the next few hours.

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35942
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:42 pm

See, I said back int' day and I still maintain that whoever came in for either Clough or Vela should've taken them as a pair as they brought the best out of each other. How's Vela getting on at Easter Road?
May the bridges I burn light your way

bristol_Wanderer3
Dedicated
Dedicated
Posts: 1713
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:53 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:46 pm

Shame about Benny Ashley-Seal. He would've been ideal for us imho. A pacy forward player who can take some of the goalsoring burden from Murphy. I hope we now get Clough for the same reason.

If the Beckles story is accurate, not sure why we are after more central defenders? Hobbs, Nsiala, Bryan, Edwards, Zouma, Brockbank is surely enough for 19 more games?

LeverEnd
Legend
Legend
Posts: 8190
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:18 pm
Location: Dirty Leeds

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by LeverEnd » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:58 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:42 pm
See, I said back int' day and I still maintain that whoever came in for either Clough or Vela should've taken them as a pair as they brought the best out of each other. How's Vela getting on at Easter Road?
He's left for Gay Meadow. They could play against each other soon.
...

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 35942
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:02 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:42 pm
See, I said back int' day and I still maintain that whoever came in for either Clough or Vela should've taken them as a pair as they brought the best out of each other. How's Vela getting on at Easter Road?
He's left for Gay Meadow. They could play against each other soon.
Oh, so that went well then?!
May the bridges I burn light your way

Worthy4England
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 23439
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Worthy4England » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:07 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Shame about Benny Ashley-Seal. He would've been ideal for us imho. A pacy forward player who can take some of the goalsoring burden from Murphy. I hope we now get Clough for the same reason.

If the Beckles story is accurate, not sure why we are after more central defenders? Hobbs, Nsiala, Bryan, Edwards, Zouma, Brockbank is surely enough for 19 more games?
We want to try them all out at left-back!

Worthy4England
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 23439
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 pm

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Worthy4England » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:08 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:17 pm
I imagine of the two that'd be Zach :D. If not, fair f*cks to somebody's powers of persuasion! (Could be Bridders till the end of the season I suppose).

Obvs struggled since he went away but he was excellent last time we were in League 1, if we can get him right he'd be great for next season.

Thought Hill had signed him (and then not really played him) at Dale though?
Iles seems to be imagining that it's Bridcutt, a couple of mins back - said he'd had confirmation from Club.

User avatar
Dave Sutton's barnet
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 17374
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 4:00 pm
Location: Hanging on in quiet desperation
Contact:

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:15 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:02 pm
LeverEnd wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:42 pm
See, I said back int' day and I still maintain that whoever came in for either Clough or Vela should've taken them as a pair as they brought the best out of each other. How's Vela getting on at Easter Road?
He's left for Gay Meadow. They could play against each other soon.
Oh, so that went well then?!
Started nine of the first 10 league games under Paul Heckingbottom, who signed him. Sadly they only won one of those 10 games and Heckingbottom was sacked. He hasn't even been in a matchday squad since, either under the caretaker or new boss Jack Ross.

Had we had a pot to piss in he might have been back here - a perfect example of picking up unwanted players who can do a job. So it goes.

User avatar
Dave Sutton's barnet
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 17374
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 4:00 pm
Location: Hanging on in quiet desperation
Contact:

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:19 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:46 pm
If the Beckles story is accurate, not sure why we are after more central defenders? Hobbs, Nsiala, Bryan, Edwards, Zouma, Brockbank is surely enough for 19 more games?
I don't get the Beckles story at all, although Iles seems convinced we've asked. Yes his contract is elapsing but he's been a regular starter so I don't understand why Shrews would let him go - it's not like we can pay a transfer fee. And if we loaned him (again, why would they allow it?) it would mean we've used three of our five loans on centre-backs.

Speaking of loans, I imagine Hill is trying to palm off Zouma, Brockbank and possibly Edwards to get playing experience and clear squad spaces - but at some point it becomes a risk that we won't get players in.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 49 guests