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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 06:13:35 PM »
.... It must be best to turn a deaf ear to all rumours for the next two or three weeks.

Agree.
...Although for 'weeks' read 'years'.
That made me laugh.  Although the reality is that there will be plenty whose visits to this thread will be interspaced by 'days' or 'hours'.

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
Jermaine Defoe if we go up?

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 06:44:52 PM »
Reckon we'll definitely go back in for Steve Mounie if we go up

Cracking year in France. Big move ahead for him.

A big move to us hopefully!


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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2017, 08:41:01 PM »
Jermaine Defoe if we go up?

I rate him, could be a good move, Massive wages though and think Slavisa prefers a big man up top.
Just don't think its a signing our current transfer team would make. Think we will look to sign players approaching their prime with good sell-on value.
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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2017, 09:30:24 PM »
Jermaine Defoe if we go up?

I rate him, could be a good move, Massive wages though and think Slavisa prefers a big man up top.
Just don't think its a signing our current transfer team would make. Think we will look to sign players approaching their prime with good sell-on value.

We also need to sign someone who has a higher rate of shot percentage. I seem to remember that Jermain is quite a wasteful striker

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2017, 11:46:33 PM »
Let's try not to sign players on high wages in their mid-30s


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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2017, 12:09:37 AM »
According to the Albion forum, Cairney is heading their way if we don't go up .
http://www.northstandchat.com/showthread.php?351087-Who-would-you-like-to-win-the-play-offs/page8

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2017, 08:19:52 AM »
Let's try not to sign players on high wages in their mid-30s
This  :plus one:
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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 08:20:16 AM »
According to the Albion forum, Cairney is heading their way if we don't go up .
http://www.northstandchat.com/showthread.php?351087-Who-would-you-like-to-win-the-play-offs/page8
Do they have evidence or do they just want it to happen?
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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 11:12:37 AM »
If Sigurdsson, Thanos, LVC and Cyriac came good in the same way Ream and Kebano have done, and all we did in the summer was made our loan signings permanent, I'd be happy. Of course all those "ifs" won't happen but the point is, for me, the inbound business we do just needs to reflect who from the current squad gets cast off /poached.

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 07:22:48 AM »
 
This Celtic title-winner would be an ideal replacement for star man at Fulham

Fulham attacking midfielder Tom Cairney has grabbed the headlines for all the right reasons this season, with the Scotland international potentially helping in returning Premier League football to Craven Cottage.

If the west London outfit do happen to fail in their play-off campaign then it’s likely a top-flight club will come sniffing, and persuade the midfielder to pack his bags to leave the Cottagers.

In case that scenario does occur, then manager Slaviša Jokanović needs a replacement lined up and I can’t think of anyone more perfect than youth graduate Patrick Roberts.

The £4.25 million-rated winger is one of the more recent youngsters to successfully fulfil their career from the renowned academy at Fulham, and he didn’t last long in the capital before Manchester City snapped his services up two years ago.

Roberts hasn’t had his way in the northern city which meant he was forced to move out on loan somewhere to develop further by getting more minutes on the pitch, subsequently agreeing an 18-month loan deal at Celtic in January 2016 – which expires this summer.

The England under-20 international has absolutely smashed the Premiership across the border with his twelve assists and seven goals, replicating the creative touch that earned him a move to the ex-Premier League champions.

Saying that, it seems unlikely Roberts will feature in the first-team at Man City on a regular occurrence next campaign.

That means he will need to search for a new club and I think Fulham should snatch him up if Tom Cairney leaves.

Whether the 2010 Europa League finalists be in the Championship or Premier League next year, Patrick Roberts will always give you the hope a goal will be scored if he’s starting.

As well as that, he’s a firm fan favourite at Fulham and he’ll always be welcomed back to the team if Slaviša Jokanović went in for the swoop – the only off-putting attributes towards bringing Patrick Roberts back to Craven Cottage is his potential price tag.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/this-celtic-title-winner-would-be-an-ideal-replacement-for-star-man-at-fulham/

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2017, 08:29:28 AM »
 
Sheff Utd set to beat Leeds & Fulham to in-demand winger

Sky Sports reports that Sheffield United have agreed a fee of £300,000 with Hartlepool United to sign winger Nathan Thomas. The 22-year-old was one of the shining lights in what was ultimately a dreadful season for Hartlepool, who were relegated into the Vanarama National League.

The Northern Echo reports that Leeds United have also monitored the progress of the goalscoring wide man. Fulham are another side said to have rivalled Sheffield United for his signature. It would however appear that the player is destined for Bramall Lane in the very near future.

Thomas has been on the books at Victoria Park ever since making the move from Mansfield Town in January of last year. He made a decent impression last season, but ultimately found himself to be substituted on quite a regular basis. Although his side were ultimately relegated, he has been a big positive factor to come out of Hartlepool United this season. He helped himself to nine goals, including a brace earlier in the campaign in the 2-1 away success at Yeovil Town.

Many other Sky Bet Championship clubs are said to have paid a particularly keen interest in the forward, who is set to leave his current club. With relegation confirmed after Newport County’s last winner against Notts County, money is much tighter and a star asset such as Thomas could be sold to help raise much needed funds.



http://the72.co.uk/80712/sheff-utd-winger-chase/


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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2017, 01:51:45 PM »
 
Transfer gossip: QPR and Fulham linked with winger

QPR and Fulham have again been linked with Hartlepool winger Nathan Thomas.

The Sun claim both west London clubs have been monitoring the 22-year-old along with Wolves.

It comes after reports Middlesbrough and Sheffield United have each had a £300,000 bid for the player accepted.

Rangers and Fulham were linked him last year too but did not show any concrete interest.



http://www.westlondonsport.com/features-comment/qpr-fulham-wolves-middlesbrough-sheffield-united-nathan-thomas-linked

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2017, 01:53:53 PM »
 
THE INDUSTRIOUS STOKE MIDFIELDER WHO COULD REPLACE TOM CAIRNEY AT FULHAM IF HE LEAVES



Fulham have been one of the surprise packages in the Championship this season, bursting from bottom half into the Play-Offs with a late surge.

Under the guidance of Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham have surprised many this season.

The Cottagers just beat off relegation last season, so not many would’ve predicted their meteoric rise to promotion candidates.

Along the way, Fulham have caught the eye too, playing some brilliant, attacking, free-flowing football, sweeping some teams away and claiming the joint title of the league’s top scorers in the process.

With this great season, has come speculation over the futures of their star players, with Tom Cairney taking most of the plaudits and attracting the most attention.

Premier League, Burnley and top-flight new boys, Newcastle, are both believed to hold an interest in signing the midfield playmaker, and Fulham could be resigned to losing to former Blackburn man in the coming months – especially if they miss out on promotion.

Finding a like-for-like replacement for Cairney will be near impossible, and no doubt out of Fulham’s price range, so they will have to go slightly left-field for a replacement.

One man who seems the perfect man to replace him is Charlie Adam.

The former Liverpool man has fallen out of favour at the Bet365 Stadium, and Adam could be one of the casualties of a Mark Hughes summer clear out.

Even at 31, Adam still has an awful lot to offer and would be a perfect fit in a Fulham side that loves to play with the ball on the floor.

Technically, Adam is one of Stoke’s best players, his range of passing general midfield play would certainly improve the Fulham side.

In the attacking third, Adam brings cutting edge, with the ability to unlock a defence, and he also has the eye for the spectacular, just like Cairney.

Although age may not be on his side, the Scot seems to be a like-for-like replacement for Cairney.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/the-industrious-stoke-midfielder-who-could-replace-tom-cairney-at-fulham-if-he-leaves/

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Re: The Official FOF Silly Season Summer Transfer Thread 2017-18
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 09:38:17 AM »
 
Go For It Jokanovic – This 22-year Old Italian Defender Could Be A Sensible Signing For Fulham This Summer


Francesco Vicari

Why Fulham Should Sign Francesco Vicari In The Summer

With their excellent Championship campaign still going ahead, Fulham are already looking to the summer and are thinking about completing a deal for SPAL centre-back Francesco Vicari.

Fulham’s attacking play has been tremendous this season and their carefree approach has led to them being the joint top scorers in the league this season.  That swashbuckling style, however, can often land them in trouble at the back, so a typically robust Italian defender could be just what the side needs.

Tim Ream’s experience at the back has been important this season but they’ll need more than one calming influence back there next season, whichever league they are in. Vicari could provide that with the 22-year-old former Novara man having now played 100 first team games, all in an environment where defence is king. Not surprisingly, Vicari has received a couple of red cards in his time in Serie B too but one straight red in 100 games plus a dismissal for two bookings is probably not as bad as it could have been.

Tomas Kalas has been playing regularly alongside Ream this term but is only on loan from Chelsea. With the Czech Republic defender due back at Stamford Bridge at the end of the month, Fulham will need to act quickly to replace him and preferably on a permanent basis. Slavisa Jokanovic would be all too aware that, should they manage to keep most or all of their attacking talent, the forward areas will take care of themselves. He’d know that it’s the central defensive area which needs special attention.

Austrian Michael Madl may stay at the club but doesn’t appear to be the long-term answer at centre-back while exactly the same can be said of Ragnar Sigurdsson. With this in mind, along with the impending departure of Thomas Kalas, Fulham may need to bring in more than one centre-back for the challenges next season and so they cannot afford to pass up a good opportunity.

Players like Vicari by their very nature are enigmas. On one hand, they may not handle the speed of English football and can turn out to be disastrous signings. On the other though, they may prove to be defensive rocks and can be bought for very small fees. If Fulham sign Vicari, they could be bagging a great value defender.




http://soccersouls.com/2017/05/14/go-for-it-jokanovic-this-22-year-old-italian-defender-could-be-a-sensible-signing-for-fulham-this-summer/