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General Discussion / Re: So Tony’s done a new transfer update vid.
« Last post by Matt10 on Today at 02:48:33 AM »
Having watched it I think it’s a fairly good bit of content. Credit to Geoff for asking the questions we really wanted answers to, and I think Tony did a fairly good job of answering them. Maybe it was my interpretation but it certainly feels like we’ve still got a few players coming in, he seemed to allude to more than one CB, and in general it felt like he was suggesting other positions too, although it did seem like he checked himself before going into more detail on that.

I feel like whatever he says there’ll be a dividing line as he’s seen as a marmite figure amongst the fans, and certainly having watched the interview for myself and then reading peoples comments, it seems like there’s a fair bit of confirmation bias going on. Personally I’m neutral to TK, I think he does some things well and others not so well (I.E I think we could’ve got a CB in quicker than we have, although I admit I’m not privy to any transfer information so can’t really judge too much), but then you’d have to applaud getting Tete in at £3m, as well as Robinson so he gets credit for that.

A question though to those who watched it and have a negative response; what would you have actually wanted him to say on that video for you to have had a positive reaction?

Well said, and a good question to boot.

Also, as an American, when I say a "couple", that usually means "2-3".
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Todibo looks to be a fantastic prospect but he's 20 years old and played only 20 odd first team games. Would be potentially a great buy for an established premier League team but is he really what we need right now in this present time?
He would have to hit the ground running but very risky imho. Would prefer Tah if he'd come or we'd stretch that far fee wise

Yes, he's worth it. 

He went out on loan because his parent club is arguably one of the 4 top clubs in the world.   He look a little rash...but he looks like a GREAT defender now, and he's only 20.   

I really don't expect him to be worse that Big Hec, whose 27.    Tah isn't going to come.   Obviously he'd be ideal.

Plus, we already have Marlon who I assume would start beside Big Hec...then, later in the season we play the two best CBs.

I like Kongolo, but I haven't seen that he's a ball in the air defender.  Lots of slide tackles in his youtube video.  Not too many head clearances out of the box.
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Feel that Kongolo as a "back up" could be a great bit of business -If he's past this injury, which some suggest shouldn't be a repetitive one...he is by all accounts from the huddersfield fans a top flight player that by their own admittance should be playing at a bigger club than theirs.

Seems one of those where our expectancy levels are actually lower than what if fit, hes capable of. He's a strong tackling, pacey CB whos decent on the ball and who's not afraid of a last ditch challenge which is a bit if a trademark of his. Could be the no nonsense CB we really want alongside be it Marlon or Hector.

His current banner and profile pic are both him in a fulham kit so suspect its all but done!
Could be a steal.

A refresher of his (I know, I know) youtube highlights

https://youtu.be/J5JBryPPwDA
 
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If we had done a couple of decent deals earlier - would have been easier now to attract the extra players needed - now who wants to come to relegation favourites - and we’ve given away one winnable game already - so we saved a few million for what ?

I'm trying to think of the early deals to which you are referring.

Is it the £40M Benfica wanted? Or the combined £48 million that Villa spent on Watkins and Cash?

Based on what I know, your claim - that had we been prepared to spend a few million more, we could have signed the right players sooner - seems a theoretical point, rather than being rooted in our reported pursuit of named players. That is not to say that you must be wrong. There will be reasons why we didn't sign more players sooner.  And yet nothing I have seen leads me to think that you are right. So I would be happy to be informed as to whom our thriftiness may have caused us to miss out on.

As for the added burden of being 'relegation favourites', we've been dragging this ball and chain along since the final whistle at Wembley.
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General Discussion / Re: WHITE JC
« Last post by Hong Kong Fulham fan on Today at 01:38:55 AM »
He's an absolute hero, living 6000 miles away, I read his post every day catching up with the FFC news......Thank you so much.
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General Discussion / Re: WHITE JC
« Last post by akf on Today at 01:26:51 AM »
A big thank you from me. Living in usa, if not for the news on here I would get nothing about Fulham. 049:gif 049:gif

Echo this sentiment.  It would be difficult to find Fulham news here in Tokyo were it not for your daily digest.  I imagine it is the same for all international fans.  Arigato.

 :Haynes The Maestro:
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Todibo looks to be a fantastic prospect but he's 20 years old and played only 20 odd first team games. Would be potentially a great buy for an established premier League team but is he really what we need right now in this present time?
He would have to hit the ground running but very risky imho. Would prefer Tah if he'd come or we'd stretch that far fee wise
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I want Todibo.    Sign him and Marlon and I'm super excited.   Sign Marlon, Kongolo and Tobido?   Oh yes.. One of them would have to work...and worst case we wouldn't be reliant on Big Hec coming good in the EPL.

Even if he wants to go to a different team...offer him an extra 20k per week, promise him that if we go down we'll loan him to a La Liga team next season...

Pace, size, can dribble and can play the ball in the air.   Just lacks experience...  GET IT DONE TONY!!!!!
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Having watched it I think it’s a fairly good bit of content. Credit to Geoff for asking the questions we really wanted answers to, and I think Tony did a fairly good job of answering them. Maybe it was my interpretation but it certainly feels like we’ve still got a few players coming in, he seemed to allude to more than one CB, and in general it felt like he was suggesting other positions too, although it did seem like he checked himself before going into more detail on that.

I feel like whatever he says there’ll be a dividing line as he’s seen as a marmite figure amongst the fans, and certainly having watched the interview for myself and then reading peoples comments, it seems like there’s a fair bit of confirmation bias going on. Personally I’m neutral to TK, I think he does some things well and others not so well (I.E I think we could’ve got a CB in quicker than we have, although I admit I’m not privy to any transfer information so can’t really judge too much), but then you’d have to applaud getting Tete in at £3m, as well as Robinson so he gets credit for that.

A question though to those who watched it and have a negative response; what would you have actually wanted him to say on that video for you to have had a positive reaction?
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Marlon + Tobido would be decent. Marlon a fixture, Tobido, Ream, Hector fight for their spot next to him.

Lookman on loan-to-buy would be terrific.

Tobido would be our best defender if we signed him, by a laughing mile

I watched every Schalke game Tobido played in, he was the best defender on a terrible defense. He would be an immediate upgrade on Ream/Hector. He is only 20 though, so I am not confident he could step in and play 30 premier league games right now. Great signing for the future though.
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