Author Topic: Summer Transfer Window Rumours Gossip....(If there are going to be any)  (Read 8488 times)

Offline Mince n Tatties

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Its that time of year again when we wait in anticipation of potential signings (if during these times there are going to be any).
Gareth Bale anyone?..😁

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So far:
Petrus Boumal, FC URAL, midfielder
Rob Dickie, Oxford United, central defender

Although priority over new signings should be given to sort out the situation with loan players - Reed, Arter, Kongolo... 

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We have a number of players that have played well this season including Rodak, Hector, Bryan, Cairney, Mitro, and Cav. If the season continues, then there is a lot of time for players such as S.Sess, Mawson, Reed, Onamah, Knockaert, and Kamara to also impress us and make the club change its transfer targets.

I have seen Rob Dickie statistics and without even watching him know he is clearly much too good for League One, if we can pick him up at the right price, he'll be a nice squad addition for backup at RCB, LCB and RB.
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So far:
Petrus Boumal, FC URAL, midfielder
Rob Dickie, Oxford United, central defender

Although priority over new signings should be given to sort out the situation with loan players - Reed, Arter, Kongolo...

Add Connor Goldson to that list. Glasgow Rangers centre-back.

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I saw Babel post on Instagram saying he hopes to be back with Fulham

Would you guys have him back? I think he could do a job for a year (Prem or Champ) - only problem is his age.


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I saw Babel post on Instagram saying he hopes to be back with Fulham

Would you guys have him back? I think he could do a job for a year (Prem or Champ) - only problem is his age.


Definitely have him back.


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Yes, I would have him back, he is quality and still quick, and I like his manner, commitment, and body language.

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Or other almost buys - Jordan Henderson, Andre Pierre Gignac, antoine griezmann

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I saw Babel post on Instagram saying he hopes to be back with Fulham

Would you guys have him back? I think he could do a job for a year (Prem or Champ) - only problem is his age.


Definitely have him back.

+1 - great to see him play for us and just as good to know he still values the club, even though he's playing at Ajax. Top players like that rarely lose their class on the ball and also act as a point of inspiration for other players to come and also for those who train with them at the club. Crazy to think of him as a player for us, similar to berbatov when we signed him, Duff and Murphy - these were household names who'd played for big clubs and done well.. Gudjohsen, Andy Cole, Schurrle...

I'd also consider taking back Schurrle - if we built a proper defensive unit and built up the squad sensibly, without disrupting it too much I think he could do better for us, given a more stable platform.


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We have nine matches yet to play plus perhaps three play off games. Too early for this kind of speculation but I would say that it is most important that we concentrate in keeping our best players, in particular, Mitro, Rodac and Hector. Be sure that if we fail in our promotion bid then vultures will be ready to swoop.

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We have nine matches yet to play plus perhaps three play off games. Too early for this kind of speculation but I would say that it is most important that we concentrate in keeping our best players, in particular, Mitro, Rodac and Hector. Be sure that if we fail in our promotion bid then vultures will be ready to swoop.

If we win all the nine matches we get another £130m more to in TV money and another £23m in allowable losses, which changes everything.

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Goetze will be leaving Dortmund. He's had some health issues, mainly a metabolic disease, but would be a class addition with our possession based game and would offer competition for Cairney. Still has a killer pass. Would be a nice challenge for him to play in the Premier League..


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Or other almost buys - Jordan Henderson, Andre Pierre Gignac, antoine griezmann

Plus Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater..

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I saw Babel post on Instagram saying he hopes to be back with Fulham

Would you guys have him back? I think he could do a job for a year (Prem or Champ) - only problem is his age.

All day every day.   He can play both winger positions and I rate him over the likes of Knockhaert.    I'd sign him as well as get an up and coming under 20 that can play the wing.

I also want Kongolo back (if he's healthy).   CB/LB quality, who could, hopefully make the same move Calum Chambers did (Holding Mid).
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I'd also consider taking back Schurrle - if we built a proper defensive unit and built up the squad sensibly, without disrupting it too much I think he could do better for us, given a more stable platform.

To each his own, but I hated watching Schurrle in a Fulham kit.   He could hit a cracking goal every now and then, but he and Jean Michael Seri have been the most frustrating starting 11 players to watch on the squad in time that I've followed the squad.    Fulham isn't going to pull the level of holding mid needed to make their defensive woes worth the risk.   


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I'd also consider taking back Schurrle - if we built a proper defensive unit and built up the squad sensibly.

I would love to see Schurrle back, but only if we get him on Kebano's wages, on a free transfer, and he wants to fight for a spot on the bench.
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Schurrle didn’t want to play, did he?

Mysterious illness for weeks?

Lack of commitment when he was on the pitch?

Wouldn’t personally want him back.

Babel would be a great addition if true.

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If we go up we are going to need to spend a lot of money indeed, according to transfermarkt.
Bournemouth has 13 players worth > £8m.
Watford has 8 players worth > £8m.
Fulham has 2 players not counting loans worth > £8m.


Offline Woolly Mammoth

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Schurrie had no commitment to Fulham, a big time charlie looking for an easy pay day. Was not interested in getting his shorts dirty. He couldn't and wouldn’t tackle a boiled egg or foul a footpath.
 I cannot ever remember him playing a full 90 minutes.

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The crucial game up at Burnley, which I attended, typified our season.

We took an early lead through a brilliant Schurrle strike, but failed dismally to hold on to our lead, with them putting our defence and keeper under an aerial bombardment which they couldn't deal with.and ended up losing a game  we should definitely have got something from, with some dodgy reffing also playing a role I seem to remember.

A similar story at West Ham a couple of weeks later, which i also had the misfortune to attend.

Schurrle had moments of brilliance and scored a coupe of great goals, but we needed players who could  drop back and tackle and cover, and who would leave the pitch totally drained, having given everything, and maybe we had too many in the team not prepared or able  to do that.

We needed more players with Babel's undoubted class, and commitment, or even if he had come to us at the start of the season, as well as  players who could win the ball and defend, and give their all for the cause.