Unrealistic summer transfer wankfest III

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Our recruiting and scouting is terrible really.
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us...and while you're at it, a bit of a helping hand with hobbits wouldn't go amiss...
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jason_uk wrote:
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There seems to be some momentum in the Trippier story. I think it's a short sighted signing but we do need cover at RB and he's better than AWB at getting forward and whipping those crosses in. Maybe it'll give AWB the kick up the ass that Shaw had when we signed Telles or/and maybe AWB will be moulded into a DM.
Trippier is an upgrade on what we have, so I’ll be happy to see him join us. He looked sharp at the Euros.
Which begs the question, why in 2019 when both were available, we chose to spend twice as much on an unproven prospect who had played 1 season for palace, over a seasoned full back capped for England.

Hindsight is great, but at times you can definitely overthink things, and this is one of those cases for our recruitment team.
Spurs wouldn’t sell him to us.
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I hope this isn't true. We desperately need quality midfielders as it is. Selling donny would make us even more reliant on McFred.
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Apparently United want to keep Lingard, which doesn't make any sense to me. We could easily get 25 to 30 million for him and reinvest that in a new player.

A player of Lingard's age will surely want regular first team football, so why we'd want to hang onto him beats me.
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sheesh wrote:
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I hope this isn't true. We desperately need quality midfielders as it is. Selling donny would make us even more reliant on McFred.
Goalkeeping and midfield is a mess. We have lots of players, not much convincing quality.
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bman2 wrote:
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sheesh wrote:
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I hope this isn't true. We desperately need quality midfielders as it is. Selling donny would make us even more reliant on McFred.
Goalkeeping and midfield is a mess. We have lots of players, not much convincing quality.
Donny isn't making any difference to our reliance on McFred. He isn't even in contention to play.
Goalkeepers are fine. We got 2 good goalkeepers. Hardly a mess.
We need a midfielder or two depending on a pogba and what we do with Donny.
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dozer wrote:
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bman2 wrote:
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sheesh wrote:
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I hope this isn't true. We desperately need quality midfielders as it is. Selling donny would make us even more reliant on McFred.
Goalkeeping and midfield is a mess. We have lots of players, not much convincing quality.
Donny isn't making any difference to our reliance on McFred. He isn't even in contention to play.
Goalkeepers are fine. We got 2 good goalkeepers. Hardly a mess.
We need a midfielder or two depending on a pogba and what we do with Donny.
I agree that Donny didn't do much in his first season but I think he needs another season before we decide to sell him. He'd do well in another top team.

Re the keeper situation, both of them are aspiring to be the established number one and I don't think it does either of them any good having that uncertainty there. We should have an established number 1 with someone who's happy to be the understudy.
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We gave the club too much credit when we assumed Henderson was being paid a first team wage cos De Gea was leaving. It looks like he's staying. PSG was supposed to be his preferred club, but they've got gone and got Donnarumma.
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We gave the club too much credit when we assumed Henderson was being paid a first team wage cos De Gea was leaving. It looks like he's staying. PSG was supposed to be his preferred club, but they've got gone and got Donnarumma.
Donnarumma is a better keeper than either of them.
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dozer wrote:
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bman2 wrote:
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sheesh wrote:
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I hope this isn't true. We desperately need quality midfielders as it is. Selling donny would make us even more reliant on McFred.
Goalkeeping and midfield is a mess. We have lots of players, not much convincing quality.
Donny isn't making any difference to our reliance on McFred. He isn't even in contention to play.
Goalkeepers are fine. We got 2 good goalkeepers. Hardly a mess.
We need a midfielder or two depending on a pogba and what we do with Donny.
We used to have good De Gea backed up by Romero. Now we have bottling Henderson backed up by a bad imitation of De Gea. And we’re paying them a fortune.
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