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Everything posted by JoeAman08

  1. I remember when the NFL adopted the rule. It had similar reactions to this thread. The rule however is a step forward in sports. I remember the Pittsburgh Steelers had a vacancy and they wanted to appoint someone who had been around and was white. This was in the rules infancy keep in mind. They had to interview outside what they wanted. So they interviewed a man named Mike Tomlin and they were so blown away by the interview that they hired him. He went on to be very successful for them and the rule wasn’t really talked about after. The rule isn’t even talked about anymore. It served its purpose and now minority candidates are routinely interviewed and get top jobs. This will help get a few stellar coaches through the doors and even if they do not get initial jobs it should help them earn a reputation in the game if they are qualified. I am not sure it will help unintelligent candidates get jobs just makes sure intelligent ones get fair opportunity. This will not be a bad change for the game.
  2. I’ll be surprised if Diedhiou left. We need to add to him not start all over. At the end of the day he is very comparable to Assombolonga statistically. Think to get promoted you need quality depth in attacking areas. Adding to what we have is key for me.
  3. Idk but gut feel is Villa was far too big for them to want to go after. Derby may be big enough to set a huge example but small enough they feel they can go to battle against them if need be. At least I hope
  4. I do reckon the EFL know who is compliant and who is not waiting to see who was promoted. I also think they are happy Villa were promoted so they do not have to impose the rules onto them.
  5. Yep which is why my expectations are tempered at the moment. Bit antsy waiting on our first signing but there was still a lot of football to be played through this weekend. Think everything bar european finals is now finished so maybe we start seeing some movement.
  6. As the squad stands if we signed no one we’d be below midtable. I can’t really judge it differently until we do some business. As it stands our starting lineup is probably this Maenpaa Hunt Wright Webster Baker Pack Brownhill Weimann Paterson Eliasson Diedhiou So yea lower midtable but not sure relegation candidates!
  7. Yep that is a bit of a surprise but a good one! Way to go Max!
  8. Yep opened up the space for the cross. But tbf was the best bit of football played all game too. They took advantage of the mistake but a couple good passes and a quality cross.
  9. Great news and done early. Hoping this means everyone is on the same page for this transfer window. Send a good message to potential targets that the guy signing you has that security himself
  10. There are trials for loans. Quite sure Bakinson was a trial at Newport. Holden was signed on loan after a trial with Rochdale. Can’t forget these are unknowns across the football league so trials are sometimes the only way to get a player loaned out.
  11. That’s alright sorry if I was rudely blunt. Wasn’t my intention to be rude. The names are fine but just shows that the money is insane above our level. Even lesser players than you named are almost impossible. Even if players aren’t playing they retain their value longer and they are generally on wages we can’t afford. Almost impossible to bring in premier league players. You named some good players but even lesser ones are too much. Shane Long probably on 40-50k a week. A player I like who is a rotation player at Bournemouth Dan Gosling probably 30-40k. These aren’t even great names but would be record fees and wages I imagine. We are probably in the hardest league to add quality to without overpaying massively.
  12. It is funny but true. We could probably gamble similarly this summer. We’d stay within FFP and if we did not go up we just sell and take a small loss on a couple players. Not advocating it but it wasn’t exactly like Wolves were in danger of going bust. They were loans from big European clubs probably on about average champ salaries. Plus Neves who was always going to net them more than they paid.
  13. McBurnie linked with Sheff U and Brighton. Probably out of our range. Fraser linked with Arsenal and those types no chance. Lookman is wanted by Bundesliga clubs and premier league clubs for 20m + no chance. Marriott a shout if they go up. Imagine Holgate will be looking higher having just spent half a season in the champ but no harm in asking. Points out how tough it is to find attacking players. Premier league clubs are desperate for goals so will take the best from the championship. We need to look abroad for a striker. Even types like Nketiah are staying around their first teams for cup games and impact subs
  14. I still see wages as a massive problem going forward. We have invested too much into average players. Maybe that was bound to happen as we have gone from relegation candidates each season to playoff fighters. However it leaves us in a situation where we have expensive players who are not good enough for top 6 sides to be interested in and too expensive for bottom half sides to be interested in. Trading is a term thrown about a lot these past few months but going to be a test to trade some of these contracts. Who is taking on Watkins at 10-12k a week? Who is taking on Baker at 20k a week? When we sell Kelly it barely makes a difference wage wise. As an example it is like we have a 25m transfer budget but 25k wage budget. The two do not match. I am a bit worried at how this summer pans out. One option I guess would be to gamble. Sign a few on larger wages and hope you can move on a few other salaries this summer and January. We will see but it is a massive window for the club because most of those 17k season card holders are expecting a further investment into a strong squad. Rather Bidwell released from QPR. That said, both would feel like more a Jack Hunt signing than Kalas signing. Are either good enough to help us finish higher than 8th?
  15. 3 central defenders in the first 3 takers? Odd
  16. Aden Flint was 21 or so when he first moved to Swindon. It does happen
  17. I don’t know his full story but was at Villa and Oxford as a youth. So will have had training at high levels. Seems like he has had 3 good seasons in a row now too. I think below the EFL there are quite a few talents who can play at various levels of the FL. I don’t mind the age so much especially as a CB. Who knows we could be buying him to loan to GJ? It is a bit tongue and cheek but no doubting if we can buy players and they have a good season in the conference they can be worth a bit more later.
  18. That was a list from sky saying who is out of contract for each club. Being it wasn’t a premier league list they unsurprisingly got it wrong. Pato and Semenyo are contracted until after next season at least. Maenpaa we have an option so that one is half right and the other 3 are gone
  19. Most years two gets you over the line. This season was nowhere near enough. NM is class but the fact he fell apart over the long season makes me think he is best served as the second option. Max needs a league loan still. Would do him so much good. Maybe even two seasons on loan. Good thing is, should be easier finding him a loan now he has 10 or so champ appearances. I think we should resign/extend Maenpaa for the upcoming season. Get a starter in(Steffan would work on loan). Get the best u23 keeper around the first team as third choice.
  20. JoeAman08


    I know we didn’t win today but the point makes our season look so much better. 70 points. Who would have thought that going into the season. Hopefully it has a knock on affect and we can recruit a higher quality now this summer and add to this core. There may be a couple holes to fill like replacing Kalas and possibly LB but we still have a fantastic core with many ready to get a chance and step into this squad. I hope this is the summer we go for it a bit more. Hope everyone has a good summer. See you in the transfer forum
  21. Appreciate the post. Disagree about the kids. They are worthy investments. You state about younger playing in prem but they are a different class of young players. Need to look at young players as investments rather than expenditures imo. We will get some wrong. We do focus on it too much at times. Also, I have said before and @Davefevs has mentioned we tend to overpay for a lot of them. There are prospects out there that would cost 500k or less that we are not identifying. Anyway, there are a few losses in there for sure but I think if you do a cost vs profit chart in the near future that it will be paying dividends. You have to also consider the likes of Brownhill and O’Dowda. They were similar buys who developed quicker than some others. Cost around 1.7m for those two and when sold, combined, will likely be 10m+. It does work but we need to have faith that we will produce a few more gems out of that list
  22. Probably nothing to do with him often coming on the pitch already on the losing side? I like Morrell but he is different from Walsh. Maybe comparison because they are both small but Walsh is more a Pack type(deeper playmaker) player while Morrell is more a Brownhill type(more energetic box to box). Difference is Walsh is better than Pack at the playmaking side of the game whereas Morrell is not better than brownhill at anything. This is why, imo, Walsh has had more minutes than Morrell. We bang on about Barry Bannan well Walsh is Bannan 2.0. He needs more minutes and exposure to reach that level but he has all the tools. Imo he has a higher ceiling than Morrell who for me is at best a lower half champ player/good L1.
  23. You get better odds if you just do a treble or City win, Derby loss and Boro draw. Not quite as safe a bet but probably the most realistic way we make it!
  24. How can some say Vyner is a viable option at RB when he has just played a full season there in the same league we are in? Play him Play Semenyo, Adelakun, Walsh, Kelly and Vyner and I am sure we will be fine next season regardless of who we lose.
  25. For me the future of our midfield is Liam Walsh plus an athletic ball winner(Williams or Hayden examples). Liam Walsh has the vision and passing range and isn’t incapable of doing the defensive bits. He just needs minutes as is still a little raw positionally. These would be two deeper midfielders giving our fullbacks more license to provide width with a “front 4.” The only way this works is if we improve our attacking options. As it stands only Diedhiou, Eliasson and Paterson are good enough to compete for those spots. Need another striker, 10(I would buy Palmer if possible) and a couple wide players(assuming COD sold).
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