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Lansdown Q&A


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Here you go... I already have the answer....

”all very talented players (as long as KP doesn’t play like he did on Tuesday, ever again!) we’d like to sign them and they know we’d like to keep them. They are enjoying their football here, but most clubs in the championship would also like to sign players of their calibre and we have to cut our cloth accordingly. We are interested in keeping them, but there is nothing close at the moment” 

 

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13 hours ago, Bar BS3 said:

Here you go... I already have the answer....

”all very talented players (as long as KP doesn’t play like he did on Tuesday, ever again!) we’d like to sign them and they know we’d like to keep them. They are enjoying their football here, but most clubs in the championship would also like to sign players of their calibre and we have to cut our cloth accordingly. We are interested in keeping them, but there is nothing close at the moment” 

 

Spot on !!!

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3 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

£10m for all 3.  Problem is, who has a spare £10m plus a sizable wages bill?

We have put ourselves in a much stronger position for this summer’s window by making tough decisions last summer.

Potential exits of:

  • Baker - pure speculation from me...could see him going back to Villa
  • O’Dowda - if he doesn’t sign a new deal
  • Kelly - if it were to be used to finance 3 players

plus the possibility of Fielding, Pisano not getting extensions, creates some wiggle room outside of normal attrition, e.g. Watkins, or Wright / Taylor Who Club exercised option, which for me is a sign that their future’s will be discussed in the summer.

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9 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

£10m for all 3.  Problem is, who has a spare £10m plus a sizable wages bill?

Would represent good value if you ask me, if as Dave says above we can offset the spend by letting some others go. Da Silva and Kalas must be considered two of the best players in their position in this league and Palmer - jury still out but some promising signs.

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42 minutes ago, The King of Spain said:

Would represent good value if you ask me, if as Dave says above we can offset the spend by letting some others go. Da Silva and Kalas must be considered two of the best players in their position in this league and Palmer - jury still out but some promising signs.

Kalas has to be our number one target this summer and also keeping Webster. 

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Don’t know if there is anything in it but when the final whistle went today all the players were at the other end of the pitch from the city fans. Kalas was the first to come the length of the pitch to appauld the support with both thumbs up as well. Seems he’s happy here and I for one would make him top priority to sign end of season. 

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Agree with Clints observation. He is happy JdS will always get the LB position ahead of Kelly. Time will tell with KP but we could be letting him too. The biggest interest in all Chelksi players will be Tammy. Without him Villa would be bottom 8 and like Stoke proving the notion of a 'big club' has little relevance these days in the Championship

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27 minutes ago, Clint said:

Don’t know if there is anything in it but when the final whistle went today all the players were at the other end of the pitch from the city fans. Kalas was the first to come the length of the pitch to appauld the support with both thumbs up as well. Seems he’s happy here and I for one would make him top priority to sign end of season. 

He was doing that after the QPR game, he came down E33 side of the Dolman applauding the fans there before going to section 82. 

He’s the one I really want us to sign. 

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29 minutes ago, Dollymarie said:

Yet the ones in pubs arranged by the SC&T  were much better attended ;) 

http://bristolcitysupporters.org/qa-crewe-said/

Couldn't agree more!  The SC&T events were well attended and well publicised...and publicised  in time to arrange travel around arriving early enough for them...which I didn't yesterday but would have if I'd known it was happening before booking train tickets. With 800 or so City fans in town on a miserable afternoon this was a great opportunity wasted by the sounds of it.

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9 minutes ago, Red Exile said:

Couldn't agree more!  The SC&T events were well attended and well publicised...and publicised  in time to arrange travel around arriving early enough for them...which I didn't yesterday but would have if I'd known it was happening before booking train tickets. With 800 or so City fans in town on a miserable afternoon this was a great opportunity wasted by the sounds of it.

It was a shame that the CATS coaches were still in the services ( only 20 minutes away) when this was happening. Yes I know it wasn’t for us who live in Bristol, or down south as such,  but perhaps if it could have been scheduled a little later and the people who travelled up on the official coaches might have at least had the option to attend. I don’t think it was lack of interest, more physically not able to get there, and to be honest I didn’t realise it was happening until a short while before.

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12 hours ago, Clint said:

Don’t know if there is anything in it but when the final whistle went today all the players were at the other end of the pitch from the city fans. Kalas was the first to come the length of the pitch to appauld the support with both thumbs up as well. Seems he’s happy here and I for one would make him top priority to sign end of season. 

I'm sure he would have done the same at all the other clubs he went to on loan. I don't think we will get him. Kelly will be given a chance in the middle next season and I expect we will sign Dasilva, having agreed a deal with Chelsea.

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1 hour ago, JonDolman said:

I'm sure he would have done the same at all the other clubs he went to on loan. I don't think we will get him. Kelly will be given a chance in the middle next season and I expect we will sign Dasilva, having agreed a deal with Chelsea.

@JonDolman your post are always well constructed and thought out.

Youve constantly said you don’t think we’ll sign Kalas, why ? Do you think we can’t afford him in terms of wages etc or that you think he we have better offers ?

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48 minutes ago, daored said:

@JonDolman your post are always well constructed and thought out.

Youve constantly said you don’t think we’ll sign Kalas, why ? Do you think we can’t afford him in terms of wages etc or that you think he we have better offers ?

I think it is possible to sign him but it would take up a huge part of our budget. Plus even if we tried our very best to sign him then I am not sure we'd beat other sides. LJ might want to use our budget in other positions and create a pathway for Vyner and Moore who are highly rated by the club. Also with Kelly being so highly rated and clearly seen as a centre half by LJ, it would be surprising for us to easily break our transfer record and wage structure to bring in a centre back when we have so many in that position, one of which is so highly rated he trained with the England seniors. 

When Ashton has been asked about Kalas and whether we will try and sign him in the summer, he has not really sounded too optimistic about that happening. Just adding everything up I just think its unlikely. However i'll be more than happy to be wrong. But my opinion is, and I believe Johnson's opinion will be that Kalas is not the be all and end all. It's not like we can't go on and be as good, or even better without Kalas next season.

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6 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

I think it is possible to sign him but it would take up a huge part of our budget. Plus even if we tried our very best to sign him then I am not sure we'd beat other sides. LJ might want to use our budget in other positions and create a pathway for Vyner and Moore who are highly rated by the club. Also with Kelly being so highly rated and clearly seen as a centre half by LJ, it would be surprising for us to easily break our transfer record and wage structure to bring in a centre back when we have so many in that position, one of which is so highly rated he trained with the England seniors. 

When Ashton has been asked about Kalas and whether we will try and sign him in the summer, he has not really sounded too optimistic about that happening. Just adding everything up I just think its unlikely. However i'll be more than happy to be wrong. But my opinion is, and I believe Johnson's opinion will be that Kalas is not the be all and end all. It's not like we can't go on and be as good, or even better without Kalas next season.

I wonder given that we seemingly have a better squad now that we will look to bring in less players each window and therefore spend more on each player, could make a transfer like Kalas more feasible. 

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22 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Potential exits of:

  • Baker - pure speculation from me...could see him going back to Villa
  • O’Dowda - if he doesn’t sign a new deal
  • Kelly - if it were to be used to finance 3 players

Exactly how I think.
I like O'Dowda , but the longer it goes without him signing , the less chance I think he will. Potentially 4/5m and add ons?
Baker will want first team football and I think it will be a case of him or Kalas. Has to be worth what we paid for him.
Kelly , tough one. Seems to have gone backwards as a FB lately. Highly unlikely he will get in at CB , so depending on offers I'd be tempted to cash in.

Looking at that list, and allowing for no one else leaving , that would give us around £12m , and although I don't believe the recent rumours , it would cover the supposed £10m for 3 very good signings. I would concentrate on Kalas and DaSilva , Palmer would be a bonus to a very promising squad.

I did think about trying to get there, but we were taxied to a bar and there was no way we were leaving for a 20 minute walk in the rain to the other side of the ground. Surprised no one on here went. Be interesting to hear was subjects were covered.

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35 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

I think it is possible to sign him but it would take up a huge part of our budget. Plus even if we tried our very best to sign him then I am not sure we'd beat other sides. LJ might want to use our budget in other positions and create a pathway for Vyner and Moore who are highly rated by the club. Also with Kelly being so highly rated and clearly seen as a centre half by LJ, it would be surprising for us to easily break our transfer record and wage structure to bring in a centre back when we have so many in that position, one of which is so highly rated he trained with the England seniors. 

When Ashton has been asked about Kalas and whether we will try and sign him in the summer, he has not really sounded too optimistic about that happening. Just adding everything up I just think its unlikely. However i'll be more than happy to be wrong. But my opinion is, and I believe Johnson's opinion will be that Kalas is not the be all and end all. It's not like we can't go on and be as good, or even better without Kalas next season.

Is it just coincidence that every club Kalas has been loaned out to in the Championship has battled for promotion ? 

 

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