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Alfie Mawson- Confirmed


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1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

Join the club, it’s the pain CBs go through.  Didn’t do mine changing boots though.

Think we will start to see some outgoings starting to happen over the next week or so.

I certainly hope so, too many players here to keep them all happy.  

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7 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

What’s it all about ?

He’s passed a medical hasn’t he ?

I am sure the club would have paid particular attention to his past injuries and taken the decision to sign him in full knowledge of the possible recurrence.

Welcome Alfie . 

Joe Williams "passed" a medical - he'll miss the first 5 or 6 games.

I'm hopeful that Mawson is able to play to his previous standard and if he does, that will be fantastic.

1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

Join the club, it’s the pain CBs go through.  Didn’t do mine changing boots though.

Is this meniscus issue debilitating enough to stop him playing at 100% ?

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Just now, Silvio Dante said:

I’m sorry - clearly, that’s bollocks. (Not getting at you personally mate)

There is no chance in hell that the club would pay £25k a week to a defender who has no meniscus and is nearing injury driven retirement. Even if by a miracle he got through the medical the money side of the club would veto the deal straight away.

 

The guy who told me isn't someone who would spout bollocks. He is a big Fulham fan and a very trusted voice too. 

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Just now, bcfc01 said:

Joe Williams "passed" a medical - he'll miss the first 5 or 6 games.

I'm hopeful that Mawson is able to play to his previous standard and if he does, that will be fantastic.

Is this meniscus issue debilitating enough to stop him playing at 100% ?

I can only say that with mine that it caused fluid buildup that often meant play a couple, miss a few....but I wasn’t a pro with all the specialist support they get.

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1 minute ago, Selred said:

The guy who told me isn't someone who would spout bollocks. He is a big Fulham fan and a very trusted voice too. 

Richard Osman????

No doubt he’s said it in good faith but to pay what we’re paying Mawson if it was true flies in the face of everything we’ve done as a club recently. I just can’t see it being the case.
 

 

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2 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I can only say that with mine that it caused fluid buildup that often meant play a couple, miss a few....but I wasn’t a pro with all the specialist support they get.

If the problem is a build up of fluid give him a tap on the knee

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4 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

Richard Osman????

No doubt he’s said it in good faith but to pay what we’re paying Mawson if it was true flies in the face of everything we’ve done as a club recently. I just can’t see it being the case.
 

 

I wouldn't trust Osman, his opinion would be pointless. 

I'm not sure how the injury feels whilst playing, @Davefevs may be able to help, but perhaps Mawson won't train much and play through pain. After 2 more years he'd of earnt £2.4 million and could easily retire. 

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34 minutes ago, Robbored said:

I don’t use twitter and rarely use FB so for e the OS is the official source for me,

So you happened to check the City website all on your own just after 8pm on a Sunday coincidentally a matter of minutes after it was announced......

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43 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

No ambition, no-one will want to sign for us, more interested in the rugby, cheap options, yes men

Or something

That remains to be seen, id love to see us stay in the top 2 all season, but we are all going to have to wait and see whether holden is the right man for the job.

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Just had a gander at the Fulham forum, thankfully not a lot about his fitness or injuries - just out of form mainly.

He's had a pre-season with them with no problems so no reason to think he's got glass knees.

Just got to get him going here and regain confidence/form.

Good signing - could be great signing.

 

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53 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

No ambition, no-one will want to sign for us, more interested in the rugby, cheap options, yes men

Or something

There is always several ways to spin things:

We’ve yet to pay a ‘major’ transfer fee for a player this summer. Let’s not act like we’ve just smashed our transfer record.

Mawson in - yes great - but there are major question marks over his injury record and he may be in large wages, but let’s not forget that those wages may well be less than what we paid for the Williams and Benkovic loans of last season.

Martin was a free and the budget was there when we didn’t pay the agreed fee for Afobe and saved on his wages too.

The only player we’ve paid a fee for is currently injured.

And we could well end up selling key players in Famara and/or Eliasson - and we’re yet to see if/how that cash will be reinvested.

Currently our squad is bolstered by 4 younger players (Vyner/Moore/Morrell/Walsh) all whom a lot of fans are putting a lot of expectation on already for this season. I hope they have great seasons but we’ve seen it before so many times before over the years, they could just as easily be flops as successes and very quickly become the fickle fans’ scapegoats.

And over all of this is still a rookie manager, yet to prove he can cut it at this level.

I’m not being negative, just saying, perhaps all this willy waving and over celebrating over a few signings needs to be put in a little perspective.

That said - a great signing if he stays fit.

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5 minutes ago, Alessandro said:

There is always several ways to spin things:

We’ve yet to pay a ‘major’ transfer fee for a player this summer. Let’s not act like we’ve just smashed our transfer record.

Mawson in - yes great - but there are major question marks over his injury record and he may be in large wages, but let’s not forget that those wages may well be less than what we paid for the Williams and Benkovic loans of last season.

Martin was a free and the budget was there when we didn’t pay the agreed fee for Afobe and saved on his wages too.

The only player we’ve paid a fee for is currently injured.

And we could well end up selling key players in Famara and/or Eliasson - and we’re yet to see if/how that cash will be reinvested.

Currently our squad is bolstered by 4 younger players (Vyner/Moore/Morrell/Walsh) all whom a lot of fans are putting a lot of expectation on already for this season. I hope they have great seasons but we’ve seen it before so many times before over the years, they could just as easily be flops as successes and very quickly become the fickle fans’ scapegoats.

And over all of this is still a rookie manager, yet to prove he can cut it at this level.

I’m not being negative, just saying, perhaps all this willy waving and over celebrating over a few signings needs to be put in a little perspective.

That said - a great signing if he stays fit.

Amen, best way to judge is after 10+ games. Hard to predict either way, particularly given these strange times. A lot to look forward to with solid signings, also a lot of untried/untested players @ this level, along with a rookie manager. 

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30 minutes ago, Selred said:

The guy who told me isn't someone who would spout bollocks. He is a big Fulham fan and a very trusted voice too. 

Fulham fan I know also said much the same, basically that it was hilarious we sign him due to injury to Baker when he has pretty much been permanently unavailable due to injury at Fulham. 

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24 minutes ago, tin said:

If Mawson’s over his injury problems, it looks a good loan signing on paper and he should slot straight into that back three with Kalas and Moore. 

No club in their right mind would pay out £25k + a week for a player if they hadn’t done the due diligence on his injury and current fitness especially knowing Baker was out for the rest of the year

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6 minutes ago, citywest30 said:

Pleased with this signing. We are definitely looking a more physical team than last year with the 3 newbies so far.

Brunt, if he comes in, can be a bit of a cruncher.

Morrell can also put it about.

 

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It is a gamble but so was Adam Webster. Had bad injuries before he came to us. Don't think he was injured once with us.

I guess to get promoted you usually need to have a good bit of luck with players not having long injuries. 

This is going for it. And at least it is a loan, so the gamble is not quite so big.

 

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9 minutes ago, INCRED said:

No club in their right mind would pay out £25k + a week for a player if they hadn’t done the due diligence on his injury and current fitness especially knowing Baker was out for the rest of the year

Dont let sound logic stand in the way of someone’s mate opinion , whatever next !

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28 minutes ago, Alessandro said:

There is always several ways to spin things:

We’ve yet to pay a ‘major’ transfer fee for a player this summer. Let’s not act like we’ve just smashed our transfer record.

Mawson in - yes great - but there are major question marks over his injury record and he may be in large wages, but let’s not forget that those wages may well be less than what we paid for the Williams and Benkovic loans of last season.

Martin was a free and the budget was there when we didn’t pay the agreed fee for Afobe and saved on his wages too.

The only player we’ve paid a fee for is currently injured.

And we could well end up selling key players in Famara and/or Eliasson - and we’re yet to see if/how that cash will be reinvested.

Currently our squad is bolstered by 4 younger players (Vyner/Moore/Morrell/Walsh) all whom a lot of fans are putting a lot of expectation on already for this season. I hope they have great seasons but we’ve seen it before so many times before over the years, they could just as easily be flops as successes and very quickly become the fickle fans’ scapegoats.

And over all of this is still a rookie manager, yet to prove he can cut it at this level.

I’m not being negative, just saying, perhaps all this willy waving and over celebrating over a few signings needs to be put in a little perspective.

That said - a great signing if he stays fit.

Yeah but the difference is we've invested during a time where some clubs are in austerity due to the pandemic. 

A lot of negativity was towards SL recently bizarrely as some sort of cheap skate because of Deans appointment and I think people are just countering that position now with these clear investments in players regardless if they came with a fee. The stature of these players will command a high ongoing wage so definitely won't be cheap. 

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Its quite interesting how some on here slate people and comments from Fulham fans about Aflie's injury risk because it's not what we want to hear, yet if they were positive comments I suspect they would be praising the Fulham fans!!!

Let's just wait and see how this turns our. No doubt Mawson had the ability and a level of skill a few years ago that we need, however if his injury risk is close to the comments from a small number of Fulham fans, then we could regret this big time.

Personal I'm going to put my trust in the medical and the scouts and cross my fingers that we haven't done a Homer and added another injury prone player to the medical departments 'to do' list.

But t the same time I'm not going to slate the feedback from some Fulham fans. 

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