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These are the kind of transfers i'd like to see us make. Looks like he's established himself in L1 and is still young, will only improve under NP.

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Seem to remember a couple of years back Ipswich signed all the top league 1 players and none of them made it so they got relegated without much of a fight. Not against 1 or 2 at most from lower league, but seems like most of our suggestions/“linked” seem to be lower league.

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7 minutes ago, Mr Hankey said:

Seem to remember a couple of years back Ipswich signed all the top league 1 players and none of them made it so they got relegated without much of a fight. Not against 1 or 2 at most from lower league, but seems like most of our suggestions/“linked” seem to be lower league.

To be fair most of our "suggestion" are from fans.

Atkinson & Collins are the only two I've seen actually linked with.

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Looks like Oxford’s play off exit has triggered this story, so could have legs.

Here’s his numbers:

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Really impressive aerial numbers, and strong in both boxes.

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Good passer of the ball too, although Oxford are a passing team.

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Finally, an interceptor rather than a tackler.

6’4” so uses his height well.  From Cannes Academy, so that probably resonates for his technical ability on the ball.  Spent a couple of seasons at Fulham, so reasonable pedigree to add to Cannes background.

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I didn’t watch the first playoff match, but will try and watch over next couple of days.

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9 minutes ago, Mr Hankey said:

Seem to remember a couple of years back Ipswich signed all the top league 1 players and none of them made it so they got relegated without much of a fight. Not against 1 or 2 at most from lower league, but seems like most of our suggestions/“linked” seem to be lower league.

I think this is a reaction to a lot of average-to-poor OOC players being let go.  There haven’t been too many inspired free agents coming out, not least ones we’d be top of the queue for.  The obvious Mowatt and Fletcher sorts are courted by better clubs than us, and in Fletcher’s case, gone to Watford (now PL).

We are looking in the right place (imho), just gotta get the right ones!

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Last summer I said that it was Dickie > Mawson as although Alfie is a brilliant player at this level, his injury record was too big a risk. 
 

looking at Oxford fans online comments, they rate this guy more highly than Dickie, so for me it’s a “go get him”. 22 year old, will be hungry to prove himself, fresh ideas into the team, this is exactly the type I would go for! If we can add 3/4 hungry types and 2/3 “big names” then I think it’s starting to take shape. That said, this is going to take 2/3 seasons I think. 

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I was generally a little disappointed in his semi final performances. First one he struggled. Second was an improvement. He kept Simms a lot quieter on the weekend. At only 22 he could probably become a lot better.

Got in league one team of the season. He clearly likes to bring the ball out whenever he can which I think can add a lot to a team.  Obviously improved a lot in recent seasons, that being his first season as a pro first team player. 

I've been saying about him a fair bit this season but mostly because of what I have read about him by Oxford fans. Seen comments about him being destined for the prem. Could all be a bit OTT I guess.

Seems like there are a number of very good league one centre backs at the moment, and it's about judging which of them could make the step up.

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7 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

Wonder if we could sweeten the deal with the offer of a year loan of Cundy, who is from Oxford?

As Cundy is one of the 3 centre halves we have on the books (though I think it's slightly disingenuous to completely discount Vyner and Yowler), I can't see us moving him on without bringing in Atkinson + 1

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10 minutes ago, chipdawg said:

As Cundy is one of the 3 centre halves we have on the books (though I think it's slightly disingenuous to completely discount Vyner and Yowler), I can't see us moving him on without bringing in Atkinson + 1

I think we are.  So 2 newbies + Kalas + Vyner (as emergency cover only if he becomes first choice Right Back) = one of Moore and Cundy are surplus to requirements. 

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9 minutes ago, chipdawg said:

As Cundy is one of the 3 centre halves we have on the books (though I think it's slightly disingenuous to completely discount Vyner and Yowler), I can't see us moving him on without bringing in Atkinson + 1

Certainly would be disingenuous to discount Vyner, seeing as he stated more games at CB for us last season than anyone bar Kalas & is for me now streets ahead of Moore.
Pearson could possibly see him as a RB or a DM but until we either bring in 2 centre halves or a second RB, he is definitely in the equation.

Get the argument Cundy is worth a look but Vyner has played 60+ games for us to his zero so think we know who is higher up the pecking order.

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1 hour ago, ciderwithtommy said:

Last summer I said that it was Dickie > Mawson as although Alfie is a brilliant player at this level, his injury record was too big a risk. 
 

looking at Oxford fans online comments, they rate this guy more highly than Dickie, so for me it’s a “go get him”. 22 year old, will be hungry to prove himself, fresh ideas into the team, this is exactly the type I would go for! If we can add 3/4 hungry types and 2/3 “big names” then I think it’s starting to take shape. That said, this is going to take 2/3 seasons I think. 

I was a bit worried about Dickie, bit slow on the turn, and a bit rash, but in fairness he improved as the season went on at QPR.  Can take a bit of adjustment….so you have to allow for that.  At 22, plenty of years in him, and if this is a genuine interest, then it’s the right type of player.

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14 minutes ago, chipdawg said:

He sounds like he could be a good fit alongside Kalas, but he is inexperienced. If Moore stays on the outside looking in, it'd be good to get an experienced LCB in and then have Atkinson and Cundy rotating in

I would personally move TM on . Harsh as it sounds IMO he’s not good enough for Championship football 

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20 minutes ago, Red Army 75 said:

I would personally move TM on . Harsh as it sounds IMO he’s not good enough for Championship football 

Really important we bring in better than Moore and Vyner. And we have to remember they both looked very good at league one level when on loan. So I really hope the club choose the right one or two to come in.

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33 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I was a bit worried about Dickie, bit slow on the turn, and a bit rash, but in fairness he improved as the season went on at QPR.  Can take a bit of adjustment….so you have to allow for that.  At 22, plenty of years in him, and if this is a genuine interest, then it’s the right type of player.

Weird seeing Dickie right of a back 3. Seemed to get away with it

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4 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

Really important we bring in better than Moore and Vyner. And we have to remember they both looked very good at league one level when on loan. So I really hope the club choose the right one or two to come in.

Better than Moore definitely but that is really harsh re Vyner, one of our top 3 performers last season.

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3 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

Better than Moore definitely but that is really harsh re Vyner, one of our top 3 performers last season.

I'd probably agree he was about 3rd best overall with all those that started well but got injured. But I don't think he's dominant enough yet to be playing centre back in a back 4. Unless of course he comes back preseason much stronger

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1 hour ago, Davefevs said:

I was a bit worried about Dickie, bit slow on the turn, and a bit rash, but in fairness he improved as the season went on at QPR.  Can take a bit of adjustment….so you have to allow for that.  At 22, plenty of years in him, and if this is a genuine interest, then it’s the right type of player.

I liked the look of Elliott Moore at Oxford judging on stats and it’s also someone Pearson knows well and made him captain. 

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