General Discussion: The Championship (and lower divisions) discussion thread including transfers.


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NickMSM
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386 posts since 21/8/13

21 Aug 2015 21:34
Pleased with the Andre Gray signing, mental money for us but think he'll bang them in. Got 8 strikers now, surely 2-3 will be on their way out. Now for a midfielder..
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

21 Aug 2015 21:39
Gray is very wasteful
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

posted 21 Aug 2015 22:05, edited 21 Aug 2015 22:05
fucking 9m for a player in the Championship. And we get a slating? ridiculous. hopefully a good performance tomorrow on Stan's day. i think we will stick to our guns, 15 for Charlie and 10 for Matt or they don't go. If this Brentford plumb is 9m then Charlie is fucking theft at 15 imo. i'd love him to stay, Matty too.
MoB
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36852 posts since 31/8/04

posted 21 Aug 2015 22:11, edited 21 Aug 2015 22:11
NumBerS wrote: fucking 9m for a player in the Championship. And we get a slating? ridiculous. hopefully a good performance tomorrow on Stan's day. i think we will stick to our guns, 15 for Charlie and 10 for Matt or they don't go. If this Brentford plumb is 9m then Charlie is fucking theft at 15 imo. i'd love him to stay, Matty too.

Difference is they've got a net spend of about 3 million depending on what they get for ings and they managed their finances well last year, doubt you were ever anywhere near that and your spending was spastic.
NickMSM
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386 posts since 21/8/13

21 Aug 2015 22:23
Gray was £6m with possibly some add ons, in today's market it isn't over the top IMO. We got £3.5m for Trippier, Ings via tribunal could be £5-8m, £3m for Shackell + we didn't spend a lot last season. Takes our spending this summer to c£15m which could be what has come in via outgoing players.
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

22 Aug 2015 06:15
ah i had forgotten they had let Ings etc go. ok fair enough and you're right, our spending was beyond spastic first time up, i don't think last season we were that bad really, didn't spend that much but what we did was on rubbish - McCarthy aside, i think he will go on to be a first class keeper. It's encouraging to see us not get deals done in a way now (Bentley & Ream) - Les and Hoos running the club how it should be.
MoB
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36852 posts since 31/8/04

22 Aug 2015 08:15
NumBerS wrote: i don't think last season we were that bad really

Rio was a pretty bad, the sort of signing that summed up apr under fernandes, plus i also wonder how much sandro really cost. It wasn't as bad but they never learned from the mistakes before, i remember saying to burt a while back going down and staying in the championship for more than a season would probably do them the world of good.
Burt
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5938 posts since 3/1/10

22 Aug 2015 10:10
Yeah, don't wanna make a swift return really - we're a Championship Club with Premiership delusions at present. Thankfully most at the Club realise that this year is gonna be one where we do rebuild and take stock of things.

It pains me to say it but I reckon we're gonna miss Barton. I can live without his baggage but I wouldn't mind someone with his grit and ability in the middle of the park.
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

22 Aug 2015 11:45
Karl meant to be that guy but offers so little @ burt
Burt
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5938 posts since 3/1/10

22 Aug 2015 12:28
Yep, he's solid but hasn't got the nous on the ball that Barton has.
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

22 Aug 2015 14:01
Karl needs to score a couple and get way more assist. Hopefully Sandro stays.
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

posted 22 Aug 2015 15:52, edited 22 Aug 2015 15:52
Chris needs to address those 2 goals!
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

22 Aug 2015 23:11
just back after a couple of detours. Very enjoyable afternoon, thought we were going to fuck it up at the end. Mass is very impressive, really made the step up. Really pleased for Ale, so good to see him back. I want that window shut. He deserves the premier league but Charlie is the best forward we have had since Les and will be heartbroken when he goes.
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

22 Aug 2015 23:16
Ale won't last, Leroy needs to get his act together and get back to action.
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

29 Aug 2015 20:12
just back from Huddersfield, i thought we were terrible tbh but good to get a scrappy win. Got to hold fast on Charlie and Matty now.
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

30 Aug 2015 07:57
Good to see you have woken up @ Numbers

Need 1 at the back and up top.
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

1 Sep 2015 06:31
if Matty & Charlie are going, needs to be done early.
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

1 Sep 2015 17:53
what a pleasing window. just a shame we didn't offload Holiett.
MoB
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36852 posts since 31/8/04

1 Sep 2015 19:11
didn;t realise he's on a free after this year, the longest goodbye
NumBerS
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3338 posts since 5/3/04

1 Sep 2015 20:08
he'll be gone regardless of how it goes but it gives Rangers a really good chance to be right up there til January at least.