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Pontus Jansson £3.5m-The best cb we have had since the Premiership, form dipped by his own admission, but his class is there.
Mateusz Klich £1.5m-Put in the complete midfield performance v Burnley,greatly underused imo, because he slipped.
Felix Wiedwald £500k-A good gk is there im sure, just maybe not for this league.
Ezgjan Alioski Undisclosed (rumoured about £2.5m)-Inconsistent like most flair players,at his best a top player in this league.
Samuel Sáiz £3m-Great signing, media in Spain said he was good enough for La Liga, they wernt wrong.
Caleb Ekuban £500k-Looked useful whenever he got a chance, unlucky to get injured, but looks a handful.
Andy Lonergan Free-A solid gk, nothing more nothing less, made good saves vs Reading but his distribution was very poor.
Paweł Cibicki £1.5m-Looked lively on his debut, highly rated, deserves a chance.
Vurnon Anita Free-A wonderful little player, rated very highly by the Toon army, key player.
Jay Roy Grot £1.5m (500k upfront)-, Hard to do much in small cameos, just needs coaching, but he puts himself about and has shown some nice footwork at times.
Ones in bold are the ones i think we were fortunate to get, bigger club interest, to good for this league , played well at a higher level etc.
But you could add Grot and Cibicki to, highly rated, just remains to be seen if they live up to there potential.
We should have got a cb
Gurj wrote:Yes we have a few options to consider. Need TC to work out what is the best combination moving forward as this was something Monk was incapable of doing as we saw us completely fall apart towards end of last season when he wouldnt play O'Kane !!
Monk was too safe & rigid
TC needs to be more flexible as he has got the players at his disposal
faaip wrote:Klich is a 6 footer which is plenty tall enough for a CMF. O Kane 5'8, Kalvin 5'10 and if they lack height then Anita' 5'5 isn't cutting it either.
Didn't realise Klich was a six-footer so he could be the answer although Sacko is 6ft but I can't ever recall him heading a ball
O'Kane rarely wins a ball in the air. Deserves to keep his place as he was one of the better players v Reading
Kalvin has the height but surely his time is running out for a first XI place
Shaugnhessy is a midfielder & defensively we know he will win balls in the air