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Re: January signings

Post by 1964white » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:28 pm

Burton Albion sign Derby's former England striker Darren Bent on loan

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Re: January signings

Post by 1964white » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:32 pm

Mallik Wilks (came on as a sub in the Sutton fiasco) gone to Grimsby on loan

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Re: January signings

Post by 1964white » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:33 pm

Burton loan out Stephen Warnock to Bradford City

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Re: January signings

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Re: January signings

Post by 8ballali » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:45 pm

Cjay wrote:https://www.footballinsider247.com/sour ... -signings/
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I think that's probably bulls*it. We have Roofe and Super Lasogga, but other than that, Wilks was the closest to a place on the bench as an out and out centre-forward, and we've let him go out on loan. I can't see us being prepared to leave ourselves with only the two players for that position. I think it's much more likely that we have a plan in place for a new centre-forward to Come in before Tuesday.

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Re: January signings

Post by Cjay » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:11 pm

8ballali wrote:I think that's probably bulls*it. We have Roofe and Super Lasogga, but other than that, Wilks was the closest to a place on the bench as an out and out centre-forward, and we've let him go out on loan. I can't see us being prepared to leave ourselves with only the two players for that position. I think it's much more likely that we have a plan in place for a new centre-forward to Come in before Tuesday.

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Wish i had your optimism, can fully see us signing nobody's to improve the 1st team.

They let Wilks go out before and all we had was Lassie, Roofe and Ekuban so cant see any reason to expect any different.

No winger no cb no forward.

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Re: January signings

Post by Cjay » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:00 pm

Scouted some striker in Italy apparently but difficult to sign because his club wont have time to sign a replacement.

Which is why you don't leave it so late!!!!!!

And some bookies have us as favourites to sign Ross Macca which would make 0 sense seeing as he is old, out of shape, past his best and expensive.

But some want him because he was good years ago and scored a few goals in a Mickey Mouse league. :roll:

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Re: January signings

Post by Cjay » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:34 pm

Lewis Grabban and Chris Martin not on our radar as they would be to "financially problematic" according to Phil Hay. He asked about Ross last week and we arent interested, which is something i guess.

No more signings seems to be the general feeling.

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Re: January signings

Post by faaip » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:53 pm

If we sign Ross I'm going to give up on LUFC for a while, one of those players I absolutely dislike..rather have Billy Painter back
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Re: January signings

Post by hector » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:56 pm

faaip wrote:If we sign Ross I'm going to give up on LUFC for a while, one of those players I absolutely dislike..rather have Billy Painter back

Ditto
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Re: January signings

Post by faaip » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:13 pm

hector wrote:Ditto

Actually I'd rather have the badge any day of the week, play in red and move to Guildford ...


Actually that last one would be ideal if you're listening Radz..Surrey has never had a football club better than the conference...How can that be?
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Re: January signings

Post by 1964white » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:23 pm

faaip wrote:If we sign Ross I'm going to give up on LUFC for a while, one of those players I absolutely dislike..rather have Billy Painter back
We've always had the same thoughts on McCormack....wouldn't want him anywhere near Leeds

I know many Leeds fans whom think he is the bees knees

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Re: January signings

Post by 1964white » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:30 pm

faaip wrote:Actually I'd rather have the badge any day of the week, play in red and move to Guildford
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faaip wrote:Actually that last one would be ideal if you're listening Radz..Surrey has never had a football club better than the conference...How can that be?
Never realised that fact....unbelievable in such a vast area as the home counties !

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Re: January signings

Post by 1964white » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:37 pm

Cjay wrote:Lewis Grabban and Chris Martin not on our radar as they would be to "financially problematic" according to Phil Hay. He asked about Ross last week and we arent interested, which is something i guess.

No more signings seems to be the general feeling.
Every signing is difficult for Leeds United unless it's on the cheap Cjay

Forget a decent striker coming in mate, our club lacks ambition which has always been the case.

Sadly I'll be attending games with no expectations whatsoever for the rest of this season :(

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Re: January signings

Post by weasel » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:26 am

I am just glad we never got a fans consortium running the club and just going to splash loads of cash on proven players every time because we all know that every proven player is automatically going to be a success so definitely worth paying over the odds. No point having people at the club who can watch football all over the world, delve into a player's background/personality etc, analyse all the data about their actual performances and so on. No point us buying a Pontus Jannson when we could splash loads more on someone english, or buy Saiz when we could have a Jonny Howson for over double the price and probably treble the wages or pay £7m for a player who has had 1 decent season at League 1 level and is now the flavour of the month.

Yes every signing won't work but I think we have at least moved on substantially from buying the Sorsas, DaCostas, Botakas etc and are now actually doing proper research into signings. Yes we are all frustrated at times but no guarantee that even if we paid big money for a striker that he would do better than Lasogga - for all the negativity fans have show towards him his goals to games record is great and that is despite injuries and the problems of sleepness nights with a baby.
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Re: January signings

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weasel wrote:I am just glad we never got a fans consortium running the club and just going to splash loads of cash on proven players every time because we all know that every proven player is automatically going to be a success so definitely worth paying over the odds. No point having people at the club who can watch football all over the world, delve into a player's background/personality etc, analyse all the data about their actual performances and so on. No point us buying a Pontus Jannson when we could splash loads more on someone english, or buy Saiz when we could have a Jonny Howson for over double the price and probably treble the wages or pay £7m for a player who has had 1 decent season at League 1 level and is now the flavour of the month.

Yes every signing won't work but I think we have at least moved on substantially from buying the Sorsas, DaCostas, Botakas etc and are now actually doing proper research into signings. Yes we are all frustrated at times but no guarantee that even if we paid big money for a striker that he would do better than Lasogga - for all the negativity fans have show towards him his goals to games record is great and that is despite injuries and the problems of sleepness nights with a baby.
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Re: January signings

Post by 8ballali » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:24 pm

weasel wrote:I am just glad we never got a fans consortium running the club and just going to splash loads of cash on proven players every time because we all know that every proven player is automatically going to be a success so definitely worth paying over the odds. No point having people at the club who can watch football all over the world, delve into a player's background/personality etc, analyse all the data about their actual performances and so on. No point us buying a Pontus Jannson when we could splash loads more on someone english, or buy Saiz when we could have a Jonny Howson for over double the price and probably treble the wages or pay £7m for a player who has had 1 decent season at League 1 level and is now the flavour of the month.

Yes every signing won't work but I think we have at least moved on substantially from buying the Sorsas, DaCostas, Botakas etc and are now actually doing proper research into signings. Yes we are all frustrated at times but no guarantee that even if we paid big money for a striker that he would do better than Lasogga - for all the negativity fans have show towards him his goals to games record is great and that is despite injuries and the problems of sleepness nights with a baby.
You'd think this stuff was obvious for all to see wouldn't you?
People just have no patience to see a plan through these days.
The lessons of yesteryear are there for all to see. We threw money at the squad, and one season of it not working, brought the whole thing down, and we were left sweating on whether we'd get a golden ticket to still be able to play in the league or not. We almost had no team. I never want to go through that again.

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Re: January signings

Post by Cjay » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:32 pm

1964white wrote:Every signing is difficult for Leeds United unless it's on the cheap Cjay

Forget a decent striker coming in mate, our club lacks ambition which has always been the case.

Sadly I'll be attending games with no expectations whatsoever for the rest of this season :(
I didnt really want them to be honest, not a huge fan of either.

Im still sad about Dean, Dack and Maddison who would have cost the same combined as Saiz on his own :roll:

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Re: January signings

Post by 8ballali » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:36 pm

Cjay wrote: I didnt really want them to be honest, not a huge fan of either.

Im still sad about Dean, Dack and Maddison who would have cost the same combined as Saiz on his own :roll:
I thought Saiz was only £3.5m wasn't he?

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Re: January signings

Post by Cjay » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:40 pm

8ballali wrote:I thought Saiz was only £3.5m wasn't he?

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Yeah, Dack went to Blackburn for 750k plus add ons, Dean cost Birmingham £1.5m, Maddison was available in the summer for about £1m before he signed a new deal on the last day of the transfer window.

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