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    Rumour on incoming transfer...

    Rumour only so please don't shoot the messenger if it turns out to be utter drivel!

    Joey O'Brien currently a free agent but formerly of Bolton and West Ham hence connection to KN
    Last edited by SwalePie; 12-01-2018 at 12:50 AM.

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    He's a defender. We need goal scorers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bob View Post
    He's a defender. We need goal scorers
    And a central defender

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bob View Post
    He's a defender. We need goal scorers
    We need a central defender and a striker.

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    Pros:
    - Good experience, including ROI caps
    - Mates with Kevin Nolan
    - Highly rated for his work ethic. See West Ham fans thoughts here: http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/06/08...-react-to-joe/

    Cons:
    - Looks like he's a FB, not a CB
    - Poor injury record

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    Strange how few games he's played in his career. Unless he can fill in at CB, I don't really see the point in getting in more fullback cover.

    A striker and CB are absolutely priorities. We need pace and more goals up front, and if Brisley gets injured we're screwed.

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    It seems he is actually a midfielder who was converted to a full back. The lack of games seems largely down to injures, and the fact he has always been at Prem clubs, apart from a loan early in his career. I don't really buy into this rumour anyway, the Palace one got the wrong player.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_O%27Brien

    Since making his return from injury, he played most of the 2007–08 season in his natural midfield role as opposed to the right back position which he had been in two years previous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slack_pie View Post
    Strange how few games he's played in his career. Unless he can fill in at CB, I don't really see the point in getting in more fullback cover.

    A striker and CB are absolutely priorities. We need pace and more goals up front, and if Brisley gets injured we're screwed.
    .....plus AH recently stated that we do not need any more "squad fillers" ie they were to be quality signings that can walk straight into the first team......that was obviously before we took the lad from Crystal Palace that has only ever had 7 starts in his career, on loan to Accy....mmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    .....plus AH recently stated that we do not need any more "squad fillers" ie they were to be quality signings that can walk straight into the first team......that was obviously before we took the lad from Crystal Palace that has only ever had 7 starts in his career, on loan to Accy....mmmmm
    They were like us when he joined, relegation candidates, but they finished in 13th, 9 points above us. Obviously not all down to him, but KN gives him some some credit for making a difference. I don't think he will be a fringe player, and at 20, is obviously a better prospect than Walker, who was a filler signing.

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    Agree with Bo'. Obviously KN sees something in the lad and is taking a judgement on him coming good, hence the 18 mth contract. He produces and we have him for next season, he doesn't and we aren't lumbered. Not breaking into the Palace (or Reading) first team is no reflection on his ability at our level and 11 starts for Accy from January isn't that bad a return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohinen View Post
    They were like us when he joined, relegation candidates, but they finished in 13th, 9 points above us. Obviously not all down to him, but KN gives him some some credit for making a difference. I don't think he will be a fringe player, and at 20, is obviously a better prospect than Walker, who was a filler signing.
    I am not knocking the lad Bo, merely questioning how he can be a "quality signing" when he has only ever had 9 league games?......surely he is a "potential prospect" similar to Yates?......if it works out, then it is all gravy

    AH stated that he has been inundated with offers from agents saying "so and so is available"....I would love to know one or two of these players names, apparently one of them was a Nolo target signing last summer....now he is available....spill the heinz AH, we want some proper rumours
    Last edited by tarquinbeech; 13-01-2018 at 10:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slack_pie View Post
    A striker and CB are absolutely priorities.
    The same thing is being said on every thread, so it's not just a case of opinion, all the fans can see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackal2 View Post
    The same thing is being said on every thread, so it's not just a case of opinion, all the fans can see it.
    Yup. I wonder if we'll end up having a Trew-esque transfer window and totally ignore the glaring inadequacies in the squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slack_pie View Post
    Yup. I wonder if we'll end up having a Trew-esque transfer window and totally ignore the glaring inadequacies in the squad.
    I don't see AH bringing someone in to "appease" the supporters or KN letting him.

    If we don't get the striker we want I doubt that it will be due to lack of trying. The possibility of Grant going back has to be a concern - drift in and out regardless he puts points on the board.

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    I think we need a CB and striker WITH PACE. It's the major thing we're lacking at both ends of the field. Showed today with how good Matt Green looked against our defence. Easier said than done to get those players in tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSmithRules View Post
    I think we need a CB and striker WITH PACE. It's the major thing we're lacking at both ends of the field. Showed today with how good Matt Green looked against our defence. Easier said than done to get those players in tho...
    I actually thought Matt Rhead looked decent too but he should have scored that chance he had that he put wide. I was certainly relieved to see him go off.

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