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Thread: 2018 Summer recruitment

  1. #1061
    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    Have you watched him? My concern is from that blog that RST posted where someone described him as a "wimp".
    I agree with Pauldolski10 on this one. I think Gleeson sounds like he would be a very decent addition. He has played > 300 games in the last 9 years at a respectable level with nearly half of those appearances in the Championship. So he would add bags of experience to our midfield.

    Plenty on here described Ryan Jack as a lot worse than a wimp. Despite that, he was still an important player in the team.

  2. #1062
    Quote Originally Posted by bpdon View Post
    I agree with Pauldolski10 on this one. I think Gleeson sounds like he would be a very decent addition. He has played > 300 games in the last 9 years at a respectable level with nearly half of those appearances in the Championship. So he would add bags of experience to our midfield.

    Plenty on here described Ryan Jack as a lot worse than a wimp. Despite that, he was still an important player in the team.
    We do need street wise players though. I don't think Gleeson is a bad signing though.

  3. #1063
    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    Have you watched him? My concern is from that blog that RST posted where someone described him as a "wimp".
    To be fair Aldo, that was just one poster.
    If a Norwich fan judged Kenny McLean from a Donsdaft comment, hed be horrified.

    I think hed be a decent signing.

  4. #1064
    Rooney is part of the problem, not the solution.

    Nothing against the big man, a good professional, honest trier and tough as old boots, but he is so limited as a player that he has to be scoring in a high percentage of his games to justify selection. He hasn't done that for at least a season and a half. Some blame that the loss of McGinn and Hayes, but he scored 4 times in his final 17 games in the 2016/17 season when they were both here. That's 13 games out of 17 where we were carrying a near passenger.

    To be fair to Deek, he recognises the problem. Unfortunately we can't just go out and buy a guy who's guaranteed to score goals on our budget. Every striker we sign is a punt. Maynard: guy used to be good, maybe can be again. May: injury problems and dents to his confidence hopefully haven't finished him. Cosgrove: raw and behind the curve in terms of his development, but maybe could be the big target man we couldn't afford otherwise.

    So far the only punt we've taken that's actually worked is Rooney himself. But he's no longer the answer and we have to keep trying other things.

  5. #1065
    Quote Originally Posted by donsdaft View Post
    Bradford?


    He's probably went for the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle and the lovely views from his travel lodge window.


    Either that or he likes curry



    Bradford's a hole
    It sure is, in big parts. But drive 5 miles out of it and there is some magic landscape and big and relatively affordable posh houses.
    B.D.F.C. have something crazy like 18,000 season ticket holders too. They keep the prices way down , and that was the result.

    Still a hole though.

  6. #1066
    Quote Originally Posted by DollyLongstaffe View Post
    Rooney is part of the problem, not the solution.

    Nothing against the big man, a good professional, honest trier and tough as old boots, but he is so limited as a player that he has to be scoring in a high percentage of his games to justify selection. He hasn't done that for at least a season and a half. Some blame that the loss of McGinn and Hayes, but he scored 4 times in his final 17 games in the 2016/17 season when they were both here. That's 13 games out of 17 where we were carrying a near passenger.

    To be fair to Deek, he recognises the problem. Unfortunately we can't just go out and buy a guy who's guaranteed to score goals on our budget. Every striker we sign is a punt. Maynard: guy used to be good, maybe can be again. May: injury problems and dents to his confidence hopefully haven't finished him. Cosgrove: raw and behind the curve in terms of his development, but maybe could be the big target man we couldn't afford otherwise.

    So far the only punt we've taken that's actually worked is Rooney himself. But he's no longer the answer and we have to keep trying other things.
    Louis Moult on loan?
    Preston have signed a striker & are apparently after another?

  7. #1067
    Aye , but is he Irish or ginger enough for us ?

  8. #1068
    Quote Originally Posted by DollyLongstaffe View Post
    Rooney is part of the problem, not the solution.

    Nothing against the big man, a good professional, honest trier and tough as old boots, but he is so limited as a player that he has to be scoring in a high percentage of his games to justify selection. He hasn't done that for at least a season and a half. Some blame that the loss of McGinn and Hayes, but he scored 4 times in his final 17 games in the 2016/17 season when they were both here. That's 13 games out of 17 where we were carrying a near passenger.

    To be fair to Deek, he recognises the problem. Unfortunately we can't just go out and buy a guy who's guaranteed to score goals on our budget. Every striker we sign is a punt. Maynard: guy used to be good, maybe can be again. May: injury problems and dents to his confidence hopefully haven't finished him. Cosgrove: raw and behind the curve in terms of his development, but maybe could be the big target man we couldn't afford otherwise.

    So far the only punt we've taken that's actually worked is Rooney himself. But he's no longer the answer and we have to keep trying other things.
    Having a goal scorer ain’t the problem not playing to his strengths are. If he was the problem why is he the only striker that anyone would sign from us

  9. #1069
    Quote Originally Posted by neilthedon View Post
    It sure is, in big parts. But drive 5 miles out of it and there is some magic landscape and big and relatively affordable posh houses.
    B.D.F.C. have something crazy like 18,000 season ticket holders too. They keep the prices way down , and that was the result.

    Still a hole though.
    Nelson is a bigger hole. That's grim.

  10. #1070
    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    Nelson is a bigger hole. That's grim.
    The Yorkshire folk would agree. It`s "across the border "

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    I dont think its a co-incedence that Rooney's goal tally started to drop since he bulked up....he is just way slower now thanks to his mass.

    If he was to trim down and stop doing whatever protein fitness thingy he does, maybe the rooney of old can resurface.

    He has the answer to all his problems, stop creating muscle!

  12. #1072
    Quote Originally Posted by Basingstokered View Post
    Having a goal scorer aint the problem not playing to his strengths are. If he was the problem why is he the only striker that anyone would sign from us
    Spot on. If we parked the hoofball and played through the midfield a bit more then we'd get the ball to our wingers and creative players and they'd supply Rooney to put the chances away. Instead we're relying on Rooney winning aimless punts up the field against giants and then bemoaning his lack of influence when he's inevitably snuffed out. The style of football seriously declined last year, and it wasn't because we lacked quality attacking players - we just bypassed them too often because the likes of O'Connor lacked the composure required to pick a decent pass from his defensive position to get the attacks going - Ryan Jack did this job because of how deep he played and anyone who says we didn't miss someone doing that last season is in denial.

  13. #1073
    Quote Originally Posted by Basingstokered View Post
    Having a goal scorer ain’t the problem not playing to his strengths are. If he was the problem why is he the only striker that anyone would sign from us
    Is there any evidence that any other club have been or would be willing to pay a transfer fee for Rooney ?....or that anyone else has shown any serious interest in him ?

  14. #1074
    Quote Originally Posted by redstarfk View Post
    Is there any evidence that any other club have been or would be willing to pay a transfer fee for Rooney ?....or that anyone else has shown any serious interest in him ?
    I’m pretty certain that someone that has scored 110 goals in Scotland was put up for sale then some teams up here would be interested. Goal scorers aren’t that common look at the amount of strikers that Del has signed that can’t score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GASC1980 View Post
    Good luck to O'Connor after winning his big dream move to managerless League One outfit Bradford City.
    Who signed him then

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilthedon View Post
    It sure is, in big parts. But drive 5 miles out of it and there is some magic landscape and big and relatively affordable posh houses.
    B.D.F.C. have something crazy like 18,000 season ticket holders too. They keep the prices way down , and that was the result.

    Still a hole though.

    When I went to Blackburn a couple of months ago I thought the Bradford fans were excellent. One of the best away supports ive seen

  17. #1077
    Quote Originally Posted by Basingstokered View Post
    I’m pretty certain that someone that has scored 110 goals in Scotland was put up for sale then some teams up here would be interested. Goal scorers aren’t that common look at the amount of strikers that Del has signed that can’t score.
    And you think nobody would be interested in May or Cosgrove if they were put up for sale ?

  18. #1078
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    Who signed him then
    No idea. Your guess is as good as mine.

    Or do you know who signed him?

  19. #1079
    In fact did Maguire (Phil) not sign for them from us and become a firm favourite. Am sure the Bradford fans will be hoping for similar. If only they knew though.

  20. #1080
    Quote Originally Posted by redstarfk View Post
    And you think nobody would be interested in May or Cosgrove if they were put up for sale ?
    Who would be interested in a striker with a strike rate of 1 in 38 and another that looks like his knee injury has finished him

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