Summer Transfer Window Rumours and Discussion

LancasterRed

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We very rarely sign the absolutely elite players in a division. Horgan and Maguire being the two exceptions.

Shankland has been in form for years and has made the Scotland squad despite being in the Scottish Championship. He is very much an exception and would be a real statement signing
 

janiejones

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I wouldn't mind Lawrence Shankland if we are only willing to go to around £1.5m tops. Looks a natural goal scorer to me.

I appreciate that it is Scottish League footy but I would rather him than yet another Irish / L2 punt.

At least his goals record will excite the fans and offer a ray of hope.
Shankland scores goals, I'll give you that, but Stevie May and David Goodwillie were prolific scorers, and at a level higher than Lawrence. As we know, especially with May, they both flopped when they came down South. Goodwillie even scraping the barrel, by playing and not scoring for Shitpool. Like Ireland, I'd give Scotland a wide berth.

I've always liked the look of Des Walker's lad Tyler. He scored a few while on loan at Mansfield but hasn't really featured much for Forest. I know people will say Mansfield, like Exeter (Stockley), are shit, but Watkins at Brentford was signed from Exeter, and he's done alright.
 
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Jack Daniels

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Some scrappy goals granted (sign of a good striker imo) but some of obvious quality, too.

Good close control and and certainly spin and turn with the ball before shooting.

Enjoy.

About the 4th goal in v Team in Blue, scored exactly as Ooh Tony Ellis for his 3rd away t'Lashers.

 

Hurlock. T

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Anyone got any idea if we are looking at Luke Garbutt the LB who has just been released from Everton after being on loan at Ipswich last season, seems to have an absolute wand of a left foot and would be a 100% upgrade on what we have.
Have you actually seen him play? He is absolutely shite. Earned a living on his reputation of being "promising" up to U21 level. Must have had a long contract on the back of that too.
 

stf4ever

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Have you actually seen him play? He is absolutely shite. Earned a living on his reputation of being "promising" up to U21 level. Must have had a long contract on the back of that too.
Exactly this. I was fooled by his reputation but having seen him play a few times he's been absolutely dreadful on each occasion. Stay clear.
 

Mickypne

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Garbutt had a pop at carlo ancelotti on twitter. Must be a confident lad but perhaps bit immature
 
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oliharg

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Need I need to say anything more, and yes I watched a couple of games later on in the season to see how Josh Earl was getting on at CB👍
 

65on

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Some scrappy goals granted (sign of a good striker imo) but some of obvious quality, too.

Good close control and and certainly spin and turn with the ball before shooting.

Enjoy.

About the 4th goal in v Team in Blue, scored exactly as Ooh Tony Ellis for his 3rd away t'Lashers.

It doesn't matter who the striker is he will need someone to provide the ammunition to enable him to score goals. Something Stockley hasn't had the luxury of.Alan Shearer in his prime would have had trouble scoring in this team.
 

Bobbage

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It doesn't matter who the striker is he will need someone to provide the ammunition to enable him to score goals. Something Stockley hasn't had the luxury of.Alan Shearer in his prime would have had trouble scoring in this team.
That's bullshit, Shearer could get the ball anywhere in the opposition half and look like scoring even in a really shit Blackburn team. He created his own chances purely by holding the ball up well and was the very definition of a one man team.

However, that is precisely what we need. No point wasting money on a 30 goal a season Doyle type who needs chances putting on a silver platter, we need an athletic Hugill who will chase all lost causes and aimless hoofs, hold the ball up giving our midfield time to move up the pitch and inside forwards chance to actually get inside the box.

Get a big strong workhorse with pace up front who will constantly harass defenders but only score about 10 goals, and I bet we'd see Sinclair, Barky, Maguire and DJ (minus penalties) all on 15 goals for the season.
 

65on

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That's bullshit, Shearer could get the ball anywhere in the opposition half and look like scoring even in a really shit Blackburn team. He created his own chances purely by holding the ball up well and was the very definition of a one man team.

However, that is precisely what we need. No point wasting money on a 30 goal a season Doyle type who needs chances putting on a silver platter, we need an athletic Hugill who will chase all lost causes and aimless hoofs, hold the ball up giving our midfield time to move up the pitch and inside forwards chance to actually get inside the box.

Get a big strong workhorse with pace up front who will constantly harass defenders but only score about 10 goals, and I bet we'd see Sinclair, Barky, Maguire and DJ (minus penalties) all on 15 goals for the season.
I seem to remember Shearer had Chris Sutton alongside him with Stuart Ripley providing the bullets.
 

Bobbage

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I seem to remember Shearer had Chris Sutton alongside him with Stuart Ripley providing the bullets.
The key was that Shearer chased everything, then held it up because the wingers were tracking back. Sutton and Newell were the same. Without somebody holding the ball up, occupying defenders and laying the ball in to space you end up with the midfield and defence sat too deep and under pressure.

We haven't had anyone do that for us since Moult got injured.
 
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