Jump to content
Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

Transfer Gossip


Ratwhite
 Share

Recommended Posts

27 minutes ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

"The 2021 English football summer transfer window runs from 24 May to 2 September 2021. Players without a club may be signed at any time, clubs may sign players on loan dependent on their league's regulations, and clubs may sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan if they have no registered senior goalkeeper available".

in short, it all stops at 11pm 2nd Sept. For loans as well.

Rather daft really. Premietship Clubs often carry huge squads. They can only name so many & so a lot of very capable players would be available for loan. If the EFL & Premiership close at essentially the same time (11pm 31st August for the Premiership) there's going to be a lot of players parked up & no-one to sign them.

The 2 day gap is going to be very busy.

I'd go back to no deadline until mid March personally. Didn't realise it was September 2. Thanks for the info.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Deadline day just over a week away now. What's the best case scenario for us?

I'd say

OUT

Crawford permanently.

Comley on loan or permanently.

IN

Right Back

Striker

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Realistically can't see us shipping both out unless we're paying most of if not all their wages, and I'd imagine any further incomings will be loanees, unless they tear up their contract elsewhere. Surely some Scottish club would take Crawford off us, even if we let him go for nothing, it takes his wages off the table.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Right back would be good to compete with Geth, we obv have Brocky but looks like his versatility will hurt him as hes more seen as cover for all over the back if in a mini injury crisis. Add a little sprinkle of raw pace up top on loan to kill teams off in behind like Blackpool did with Ellis Sims last season & we dould deffo be up there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

I'd love to see Kioso back.

He's not getting first pick at Luton & he'd fit 2 roles on the right and add true pace.

He's started their last 3 league games. They are playing him as a centre-back 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, jmjhb said:

He's started their last 3 league games. They are playing him as a centre-back 

I think its centre back in a three. 

But that's never his strong point. Might partially explain Luton 0 Birmingham 5 !! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just had a realisation that for some reason I hadn't thought of until reading the latest Marc Iles article.

While we have a full squad and would need to offload Comley/Crawford if we wanted to bring in another body...

..That only applies if the new signing is 22 years old+

I knew young players didn't count to the quota but I was only factoring in our own players and didn't put 2+2 together that we could just loan in a <22 year old. So if we have any targets who are young lads then we can get them in without having to sell the outcasts.

The Daily Show Wow GIF by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Duhhh

 

Also in the article Evatt said he "definitely" thinks there will be some outgoings. I think I'd actually be happier seeing Delf leave than Crawford or Comley because at least I know they can't get a game. 

Edited by Mantra
Link to comment
Share on other sites

53 minutes ago, paulhanley said:

I think its centre back in a three. 

But that's never his strong point. Might partially explain Luton 0 Birmingham 5 !! 

Got taken off after 28 mins.  

I like him and would have him back, but a defender he ain't.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
7 hours ago, Leyther_Matt said:

Only when we played with wing backs.  Nowhere near disciplined enough to play the role that Jones does now.  

Definitely. IAMOUT

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Good going forward

Aye. Probably some correlation to why we don’t concede 6 at home to shit 4th division teams anymore. Not a patch on Jones defensively. 
 

Bit dull but I like defenders to be good at defending and happy to let attackers do their bit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, tomski said:

Bit dull but I like defenders to be good at defending and happy to let attackers do their bit.

Thinking like that will get you nowhere, mate 😉

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 hours ago, paulhanley said:

I think its centre back in a three. 

But that's never his strong point. Might partially explain Luton 0 Birmingham 5 !! 

Got hooked on the 28th min mark........not sure if injury or they realised he aint no centre half

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, masi 51 said:

Got hooked on the 28th min mark........not sure if injury or they realised he aint no centre half

Well they were already 0-2 down at that stage! Mind you ... the sub hardly improved things!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Just read a tough article about Jack Wilshire, about him not being able to find a club and it being tough to explain to his kids

I was going to post the link but you need a subscription so I’ll post a bit of it

“Being honest, I probably never thought I’d be in this position,” Wilshere acknowledges, solemnly.

“Today I was running around an athletics track and struggling to imagine I would be here at this point in my career. Everyone used to say to me, ‘(At) 28, 29… you’ll be at the peak of your career’. And I genuinely thought I would. I thought I’d still be playing for England, (that) I’d be at a top club.”

“My kids are at an age where they understand. Especially Archie, who’s nine. He’s actually having conversations with me, saying, ‘What about the MLS?’ or ‘Why aren’t you playing in La Liga?’

“He loves football. He knows everything about football. And it is difficult to explain to him. He’ll say to me, ‘How come no club wants you?’ I don’t know. But how do I explain that to him?”

“They’ve got friends at school and you know what kids can be like, they can be quite brutal. ‘Why is your dad not working? Is he not good enough? Is he not good at football?’ Yeah, that’s tough.”

“I’ve got two younger kids (Siena and Jack Jnr) who have never really seen me play football. When I go to training in the morning on my own and I kiss them and say, ‘I’m going training’, they don’t actually know what I do. They’re probably thinking, ‘Where’s he going? What is his job?’

“The older two remember the Arsenal days, they remember watching me play for England. In a way, it’s quite nice to have that — they can see it on YouTube and when I go out, people recognise me. The most difficult part is trying to explain when they ask, ‘Well, why don’t you just sign for a club in England?’ I’m like, ‘Well, no one wants me’, and they can’t really get their head around it.”

“Honestly, I should have never left,” Wilshere concedes, recalling the summer Arsenal appointed Unai Emery to replace Arsenal Wenger as manager after 22 years in charge. “That’s nothing against West Ham — it could have been anyone — but I shouldn’t have left Arsenal.”

“I had a conversation with Arsene when I came back from Bournemouth (following a 2016-2017 loan, with 12 months left on his Arsenal terms). He said, ‘Look, you can leave. You’re not going to get a new contract here’. (But) Knowing Arsene the way I knew him and how much he rated me as a footballer, I knew if I got myself fit there were lots of games and I could get myself into that team.”

“I wish I had that same mentality when I sat down with Emery and he said, ‘Look, there’s a contract on the table but you’re not in my starting XI’. I remember walking out angry, because I thought I was going to play — I proved myself the year before. I probably made a few rash decisions. I rang my agent and said, ‘That’s it, we need to leave’. I should have taken a few days, calmed down and thought to myself again, ‘I look around this midfield and back myself to get in’.”

“And the question I keep asking myself at the moment is: What am I doing it for?”

“When I left West Ham and I was trying to find somewhere I thought, ‘Right, it’s going to come, it’s going to come’. But it’s not coming at the minute. And so now I’m waking up thinking, ‘I need to train today, but why do I need to train today?’ I want to find a club but is it going to happen?”

“I had a conversation with my wife the other day. It was just before we went to bed and I said to her, ‘Look, I’ve got to train tomorrow but why am I training? Should I just try and focus on something else? Like, I can be a coach or I’ve just got on to the course to do my A Licence so I could start focusing on that’. She said to me, ‘No, you can’t. You can’t. You’re too good’.

“I said, ‘You say I’m too good but if I was too good someone would come and at least give me a chance, let me go and train there or let me try and prove myself to them’.

“At what point do I say, ‘Enough is enough?’ I don’t know, to be honest. I’ll keep going until… “I said to my agent I don’t want to be in that position where I’m waiting and waiting and before you know it January comes and I’ve almost wasted another season. I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want that. I did that last year, so to do it again… I feel like I’d be wasting my time.”

 

I loved him for us, if we could get him (long shot I know) but I’d go and pick him up myself 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Site Supporter

 

8 minutes ago, Rudy said:

Just read a tough article about Jack Wilshire, about him not being able to find a club and it being tough to explain to his kids

I was going to post the link but you need a subscription so I’ll post a bit of it

“Being honest, I probably never thought I’d be in this position,” Wilshere acknowledges, solemnly.

“Today I was running around an athletics track and struggling to imagine I would be here at this point in my career. Everyone used to say to me, ‘(At) 28, 29… you’ll be at the peak of your career’. And I genuinely thought I would. I thought I’d still be playing for England, (that) I’d be at a top club.”

“My kids are at an age where they understand. Especially Archie, who’s nine. He’s actually having conversations with me, saying, ‘What about the MLS?’ or ‘Why aren’t you playing in La Liga?’

“He loves football. He knows everything about football. And it is difficult to explain to him. He’ll say to me, ‘How come no club wants you?’ I don’t know. But how do I explain that to him?”

“They’ve got friends at school and you know what kids can be like, they can be quite brutal. ‘Why is your dad not working? Is he not good enough? Is he not good at football?’ Yeah, that’s tough.”

“I’ve got two younger kids (Siena and Jack Jnr) who have never really seen me play football. When I go to training in the morning on my own and I kiss them and say, ‘I’m going training’, they don’t actually know what I do. They’re probably thinking, ‘Where’s he going? What is his job?’

“The older two remember the Arsenal days, they remember watching me play for England. In a way, it’s quite nice to have that — they can see it on YouTube and when I go out, people recognise me. The most difficult part is trying to explain when they ask, ‘Well, why don’t you just sign for a club in England?’ I’m like, ‘Well, no one wants me’, and they can’t really get their head around it.”

“Honestly, I should have never left,” Wilshere concedes, recalling the summer Arsenal appointed Unai Emery to replace Arsenal Wenger as manager after 22 years in charge. “That’s nothing against West Ham — it could have been anyone — but I shouldn’t have left Arsenal.”

“I had a conversation with Arsene when I came back from Bournemouth (following a 2016-2017 loan, with 12 months left on his Arsenal terms). He said, ‘Look, you can leave. You’re not going to get a new contract here’. (But) Knowing Arsene the way I knew him and how much he rated me as a footballer, I knew if I got myself fit there were lots of games and I could get myself into that team.”

“I wish I had that same mentality when I sat down with Emery and he said, ‘Look, there’s a contract on the table but you’re not in my starting XI’. I remember walking out angry, because I thought I was going to play — I proved myself the year before. I probably made a few rash decisions. I rang my agent and said, ‘That’s it, we need to leave’. I should have taken a few days, calmed down and thought to myself again, ‘I look around this midfield and back myself to get in’.”

“And the question I keep asking myself at the moment is: What am I doing it for?”

“When I left West Ham and I was trying to find somewhere I thought, ‘Right, it’s going to come, it’s going to come’. But it’s not coming at the minute. And so now I’m waking up thinking, ‘I need to train today, but why do I need to train today?’ I want to find a club but is it going to happen?”

“I had a conversation with my wife the other day. It was just before we went to bed and I said to her, ‘Look, I’ve got to train tomorrow but why am I training? Should I just try and focus on something else? Like, I can be a coach or I’ve just got on to the course to do my A Licence so I could start focusing on that’. She said to me, ‘No, you can’t. You can’t. You’re too good’.

“I said, ‘You say I’m too good but if I was too good someone would come and at least give me a chance, let me go and train there or let me try and prove myself to them’.

“At what point do I say, ‘Enough is enough?’ I don’t know, to be honest. I’ll keep going until… “I said to my agent I don’t want to be in that position where I’m waiting and waiting and before you know it January comes and I’ve almost wasted another season. I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want that. I did that last year, so to do it again… I feel like I’d be wasting my time.”

 

I loved him for us, if we could get him (long shot I know) but I’d go and pick him up myself 

Hard to believe NOBODY wants him. There must be more to it? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.