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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 01 Sep 22 10.01am Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

Of the outfield players weíve brought in only Doucoure is first team ready.
Weíve lost McArthur, Gallagher and Kouyate that was our most effective midfield combination last season.
McArthur is still here but I doubt he will feature that much.
I can see why some are of the opinion that at the moment we are weaker than last season in midfield.
Our midfield doesnít look balanced despite the good start from Doucoure and flashes of excellence from Eze.
Luka and Hughes donít appear to have the energy and presence to be other than bit part players and Schlupp seems to me to be a useful squad player rather than guaranteed midfield starter.
It will be really disappointing if we donít bring in at least one midfield addition for first team contention even if itís a loan.
We have a promising team with good young players but donít seem to be paying due attention to the engine room which will allow the team to function at itís best.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 01 Sep 22 10.05am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

Of the outfield players weíve brought in only Doucoure is first team ready.
Weíve lost McArthur, Gallagher and Kouyate that was our most effective midfield combination last season.
McArthur is still here but I doubt he will feature that much.
I can see why some are of the opinion that at the moment we are weaker than last season in midfield.
Our midfield doesnít look balanced despite the good start from Doucoure and flashes of excellence from Eze.
Luka and Hughes donít appear to have the energy and presence to be other than bit part players and Schlupp seems to me to be a useful squad player rather than guaranteed midfield starter.
It will be really disappointing if we donít bring in at least one midfield addition for first team contention even if itís a loan.
We have a promising team with good young players but donít seem to be paying due attention to the engine room which will allow the team to function at itís best.

I 'Warm' to your comments apropos the midfield 'Engine room'.
Perhaps Curtis Jones would be a useful addition on 'Loan' from Liverpool but I am reliably informed Liverpool have injury problems in their midfield so are unlikely to allow Jones to depart.

Edited by Willo (01 Sep 2022 11.11am)

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 01 Sep 22 10.07am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

We've got the exciting players, but at the risk of 'broken record' syndrome need to beef up the centre of the park to boss games and allow the flair to do its work.

Absolutely this ^^

You need both the stable foundation and to build upon it.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Hudsoneagle's Profile Hudsoneagle Flag 01 Sep 22 10.39am Send a Private Message to Hudsoneagle Add Hudsoneagle as a friend

Talking about centre midfield. I wonder if we had hoped to move some on this year. Hughes, for some reason, now seems to be behind Luka in terms of whoís being given the most minutes off the bench. I like Hughes, heís neat on the ball and does try to get stuck inÖbut have the club decided to trim the bench midfielders in the hope of providing funds for a 1st team midfielder???

If you look at those who can potentially play CM

Doucoure and Eze would be considered 1st team choices.

Schlupp, McArthur, Hughes, Luka and Reidewald would all be considered back ups.

Thatís not a great balance of quality. Last season Gallagher and Kouyate would have been added to the 1st team choice group.

We need to trim down the bench players and add to the 1st team group.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 01 Sep 22 10.41am Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by steveeagle67

Willo, I know there has been rare finds in non league but we need players in the 1st team squad now and not in the u23 or signing then going out on loan
Just want somebody to sign and get excited that their gonna make our team better and more dangerous

I feel you will be disappointed or supporting the wrong club. The policy going forward has been made patently obvious, we arenít going to be buying old ready made players on the end of their career around 30 years old.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 01 Sep 22 10.54am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

I feel you will be disappointed or supporting the wrong club. The policy going forward has been made patently obvious, we arenít going to be buying old ready made players on the end of their career around 30 years old.

He didn't say anything about buying "old" players "at the end of their career around 30 years old"

Eze, Olise, Guehi, Andersen and Doucoure are neither old nor at the end of their careers

 

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View sotac464's Profile sotac464 Flag Berkshire 01 Sep 22 10.56am Send a Private Message to sotac464 Add sotac464 as a friend

I've just been told Gallagher is staying at Chelsea.

 


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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 01 Sep 22 11.00am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Wow, didn't see that coming.

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 01 Sep 22 11.02am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Source?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 01 Sep 22 11.03am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by sotac464

I've just been told Gallagher is staying at Chelsea.

This is what I have been informed as well, however it is a fast 'Moving picture' on transfer deadline day !

Furthermore, it was reported that we submitted a £27 Mill bid for his services - I don't recognise this at all.

Edited by Willo (01 Sep 2022 11.05am)

 

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View Ecopalace's Profile Ecopalace Flag Wickham 01 Sep 22 11.18am Send a Private Message to Ecopalace Add Ecopalace as a friend

Way to quiet for me on deadline day. Hope this day doesnít fizzle out without any excitement. Time running out, how Palace think they can get deals over the line in a day with our recent history of drawn out transfers is interesting.

 

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View Mitcham Eagle's Profile Mitcham Eagle Flag Mitcham 01 Sep 22 12.00pm Send a Private Message to Mitcham Eagle Add Mitcham Eagle as a friend

Surely we are going to do some business today. We only have a 21 man squad.

 

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