For once, I'm pleasantly surprised by the boards ambition...(Maybe spoke too soon)

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  1. JC Anton Time for 9 Gold Member

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    Seems to have slowed since Hammond has come in, maybe he has his own ideas on potential targets.

    It's not just one RB we need it's two.

    A CB and a DM.

    I don't mind waiting for a ST if we can attract a better calibre, that CL football would bring.
     
  2. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Striker will be a loan IMO and like you say may be better waiting until we see what's happening in Europe.

    If we qualify for the Champions League the potential for a class loanee increases massively.
     
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    I suspect definitely, when we’re going for 11...
     
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    Especially because the English window shuts August 8th this year.
     
  5. .Zander. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aye the RB situation has become a complete farce. We need 2. Lenny not trusting Ralston on Tuesday says hes not good enough (which we all knew tbf)
     
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    It shut same day last year take it that’s your sarcasm coming in :hi5:
     
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    He was good enough for that round and probably the next round..... Round 3 and play off are a huge step up in class though....... Rodgers seemed to think he was good enough to start against the Barcelona but I think that was him trying to say to the board get me a right back..... Why he couldn't have just said that in the background I don't know why

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    A further 7?
    The squad was already bloated, we have got rid of 10 and added 3.

    What other 7 are you needing?

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    2 right backs
    1 centre back
    2 centre mids
    Striker
     
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    There is still a few to shift on also

    Ntcham
    Kouassi
    Ralston
    Miller
    Hendry

    Don’t rule out Sinclair and 1 other moving on also!
     
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    Must be on our 4/5 choice RB by now, wonder how long it will be till ODonnell is getting spoke about. Its mental we've let 2 RBs leave and still not brought one in. Honestly madness that we've allowed ourselves to get in this situation.
     
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    As we stand, we won't bring in 2 Rbs or 2 centre mids.

    One right back, and I'd argue unless someone leaves in the middle, we won't sign another. (Highly likely ntcham will go and yes he will need replaced).

    3 (4 if we count keeper, but again Gordon would need to be moved on) needed for me. Then replace who ever leaves.

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  13. Blochairnbhoy Gold Member Gold Member

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    One right back for a full season? No chance we need two it would be gross negligence! Ralston clearly isn’t upto it.

    Ntcham and Kouassi will go this summer.

    We need another CB can’t go into the season with 3 or 4 centre backs negligence again.

    Might need another left back also if KT goes
     
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    Baldock is still hovering about, 3 right backs left bertie
     
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    I mean maybe he is but Lennon doesnt seem to think he was good enough. Playing our best centre back out of position when we didnt have another natural centre half fit, says as much
     
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    I agree man,

    Unfortunately I see the board/Lennon having Ralston as second choice, so it will be just one RB. Unless we get lucky and see Ralston moved on.

    We don't need another left back, again only if one leaves.

    Midfield eboue is not in the picture and is "deadwood" (deserved a chance) so not counting him as needing replaced.

    Striker is a debatable one, if we stick to just 1 up top, we are fine.

    7 is a large number when realistically it's 3-4

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    It really is and all the more when we are seeing the figures involved for qualifying in the press the now.
     
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    3 when you include Toljan.

    Between Gamboa, Lustig and Toljan we must be £60k+ per week in wages better off.

    If we go out of the Champions League qualifiers due to having to field either: Ralston or a makeshift defence because Lennon doesn't trust Ralston or a not match-fit RB that hasn't had a full pre-season, it will be another horrendous piece of management.

    We've known for over a year now of the need for a RB. If there was massive disparities between the valuations for Baldock, Ankersen, Stacey and Smith and our own value then we should have moved on immediately. Dragging these deals on has put us weeks behind where we should be.
     
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    Still don’t see how we go from being willing to spend 8 on a right back in January to the ones we have been linked with just go find one who’s quality and pay the money
     
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    Last year we had incompetent twats in charge of recruitment.
     
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