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Next Seasons Squad

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  1. ApartPidgeon

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    What we going to have

    Goalkeepers

    Bain
    Barakas

    Defence

    Taylor
    Welsh
    O'Connor
    Shaw

    Midfield

    McGregor
    Soro
    Turnball
    Forrest
    Johnston
    Rogic
    Connell

    Forward

    Ajeti
    Kimala
    Griffiths

    So we need by my calculations x2 RB, x1 LB x2 CB x1RW x1 LW x1 St
     
  2. Davidstalker199

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    We need

    Gk
    2 rb
    3 cbs
    Lb
    Lw
    Rw
    2 strikers
     
  3. Wee Baldy

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    We need a fecking miracle
     
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  4. ApartPidgeon

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    Still think we shouldve signed Porteous in January
     
  5. Garrymac1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Talking to my son in the car there on this very point, it literally gave me the fear.

    The rebuild is as big as any I remember.

    Who do I think (first team regulars) will be there next season from this bunch?

    Bain
    Hazard
    Taylor
    Julien
    Soro
    Turnbull
    McGregor
    Forrest
    Welsh
    Ajetti
    Klimala
    Johnston

    Truly terrifying
     
  6. Bonobhoy

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    Keep Turnbull and Soro.....Torpedo the * rest of them out into the ocean.
     
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  7. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    New GK
    New LB New CB Welsh New RB
    Soro Mcgregor
    Tunrbull
    New LW New Striker Forrest

    We also need serious competition for Forrest, need at least 2 new CB's (potentially 3) and 2 new strikers.
     
  8. Can'tbehooped

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    You missed out some key positions

    Manager/head coach
    Assistant manager
    Defensive coach
     
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    * me. That is depressing.
     
  10. martin_d

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    Honestly, we need about 12 out the door and the same in, with at least 6 of those being defenders, and we need to stop settling for using midfielders as CBs (even as backup). Dinosaur stuff.
    The same thing has ruined Liverpool’s season as well.
     
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  11. AdamRS Gold Member Gold Member

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    I think we should look at signing Kasper Junker to replace Eddie
     
  12. EvilMonkey TalkShite Gold Member

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    Where do you start ?

    This is why a new manager should have been in a long time ago. Not like our board to be extremely short sighted.
     
  13. Minty Gold Member Gold Member

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    Biggest rebuild in over a decade. I expect several exits to add to the few we've already witnessed in January. Starters such as Edouard, Christie, Ajer, Elyounoussi, Laxalt and Duffy will all likely be gone. There are question marks over the likes of Taylor, Barkas, Ajeti and Klimala and whether they'll ever be the required standard. Then there's the problem of the manager and the captain both not being good enough any more. We better pray that Johnston has a breakout season next year and that Forrest has a return to form, otherwise the situation looks even more grim. There's also no guarantee McGregor won't be tempted away. It's a headache just thinking about it.
     
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    Would be surprised if Rogic was not sold this summer as well. Personally if buyers could be found I would sell Barkas and Klimala as well.
     
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    Think we will only have next year

    Gk's

    Bain
    Hazard
    (Need a new no.1)

    Rb's

    O'Connor
    (Need a new starter)

    Lb's

    Taylor
    (Need a new starter)

    Cb's

    Hopefully Ajer
    A fit Julien
    Welsh
    (Need another back up)

    Cm's

    Soro
    McGregor
    Tunbull
    Palmer
    Henderson
    (Need at least 1 maybe 2 back up)

    Wingers

    Forrest
    Johnston
    (Need at least 1 starter and 1 back up)

    St

    Not got a clue think Eddy is gone and the other 3 imo ain't good enough so at least 2 maybe 3
     
  16. Foley1888

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    It is scary, we are facing losing anywhere from 15-21 players if you include the two that went in January and young boys.

    Barkas, Elhamed, Frimpong, Kenny, Ajer, Hendry, Duffy, Laxalt, Bolingoli, Brown, Bitton, Christie, Ntcham, Elyounoussi, Rogic, Shved, Edouard, Bayo, Harper, and Dembele.

    Only leaves Bain, Hazard, Ralston, Welsh, a crocked Julien, Taylor, Soro, Robertson, Connell, Shaw, McGregor, Turnbull, Forrest, Johnston, Griffiths, Ajeti and Klimala. Being honest I would happily lose two of those three striker options as well.

    We need GK, RBx2, CBx3, LB, Physical box to box CM, AM(to provide competition for Turnbull), RW, LW and STx2 (at least). That’s also relying on either Robertson or Connell stepping up to play some games at CM and the new signing Shaw doing the same at DM.

    Of the last nine transfer windows we have signed 36 players (some twice on loan or loan then permanent). Made up of 22 permanents and 14 loan deals. Arguably only Ntcham, Edouard (twice as a loan and perm), Julien, Frimpong, Forster (on loan), Soro and Turnbull have actually had a proper first team impact of any length.

    Hayes done ok as a utility squad player and Benkovic looked good to start with but injuries hampered him. Weah was another who started brightly but faded badly and Moi twice has threatened to be great at times but injury the first time and inconsistency the second have put him in the ok camp.

    So 15 out of 22 permanents and 7 loan deals from 14 have been flops or failed to make an impact on the first team so far, with arguably only 6 permanents and 2 loans being successful or looking like they will be. That is a truly shocking transfer record no wonder we are in such a mess.
     
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    Neil Lennon up front. He re signs himself..I'll see myself out...
     
  18. CountyDownFaithful

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    Ajer, Edouard etc. will all be away and Jullien our injured.

    I can only see McGregor and Turnbull being good enough to start every week. Soro as well potentially.

    So that leaves you needing 8-9 players for the first team never mind the bench.
     
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  19. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

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    I won't be angry at the new CEO or manager (unless it is Lennon) next season if we don't win the league. The rebuild job is so huge it's unbelievable. Years of ignoring the defence and wings.
    Hopefully money from Ajer, Eddy and Christie along with the Frimpong money will allow us to cover some players this summer. I'm hoping we can get a couple of million back for Barkas but even McGregor could end up going. I can see our squad filled with loans next season, hopefully the option to buy some the following summer. I also expect a few from our own league to fill gaps.
     
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    " the job of your board is to look to the future" sleekit tory rat