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10 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

No. Not both on loan at least. 

We won't be recruiting for centre midfield anyway. We have Mcginn, Tansey, Erhahon, Magennis and Lyons as of next week. 

Centre mid isn't going to be a priority position, I don't think. 

We also played MacPherson there in the game he scored in...

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2 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

The manager accepts that centre mid is Erhahon's best position but isn't quite ready for it yet (from Q and A a few weeks back). I reckon in a pinch, that's where he'd be used. 

Fair enough on Lyons. 

As for Magennis, he's been played wide due to necessity a lot of the time. I think if we add width in this window (which we seem intent on doing), his position might be more central when he gets back in the team. 

I could of course, be well wide of the mark. Just don't see central mid as a priority just now. I also forgot to include Flynn in my previous post but I still reckon there's a chance he'll be gone in this window. 

Left back, wingers and centre forward all take precedence just now I reckon. Centre half as well if Ferdinand walks

A proper defensive mid would be nice. Scott Allan wouldn't really fit that mould though. 

Question TIME

Will we sign more than 1 winger? The European guy will hopefully be 1 today or tomorrow. Will Lyons be used wide or off the striker (s) or in the middle of the park? Does anyone know what his abilities/strengths permit? Do you really think Morgan is coming back?

The longer Ferdinand stays during this window, surely the more likely he is to stay full stop.

Having Allan would give us additional creative options, as of course would having Morgan. Wages the main issue there though.

Is Polworth the DM we are in for?

Answers coming soon.

 

 

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Question TIME
Will we sign more than 1 winger? The European guy will hopefully be 1 today or tomorrow. Will Lyons be used wide or off the striker (s) or in the middle of the park? Does anyone know what his abilities/strengths permit? Do you really think Morgan is coming back?
The longer Ferdinand stays during this window, surely the more likely he is to stay full stop.
Having Allan would give us additional creative options, as of course would having Morgan. Wages the main issue there though.
Is Polworth the DM we are in for?
Answers coming soon.
 
 


No
Off
Yes
No
No

That soon enough

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1 minute ago, cockles1987 said:


 

 


No       -  Will we sign more than 1 winger?    
Off       -  Will Lyons be used wide or off the striker (s) or in the middle of the park?
Yes      -  Does anyone know what his abilities/strengths permit?
No       -  Do you really think Morgan is coming back?
No       -  Is Polworth the DM we are in for?

That soon enough emoji39.png

 

Yeah great on speed - I asked 5 questions and you gave 5 answers  but

 are these answers based on anything of note or are you just having a laugh?

I am guessing you are suggesting the European guy is not signing? (if so this pushes the answers down one, but you must not have answered one of my questions and the question about Lyons needs more than a one word answer.

But cheers for your effort   :guinness

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7 minutes ago, Iamhammer said:

I must admit I thought Tansey was a defensive midfielder

me too   - I followed on from 3 hours ago, djchapsticks

who stated "A proper defensive mid would be nice." 

Edited by Sweeper07
more info added after words 1 and 2

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Yeah great on speed - I asked 5 questions and you gave 5 answers  but
 are these answers based on anything of note or are you just having a laugh?
I am guessing you are suggesting the European guy is not signing? (if so this pushes the answers down one, but you must not have answered one of my questions and the question about Lyons needs more than a one word answer.
But cheers for your effort   :guinness


Just my thoughts, as im currently lying in bed waiting on a nurse to examine me.

PS, I cannie laugh, cough or sneeze because of the pain.

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Just now, cockles1987 said:


 

 


Just my thoughts, as im currently lying in bed waiting on a nurse to examine me.

PS, I cannie laugh, cough or sneeze because of the pain. emoji24.png

 

sorry to hear that - hope she sorts you out quickly

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Based on players currently with the club, albeit not necessarily signed:

Hladky; Hodson, Ferdinand, Popescu, Erhahon; P.McGinn, S.Mcginn, Tansey, Lyons, Unnamed winger; Marec.

I've not seen six of those play (can't remember if I've seen Tansey, so we'll say I haven't) and I like the look of that already :lol:

 

 

I would still aim to sign another winger if possible instead of P McGinn there, and a left full back to start to introduce Ethan into his proper position more gradually. I really don't think we're going two up front based on the signings of Lyons and Tansey, who will surely be starting. Unless Lyons can secretly play out wide as well.

Edited by Magic Monkey

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14 minutes ago, mattman said:

Seen div retweet that Anton was on a flight to Glasgow last night. Seems promising.

Only way he is staying is if smfc make him an offer he cant refuse and he signs up sooner rather than later. If he does a game by game deal to end of January then as sure as eggs are eggs, someone in need will come in for him last minute.

club need to put up their best offer first, and if he's not interested? Say thank ya, and move on to the next guy. That said would love him to stay and anchor our defence, however we are not in business to pamder to the big man's whims.

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18 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

Only way he is staying is if smfc make him an offer he cant refuse and he signs up sooner rather than later. If he does a game by game deal to end of January then as sure as eggs are eggs, someone in need will come in for him last minute.

club need to put up their best offer first, and if he's not interested? Say thank ya, and move on to the next guy. That said would love him to stay and anchor our defence, however we are not in business to pamder to the big man's whims.

Inclined to agree with that. I'm hoping he's been holding out to see what business we do - and that he is impressed with what he sees.

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Is Ferdinand not under contract but there's a clause he can activate if he wants to go back down south? On that basis the club doesn't need to offer him anything.

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34 minutes ago, W6Saint said:

Polworth is an attacking midfielder. Leading assister in the Championship last year.

I think Polworth can play in most midfield roles - he does like to shoot but he can tackle well and sit deep and spray passes quickly. I have seen him play out left too.

Anyway - I was only trying to seek further clarification after djchapsticks suggested that we needed a proper defensive midfielder and whether he was alluding to Polworth who has been tooted to us a few times by our fans.

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3 hours ago, Magic Monkey said:

Inclined to agree with that. I'm hoping he's been holding out to see what business we do - and that he is impressed with what he sees.

Just this . He does not want relegation on his cv.   (QPR did but he was out on loan)

I don't think money is the most crucial for Ferdinand at this time in his career. It doesn't appear that he has better offers down south, which would be nearer his family, so what might appeal to him is having Sunday and Monday with his family and being up here Tue - Sat.

I think he is here to train, keep fit and sign - 2 others today as well - happy days

Edited by Sweeper07
Added in QPR did but he was out on loan

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I think Polworth is a strong tackling central midfielder with a good shot on him. I thought Tansey was a central midfielder who played in front of the back four alongside Draper. 

I'm expecting McGinn and Tansey to be a solid central midfield that would provide a bit of protection for the back four, and create opportunities for the four attacking players to get into forward positions. Polwarth, could either provide cover for these players, or be one of the attacking four players.

Will have a clearer idea when the transfer window closes. But very happy with our recruitment so far. 

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18 minutes ago, Sweeper07 said:

I think Polworth can play in most midfield roles - he does like to shoot but he can tackle well and sit deep and spray passes quickly. I have seen him play out left too.

Anyway - I was only trying to seek further clarification after djchapsticks suggested that we needed a proper defensive midfielder and whether he was alluding to Polworth who has been tooted to us a few times by our fans.

toot toot tootsie :)

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2 hours ago, Sweeper07 said:

Question TIME

Will we sign more than 1 winger? If Morgan is available as the second winger, then yes I'd say so. If he's not coming to us then I'd say probably not. He'd definitely be a massive luxury that we couldn't pass up rather than us pinning all our hopes on signing him and no-one else. 

The European guy will hopefully be 1 today or tomorrow. Quite possibly.... both Slovakians are definitely still over here and haven't headed home so this seems like a sign that we are in negotiation to sign both. 

 

Will Lyons be used wide or off the striker (s) or in the middle of the park? He's a number 10 so in an advance midfield role I'd imagine. 

 

Does anyone know what his abilities/strengths permit? Dunno, I've seen him scoring a couple of crackers for Blackburn U23 side. He's also been showing up very well in training and the bounce match. Hearing he like to pull the strings in that area of the park. 

 

Do you really think Morgan is coming back? I'd say there's a slim chance of it... That we are even worth the mentioning can only be good.

 

 

 

All opinion of course. :)

Edited by djchapsticks

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2 hours ago, cockles1987 said:

Just my thoughts, as im currently lying in bed waiting on a nurse to examine me.

PS, I cannie laugh, cough or sneeze because of the pain. emoji24.png

 

Not so good to hear. Hope you're better soon.

P.S. What happens when you fart?  :whistle

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