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Glenn Whelan linked

Post by agreenwood » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:15 pm

Story just appeared online in the Irish Sun (from Nixon) that we're after Glenn Whelan.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:18 pm

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football ... ean-dyche/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:22 pm

Begorrah.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by ablueclaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:29 pm

Someone must have dusted off some Old almanacs of players we were once interested in.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Slurpy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:33 pm

No no no no please I beg

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by SkiptonClaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:34 pm

ablueclaret wrote:Someone must have dusted off some Old almanacs of players we were once interested in.
No, we're just after old players.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by kaptin1 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:35 pm

SkiptonClaret wrote:No, we're just after old players.
No, we're just after old IRISH players...

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by ablueclaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:36 pm

Experience the new byword.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by CFS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:39 pm

What about Conor McGregor?

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by SkiptonClaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:42 pm

CFS wrote:What about Conor McGregor?
Did he play for Stoke ?
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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:42 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_4KboYi40I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Glenn Whelan

Post by claretandy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:56 pm

Another Irish one according to Nixon

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football ... ean-dyche/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Westyorkclaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:57 pm

ablueclaret wrote:Someone must have dusted off some Old almanacs of players we were once interested in.

Billy Hamilton anybody - after all he is Irish

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Re: Glenn Whelan

Post by Quicknick » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:01 pm

ABC will be along in a minute. He's too old etc.

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Re: Glenn Whelan

Post by KippaxFifaHD » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:07 pm

Not another one...
If our away kit ends up being green too...

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Sidney1st » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:07 pm

280 PL appearances, averaging 30 appearances a season since 2008.

Maybe a tad old, but if it happens then so be it.

Is our away kit going to be green does anyone know?

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Re: Glenn Whelan

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:08 pm

I've seen him mentioned in earlier reports, but for another club.

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Re: Glenn Whelan

Post by Saxoman » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:10 pm

As I said before, not about how much spent, its about signing the right players that fit in.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by KefkaClaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:27 pm

Our goal is to be the slowest and oldest team in the league. Come on guys lets do it!

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by CFS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:30 pm

SkiptonClaret wrote:Did he play for Stoke ?
No but he's Irish.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:37 pm

CFS wrote:No but he's Irish.
That'll do.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Slurpy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:45 pm

Shay Given and John O'Shea next in

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by ksrclaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:46 pm

Any news on our pursuit of Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy?

Nixon said both deals could be done as soon as yesterday.
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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Selby Claret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:47 pm

Say oooh ah Paul McGrath

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by wickdkewlclaret » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:56 pm

Hope we don't have a match scheduled round Saint Paddy's Day it'll be a write off!
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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by CFS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:37 pm

Linked with Tyson fury but struggling to make out if he's English or Irish.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Rumpelstiltskin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:22 am

It may be funny that we are linked with another Irishman but I think this would be a good signing...From what I saw of him last season he is still fit and still wins the ball and uses it well.
I wont be unhappy if we sign him for 2.5 million.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Right_winger » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:27 am

CFS wrote:Linked with Tyson fury but struggling to make out if he's English or Irish.
He could play the Jon Parkin role.

Don't think he's got the workrate to be a Dyche signing though.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Top Claret » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:02 am

Far better choice than Cork

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Cubanclaret » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:13 am

Stoke play a three man central midfield.
Not sure he's operated in a 4-4-2 under Hughes.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by jlup1980 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:14 am

Can't get even remotely excited by the prospect of signing Whelan. Surely he'd arrive as back up to Hendrick, Westwood and Defour (if he stays). I'd rather have O'Neill as 4th choice. We should be signing to improve the first 11, that's the only way you progress.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Reecey1987 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 am

Hopefully its just papertalk

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Darthlaw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:24 am

Burrrnley

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by gawthorpe_view » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:29 am

Played for Ballybejaysus in his younger days.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by TsarBomba » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:58 am

gawthorpe_view wrote:Played for Ballybejaysus in his younger days.
Although I was initially critical of the Walters transfer, I'm coming round to the idea of targetting experience, at least for another season.

We can't have another disastrous away campaign like last. In any 'normal' season, one away win gets you relegated. We simply can't rely on our home form to bail us out again.

Walters, and potentially Whelan, would give us the know how to go away and win, or at least scrap for a point when it's on offer.

I'm ok with this approach. I wouldn't say I'm thrilled, but if it gives us PL football for a third season, then fine.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Holtyclaret » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:15 am

Obviously a lot of these links are not necessarily true but there is an overwhelming sense of bringing in strength and experience. Makes me wander if Sean is over guarding against 2nd season syndrome and wants us to battle through this year to become an established side.

Some good players linked and some of these cheaper buys will hopefully mean we have one or two crackerjacks on the way.

Out of Cork, Whelan and McArthur I'd go McArthur then Cork then Whelan if we could only have one.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Darnhill Claret » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:24 am

Thought I'd read that he signed for Derby??

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by UpTheBeehole » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:30 am

Don't like how Whelan was available to Villa for £1m but would cost us £2.5m. So much for our crack negotiating team.

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/stoke-ci ... story.html

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by ClaretAndJew » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:32 am

Doesn't it work like that in football though? If there is not much interest in a player, a team would consider taking a smaller amount, but then if a team with seemingly more money comes along, they will smack an extra million on?

Maybe it's not, but I would imagine it works similar to that.

Didn't we take more from QPR than what Hull were to pay for Austin?

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by UpTheBeehole » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:35 am

Villa weren't willing to pay the £1m. We would be.

If you're at a car boot and something's on sale for a tenner, and the bloke next to you is haggling saying he'll only pay a fiver, you go and offer that full tenner if you want it. You don't offer £25.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by SGr » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:39 am

Incredibly predictable. Please god no.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by TVC15 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:42 am

"Didn't we take more from QPR that what Hull were to pay for Austin ?"

Yes strictly speaking we did as Hull were to pay zero as he failed their medical !

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Murger » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:46 am

Yawn. All these Irish links are doing nothing to whet the appetite.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by taio » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:48 am

UpTheBeehole wrote:Don't like how Whelan was available to Villa for £1m but would cost us £2.5m. So much for our crack negotiating team.

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/stoke-ci ... story.html
Odd that you criticise the club based purely on speculation in the media

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:59 am

Now signed for Villa - there wasn't any interest from Burnley
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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:02 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Now signed for Villa - there wasn't any interest from Burnley
Thank God for that. I would of loved for us to sign him when he went to Stoke but not now.

I wouldn't mind Charlie Adam though.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by claretdom » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Nixon knows

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by KRBFC » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:04 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Now signed for Villa - there wasn't any interest from Burnley
Great news.

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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by Touchline » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:27 pm

There was never any interest from Burnley.
Shame the usual snipers surface who clearly have no idea. But just love to find criticism.
The club is on an upward curve and enjoying an excellent period.
Try and understand that and appreciate there are further improvements in the pipeline.
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Re: Glenn Whelan linked

Post by RocketLawnChair » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:51 pm

Touchline wrote:There was never any interest from Burnley.
Shame the usual snipers surface who clearly have no idea. But just love to find criticism.
The club is on an upward curve and enjoying an excellent period.
Try and understand that and appreciate there are further improvements in the pipeline.
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You are wasting you're time touchline. Its engrained in some on here.

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