Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

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Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:45 pm

Right, I know we have the distraction of the World Cup and that is temporarily going to slow down any activity, but now that the Dawson/Jayrod fiasco seems dead in the water do we have any targets at all? I seek in vain for even a glimmer of a ghost of a rumour. We could use another decent striker, probably a wide midfielder (although with everyone fit that is not as urgent) and a CB for cover if nothing else, and that is if no-one actually leaves. I know us Clarets are used to having to wait (and wait and wait) but this is getting silly. If we do half as well in the Europa as I think we will we are faced with a lot of games with more chances of injury and suspensions (I don't count 'tiredness', pro footballers should have no problem with two games a week) so what is the score? Anybody know anything? Only rumours we hear are about players leaving (although other than maybe Vokes I don't think they will and if he goes that will make the need for another striker even more desperate).

I think we might just need to loosen the old purse strings a little.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by dsr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:46 pm

No. Or possibly yes.

But if a rumour would help, I can officially confirm from an unnamed and entirely fictional source that we are going to sign a League 1 centre half as backup, ready to be trained to England standard as usual.
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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:47 pm

West Brom will bring Bartley in from Swansea for £3.5m by the weekend.

This should see Dawson coming here for £22m

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Corky » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:52 pm

We definitely will not sign anyone.

Our foray into Europe will be a disaster resulting in our being relegated.

Or I could be completely wrong and it will be another wondrous season.

Who know, who cares?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by pureclaret » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:54 pm

No, definitely no, well maybe not definitely no, more like maybe, perhaps yes , YES we are going to sign some one, but maybe not before brexit.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by quoonbeatz » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:54 pm

houseboy wrote:now that the Dawson/Jayrod fiasco seems dead in the water
t'isn't.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by ElectroClaret » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:03 pm

houseboy wrote:...do we have any targets at all?
Nope. Not a one. Sack the board and get a decent manager in.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:12 pm

quoonbeatz wrote:t'isn't.
Everything I read seems to suggest it is. Last I heard they were still wanting 40m for the pair and 20m for Jay is a big ask for a 7 goal striker.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:13 pm

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ElectroClaret wrote:Nope. Not a one. Sack the board and get a decent manager in.
Hold on mate, it's not THAT serious. I think we might hear more now that Dyche is back from coaching Uruguay. ;)

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by KRBFC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:18 pm

Yeah but I think we'll start the season without getting in the numbers we wanted/needed. Less than a month left, I think we'll get 2 in.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by ksrclaret » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:24 pm

As usual we've got our targets and we'll wait all summer if needs be to get them, or make do with what we've got if we can't.

There are signs WBA may be letting Dawson out soon, but I'm not sure where we stand with Jay at the moment.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Dyched » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:36 pm

Every bloody summer ffs

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by sculptureofman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:45 pm

It's the 10th of f*cking July
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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by KRBFC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm

sculptureofman wrote:It's the 10th of f*cking July
The window shuts on the 9th August, 3 weeks earlier than previously before. I believe the window has been open for 8 weeks already.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:54 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:West Brom will bring Bartley in from Swansea for £3.5m by the weekend.

This should see Dawson coming here for £22m
That would be good but will we pay that?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by ClaretEngineer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:55 pm

KRBFC wrote:The window shuts on the 9th August, 3 weeks earlier than previously before. I believe the window has been open for 8 weeks already.
It’s starting to feel like 14/15. Chasing Dawson and ending up with Juke, Sordell and Reid...
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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:57 pm

Corky wrote:We definitely will not sign anyone.

Our foray into Europe will be a disaster resulting in our being relegated.

Or I could be completely wrong and it will be another wondrous season.

Who know, who cares?
Well I care Corky the Cat old boy. My wife doesn't though, she has as much interest in the comings and goings at Turf Moor as I have on Love Island (in fact the only thing I know about that is it's title).

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:57 pm

ClaretEngineer wrote:It’s starting to feel like 14/15. Chasing Dawson and ending up with Juke, Sordell and Reid...
Why? Have we re-signed Juke, Sordell and Reid?

Must've missed that one.

:o

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:59 pm

pureclaret wrote:No, definitely no, well maybe not definitely no, more like maybe, perhaps yes , YES we are going to sign some one, but maybe not before brexit.
I was quite enjoying that post until you mentioned the B word. B is for Boris.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Firthy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm

No we won't and apparently Wells to W Brom, Barnes to A Villa and Vokes to Boro so when Wood gets injured we will be completely toothless. Hope that puts your mind at ease :)

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm

houseboy wrote:I was quite enjoying that post until you mentioned the B word. B is for Boris.
B is for BS on here.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:01 pm

Dyched wrote:Every bloody summer ffs
I think the board and Dyche are all sadists and like to see us suffer.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm

sculptureofman wrote:It's the 10th of f*cking July
Don't know if that's supposed to make me panic or re-assure me.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by edison » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm

houseboy wrote:I seek in vain for even a glimmer of a ghost of a rumour.
Why when 99 per cent turn out to be nonsense?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:04 pm

fidelcastro wrote:Why? Have we re-signed Juke, Sordell and Reid?

Must've missed that one.

:o
Now I AM panicking.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:06 pm

fidelcastro wrote:B is for BS on here.
That was my next sentence but I thought better of it. B or course is for Burnley.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by KRBFC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:07 pm

edison wrote:Why when 99 per cent turn out to be nonsense?
The rumours make the transfer window interesting and provide something to get potentially excited about, so far it's been a long boring 7-8 weeks in the transfer window of nothing but predictable links to players we've been chasing for years.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by houseboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:08 pm

edison wrote:Why when 99 per cent turn out to be nonsense?
Because even a minuscule ghost of a rumour backed up by nothing at all is better than.....well.....nothing at all.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by edison » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:09 pm

KRBFC wrote:The rumours make the transfer window interesting and provide something to get potentially excited about, so far it's been a long boring 7-8 weeks in the transfer window of nothing but predictable links to players we've been chasing for years.
To get potentially excited about. So you'd rather the press made **** up?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by edison » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:11 pm

Remember when Leeds tweeted out about `more transfer news to come' or words to that effect - then announced they sold someone and that was the end of their business. That was pretty funny

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by dsr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:17 pm

KRBFC wrote:The rumours make the transfer window interesting and provide something to get potentially excited about, so far it's been a long boring 7-8 weeks in the transfer window of nothing but predictable links to players we've been chasing for years.
This is the point of football. It's good during the season when we're playing, but it's boring in the summer when we're not playing.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Aclaret » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?
Don't some people ask this every transfer window.
Yes I'm sure we will.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Tall Paul » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:22 pm

As long as we have enough players for the next game. No need to look beyond that.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by KRBFC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:23 pm

edison wrote:To get potentially excited about. So you'd rather the press made **** up?
Every transfer rumour isn't made up though

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by edison » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:25 pm

KRBFC wrote:Every transfer rumour isn't made up though
True. Many are just given to journos from abysmal sources.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Pearcey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Think we’ll get Dawson and Jayrod. Maybe a winger also. Gotta keep the faith.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Rileybobs » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:38 pm

KRBFC wrote:The rumours make the transfer window interesting and provide something to get potentially excited about, so far it's been a long boring 7-8 weeks in the transfer window of nothing but predictable links to players we've been chasing for years.
The transfer window isn’t supposed to be interesting. If you get excited by us being linked with players then you need to grow up.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by quoonbeatz » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:39 pm

houseboy wrote:Everything I read seems to suggest it is. Last I heard they were still wanting 40m for the pair and 20m for Jay is a big ask for a 7 goal striker.
thought you wanted the purse strings loosening a little?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by lrac » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:47 pm

Pearcey wrote:Think we’ll get Dawson and Jayrod. Maybe a winger also. Gotta keep the faith.
You maybe right pearcey or not .but it's been going on weeks . Dawson 20m they are joking :(

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by fatboy47 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:57 pm

Next week

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by TVC15 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:12 pm

Just seen Dawson in Farm Foods buying a dozen choc ices - f’in flaunting his cash about the big time Charlie.

He’ll be a Burnley player by the end of next week - mark my words

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by mkmel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:16 pm

Shall we watch this space?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by ecc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:39 pm

I wouldn't like to consider myself as a knee-jerker but if I understand correctly there is just one month to go before the window shuts. And we haven't signed a single player. The LET or BE (I can't remember which) says "Burnley still haven't given up hope on Ben Mee signing a new contract). I'm now thinking he's not going to (I hope beyond hope I'm wrong).

I think we should tell West Brom thanks for wasting our time but we've got to get new bodies in the building. And then sign at least one new CB (at the very least).

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by KRBFC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:41 pm

Rileybobs wrote:The transfer window isn’t supposed to be interesting. If you get excited by us being linked with players then you need to grow up.
I was excited when the news of Gray broke through that guy on Twitter, didn't believe it but it was an exciting link.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by jojomk1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm

The Chairman was happy to confirm, a while back, that this year's transfer budget would be bigger than last season

I believe he takes charge of all transfer fee negotiations

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by DCWat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm

A bit of transfer speculation is a good thing. At least it brings a bit domestic football debate during the close season.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:01 pm

jojomk1 wrote:The Chairman was happy to confirm, a while back, that this year's transfer budget would be bigger than last season

I believe he takes charge of all transfer fee negotiations
Didn't we make a profit on transfer dealings last year?

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Dyche has been held up interviewing all the candidates for the catering staff needed in the corporate facility.

He totally runs our club now.

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Reecey1987 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:05 pm

Firthy wrote:No we won't and apparently Wells to W Brom, Barnes to A Villa and Vokes to Boro so when Wood gets injured we will be completely toothless. Hope that puts your mind at ease :)
Still have walters

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Re: Are We Actually Going to Sign Anyone?

Post by Clarets4me » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:12 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Dyche has been held up interviewing all the candidates for the catering staff needed in the corporate facility.
He totally runs our club now.
Thank God for that, my 32oz Porterhouse Steak was overcooked last time I was there, the Vinaigrette was overly acidic, and the less said about the Plum Duff the better ..... Sean will sort it, I'm sure !! ;)
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