If Defour Is Injured

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If Defour Is Injured

Postby warksclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:52 pm

If Stephen De Four is unlikely to be fit then who would you like to see us targeting. For me Shelvey of Newcastle. He does not always play atr Newcastle and might fancy a move. He is a tremendous, tough midfielder. Hard to knock off the ball and exceptional passer. If we could get him and keep the existing team that would be a huge pre-season

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby randomclaret2 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:53 pm

Decent shout though I suspect wages might be a problem

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby MDWat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 pm

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Tricky Trevor » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Decent player, on his day, but he has an awful lot of mehhhh days. Not sure he’s a character to fit in but have no proof.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby South West Claret. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 pm

What do you mean if.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby warksclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:55 pm

I thought that but he may want to get away and become settled after a few moves

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby FactualFrank » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 pm

I've mentioned Shelvey a few times, but don't recollect any/many others taking to him.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby South West Claret. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm

Looked good on TV but then so do a few over the years but yes could do worst I suppose.

Has he got some sort of a discipline problem though?

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby whentheballmoves » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm

I wonder if we will see McNeill tried in a central role in pre season?

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby taio » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Shelvey is on about £80k a week.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby HunterST_BFC » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 pm

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby warksclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 pm

No where near as bad as Joey and look at him. Think he is feisty and competitive, with SD's influence you never know

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby warksclaret » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:15 pm

If he is on £80k a week it could be a challenge, but Jay Rod must have been on close to this a few years ago

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Grimsdale » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:17 pm

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Spike » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:44 pm

We need a reliable midfielder to provide competition

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby houseboy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm

There must be a reason Shelvey isn't playing and Newcastle aren't Man City so that should start some alarm bells ringing. Having said that we have a similar 'mystery' with Vydra so who knows?

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby JTClaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 pm

I can see Shelvey at Burnley under Dyche (dependant on wages).
Imagine his qualities and ability to ping a ball up field to the front man could make him a fantastic signing... when he's on his game

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby FactualFrank » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:52 pm

JTClaret wrote:I can see Shelvey at Burnley under Dyche (dependant on wages).
Imagine his qualities and ability to ping a ball up field to the front man could make him a fantastic signing... when he's on his game


He's also very good at spreading the play out to the likes of McNeil, quickly, getting us up the park quickly.. on the floor!
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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby randomclaret2 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 pm

Just watched todays training video on Clarets Player. No sign of Defour.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:57 pm

houseboy wrote:There must be a reason Shelvey isn't playing and Newcastle aren't Man City so that should start some alarm bells ringing. Having said that we have a similar 'mystery' with Vydra so who knows?


He’s not that good.
An occasional few good games don’t make up for all the poor ones where you might as well play with 10 when the opposition have the ball.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:58 pm

houseboy wrote:There must be a reason Shelvey isn't playing and Newcastle aren't Man City so that should start some alarm bells ringing. Having said that we have a similar 'mystery' with Vydra so who knows?


He’s not that good.
An occasional few good games don’t make up for all the poor ones where you might as well play with 10 when the opposition have the ball.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Roostersnewwig » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:Just watched todays training video on Clarets Player. No sign of Defour.

I’ve just spoken to Steven Defour in Manchester airport and he told me he’s on the way to see a specialist in Belgium.but he did say he was getting near to full fitness.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby bfc-sparta » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Mooy,shelvey,billings,mo diami,dack,bowen, will Hughes.

Try tarks in mid

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby randomclaret2 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:25 pm

If he is indeed off to see the specialist yet again, we absolutely must bring in another midfielder.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby warksclaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:38 pm

For those on here saying there must be a reason for Shelvey not always starting at Newcastle it could be a clash with the manager. Westwood was not even getting on the bench at Villa, and Stephen Ward was not allowed to train with the first team at Wolves. These guys have been tremendous for us

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby Bertiebeehead » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:49 pm

Roostersnewwig wrote:I’ve just spoken to Steven Defour in Manchester airport and he told me he’s on the way to see a specialist in Belgium.but he did say he was getting near to full fitness.

Sounds like a load of Belgium waffle to me.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby SalisburyClaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Billings could do the job and is affordable

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby AlargeClaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:08 pm

I fail to see the slavish like attention the seemingly perma injured Belgian gets. I can only remember 1 goal against a beaten knackered accy Stanley and a cracking free kick vs Man Utd. I think he managed half a season that year . No doubting his class but the idea of him coming back as some world class midfielder and orchestrating matches is pure and utter fantasy .

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby randomclaret2 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:25 pm

So why dont the club replace him ?

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby boatshed bill » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:26 pm

Josh Benson.

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby jojomk1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 pm

Is Defour injured ?

Can't believe that - SD just gave him another year

Fake news

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Re: If Defour Is Injured

Postby rob63 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:45 pm

Berge at Genk, classy DM , can also play CB but he'd cost £20m+, if you want an attacking MF then Vanaken at Club Brugge - 45 goals & 45 assists in 170 games. Bourigeaud at Rennes, 18 goals, 12 assists in 91 games in Ligue 1, Rongier at Nantes, Maksimovic at Getafe..... Mostly younger end with good sell-on values.
I know, I should get out more, only suggestions, but have a look & judge for yourselves


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