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Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by warksclaret » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:43 pm

I know we have a post on transfer rumours-now on Page 9 and looking like War & Peace

Just one name per post. Who do we think will be our first signing. Mine is JOHN LUNDSTRAM of Sheffield United

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by tim_noone » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:44 pm

Cavani....

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by buzzclarets79 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:51 pm

Lansbury my bet :D

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by exilecanada » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:52 pm

Jeff Hendrick :lol: :o :roll:

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Chester Perry » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Our first signing was Phil Bardsley

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by jurek » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:55 pm

No idea who our first signing will be but I don't think
anyone will be incoming until we sort out Gibson and whether someone,
Norwich possibly, put an offer in that is acceptable.
Having said that can't see Norwich offering much more than
8m - if that.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by MACCA » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:58 pm

jurek wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:55 pm
No idea who our first signing will be but I don't think
anyone will be incoming until we sort out Gibson and whether someone,
Norwich possibly, put an offer in that is acceptable.
Having said that can't see Norwich offering much more than
8m - if that.
I'd take 8m with a 25% sell on fee.
Got to remember we will save 2m+ a year just getting Gibson off the wage bill

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:00 pm

jurek wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:55 pm
No idea who our first signing will be but I don't think
anyone will be incoming until we sort out Gibson and whether someone,
Norwich possibly, put an offer in that is acceptable.
Having said that can't see Norwich offering much more than
8m - if that.
We've had 3-4 leave on frees, so we don't need to wait for the Gibson problem to be sorted, we've got space and spare wages.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Chester Perry » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:07 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:00 pm
We've had 3-4 leave on frees, so we don't need to wait for the Gibson problem to be sorted, we've got space and spare wages.
It is ok leaving on a free at the end of contract - if we really did pay £15m for Gibson and he left on a free that would be a £7.5m loss (against amortised book value)

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Post by CnBtruntru » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:16 pm

You've go to love an optimist.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by CnBtruntru » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:17 pm

warksclaret wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:43 pm
I know we have a post on transfer rumours-now on Page 9 and looking like War & Peace

Just one name per post. Who do we think will be our first signing. Mine is JOHN LUNDSTRAM of Sheffield United
You've go to love an optimist. :D

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Terrier » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:18 pm

Lottery numbers anyone?

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:03 am

Troy Deeney

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by ClaretMov » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:07 am

Anyone we are in a battle with for thier signature if we are up against a mid to low end championship club

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by RVclaret » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:30 am

JBG and Brady will be like new signings now they are fit again.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Bertiebeehead » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:30 am

Not sure but I bet it’s also the last.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by SGr » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:18 pm

RVclaret wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:30 am
JBG and Brady will be like new signings now they are fit again.
For about 2 weeks. Then they will no longer be fit.
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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by NewClaret » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:00 pm

Starting to get a bit worrying now. With 4 weeks to go until the new season resumes, I am assuming we will be back in training with the same depleated squad that finished the season in the next week or so?

Get that we don't do business early in the season typically, and that many others are in the same position, but had expected this season might be different given the number of planned departures.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by FactualFrank » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:06 pm

MACCA wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:58 pm
I'd take 8m with a 25% sell on fee.
Got to remember we will save 2m+ a year just getting Gibson off the wage bill
Do we still owe Boro an installment on Gibson?

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:08 pm

Duffy from Brighton
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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:16 pm

A good friend of mine recently celebrated the birth of his first grandson & reckons he'll be a top player.....
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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by MACCA » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:37 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Do we still owe Boro an installment on Gibson?
I'm not sure.

A few people suggested his reported 15m fee will be spread over the course of his initial contract. So IF that is the case they will be due 3.75m each of the next 2 seasons, 7.5m in total.

If we cannot get 10m for him as a fee, we maybe in just as good a position saying to Boro he's theirs for 2.5m, and we cancel all further payments due.

He's reportedly on 45k per week which is 2.3m as season or 4.6m in total purely in wages for the remainder of his contract with us.

The main thing is we get shut, and asap

If he had to leave on loan as there's no other option we would need to recoup all of his 2.3m in wages and some sort of loan fee ( say 1.7m for the year ) for it to be worth a while.

4m including wages for a player with Gibsons previous abilities and reputation, is a snip for any side
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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:42 pm

we owe Boro half the fee still

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by NewClaret » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:10 pm

Think we should just say he never arrived, that he’s still at their training ground & ask for a full refund!

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:53 pm

I think no ins and no outs.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Darthlaw » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:07 pm

This Dane McCullogh kid will probably be our first in.

Whether he's our last in too is another question.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:23 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:53 pm
I think no ins and no outs.
We finished in the top half again so are an attractive proposition. Our squad was stretched to the limit at the end of the season. We released 3 first team squad members plus have another on the books who will never play for us again. We are already letting under 23’s out on loan. We have and always will sign new players.

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Post by Pearcey » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:39 pm

Andy Lonergan.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:20 pm

Anybody before the last two days of the window will be moving up a Division.
Then we’ll get the best of the half decent remainder. Barnfield will then make Burnley players out of them.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:38 pm

Derek Riordan must be about 50 years old now, so I'll say his son.

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Post by Newcastleclaret93 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:46 pm

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Cubanclaret » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:59 pm

Nicolas Eliasson from Bristol City

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Stockbrokerbelt » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:16 pm

Not sure who but I bet we break our record transfer fee.......

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Cubanclaret wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:59 pm
Nicolas Eliasson from Bristol City

Bloody hope so

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by box_of_frogs » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:51 pm

Impressed that people think we’ll sign someone! :lol: :?

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:15 pm

I think it will be

Derek Riordan or Andrew Driver or someone else

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by tiger76 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:17 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:53 pm
I think no ins and no outs.
That's possible, and if we keep our key men would that be so bad, I suspect we'll try and get rid of Gibson, and bring in an experienced centre back (Duffy?), but unless we sell anyone for big bucks I can't see many more arrivals, the advantage is that we'll retain our cohesiveness, the disadvantage is that if we pick up a number of injuries we'll be even more stretched.

I'm surprisingly relaxed about this window, what will be will be, and whoever we sign, Sean always seems to get the maximum out of the squad.

Arguably our biggest signing would be convincing Sean to sign a new contract, but given the tension between him and the board I'd wager that's unlikely.

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Re: Who Will Be Our First Signing

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:29 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:17 pm
That's possible, and if we keep our key men would that be so bad, I suspect we'll try and get rid of Gibson, and bring in an experienced centre back (Duffy?), but unless we sell anyone for big bucks I can't see many more arrivals, the advantage is that we'll retain our cohesiveness, the disadvantage is that if we pick up a number of injuries we'll be even more stretched.

I'm surprisingly relaxed about this window, what will be will be, and whoever we sign, Sean always seems to get the maximum out of the squad.

Arguably our biggest signing would be convincing Sean to sign a new contract, but given the tension between him and the board I'd wager that's unlikely.
There will be signings during this window, I'm certain of that.
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