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Greg Bobkin

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May 22, 2012
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Didn't have a planned Cucurella replacement we had to buy one.

We don't have a Sanchez replacement. Or a Caceido replacement. Or a central defensive replacement. Or a Trossard replacement.

It shows the incredible power of the PR game that signing Caceido and pushing out a story about succession planning has been swallowed so widely as meaning we only sell if we have a replacement.

That's obviously not the case. What we do have is a hugely impressive recruitment team working off a seemingly sensational scouting database (Starlizard) who can identify targets quite quickly.

It'll be fine, i just think people need to calm the fuck down about us selling players.
PLANNED replacement. It doesn't *always* mean a player who is already at the club!

My guess is that there is a shortlist of players for each position and the club keeps tabs on them and buys at the right/best time. Sometimes it works perfectly (Bissouma/Caicedo), other times their hand is forced (Cucurella/Pervis).
 


Eric the meek

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Aug 24, 2020
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Judging by the rumours in some press it appears we're losing big Bob, Trossard and Caciedo next month and all 3 to Chelsea!!
Estupinan and Mac Allister have also had mentions as well, to Juventus and Inter Milan respectively. Try not to get too upset until it happens - maybe it's just agent bollocks.
 

Eric the meek

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Aug 24, 2020
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I saw the Inter rumour about Mac Allister, apparently available for 30 million Euros :rolleyes:
And they are apparently complaining they can't afford him at that price !

I blame the World Cup. Worst thing possible for picking up 23 year old internationals at sensible prices.
 


Braggfan

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May 12, 2014
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never believe everything you read in the papers…
as if we could let all three go in January…

if we did, Chelsea will be well and truly rinsed then….
If we believed everything that press and that Romano said, Cucurella would be storming it at Man City. According to him it was a done deal, with personal terms and the fee agreed. He must have announced that about 5 times.
 
Feb 23, 2009
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Brighton factually.....
If we believed everything that press and that Romano said, Cucurella would be storming it at Man City. According to him it was a done deal, with personal terms and the fee agreed. He must have announced that about 5 times.
"Fabrizio Romano accused of plagiarism by De Telegraaf! "Romano is a kind of transfer guru, but he's the number 1 copy-paste [...] All of Europe thinks that Romano is above everyone, but he only steals exclusives from journos in all countries" said Marcel van der Kraan, Head of Sports at De Telegraaf"

"Mad how that Fabrizio Romano has carved out a niche for himself as more or less a full-time Twitter ITK. He doesn't actually write about football - he's just a relentless transfer scoop machine. Is he the first to make a living out of being an actual no bullshit ITK merchant?"

To top it all he supports Watford
 

Not Andy Naylor

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Dec 12, 2007
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Seven Dials
If we believed everything that press and that Romano said, Cucurella would be storming it at Man City. According to him it was a done deal, with personal terms and the fee agreed. He must have announced that about 5 times.
Exactly. According to various know-nothings in the media, by the end of January we'll be left with just the three central defenders plus Enciso, Lallana, Danny Welbeck and the tea lady. All the others will be at Chelsea/Liverpool/Tottenham/Inter. At least it's not Villa!

Seriously, the depth of these so-called journalists' 'knowledge' is laughable. One of them claimed that Ally Mac had been 'spotted' at the World Cup - as if every club in the big four leagues doesn't already have a scouting report on every player in all the others.
 

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