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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Them there t'other clubs
Last post by Dave Rave -
As a Bayern fan watching Thiago playing for Liverpoo today was weird. Is he what they need? Not convinced. He isn't a swarm of bees player. Their style of play doesn't need a deep lying play maker. But he wanted to leave so I guess 20 million wasn't a bad deal for Bayern. They are good at buying low and selling high generally (80 million for Hernandez apart - what was that about?)
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
Last post by Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon -
Interesting that u21 players signed in loan do count towards the 25 in the Championship but not in Leagues 1 and 2. Clearly (and sensibly) to prevent mass loans from PL academies.

This rule matches Sabri's previously stated desire for 22 players plus 3 goalkeepers, so he should be happy at least.

Think he said 23, didn’t he? So has to include Mighten. Oh and Brennan Johnson doesn’t count either. Or Soh, I think.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
Last post by steve -
Interesting that u21 players signed in loan do count towards the 25 in the Championship but not in Leagues 1 and 2. Clearly (and sensibly) to prevent mass loans from PL academies.

This rule matches Sabri's previously stated desire for 22 players plus 3 goalkeepers, so he should be happy at least.

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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
Last post by Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon -
I've read that there's a limit of 25 this season, but not seen it anywhere official. Even if true, I have no idea when the deadline is.

Final date for transfers (loans from premier league?) is 16th October. So it’ll have to be after that.

Edit: https://www.efl.com/-more/governance/efl-rules--regulations/section-6---players/

43.9.1 squad of 25, 8 home grown, under 21s don’t count (only really includes Mighten, I think), named after the window closes.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
Last post by Seven -
It goes back to the point that when Sabri inevitably gets the chop in the next few weeks, a new manager comes in, with a new style of play and starts a full squad overhaul again.

4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 are the formations of choice these days - you have to have three in the middle of midfield or you just get overrun.
But there are different ways of playing it. Possession-based and counter-attacking are the two extreme examples, with most a combination of the two - happy to control the ball, but equally quick to exploit any mistakes by the opposition in over-committing players forward.
We don't have the central midfielders to control the ball, and are struggling to counter-attack at the moment, with Grabban knackered/out of form and Lolley injured (Lolley has apparently expressed surprise at the fact he is being picked when his shin splints is still bad and he can barely run).
So either Sabri is being told they have to start every game (and the question would be why, who gains from it?), or it's just bad management.


So what would you do?

Keep Sabri but not sign any players?

Sack him now and let the new manager sign some players?

We can’t just halt transfer business on the basis he will lose his job one day.

Most are if the opinion the manager shouldn’t be changed, so surely he has to be backed with new signings.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
Last post by Clarence -
Soh is 19 and we don't even know if he'll play for the first team this season.

Christie would fall under "very few".

Jury is out on Blackett.

That's still 3 players and you seem to rate Worrall. So a back 4.

I agree Figgy has been poor since the d*rby game and we have lost Cash, but the defence was basically very good last season. It's not our problem area. The creative part of the pitch is.