The generic transfer thread

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Sutekh » 31 May 2018 12:27

John Terry being linked with a move to Derby County.

Well at least that'll make it easier for Reading to re-sign Alex Pearce.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Royalwaster » 31 May 2018 15:37

ManUtd looking to sign Marko Arnautovic from West Ham ... was watching him at Austria vs Russia game last night and Marko was best player on the pitch. Would really hate this to happen as I love Arnie and hate Mourinho and ManUtd ...

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Winston Biscuit » 02 Jun 2018 10:39

Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by 6ft Kerplunk » 02 Jun 2018 11:49

Didn't Sheffield United come close to signing him too, but wouldn't stump up the cash.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by From Despair To Where? » 02 Jun 2018 13:28

They ended up with the more affordable Alex Sabella instead.


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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Stranded » 04 Jun 2018 09:54

Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.


Yep, all international transfers for Argentinian players were banned in the run up to the 1978 World Cup to ensure all players were readily available to the national coach.

Only exception I believe was Mario Kempes who had already moved to Valencia before the ban was implemented.

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by Old Man Andrews » 04 Jun 2018 10:20

Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.


He'd probably get a game for them now to be fair.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by John Smith » 04 Jun 2018 13:53

Old Man Andrews wrote:
Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.


He'd probably get a game for them now to be fair.

...and then we'd sign him after in a few seasons' time

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Sanguine » 04 Jun 2018 14:38

Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.



Awesome stuff.

Who was the player Blackburn famously nearly signed, but didn't?


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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Winston Biscuit » 04 Jun 2018 14:58

Sanguine wrote:
Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.



Awesome stuff.

Who was the player Blackburn famously nearly signed, but didn't?


Blackburn tried to sign Zidane in 1995 but Jack Walker stopped it and said 'Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?

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by Sanguine » 04 Jun 2018 15:02

Winston Biscuit wrote:
Sanguine wrote:
Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.



Awesome stuff.

Who was the player Blackburn famously nearly signed, but didn't?


Blackburn tried to sign Zidane in 1995 but Jack Walker stopped it and said 'Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?


Wasn't actually that one, although it's equally brilliant. The one I half remembered was Lewandowski - a deal was agreed with Poznan but his flight to sign the deal was cancelled owing to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. Dortmund stepped in, and the rest is history.

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by stealthpapes » 04 Jun 2018 15:19

Winston Biscuit wrote:Historical transfer news - I have been watching some of the (great) football documentaries over the past week on the History Channel and last night was on Maradona.

I had no idea that Sunderland tried to buy him when he was 17 years old. Maradona was desperate to join them too, he is quoted as saying 'if they don't sell me to Sunderland, I'm retiring'. The military dictatorship in Argentina at the time wouldn't allow it though.


I've got a Maradona doc on DVD. In pure Eurotrash style, all of the Argentinians are dubbed by comedy northerners. Brilliant.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Uke » 05 Jun 2018 13:18

Wilshere to West Ham?
So Jack Wilshere has reportedly rejected a new 3 year deal at Arsenal. He’s also removed Arsenal from his insta and twitter bio and follows West Ham on Twitter...

https://twitter.com/SpencerOwen/status/ ... 4955481088


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by Old Man Andrews » 05 Jun 2018 13:26

Uke wrote:Wilshere to West Ham?
So Jack Wilshere has reportedly rejected a new 3 year deal at Arsenal. He’s also removed Arsenal from his insta and twitter bio and follows West Ham on Twitter...

https://twitter.com/SpencerOwen/status/ ... 4955481088


Excellent move. We can now have both him and Mark Noble moaning together about not getting a chance for England.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by genome » 05 Jun 2018 13:41

Arsenal reportedly in talks with Marouane Fellaini

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by John Smith » 05 Jun 2018 14:51

Sutekh wrote:Well at least that'll make it easier for Reading to re-sign Alex Pearce.

The stuff of the worst nightmares.

Hands down the worst footballer ever to appear in Reading shirt. Dross.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Winston Biscuit » 05 Jun 2018 20:34

Benik Afobe joined Wolves for £10M 4 days ago. He is in advanced talks with Stoke today over a £12M transfer from Wolves.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by genome » 06 Jun 2018 00:04

John Smith wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Well at least that'll make it easier for Reading to re-sign Alex Pearce.

The stuff of the worst nightmares.

Hands down the worst footballer ever to appear in Reading shirt. Dross.


Captained us to a league title. 8)

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Winston Biscuit » 06 Jun 2018 08:20

Wolves reportedly offer €40M for Valencia right back Jaoa Cancelo.

Portuguese you say? Wolves you say? I wonder who his agent is....

they are also expected to complete an €20M transfer of Rui Patricio in the next few days. It's an odd one as he handed in his resignation later the other day and now says he has no club, but Sporting Lisbon say he is their player.

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Re: The generic transfer thread

by Old Man Andrews » 06 Jun 2018 08:28

Winston Biscuit wrote:Wolves reportedly offer €40M for Valencia right back Jaoa Cancelo.

Portuguese you say? Wolves you say? I wonder who his agent is....

they are also expected to complete an €20M transfer of Rui Patricio in the next few days. It's an odd one as he handed in his resignation later the other day and now says he has no club, but Sporting Lisbon say he is their player.


There is absolutely NOTHING dodgy going on at Wolves. They are doing EVERYTHING above board and are in no way a vehicle for Jorge Mendes to launder money and avoid tax.

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