CONFIMRED - Tommy Elphick

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CONFIMRED - Tommy Elphick

by Stranded » 28 Jan 2018 14:05

According to Alan Nixon on Twitter, will be heading out on loan from Villa and we are very interested.

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by windermereROYAL » 28 Jan 2018 14:15

Rumour we are interested. expect a late interest from Leeds. always happens.
https://twitter.com/TalkReading/status/ ... 7790174208

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by From Despair To Where? » 28 Jan 2018 14:17

He would he a boon to our defence.

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by AthleticoSpizz » 28 Jan 2018 14:19

windermereROYAL wrote:Rumour we are interested. expect a late interest from Leeds. always happens.
https://twitter.com/TalkReading/status/ ... 7790174208
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Re: Rumour - Tommy Elphick

by Old Man Andrews » 28 Jan 2018 14:30

Seems to be a strange use of Popa's loan wages. A striker is and always has been the priority.


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by Royal_jimmy » 28 Jan 2018 14:35

I'd be very happy to see him here. We need someone to shore things up at the back badly

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by alfie9 » 28 Jan 2018 17:25

I like this move. Can't see Villa asking for much since they have Terry, Chester and now Tuanzebe. Experienced players are what we need right now to steady the ship

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by genome » 28 Jan 2018 17:29

If we sign him we'll have have two Championship winning defenders in our central defence, managed by a Champions League winning central defender.

Imagine if we got relegated with that :lol:

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Re: Rumour - Tommy Elphick

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 28 Jan 2018 17:45

Old Man Andrews wrote:Seems to be a strange use of Popa's loan wages. A striker is and always has been the priority.


Same old story.


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by windermereROYAL » 28 Jan 2018 18:37

Old Man Andrews wrote:Seems to be a strange use of Popa's loan wages. A striker is and always has been the priority.


I would question that, even though a striker is obviously high priority we need to stop leaking goals. 5 clean sheets in 28 games is just not good enough.
Having to score 2 or 3 goals to win games will not be solved by just getting one striker in.

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Re: Rumour - Tommy Elphick

by Henley Royal 1 » 28 Jan 2018 18:42

Would not turn my nose up at centre half to play alongside Moore . Chris Martin still in Dubai mulling over a move to Reading or Sunderland the agony of choice.

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Re: Rumour - Tommy Elphick

by Snowflake Royal » 28 Jan 2018 23:41

Possibly a sign McShane's out for a while, and / or Stam is looking seriously at starting 3 CBs.

I think I'd rather rely on Moore, Ilori and Blackett with Andressen as back up (or playing LB come to that)

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by TiagoIlori » 29 Jan 2018 00:17

Many teams in this league are desperate for a 20 goal a season striker, we are no different and that will explain why we haven’t found one yet. Anyway a player the quality of Elphick when McShane is finished, Blackett and Ilori are inconsistent is far too good to turn down. If it was down to me, I think centre back and left back have to be priority, and any half decent striker that scores around double figures a season would do at this point. I personally would take the chance to give Smith or Bodvarsson a run of games, both of those strikers are upgrades on Kermorgant at the moment, Loader isn’t quite there yet and I don’t see Novakovich making the grade here


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by genome » 29 Jan 2018 08:18

@SportsPeteO 2m
Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick set for medical at Reading ahead of loan move. #AVFC #readingfc

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by Hound » 29 Jan 2018 08:58

SSN have confimred. Don’t know much about him tbh but anything that can help our defence should be welcomed

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Re: Rumour - Tommy Elphick

by Stranded » 29 Jan 2018 09:30

Villa fans on Twitter seem a bit annoyed that he is off which could be a good sign.

Defence definitely needs strengthening. Hopefully there is the option to make permanent if he, and the club do well from here on in.

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by Hound » 29 Jan 2018 09:33

few interesting lines on him on wikipedia (yeah I know)

Ahead of the 2016–17 season, Elphick was appointed as the club's new captain.[93] It came after when Birmingham Mail urged the club to appoint Elphick as the new captain, due to his inspiration towards his teammates and the way he connects well with the clubs' supporters.

could certainly do with a bit of that

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by Sutekh » 29 Jan 2018 09:34

Stranded wrote:Villa fans on Twitter seem a bit annoyed that he is off which could be a good sign.

Defence definitely needs strengthening. Hopefully there is the option to make permanent if he, and the club do well from here on in.


Paving the way to accept a bid for Moore?

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by TiagoIlori » 29 Jan 2018 09:52

Seriously every time someone says “that’s not a striker” I’m due a pound. How can anyone make such a stupid statement, do you seriously not think we already have spent months looking for one and that there’s a load of competition for one at the moment, like really? Any opportunity to significantly improve the defence is welcomed, a good striker won’t turn us into Barcelona
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Stranded wrote:Villa fans on Twitter seem a bit annoyed that he is off which could be a good sign.

Defence definitely needs strengthening. Hopefully there is the option to make permanent if he, and the club do well from here on in.


Paving the way to accept a bid for Moore?

Moore to do with a long term McShane injury tbf, considering Liam Moore played in the FA cup it looks like he could be staying for now

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Re: Rumour - Tommy Elphick

by GazzTheSpaz » 29 Jan 2018 10:14

windermereROYAL wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:Seems to be a strange use of Popa's loan wages. A striker is and always has been the priority.


I would question that, even though a striker is obviously high priority we need to stop leaking goals. 5 clean sheets in 28 games is just not good enough.
Having to score 2 or 3 goals to win games will not be solved by just getting one striker in.


Absolutely, that is not a great clean sheet record, maybe if we had an attack that could do something with the ball then we wouldn't be relying on our last line of defence to be passing it around all game, let's face it, when the defence makes a mistake you're normally up sh*t street. We need not to be looking for cracks in their defence but creating them

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