Favourite signing of the summer

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Favourite signing of the summer

Virginia
2
2%
Morrison
4
4%
Adam
4
4%
Miazga
17
15%
Boye
1
1%
Rafael
7
6%
Pele
4
4%
Joao
13
11%
Puscas
34
30%
Ejaria
28
25%
 
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Favourite signing of the summer

by WoodleyRoyal » 08 Aug 2019 17:32

Who is your favourite signing of the summer?

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Platypuss » 08 Aug 2019 17:33

Think I might hold fire until they actually play...

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Libertine » 08 Aug 2019 17:35

I picked Miazga…

That could just be an American thing. :D

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Oilroyal » 08 Aug 2019 17:36

Puscas is a top signing for us

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by sandman » 08 Aug 2019 17:37

Platypuss Think I might hold fire until they actually play...


This.


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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by WestYorksRoyal » 08 Aug 2019 17:40

I went Ejaria. I think he will go from strength to strength. Assuming it becomes permanent we could be selling him for £15m in a few years. I think he's better than Swift.

Overall, it's a great transfer window. A mix of experience and younger talent. All in positions where there is a need. Looks like it is thought out; not mindless spending.

We must be patient though. They won't gel overnight. Defeat at Hull doesn't mean they're all shit.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Hound » 08 Aug 2019 17:46

Platypuss Think I might hold fire until they actually play...


Very much, but I think Miazga is the one I wanted most. Followed by Joao

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 08 Aug 2019 18:04

Very early to tell but it’s great to have Matt and Effie back. I think Jaoa will have a good impact. Puscas will either be amazing or shit. I see no middle ground here. Pele I am hoping will be our Makalele.
Wait and see for the new GK and wide forward.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by From Despair To Where? » 08 Aug 2019 18:10

Either Muazga, Rafael or Puscas.

Miazga because we needed another experienced head in the centre of defence and at the time he signed, it was massive for us.

Rafael because it showed that although Gomes had maybe made a mistake in putting his faith in a 19 year old with zero experience, he was quick to recognise and address it.

Puscas because it signalled that something had changed in the mentality of the club. After signing 3 players the day before, it was the cherry on the icing on top of the cake.


Interesting though that in his interview Puscas said he knew of our interest 3 weeks ago and liked the manager's ideas and style. It does make me think that these signings in the last week were in the pipeline but pending something happening at the club, hence all of Gomes' statements about "3 signings this week" and his frustration at things but moving.

I also think it's another tick in the box for the investment in Bearwood. It's fantastic just to have these facilities for the players but it must really make potential signings think that the club absolutely means business.
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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Old Man Andrews » 08 Aug 2019 18:14

Ejaria. Proven quality and fits us like a glove.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by StellaPlease » 08 Aug 2019 18:15

Miazga and Ejaria

We know what they can do.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Hendo » 08 Aug 2019 19:10

Miazga for me. Was class last year and had no real hope of getting him back.

But yeah, might be a good idea to run this again at Christmas.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by tmesis » 08 Aug 2019 19:57

Have we ever made an expensive signing who wasn't a flop?

I'm sure we must have done, but I'm struggling to think of any.


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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by WTRoyal » 08 Aug 2019 20:12

tmesis Have we ever made an expensive signing who wasn't a flop?

I'm sure we must have done, but I'm struggling to think of any.

In relative terms, yes; didn't Lita break our then transfer record?

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by WoodleyRoyal » 08 Aug 2019 20:17

Marriapa? Illori? Wouldn’t class then as flops

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by StellaPlease » 08 Aug 2019 20:18

WoodleyRoyal Marriapa? Illori? Wouldn’t class then as flops


That Ponce illori sends shivers down my spine compared to the players we have now.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by WoodleyRoyal » 08 Aug 2019 20:19

StellaPlease
WoodleyRoyal Marriapa? Illori? Wouldn’t class then as flops


That Ponce illori sends shivers down my spine compared to the players we have now.


Well yes but he wasn’t dreadful and we made our money back did we not?

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by StellaPlease » 08 Aug 2019 20:21

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WoodleyRoyal Marriapa? Illori? Wouldn’t class then as flops


That Ponce illori sends shivers down my spine compared to the players we have now.


Well yes but he wasn’t dreadful and we made our money back did we not?


Yes he was terrible. I know it from the first time I saw him during his debut away at Derby.

Soft as shit.

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by SCIAG » 08 Aug 2019 20:28

Mariappa is probably the one who turned out the best. How much did we pay for Moore?

Bikey was great but he'll be remembered for his temper.

Lita, Seol and Ilori all had their moments. How much did we pay for Bacuna?

Matt Mills didn't start very well but recovered and we made a profit from him.

JDB looked good when he got on the pitch, but didn't get on the pitch often enough.

Gunter and Rosenior (if he counts) didn't cut it in the top flight but were reliable in the second tier. Gunter in particular have us years of good service. Blackett in the same category?

Vydra was good but we didn't get our money's worth because he couldn't finish.

Fae and Halford weren't the players we paid for. We got our money back for both of them though.

Blackman was like the anti-Bikey, one of the worst players to play for us since the days of Pardew but will be remembered for that amazing spell where everything he touched went in. Huge profit. Eh.

Then Aluko was just an unmitigated waste of money who makes even Blackman seem like a good buy.

Sure I've forgotten someone but that's all the £1m+ players I can remember. Beerens?

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Re: Favourite signing of the summer

by Hound » 08 Aug 2019 20:37

Nah he was about 500k

Mannone - huge waste of money at £2m

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