Stickied League 1 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 17/18

Kenneth E End

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More intriguingly, our left back Dan Potts has been linked with a couple of Championship clubs and Sunderland. He only has a year to run on his deal and a usually extremely reliable poster on our forum has just claimed that he is refusing to extend so we are likely to be forced to sell.

Said poster has also suggested if he does go we may choose to hold on to James Justin, who we previously all assumed would be our big money sale of this window, and use him as first choice left back (he's a right back by trade but very two footed and actually seems to play better on the left). He was strongly linked with Brighton in January but has 3 years left on his deal which gives us some room to work with.
Say what you like about Peterborough as a club and their transfer dealings, their policy for players with 1 year left on their contract is a sound one. Unless it’s to a close rival or said player is completely indispensable, we should sell.

If we can get £750-800k I’d be very happy if he’s showing no ambition to extend.

Thankfully, I don’t think we have any other key players in such a position.
 

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It’s all going off today, had a bid rejected for a Grimsby striker. Another rejected bid! I’m sure it’s part of the master plan. #positivevibes #dontshoutatmefirthy
 

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Where have I been negative lad. Hope he’s quality. Would be the first of Edin’s German signings who would be though wouldn’t you agree?
Yep, but a slightly different quality in this player, some would argue.

Previously: Two keepers who were forced to play backup to a consistent Doyle. Growdowski who we offered a deal to, but he turned down, and not forgetting the big fucking German, Brünker - who in all fairness did OK at the end of last season. But yeah, there’s always a question mark over how well a player will do at ones club, irrespective of who signed him or where they’re from.
 

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It’s all going off today, had a bid rejected for a Grimsby striker. Another rejected bid! I’m sure it’s part of the master plan. #positivevibes #dontshoutatmefirthy
Aye, must be because we’re skint.....or it’s because our owners are foreign - one or the other. Gotta be.
 

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We have bid for Siriki Dembele, don't know anything about him. Greg Leigh in negotiations and have being linked with Sherwin Seerdorf from Wolves on loan. Looks like we are trying to get a full squad before a Head coach.
 

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We have bid for Siriki Dembele, don't know anything about him. Greg Leigh in negotiations and have being linked with Sherwin Seerdorf from Wolves on loan. Looks like we are trying to get a full squad before a Head coach.
When Dembele is on it he's fantastic which he was for the first few months of the season, but second half of the season he played like he couldn't be arsed and then got benched and was a virtual passenger in the run in. Definite talent there but the January speculation unsettled him and I think in his head he's expecting a call from Real Madrid of Barcelona.
As long as we get a decent fee for him then I'm not arsed about him leaving now we know that he wants to leave, I think he will be a hit in League 1 for you if you do sign him, as long as he can actually be bothered to try.
 

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When Dembele is on it he's fantastic which he was for the first few months of the season, but second half of the season he played like he couldn't be arsed and then got benched and was a virtual passenger in the run in. Definite talent there but the January speculation unsettled him and I think in his head he's expecting a call from Real Madrid of Barcelona.
As long as we get a decent fee for him then I'm not arsed about him leaving now we know that he wants to leave, I think he will be a hit in League 1 for you if you do sign him, as long as he can actually be bothered to try.
More or less all our team stopped trying in January, maybe he was getting in sync with them.
 

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Dembele has unreal potential, great skill and quick feet. He started the season brilliantly and a few teams were commenting that he was the best opposition player they’d faced. He then got injured at Christmas, and struggled from then on. As Fish says, there was speculation in January from the PL (lol) as Dembele told us himself, in an interview during our relegation battle.

He doesn’t seem all that strong mentally. He thinks he’s much better than he is and considering he couldn’t get in a team near the bottom of League 2, that’s saying something. Whether it was confidence or not, I don’t know. He has got next to no end product and will always try to dribble into the opposition box. He’s quite weak and is bad at tracking back.

All that said, with some coaching, he could be a top player. After the season he’s had, to hand in a transfer request makes me question his character.
 

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Sounds similar to Omari Patrick although maybe further on in his development. If we are spending money on a striker we’d surely be better off targeting someone more established. If someone bids for Wyke then we are fcked up front.
 

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Michael Turner has signed a new 1 year deal with a year option. Started off very slowly last season he had a lot of trouble with injuries but once he got going in the second half of the season you could see his class. Chipped in with a few goals from set pieces too, very happy to keep him.
 

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Michael Turner has signed a new 1 year deal with a year option. Started off very slowly last season he had a lot of trouble with injuries but once he got going in the second half of the season you could see his class. Chipped in with a few goals from set pieces too, very happy to keep him.
You're close to signing Hopper according to our local paper (unless it's smoke and mirrors for us).
 

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We’re signing Anthony O’Connor according to the Scottish Sun (no we’ve still not got a manager), formerly of Burton and Plymouth, last club Aberdeen who’s fans seem to 100% hate him after he slagged them off.
 

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We’re signing Anthony O’Connor according to the Scottish Sun (no we’ve still not got a manager), formerly of Burton and Plymouth, last club Aberdeen who’s fans seem to 100% hate him after he slagged them off.
Set to be announced today. Seems a decent signing on paper.
 

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Seems a very strange set up
Swings and roundabouts, if there is genuinely no head coach being close to being appointed then we would be behind a lot of teams if we were waiting for one to come in and start signing players.

Riley and O’Connor seem like decent enough signings on paper and I’d be happy with Greg Leigh too if that goes through. Can also see why we’ve signed Josh Wright as we need some experience in the squad.

It’s pretty obvious that we are looking for a coach that works with the players he’s given, it’s been Rahic’s philosophy since he took over. Probably why a lot of coaches are rejecting us (according to the Daily Mail).
 

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The delay isn't a surprise. It's obvious to me that Joachim Low has agreed to come to Bradford, but is unwilling to discuss contracts until after the World Cup. As an internationall manager he's used to working with whatever he's given.
 

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You're close to signing Hopper according to our local paper (unless it's smoke and mirrors for us).
If there is anyone you can trust with transfer new it is the local papers. The journalists have obviously got good contacts the clubs they report on
 

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If there is anyone you can trust with transfer new it is the local papers. The journalists have obviously got good contacts the clubs they report on
Although Cowley seems to have, on occasions, used ours to get a message across to a player and/or agent.

Does point towards you, though.
 

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We’ve submitted a bid for German striker Streli Mamba - according to a local German rag. He’s valued at circa £155k.

Yep, no idea......
 

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We've signed Jordan Williams (Defender/Holding midfielder) on a 2 year deal following his release by Liverpool. Was decent enough on loan last season, before getting injured.
 

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We've signed Darius Charles after his deal at AFC Wimbledon ran out,mainly a centre half but can play left back as well which is handy if Joe Jacobson is injured or suspended.
 

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We've signed Darius Charles after his deal at AFC Wimbledon ran out,mainly a centre half but can play left back as well which is handy if Joe Jacobson is injured or suspended.
We offered him a new contract but with a big pay cut. No question he's a quality centre-half (though rubbish as an emergency centre-forward) but injury means he only plays about 30 games a season and has done for pretty much his whole career.

Anyway, we've signed someone at last. Winger Mitch Pinnock from Dover - Scunny also interested allegedly. Another in the mould of Joe Pigott - dropped out of the league and a second chance to rebuild his career. No idea about him really.
 

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