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Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2017/2018

Discussion in 'The 'Rob Dunkley' League Two Forum' started by Saddlerrad, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. markwwfc1992

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    I haven't even read the shite you posted on Champ forum yet Alex, but I assure you I will come round to it when I do buddy.

    Ermm off the top of my head:

    You said you would 100% sign Lee Gregory from Millwall.. failed to happen.

    Players like Tom Bradshaw, Adam Armstrong etc, also proved your footballing oracle theory to be bollocks after they rejected Rotherham's approach to sign for Barnsley.

    Sorry but your Dads, cousin's best friends doctor who goes dog walking with some woman who is married to a guy who knows a scout at Rotherham or some shit isn't really paying off for you.
     
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  2. StevieEvansRedNWhiteArmy

    StevieEvansRedNWhiteArmy Well-Known Member

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    Find the posts.

    Saying we've bid for someone isn't me saying they'll 100% true, moe bollocks from Leamington Spa weirdo.

    We were never in for Armstrong btw and I've never mentioned him. Stubbs publicly said we didn't want him 727272 times.

    The exact same post is on the championship transfer forum now. Reply, go on. You won't do it will you?

    Even the yokels will admit, I know the score.
     
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    Can you go find yourself a room please. You're boring the shit out of the rest of us on here.
     
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    That's what it seems to be. It's a shame because he has more talent than the rest of our midfield combined. I think someone like Gary Johnson could get the best out of him.
     
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    You've signed a good player there. Hignett tried to pin the blame on him for conceding a last minute goal to Doncaster by dropping him for a 17 year old in the following 2/3 games, then signed another young lad from Fulham to replace him. Even though the goal was Hignett's fault. So I don't blame the lad for wanting away, clearly not liked by Hignett.

    He's a player who liked to play football, keeps the ball on the deck and doesn't panic in possession. His biggest downfall is that he is very very left footed, so he struggles a bit when he has to come inside onto his right foot. He also lacks a bit of pace so can be found out by a pacey winger.

    Naturally, most of our fans don't like him because he doesn't ping 60 yard balls up to a 5ft 7 striker.

    A change of scenery will no doubt do him the world of good.
     
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    AFCB_Mark Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Well this thread has become a mess.

    SERNWA can you give this thread a rest until Bogle actually signs for Rotherham or elsewhere please, 6 pages of discussion and speculation over the merits of Rotherham and your apparent contacts is making this thread unreadable. Thank you.

    I'm sure there's plenty of other interesting deals and potential moves going on in League Two. Let's hear about them.
     
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    Most of our fans don't like him cos he's not very good :animatedf:

    Whatever we think of both Carroll and Toto we've now sold two first teamers for undisclosed amounts 12 days into the transfer window and brought in two kids, gotta say I'm a getting a little bit concerned.
     
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    Cambridge lot. Talk to me about Luke Berry. Lot of chat about us making a move. I've seen he's scored a few. Realistic assessment on his ability to step up a league or two.
     
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    Luton and Carlisle fans, thoughts please on Alex Glliead, set to join Bradford on loan this afternoon
     
  10. mowgli

    mowgli Well-Known Member Moderator Site Supporter

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    Another mod has reported him to admin, the poster in question has only just come back from a ban.
     
  11. hellogregory

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    We had him for the whole of last season.

    Can go past players like they are not there, can put in a good delivery as well. I say "can" because he doesn't always produce. In the whole of last season he maybe had 6 or 7 really good performances. He can often go missing when the going gets tough, he struggles a bit with the physical and defensive side of the game.

    He played either as a right winger or a striker for us. Personally preferred him up front down the middle as he's a decent finisher.
     
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    Futile hope was that he might slip under the radar, at least until the summer. I don't expect a move but not surprised that L1 and Championship teams are interested (again). He's on a decent length of contract and he (and especially his lady) didn't settle at Barnsley.

    I don't think he's key to our future success but he's a talisman and I wouldn't go as far as SVH to say we should move him on whilst he's hot and there's a profit to be made.

    Played wide right (where Barnsley mostly used him) or as a holding midfield (where Money often used him) he's an adequate L2 player, especially if motivated. Allowed to roam forward in support of a single strong striker or in a flexible front 3 and he's a potential match winner who rarely has a bad game. I can't see the club or him wanting a move but there's always a price. I can't see you or your manager being daft enough to pay it
     
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    We don't agree on much do we :lol::lol:

    Although I do agree I'm also concerned - but willing to give Coxall the benefit of the doubt until end of Jan, then we'll see who's gone and who's came in.

    We don't normally do any business until 31st Jan either, so that's a slight positive.
     
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    He sounds exactly the sort of player we need. Just sent Colkett back so we have some space. I hope this one is a goer.
     
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    True but I still respect your opinion on matters, we just see things differently I guess?

    Like Paynter being an excellent striker and talisman for the side

    :fish:
     
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    I've just seen Cambridge are trying to sign the lad from Macc. :hypo:
     
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    His stock has gone up a fair amount this season and most Cambridge fans would be pretty upset if he went for less than seven figures. But we'll see, I can't see him wanting to move as far as Bristol frankly (as Alan says, he didn't settle in Yorkshire and I sense he and his Mrs are home birds) - and I imagine there are one or two London or midland based clubs tracking him.

    If he stays with us this season (which I personally think he will), then I expect us to reach the play offs. If he leaves then I expect we'll finish mid table.
     
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    Of course mate, that's football.

    My prediction on Paynter a few weeks back wasn't far wide of the mark - it's just taken Hignett a little longer to realise he is rubbish than I expected.

    Saying that, the first half on Saturday was probably Paynter's best (half of a) game since he joined the club.
     
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    He probably could step up to league one, he did okayish at Barnsley but I don't think he was ever played in his best position, which is just off the striker. I'd be pretty surprised if he went to Rovers as the fee it would take to get him would be pretty large, and I wasn't aware you had that much cash to spend? Also, don't you play 4-4-2? If so, he isn't really suited to it. We'll see though
     
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    Berry is one of the best attacking midfielders in League 2. His last 3 seasons with us have led to 14, 16 and 15 (so far this year) goals. He'll do a job on the flank or as a holding player but is far less effective. His strengths are his athleticism and technique - he excels when harrying defenders, chasing down goalkeepers (has scored several goals this way) and making late runs into the box. He has a good range of passing and can score goals from range (or free kicks). He hasn't got much pace, hence why he struggles sometimes out wide.

    When we got promoted from the Conference Barnsley met his release fee and he moved up there for a season, which I believe went like this - made 30 odd appearances but mostly in a right midfield position as fellow new signing Hourihane was prioritised ahead of him in the attacking midfield role. By all accounts he did ok in League 1 despite playing out of position.

    He's improved in the last 18 months and I think he'd easily step up to League 1 and could do a job in the Championship, as long as he's played behind the striker.

    That said, I'd be very surprised if you could afford him; we paid Barnsley a fee for him and promptly stuck him on a 4 year contract. We're also very stable financially and have aims to get into LG1 ourselves.

    As other Us have said - he is a Cambridge boy and I'm not sure he'd view Bristol Rovers as an attractive enough proposition to leave.
     
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    We play with a variety of systems but yeah 4-4-2 has been most effective recently. I think DC would like to play with a loose three up front away from home especially but we haven't quite had the players for it. On the financial side both our manager and board have said there are funds to spend. ( 2 bids lodged with champ clubs for unnamed players) but how much is debatable. As I said it's just a rumour and until recently I was convinced Jay Simpson was on the verge of signing for us.
    Thanks for all the replies chaps.
     
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    We've chucked an offer in now apparently.
     
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    Personally I don't think we would entertain anything less than £1.5m. Do you have that sort of cash?
     
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    Ha, I was quoting the judge about Partington.
     
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    I don't think we have £1.5 mill to spend on one player but I don't believe for a second that he'll go for that much. Fair fucks if you do get that much though.
     
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    Although I don't want to see us sell Berry, I'm really intrigued as to the sum we'd sell for. We haven't had such a saleable asset for years and we're not desperate for cash, which is a rare situation in our history.

    I'd be annoyed if we sold him for less than £1m but I wonder if our Board would have the minerals to turn that sort of offer down?
     
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    Say Abers, is that fucking traitor Gaffney surplus to requirements at the Mem? Hmm, wouldn't mind a straight swap.......with Piggott.
     
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    Still in and around the starting lineup. Brings a lot to the team although he does need to score more goals.
    7/10 and developing nicely.
    I don't know what a piggot is.
     
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    Pigott actually, my bad. A Joe Pigott is another word for a striker who is clearly too good for the division he plays in. Like our Joe is.
     
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