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Stickied League 1 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 17/18

Discussion in 'League One' started by Saddlerrad, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Hedonist Puncture

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    For me, Wallace was our stand-out player last season. He has proved to be very good at L1 level after being let go from Championship side Huddersfield. He has some Championship experience, but not really as 1st choice CB. He is 24 yr old and ambitious (Scotland) and might make it at Championship level, if given the chance. He's known, as a Premier League scout told me, but there is a question mark about his distribution when under pressure. Technical stuff, but the scout was adamant. I have seen it on occasions, but it is not common. How many millions have you bid? :£
     
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    We're rumoured to be after Jonathan Obika from Swindon.
     
  3. Hedonist Puncture

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    Thanks, bantamigo. Pretty much what I am thinking of McArdle. Our Chairman has a bit of money, but if the rumours are true, then I would agree about the mental bit. We'll see what unfolds. No need to worry, you'll be up there next season. If we take can 4 points of you as we did last season, we'll be up there too.
     
  4. Bottega Don

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    One of our directors (the Chairmans son) came out and said that us offering him double his wage wasn't true at all unless Bradford were offering McArdle pretty much nothing, didn't mention anything about a three year deal though.
     
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    If you believe the papers then a 500,000 pound salary as an assistant with the promise of being the next manager can hardly be compared to another League 1 tin pot team ;)

    Clearly he is doing something right at Oxford to be touted for positions like this.
     
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    The rumour was that we have offered him a wage increase compared to his current wage and you have doubled his current wage. He's been on that wage for three years so it's probably lower than expected but I doubt it's small. The rumour was posted by our journalist who wouldn't post stuff he's made up, he will have got it from a trusted source. But whether it's been exaggerated I don't know.

    I saw the Twitter convo with the Scunny director and I didn't really get it, if you've got enough money to offer that sort of deal then fair play to you as a club. With all due respect to Scunny you must have offered him more than us, or else why would he move? Both clubs will expect to be around the top of the table, the bonus here is the crowds etc.
     
  7. LS Bantam

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    Bantamigo is spot on above, McArdle is an old school centre half who'll win 99% of headers but get done for pace, in our league he's ideal, in the Champ I would've thought you need a lot more strings to your bow as a centre half more so than just being a very solid L1 defender, as you say he's not getting any younger either. If he went and Kilgallon stayed on we wouldn't be any worse off in terms of the starting 11.
     
  8. GEORGE

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    If I see it sprayed up in the bogs -- Even if I did it . I,ll give it to Aber.
     
  9. Jonny Owen

    Jonny Owen Bayside is a cult

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    We're due to announce our number one goalkeeping target "shortly", meant to be a leader.

    Rumour is that it is Jon McLaughlin, i'd be very happy with that.
     
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    Wouldn't have him down as a leader as such, but he's experienced and solid enough. Personally I wasn't a fan, but he's better than Doyle and Williams. Initially we replaced him with Pickford on loan so quickly forgot about him.

    Should be a decent enough signing, but I always thought Neil Etheridge was class at this level I don't think Mac will be his quality.
     
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    Excellent signing. A 100% effort player. Needs to play RB imo to see the best of him.

    Wish him well. Him and his brother, Louis, were a credit to STFC.
     
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    As long as you're not after a scoring forward he's fine. 25 goals in 3 years not a great return. Good hold up player but needs a clinical striker alongside - Ajose scored his goals in tandem with him.

    No offence, but Id have thought he'd be after somewhere slightly more 'glam'
     
  14. FarehamPompey

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    That's good then. We had a very good right winger playing RB all season so hopefully he can go to his natural position again!
     
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    Had a wonderful knack of letting in a sides first shot on target, came back with Burton the other year and did the same again when Kyle Reid scored past him. Plus even I scored a penalty against him on Sky in front of our Kop which I never get bored of mentioning.

    Wouldn't be happy if we resigned him, tbf he's proved himself to be good enough at this level but he doesn't have any X Factor about him, under a few different managers he'd play a bit, get dropped, come back, play a bit more, get dropped... We haven't had a decent full time (as above we had Pickford on loan) goalie for years so JMc still ranks up there and certainly there are fans here who would take him back but I never took to him, always thought Matt Duke was the better keeper here before they both left.
     
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    Hmm well he's been rumoured fairly heavily to be coming here but he doesn't seem to fit into the criteria that our GK coach Neil Cutler usually looks for in a goalkeeper in both ability but also age in particular, which is far above what he usually goes for (23-27), so it might not be him after all. Jonathan Bond has been linked too who fits the bill much better, as well as Mark Gillespie, but it'll be announced soon enough anyway. If it is him though, then it might not be as good of a signing as some of our fans were hoping he'd be.
     
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    I've heard you're after £2m, I'd guess we would have to hope the player might hand in a transfer request to do some negotiating.
     
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    Rumours of spurs youngster Luke Mcgee (GK) to Pompey on loan, which is good as we don't currently have any keepers other than a youngster.
     
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    Well, you'll have another one then!
     
  20. ThisTinpotLeague

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    Did he join Wigan?

    Proper odd to highlight that I was correct.
     
  21. F-I-R-T-H-Y

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    Set to announce two players tomorrow - both with fees in excess of 6 figures.

    On the other hand, we're being linked with Josh Law and Paul Taylor, which would be very uninspiring signings.

    Graham Carey's name being mentioned a lot.
     
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    We are hoping to make 2 new signings this week. CB and a midfielder, not many rumours on who though.
     
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    Scott Laird leaves the club by mutual consent.

    Fantastic news, getting his massive wages rid of is good. Looks like he's heading to Forest Green.
     
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    Have signed Tariqe Fosu from Reading on a two year deal. Know nothing about him other than he's apparently a 'highly rated youngster'.
     
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    Very average for us last season. Impressed in patches and looked decent in his first couple of cameos, absolutely invisible for most of the season and then looked decent in the last couple of games.

    Everyone was fawning over him at the end of the season and wanting to bring him back because he'd had a couple of decent games, but he wasn't particularly impressive for most of his time here.
     
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    Cheers, I notice that his goal return wasn't exactly impressive either.

    Still, he's still just 21 so plenty of room for improvement and credit where it's due, Robinson is usually quite good with youngsters so we shall see.
     
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    Would be disappointed if he took the side ways step to yourselves that's for sure, I'd like to think we'd match anyone in L1 for him. I'm expecting him to be off to a Championship club - Shef Weds have been mentioned a few times.

    Even though there are question marks over his consistency and he needs to prove himself higher than L2 there is undoubted class there. We resigned to him leaving a while back but to another L1 club would be a stinger.
     
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    Irish... surprised we're not in for him
     
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    Fiacre Kelleher signs for Oxford. 21 year old, 6ft 5 right footed CB from Celtic. Played 25 games on loan at Peterhead last season. I imagine he will be behind; Nelson, Martin and Raglan.
     
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    I suspect he could become a bit of a cult here at Pompey as he'll always give 100% for you. I hope he does really well. Loves a tackle. Also has this annoying habit of waiting for the slightest of touches from the striker when shepherding the ball out of play and then diving on the ball. He always seems to get the decision as well!
     

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