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15 Aug 2017 23:38:02
Sigurdsson, Rooney, Keane, Klassen, Pickford and Ramirez so far. How can anybody complain about any of that. A striker and a centre back now would finish it off nicely. Oh and don't forget we have Coleman and Bolasie coming back. 👍👍.


1.) 16 Aug 2017 07:28:42
It's been a really good window for me WB. Even if we don't get another striker, I think the squad looks good.

2.) 16 Aug 2017 07:35:35
It nicely put there Woburnblue.

3.) 16 Aug 2017 14:32:02
Need a striker without a shadow of doubt, at the moment we can cope with Williams and Keane in the backline, but for me a striker is a must.



15 Aug 2017 20:14:51
Yes Gareth Barry has been a good player for the club. But he is getting too slow now, and in an area of the pitch where you need pace he is getting found out. Hence the bookings. I wish him all the best at West Brom, but him leaving opens the door for someone else.


1.) 15 Aug 2017 21:16:23
You should probably study his career history and realise he was always liable to a bunch of bookings and a suspension most seasons. It was his game to break it up anyway he could. Being slower only made the fouls a bit more obvious ;) Good luck Gareth Barry, I wasnt keen but I remember a Villa fan saying that only fans who see him week in week out, get what he was all about. Now go and smash Giggs and put that yellow card record out of sight.

2.) 15 Aug 2017 21:27:18
Finally we have our man! Sad to see GB go, I would have liked him to stay for another season, quality - but Gyfi is pure class. just need some bolstering up front now and maybe the left sided defender - but all in all a very good transfer window! Happy days.

3.) 15 Aug 2017 21:34:03
An area of the pitch you need pace? For real? His job is, and always was, to break up the flow of opposition midfield, stop their forward breaks and keep our line steady. He's a defensive enforcer in my view, someone who always puts his body on the line to make the defence job a little easier. Yes he gets a lot of bookings but because he is brave in any situation and knows the tactical advantage of when committing a foul is more of a benefit to the team. I think he would have been a real asset for us in the last half hour of any game where we are under pressure and need to stop such attacking threats. I wil miss him and wish him nothing but the best at West Brom.

4.) 15 Aug 2017 21:57:44
Pace is a quality worth having regardless of your position on the pitch. Having pace when trying to beat players to the ball and break up play is certainly worthwhile. I'd like to have kept him - but it was right to let him go and play games. Good luck GB!

5.) 15 Aug 2017 22:23:03
Anyone saying pace isn't important clearly didn't see the Goodison derby last year. We were on top until Jimmy Mc went off but Gareth B couldn't deal with the pace.

Good luck to him and thanks very much.
But time to move on.

6.) 15 Aug 2017 22:57:58
Thanks Dave, it would appear sentiment is ruling people's heads at the minute. As I said good player in his time but time catches up with us all, and now was Gareth's time.

7.) 16 Aug 2017 05:53:00
Agree Woburn.
At the match you constantly hear people having a go at him because of lack of pace. But as soon as he is moving the sentiment starts.

Alex Ferguson - and dare I say the reds teams of the eighties knew when to move people on before their performance dipped.
For me Gaz Baz could have gone 12 months ago.

Model pro, very respectful other two others I could mention - but we are aiming higher now.




11 Aug 2017 23:31:05
Don't be surprised if EFC have a go for Leeds Chris Woods. Big lad who can hold the ball up and is not to shabby in the air.
Just saying is all.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 00:31:37
Height of ambition there.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 07:16:05
Worcester why doesn't it show ambition just because he is from a championship team doesn't mean he wouldn't be a good signing let's have a look Lescott Cahill jags lookman all bought from lower leagues and have turned out ok in my eyes if Walsh and koeman think he can do a job that's fine by me and as for showing ambition I think we are showing more ambition now than at any point since the 80's remember it's not all about fee size or where the player cones from.

3.) 12 Aug 2017 08:20:01
Bluey u forgot Coleman in that.

4.) 12 Aug 2017 08:46:07
Perhaps we are the unknown Premiership club that bid for him 🤷🏻‍♂️.

5.) 12 Aug 2017 09:08:26
He fits the bill but was kinda hoping we'd get kalinic.

6.) 12 Aug 2017 10:23:12
He is a very good player would love Woods he is strong, hard working and know where the goal is.

7.) 12 Aug 2017 11:04:02
shakey good shout with Coleman forgot to add him in.

8.) 12 Aug 2017 11:30:49
Kalinic struggled at Blackburn, Woods would be worth a punt. Big and strong, holds ball up, decent in the air and most importantly, gets the ball in the net.

9.) 12 Aug 2017 12:05:30
Leading goal scorer in the championship last year, hardly see how it lacks ambition signing him.

10.) 13 Aug 2017 00:23:25
He is not premier league quality at all. i'm not surprised you forget this because he was pathetic when he had his chance at both West Brom and Leicester. He is another Jordan Rhodes, great in the Championship but will not succeed in the top division. If anybody honestly wants to say they think he is an adequate replacement for Lukaku then i'm baffled. I think far too many on here just want us to spend for the sake of it, and a select few just like to argue against any point made because you like the drama. I maintain my stance that signing players of the quality of Woods is something that would see us move backwards in the league!

11.) 13 Aug 2017 11:10:17
i think people have to realise that we have apparently been chasing a striker since we sold the belgian and while we have been linked with a few people the season has begun but we are no closer to one. altho we have targeted kalinic who is about to say no according to reports, i mean really no one sounded him out before approaching him, so it is probs the same for welbeck or anyone else we may be attempting to sign, no matter how positive you try to be this is a bad position to be in with less of the window remaining each day. it is kind of going back to the moyes era of transfers he couldn't sign a quality striker either. good defensive start yesterday good in the middle as usual, we need a striker the quality we bring into this position could define our season cause we looked good yesterday, albeit we weren't great in attack. people are right to be negative about a striker coming from the lower league cause one from the prem or europe could propel us higher in the table, imo, we have a striker in the u23 who's better than this guy your talking about, so why buy him. after all the links and all the waiting and hope of good quality strikers he is a bit of an anti climax for sure no matter how good he is or isn't.



07 May 2017 22:51:49
Any great team needs a strong spine. Goalkeeper, centre half, strong number 10 and a striker. This is what we need to target, not 9 or 10. But 4 maybe 5 if you want to replace both centre halves. Get this and you have the base to build around it. We have Baines, Coleman (when recovered) . Gana, Scneiderlin and Davies in midfield. Think Lookman will feature more next season so there's six. Bring in a new spine and we have the makings of a very strong team.


1.) 07 May 2017 23:04:40
More or less what I said in a post on the banter page Woburnblue. Strengthen those 4 positions and we will be a force to be reckoned with.

2.) 08 May 2017 01:30:00
Be nice to see any of Keane, Van Dyke, Koulibaly, Sigurdson, Willan Jose, Butland, Pickford, Trippier and Ghezzal at the club. Not all together, but a couple from that list.

3.) 08 May 2017 07:50:14
If Lukaku and Barkley go, we will need the number 10 and number 9 positions filling. Whilst I agree totally about the spine bit and all the points you make, I would add that if those 2 leave, we will lose our top 2 goalscorers. We will also be losing the 2 players with most assists. So we really need to find out asap what Barkley's plan actually is. We also need to make a decision on Lukaku and let him know that under no circumstances is he leaving the club until a replacement is sorted. Same goes for Barkley if he is not signing a new deal. Then we need to get the replacement in ASAP! All the good work done this season needs to be a foundation for next. My fear is the club may suffer unless plans are in place over the next few weeks. Of course as much as Lukaku wants to leave, he still has 2 years contract and most clubs will only sell a player on with 12 months left. It sometimes causes problems keeping an unhappy player (Berahino for example) but I would guess Barkley will be sold quickly because he only has 1 year left. if he does not sign in the next few weeks. Lukaku may prove to be a more drawn out saga. That's my feelings anyway.

4.) 08 May 2017 08:20:36
Lukaku= willian jose, dolberg, possibly that Villarreal striker.

Barkley=gylfi, klassen

Then a gk=pickford or any of the 100 others linked

2 cb=keane, van dijk


Winger= grey or ghezzel.

5.) 08 May 2017 09:02:34
Berkshireblue2, if we were to buy the cheapest options from your list, circa £25 million each that would be £150 million. Add to that you want VVD also so that's £200 million. Naturally it would mean replacing Lukaku and Ross who would get us £100 million at least. So realistically we would still have to spen £100 million. I can't see that happening despite our new spending power. I have to say though, your list is very exciting and what a summer that would be.

6.) 08 May 2017 11:58:23
Dont forget we already have a small squad compared to others around the top 7 (forget 6 now) . We will also likely lose McCarthy, McGeady, Kone and Valencia plus obviously Lennon for some time. wouldn't be surprised to see Jags move on, Mirallas and maybe even Barry.

So an already small squad needs 8 replacements just to stand still. Add to that losing Rom and Barkley and at least one of our keepers and its 11 to stand still with squad size.

For me, Butland, Keane, VVD, Tielamns, Gylfi, Klaasen, and 3 strikers - don't know enough about them to say who. Would also love Redmond to give us some width / pace and a couple more youngsters.

I think the cash is there - we had some spare last year - its just how much we can spend with FFP. Exciting and interesting times regardless.



15 Mar 2017 01:45:26
Guess this will define just what direction the club is moving in. If they truly believe that Rom is going to look for a move in the summer, then why would they agree to a release clause. Better to leave things as they are and get as much cash for him as possible.

On a positive note, good win again by U23s last night coming from behind to win 3-2. Still top of the league and looking good. Pennington will be in first team squad next season, cracking defender.





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16 Oct 2017 18:42:10
Any day now there will be another announcement about the stadium, anything to deflect away from the tripe on the pitch.


1.) 16 Oct 2017 19:43:55
Agree with that mate, and hopefully a new manager.

2.) 17 Oct 2017 09:52:37
Ah another Elstone moment and you all know my opinion of him.



14 Oct 2017 07:28:41
Garbutt scored cracker for U23 other night, and had all round good game. Looks like the lads starting to mature into a very good attacking full back. Bainsey watch out!


1.) 14 Oct 2017 11:51:45
Yeah don’t know what happened to him he seemed to have a bad run of things when he went out on loan. Maybe it’s because he played for crap teams but suppose that’s how you learn.

{Ed025's Note - for me baines has been as bad as anyone up to now bravo, i would have no problem with him replacing leighton mate..

2.) 14 Oct 2017 13:10:53
Yeah agreed shame tho Baines has been a good player over the years suppose every player runs out of steam at some point.



02 Oct 2017 21:26:29
Look I'm not a Williams fan or a Martina fan either. But to be fair to the and Bainsey to a certain extent, is half the reason they give the ball away, play it backwards and sideways is that there is no movement from the midfield to take the ball off them.
There were many occasions yesterday when defenders were playing it back and waving there arms as if to say come and get it.
We have a midfield of players who either lack the ability or confidence to take charge of a game. Or are to scared of making a mistake and getting roasted for it (Barkley anyone) .
Either way the manager has to give them this confidence, and instil in them the freedom to play. Only then will this team achieve its potential, and only then will they get the full support of the fans.


1.) 03 Oct 2017 09:35:23
My problem with Martina, and this happens every game, is he seems to want to hold hands with who ever is playing RCB, on Sunday he was consistently within a yard or two of Michael Keane leaving their left winger with acres of space to run into. It was the same against spurs a 70 yrd ball from their right back position to the left wing always found its mark because he was too narrow so either he has no idea where a RB should play or Koeman is instructing him to stay narrow, neither scenario is very encouraging.
We NEED Coleman back badly.



19 Sep 2017 17:00:09
Just a thought, perhaps RK decided not to play some of the younger players due to who we were playing, and so didn't want to destroy there confidence. Let's see what happens over these next few games.
And before all you miserable persons have a melt down, I did say it was just a thought.


1.) 19 Sep 2017 18:05:12
Good thought Woburn mate.

2.) 19 Sep 2017 18:12:41
Fully agree Woburnblue was thinking the same myself.



18 Sep 2017 21:14:47
Does anyone know how the u23s got on against Derby tonight?


{Ed025's Note - they were winning 1-0 last i heard..

1.) 18 Sep 2017 21:29:31
Yeah. Won 1-0. Harry charsley (I think) scored.

2.) 18 Sep 2017 21:48:24
Kenny did not play, neither did Niasse.

3.) 18 Sep 2017 22:18:25
Won 1 nil Niasse, Lookman and Kenny not in squad so sounds like they might be playing Wednesday.

4.) 18 Sep 2017 22:22:43
Thanks guys. Think it's about time a couple of these lads where given a chance to show what they can do in the first team.

5.) 19 Sep 2017 09:29:38
That lad Adeniran looked decent. Quick and strong with an eye for a pass. Could be one for the first team in a year or so.

6.) 19 Sep 2017 12:29:56
There is some good talent right the way through the youth squads. Tomorrow is the perfect time to blood a couple if them like Kenny. They're still really young and they need protecting. I'm already starting to get worried for Davies as in the stands they are starting to get on his back a bit.

Hopefully, we realise they are young and going to make mistakes and are given a chance.

7.) 20 Sep 2017 14:48:10
If Klassen and Rooney do not start tonight or Schneiderin, but Tom Davies does, watch a vast improvement on Tom Davies, for me Davies and Guaye were box to box players last season, that is their strength, for what it's worth this season we have been too congested just in front of the back four and attack, with that, Davies and Guaye are not getting as much room to play to their strengths, which in turn is the players making short passes instead, I could be wrong but that's my view of it.




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24 Sep 2017 13:44:39
There's a reason for that. Injury prone and fat.




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17 Sep 2017 22:29:45
Think he's to old to play up front now dog. 😀.




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01 Sep 2017 20:59:20
You may have blasted Rooney I didn't. The lad was just doing what we would all do, make as much as he can in the time he has. Oh and win things, which he did. If Ross wants to play for Spurs then that's his business. He signed a contract and he's seeing it out. As a contractor I have done that many times, and all footballers are contractors in the end.




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31 Aug 2017 22:27:40
Betrayed? That's a bit strong mate.




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31 Aug 2017 21:36:48
Maybe he's having second thoughts. It took me two goes to move away from Liverpool. And I missed home for years.
I for one would be happy if he stayed. Think he still has an awful lot to offer.





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16 Oct 2017 17:00:07
Think Garbutt deserves a chance. Would have Lookman instead of Kev.




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13 Oct 2017 16:31:29
So Lee your just going to see another Mickey Mouse outfit instead. Think you will enjoy that one more.


{Ed025's Note - love it woburn..



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13 Oct 2017 16:29:46
Nice reply Dentielad.




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03 Oct 2017 17:33:15
Wakka he has nothing to prove, so might take us on a short term basis, and lob another few mill in the bank.




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03 Oct 2017 12:22:20
Wakka simple. Money.