I hope you are right but my gut instinct isn't telling me that. Gallagher had a fantastic engine his downfall was coming back too deep as he had to fulfil too many defensive errors, far better in a fully attacking midfield, the new boy will have to be super fit to do that. Wilmot and VDH missing will stop him playing 3 CB as there wont be enough cover. Naughton can do it and also cover LB but I far prefer him where he fits best RB. Ayew can hold the ball, dribble and score goals but he is also called upon far too often in defence. Every away corner we have everybody defending, when its cleared it comes straight back as we have no one as quick as Dan James to break out, in fact too slow everywhere compared to some teams last year. With the season starting Saturday we have yet to sign a CF or new CB something all the other teams did first. I agree Guihi will be OK, as for the keeper, not so sure. Will Lowe be good enough, provided he stays injury free hopefully good for a few goals but dont see him as a 10. I will be over the moon if I am wrong. Last season I was one of the few that was confident enough to see and stated we could get to the play offs, I also remember going to the Swans first game of the season against Oldham under Martinez, we lost but me and my mates were confident we would get promoted as the performance was superb, I don't get the same feeling anymore, since we started playing text book coaching methods
Can someone move Harry on? His business savvy mug is doing my head in.
think the yanks put that up seajack as it’s says “how to make money easy “
a couple of years old, but this was a scouting report done on him when he joined Brighton.
Thanks MJL - sounds pretty much exactly what we need from the scouting report to augment Ayew and Lowe with Cullen and Garrick as a back up.
I teach a Swedish girl whose father is Mikael Antonsson. (He played for Sweden alongside Zlatan and is now a coach at FC Copenhagen).
I asked him about Viktor gyokeres. He said he’s very good and has scored a lotto goals for the U23 and was highly rated in Sweden.
He said he’s a more a target man number 9 and definitely not like Brewster.
He sounded confident it would be a good signing if he joins.
Not ignored - I silently applauded when I read it.
Not very much around indicating how he is playing now, but I do like his hold up play, he likes to get off powerful shots ( we do need that), he can dribble, work across the front line, and seems to have a good positional sense. I could see him Ayew and Jamal working as a front 3 but I dont believe they would all fit in a 3-4-3. So if we get a WB we will have options with formations.
On very limited info, looks ok. I presume an AS signing, and if it is a loan, I hope it has a option to buy at an agreed price, otherwise we are back to square 1 at the end of the season
Daily Mail (ugh) piece on Brewster to Swans again
I read target man as Cooper looking to go lonG Ball, hope it’s not the case and he’s decent on the ground. If he doesn’t offer the same attributes as Brewster (pace, power, incredible eye for goal) well, I’d be inclined to pass on him.
A return to Swansea is the best move for Brewster.
Pretty much guaranteed playing time in familiar surroundings, scores 25+ (like Ollie Watkins) and Liverpool have a 30M player on their hands
Win Win I say
this lad likes to run in behind, and is quick.
so just because he can hold the ball up and play people in as well - like Bony, like Michu, like Graham - that means we are going long ball?
FFS. if that was what he wanted to do, he'd have gone for Moore and not Jamal!
Hasn't signed yet let alone kicked a ball ,but prejudice about playing style seems more important that anything else.
It's what happens on here with many, a player is declared no good before he has had a chance!
gyokeres delayed according to Twitter due to him impressing GP at training and undecided in letting him go ... strange if true
meanwhile Brandon Cooper is already impressing in his first outing. Hopefully a season there will see him come back and force his way into the first team reckoning sooner than later.
Meanwhile Watford have just announced a squad of 35 players! Thirty Five!!
Going long ball. He’d suit us this season apparently lol ;0)
he's obviously been watching too many Ashley Williams videos, Chatz
Call him back quick. Nothing hopeful about those long balls.
Not at all, I’ll back the lad if he comes here of Course
Pre-match press conference includes Transfer talk.
Asoro has gone on loan to Genoa on loan.
no he hasn't. it's BS.
Too many vowels
On loan? I’d read it was a loan deal with an option to loan
What's he doing in italy then?
Quick google search brings up the exact place of the medical.
ISTITUTO IL BALUARDO. ISTITUTO IL BALUARDO. VIA F. VEZZANI, 32 16159 GENOVA.
Don't think we will miss a player we hardly saw playing, perhaps Mackay can get a job in Sweeny Todd's