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Winter transfer window

Discussion in 'Sunderland' started by mick65, Nov 7, 2023.

  1. E.T. Fairfax

    E.T. Fairfax Well-Known Member

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    The fact that we were promoted from league 1 through the play offs a season and a half ago, and now we have a team which is filled with multi million pound players? I'm willing to just sit back and enjoy it. I dont get this 'god given right' attitude, the insistence that we must progress and constantly progress. I'm willing to accept that there will be occasions where we might regress and stutter at times. This might be through bad results, an iffy manager or a poor signing or two. But as long as we are still generally looking up rather than plummeting down I am content. A mean, throwing tantrums at present, considering our recent history, would be like a person stoically fighting off a life threatening illness but then getting clinically depressed when they later catch a cold.
     
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  2. Oliver's Army

    Oliver's Army Well-Known Member

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    Cheers, I've completely missed that link <laugh>
     
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  3. Essayyeffcee

    Essayyeffcee Well-Known Member

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    Then if I was you, I would follow a different team cos you're never going to be happy!
     
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  4. Scout73

    Scout73 Well-Known Member

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    We are also avergaing pretty much the same number of points as last season so hardly been a massive drop off. Yes weve lost a lot but thats because we draw less now but we win more than we did last season at the same point
     
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  5. Disco down under

    Disco down under Well-Known Member

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    Who cares? It's about points totalled.

    By that logic we are both a worse team than the team in 21st and a better team than the team in 5th by virtue of having more wins on the board.

    Means nothing over the course of a season.
     
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  6. Mackem 10.1

    Mackem 10.1 Well-Known Member

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    Still the same question though, which strikers are proven and have experience that everyone seems to want. I think in the top 10 leading goalscorers this season in the championship only 2 are CFs
     
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  7. safcfansofaraway

    safcfansofaraway Well-Known Member

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    Loads of people on here have said that the league is much stronger than last year, so if that's the case, surely we have improved, logic?
     
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  8. Ronsafc

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    We have said that many times, remember a kid from Man City Rodwell I think, also before that a kid from Ipswich called Whickham. Both turned out to be better players than the ones they were replacing NOT.
     
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  9. sandancer12

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    I think Styles will play plenty of games as the holder
     
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  10. Nacho

    Nacho Well-Known Member

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    I can't see us signing anyone like that these days, attitude is a big focus of recruitment now.
     
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  11. Disco down under

    Disco down under Well-Known Member

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    Both cost about 10m.
     
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  12. Magnus

    Magnus Well-Known Member

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    but you also then have about 40-50 m to spend
     
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  13. FellTop

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    That is a market we should explore in my opinion. There are some very good young players.
     
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  14. David Moyes' Stupid Face

    David Moyes' Stupid Face Well-Known Member

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    Hold on, how has the team got worse? We've not lost anyone other than fringe players on loan and Pritch who imo was very overrated by our fanbase, and didn't want to be here anymore. We've signed three exciting young players, two of whom already have Championship experience at a very young age...
     
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  15. FellTop

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    I messaged a coach at Spurs youth about Mundle. He was glowing about him. Says he is ready for mens football as well.

    I am pleased we have made signings from these shores in January. Not that overseas lads arent up to the job. They are, but these 3 will slot straight in to the first team and be ready to go. Hjelde will be in the left back slot pretty soon I think. Stiles will be in and around it as well. The good thing about Mundle is like Ekwah he had been playing well in u23 football. It is not the same as first team football by any means, but has a pace about it that helps the transition to first team. I predict all three will make some very positive contributions this season.
     
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  16. The Norton Cat

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    Yeah, but they were big money signings who were expected to make a difference straight away, despite their age. Not the exciting prospects we're signing now. What's happening now is a completely different scenario.
     
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  17. Hudson92

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    If he’s out like our last signing from over there then we’re into a winner!
     
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  18. Scout73

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    Also signed at a time where we werent forward planning and had a poor scouting team in place
     
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  19. Oliver's Army

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  20. ISOE II

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    Whether you believe in the model or not you’ve got to admire Speakman and KLD for sticking to their guns. None stop acquisition of roundabout 20 year olds who play fullback/centre back or wingers who can play across the front 3.
     
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