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Latest Rumours Summer Transfer Targets / Rumours Thread 2022

Benfleet Blue

First XI
Joined
Jan 30, 2004
Messages
560
Personally I think we are a bit too worried about left footed CBs. Not saying it isn’t important but since Lopata left we haven’t had someone who is absolutely determined to head the ball away. That’s the gap. Maybe lomas can plug it, but gubbins wasn’t that player
I’m worried about central defence full stop. No leader and too weak
 

rigsby

Life President⭐
Joined
Oct 12, 2014
Messages
15,332
Not sure its necessarily that they aren't good in the air- its more positioning and organisation. At least I hope so given they are CBs!

I agree it’s not just standing jump that counts. Even if you cant win the header then do enough to make them miss or at worst not enough power. You can be good without touching the ball

To many free headers even in the friendlies because the position was wrong in the first place.

Far to often we have had the wrong players marking their big number 5 etc.

Fair play if a guy pulls off the shoulder or gets in front but when your marking space and it seems unaware that their number 9 several ft behind you…..I find that hard to accept.
 

shrimperjon

President
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Messages
4,680
Need Lomas in the middle and push Ralph out wide. Clifford massively at fault for the goal today and not for the first time. However, just look at the size of the BWood CB, they were huge. We lack that aggressive no nonsense CB. Now who de we know who fits that bill?
 

leeblue

Members⭐
Joined
Aug 22, 2006
Messages
8,547
Location
On the seafront c c csiders
Need Lomas in the middle and push Ralph out wide. Clifford massively at fault for the goal today and not for the first time. However, just look at the size of the BWood CB, they were huge. We lack that aggressive no nonsense CB. Now who de we know who fits that bill?
Absolutely spot on, clifford nowhere near his man, allowed the easy cross.
 

brigg blue

Newbie⭐
Joined
Nov 25, 2011
Messages
1,113
me too Boreham wood, one attack one goal, thank **** they didn't have 2-3 crosses in front of goal today
Doesn't that imply that defensively we did very well today?

Anyway back on topic, it's clear we urgently need a big lump up top, any clues as to whether anyone on the whiteboard meets that description?
 
Joined
Oct 31, 2003
Messages
301
Arnold
Morris kensdale lomas Ralph
Taylor Miley
Mooney husin bridge
Wreh

Hobson, Powell, funguck, striker, demi

Looks way more balanced other than perhaps wreh (I think a better understudy to Mooney).

Therefore we need a striker
 

Boreham Blue

Match day squad⭐
Joined
Aug 11, 2010
Messages
1,367
Location
Boreham
I still think Jake Hyde could turn out to be a good signing for us but he wasn’t the type of hit the ground running filler we needed until the hopeful return to fitness of Cardwell, Murphy (and a Hyde). We need to get a loan in to see us through until that point. Hopefully the contacts book can get us someone who we will probably then lose in Jan as they move to a league club.
 

WestyReturns

Striker
Joined
Mar 27, 2021
Messages
247
2 strikers (one a lump) and a Centre half (another lump) required urgently next week.

You have to ask why oh why was this not sorted. We've had months to and everyone has known this issue. Sure we've missed out on some options but we should of had lots of alternative targets. I suspect there's been restrictions in place above the management!!!!
 

Barry.C

Manager⭐
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
3,754
Location
Gillingham
With Hyde out for up to 6 weeks do we have to keep him and pick up the tab? Given his track record of roughly half a season on average over the past 7 years, just wondering whether we provided ourselves with any kind of contractual cover for the obvious , very predictable likely event?

A hamstring ping early on must have been 7/4 on at Betfred
 

meerkat54

Coach
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
976
Location
Wet Devon
You have to ask why oh why was this not sorted. We've had months to and everyone has known this issue. Sure we've missed out on some options but we should of had lots of alternative targets. I suspect there's been restrictions in place above the management!!!!
I take your point, don’t think the embargo helped at all tho.
 
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