Is there a message to our transfers?

Marveaux-lous business?
Well that’s three signings made in a short space of time. Quite frankly, I’m not used to it although I’m not going to grumble about it.

I mean how can you grumble? We’ve secured a highly-rated French international midfielder in the form of Yohan Cabaye, a Senegalese striker who has demonstrated that he can score goals in the Premier League in the shape of Demba Ba, and a winger that had all but signed for Liverpool only for the deal to fall through, for whatever reason, at the last minute in the guise of Sylvain Marveaux.

Well apparently you can grumble as, despite their pedigree and talent, they aren’t expensive enough for some of our fans. Personally I would call it good business, although it seems as though the transfer fund watchers are out on force after the arrival of these three players.

Quite rightly it’s been pointed out that those three players arrived for roughly the same amount as what Kevin Nolan left for. This, essentially, should leave a fairly big chunk of the Andy Carroll transfer fee ready to be used when you take off a bit for wages and so on.

This is not a bad move. We’ve been hearing for ages now, from Alan Pardew and Graham Carr, about how the club are doing their homework in the transfer market. I’m assuming that this homework is paying off in the form of these three players.

Cheapos or freebies maybe, but does it really matter? Not to me it doesn’t. If we can get quality in for little outlay then I’m all for it. Would people have preferred it had we spent say £15 million on Cabaye, Demba Ba and Marveaux? Would it make them better or worse players? In a word, no.

The way I see it is that the club have acted quickly to secure players who are high priority due to their contractual situations or due to the possibility of another club pipping us to them. Basically the club have acted quickly, but only because they will have had to or risk losing out.

It’s been pointed out that we’ve effectively not spent a penny (well in footballing terms anyway) so far this window, but isn’t that a good thing? We have cash to spend still so if something comes up we can act just as quickly. I mean did people expect us to lavish cash as soon as the window opened? If so, how many other clubs have done the same so far in this window?

The fact is that it it’s rare that you see much activity this early in the window. Players will be holding out to see what happens and who comes in for them before committing to a move anywhere, much like we are seeing with Jose Enrique right now as it happens. Later on in the window, when things start moving, we’ll have the cash, and it would appear, the speed to be able to move quickly.

So in conclusion, don’t panic. We may not have spent anything thus far, but there is still time to go and we do still have cash in the bank if the right player comes along.

Mind you, more freebies like we’ve got would be nice!

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209 thoughts on “Is there a message to our transfers?

  1. mrs doubtfire has said our club will not sign any african player,they go missing for a month,like half there fans did at half time in most matches last season 😆 😆 😆

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  2. If we get n’zog and this erding or whatever, I think I might need a new sock 😉 😛 😆

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  3. Spence im still here just playing with me pencils 😆

    Ice thats why its bad enough having no fans in the stadium of sh1te but it would be worse looking if the team wasn’t there 😆

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  4. Dave- Yesterday you asked me if I was after photoshop, and I said ye, and you just ignored me. 😆

    Is there a reason you asked or not? 😆

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  5. Not one for peeing on parades and so forth but I do think before the end of the window we’ll see one if not more players leave, and I get a funny feeling it might be one of the big names, Barton, Colo, etc.
    I am really excited about the signings but I do wish the window was closing soon…

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  6. Aye Dave, Spencers mam used to wash his football teams strips but everyone used to end up with just one sock 😆

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  7. If this his lass, Rhianna’s mine, Dave I need to speak to my dad about it first, cos If we get a copy of photoshop through the post, he wont be too happy if I havent told him 😆

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  8. Spencer she’s way oot of your league, couldn’t believe my luck……must have been me patter and the fact I’m hung like a horse 😉

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  9. RT- Actually, we used to rota, every player had to take the kit home one week to wash it, always used to get one over on the lads when they had a crusty sock week after it was are turn 😆

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  10. Big dave- my japs eye is looking at her 😆

    He should be okay, but hes at work at the minute so I cant ask him…

    I dont see why he would say no, not like your a kiddy theif 🙄 😆

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  11. RT- only if she likes big chunky sausages

    Big dave- I searched for filthy spanish whore 😆

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  12. Spencer…..you’ll be fine mate, she loves chipolatas 😆

    Funny that Spencer, that’s how I found her too 😆

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  13. RT- is she intimidated by anocoda’s? 😆

    Dave, if you send it, how long will it take, only my dads working away next week so he wont no anything of it if i gets here next week 😆

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  14. Jill…read that article earlier, isn’t it great to put one over on the bindippers for a change?

    You’ll also have to excuse Spencer, we’re trying to house train him at the moment…..without much success 😕

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  15. Well I have one in my pants.. It likes to go into peoples mouthm not put people in his. 😆

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  16. Spencer….no mate, someting smaller would probably be a welcome change 😆

    Spencer….isn’t your dad used to plain brown packages arriving for you then? 😉

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  17. Im tempted, but if someone eles picks it up, I will take a right bollocking for giving the our address out 😆

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  18. Spencer 😆 ….reet can we go on the other thread before them feckers start gangin up on Ice 😀

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  19. Almost impossible Dave 😆
    Spencer can you not get it sent to a mates or something…..they must be used to that too 😆

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  20. Spencer…just say “Dad, theres this bloke in his forties that I’ve met online and he wants to sent me a surprise through the post, is it ok if I give him my address”…….I’m sure he’ll be over the moon 😆 😆

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  21. Just tell him its done through the lad that runs the blog…….unless he actually knows Toonsy then he’ll hit the roof 😆

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  22. What a prize for a compertition? 😆

    Big dave is it boxed and everyting, or is it proper knock off? 😆

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  23. just because they were free or cheap doesnt make them bad players i mean cabaye should of been 10/11m but we exploited a clause in his contract, and how much would ba of cost considering his 7 goals in 10 starts another 3 as sub. so if they turn out to be flops (touch wood there not) its not really a big loss to the club. i personally think its a great bit of business

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  24. andy carrol fee ? forget about that, just coz we get players cheap it does,nt mean we have andy carrol fee left, the club has debts and even these free transfers have wages , ashley would put that 35 mill on a poker hand , its peanuts to him but he,s a shrewd buissness man and i,m starting to respect whats he,s done for the club in the deals he,s made ie ben arfa , tiote cabaye, he might of upset a lot of fns the way he worked at first but i,m sure his intentions from the start was to get rid of the high paid deadwood, (sicknotes) owen viduka martins etcand he,s formed a better team worth 1/4 of the money, just think what state the club would of been in now if shepherd had of kept his fat grubby hands on it, have faith guys

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  25. the club only had about 17m debt befroe carroll sale one of the lowest debts in the league the club has never been so financially stable which means the club will be around for a long time to come so u have to give the man credit

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