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Gary's January Transfer Window

iscalad

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Joel Nouble has scored twice today.
And??
 

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Joel Nouble has scored twice today.
Sack the board
 

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Right thread, relevant post about a confirmed Jan target... how dare he!
 

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Right thread, relevant post about a confirmed Jan target... how dare he!
Who confirmed it? An really, who cares🤭
 

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Who confirmed it? An really, who cares🤭
Livingston, multiple times

As for who cares, you're posting in this Jan thread 😂
 

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Livingston, multiple times

As for who cares, you're posting in this Jan thread 😂
Yeah, but why should we care about players who never played for us?. Anyway I'm in too good a mood to argue semantics.
 

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While I think we had a good January window with bringing in Purrington, Eisa, Woods, Harris, and although we haven't seen him yet Alli, I still worry that ultimately we didn't get the Striker that we wanted or needed which is still hurting our season.

Eisa is a good signing, but I think we all know that we needed two brought in. If reports were true, we had bids out there for numerous strikers with a different profile which never came to fruition. I'm not entirely sure that we have solved our striker issue and although I think we will have just enough to stay up (hopefully), I'm not sure we still did enough this January to make it easier on ourselves.

Midfield is also still an issue when we are out of possession or involved in a scrappy game. Woods (although at fault for the goal today) looks a good player, but we still lack athleticism in midfield to win 50/50's and 2nd balls which has been apparent since the start of the season. Even when we have been playing well we are always susceptible to a counter attack straight down the middle of the pitch as we don't have legs in there. Cole, Woods and Carroll are all good footballers but none of them are able to cover ground well which means we are always struggling in transition. Some will say that we have that in Kite, but obviously he is not in GC's plans and although I like Harry as a solid squad player, I wouldn't say that he is blessed with true athleticism either.

I still think we have just enough to stay up, but after the January window I was left feeling a little flat on the last day similar to how I felt on the last day of the Summer window. Hopefully this doesn't come back to bite us and we get the 3-4 wins that we need sooner rather than later. There is still a lot to do this season though and we need to pick up points soon or it will be a nervy end to the season.

Having said all this we will now probably go and beat Peterborough and Bolton!!!
 

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While I think we had a good January window with bringing in Purrington, Eisa, Woods, Harris, and although we haven't seen him yet Alli, I still worry that ultimately we didn't get the Striker that we wanted or needed which is still hurting our season.

Eisa is a good signing, but I think we all know that we needed two brought in. If reports were true, we had bids out there for numerous strikers with a different profile which never came to fruition. I'm not entirely sure that we have solved our striker issue and although I think we will have just enough to stay up (hopefully), I'm not sure we still did enough this January to make it easier on ourselves.

Midfield is also still an issue when we are out of possession or involved in a scrappy game. Woods (although at fault for the goal today) looks a good player, but we still lack athleticism in midfield to win 50/50's and 2nd balls which has been apparent since the start of the season. Even when we have been playing well we are always susceptible to a counter attack straight down the middle of the pitch as we don't have legs in there. Cole, Woods and Carroll are all good footballers but none of them are able to cover ground well which means we are always struggling in transition. Some will say that we have that in Kite, but obviously he is not in GC's plans and although I like Harry as a solid squad player, I wouldn't say that he is blessed with true athleticism either.

I still think we have just enough to stay up, but after the January window I was left feeling a little flat on the last day similar to how I felt on the last day of the Summer window. Hopefully this doesn't come back to bite us and we get the 3-4 wins that we need sooner rather than later. There is still a lot to do this season though and we need to pick up points soon or it will be a nervy end to the season.

Having said all this we will now probably go and beat Peterborough and Bolton!!!
I admire your optimism.
 

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While I think we had a good January window with bringing in Purrington, Eisa, Woods, Harris, and although we haven't seen him yet Alli, I still worry that ultimately we didn't get the Striker that we wanted or needed which is still hurting our season.

Eisa is a good signing, but I think we all know that we needed two brought in. If reports were true, we had bids out there for numerous strikers with a different profile which never came to fruition. I'm not entirely sure that we have solved our striker issue and although I think we will have just enough to stay up (hopefully), I'm not sure we still did enough this January to make it easier on ourselves.

Midfield is also still an issue when we are out of possession or involved in a scrappy game. Woods (although at fault for the goal today) looks a good player, but we still lack athleticism in midfield to win 50/50's and 2nd balls which has been apparent since the start of the season. Even when we have been playing well we are always susceptible to a counter attack straight down the middle of the pitch as we don't have legs in there. Cole, Woods and Carroll are all good footballers but none of them are able to cover ground well which means we are always struggling in transition. Some will say that we have that in Kite, but obviously he is not in GC's plans and although I like Harry as a solid squad player, I wouldn't say that he is blessed with true athleticism either.

I still think we have just enough to stay up, but after the January window I was left feeling a little flat on the last day similar to how I felt on the last day of the Summer window. Hopefully this doesn't come back to bite us and we get the 3-4 wins that we need sooner rather than later. There is still a lot to do this season though and we need to pick up points soon or it will be a nervy end to the season.

Having said all this we will now probably go and beat Peterborough and Bolton!!!
On the midfield issue. We did bring a central midfield player in in Woods who has the same attributes as all the other central midfielders he's signed. Maybe the manager doesn't value athleticism and physicality in that area of the pitch.
 

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While I think we had a good January window with bringing in Purrington, Eisa, Woods, Harris, and although we haven't seen him yet Alli, I still worry that ultimately we didn't get the Striker that we wanted or needed which is still hurting our season.

Eisa is a good signing, but I think we all know that we needed two brought in. If reports were true, we had bids out there for numerous strikers with a different profile which never came to fruition. I'm not entirely sure that we have solved our striker issue and although I think we will have just enough to stay up (hopefully), I'm not sure we still did enough this January to make it easier on ourselves.
Not sure we can continue with the lack of striker excuse.

GC and the happy clappers said a striker would solve a lot of our problems and we've brought one in with a good pedigree and yet we're still playing the same crap style of football we've played all season with a slow and ponderous build up and wide players apparently petrified of putting the ball into the box (probably because they're incapable of crossing to be fair)!

In the Derby & Fleetwood games Eisa hardly touched the ball as other than Cole no one looks to play forward into him or he was expected to run the channels chasing aimless forward balls...
 
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