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Summer 2021 transfer window

MARKakaJIM

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Are you honestly saying that it's OK, if/that the club had 2 potential midfield targets, one of whom was injured, and the other wasn't interested and we didn't know? Like really?

And that they were the only targets for a position in which we're woefully short? In the whole world?

It's mad that you can't just say "yeah, they've fucked up there".

Who said there were only two? I never put that limit on it.
 

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Well Kamara is just a name, it could have been any alternative midfielder, any solid links anyone other than your first choice might make them a bit apprehensive if they're suddenly not seeing themselves as being the number 1 target. It could be anything, everyone is different, that's the awkward thing dealing with people rather products.

There have been several times I've considered other jobs since I started working at my current employer. Sometimes it's just been an interview and I've told them I'm not interested, other times I've gone as far as handing my notice in before being persuaded to stay. Every time I guess I've wasted some of another companies time to some extent by not ending up as their employee. Maybe that's caused them problems if they'd got me earmarked on something in particular and having to change to another candidate has lost them that opportunity. That's life, unfortunately for football clubs they have a very limited window for recruitment so those problems are intensified.

Sure you'll, or someone else, will shout about 'doing it sooner' as the solution but it's not always possible is it, you can always force things to follow your timeline, you push too hard and you might scare the other party away entirely.
Not many other businesses operate in recruitment windows so they don't have to wait 4 months to put things right.
 

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Not many other businesses operate in recruitment windows so they don't have to wait 4 months to put things right.

Doesn't give them an ungodly power to control people's minds does it? It's not a straight forward process for clubs to recruit new players, it's obviously not going to go to plan every time.
 

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Doesn't give them an ungodly power to control people's minds does it? It's not a straight forward process for clubs to recruit new players, it's obviously not going to go to plan every time.
It is much more likely to go tits up if you play high stakes poker in the last hours of the window.
 

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There have been several times I've considered other jobs since I started working at my current employer. Sometimes it's just been an interview and I've told them I'm not interested, other times I've gone as far as handing my notice in before being persuaded to stay.
Strange that despite this you've never had an employer ask your opinion on someone you have worked with before. :)
 

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It is much more likely to go tits up if you play high stakes poker in the last hours of the window.

So you give up on your preferred targets early and settle for someone less able? Then maybe you're kicking yourself when your top target goes to a competitor because you were impatient.
 

Del Woppio

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I haven't seen any quotes yet, but apparently Bruno's left one on Jeff in today's presser about recruitment
 

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We haven't at all. The early signs are that he'll be able to get this squad performing and then hopefully (sigh) we can back him properly in January. Even then, I'm not worried as the coaching team has done some really good early work.

my only worry is if we continue to struggle to score and it starts affecting the players, but they seem pretty bullish so far.
 

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I still can't get my head around both Shi and Bruno saying we wanted quality and/or didn't want squad fillers, whilst making desperate, deadline day bids for Kieffer fucking Moore. :ROFLMAO:
Thankfully, according to his presser today, Mick helped us out by putting too high a price on him.

I've always liked Mick!
 

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The way Saïss reacted to De Gea’s double save certainly had a whiff of “oh we’re just cursed, aren’t we?” about it.
 

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I still can't get my head around both Shi and Bruno saying we wanted quality and/or didn't want squad fillers, whilst making desperate, deadline day bids for Kieffer fucking Moore. :ROFLMAO:
Have we heard this from anyone that we believe? Seems like the journos get a lot of stick, then when they say something we can get mad about suddenly it’s Gospel.
 

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Have we heard this from anyone that we believe? Seems like the journos get a lot of stick, then when they say something we can get mad about suddenly it’s Gospel.
Mick McCarthy in his press conference today said that we didn't bid enough for him. From the BBC Live Page

McCarthy surprised Wolves didn't bid more for Moore

Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy had his press conference today ahead of the Bluebirds' trip to Nottingham Forest and he spoke in detail about Wolves' interest in striker Kieffer Moore.
The Premier League side bid for the Wales striker before the transfer window shut, but McCarthy says Wolves never came close to meeting Cardiff's valuation.
"I'm delighted to keep him. I am sure he would have been interested in playing in the Premier League," McCarthy said.
You don't want to lose a player who scored 20 goals the season before.
"Of course he was interested in playing in the Premier League, but there was no offer that came in that was anywhere near the club's valuation.
"The value to me, the team and the players is immense, he's been fabulous for us."
 
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