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Championship 15/16

Lycan

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I think we need a thread to keep up with what our division rivals are getting up to. Starting with the confirmed transfers which I've shamelessly copied & pasted from another forum. This thread could be used to keep track of results & other general goings on once the season starts.

Birmingham City

In:
Maikel Kieftenbeld: (FC Groningen, undisclosed)
Tomasz Kuszcak: (Wolves, free)
Adam Legzdins: (Leyton Orient, free)
Jacques Maghoma: (Sheff Weds, free)
Alex Jones: (unattached, free)

Out:
Denny Johnstone: (Morton, loan)
Callum Preston: (Crawley, free)
Nikola Zigic: (released)
Amari'i Bell: (released)
Colin Doyle: (Blackpool, free)
Callum Reilly: (released)
Matt Green: (released)
Olly Lee: (released)
Gavin Gunning: (released)


Blackburn Rovers

In:
Nathan Delfouneso: (unattached, free)
Danny Guthrie: (unattached, free)
Sacha Petshi: (Bastia, free)
Bengali-Fode Koita: (Caen, free)

Out:
Rudy Gestede: (Aston Villa, £6mil)
Luke Varney: (released)
Leon Best: (released)
Josh Morris: (Bradford, free)
Tom Cairney: (Fulham, undisclosed)
Josh King: (Bournemouth, free)
David Dunn: (released)
Paul Robinson: (released)


Bolton Wanderers

In:
Lawrie Wilson: (unattached, free)
Stephen Dobbie: (unattached, free)
Jon Ceberio: (Real Sociedad, free)
Derik Osede: (Real Madrid Castilla, free)
Ben Amos: (Man Utd, free),
Gary Madine: (Sheff Weds, free)
Prince-Desir Gouano: (Atalanta, loan)

Out:
Rob Hall: (MK Dons, loan)
Alex Baptiste: (Middlesbrough, undisclosed)
Sanmi Odelusi: (Wigan, undisclosed)
Eidur Gudjohnsen: (Shijiazhuang, free)
Adam Bogdan: (Liverpool, free)
Jermaine Beckford: (Preston, free)
Matt Mills: (Nott Forest, free)
Keith Andrews: (released)
Craig Davies: (Wigan, free)
Andy Lonergan: (Fulham, free)
Conor Wilkinson: (Barnsley, loan)



Brentford
In:
Lasse Vibe: (IFK Gothenburg, £1mil)
Philipp Hofmann: (Kaiserslautern, £800K)
Josh McEachran: (Chelsea, undisclosed)
Andreas Bjelland: (FC Twente, undisclosed)
Konstantin Kerschbaumer: (FC Wacker, undisclosed)
Yoann Barbet: (Chamois Niortais, £500k)
Ryan Williams: (Morecambe, free)
Akaki Gogia: (Hallescher, free)

Out:
Moses Odubajo: (Hull, £3.5mil)
Stuart Dallas: (Leeds, £1.25mil)
Jonathan Douglas: (Ipswich, free)
Will Grigg: (Wigan, undisclosed)
Tommy Smith: (released)
Nick Proschwitz: (released)


Brighton & Hove Albion

In:
Bobby Zamora: (QPR, free)
Jack Harper: (Real Madrid Castilla, undisclosed)
Vahid Hambo: (Inter Turku, undisclosed)
Niki Maenpaa: (VVV Venlo, free)
Gaetan Bong: (unattached, free)
Tomer Hemed: (Almeria, undisclosed)
Liam Rosenior: (Hull, free)
Joe Ward: (Chelmsford City, undisclosed)

Out:
Christian Walton: (Bury, loan)
Craig Mackail-Smith: (released)
Aaron Hughes: (released)
Paddy McCourt: (released)
Vatalijs Maksimenko: (released)
Kemy Agustien: (released)



Bristol City

In:
Jonathan Kodjia: (Angers SCO, £2.1mil)
Ryan Fredericks: (Tottenham, £250k)
Callum Robinson: (Aston Villa, loan)

Out:
Greg Cunningham: (PNE, undisclosed)
Wade Elliot: (retired)
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: (QPR, free)
David Richards: (released)


Burnley

In:
Tendayi Darikwa: (Chesterfield, undisclosed)
Chris Long: (Everton, undisclosed)
Jelle Vossen: (KRC Genk, £2.5mil)
Matt Lowton: (Aston Villa, £1mil)
Dan Agyei: (AFC Wimbledon, undisclosed)

Out:
Luke Conlan: (St.Mirren, loan)
Alex Cisak: (Leyton Orient, undisclosed)
Kieran Trippier: (Tottenham, undisclosed)
Danny Ings: (Liverpool, undisclosed)
Ross Wallace: (Sheff Weds, free)
Steven Reid: (retired)
Jason Shackell (Derby, £3mil)


Cardiff City

In:
Sammy Ameobi: (Newcastle, loan)
Semi Ajayi: (Arsenal, free)

Out:
Adam Le Fondre: (Wolves, loan)
Josh Yorwerth: (Ipswich Town, free)
Charlie Horton: (Leeds, undisclosed)
Tom Adeyemi: (Leeds, loan)
Kevin McNaughton: (released)
Danny Gabbidon: (released)
Nicky Maynard: (released)


Charlton Athletic
In:
Naby Sarr: (Sporting, undisclosed)
Zakarya Bergdich: (Real Valladolid, undisclosed)
Cristian Ceballos: (Spurs, free)
Simon Makienok: (Palermo, loan)
El-Hadji Ba: (Sunderland, undisclosed)
Patrick Bauer: (CS Maritimo, undisclosed)
Ahmed Kashi: (Metz, undisclosed)

Out:
Joe Gomez: (Liverpool, £3.5mil)
Tal Ben Haim: (released)
Simon Church: (MK Dons, free)
Chris Eagles: (released)
Roger Johnson: (released)
Lawrie Wilson: (released)
Oguchi Onyewu: (released)
Neil Etheridge: (released)
Jack Munns: (released)
Harry Osborne: (released)
Harry Gerard: (released)
Kadell Daniel: (released)
Kurtis Cumberbatch: (released)
Kieran Monlouis: (released)
Rhys Browne: (released)
Levander Pyke: (released)


Derby County

In:
Jason Shackell (Burnley, £3mil)
Tom Ince: (Hull, £4.75mil)
Chris Baird: (West Brom, free)
Andreas Weimann: (Aston Villa, undisclosed)
Scott Carson: (Wigan, undisclosed)
Darren Bent: (Aston Villa, free)
Alex Pearce: (Reading, free)

Out:
Kwame Thomas: (Blackpool, loan)
Conor Sammon: (Sheffield United, loan)
Raul Albentosa: (Malaga, loan)
Farrend Rawson: (Rotherham, loan)
Kelle Roos: (Rotherham, loan)
Shaun Barker: (released)
Jamie Ward: (released)
Lee Naylor: (released)
Mark O'Brien: (released)
Tom Naylor: (Burton, free)
Zak Whitbread: (released)
John Eustace: (released)


Fulham

In:
Luke Garbutt: (Everton, loan)
Jamie O'Hara: (Blackpool, free)
Jazz Richards: (Swansea, undisclosed)
Tom Cairney: (Blackburn, undisclosed)
Ben Pringle: (Rotherham, free)
Andy Lonergan: (Bolton, free)

Out:
Patrick Roberts: (Man City, £11mil)
Bryan Ruiz: (Sporting Lisbon, undisclosed)
Stephen Arthurworrey: (Yeovil, loan)
Hugo Rodallega: (released)
Tim Hoogland: (released)
Gabor Kiraly: (released)
Chris David: (released)
Adil Chihi: (released)
Josh Passley: (Dagenham, free)
Solomon Sambou: (released)
Jonathan Buatu: (released)
Noe Bamba: (released)
Tom Richards: (Aldershot, free)


Huddersfield Town
In:
Jordy Hiwula: (Man City, undisclosed)
Kyle Dempsey: (Carlisle, undisclosed)
Callum Charlton: (Brighouse Town, undisclosed)
Jason Davidson: (West Brom, free)
Dean Whitehead: (Middlesbrough, free)
Martin Cranie: (Barnsley, free)


Out:
Conor Coady: (Wolves, £2mil)
Joe Wright: (Accrington, loan)
Anthony Gerrard: (released)
Jon Stead: (released)
Martin Paterson: (released)
Jake Carroll: (released)
Daniel Carr: (released)


Hull City

In:
Moses Odubajo: (Brentford, £3.5mil)
Ryan Taylor: (Newcastle, free)
Sam Clucas: (Chesterfield, £1mil)
Chuba Akpom: (Arsenal, loan)
Isaac Hayden: (Arsenal, loan)

Out:
Robbie Brady: (Norwich, £7mil)
James Chester: (West Brom, £6mil)
Tom Ince: (Derby, £4.75mil)
Stephen Quinn: (Reading, free)
Liam Rosenior: (Brighton, free)
Paul McShane: (released)
Yannick Sagbo: (released)
Steve Harper: (released)
Joe Dudgeon: (released)


Ipswich Town

In:
Jonas Knudson: (Esbjerg, undisclosed)
Jonathan Douglas: (Brentford, free)
Giles Coke: (unattached, free)
Larsen Touré: (unattached, free)
Ainsley Maitland-Niles: (Arsenal, loan)
Ryan Fraser: (Bournemouth, loan)
Brett Pitman: (Bournemouth, undisclosed)
Josh Yorwerth: (Cardiff, free)

Out:
Tyrone Mings: (Bournemouth, undisclosed)
Anthony Wordsworth: (Southend, free)
Elliott Hewitt (released)


Leeds United

In:
Stuart Dallas: (Brentford, £1.25mil)
Ross Turnbull: (Barnsley, free)
Chris Wood: (Leicester, undisclosed)
Sol Bamba: (Palermo, undisclosed)
Lee Erwin: (Motherwell, undisclosed)
Charlie Horton: (Cardiff City, undisclosed)
Tom Adeyemi: (Cardiff City, loan)

Out:
Billy Sharp: (Sheffield United, undisclosed)
Aidan White: (Rotherham, free)
Daniel Atkinson: (released)
Rodolph Austin: (released)
Luke Booker: (released)
Alex Cairns: (released)
Afolabi Coker: (released)
Stuart Taylor: (released)
Zac Thompson: (released)
Michael Tonge: (released)


Middlesbrough

In:
Jack Stephens: (Southampton, loan)
Deigo Fabbrini: (Watford, loan)
Stewart Downing: (West Ham, £5mil)
Christian Stuani: (Espanyol, £2.8mil)
Tomas Kalas: (Chelsea, loan)
Alex Baptiste: (Bolton, undisclosed)

Out:
Lee Tomlin: (Bournemouth, £3mil)
Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield, free)
Emmanuel Ledesma: (Rotherham, free)
Seb Hines: (released)


MK Dons

In:
Sergio Aguza: (Real Madrid Castilla, free)
Matthew Upson: (Leicester, free)
Sam Gallagher: (Southampton, loan)
Rob Hall: (Bolton, loan)
Cristian Benavente: (Real Madrid Castilla, free)
Dale Jennings: (Barnsley, free)
Simon Church: (Charlton, free)
Cody Cropper: (Southampton, free)
Joe Walsh: (Crawley, undisclosed)

Out:
Harry Hickford: (Chelmsford City, loan)
Danny Green: (Luton, free)
Ian McLoughlin: (released)
Will Summerfield: (released)
George Baldock: (Oxford, loan)


Nottingham Forest

In:
Daniel Pinillos: (unattached, free)
Ben Hamer: (Leicester City, loan)
Jamie Ward: (Derby, free)
Matt Mills: (Bolton, free)
Tim Erlandsson: (Halmstads BK, undisclosed)

Out:
Djamal Abdoun: (released)
Radi Majewski: (released)
Jamie Mackie: (QPR, free)
Danny Collins: (Rotherham, free)
Dan Harding: (released)
Greg Halford: (Rotherham, free)



Preston North End

In:
Greg Cunningham: (Bristol City, undisclosed)
Will Keane: (Man Utd, loan)
Paul Gallagher: (Leicester City, free)
Jermaine Beckford: (Bolton, free)
Marnick Vermijl: (Sheffield Weds, loan)
Jordan Pickford: (Sunderland, loan)

Out:
Kevin Davies: (released)
Scott Laird: (Scunthorpe, free)
Thorsten Stuckmann: (Doncaster, free)
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake: (Chesterfield, free)
Scott Wiseman: (Scunthorpe, free)
Jack King: (Scunthorpe, free)
Lee Holmes: (Exeter, free)
David Buchanan: (Northampton, free)
Keith Keane: (Cambridge, free)


QPR


In:
James Perch: (Wigan, undisclosed)
Tjaronn Chery: (Groningen, undisclosed_
Sebastian Polter: (FSV Mainz, undisclosed)
Jamie Mackie: (Nott Forest: free)
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: (Bristol City, free)
Massimo Luongo: (Swindon, undisclosed)
Ben Gladwin: (Swindon, undisclosed)
Paul Konchesky: (Leicester, loan)
Grant Hall: (Tottenham, undisclosed)

Out:
Steven Caulker: (Southampton, loan)
Alex McCarthy: (Crystal Palace, undisclosed)
Adel Taarabt: (Benfica, free)
Rio Ferdinand: (retired)
Joey Barton: (released)
Bobby Zamora: (released)
Shaun Wright-Phillips: (released)
Richard Dunne: (released)
Brian Murphy: (released)
Coll Donaldson: (released)


Reading

In:
Rowan Libburd: (Billericay Town, undisclosed)
Jonathan Bond: (Watford, undisclosed)
Orlando Sa: (Legia Warsaw, undisclosed)
Ali Al-Habsi: (Wigan, free)
Paul McShane: (Hull, free)
Stephen Quinn: (Hull, free)
Andrew Taylor: (Wigan, loan)


Out:
Craig Tanner: (Plymouth, loan)
Alex Pearce: (Derby, free)
Adam Federici: (Bournemouth, free)
Danny Guthrie: (released)
Jem Karacan: (Galatasaray, free)
Zat Knight: (released)
Yakubu: (released)
Jure Travner: (released)
Mikkel Andersen: (FC Midtjylland, free)
Ryan Edwards: (released)
Dan Lincoln: (released)
Jonathan Henly: (released)
George McLennan: (released)
Aleks Gogic: (released)
Stephen Kelly: (released)


Rotherham United

In:
Joe Newell: (Peterborough, undisclosed)
Chris Maguire: (Sheffield Wednesday, free)
Kelle Roos: (Derby, loan)
Farrend Rawson: (Derby, loan)
Grant Ward: (Tottenham, loan)
Greg Halford: (Nott Forest, free)
Tom Thorpe: (Man Utd, free)
Danny Collins: (Nott Forest, free)
Emmanuel Ledesma: (Middlesbrough, free)
Lewis Buxton: (Sheffield Weds, free)
Joe Mattock: (Sheffield Weds, free)
Aidan White (Leeds, free)

Out:
Kari Arnason: (Malmo FF, undisclosed)
Conor Newton: (Cambridge, free)
Scott Loach: (Notts County, free)
Ben Pringle: (Fulham, free)
Craig Morgan: (Wigan, free)
Richard Brindley: (Colchester, free)
Mat Sadler: (Shrewsbury, free)
Mark Bradley: (released)
Rob Milsom: (Notts County, free)
Tony Thompson: (released)


Sheffield Wednesday

In:
Rhoys Wiggins: (Charlton, undisclosed)
Modou Sougou: (unattached, free)
Lucas Joao: (Nacional, £2.8mil)
Marco Matias: (Nacional, £2.1mil)
Lewis McGugan: (Watford, £300k)
Alex Lopez: (Celta Vigo, loan)
Ross Wallace: (Burnley, free)
Lewis Price: (Crystal Place, free)
Jack Hunt: (Crystal Palace, loan)
Vincent Sasso: (Braga, loan)
Darryl Lachman: (FC Twente, undisclosed)

Out:
Marnick Vermijl: (Preston, loan)
Lewis Buxton: (Rotherham, free)
Giles Coke: (released)
Paul Corry: (released)
Rafa Floro: (released)
Dejan Kehlar: (released)
Gary Madine: (released)
Joe Mattock: (Rotherham, free)
Jacques Maghoma: (Birmingham, free)
Rhys McCabe: (released)
Matt Young: (released)
Kamil Zayatte: (released)
Chris Kirkland: (released)
Chris Maguire: (released)

On the face of it, it looks like Derby & Boro have done some good business so far in this window, although as has been pointed out in the transfer thread, I'm not sure how Derby are going to fit all those players in.

Rotherham are continuing their cheap and cheerful scattergun transfer policy from last season, Wednesday have new owners and seem to be spending much more, Forest are hamstrung by their transfer embargo and Leeds have made a few quality additions.

None of the promoted clubs have done much business at all so far. Of the relegated clubs, Burnley have made two decent signings but have also lost a few key players and QPR have made one or two impressive transfers but I haven't a clue what Hull are doing.

Reading have signed Orlando Sa. :icon_lol:
 
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Good work, sir.
 
Reading through that, it's clear that there will be an exceptional amount of dross playing in the Championship next season. It makes you thankful that, despite the majority of our fans wanting "more signings! more signings!", the ones we HAVE got through the door appear, at least on paper, to be stronger than the majority of players bought in by other clubs.

Burnley, Derby & possibly Boro have done well and they'll be the three to beat, for me.
 
Reading through that, it's clear that there will be an exceptional amount of dross playing in the Championship next season. It makes you thankful that, despite the majority of our fans wanting "more signings! more signings!", the ones we HAVE got through the door appear, at least on paper, to be stronger than the majority of players bought in by other clubs.

Burnley, Derby & possibly Boro have done well and they'll be the three to beat, for me.

That's the feeling I get reading through that list as well. The fans of teams like Brighton, Ipswich and Fulham seem to be pretty happy with their transfer dealings so far but I'm not massively impressed tbh.

Boro & Derby are the two obvious ones yeah. Boro rumoured to be in for Jordan Rhodes as well so they're definitely one to look out for.
 
They've had a bid rejected of ten million and look set to bid more. I can see it all ending in tears.
 
They've apparently put a new £14m bid in for him.
 
He is a good player and I suppose most of that fee will be depending on promotion, etc but I know what you mean. I wouldn't be comfortable with Wolves spending that sort of money while we were still in the Championship.

They needed to replace Vossen & Bamford though and if they get Rhodes they'll definitely have done that.

Dimi

Kalas Gibson Ayala Friend

Clayton Leadbitter

Adomah Stuani Downing

Rhodes​

That's a quality first XI with people like Reach, Tomlin, Woodgate, Wildschut, Forshaw and Kike missing out.
 
It is but I just wonder if their end of season (missing out on automatic, thrashed in PO final) will haunt them. I thought Derby would cruise last season and they crumbled under the pressure. I don't think them and Derby will walk the league like some suggest anyway.
 
For all the deals Championship clubs have done there are less than a dozen that you would want at Wolves. Signing mediocrity generally gets you nowhere.
 
Rhodes is just a finisher, that would be a crazy deal.

Like I said the other day, this division is not very good and predictions of a bottom half finish are just silly.
 
I would say we've got the best forward partnership in the division, and one of the best back fives (inc. Ikeme). If we can sort out McDonald, him and Coady may be one of the best midfield pairings too. I'm only worried about the supporting attacking players (whether they be wide players or narrow attacking midfielders)
 
Rhodes is just a finisher, that would be a crazy deal.

Like I said the other day, this division is not very good and predictions of a bottom half finish are just silly.

A very, very good finisher...

I don't think they need much more than that either, for this league they've got quality all over the pitch, he certainly wont be short of goal scoring opportunities in that team. If he scores 25-30 goals and fires them to promotion then he's worth it surely?
 
And then when he's not good enough for the Premier League?
 
A very, very good finisher...

I don't think they need much more than that either, for this league they've got quality all over the pitch, he certainly wont be short of goal scoring opportunities in that team. If he scores 25-30 goals and fires them to promotion then he's worth it surely?

Then they're into the Dave Jones realms of signing players way above their value to get promoted, then none of them are fit for purpose once you get there, so you need even more money.

Even if they do want to throw around silly money then there is better value out there, is Jordan Rhodes seven times better than Afobe?
 
£14m for Jordan Rhodes

:yikes:

Give me Dicko and Afobe every day of the week.
 
I'm not saying he's worth Afobe x7 (or Dicko x46 for that matter), just that he's guaranteed 20+ goals a season in an average Blackburn side, in a quality Boro side he could provide the type of return that can fire a team towards automatic promotion.

It's also way too early to say that he'd be 'unfit for purpose' in the Premier League. You couldn't build a side around him but he'd still be a decent option to have and would still score goals.
 
He's only twenty five but I just don't think there is much more to his game. If he was playing in a Premier League side that created chances I could see his worth, he'd do well for an Everton/Spurs possibly, but if Boro went up Karanka, being the Mourinho disciple he is, isn't going to go and play free flowing football.
 
Ben Pringle gone on a free to Fulham? Why not us?
 
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