WHO Poll
Q: 2022 Summer Transfer Window - How many 1st team players will we sign before August 6th
a. None as Sullivan will wait until the last week before he gets his scattergun out the cupboard
28%
  
b. A couple of freebies paraded as superstars, usual hype to follow
26%
  
c. I'm more optimistic as surely they know we need to strengthen, 3-4 with decent money spent.
43%
  
d. Who gives a toss as we have a great squad already, I've already ordered the new replica kit, socks and all and can't wait to wear it at our first game, down the pub of course, I bleed claret & blue
3%
  



Stubbo 10:23 Tue Oct 6
Senior squad as it stands...
Assuming Anderson is swapping the dim lights of Stratford for the bright lights of the Champions League and Porto:

1. Fabianski (GK)
2. Randolph (GK)
3. Martin (GK)

4. Ogbonna (CB)
5. Balbuena (CB)
6. Diop (CB)
7. Cresswell (CB)

8. Coufal (RWB)
9. Fredericks (RWB)

10. Masuaku (LWB)

11. Rice (CM)
12. Soucek (CM)
13. Noble (CM)
14. Snodgrass (CM)

15. Bowen (RF)
16. Yarmalenko (RF)

17. Fornals (LF)
18. Lanzini (LF)

19. Antonio (CF)
20. Haller (CF)
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.

After that we're supplementing with kids:

Coventry (CM)
Alese (CB)
Afolayan (CF)
Johnson (L/RWB)

It's not until you write it down that you see just how threadbare we are! 1 injury at CB and we have no senior CB for the bench. Masuaku gets injured and it calls our whole system into question. Rice or Soucek go down and the backup looks miles from competent.

To have a senior squad that is 1/5th empty surely has to be considered negligent? It's not like we are historically lucky with injuries either...unless something incredible happens in the next two weeks we're going to need the kids to seriously step up.

We pretty much need a CB, LWB, CM and a FW (with another back up forward or wide forward too depending on if Bowen or Yarma are considered the 3rs striking option after Haller and Antonio).

Bare bones (and that's before injuries strike).

Masuaku get's injured ans

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Jasnik 11:42 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
So Anderson plays shit for us and gets to play in Champions League.

Jasnik 11:14 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Good thing Rice got a rest

kylay 8:48 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...

Come On You Irons 3:53 Wed Oct 7

think you've left out Snodgrass, but doesn't make the picture much better.

blueeyed.handsomeman 8:05 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Josh King is in talks with spurs

zebthecat 8:03 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Just read we are after Josh King and spoke to him last week.

blueeyed.handsomeman 7:58 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
a first team squad in sullis mind is majorly measured by his finances of the relative portfolio.
another piss poor piece of management by the Master

Lertie Button 7:19 Thu Oct 8
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
That's basically just a team and subs, a disaster waiting to happen

Vexed 6:09 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
It's ok because Moyes has infected so many players now we have herd immunity within the squad.

TopGun 6:00 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Wafer

Swiss. 4:46 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
yep some injuries and some Covids and we'll be fucked

Glenn Rodent 4:43 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
A Premier League squad should consist of 21 Senior players + 3 Goalkeepers.

It is clear to everyone that we need a centre back (as you need 5 if you are playing with a 3).

We need a Left Back / Left With Back as Cresswell isn't good enough for either position.

And lastly we need a forward in a similar mould to Antonio.

In an ideal world, I feel we need a wide left attacking player and a another central midfielder as well. As in my opinion, Lanzini, Snodgrass and Noble aren't good enough.

On the basis we can only sign Championship players, I'd like us to sign -

Rodon/Worrall
Henry/Manning
Swift/Billing
Benrahma
Deeney/King/Grant

But we will be lucky to get just Dawson and Manning.

goose 4:32 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
more keepers than strikers.

awesome.

last season we hoped that Fabianski or Rice wouldnt get injured. this season its Antonio, Ogbonna, Rice or Soucek.

Faux Bare 4:20 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
I thinks it’s safe to class Antonio as a recognised striker at this point.

Come On You Irons 3:53 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
scott_d trying to do Sullivan's bidding there I see. A board STOOGE.

Here's the squad as it stands even if Johnson and Coventry are included:

Goalkeepers
Fabianski
Randolph
Martin

Defenders
Ogbonna
Balbuena
Diop
Cresswell
Masuaku
Johnson
Coufal

Central Midfielders
Rice
Soucek
Noble
Coventry

Forwards/wingers
Antonio
Bowen
Fornals
Yarmalenko
Lanzini

Strikers
Haller

That's only TWENTY FUCKING PLAYERS WITH ONE RECOGNISED STRIKER, and two of them are unproven rookies at Premier League level (Johnson, Coventry).

Jasnik 3:45 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Doesn't look like we have enough wingers

LeroysBoots 3:39 Wed Oct 7
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Scott d, what a nonsensical post

We have 20 professionals

We need 25

We have cunts in charge who do everything on the cheap

Vexed 4:28 Tue Oct 6
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Takashi Miike 4:22 Tue Oct 6

Think you've missed the point there, div.

Takashi Miike 4:22 Tue Oct 6
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
did you miss the Everton cup game? noble & snodgrass can't play CM now

scott_d 4:10 Tue Oct 6
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Dont forget Winston Reid still has 6 years left on his contract.

scott_d 4:06 Tue Oct 6
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
Who says you need more players though.
I'm sure G&S are explaining that we have enough cover in all positions based on below:

Fabianski (GK)
Randolph (GK)
Martin (GK)

Ogbonna (CB)
Balbuena (CB)
Diop (CB)
Cresswell (CB)
Rice (CB)

Coufal (RWB)
Fredericks (RWB)
Antonio (RWB)

Masuaku (LWB)
Cresswell (LWB)
Johnson (LWB)

Rice (CM)
Soucek (CM)
Noble (CM)
Snodgrass (CM)
Fornals (CM)
Coverntry (CM)

Bowen (RF)
Yarmalenko (RF)
Antonio (FW)

Fornals (LF)
Lanzini (LF)
Yarmalenko (LF)

Antonio (CF)
Haller (CF)

So really we're just short up front and looks like the Josh King is available.

What a squad we would have if he signed!

Beyond Reason 3:57 Tue Oct 6
Re: Senior squad as it stands...
And Ian Pearce starting up front for a few non-wins in our last but one relegation season

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