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  1. Potential around future opportunities for Sports Direct within MENA that Ashley thought would also be happening as part of the sale?
  2. Interesting other club fans kicking off with this give it must be the 16 or 17th game to be postponed (and our first). Even Norwich fans saying we are bending the rules haha!
  3. Couldn't imagine anything in this, will file alongside that Tyne Mouth lad.
  4. It sounds like Denayer could be a goer, although they are referencing Belgium sources in this article and he picked up an injury in early December so interesting to see the outcome with this.
  5. I think we will definitely need another forward this window. I'd expect him to be out for a while, describing it as feeling kicked and then the pain in the back of his calf with an inability to challenge for the ball might indicate it was his achilles tendon. He did manage to walk, but it doesn't sounds very promising at all.
  6. Fernandez, Lewis, Hayden suspended) and Dummett were all mentioned by Howe on Thursday/Friday. It would seem Darlow, Willock, Clark and Ritchie are missing - with two goalkeepers on the bench must be injury or COVID related?
  7. It seems like Botman to AC Milan is ramping up, although has been questions if they could pay the £30m needed. That Delongo journalist is also on the Botman to Milan links so if he is right about Trippier might need to manage expectations on incomings! Denayer from Lyon linked with us as contract is expiring. This sounds more plausible and has Premier League experience including a spell with Sunderland (a relegation season).
  8. Yeah if they gave 20 organisations £10k each should be able to provide a spread of activity across the area and it might help some of them through the January/February with charitable donations reducing usually at this time of year. It could even be open to the membership to put forward suggestions and just poll them with a series of regular updates - if you have a mailing list of 13,000 people the follow up % is potentially quite good too for these organisations to see what they're doing to support the community.
  9. https://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2021/sardar-azmoun-has-agreement-with-lyon-but-deal-is-far-off/ Could see us being used like this quite often, same with the Kamara interest.
  10. When was the last time we competed with AC Milan for a player? I wonder how close the end of contract list is to players we are looking at, might see Dan-Axel Zagadou come in since he is a left footed CB.
  11. If he was to come in it would be a good appointment - it will at least signal a modicum of looking for key decisions to be made.
  12. I never realised Gayle was on upwards of £50k per week with us...the last ownership were absolutely rotten - essentially £1.8m over three years to tie up a player and save investing in bringing someone else in. Hopefully can arrange a deal with WBA to get him out this January. I could also see Longstaff, Dummett and Schar gone this season based on their contract situation. If they're trying to get some trading down we might even look at the likes of Fernandez, Ritchie, Shelvey, Krafth and Clark who will have a year left on their deal to free up some spaces (fingers crossed).
  13. Is it realistic to get a number of deals done in January? This mention of January being huge, but we're going to have to trade both ways. You've got new owners, players who in previous windows failed to attract any interest and a precarious position in the table leading to uncertainty. I don't think we can have a long term plan with processes and then sign 6 or more players - I can't see that happening.
  14. When you watch the full match there isn't really anything positive, we've not played well and Man City hardly got out of first gear. When they picked up the pace we were done for and resulted in that final goal. You don't expect to win these games, but the performance is hardly inspiring as we've got too many passengers. Realistically we're hardly missing any players through injury that you would class as a game changer - I'm not blaming Howe as it is still early days, but this month has been painful.
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