Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by El distraído, Jan 3, 2018.


Would you consider a bid for Deeney?

  1. Yes

    125 vote(s)
  2. No

    79 vote(s)
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  1. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    Latest news coming from ESSO garage... today’s meal deal : one sh1tty stale sandwich, bag of crisps and bottle of Coke £63

    BREAKING NEWS!!! meal deal now sold out. Deeney’s been in this morning and had the lot
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  2. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    My sides are splitting o_O
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  3. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk Squad Player

    cos deeney fat hahah
  4. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Can't you read?! I already pointed out in this thread that Deeney prefers BP
  5. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Academy Graduate

    Is he actually fat though (I know it’s funny either way), he is certainly slimmer than me
  6. King Dev

    King Dev Squad Player

    He's slimmer than most of us but only because I've been getting to Greggs before he can clear it out the last few months!!
    CarlosKickaballs and Ybotcoombes like this.
  7. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Now 1/5 on to West Brom now. Some big money must have gone on.
  8. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    And me. Don't know about you but the difference in my case is that I am not paid to be a professional athlete.
    CarlosKickaballs and wfcmoog like this.
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Surely as a Brummie fan he can't join WBA ?
  10. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    About £100 would do that in these tinpot illiquid markets.
  11. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    Andre Gray
    Kerry Dixon
    Matt Spring

    Actually my knowledge is poor here, is there great rivalry there? Thought it was more Brum v Villa and WBA v Wolves but suppose they are all close enough to have 4 way mutual hate.
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    None of those 3 were fans of us or the scum? TD would surely only want to play for Brum, not wolves, WBA or villa in that area ?
  13. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet First Year Pro

    I'm guessing it's the same kind of rivalry that Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham have. Of course, Spurs and Arsenal hate each other the most out the four; but there would definitely be some rivalry between Spurs and Chelsea
  14. Abso

    Abso First Year Pro

    Harry Kane supports Arsenal. Nuff said
  15. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Spot on. WBA deserve to be where they are, allowing Pulis to take them in a slow but ever downward spiral towards the Championship. The squad is solid but essentially lacks creativity and quality. Investment has been minimal. They are now pleading poverty and hawking Evans around. Can't see Deeney going this window as Newcastle have no funds and nobody seems to be making actual bids. We still need another striker with Okaka certain to go and Sinclair likely going out on loan. Hope it's a player in form - don't mind if from lower leagues or Europe.
  16. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    But they're not doing that...
  17. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn Squad Player

    What if he was paid to be an amateur athlete?
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  18. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    Hmmm.... let me think?
  19. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    He won't be sold since we clearly aren't playing on buying anyone this window
    We hate 48 and ITKJim like this.
  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    Like 50% of Olympic athletes before 1986.
  21. MarlonsCellMate

    MarlonsCellMate Reservist

    We would have lost today if he didn't play. As it looks more likely we'll be in a relegation scrap, I'd say we definitely need Deeney.
  22. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    He won't want to play in the Championship next season though!
  23. brinnyboy1985

    brinnyboy1985 First Year Pro

    100% has to stay. He earnt us another point today and changed the game.

    He’s the boi
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  24. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    If Troy can step up as club captain and galvanise the squad then fair enough. Even if that is as an impact sub. Trouble is it's taken him til January to find fitness and form. That's not setting the standard for the rest of them is it. Winning headers is part of his game. Screaming at full backs too lazy to track back so they keep discipline. That's a captains role.
  25. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    When this survey was first published I voted for him to leave, I think I need to change my vote.
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I don't really understand why yesterday has caused people to change their opinion so much. The situation yesterday was completely suited to him. Saints have a pretty timid defence and with us 0-2 down he had little to lose by putting himself about. Just like in the Arsenal game he won lots in the air because the opposition didn't know how to handle him. Plenty of defenders have had him in their back pocket this season. Ultimately, it was just effective but bog standard percentage football - his assist aside very little was well aimed to a teammate. A nice contrast to our couldn't care less first half, nothing more. Plus he didn't have one shot in 45 minutes.

    At the moment yesterday was a great audition for the 'heart on his sleeve' super sub role. Nothing more.
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  27. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    If by people you mean me, it's because when he came on he changed the whole dynamic of the game, he brought a bit of steel, a bit of passion and a bit of leadership.
    He also demonstrated the advantages of playing two up top and I think given time he and Andre could develop into a decent pairing.
    Those are my reasons, for changing my opinion, if you don't want to change yours then that is your perogative.
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  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    You just happen to be the most recent of the people! The match thread is full of similar comments.
  29. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    One decent sub appearance and a year of ill discipline, lack of performance and seemingly ever growing arrogance is forgotten.

    I'd love to see the Deeney of three years ago suddenly make a permanent comeback, but I think he's long gone, and yesterday does very little to change that.
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  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Talking about ill discipline - there was a moment yesterday where he made the most ridiculous sliding tackle from behind chasing down one of their midfielders, who was playing the ball out after a Watford attack broke down. It was in the middle of that angry stint the team went through after about 75 minutes, as they seemed to collectively feel the game was slipping away. The only luck was he missed the Saints player completely or it would have probably been another red card, as it looked no different to the one verses Huddersfield.
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  31. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    As with any debate, it depends on what the alternative is.
  32. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    The alternatives are not getting bought so it looks like he's staying. Hopefully he will step up now in influence as a captain. I'm not convinced playing long ball with two up top will be Silvas plan a though. Its only his panic plan at the moment.
  33. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    So what are you saying? We are so bad now we can't even take out the opponent anymore?
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  34. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer First Year Pro

    I have just done exactly that, If he was unknown to us, and we had just signed him, we would all be raving about him after yesterday.
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  35. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    UEA makes a good point - Deeney has shown that he's only really effective at this level when playing in a front 2 and the onus is on us to attack, so he can just hang around the box and knock balls on. The fact of the matter is that at this level we can not afford to play 2 up top away from home - no teams really do at this level and we'd get trounced - and Deeney's lack of mobility makes him useless as a lone front man. At home, Deeney still isn't ideal as a lone front man, unless we're playing against teams setting out to park the bus (which are likely to only be a few relegation scrappers per season). So really, there are very few occasions when he is useful, and given his general fitness those situations are only going to get fewer. We still need a striker who can lead the line who is better than what we currently have.

    If he's happy to just be an impact sub then maybe there's no harm in keeping him, but given his wages if any serious offers come in for him it'd still be tempting.
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