03 Nov 2018 10:31:54
Jorabchain last night talking with WH re Barbosa, continues after game today, WH have failed in first attempt to get Loftus Cheek on loan IRONMIKE.


1.) 03 Nov 2018
03 Nov 2018 23:12:25
Thought Pellegrini didn't like loans? Or could there be an option to buy?


2.) 04 Nov 2018
04 Nov 2018 15:45:28
Barbosa used to be quality in brazil and isn't to bad at the moment there was tipped for very big things but flopped in italy although tlhe hardly had any minutes on the pitch for ages i don't know what anyone else thinks on this one bit of a gamble.


3.) 05 Nov 2018
05 Nov 2018 10:47:04
Never watched this guy live but heard good things and he is clearly gifted technically.
What is his natural/ best position Mike?
Loan deal for the right player could work, with Lanzini and Yarmolenko out and Diangana making such great progress another winger on the books with a long contract could be a costly investment. This of course assumes Lanzini and Yarmo make full recoveries.
I trust Pellegrini though, i am sure he has a plan set out and on the plus side he is really getting a look at what his squad players are capable of with all our injuries, so maybe there is a plus side to them LOL.


4.) 05 Nov 2018
05 Nov 2018 17:48:04
Second striker main position can also play on the wing, looks like MP wants to try before you buy he’s looking at a few different people. IRONMIKE.


5.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 19:36:47
We have both Holland and Xande returning from injury and both are wingers by trade and fast and skilful. There has also been talk of Almiron in Jan and he is a winger/ 10. Lanzini is ahead of schedule.

I don’t think we need to look beyond that.

Left back is still the issue for me.


6.) 10 Nov 2018
09 Nov 2018 23:21:04
Agree markro, we have some young exciting prospects at the club I think these rumours show how important it is for Pellegrini to have lots of quality and options in an attacking sense so that we have enough quality to hold on to the ball long enough in the final third defending by attacking possession.

As for the full backs it's tricky if only zaba was younger we wouldn't have to worry there, hopefully Fredericks can step up and take over from him when the time comes not an easy task.

I prefer masuaku to cresswell he's younger and still time to improve that being said it's a massive improvement needed with regards to his defensive dutys.

I want to see us strengthen in the middle of the park. Noble aging, wilshere injury prone, obiang was so close to leaving, Snodgrass not a cm by trade but can do a job in a 3 man midfield. I think this is where we need to make a statement signing bring in the best we can get.


7.) 11 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018 19:58:39
Strengthening central midfield is an absolute must in January. Donny van de Beek of Ajax would be the way to go, only 21 but he's the definition of a box to box CM who can link the back and the front with ease. Kid's going to be world class and it would be a real coup if we swooped before the mega clubs do. which they will.

Whether Ajax would sell is another matter, but historically they've always been a selling club. £16M is the price tag, which is relative peanuts for a decent CM.