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  1. Not so much a transfer rumour, but our lead domestic and European scout has left to join Crystal Palace. Wonder how much this will impact the players we are/were targeting
  2. While this is true for League 1, I believe the Championship has a different system in place for iFollow, whereby the club who sells the service keeps the streaming fees. Also iFollow apparently increased their share of the income from roughly 20:80 to 30:70 this season, due to the rise in the number of matches being shown and work required to facilitate that.
  3. All started following a racist comment made towards Neymar, apparently.
  4. Some context to last night's game, for those interested in stats
  5. Suggested this the other day because, as you mention, a full season playing could be huge for his development, especially at such an important time in his career. How much playing time will he realistically get with us behind Pukki and Hugill? Throw in Sinani and the minutes are reduced further. Michael Bailey, however, appears to have dismissed this idea in his Athletic piece today: "Teemu Pukki will complete Norwich’s forward options for their EFL Championship campaign alongside Idah and Hugill."
  6. Benik Afobe went to Stoke last year for £12m Helder Costa cost £15m this summer Che Adams £15m from Birmingham to Southampton WBA paid £8m for Kenneth Zohore (!) Brentford are holding out for £20m for their two strikers. QPR are rumoured to want £15m for Eberechi Eze. Whether you think Hugill is right for us or not, £2.6m rising to £5m with add-ons for a bloke who scored 13 league goals last season is a small outlay in comparison.
  7. The third choice striker is hardly going to play the way we set up. A ‘big lad up top’, to generalise, is the Plan B going by our pursuit of Hugill, which means Idah would likely spend a lot of time on the bench. It’s much easier to have Sinani as a forward option while also competing for a midfield space and allow Idah to have a full season starting somewhere else gaining valuable experience. As said, pre-season may mean none of that happens. But that's my impression currently.
  8. All depends on pre-season, but get the feeling Idah's destined for a loan. Pukki, Sinani (fw/mid) and A.N.Other, which could be Hugill. Drmic is clearly on his way out. All about us getting the best deal possible now.
  9. He's a player we've also been linked with for a while https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/derby-county-four-clubs-interested-4368806
  10. Hugill's been linked to QPR for ages. If anything, I'd suggest it's the other way round: we've gone in for Hugill and QPR have subsequently signed Lyndon Dykes, who's a very similar type of forward.
  11. Hopefully, would certainly add a good ball-playing defensive mid option for us. However Fulham are keen on loaning him too, and Parker has links with Skipp through his time as a youth coach at Spurs. Wonder if they might gazump us.
  12. Rumour has it that we're getting Oliver Skipp in on loan from Spurs
  13. Well, Ben Mee, Burnley’s captain, was out injured for the end of the season, he wasn’t replaced. That’s why Kevin Long came in. In terms of Gibson, as I’m sure you spotted when researching his 12 appearances, all but one came in the first half of the season, the final one before the end of the January transfer window. He was, as Bethnal made clear earlier on in this thread (page 28), desperate for a move away and had been for some time due to the lack of opportunities. He was meant to be Mee’s successor, however Mee’s been so good for Burnley that hasn’t happened. Mee, for instance, played every minute of the 2018/19 season, one of only three outfield players to do so in the League. Combine that with Dyche’s reluctance to change his backline - Burnley had the fewest line-up changes last season until their injury crisis hit post restart - and it’s easy to see why Gibson’s not been involved that much. Frustration understandably grew and Burnley broke their promise that Gibson would be allowed to leave in the January window, after rejecting multiple Watford loan offers, and thus the club and player had a huge falling out and he was not seen again. Whether he's the right option for us is a different matter.
  14. While not world class - how many defenders are in the Premier League? - both Mee and Tarkowski had decent seasons. Burnley finished second top for clean sheets, and it really wasn't thanks solely to Nick Pope. Gibson didn't play for a number of reasons but, let's be honest, if he was starting in one of the strongest defences in the top tier we wouldn't be anywhere near signing him.
  15. Led to believe this isn't the case any more after his contract extension last summer. Although you'd still expect him to be bought by a Prem club in the transfer window.
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