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Window open/squad size?

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by northnorfolkwolf, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. northnorfolkwolf

    northnorfolkwolf Just doesn't shut up

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    We're halfway through the window and we have a squad size barely big enough to get a match day squad together? Usually we'd be going mental on here by now but we all seem to be as relaxed about things as Nuno?! Who is the cover should Coady, Bennett or Boly get injured?
     
  2. jwolfie91

    jwolfie91 Groupie

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    Saiss and Dendoncker are the backup CBs. We could do with a forward for cover but apart from that we are fine.
     
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    Aylesbury Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Not sure why this keeps being said.
    Nuno has always said he prefers to work with a small squad. Maybe he has faith in those who are in the background if they are needed?
    We should wait a while longer before over reacting. There is only Hause who has departed and given he has only been a benchwarmer I don’t see that as a major loss.
     
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    I agree the current situation it’s what Nuno wants in terms of squad size, but I’d also add I’m sure it’s Fosun requirement in terms of budget control.

    Rui, Neves, Raul, Jaoa, Cav, Boly et al are all on serious money and I’m sure Fosun want to keep a check on the overheads (rightly so).
     
  5. DEVIZESWOLVES

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    After reading your first sentence, you’re going on the ignore list lol, you do seem to come out with some *******s.
     
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    Aylesbury Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I must admit, that was my first thought but I went with a more diplomatic response..... :D:D:D
     
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    That maybe so, but without tempting providence we've been fortunate to enjoy a second season almost injury free (Jota being the exception) and personally I wouldn't like to rely on that good fortune forever.
    Still plenty of time to go before the door shuts, and if Leo is on his way then I would expect some replacement to come in, be it a loan or permanent.
     
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    We're alright, we actually have something that Nuno has loosely referred to on a regular basis, which is 18-19 first team players. Obviously some are better than others but you look at our matchday squads and how often do you look at the bench and think none of them can cut it at this level? We've never had to load the bench with kids, we can make three or four changes and still bring in capable players. Our squad is fine, we just might need two or three more in terms of numbers should we end up in an extra competition next year;)
     
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    How long does it have to go on before it's viewed as good planning and preparation as opposed to good fortune? We have an elite fitness team, as good as anyone, and we don't play the type of physical game that can increase the chance of injury. It's no fluke our injury record has been significantly better since we changed the people in our fitness team
     
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    I suppose I'm thinking about injuries esp to 1 of the back 3 and also I wanted to make the point about how relaxed everybody seems to be on here about lack of activity in the window?
     
  11. Golden Arrow

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    I get all that, and from the days of Dr Clueless, we've certainly moved on.
    I guess i'm referring to the fluke injury that Liverpool suffered yesterday in the pre match warm up.
    Maybe you're right, and we don't need a large squad right now, and only when European football comes knocking that change (or not!).
     
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    Must have missed @JOSWolf's posts.;)
     
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    I'm nervous tbh, but would rather keep my pants in check on here...

    Like others have mentioned 2 or 3 injuries and we're in the ****. That said we've only ever had 1 major injury at any time during Nunos reign, so I should just remain the fan and trust.
     
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    I don't see a major signing this window, a major upgrade or 2 in the summer.
     
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    Some rather harsh comments on here.

    It’s not *******s or idiocy.

    A match day squad is 18. We have barely that many senior players.
    So what they said in the OP is completely true.

    The medical team are obviously brilliant, but things happen.
     
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    Totally agree.
     
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    It's an interesting window as we're effectively safe so don't need to buy to try and get ourselves out of a hole. That's why I'm comfortable with sitting tight and holding back funds for the summer with a view to making big signings then.

    The one interesting opportunity afforded by our position is the potential to take players on loan with an option to buy and to see how they settle in over the back end of a season before committing. It's effectively a good chance to try before we buy.
     
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    Patricio, Ruddy, Doc. Johnny, Vinagrie, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Neves, Moutinho, Dendonker, Saiss, Gibbs-White, Jota, Jiminez, Cav, Costa, Traore makes 18. Have I missed anyone?
     
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    We need another wing back. Our style of play is too reliant on them to only have 3 in the squ ad.
     
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  20. Aylesbury Wolf

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    Bonatini hasn’t gone yet.
     
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    I think the biggest statement is no one coming in for our players, not because they aren't good enough more that no one can afford them.
     

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