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Yid-ol

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Are we certain there is a mystery #2?

Trix said there was 2 coming in that he had heard, one today and one tomorrow but don't count anything out including Martial. I would take that as Martial isn't one of the two he was referring too with Grealish being one of them. That leaves the 2nd as unknown from that.

I don't think it is a CB as if Martial is still unknown we won't replace Toby while he is still here and don't know if he will go, so think it will be a CM and if Toby goes hope it's another signing on top of the 2 + potentially martial.
 

Monkey Bastard Hands

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Good news about Grealish, hopefully we can see this one confirmed today. It's frustrating that it's been so drawn out as it would have been good to have him for preseason, but it looks like he's had a good summer with Villa so hopefully won't need to too long to get up to Poch's standard and playing some games.
 

Doctor Dinkey

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Trix said there was 2 coming in that he had heard, one today and one tomorrow but don't count anything out including Martial. I would take that as Martial isn't one of the two he was referring too with Grealish being one of them. That leaves the 2nd as unknown from that.

I don't think it is a CB as if Martial is still unknown we won't replace Toby while he is still here and don't know if he will go, so think it will be a CM and if Toby goes hope it's another signing on top of the 2 + potentially martial.
Well I'm not sure I agree with your interpretation.
I think Trix is talking about a 'play' rather than a definite signing, and I'm not sure Martial was on top of the second 'play'.
Interesting article about us in the Independent today, which confirms suspicions about our lack of a transfer budget. Hopefully we can complete the Grealish signing without selling Toby first.
Either way, the £150m has been shown to be non existent, and really skewed everyone's view of the TW for the whole summer.
 

1882andallthat

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Well don't only a moron would jump to a conclusion like that based on the very little I wrote.
Fair enough Trix, but I feel that this has been said because it's the conclusion most of us want to jump to, rather than being a truly objective or rational conclusion to jump to.
 

Ron Burgundy

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So two is realistic.

Can’t see us getting Martial though. Not now. Not what I would consider a marquee signing, which for me makes it a very disappointing window
 

keithtighe93

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Thanks Trix. If we end up getting Martial & lose Toby in the process would that be seen as a successful window?

Hard to know for sure. Would be mental to see Martial holding up the Spurs jersey tomorrow though. Fingers crossed but not expecting anything big.
 

Lily White Lady

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So we’re aiming for 2 in with a possible sneaky 3rd if the terms are right on TDD. Never is the signing of Grealish going to be so celebrated after the summer signing drought! Now sit back and enjoy the show.
 

WorthATry

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Everytime I make peace with Martial not happening, a tiny Martial shaped carrot gets dangled in front of my face once more.

He's the one I've really wanted all summer, so I pray we can make it happen.
 

Lily White Lady

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Thanks Trix. If we end up getting Martial & lose Toby in the process would that be seen as a successful window?

Hard to know for sure. Would be mental to see Martial holding up the Spurs jersey tomorrow though. Fingers crossed but not expecting anything big.

Toby has been all but done at the club since the bad behaviour last year. Even if he stayed I couldn’t see him getting much game time which is a waste for a player of his talents. If we can off load and leverage Martial in return that’s good business IMO.

Will miss that slick haired bastard though!
 

YiddoInPoland

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Martial on TDD seems too complicated, especially as the window closes at 5.
 
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Jody

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Martial on TDD seems too complicated, especially as the window closes at 5. Really csnt remeber the last big player we signed on TDD, cant be Van Der Vaart surely?
Not sure how the size of the player makes a difference if we’ve been working on it for a while.
 

YiddoInPoland

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Sorry guys, i have updated my post. Dont want to get anyone banned for guessing players we signed on TDD, this is not the place for it.

Hope we here some martial stuff soon.
 

Metalhead

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Toby has been all but done at the club since the bad behaviour last year. Even if he stayed I couldn’t see him getting much game time which is a waste for a player of his talents. If we can off load and leverage Martial in return that’s good business IMO.

Will miss that slick haired bastard though!
Grealish is pretty slick haired too - not sure if that helps?
 
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