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Che Adams poised for Southampton move: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/18/che-adams-poised-southampton-move-club-considers-another-bid/

 

Sam Wallace saying we're set to pay £14m for Adams, who favours a move to St. Mary's over Turf Moor.

 

I knew it was going to be a good post when I saw Saint-Armstrong’s name :)

 

Not surprising detail, but Re: Ross & Ralph:

 

The pair are running all transfer business this summer in the aftermath of the departure of Les Reed. There are expected to be up to six high profile departures as the club make space in their squad and their wage bill.
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I knew it was going to be a good post when I saw Saint-Armstrong’s name :)

 

Not surprising detail, but Re: Ross & Ralph:

 

good. but six high profile departures I hope means the deadwood but guess it might include Bertrand and McCarthy?

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Hopefully this is confirmed soon, I think £14 million for a promising young English player from the Championship is decent value in the current market. Considering Maddison was what £25 million last year and James just cost Utd £17 million.

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Good value at that price and Saints still seem to be most comfortable operating in the 12m - 15m bracket.

 

That would be £6-9m in old terms. What would Shane Long go for if we had bought him today?

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The statement... to save a click.

 

The Board of Directors believe this to be in the long term interests of the Club.

 

We thank Garry for his efforts and we wish him the best for the future.

 

Pep Clotet has been appointed caretaker Head Coach and the remainder of the coaching and backroom staff – including Sean Rush, Darryl Flahavan, Ryan Needs and James Beattie - stay in place.

 

Pep takes charge of team affairs with immediate effect.

 

The Board of Directors are hopeful that over time the team can adopt a fresh and modern footballing philosophy, whilst maintaining the Club’s core values.

 

It is our intention to drive the Club forward and challenge for promotion.

 

As part of an overall review of Club operations, we will also seek to enhance our recruitment and scouting strategy.

 

We have faced significant challenges in relation to Profitability and Sustainability regulations and whilst we will improve our squad and be competitive in the market – the Club’s owners are committed to continued investment - we will do so sensibly and effectively.

 

The Club has a pool of talented players and those emerging via the Academy and Under-23s will be embraced, even more so than before. We are certain these young players – as those in our first team already - will be hungry to succeed as we begin a new chapter.

 

In addition to our excellent Academy, Birmingham City Women and our Regional Talent Club are also thriving.

 

The Board of Directors feel that it is vitally important for everybody at the Club to be sharing the same vision and commitment to the plans and processes.

 

Birmingham City FC

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Yeah, I believe Monk wouldn't agree to a sale of the player Adams in view of uncertainty over who, if anyone, they could bring in to replace him. This is likely the Club overruling him "in the long term interest of the Club" and they have agreed to end his time at the Club.

 

Re the replacement - how soon can we get the headline "Pep takes over at Birmingham" up and out there? :)

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We should try and make a move to bring Beattie home too. He's coincidentally been at Leeds and Birmingham when Chris Wood and Che Adams have had the best scoring season's of their careers.

 

Perhaps we could get Darryl Flahavan as well to replace Watson. Southampton lad (we could ignore his short spell with the Skates).

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Perhaps we could get Darryl Flahavan as well to replace Watson. Southampton lad (we could ignore his short spell with the Skates).

 

I dunno, he's a bit moody. Always seemed really grumpy when coaching my son, although that might be because he was coaching my son.

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£14m for a young, up and coming top goal scorer from a Championship side? Sounds like good business. Let's hope Ralph can get the best out of him.

 

Looks like the City supporters are not happy with their Chinese owners AT ALL right now.

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Hmmmm. I wonder what this means for any deal for Adams? Or maybe it's as a result of an imminent deal for him??

 

Monk didn't want Jota sold, but that happened anyway. I doubt him leaving would put a spanner in the works.

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Perhaps we could get Darryl Flahavan as well to replace Watson. Southampton lad (we could ignore his short spell with the Skates).

 

He’s an old mate of mine, used to room with him when representing the Tyro league on the IoW.

 

Good lad he was.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/fans-saying-same-thing-birmingham-16447690.amp

 

They sound pretty ****ed off about the fee. But they need to realise they're in financial trouble and, as supporters of a team that has also been in financial trouble in the last ten or so years, we know what it's like to have your jewels sold on the cheap. If 14 million is classed as cheap these days!

 

I think it would be a decent signing. I have echoes of JRod in my head when we signed him from Burnley and he certainly made the step up.

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Signing a player that was kept out of the team by Sammy G.

 

In ralphampton we trust :p

Football isn't as black and white as that.

 

For example, Josh Sims struggled to get into the Reading team but was excellent and a game changer vs Spurs in his first game under Hassenhuttl.

 

Different managers; different teams; different circumstances

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What did he score last season - 22 goals.

 

We currently have 3 players who scored 20+ in the Championship in a season.

 

Long - 21 in 2010/11

Austin - 24 in 2012/13

Ings - 23 in 2013/14

 

Hmmmm...

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What did he score last season - 22 goals.

 

We currently have 3 players who scored 20+ in the Championship in a season.

 

Long - 21 in 2010/11

Austin - 24 in 2012/13

Ings - 23 in 2013/14

 

The latter two, when fit, were capable of 15 league goals in a season. I'm not aware of Adams having any injury concerns.

 

He could be the next Lambert or the next Vydra, I guess we will (probably) find out in 11 months.

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