CONFIMRED - Dave Edwards

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CONFIMRED - Dave Edwards

by LightwaterRoyal » 25 Aug 2017 13:36

Reading are in talks to sign Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards. [@SportsPeteO]

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by Basildon » 25 Aug 2017 13:44

Least exciting rumour so far?

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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by DOYLERSAROYALER » 25 Aug 2017 13:55

Lets hope it is just that..a rumour

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by Stranded » 25 Aug 2017 13:57

Happy with this. 10 goals and 4 assists from midfield last year in a poor team. Would be a very good option.

Stam wanted at least one more midfielder and a striker, so would complete half the picture.

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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by Horseandcart » 25 Aug 2017 14:09

This would be a poor, poor signing. Will occasionally go on a little scoring run (but he only scores in bursts, so he also goes on runs of 1 in 20 games). For a senior pro playing a lot of football as a support striker/no.10, its a bad return. Dog running after a balloon.


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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by CountryRoyal » 25 Aug 2017 14:14

oxf*rd me.

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by genome » 25 Aug 2017 14:16

What's wrong with him?

Considering our first choice midfield consists of two 22 year old and a 21 year old, we could do with an experienced midfielder like that in the squad - Quinny is too unreliable with his injuries.

I mean, do people look at a player's name and immediately whinge because it's not an exciting name?

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by Sutekh » 25 Aug 2017 14:29

He's 31. Welsh international and, according to wiki, has managed 63 goals in 472 appearances in all competitions (that's 1 goal every 7.5 games which is decent for a central midfielder).

I thought he was out of contract though as didn't his last deal with Wolves expire in the summer - or did they extend it again before then?

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by Stranded » 25 Aug 2017 14:29

genome wrote:What's wrong with him?

Considering our first choice midfield consists of two 22 year old and a 21 year old, we could do with an experienced midfielder like that in the squad - Quinny is too unreliable with his injuries.

I mean, do people look at a player's name and immediately whinge because it's not an exciting name?


Well quite.

Very decent Championship player - will also allow Quinn to go out to a L1 club on loan to get match fit. Could be a very smart signing.


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by John Smith » 25 Aug 2017 14:30

He's decent. Isn't/wasn't he their captain?

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by genome » 25 Aug 2017 14:37

Stranded wrote:
genome wrote:What's wrong with him?

Considering our first choice midfield consists of two 22 year old and a 21 year old, we could do with an experienced midfielder like that in the squad - Quinny is too unreliable with his injuries.

I mean, do people look at a player's name and immediately whinge because it's not an exciting name?


Well quite.

Very decent Championship player - will also allow Quinn to go out to a L1 club on loan to get match fit. Could be a very smart signing.


Yup. Of course we've never had any uninspiring signings work out, have we?

Yann Kermorgant, Andy Griffin, Ian Harte, Jason Roberts... all shite :wink:

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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by TiagoIlori » 25 Aug 2017 14:51

genome wrote:What's wrong with him?

Considering our first choice midfield consists of two 22 year old and a 21 year old, we could do with an experienced midfielder like that in the squad - Quinny is too unreliable with his injuries.

I mean, do people look at a player's name and immediately whinge because it's not an exciting name?


A lot of Wolves fans slate him and celebrate when he's not in the team. Yes Barrow and Bacuna were in the same boat, but they were both in hard environments, I mean everyone knows Villa were a complete mess last season and Barrow was present when Leeds started bottling it but Dave Edwards does not fit that bill. He's been at the club for a long time and has done nothing in recent years to really show he has anything promotion worthy to offer. There are far far better options out there, such as Jackson Irvine. It's incredibly frustrating that we've seemed to have settled for very average players.

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by Basildon » 25 Aug 2017 15:09

Wolves fans all seem to have similar opinions of him - always puts in a shift but doesn't have the technical ability.


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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by LightwaterRoyal » 25 Aug 2017 15:14

£1m bid according to The Chronicle

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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by leon » 25 Aug 2017 15:23

can he put a fcuking tackle in?

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Re: Rumour - Dave Edwards

by windermereROYAL » 25 Aug 2017 15:28

Normal knee jerk here as on social media. FFS if we signed Messi some of you would still moan.
A goal every 4.9 games last season. very probably a replacement for Quinn.

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by muirinho » 25 Aug 2017 15:36

leon wrote:can he put a fcuking tackle in?


Yes, as it happens. 3 successful per game last season according to whoscored. which is higher than any of our midfielders managed.

For comparison, Danny Williams was 1.7, Joey 2.1, Swift 1.1

Also played 37 games last season, so clearly isn't fragile.

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by Hound » 25 Aug 2017 16:20

If they are willing to let him go would happily pick him up

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by leon » 25 Aug 2017 16:27

muirinho wrote:
leon wrote:can he put a fcuking tackle in?


Yes, as it happens. 3 successful per game last season according to whoscored. which is higher than any of our midfielders managed.

For comparison, Danny Williams was 1.7, Joey 2.1, Swift 1.1

Also played 37 games last season, so clearly isn't fragile.


Hmmm interesting. Maybe a Gunnarsson type signing?

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by muirinho » 25 Aug 2017 16:33

leon wrote:
muirinho wrote:
leon wrote:can he put a fcuking tackle in?


Yes, as it happens. 3 successful per game last season according to whoscored. which is higher than any of our midfielders managed.

For comparison, Danny Williams was 1.7, Joey 2.1, Swift 1.1

Also played 37 games last season, so clearly isn't fragile.


Hmmm interesting. Maybe a Gunnarsson type signing?


Yeah, that's exactly who popped into my head. Or maybe a Leigertwood. Whoscored is a very blunt tool of course, but looking at it for isolated statistics, he looks like the kind pf player we need, and haven't got.

Exactly the kind of player that will get constant stick from some, for not doing anything with the ball. But yeah, most of our fans don't know anything about football (including me)

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