Speculation- Ben Woodburn

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Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Zip » 09 Jan 2019 22:51

Liverpool are apparently recalling him from his loan at Sheffield United where he hasn’t had a look in. Apparently other Championship clubs are interested. Given our loan signings in this window he would fit the bill as a promising young player loaned to us from a big club.

A year ago this lad was the next big thing for the Wales national team whilst Harry Wilson’s career had stalled. Now the roles have been reversed. I was in Cardiff when Woodburn scores a cracker in the win v Austria. Loads of promise but he is small so not sure whether he is what we need at the moment.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Jan 2019 01:28

We can't get another attacking midfielder in surely??? That isn't the area of concern. Would have definitely taken him at the start of the season though.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Hound » 10 Jan 2019 08:20

More a winger isn’t he?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Jan 2019 09:15

Hound wrote:More a winger isn’t he?


I was including wingers in the attacking midfielder bracket. Either way I don't think we need to spunk more money on creative players. Need a very good striker, goalkeeper and defensive cover. Could also do with a big stiff idiot in midfield if Eza leaves.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Hound » 10 Jan 2019 10:15

Old Man Andrews wrote:
Hound wrote:More a winger isn’t he?


I was including wingers in the attacking midfielder bracket. Either way I don't think we need to spunk more money on creative players. Need a very good striker, goalkeeper and defensive cover. Could also do with a big stiff idiot in midfield if Eza leaves.


sounds ideal for David Meyler


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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Jan 2019 10:15

Hound wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:
Hound wrote:More a winger isn’t he?


I was including wingers in the attacking midfielder bracket. Either way I don't think we need to spunk more money on creative players. Need a very good striker, goalkeeper and defensive cover. Could also do with a big stiff idiot in midfield if Eza leaves.


sounds ideal for David Meyler


*Big stiff idiot who can move a bit

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Sutekh » 10 Jan 2019 10:34

Hound wrote:More a winger isn’t he?


Ben Woodburn is a winger/striker more than a midfielder.

This sort of move would be more whelming than those so far in my meagre opinion but still think we need experience over potential.

By the way is there a limit on the number of loans the club can have at any one time? I think it's 5 in a squad on a matchday but is there a limit as to how many you can have in total (if Pereira arrives Reading would then have 4 loans).

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Jan 2019 10:37

If we got Nile Ranger in on loan would he become the Loan Ranger?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Hendo » 10 Jan 2019 10:38

Sutekh wrote:
Hound wrote:More a winger isn’t he?


Ben Woodburn is a winger/striker more than a midfielder.

This sort of move would be more whelming than those so far in my meagre opinion but still think we need experience over potential.

By the way is there a limit on the number of loans the club can have at any one time? I think it's 5 in a squad on a matchday but is there a limit as to how many you can have in total (if Pereira arrives Reading would then have 4 loans).


I don't think there is a limit at a club, but like you said, there is in a match-day squad, which I think 5 is correct.


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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by From Despair To Where? » 10 Jan 2019 10:40

Old Man Andrews wrote:
Hound wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:
I was including wingers in the attacking midfielder bracket. Either way I don't think we need to spunk more money on creative players. Need a very good striker, goalkeeper and defensive cover. Could also do with a big stiff idiot in midfield if Eza leaves.


sounds ideal for David Meyler


*Big stiff idiot who can move a bit


How about this bloke?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Jan 2019 10:42

From Despair To Where? wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:
Hound wrote:
sounds ideal for David Meyler


*Big stiff idiot who can move a bit


How about this bloke?

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I would have doubts about his movements inside the box these days.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by From Despair To Where? » 10 Jan 2019 10:59

But can he fill in at the back?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Coppells Lost Coat » 10 Jan 2019 11:01

From Despair To Where? wrote:But can he fill in at the back?


He i'm sure he could put some sort of tackle in.


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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by From Despair To Where? » 10 Jan 2019 11:06

Or put him on the wing. We need someone with a bit of penetration to get round the back and deliver in some good balls.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Hopeful » 10 Jan 2019 12:53

Old Man Andrews wrote:If we got Nile Ranger in on loan would he become the Loan Ranger?


Can we afFord Ranger?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Hopeful » 10 Jan 2019 12:55

From Despair To Where? wrote:Or put him on the wing. We need someone with a bit of penetration to get round the back and deliver in some good balls.


Probably best to play him deep. And drill balls down the throat of the opposition.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by windermereROYAL » 10 Jan 2019 14:09

What is the point of speculation posts?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Jan 2019 14:16

windermereROYAL wrote:What is the point of speculation posts?


To discuss players you'd like to see at the club or to create a talking point. Why is that a question you need to ask?

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by From Despair To Where? » 10 Jan 2019 16:43

windermereROYAL wrote:What is the point of speculation posts?


I genuininely cannot remember how I got through an 8hr day at work before the internet existed.

Actually, I do. I could get a day's work done in about 90 minutes so I became a union rep and spent about 4hrs a day wandering around the building shooting the breeze with mates under the pretence of union business.

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Re: Speculation- Ben Woodburn

by Victor Meldrew » 10 Jan 2019 17:30

Hopeful wrote:
From Despair To Where? wrote:Or put him on the wing. We need someone with a bit of penetration to get round the back and deliver in some good balls.


Probably best to play him deep. And drill balls down the throat of the opposition.



"Put it on me 'ead" might be his instruction.

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