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Sustainable transfer vision

From someone who was asking for some leadership commentary on our transfer strategy through the silence leading up to the deadline, it would be amiss of me if I wasn’t to praise the article yesterday with included insight from Sandgaard, Roddy, Gallen and Adkins.

This summer’s window was always going to be contrastive, although the rich still threw money around like confetti, although some of the poor did as well, and there are many, many players left without clubs and unlikely now to get the moves they wished for. Perhaps player power has been slightly diminished, if not much else.

One thing I didn’t get a sense of though was EFL clubs setting of fire sales as they tried to close the gap in finances from Covid and playing in front of empty stadiums.

Today Steve Gallen added more colour to his day’s leading up to last week’s deadline, and I wish him a quick and full recovery from Covid. I have a lot of admiration for Gallen and what he does, and how he conducts his business, now with a more sustainable and progressive plan for growth of the squad, Gallen’s job should become even more significant.

Nigel Adkins also touched on the window in yesterday’s press conference, and the focus now turns to him to see what he’s able to produce with the tools now at his disposal. It is a big squad as he said, and it will be interesting to see how he uses it starting tomorrow.

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  1. Mike #

    Mostly agree with you CA as it now starts tomorrow!
    Though not everything is all black and white as what Steve Gallen said is not entirely true, as he conveniently forgot to mention when they asked Lavelle to come down to Charlton to sign on, when he arrived they actually changed their minds and were trying to bring in another centre back. It was only when they couldn’t get who they wanted, they then went back to sign Lavelle!

    Anyway the good news is Adkins will now have no excuses for not using his subs when needed, as he does seem to be similar to Southgate in trying to play their first 11 for the entire match, which rarely works in todays games.

    September 10, 2021
  2. Mike – that was Tucker from Gillingham wasn’t it?

    Funny old business isn’t it, and only adds to a power shift away from players. It seems Arter, Lee and Lavelle were all late decisions but assume all three were on Gallen’s list somewhere as options. Only adds more weight to the skills of Gallen keeping so many balls in the air, and players and agents open to a move.

    September 10, 2021
    • NorfolkRed #

      I heard on the grapevine that it was Jason Kerr at St Johnstone but Charlton were gazumped by Wigan on deadline day who increased their bid to £600k although l might be wrong.

      September 11, 2021
  3. Mike #

    CA, I believe that was correct, he was the CB from Gillingham, though can’t remember his actual name!

    September 11, 2021

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