They have signed James Mccarthy

the_ref

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Who does he replace in their midfield for a start, whos the usual 3, Mcgregor Soro and Turnbull?
think he'd replace Soro. Doubtless an upgrade if he's fit, but like Hart replacing Barkas, the bar is incredibly low.
 

Angrybluebear

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Unsure where this injury prone suggestion is coming from. He missed 3 games last season through injury. He didn't get a huge number of games, but played around 40 times the season before for Crystal Palace.

I actually think, unfortunately, that's a decent signing for them.

2016/17 he played 13 games
2017/18 he played 6 games
2018/19 he played 1 game
2019/20 he played 35 games
20/21 he played 17 games

Davis has played more, 92 games for us, in the past 2 seasons.
McCarthy has managed more than 40 games once in the past 13 seasons.
 

two2tango

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His fitness will be atrocious like the rest of them

bring it on

their defence is still a shambles
 

GranvillusClutterbuckus

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Find77

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It sjust shows they have literally no clue in the recruitment department its a total scatter gun effort just sign anyone and we will worry about it later. That will be easy £60k+ per week right there for the 2 of them
 

skorn

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Well, we all knew it was going to happen sometime.

It really must be a stick-on bet that he'll be at the centre of absolute thuggery against our players when we met them.

CFC topping up their "victum" tank again.
And their anti-British bigot quota.

Another clear sign yet that their own manager hasn't got any say in most of their signings.
 

DavieM

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4 year deal for McCarthy - well that should keep their physios in a job for a while.

A decent enough player in his prime but absolutely done and this will fool nobody, not even their thick as muck fans.
 

DavieM

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Guess he is getting ntcham’s wages

I would imagine he will be earning a lot more than that.

Absolutely mental they have given him a 4yr contract though given his injury problems and the fact he is not far off 31 and looks well past his prime. They could have given him 2 with the option of another but obviously that 4 year deal was the only reason he signed.
 

Ibroxkev

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The 4 year deal shows both just how skint/desperate they are to get players in. It’s clear they can’t afford the higher salary so instead they’re offering injury prone pro’s job security.
 

Northhiglander

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66 games in five seasons. 30 years old. Dora s type signing. Will improve the team if he stays fit. As will Hart. Let’s be honest with Bain an Barkas any keeper will be better.
 

1Hamburg

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Is that the super signing the mhob were screaming for?

They won't be fooled by this one even though he's one of them.
 

Godrup99

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Absolutely no direction at all and shows Ange hasn't got a say in anything. 4 year deal

Bring on 56
AH

They've played the sign an roi player card.

Times are difficult I see.

Fukushima getting asked to sell jerseys

Token mentally challenged to settle the slabbering republicans
 

Jaymuz7

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A very good player 6 years ago, he’s now done. Injuries have f()cked him. Is Dave King their head of recruitment?
 

FhillBear

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I would imagine he will be earning a lot more than that.

Absolutely mental they have given him a 4yr contract though given his injury problems and the fact he is not far off 31 and looks well past his prime. They could have given him 2 with the option of another but obviously that 4 year deal was the only reason he signed.
The reason he's got a 4 year contract is that he will be on a fraction of what he earned previously but has negotiated a 4 year deal instead.

Options for him will have been limited, scum wouldn't pay what he wants so have offered a longer term contract on less money. Happens all the time but its a strategy you can understand if there is genuine longevity in the player

he'll be on the thick end of 20k a week and milking them dry for the next 4 years. If he gets crocked again they are fucked
 

BrooklynBlue

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He’ll likely do well for them.

But it’s hardly the brave new dawn that we were told was coming with the appointment of the Australian. Same old, same old…
 
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