Rumour - Josh Laurent

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by TiagoIlori » 25 Jul 2020 01:03

Sounds like his main asset is his pace and work rate but jury’s out on his technical ability which lacks consistency and the maturity you would want in a midfielder. Great if he’s for depth, not so great if we’re hoping to start him 46 games in the championship.

I don’t see why being from the lower leagues makes a player automatically more hungry though. John Swift came from Chelsea known as just a youth prospect, in his four years with us he’s matured and has become known as one of the most technically gifted players in the championship.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by SouthDownsRoyal » 25 Jul 2020 09:37

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WestYorksRoyal Exactly the sort of signing we should be making. Young, hungry, cheap, able to improve and on our radar for a long time (not just a punt).


I was going to say exactly this. Happy with this signing.


E too, happy with this bit of business if it comes off

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by genome » 25 Jul 2020 10:56

So from what I gather from this forum, people don't want us to buy:

Premier League cast offs
Premier League young loanees
Experienced, older free agents
Foreigners with no Championship experience
Players who have been relegated
Players from the lower leagues


... who exactly does that leave us with?

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowflake Royal » 25 Jul 2020 11:53

genome So from what I gather from this forum, people don't want us to buy:

Premier League cast offs
Premier League young loanees
Experienced, older free agents
Foreigners with no Championship experience
Players who have been relegated
Players from the lower leagues


... who exactly does that leave us with?

Well, I think we can safely say that basically no one thinks we should avoid all of those.

So it's a question of who is right.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by PistolPete » 25 Jul 2020 11:55

genome So from what I gather from this forum, people don't want us to buy:

Premier League cast offs
Premier League young loanees
Experienced, older free agents
Foreigners with no Championship experience
Players who have been relegated
Players from the lower leagues


... who exactly does that leave us with?


:lol:


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by skipper » 25 Jul 2020 12:41

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genome So from what I gather from this forum, people don't want us to buy:

Premier League cast offs
Premier League young loanees
Experienced, older free agents
Foreigners with no Championship experience
Players who have been relegated
Players from the lower leagues


... who exactly does that leave us with?


:lol:


The best players from our rivals?

But we would require money for that, and this is quite possibly the worst period in football (since the war) football has seen. We may even be witnessing the long overdue regulation within the game, so...

Highly rated players from lower leagues who can make the step up, would be the Reading way. And I would be happy with that.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowflake Royal » 25 Jul 2020 15:00

The good thing about quality players from the lower leagues, is if you get relegated you know they can cut it.

PL loanees / cast offs, foreign league players and championship nearly men - you can't be so sure.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Nameless » 25 Jul 2020 15:33

Snowflake Royal The good thing about quality players from the lower leagues, is if you get relegated you know they can cut it.

PL loanees / cast offs, foreign league players and championship nearly men - you can't be so sure.


I hope our transfer policy doesn’t stoop to buying players who would be ok if they were not good enough to keep us in this division !

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Sutekh » 25 Jul 2020 17:50

Well, if the media are to be believed, and this move does happen, then Reading beat off interest from Stoke, Swansea and Cardiff so there must be some confidence in the guy’s ability at Championship level.


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by linkenholtroyal » 25 Jul 2020 18:19

Right kind of signing if we make it. Wingers should be next on my agenda.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Lower West » 25 Jul 2020 18:53

TiagoIlori I don’t see why being from the lower leagues makes a player automatically more hungry though. John Swift came from Chelsea known as just a youth prospect, in his four years with us he’s matured and has become known as one of the most technically gifted players in the championship.


Worked his way up the leagues on loan. Rotherham, Swindon, Brentford, Reading..................

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by genome » 25 Jul 2020 18:54

Snowflake Royal The good thing about quality players from the lower leagues, is if you get relegated you know they can cut it.


Proper winning mentality this, Ian :lol:

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Ascotexgunner » 25 Jul 2020 19:14

25 years old, can play in a DM role or CB role.....useful. Can't see him as a starter though.


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowflake Royal » 25 Jul 2020 19:48

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Snowflake Royal The good thing about quality players from the lower leagues, is if you get relegated you know they can cut it.


Proper winning mentality this, Ian :lol:

Contingency planning innit.

Cheaper so less financial problem on relegation, already proven at that level.

You may scoff, but for a team semi-consistently flirting with relegation it's not a bad safety net compared to
- a PL loanee who'll have oxf*rd off and contributed balls all if they're similarly a failure
- a PL failure who'll have also failed - probably because of work ethic and commitment rather than talent so not much more likely to succeed in L1, and will cost more
- a Champ also ran who'll have failed, probably due to a combination of talent and work ethic, so will be more costly and also not much more likely to succeed at L1

Plus, it' not like you're signing him with the expectation he'll fail are you. It's because he's got a good combination of chances to succeed and value. Give me a player with a track record of success, even at a lower level, over one without, every time.

Have to wait and see how midfield shapes up. He may just be Rino's understudy.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by TiagoIlori » 25 Jul 2020 19:49

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TiagoIlori I don’t see why being from the lower leagues makes a player automatically more hungry though. John Swift came from Chelsea known as just a youth prospect, in his four years with us he’s matured and has become known as one of the most technically gifted players in the championship.


Worked his way up the leagues on loan. Rotherham, Swindon, Brentford, Reading..................

I don’t think that’s quite the same thing to be honest. Very rarely do you find a youth player good enough for the championship that hasn’t played in the lower leagues.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Sutekh » 28 Jul 2020 13:17

Medical today supposedly, therefore expecting this move to be confimred in the next 24-48 hours

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by URZZZZ » 28 Jul 2020 18:03

Sutekh Medical today supposedly, therefore expecting this move to be confimred in the next 24-48 hours


Apparently may be revealed alongside the new kit too

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Nameless » 28 Jul 2020 18:33

URZZZZ
Sutekh Medical today supposedly, therefore expecting this move to be confimred in the next 24-48 hours


Apparently may be revealed alongside the new kit too


Or even inside the new kit...

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowflake Royal » 28 Jul 2020 18:42

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URZZZZ
Sutekh Medical today supposedly, therefore expecting this move to be confimred in the next 24-48 hours


Apparently may be revealed alongside the new kit too


Or even inside the new kit...

Or maybe lying on top of the new kit.... :?



I went too far didn't I.

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