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Thread: James Collins - Signing agreed

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    Re: James Collins

    Teeside media saying this morning that Collins to Cardiff is a done deal!

  2. #22

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    Teeside media saying this morning that Collins to Cardiff is a done deal!
    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sp...-join-cardiff/

    https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/...rough-20613312

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_...er,_born_1990)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7OR...wnFootballClub

    Twenty nine goals in the last two seasons is pretty impressive - 31 in December though.

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  4. #24

    Re: James Collins

    His age is an issue meaning there can never be a sell on fee or lowering the average age of the squad which I thought was the new aim of the Board. The intention seems to be to play Collins alongside, and not instead of, Keifer Moore.

  5. #25

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    His age is an issue meaning there can never be a sell on fee or lowering the average age of the squad which I thought was the new aim of the Board. The intention seems to be to play Collins alongside, and not instead of, Keifer Moore.
    He's a free your looking into it to much.

  6. #26

    Re: James Collins

    I have concerns

  7. #27

    Re: James Collins

    Hes a free, Mick has worked with him before, he scores at Championship level and hes a similar style backup to Moore. If he signs a 2 year deal Id be pretty happy with this.

  8. #28

    Re: James Collins

    Thought we were focusing on youth?

  9. #29

    Re: James Collins

    According to Glen Williams we may be signing Antoine Semenyo's brother as well.
    https://twitter.com/GlenWilliams12/s...195488770?s=19

  10. #30

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    He’s a free, Mick has worked with him before, he scores at Championship level and he’s a similar style backup to Moore. If he signs a 2 year deal I’d be pretty happy with this.
    on its own it isn't a bad deal I agree, but we really could do with more youth. hopefully whoever else we bring in will give us more of a clue about the direction we are going in.
    if we've signed a striker we need to be moving one or two on, which might not be easy.

    there are three things this signing could be :

    1: a replacement for Moore
    2: a backup for Moore
    3: we plan to play him and Moore up front

    2 is the most palatable option.
    1 is clearly a step back, but might be unavoidable, and better to have a ready made replacement I suppose.

    3 might be effective, but it would almost certainly mean that any hopes of transitioning to a more progressive style of football are over.

  11. #31

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    According to Glen Williams we may be signing Antoine Semenyo's brother as well.
    https://twitter.com/GlenWilliams12/s...195488770?s=19
    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/...menyos-5344097

  12. #32

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    on its own it isn't a bad deal I agree, but we really could do with more youth. hopefully whoever else we bring in will give us more of a clue about the direction we are going in.
    if we've signed a striker we need to be moving one or two on, which might not be easy.

    there are three things this signing could be :

    1: a replacement for Moore
    2: a backup for Moore
    3: we plan to play him and Moore up front

    2 is the most palatable option.
    1 is clearly a step back, but might be unavoidable, and better to have a ready made replacement I suppose.

    3 might be effective, but it would almost certainly mean that any hopes of transitioning to a more progressive style of football are over.
    We have to sign somebody to back up Moore, and everyone at the club has said this. If Moore goes, we need to replace him as well. Collins is here to back up Moore, and if Moore goes I fully expect us to sign a replacement.

    While we need more youth, I don't think we should be turning our noses up at a fairly proven goalscorer at this level in a pretty ordinary Luton side.

  13. #33

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by stan butler View Post
    He's a free your looking into it to much.
    Free doesn't mean free these days. The fact a player is free means either a huge signing on fee or large wages or a combination of both. It's probably not a bad signing but rather out of kilter with the club's youth policy.

  14. #34

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    Free doesn't mean free these days. The fact a player is free means either a huge signing on fee or large wages or a combination of both. It's probably not a bad signing but rather out of kilter with the club's youth policy.
    do we have a youth policy?

    since McCarthy took over we've signed Jonny Williams, and been linked with Jordan Rhodes, Cameron Jerome and now James Collins

  15. #35

    Re: James Collins

    I thought the policy was more about not spending transfer fees on older players with no resale value and instead paying transfer fees for younger players who can improve and gain value.

    We can't just go out signing young players, it seems like a good idea to me to bring in Collins as back up to Moore it's a key position.

  16. #36

    Re: James Collins

    Think he is very good as a back up for Moore. He has scored goals everywhere he has been and lots in the lower leagues. Has proven he can score in the championship if not as prolifically for a
    not very good Luton side. He is yet another who is good in the air. We will be a bit of a nightmare for other teams next season. Not sure about his long throw.

  17. #37

    Re: James Collins

    Walesonline state he scored 13 goals this term but 3 of those were in the first round of the League Cup against a Norwich side missing 15 first team players: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53955731

    Since last summer City have signed 2 of 9 over age of 25 but Mick reportedly wants to bring in experience so that ratio is going to increase. I'm not concerned with singing some players over age of 25 but we've got two young strikers in Watters and Harris waiting for a chance and now being pushed down the pecking order - it feels as if Mick's ready to discard them as not fitting the system he wants to play which is more of a concern.

    Regarding Collins: he most naturally fits role of Moore's backup, has scored 10+ goals in this league over last two seasons as well as goals at international level at home to Bulgaria and away to Serbia, and has been coached by Graeme Jones and Nathan Jones so probably is tactically smart - plenty to like about him on paper.

    We're unlikely to play much more attractive football next year and unlikely to challenge for promotion until 2022-20223. Collins on a 2 year deal looks like a smart move but Collins on a 4 year suggests we're going in the wrong direction.

  18. #38

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    Walesonline state he scored 13 goals this term but 3 of those were in the first round of the League Cup against a Norwich side missing 15 first team players: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53955731

    Since last summer City have signed 2 of 9 over age of 25 but Mick reportedly wants to bring in experience so that ratio is going to increase. I'm not concerned with singing some players over age of 25 but we've got two young strikers in Watters and Harris waiting for a chance and now being pushed down the pecking order - it feels as if Mick's ready to discard them as not fitting the system he wants to play which is more of a concern.

    Regarding Collins: he most naturally fits role of Moore's backup, has scored 10+ goals in this league over last two seasons as well as goals at international level at home to Bulgaria and away to Serbia, and has been coached by Graeme Jones and Nathan Jones so probably is tactically smart - plenty to like about him on paper.

    We're unlikely to play much more attractive football next year and unlikely to challenge for promotion until 2022-20223. Collins on a 2 year deal looks like a smart move but Collins on a 4 year suggests we're going in the wrong direction.
    plenty of managers will want to sign experience. it works well for them as they are statistically unlikely to be at the club in 2 years time, so they don't see the downside. we need a strong voice at the club to counteract this.

  19. #39

    Re: James Collins

    I'm a bit concerned about the players we've signed/been linked with since Mick came in. The squad's got plenty of "experience", the starting 11 against Rotherham on the final day had 1,298 Championship appearances between them, despite the absences of Morrison & Bennett as well as the inclusion of youngsters

    Collins is ok as a backup and one off, but being linked with the likes of Rhodes hardly fills me with confidence

  20. #40

    Re: James Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    I'm a bit concerned about the players we've signed/been linked with since Mick came in. The squad's got plenty of "experience", the starting 11 against Rotherham on the final day had 1,298 Championship appearances between them, despite the absences of Morrison & Bennett as well as the inclusion of youngsters

    Collins is ok as a backup and one off, but being linked with the likes of Rhodes hardly fills me with confidence
    yep, agreed.
    in itself it makes sense as a signing, but if it sets the trend going forward then I would be concerned

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