Non-Boro Football

(Yesterday, 07:34 PM)boroie Wrote: Interesting list here on the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/football/foo...r-football

The best signing we could make is signing Brentfords scouting team I reckon

Maybe.  I sometimes think that their players are overrated because of the style of play they employ though.  Lots of supposedly good players for a team that can't finish ahead of mid-table.  For example, Neil Maupay is someone on that list and I suspect is someone that lots of people would love to have here.  He scored a lot of goals this season but he also had a lot of shots this season - 144.  By comparison Assombalonga had only 85.  Benrahma is another on that list, similar sort of thing albeit a slightly different position but even he had 109 shots this season for the 10 goals he scored.  If Assombalonga is seen as wasteful then what would that make him?  Ollie Watkins isn't on the list but is mentioned as part of their attack and he also had more shots than Assombalonga with 92.  Maybe they will all step up and continue playing well at a higher level but then again maybe in a team where they aren't getting as many opportunities they will begin to struggle a bit.  Was it Woods who left Brentford for Stoke?  Another highly rated player, some wanted him here, and he's done absolutely nothing so far.  Doesn't mean he won't but it's interesting to see how some of these players never really do anything elsewhere.
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Thats a very interesting point CT. Britt is probably as good as, or better than Maupay if he got the same quantity and quality chances. However Brentford continually seem to unearth these players. Who have we unearthed and sold on for decent money in the last 20 years that didnt come through our academy? Tuncay?
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(Yesterday, 08:58 PM)boroie Wrote: Thats a very interesting point CT. Britt is probably as good as, or better than Maupay if he got the same quantity and quality chances. However Brentford continually seem to unearth these players. Who have we unearthed and sold on for decent money in the last 20 years that didnt come through our academy? Tuncay?

Traore is about it really?
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(Yesterday, 08:58 PM)boroie Wrote: Thats a very interesting point CT. Britt is probably as good as, or better than Maupay if he got the same quantity and quality chances. However Brentford continually seem to unearth these players. Who have we unearthed and sold on for decent money in the last 20 years that didnt come through our academy? Tuncay?

Adama? Depending on your definition of unearthed.

Wing will be sold for a massive profit when he goes.

Adomah could possibly be counted

Adam Reach
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(Yesterday, 09:00 PM)Neverbefore Wrote:
(Yesterday, 08:58 PM)boroie Wrote: Thats a very interesting point CT. Britt is probably as good as, or better than Maupay if he got the same quantity and quality chances. However Brentford continually seem to unearth these players. Who have we unearthed and sold on for decent money in the last 20 years that didnt come through our academy? Tuncay?

Traore is about it really?

He was hardly unearthed - highly thought of ex-Barca youth player who moved for decent money to 2 premier league clubs before turning 21? I did think of him but thought there might be better fits to the criteria
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(Yesterday, 09:03 PM)boroie Wrote:
(Yesterday, 09:00 PM)Neverbefore Wrote:
(Yesterday, 08:58 PM)boroie Wrote: Thats a very interesting point CT. Britt is probably as good as, or better than Maupay if he got the same quantity and quality chances. However Brentford continually seem to unearth these players. Who have we unearthed and sold on for decent money in the last 20 years that didnt come through our academy? Tuncay?

Traore is about it really?

He was hardly unearthed - highly thought of ex-Barca youth player who moved for decent money to 2 premier league clubs before turning 21? I did think of him but thought there might be better fits to the criteria

If he doesn't fit tuncay doesnt fit! He was a darling of Turkish football and had scored a champions league hat trick vs United
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose.

UTB!
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Huth? Was just a bit part player at Chelsea.
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