Matty James

Opinion on James

  • Class. Should be signed if possible in the summer

    Votes: 161 90.4%
  • Average. He flatters to decieve and we shouldn’t necessarily sign him in the summer

    Votes: 15 8.4%
  • Poor, stay away in the Summer

    Votes: 2 1.1%

  • Total voters
    178

Danceswithhorses

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I would not be surprised to see him turn up at Forest or Derby (providing they stay up). They can pay or get closer to his wages. Fits the type of player they usually go for
Sadly, i think that is probably the most likely thing that will happen.
I do think he'd like to play closer to home, which is why we were a good fit for him this season, and why he left Barnselona.
That said, the likes of Derby and Nottingham are good shouts, as they both have bigger budgets and are not too far from his family home.
 

Grendel

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Doubt they'd be interested considering hes flattered to deceive for us
Why not? Given they’ve a history of splashing high wages on big name mediocre performers
 

Magwitch1

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You’re aware they have wage bills 4 or 5 times ours? Plus Derby and Forest have sold plenty of players over the last couple of seasons...
I am for last season but I think next season could be a whole different ball game I’m certain there will be change, possible wage capping despite what the PFA say. there’s a number of championship clubs been paying over a 100% or very near of what their income is on wages alone and then bleated about their finances due to lock down.
As I said I’m sure there will be change and we might find out soon.
 

Frostie

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This is a really good article & as James himself says, one of the reasons he was convinced we were the right club for him was the discussion that if it all went well there would be a permanent contract on offer for him. It'd be naïve to think we hadn't had a discussion about the type of package he'd require. I'm not saying it's a done deal but would definitely say we're in pole position.

 

cov donkey kick

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Great interview and seems quality as person off the pitch as on it really open and honest what's not to like.sign him up.
 

TM8792

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You said Maddison wouldn’t make it so I take your opinion on good footballers with a large grain of salt
:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:😂😂😂😂

I've been on a few forums in my time and dealt with a lot of plonkers, but Grendel really takes the cake. He actually said that? Anyone with half a footballing brain cell could see Maddison was far too good for our level at the time.
 
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PVA

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He said Maddison wasn't worth much.

What would he go for now, £50m? £60m? More?

Probably thinks he flatters to deceive.
 
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Grendel

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He said Maddison wasn't worth much.

What would he go for now, £50m? £60m? More?

Probably thinks he flatters to deceive.

Better take it up with other people before me
 

Gibbo

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Last season we blew a lot on O'Hare's wages; this is a comparable scenario.

But does a central midfield duo of two from Kelly, James & Hamer cut the mustard? In a 3-4-1-2 formation, I'm not sure it does. One of the central pillars of 2019-2020 was Kelly in a defensive mode with Walsh injecting pace - the most extreme example being the winner against Rochdale, but the winner against Bristol Rovers away was another.

So if not Walsh (expense, availability, fitness are all against it) then somebody of his ilk would be my preference for midfield.
 

SlowerThanPlatt

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Last season we blew a lot on O'Hare's wages; this is a comparable scenario.

But does a central midfield duo of two from Kelly, James & Hamer cut the mustard? In a 3-4-1-2 formation, I'm not sure it does. One of the central pillars of 2019-2020 was Kelly in a defensive mode with Walsh injecting pace - the most extreme example being the winner against Rochdale, but the winner against Bristol Rovers away was another.

So if not Walsh (expense, availability, fitness are all against it) then somebody of his ilk would be my preference for midfield.
Is Walsh fast? I remember him having good ball control but not particularly fast
 

Mucca Mad Boys

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Is Walsh fast? I remember him having good ball control but not particularly fast
He injected pace, it's notb quite the same thing
Correct me if I’m wrong, I think Gibbo meant pace on the ball.

Something Walsh did brilliantly for us is picking the ball up in midfield and driving us forward. Someone who was a fast ball carrier without having absolute pace.
 

Spurs 'City Away Kit' Kit

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Last season we blew a lot on O'Hare's wages; this is a comparable scenario.

But does a central midfield duo of two from Kelly, James & Hamer cut the mustard? In a 3-4-1-2 formation, I'm not sure it does. One of the central pillars of 2019-2020 was Kelly in a defensive mode with Walsh injecting pace - the most extreme example being the winner against Rochdale, but the winner against Bristol Rovers away was another.

So if not Walsh (expense, availability, fitness are all against it) then somebody of his ilk would be my preference for midfield.
Kelly, James & Hamer & Sheaf wouldn’t be bad. We have to accept that getting only half of a seasons games out of Kelly is a likely scenario and an alternative leader with composure (James) is vital.

We all know that the transfer and wage budget will still be one of the lowest in the Championship and to push on I would say that strengthening the CBs is the priority (over a Walsh type). Ideally Osti plus another is needed which will cost in terms of wages at the least. For stability and a platform to move forward we will need at least one of those to be a perm, especially with the Fadz contract position.
 
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skybluetony176

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Don’t know if class is the right word but he’s certainly contributed, he certainly has the right experience for championship football, he certainly brings much needed maturity to the squad and I think if we do sign him starting a season already settled in a team he’ll offer more than we’ve already seen from him so I’d absolutely sign him.
 

cc84cov

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Kelly, James & Hamer & Sheaf wouldn’t be bad. We have to accept that getting only half of a seasons games out of Kelly is a likely scenario and an alternative leader with composure (James) is vital.

We all know that the transfer and wage budget will still be one of the lowest in the Championship and to push on I would say that strengthening the CBs is the priority (over a Walsh type). Ideally Osti plus another is needed which will cost in terms of wages at the least. For stability and a platform to move forward we will need at least one of those to be a perm, especially with the Fadz contract position.
If we can save 750k on sheaf and push Eccles on it makes sense their very similar