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A Flood of Signings? Well at least 4!!

A Flood of Signings? Well at least 4!!

One of Brendan Flood's roles as Operational Director is to try and seal deals for Eddie Howe's transfer targets.

So under mounting criticism from the fans after the Fox debacle, he has clearly been trying to allay fears that this club might not be competitive ehough this season having lost so many squad players.

Nine players have since left including some high-quality players like Eagles, Mears and Fox and of course we also failed to sign Jack Cork on a permanent deal.

True we have brought in Keith Treacy from Preston and it looks like also we will soon have Danny Ings from Bournemouth. The squad has also been supplemented by two season-long loans from Manchester City with defenders, Mee and Trippier arriving in the summer.

However, that still leaves us five short on last season ( not counting third-string keeper, Jon Stewart who signed a one-year deal) so what does the club intend to do about it?

Well Flood revealed he is hoping to put the smile back on the fans faces and hopefully Eddie Howe's after reports he was clearly unhappy about the transfer of Danny Fox to Southampton.

He has hinted today that Eddie Howe could have four new signings by the time the transfer window closes at the end of August although of course that may already include Cherries striker, Danny Ings who will be at Turf Moor on Monday to discuss personal terms after both clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for his transfer today (Saturday 13th August)

Ings certainly looks to be one of the two signings that Flood hopes to have in by the end of next week.

"We want to strengthen up front because of Martin`s injury," said Flood

"We hope by the middle of next week to have a few new names in the frame.

"We are definitely supportive of (Howe) financially.

"While it`s important that we are complying with the medium-term strategy to adjust to the financial fairplay rules - we would be negligent not to - with what we have achieved with the recent player trading it gives an opportunity to shape the team around Eddie.

"We are looking to bring up to four players in before the end of the window.

"Ideally they would all be permanent signings because they are all great prospects that we are aiming for.

'We just have to wait and see what we can agree."

He went on to say:

"We have sought to get a group together who we can build a team around and we would expect to enhance the squad over the next couple of weeks.

"We know who we want and we will fully support the manager to get them.

"There`s an element of planning gone into where we are and we just ask the fans to be patient.

"We want to develop the plan we`ve had in place through the summer."

That plan includes maintaining their push for a top six Championship finish, despite the player turnover.

"We will try to get to the play-offs this season," said Flood.

"We`ve not had to re-assess targets.

"I think the quality of the squad we will have - although there are a lot of faces that have changed - we need to give Eddie the opportunity to make it his team."

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Date:Saturday August 13 2011
Time: 9:12PM


The club are clearly rattled by a significant number of fans discontent over the lack of signings plus the high number of outgoings! Let's hope 4 indeed do come in but also hope these four are high-quality signings that make us competitive now and not some time in the future. I repeat's important we get promoted as soon as possible before the parachute payments run out and the FIFA Fair Play kicks in. We have no time for prospects and hope, we have to go for it now in my opinion
13/08/2011 21:18:00
Dear Phil you where there today i listened to the commentary, Mee seems a good player, Andre bikey is not one of my favorites he waders, am i right
Albmaleaf claret
13/08/2011 21:44:00
Players needed Centre half premiership quality Left back, Holding defending midfielder & attacking midfielder playmaker, quick footballing striker
Albmaleaf claret
13/08/2011 21:48:00
Great prospects sounds to me like they are going to be young lads all well and good for the future but we need players that can play now and go straight into the first 11, why are we ****** footing around saying our aim is the play-offs when we should be looking to win the league.
13/08/2011 21:58:00
pu ssy*
13/08/2011 22:00:00
That's the level of our ambition these days! The club saw last season as a FAILURE when we didn't reach 'em having hastily revised it down from automatic promotion. Gawd knows how they think the current squad stands a chance of the play-offs after the Palace debacle today and having embarked on squad decimation to reduce salaries to a non-competitive level!
13/08/2011 22:06:00
If you think we are looking at quality think again one of the four coming in is Ings young lad for the future. I hope we do bring four in because next Saturday at home there is going to be a lot of angry fans and it will be all heading the way of Kilby Flood and the board. Two many fans have lost faith in the board and at home this will effect the team remember the two sides we've played already are expected to be relegated.
13/08/2011 23:54:00
Only a couple more seasons to keep leeching Barry and Brendan and then you can move on.
14/08/2011 05:38:00
"We have sought to get a group together who we can build a team around and we would expect to enhance the squad over the next couple of weeks. Flood THE TEAM BUILDING WILL BE AROUND A 19 YEAR OLD UNPROVEN KID THEN WILL IT, Tell me is the the enhancement of the squad that you ripped the heart and soul out of through greed and short-sightedness? or alternatively is is it an enhancement of a demoralised manager, squad and collection of fans, sorry its just that I get confused with the surreality of your day to day actions oooHHH and further Mr Flood could you also confirm why we are looking at only 4 players when Eddie wanted 3 more at the start of the season before you sold off most of the first team!!!!! TIME FOR A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP OF THE FIELD ME THINKS !
14/08/2011 08:41:00
8clarets8........ 100% on the money........ we want proven experience it the team where is it ? kids are fine be we need leaders and experience to help shape the young lads time is ticking people what an earth is flood doing articulating that we want a top 6 finish??? we need to be competing for a top 2 place ......... that should be are ultimate goal! although if we finish in the top half it looks like it could be a result at this rate
14/08/2011 08:46:00
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