(Rumour Mill) Viv Solomon-Otabor



It’s mental the coincidence that these players topping the ‘data’ are also known to our staff from previous clubs. Winchester/Johnson (Oldham), VSO/Speakman (Brum).

Didn’t see much of Wigan last year and don’t watch the Bulgarian first league so not sure what he’s like as a player. Might still be decent so not knocking the lad.
That's two mind. One which the club said they signed partly due to having to use Speakman/Johnson's own existing networks due to the recruitment structure not yet being in place the second which may not even happen.
 
the whole point of a data led approach is that it should find players whose headline stats are underhwelming..because if the headline stats are amazing..they would be recognised by everyone and not be cheap
Whybwould we need data to find players who's stats aren't very good? We've already done a really good job of finding players who aren't very good without relying on data.
 

Safc88

Striker
It’s mental the coincidence that these players topping the ‘data’ are also known to our staff from previous clubs. Winchester/Johnson (Oldham), VSO/Speakman (Brum).

Didn’t see much of Wigan last year and don’t watch the Bulgarian first league so not sure what he’s like as a player. Might still be decent so not knocking the lad.

Cult Hero Aiden O’Brien iirc
He’s also being linked with blackburn and we obviously took their head of recruitment. We seem to have been linked with a lot of the same players
 

G Force

Striker
He's a decent player with good pedigree and could flourish in the right environment. He's played for CSKA in Europe and made a Nigeria squad who have an abundant array of attacking talent, and he's still only just turned 25. One to be pleased about if it happens, but there's a lot of competition.
Damn. Thought he had the makings of a decent signing
 
Seemed quite pacy and good on the ball which would be canny, but stats are poor.
Played in a poor team team, we’ll sign nobody if we’re only looking for players with amazing stats! They’ll all be too expensive or going to better teams. Need players who have skill and potential that has not been realised yet and they can realise it here.
 

Wearside2Wrwkshire

Central Defender
It’s mental the coincidence that these players topping the ‘data’ are also known to our staff from previous clubs. Winchester/Johnson (Oldham), VSO/Speakman (Brum).
This
Didn’t see much of Wigan last year and don’t watch the Bulgarian first league so not sure what he’s like as a player. Might still be decent so not knocking the lad.
And yeah same, just not convinced. He's had spells at Blackpool, Portsmouth & Wigan and whilst he's not outright flopped at any he's not exactly set the world alight either. Best of luck to the lad if he signs he'll have my full support as they all do when they put on our shirt but hope this isn't the general level we're shopping at this summer
 

Scootsie

Striker
If we do sign him and it’s backed by data, maybe we can get him to a level where his stats improve?

Brentford have a similar model and signed Benrahma on the basis that he was doing loads of things right, but the stuff he was doing wrong they felt was coachable.
 

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