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Leon Balogun

Post by ZENITH R » Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:28 pm

Has signed on a one year deal.

He is a 34 year old defender, most recently at Glasgow Rangers. He has joined on a free.
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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by deadendjob » Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:53 pm

Interesting signing. Came out of left field really. Clearly the club saw an opportunity and brought him in.
From what I know of him he's a strong defender, relatively quick for his size 6'3".
He'll be a good acquisition.

It's likely that another CB either means we're shipping Masterton etc out on loan or we're looking to deploy 3 at the back.
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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by redinjun » Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:33 pm

deadendjob wrote:
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:53 pm
It's likely that another CB either means we're shipping Masterton etc out on loan or we're looking to deploy 3 at the back.
Or Rob Dickie is off to Man Utd for £20m 😀

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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by Systemsguy » Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:19 pm

It's either three at the back, Dickie is being sold to finance a striker ( we can't give Bonne away ) or JSC is injured worse than is being admitted....

I fancy 2 or 3 to be honest...
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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by SM » Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:25 am

We need a bit of experience at the back.

Rangers fans speak very highly of him, and worked with Mb before. Not quite sure what it says for our DOF (especially with the links to other players), but looks a good signing on paper.
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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by ZENITH R » Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:31 am

SM wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:25 am
We need a bit of experience at the back.

Rangers fans speak very highly of him, and worked with Mb before. Not quite sure what it says for our DOF (especially with the links to other players), but looks a good signing on paper.
Looking at this signing, think Lee Wallace. After a dodgy start he became a brick in our defence. Sadly his age and injuries caught up with him. On a one year deal, this move for Balogun is a good move.
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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by UxbridgeR » Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:07 am

It seems a strange one to me, unless the likes of Dickie or Dunne are on their way to bring in some money. After the initial signings of Clarke-Salter and Paal, three loan players and a 34 year old on a one year contract suggest a reversion to short-term thinking rather than sticking with our broadly stated strategy. I don’t know if that’s because the results and performances so far haven’t been great, but It does feel as if there may be a bit of panic in the air again.
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Re: Leon Balogun

Post by Lee Gib » Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:11 am

Beale always talks about being fluid in formation with 3 or 4 at the back but with JCS injured we cant really do that. I guess this just gives him a bit more flexibility.

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