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One for Joeboy but the latest twitter rumour has us in for Gael Bigiriamana from Coventry.

 

https://twitter.com/CCFCtalk/status/870568740458463232

On 2 February 2015, Bigirimana signed for Scottish Championship club Rangers F.C. on loan until the end of the 2014–15 season. He never made an appearance for the club due to an undisclosed medical condition, leading to the then Rangers manager Stuart McCall to suggest the club should never have signed him in the first place.

 

Then again what a signing he would be.

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Bigirimama would be a fantastic signing. Well outwith our prince range tho. Same with Craig Sibbald,who was mentioned on a "rumour" list. The fact it would cost us £200k compensation rules him out immediately

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Bigirimama would be a fantastic signing. Well outwith our prince range tho. Same with Craig Sibbald,who was mentioned on a "rumour" list. The fact it would cost us £200k compensation rules him out immediately

 

Couple of interesting points about Bigirimana here, he's out of contract so would presumably be available on a free: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/coventry-city-must-re-sign-12941773

 

 

Mark Robins has already started turning his attention to next season and how he’s going to re-build the Coventry City squad he inherited last month.

That process will have started on day one as he began to assess what he’d got and, over the ensuing weeks, who he’d like to keep.

His pool of players includes 12 seniors who are out of contract, five who have another year left on their current deals, one of whom has two years left, three who are tied up until 2020 and four loan players who will be heading back to their parent clubs this summer (a full list of those in and out of contract is in the video above).

Of the 12 who are nearing the end of their time with the Sky Blues, there’s one name that stands out as a ‘must have’ next season, Gael Bigirimana.

Bizarrely overlooked by Russell Slade, the 23-year-old has earned rave reviews since returning to the side with a consistent run of form that has seen him pick up numerous man of the match awards and, last weekend, two of Player of the Season gongs from the Former Players’ Association and the London Supporters’ Club.

The London vote is a particularly interesting one. It’s a long-standing award – celebrating its 40th year this term – and, as such, a prestigious one in the annual presentation period. It’s unique in that the votes are cast over the course of the season with each member voting for a first, second and third choice after each match.

Bigirimana received a record number of votes despite missing several games in January and February under Slade.

He was the CCLSC members man of the match on 13 occasions, which is more than double that of any other player, and voted in the top three in over 20 games.

And he has to be one of the front runners, one would imagine, for the club’s official Player of the Year title along with fellow Wembley heroes George Thomas and Lee Burge – both of whom have also scooped two fan awards apiece and, like Bigi, are also out of contract this summer and will almost certainly be in the manager’s thoughts.

But Bigirimana is the one the club really do need to push the boat out to keep. Currently one of the lowest paid senior players in the squad, the adopted Cov Kid deserves to be offered a competitive salary to make him want to stay with the club he loves.

He’ll have options; plenty to stay in League One, no doubt, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s caught the eye of a few Championship scouts after show casing his quality at the national stadium earlier this month.

Having just become a dad for the first time his responsibilities to providing for his family will be in sharper focus and he’ll be determined to make the most of his talents. But his heart is at the club where he grew up and that club has to find room within its budget to satisfy his needs, for the time being at least.

If he’s offered, and signs, a long-term deal he’ll be an asset, of course, and if he continues to develop his early Academy potential he’ll be a wanted man and, inevitably, get a move to a higher division in due course anyway. But wouldn’t it be good to see him go on that journey with the Sky Blues, to be part of something special under Robins, helping the club bounce back at the first attempt and then kick-on again?

To that end he needs to be made to feel wanted. He needs reasons to stay other than his close bond with City.

He’s the sort of player Robins can build a side around. He makes the team tick, gets the ball moving and influences play all over the pitch whether it’s making a tackle, playing the right pass or clearing off the line.

He’s matured a lot in recent years, become a voice in the dressing room and is clearly captain material. Current skipper Jordan Willis was a wanted man in January and if he ends up being sold this summer, Bigirimana would be an ideal candidate to take on the armband.

And what’s more, he’d thrive with that added responsibility on and off the pitch.

This shouldn’t be another John Fleck scenario where City cannot compete to keep him. If he has Championship or top end League One suitors, Robins will clearly struggle to match their wages and ambition, but if we’re talking mid to low end League One interest then the club has to make it worth his while to stay.

What they can’t do is let another Player of the Year slip from their grasp.

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I'd love us to sign Bigi. Good on the ball and good tackler. Be prepared for plenty of posts about praising the lord if he does sign!

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My mate is a huge Newcastle fan where Bigirimana came through. He rates him massively. Tough tackling all action midfielder type. Imagine he'd be out our price range but you never know.

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BIGIRIMANIA IS RUNNIN WILD BROTHER!

Could you explain the meaning of that in English please for the benefit of more mature posters? Thanks in advance. :prankster:

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Could you explain the meaning of that in English please for the benefit of more mature posters? Thanks in advance. :prankster:

For sure.

 

This;

 

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Is Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster. Also briefly; Hollywood Hogan.

 

Hulk Hogan is a wrestler who gained particular traction through the 80s through Vince McMahon's WWF (as it was at the time).

While wrestling, Hogan would eventually find himself in a state of 'Hulkamania', a state where he'd be impervious to pain and would eventually batter every cunt.

 

As such, I'm currently in a state of 'Bigirimania', a play on words, but I'm probably impervious to pain. Might leg drop some cunt tae.

 

ETA: He calls folk 'brother' a lot too, hence the 'brother' above.

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I'm guessing his wage demands will be way out of our capabilities.

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Rumoured to be interested in Pelly Ruddock Mpanzuwho from Luton Town. He primarily plays as a central midfielder, but is also able to play as a defender.

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Just been told alex fisher will sign for us today

No surprised given how he played against us. Decent replacement for Bowman if we can get him out the door.

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First signing to be announced this afternoon! Can't wait to argue about it!

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Just been told alex fisher will sign for us today

underwhelming news if true. A forward from a relegated premiership team. Lets hope that its just a rumour and we have set our sights on someone who is not a journeyman forward

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A journeyman just like Louis Moult when we signed him then,aye?

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We had a bid for Shaq Coulthirst at Peterborough accepted in January, but he turned us down to stay down south. He's been transfer listed so we could maybe try him again?

 

We also scouted Airdries Andy Ryan at the end of last season. Could be another shout?

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A journeyman just like Louis Moult when we signed him then,aye?

I think the quality between the two is night and day. Moult had a much much better recent record that Fisher and was much less of a gamble, also moult has only had 4 permanent teams hardly a journeyman compared to the nine for Fisher, aye?

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