User Tag List

Page 131 of 131 FirstFirst ... 3181121129130131
Results 1,301 to 1,307 of 1307

Thread: Summer transfer joy and happiness

  1. #1301
    Member Power n Glory's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13,806
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Emirates Gallactico View Post
    Liverpool had the resources having just received around 140 million from Barca for Countiho.

    As PnG implies we don't have that so we have to be conservative with our resources and until we can start rebuilding some value with this squad ....... we're hampered by years of decadence and wastefulness. Letting players value run down by letting their contracts run down, not selling at the right time and simply just letting players rot away through bad management decisions.

    For all we laugh at Spurs for having all their players still at the world cup I'll tell you one thing, it's probably increased all their value and if need be, Levy can get even bigger money for the likes of Kane, Trippier etc.
    Exactly. We need to find our way back to being in a position where we can generate that sort of revenue from a player before we start throwing around crazy money. If the new manager has no clue how to defend and we leak a shit load of goals, Oblak's valuation will plummet and it won't be so easy to ask a club to spend £70m.

  2. #1302
    Member I am invisible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Leigh-on-Sea
    Posts
    1,691
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it would always gall me, having to spend that kind of money on a player, especially if I knew we could have got him for a fraction of the price a few years earlier with smarter scouting. Build out Svenís team with the best in the business, I say, and make it a continuous process...

  3. #1303
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    3,004
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Emirates Gallactico View Post
    Liverpool had the resources having just received around 140 million from Barca for Countiho.

    As PnG implies we don't have that so we have to be conservative with our resources and until we can start rebuilding some value with this squad ....... we're hampered by years of decadence and wastefulness. Letting players value run down by letting their contracts run down, not selling at the right time and simply just letting players rot away through bad management decisions.

    For all we laugh at Spurs for having all their players still at the world cup I'll tell you one thing, it's probably increased all their value and if need be, Levy can get even bigger money for the likes of Kane, Trippier etc.
    Yes we do. Our transfer budget is the amount we have self delegated to our own budget. It may be or many not be warranted but I don't buy that we can't afford to buy an asset who's value will increase not diminish.

    If we don't go after players on the basis of 'why do they want to join our muggy flea bitten little lowly club' how will we ever move forward? Fulham are about to sign Seri!! Fortune favours the ones who just shut up and put they're money where their mouth is at times.
    Last edited by Blink 1nce Quince 2wice; 13-07-2018 at 10:40 PM.

  4. #1304
    Pat Rice LDG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    15,877
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think we’re doing fine this window. Deals all done, squad in training.

    We’ve got Ozil, Miki, Auba, Bellerin, Rambo...all very good players.

    We’ve got a new manager, who seems to be kicking the fuck out of our players in pre-season.

    The business we’ve done is exactly what we needed. It’s not the price tag, it’s the player.
    It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

  5. #1305
    Member mkkreuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    196
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blink 1nce Quince 2wice View Post
    Yes we do. Our transfer budget is the amount we have self delegated to our own budget. It may be or many not be warranted but I don't buy that we can't afford to buy an asset who's value will increase not diminish.

    If we don't go after players on the basis of 'why do they want to join our muggy flea bitten little lowly club' how will we ever move forward? Fulham are about to sign Seri!! Fortune favours the ones who just shut up and put they're money where their mouth is at times.
    You say that like its a god given fact. Really don't think we're in a position to spunk away 70m (plus his associated wages) on a goalkeeper, even one as good as Oblak. He wont turn us into a force either, we had a lot of holes in the team that needed patching first. We need a few years of rebuilding first.

  6. #1306
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    3,004
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sure....if by spunk away you mean slightly stretch our resources on clearly one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the ideal age with no discernible reason why his value should drop over the next few years then yes, spunk is an ideal word.

    We shouldn't be expecting any one player to turn us into 'a force' that in itself is not the way to build a team...and I haven't advocated that he is the only player we should sign.

    Thinking we will be able to sign him in a few years is a bit like Wenger being at Mbappe's house a few summers ago and thinking....ahh I won't try too hard....I'll just sign him in a few years.

    Let me tell you Mbappe will never sign for Arsenal now. Fortunately, we have a world forward now (better late than never) with Aubameyang.... but we signed him knowing he is a world class player, not hoping he'd become one amidst conflicting reports.

  7. #1307
    Member mkkreuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    196
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    70m (plus associated wages) would not ďslightly stretchĒ resources though, in my
    Opinion. Personally I think, It would mean no meaningful other transfers could
    Be made, unless we made some big sales.

    Youíre saying that thereís no reason he will lose value, implies that his market value by all would be considered the 70m. It would double the transfer record for a keeper. I still think itís too much for a keeper. Besides I think itís a moot point as I donít think he would join us.

    And that isnít the point I was trying to make. Iím
    Not saying we can go back in a couple of years for him. Iím saying we have to face the fact that weíre not a top tier team anymore, we need to build up a base before we can compete for marquee talent. Both in terms of resources and actually being attractive to top talent. That has to be done through shrewd signings and then actually training players up effectively. Do I wish we could just splash the cash and spend 100s of millions (which we would have to if we dropped 70m on a keeper). Sure. But this is not a reality I see.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •