Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

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jackos
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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby jackos » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:11 pm

In addition to Aaronson the mirror chap reckons we've made a bid for a second unidentified player.

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Bobbycollins
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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Bobbycollins » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:15 pm

welshwhite wrote:
Bobbycollins wrote:
welshwhite wrote:I recon the chances of bringing in a #10 better than we already have here is zilch.

It would mean confining Roberts, Klich & Rodrigo to the bench - nah, ain't going to happen.

Is Zilch that Polish guy?


Yep, my spelling is awful as I'm dyslexic. It was meant to read our Polish guy, Kilch.

By the way, are you still an Orta apologist?
Site is full of 'em :shake1:

That said, I respect everyone's opinions, even the ones that are wrong :thumbl:

No, not really - just a Leeds fan trying not to get over-excited or too gloomy.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Ponte » Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:17 am

How come I now desperately want us to sign this yank that 24 hours ago I hadn’t heard of?

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:50 am

Ponte wrote:How come I now desperately want us to sign this yank that 24 hours ago I hadn’t heard of?

You've been radicalised by B-N-L's YouTube videos.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:01 am

If we do sign the USA wonderboy and with the emergence of Gelhardt it could mean the end of the line for one player on big wages.

A player that's been here about two and a half years, with his transfer fee and wages his nine goals have cost us about half a million quid each.

Must dash.

:basket:

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:12 am

welshwhite wrote:If we do sign the USA wonderboy and with the emergence of Gelhardt it could mean the end of the line for one player on big wages.

A player that's been here about two and a half years, with his signing on fee and wages his nine goals have cost us about half a million quid each.

Must dash.

:basket:

Costa? I think he's done anyway to be fair.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:19 am

Phil LUFC wrote:
welshwhite wrote:If we do sign the USA wonderboy and with the emergence of Gelhardt it could mean the end of the line for one player on big wages.

A player that's been here about two and a half years, with his signing on fee and wages his nine goals have cost us about half a million quid each.

Must dash.

:basket:

Costa? I think he's done anyway to be fair.


Na, Roberts.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:22 am

welshwhite wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:
welshwhite wrote:If we do sign the USA wonderboy and with the emergence of Gelhardt it could mean the end of the line for one player on big wages.

A player that's been here about two and a half years, with his signing on fee and wages his nine goals have cost us about half a million quid each.

Must dash.

:basket:

Costa? I think he's done anyway to be fair.


Na, Roberts.

He's been here 4 years this month :thumbl: . To be honest I thought you were referencing Rodrigo.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:45 am

Phil LUFC wrote:
He's been here 4 years this month :thumbl: . To be honest I thought you were referencing Rodrigo.


Fuck no! He's my favourite player, got his name on the back of my shirt :thumbl:

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby jackos » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:14 pm

I do wonder if the Jean-Kévin Augustin saga might cause RB to refuse an offer from Leeds, even if it's a different member of their group?
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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby AndyPaul » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:20 pm

jackos wrote:I do wonder if the Jean-Kévin Augustin saga might cause RB to refuse an offer from Leeds, even if it's a different member of their group?


Very good point. Or sell us another duffer out of spite.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Chieftain626 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:30 pm

Ponte wrote:How come I now desperately want us to sign this yank that 24 hours ago I hadn’t heard of?


A mate of mine was talking about him last month after hearing the rumours before (hes American so has watched this kid a bit) and i was like naah don't believe it. he said he's an exciting talent now we have actually bid for him I'm feeling like I want him to come.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:40 pm

I just hope that MB has sent his scout with the binoculars over there to take a good look at him first.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby easyone » Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:39 pm

jackos wrote:I do wonder if the Jean-Kévin Augustin saga might cause RB to refuse an offer from Leeds, even if it's a different member of their group?


that crossed my mind too, considering they try shop with the model we aspire to (young, talented, upcoming), we might have made quite an unfortunate enemy

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby MightyWhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:05 pm

I’m not too concerned about the past. I tend to think when this much money is involved it all boils down to business is business.

The fact it’s come out publicly that we’ve actually bid does also suggest it’s some way advanced. As we learned from various articles about the transfer market, clubs are talking to each other constantly about players and deals but it’s not until right near the very end that an actual bid comes in. One would suspect Leeds have been given some kind of indication that there is an opportunity at the right price.
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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby easyone » Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:17 pm

I'd usually say the same but when we have probably been viewed in their eyes as pretty unscrupulous operators on past (and ongoing?) negotiations there is a reasonably big chance of a sour taste.

While in the summer that usually seems to be the case that the bid being tabled will lead to a transfer in the end, I'll point to Daniel James and Che Adams in the last two Januarys we were actually shopping as evidence that even if encouraged to start bidding there are few more potential hiccups

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby the flying pig » Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:34 pm

MightyWhite wrote:I’m not too concerned about the past. I tend to think when this much money is involved it all boils down to business is business.
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yeah, dunno. RB must have been holding their breaths, crossing everything, that the JKA deal would get over the line, they must have known full well that we were being duped into overpaying on an unimaginable scale, £18m for a guy who was worth far less than nothing once his wages were taken into account. maybe they [assuming that the various RB offshoots sometimes behave as a single entity] see us as mugs who they're happy to deal with.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:30 pm

the flying pig wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:I’m not too concerned about the past. I tend to think when this much money is involved it all boils down to business is business.
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yeah, dunno. RB must have been holding their breaths, crossing everything, that the JKA deal would get over the line, they must have known full well that they we were being duped into overpaying on an unimaginable scale, £18m for a guy who was worth far less than nothing once his wages were taken into account. maybe they [assuming that the various RB offshoots sometimes behave as a single entity] see us as mugs who they're happy to deal with.

They'd probably chalk it up as a win if they got ~£5m too much from us now then lost out at CAS in March, even if it's across different entities of their business. They didn't pay JKA to leave, they just said he wasn't theirs any more, they've probably already won on that deal through avoiding a payoff.

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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby metalsmurf » Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:08 pm

welshwhite wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:
He's been here 4 years this month :thumbl: . To be honest I thought you were referencing Rodrigo.


Fuck no! He's my favourite player, got his name on the back of my shirt :thumbl:

We've got a player called HMP Berwyn?
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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:01 pm

metalsmurf wrote:
We've got a player called HMP Berwyn?


:mrgreen: I'd never heard of that place until now, probably because it's way up North.


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