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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:11 pm
by Andymac-47
Phil LUFC wrote:
Andymac-47 wrote:https://twitter.com/LUFC/status/1193123567069564929?s=2

Good news but feels a year too long to me.

I was thinking the same!

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:32 pm
by kennyb41
Hopefully it's structured so as to sell him asap to Burnley.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:05 pm
by Devi
Professor Weeto wrote:In four of the last five Championship seasons the team with the best defensive record has finished in the top two.

EDIT: make that eight of the last 10 seasons.


In all of the last seasons bar one, the team top at Christmas had been promoted.

Ho hum.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:02 pm
by LSD&2Es
Devi wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:In four of the last five Championship seasons the team with the best defensive record has finished in the top two.

EDIT: make that eight of the last 10 seasons.


In all of the last seasons bar one, the team top at Christmas had been promoted.

Ho hum.



:D


:pale:

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:03 pm
by Professor Weeto
Devi wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:In four of the last five Championship seasons the team with the best defensive record has finished in the top two.

EDIT: make that eight of the last 10 seasons.


In all of the last seasons bar one, the team top at Christmas had been promoted.

Ho hum.


Shhhh....

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:25 pm
by Bobbycollins
Another great performance from Klich today.

I'm guessing the contract length might be partly related to Financial Fair Play, i.e. amortising the player's value over a longer period.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:00 pm
by Phil LUFC
Bobbycollins wrote:Another great performance from Klich today.

I'm guessing the contract length might be partly related to Financial Fair Play, i.e. amortising the player's value over a longer period.

Wasn't he heading into the last 6 months of his original deal? In which case there wouldn't be a lot left to re-amortise? What did he cost, about £1.5m? Initial 3 year contract, there's be at most 500k in the 19/20 accounts so would "save" us about 400k by spreading over an extra 4 years, assuming we can back date to the start of the account period.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 pm
by Yeboah
One would hope we've put in a release clause that means we can sell him cheap in the likely event of non promotion

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:09 pm
by the flying pig
A deal of that length makes no sense to me given his age & relatively modest ability level. Still, I'm sure someone knows what they're doing.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:53 am
by Mr Reality
Probably feels like a year too long. But have less of an issue with it as he is a player who has performed on a regular basis before receiving a reward.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:04 am
by Phil LUFC
Mr Reality wrote:Probably feels like a year too long. But have less of an issue with it as he is a player who has performed on a regular basis before receiving a reward.

Indeed. If we go up it should prove inexpensive in the grand scheme of things (if he doesn't make the grade)* and at this level he's an asset and has proved it in 62 consecutive championship starts.

*Unless there's a hefty salary increase clause.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 am
by Devi
If we go up, I’d argue any wage increase (conditional on that promotion) becomes massively more affordable, no? Obviously there’d be limits as to what’s reasonable but (for eg) doubling a players wage from say £10kpw to £20k, even perhaps tripling, and still the player would be cheap by PL standards. (That’s more a comment on the ludicrous PL/EFL disparity tbf. Still. At least we don’t have VAR this season.)

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:05 am
by Phil LUFC
I was thinking more of the size which means he'd be too expensive to sell to a championship club if he's not good enough, eg approaching the 50k a week Harrison is reportedly on.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 am
by Mr Reality
Approaching 50k seems a bit excessive for Harrison would have thought he's closer 25-30 but given their wage bill it wouldn't be a suprise.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:46 pm
by Clacton white
Its funny how so called experts on TV have different opinions on players etc . Last week on EFL Quest , can't remember who it was but the "expert " was I think a former Prem striker , he said the club would have to go out and buy a striker in the transfer window due to Bamford wastefulness , whereas this week Tony Pulis was going on about what a superb player Bamford is and the things he does ...saying sooner or later Bamford will go on a scoring streak . Personally I think I'd go with the ex striker , especially given Pulis recent record in management and the dire football he is renown for ( I have WBA friends due to where I was bought up and someone I knew supported Stoke and said don't expect entertainment from Pulis ) .
It does seem to me that the club decided they were going to spend £7m on a striker regardless of ability , just hope Pulis is right and Bamford does find this scoring streak .

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:10 pm
by dirty leeds
Very good:

Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:24 pm
by Tommy
Doesn’t actually matter if Bamford starts scoring or not. If we win promotion I’m quite happy for him to never score again in his professional career. Literally couldn’t care less who scores for us if we win a match. Own goals and penalties for the rest of the season absolutely fine by me.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:34 pm
by LSD&2Es
Clacton white wrote:Its funny how so called experts on TV have different opinions on players etc . Last week on EFL Quest , can't remember who it was but the "expert " was I think a former Prem striker , he said the club would have to go out and buy a striker in the transfer window due to Bamford wastefulness , whereas this week Tony Pulis was going on about what a superb player Bamford is and the things he does ...saying sooner or later Bamford will go on a scoring streak . Personally I think I'd go with the ex striker , especially given Pulis recent record in management and the dire football he is renown for ( I have WBA friends due to where I was bought up and someone I knew supported Stoke and said don't expect entertainment from Pulis ) .
It does seem to me that the club decided they were going to spend £7m on a striker regardless of ability , just hope Pulis is right and Bamford does find this scoring streak .


Think it was Kevin Phillips

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:34 pm
by the flying pig
Tommy wrote:Doesn’t actually matter if Bamford starts scoring or not. If we win promotion I’m quite happy for him to never score again in his professional career. Literally couldn’t care less who scores for us if we win a match. Own goals and penalties for the rest of the season absolutely fine by me.


he could be our Stéphane Guivarc'h/Ollie Giroud :thumbl:

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:06 pm
by LSD&2Es
Shithouser Extrodinaire - Daniel Ayala roumoured to be a target

er, no thanks