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4 hours ago, bluebruce said:

I just read that Brentford's France scout, Brendan MacFarlane, is responsible for sourcing Maupay, Benrahma, Mbuemo and Jeanvier.

Nevermind players, sign that guy up!

Our scouts will be in Portugal via the old SEM offices by the sounds of it.

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11 hours ago, Paul Mani said:

As above. I haven’t seen Mols but I’ll take the opinion of a professional over those on here. 👍🏼

You've opened yourself up there pal considering the last 10 years at Ewood 😉

I wouldn't be too sure that a few on here aren't pros, ex pros or involved in football either.

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28 minutes ago, tomphil said:

You've opened yourself up there pal considering the last 10 years at Ewood 😉

I wouldn't be too sure that a few on here aren't pros, ex pros or involved in football either.

Maybe pal, but apparently not those saying Mols is better than Buckley. 🥴

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8 hours ago, bluebruce said:

Chapman only cost in the 300-500k region, which we spent quite a while haggling with Boro on. 10k a week would be 520k every year in wages. He's also a young, injury prone player who had no Championship experience and the manager has shown he doesn't even fancy that much. I very very much doubt it is anything like 10k. Our top end wages are about 20k.

What a club who went extinct by over-paying their players paid out to some presumably fairly experienced players is irrelevant to what we pay a cheap punt.

Agreed, not a chance Chapman is on 10k a week, Rovers highest paid player is on less than 20k, soon to change but 10k on a fringe player who was absolutely desperate to come here. Not a chance.

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https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11914609/jude-bellingham-manchester-united-offer-30m-for-birmingham-city-teenager

It looks like Birminghams FFP prayers have been answered. I find it staggering that so much can be spent on what is still only potential. A football club down the road went under for a fraction of that.

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32 minutes ago, arbitro said:

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11914609/jude-bellingham-manchester-united-offer-30m-for-birmingham-city-teenager

It looks like Birminghams FFP prayers have been answered. I find it staggering that so much can be spent on what is still only potential. A football club down the road went under for a fraction of that.

We should just put Gilsenan or Garrett on the field and hope they swim and bring us millions 🤣

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29 minutes ago, arbitro said:

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11914609/jude-bellingham-manchester-united-offer-30m-for-birmingham-city-teenager

It looks like Birminghams FFP prayers have been answered. I find it staggering that so much can be spent on what is still only potential. A football club down the road went under for a fraction of that.

It’s the new big thing. Lots of clubs looking for potential in teenagers now. Pay £10-20m and see if it works out. If it doesn’t, you write off the payment. If it does, you double the value instantly in the PL.

Interesting how much foreign eyes are on English players. The word is out that England is the place to pick up prospects, develop them and then sell them back for a premium. 

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30 minutes ago, Paul Mani said:

It’s the new big thing. Lots of clubs looking for potential in teenagers now. Pay £10-20m and see if it works out. If it doesn’t, you write off the payment. If it does, you double the value instantly in the PL.

Interesting how much foreign eyes are on English players. The word is out that England is the place to pick up prospects, develop them and then sell them back for a premium. 

If only foreign scouts had been around watching when this young dynamo was breaking through.

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17 minutes ago, Wegerleswiggle said:

If only foreign scouts had been around watching when this young dynamo was breaking through.

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🤣🤣🤣 Sadly, you can’t put owt, where there is nowt!

Assuming your username is a nod to Roy Wegerle? Loved that guy. He was u10’s managers favourite player. Always referenced him during team talks...🤣

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1 hour ago, Paul Mani said:

It’s the new big thing. Lots of clubs looking for potential in teenagers now. Pay £10-20m and see if it works out. If it doesn’t, you write off the payment. If it does, you double the value instantly in the PL.

Interesting how much foreign eyes are on English players. The word is out that England is the place to pick up prospects, develop them and then sell them back for a premium. 

I think one of the reasons foreign teams chase (and often get) some of our young talent is that they hardly get a chance with their clubs. Foden is a prime example. Guardiola said something like he's the best player he's worked with but hardly gets a sniff, a few minutes here and cup matches. If he doesn't get a regular spot I can see him wanting to move but most top PL clubs wouldn't play him regularly. And most of the top Bundesliga teams would. And with release clauses now a common thing they are affordable.

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3 minutes ago, arbitro said:

I think one of the reasons foreign teams chase (and often get) some of our young talent is that they hardly get a chance with their clubs. Foden is a prime example. Guardiola said something like he's the best player he's worked with but hardly gets a sniff, a few minutes here and cup matches. If he doesn't get a regular spot I can see him wanting to move but most top PL clubs wouldn't play him regularly. And most of the top Bundesliga teams would. And with release clauses now a common thing they are affordable.

Me thinks Guardiola was chatting rubbish bigging up his talent to be bigger than Messi's!

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2 hours ago, arbitro said:

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11914609/jude-bellingham-manchester-united-offer-30m-for-birmingham-city-teenager

It looks like Birminghams FFP prayers have been answered. I find it staggering that so much can be spent on what is still only potential. A football club down the road went under for a fraction of that.

That's crazy 

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23 minutes ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

Me thinks Guardiola was chatting rubbish bigging up his talent to be bigger than Messi's!

If I was Foden's agent I would be using that as leverage in his next deal. 😁😁

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1 hour ago, Paul Mani said:

🤣🤣🤣 Sadly, you can’t put owt, where there is nowt!

Assuming your username is a nod to Roy Wegerle? Loved that guy. He was u10’s managers favourite player. Always referenced him during team talks...🤣

I loved Wegerle too. Always thought we should have kept hold of him for longer. 

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16 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

Didn't know about Davies and Mahoney. 

And how did we miss Paul Mariner at Chorley?

and Vardy at Fleetwood? 

Just goes to show it's not necessary to go hunting in Poland and when there are hidden gems on your doorstep. 

There’s a lad at STOCKPORT now called Festus Arthur. Big strapping centre back and quick. Only 19 I think.

He will play football league easy.

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3 hours ago, arbitro said:

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11914609/jude-bellingham-manchester-united-offer-30m-for-birmingham-city-teenager

It looks like Birminghams FFP prayers have been answered. I find it staggering that so much can be spent on what is still only potential. A football club down the road went under for a fraction of that.

Comfortably more than an Indian poultry company paid for a Premier League football club...

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3 hours ago, arbitro said:

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11914609/jude-bellingham-manchester-united-offer-30m-for-birmingham-city-teenager

It looks like Birminghams FFP prayers have been answered. I find it staggering that so much can be spent on what is still only potential. A football club down the road went under for a fraction of that.

Big clubs are looking for young talent where they can develop them. Look at Sancho at Dortmund. been linked with Chelsea for 100 million. 

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Just now, chaddyrovers said:

Big clubs are looking for young talent where they can develop them. Look at Sancho at Dortmund. been linked with Chelsea for 100 million. 

It's certainly interesting that English players are in demand on the continent. Only other time that has ever really happened was when English clubs were kicked out of Europe in the eighties and the players were queuing up to leave.

Coaches must be doing something right. Just need more of our players to be brave and make the plunge like Sancho. Only way we will catch-up with France and Spain in terms of number of players in the Champions League.

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15 hours ago, Tom said:

Me too!

Which is why I asked Bangali Fode Koita and he said Vale is the pick of the bunch 

I’ve watched the U23’s quite a lot as I live near the LFA in Leyland. Vale was a sub v Burnley at Ewood late November - when asked to get ready to come on in the second half by Billy Barr he had a massive sulk on. Billy turned to him and said “And change that f*****g face before you get on the pitch” (I was sat next to the dug out). He did not look interested one bit. I suspect he has an attitude problem. Probably sulking as Brereton and Samuel got the nod before him. 

When he’s focussed he’s decent. Not the tallest. 

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On 27/12/2019 at 16:11, Paul Mani said:

Well I suggest you get used to seeing this ‘little boy lost’ play most weeks in our first team. Assuming he’s not snapped up by a top Premier League club next month 👍🏼

 

On 27/12/2019 at 22:36, Paul Mani said:

Bucko is a different class of person to Connor tbf. Those sniffing round are a different class of club to Bournmouth too. I’d love for us to keep him for 12 months but barring a minor miracle (like a torn ACL) I can’t see us keeping him past the summer now. So my guess is that we’ll play him a lot and try to get a kings ransom for him in the summer.

 

On 28/12/2019 at 09:30, Paul Mani said:

If they decide they want him then £10m is a basically a free transfer for these boys. I hope they don’t. If they do, I hope we turn them down...

Oooof.

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