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    Ben Brereton

    First of all nobody is saying that different routes couldn’t have been taken. My own perspective is the criticism of BB and the club on this was premature, and continues to be OTT. There’s room for criticism - but not much of it is warranted/fair imo. Fantastic example to say he has not shown any potential at all. We both know that is subjective, and from my perspective “bull shit”. If the standard answer is “when?” Just read through the thread, we’ve been at this part of the circle a few times already. In hindsight I think everyone knows the answer to that question. The difference of opinion lies upon my reluctance to completely write off a prospect as early as many did in this thread, and to suggest this is an utter distaster of a move, making little sense or potential to be “the worst transfer in 20 years” (or words thereabouts) Thats not in anyway suggesting there aren’t obvious signs of this being a panic buying, or legs in the young / English / capital investment directive from the board/owners. I do also think there are reasonable reasons to see why we’d end up with a punt like Ben, in our scenario - wage, current stature / promotion prospects / his availability et al - whereas many do not. Many see transfers as cost alone, not wages, taxes, personality, interest in club - so the idea nobody thinks transfer business is simple, is more on brand “Bullshit” Hence why I said more time. You’re correct that it was a waste of time though, Almost but not as boring as reading you use this one transfer to pad out every other criticism you post. Still waiting for you to blame Ben for ticket surcharges and then we’ve a full house
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    Ben Brereton

    I don’t think it would be far off. You've also got to take into account the relative “pull” of clubs in regards to recent stature and wage bill. I know some here cannot accept that we aren’t going to be seen by players (and agents) as a favourite to get into the premier league. Signing a new player on 25k a week when the rest of your key players are on 15/20 will also cost you a dollop in renewals. Deep
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    Ben Brereton

    As Waggott spelled out in an interview, the pot of cash we had to spend was for fees and wages. From my perspective we missed out on the Bamford’s and Celina’s et al because we didn’t have the fee AND the wages to pull this ilk in.
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    Ben Brereton

    I’m not wasting more time on this thread talking about assumed figures. Like I said, I don’t think he’s one of the top earners.
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    Ben Brereton

    The club signed him. The club continues to employ and utilise him. Another example of the overall decent level of recruitment. I’m not suggesting it’s perfect and I’m sure we both know the club probably expected more from BB this year. That doesn’t make it such a disaster in my opinion - criticism from certain posters is way OTT now, as it was premature back before he hadn’t even started a game for us! Even if he never kicks on, how ridiculous is it to suggest “in 20 years time people will be talking about him as the worst signing in the clubs history” when Dixon Etuhu is fresh in memory. I don’t think that at all. I don’t think he’s our top earner by any stretch either, however I’m sure any of those three players you mention would’ve at least be in the same bracket as Graham/Dack/Mulgrew- to convince them to join BRFC above any other top half championship team. Naivity is how I’d describe the views who see transfer business as simple and easy. It’s as if you dismiss any competition, as if Chris Wilder isn’t a fantastic manager doing a great job.
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    Ben Brereton

    He’s come on leaps and bounds in 12 months, and I see no reason why this cannot continue.
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    Ben Brereton

    Horrendously poor - I prefer to save that for Danny Murphy-esque performances, or team displays similar to Oldham away in 2017.
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    Ben Brereton

    Nuttall is looking a fantastic acquisition, and a potential, that’s a plus for the club’s recruitment from my perspective. Not an excuse to criticise someone else. Plus, this assumption that transfer business as simple as we’d want it to be is a fallacy. How many top end championship players could we sign for either a) less than 5m or b) on a wage comparable to a 19 year old ? If you think this is simple stuff, I can only assume you’ve completely ignored the constant and exponential growth in transfer cost/wages for the last 30 years.
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    Ben Brereton

    Horrendously bad is utter hyperbole as per MB.
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    Ben Brereton

    86th minute. You know how stupid it sounds to read such criticisms when lad was on the pitch for 1/20th of the game.
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    Ben Brereton

    Jesus, continuation of arguments from November - you do remember that one of the key points in the discussion was a 19 year old was probably on a more “reasonable” wage comparable to our current crop? Remember the “Wagott flex?” I only ask that, because you’re quoting TM as if everything he says is fact, when you’ve done nothing but point out his “guff” for 23 months. Surely nobody thinks we could’ve added 5 or 6 first team players for his initial cost and the same outlay in wages?
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    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Suspect I knew what? You say we have a defensive approach, I say if we did, we’d concede less. Im all for playing Dack deeper or Rothwell next to one sitting midfielder, however not when you’ve got a defence not up to it. Its a similar simple theory for the wings. Better full backs who make better decisions = less work and responsibility for the wide midfielder in front!
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    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Probably true but I guess if the defence isn’t good enough, and the staff feel that way - two more sitting CMs are likely! I think Travis is potentially the one to make it possible for us to play like TM said earlier in week (1 sitting Cm) if he keeps improving
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    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    My theory? You mean the quote from the article right?
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