- Apr 20, 2015
If Ashley Young successfully bullies us into an extension, then we should just give up
All kinds of wrong messages have been sent for a while.I think Ole is afraid it would look bad if a senior player leaves us now. Sends the wrong message.
However I think we should just let him go. His last chance to play abroad and we have enough cover at fullback IMO with the emergence of Williams and Dalot coming back. We also have Laird who's very highly rated, that's 5 players.
Fixed this for you.Genuinely stunned that Woodward would offer him an extension now. Probably highlights his incompetence more than any other decision he's made.
Not the decision itself but the manner of it. "I was going to let him run out his contract, but now that I see Inter want him, maybe he's better than I thought? Better offer him a new deal."
mightis actually be the most clueless CEO in the leagueworld.
He's refused to play already. What leadership do they expect he'll offer? I'd be sulky as shit if I were in his shoes.
If these are true the club is genuinely finished.
"The club are not giving up hope of Young agreeing a new deal before the summer. "
I just can't anymore, i really can't.
He's always been mediocre at best for us. A few good moments here and there but overall nothing special. We owe him nothing. He's spent 9 years here, won a few trophies and got paid more money than he would have anywhere else. I'd say we've given him more than enough already.Really showing our class as a bunch of supporters in this thread. Young has given us many years of service and always without fail seemed to (a) give a shit and (b) leave it all out on the pitch. He'll be a loss to the dressing room more than he would be on the field. Can completely understand why we would try to give him another year, and also bear no grudge towards him for wanting one last challenge.
Honestly the state of this forum these days. Worst I've seen it in the 15 years I've been a member.
Please stop! This is why we have a squad bloated with crap.
We dont really have a choice. He can only be 'kept' for 6 more months and his is then a free agent.
If you meant we should let him go now, I agree with that. I like him as a personality and hate the criticism he gets from some of our 'fans': despite not being a top player for us, he has always been very loyal, committed and passionate about our club, culminating in being club captain. It may not be 'good enough' for what we became accustomed to under SAF, but that not his fault at all. And he has little to offer in our future (and we have some youth coming through), but so much to gain from living in another country under a new manager.
I have no negative feelings towards him, and genuinely wish him well for his future.
Is he actually on that much already? then I don't get why the tweet was posted at all then, its old news he's rejected our offer. I thought the money was the new info.That's what he's currently on, and if Inter have offered him a contract, he's hardly going to take lower than what he's currently on from us, is he?