It is when people just flagrantly pretend Ed has never negotiated a price down. What is it with football fans and being utterly incapable of thinking about something with any degree of nuance? These same mentalists would have just thrown whatever Palace wants at AWB and then bitched about giving away the 25% sell on fee for Zaha later on. I'm no fan of Woodward but he literally can't win.You realise we have played games already in January right. Complaining about the way we negotiate is not strange unless you look through the lens of this deal alone.
That is fine but that is nothing to do with me or what I was discussing with BanIt is when people just flagrantly pretend Ed has never negotiated a price down. What is it with football fans and being utterly incapable of thinking about something with any degree of nuance? These same mentalists would have just thrown whatever Palace wants at AWB and then bitched about giving away the 25% sell on fee for Zaha later on. I'm no fan of Woodward but he literally can't win.
The board should already have got him through the door. Could significantly increase our chances versus Liverpool and the top 4 gap increasing further could be hard to catch up.If Bruno cost £60m but we were only prepared to go to £50m would that not also be negligent if the club really wanted him? The difference between finishing top 6 or top 4 is potentially worth a lot more than £10m.
If you say that we should simply sign a player who is available and better than what we have but you also say that we shouldn't sign bad players, then I want to know what you would do if a bad player is still better than our players?Is that a trick question?
If we were properly run this deal would have been agreed in December and announced 1st January“Pay whatever it takes; he’s miles better than Lingard! £10 million is nowt. Woodward ruining them deals again...”
“We can’t keep getting rinsed by every club in the world. Our transfer business has been terrible and we always overpay!”
Ed Woodward. Matt Judge. Whoever the poor cnut is who finalises transfers. They can’t really win in the end. You’ve just got to sit back and hope the guys the club brings in play well. Economic savvy is only apparent in hindsight, really.
yeah, I get it, I’m not actually disagreeing with your point, I was just saying I think we should be in negotiations for every player.I didn't say £10m was feck all, I said it was feck all compared to the loss of revenue from not making the Champions League again. Which is factually correct.
If we sign a player who can improve a position that's been sorely neglected, it improves our chances of qualifying. We're not making top 4 without signings in midfield, so if we risk losing out over a few million, we're just shooting ourselves in the foot.
Yes and after that alot of preparing bids and considering bids and then doing low bids and the window closes.Are we still in discussions?
When are we done discussing?
Will there be more discussions after the first discussions to discuss other matters worthy of discussion?
It has to do with a deal ok. https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1225459/eurostar-sale-2020-cheap-travel-france-amsterdam-belgium-holidaysRe Woody on train to Paris
Have heard a whisper that he was meeting CEO of Athletico Madrid who was also in Paris for business reasons
£29? Obligatory Woodward paid £59 post.
No, there isn't. Circumstances change. Plans change. Why won't people consider that?That is fine but that is nothing to do with me or what I was discussing with Ban
Fact is there is plenty to complain about regarding this deal for a player we were already sniffing around last summer and the Maguire deal which took the whole summer when we were already speaking to the club in the previous 2 windows
That's exactly what they're doing.It’s quite surreal to read the exact same things being said from the summer and now. “It’s very close” “They’re haggling over $10m” “They’re going to wait till he plays Benfica” “He’s said goodbye to his teammates” “He wants spurs”
Literally sounds like they’ve just copy pasted a lot of things
Not harder to be better than Zidane. Biggest Youtube player of all time. We’d be eviscerating him watching him weak in and weak out and barely delivering anything.Bruno doesn’t have to be zidane. He has to be better than what we have.
I disagree on the last point. We’re in a mess because several managers identified and bought bad players. We could have had Kroos