- Mar 14, 2018
The standard you've set for Maguire IMO is really low, saying he's a good transfer simply because he was an improvement on what we had its like paying a world record fee for a RW which produces average numbers and saying it was a good transfer because he's better than what we had.Exactly, the way I read your original post you were taking price into consideration for your assessment on Maguire and AWB ("overpriced"), but not for Telles ("not good enough")
No, I was saying that it's undeniable he's our best centre back on fitness alone. I think on ability he's slightly ahead of Bailly and significantly ahead of Lindelof. He's slower than Bailly, but so much more comfortable on the ball.
I do not think he is worth 80 million now, or then. More like 40-45 million. Fact remains he was an upgrade on all the centre backs we had. Tune into Roma's next game if you're unconvinced.
Do you hold it against the manager we've overpaid or are there other culprits as well? Besides I would rather overpay than not get a successful upgrade or waste 80million on failures, as was custom in the LVG days.
So let's see:
Overpaid on Maguire/AWB, not poor signings.
Value for Telles.
Poor gamble on James.
Quality signings in Bruno and Cavani.
Too early to tell with Donny.
How is this not a solid transfer record?
I personally think AWB was worth the price, time will tell I guess.
Of course Ole's record is better than LVG, Ole's signings have been average while LVG were piss poor. Seriously making a case of the manager with the worst signings in our history.
Besides that there's not much I can disagree with you, I think the only difference we have is how we rate if the transfer record is good or not. For me being overpriced automatically makes it a poor transfers, not meaning the player is poor but the transfer was.