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Author Topic: Sympathy or anger  (Read 2492 times)

Offline jwarry

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Sympathy or anger
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:19:19 PM »
Reading all of the media speculation today about scouts at Burton watching Kienan, I'm beginning to wonder what it feels like to be sub-premier league when your best players are constantly picked off. On the one hand it keeps clubs afloat, on the other you feel angry that the rich bastards keep picking you off. 

It's happened to us before where inferior clubs (in our eyes) have taken our best players (Andy Gray springs to mind, one which I will never get over), and it looks like it could happen again, but it always happens to lower league clubs so should I be sympathetic or angry?

Offline kieron

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 07:22:52 PM »
He's played a half-handful of first team games, and scored just two goals. He's going nowhere; at least for now.

Offline LeeB

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 07:27:55 PM »
You should ignore baseless speculation, but also realise that most clubs will be coming to watch a 19 year old that has come from nowhere to look the real deal.

It is a natural factor of relegation, however we do carry more kudos than any club that drops down, so I think we're better placed to resist than most.

Offline olaftab

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 07:39:21 PM »
I expect most PL clubs and other biggish clubs to have scouts/spotters at most League games and some non league games. It's a lazy story in media and nothing to be overly concerned about.

Offline phantom limb

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 07:39:31 PM »
It might just be a big old load of bollocks to fill space in a newspaper.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 07:47:11 PM »
He has been good, but not that good

Offline garyfouroaks

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 07:54:18 PM »
How well we are doing can be measured by the quality of club interested in our players.

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 07:57:57 PM »
Well he isnít going anywhere this season, but the longer we stay in the Championship the more our better players will want PL football. Thatís just the reality of lower league football and why we just have to get promoted this season.

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 08:04:53 PM »
I doubt he's going anywhere at all. Didn't we have the same kind of rumours linking Hourihane with Brighton the day after he scored a hat-trick?

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 10:28:28 PM »
I was going to say £35m and you can have him but he's probably worth more to us should we be lucky enough to be promoted.

Sell him in the summer. £70m

Offline LeeB

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 10:32:55 PM »
I was going to say £35m and you can have him but he's probably worth more to us should we be lucky enough to be promoted.

Sell him in the summer. £70m

Looking like he his at 19, I think with a full season and promotion he could do damage in the top flight. It's early days but he looks like he's got all the tools. That sum might not look mad after that.

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 10:47:09 PM »
Fair play to whoever spotted him at Bigggleswade. That's a decent bit of scouting.

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 10:48:16 PM »
I was going to say £35m and you can have him but he's probably worth more to us should we be lucky enough to be promoted.

Sell him in the summer. £70m

Seems fair.

Offline Billy Walker

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 10:53:34 PM »
It's all down to the resolve and ambition of the owner - the Doc doesn't strike me as the Doug Ellis/Randy Lerner type.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Sympathy or anger
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2017, 11:10:12 PM »
He's had about four decent matches.

It's not exactly "Ashley Young is going to Spurs!!!!1111!!!" territory yet.