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Offline Chris_Jephcott

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4080 on: July 16, 2019, 08:57:06 AM »
And Hey Duggee!

Too much toddler TV is interfering with my mind. Im in Union meetings all day but will keep my eyes open on the headlines - I just feel today will be a big day for some reason.

Chris

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4081 on: July 16, 2019, 09:07:44 AM »
Not sure I like the sound of the Marvelous attitude IF the reports are to believed, I would have thought that sort of thing would make our hierarchy a bit wary?

Didn't Benteke do something similar? he turned out ok

Did he? He was pushing for a move to Spurs after 1 decent season.

He pushed so hard he was with us for another two years.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4082 on: July 16, 2019, 09:09:37 AM »
Not sure I like the sound of the Marvelous attitude IF the reports are to believed, I would have thought that sort of thing would make our hierarchy a bit wary?

Didn't Benteke do something similar? he turned out ok

Did he? He was pushing for a move to Spurs after 1 decent season.

He pushed so hard he was with us for another two years.

And signed a new contract.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4083 on: July 16, 2019, 09:11:32 AM »
Not sure I like the sound of the Marvelous attitude IF the reports are to believed, I would have thought that sort of thing would make our hierarchy a bit wary?

Didn't Benteke do something similar? he turned out ok

Did he? He was pushing for a move to Spurs after 1 decent season.

He pushed so hard he was with us for another two years.

And signed a new contract.

So did Fabian Delph. What's your point?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4084 on: July 16, 2019, 09:12:55 AM »
Not sure I like the sound of the Marvelous attitude IF the reports are to believed, I would have thought that sort of thing would make our hierarchy a bit wary?

Didn't Benteke do something similar? he turned out ok

Did he? He was pushing for a move to Spurs after 1 decent season.

He pushed so hard he was with us for another two years.

And signed a new contract.

So did Fabian Delph.

Benteke stayed here for longer than a week after he signed his.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4085 on: July 16, 2019, 09:16:13 AM »
He still submitted a transfer request to leave. After trying to leave before. And he eventually left as soon as a big club actually submitted a bid. He clearly didn't want to be at the Villa and IMO he was in the wrong. If you're defending player power and individuals who agitate for moves despite being on decent contracts then I firmly disagree.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4086 on: July 16, 2019, 09:20:30 AM »
We got very good money for him and he was superb for us. No, it's not ideal when players do that but comparing him to Delph is a bit odd.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4087 on: July 16, 2019, 09:23:52 AM »
He'd been here three years and we'd been unremittingly shite for all but about six weeks of that. I'd call that loyalty rather than anything else.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4088 on: July 16, 2019, 09:29:51 AM »
Lets face it, they are all human and if they want to better themselves at a different club its best to just let them go.
Of course we wont agree with it because its like they are turning their back on our club, but they are not fans. They are players who are trying to make as much money as they can and maybe win things in the process.

I think Id rather have a Benteke (or delph for that matter) who decides they need to move on for whatever reason than a cockroach like Michah Richards.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4089 on: July 16, 2019, 09:35:01 AM »
Anyone with aspirations of bigger things wants more than to be the biggest fish in a small (and rather contaminated) pond. They want to push themselves with the best. Benteke wanted the best for himself and went for it. Poor sod got found out.

Delph should never have said and done what he did.

I don't blame any player wanting the best for themselves. I don't blame clubs for trying to protect their position and charging what they can either. Sometimes it goes a bit wrong.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4090 on: July 16, 2019, 09:44:56 AM »
It's not players leaving but the way they leave.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4091 on: July 16, 2019, 09:49:30 AM »
It's not players leaving but the way they leave.

I agree, see Mellberg O.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4092 on: July 16, 2019, 09:50:17 AM »
It's not players leaving but the way they leave.

I agree, see Mellberg O.

Indeed

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4093 on: July 16, 2019, 09:57:04 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49000905

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Chelsea's teenage Wales defender Ethan Ampadu is likely to leave the club on loan this season, manager Frank Lampard has confirmed.

The centre-back, 18, has not joined the Premier League club's pre-season tour of Japan in anticipation of a move.

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing Ampadu, who has played 12 times for Chelsea's first team.

If Fred and Doug sign, I'm not sure that he's a fit for Villa any more

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4094 on: July 16, 2019, 10:19:57 AM »
Ampadu linked again now and lampard says hes stayed behind from tour to sort loan move. Do u think we have come from extremely light with back 5 or 6 to now being over run and looking too light with attack minded players . ? EspeCially given the fact we have another couple signing in next couple of days ?
Would like to get wingers , attacking mid cover for Jack and SJM and better competition for no9