1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest, Please note that adult content is not permitted on this forum. We have had our Google ads disabled due to some posts that were found from some time ago. Please do not post adult content and if you see any already on the forum, please report the post so that we can deal with it. Thanks, scara
    Dismiss Notice

Transfer Window Thread

Discussion in 'Transfer Archives' started by LemonadeMoney, 9 Sep 2018.

  1. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    30,424
    Likes Received:
    18,899
    Not if the wage claims are to be believed.

    We are not in the market for 28 year old players, on big wages, with a two year shelf life.
     
  2. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    30,424
    Likes Received:
    18,899
    No. I don't understand what you are getting at?
     
  3. StephenH

    StephenH Nayim

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    15,889
    Likes Received:
    8,044
    Location:
    SW London
    Why didn’t we buy him?
    Because we couldn’t bid for anybody, superstar or not!
     
  4. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    30,424
    Likes Received:
    18,899
    We did bid for him. Villa were bought out this summer and the new owners wouldn't sell.

    But you are making a different point to the one I was responding to which was about why Poch requires a certain type of player.
     
  5. Legohamster

    Legohamster Paul Stalteri

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2014
    Messages:
    7,249
    Likes Received:
    4,222
    It really doesn’t fly that there is just a limited pool of players in world football (3/4 from reports) that can improve us.

    I personally think it’s a
    Weakness he can only work with certain players
     
  6. Jordinho

    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    42,644
    Likes Received:
    10,704
    Location:
    Next season
    Our players need to buy into his philosophy. Buying players that won't put in the necessary effort or do what's asked of them would be a waste of money.
     
    milo likes this.
  7. StephenH

    StephenH Nayim

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    15,889
    Likes Received:
    8,044
    Location:
    SW London
    We put in our normal derisory low bid then low and behold bid properly and it was too late because fill in reason here,

    Im a big big fan of Levy and think he has been doing things for all the right reasons but sadly I think he is going suffer from timing and the increasing lack of financial wiggle room. The financial climate has not been as kind as could have been.
     
  8. Jordinho

    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    42,644
    Likes Received:
    10,704
    Location:
    Next season
    We can walk. We can either stick with that and get left behind or try to keep up with the biggest clubs. I'd be very surprised if we end up worse off than we would have been staying at the old WHL. That place needed some serious investment if we were going to continue using it.
     
  9. StephenH

    StephenH Nayim

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    15,889
    Likes Received:
    8,044
    Location:
    SW London
    Yes we could ‘walk’ back in 2016, but things have transpired against us in and outside of football since.
    My fear is back then we set our financial wiggle room to tight and our current transfer inactivity is proving this.
    I honestly believe back in 2016/17 season the stadium was NOT going to impact our transfers. A year on we no what happened.
     
  10. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    30,424
    Likes Received:
    18,899
    How much did we bid? I missed the amount being made public.
     
  11. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    30,424
    Likes Received:
    18,899
    All managers have players that are better suited to their style than others.

    And of course there are certain players who would not be willing to put in the effort or be team minded enough to be a good fit for a Poch team. We can see what is required by how it takes most new signings a while to play at their best under him. It takes a while to learn the system and find your place in it.
     
  12. StephenH

    StephenH Nayim

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    15,889
    Likes Received:
    8,044
    Location:
    SW London
    First bid was rumoured to be 2 bob and bag of chips
    The last after the takeover was rumoured to be £25m ish

    Grealish is just one example regarding an individual player.
     
    Last edited: 7 Oct 2018
  13. harr1984

    harr1984 Pat van den Hauwe

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    7,768
    Likes Received:
    4,147
    It was confirmed to Sky by people at Villa (and this wasn’t a Sky News report but a conversation before a Villa game they were covering) that Spurs opening offer was 2million plus Onomah. You can claim they are just making that up, but we all know that is likely true....
     
  14. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Edgar Davids

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2015
    Messages:
    6,430
    Likes Received:
    7,765
    Steve Bruce had previously said Villa should "break the bank" to buy Onomah.
    So offering Onomah plus £2m was not necessarily as derisory as some think - for an opening bid. Bruce had already implied he put a high value on Onomah. Naive from a negotiation standpoint, but enough to give Levy the option of a "creative" opening offer.
     
    Gazza Dazzla likes this.
  15. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    30,424
    Likes Received:
    18,899
    £25m sounds a more than reasonable bid.
     
    Gazza Dazzla likes this.
  16. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    18,476
    Likes Received:
    12,887
    There are still some fans who will not accept or believe that we were told that no bids would be accepted by Villa until the new owners took charge, the new owners told Villa that they would talk transfers until the take over was completed. So all this flimflam about us going in early with low offers is just gonad*s ( but i guess it suits some to ignore that).
     
  17. StephenH

    StephenH Nayim

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    15,889
    Likes Received:
    8,044
    Location:
    SW London
    How do we know anything printed in the press?
    It’s probably all made up by clubs and agents and we pick the bits to fit our mood or feeling on any given event!
    The only thing we know is we did not sign a player.
    I don’t truly believe we seriously bid for Grealish or any player this summer.
     
  18. StephenH

    StephenH Nayim

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    15,889
    Likes Received:
    8,044
    Location:
    SW London
    Very reasonable indeed. :cool:
     
  19. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Tim Sherwood

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    2,140
    Anyone still hoping we nick Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham? They look miles out of their depth and already putting up a relegation quality GD. Got a stadium reno to pay for, too. Haven't seen a lot of him this year. Any thoughts?

    And not buying Grealish for a ridiculous amount looks to have been a smart move. By all accounts, he's not playing badly for AV, but if they continue to wallow - a 2-1 loss to struggling Millwall yesterday - they will not be able to hang onto him.
     
  20. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Vedran Corluka

    Joined:
    28 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,812
    Likes Received:
    3,635
    A8E68AFE-7F1D-408C-82ED-6278EECA1B2F.jpeg
    Wasn’t sure what thread to put this in as there’s moaning and a massive inferiority complex regarding teams we constantly finish above in almost every thread, but I chose this one!
     

Share This Page