Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

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Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by nic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm

On the basis of some good performances in the Championship.

We sold our number one for a fiver and a packet of crisps.

Sad to see us being so badly run.

I don’t think we have ever really held out for the full price for any of our major stars have we?

Spurs always seemed to get a few million more than they should, and us a few million less.

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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by Esox Lucius » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:33 pm

Getting £12.5m for Chris Samba has to be a modern day miracle.
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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by westlondonlalala » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:03 pm

Let it go Nic, different world the Premier League & in particular City.

I agree with u fully but hey ho it’s done now.

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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by stainrod's elbow » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:00 pm

nic wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm
On the basis of some good performances in the Championship.

We sold our number one for a fiver and a packet of crisps.

Sad to see us being so badly run.

I don’t think we have ever really held out for the full price for any of our major stars have we?

Spurs always seemed to get a few million more than they should, and us a few million less.
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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by Satch » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:11 pm

nic wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm
On the basis of some good performances in the Championship.

We sold our number one for a fiver and a packet of crisps.

Sad to see us being so badly run.

I don’t think we have ever really held out for the full price for any of our major stars have we?

Spurs always seemed to get a few million more than they should, and us a few million less.
What do you think Smithies was worth? There seems to have been very little interest in him. I felt we got a bit less than i'd expected but i'm not sure how realistic we all were. Interestingly i've seen some Cardiff fans who think they've overpaid. Smithies doesn't seem to have caught the eye of other fans i talk to.
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:00 pm
nic wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm
On the basis of some good performances in the Championship.

We sold our number one for a fiver and a packet of crisps.

Sad to see us being so badly run.

I don’t think we have ever really held out for the full price for any of our major stars have we?

Spurs always seemed to get a few million more than they should, and us a few million less.
Steady, tiger! There are one or two on here who'll eviscerate your intestines for having a pop at Sir Les and Teflon Hoos.
Or just point out when you're blaming them decisions made before they were actually involved in the club.

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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by Nick_Hammersmith » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:29 am

Esox Lucius wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Getting £12.5m for Chris Samba has to be a modern day miracle.
That was amazing, I can only think that we were paying for him in instalments, so all we did was effectively transfer the 'debt' across and let him go on a free, a bit like that film about the US selling bad mortgages

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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by nic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Yes. Not to mention the agents fees that must have been split a few ways ...

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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by Barry » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:41 am

Badly run club? I’d hate to hear what you thought of the Paladini era.......
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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by westlondonlalala » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:20 am

I just think we need to be a bit more savvy about transfers that’s all.

It’s inevitable that at some point we will lose our better players it’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

The question is selling at the right time..

Austin was a shambles
Smithies I believe a move could have been orchestrated some time ago to get optimum price for him (when he was hitting the headlines) although I guess by keeping him he kept us up.

If the likes of Scowen Freeman Luongo replicate last season then the minute someone shows serious interest we need to consider it there and then & not muck about.

I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes obviously it’s all guess work & rumours but it’s no coincidence that we always do end up losing players at some point & we never seem to sell at the right time.

It just seems we never have a strategy when it comes to selling it always comes accross quite amateurish.

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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by ZENITH R » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:40 am

There are two things that drive up the price for any footballer. Apart from the players' form/ ability obviously.

1/ Competition - two bidders in competition will push up the price.
2/ The selling club saying this is our minimum fee and sticking to it.

If we were considering selling Smithies, a couple of friendly journalistic pieces about how many penalties he has saved, and his ability as a shot stopper would have raised his profile, and maybe the price.

It's interesting how a buying club will often buy into the hype surrounding a player. Junior Hoilett (when at QPR) massively underachieved - both in the number of goals scored, and chances created. Yet I lost count of the number of pundits who raved about his performances. Respect to NW for getting the best out of him at Cardiff.

For a club like QPR selling players is an inevitability. What we need is a clear strategy to maximise the sales.
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Re: Man City just sold a reserve keeper for £13.5 million

Post by Andy_N19 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Barry wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:41 am
Badly run club? I’d hate to hear what you thought of the Paladini era.......
Yeah, especially when we heard stories of said Palladini seen smooching during the day down
Mayfair outside "questionable" establishments instead of being @HQ grafting.
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