£1.25m for Hourihane knocked back

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  1. Micky Finn

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    It depends who's asking...
    Anyone??
     
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    Sounds a bit like, "Im not going to ask for a transfer, but if the club get an offer they want and tell me I can go, I will obviously listen...."
     
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    I understand not wanting to break the current wage structure, but why do we have to necessarily? Why not continue to pay within our means but make up some of the short fall with 'one off' payments to the player as a signing on fee. Rather than start to pay crazy money like Hourihane will be offered, we could pay within out means but have the forethought to consider how much a replacement would cost (many millions?) and offer him a large bonus or signing fee instead. We maintain our structure but are using 'some' of the money we have, a fraction of the cost of replacements. It doesn't risk the future of the club by lumbering us with big wage bills but at least gives us a fighting chance of holding onto some of our better players. It might still not be enough to tempt players to stay, but at least it would show some intent and ambition rather than the 'roll over and take it' attitude that seems to be emanating from the club.
     
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    Just offer him the extra wages we would have been willing to pay Morsy, and a release clause that only premier league clubs can trigger.


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  5. Marc

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    How exactly? We tried to extend his contract at the end of last season and he wouldn't sign one
     
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  7. Marc

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    i've got to say, personally don't think we should break our wage structure for anyone. conor included. what could it do to the team dynamic, knowing he's earning 3/4/5 times everybody else? what happens if we get relegated and end up stuck with £1m/yr contract?

    bottom line is we can't compete with some clubs financially. we just can't. and IMO we shouldn't try
     
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    Sell bree chuck him a million,he stays till end of season. Who knows we may get playoffs, re evaluate, then if we get good offer let him move on,everyones happy.
     
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    Not according to the player.
     
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    Well we did according to the owner. So one of em is fibbing I guess..
     
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    Just imagine July 1st 2016 :

    Patrick..."Hey up Conor owd lad , we'd like to offer you 15k a week to extend your contract for a further 2 years ".

    Conor ...." Where's the Biro ".

    January 1st 2017

    Aston Villa....." That Houriane is a very decent player . How much would you like for him ? "

    Barnsley......." Well he has 2 and half years left on his contract and yes he is a very decent player . Lets say 10m Mr Money bags Aston Villa".

    Aston Villa...." How does 9m sound ?"

    Barnsley....." It's sounds very nice ". " Taxi required "
     
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    I agree with this. Only thing is, you offer one that kind of money and the rest will no doubt want the same or similar.

    Tough on the club, but at the same time we can't keep selling our assets and not push the boat out now and then.

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    Not all of them , but we all knew who the better players were . We have to speculate at some point cos we've just sold a 3m player for 500k . Sam would have jumped at 15k a week which would have cost us about 250k extra in wages between July and now . I'm even boring myself now ! its just frustrating innit ?
     
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    Inclined to agree, BUT, the money we are getting is selling assets is not there to spend on an increased transfer budget it is there to call upon should we need capital cover future losses/shortfalls i.e. be self sufficient.
     
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    Is that Capitalism that you're advising ? :D
     
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    You're preaching to the converted mate but surely a bit of it could go on speculation rather than just housekeeping.

    The club has got the fans on board and is in a better place than its been for years, but can't stand still just because we've almost enough points on the board to be safe.

    This season and the vibes that come from the club, and the way it handles players and transfers will be judged when people think about renewing or buying their next season ticket.


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  17. Redstar

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    I'm not advising anything, I'm saying what the clun is using the money for...

    it does not sound like the type of capitalism we see today in big business though. They'd spend the money and expect the Government to bail them out...
     
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    my guess is it is in the wording. Club ask if connor wants a new deal, he says he doesnt want to talk. so no official offer gets made and connor can say no offer was made. could be total bollocks mind just my guess.
     

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