£8,400,000 for Grant McCann?

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  1. gaz

    gazredtyke Active Member

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    According to the Daily Star Barry Fry has told Southampton to cough up £8.4m if they want to sign Peterborough skipper Grant McCann 31.
    Should we be asking £10m for Butterfield?
     
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    Unfortunately we have no say in the Butterfield saga, he'll end up going for peanuts. Why do we always have this situation with our players at the end of their contracts? Howard, Butterfield, Hammill - was his contract up the following summer? is it because of our 2 year contract offers? other clubs seem to have their players with a year, 18 months left on their contract and therefore demand big fees. We seem to be stuck with the "get what we can for them because they can go for nowt in the summer"

    Butterfield £1.5 million tops if we had him under a longer contract.
     
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    What they think he's worth and what they'll get are two different things - didn't cryne put a 10 million pound price tag on Howard's head
     
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    What's Cryne got to do with Barry Fry? It's two completely different people. Cryne has an history of selling our best players cheaply and Barry Fry has an history of getting millions for many different players.
     
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    Eeeh that Barry Fry he's a geezer eh? knees up muva Brarn roll art the barrell chim chimeneee chimchim cheruuu.
     
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    I didn't compare them - all I said was people put a price on someone and what they get is different. Cryne put 10 million on Howard and we got far less
     
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    That's not always the case though. Just because we get peanuts for our best players doesn't mean Peterborough will for Grant McCann. Barry Fry has an excellent history of not being held to ransom by other clubs and getting his Posh a great deal on players. Look at the money he's got from selling guys like Mackail Smith. I couldn't in a million years imagine our board holding out for that much for one of our best players.
     
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    That's because he knows Southampton have rich backers.

    No way in this entire Universe is McCann worth a tenth of that.
     
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    Iniestafield = undisclosed (guaranteed)
     
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    Can anyone correct me on these points?

    1. In the summer it's fair to say the jury was still out on Butterfield - there were many posts that said he wouldn't make it. It's not surprising that he wasn't signed up for a longer contract. If he'd played 6 matches, huffed and puffed then the overriding feeling on here would have been, "Why have we given "Butterboy" a 5 year deal?" Redstar (not the only one I'm sure) was particularly scathing if I remember rightly?

    2. As he's under 24 if he leaves in the summer then we will be entitled to a fee via tribunal which will be set on appearances, U21 call ups, potential etc, etc. So it won't be peanuts maybe not as much as we would have liked.

    With hindsight the club should have of course signed him up on a gazillion year contract but of course we can all do hindsight.
     
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    He's had four good months in a side in the bottom third of the table. If premiership clubs want to throw a seven figure sum at him let him go.
     
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    Yes of course.

    Point 2. If it goes to a tribunal then it will be peanuts.

    Peanuts in todays world = The fee Wolves paid for Hammill when players like Mills & Wellens are sold to Championship clubs not Premiership clubs for a combined fee of around £3.2 million.
     
  13. Whi

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    My thoughts exactly.
    Iniestafield can go for me..
     
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    In my opinion its RNL we should be focusing on, he's a much bigger talent, providing his injury won't spoil his development.
    Butterfield is a talent no doubt about it, but like DB3k says, he's only had a good four months in a side bottom half of the table.
     
  15. Whi

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    Agree with that too.
    Ive said all along that Reubs would be ideal in that role, plus you get the added bonus of him being versatile enough to play wide too. Isnt out of contract for more than 18 months either..
    The king may die, but long live the king.. or summink
     

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