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« Reply #600 on: June 03, 2019, 02:08:14 PM »
Tyler Roberts arguably. He ran it down, said he wouldn't sign, so we sold him. Leeds better and bigger??

Define bigger and better?

Izzy Brown is a multi millionaire - he is better off financially for his family at Chelsea than being with us? Football wise, he has wasted his career, but his family are sorted for life.

Has he though?

He's played over 70 games since leaving us (Championship level and above) and in between suffered an ACL injury that has taken best part of 12 months to recover from. Would he have got that many games here? I doubt it very much. He'll go out on loan again next season but still no lower than the level we are at.

As for Harper I can see why he's keeping his options open. The way the club is being run at the moment and lack of ambition I'd be surprised if anyone wanted to stay. If he goes to Celtic he's pretty much guaranteed Silverware and a brief taste of the Champions league. A step up from staying here IMO.

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« Reply #601 on: June 03, 2019, 02:31:14 PM »
Harper probably worth 1m or 2m in today's market. Izzy Brown probably 3m to 5m and Tyler Roberts 2m or 3m.

Imagine having these three players at our disposal or an extra 10m to spend this summer.............Instead we'll probably spend similar money on players of a similar quality so it will be a double whammy....mad really but that's how we've been run lately

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« Reply #602 on: June 03, 2019, 03:46:48 PM »
Harper probably worth 1m or 2m in today's market. Izzy Brown probably 3m to 5m and Tyler Roberts 2m or 3m.

Imagine having these three players at our disposal or an extra 10m to spend this summer.............Instead we'll probably spend similar money on players of a similar quality so it will be a double whammy....mad really but that's how we've been run lately

I think this is the thing that grates, we replace with players that are no better and in most cases are on more money. Is Robson-Kanu for example better than Roofe or Roberts? not a chance and he's on silly money for sitting on the bench coming on for the last 20 minutes with the odd start here and there, nothing to aim for as he's at a level higher than he deserves to be whereas these kids have careers ahead of them and if they progress well could bring good money to the club in the future, if they don't they get released in a couple of years, whichever that is depends on them and their performances.
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« Reply #603 on: June 04, 2019, 06:48:05 AM »
What we are saying then who at the club is analysing player performance and making tough assessments (rightly or wrongly) based on that? 

I’d be asking why we waited till Jan 19 before playing Harper when he could’ve started the season?

It seems to me players in their 30s are attracted to stay at this football club because their wives want to be settled into a permanent home, kids have to find a school etc.  They never seem to want to leave.

The kids on the other hand seem to want to leave at the drop of a hat for higher wages and think the grass is greener within a more ambitious set up.

No player should be signed unless they markedly improve the quality of the squad.

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« Reply #604 on: June 04, 2019, 11:52:24 AM »
What we are saying then who at the club is analysing player performance and making tough assessments (rightly or wrongly) based on that? 

I’d be asking why we waited till Jan 19 before playing Harper when he could’ve started the season?

It seems to me players in their 30s are attracted to stay at this football club because their wives want to be settled into a permanent home, kids have to find a school etc.  They never seem to want to leave.

The kids on the other hand seem to want to leave at the drop of a hat for higher wages and think the grass is greener within a more ambitious set up.

No player should be signed unless they markedly improve the quality of the squad.

Thats the problem with Little Aston and Henley in Arden the more celubrious parts of the west Mids where players live, really good for bringing kids up and family life but no good for the Yoof innit.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #605 on: June 08, 2019, 01:00:09 PM »
I think a new manager could convince him to sign. All the uncertainty at the club must be unsettling for a player and I’m hoping if Bilic becomes manager he could convince him to stay

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« Reply #606 on: June 15, 2019, 09:59:04 AM »
Matt Wilson has given us an update on the Rakeem Harper situation:

"The Baggies have made Harper their second and final contract offer, but he is yet to sign.

However, Bilic is expected to meet the teenager before the month is out and speak to him about staying."

Shocked by this. I fully expected Bilic to arrive and refuse point blank to have anything to do with Harper.

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« Reply #607 on: June 15, 2019, 10:18:05 AM »
Matt Wilson has given us an update on the Rakeem Harper situation:

"The Baggies have made Harper their second and final contract offer, but he is yet to sign.

However, Bilic is expected to meet the teenager before the month is out and speak to him about staying."

Shocked by this. I fully expected Bilic to arrive and refuse point blank to have anything to do with Harper.



Why on earth would he do that?

As far as Slaven is concerned he's coming in to a new club presumably with no preconceived ideas on anyone's personality / issues. He will come in assess situations, speak to people then decide where to go from there.

The idea that he'll come in and blank people is crazy, what on earth would he gain by doing that? As much as anything it'd be in no way conducive to creating a togetherness and camaraderie within the club.

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« Reply #608 on: June 15, 2019, 10:25:30 AM »
I think it’s great he’s doing that. Harper isn’t perfect but he’s still very young and central midfield as it stands is our weakest position by far.
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« Reply #609 on: June 15, 2019, 12:27:32 PM »

Why on earth would he do that?

As far as Slaven is concerned he's coming in to a new club presumably with no preconceived ideas on anyone's personality / issues. He will come in assess situations, speak to people then decide where to go from there.

The idea that he'll come in and blank people is crazy, what on earth would he gain by doing that? As much as anything it'd be in no way conducive to creating a togetherness and camaraderie within the club.
I think maybe Timdon was being sarcastic. If he was not then heaven help us
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« Reply #610 on: June 15, 2019, 12:38:58 PM »
I give Harper a lot of credit for waiting to see how the manager situation develops before making a decision. In a career that only pays to your mid-thirties and can be cut short by injury, I would want my agent to look after my own interests. The fact all we know is contract negotiations are ongoing and he had not been flirting with other clubs gives him a lot of kudos.
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« Reply #611 on: June 15, 2019, 01:30:04 PM »
Lets's see if Harper likes what be hears from Billic and stays eg the Plan Billic has and maybe his role in the squad
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« Reply #612 on: June 15, 2019, 01:40:38 PM »
I think maybe Timdon was being sarcastic. If he was not then heaven help us
Ah,at last, somebody who understands me - I suppose marriage is out of the question?  ;D ;D
I was indeed taking the pee. What a ridiculous thing for Matt Wilson to write in the name of news.
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« Reply #613 on: June 15, 2019, 02:07:57 PM »
A decent contract signed and he could work on being the player he looked like before Xmas.  If only 5% of his head was elsewhere, including thinking about injuries with no contract, it would explain his from dropping off.  I hope he signs and the fans give him another chance, Bilic could be the making of him.  I would love to see him Field and Edwards doing the business next season.

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« Reply #614 on: June 16, 2019, 12:37:55 AM »
Ah,at last, somebody who understands me - I suppose marriage is out of the question?  ;D ;D
I was indeed taking the pee. What a ridiculous thing for Matt Wilson to write in the name of news.

I hope you don't mind me interrupting, but you need to work harder on your sarcasm as it clearly/apparently wasn't dripping out of every single finger typed little pore. Must do better  ;) .
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« Reply #615 on: June 16, 2019, 03:17:13 AM »
I think sarcasm is overrated
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« Reply #616 on: June 18, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
I give Harper a lot of credit for waiting to see how the manager situation develops before making a decision. In a career that only pays to your mid-thirties and can be cut short by injury, I would want my agent to look after my own interests. The fact all we know is contract negotiations are ongoing and he had not been flirting with other clubs gives him a lot of kudos.

would you count being a guest of Celtic as "flirting" with another club (if it did indeed happen)?
It's only a guess that the manager situation is why he hasn't signed a deal, nobody knows his reasons apart from Harper himself and anyone else he's told (his agent maybe).

Ongoing contractual negotiations are the only factual thing.
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« Reply #617 on: June 24, 2019, 10:15:43 AM »
Liverpool, Spurs and Juventus all interested in Harper apparently.

From the Daily Star, so pinch of salt required  ;)

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/787451/Liverpool-transfer-news-Tottenham-Juventus-West-Brom-Rekeem-Harper

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« Reply #618 on: June 24, 2019, 12:59:30 PM »
Liverpool, Spurs and Juventus all interested in Harper apparently.

From the Daily Star, so pinch of salt required  ;)

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/787451/Liverpool-transfer-news-Tottenham-Juventus-West-Brom-Rekeem-Harper

Stranger things have happened but I just cant see this being true. Definitely has potential but I don't think he is anywhere near the level required at the clubs mentioned. Still believe his best option is to stick with us and see how far he can progress over the next 2 years. Then maybe consider his options.

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« Reply #619 on: June 24, 2019, 01:03:29 PM »
Stranger things have happened but I just cant see this being true. Definitely has potential but I don't think he is anywhere near the level required at the clubs mentioned. Still believe his best option is to stick with us and see how far he can progress over the next 2 years. Then maybe consider his options.

Got to be agent talk surely

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« Reply #620 on: June 24, 2019, 01:04:59 PM »
Lets just hope that if he does go, he goes to an English club so we get paid.

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« Reply #621 on: June 24, 2019, 01:14:10 PM »
He needs to be told to either sign now or go. He isn't bigger then the club. He's clearly hanging on for something else. If he was committed to the club he would have shined a long time ago

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« Reply #622 on: June 24, 2019, 01:22:52 PM »
He needs to be told to either sign now or go. He isn't bigger then the club. He's clearly hanging on for something else. If he was committed to the club he would have shined a long time ago
He’s out of contract isn’t he? So he can do as he pleases really. I suppose we could withdraw the offer on the table, not sure what that achieves though.

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« Reply #623 on: June 24, 2019, 01:26:53 PM »
He needs to be told to either sign now or go. He isn't bigger then the club. He's clearly hanging on for something else. If he was committed to the club he would have shined a long time ago
might be waiting to see who we appointed as head coach and Slaven's vision for club going forward.

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« Reply #624 on: June 24, 2019, 01:28:01 PM »
If the clubs that are linked with him, are actually interested - there is no way he will be here next season
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