Transfer Rumour Bids for Chaplin

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by theferret, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. no_loyalty

    no_loyalty Well-Known Member

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    That's the problem, could you get a proven goal scorer for £700,000?
     
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    it would be % of profit - so we could ask for another 50k to cover that
     
  3. fellatio_Martinez

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    I'm not sure that's how the chicken and egg paradox works.
     
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    Ill offer to drive him to Barnsey for £700,000. The teM only started to score goals once he was dropped. Missed more sitters than anyone else and provided little else to the team.

    TKe the money and put a cheeky bid in for mcnulty
     
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    We didn't start to score goals all season, that was our downfall
     
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    I think the issue with Chaplin is that he just didn’t fit the way that MR wanted to play, which was surprising given the lengths we went to to get him in.
    Much of last seasons recruitment was very poor, Chaplin, Bosma, Ogogo, Brown, Allissani, and Baka, failed to deliver on the high hopes we had for them,
    Although a couple still have time to impress.
    But it does make you wonder who was in charge of recruitment and had they ever had a chat with the manager.
     
  7. Sky Blue Pete

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    No one had high hopes of Baka
     
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    I can see potential in him but not sure he is right for our system.

    I'm not fussed either way. We do need a 20+ goal a season striker.

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  9. stay_up_skyblues

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    I suspect “some” money has already been ring fenced for another forward given we are making reasonably good signings for a play off push. No doubt this is based on a player or two going out for a fair whack. So wouldn’t be surprised if this deal goes ahead. In terms of the player, I do think he will come good and would like to keep him but as has been repeated several times he would seem to suit a 4-4-2 based on what we have seen. Not sure Robins will go down that route. Moreover, his head would be turned by this bid and the only way I could see us convincing him to stay would be to promise a starting place. Can’t see that happening.
     
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    That's the thing, if we plan to play 442 then keep him.
     
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    Marquis for chaplain please or even mcnulty would be great business

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    Seen a clip the club posted on twitter saying ‘touch’. Was a kinda scorpion kick flick on. But no defender so easily done really.

    Reminded me of the ‘McDonald scores a hat trick......in training’ thing :emoji_joy:
     
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    On a side note, I’d happily recoup the £500k we reportedly paid for him. I think he will come good but seems we don’t know where to play him and with the signings we’ve brought in, it suggests it’ll be one up top, which he does suit
     
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    Readings asking price is stupid for McNulty. They pretty much want their money back. Can’t see it happening.

    Marquis is someone we can get.
     
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    Did they pay the full transfer fee or would we still be due some instalments if so maybe we could do l deal?

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    I think you could get eves for less than that and marques for around that , and if the two new wingers are as good as we are all hopeing then either could get 20 goals, I know we get excited by every new signing but I am looking forward to the new season , especially if we can get bright + that elusive striker. Fair play to joy for backing MR , maybe they know something's going to happen re Calum Wilson and trying to get a few in before the prices rise?
     
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    If they’re starting at 700k, I’d hold out for about £1m.

    He’s young, got potential and under contract. It’d be stupid to sell right away.
     
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    He's only 280 pounds.

    Wait, that's Lbs not £.
     
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    They didn’t pay the full lot. But transfer between clubs is pretty much structured like that.
     
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    Eaves is on a free as he is now out of contract. Marques has another year left, also Sunderland are trying to sign him.
     
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    With the 4-4-2 that would probably suit him more - couldn't Hiwula probably next to Max as well? And although I know some will slate me for this, but Ponti is a very good finisher if that's all we're looking for, plus he's taller and stronger.
     
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    We don’t need more strikers we need better strikers. If selling Chaplin helps us get a good one in, I’m all for it. Not to mention bright.
     
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    Theres a tweet the Peterborough chairman Darragh McAnthony has put out with Marquis in La Manga. McAnthony implies Marquis might be going to the Championship.
     
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    Saw that, said he is going higher.
     
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    The team only started to score goals because Bright came in, not because Chaplin was dropped. It's a subtle difference - he made that entire formation work, rather than one player being the downfall for it. And Chaplin didn't miss more sitters than Thomas, who should have scored 25 goals last season, albeit many of the chances were self-made.
     
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    There is no paradox. The egg came first. It was layed by something that was very much like, but not actually, a chicken.
     
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    Agreed on that. I'd put his price at £1.5m given age and length of contract. Meet in the middle. Good deal all round.
     
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    have the same surname so we simply have to keep him!
     
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    Just saw Luton are preparing a £950k bid for Chaplin. Bidding war from the promoted clubs?
     
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    Happy days

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    Max has been out for a very long time and isn't proven in League One. even when playing he scored 5 in 44 league games. Not convinced that Max and Chaplin are the dream team.

    Take the money, add in a % clause for next transfer and invest in a prove league one scorer. If Luton are interested, £750k and James Collins will do
     
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    What do you think all these Championship teams see in him that you don't?
     
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    Really?
     
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    Who wants to take one for the team and try and navigate their forum to see if there is something in this rumour?
     
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    Id want 950k to spend the time trying to figure it out. It's not 1996.
     
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