- Feb 29, 2016
Makes you wonder about his foot injury.....
Not really, most clubs don't lie about that stuff?
I don't think we should sell. His valuation has probably gone down after relegation, and his replacement would most likely have to be a loan or a free transfer (someone with no preseason), whilst breaking up the Willis-McDonald partnership. We get promoted, he signs a new contract and his valuation goes up. He leaves on a 'free', we get compensation anyway. No deal.I wouldn't mind selling, but only if we have a decent replacement lined up. If we haven't, will we able to replace him quickly enough before the end of the transfer window?
Bradford are struggling to get a replacement because they are looking for a cheap option! So fair play to the city sticking by their valuation, too many clubs try to rob us of our playersI wouldn't mind selling, but only if we have a decent replacement lined up. If we haven't, will we able to replace him quickly enough before the end of the transfer window?
How does that any sense? We'll sell a first choice CB and his replacement is a dominant centre forward?! As it stands, we only have 3 contracted CBs and one on non-contract terms. We have enough strikers for the time being.I'd sell, but only if MR can re invest in a dominant centre forward.
At least we could trust Bradford not to use us to get rid of a player that they don't want because of a lack of effort.....I agree with most on here. I only think we should sell if we can get in a decent replacement, but I would think that unlikely.
Only way I can see it working here is if we sold him and that same club gave us a centre back in exchange, so cash plus player.
He played really well today until going off injured. Was really strong in the air. I don't think we would be able to replace him with a better player, or one with more potential.Would definitely keep him if we can. JW will be off eventually he's got better each season imo would be a star in any league one/two team
You also have to factor in this is the first time McDonald and Willis have played together isn't it.I like Willis. I think he's come on a lot and showed in his early days he would make a decent CB (never rated him st RB).
That said if I was to compare our defence against Notts County with Hyam alongside McDonald and the one from yesterday of Willis and McDonald, I'd say V County we looked a better unit.
Yesterday we were making mistakes too often early on.
But then Tuesday Hyam and mcDonald played, and clearly we were poor defensively.
So it makes me wonder; were we strong looking V County because we weren't tested enough?
It's nice to have a number of options in our defence for a change
Every player has a price, so if a team would pay the money we're asking, then sure. However, the team has got off to a good start so I wouldn't want to risk breaking the group up in anyway. So it would have to be a very good offer.I'm still in the frame of mind if the right price is offered sell him, but only if that money can be reinvested. He's a year left and anything other than promotion he will likely leave on a free given there is still interest from the leagues above.
I like him, I'd be happy for him to stay...he's quick and athletic and does the job. A lot depends on what the offered deal would be...
But as MR has proved he's found 11 good signings on permanent deals so I'd trust he's a few targets on the white board to cover Willis departing given we'd be expecting interest for him from other clubs.