Robins post match/mcallum sale

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  1. skybluepm2

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    I know we are in League 1 and still very much near the bottom of the food chain etc., but this kid’s value will sky rocket in the next 2-3 years. Our stadium predicament obviously doesn’t help in terms of being able to resist what is seen as a much needed revenue boost, but in the long term a couple of million is next to nothing.

    Just look at the Wilson’s and Maddison’s. Bournemouth (inevitably) and Norwich are the beneficiaries of players that we have nurtured and developed, and will recoup 10 fold if not more than what we initially flogged them for.

    I truly hope we can keep the wolves at bay for another year at least. The development he has made in the past 6 months is nigh on incredible. For his sake alone, playing regularly in a successful team will do him far more benefit than in an under 23’s league for a Prem 2nd string.
     
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    Also said that Max twisted his ankle just after coming on. Hope it's not bad as we need him.
     
  3. Ring Of Steel

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    striker, get up this season instead of planning for next.

    however goalscorers are rare- where do you find them unless you have a few million swilling around?
     
  4. covcity4life

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    Lot can happen before september

    And his value wont fall lets be honest
     
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    You’re on about the Peterborough guy, Mr Platt?
     
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    Sad to say there’s been a list of players gone for money and never made it to the big time. Club makes something and the player does well ££ (who wouldnt take the pay rise) but do they make the first team? Did they play any games? Thomas , Bayliss, Etc. Agents and added to our poor level of income this season -driving these deals to be even more important this year sadly. Big gamble
     
  7. SlowerThanPlatt

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    Why can’t it?
     
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    Yes he was saying the other day he’d resign from the club if they didn’t finish top 6
     
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    You say that, but if you are, say, Ben Stevenson, and you know that a) you’re probably going to play zero football at Wolves, but b) you’re going to potentially make 1/4 to 1/2 a million quid in one year flat, it’s a gamble worth taking for him.
     
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    I am a bit puzzled about where some fans think we are as a football club to resist offers and keep players for 3 years who bigger clubs want. We are a League One club with debt playing at another teams ground in front of 6,000 fans
     
  11. Cavan O'Doherty

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    Excuse me mate, we all have a right to moan if we sell players due to the lack of income. We should not be in this position in the first place, nobody should have to go and watch their team outside their own city. Blaming people for not going to watch us at St Andrews is frankly outrageous. They are not the ones responsible for us having to sell our best players to make up the deficit, the 3 groups of charlatans involved in moving us out of Coventry are!
     
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    If you want to go the whole hog you can trace that back to McGinnity and the infamous bridging loan, but that’s another story.
     
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    Called it way back McCallum will finance our promotion bid looks like we want more than £1m fair play
     
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    He’s talking bollocks, he can’t just ‘resign’, he’d have to find a buyer.
     
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    £1.5m is not enough in this day, regardless of where we are playing.

    I said at the time and I say it now, we massively undersold Maddison. Even with the add ons, we should not have let him go for less £7/8m, we all knew how good he was.
     
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    If we sell him for a couple mill and robins gets at least a couple hundred thousand to spend on someone or a couple it will be okay, what will be shit is not getting any money to bring anyone in or not getting him back on loan
     
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    Sheffield United were getting 20,000 crowds in League One with a bigger budget than us and still had to sell players
     
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    It’s not about what is or isn’t enough though is it. It’s what people are willing to pay and how desperate we are for money, same as everything else. The guy’s value could be massively different from his price.
     
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    He only played about 20 games for us I think
     
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    you’re totally missing the point, it doesn’t work like that. Let’s say you’re bankrupt and you need money right now, pronto. Your house is worth £200k. The only offers you have are £125k- are you gonna say no and watch it repossessed or sell? We did it to plenty of people ourselves- John Aloisi was a good example, we got him for nothing and Portsmouth went mad that we’d totally ripped them off- we had, but they had no choice but to sell.
     
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    Who did we sell last year at the end of Jan?

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    It's not hard to argue that it is a huge contributing factor is it!!???....Mate!
     
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    McCallum is not our best player no way!

    prospect maybe not best player. Mason more than adequate replacement
     
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    He never said that, he said "If you aren't going to home games out of choice". The club needs money to survive and only have so many way's to get it. If you won't go by choice then can you moan when the club need to sell players? He never said you are wrong to not go, everyone make a choice and sticks by it, but the ones going are the ones making sure the club get's revenue to keep it running.
    We all (except for the Coventarian or what ever he is called) agree that all 3 are at fault in this mess, but we as supporters need to try and keep the club going and if we don't then can we really moan when the club sell players?
     
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    Walsh is our best player and he’s not ours
     
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    Was there any bids?
     
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    you are totally and completely right. The ones that do go are propping the club up and swallowing a whole lot of bitterness in doing it.
     
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    Agree he is not.

    Just wish some fans were realistic. We are a League One club playing tenants in a city 20 miles away. We have to balance the books somehow.

    However any less than £2m then it's disappointing. I would keep until the summer. We go up then his value doubles. We stay down then sell for £2m.

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    Every team has a best player that is on the books that can be sold.

    Doesn't matter if there were any bids or not, SISU could sell anyone if they wanted to as some fans put it...

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    I’m not moaning at the club having to sell players, i’m just worried it will be the inevitable sell and not replace. He needs some of the money to reinvest, even if it’s a fraction just to push us over the line.
     
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    JCH went to Bristol Rovers
     
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    Yes! Thank you Pipkin
     
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    They could also buy anyone
     
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    McCallum is probably the 8th/9th best player in our starting line-up and considering we have Mason waiting in the wings he’s completely expendable.
     
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    100% McCallum Goes this window we all know how this goes we’ve been here plenty times before
     

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