Summer Warchest

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by edgy, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. edgy

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    Anyone keeping tabs on our spending on transfer fees?

    We seem to have parted money for a few of the signings.
     
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  3. edgy

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    Make a change though. And we're spending on developement players too and not directly into the 1st Squad.
     
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    At the very least we must be shelling out on wages for all these signings. Given that nearly all transfers seem to be undisclosed these days it's very difficult to accurately monitor though.
     
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    Allassani
    Hiwula
    Williams
    and potentially this Bakayoko rumoured to be £150k
     
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    Where's it been said about £150K?
     
  7. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

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    Ogogo’s signing on fee was a healthy amount as well.
     
  8. edgy

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    "We understand from many creditable journalists that Coventry City have now joined the race with Bristol Rovers to sign wantaway Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko.

    It is understood that Coventry City have matched our six figure valuation for Bakayoko (thought to be £150,000) and now Baka will now have to decide whether a move to Bristol Rovers or Coventry is more appealing."

    https://walsall.vitalfootball.co.uk/coventry-city-join-the-race-to-sign-bakayoko/
     
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    I really hope we’re not in for him, sadly strikers are judged on their goals and his goal scoring record is absolutely woeful.

    Last season, in the league, he managed 41 appearances - 5 goals and the season before that, 39 appearances - 4 goals. (This is from Transfermarkt.co.uk)

    That’s a poor return, we need a goal scorer, not another hard worker - we’ve already got Biamou.
     
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    I’ve never seen the word ‘War chest’ being assoiciated me us.
     
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    Does it matter what we have or haven’t spent?

    Let’s say Robins goes and get a a highly rated League 1 player for 2M using sales money and the player is dogshit. You’d be fuming then. I don’t care if he spends £100K if they make the team and squad better.
     
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    Do out of contract players get singing on bonuses?
     
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    It doesn't matter. It's just interesting. Can't remember a summer where we've openly spent money and I just wondered what the approx total might be.
     
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    Ten grand for a falsetto, £100k for a baritone.
     
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    fuck sake, thats twice for me now!
     
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    Is it just me or does this thread title sound like a large breasted porno actress
     
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    No, it’s just you that sounds like a large breasted porno actress
     
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    Well thankfully this player is dogshit but only costs £100k
     
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    ahemmm..... £200k now
     
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    That means he's twice as shit, or half as shit - not sure how it works?
     
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    The odds are that the more expensive player will be better that’s normally why they cost more
     
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    I would agree with you in years gone by but not anymore. Lots of players are being sold for serious amounts including the top leagues that have been dogshit.

    Morata?
    Torres?
    Andy Carroll?

    Prices on players are barmy. But I get your logic generally.
     
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    Forget Wilson, Leon Clarke, Marlon King, McNulty, Armstrong and McGoldrick... Leon McKenzie and Freddy Eastwood are the best strikers we’ve had in a long time.
     
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    Cody McDonald was better
     
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    On value for money I'll raise you a Hughes or a B*llamy!
     
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    And Ill see your Hughes and Bellend with a Huckerby, Dublin, Whelan and Keane.

    What a silly game this is.

    There is a massive fucking difference between players like Clarke and McNulty that have run down their contract to move clubs in May/June and ones that are being given away at the end of the window FFS. Why is this such a hard concept for some to grasp?
     
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    Wages probably outweigh fees. Promotion means most the squad will have had a pay rise.
     
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    How can you include Wilson in that list and also mcgoldrick and Armstrong both loans.

    Look at like this Keane cost lots good player Martinez and Zuniga cost less and hopeless players although I would love them to have succeeded
     
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    I'm not sure you got my point? Yours were all successes min was sarcastic!
     
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    Oh missed that. Just ranting at the forum in general for this "all players that cost fees are crap and all frees are great" narrative.
     
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    The point is our best strikers for last 10+ years have all been free transfers/loans... transfer fees do not necessarily mean anything per se.
     
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