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View trapperjohn's Profile trapperjohn Flag Horsham 30 Aug 20 1.03pm Send a Private Message to trapperjohn Add trapperjohn as a friend

Originally posted by Putitout


There is a bit of an obsession for some over the height of this boy, but does anyone know what his weight is for 5’ 8’ torso. What sort of pace he possesses .? That height is not that small anyway.
The game may have changed in some respects, but Billy Bremner was a midget until he tackled you, Nobby Styles took no prisoners, and Allen Ball helped drive a World Cup winning team, and remained one of the best midfield players of his time over a long career. I don’t make a comparison to Downes , except on the size issue, does anyone know how tall Messi, is?

Closer to home Cabaye was not exactly a giant, but I think he managed to leave his mark in many ways.

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View Ali_Campbell's Profile Ali_Campbell Flag New Addington 01 Sep 20 10.26am Send a Private Message to Ali_Campbell Add Ali_Campbell as a friend

Has handed in a transfer request

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 01 Sep 20 10.50am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

I've never really understood the point of a transfer request. Can anyone explain exactly how it helps force through a transfer? I mean presumably you'd have already told the manager and chairman that you want to leave so what does submitting it formally as a letter achieve?

 


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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Flag Oxford 01 Sep 20 10.56am Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

I've never really understood the point of a transfer request. Can anyone explain exactly how it helps force through a transfer? I mean presumably you'd have already told the manager and chairman that you want to leave so what does submitting it formally as a letter achieve?

Not surprised this has happened . Why wouldnt this kid not want Premiership wages, and the chance to play in the big league?
In one way it gives an indication that our interest is real, unless anyone else is in for him.

 

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View Hudsoneagle's Profile Hudsoneagle Flag 01 Sep 20 11.14am Send a Private Message to Hudsoneagle Add Hudsoneagle as a friend

In this day and age a transfer request does very little. It used to mean the player wasn’t entitled to a loyalty bonus. A loyalty bonus was something a player would be entitled to if they were sold within the agreed contract period.

Now imagine smaller fees from yesteryear and you can see how a transfer request made it more attractive for the selling club...but fees are big these days and the difference is much smaller.

That’s my understanding at least. It would be fair to say individual clubs will have different contract setups.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Sep 20 11.14am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

I've never really understood the point of a transfer request. Can anyone explain exactly how it helps force through a transfer? I mean presumably you'd have already told the manager and chairman that you want to leave so what does submitting it formally as a letter achieve?

Most contracts include loyalty bonuses if a player hands in a request this normally cancels that bonus. What often happens is the player makes noise they want to move but wont hand in a request to protect the bonus. Sometimes a move breaks down because neither the buying club or selling club are wiling to pay the bonus.

Then there are the optics, some clubs don't like to be seen as a selling club so they want the player to hand in a request as a CYA with the fans.

Mainly it's all about the money.

 


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View Hudsoneagle's Profile Hudsoneagle Flag 01 Sep 20 11.22am Send a Private Message to Hudsoneagle Add Hudsoneagle as a friend

Also just to add to the topic, I said early on his height could be a problem. I don’t think it means he can’t achieve being a prem quality player by any means. Just that if there was an obvious area for consideration it may be his physical presence.

How you can compare a league one centre mid who’s 5ft 8” to world class strikers of the same height...well I’m baffled by it.

I would also urge caution when you bring yellow cards into the debate. They are not a good side of anyone’s game...quite the opposite in the prem where we could be up against world class free kick takers each week.

 

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View Petereagle's Profile Petereagle Flag Brockley 01 Sep 20 11.33am Send a Private Message to Petereagle Add Petereagle as a friend

Originally posted by Ali_Campbell

Has handed in a transfer request

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View Petereagle's Profile Petereagle Flag Brockley 01 Sep 20 11.47am Send a Private Message to Petereagle Add Petereagle as a friend

They are only £2m apart, so to me it does look like a deal will be done over the next ...I was going to say days but we know how long it takes Palace to do these things! My impression is that Palace are trying to strengthen their under 23 squad, where I think he would be a great addition? Obviously he would then in due course progress to the first team, possibly next season when Gallagher returns to Chelsea?

 

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View Gribbo's Profile Gribbo Flag Bromley 01 Sep 20 12.12pm Send a Private Message to Gribbo Add Gribbo as a friend

Xavi and Iniesta, both small and not too shabby.

 

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Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 01 Sep 20 12.21pm

Originally posted by Gribbo

Xavi and Iniesta, both small and not too shabby.

My Mrs is only 5’6 but she’s great with balls

 


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View Petereagle's Profile Petereagle Flag Brockley 01 Sep 20 12.32pm Send a Private Message to Petereagle Add Petereagle as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

My Mrs is only 5’6 but she’s great with balls

You should know Tom!

 

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