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I can confirm Rhodes will be at the Middlewood training ground TODAY!

 

 

 

Andy that is. 

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1 minute ago, domSWFC said:

I can confirm Rhodes will be at the Middlewood training ground TODAY!

 

 

 

Andy that is. 

He'll be having New Year's Day dinner at his dad's then.        UTO 

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I would go all out for Rhodes, not £11 million but certainly up towards £8/£9 million.

 

I get the impression we are trying to get up on the cheap when the reality is you have to spend fairly big now to be in with a shot.

 

Rhodes would be a good long term investment, he's the right age and could possibly have good re-sale value. Look at McCormack

 

FFP aside we should be thinking about how we are going to stay in the premiership when we eventually get there, 75% of this squad won't cut it and a fair few are punching above their weight in a top 6 championship side.

 

Rhodes would love it here, he'd be worshipped, working with his old man and have very healthy competition in fletcher and hooper.

 

i can't believe the club are paying out £5/£15k a week to some players who are nowhere near the first team.

 

Going to upset a few but we are a 1 man team going forward with FF, teams are clicking on and winding him up and he's a marked man from the first minute.

 

No better proven option out there at the minute than Rhodes.

Edited by Mac_77

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33 minutes ago, Mac_77 said:

I would go all out for Rhodes, not £11 million but certainly up towards £8/£9 million.

 

I get the impression we are trying to get up on the cheap when the reality is you have to spend fairly big now to be in with a shot.

 

Rhodes would be a good long term investment, he's the right age and could possibly have good re-sale value. Look at McCormack

 

FFP aside we should be thinking about how we are going to stay in the premiership when we eventually get there, 75% of this squad won't cut it and a fair few are punching above their weight in a top 6 side.

 

Rhodes would love it here, he'd be worshipped, working with his old man and have very healthy competition in fletcher and hooper.

 

i can't believe the club are paying out £5/£15k a week to some players who are nowhere near the first team.

 

Going to upset a few but we are a 1 man team going forward with FF, teams are clicking on and winding him up and he's a marked man from the first minute.

 

No better proven option out there at the minute than Rhodes.

 

If we have that sort of money to spend, yes let's spend it, but not on someone like Rhodes please

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Just now, S_W_F_C said:

 

Woukd you take that gamble if I meant a transfer embargo if we didn't go up?

 

I'm not 100% up on the FFP, but sooner or later we are going to have to spend big if we want to compete.

 

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Team spirit, sentiment and confidence alone is not going to get us to the premiership and keep us their, quality is needed.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Athelwulf said:

I think the problem is not so much Rhodes' wages in isolation. Clearly Wednesday could afford to pay them, especially if they outed a player or too. The real problem would be Rhodes' wages compared to everyone else's. The ex-PL teams have the advantage that not only can they afford to pay Rhodes' wages, but they can afford to pay everybody else more than us too. At £60 thousand a week, Rhodes would be earning 50% more than anyone else at the club. We saw what happened when Fletcher was parachuted in on big wages, and how FF reacted to it. Rhodes' wages wouldn't dwarf Villa's squad's wages in the way that he would ours.

 

Exactly this is a very important point which most of our fan base simply ignore. As I've said previously he would be on obscene amount more than our best player.

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12 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

 

If we have that sort of money to spend, yes let's spend it, but not on someone like Rhodes please

 

Who would you go for? 

 

Genuine question 

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1 minute ago, Copthorneowl said:

 

Exactly this is a very important point which most of our fan base simply ignore. As I've said previously he would be on obscene amount more than our best player.

 

But could you see Rhodes not playing against Preston because he fears getting roughed up and losing his rag? 

 

Cant work the club around not upsetting FF

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33 minutes ago, Mac_77 said:

 

Who would you go for? 

 

Genuine question 

 

Personally, Id bring in a Premier League youngster on loan, someone who offered something similar to what we lose if Forestieri isn't playing. Or maybe Teixeira on loan

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FFP rules only kick in if you get promoted don't they? Then the fine is a fraction of what you get. Unless it's changed

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2 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

 

Personally, Id bring in a Premier League youngster on loan, someone who offered something similar to what we lose if Forestieri isn't playing. Or maybe Teixeira on loan

 

Maybe, loans are short term. Abrahams done well but what sort of price would Bristol be looking at paying now he's proven he is decent at this level. £8 million (ish)

 

Rather we look long term.

 

would be nice to strike lucky with a mahrez type (cheap, foreign and Unknown) but it's not worked in past.

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6 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

 

Personally, Id bring in a Premier League youngster on loan, someone who offered something similar to what we lose if Forestieri isn't playing. Or maybe Teixeira on loan

 

Also no offence mate but remember Hallam Hope

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1 minute ago, Mac_77 said:

 

Also no offence mate but remember Hallam Hope

Oh yes now applying his trade-in the champions league with Bury lol

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Posted (edited)

15 minutes ago, Mac_77 said:

 

But could you see Rhodes not playing against Preston because he fears getting roughed up and losing his rag? 

 

Cant work the club around not upsetting FF

Ah so CC is a liar, despite the fact he told the media 100% injured and he said "I don't lie*????

Edited by Big Jack

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10 minutes ago, ViolaOwls said:

FFP rules only kick in if you get promoted don't they? Then the fine is a fraction of what you get. Unless it's changed

 

No, if you don't get promoted then you get a transfer embargo. The embargo has been utterly shït for all clubs who've had one so far.

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2 minutes ago, Big Jack said:

Ah so CC is a liar, despite the fact he told the media 100% injured and he said "I don't lie*????

 

Missing the point mate.

 

We can't grow and improve as a team if every players wages/contracts are run past FF every time. He is good, don't get me wrong, but eventually better players on more money are going come in if we want to move upwards.

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20 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

 

Personally, Id bring in a Premier League youngster on loan, someone who offered something similar to what we lose if Forestieri isn't playing. Or maybe Teixeira on loan

 

I'm struggling to think of any PL young loanees who've fired teams to promotion from the championship. 

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19 minutes ago, Mac_77 said:

 

But could you see Rhodes not playing against Preston because he fears getting roughed up and losing his rag? 

 

Cant work the club around not upsetting FF

 

Carlos said he was injured that's good enough for me. Why would he lie about that. We have another game within 48 hours so surely he does not want to  risk him.

 

As for upsetting him they've already done that by payingFletcher nearly twice as much for half as much imput.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, IstillhateSteveBould said:

 

I'm struggling to think of any PL young loanees who've fired teams to promotion from the championship. 

Exactly there aren't any.

Rhodes is a goal scorer, experienced and proven, goals change games, we don't score enough. If we can we should...it really is a no brainier

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