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I think they will struggle to get someone with a similar goal scoring record to act as back up either here or abroad and for less than a 2-3million. At some point it will come to a head.  

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2 hours ago, prowl said:

Gary Madine isn't worth £6M, he isn't worth it now and he never was. It's such a false price I'd hesitate to use it as justification for anything.

True but someone happily paid it.

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6 minutes ago, Bluesteel said:

I think they will struggle to get someone with a similar goal scoring record to act as back up either here or abroad and for less than a 2-3million. At some point it will come to a head.  

 

Norwich might argue that they got someone that comfortably outscored Rhodes last season (and reduced Rhodes to nothing more than an understudy striker) for nowt and quite probably on a far lower wage.

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Norwich can afford Rhodes if they really want him. Sensibly they don't want to pay much for a dressing room cheerleader and occasional sub. This is their way of talking their fans expectations down. 

Rhodes value like every player depends on what people want to pay. Its not some accountancy figure. Hence Madine was worth paying 6m to get Cardiff up. Hence Rhodes seemed worth paying 8m to get us up.

Some other team will decide hes worth paying more than hes really worth because he has goals in him. 

We just have to hold our nerve when we get negotiating tactics like this.

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3 hours ago, quinnssweetshop said:

 

I certainly said it, and I based it upon his own statements that he wanted to be at Norwich.
He hasn';t really said anything about wanting to be back here.

So he hasn't said he DOESN'T want to be back here. I think he said he liked it at Norwich. He wouldn't say anything else while was there would he? 

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4 hours ago, RichieB said:

 

 

They didn't agree to pay anything last year when they did the loan apparently..

 

But Webber conceded the club may have to look elsewhere to strengthen their attacking options.He said: "First of all, we never had the option to buy him, in writing. We couldn't agree that last summer so we didn't have it. It was just a straight forward loan. 

 

 

First of all, we never had the option to buy him, IN WRITING !!!!!!

 

Could it be that a verbal "gentleman's agreement" was made ? If it was, then DC has just learned a valuable new lesson.

 

Never trust anyfucker in football, FFS.

 

(only read up to page 3 yet, so apologies if this has been spotted before me )

 

(and yes, I often used to get stuck on page 3, lol )

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Posted (edited)

Decided to take the view this season that I’m only interested in what goes on on the pitch.

 

Mind you, I reserve the right to change my mind at the drop of a hat, if I get bored, and decide I have nothing better to do than post on Owls Talk every night about anything and everything during our promotion season.

 

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Outrageous Valuation. At least 75% of fans were baying for him and when he signed most of them  failed to blink an eyelid lol

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1 hour ago, billyblack said:

People have said it in this thread.

That's people not Rhodes. 

Anybody can say anything on here and often do but how much can be substantiated. Its all guess work and rumour mongering. 

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8 minutes ago, theowlsman said:

Decided to take the view this season that I’m only interested in what goes on on the pitch.

 

Mind you, I reserve the right to change my mind at the drop of a hat, if I get bored, and decide I have nothing better to do than post on Owls Talk every night about anything and everything during our promotion season.

 

:Sid:

 

 

You started the Transfer Rumour flippin thread. The least you can do is contribute some tosh towards it. 

You are obviously bored now or you wouldn't be posting. Just go fishing and leave the rumours and guessing threads to those who enjoy it.

Good luck in your next (fishing) match. 

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Posted (edited)

For those suggesting, maybe a run under Bruce, to get Rhodes back to the way he used to be. Do you really believe that will happen?  It won’t happen, Rhodes has lost that bit of speed he once had. He never was lightning fast, but he could run in behind, a ploy that brought him many goals. He can’t do that now, so even if he rediscovers his scoring touch, it probably won’t be enough Sides at this level cannot carry a fox in the box type player, so the best he can hope for, is a role on the subs bench

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51 minutes ago, ChinaOwl said:

 

Norwich might argue that they got someone that comfortably outscored Rhodes last season (and reduced Rhodes to nothing more than an understudy striker) for nowt and quite probably on a far lower wage.

 

They might, but they need to go and find another one for free then don’t they?

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4 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

For those suggesting, maybe a run under Bruce, to get Rhodes back to the way he used to be. Do you really believe that will happen?  It won’t happen, Rhodes has lost that bit of speed he once had. He never was lightning fast, but he could run in behind, a ploy that brought him many goals. He can’t do that now, so even if he rediscovers his scoring touch, it probably won’t be enough Sides at this level cannot carry a fox in the box type player, so the best he can hope for, is a role on the subs bench

 

Billy Sharp, Jack Marriott, Patrick Bamford all finishers first and foremost and finished top six.

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3 minutes ago, Bluesteel said:

 

Billy Sharp, Jack Marriott, Patrick Bamford all finishers first and foremost and finished top six.

Bamford was crap, but the other two have adjusted the way they play, and both are certainly still capable of running in behind.

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Just now, gurujuan said:

Bamford was crap, but the other two have adjusted the way they play, and both a certainly still capable of running in behind.

 

None are particularly quick though and useful assets to have. Not carried.

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6 minutes ago, Bluesteel said:

 

They might, but they need to go and find another one for free then don’t they?

 

Their recent record has been quite good picking up players like Maddison and Pukki. I guess the mindset would become, if players like this are available on the cheap, why pay above the odds? That kind of thinking might stand them in good stead going forward.

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8 hours ago, Mr. Tom said:

 

Sympathise with the frustration mate but honestly I think your first paragraph there is way off. It seemed far more like his struggle for form/service in a weird team shape here shredded what little confidence was left in him after his Boro debacle. He was visibly delighted to be here and worked hard, but looked broken by the time ‘pengate’ came along.

 

Don’t forget how toxic the atmosphere was becoming around S6 at that time. Yes he *should’ve* been able to shrug that off as a professional, but we all know his personality - he’s about the nicest guy in football, and for better or worse that tends to mean he’s very human with it. He was properly rattled, desire or commitment didn’t come into it for me.

He has the desire and commitment, just a lack of goalscoring ability and pace! His penalty away at leeds summed him up!

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19 minutes ago, Bluesteel said:

 

None are particularly quick though and useful assets to have. Not carried.

No point was, if Rhodes was able to adjust his game, like Sharp has, then he might be able to challenge for a place in the side If you look at Sharp, yes he has similar predatory instincts to Rhodes at his peak, but he’s also able to run the channels, and even to drop deep and link play in the way that Hooper did for us. Sadly Rhodes doesn’t seem to be able to do either of those things

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7 hours ago, Ian said:

A 29 year old striker with 2 years left on his contract and wanted by a Premiership team.......I’d love to know how many players of that ilk are valued at less than £10 million

 

Hasn’t thought about it in quite those terms, it’s a very good point

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